Wisconsin Badgers running back Brent Moss heads out behind his blockers but is grabbed around the ankle by Ohio State tackle Matt Bonhaus during a game in 1994. Moss died Sunday at age 50.

Former Wisconsin Badgers running back, Rose Bowl MVP Brent Moss dies

MADISON – Brent Moss, who helped Racine Park High School win the WIAA Division 1 state football title in 1988 and led Wisconsin to a Big Ten title in 1993 and a victory over UCLA in the 1994 Rose Bowl, died Sunday.

He was 50.

The cause of death was not immediately known.

“It is sad,” said Steve Stark, who was the starting right guard on the 1993 team. “It really is.”

Moss left Park with 4,678 yards and 78 touchdowns. His final high school game was a 34-31 overtime loss to Waukesha South in the 1989 Division 1 state semifinals.

Moss played three-plus seasons at UW after sitting out the 1990 season.

He rushed 61 times for 219 yards as a freshman in 1991 and then improved to 739 yards on 165 carries as a sophomore in 1992.

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