Wisconsin makes an impact on Super Bowl 52; J.J. Watt named NFL Man of the Year
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Corey Clement stars in Super Bowl win
Former Wisconsin running back Corey Clement went undrafted last spring. On Sunday, he helped the Philadelphia Eagles win Super Bowl 52 by grabbing 4 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown. Clement, along with defensive lineman Beau Allen, became the latest Wisconsin alums to earn a Super Bowl ring, while safety Chris Maragos picked up his second.
Another former Badgers running back — James White — had 46 yards rushing and a touchdown in a losing effort for New England. He’s played in eight playoff games in his career and he now has 8 touchdowns.
J.J. Watt named NFL’s Man of the Year
For his fundraising efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey last summer, former Wisconsin star J.J. Watt was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year on Saturday. The Houston Texans defensive end originally hoped to raise $200,000 but donations ended up topping $37 million.
Wisconsin falls at Maryland
The Badgers nearly overcame a 10-point second-half deficit, but came up short in a 68-63 loss at Maryland. It was their fifth straight loss and leaves them 3-9 in Big Ten play.
What to expect on National Signing Day
Wisconsin’s 2018 recruiting class is pretty much in place, but Jesse Temple writes the Badgers are still hoping to add one more piece come Wednesday on National Signing Day.
Beer and cheese curds make Wisconsin OL
Former Badgers left tackle Joe Thomas was on Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” podcast last Friday and was asked why the state of Wisconsin produces so many great offensive linemen. His answer: “It’s just beer and cheese curds.”
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Ohio State offers recent Wisconsin commit
Bryson Shaw committed to the Badgers on Jan. 27. Just eight days later Ohio State came calling for the 3-star safety, who announced on Twitter the Buckeyes had offered him a scholarship. Ohio State has also offered Wisconsin’s 4-star quarterback commit Graham Mertz.
Xavier Pinson set to choose
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