Summer/Fall 1979 – Madison, WI
The Badgers go into the 1979 after losing two teammates.
On July 21 Wayne Souza, starting flanker, drowned while swimming in Lake Monona. Souza would have been a senior.
On the second day of spring practice, Jay Seiler, a freshman defensive back from Schofield, made what everyone later called a good, clean tackle
during a drill. He came to the sideline looking only slightly shaken, but minutes later collapsed and was rushed to a hospital. There
he spent a week in a coma with a massive blood clot on the brain before dying on April 7.
Wayne Souza (20)