Wisconsin's Jake Ferguson earns recognition after great performance vs. Iowa
Wisconsin tight end Jake Ferguson has earned national recognition after a great performance last week against Iowa.
Ferguson, who is also the grandson of Badger coaching legend and current athletic director Barry Alvarez, was named the John Mackey Tight End of the Week following Wisconsin’s 28-17 win over the Hawkeyes.
Against Iowa, Ferguson hauled in four catches for 58 yards and a touchdown in the win. The announcement of the award came on Wednesday morning.
Wisconsin’s Jake Ferguson named the John Mackey Tight End of the Week.
— CollegeFootballTalk (@CFTalk) September 26, 2018
Through four weeks, Ferguson has been the second-most productive pass-catcher for the Badgers. He’s caught 12 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown for the year.
His numbers are behind only receiver A.J. Taylor, who has 294 yards and two touchdowns on 15 receptions.
Wisconsin’s win over Iowa bumped the Badgers to 3-1 on the year and 1-0 in the B1G. It was a bounce-back victory, after a stunning upset loss to BYU in Madison.
Ferguson and the Badgers enter an off week but will be back in action on Oct. 6 against Nebraska at Camp Randall Stadium.