On Friday morning, Wisconsin football got good news.
Zander Neuville, a tight end for the Badgers, was granted a sixth year of eligibility.
A familiar face is a new addition to the fall camp roster.
— Brian Mason (@Brian_Mason) August 9, 2019
Neuville played in just three games last season because of a left leg injury that made him miss the final 10 games of the season. From a statistical standpoint, Neuville may not put up hypothetical fantasy numbers.
In 2017, he recorded nine catches for 81 yards and 2 TDs. But in order for Wisconsin to do what it wants to do, Neuville has to be on the field.
This isn’t the first time Neuville has had to overcome a devastating injury. Back in 2017, he suffered a torn ACL in the team’s final regular season game against Minnesota.
Neuville has to stay healthy of course going forward for the Badgers, but adding a key contributor’s name at tight end will only make things easier for whoever ends up starting at QB (junior Jack Coan or freshman Graham Mertz).