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Wisconsin center Travis Frederick says he's skipping his senior year to enter the NFL draft.
Frederick says forgoing his final year of eligibility was ''one of the toughest decisions in my life,'' but he says he believes he's ready for the NFL. In an open letter to his teammates, coaches and Wisconsin fans, Frederick says his time with the Badgers gave him ''the skills, techniques, and football IQ that I believe I need to be successful at the next level.'' Frederick started all 14 games this season for the Badgers, who lost to Stanford in the Rose Bowl on Tuesday.
Frederick will graduate with a degree in computer engineering this spring.
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Wisconsin Badgers junior center Travis Frederick has elected to forgo his final season of eligibility with the Badgers and enter the 2013 NFL Draft. He projects as a round 2-4 level pick, and his ability to play both guard and center helps his draft stock.
In short, if you make the starting five up front in Camp Randall, and you grasp the pro style offense of the Badgers, you’ll...
Wisconsin will now be without two starters on it's offensive line as on Friday afternoon the Badgers officially announced what was only rumored - that junior center Travis Frederick will declare himself eligible for the upcoming NFL draft. He started 14 games at center this season and will leave Wisconsin as a member of three straight Big Ten Championship football teams.
Today the Wisconsin Badgers website, had a letter sent to them by Travis Frederick which told the fans he was declaring for the NFL Draft. Pretty Classy Act, I am impressed. Here is the letter.
Jan. 4, 2013
Dear Badger Nation,
Over the past month, I have faced one of the toughest decisions in my life. Though it has been a long and difficult decision making process, I have decided...
MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin junior center Travis Frederick has elected to forgo his final season of eligibility with the Badgers and put his name into the 2013 NFL draft.
Frederick, a 6-foot-4, 338-pounder from Sharon, Wis., played in 32 games with 31 starts during his Wisconsin career. Many pundits project him as the top center in the upcoming draft. He was a first-team All-Big Ten...