UW Health Sports Medicine 




59
Marcus Trotter
Marcus  Trotter

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Racine, Wis.

High School:
Marquette

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 226

Position:
ILB

Experience:
3L

Honors and Awards
2014: Burlsworth Trophy nominee, honorable mention All-Big Ten, Academic All-Big Ten
2013:
Academic All-Big Ten
2012: Academic All-Big Ten
2011: Academic All-Big Ten

Career: Played in 27 games with 13 starts ... finished career with 125 tackles, 14.0 TFLs and 3.5 sacks along with one interception and two pass breakups

2014 Season:
Earned third letter, playing in 13 games with 12 starts at inside linebacker ... tallied 93 tackles to rank second on team, including 12.0 TFLs and 3.5 sacks ... missed game vs. Illinois on Oct. 11 after suffering injury in first quarter at Northwestern a week earlier ... racked up 52 tackles and 5.5 TFLs over final five games of season ... made a career-high 14 tackles, including 1.0 tackles for loss, to help UW secure Big Ten West Division title vs. Minnesota on Nov. 29 ... recorded 12 tackles, including one sack, and a fumble recovery vs. Nebraska on Nov. 15 ... opened season with 12 tackles and a career-best 2.5 tackles for loss vs. LSU on Aug. 30 ... tallied 10 tackles and 1.5 TFLs vs. Ohio State in Big Ten Football Championship Game on Dec. 6 ... tallied eight tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, at Iowa on Nov. 22 ... made eight stops, including 1.0 TFL, vs. Auburn in Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 ... logged six tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss and a sack, vs. Maryland on Oct. 25 ... tallied six tackles vs. Western Illinois on Sept. 6 ... made four tackles, including 1.0 TFL, and returned first career interception 18 yards at Rutgers on Nov. 1 ... recorded five tackles and one QB hurry vs. South Florida on Sept. 27 ... posted three tackles and broke up a pass on Wildcats' first series before suffering injury at Northwestern on Oct. 4 ... tallied three tackles at Purdue on Nov. 8 ... recorded two tackles vs. Bowling Green on Sept. 20

2013 Season: Earned second letter, playing in five games with one start at inside linebacker ... posted 23 tackles and 2.0 TFLs on the season ... made nine tackles, including 1.5 TFLs, in first career start at Iowa on Nov. 2 ... tallied nine tackles, 0.5 TFLs, and recovered a fumble at Illinois on Oct. 19 ... had one tackle vs. Purdue on Sept. 21 ... made three tackles vs. Tennessee Tech on Sept. 7 ... recorded one tackle in season opener vs. UMass on Aug. 31

2012 Season: Earned second letter, playing in four games ... recorded two tackles in Big Ten Football Championship Game vs. Nebraska on Dec. 1 ... tallied two tackles at Indiana on Nov. 10 ... recorded a tackle at Purdue on Oct. 13 ... played against Illinois on Oct. 6

2011 Season: Earned first letter, playing in five games, mostly on special teams ... logged two tackles vs. Penn State on Nov. 26 ... recorded first two tackles of career at Minnesota on Nov. 12 ... made Badgers debut vs. UNLV on Sept. 1

2010 Season: Redshirt season ... named UW's defensive scout team player of the week for Iowa game Oct. 23 and Arizona State game Sept. 18

High School: Ranked as No. 31 inside linebacker in the country by Rivals and ranked 62nd by ESPN/Scouts Inc. ... sixth-best player in Wisconsin according to Rivals ... second-best inside linebacker in the state (ESPN/Scouts Inc.) ... as a senior, named first-team all-state, all-area, all-region and all-conference ... selected as conference player of the year after recording 139 tackles, 31 tackles for loss, nine sacks and two interceptions ... named first-team all-conference as a junior after making 110 tackles, 29 tackles for loss and six sacks ... team captain ... won three letters in football ... head coach was Dick Basham

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

Loading...

Game-by-Game Tackles (Solo-Assist=Total)
2011 SEASON: at Minnesota (2-0=2); #20 Penn State (0-2=2); Purdue (0-1=1)

2012 SEASON: at Purdue (0-1=1); at Indiana (2-0=2); vs. #14 Nebraska (0-2=2)

2013 SEASON: UMass (0-1=1); Tennessee Tech (3-0=3), Purdue (0-1=1); at Illinois (2-7=9); at Iowa (4-5=9)

2014 SEASON: vs. #13 LSU (3-9=12); Western Illinois (6-0=6); Bowling Green (1-1=2); South Florida (3-2=5); at Northwestern (3-0=3); Maryland (3-3=6); at Rutgers (3-1=4); at Purdue (3-0=3); #11 Nebraska (4-8=12); at Iowa (6-2=8); #22 Minnesota (8-6=14); vs. #6 Ohio State (7-3=10); vs. #19 Auburn (3-5=8)

Career Highs
Tackles 14 vs. Minnesota, Nov. 29, 2014
Tackles for Loss 2.5 vs. LSU, Aug. 30, 2014
Sacks 1.0 (3x) MR vs. Nebraska, Nov. 15, 2014
Interceptions 1 at Rutgers, Nov. 1, 2014
Passes Defended 1 (3x), MR at Purdue, Nov. 8, 2014

ON WISCONSIN
Football Season Tickets
  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago