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Graham Mertz's big debut no surprise to Badgers teammates

Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz (5) tied team records with five touchdowns and 17 consecutive completions in the Badgers' 45-7 win against Illinois on Friday.


Graham Mertz hadn’t had a chance to check his phone by the time he spoke with reporters late Friday night.

When the University of Wisconsin’s redshirt freshman quarterback finally did reach his device, he was surely greeted by texts and calls from family and friends congratulating him on a star-making debut under center for the No. 14 Badgers.

Graham Mertz mug (2020)

He also found some celebrity shout-outs on his Twitter feed.