Found March 26, 2012 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
MADISON, Wis. The early stages of Wisconsin's spring football practices haven't revealed which quarterback has the edge in the race to be a starter. But whichever player is throwing the ball next season may very well be looking for wide receiver Marquis Mason as a primary target. Badgers coach Bret Bielema said that Mason, a hometown product from Madison East High School, has made significant strides in just two practices this spring and could challenge for playing time. "I believe we have 98 kids (at practice) right now," Bielema said on Monday. "Nobody made a bigger jump in my opinion in a certain couple of areas from Thursday to Monday as Marquis. He made a couple nice catches last Thursday." Mason, a 6-foot-4, 223-pound sophomore, has yet to play a game at Wisconsin. He took a redshirt season in 2010 and suffered a torn ACL last spring, which caused him to miss all of 2011. He appears to be fully healed, and Bielema said he was particularly struck...

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