Wisconsin will have Leon Jacobs play both ways to make up for Chris Orr’s absence
After Chris Orr’s torn ACL against LSU ended his season, it was the next man up for Wisconsin. However, that next man up also happens to have a position on offense.
Badgers head coach Paul Chryst confirmed on Tuesday morning’s Big Ten teleconference that Leon Jacobs, who played linebacker last year for the Badgers, will play linebacker again in Orr’s place. He was moved to fullback in the spring.
With Chris Orr's injury, Paul Chryst says they're going to have Leon Jacobs play both fullback and linebacker. Jacobs played LB last year.
— Jesse Temple (@jessetemple) September 6, 2016
Obviously, with Orr unable to play, Wisconsin needs all hands on deck at linebacker.
In 2015, Jacobs recorded 10 tackles and 0.5 sacks. His best game as a backer came against Illinois in 2014, as he made 12 stops and got the quarterback for 1.5 sacks.