Badgers freshmen watch: Game 1

BY Dave Heller • September 9, 2015

We're back with another edition looking at the playing time and statistics of the younger players on the roster of the Wisconsin Badgers.

Unlike last season, it doesn't appear as though many "true" freshmen will see the field for UW this season (despite a great number on the roster). Because of this, I'll go back to including "true" sophomores this season as well. And, of course, redshirt freshmen, a handful or more of which should play.

Against Alabama, the clear standout was inside linebacker T.J. Edwards. His game wasn't perfect by any means, but he stood out statistically.

Here's the complete rundown:

"TRUE" FRESHMEN

Olive Sagapolu, NT

Alabama: Played, did not record a statistic

Have not played

Connor Allen, P; Zack Baun, OLB; Titus Booker, CB;  Ty DeForest, ILB; Jon Dietzen, OL; Ian Dretzka, OL; David Edwards, TE; Jason Erdmann, OL; Kevin Estes, OL; Arrington Farrar, S; Mitchell Herl, TE; Zach Hintze, K; Alex Hornibrook, QB; Henry Houden, WR; Kraig Howe, DE; Alec Ingold, ILB; Andrew James, WR; Tyler Johnson, OLB; Troy Laufenberg, RB; David Moorman, OL; Kyle Penniston, TE; David Plaff, DE; Max Praschak, OLB; Gunner Roberge, NT; Andrew Ruzek, DE; Bradrick Shaw, RB; Elijah Strong, CB; Kelly Thomas, DE; Nick Thomas, ILB; Bret Verstegen, S; Jake Whalen, OLB

REDSHIRT FRESHMEN

Ryan Connelly, ILB

Alabama: 1 tackle (assisted)

Taiwan Deal, RB

Alabama: 6 carries for 14 yards, 1 catch for 4 yards

Have not played

Ben Benzschawel, OL; Evan Bondoc, S; Brett Connors, OL; D.J. Gillens, RB; Billy Hirschfield, DE; Claeb Kinlaw, RB; Jacob Maxwell, OL; Jeremy Patterson, NT; George Panos, OL; P.J. Roskowski, P; Peter Roy, WR; Mark Saari, RB

"TRUE" SOPHOMORES

Have not played

John Damrow, TE; Lubern Figaro, S; Ricky Finco, WR; George Rushing, WR; Krenwick Sanders, WR

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