There is a reason college football rosters are so big.
Coaches recruit numerous guys at the same position to not just have a starter and a backup. Coaches have to recruit backups for the backups of the backups to the starter.
You get the point. Depth is absolutely needed.
In fall camp, injuries often happen, which forces the depth chart to shift for seemingly every school. On Monday, Wisconsin’s tight end depth chart may have shifted a bit with this news:
Story will be posted ASAP: #Badgers took another hit at TE today when Luke Benzschawel went down. It appeared to be right knee, which he has hurt previously. Didn’t look good.
— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) August 12, 2019
Luke Benzschawel, according to Jeff Potrykus’ article at the Journal Sentinel, has battled through right knee injuries since 2017. On Monday, it seems as though Benzschawel suffered another injury to that knee.
Benzschawel was reported No. 2 on the depth chart behind Jake Ferguson. After Ferguson and Benzschawel, the Badgers have a redshirt freshman and two other true freshmen on the roster at tight end.
Wisconsin’s 2019 season kicks off Aug. 30 at USF.