Indispensable Badger #25

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.25.

Brian Wozniak

Position: Tight End

Experience: Redshirt Senior

2012 Stats: Playing in all 14 games, starting 11. Recorded first career catch for four yards against Northern Iowa on Sept. 1. Finished the season with nine catches for 94 yards … Had a career-high 40 yards receiving against Purdue.

Strengths: Wozniak really has a knack for the football whenever it is in his vicinity. He displays an incredible ability to go up and catch a ball that is usually overthrown.

Weaknesses: Although he has plenty of strength, he seems to lack some body control when taking on more physical blockers or fighting off defenders.

Overall: Wisconsin has a history for producing NFL-ready tight ends, and Badgers fans expect nothing less with Wozniak. His 6-5 frame punishes opposing defenses whenever the ball is thrown to him. Wozniak is a powerful target for the Badgers when he is healthy, which has been his biggest obstacle throughout his career.

With a lack of depth at the wide receiver spot and with the Badgers having three senior tight ends, offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig is not afraid to put Wozniak on the field in multiple sets and spots because of his versatility.

Look for Wozniak to play plenty this season. His strength and experience will make him a leader both on and off the field for the Badgers and will impact them from day one.

Up Next: After battling though injuries the last two seasons, our No.24 player had a healthy and productive spring camp, which almost guaranteed him a starting spot in the fall


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