Dallas Cowboys center and former Wisconsin Badgers center Travis Frederick was named to the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie Team on Tuesday.
Frederick is the first Cowboy to receive PFWA All-Rookie honors since 2011 when Dan Bailey, Tyron Smith and DeMarco Murray also received such honors.
Coming out of the draft, many people questioned why Dallas would use a first round pick on a center. Well it has worked wonders for the Cowboys as Frederick impressed early on in training camp and was named the starter.
The rookie from Wisconsin started every game and played every snap for the Cowboys this season, committed only three penalties and made all the line calls as well.
For the Badgers, Frederick became the first true freshman offensive lineman ever to start a season opening game in the program’s history. In 2012 Frederick started all 13 games for the Badgers before entering the 2013 NFL Draft.
Also on a side note, Travis Frederick had one of the best beards of all time when he played for the Badgers.