Wisconsin currently boasts 34 players on NFL rosters, and a total of 28 former Badgers have seen action this season.
A total of 40 UW products earned roster spots for NFL training camps this season.
As the NFL prepares for Championship Weekend, seven former Badgers are still vying for a chance to compete in Super Bowl XLIX. They include Jonathan Casillas (New England), David Gilreath (Seattle), OBrien Schofield (Seattle), Mike Taylor (Seattle), Scott Tolzien (Green Bay), James White (New England) and Russell Wilson (Seattle).
Among the highlights of Wild Card Weekend:
• Russell Wilson completed 15-of-22 passes for 268 yards and three TDs in Seattles 31-17 win over Carolina. His passer rating of 149.2 was his best this season. The Seahawks now host Green Bay in the conference title game on Sunday at 2 p.m. on FOX.
• Despite the Ravens 35-31 loss to the Patriots, TE Owen Daniels stood out, garnering four receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown.
(Updated January 13, 2015)
#84 | Jared Abbrederis (2009-13) Green Bay Packers • WR • 6-1 • 195 • NFL Experience: Rookie • Acquired: 2014 NFL Draft (5th Round)
Rookie in 2014 ... selected by Philadelphia with 224th overall pick in seventh round of 2014 NFL Draft played in all 16 games for the Eagles along the defensive line assisted on a tackle in Eagles Week 16 loss to Washington made three tackles in the 11th week at Green Bay against Carolina in Week 10, made one tackle Week 9 at Houston, picked up two tackles, including the first-half sack of his career registered one tackle in Eagles loss to San Francisco in Week 4 picked up a tackle in Eagles 37-34 win over Washington in Week 3 made first career tackle in first career game against Jacksonville in Week 1
Second season in 2014 limited to just five games due to injuries had six carries for 7 yards along with two receptions for 11 yards against Arizona in Week 5 gained 38 yards on the ground on 14 carries and made two receptions for 6 yards in overtime loss to Seattle in Week 3 ran for 60 yards on 12 carries and caught three balls for 29 yards in Week 2 vs. Kansas City carried 23 times for 67 yards and a touchdown, while grabbing two receptions for 16 yards in season-opening win
Rookie in 2014 selected by San Francisco with 77th overall pick in third round of 2014 NFL Draft started eight games before suffering a season-ending ankle injury at Seattle in Week 15 Pepsis NFL Rookie of the Week for Weeks 10 and 11 as well as the NFCs Defensive Rookie of the Month for November made 14 tackles, his fifth double-digit tackle effort in five games, in Week 14 against Oakland in Week 13 loss to Seattle, had fourth double-digit tackle performance, picking up 16 made eight tackles in Week 12 win over Washington had third-straight game of double-digit tackles, as he made 12 in Week 11 also defended three passes and had two interceptions in his third consecutive start, backed up his impressive Week 9 performance with 17 tackles in Week 10 at New Orleans also had fumble recovery against the Saints made second consecutive start Week 9 vs. St. Louis, recording a whopping 18 tackles made first career start Week 7 in Sunday Night Football loss to Denver doubled his season total tackles with eight against the Broncos, including his first career sack picked up first career tackle in first career game against Dallas in Week 1
Fourth season in 2014 signed with Atlanta on Feb. 17, 2014, one week after being waived by Tampa Bay played in all 16 games with seven starts started at right guard in Week 16 win at New Orleans after not starting Week 8 and having a bye Week 9, returned to the starting lineup in the 10th week at Tampa Bay started in fourth-consecutive game against Baltimore in Week 7 started in Week 6 vs. Chicago started against the New York Giants in Week 5 started first game of the season in Week 4 at Minnesota
Sixth season in 2014 ... traded from Tampa Bay to New England on Oct. 28, 2014 played five games with three starts for Tampa Bay and nine games with three starts for New England made one tackle in Patriots playoff win over Baltimore started in Week 17 against Buffalo and recorded a season-high nine tackles started back-to-back games in Weeks 14 and 15 at San Diego and vs. Miami, recording seven tackles and forcing a fumble made two tackles in Week 13 loss at Green Bay had four tackles in 12th week against Detroit picked up two tackles in Week 11 win at Indianapolis in New England debut in Week 9, made three tackles made five tackles in Week 3 loss to Atlanta added two tackles in loss to St. Louis in Week 2 played in Week 1, recording two tackles against Carolina
Second season in 2014 ... signed to the San Francisco 49ers practice squad on Dec. 13 and immediately activated had a tackles and pass breakup vs. Arizona in Week 17 recorded first three tackles of his career vs. San Diego in Week 16 made his NFL debut in Week 15 vs. Seattle promoted to San Diego's active roster from the practice squad on Dec. 16, 2013 spent first 14 weeks of 2013 season on Chargers' practice squad ... signed by the Chargers in May 2013
Ninth season in 2014 ... signed by Baltimore on April 3 ... played first eight seasons for Houston after being selected in fourth round of 2006 NFL Draft ranks second on the Ravens in catches and third in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns has at least one reception in every game this season started and had four catches for 41 yards and a touchdown in playoff loss to New England made four catches for 70 yards in Wild Card win over Pittsburgh had four catches for 62 yards and a TD in 20-12 win over Jacksonville in Week 15 caught six passes in the ninth week at Pittsburgh for 53 yards made season-high six catches vs. Atlanta in Week 7 went for 58 total yards receivingan average of 9.7 yards per catchand scored a touchdown made five catches for 70 yards in Week 5 loss to Indianapolis caught four balls for 43 yards in against Carolina in Week 4 caught five passes for 28 yards and two touchdowns against Pittsburgh in Week 2 played in Baltimores Week 1 loss to Cincinnati, making four catches for 34 yards
Second season in 2014 has made all 32 regular-season starts at center for Dallas also started in playoff loss to Green Bay selected to play in the 2015 Pro Bowl second-team All-Pro choice named to SI.coms midseason All-Pro Team
Third season in 2014 ... currently listed on injured reserve signed with Seattle for start of training camp on July 25, 2014 ... signed on June 5, 2014 to take part in OTAs after sitting out 2013 season ... played with Pittsburgh in 2012
Fifth season in 2014 missed the last four games with an ankle injury made four catches for 41 yards in Week 12 after failing to record a catch in consecutive games, caught two passes for 34 yards and a touchdownhis first of the seasonin Week 11 at Cleveland made two catches in seventh week at Pittsburgh caught one pass for 3 yards in Week 5 vs. Dallas Week 4 vs. Buffalo, caught three passes for 28 yards and 9.3 per catch average made five catches for 41 yards vs. the Giants in Week 3 made season debut in Week 2 against Oakland, recording one catch for 26 yards
Signed by Chicago as an undrafted free agent spent the first 10 weeks of the season on the Bears practice squad was elevated to the active roster on Nov. 10 made his NFL debut in Week 14 against Dallas then started the last three games of the season at left guard
Seventh season in 2014 ... has started the last 32 regular-season games and two playoff games at defensive tackle for the Cowboys one tackle in playoff loss to Green Bay made three tackles in Wild Card win over Detroit season-high six tackles in Week 17 win over Washington picked up one tackle in 13th week against Philly had a season-high six tackles at the New York Giants in Week 12 playing Arizona in the ninth week, made four tackles had four tackles vs. Washington in Week 8 picked up two tackles in Week 7 win over the New York Giants made two tackles against Seattle in Week 6 win recorded two tackles in Week 5 win over Houston made two tackles in 38-17 win vs. New Orleans started and tallied three tackles in Dallas win over St. Louis in Week 3 started in Week 1 loss to San Francisco, making three tackles
Fourth season in 2014 led team with five touchdown receptions had at least one catch in 15 of 16 games this season two catches, including a 23-yard touchdown grab, in Week 16 vs. the Giants had two catches for 30 yards in the ninth week at Arizona registered a touchdown for third-straight game in Week 8 at Kansas City had two catches for 17 yards in Week 7, adding his second touchdown in as many weeks grabbed a 22-yard touchdown pass in Week 6 vs. San Francisco caught one pass for a season-high 22 yards against Philadelphia in Week 5 made six grabs, including a touchdown catch, in Week 3 loss to Dallas snagged three receptions for 25 yards in Week 2 victory over Tampa Bay caught two passes for 12 yards in season-opening loss to Minnesota
Third season in 2014 placed on injured reserve on Oct. 20 following a knee injury made third-consecutive start in seventh week at Baltimore started against Chicago in Week 6 loss made first start of season against the New York Giants in Week 5 played in Week 4 loss to Minnesota saw action in Falcons Week 3 rout of Tampa Bay played at center vs. Cincinnati in Week 2 played in Week 1 win over New Orleans
Tenth season in 2014 announced his retirement from the NFL signed by Cleveland on July 30, 2014 after being released by Buffalo, where he played in all 16 games in 2013 started the last five games of the season, recording 26 tackles and two interceptions season-high seven tackles and an interception vs. Indianapolis in Week 14 made first start of the season in Week 13, registering five tackles, two pass defenses and an interception four tackles in Week 12 at Atlanta recorded four tackles in Week 10 at Cincy picked up two tackles vs. Pittsburgh in Week 6 made two tackles in Week 1 loss to Steelers
Sixth season in 2014 finished second in the NFL with 151 total tackles ranked eighth in the NFL with 16 tackles for loss second-team All-Pro selection named to SI.coms midseason All-Pro Team started all 16 games for the Lions, registering double-digit tackles in 11 games had 11 tackles in Week 17 loss to Green Bay made 10 tackles and defended a pass in Week 13 picked up 10 tackles in loss at Arizona in Week 11 registered 11 tackles and defended one pass in 10th-week win over Miami had 11 tackles in Week 7 win over New Orleans recorded 13 tackles in Week 5 loss to Buffalo made 11 tackles in Week 4 win against the New York Jets led Lions with 10 total tackles and two passes defended in Week 3 win over Green Bay made seven tackles against Carolina in Week 2 as starter at LB helped Lions to Monday Night Football win over Giants in Week 1, making 10 tackles and snagging an interception en route to being named NFC Defensive Player of the Week
Fifth season in 2014 signed with Philadelphia on March 12, 2014 after three seasons with Seattle played in all 16 games on special teams, making a career-high 13 tackles made two tackles in Week 11 at Green Bay made season-high three tackles against Carolina in Week 10 win recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown in Week 5 against St. Louis made two tackles in Eagles Week 1 win over Jacksonville
Third season in 2014 four punts for an average of 39.3 yards in playoff loss to Seattle punted four times for an average of 49.8 yards, including a 60-yarder, in 17-13 win over Cleveland in Week 16 punted four times in Week 13 loss to Minnesota, averaging 36.5 yards per punt had six punts in Week 11 vs. Atlanta, tying a season-high with three inside the 20 booted seven punts in Week 10, averaging 47.6 yards per had six punts in ninth week vs. New Orleans, averaging 42.2 yards and putting three inside the 20 punted just twice in close loss to Seattle in Week 8, putting one inside the 20 booted a season-high seven punts against Green Bay in Week 7, averaging 53.9 yards per punt and sending two inside the 20 punted just once in Week 6, hitting a 38-yarder had five punts in Week 5 vs. Chicago, averaging 48.2 yards per punt and hitting two inside the 20 punted four times in Week 4, averaging 48.5 yards per punt hit season-long 65-yarder among four punts for average of 52.5 yards in Carolinas Week 3 loss to Pittsburgh blasted a 57-yard punt and positioned one inside the 20 on six kicks in Week 2 win over Detroit punted six times in Week 1 win over Tampa Bay, averaging 47.0 yards and sending two inside the 20
Fifth season in 2014 ... three tackles in playoff win over Carolina recorded sacks in back-to-back weeks, including one in Week 17 win over St. Louis recorded first sack of the season in 35-6 win over Arizona in week 16 had one tackle against Kansas City in Week 11 matched season-high with three tackles in 10th week against the New York Giants had season-high three tackles at Carolina in Week 8 win made one tackle in Week 7 loss to St. Louis picked up one tackle against Dallas in Week 6 made one tackle in Week 5 vs. Washington registered a sack in Seattles 26-20 overtime win over Denver in Week 3 recorded a tackle in Week 2 loss to San Diego made one tackle in opening-night win over Green Bay in Week 1
Sixth season in 2014 missed eight games with a knee injury started four of last five games of regular season after returning from injury, making 11 tackles over that stretch had three tackles against Denver in Week 5 had a tackle in Week 3 win over San Francisco recorded three tackles in Cardinals Week 2 win over the Giants finished with two tackles in Week 1 win over San Diego
Rookie in 2014 selected by Atlanta with the 68th overall pick in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft played in all 16 games three tackles in Week 17 loss to Carolina made two tackles in Week 16 win over New Orleans two tackles, a pass defense and first-career interception in Week 12 against Cleveland two tackles in Week 11, including his first-career sack picked up three tackles in 10th week at Tampa Bay made one tackle in Week 8 loss to Atlanta in London tackled two Baltimore players in Week 7 loss defended one pass in Week 6 loss to Chicago three tackles against the New York Giants in Week 5 made first four career tackles in fourth career NFL game against Minnesota
Eighth season in 2014 eight-time Pro Bowl selection first offensive lineman in NFL history to be named to the Pro Bowl in each of his first eight seasons first-team All-Pro selection for the fifth time in his career named to SI.coms midseason All-Pro Team started all 16 games at tackle for the Browns has started all 128 games in his eight seasons
Third season in 2014 played in each of the last six games, making 17 catches for 215 yards in those games had at least three catches for at least 40 yards in four games in his first start of the season in the 13th week, caught two passes for 17 yards and a touchdownthe first of his career made first three catches of the season for 42 yards in Week 12 against Baltimore saw action in Week 5 vs. Tampa Bay played in eight games with three starts at WR during second season in New Orleans in 2013
Fourth season in 2014 three-time Pro Bowl selection ranked second in NFL with 20.5 sacks first player in league history with multiple season of at least 20 sacks unanimous first-team All-Pro choice named to SI.coms midseason All-Pro Team three sacks and a forced fumble in Texans Week 17 win over Jacksonville season-high eight tackles and one sack in win over Baltimore in Week 16 tied a career high with three sacks in Week 14 win over Jacksonville had three tackles, two sacks and forced a fumble in week 13 also recorded third touchdown reception as a receiver against Tennessee earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week award after making five tackles, picking up a sack and forcing a fumble and recovering a fumble in Week 11 also made his second-career catch and touchdown as a receiver to put him at three total TDs on the season Week 9 vs. Philly made seven tackles, including 1.5 sacks picked up three tackles, two sacks, a pass defense and first forced fumble of the season in Week 8 win over Tennessee in seventh week at Pittsburgh, had three tackles. Including a sack made seven tackles in Week 6 loss to Indianapolis on Thursday Night Football, including two sacks also defended three passes against Indianapolis made five tackles, defended a pass and had an 80-yard interception return for a touchdown against Buffalo in Week 4 recorded seven tackles and knocked down a pass in Week 3 loss to the Giants started at defensive end in Week 2, but lined up as a TE to score first career touchdown on a 1-yard reception in Week 2 win over Oakland made three tackles, including a sack, while also defending a pass and recovering a fumble in Week 1 win over Washington
Rookie in 2014 selected by New England with 130th overall pick in fourth round of 2014 NFL Draft had two catches for eight yards in Week 17 loss to Buffalo in second career game played Week 8 versus Chicago, had six carries for 17 yards made first NFL appearance in 41-14 Monday Night Football loss to Kansas City in Week 4, carrying three times for 21 yards and picked up 15 receiving yards on three catches
Third season in 2014 has started all 48 games in three seasons with Seattle two-time Pro Bowl selection led all QBs with 849 rushing yards led the NFL with 7.2 yards per carry guided the Seahawks to a 31-17 win over Carolina in the NFC Divisional Playoffs, completing 15-of-22 passes for 268 yards and three TDs, a passer rating of 149.2 passed for a season-high 339 yards and added 88 yards rushing, accounting for three touchdowns in 35-6 win over Arizona in Week 16 had 211 yards and a touchdown on 17-for-22 passing, while also running for 73 yards on 10 attempts went 20-for-32 with 178 yards and two touchdowns in 11th-week loss to Kansas City added to his yards on the ground with 71 on eight carries completed 10 passes out of 17 for 172 yards and two interceptions in Week 10 win over the New York Giants added 107 rush yards on 14 attemptsthe third game this season he has ran for over 100 yards led team to win at Carolina in Week 8, going 20-for-32 with 199 yards passing and a touchdown and interception also carried six times for 35 yards suffered second-straight loss in Week 7, as he passed 23 times for 313 yards and two touchdowns picked up 106 ground yards on seven carries at St. Louis passed for 201 yards on 18 completions, while also picking up 122 yards on the ground on 11 carries against in Week 5 Monday Night Football win over Washington led Seahawks to 26-20 overtime win over Denver in Super Bowl rematch in Week 3, going 24-for-34 for 258 yards and two touchdowns also ran nine times for 40 yards went 17-for-25 with 202 yards and two scores, while rushing for 18 yards on two carries in Week 2 loss to San Diego had a 119.1 passer rating in second week of season completed 19 of 28 passes in opening-night win against Green Bay, connecting for two touchdowns and earning a 110.9 passer rating