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Hunting is Major Part of Life for Wisconsin's Pedersen


Wisconsin tight end Jacob Pedersen has been a top touchdown target for the Badgers in the last few seasons, but when he is off of the field Pedersen is trying to score points of a totally different nature.

"Last year I was able to shoot a ten point," Pedersen said. "Hunting and football. That's basically what I do 24/7. It's been a part of my family since I was four or five"

When times on the football field become a little challenging, Pedersen uses the outdoor sanctuary as a way to escape the outside noise.

"Anytime after a tough loss I especially like to get out," Pedersen said. "Sometimes you are still mixed up in your emotions with that loss. For me, this is a good way to get away to clear my head. It's a great form of therapy."

As one of the older players on the team, Pedersen is able to teach his teammates about things on the field, but the senior tight end is also trying to pass along a love for the outdoors to his fellow Badgers.

"I try to get as many people on the team out here as I can," Pedersen said. "I've actually been able to convert some of them from Ft. Lauderdale, beach goers into hunters."


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