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All-Bielema backfield has familiar look

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Day two of voting for the All-Bielema team was very similar to day one, with the most recent candidate running away with the popular vote. On both Facebook and Twitter, 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist Montee Ball easily outdistanced 2009 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year John Clay and 2006 national Freshman of the Year P.J. Hill.

Wednesday the spotlight shifts to the less-heralded half of the Badgers' running back tandem, the fullback. As one of the few teams left in college football that regularly employs a fullback, Wisconsin has produced some pretty good ones in recent years.

The Fullback Candidates:

Ewing_Bradie_USD_2011.jpgBradie Ewing (2008-11)
2011 UW Special Teams Player of the Year ... invited to the 2012 Senior Bowl and 2012 NFL Scouting Combine ... 2010 Tom Wiesner Award winner, given to the team's top Wisconsin-born player ... three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection ... caught 20 passes for 246 yards as a senior ... 504 career all-purpose yards and four career TDs ... started on all four special teams units and made 17 career tackles

Pressley_Chris_NIU_07.jpgChris Pressley (2004-08)
Currently on the Cincinnati Bengals roster ... has played in 29 games in the NFL the last three seasons, starting 13 of them ... started 21 games at FB in his career as a Badger, including 18 in 2007-08 ... two-time Academic All-Big Ten and winner of UW's Ivan B. Williamson Scholastic Award ... 25 career carries for 103 yards and a touchdown ... also caught two passes for eight yards and a TD

Rentmeester_Bill_OSU_08.jpgBill Rentmeester (2005-08)
Appeared in 47 career games, including 39 from 2006-08 ... named UW's special teams player of the year as a senior ... famous for "Billy on the belly" play at Fresno State in 2008 when he ran for eight yards and a first down deep in Wisconsin territory that helped UW run out the clock to end the game ... carried the ball 26 times in his career for 116 yards and one touchdown ... also caught four passes for 21 yards and a score

Remember to vote early and often for the All-Bielema team either on Facebook or Twitter using #AllBielemaTeam (follow @BadgerFootball).