You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who knows just how good Texans’ defensive end JJ Watt is better than Dallas Cowboys’ center Travis Frederick--Frederick spent three seasons as Watt’s teammate on the Wisconsin Badgers football team.
“What’s great about Wisconsin and being a Wisconsin alum is almost every team in the NFL, there’s somebody who played at Wisconsin or has some sort of Wisconsin connection,” Frederick said this week. “It’s always great when you get to play against a former teammate or an alum--a guy that you looked up to growing up. So that’s a lot of fun, dealing with those guys and talking to them after the game.”
Watt, who went to the draft two years before Frederick, made it clear that that respect goes both ways.
“I obviously played with him at Wisconsin a bit--extremely strong guy, very smart guy,” Watt said. “He’s always going to know what to do and he’s going to have the ability to do it because of how strong he is. He’s a very good football player.”
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