ILBChris Borland

Wisconsin — Big Ten
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 246
  • Hometown: Kettering, Ohio
  • Age: 23



2013: First-team All-American (FWAA), Nagurski-Woodson Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, Butkus-Fitzgerald Big Ten Linebacker of the Year, consensus first-team All-Big Ten (coaches and media), Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, Lott IMPACT Trophy finalist
2013 Preseason: Named to watch lists for Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Butkus Award, Lombardi Award and Lott IMPACT Trophy
First team All-Big Ten (coaches), honorable mention All-Big Ten (media)
2012 Preseason: 
Named a candidate for the Chuck Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Lott IMPACT Trophy
Named third-team All-American by Yahoo! Sports ... consensus first-team All-Big Ten
2010 Preseason: 
Named first-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele and second-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports ... placed on Bednarik Award, Butkus Award, Rotary Lombardi Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch lists
2009: Big Ten Freshman of the Year (coaches and media) ... first-team Freshman All-American (Sporting News and Phil Steele) ... FWAA Freshman All-American ... honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches and media) ... UW Rookie of the Year


CAREER: Finished career ranked sixth all-time at Wisconsin in total tackles (420), fifth in solo tackles (234) and fourth in career tackles for loss (50.0) ... set Big Ten record with 15 forced fumbles in his career, the second-most in FBS history ... recorded three straight 100-tackle seasons from 2011-13 ... in 2013, became first UW linebacker to earn first-team All-America honors since Hal Faverty in 1951


2013 (SENIOR): Earned fourth letter, starting 12 games ... led team and ranked in a tie for fourth in the Big Ten with 111 total tackles ... ranked No. 2 in the conference with 72 solo stops ... recorded game-high nine tackles and forced the 15th fumble of his career -- to set the Big Ten record -- in the Capital One Bowl vs. South Carolina on Jan. 1 ... made 10 tackles, including 0.5 for loss, vs. Penn State on Nov. 23 ... had 12 tackles, including 1.0 for loss, and a forced fumble at Minnesota on Nov. 23 ... tallied 10 tackles, including 1.5 for loss, vs. Indiana on Nov. 16 ... made 13 tackles, including 2.5 for loss, and two sacks vs. BYU on Nov. 9 ... missed game vs. Iowa on Nov. 2 with leg injury suffered vs. Illinois in previous game ... had one tackle and a QB hurry at Illinois before leaving the game in the first quarter with a leg injury on Oct. 19 ... tallied 10 tackles, 1.0 sacks, a pass break up and a QB hurry vs. Northwestern on Oct. 12 ... had 16 tackles, tying a career high, and 0.5 TFLs at Ohio State on Sept. 28 ... made six tackles and broke up a pass vs. Purdue on Sept. 21 ... registered 10 tackles, including a sack, at Arizona State on Sept. 14 ... made five tackles, including 0.5 TFL, vs. Tennessee Tech on Sept. 7 ... recorded a team-high nine tackles vs. UMass on Aug. 31.


2012 (JUNIOR): Earned third letter, starting 12 games ... ranked second on UW and ninth in the Big Ten in total tackles (104) ... second on the Badgers and tied for 14th in the Big Ten with 10.0 TFLs ... recorded a team-high nine tackles in the Rose Bowl against Stanford on Jan. 1 ... set a season high with 13 tackles, including 1.0 for loss and forced a fumble in the Big Ten Championship game against Nebraska on Dec. 1 ... collected eight tackles, including 0.5 for loss, and recovered his third fumble of the year at Indiana on Nov. 10 ... recorded seven tackles and broke up one pass against Michigan State on Oct. 27 ... picked up six tackles, including 0.5 for loss, against Minnesota on Oct. 20 ... tallied a team-best seven tackles, including 1.0 sacks and 2.0 TFL, at Purdue on Oct. 13 ... collected 10 tackles, forced a fumble and broke up a pass against Illinois on Oct. 6 ... made nine tackles, including 1.0 TFL, and recovered two fumbles at Nebraska on Sept. 29 ... named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after finishing with 12 tackles against UTEP on Sept. 22, his 10th-career double-digit tackle game ... also recorded 2.0 sacks, 3.5 TFL and broke up two passes ... recorded seven tackles against Utah State on Sept. 15 ... had eight tackles and broke up one pass at Oregon State on Sept. 8 ... recorded seven tackles, broke up a pass, forced a fumble and had a sack against Northern Iowa on Sept. 1.


2011 (SOPHOMORE): Earned second letter ... started all 14 games at middle linebacker ... tied for seventh in the country and ranked second in the Big Ten (behind teammate Mike Taylor) with 143 tackles ... led the team, ranked third in the Big Ten and tied for 12th in the country with 19.0 tackles for loss ... that was the most for a middle linebacker in the country and the most by a linebacker in school history ... ranked second in the Big Ten and tied for seventh in the country with five forced fumbles ... had seven games of at least 10 tackles, including 12 stops vs. Oregon in the Rose Bowl ... also added a sack and a forced fumble vs. Oregon ... made seven tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss and broke up a pass against Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship game on Dec. 3 ... named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after a career-high 16 tackles with two forced fumbles, one pass breakup and 1.5 TFLs at Illinois ... named UW's and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after recording 11 tackles, career-high 3.5 TFLs, two forced fumbles, an interception and a pass breakup against Purdue on Nov. 5 ... recorded 13 tackles with 0.5 TFLs at Ohio State on Oct. 29 ... posted 13 tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack against Michigan State on Oct. 22 ... posted 15 tackles with 3.0 TFLs and 0.5 sacks against Indiana on Oct. 15 ... collected eight tackles with 0.5 tackles for loss against Nebraska on Oct. 1 ... intercepted a pass, recorded two tackles for loss and had eight tackles against South Dakota on Sept. 24 ... collected 11 tackles and had 2.0 tackles for loss against Northern Illinois on Sept. 17 ... posted nine tackles with two pass breakups and 0.5 TFLs against Oregon State on Sept. 10 ... recorded team-high seven tackles with 0.5 tackles for loss against UNLV on Sept. 1.

Will miss rest of 2010 season after suffering season-ending shoulder injury ... recorded two tackles but left Arizona State game in first quarter on Sept. 18 with shoulder injury ... missed San Jose State game on Sept. 11 due to shoulder injury ... named UW's co-defensive player of the week after making five tackles, including 2.0 TFLs and one sack, and returning one kickoff for nine yards at UNLV on Sept. 4.

2009 (FRESHMAN):
Earned first letter ... played in all 13 games, starting six ... led team with five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries ... finished third on team in TFLs (10.5) and sacks (5.0) and fifth in tackles (54) ... also returned six kickoffs for 106 yards and made three extra points at Hawaii ... had 2.0 TFLs, including one sack, and two quarterback hurries against Miami in the Champs Sports Bowl on Dec. 29 ... tallied 1.0 sacks for a loss of 16 yards against Hawaii on Dec. 5 ... forced one fumble, had five tackles and returned two kickoffs for 39 yards against Northwestern on Nov. 21 ... season-high 11 tackles, 0.5 sacks for 5 yards, 1.5 TFLs for 6 yards, one forced fumble, one quarterback hurry and returned one kickoff for 15 yards against Michigan on Nov. 14 ... named UW's defensive player of the week after team-high nine tackles, 1.0 TFL for 3 yards and first interception of career; also returned two kickoffs for career-high 42 yards, including career long return of 32 yards, against Indiana on Nov. 7 ... named Big Ten co-Defensive Player of the Week as he made his first career start and had four tackles, 1.0 TFL for two yards, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble against Purdue on Oct. 31 ... 10 tackles with career-high 2.5 TFLs, 1.0 sack and one forced fumble against Iowa on Oct. 17 ... had one tackle, 0.5 sacks and a fumble recovery late in fourth quarter to end Minnesota's chance at game-tying drive on Oct. 3 ... had five tackles, including first sack of career, one pass breakup and four quarterback hurries against Michigan State on Sept. 26 ... named Big Ten and UW Special Teams Player of the Week after four tackles (all on special teams), a blocked punt which was recovered for a touchdown and a forced fumble against Wofford on Sept. 19 ... had one tackle, the first of his career, recorded his first-career pass breakup and returned one kickoff for 10 yards against Fresno State on Sept. 12 ... made Badger debut against Northern Illinois on Sept. 5.

First-team all-state and conference player of the year as a senior ... first-team all-conference, team captain and MVP ... defensive player of the year ( ... 72 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries ... 1,230 yards rushing and 19 TDs ... honorable mention all-region and first-team all-conference as a junior ... nine touchdowns and 633 yards rushing and eight tackles ... 241 rushing yards and 17 tackles as a sophomore ... three-time letterwinner in football ... also lettered in basketball, tennis and track and field ... placed fifth at state track meet in the shot put as a junior ... head coach was Ed Domsitz.

PERSONAL: Parents are Jeff and Zebbie Borland ... brother Mark played basketball at Wittenberg ... brother John played soccer at Army ... brother Matt played soccer at Wittenberg ... enjoys listening to music, reading and watching movies ... majoring in history.