Position: Defensive End
Experience: Redshirt Junior
2012 Stats: Played in 13 games with one start … Finished with four tackles (one solo) and one pass deflection … recorded two tackles at Indiana on Nov. 10 ... made first career start and broke up a pass at Nebraska on Sept. 29 ... blocked a PAT against UTEP on Sept. 22.
Strengths: Zagzebski has top notch athleticism and plays aggressively. He gets off the ball well and attacks the ball carrier quickly.
Weaknesses: Needs to work on his strength. He is also small compared to other defensive ends. He is also injury prone.
Overall: A weakside defensive end, Zagzebski is looking to contribute to the Badgers even more this season than he has in the past. Seeing action in 18 games over the past two seasons, Zagzebski will have plenty of experience when the season rolls around. He has plenty of experience which will help him be more effective.
Considered to be second on the depth chart behind Pat Muldoon, Zagzebski will have plenty of reps to positively affect the 3-4 defense. If Zagzebski stays injury free, look for him to make big plays week in and week out.
Up Next: After missing all of last season following shoulder surgery, our No.40 will spend this fall competing for a starting spot