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Five Fun Facts About Scott Tolzien Of The Packers

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on November 10, 2013

When Seneca Wallace got hurt while starting in place of an already injured Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers turned to Scott Tolzien who they had just signed to their practice squad a short time before. Backup quarterbacks never know when they will get the call to enter a game in the NFL, but Tolzien did not have to wait long at all. Here is a look at five fun facts about the man who it appears will take over the Packers offense for the time being.

He Beat Out Who?

Scott Tolzien won the 2010 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award as the nation’s outstanding senior quarterback in college football. The other finalists for the award that year who he would beat out were Andy Dalton of TCU (Bengals), Colin Kaepernick of Nevada (49ers), Christian Ponder of Florida State (Vikings), and Ricky Stanzi of Iowa.

Not Bad… Not Bad At All!

Scott Tolzien finished the 2010 season at Wisconsin with a .729 completion percentage. This was the best single season completion percentage in Wisconsin Badgers history.

TD Passes In One Game

The most touchdown passes Scott Tolzien would throw in one game while at Wisconsin was four. He did this three times. He did it against both Michigan and Michigan State in 2009. He also did it against Northwestern in 2010.

Two Of The Top Four

During his college career at Wisconsin, Scott Tolzien had two of the top four passing seasons in school history. This happened in 2009 when he threw for 2,705 yards, the second most ever in the history of Badgers football at the time, and then in 2010 when he threw for 2,459 yards. The 2011 season would see another Badgers quarterback pass both those marks when Russell Wilson became the first Wisconsin quarterback to have a 3,000+ yard season.

How’d He Measure Up?

At the NFL Scouting Combine held prior to the 2011 NFL Draft, Scott Tolzien was timed with a 4.93 second 40 yard dash. He was also measured to have a 29.5 inch vertical leap and a broad jump of nine feet eight inches.

Bonus: Scott Tolzien’s NFL Firsts

On November 10, 2013, Scott Tolzien got his first chance on an NFL field during the regular season. This came in a Packers loss to the Eagles after he came in to replace Seneca Wallace at quarterback. Wallace was hurt and starting in place of an injured Aaron Rodgers. His first NFL pass attempt was an incompletion thrown deep to Jordy Nelson. His first NFL completion went for 8 yards to tight end Andrew Quarless. His first NFL interception came on an intended throw to Jordy Nelson that was picked off by Brandon Boykin. His first NFL touchdown pass came from 22 yards out against Philadelphia that day and was caught by Brandon Bostick.

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