During the summer doldrums of sports news, many college football fans are starved for news and information regarding their favorite teams.
With that in mind, we at B5Q have decided to take a more detailed look at each walk-on contributor and scholarship player on the Wisconsin Badgers football roster for 2020 in a running feature, our 2020 returnee profiles.
Each weekday we will breakdown one player on the football roster to look back at their recruiting process, their career as a Badger to this juncture and lastly preview their potential contribution to the team in 2020 and beyond.
Today let’s take a look at backup wideout Adam Krumholz.
Name: Adam Krumholz
Position: wide receiver
2020 eligibility: redshirt senior
Recruiting info out of HS: 247 Composite unranked, Stoughton
2016 Recruitment: There isn’t much out there about Krumholz’s recruitment, but he was offered as a PWO in December 2015 and then visited Wisconsin in January 2016 before signing his NLI in June of 2016 and enrolling at UW. According to Rivals, Memphis and South Dakota also showed interest in him.
Krumholz only played two years of high school football (freshman and senior years), which may be why there wasn’t much interest during his recruitment.
Career statistics: 31 games played, three catches, 25 yards, one two-point conversion; eight tackles
2019 statistics: 14 games played, two catches, 20 yards; seven tackles
Player overview: Krumholz is the ultimate “depth wide receiver” for the Badgers. He understands the playbook and where he is supposed to be on every play. He’s a willing and able blocker and he has nice size to shield defenders when a pass does come his way. He often finds himself ahead of more highly touted prospects on the depth chart because of these skills.
He does his best work, currently, on special teams coverage units where he has notched a handful of tackles over his career.
Best case scenario for 2020: With Wisconsin football players reporting back to campus on Monday June 8th (aka today) a new depth chart will probably be developed once the players are actually allowed to practice in the next couple of weeks. As it stands today, however, Krumholz (along with Jack Dunn) is probably the primary backup for Danny Davis III and Kendric Pryor.
If Krumholz solidifies his backup role with a good summer/fall camp, I could easily see him catching 15-20 passes for 200-250 yards and a touchdown.
Likely role on team in 2020: Being more involved with the offense will probably limit his special teams opportunities, but that is a good thing for him. Krumholz’s likely role on the team will be as a dependable, backup wideout who can fill in for the starters in a pinch and also be an asset in the run game.