For a walk-on redshirt freshman wide receiver trying to make a name for himself, getting noticed by the head coach is always a good thing.
Even if it’s for something bad.
That’s the way Jared Abbrederis viewed it one day in during the University of Wisconsin football team’s preseason camp. Abbrederis he failed to make a sliding catch, which caught Bret Bielema’s eye. The Badgers caoch said Abbrederis had to make that catch if he ever expected to play for the Badgers.
“It was really encouraging to hear him getting on me because if he doesn’t say anything, obviously, he doesn’t care,” Abbrederis said.
“I just had to look at it and be positive, just go out and practice and show him I can make every play. Obviously, you’re going to miss some. I’ve got to try to do the best I can to catch everything thrown to me.”
Since that play, Abbrederis has caught nearly everything thrown to him. That’s a good thing for the Badgers, who had to turn to him on Saturday when they were without starting wide receivers Nick Toon and David Gilreath in the second half of their 27-14 victory over San Jose State.
It is great to see the Badgers have players waiting in the wings just waiting to make their move. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!