The Wisconsin Badgers (4-2, 2-1) have six games left in the regular season of 2023. They recently loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes by a score of 15-6. Wisconsin still has a chance to become bowl-eligible, win the West division, and have a chance to make the college football playoffs.
The Badgers need to get the offense going the rest of this season. On Monday, Tanner Mordecai was ruled out for the rest of the season with an ACL injury. Now they have a new quarterback under center in redshirt freshman Braedyn Locke.
On Wednesday, Badgers’ wide receiver Chimere Dike was named a semifinalist for the Jason Witten Award. The news was released on the Wisconsin Badgers’ Twitter account.
Wisconsin Badgers WR Named Semifinalist For Jason Witten Award
Chimere Dike is a semifinalist for the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award‼️
“This award is presented annually to the FBS college football player who has demonstrated a record of leadership by exhibiting exceptional courage, integrity and sportsmanship both on and off… pic.twitter.com/7Op2YzgAB3
— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) October 18, 2023
Chimere Dike is in his final year with the Wisconsin Badgers football program. He started his college career during the Covid year in 2020, which was cut short.
Chimere Dike Stats With Wisconsin
In his freshman season, Dike had 12 catches for 189 yards and one touchdown. In that year, he also had six rushes for 48 yards. The next year, he added to those stats with 19 receptions for 272 yards and one score.
Last season, Chimere Dike was a big target for the Badgers, with 47 catches for 689 yards and six touchdowns. He really improved from his first two previous seasons. So far in his senior season, Dike has 15 receptions for 272 yards and one touchdown only six games into 2023. He still has time left to pad his stats as it has hit the halfway point of his last collegiate football season.
Jason Witten Award
Every season, there are many players selected as semifinalists for the Jason Witten Award. The award is presented annually to the FBS college football player who has demonstrated a record of leadership by exhibiting exceptional courage, integrity, and sportsmanship both on and off the field.
Chimere Dike is one of the leaders of the Wisconsin Badgers football team. This is not only because of his playmaking ability but also his experience on the field as well as off the gridiron.
The four-year wide receiver has six games left as they are trying to make the College Football Playoffs for the first time under head coach Luke Fickell. This is quite an honor for the Wisconsin Badger wideout. Truth be told, he is deserving to be recognized for his efforts whether he wins it or not!
Wisconsin will face Illinois on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on FS1.
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