November 16, 2006

Rookie Report: Jake Bscherer

MADISON, Wis. - A couple weeks ago, caught up with University of Wisconsin freshman offensive lineman Jake Bscherer. As a true freshman, the 6-foot-7, 290-pounder has played in a reserve offensive line roll, while he starts on several special teams formations. In the following interview, Bscherer talks about the transition from high school to college, where he's already played this season and more in the latest edition of ROOKIE REPORT.

Looks like they have your in a reserve roll and in the jumbo package. Can you talk about what they have you doing this season?

Bscherer: So far, like you said, jumbo tight end and I've got some playing time just as backup. I played at right tackle, played at left guard and left tackle so far. I backed up and I start on field goal and PAT. So, those are all of the positions I've got some playing time at.

Is that fun getting some playing time as a true freshman? Is that something you anticipated coming in?

Bscherer: I didn't really know if I was going to redshirt or not, so it could have kind of went either way. But it's definitely nice to get some playing time. It kind of keeps you going and you don't really lose anything out of it, so yeah.

It looks like you've been wearing No. 84 in the jumbo package. Is that to make you an eligible receiver?

Bscherer: I believe so, yeah. I just found out one day. Coach B told me you're going to wear No. 84, so that's how that happened.

Have you caught any balls in practice in that situation?

Bscherer: No.

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