Sophomore wide receiver Quintez Cephus participated in the Wisconsin Badgers’ media day on Friday, the first time he was made available to reporters since the tragic death of his father, 39-year old Andre Taylor, in early April.
Both the Wisconsin State Journal and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel spoke with the Macon, Ga. native on Friday afternoon.
Jason Galloway’s article on Saturday revealed that Cephus will wear a sticker on his helmet bearing his father’s initials. Position coach and offensive pass game coordinator Ted Gilmore noted his second-year receiver had “that smile” back, a positive sign for Cephus.
It’s a welcomed sign to see Cephus back with the team and performing during fall camp, as he hauled in a reception during skelly drills on Saturday.
Cephus is still working through his loss, and understandably so. Jeff Potrykus detailed the moments and emotions during and after the young student-athlete received word of his father being shot via phone call, along with the support he received from head coach Paul Chryst, Gilmore, and senior cornerback Derrick Tindal, who lost his mother in 2014.
- Did you miss our recap from Saturday’s practice? Check it out here, as well as our photo montage from day one of fall camp:
- Bleacher Report recently featured former Wisconsin offensive lineman and NFL first-round draft pick Aaron Gibson. After weighing 480 pounds, he now has chiseled abs.
- BadgerNation.com’s Sally Ehrmann highlighted Wisconsin’s two starting cornerbacks, Tindal and Nick Nelson.
- Galloway also wrote about the expectations surrounding redshirt senior outside linebacker Leon Jacobs.
- Potrykus spoke with redshirt junior placekicker Rafael Gaglianone, who appears ready for his fourth year with the Badgers.
- UWBadgers.com’s Mike Lucas spoke with new graduate transfer tailback Rachid Ibrahim and detailed the competition along the offensive line.
- Check out two new videos from Wisconsin’s YouTube page on Alex Hornibrook and the quarterbacks: