Scout Premium Content

Trotter Power

Marcus Trotter (Fleming/File)

A victim of scholarship numbers, former Milwaukee Marquette linebacker Marcus Trotter was offered a preferred walk-on opportunity at Wisconsin, but Head Coach Bret Bielema wanted him to play fullback. A linebacker at heart, Trotter got Bielema's permission to prove him wrong, and the redshirt freshman is doing just that.

MADISON — With linebackers Chris Borland and Ethan Armstrong both sidelined this spring with injuries, and opening was created in the middle of the Wisconsin defense for an ambitious young Badger to step up. Grey-shirt and walk-on Marcus Trotter has stepped up to claim that spot. Just six months ago, Marcus— the formerly less heralded of the twins Michael and Marcus — was given just a year to...

BadgerNation.com Recommended Stories


  • Winning the Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year as a true freshman, forward Nigel Hayes spent the summer trying to take his game to the next level, which meant dropping weight and adding a perimeter game.

  • Badger Nation's Front Seven ranks the top seven players based on performance, expectations and need for this week's game against Maryland.

  • A late flip from Big Ten rival, Derrick Tindal has made an immediate impact by seeing meaningful reps in Wisconsin’s secondary. Badger Nation gets to know the freshman offensive lineman a little…

  • The Kansas City Chiefs aren't exactly known for their passing attack; however, Dr. Roto does have a man-crush on one KC receiver in Week 8. Dwayne Bowe (pictured above) has yet to score a touchdown or…

  • CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Wainstein report released on Wednesday provided insight into the NCAA’s reopening of its infractions case at North Carolina this summer and also highlighted potential academic…

Up Next


Forums


721 Fans online
Join The Conversation

Tweets