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Wisconsin football: BTN All-Decade second team includes Jared Abbrederis

The former walk-on was a nightmare for those in the opposing secondary

Former walk-on wide receiver, and Wautoma native, Jared Abbrederis was selected to the BTN All-Decade second team, for his accomplishments during his four-year career with the Wisconsin Badgers from 2010-13.

Abbrederis finished his collegiate career with 202 receptions, which ties him with Brandon Williams for first in school history and 3,140 receiving yards, which is second-most in school history. Abbrederis is also tied with Tony Simmons for second in school history with 23 receiving touchdowns.

While in cardinal and white, Abbrederis was named first-team All-B1G twice.

While Abbrederis’ career speaks for itself, his senior season was one for the record books, as he hauled in a school single-season record 78 receptions and compiled 1,081 receiving yards. In breaking the 1,000-yard mark, Abbrederis became just the third receiver in Wisconsin history to do so (Williams and Lee Evans were the other two). His 1,081 yards ranks fourth in school history, behind Williams (1,095) and Evans, who holds the top-two single-season marks (1,213 and 1,545).

One of, if not his best collegiate game came during his senior season in a loss at No. 4 Ohio State. Abbrederis was covered primarily by Bradley Roby, who was seen as one of the top cornerbacks in college football at the time, but still managed to record 10 receptions, 207 yards and a touchdown.

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Abbrederis was drafted in the fifth round (pick 176) in the 2014 Draft, by the Green Bay Packers. Following a season-ending injury during training camp his rookie year, Abbrederis went on to play three seasons in the NFL (two in Green Bay, one in Detroit), recording 13 receptions for 163 yards.