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McEvoy working at receiver on first day of Badgers fall camp

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MADISON (WKOW) -

The Badgers football team's first fall camp under Paul Chryst is underway. The team hit the field at Camp Randall on Monday morning. Chryst satisfied with the enthusiasm on day one.

"It was fun getting out here. I told the kids at the end of practice I appreciated their energy, their enthusiasm to it, and it was a good start. Obviously, got a ways to go, but we'll get there if we keep stacking days like this."

One of the most noticeable developments on the first day involved Tanner McEvoy. The senior spent the majority of the time at safety during the spring. However, he was working exclusively at receiver on the first day of fall practice.

"In the spring, he did a ton of safety work, and I think he feels comfortable there, and I think there's some of the details at the wideout spot that he's got to get," Chryst said after practice. "I think he can help us out on both."

McEvoy is expected to start at safety. However, the Badgers have been desperately seeking receiver help the past few seasons. Chryst says McEvoy has many of the traits you would look for in a good receiver.

"I think he's a big body that can run that has really good hands, and I think he's got a good football I.Q."

The former quarterback will have 26 days to pick up the position. The Badgers open the season on Sept. 5 in Arlington, Texas against Alabama.

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