Kole Heckendorf grew up in Wausau, Wisconsin about an hour and a half from Green Bay. And this week, he's hoping to make the roster as a Packers wide receiver. Scout.com's Ed Thompson talked with the rookie who was North Dakota State's all-time leading receiver with 178 catches for 2,732 yards.
September 2, 2009
The annual scrimmage is a big deal, especially for undrafted rookie Kole Heckendorf, the most prolific receiver in Wisconsin high school history.
The Wisconsin native and undrafted rookie is being asked to learn all of the wide receiver positions and is excited to practice with Donald Driver.
The undrafted free agent from North Dakota State averaged 18.1 yards per reception as a senior after setting Wisconsin career high school records in receptions, yards and touchdowns. "He made a ton of big plays for us," NDSU coach Craig Bohl said.
Seven young receivers, including 2008 seventh-round pick Brett Swain and four undrafted free agents, will create a hotly contested battle. Packer Report puts those seven under the microscope as they vie to be the fifth receiver on the roster.
Kole Heckendorf, the leading receiver in North Dakota State history, will meet his home-state team on Friday.