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Joel Stave | Quarterback

Team: Wisconsin Badgers
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220

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Wisconsin redshirt senior QB Joel Stave completed 25-of-50 passes for 337 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 23-21 win over Nebraska.
The 50 pass attempts were three shy of the most Stave's thrown in a game during his career. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound redshirt senior's now compiled 1,386 passing yards with an 8/4 TD/INT ratio through six games. While the 337 yards on Saturday were certainly nice, Stave's not going to throw the ball 50 times a game moving forward and the lack of heft to the Badger offense this season makes him an uninspiring DFS option. Oct 10 - 8:50 PM

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TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline notes that there are a "number of scouts" who feel Wisconsin redshirt senior QB Joel Stave’s "best possibility at the next level is at the safety."

"Stave deserves credit for good completion percentage (over 60%) but his touchdown-to-interception ratio raises red-flags as do many of his throws," Pauline wrote. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound redshirt senior had a rough outing versus Iowa as he committed four turnovers in Wisconsin's 10-6 loss on Saturday. "Mechanical issues" aside, Pauline believes Stave "has never truly elevated his game at the quarterback spot."
Oct 6 - 3:56 PM

Wisconsin redshirt senior QB Joel Stave completed 13-of-17 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 28-3 win over Troy.

Ho-hum day for Stave. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound redshirt senior recorded a short rushing touchdown in the second quarter and broke through for a one-yard touchdown pass in the fourth, but the Badgers didn't really need offensive pyrotechnics against Troy. Through three games, Stave's thrown for a devilish 666 yards while recording a 6/2 TD/INT ratio. Wisconsin hosts Hawaii next week.
Sep 19 - 7:21 PM

Wisconsin redshirt senior QB Joel Stave completed 19-of-30 passes for 237 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's blowout win over Miami (OH).

Two of Stave's three touchdown passes went to wideout Robert Wheelwright as the Badgers cruised to a 58-0 victory. Through two games, Stave has passed for 464 yards with a 5/2 TD/INT ratio. Perhaps most encouragingly, the 6-foot-5, 220-pound redshirt senior has completed 65.2% of his passes after hitting just 53.4% in 2014.
Sep 12 - 4:15 PM

Wisconsin redshirt junior QB Joel Stave will start against Illinois, according to beat writer Jeff Potrykus.

Stave infamously dealt with the "yips" for weeks, meaning he was hesitant to pull the trigger on a number of throws. Tanney McEvoy started in his place, however, the Badgers had one of the worst passing attacks because of it. Stave entered the school's last game against Northwestern, completing 8 of 19 attempts for 114 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in the loss.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 12:13:00 PM

Wisconsin redshirt junior Joel Stave will be the school's No. 2 QB against Northwestern.

Stave recently said he has overcome his case of the yips, and has been more effective in practice while moving on from mistakes. With Tanner McEvoy, the team lacks a consistent passing attack. We expect to see Stave at some point this season.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 09:19:00 AM

Wisconsin redshirt junior QB Joel Stave told reporters he is getting closer to overcoming his case of the yips.

"I feel a lot better than I did about a month ago," Stave said. "Obviously, everything around that time was pretty emotional for me. I was upset and frustrated and everything that goes along with it." The "yips" is just a term for a quarterback being unable to pull the trigger on throws, focusing on previous mistakes. Stave is earning more and more second team reps in practice. The school has a below average passing attack with Tanner McEvoy as the starter.
Source: Fox Sports
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 09:57:00 AM

After telling reporters redshirt junior Joel Stave is dealing with a shoulder issue, Wisconsin HC Gary Andersen revealed the QB is not actually injured but is dealing with a case of the "yips."

"Is he injured?" Andersen said. "No. Is he ready to play right now? No. I used the word injury, so maybe bad choice of words." It is an interesting development, as Stave was definitely in the heat of the quarterback competition during the summer. "I've heard of that, too. The yips, a golfer who can't hit it straight and stuff like that," Stave said. I know I can throw the ball... It's not a lack of confidence. It's not a lack of preparation or anything like that. It's just a matter of getting back to feeling comfortable and feeling like the ball's coming out the way it should."
Source: Fox Sports
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 11:15:00 AM

Wisconsin redshirt junior QB Joel Stave is still dealing with a shoulder injury and will "miss time" moving forward.

In other words, Wisconsin seems to be shutting down Stave for the forseeable future so he can rest. This is likely the reason Stave did not enter the game against LSU when the Badgers started to struggle. Stave has been dealing with the shoulder issue since last yea'rs bowl game, and it flared up again this April.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 12:35:00 PM

Wisconsin junior QB Joel Stave will miss the remainder of spring practices due to a shoulder injury.

He suffered the malady during the Capital One Bowl and it hindered his work early on in the spring. The Badgers' coaching staff finally just decided it best to let him rest. Stave believes he'll be ready for summer camp.
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 11:11:00 PM

Wisconsin's QB situation appears to still be a three man race.

Joel Stave, Curt Phillips, and junior college transfer Tanner McEvoy are all competing for the top spot. The first two started a few games for the Badgers in 2012, in relief of failed transfer Danny O'Brien. "First-year coach Gary Andersen said recently Phillips and Stave had separated themselves from the others during spring practices," writes beat writer Tom Oates.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 05:35:00 PM

Wisconsin offensive coordinator Matt Canada announced that freshman QB Joel Stave has been cleared to practice and play.

Badgers interim head coach Barry Alvarez named Curt Phillips the starter, but Stave was the starter prior to suffering a season ending injury at the end of October. His broken collarbone appears to be healed, so Wisconsin has a decision on who will start for the team's bowl game.
Thu, Dec 27, 2012 02:08:00 PM

Wisconsin starting freshman QB Joel Stave will miss the remainder of the season with a broken collarbone.

This is the third time that Stave has broken his collarbone, and although he possibly could have returned for a bowl game, he has decided to rest until next season. The Badgers will likely revert back to transfer Danny O'Brien to lead the offense.
Sun, Oct 28, 2012 11:19:00 AM

Wisconsin freshman QB Joel Stave left Saturday's game against Michigan State with an apparent left arm or shoulder injury.

Stave was quickly taken to the locker room. The freshman starter was having a solid game, throwing for 125 yards and a touchdown through two quarters. We will update you as more information comes in.
Sat, Oct 27, 2012 05:22:00 PM

Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema announced Wednesday that redshirt freshman Joel Stave will get the start at QB against UTEP.

This was the expected move after Stave took the majority of first team reps all week. Maryland transfer Danny O'Brien had previously drawn all of the starts but was benched during the first half of the Utah State game. Surely coaches are hoping the youth injection at quarterback will jump start a currently putrid Badgers offense.
Thu, Sep 20, 2012 05:31:00 PM