MADISON - After two seasons of sitting on the sidelines, Arthur Goldberg was called into emergency action when Warren Herring went down with a knee injury. Now Goldberg is being asked to be a force off the edge for Wisconsin in the 3-4 defense.
Moving over to the edge, thanks in part to sophomore Conor Sheehy’s emergence and the recognition of his talents by defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield, Goldberg and his 296 pound frame is hoping to be Wisconsin’s best outside pass rusher since J.J. Watt five years ago.
The junior has the potential, as he finished as the team’s top tackler on the defensive line a year ago with 25 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a half sack in 14 games last.
Working this season with the starting line next to Sheehy and redshirt sophomore Chikwe Obasih, Goldberg talks about his position switch, the growth of his game and the growth of his teammates.