It looks like Wisconsin is going to get another big defensive starter back for the 2021 season.

According to Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, outside linebacker Noah Burks will be back in 2021:

As the tweet also says, Burks started all seven games for the Badgers in 2020 and then all 13 in 2019. His 2020 season was his second-best stats wise as he had 18 total tackles (13 solo). He also had one sack, one fumble recovery, and an interception.

His 2019 season was his best though as he had 36 total tackles (18 solo) with two sacks and an interception. The interception ended up being a 68-yard pick-six and he also had three passes defended for the Badgers.

This news comes about a week after star linebacker Jack Sanborn said that he was returning for his senior season. It’s also a much-needed return since Rachad Wildgoose, Eric Burrell, and Isaiahh Loudermilk are not returning for the 2021 season.