Frederick Hugs Pederson, Could They Be Award Winners in 2012?
Just two days in to the unveiling of the college football awards watch lists and Wisconsin is a perfect 4-for-4. Center Travis Frederick and Tight End Jacob Pederson were named to the Rimington Award(best center) and Mackey Award (best tight end) watch lists respectively in an announcement made earlier today.
Pederson is on the list for the 2nd straight season and was a semi-finalist for the 2011 award. He is one of just 6 Big Ten tight ends on the 33-person watch list for 2012. Wisconsin is continuing to become a hot bed for tight ends as Pederson's name on the watch list marks five out of the last six seasons with at least that honor.
Pederson follows in the footsteps of only one other Badger, Travis Beckum, to be named to mulitple Mackey Award watch lists in their Badgers career.
The list will be narrowed down to the semi-finalists on Nov. 12th this season, in case you are watching out for those things.