October 1, 2014

UW’s Travis Fredrick First Badger Taken

Travis Frederick

Travis Frederick
Photo Credit: Wisconsin

It took the Dallas Cowboys trading down to the 31st pick for the first Wisconsin Badgers to come off the board.

The Cowboys with first selection in the first round after trading with San Francisco took Wisconsin offensive lineman, center Travis Fredrick.

Fredrick a Sharon, WI. native started 31 games at Wisconsin at both center and guard. During his freshman and sophomore years at UW, Fredrick primarily saw playing time at left guard. In his final season at Wisconsin, he started all 14 games at center and earned All-Big Ten honorable mention honors.

The selection of Fredrick was the first Big Ten player chosen this year. Had Fredrick not gone to the Cowboys late in the first round, it would have been the first time since 1953 a member of the Big Ten was not selected in the first round.