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Madison- Two Badger seniors were honored Monday when the Big Ten handed out its annual all-conference football awards.

Chris Borland received the Butkus-Fitzgerald Award, which is given to the Big Ten's best linebacker. Borland racked up 102 tackles and 4 sacks despite missing most of the Illinois game and the entire Iowa game. He finishes his career 6th on the all-time tackles list at UW.

Wide receiver Jared Abbrederis was named 1st team all-B1G by the coaches and the media. The former walk-on led the Badgers with 73 catches for 1,051 yards and 7 touchdowns. He's second all-time in receptions and receiving yards at UW.

Here is a list of all the Badgers who received Conference recognition:


WR Jared Abbrederis – First team (consensus)                                          OL Ryan Groy – First team (coaches), second team (media)                      RB Melvin Gordon – Second team (consensus)                                              RB James White – Second team (consensus)                                               OL Rob Havenstein – Second team (media), honorable mention (coaches) OL Tyler Marz – Honorable mention (consensus)                                       TE Jacob Pedersen – Honorable mention (consensus)                                QB Joel Stave – Honorable mention (media)

Defense LB Chris Borland – First team (consensus)                                    NG Beau Allen – Honorable mention (consensus)                                        DE Pat Muldoon – Honorable mention (consensus)                                       S Dezmen Southward – Honorable mention (consensus)                                S Michael Caputo – Honorable mention (media)                                         CB Sojourn Shelton – Honorable mention (media)                                    

Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Chris Borland



Borland, Abbrederis honored by B1G

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