Wisconsin Badgers football: Leonhard legend continues to grow

Jim Polzin
The Capital Times

The Jim Leonhard story just keeps getting better.

The former University of Wisconsin football star had another big game Saturday to help the Baltimore Ravens move within one victory of a trip to the Super Bowl.

Leonhard forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and had a 29-yard punt return that helped set up a field goal in Baltimore's 13-10 victory over the Tennessee Titans in an AFC playoff game in Nashville, Tenn.

A week ago, Leonhard had seven tackles, an interception and a half-sack in the sixth-seeded Ravens' victory over the Miami Dolphins.

Former Badgers Nick Greisen, a linebacker, and Matt Katula, a long-snapper, also play for the Ravens.

Another former UW player, Nick Hayden, saw his season come to an end Saturday night. Hayden, a rookie defensive lineman for the Carolina Panthers, had a tackle in a 33-13 loss to the Arizona Panthers in Charlotte, N.C.

Two other former Badgers, San Diego teammates Chris Chambers and Michael Bennett, will be in action Sunday when the Chargers take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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