Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/13/12
MADISON, Wis. When Wisconsin's football program holds its annual senior day festivities during Saturday's final home game, nine players will be honored for their contributions to the team. Though the class is small, each man carries his own notable story of perseverance.Running back Montee Ball endured a tumultuous offseason but now stands one touchdown shy of tying the NCAA career record. Offensive lineman Robert Burge nearly quit the team in January. Left tackle Ricky Wagner went from converted tight end to Outland Trophy candidate. Others dealt with injuries that required weeks or months of rehabilitation. And then there is the story of quarterback Curt Phillips, whose persistence despite undergoing three ACL surgeries on his right knee would be admirable even if he never played a down of football again. On Saturday, he'll cap his Camp Randall Stadium career with his second straight start and his first career start at home against undefeated Ohio State.It's certainly been an a...
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