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In a time where the on the field contributions of players are being recognized by pre-season award watch lists, there's one award that may mean more than the others to Wisconsin safety Shelton Johnson and that's being named a nominee for the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®.
He is one of 117 players to be nominated for the award overall and at the end of the season two 11 player teams will be announced for FBS football as well as the FCS division. Just one team per DII and DIII will be awarded from the 117 nominees.
Johnson is a nominee because of his humble support for many causes in and around the Badger program. His work includes:
Mentoring a child at Spring Harbor Elementary School for two hours per week
Voluntarily visiting children at Los Angeles Children's Hospital while out there for the Rose Bowl
Reading to children at various elementary schools and libraries
Those are just a few of the things he's done without regard to noteriaty or attentio...
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2012 Wisconsin Badgers Football Quickview
2011 Record: 11-3
Head Coach: Bret Bielema- 7th year 60-19
Returning Starters: 11 5- Offense 6- Defense
Nonconference Schedule Breakdown: Bret Bielema/Barry Alvarez tried to schedule a legit nonconference team back when the Badgers did a home and home with Oregon State…but it just didn’t work out that way…Wisconsin...
This is the first in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Wisconsin football team's Aug. 6 start of practice.July 27: Quarterbacks
July 28: Running backs
July 29: Wide receivers
July 30: Tight ends
July 31: Offensive linemen
Aug. 1: Defensive linemen
Aug. 2: Linebackers
Aug. 3: Cornerbacks
Aug. 4: Safeties
Aug. 5: Specialists
Aug. 6: CoachesTODAY'S POSITION: QUARTERBACKS...
CHICAGO There is no highway paved with gold leading from the University of Wisconsin campus to the Big Ten Conference football championship game in Indianapolis this year.
Not literally, anyway.
But figuratively speaking, the Badgers might as well be cruising in a shiny Rolls-Royce coupe with the top down while their Leaders Division foes plod along in rusted-out Ford Pintos...
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All-Pro left tackle Joe Thomas may be the most notable Wisconsin offensive lineman in recent years, but in the last two seasons the Badgers have produced three 1st round draft picks, Gabe Carimi, John Moffit and Kevin Zeitler and 2nd round pick Peter Konz, 2013 may prove to be no different.
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That's right folks... All the silly off-season talk and banter is about to come to a close as football season is right around the corner. Yesterday we debuted our Fall Camp preview called "Camping with the Badgers" with a look at the defensive backs for Wisconsin and today we're sticking on the defensive side of the ball as we look into one of the more intriguing...
It's the end of the work week and it also happens to be the end of our look into the defensive side of the ball in our "Camping with the Badgers" series. My how time flys, huh?
Don't forget to check out the rest of the defensive previews:
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Wisconsin standout running back Montee Ball talks about what he can do to improve during the coming year, the correct way to say his name, and more.