The Wisconsin Badgers have a rich history on the offensive side of the football, specifically when it comes to the running game.

From Ron Dayne to Jonathan Taylor, the lineage in the backfield is rich and deep. The next group looks to continue the tradition of running the football.

Braelon Allen, Chez Mellusi and Isaac Guerendo are set to take the running game to the next level. Last season, Guerendo and Mellusi sustained season-ending injuries giving Allen a true workhorse role.

Going into the 2022 season, Mellusi is ready to make an impact.

“Coming off the ACL, I got a lot stronger,” Mellusi said. “I was in rehab all day, every day, and it allowed me to hone in on my body. This is probably the best I’ve ever felt.”

After a Lisfranc injury ended his season, Guerendo is optimistic going into the year.

“I was feeling good,” Guerendo said after a recent practice, “just being able to play fast because there’s nothing in the back of my mind holding me back. I’m 100 percent and I’m just allowed to go out and play.”

The Badgers have a dynamic trio to look forward to this season.