Wisconsin will be without a veteran lineman this season who appeared in 12 games during the 2021 season.

The player is offensive lineman Cormac Sampson who has appeared in 32 games over his career with the Badgers. According to a statement to Evan Flood with Badger 247, Sampson has graduated from Wisconsin and has moved on to begin his career as an educator.

“I have graduated this past spring and I felt like for my professional career as an educator I needed to pursue that more fully than having another year in college football,” Sampson said. “It was fully my choice and I’m proud of what I accomplished as a Badger.

“I look forward to rooting on the guys this upcoming year.”

Sampson started at guard vs. Notre Dame last season and was the starting center for the Badgers during the Las Vegas Bowl win against Arizona State. Sampson began his career as a 3-star in-state prospect in Wisconsin’s 2018 recruiting class.

Best of luck to Sampson with his playing days now behind him.