Wisconsin Wide Receiver Wins Burlsworth Trophy

Posted: December 10, 2013 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTOS ANTHONY REYES Jared Abbrederis, senior wide receiver for the University of Wisconsin, accepts the Burlsworth Trophy on Monday at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale. The award, presented by the Springdale Rotary Club, is given to an outstanding college football player who started as a walk-on.

Jared Abbrederis’ football career nearly came to an end twice. The first time was when he suffered a traumatic leg injury, tearing his anterior cruciate ligament and breaking his femur in a game as a high school sophomore.

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