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Wisconsin Football Releases Week 7 Depth Chart vs. Iowa

Here’s a look at the Wisconsin football two-deep heading into its Week 7 matchup vs. Iowa.



Wisconsin Badgers Football vs. Iowa
Nov 12, 2022; Iowa City, Iowa, USA; The line of scrimmage during the game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Wisconsin Badgers at Kinnick Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Madison, Wis. — Luke Fickell and the Wisconsin Badgers football team (4-1, 2-0 B1G) officially released their depth chart ahead of its week seven matchup against Iowa on Saturday, October 14. 

Here is a look at where things stand heading into Week 7. 

Wisconsin Football Offensive Two-Deep Depth Chart 

Wisconsin Badgers football running back Braelon Allen vs. Rutgers

Oct 7, 2023; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Braelon Allen (0) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


Starter: Tanner Mordecai (SR)

Backup: Braedyn Locke (RS FR)

Running Back

Starter: Braelon Allen (JR)

Backup: Jackson Acker (RS SO)

Wide Receiver

Starter: Chimere Dike (SR)

Backup: Quincy Burroughs (RS FR)

Wide Receiver

Starter: Bryson Green (JR)

Backup: C.J. Williams (SO)

Slot Wide Receiver

Starter: Will Pauling (RS SO)

Backup: Skyler Bell (RS SO) OR Vinny Anthony (SO)

Tight End

Starter: Hayden Rucci (SR)

Backup: Tucker Ashcraft (FR)

Left Tackle

Starter: Jack Nelson (RS JR)

Backup: Nolan Rucci (RS SO)

Left Guard

Starter: Joe Huber (RS JR)

Backup: Joe Brunner (RS FR)


Starter: Tanor Bortolini (RS JR)

Backup: Dylan Barrett (SO)

Right Guard

Starter: Michael Furtney (RS SR)

Backup: JP Benzschwael (RS SO)

Right Tackle

Starter: Riley Mahlman (RS SO)

Backup: Trey Wedig (RS JR)

There are no changes to report on the Wisconsin football depth chart ahead of their matchup against the Iowa Hawkeyes. It’s a formality, but the Badgers backup center would most likely be Jake Renfro, considering he finally got in a whole week of practice.

Badgers Defensive Two-Deep Depth Chart 

Wisconsin football; Badgers defense celebrates against Rutgers

Oct 7, 2023; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Wisconsin Badgers linebacker C.J. Goetz (98) celebrates following a tackle during the second quarter against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive End 

Starter: Rodas Johnson (RS SR)

Backup: Cade McDonald (RS JR)

Nose Tackle 

Starter: Gio Paez (RS SR)

Backup: Ben Barten (RS JR)

Defensive End 

Starter: James Thompson Jr. (RS JR)

Backup: Darian Varner (RS JR)

Outside Linebacker 

Starter: Darryl Peterson (RS JR)

Backup: Kaden Johnson (RS JR)

Middle Linebacker 

Starter: Jordan Turner (RS JR)

Backup: Tatum Grass (RS SR)

Middle Linebacker 

Starter: Maema Njongmeta (RS SR) OR Jake Chaney (JR)

Backup: Tatum Grass (RS SR)

Outside Linebacker 

Starter: C.J. Goetz (RS SR)

Backup: Jeff Pietrowski (RS JR)


Starter: Alexander Smith (RS SR)

Backup: Nyzier Fourqurean (JR)


Starter: Ricardo Hallman (RS SO)

Backup: Jonas Duclona (Fr)

Slot Corner 

Starter: Jason Maitre (RS SR)

Backup: Owen Arnett (RS SO)


Starter: Hunter Wohler (JR)

Backup: Preston Zachman (RS SO) OR Austin Brown (SO)


Starter: Kamo’i Latu (SR)

Backup: Travian Blaylock (RS SR)


Again, this is more of a formality, but the Wisconsin Badgers football coaching staff appears to favor Preston Zachman and Austin Brown over Travian Blaylock at safety. However, the snap counts from this past weekend make it clear that Jake Chaney is, in fact, the starter of Maema Njongmeta at this point.

Special Teams Two-Deep Depth Chart 

Wisconsin Badgers football punter Atticus Bertrams

Wisconsin punter Atticus Bertrams (49) punts for 42 yds during the second quarter of the game against Buffalo on Saturday September 2, 2023 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis.


Starter: Atticus Bertrams (Fr)

Backup: Jack Van Dyke (JR)


Starter: Nathaniel Vakos (SO)

Backup: Nate Van Zelst (RS SO)


Starter: Jack Van Dyke (JR)

Backup: Gavin Lahm (SO)


Starter: Peter Bowden (RS SR)

Backup: Keane Bessert (FR)

Punt Returner

Starter: Chimere Dike (SR)

Backup: Will Pauling (RS SO)

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