Three Candidates for 2024 Comeback Player of the Year for Wisconsin

Here are several players looking to rebound from 2023.
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Whether due to injury or poor performance, there are several Badgers who could be looking to have a better 2024. Let's take a look at the list.

Chez Mellusi

Mullusi is an obvious candidate after suffering a season-ending injury against Purdue, just four games into the season. He averaged a career high 6.0 yards per carry before suffering the injury and won't have to share a backfield with superstar Braelon Allen in 2024. The offensive line has more questions along the front than in most years however, and could prove to be an issue. If Mellusi can stay healthy though, which has been a huge 'if' in recent years, he could put together a very nice season for NFL scouts.

Kamo'i Latu

After recording 55 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions in 2022, safety Latu was primed for a big year in 2023 under new coach Luke Fickell. Instead, he only made 19 tackles with zero sacks and interceptions. After missing a few games due to injury and struggling while he was on the field, Latu will now look to 2024 as a rebound year. He's already been dealing with a shoulder injury during the spring and may miss most of the rest of the practices. He'll face an uphill battle to gain some momentum heading into the season, but we've seen what he can do when playing well so it will be interesting to watch his game early on this season.


Aaron Witt

After several surgeries and over 1,000 days in between playing, Witt will enter 2024 healthy and ready to make an impact. The linebacker showed some promise in limited reps as a freshman and has spent the majority of the last three years trying to get healthy. Witt may not be the next JJ Watt, but there's something to be said for coming back from three stress fractures and four surgeries.