LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 30: Running back Braelon Allen #0 of the Wisconsin Badgers warms up before a game against the Arizona State Sun Devils in the SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl at Allegiant Stadium on December 30, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Badgers defeated the Sun Devils 20-13. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Badgers RB Braelon Allen addresses the latest transfer portal rumors

Wisconsin Badgers RB Braelon Allen addresses the latest transfer portal rumors

Madison, Wis. – If you’re a fan of the Wisconsin Badgers football program, you’ve already endured enough heartbreak and frustration this season to last a lifetime. 

That said, an unsettling rumor surfaced on Wednesday night when On3 reporter Chris Balas chimed in on a message board, responding to a fan who asked him about the rumblings of an elite-level Big Ten running back entering the transfer portal. The Michigan reporter wrote back, “Yes. It is Braelon Allen. But now that it’s out, we’ll see what happens.”

It didn’t take long for those rumors to spread like wildfire, leaving Allen no choice but to address them in short order. 

The 6-foot-2, 236-pound tailback completed an interview with Drew and KB, a Wisconsin-based radio station, and had this to say: 

“I didn’t really know anything about it until probably last night,” Allen said. “Only thing I can really say for me is ‘On, Wisconsin.’ As long as coach (Jim) Leonhard is here, that’s where I’ll be.”

Through the first ten games, Allen has carried the ball 189 times for 1,029 yards with 10 touchdowns – adding an additional 11 catches for 104 yards receiving. 

The Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, native is one of the focal points of the Badgers offense and is an integral piece of the program moving forward. 

Allen’s status with UW will be an interesting situation to monitor once the season concludes, but he’s also made it clear that if coach Leonhard gets the full-time gig, he’ll remain in Madison. 


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Wisconsin Football: Badgers WR/KR Enters the Transfer Portal

Just one day after the departure of wide receiver Markus Allen, the Wisconsin Badgers lost another receiver.

On Monday morning, wide receiver Stephan Bracey announced his decision to enter the transfer portal.

Bracey took to Twitter to announce his decision:

“First off, I would like to thank God and everyone in the Wisconsin football program for providing me the opportunity to play and create countless friendships and memories. With that being said, my family and I have decided to officially enter my name in the transfer portal and continue my academic and athletic career elsewhere.”

Wisconsin Badgers WR Stephan Bracey Enters the Transfer Portal

Bracey’s decision comes shortly after an overtime loss to the Michigan State Spartans.

In his three seasons with Wisconsin, Bracey appeared in five games. In 2020, the junior receiver caught one pass for 11 yards. He also took reps as a returner, fielding six returns for 114 yards. In 2021, the 5-foot-10, 183-pound receiver appeared in the kick return unit in two games. He returned six kickoffs for 193 yards, including a 91-yard touchdown.

Bracey is a former three-star recruit, according to 247 Sports. He was ranked as the 130th wide receiver in the 2019 class and the 31st-ranked player in Michigan.

The Michigan native now enters the transfer portal with two years of remaining eligibility. Bracey has elite-level speed and could make an impact wherever he lands.

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Wisconsin Football: Badgers Lose WR to Transfer Portal

On Sunday evening, Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Markus Allen announced that he will enter the transfer portal. The redshirt freshman was with the program for two seasons.

Allen took to Twitter to announce his decision:

“First want to thank everyone in the Wisconsin Football program for everything they’ve done up to this point. For helping me academically and athletically form the strength staff all the way down to the trainers. Truly love the bonds I’ve made with he great people and the memories with brothers. Thank you Coach Chryst & the Coaching Staff for giving me an opportunity at the University of Wisconsin. With that being said I would like to announce that I have officially entered the NCAA Transfer Portal. With 3 years remaining of NCAA Eligibility.”

Wisconsin Badgers WR Markus Allen Enters the Transfer Portal

The decision from Allen comes shortly after an overtime loss to the Michigan State Spartans.

In his time as a Badger, Allen appeared in nine games. The 6-foot-1, 212-pound wide receiver notched three catches for 65 yards in his first season with Wisconsin. This year, Allen hauled in seven catches for 91 yards and a touchdown.

Allen was a four-star recruit in 2020 who ranked in the top 500. He was the 61st wide receiver in the class and the tenth ranked player in Ohio.

The Ohio native now enters the transfer portal with three years of eligibility remaining. With his set of skills as a wideout, he will garner attention in the portal.

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Wisconsin Football: QB Deacon Hill Enters the Transfer Portal

On Sunday evening, Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Deacon Hill announced that he will enter the transfer portal. The freshman quarterback was with the program for two seasons.

Hill took to Twitter to announce his decision:

“I want to thank everyone from the Wisconsin football program for giving me the opportunity to grow into the athlete and man I am today,” Hill wrote in a statement on social media. “It is such a privilege to be surrounded by incredible teammates, coaches, and advisors. As well as the team managers who I’ve become close friends with, and I will always cherish the friendships I have made here. With that being said, after a lot of self-reflection, prayer, and difficult conversations with my family, I have officially decided to enter my name in the Transfer Portal.”

“This is not a decision I have taken lightly, and while I know I will miss my family here in Madison immensely, I believe this is an important step in continuing to grow and move forward in my football career. I love this team with all my heart, and I am confident that the relationships I have built in Madison will last a lifetime,” Hill continued. “To my teammates, I love each of you and sincerely wish you nothing but the best. Thank you Wisconsin football, and thank you Madison.”

Wisconsin Badgers QB Deacon Hill Enters the Transfer Portal

The decision from Hill comes shortly after Paul Chryst was fired as head coach. Chryst recruited Hill back in 2021.

In his time as a Badger, Hill appeared in one game. The 6-foot-3, 250-pound quarterback was a three-star recruit and a top 500 prospect in the 2023 class. Also, Hill ranked as the No. 39 quarterback in the country.

The California native now enters the portal with three years of eligibility remaining. As a former three-star recruit, he will garner some attention in the portal.


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