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Wisconsin Football Releases Week 2 Depth Chart vs. Washington State



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Madison, Wis. — Luke Fickell and the Wisconsin football team officially released its depth chart ahead of its week two road matchup against Washington State on September 9. 

Here is a look at where things stand heading into Week two:

Wisconsin Football Offensive Two-Deep Depth Chart 


Starter: Tanner Mordecai (SR)

Backup: Braedyn Locke (RS FR)

Running Back

Starter: Braelon Allen (JR)

Backup: Chez Mellusi (SR)

Wide Receiver

Starter: Chimere Dike (SR)

Backup: Keontez Lewis (JR)

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 on the Wisconsin football depth chart for Phil Longo and the Badgers offense heading into week two against Washington State.

I’ll be interested to see if UW rotates in any other offensive lineman against the Cougars since Trey Wedig was the only reserve who earned snaps.

Wisconsin Football Defensive Two-Deep Depth Chart 

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: Maema Njongmeta (RS SR)

Backup: Jake Chaney (JR)

Middle Linebacker 

Starter: Jordan Turner (RS JR) 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: Austin Brown (SO) OR Preston Zachman (RS SO)


Starter: Kamo’i Latu (SR)

Backup: Travian Blaylock (RS SR)

There are also no changes for Mike Tressel’s defensive unit heading into week two. Worth noting is that several players in two-deep never saw the field in week one — so it’ll be worth monitoring to see how the rotations evolve after a week of game tape.

Wisconsin football played just four cornerbacks in the season opener — and four outside linebackers (shocked we didn’t see T.J. Bollers), so I’m curious to see if the Badgers rotate in a few younger guys to get them experience.

Special Teams Two-Deep Depth Chart 


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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