Wisconsin Football: 2015 Season Predictions

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Nov 8, 2014; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Purdue Boilermakers quarterback Austin Appleby (12) tries to throw as he is grabbed by Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Vince Biegel (47) in the 2nd half at Ross Ade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

Which Badgers, if any, will win awards or be named to All-American teams?

Rayan: I think Corey Clement, Tyler Marz, Vince Biegel, and Michael Caputo will be anywhere from 2nd-team All-American to an honorable mention. Kicker Rafael Gaglianone also could make the list. I don’t see any Badgers winning individual awards, except possibly Alex Erickson or Joel Stave for the Burlsworth trophy (best former walk-on).

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Jim: Tyler Marz is the easy choice for an All-American, and he will certainly be in the running for national and definitely Big Ten awards. Corey Clement has a decent shot at winning the Big Ten running back of the year award, depending on how good Ezekiel Elliot is for Ohio State. I’ll predict two Badgers win major awards — Rafael Gaglianone takes home the Lou Groza Award and Michael Caputo takes home the Lott Impact Trophy.

Erik: Corey Clement, Michael Caputo and Vince Biegel were named to the preseason All-Big Ten Team, and I think they will be on the first team at the end of the season. A Wisconsin running back will win the Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year Award again with Clement this year.

Taylor: Four names pop into my head right away: Dan Voltz (C), Vince Biegel (OLB), Corey Clement (RB) and Michael Caputo (S). All four will land on either a First-Team All-America list or a Second-Team All-America list. Caputo is on a handful of preseason watch lists and I believe has the best chance of winning at least one individual award.

Jon: I think Tyler Marz wins the Outland Trophy, which is annually awarded to college football’s best interior offensive lineman. I also think that in a surprise turn, Rafael Gaglianone wins the Lou Groza Award, given to the best kicker. If the training camp rumors are any indication, he’s in store for a big year.

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