Ex-Packers WR coach Whitted takes same position at Wisconsin

This is a 2019 photo of Alvis Whitted of the Green Bay Packers NFL football team. This image reflects the Green Bay Packers active roster as of Monday, June 10, 2019 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Former Green Bay Packers wide receivers coach Alvis Whitted has accepted the same position at Wisconsin.

The Packers fired Whitted on Jan. 30 after one season. Whitted had been Colorado State's wide receivers coach for seven seasons before joining the Packers staff.

During Whitted's stint at Colorado State, Rashard Higgins in 2014 and Michael Gallup in 2017 were finalists for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the nation's top college receiver.

Whitted played in the NFL from 1998-2006 with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Oakland Raiders.