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Fredrick feeling healthy for final season with Badgers

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After starting games in each of the past three seasons, Jordan Fredrick has mainly earned praise for his blocking ability as a receiver. That is something the Madison Memorial graduate would like to change in his final season.

"This year, hopefully it's about both blocking and passing and making some catches. Hopefully, it will be more well-rounded as an individual and a team."

Fredrick has been considered the Badgers' second-best receiving option in recent years but has never posted more than 17 catches in a season. Injuries have played a part in that. The redshirt senior has played in pain throughout his career. Quarterback Joel Stave has noticed an extra bounce in Fredrick's step this fall as he finally appears to be healthy.

"That's been his biggest thing throughout the years is just keeping his shoulders healthy and stuff like that. To see him being able to be healthy and run routes at full speed and everything has been good."

Fredrick has flashed the ability to make some big plays in camp. Now, he has to prove he can do it in a game. He says he has felt very comfortable with the return of Paul Chryst and the offense Fredrick learned as a freshman.

"I feel very fitting in this offense and, obviously, the health thing does help a little bit. So, hopefully, all the pieces of the puzzle just fit together for a very successful season."

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