Billy Hirschfeld is leaving Wisconsin’s football team, a spokesman confirmed to Madison.com’s Jason Galloway on Thursday. Hirschfeld announced his plans to leave the football team to focus on starting a career as a journalist in a blog post on Feb. 28.
I am a student-athlete at the University of Wisconsin, no longer playing football but focusing on school. I felt that it was best to move to the next chapter in my “Book of Life”. And I believe that next chapter to be “Real World” in my book. I’ve been focusing on my schoolwork and have been trying to get into the work world. I truly wish to be a journalist; I have enrolled myself in classes which will help better understand my media knowledge because times are changing. I not only have stories to write but also to post recent articles that I’ve done from past classes to present the type of writer that I am.
Hirschfeld played 25 games in three seasons for the Badgers, and had two tackles in 9 games in 2017.