In today’s age of college football, a big beastly offensive line is pretty much synonymous with the Wisconsin Badgers. With each year here and gone, the Badgers maintain one of the best units in the country, never showing any sign of slowing down.
This season’s big man on campus and leader of the offensive line is senior left guard Ricky Wagner (literally the big man on campus at 6-6 and 317 pounds) who has some legendary shoes to fill at the position.
I had a chance to catch up with Wagner at Badgers Media Day to talk about where he thinks his career is heading and what the offensive line has in store for an exciting 2012 season.
Wisconsin’s previous two starting left guards, Gabe Carimi (pictured above) and Joe Thomas, are considered two of the greatest offensive lineman to ever play the college game. During their senior seasons, Thomas (2006) and Carimi (2010) were both able to take home the Outland Trophy, an award given out annually to the nation’s most outstanding interior ...