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Wisconsin Football Releases Week 3 Depth Chart vs. Georgia Southern



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Sep 9, 2023; Pullman, Washington, USA; Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Skyler Bell (11) and Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Bryson Green (9) celebrate after a touchdown against the Washington State Cougars in the second half at Gesa Field at Martin Stadium. Washington State won 31-22. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Madison, Wis. — Luke Fickell and the Wisconsin football team (1-1, 0-0 B1G) officially released its depth chart ahead of its week three matchup against Georgia Southern on September 16. 

Here is a look at where things stand for the Badgers heading into Week three.

Wisconsin Football Offensive Two-Deep Depth Chart 

Wisconsin football; Badgers QB Tanner Mordecai

Sep 9, 2023; Pullman, Washington, USA; Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Tanner Mordecai (8) throws a pass against the Washington State Cougars in the first half at Gesa Field at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports


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)


The Wisconsin football offensive depth chart has remained the same as the Badgers head into week three.

Wisconsin Football Defensive Two-Deep Depth Chart 

Wisconsin Football; Badgers defense

Sep 9, 2023; Pullman, Washington, USA; Wisconsin Badgers cornerback Ricardo Hallman (2) celebrates after play against the Washington State Cougars in the first half at Gesa Field at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-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: Maema Njongmeta (RS SR)

Backup: Tatum Grass (RS SR)

Middle Linebacker 

Starter: Jordan Turner (RS JR) OR Jake Chaney (JR)

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)


There is little to report for the Wisconsin football defense heading into week three. After a standout performance against Washington State, Preston Zachman has moved up to the preferred backup to Hunter Wohler and deserves to earn more snaps moving forward.

If Kamo’i Latu continues to struggle, Zachman might also be able to eat into his playing time. Otherwise, it’s business as usual for the Badgers.

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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