Cichy (SITCH-ee) had a breakout party at the Badgers' 2015 Holiday Bowl victory over USC, winning Defensive MVP honors single-handedly shutting down the Trojans' offense with nine tackles and three sacks in the second half after sitting out the first half due to a targeting call in their previous game. That performance capped off a season where he started four of 13 games played, making 60 tackles, eight for loss, and five sacks. He played well (seven starts, 60 tackles, seven for loss, 1.5 sacks) with high expectations upon him, attacking running lanes and getting through trash inside, before missing the final half of the season with a torn pectoral muscle. Unfortunately, Cichy missed the entire 2017 season with a knee injury. He decided to go to the NFL instead of applying for a sixth year of eligibility. The son of former Notre Dame and Canadian Football League player Steve Cichy actually walked on to UW, earning a scholarship after redshirting the 2014 season due to the team's depth at the position. Cichy played four games as a true freshman, making one tackle. His sister, Tessa, played basketball for Wisconsin.