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Fumagalli catching on for the Badgers

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MADISON (WKOW) -

Troy Fumagalli has been a regular on the field for the Badgers the past couple seasons. However, the junior finally had a chance to show what he could do with regular targets. The Badgers tight end caught seven passes for 100 yards against LSU.

"Coach Chryst thinks highly of tight ends. He always tells me I have to go if we're going to go, especially in the run and pass game. We're expected to do a lot. Just trying to do my role and what's expected of me."

A lot may be expected of Fumagalli this season. The Badgers have few established receivers. So, new starting quarterback Bart Houston may rely heavily on his longtime teammate.

"Me and Bart have been working together for a while now. We've been working together on the third and the second team growing up. I've been getting to know him on a personal level too. Just feeling comfortable around each other." 

Houston and Fumagalli will have a chance to build on that comfort level in the home opener against Akron on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

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