Making his first start for the University of Wisconsin football team, redshirt freshman quarterback Graham Mertz had Twitter buzzing Friday night, tying a school record with 17 consecutive completions to open the game while also completing 20 of 21 passes overall for 248 yards and five touchdowns in the Badgers' 45-7 season-opening victory over the Illinois Fighting Illini at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
See what fans, talking heads and some of the NFL's top players — including former Badgers star J.J. Watt — were tweeting about the Kansas native's eye-opening play:
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Graham Mertz has tested positive for COVID-19, sources told the State Journal on Sunday. As with all positive tests that occur using the daily rapid antigen tests, Mertz will be taking a PCR nasal swab test in order to confirm his diagnosis.
Mertz was 20 of 21 passing, setting a program record for completion percentage (.952), and tied program records with five touchdown passes and 17 consecutive completions.
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