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A kicker looking for a rebound and a punter looking to make a statement highlight Wisconsin's specialists

The final part of BadgerNation's 12 part series, we look at the Wisconsin special teams, a group that is looking for improvement across the board.

Rafael Gaglianone says he still felt he was Wisconsin’s best kicking option for the 2015 season, even though he knew deep down he wasn’t where he needed to be physically.

Marred with back problems, causing him to come into the season overweight due to his inability to lift weights, do cardio or kick until the summer, Gaglianone didn’t put into the work he felt he needed to in order to get ready for the season.

He still made some big kicks, including game winners at Nebraska and against USC, but knew he left a lot on the table.

“I was nowhere near where I should have been,” Gaglianone said. “Sometimes you are not in the best shape possible, but you have to do what you have to do to help the team. Having the sophomore year that I had opened my eyes that you have to put in the work in the offseason. That’s what it’s all about. You have to build up that foundation for the fall.”

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July 29 - Fullbacks

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