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Te Jake Ferguson Improved His Body After Being Inspired By Past Wisconsin Greats And Is Now Taking His Game To A Whole New Level

INDIANAPOLIS — Last season, tight end Jake Ferguson tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb during practice coming up to Wisconsin’s season-opening game against Illinois.
He can now admit that the soreness at times became severe, such as when he would release the snap for his punch technique and pain would rush into the back of his wrist.Yet to watch Ferguson in action on that Friday night at Camp Randall Stadium, outsiders were unlikely to notice anything was wrong with him.
Ferguson caught seven catches for 72 yards and a career-high three touchdowns in Wisconsin’s 45-7 win over Illinois, becoming only the third Badger tight end in the last 50 years to do it. Ferguson said he awoke at 3 a.m.
the next morning to travel to the Chicago area for hand surgery with Dr.
Although fighting upper-body injuries late in the season, Ferguson didn’t miss a single game and finished the season as Wisconsin’s leading receiver with 30 catches, 305 yards, and four touchdown grabs.
Ferguson has 99 career catches for 1,168 yards and ten touchdowns, making him one of the most prolific tight ends in school history. As he approaches his fifth and final season with the Badgers, Ferguson is focused on taking his game to the next level and leaving a lasting legacy.

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