Indispensable Badger #15

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.15.

Ethan Armstrong

Position: Linebacker

Experience: Redshirt Senior

2012 Stats: Started all 14 games after missing the end of the 2011 season (hip surgery) … Finished with 95 tackles (54 solo) that was a career high by 64 tackles … Set a new career high in tackles with 12 at Penn State … Recorded his first-career interception against Minnesota.

Strengths: Armstrong is an aggressive linebacker that is deceptively quick. Like Chris Borland, he has a nose for the football and loves to get in on every tackle he possibly can.

Weaknesses:Armstrong does not have many weaknesses, but he lacks some ability when it comes to his reads and his technique that has improved with every start.

Overall: Armstrong does not lack any experience, which he will use to his advantage. He has played in 39 games his entire career and will play in plenty more this season if he can stay healthy. His aggressiveness makes him and Borland a powerful presence in the Badgers new 3-4 defense.

Look for Armstrong to disrupt offenses each and every play. His strength and aggressiveness will shine this season and he will be a major contributor this season for the Badgers.

Up Next: After quickly picking up the position last year, our No.14 player was a key component in multiple areas for Wisconsin, and looks to be an even bigger weapon this season.

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