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How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 1 vs. Alabama

Another season, another weekly look (and as we progress, season) at the directions and success of Wisconsin's run game as well as the targets thrown to by Badgers quarterbacks. For those new to this feature, I re-watch the game and chart each play, but don't track QB runs as they might be unplanned (i.e. scrambles) and/or sacks. Generally speaking, a run middle is over where the...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Should WR depth be more of a concern in Madison?

Depending on who you talk to or read, there are wild swings in how the Badgers run game will looks in 2015. History tells us that will be fine so lets focus on the passing game. With Joel Stave at the helm, the team has stability under center but does he have anyone besides Alex Erickson to throw to? Tom Dienhart of the Big Ten Network wondered that very thing when he watch the...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Badgers' Alex Erickson lands on top 10 WR list

The Big Ten has some very good wide receivers this year that have yet to become household names around the league. So when Scout came out with their top ten wide outs in the conference for 2015, Badgers fans were pleasantly surprised to see Alex Erickson on the list.Here is what the publication had to say about the Badgers pass catcher:"There’s going to be a lot of pressure on...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers Spring Football 2015 Preview: Wide Receiver

Where or where have the wide receivers gone? First it was down to a one-man show with Jared Abbrederis and then it was really nothing much with maybe a glimmer of hope from Alex Erickson. However, the once deep and impactful crew of wide receivers has left Camp Randall. Previous Previews: Quarterback | Offensive Line | Running Back | Secondary Or so it has seemed for the better...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Former walk-on Erickson has improved from 'bad' WR to 'Mr. Dependable'

MADISON, Wis. -- While most members of Wisconsin's football team jogged off the practice field Tuesday evening to snag a protein shake, shower and eat dinner, Alex Erickson remained. For more than five minutes, he ran a series of routes with Tanner McEvoy, another opportunity for receiver and quarterback to develop a rapport. Another chance for Erickson to improve just a little bit...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Erickson seen as focal point of Badgers offense going forward

Walk-on to star player, it’s a story very familiar to the Wisconsin Badgers’ program. Whether we’re talking Jim Leonhard, JJ Watt or Jared Abbrederis — the story of Wisconsinites chasing dreams and excelling in the face of incredible odds is a tale as old as the BCS era.  Just ask the 15 former walk-ons that earned there way from there to the NFL just how potent the walk...
Via Madtown Badgers
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Erickson to 2014 Badger Football

After that little break we hit our first player in the 80′s as we are now only 86 days away from kickoff in Houston. Today we feature redshirt sophomore wide receiver, Alex Erickson. Erickson’s Story So Far: - Earned his first letter in 2013, after playing in all 13 games and starting in three. - Set career highs in receptions and receiving yards against Penn State with four...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Important Badgers No. 23: Alex Erickson

  FOX Sports Wisconsin's Jesse Temple analyzes the 25 most important players to the Badgers' success in the 2014 season. Check back each weekday to see the latest player on the list. You can find every report here. Note: This is not a list of the team's 25 best players or a series about past success, but rather which of them means the most to how Wisconsin will fare this year. Criteria...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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