STATE SPORTS ROUNDUP: Borland named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year
Chris Borland has become the first Wisconsin player in nine seasons to be named the Big Ten's defensive player-of-the-year. The senior linebacker was given the Nagurski-Woodson award yesterday, one day after he was named the Butkus-Fitzgerald linebacker-of-the-year. Borland is the fifth Wisconsin player to receive the Big Ten's top defensive honor. The others are Erasmus James in 2004, Jamar Fletcher in 2000, Tom Burke in 1998, and Troy Vincent in '91.