For Milwaukee County residents, the Rose Bowl is more than just a long-standing tradition of New Year’s Day football. With several local residents playing for the Wisconsin Badgers, there’s plenty to cheer for this year.
Joel Stave, a redshirt freshman from Whitnall High School in Greenfield, started six games at quarterback this season before suffering a broken collarbone. He completed 70 of 118 passes for 1,104 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. Stave has been cleared to play in the Rose Bowl but Curt Phillips will start, according to SBNation.com. He was named Academic All-Big Ten.
Rick Wagner, a redshirt senior from West Allis Hale, will be asked to protect whoever is playing quarterback. He started 11 games at left tackle and was consensus All-Big Ten first team.
Lance Baretz of Franklin High School, a redshirt freshman, was a star quarterback in high school but is a receiver at UW. He saw action on special teams in a handful of games this season.
True freshman Alex Walker, a tight end from Nicolet High School, is on the roster but has not appeared in action.
Redshirt freshman Jonathan Coon, an offensive lineman from Franklin and Pius IX High School, is on the roster but has not appeared in games.
True freshman Dare Ogunbowale, from Marquette High School, is a defensive back on the roster but has not played.
- When: 4 p.m. (central time) Tuesday
- Where: Pasadena, CA
- Watch on TV: ESPN
- Teams: Wisconsin Badgers (8-5) vs. Stanford (11-2)
Editor's note: Information about the Wisconsin Badgers players stats were provide via the UW-Madison football website.