Bart Houston makes his case

Redshirt quarterback looks to impress in spring

MADISON, Wis. - Who's going to be the Badger football team's starting quarterback this season? It could be Joel Stave, or it could be someone who's not even in town yet, like junior college transfer Tanner Mcevoy.

Or, it might be highly heralded redshirt freshman Bart Houston.

Emily Kumlien talked to the California native who hopes to impress the new coaches this spring.

"Every kid in America wants to play in the show for College. It's been a dream of mine," said Houston.

As a prized recruit out of California, Houston is one of the many quarterbacks the Badgers have competing for the starting job.

"I just have to keep it day by day and not look around and what every one else is doing and evaluate how I am doing and try to better myself," said Houston.

Houston had shoulder surgery last year, sat out in 2012 and has four years left to play at Wisconsin.

"Bart has a rocket for an arm and probably has the strongest arm for a quarterback out there and he is coming off surgery and he is excited to be out there and he is ready to play," said senior running back James White.

Houston is an engineering major, and he knows the importance of balancing football and school.


"I've been doing pretty good, better than what my mom expected but I was actually an eagle scout and we learned how to manage ourselves. I learned how to be a leader in boy scouts so without that I would never be here," said Houston.

So, if his number is called, Houston is ready to lead the Badgers.

"It's a hard race. We are all doing our thing, trying to show coach Ludwig who the best quarterback is here," said Houston.

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