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Pedersen joins Wisconsin list of talented tight ends

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- There hasn't been any shortage of talented tight ends at Wisconsin in recent years. In time, Badgers coach Bret Bielema says Jacob Pedersen might end up being the best of the bunch.

Pedersen is emerging as a trusted target for new Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson, catching two touchdowns in Saturday's 35-0 victory over Oregon State.

Two games into the season, Pedersen has eight catches for 100 yards, second on the team behind wide receiver Nick Toon. Including his scoring play in the season opener against UNLV, Pedersen has caught three of Wilson's five touchdown passes this season.

Wilson says Pedersen can be a "truly special" player.

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