Meet Scott Tolzien – Green Bay Packers backup QB

Scott Tolzien, a UW-Madison product, was signed this week off the Packers practice squad to backup starting quarterback Seneca Wallace. Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports photograph

With Aaron Rodgers going down on Sunday night, the Green Bay Packers were left with only one healthy quarterback on their active roster. On Nov. 6, packers.com reported that the team signed Scott Tolzien.

Tolzien, a third-year player who has spent time with time with both the San Diego Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers, will fill the vacant spot behind Seneca Wallace.

Tolzien is no stranger to Wisconsin-native Packers fans, playing his college ball at the University of Wisconsin. As a redshirt junior,  Tolzien set a school record for pass completions in a season with 211. That same season he led the Badgers to an upset victory over a higher-ranked Miami Hurricanes team in the Champs Sports Bowl.

The following season, Tolzien set a school record for completion percentage, completing 72.9 percent of his passes, which was good for second best all-time in the Big Ten Conference. In addition to this, Tolzien along with the best running back corps in the country at that time, consisting of John Clay, Montee Ball and James White, led the team to an 11-1 record and a trip to the Rose Bowl.

While boasting an impressive college resume, Tolzien has not appeared in a regular-season game during his three-year career, and as long as Seneca Wallace can stay healthy, it should remain that way.

Topics: Green Bay Packers, Scott Tolzien

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