Wisconsin linebacker Chris Orr’s story is unbelievable, but his pick-6 against Nebraska was almost as incredible.
Orr, who is returning from a torn right ACL he suffered in 2016, scored the first points of the Badgers’ game against the Huskers with this interception return for a touchdown.
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Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee tossed a swing pass to running back Devine Ozigbo, which bounced off Ozigbo’s helmet and into Orr’s hands.
Orr then raced 78 yards to give the Badgers a 7-0 first-quarter lead.
The pick-6 marked a high point for Orr’s comeback — he spent the better part of last season recovering from that ACL tear, which came after he was put into the Badgers’ starting lineup.
Meanwhile, that pick-6 was Lee’s fourth of the season. Lee, a transfer from Tulane, has thrown 10 interceptions on the season. That leads the FBS.
Orr, who’s playing a bigger role with the loss of linebacker Jack Cichy, seems to be hitting his stride on the Wisconsin defense.