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BREAKING: Badgers land Cincinnati graduate transfer, was three-year starter

The Badgers have filled out one of their positions of need with the transfer portal.

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The Wisconsin Badgers have secured a commitment from Cincinnati Bearcats graduate transfer long snapper Cayson Pfeiffer, he announced on Monday.

Pfeiffer, a three-year starter at Cincinnati, will be on scholarship, replacing well-heralded long snapper Peter Bowden, who is a finalist for the Peter Mannelly Award, given to the best long snapper in the nation.

A three-year starter at Cincinnati, Pfeiffer has snapped in 49 games over his career, adding valuable experience at a position that Wisconsin has gotten major results from over the past few years with Bowden.

Committing to Wisconsin, Pfeiffer joins former Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell, alongside several other former assistants, just one year after the coach’s arrival in Madison.

“This place was the best overall fit for me,” Pfeiffer shared to Bucky’s 5th Quarter on why he chose Wisconsin. “A place I could come in for my last year and be a leader. Also, an opportunity to be able to be involved within the protection on the punt team will help me for the next level. Lastly, the campus was tremendous and my strong bond with all of the coaching staff was hard to pass up.”

Pfeiffer is the second player that the Badgers have landed in the transfer portal this offseason, joining Syracuse outside linebacker Leon Lowery, and there’s expected to be more news soon after Wisconsin had a busy weekend of visits.