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Former UW football player dies at 76

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MADISON (WQOW) --- Former UW Badger quarterback Ron Vander Kelen died Sunday of natural causes.

Vander Kelen was 76.

He was the 1963 Rose Bowl MVP for his fourth quarter performance that almost led Badgers to a win.  He broke multiple Rose Bowl records in that game.

Vander Kelen was a Wisconsin native who was born in Preble, Wisconsin.

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