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Menominee tight end best in country?

August 6, 2013 - Burt Angeli
Wisconsin maintains high hopes for Jacob Pedersen, a senior tight end from Menominee.

Badgers tight ends coach Jeff Genyk calls Pedersen a “fine player, a fine young man.”

“It’s going to be a real pleasure to try and get him to take it to the absolute next level,” Genyk, a former Eastern Michigan head coach, told “Can he be the best tight end in the United States? That’s what the goal is.”

Pedersen grabbed 27 passes and four touchdowns last season.

"I need to get my body fat down so I can get stronger in the running game and faster in the passing game," Pedersen, who weighed 240 pounds before camp opened, told the Milwaukee JournalSentinel. "When I was going into my breaks it felt like my legs weren't carrying me well. I want to feel more explosive."

Pedersen, calling tight end the strength of the team, likes “14” personnel with one running back and four tight ends on the field.



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