Wisconsin Football: Preseason team awards

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Wisconsin Football has many candidates for some team awards. Here are our predictions.

Wisconsin football is inching closer to the start of what hopes to be a historical season. Handing out hypothetical awards is one of the most fun things to do for fans. Guessing who will be most worthy of such awards ahead of time is even more fun.

These are going to be standard team MVP, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, Most Improved, and Rookie of the Year.

These awards are going to be handed out at the end of the year anyway so we figured why not try to think ahead and take our shot at guessing who’s going to earn them.

The MVP will be the team’s best and most important player. Without this player, the whole team struggles.

The Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year are essentially MVP’s in their own right but are more focused on just their side of the ball. These winners will differ from the team MVP winner.

The Most Improved award will go to somebody who takes a significant leap forward in their contributions to the team from a year ago. The best candidates for this award are players that jump from role players to stars in a breakout fashion.

The Comeback Player of the Year will be somebody who missed significant time in 2017 and bursts their way back onto the scene as an important piece to team success.

The Rookie of the Year is the best first-year player. This encompasses true and redshirt freshmen, or any players seeing their first action with Wisconsin this coming season.

These awards are subjective so be sure to let us know who you believe will win these awards at year’s end.