Found October 13, 2013 on
The Sports Bank:
Wisconsin Badgers Head Coach Gary Andersen has referred to Chris Borland as “the best linebacker in the country” on numerous occasions.
While it can be argued that Andersen is slightly biased towards his experienced senior linebacker, there’s no argument about what Borland brings to the Badgers’ defense each and every week.
Fellow senior linebacker Conor O’Neill hit it on the head when he said “Borland is such a huge emotional leader, the boost he gives us before the game is something special.”
As of now the 5-11, 246 pound prospect from Kettering, Ohio projects to be a third to fifth round draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. His leadership and special instincts could have him climbing all the way up to the second round though.
Tackling has become a lost art in the NFL, but it’s an area that Borland has excelled in as one of the most sure-tacklers in the Big Ten Conference.
Wisconsin’s previous two games have been a showcase for Borland who matched a career-high with 16 tackles agains...
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MADISON, Wis. -- In many respects, Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland can be considered the Chuck Norris of his entire college football program. That is, someone whose legend becomes so great that fact and fiction blur. At least, what is fact can occasionally seem as though it's fiction.
Fact: Borland can hit the crossbar with a throw from 30 yards away in one take -- a video...
The learning curve is getting easier at Wisconsin.
The 25th-ranked Badgers (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten) are hitting their collective stride after dominating Northwestern 35-6 over the weekend.
Coach Gary Andersen switched to a 3-4 scheme and installed new packages in his first year in Madison. It's been a learning process, but Wisconsin is rolling now. The Badgers never let up and finished...
Two big plays and a fierce defense made for a fun homecoming weekend for Wisconsin.
Melvin Gordon ran for a 71-yard touchdown and Chris Borland led a front seven that figured out the 19th-ranked Wildcats' high-octane offense in a 35-6 win Saturday.
The Badgers (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten) recorded seven sacks and otherwise spent much of the afternoon chasing down quarterbacks Kain Colter...