2012 Stats: Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules. Playing in 10 games during the 2011 season at Dubuque … scored one receiving touchdown and recorded 49 all-purpose yards ... had 17 tackles ... team was Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champions.
Strengths: High football IQ and strong fullback that has a promising future for the Badgers.
Weaknesses: Little experience at the college level and is considered by many to be "too small."
Overall: The former Waukesha (WI) West standout is considered by many as Derek Watt's backup. Others feel as though he is third on the fullback depth chart, but MacCudden has a work ethic that will attempt to show everyone that he deserves the backup role, not to mention play a key part in UW's revamped special teams.
At 5-foot-11 and weighing 207 pounds, MacCudden is the shortest of all the fullbacks but makes up for his size with his strength. MacCudden doesn't come off as a powerful fullback but will surprise defenders. MacCudden has no experience at the Division I level and by the looks of it and will likely only play if Watt is injured at all.
He still is a strong commodity that has a great wealth of football knowledge. He will play a few snaps here and there but is slated to be a key catalyst for UW on all four special teams units.
Up Next: One of UW's few healthy men in the trenches this past spring, our No.45 player is looking to finally crack Wisconsin's starting lineup for the first time.