The Wisconsin Badgers have had a great recent history of sending linebackers to the NFL. With the Super Bowl matchup now decided, pitting the Kansas City Chiefs against the Philadelphia Eagles, two former Badgers linebackers find themselves on opposing sides. Leo Chenal is a rookie outside linebackers with the Chiefs while TJ Edwards is a starting linebacker for the Eagles.
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Former Badgers Linebacker Leo Chenal’s Season with the Chiefs
The Chiefs made Leo Chenal the 103rd overall (third round) pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Prior to being drafted, Chenal had 115 total tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, and 8.0 sacks for Wisconsin in 2021. This season, he played in all 17 games for the Chiefs. Chenal appeared in 23% of the defense’s plays and 61% of special teams snaps. He recorded 35 tackles, three tackles for loss, and a sack.
Former Badgers Linebacker TJ Edwards Had a Great Season for Philadelphia
TJ Edwards is in his fourth season with the Philadelphia Eagles. Once an undrafted free agent, Edwards received 23 All-Pro votes this past season, including three First-Team votes. He finished the season with 159 total tackles, 2.0 sacks, seven passes defended, and a fumble recovery. He had three tackles, all solo, in the Eagles’ win over the 49ers in the NFC Championship.
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