Indispensable Badger #35

Counting down the days to Wisconsin opens training camp, Badger Nation's new summer feature will rank the 50 most indispensable players of the 2013 Wisconsin football team. Today we reveal No.35.

Nick Hill

Position:Linebacker

Experience:Redshirt Senior

Strengths:Hill is a strong linebacker that is quick off the ball despite having multiple knee injuries. He really has a knack for the football and was an eye-opening player during spring football.

Weaknesses:Hill's main weakness is his lack of experience at the collegiate level (only played two career games, both last year). With Hill being integrated more and more into the lineup, look for him to gain valuable football knowledge.

Overall: Hill has patiently waited his turn after redshirting his freshman year and not playing at all in 2010 and 2011. He also had to overcome some off-the-field issues that could have ended his career at Wisconsin before it even started.

Even though he lacks experience, Hill will make his way on the field more and more as the season progresses because of his veteran age. A well-known scout team player, Hill will try to build off his spring, where he played a lot of reps on the second-team defense, and provide solid depth, which is crucial for UW.

Up Next: With David Gilbert transferring to Miami and three senior defensive ends having serious injuries in their past, our No.34 player has shown a lot of promise to be a key contributor in UW's 3-4 defensive scheme.


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