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Jared Abbrederis
WR #84
Height:
6-1
Weight:
195
Age:
23
College:
Wisconsin
Hometown:
Wautoma, WI
Experience:
R

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Biography

CAREER Highlights

  • Drafted by the Packers with the second of two fifth-round selections (No. 176 overall), the second of two compensatory choices awarded to the team in the 2014 NFL Draft.
  • Became the first University of Wisconsin player drafted by the Packers since G Bill Ferrario (fourth round) in 2001 and just the second Badgers WR (Jug Girard, first round, 1948) ever to be drafted by Green Bay.
  • Became the first Wisconsin native to be drafted by Green Bay since T Mark Tauscher (Marshfield, Wis.) in 2000.
  • Finished his career at Wisconsin tied for the school record for receptions (202) and ranked No. 2 all-time in receiving yards (3,140) and TD receptions (23). Ranks No. 8 all-time among Big Ten players in receiving yards.
  • Set a school record for career kickoff return average (25.8) and ranks No. 5 all-time in career punt return average (10.7).
  • Finished his career ranked No. 7 in school history with 4,818 all-purpose yards (291 rushing, 3,140 receiving, 587 punt return, 800 kickoff return).
  • Won the Burlsworth Trophy in 2013, which is given to the nation’s top player who began his career as a walk-on.
  • Caught a school-record 78 passes for 1,081 yards (13.9 avg.) and seven TDs as a senior in 2013, just the fourth 1,000-yard receiving season in Badgers history, on his way to being named a first-team All-Big Ten selection.
  • Led the Badgers and ranked No. 4 in the Big Ten with his 1,081 receiving yards in ’13.
  • Played in 13 games with 12 starts as a junior in 2012 and caught 49 passes for 837 yards (17.1 avg.) and five TDs, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors.
  • Started all 14 games as a sophomore in 2011 and led the team with 933 receiving yards, the most in school history by a sophomore.
  • Ranked third in the country in ’11 with a 15.8-yard average on punt returns, the second-best single-season mark in school history (min. 15 returns). Registered a 60-yard return for a TD.
  • Finished No. 2 in the Big Ten and No. 13 in the nation with 1,999 all-purpose yards in 2011, the sixth-best single-season total in school history.
  • Appeared in all 13 games with two starts as a redshirt freshman in 2010, posting 20 catches (No. 5 on the team) for 289 yards (No. 4) and three TDs (t-No. 2).
  • Earned first-team all-state honors at QB from the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association in 2008 after leading Wautoma (Wis.) High School to the WIAA Division 4 state championship.
  • Threw for 1,657 yards and 19 TDs as a senior and added 1,490 rushing yards and 26 TDs with an average of 8.4 yards per carry.
  • Earned his degree in human development and family studies at Wisconsin.

HIGH SCHOOL

Earned first-team all-state honors at QB from the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association in 2008 after leading Wautoma (Wis.) High School to the WIAA Division 4 state championship…Was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year as a senior and was a three-time all-conference selection at quarterback…Also was a two-time all-conference pick at safety…Threw for 1,657 yards and 19 TDs as a senior in 2008, adding 1,490 rushing yards and 26 TDs with an average of 8.4 yards per carry…Finished his career with 3,014 passing yards and 30 TDs…Also lettered four years in track and two years in wrestling…Was named the Gatorade track athlete of the year and the BFS Male National Athlete of the Year as a senior…Was a two-time state champion and state record-holder in the 110-meter high hurdles…Also was a state champion as a senior in the 300-meter hurdles…Helped lead his school to a state track title in 2009.

PERSONAL

Given name Jared Ryan Abbrederis…Last name is pronounced ab-bruh-DAIR-is…Nicknamed “Abby”…Born in West Allis, Wis. …Married, wife’s name is Rachel…Visited hospitals while he was in college and interned with the Blackhawk Church in Middleton, Wis., in high-school ministry…Enjoys hunting and fishing...Names Tiger Woods and LeBron James as his favorite athletes…Lists Duck Dynasty as his favorite TV show and Gladiator as his favorite movie…Enjoys listening to country music…Residence: Wautoma, Wis.

CAREER Highlights

  • Drafted by the Packers with the second of two fifth-round selections (No. 176 overall), the second of two compensatory choices awarded to the team in the 2014 NFL Draft.
  • Became the first University of Wisconsin player drafted by the Packers since G Bill Ferrario (fourth round) in 2001 and just the second Badgers WR (Jug Girard, first round, 1948) ever to be drafted by Green Bay.
  • Became the first Wisconsin native to be drafted by Green Bay since T Mark Tauscher (Marshfield, Wis.) in 2000.
  • Finished his career at Wisconsin tied for the school record for receptions (202) and ranked No. 2 all-time in receiving yards (3,140) and TD receptions (23). Ranks No. 8 all-time among Big Ten players in receiving yards.
  • Set a school record for career kickoff return average (25.8) and ranks No. 5 all-time in career punt return average (10.7).
  • Finished his career ranked No. 7 in school history with 4,818 all-purpose yards (291 rushing, 3,140 receiving, 587 punt return, 800 kickoff return).
  • Won the Burlsworth Trophy in 2013, which is given to the nation’s top player who began his career as a walk-on.
  • Caught a school-record 78 passes for 1,081 yards (13.9 avg.) and seven TDs as a senior in 2013, just the fourth 1,000-yard receiving season in Badgers history, on his way to being named a first-team All-Big Ten selection.
  • Led the Badgers and ranked No. 4 in the Big Ten with his 1,081 receiving yards in ’13.
  • Played in 13 games with 12 starts as a junior in 2012 and caught 49 passes for 837 yards (17.1 avg.) and five TDs, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors.
  • Started all 14 games as a sophomore in 2011 and led the team with 933 receiving yards, the most in school history by a sophomore.
  • Ranked third in the country in ’11 with a 15.8-yard average on punt returns, the second-best single-season mark in school history (min. 15 returns). Registered a 60-yard return for a TD.
  • Finished No. 2 in the Big Ten and No. 13 in the nation with 1,999 all-purpose yards in 2011, the sixth-best single-season total in school history.
  • Appeared in all 13 games with two starts as a redshirt freshman in 2010, posting 20 catches (No. 5 on the team) for 289 yards (No. 4) and three TDs (t-No. 2).
  • Earned first-team all-state honors at QB from the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association in 2008 after leading Wautoma (Wis.) High School to the WIAA Division 4 state championship.
  • Threw for 1,657 yards and 19 TDs as a senior and added 1,490 rushing yards and 26 TDs with an average of 8.4 yards per carry.
  • Earned his degree in human development and family studies at Wisconsin.

HIGH SCHOOL

Earned first-team all-state honors at QB from the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association in 2008 after leading Wautoma (Wis.) High School to the WIAA Division 4 state championship…Was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year as a senior and was a three-time all-conference selection at quarterback…Also was a two-time all-conference pick at safety…Threw for 1,657 yards and 19 TDs as a senior in 2008, adding 1,490 rushing yards and 26 TDs with an average of 8.4 yards per carry…Finished his career with 3,014 passing yards and 30 TDs…Also lettered four years in track and two years in wrestling…Was named the Gatorade track athlete of the year and the BFS Male National Athlete of the Year as a senior…Was a two-time state champion and state record-holder in the 110-meter high hurdles…Also was a state champion as a senior in the 300-meter hurdles…Helped lead his school to a state track title in 2009.

PERSONAL

Given name Jared Ryan Abbrederis…Last name is pronounced ab-bruh-DAIR-is…Nicknamed “Abby”…Born in West Allis, Wis. …Married, wife’s name is Rachel…Visited hospitals while he was in college and interned with the Blackhawk Church in Middleton, Wis., in high-school ministry…Enjoys hunting and fishing...Names Tiger Woods and LeBron James as his favorite athletes…Lists Duck Dynasty as his favorite TV show and Gladiator as his favorite movie…Enjoys listening to country music…Residence: Wautoma, Wis.