Big Ten Star Running Back Announces Decision On 2023 Season

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The Wisconsin Badgers will reportedly see the return of a familiar face in their 2023 backfield.

According to Badgers insider Evan Flood,

Senior running back Chase Melucci says he is coming back to Madison for another season.

Melucci returns to Wisconsin's lineup to help for first time in five weeks

The Badgers posted a 15–14 win over Nebraska on Saturday.

The upperclassman amassed a season-high 98 yards on 21 carries,

Several key plays followed for Wisconsin in the second half.

The 92 yards led the team from fellow RB Braylon Allen, who is also battling injuries this year.

A former Clemson transfer, Melucci suffered a late-season ACL tear in 2021 before fighting back

and broke his arm in the sixth game against Northwestern.

When asked how he felt on his return,

Melucci said that there were definitely some troubles but this victory cannot reduce anything.