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Wisconsin wide receiver Vinny Anthony (86) makes a move on Maryland defensive lineman Greg China-Rose (0) after a reception during the third quarter of their game Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis.

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Recruiting or plan? Either way, Wisconsin did not get much out of its freshman class in 2022.

While 13 first-year players saw action under Paul Chryst and Jim Leonhard only a handful appeared in more than a couple of games.

Just three played in more than four games, meaning they lost their redshirt. The biggest impact among the trio? Kicker Gavin Lahm, who took over kickoff duties after missing three of the four games of the season. Even then he had touchbacks on just 40.5% of his kickoffs with none in the final three games (although that might have been by design). For comparison’s sake, Jack Van Dyke had a 71.4% touchback rate in his five games this season, 44.2% in 2021 and 47.1% as a freshman. So, yeah, this is a low bar as far as “impact.”

The other two players to appear in more than four games were wide receiver Vinny Anthony and safety Austin Brown.

Anthony, according to Pro Football Focus, appeared in 35 offensive snaps. The wide receiver was never targeted. He did have three jet sweeps which netted 14 yards with a long of seven.

Brown had 51 snaps – 26 of those came vs. New Mexico State and 14 at Northwestern, the last time he appeared on the field on defense. Brown had two tackles and one quarterback hurry.

The three players with 5+ games has been a trend for Wisconsin – it’s the third consecutive year that occurred. Of course, Braelon Allen was one of the three last year and Nick Herbig in 2020. Both of those guys had a bit more of an impact on Wisconsin’s season than this year’s Badgers trio.

Overall, 12 freshmen saw action of Wisconsin this season. Since the four-game rule came into effect, this is the range the Badgers have been in – with the exception of 2019 when only six played. In the other years it’s been 13, 12 and 10. 

Also, 15 redshirt freshmen played, up from 10 and 11 the previous two seasons.

We’re not sure how new head coach Luke Fickell will use first-year players. Upon quick glance, not many played for Cincinnati this year. The biggest impact player was 6-foot-3 cornerback (yes, we said 6-3) Jonquis “JQ” Hardaway, who had seven tackles, two for loss and a sack.

Oh, and he’s already entered the transfer portal.

Here’s the complete rundown of the young Badgers – we also include non-redshirt sophomores -- after 12 games:

"TRUE" FRESHMEN
WR Vinny Anthony
Illinois State: Played, did not record a statistic
Washington State: Did not play
New Mexico State: Played, did not record a statistic
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Illinois: Played, did not record a statistic
Northwestern: 2 rush, 11 yards
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Purdue: Played, did not record a statistic
Maryland: Started, 1 rush, 3 yards
Iowa: Played, did not record a statistic
Nebraska: Did not play
Minnesota: Did not play
Season totals: 3 rush, 14 yards

S Austin BrownIllinois State: 1 tackle (solo)
Washington State: Played, did not record a statistic
New Mexico State: Played, did not record a statistic
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Illinois: Played, did not record a statistic
Northwestern: 1 tackle (solo), QBH
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Purdue: Played, did not record a statistic
Maryland: Played, did not record a statistic
Iowa: Played, did not record a statistic
Nebraska: Played, did not record a statistic
Minnesota: Played, did not record a statistic
Season totals: 2 tackles (2 solo), QBH

OL Joe BrunnerIllinois State: Played, did not record a statistic
Washington State: Did not play
New Mexico State: Played, did not record a statistic
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Illinois: Did not play
Northwestern: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Purdue: Did not play
Maryland: Did not play
Iowa: Did not play
Nebraska: Played, did not record a statistic
Minnesota: Did not play
Season totals: n/a

QB Myles BurkettIllinois State: Played, did not record a statistic
Washington State: Did not play
New Mexico State: 4-of-5 passing, 84 yards
Ohio State: Did not play
Illinois: Did not play
Northwestern: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Purdue: Did not play
Maryland: Did not play
Iowa: Did not play
Nebraska: Did not play
Minnesota: Did not play
Season totals: 4-of-5 passing, 84 yards

OL John CliffordIllinois State: Did not play
Washington State: Did not play
New Mexico State: Did not play
Ohio State: Did not play
Illinois: Played, did not record a statistic
Northwestern: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Purdue: Did not play
Maryland: Did not play
Iowa: Did not play
Nebraska: Did not play
Minnesota: Did not play
Season totals: n/a

S Charlie JarvisIllinois State: Did not play
Washington State: Did not play
New Mexico State: Did not play
Ohio State: Did not play
Illinois: Did not play
Northwestern: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Purdue: Played, did not record a statistic
Maryland: Played, did not record a statistic
Iowa: Did not play
Nebraska: Did not play
Minnesota: Did not play
Season totals: n/a

CB Avyonne JonesIllinois State: Did not play
Washington State: Did not play
New Mexico State: 1 tackle (solo)
Ohio State: Did not play
Illinois: Did not play
Northwestern: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Purdue: Did not play
Maryland: Did not play
Iowa: Did not play
Nebraska: Did not play
Minnesota: Did not play
Season totals: 1 tackle (solo)

DL Gabe KirschkeIllinois State: Did not play
Washington State: Did not play
New Mexico State: Did not play
Ohio State: Did not play
Illinois: Did not play
Northwestern: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Purdue: Did not play
Maryland: Did not play
Iowa: Played, did not record a statistic
Nebraska: Did not play
Minnesota: Did not play
Season totals: n/a

K Gavin LahmIllinois State: Did not play
Washington State: Did not play
New Mexico State: 11 kickoffs, 6 touchbacks
Ohio State: Did not play
Illinois: 3 kickoffs, 3 touchbacks
Northwestern: 2 kickoffs, 1 touchback
Michigan State: 2 kickoffs, 0 touchbacks
Purdue: 6 kickoffs, 5 touchbacks
Maryland: 6 kickoffs, 2 touchbacks
Iowa: 3 kickoffs, 0 touchbacks
Nebraska: 4 kickoffs, 0 touchbacks
Minnesota: 5 kickoffs, 0 touchbacks
Season totals: 38 kickoffs, 22 touchbacks

NT Curt NealIllinois State: Did not play
Washington State: Did not play
New Mexico State: Did not play
Ohio State: Did not play
Illinois: Did not play
Northwestern: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Purdue: Played, did not record a statistic
Maryland: 2 tackles (1 solo)
Iowa: 1 tackle
Nebraska: Did not play
Minnesota: Did not play
Season totals: 3 tackles (1 solo)

OL Barrett NelsonIllinois State: Did not play
Washington State: Did not play
New Mexico State: Did not play
Ohio State: Did not play
Illinois: Did not play
Northwestern: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Purdue: Played, did not record a statistic
Maryland: Did not play
Iowa: Did not play
Nebraska: Did not play
Minnesota: Did not play
Season totals: n/a

ILB Aidan VaughanIllinois State: Did not play
Washington State: Played, did not record a statistic
New Mexico State: Did not play
Ohio State: Did not play
Illinois: Did not play
Northwestern: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Purdue: Did not play
Maryland: Did not play
Iowa: Did not play
Nebraska: Did not play
Minnesota: Did not play
Season totals: n/a

Have not playedOL Travis Alvin, WR Chris Brooks Jr., OL Drew Evans, WR Cam Fane, FB Zach Gloudeman, QB Marshall Howe, CB Lee Hutton, CB A’Khoury Lyde, S Devin Magil, WR Tommy McIntosh, DL Tristan Monday, TE JT Seagreaves, WR Cole Toennies, S Jackson Trudgeon, S Cade Yacamelli

Out for the seasonILB Luna Larson

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REDSHIRT FRESHMEN
FB Jackson Acker
Illinois State: Played, did not record a statistic
Washington State: Played, did not record a statistic
New Mexico State: Started, 1 rec., 13 yards
Ohio State: 1 rec., 2 yards, TD
Illinois: Played, did not record a statistic
Northwestern: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: Started, did not record a statistic
Purdue: Started, did not record a statistic
Maryland: Started, 1 rec., 24 yards
Iowa: Started, did not record a statistic
Nebraska: 1 tackle (solo)
Minnesota: Started, 2 rec., 34 yards
Season totals:
* 5 rec., 74 yards, TD; 1 tackle (solo)

S Owen Arnett
Illinois State: Played, did not record a statistic
Washington State: Did not play
New Mexico State: 3 tackles (3 solo)
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Illinois: Did not play
Northwestern: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Purdue: Played, did not record a statistic
Maryland: Played, did not record a statistic
Iowa: Did not play
Nebraska: Did not play
Minnesota: Did not play
Season totals: 3 tackles (3 solo)

WR Skyler Bell
Illinois State: Started, 2 rec., 12 yards
Washington State: Started, 2 rec., 17 yards; 3 rush, 12 yards
New Mexico State: Started, 4 rec., 108 yards, 2 TD
Ohio State: Started, 4 rec., 55 yards
Illinois: Started, 1 rec., 19 yards
Northwestern: Started, 2 rec., 36 yards, TD
Michigan State: Started, 3 rec., 24 yards; 1 rush, 27 yards
Purdue: Started, 4 rec., 87 yards, TD; 1 rush, -1 yard
Maryland: 3 rush, 52 yards
Iowa: Started, 4 rec., 46 yards
Nebraska: Started, 1 rec., 10 yards; 1 rush, 10 yards
Minnesota: Started, 2 rec., 16 yards; 1 rush, 1 yard
Season totals: 29 rec., 439 yards, 4 TD; 12 rush, 114 yards

OL J.P. Benzschawel
Illinois State: Did not play
Washington State: Did not play
New Mexico State: Played, did not record a statistic
Ohio State: Did not play
Illinois: Did not play
Northwestern: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Purdue: Did not play
Maryland: Did not play
Iowa: Did not play
Nebraska: Did not play
Minnesota: Did not play
Season totals: n/a

OLB T.J. Bollers
Illinois State: 2 tackles (2 solo)
Washington State: Played, did not record a statistic
New Mexico State: Played, did not record a statistic
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Illinois: Played, did not record a statistic
Northwestern: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Purdue: State: Played, did not record a statistic
Maryland: Did not play
Iowa: Did not play
Nebraska: Played, did not record a statistic
Minnesota: Played, did not record a statistic
Season totals: 2 tackles (2 solo)

RB Grover Bortoliotti
Illinois State: Did not play
Washington State: Did not play
New Mexico State: Did not play
Ohio State: Did not play
Illinois: Did not play
Northwestern: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Purdue: Played, did not record a statistic
Maryland: Played, did not record a statistic
Iowa: Played, did not record a statistic
Nebraska: Played, did not record a statistic
Minnesota: Played, did not record a statistic
Season totals: n/a

CB Ricardo Hallman
Illinois State: Started, 4 tackles (3 solo)
Washington State: Started, 1 tackle (solo)
New Mexico State: Started, INT, PBU
Ohio State: Started, PBU
Illinois: Started, did not record a statistic
Northwestern: Started, 1 tackle (solo), PBU
Michigan State: Started, 2 tackles (1 solo), .5 TFL
Purdue: Played, did not record a statistic
Maryland: Did not play
Iowa: Did not play
Nebraska: Played, did not record a statistic
Minnesota: Did not play
Season totals: 8 tackles (6 solo), INT, 3 PBU, .5 TFL

OL Riley Mahlman
Illinois State: Started, did not record a statistic
Washington State: Did not play
New Mexico State: Did not play
Ohio State: Did not play
Illinois: Did not play
Northwestern: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Purdue: Played, did not record a statistic
Maryland: Started, did not record a statistic
Iowa: Started, did not record a statistic
Nebraska: Started, did not record a statistic
Minnesota: Started, did not record a statistic
Season totals: n/a

OLB Darryl Peterson
Illinois State: 2 tackles (1 solo)
Washington State: Played, did not record a statistic
New Mexico State: 5 tackles (1 solo), 2 QBH
Ohio State: 2 tackles (1 solo)
Illinois: 2 tackles (2 solo)
Northwestern: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: 1 tackle
Purdue: Started, 3 tackles (1 solo)
Maryland: 3 tackles (2 solo)
Iowa: 1 tackle (solo), FR
Nebraska: 2 tackles (2 solo), sack, TFL
Minnesota: Started, 3 tackles (2 solo), sack, TFL
Season totals: 23 tackles (12 solo), 2 sacks, 2 TFL, 2 QBH, FR

TE Jack Pugh
Illinois State: Did not play
Washington State: Did not play
New Mexico State: Did not play
Ohio State: Did not play
Illinois: Did not play
Northwestern: Did not play
Purdue: Did not play
Maryland: Did not play
Iowa: Did not play
Nebraska: Did not play
Minnesota: Played, did not record a statistic

ILB Jake Ratzlaff
Illinois State: Played, did not record a statistic
Washington State: Did not play
New Mexico State: Did not play
Ohio State: Did not play
Illinois: Did not play
Northwestern: Did not play
Purdue: 1 tackle (solo)
Maryland: Did not play
Iowa: Did not play
Nebraska: Did not play
Minnesota: Did not play
Season totals: 1 tackle (solo)

OL Nolan Rucci
Illinois State: Played, did not record a statistic
Washington State: Did not play
New Mexico State: Played, did not record a statistic
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Illinois: Did not play
Northwestern: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Purdue: Did not play
Maryland: Did not play
Iowa: Did not play
Nebraska: Did not play
Minnesota: Did not play
Season totals: n/a

ILB Bryan Sanborn
Illinois State: Played, did not record a statistic
Washington State: Played, did not record a statistic
New Mexico State: 3 tackles (2 solo)
Ohio State: Did not play
Illinois: Did not play
Northwestern: 2 tackles
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Purdue: Played, did not record a statistic
Maryland: 1 tackle (solo)
Iowa: Played, did not record a statistic
Nebraska: Played, did not record a statistic
Minnesota: Played, did not record a statistic
Season totals: 6 tackles (3 solo)

ILB Garrison Solliday
Illinois State: Played, did not record a statistic
Washington State: Did not play
New Mexico State: Did not play
Ohio State: Did not play
Illinois: Did not play
Northwestern: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Purdue: Did not play
Maryland: Did not play
Iowa: Played, did not record a statistic
Nebraska: Did not play
Minnesota: Did not play
Season totals: n/a

K Nate Van Zelst
Illinois State: Did not play
Washington State: Did not play
New Mexico State: 1-for-1 FG (27), 9-for-9 XP
Ohio State: 3-for-3 XP
Illinois: 1-for-1 FG (39), 1-for-1 XP
Northwestern: 0-for-1 FG (35 miss), 6-for-6 XP
Michigan State: 4-for-4 XP
Purdue: 5-for-5 XP
Maryland: 3-for-4 FG (33 miss, 38, 35, 28), 2-for-2 XP
Iowa: 1-for-1 FG (24), 1-for-1 XP
Nebraska: 1-for-2 FG (39 miss, 25)
Minnesota: 3-for-3 FG (40, 43, 36), 1-for-1 XP
Season totals: 10-for-13 FG, 32-for-32 XP

Have not played
WR Alex Moeller, LS Zach Zei

Out for the season
CB Al Ashford
DE Mike Jarvis

Transferring
WR Markus Allen
QB Deacon Hill

"TRUE" SOPHOMORES
RB Braelon Allen
Illinois State: Started, 14 rush, 148 yards, 2 TD
Washington State: Started, 21 rush, 98 yards
New Mexico State: Started, 14 rush, 86 yards, 3 TD
Ohio State: Started, 23 rush, 165 yards, TD; 3 rec., 6 yards; 1-for-1 passing, 10 yards
Illinois: Started, 8 rush, 2 yards; 0-for-1 passing
Northwestern: Started, 23 rush, 135 yards; 1 rec., 10 yards, 1-for-1 passing, 23 yards, TD
Michigan State: Started, 29 rush, 123 yards, 2 TD; 3 rec., 33 yards
Purdue: Started, 16 rush, 113 yards, TD; 1 rec., 39 yards
Maryland: Started, 23 rush, 119 yards, TD
Iowa: Started, 18 rush, 45 yards; 1 rec., 4 yards
Nebraska: Started, 18 rush, 92 yards
Minnesota: Did not play
Season totals: 208 rush, 1,126 yards (5.4 avg.), 10 TD; 11 rec., 104 yards; 2-for-3 passing, 33 yards, TD

ILB Jake Chaney
Illinois State: 3 tackles
Washington State: 2 tackles (1 solo)
New Mexico State: 4 tackles (3 solo), INT
Ohio State: 4 tackles (2 solo)
Illinois: 5 tackles (1 solo), .5 TFL
Northwestern: Started, 4 tackles (4 solo), QBH
Michigan State: Did not play
Purdue: 5 tackles (1 solo), 1.5 TFL sack
Maryland: Started, 3 tackles (1 solo)
Iowa: 3 tackles (3 solo)
Nebraska: 1 tackle
Minnesota: 3 tackles (2 solo), QBH
Season totals: 37 tackles (18 solo), 2 TFL, sack, 2 QBH, INT

WR Keontez Lewis
Illinois State: Played, did not record a statistic
Washington State: 2 rec., 62 yards
New Mexico State: 1 rec., 18 yards, TD
Ohio State: 1 tackle (solo)
Illinois: 1 rec., 22 yards
Northwestern: 1 rec., 6 yards
Michigan State: 2 rec., 14 yards, TD
Purdue: 1 rec., 6 yards
Maryland: 1 rec., 21 yards
Iowa: 3 rec., 71 yards, TD
Nebraska: 3 rec., 31 yards
Minnesota: 2 rec., 36 yards
Season totals: 17 rec., 287 yards, 3 TD

S Hunter Wohler
Illinois State: Started, 3 tackles, 1 TFL
Washington State: Did not play
New Mexico State: Did not play
Ohio State: Did not play
Illinois: Did not play
Northwestern: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Purdue: Did not play
Maryland: 3 tackles (1 solo), INT
Iowa: 6 tackles (3 solo)
Nebraska: 3 tackles (2 solo)
Minnesota: 4 tackles (4 solo), TFL
Season totals: 16 tackles (8 solo), 2 TFL, INT