2015 National Signing Day: Wisconsin Badgers Load up on Linemen and Running Backs

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Turning college success into an NFL career

Jan 4, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick (72) in action against the Detroit Lions during the fourth quarter in the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re a high school offensive lineman or running back, history suggests Wisconsin is a good place to go if you want a shot at the next level.

The Badgers have had great success in recent years sending running backs and offensive linemen to the National Football League.

In the past four years, (2011-14) Wisconsin has had 19 players drafted into the NFL. Nine of those 19 have been either running backs or offensive linemen.

Several have made big names for themselves, like Pro Bowl Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick.

Will any members of this recruiting class be headed to a career in the NFL? Time will only tell, but history says they’ve got a chance.

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