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Amherst native Groshek to enter NFL Draft

Wake Forest defenders converges on Wisconsin running back Garrett Groshek, left, during the...
Wake Forest defenders converges on Wisconsin running back Garrett Groshek, left, during the second quarter of the Duke's Mayo Bowl NCAA college football game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. (Jeff Siner/The News & Observer via AP)(Jeff Siner/The News & Observer via AP (Custom credit) | Jeff Siner/The News & Observer via AP)
Published: Jan. 16, 2021 at 11:26 AM CST
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -Former Amherst standout and Badgers running back Garrett Groshek will bypass his final year of college eligibility to enter the NFL draft. The news was first reported by Scott Williams and confirmed by Groshek to Newschannel 7.

Groshek, a former state champion with the Falcons, finishes his career in Madison with eight total touchdowns in 47 career games with the Badgers. He could have returned for another season with UW, as the NCAA didn’t count the 2020 season towards eligibility due to COVID-19.

“(I was) trying to get a clear picture of both sides, whether it was returning or being done with school,” said Groshek of the decision. “You know the inconsistency of the season that we had and having a chance to run it back and do it again with a whole bunch of guys that I love, loved playing with, and are ready to get to work.

“And then just deciding that, it just might be the best time for me to pursue the NFL.”

Groshek would be the second player from Amherst in the NFL, after his former high school and collegiate teammate, Tyler Biadasz, was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys last year.

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