Different from Big Brother

Although he shared the same last name as his big brother and University of Wisconsin recruit, 6-6, 240-pound offensive tackle Hayden Biegel plays a much different kind of game.

MADISON - Although his older brother is one of the newest addition to the University of Wisconsin's 2012 recruiting class, Hayden Biegel didn't have to hear comparisons or questions about older brother and four-star linebacker Vince Biegel during his time at Wisconsin's junior day.

No offense to his brother, but that's just how he wanted it.

"They didn't bring up Vince at all, leaving him completely out of the situation," Biegel told Badger Nation Saturday. "I love my older brother, but I am my own man. My parents named him Vince. They named me Hayden. I am a different person, so I am trying to make something with my name."

To say the two brothers are completely different from a football standpoint is accurate. Vince is a 6-3, 225-pound outside linebacker. Hayden is a 6-6, 240-pound offensive tackle, but both play with the same amount of gumption and both have drawn interest from Wisconsin during their junior year.

"I got to meet the new offensive line coach and I got to see a lot of the new facilities they are going to be putting up, like the new weight room and the new locker room," said Biegel. "They gave presentations about the nutrition and the strength and conditioning. It's good listening to that since I am going through that."

Since helping lead Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln to the Division 1 state title game, Biegel has been pounding the protein shakes in order to bulk up his frame. Averaging about four protein shakes a day, Biegel estimates he has added 25 pounds since November, numbers that he hopes will a returning five-man offensive line get back to Camp Randall.

"I got to the point where I didn't weight as much as I needed to weigh to be successful," Biegel said. "I take one in the morning, one at lunch, one after I workout and one before I go to bed. The big thing for me is to put on as much weight as I can to help me at my position while still keeping my speed."

With the new weight, Biegel said the coaches are excited to see how he works and uses his new weight going forward.

"Coach Markuson said he liked my film and liked the way I get after guys," said Biegel. "The coaches like the way I play and how I play aggressive on the offensive line. I appreciated that. There were a lot of positives. They said I was doing a good job, and I appreciated that."

Biegel is still searching for his first offer and has gotten s, but he's hopeful that opportunities are coming once he starts sending out his highlight film.

"It's just starting up for me," Biegel said. "Schools are just starting to find out about me."

Lucky for Wisconsin, they already have a good file started on him.


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