Bart Houston Player Profile

Bart Houston (6’4, 215, QB)

Dublin, Calif.

De La Salle HS


High School: Four-star recruit by ESPN and Scout, three-star recruit by Rivals … ranked by Scout as the No. 7 quarterback in the country, by Rivals as the No. 12 QB and by ESPN as the No. 15 QB … holds school records for career passing yards and completions, surpassing Matt Gutierrez who played three seasons in the NFL … invited to ESPN Elite 11 QB camp and played in Semper-Fidelis All-American Bowl … holds career numbers of 272-of-437 passing (62.2 percent) for 5,178 yards and 46 touchdowns … as a senior, completed 99-of-171 passes for school record 1,999 yards and 16 touchdowns, while also rushing for 338 yards and 19 touchdowns … honored as the Fox GoldenStatePreps California Junior Player of the Year after completing 102-of-153 passes for 1,922 yards and 20 touchdowns, also ran for 236 yards and 11 scores … named to the ESPN CalPreps All-State Junior and Sophomore teams … in sophomore season, threw for 1,257 yards on 71-of-113 passing with 10 touchdown and ran for 101 yards and another touchdown … three-year state champion and letterwinner in football … team was 38-1 in his career … head football coach was Bob Ladouceur

Personal: Parents are Guy and Inge (ing-GUH) Houston … father, Guy, played football and baseball at St. Mary’s College (CA) from 1978-82 … grandfather, Fred Houston, played football at Fresno State (1951-54) … an Eagle Scout … named after Green Bay Packers quarterback, Bart Starr



Vince Biegel Player Profile

Vince Biegel (6’3, 225, LB)

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

Lincoln HS

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 … spent time speaking to youth sports teams and elementary and junior high schools … also volunteers at his church


2012 Wisconsin Football Signing Class

“Wisconsin signs Five 4 Star Recruits”

Name                                  POS.      HT          WT         Hometown (High School)

Vince Biegel                       LB           6-3          225         Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. (Lincoln)

Hugs Etienne                     CB           5-11       170         Plantation, Fla. (South Plantation)

Arthur Goldberg               DT           6-3        270         Mount Lebanon, Pa. (Mount Lebanon)

Bart Houston                     QB          6-4          215         Dublin, Calif. (De La Salle)

Vonte Jackson                   RB           6-0        190         Kenosha, Wis. (Kenosha Bradford)

Reggie Love                        WR         6-3          200         Boynton Beach, Fla. (Spanish River)

Jake Meador                      OL           6-6          320         Whiteland, Ind. (Whiteland)

Reggie Mitchell                 CB           6-0          178         Pittsburgh, Pa. (Shady Side Academy)

Leo Musso                          ATH        5-10       190         Waunakee, Wis. (Waunakee)

D.J. Singleton                     S              6-2          195         Union, N.J. (St. Peter’s Prep)

Dan Voltz                             OL           6-4          295         Barrington, Ill. (Barrington)

Walker Williams                OL           6-7          320         Tacoma, Wash. (Baptist)

Preferred Walk Ons:

Trent Denlinger                 DE           6-6          266         Cuba City, Wis. (Cuba City)

Alex Erickson                     WR         6-1          200         Argyle, Wis. (Darlington)

Matt Prell                            TE           6-5          200         Kenosha, Wis. (Kenosha Bradford)

Jake Rademacher            LB           6-2          220         Wales, Wis. (Kettle Moraine)

Jack Russell                         K             6-0        160         Waunakee, Wis. (Waunakee)

Logan Schmidt                   DE           6-5         250         Gotham, Wis. (Richland Center)

Alex Walker                        TE           6-5          220         Glendale, Wis. (Nicolet)

Badger legend Michael Finley endows athletic scholarship

MADISON, Wis. — Michael Finley, a two-time NBA All-Star and a former All-American at Wisconsin, is giving back to the university by establishing an endowed scholarship to benefit minority student-athletes, Finley and the UW Department of Athletics announced Friday.

 “Being a Badger means a lot to me,” Finley said. “The University of Wisconsin helped shape me  and prepare me for a successful career in the NBA and beyond.  Now it’s time to give back and  help other kids realize their potential and benefit from the wonderful education and  experience that UW-Madison provides.”

His scholarship, named the Michael Finley Foundation Scholarship, will be awarded annually  to an African-American student-athlete at the University of Wisconsin. Endowed scholarships  create a lasting legacy as the principal gift is never spent. Rather it is invested with a portion of  the earnings being available for scholarship support each year.

“This is truly an outstanding and very generous commitment,” Wisconsin Director of Athletics  Barry Alvarez said. “While we appreciate the financial support provided by all of our  supporters, it is especially meaningful when one of our own former student-athletes makes an  investment in our program.”

“I hope other former Badgers might also be inspired to give back in support of scholarships,”  Finley added.

Finley played at UW from 1991-95, a time that coincided with a re-birth of Wisconsin men’s  basketball. As a junior, Finley led the Badgers to their first NCAA tournament appearance in  47 years. He averaged at least 20.0 points per game in each of his last three seasons and is one  of just two players in UW history to score more than 2,000 career points. Finley was a two-  time first-team All-Big Ten selection and three-time Associated Press honorable mention All-American.  A first-round draft pick of the Phoenix Suns in 1995, Finley was named to the NBA’s All-Rookie Team in 1996. He earned All-Star selections in 2000 and 2001 as a member of the Dallas Mavericks. That was during a stretch of five-straight seasons where Finley averaged at least 20.0 points per game.

Finley helped the San Antonio Spurs win the 2007 NBA title, starting all 20 playoff games and averaging 11.3 points per game during the championship run. During his 15-year NBA career, Finley played for the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics, making the playoffs 10 times. He finished his NBA career with 17,306 points (15.7 per game) and ranks among the top 20 in NBA history in career 3-pointers made.

Now retired from competitive basketball, Finley focuses his philanthropic efforts on leading the Michael Finley Foundation ( The not-for-profit organization was founded in 2003 for the sole purpose of supporting 501(c)(3) organizations with the common goal of supporting children and their families to reach their fullest potential through education, entrepreneurial mentorship, and other programs that emphasize improving the quality of life.


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