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 selection by the media this season and an honorable mention pick by coaches.
Frederick is the second center in as many years to leave after his junior season at Wisconsin. Last season, Peter Konz gave up his senior year and was drafted in the second round by the Atlanta Falcons. Had Frederick stayed, he would have played under his fourth offensive line coach in the past two years.
Bob Bostad left following last year and became an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mike Markuson lasted two games this season before he was fired, and graduate assistant Bart Miller was promoted. New head coach Gary ...