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Wisconsin Football DE Rodas Johnson Enters the Transfer Portal

Wisconsin Football DE Rodas Johnson is on the move.



Wisconsin Badgers football DL Rodas Johnson
Sep 2, 2023; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Wisconsin Badgers defensive end Rodas Johnson (56) during the game against the Buffalo Bulls at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin football senior defensive lineman Rodas Johnson will enter the transfer portal after four seasons with the Badgers. 

Johnson will have one year of eligibility remaining at his next stop. 

Wisconsin Football Defensive End Rodas Johnson Enters the Transfer Portal

Johnson was a multi-year starter on the defensive line for Wisconsin, making ten starts in 2022 and eight starts in 2023.

In 34 career games with Wisconsin, Johnson recorded 50 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two pass deflections, and a forced fumble. 

This past season, the 6-foot-2, 295-pound defensive end registered 18 tackles and 0.5 sacks. It was a year of limited production for Johnson and the defensive line as a whole, as they only mustered up 9.5 sacks in 2023. 

Johnson came to UW as a member of the 2019 recruiting class, ranked as the No. 423 player in the nation and the No. 32 defensive tackle prospect. The former three-star prospect drew interest from Penn State, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, Cincinnati, and many others. 

The Badgers are looking for help at defensive line through the portal, and losing Johnson only adds pressure to the staff to bring in some extra bodies in the trenches. Wisconsin recently hosted Florida State transfer Ayobami Tifase on a visit and has a few other defensive line offers on the table at the moment. 

UW’s defensive line group will be something to watch closely during the offseason as the Badgers look to supplement the losses of Johnson and other outgoing seniors.

Johnson is now the ninth Wisconsin football player to enter the transfer portal.

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