Senior Spotlight: Wisconsin Football’s T.J. Reynard


As Badger of Honor continues to profile the 2015 senior class for the Wisconsin Badgers, up next is a look at senior cornerback T.J. Reynard.

Reynard heads into the 2015 Wisconsin Badgers season one of three true seniors on the Badgers, joining Joe Schobert and Jack Russell.

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Tekeim “T.J.” Reynard chose Wisconsin in 2012 after playing a season for Independence Community College (Kansas).

He was Wisconsin’s third junior college recruit under then-Gary Andersen, following Arizona Western College quarterback Tanner McEvoy and Fresno City Community College safety Donnell Vercher.

In 2012 at Independence, Reynard was 11th in the NJNCAA with an average of 11.3 tackles per game, 13th with 56 solo tackles, and 18th with 88 total tackles.

He headed to Wisconsin in 2013 with three years of eligibility remaining.

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In 2013, Reynard played in seven games, totaling eight tackles (5 solo) and a pass deflection. He earned a varsity letter that season.

Again in 2014 Reynard saw minimal action, playing in six games but not recording any statistics.

Reynard has found himself behind guys like Peniel Jean, Darius Hillary, Sojourn Shelton, Devin Gaulden and Derrick Tindal on the depth chart.

With Jean graduated, there’s some playing time to be won at cornerback. Hillary and Shelton are the projected starters, but Wisconsin will be looking for depth. Reynard is unlikely to surpass the more experienced Gaulden and Tindal on the depth chart, but will compete with former wide receiver Natrell Jamerson and several younger players for time on the field.

Reynard has shown his capabilities in the past, and could help add depth in the Badgers defensive backfield during his final season at Wisconsin.

Next: 2014 Rewind: Week 1, Badgers-Tigers

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