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Four Badgers named All-America by Walter Camp

The Wisconsin football team had four representatives named to the Walter Camp All-America team Thursday.

Sophomore tackle David Edwards, junior linebacker T.J. Edwards, senior tight end Troy Fumagalli and freshman tailback Jonathan Taylor all earned second-team honors.

Troy Fumagalli (right)
Dan Sanger

According to a release, the Badgers’ four All-Americans match Oklahoma for the most by a single school on this year’s Walter Camp teams. Auburn and Clemson have three representatives apiece.

In past years, running back Melvin Gordon (2014), linebacker Joe Schobert (2015) and offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk (2016) were also named to the Walter Camp squad.

From his right tackle position, David Edwards helping UW average 229.2 rushing yards per game this season. He was a consensus second-team All-Big Ten pick this season.

Middle linebacker T.J. Edwards, the runner-up for the Butkus Award, recorded 75 total tackles and 11.0 TFLs in 2017. He was a consensus first-team All-Big Ten pick this fall.

With 43 catches for 516 yards and four touchdowns, Fumagalli was the Badgers’ leading receiver this year. The former walk-on was also was a finalist for the Mackey Award, presented to the nation’s outstanding tight end.

Taylor was the only freshman named to this year’s Walter Camp All-America team. The consensus first-team All-Big Ten selection and Doak Walker Award finalist ranks third nationally in rushing at 142.1 yards per game.

In addition to the Walter Camp team, several Badgers were recognized on All-America teams named Thursday, according to a release.

• Junior offensive lineman Beau Benzschawel earned first-team All-America honors from Sports Illustrated, while Fumagalli claimed second-team All-America status.

• David Edwards earned another first-team All-America nod from The Athletic, with Taylor joining T.J. Edwards and junior cornerback Nick Nelson on that outlet’s second team.