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Wisconsin Football Releases Week 4 Depth Chart vs. Purdue



Wisconsin football; Badgers take on Purdue
Oct 22, 2022; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; The Wisconsin Badgers line up for a play during the first quarter against the Purdue Boilermakers at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Madison, Wis. — Luke Fickell and the Wisconsin football team (2-1, 0-0 B1G) officially released their depth chart ahead of its week four matchup against Purdue on Friday, September 22. 

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

Wisconsin Football Offensive Two-Deep Depth Chart 

Wisconsin football; Badgers QB Tanner Mordecai

Sep 16, 2023; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Tanner Mordecai (8) scrambles with the football during the second quarter against the Georgia Southern Eagles 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: Chez Mellusi (SR)

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)


The only change on the Wisconsin football offensive depth chart this week is redshirt freshman Quincy Burroughs entering the two-deep instead of Keontez Lewis, who recently entered the transfer portal.

Wisconsin Football Defensive Two-Deep Depth Chart

Wisconsin football; Badgers safety Kamo'i Latu

Sep 16, 2023; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Georgia Southern Eagles wide receiver Khaleb Hood (7) rushes with the football after catching a pass during the first quarter against the Wisconsin Badgers 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: 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 nothing new to report for the Wisconsin football defensive two-deep depth chart ahead of its matchup vs. Purdue.

Special Teams Two-Deep Depth Chart 

Wisconsin football; Badgers WR Chimere Dike

Sep 16, 2023; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Chimere Dike (13) carries the football as Georgia Southern Eagles defensive back Damel Hickman (4) defends during the third quarter at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


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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