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Wisconsin Football News: Badgers WR Arrested, NFL Draft Results, More



Wisconsin Badgers football plays its home games at Camp Randall Stadium
Sep 10, 2022; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; General view of Camp Randall Stadium during the game between the Washington State Cougars and Wisconsin Badgers. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a busy couple of days for the Wisconsin football program, ladies and gents, but fear not because BadgerNotes can help get you back up to speed with a roundup of some important news you may have missed.

Wisconsin Badgers Player Arrested at Mifflin St. Block Party 

According to a report from Channel 3000, Badgers wide receiver Markus Allen was arrested (charges are uncertain at this time) and found in possession of a firearm while intoxicated on Saturday by the Dane County Sheriff’s Department during the Mifflin Street block party. 

The redshirt sophomore was taken into custody and later released. The University of Wisconsin football program is aware of the allegations and is gathering information. 

Allen, a former four-star recruit, caught seven passes for 91 yards and a touchdown this past season before entering the transfer portal in October, later committing to Minnesota, only to de-commit and rejoin the Badgers. 

Wisconsin Football Has Three Players Selected in the NFL Draft  

The Wisconsin football program extended its streak to 24 consecutive seasons of having a player drafted into the NFL this past weekend, dating back to 1999. That streak is the longest active among Big Ten programs. 

In total, three Badgers found homes, starting with center Joe Tippmann, who went No. 43 overall by the New York Jets in the second round. 

An honorable mention All-Big Ten selection in 2022, Tippmann appeared in 25 games during his Wisconsin career, including 22 starts. 

The second player off the board was everyone’s favorite nose tackle, Keeanu Benton, who went No. 49 overall to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round. 

Benton, a four-year starter for the Wisconsin football program, registered 35 tackles, 28 pressures, 10 tackles for loss, and 4.5 sacks en route to third-team All-Big Ten honors. He appeared in 45 games during his career at UW. 

Lastly, outside linebacker Nick Herbig slipped down the draft board but wound up going No. 132 overall to, you guessed it, the Pittsburgh Steelers, who just love them some good ole Wisconsin boys. 

Herbig, a Hawaii native, was a consensus first-team All-Big Ten pick this past season after racking up 47 tackles, 11 sacks (led the nation in sacks per game), and 15.5 TFLs. The 6-foot-2 linebacker finished with eighth in Wisconsin football program history in sacks with 21. 

Other Wisconsin Football News

This weekend, 2024 three-star linebacker Cole Sullivan out of Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania, released a top-five list of Michigan, Notre Dame, Stanford, Duke, and Wisconsin.

According to 247Sports, Sullivan is the No. 63 LB in the country and the No. 22 player in Pennslyvania.

In 12 games as a junior, the 6-foot-3 LB recorded 117 tackles, two sacks, and four pass breakups. You can watch his HUDL film here.

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