Madison, WI (Sports Network) - A year after Russell Wilson guided Wisconsin to a Big Ten title and an appearance in the Rose Bowl, the Badgers added another coveted graduate transfer quarterback on Wednesday.
Danny O'Brien, who started 17 games at Maryland over the last two years, will transfer to Wisconsin.
"We're excited that Danny has chosen to attend Wisconsin," Badgers head coach Bret Bielema said. "The first thing we did when we were aware of Danny's interest was to try and find out what type of person he was and if he would fit into our program. From our dealings with him and all the things I have heard from those who have been around him, he is a tremendous person and has great character. He had a fantastic visit and our current players who met him came away impressed. Having graduated from Maryland in just three years, you know right away that he is a smart kid."
O'Brien, who won ACC rookie of the year honors in 2010 after passing for 2,438 yards and 22 touchdowns, struggled last season under the guidance of new head coach Randy Edsall.
He threw for 1,648 yards and seven scores, but was intercepted 10 times before fracturing his left arm against Notre Dame on November 12, costing him the rest of the season.
O'Brien has two years of elibility remaining.