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 the focus is on an athletic, physical running back in Brady Schipper.
Name: Brady Schipper
Position: running back
2020 eligibility: redshirt sophomore
Recruiting info out of HS: N/A
2018 Recruitment: Brady Schipper was an state player at Stoughton High School. After receiving offers from Minnesota-Duluth, Minnesota State, and Winona State Schipper decided to try his hand at Wisconsin by accepting a preferred walk on spot with the Badgers.
Career statistics: eight carries, 25 yards
2019 statistics: eight carries, 25 yards
Player overview: Brady Schipper possesses a good combo of speed and physical play. In the limited role we’ve seen from him at the college level Schipper has shown the ability to follow blockers and run hard until the whistle blows. His sneaky speed to go along with that makes Schipper a player that could be a strong option for the Badgers in the future. If he continues to develop as a runner, more carries could come his way with the Badgers having to find whatever they can in the running back room for 2020.
Best case scenario for 2020: Best case scenario for Schipper in 2020 is that he comes in and continues to develop as a runner and pass blocker. I would expect him to get a few more carries this year late in games, which really could set him up for a bigger role in 2021 if he builds on the strengths he already possesses.
Likely role on team in 2020: When you look at the current running back room and set up the Badgers appear to be grooming Schipper for 2021. Right now the Badgers have a really solid Swiss army knife/third down running back in Garrett Groshek. However, Groshek is a senior and the Badgers rely heavily on that do it all type back. In 2021, Schipper could be a guy that steps into that role and is able to pass block and work in the passing game similar to what we see from Groshek currently. If you’re a guy that has a few names in front of him the fastest way to the field is to be able to pass block, and Schipper certainly could develop into that role.