Cichy earned an All-Big Ten honorable mention last season despite missing seven games with a torn pectoral. He was named to the watch list for the 2017 Bednarik Award, which is given out to the best defensive player in the nation.
Cichy began his Badgers career as a walk-on, eventually working his way up to team captain as a senior this year. He totaled 6.5 sacks and 121 total tackles in 19 games over three seasons.
Wisconsin kicks off the 2017 season at home on Sept. 1 against Utah St.