Wisconsin Football: Wisconsin Badgers All-Time Team

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Oct 12, 2013; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers tight end Jacob Pedersen (48) makes a diving catch during the first quarter against the Northwestern Wildcats at Camp Randall Stadium. Photo Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

All-Time Team: Tight Ends

Travis Beckum: The best receiving tight end in school history would hold up against some of the best wide receivers in school history, as Travis Beckum put together an impressive career for the Badgers from 2006-2008.

He remains the fifth-leading receiver in school history, totaling 2,149 receiving yards in his career. He did the majority of that work in two years, as his 2009 season was cut short by injury.

In 2007 Beckum tied Lee Evans’ singel-season record for most catches in a season with 75 (since broken by Jared Abbrederis), and his 159 career receptions is the most by a Badgers tight end, and is fifth-best all-time at UW.

Beckum was a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award in 2006 and a finalist for the award in 2007. He was a second team All-American in 2006 and a first teamer in 2007, and was a first team All-Big Ten selection in ’07.

Jacob Pederson: A touchdown magnet from his tight end position, Jacob Pederson found the end zone plenty from 2010-2013.

He remains seventh all-time in school history with 17 touchdowns in his career (best in school history among tight ends), and finished is 17th in school history with 1,394 career receiving yards.

He was incredibly durable throughout his career, playing in 53 games. Only Beau Allen, Ryan Groy, Rob Havenstein, Ethan Hemer and Dezmen Southward (54 games) played in more games in a Badgers uniform.

He was named the Kwalick-Clark Big Ten Tight End of the Year in 2012.

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