Two UW Football Players Die
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)
Jay Seiler