Wisconsin Badgers Football: End of Season Grades

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Where do we start with this one. Kyle French won the starting kicking duties coming out of training camp, but his performance was mediocre at best. French was just 5 of 8 on field goal tries and after a missed field goal against Northwestern he was benched and played his last game in a Wisconsin uniform. In came in Jack Russell who improved the kicking game slightly but not by much, connecting on just 9 of 13 attempts this season. There will be questions in the off season if Russell is the guy they want to go forward with.

Punter Drew Meyer was neither spectacular nor was he horrible. He punted the ball 53 times on the season for an average of just under 40 yards and was able to keep the opposition inside the 20 yard line on 19 punts.

When it comes to kick and punt returns, that is another part of the Wisconsin Badgers that was inconsistent on the season. Kenzel Doe did ok on punt returns, averaging 7.25 yards per return, but Jared Abbrederis also came in to return punts and averaged 8.5 yards on 11 returns. Doe showed some flashes of potential in the kick return game averaging 26.5 yards per return, including a 91 yard return for a touchdown in the Capital One Bowl game.