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Play of the Year Nominee: Brad Nortman

Vote: UW Athletics 2010-11 Play of the Year

Our look back on the top plays of 2010-11 continues Friday as we look back on the play that had the Badgers' punter playing the unexpected hero as UW looked to rally for a Big Ten road win at Iowa.

Is it your choice for the best of 2010-11? Feel free to vote once per day for your favorite play, and we will announce the winner Wednesday, June 29.

Brad Nortman - Football
Fake punt to keep drive alive vs. Iowa (Oct. 23)

Facing a fourth-and-4 and backed up on their own 26 yard line, the 10th-ranked Badgers dipped into their bag of tricks to keep a crucial late-game drive alive against No. 12 Iowa. With blocks laid out perfectly ahead of him, punter Brad Nortman tucked the ball and ran 17 yards to give UW a first down that kept the series moving and helped bring the Heartland Trophy back to Madison. The drive eventually led to Montee Ball's game-winning score in a dramatic 31-30 victory inside hostile Kinnick Stadium.