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Wisconsin: Five players to watch

Christian details five Wisconsin players to watch in No. 5 LSU's matchup with the Badgers at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Lambeau Field.

Bart Houston

Size: 6-4, 224

Class: Senior

Hometown: Dublin, California 

High School: De La Salle High School

  • Houston has played in 15 games at Wisconsin and completed 29 of 51 passes for 295 yards and four touchdowns in his four-year career. He was also used Houston as a punter four times in the 2014 season. 

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Vince Biegel 

Size: 6-4, 246

Class: Senior 

Hometown: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 

High School: Lincoln High School 

  • Biegel is Wisconsin’s No. 1 defensive guy, there’s no disputing that. With the Badgers’ other middle linebacker T.J. Edwards being sidelined because of a foot injury, Biegel’s workload will increase. Biegel was a constantly moving puzzle piece in Wisconsin’s defense last season within now-LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda’s 3-4, deceptive scheme, shuffling from being a lone middle linebacker, to a down lineman position then drop into pass coverage.

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Robert Wheelwright

Size: 6-3, 211

Class: Senior

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

High School: Walnut Ridge High School

  • Wheelwright was the Badgers second leading receiver last season with 32 catches and 416 yards. His workload should increase this season with departure of former Badger wideout Alex Erickson, who caught 77 catchers for 916 yards in 2015.

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Corey Clement

Size: 5-11, 219

Class: Senior 

Hometown: Glassboro, New Jersey

High School: Glassboro High School 

  • Clement was in line for a breakout 2015 season, but hand and sports hernia injuries hampered him for most of the season. Back from injury, Clement could form a one-two punch with senior running back Dare Ogunbowale who rushed for 819 yards last season.

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Sojourn Shelton

Size: 5-9, 168

Class: Senior

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

High School: Plantation High School

  • Shelton, a senior from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has played in all 40 games throughout his three-season career. Shelton has 37 career starts, including 15 consecutive games at cornerback. He’s recorded five interceptions and 20 pass breakups, which tied for 12th-most in school history

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