Wisconsin football’s tackle leaders from 2021

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In 2021, the Wisconsin Badgers’ defense was one of the best in the country and was able to shut down its opponents with physical and suffocating defense.

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A huge part of this fantastic defense was the Badgers’ ability to wrap up, especially behind the line of scrimmage. This article is going to look at some of the Badgers’ leading tacklers from last season, who helped to make this defense so dominant.

There are several notable players included in the Badgers’ most prolific tacklers from last season like linebackers Leo Chenal and Jack Sanborn, as well as safety Scott Nelson.

Below are the Wisconsin Badgers’ leading tacklers from 2021:

10. S Faion Hicks: 27 total tackles

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9. CB Caesar Williams: 28 total tackles

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8. S Collin Wilder: 32 total tackles

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7. DE Matt Henningsen: 34 total tackles

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6. S John Torchio: 35 total tackles

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5. OLB Noah Burks: 42 total tackles

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4. S Scott Nelson: 50 total tackles

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3. OLB Nick Herbig: 61 total tackles

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2. ILB Jack Sanborn: 77 total tackles

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1. ILB Leo Chenal: 96 total tackes

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