Alex Hornibrook

Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Alex Hornibrook (12) is tackled on a scramble resulting in fourth down during the second quarter of a game against the Utah State Aggies at Camp Randal Stadium in Madison, Wis., Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. 

M.P. KING, STATE JOURNAL

Ex-Badger Vince Biegel returns to Madison

Former Wisconsin linebacker Vince Biegel, now with the Green Bay Packers, was in attendance at Camp Randall on Friday night as the Badgers hosted the Utah State Aggies.

The 24-year-old Biegel, of Wisconsin Rapids, was drafted in the fourth round by his home-state team in the 2017 NFL draft in April.

Biegel will most likely start his rookie season on the physically unable to perform list after having foot surgery in May. In four seasons with the Badgers, Biegel had 131 tackles, with 28.5 tackles for a loss and 15 sacks.

Al Toon serves as honorary captain

Former Wisconsin wide receiver Al Toon was honored at the Badgers’ game Friday night.

Toon, a two-time Badgers MVP, served as an honorary captain prior to kickoff against the Aggies. Toon was one of a school-record three first-round picks in the 1985 NFL draft, when he was taken 10th overall by the New York Jets.

Toon - who still ranks in the top 10 in UW history in career receptions (131), receiving yards (2,103) and touchdown catches (19) – led the NFL in receptions in 1988.

Connor Medbery honored

Connor Medbery, a four-time Academic All-Big Ten pick on the UW wrestling team, was honored during the first quarter with the 2017 Big Ten Medal of Honor.

Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez presented the award to Medbery, who finished his Badgers career as the NCAA heavyweight runner-up last season and earned his second All-America honor.

The Medal of Honor, which has been awarded since 1915, is given to a senior male and female student-athlete who show excellence on the field and in the classroom.

Racine St. Catherine’s junior receives offer

Racine St. Catherine’s Dashuan Brown became the first in-state junior to receive an offer to play football at Wisconsin, according to BadgerNation.

Brown, who plays quarterback, wide receiver and free safety for St. Catherine’s, was at Camp Randall during Friday night’s game.

The Racine native thanked the Badgers in a post on Twitter on Friday.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me and the coaching staff of the Badgers for believing in this kid from Racine,” Brown tweeted.

Greg Gard makes scholarship offer

Wisconsin basketball coach Greg Gard made a scholarship offer to Minnesota (MN) Hopkins forward Zeke Nnaji, who was in Madison on Friday for an unofficial visit, according to BadgerNation.

The Badgers’ 2019 offer is the first for the 6-foot-9, 195-pound Nnaji, who is teammates with 2018 center Joe Hedstrom. Hedstrom has also received an offer from UW.

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