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Packers draft former Badger wide receiver

Abbrederis won 2013 Burlsworth Trophy

MADISON, Wis. - The Green Bay Packers selected former Badger Jared Abbrederis with the 176th pick in the 2014 NFL draft Saturday.

Wide receiver Abbrederis finished his career with the Badgers tied for the school record for receptions with 202 and ranked second all-time at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in receiving yards and touchdown receptions.

Abbrederis won the 2013 Burlsworth Trophy as the nation's top player who began his career as a walk on, according to the Badgers.

Abbrederis is from Wautoma, Wis.

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