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Kyle Costigan
Kyle  Costigan

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Wind Lake, Wis.

High School:
Muskego

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 319

Event:
OL

Experience:
3L

Honors and Awards
2014: First-team All-America (ESPN.com), first-team All-Big Ten (consensus)
2012: UW's Badger Power Award

Career: Played in 42 games, making 35 starts ... started final 26 consecutive games of career at right guard ... respected by teammates as Badgers' toughest player ... as a junior and senior, anchored offensive line that led way for two of the three best single-season rushing performances in school history at 283.8 yards per game in 2013 and a school-record 320.1 yards per game in 2014 ... Badgers also set school record for total offense at 480.8 yards per game in 2013 ... blocked for three 1,000-yard rushers in Montee Ball, Melvin Gordon and James White, three of the top five rushers in school history ... Badgers went 39-16 in his career, matching the second-highest win total by a UW senior class ... began career as defensive lineman before switching to offensive line during spring practice in 2012

2014 Season:
Earned third letter, starting all 14 games at right guard ... played entirety of win over Auburn in Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 despite several injuries, prompting interim head coach Barry Alvarez to say: "He’s hopping on one leg and he wouldn’t come out of the game. That’s how legends are made." ... paved way for school-record rushing performance of 320.1 yards per game, which ranked No. 3 nationally ... Wisconsin averaged 6.91 yards per carry, the fourth-best rushing average in FBS history ... Badgers' 468.9 yards of total offense per game ranked third-best in school history ... helped UW post the two most prolific rushing performances in the FBS with a school-record 644 yards vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 20) and 581 vs. Nebraska (Nov. 15) ... UW's offensive line allowed just 13 sacks in 14 games ... helped Heisman Trophy runner-up Melvin Gordon rush for 2,587 yards, the second-most in FBS history

2013 Season:
Earned second letter, playing in all 13 games and starting final 12 games at right guard ... contributed to offensive line that paved the way for UW's offense to set school records for total offense (480.8 yards per game), rushing yards (3,689) and rushing average (6.62 yards per carry) ... Badgers also posted the third-best scoring mark in school history by averaging 34.8 points per game

2012 Season: Earned first letter, playing in 12 games with nine starts ... started in the Rose Bowl against Stanford on Jan. 1, at Penn State on Nov. 24, against Ohio State on Nov. 17, at Indiana on Nov. 10, against Michigan State on Oct. 27, Minnesota on Oct. 20, at Purdue on Oct. 13 and at Nebraska on Sept. 29 ... made first career start at right guard against UTEP on Sept. 22 ... saw action against Utah State on Sept. 15, at Oregon State on Sept. 8 and against Northern Iowa on Sept. 1

2011 Season: Played in three games before suffering season-ending foot injury ... career-high two tackles against Northern Illinois on Sept. 17 ... made one tackle in Badgers debut against UNLV on Sept. 1

2010 Season: Redshirt season ... named UW's defensive scout team player of the week for games against Michigan and Iowa ... named UW's offensive scout team player of the week for the UNLV game

High School: Ranked as No. 125 defensive tackle in country by Scout ... in senior season, named second-team all-state and team MVP ... also named all-conference, all-area and all-region ... played defensive tackle and made 33 tackles and three sacks in limited time as a senior ... team captain as a senior... as a junior, named all-conference and all-area ... lined up at defensive end as a junior and recorded 68 tackles, six sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... set the school's bench press record as a freshman ... won three letters in football and track and one letter each in basketball and wrestling ... high school coaches were John Sterner and Ken Krause

Personal: Parents are Dennis and the late Sandy Costigan ... majoring in human ecology with a focus on consumer affairs

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