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5 Badgers sign UDFA contracts following 2016 NFL Draft

The 2016 NFL Draft was a rather uneventful one for those in Badger Nation, as just two former UW players heard their names called in the seven-round extravaganza in Chicago this weekend. With Joe Schobert (Cleveland) and Derek Watt (San Diego) already of to the NFL, many former Badgers were left to sift through offers as undrafted free agents. As of Saturday night, it appears that...
Via Madtown Badgers
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Melvin Gordon Posts Photo Of 4 Wisconsin Running Backs From 2012 That Have Been Drafted

Wisconsin football churns out great running backs seemingly every year. This year, fullback Derek Watt, little brother of former Wisconsin superstar J.J. Watt, was selected in the sixth round. He becomes the fourth back from the 2012 team to be drafted, joining Montee Ball (2013, 58th overall), James White (2014, 130th), and Melvin Gordon (2015, 15th). To honor his former teammates...
Via College Spun
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chargers take J.J. Watt's brother, Derek, in 6th round

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Chargers selected J.J. Watt's younger brother, Wisconsin fullback Derek Watt, in the sixth round of the NFL draft on Saturday. Watt will be reunited with Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, who had a miserable rookie season in large part because he didn't have a fullback to block for him and the line struggled to open holes. J.J. Watt, the Houston...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt’s brother Derek Watt drafted by Chargers in Round 6

Following in his big brother’s footsteps, Derek Watt is now a member of the NFL after he was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in Round 6 of the 2016 NFL Draft. Needless to say, J.J. Watt was stoked when his little bro was finally taken off the board. Yeahhhh!!!!!!!!!!! — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) April 30, 2016 The Chargers took Watt No. 198 overall. He has a chance to make a big...
Via Sportsnaut
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers NFL Draft Preview

The 2016 NFL Draft will be held from Thursday, April 28, until Saturday, April 30. Thursday night will televise the first round of the draft, Friday night will show rounds two and three and Saturday will have the remaining picks (rounds four through 7). After finishing off another 10 win season with the upset bowl victory over the University of Southern California, the Wisconsin...
Via Talking 10
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pre-Free Agency Eagles Mock Draft

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Philadelphia Eagles have nine draft selections in the 2016 NFL draft. Here is...
Via cover32
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: J.J. Watt's Brother--Wisconsin Fullback Derek Watt--Trucks Over USC Defenders During Holiday Bowl

Heading into his final game Tuesday night, Wisconsin fullback Derek Watt (Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt's little brother) had just 28 yards on eight carries to his name. Fullbacks are a dying breed, and while the Badgers liked having him they just never called on him much to run the ball.Maybe with the Holiday Bowl being it for the senior the team made a point of giving...
Via FatManWriting
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 11 vs. Northwestern

Time for this week's look at the directions and success of Wisconsin's run game, as well as the targets thrown to by Badgers quarterbacks. We're not going to belabor the point of the controversial calls in the loss to Northwestern, but suffice to say any game doesn't come down to one play. Yes, certain plays may be deemed more important due to when they happen and what occurs, but...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 11 vs. Northwestern

Time for this week's look at the directions and success of Wisconsin's run game, as well as the targets thrown to by Badgers quarterbacks. We're not going to belabor the point of the controversial calls in the loss to Northwestern, but suffice to say any game doesn't come down to one play. Yes, certain plays may be deemed more important due to when they happen and what occurs, but...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 10 at Maryland

Time for this week's look at the directions and success of Wisconsin's run game, as well as the targets thrown to by Badgers quarterbacks. Not much went right for the Badgers in the run game against Maryland, although they actually had their second-best rushing average on runs to the left side. In the passing game it was same old, same old, as wide receiver Alex Erickson had 10 or...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 8 at Illinois

Time for this week's look at the directions and success of Wisconsin's run game, as well as the targets thrown to by Badgers quarterbacks. So, yeah, that was different. Who had Bart Houston and Alex Erickson as the leading passer and leading rusher before the game against Illinois? No, things didn't turn out as planned and we're here to show you the successes and failures in the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 5 vs. Iowa

Time for this week's look at the directions and success of Wisconsin's run game, as well as the targets thrown to by Badgers quarterbacks. Against Iowa, Joel Stave spread the ball around and Wisconsin tried to spread things evenly in the run game as well. Obviously, both had mixed success (and failures). For this week, I've also included penalties for each player. Here's the key...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Fun Facts: Iowa-Wisconsin

We go from the least-fun game of Iowa’s football season (North Texas) to objective followers, to perhaps the most-fun to anticipate (at Wisconsin).The most-fun game deserves Fun Facts. Coincidentally, here they are:1. Iowa has played in 20 other stadiums since its last game at Wisconsin, in 2009. Legends and Leaders. Never forget.2. Boise State (.972) is the only FBS team with...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
October 01, 2015

Iowa and Wisconsin, it’s paleo fullback-palooza

IOWA CITY — In this game last season, you saw a legit Heisman-caliber running back rush for 200 yards, including a career-best 88-yard carry. You saw the other team pump out nine plays of 20-plus yards, including three that went for big first downs or touchdowns.Nutty things happen in college football, a game played by excitable young people with a zest for competition. You might...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
September 29, 2015

Upon further review: Wisconsin vs. Hawaii

With no 200-yard rushing games as a team in the first three games and then finding out Corey Clement will miss a lot more time, if there was some angst concerning the Wisconsin rush attack it wouldn't have been unfounded. But against Hawaii, those fears were quashed quickly. The Badgers came out running early, especially behind redshirt freshman Taiwan Deal, and ground out 335 yards...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Special teams starts 2015 with a bang

Special teams is often taken for granted by most fans until something to blame is needed for the team not having a spark. However, for the Wisconsin Badgers, their special teams units have stuck out this season for one big reason: many starters play on the units and take great pride in it. According to JS Online: Linebacker Joe Schobert is on kickoff coverage and punt coverage. Fullback...
Via Fox Sports
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Badgers fall camp sneak peek: Offense

The Wisconsin's first game is a month away.  With the Badgers opening their fall camp Aug. 10 -- the first with Paul Chryst as head coach -- here's a position-by-position look at the offense. QUARTERBACK What you need to know: It is pretty apparent after spring practice, listening to Chryst talk and seeing who was taken to Big Ten media days, that Joel Stave is going to start at...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 National Signing Day: Jake Whalen profile

High School Accolades: unanimous 1st team WFCA All-State (LB), honorable mention WFCA All-State (RB), 1st team All-Conference, co-offensive POY in Valley Football Association North, Defensive POY in Valley Association North Senior Stats: 1,001 yards rushing, 8 TDs; 8 rec, 58 yards receiving; 104 tackles, 8 TFLs, 1 sack Video Proof: Our View: Personally, I was a big fan of what...
Via Madtown Badgers
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Further Proof, J.J. Watt is a Freak of Nature

If you needed further proof that J.J. Watt is not human, he went on Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss his brothers, who also attend the University of Wisconsin, but more importantly to demonstrate his ridiculous athleticism. T.J. (Tight End) and Derek Watt (Fullback) are also quite large, standing at 6’5″ and 6’2″ repsectively, J.J. states it was not uncommon for the boy to go...
Via Sports Mockery
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 14

The final edition of this feature for the 2014 season (hold your applause) is a lot more palatable than the pentultimat one, I'm sure. Some interesting tidbits from the Auburn game include: -- In a game in which center Dan Voltz was lost due to injury (and early), Melvin Gordon had a season-high six carries up the middle (i.e. over the center spot) -- Corey Clement had run left wide...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

10 Badgers offensive players most impacted by Paul Chryst hire

Paul Chryst is officially on the job as Wisconsin Badgers head football coach, and that means time to evaluate the roster and take in Outback bowl preparations. It also means finding a coaching staff that will work. However, nothing is more important that sitting down and figuring out what his first Wisconsin Badgers team looks like, evaluating its strengths and weaknesses and gameplanning...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin players praise hiring of Chryst as coach

MADISON, Wis. -- The confusion and hurt of losing a second head coach in two years slowly began to dissipate for Wisconsin's football players when word leaked that Paul Chryst just might be the Badgers' next head coach. Chryst's familiarity with the team's older players, coupled with all he accomplished as an offensive coordinator, certainly resonated. And as the days ticked toward...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Andersen: Badgers must 'sustain' success, finish season strong

Gary Andersen met with local media members following Thursday's practice for the final time before No. 22 Wisconsin plays host to No. 11 Nebraska on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT in Camp Randall Stadium. Here's what the Badgers' head coach had to say: Question: How much time did you spend practicing outside this week? Andersen: Like today's practice was an hour and 15 minutes, we were...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin football: Badgers welcome Terps to Camp Randall

The Wisconsin football team returns to Camp Randall after its second bye week and will play host to Big Ten newcomer Maryland in the first ever meeting between the two schools. The game is Saturday at 11 a.m. in Madison on the Big Ten Network. The Terrapins come in with at 5-2, including a 2-1 record in the Big Ten East, while Wisconsin is 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the Big Ten West...
Via isportsweb.com
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

FB Watt, DL Herring to return to Badgers with 'no limitation' on snaps

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin's football team is officially set to receive a big boost on Saturday with the return of fullback Derek Watt and nose guard Warren Herring. Badgers coach Gary Andersen confirmed following Thursday's practice that both would play when Wisconsin hosts Maryland. Each player has been sidelined since the season opener against LSU on Aug. 30, when Watt suffered...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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