Spring practice report No. 6

After a day off on Sunday, the football team was back in action on Monday afternoon. The team practiced for 24 periods, or roughly two hours, outside in Camp Randall Stadium wearing full pads.

Practice No. 6 Photo Gallery

Secondary shines
The secondary had a couple of big plays during the practice. Junior Antonio Fenelus had himself a solid day of practice, making multiple plays in the secondary. He broke up a pair of passes and intercepted a fade pass deep down the far sideline. During skelly, senior Jay Valai broke in front of a Jon Budmayr pass and picked it off. It likely would have gone for a touchdown in a game. Aaron Henry also got into the act late in practice as he broke up a deep pass from Scott Tolzien intended for Isaac Anderson.

Post-practice interviews with QB Scott Tolzien, OL Bill Nagy and WR Isaac Anderson

Kendricks already in Bowl form
If you'll recall the Champs Sports Bowl, senior tight end Lance Kendricks had big blocks on each of John Clay's touchdown runs, flattening the opposition in the process. He showed that blocking prowess again in the "move the ball" drill on Monday to earn our Play of the Day. On a counter play to the left, Kendricks threw down a pancake block on Henry to create a hole for Zach Brown, much to the delight of his offensive brethren.

start 188.jpgSame faces, different places
A couple of position changes occurred on Monday as a pair of defensive backs found new homes on the other side of the ball. Redshirt freshman Kyle Zuleger (pictured above) was taking snaps at running back, while redshirt junior Chukwuma Offor was lined up at wide receiver. During the "move the ball" drill at the end of practice, Zuleger was standing right next to running backs coach John Settle as Settle pointed things out to the new back.

News and Notes
Head coach Bret Bielema was mic'd up for the beginning of practice. Be sure to check back to UWBadgers.com for the full video ... Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith from the Big Ten Network were both in attendance, as were recently departed seniors Garrett Graham and Jeff Stehle ... the Badgers are back tomorrow for practice outside in Camp Randall. The team is schedule to go in half-packs ... quarterback Curt Phillips, linebacker Culmer St. Jean and tight end Brian Wozniak  did not practice after sustaining injuries on Saturday

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