Former Wisconsin Badgers are dominating the NFL right now, and the Pro Bowl is no different. Former Badgers J.J. Watt, Russell Wilson, Joe Thomas and Travis Frederick were all named to the 2016 edition of the NFL's all-star game.
Watt, who has entrenched himself as one of the league's premier players, will be making his fourth appearance in the all-star game. Watt has had another strong season, accounting for 13.5 sacks, 50 tackles, and 5 passes defended.
Wilson is in the midst of his most prolific season of his young career, having already accumulated career-highs in passing yards (3,538), touchdown/interception ratio (29/7), completion percentage (68.8%), rating (111.4) and yards per game (252.7). It will be Wilson's third Pro Bowl.
Thomas and Frederick have also, once again, been recognized as some of the best linemen in the league. It will be Thomas' ninth (!) Pro Bowl, and Frederick's second.
Wisconsin leads the Big Ten with four players voted to the game, and trail only the Georgia Bulldogs and LSU Tigers among all colleges for alumni selected for the game (both schools have five representatives).