Former Wisconsin Badgers player Alec Ingold meets hero, former Packers player Clay Matthews

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland Raiders are being featured on this season of HBO's "Hard Knocks."

In the second episode, the Raiders and Los Angeles Rams participate in joint practices. That's when former Wisconsin Badgers player and Green Bay native Alec Ingold meets former Packer Clay Matthews.

Ingold, a rookie, grew up idolizing Matthews, and during the episode, he is shown blocking the edge rusher and sharing a special moment with him, according to

In a video clip from the episode, Ingold says, "I just blocked Clay Matthews," to his running backs coach Kirby Wilson.



After practice, Ingold introduces himself to his idol by saying, "My name is Alec, I'm from Green Bay.  I went to Bay Port High School. I was hoping I'd get a chance to put my hands on you a little bit." 

The Oakland Raiders play the Arizona Cardinals Thursday in preseason action.  
Ingold is fighting for a spot on the 53-man roster. 

You can watch "Hard Knocks" training camp with the Oakland Raiders here

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