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Vince Biegel
Vince  Biegel

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

High School:
Lincoln

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 241

Position:
OLB

Experience:
2L

Honors and Awards
2015 Preseason: Fourth-team All-America (Athlon)
2014:
Second-team All-Big Ten (media), Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 10), Academic All-Big Ten
2013: Academic All-Big Ten

Career: Has played in 29 games with 15 starts, logging 81 total tackles, 19.5 TFLs and 9.5 sacks ... known as explosive playmaker off the edge ... 2015 season will be second as a starter at outside linebacker

2014 Season:
Earned second letter, playing in all 14 games with 13 starts at outside linebacker ... led Badgers with 16.5 tackles for loss and ranked second on team with 7.5 sacks ... recorded 56 total tackles ... contributed to Badgers unit that ranked No. 4 in total defense (294.1 yards per game) and No. 17 in scoring defense (20.8 points per game) ... tallied a career-high seven tackles, a career-high three sacks (19 yards) and career-best four tackles for loss (22 yards) at Purdue on Nov. 8, earning Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors ... logged six tackles, including one sack, to help UW secure Big Ten West Division title vs. Minnesota on Nov. 29 ... had six tackles, including 2.5 for loss and 0.5 sacks, vs. Illinois on Oct. 11 ... made six tackles, including two tackles for loss and one sack vs. Illinois on Oct. 11 ... finished with five tackles, including two TFLs (6 yards) and one forced fumble vs. Nebraska on Nov. 15 ... tallied five tackles, one tackle for loss and one sack at Rutgers on Nov. 1 ... recorded five tackles and a sack vs. Northwestern on Oct. 4 ... made a five tackles and forced a fumble vs. Bowling Green on Sept. 20 ... had four tackles vs. Western Illinois on Sept. 6 ... recorded four tackles vs. LSU on Aug. 30 ... tallied three tackles at Iowa on Nov. 22 ... logged two tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss vs. Maryland on Oct. 25 ... forced a fumble and notched one tackle vs. South Florida on Sept. 27 ... had one tackle in Big Ten Football Championship Game vs. Ohio State on Dec. 6 ... recorded a TFL in Outback Bowl vs. Auburn on Jan. 1

2013 Season: Earned first letter, playing in all 13 games with two starts ... totaled 25 tackles, 3.0 TFLs and 2.0 sacks ... had three solo tackles vs. South Carolina in Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1 ... had one tackle vs. Penn State on Nov. 30 ... made two tackles at Minnesota on Nov. 23 ... had two tackles, including one for loss, vs. Indiana on Nov. 16 ... tallied two tackles vs. BYU on Nov. 9 ... made two tackles at Iowa on Nov. 2 ... tied a career-high with four tackles at Illinois on Oct. 19 ... registered a career-high four tackles, a sack and broke up a pass vs. Northwestern on Oct. 12 ... saw action at Ohio State on Sept. 28 ... had his first career sack and a QB hurry vs. Purdue on Sept. 21 ... recorded one tackle and broke up a pass vs. Arizona State on Sept. 14 ... registered one tackle vs. Tennessee Tech on Sept. 7 ... made two tackles vs. UMass on Aug. 31

2012 Season: Freshman season cut short due to foot injury ... granted medical redshirt ... saw time against UTEP on Sept. 22 ... made Badgers debut against Utah State on Sept. 15

High School: Four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and Scout ... No. 73 player nationally by Rivals ... ranked as the No. 3 outside linebacker by Rivals, No. 15 by ESPN and No. 23 by Scout ... top-ranked player in Wisconsin by ESPN and Rivals ... finished his career with 425 tackles, 27 sacks, 10 interceptions, 10 forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and four defensive touchdowns ... in senior season, named U.S. Army, USA Today and Parade All-American ... also the Gatorade Wisconsin Player of the Year and Conference Player of the Year ... 2011 National Underclassman Midwest Ultimate Top 60 ... winner of the John Anderson Award (outstanding linebacker) and finalist for the Dick Butkus Award ... also selected as team captain and first-team all-state, all-region and all-conference ... posted 172 tackles, 21 sacks, three interceptions, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two defensive touchdowns as a senior ... as a junior, recorded 171 tackles, six sacks, four interceptions, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two defensive touchdowns ... named team captain and first-team all-state, all-region and all-conference for his efforts ... earned second-team all-conference honors as a sophomore after picking up 82 tackles and three interceptions as a safety ... lettered in football, hockey and track and field ... head coach was Tony Biolo

Personal: Parents are Rocky and Jamie Biegel ... father, Rocky, played linebacker at BYU from 1988-92 and wrestled in 1992 ... uncle, T.D. Biegel, played fullback at BYU from 1989-93 ... grandfather, Ken Biegel, played linebacker and offensive guard at UW-Eau Claire ... brother of Badgers offensive lineman Hayden Biegel ... spent time speaking to youth sports teams and elementary and junior high schools ... also volunteers at his church ... major is life sciences communication

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Game-by-Game Tackles (Solo-Assist=Total)
2013 SEASON: UMass (1-1=2); Tennessee Tech (0-1=1); at Arizona State (1-0=1); Purdue (1-0=1); #19 Northwestern (4-0=4); Illinois (3-1=4); at Iowa (0-2=2); BYU (2-0=2); Indiana (2-0=2); at Minnesota (2-0=2); Penn State (0-1=1); vs. #8 South Carolina (3-0=3)

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

Career Highs
Tackles 7 at Purdue, Nov. 8, 2014
Tackles for Loss 4.0 at Purdue, Nov. 8, 2014
Sacks 3.0 at Purdue, Nov. 8, 2014
Interceptions --
Passes Defended 1 (3x), MR at Purdue, Nov. 8, 2014

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