After an up and down five years at Wisconsin, reserve running back Bradrick Shaw has opted to pursue a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA, and intends to transfer according to the university (first reported by Jesse Temple of the Athletic).
The senior RB has entered...THE TRANSFER PORTAL https://t.co/7rUz2fuRpB— Bucky's 5th Quarter (@B5Q) January 24, 2020
A heralded recruit out of Alabama, he burst onto the scene as a redshirt freshman with over 450 yards and five touchdowns in limited action behind starter Corey Clement. Entering the 2017 season as the presumed starter, he would be ultimately leapfrogged by freshman sensation Jonathan Taylor after injuries sent Shaw to the sidelines for chunks of the season.
Shaw would go on to battle nagging injuries that limited the remainder of his time at Wisconsin, including missing the entirety of the 2018 season as he recovered from a knee injury late in the 2017 season. For his career, Shaw accumulated nearly 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns on 202 carries.
With a fairly recent change by the NCAA rules commission that allows a sixth year of eligibility to be more feasible, Shaw will likely have one more season in which to potentially carve out a larger role at a different school.
Bradrick Shaw will likely be remember most fondly for his two touchdown performance against Nebraska in 2016, but he was a player that was beloved by fans and here at B5Q we wish nothing but the best as he moves forward.