Green Bay Packers: Top 5 Players Drafted From University of Wisconsin

Green Bay Packers: Top 5 Players Drafted From University of Wisconsin

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With the 2014 NFL Draft a month away, many players will be hoping to make their NFL dream a reality, but only few will be chosen. While GM Ted Thompson has not utilized the draft for selecting prospects from the only Division-I program in the state, these University of Wisconsin players have made their presence known within the confines of Lambeau Field.

5. Bill Ferrario

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5. Bill Ferrario

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The overpowering offensive guard caught the eye of scouts during his playing days at Wisconsin, paving the way for running backs Ron Dayne and Michael Bennett to run wild while never missing a start in 50 games. The Packers took a chance of Ferrario in the fourth round of the 2001 draft, but his potential never surfaced. The Pennsylvania native only saw 18 games of NFL action and was cut by the team in 2003.

4. Don Davey

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4. Don Davey

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Davey's football career started at Manitowoc Lincoln High School, transitioning to Camp Randall Stadium until the 1990-91 season. Green Bay selected him in that year's draft with the 67th pick, where he made himself an NFL salary for four seasons. During his eight-year career, Davey amassed 131 total tackles and eight sacks. He has since returned to the Madison campus as the owner of Firehouse Subs.

3. Ken Bowman

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3. Ken Bowman

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While the grossly big offensive lineman trend didn't gain traction until Barry Alvarez took over at the helm of Wisconsin, Bowman effectively planted the seed from the center position. The eighth-round pick of the 1964 draft donned the green and yellow uniform until 1973. He was in the trenches for Bart Starr's game-winning quarterback sneak against the Dallas Cowboys in the 1967 Ice Bowl, and earned himself a spot in the Packers Hall of Fame.

2. Mark Tauscher

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2. Mark Tauscher

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Of all the Wisconsin linemen to make it to the next level under Alvarez, Tauscher might stand above the rest. The Marshfield native was entered the program in 1995, only to earn the starting right tackle position for his final two years. He wasn't very a highly-touted draft prospect, but the Packers used a seventh-round selection on him in 2000, where he would enjoy a 10-year career to go along with a Super Bowl 45 championship ring in 2011.

1. Arnie Herber

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1. Arnie Herber

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Many people may not be aware of the undrafted quarterback, but his accolades speak for themselves. The one-year attendee of Wisconsin enjoyed a remarkable 10-year career with the Packers as he was a four-time Pro Bowl selection and earned a spot on the 1932 All-Pro team. Not to mention, he was a member of four NFL championships in Green Bay. Above all, he reached the pinnacle of the profession with his induction into the Hall of Fame in 1966.

Rexford Sheild covers the Green Bay Packers for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @RexfordSheild and “like” him on Facebook. Also, add him to your network on Google.


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