It's not too often you see a former walk-on wide receiver become the teams leading receiver, let alone becoming one of the conference's top ranked wide receivers coming into a season. For Jared Abbrederis those are things he's readily embracing as the Badgers look to go to a third straight rose bowl or beyond in 2012.
"I definitely want to be the No. 1 wide receiver in the Big Ten," said Abbrederis during Media Day on Sunday. "I think with hard work that can be accomplished."
Clearly Abbrederis isn't afraid to set the bar high for himself. He also wasn't afraid to set it high for the team as well.
"One of our goals is to get back to the Big Ten Championship, get back to the Rose Bowl or wherever that takes us," he said. "It's one game at a time for us and you can't jump to the end of the season, but we're definitely excited about the opportunity in front of us."
He's already got the hard work part down as walking on isn't a guarantee of anything at Wisconsin or anywhere else in...