Ex-Badger Frederick chosen earlier than he expected

For the third year in a row, a University of Wisconsin offensive lineman was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. On Thursday night, it was Travis Frederick's turn to carry on the Badgers' strong tradition of NFL-ready linemen.The Dallas Cowboys took Frederick with the 31st pick, making him the first center chosen in the draft. Dallas traded down from the 18th pick...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers Travis Frederick declares for NFL Draft

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...
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January 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Travis Frederick sends a letter to Wisconsin fans, telling them he is declaring for draft

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...
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January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin's Frederick opts to go pro

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...
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January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsins Frederick to enter NFL draft

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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers Center Frederick declares for NFL Draft

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.   ...
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January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Working with Alvarez leaves Badgers gushing

MADISON, Wis. Travis Frederick grew up as an offensive lineman in Wisconsin, which is to say he knew he wanted to be a Badgers player from a young age. Young enough to have seen Barry Alvarez coach from afar. When Frederick, a New Sharon, Wis., native, committed to play for Wisconsin, he never thought that commitment would include the opportunity to play for Alvarez, too. Yet...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Badgers move on without Bret Bielema

Travis Frederick was surprised when coach Bret Bielema told the team he was leaving Wisconsin to coach Arkansas. The Badgers' starting center couldn't blame him, though. ''I guess I was a little surprised, but it's a very good opportunity for him,'' Frederick said after players met with Bielema on Tuesday night. ''I'm sure he'll do well...
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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Badgers' Frederick defends his Beef Bowl title

LOS ANGELES Wisconsin offensive lineman Travis Frederick knew that the pressure to perform this week would rest squarely on his shoulders. Er, make that stomach. Competition tends to bring out the best in Frederick anyway, and the fact that anyone from the University of Oregon might threaten to take his title only fueled his desire to one-up his achievement from a year ago. No...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 30, 2011  |  Discuss

UW's Frederick gifted both on the field and off

MADISON, Wis. Those who know Travis Frederick well admit that he demonstrates some of the telltale characteristics that make up the quintessential nerd. For starters, he is double majoring at Wisconsin in computer engineering and computer science, a combination of courses grasped by only a select few on the entire campus. When he studies in his dorm, he does so with three computers...
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December 21, 2011  |  Discuss

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