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The Wisconsin Badgers continued their spring practice schedule Friday afternoon inside Camp Randall Stadium, as the team practiced in shoulder pads and shorts for about two hours.
Senior quarterback Joel Stave continued to get first team reps, while junior Bart Houston and redshirt freshman D.J. Gillins both took some snaps with the second team.
After dealing with a hand injury his first year on campus, redshirt freshman running back Taiwan Deal looked explosive splitting second-team reps with junior Dare Ogunbowale.
Redshirt freshman T.J. Edwards and junior Leon Jacobs received first-team reps at inside linebacker.
Senior Tanner McEvoy saw action on both sides of the ball. He took a few reps at wide receiver during position drills and continued to impress in the secondary with an interception in 7-on-7 drills.
- Jordan Frederick, Eric Steffes, T.J. Watt, Aidan McNamara, Jake Stengel, Peter Roy, Devin Gaulden, Derek Straus, A.J. Jordan, and Connor Senger did not practice Friday
- Junior wide receiver Rob Wheelwright left practice about halfway through with what appeared to be an unspecified lower body injury.
The Wisconsin State Journal's Jason Galloway has his recap up, noting how the defense stepped up during Friday's practice.
#Badgers spring practice number eight done. Chryst again vocal with his group after an uneven practice— Benjamin Worgull (@TheBadgerNation) April 10, 2015
Three picks for the defense in 7on7 and four QB-C exchanges tell the story, but freshman Alex Hornibrook did some good things— Benjamin Worgull (@TheBadgerNation) April 10, 2015
Not a great day for the QBs during skelly. D had 3 INTs during 7 on 7. #Badgers— John Veldhuis (@JohnVeldhuis) April 10, 2015