Wisconsin Badger football may be the furthest thing from your mind, especially given the BBQ’s and festivals and Memorial Day activities going on. However, we’re just 97 days…err, Jack Russell, from the 2014 Badger football season kicking off.
It’s just our second Badger football player on our countdown; so let’s get to it.
Russell’s Story So Far:
– Became the starting kicker early in the season, appearing in nine games overall.
– He was 9-of-13 on field goal attempts, with a long of 48 yards. Converted a career-high three field goals (31, 36, 26 yards) and hit six of six PATs vs. Indiana on Nov. 16.
– Russell was perfect on extra points, going 34-of-34 for the season. He’s 48-of-49 for his career on PAT’s.
What to Expect in 2014:
Russell ended 2013 as the starting kicker, and got better as the season went on. However, when UW used a scholarship on a kicker in the 2014 class, one has to expect a challenge coming Russell’s way. He appeared much stronger and more accurate over the spring, so this could be a very interesting fall camp for the junior kicker.