Pat Richter (1991)

Football, Basketball, Baseball & Administration

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  • The Madison native is the last Badger to earn nine letters (three each in football, basketball and baseball)
  • Two-time first-team All-American on the gridiron, including consensus honors in 1962
  • Led the Big Ten in receiving twice (1961 and 1962) and earned all-conference accolades both times
  • Nation’s leading receiver as a junior with 47 catches for 817 yards and eight touchdowns
  • Set Rose Bowl records with 11 catches for 163 yards in the 1963 battle between No. 1 USC and second-ranked Wisconsin
  • Earned all-league honors in baseball three seasons, including first-team honors in 1963
  • Registered a streak of 10 consecutive games with at least two hits during the 1962 season
  • Won the Big Ten Medal of Honor (proficiency in athletics and academics) in 1963
  • An academic All-American in 1962, Richter was inducted into the Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 1992
  • First-round NFL draft choice (in 1963) of Washington, he played eight seasons for the Redskins
  • Member of the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame, the Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame and the Madison Pen and Mike Club-Bowman Sports Foundation Hall of Fame
  • Given the prestigious NCAA Silver Anniversary Award (for distinguished service) in 1988
  • Member of Wisconsin’s All-time Football Team, which was chosen in 1969
  • Named Director of Athletics at Wisconsin in 1989