2013 Season Outlook

The only team in the nation to win its conference in each of the last three years, Wisconsin enters the 2013 season riding the longest active bowl streak of any Big Ten program — 11 straight seasons — after playing in its third-consecutive Rose Bowl. The Badgers begin the season ranked No. 23 in the preseason USA Today Coaches Poll, marking the sixth time in seven years that UW will enter the season ranked.

UW returns 14 of its 22 regular starters from 2012, eight on offense and six on defense. In addition, the Badgers return both placekickers from last year, their punter and long snapper.
Wisconsin Football


    returning starters

    Joel Stave
    2 Position: QB
    height/weight: 6-5 / 225
    Information: Parents are Karl and Barb Stave ... plays the piano and the guitar ... member of the Civil Air Patrol for two years ... majoring in civil engineering ... last name pronounced "STAH-vee"
    Derek Watt
    34 Position: FB
    height/weight: 6-2 / 231
    Information: Parents are John and Connie Watt ... has one older brother, J.J., and a younger brother, T.J. ... brother, J.J., was a second-team All-American at Wisconsin, lettering in 2009 and 2010 and a first round draft pick of Houston in the 2011 NFL Draft ... member of the Leadership Club and coached at youth developmental camps ... also volunteered with Special Olympics bowling, unloading gifts for Christmas Clearing House and helping people in need in the community ... undeclared major.
    Jared Abbrederis
    4 Position: WR
    height/weight: 6-2 / 190
    Information: Parents are Scott and Lisa Abbrederis ... hobbies include hunting, fishing, lifting weights and relaxing with friends ... made high honor roll every year ... finished with 4.18 cumulative GPA ... WIAA Scholar Athlete ... major is human ecology with a focus in development and family studies ... last name pronounced "ab-bruh-DAIR-is"
    Jacob Pedersen
    48 Position: TE
    height/weight: 6-4 / 240
    Information: Parents are Paul and Ronda Pedersen ... enjoys hunting and fishing ... majoring in agricultural and life sciences with a focus in communication ... last name pronounced "PED-er-sen"
    Brian Wozniak
    85 Position: TE
    height/weight: 6-4 / 255
    Information: Parents are John and Patty Wozniak ... grandfather, John Creevey played football and baseball at Notre Dame (1942-46) ... uncle, Tom played football at Notre Dame (1973) ... cousin, Lauren Peterson played volleyball at Wake Forest (2003-07) ... cousin, Lindsey Peterson played volleyball at Cincinnati (2005-09) ... participates in youth leadership ... majoring in agricultural and life sciences with a focus in communication.
    Ryan Groy
    79 Position: OL
    height/weight: 6-5 / 320
    Information: Parents are Doug Groy and Kelly Baker ... enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and golfing ... majoring in agricultural and life sciences with a focus in communication.
    Kyle Costigan
    54 Position: OL
    height/weight: 6-4 / 315
    Information: Parents are Dennis and Sandy Costigan ... hobbies include spending time with friends and family and working out ... majoring in human ecology with a focus in consumer affairs ... last name pronounced "COST-uh-gihn"
    Rob Havenstein
    78 Position: OL
    height/weight: 6-8 / 327
    Information: Parents are Gary and Cheryl Havenstein ... hobbies listed as fishing, basketball and working out ... majoring in agricultural and life sciences with a focus in communication ... last name pronounced "HAY-ven-stine"
    Beau Allen
    96 Position: DL
    height/weight: 6-3 / 325
    Information: Parents are Matt and Susie Allen ... grandfather, Fred T. Westphal, was six-time All-American as member of UW swim team from 1956-59, charter inductee into the UW Athletic Hall of Fame and member of the Wisconsin Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame ... uncle, John Westphal, was two-year letterwinner in football at UW from 1980-81 ... relative Brett Westphal played football UW-Eau Claire from 1977-80 ... enjoys wakeboarding, basketball, weightlifting and reading ... major is business with a focus in marketing.
    Ethan Hemer
    87 Position: DL
    height/weight: 6-6 / 285
    Information: Parents are Jeff and Kathy Hemer ... enjoys golfing and is a hockey referee ... major is elementary education ... last name pronounced "HEE-mer"
    Pat Muldoon
    92 Position: DL
    height/weight: 6-3 / 269
    Information: Parents are Phil and Collenn Muldoon ... father played football at Ball State ... grandfather, Phil Muldoon, played football and basketball at Louisville ... grandfather, Joe Lukens Sr., played football at Miami, Ohio ... uncle, Joe Lukens Jr., played football at Ohio State and played for the NFL's Miami Dolphins ... uncle, Bill Lukens, also played football at Ohio State ... brother, Phil, played football at Carnegie Mellon ... brother, Mike, currently plays football at Denison ... enjoys playing basketball, waterskiing and snow skiing ... majoring in economics.
    Ethan Armstrong
    36 Position: LB
    height/weight: 6-2 / 225
    Information: Parents are Bradley and Karla Armstrong ... majoring in economics.
    Chris Borland
    44 Position: LB
    height/weight: 5-11 / 246
    Information: Parents are Jeff and Zebbie Borland ... brother Mark played basketball at Wittenberg ... brother John played soccer at Army ... brother Matt played soccer at Wittenberg ... enjoys listening to music, reading and watching movies ... majoring in history.
    Dezmen Southward
    12 Position: DB
    height/weight: 6-2 / 210
    Information: Parents are Caprice Southward and Eli Rasheed ... stepfather Eli played football at Indiana and is currently the defensive line coach at Toledo University ... enjoys cooking, reading and helping with community service ... majoring in agricultural business with a focus in communication.

    2012 stats

    name gp effic cmp-att-int pct yds td
    Stave, Joel8148.370-119-358.811046
    O'Brien, Danny7120.752-86-160.55233
    Phillips, Curt7128.246-81-256.85405
    name gp att gain loss net avg td
    Ball, Montee1435619097918305.122
    White, James14125840348066.412
    Gordon, Melvin14626432262110.03
    name gp no. yds avg td
    Abbrederis, Jar134983717.15
    Pedersen, Jacob142735513.14
    Fredrick, Jorda141719611.5 1
    Doe, Kenzel14161217.60
    Watt, Derek141215012.50
    Ball, Montee1410727.20
    Wozniak, Brian1499410.40