Wisconsin running back Bradrick Shaw was granted a sixth year of eligibility, but he won’t be utilizing that final season in Madison. On Friday, Shaw announced his intent to leave the Badgers.
Shaw, who has battled injuries throughout his time at Wisconsin, posted a message on Twitter on Friday morning stating that he plans to transfer from the program and pursue other opportunities. After being granted a sixth year from the NCAA due to medical hardship, the running back will have one season of eligibility remaining.
“I am eligible for a sixth year medical hardship,” Shaw said on Twitter. “At this point in my life and my football career, it is best for me to pursue opportunities to play football elsewhere, and for this reason I will be entering into the transfer portal as a graduate transfer. I will forever be a Badger and cherish these awesome memories for the rest of my life!”
— Bradrick Shaw (@bradricks7) January 24, 2020
Shaw appeared in nine games for the Badgers in the 2019 season, totaling 116 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries. He missed the entire 2018 season due to injury.
Before the setback in the 2018 season, Shaw had been a backup to Jonathan Taylor (2017) and Corey Clement (2016). He proved to be a solid option out of the backfield for the Badgers in each of those seasons. For those two years, Shaw churned out 822 yards and nine touchdowns on 184 touches.
As a graduate transfer, Shaw would be immediately eligible for the 2020 season.