Patrick Laird (SR) 6'0 205 California. Broke out last season after being an after thought walk-on his first couple of seasons. Had 1127 yards on 191 carries for 8 TD's, adding 45 receptions for 322 yards thru the air in 2017. One of the top RB's in the country going into 2018! Has been named a pre-season candidate for the Doak Walker award. Mike Epstein (SO) 6'0 200 Illinois.. Started as a true Freshman with 57 carries for 346 yards for 3 TD's thru week 5, before ending his season early with an injury. Will be shocked if he doesnt earn all Big-Ten honors in 2018. Garrett Groshek (SO) 5'11 218 Wisconsin. As a Freshman emerged as a rotational back posting 61 carries for 297 yards and 2 TD's in 2017. Former walk-on ofcourse, he was a pleasant surprise last season. Yet still currently behind 2 affletes on the depth chart. Should eventually emerge as Wisconsons top RB.