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Week 4: Varner was again held 15 snaps, but the big DE played a solid game in Wisconsin's 38-17 win. He recorded one QB pressure as he continues to round into playing shape. Varner was in on two tackles as well. — JH
Week 3: Varner's workload increased to 15 snaps in Wisconsin's rout of visiting Georgia Southern, 35-14. The DE recorded one QB pressure and no tackles. — JH
Week 2: The touted transfer DE from Temple was held out in Week 1 as he's coming back from a foot injury incurred last November. In Wisconsin's Week 2 road loss to Washington State, 31-22, Varner played eight snaps and did not record any defensive statistics. — JH
Week 1: DNP
Week 0: DNP
HISTORY — from college profile
2023: Transferred from Temple to Wisconsin in June.
—at Temple University—
2022 (rs soph): Earned All-AAC recognition (AAC-first team, Phil Steel second team, Pro Football Network honorable mention) … voted by teammates as on of five captains for the 2022 season … had a career-high 3.5 sacks vs. Tulsa … Set a career high with six tackles at Navy … finished the season ranked T-16th in the nation and T-2nd in the AAC in sacks per game with 0.75, his 7.5 sacks and 12.5 TFLs ranked the second most for the Owls.
2021 (redshirt fr): Made first career tackle in season opener at Rutgers … recorded first career sack in a win over Wagner, adding a TFL and two tackles … made his first career start vs. Memphis … totaled two sacks vs. Houston … led the team in sacks and total sack yards (3.0-25).
2020 (fr): Made collegiate debut at UCF … Named to AAC All-Academic Team.
High School: Played offensive tackle at Maury High (Norfolk, VA), helping team total a 35-8 record over four years…Also starred on defense, earning three letters during high school career…Earned first-team all-conference honors as a junior when he totaled 79 tackles, 20.0 TFLs and five forced fumbles…Lettered twice in basketball and once in track and field.
Son of Stephanie and Desmond Varner…Has a brother, Desmond Jr., and a sister, Danielle.
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