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Michael Trotter
Michael  Trotter

RS Senior

Racine, Wis.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 220



Honors and Awards
2014: Academic All-Big Ten, William V. Campbell Trophy semifinalist
Academic All-Big Ten, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
2012: Academic All-Big Ten, Capital One Academic All-District
2011: Academic All-Big Ten

Career: Played in 44 games with four starts ... totaled 39 tackles, including 2.0 sacks

2014 Season: Earned fourth letter, playing in 13 games with one start at inside linebacker ... tallied 13 total tackles, including 1.0 sack ... logged four tackles with 1.0 TFL at Northwestern on Oct. 4 ... started and recorded four tackles vs. Bowling Green on Sept. 20 ... tallied two tackles vs. Nebraska on Nov. 15 ... logged two tackles vs. Maryland on Oct. 25 ... made one tackle vs. Illinois on Oct. 11 ... saw action vs. Ohio State in Big Ten Football Championship Game on Dec. 6 ... vs. Minnesota on Nov. 29, at Iowa on Nov. 22, at Purdue on Nov. 8, at Rutgers on Nov. 1, vs. South Florida on Sept. 27, vs. Western Illinois on Sept. 6 and in the season opener vs. LSU on Aug. 30

2013 Season: Earned third letter, playing in four games ... made one tackle vs. BYU on Nov. 9 ... saw action vs. Indiana on Nov. 16, vs. Northwestern on Oct. 12 and vs. UMass on Aug. 31

2012 Season: Earned second letter, playing in 13 games with three starts ... recorded a career-high nine tackles at Nebraska on Sept. 29 ... had six tackles and one pass breakup against UTEP on Sept. 22 ... made first career start against Utah State on Sept. 15, recording three tackles ... recorded two tackles vs. Nebraska in the Big Ten Football Championship Game on Dec. 1 ... tallied two tackles against Minnesota on Oct. 20 ... recorded first career sack as part of two tackles at Oregon State on Sept. 8

2011 Season: Earned first letter, playing in 12 games ... made first tackle of career vs. South Dakota on Sept. 24 ... made Badgers debut against Oregon State on Sept. 10

2010 Season: Redshirt season

High School: No. 38 safety in the country by Rivals, No. 86 safety according to Scout and No. 108 to ESPN/Scouts Inc. ... top-ranked player in Wisconsin according to Rivals ... selected as a team captain as a senior ... state's Defensive Player of the Year, Player of the Year in Milwaukee and first-team all-state and all-area as a senior ... made 126 tackles and had five interceptions, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble and one touchdown en route to being named Jim Leonhard Award winner as state's top defensive back ... team captain as a junior and named all-conference after recording 130 tackles and one interception ... as a sophomore, named all-conference after tallying 75 tackles, four interceptions, two forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... lettered in football, basketball and track ... head coach was Dick Basham

Personal: Parents are Dr. John and Dr. Dana Trotter ... twin brother of fellow Badgers linebacker Marcus Trotter ... graduated in May 2015 with degree in accounting


Game-by-Game Tackles (Solo-Assist=Total):
2011 SEASON: South Dakota (1-0=1)

2012 SEASON: at Oregon State (2-0=2); Utah State (2-1=3); UTEP (3-3=6); at #22 Nebraska (4-5=9); Minnesota (1-1=2); vs. #14 Nebraska (2-0=2)

2013 SEASON: BYU (1-0=1)

2014 SEASON: Bowling Green (2-2=4); at Northwestern (3-1=4); Illinois (1-0=1); Maryland (1-1=2); #11 Nebraska (2-0=2)

Career Game Highs
Tackles 9 at Nebraska, Sept. 29, 2012
Tackles for Loss 1.0 (2x) at Northwestern, Oct. 4, 2014
Sacks 1.0 (2x) MR at Northwestern, Oct. 4, 2014
Interceptions --
Passes Defended 1 vs. UTEP, Sept. 22, 2012

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