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Scott Tolzien
Scott Tolzien

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Rolling Meadows, Ill.

High School:
Palatine Fremd

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
QB

Experience:
1V

Scott Tolzien Photo Gallery

Honors and Awards:
2010:
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award winner ... second-team All-Big Ten (coaches) and honorable mention All-Big Ten (media) ... Team MVP ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Preseason: Placed on watch lists for Maxwell Award, Manning Award, Davey O'Brien Award and Unitas Golden Arm Award ... named second-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports and fourth-team by Phil Steele ... nominee for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team and Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ...
2009:
Honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches) ... UW Wayne Souza (Offense) Coaches' Appreciation Award ... second-team Midseason All-Big Ten (Phil Steele) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (letterwinner in at least their second academic year at their institution; student-athlete must have minimum GPA of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year) ... Academic All-Big Ten

Career: Holds school records for career completion percentage at .681 (min. 300 att.) and career QB efficiency rating of 153.2 (min. 300 att.) ... fourth at UW with 5,271 career passing yards and 410 career completions ... sixth at Wisconsin with 32 career passing touchdowns ... seventh at Wisconsin with 5,262 yards of total offense in career and 602 career pass attempts

2010: Season completion percentage of .729 (min. 100 attempts) and efficiency mark of 165.8 (min. 200 attempts) are best in school history ... 2,459 passing yards ranks fourth-best all-time for one season at UW and second-most by a senior QB; 194 completions also rank fourth-best ... ranks fifth all-time at UW with 2,429 yards of total offense in one season ... passing touchdown total of 16 tied for eighth-most at UW in one season ... completed 12 of 21 passes for 159 yards against TCU in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 ... tied career high with four passing touchdowns and added 230 yards on 15-of-19 passing against Northwestern on Nov. 27 ... career-high 93.3 percent passing (14-of-15), which ranks second-best for single-game at UW, for 201 yards at Michigan on Nov. 20 ... matched season high with three TD passes and completed 15-18 for 181 yards against Indiana on Nov. 13 ... went 13-19 with one TD and 130 yards passing at Purdue on Nov. 6 ... named UW's co-offensive player of the week after passing for 205 yards and one touchdown on 20-of-26 passing at Iowa on Oct. 23 ... finished 13-of-16 for 152 yards in win over No. 1 Ohio State on Oct. 16 ... completed 17-of-23 passes for 223 yards and one touchdown against Minnesota on Oct. 9 ... threw one touchdown pass on 11-of-25 passing for 127 yards at Michigan State on Oct. 2 ... season-high three touchdown passes, part of 15-of-17 day for 217 yards against Austin Peay on Sept. 25; completion percentage of .882 and efficiency rating of 253.7 against APSU is fifth-best at UW for one game ... season-high 246 passing yards on 19-of-25 passing with one touchdown against Arizona State on Sept. 18 ... completed 15-of-22 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown against San Jose State on Sept. 11 ... threw for 197 yards on 15-of-20 passing at UNLV on Sept. 4

2009: Earned first letter ... started all 13 games at quarterback ... set school record for completions in one season with 211 ... 2,705 passing yards ranks second-best for single season in UW history and second-best for a junior at UW ... 2,713 yards of total offense ranks ranks as second-best for one season at UW ... completion percentage of .643 in 2009 ranks third in school history (min. 100 attempts) for one season ... 328 passing attempts ties for third-most in single season at UW ... QB efficiency rating of 143.0 ranks as fifth-best in school history for one season ... 16 TD passes is eighth all-time at Wisconsin in a season ... threw for career-high 260 yards on 19-of-26 passing against Miami in Champs Sports Bowl on Dec. 29 ... completed career-high 80 percent of passes, throwing for 253 yards on 16-of-20 passing against Hawaii on Dec. 5 ... threw two touchdown passes while completing 19-of-30 passes for 235 yards against Northwestern on Nov. 21 ... tied school record with five touchdowns (4 passing, 1 rushing ) against Michigan on Nov. 14 ... also passed for 240 yards on 16-of-24 passing against the Wolverines ... career-high 27 completions and 45 attempts and 250 yards passing against Ohio State on Oct. 10 ... completed 16-of-26 passes for 159 yards and one touchdown, and rushed for career-high 65 yards on five carries, including career-long rush of 47 yards, against Minnesota on Oct. 3 ... named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and UW's offensive player of the week after completing 19-of-31 passes for career-high four touchdowns and 243 passing yards and rushing for 20 yards on five carries against Michigan State on Sept. 26 ... finished 15-of-20 for 159 yards and career-high two touchdowns against Wofford on Sept. 19 ... completed 17-of-28 passes for 225 yards and one touchdown against Fresno State on Sept. 12 ... made first-career start against Northern Illinois on Sept. 5, throwing for 257 yards and one touchdown on 15-of-20 passing ... threw first-career touchdown on 80-yard pass to Isaac Anderson against Northern Illinois, tying for fifth-longest pass in school history

2008: Played in three games ... completed 5-of-8 passes and threw one interception in three games ... appeared late in game at Indiana on Nov. 8 ... completed his only pass against IU for 17 yards and scored his first career touchdown on a two-yard rush ... saw first extensive time at QB for the Badgers against Iowa on Oct. 18 ... threw for 90 yards (4-of-7) against the Hawkeyes and had two rushes for 10 yards ... saw first action as a Badger as a reserve QB against Akron on Aug. 30

2007: Did not see game action

2006: Redshirted

High School: Ranked among top 70 quarterbacks in the nation according to Scout.com ... PrepStar all-region choice ... 2005 all-state and academic all-state selection ... two-time all-conference and two-time academic all-conference choice ... ranked among top four QBs in Chicago area by Tom Lemming ... two-time team MVP as well as conference offensive player of the year in 2005 ... two-time Chicago Sun-Times "Top 100" selection ... team captain as a senior ... set 15 school passing records ... completed 116-of-179 (.656) passes for 2,247 yards and 24 TDs, as well as rushing for seven TDs, in 2005 ... threw for 4,145 yards and 40 TDs during his career ... lettered two years each in football, basketball and track, along with one year in baseball ... National Honor Society ... ranked 15th academically in class of 726 students ... football coach was Mike Donatucci

Personal: Parents are Mike and Ginny Tolzien ... older brother, Michael, played football at Air Force ... younger brother, Mark, is a junior quarterback for Holy Cross ... uncle, Mike Korf, played football at Tulane (1971-76) ... major is consumer affairs with a business certificate

Career Passing Statistics
Season GP/GS Comp. Att. Pct. Yds. TD INT LG
2008 3/0 5 8 .625 107 0 1 33
2009 13/13 211 328 .643 2705 16 11 80
2010 13/13 194
266
.729 2459
16
6
45
Totals 29/26 410
602
.681 5271
32
18 80

Game-by-Game Passing (Comp.-Att.-Int., Yds., TD)
2008 SEASON: Iowa (4-7-1, 90); Indiana (1-1-0, 17)

2009 SEASON: Northern Illinois (15-20-2, 257, 1); Fresno State (17-28-0, 225, 1); Wofford (15-20-0, 159, 2); Michigan State (19-31-0, 243, 4); Minnesota (16-26-1, 159, 1); Ohio State (27-45-2, 250); Iowa (15-25-3, 143); Purdue (6-13-0, 87); Indiana (11-20-0, 194, 1); Michigan (16-24-1, 240, 4); Northwestern (19-30-1, 235, 2); Hawaii (16-20-0, 253); Miami (19-26-1, 260)

2010 SEASON: UNLV (15-20-1, 197); San Jose State (15-22-1, 191, 1); Arizona State (19-25-0, 246, 1); Austin Peay (15-17-0, 217, 3); Michigan State (11-25-0, 127, 1); Minnesota (17-23-0, 223, 1); Ohio State (13-16-1, 152); Iowa (20-26-1, 205, 1); Purdue (13-19-1, 130, 1); Indiana (15-18-0, 181, 3); Michigan (14-15-1, 201); Northwestern (15-19-0, 230, 4); TCU (12-21-0, 159)

Career Rushing Statistics
Season Att. Yds. TD Yds/Att Long
2008 4 13 1 3.2 8
2009 54 8
2 0.1 47
2010 30
-30
0 -1.0 9
Totals 88
-9
3 -0.1 47

Game-by-Game Rushing (Att.-Yds., TD)
2008 SEASON: Akron (1-1); Iowa (2-10); Indiana (1-2, 1)

2009 SEASON: Northern Illinois (1-6); Fresno State (4-(-11)); Wofford (1-(-7)); Michigan State (5-20); Minnesota (5-65); Ohio State (11-(-13)); Iowa (4-(-20)); Purdue (3-(-6)); Indiana (4-12); Michigan (6-(-12), 1); Northwestern (5-(-16)); Hawaii (3-(-4), 1); Miami (2-(-6))

2010 SEASON (Att.-Yds., TD): UNLV (1-1); San Jose State (5-5); Arizona State (2-6); Austin Peay (1-(-7)); Michigan State (2-(-19)); Ohio State (3-7); Iowa (2-(-8)); Purdue (4-(-11)); Indiana (2-6); Michigan (4-6); TCU (4-(-16))

Career Game Highs
Pass Completions 27 at Ohio State, Oct. 10, 2009
Pass Attempts 45 at Ohio State, Oct. 10, 2009
Passing Yards
260 vs. Miami, Dec. 29, 2009
Passing Touchdowns
4 (3x), MR vs. Northwestern, Nov. 27, 2010
Interceptions 3 vs. Iowa, Oct. 17, 2009
Long Pass
80 vs. Northern Illinois, Sept. 5, 2009
Completion Percentage (min. 10 attempts) 93.3 at Michigan, Nov. 20, 2010
Pass Efficiency (min. 15 attempts) 253.69 vs. Austin Peay, Sept. 25, 2010
Rushing Attempts 11 at Ohio State, Oct. 10, 2009
Rushing Yards 65 vs. Minnesota, Oct. 3, 2009
Rushing Touchdowns 1 (3x), MR at Hawaii, Dec. 5, 2009
Long Rush 47 vs. Minnesota, Oct. 3, 2009
Season Game Highs
Pass Completions 20 at Iowa, Oct. 23, 2010
Pass Attempts 26 at Iowa, Oct. 23, 2010
Passing Yards 246 vs. Arizona State, Sept. 18, 2010
Passing Touchdowns 4 vs. Northwestern, Nov. 27, 2010
Interceptions 1 (6x), MR at Michigan, Nov. 20, 2010
Long Pass 45 at UNLV, Sept. 4, 2010
Completion Percentage (min. 10 attempts) 93.3 at Michigan, Nov. 20, 2010
Pass Efficiency (min. 15 attempts) 253.7 vs. Austin Peay, Sept. 25, 2010
Rushing Attempts 5 vs. San Jose State, Sept. 11, 2010
Rushing Yards 7 vs. Ohio State, Oct. 16, 2010
Rushing Touchdowns N/A
Long Rush 9 vs. San Jose State, Sept. 11, 2010

Updated - 1/5/11

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