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SBN Wisconsin Hall of Fame Nomination #10: Al Toon

This is the last of 10 posts revealing the Wisconsin Badgers' 10 nominees for possible induction into SBN Wisconsin's Hall of Fame. The nominees are revealed in order of most votes from the B5Q readership.

Al Toon's No. 87 can be found on the fascade of the upper deck at Camp Randall and for good reason.

While at Wisconsin from 1981-84, Toon set school records for career receptions (131), touchdowns (19) and receiving yards (2,103). He was a two time first-team All-Big Ten selection and set a conference record with 252 receiving yards in a game against Purdue in 1983.

Toon's great college career led to him being drafted by the New York Jets with the No. 10 overall pics in 1985. He was a three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver with the Jets, but his career ended prematurely in 1992 after Toon started suffering from post-concussion syndrome. It is said he suffered at least nine concussions during his seven year career.

What Toon isn't always recognized for was his stellar track and field career at UW. While also playing football, Toon won three Big Ten triple jump titles and was an All-American in the triple jump.

Toon's son Nick is currently a redshirt junior wide receiver for the Badgers and well on his way to following his father to the NFL.


Toon joins Barry Alvarez, Ron Dayne, Bo Ryan, Pat Richter, Alan Ameche, Joe Thomas, Chris Chelios, Michael Finley and Jim Leonhard on the first SBN Wisconsin Hall of Fame ballot. Ten nominees each from the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and Marquette Golden Eagles will also be featured on the ballot. Once again, all voting will be done by SBNation readers.