Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 4/28/12
Nick Toon will carry on a family tradition on the football field as an NFL player.Toon, the former Wisconsin wide receiver, was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, with the 122nd overall pick. Toon's father, Al, played eight seasons with the New York Jets before retiring in 1992 from concussion symptoms."My dad was a great football player and a great resource of mine growing up," Toon told The Associated Press on Saturday. "He has been a great sounding board for me throughout my career, my entire life a great blue print as far as a football player. Just a good person and a good leader."Toon was one of three former Wisconsin players selected on the third and final day of the NFL draft. Fullback Bradie Ewing (Atlanta Falcons) and punter Brad Nortman (Carolina Panthers) also were chosen later in the draft.In total, six Badgers were taken over the seven-round draft. Right guard Kevin Zeitler went in the first round (No. 27 to Cincinnati)...
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