Badgers football: Seen and heard at Camp Randall
Coaches’ trophy comes to Madison
The Waterford Crystal Ball Coaches’ Trophy was on display near Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday as part of its tour across the country to key college football games during the regular season.
The trophy, which is awarded to the top-ranked team in the Amway Coaches Poll at the end of the season, has been given out since 1986. Made by craftspeople in Ireland, the trophy weighs eight pounds and takes nearly three months to complete.
Nebraska has won the Coaches’ Trophy three times in its history. UW has never won the trophy.
Krumrie recognized for College Football Hall of Fame
Former UW nose guard Tim Krumrie was honored during the first quarter of Saturday’s game. He is one of 14 players to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as part of its Class of 2016.
Krumrie was a two-time All-American and is still the third-leading tackler in school history with 444 tackles.
Krumrie, who never missed a start in 46 games for UW, is the first Badgers defensive player to be inducted into the hall of fame. He went on to play 12 seasons in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals.
He will be honored on Dec. 6 at the National Football Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.
Bohlig, Mack serve as honorary captains
Former UW quarterback Gregg Bohlig and wide receiver Jeff Mack served as the honorary captains for Saturday’s game against Nebraska.
More than 40 years ago, Bohlig and Mack teamed up for one of the most famous plays in UW history. When fourth-ranked Nebraska visited Camp Randall in 1974, Bohlig hit Mack for a 77-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter to give the Badgers a 21-20 win.
Following the national anthem, a pair of F-16s from the 176 Fighter Squadron of the Wisconsin Air National Guard flew over Camp Randall. The squadron is based at Truax Field in Madison.