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Podcast: Dan Voltz’ retirement, former Badgers Derek Watt, Alex Erickson discuss NFL life

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Jam-packed show with two former Badgers making an impact early on.

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The Wisconsin Badgers are less than two weeks away from facing Leonard Fournette, Dave Aranda and the LSU Tigers on Sept. 3 at Lambeau Field. Fall camp is beginning to wrap up, but they'll have to face their SEC opponent without left guard Dan Voltz -- who retired from football on Tuesday. The Wisconsin State Journal’s Jason Galloway explains the significance of his injury and what it means for a still rebuilding offensive line. Plus, we discussed the starting quarterback spot between redshirt senior Bart Houston and redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook (of course — that was decided yesterday).

Two former Wisconsin standouts are looking to make their mark in the NFL. We'll play interviews with San Diego Chargers fullback Derek Watt (29:00) and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Alex Erickson (51:00) during the show. Each have unique paths to professional football -- Watt drafted in the sixth round, while Erickson signed with the Bengals after not being selected. Each talk about their journey so far and what's ahead [podcaster’s note: we apologize for the audio issues during the interviews...we’re working to improve the mobile recording quality].