MADISON, Wis. -- When Vonte Jackson says his body feels good these days, it is a statement that should not go overlooked. For a player that hasn't made it past the first game in any of his last three football seasons, this is considered big news.
First came the tear in his left anterior cruciate ligament as a high school senior during Kenosha Bradford's season opener against Milwaukee Riverside back on Aug. 19, 2011. Then came the ACL tear in his right knee a year later in the last week of the 2012 fall camp at Wisconsin. And finally, there was the ACL tear again in the right knee during workouts last summer.
Each time, Jackson has summoned the strength to push on, to continue toiling away in the training room, enduring hours of physical therapy with no guarantees of ever appearing in a college game for the Badgers.
"I love the sport," Jackson said. "If I didn't love it, I would have been done a long time ago. Honestly, the only time I really ever think of it is when I get aske...