Hampered by a variety of injuries since coming from Madison Memorial High School, Fredrick has lived in the training room for most of his recent career. He has played in all 41 games over his first three eligible seasons but injured back, shoulder, legs and more have prevented him from practicing consistently in the days leading up to games.
That’s no longer the case. Healthy after resting for all of spring practices, Fredrick has been one of Wisconsin’s best deep-ball threats throughout practice and has consistently been working with the first-team offense as the Badgers’ prepare for No.3 Alabama Sept.5 in Arlington, Texas.
“I’ve enjoyed seeing him as a football player right now,” said head coach Paul Chryst. “I think Jordan is a guy who understands the game. He’s still working through some things. I think all the receivers are. He’s played significant snaps. He’s got to be able to do that and do it at a better level. If our team is going to be as good as we can, it starts with our seniors. They’ve got to have their best year. He fits right into that.”
Having already proven himself as the team’s best run blocker at receiver, Fredrick appears poised to improve on his receiving numbers, which stand at a total of 40 catches for 428 yards. Before the start of camp, Fredrick spoke to BadgerNation about his upcoming final season with the Badgers.