Beau Benzschawel

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Beau Benzschawel
Wisconsin Badgers – No. 66
Position Offensive guard
Class Redshirt Senior
Major Life sciences communication
Career history
College Wisconsin (2014-present)
Bowl games
High school Grafton (WI)
Personal information
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight 322 lb (146 kg)
Career highlights and awards

Beau Benzschawel is an American football offensive lineman who currently plays for the Wisconsin Badgers. He is projected to go in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.[1]

High school career[edit]

Benzschawel played tight end and defensive end at Grafton High School in addition to playing basketball and baseball.[2]

After originally committing to Syracuse,[3] Benzschawel committed to Wisconsin on October 24, 2013.[4] He had other offers from Iowa State, Wyoming and Bowling Green, among others.[2]

College career[edit]

After redshirting the 2014 season, Benzschawel battled a knee injury before his redshirt freshman season.[5]

During his sophomore season, Benzschawel started every game at offensive guard.[6]

Preceding his junior season, Benzschawel was named a pre-season All American by USA Today.[6] He injured his leg early in the season against Florida Atlantic.[7] After being listed as questionable in the injury report for the following game,[8] he wound up playing against BYU.[9]

After the season, he was named a third-team All-American.[10] He projected as a mid-round pick,[10] with reports highlighting his awareness and long arms.[11] Eventually, he decided not to enter the 2018 NFL Draft[12] after consulting with the NFL Draft Advisory Board.[13]

In August 2018, Benzschawel was named a preseason second-team All-America by CBS Sports.[14] He was also named a preseason first-team All-American by USA Today[15] and the Associated Press.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Benzschawel's brother Luke plays tight end for the Badgers.[17] The brothers' father also played at UW as a nose guard.[2] Beau is an avid fisherman and is known to take his fellow Badgers offensive lineman for outings on Lake Mendota.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Galko, Eric (4 May 2018). "NFL Mock Draft 2019: Dolphins, Bengals pick QBs; Jets take star defender". Sporting News. Retrieved 16 May 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c Mulhern, Tom (25 October 2013). "Badgers football: Grafton tight end-lineman Beau Benzschawel reverses field, commits for 2014". Madison.com. Retrieved 18 May 2018. 
  3. ^ Potrykus, Jeff (24 October 2013). "badgers get oral commitment from Grafton tight end Beau Benzschawel". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 17 May 2018. 
  4. ^ Rosin, Andrew. "TE Beau Benzschawel becomes Wisconsin's 17th recruit in 2014". Retrieved 17 May 2018. 
  5. ^ Galloway, Jason (17 August 2015). "adgers football: Injuries pile up for UW's offensive line". The Journal Times. Retrieved 18 May 2018. 
  6. ^ a b Potrykus, Jeff (29 August 2017). "Beau Benzschawel knows postseason honors mean more than those in preseason". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Gannett Company. Retrieved 16 May 2018. 
  7. ^ Potrykus, Jeff. "Notes: UW guard Beau Benzschawel out with leg injury". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved 18 May 2018. 
  8. ^ Pianovich, Stephen. "https://www.landof10.com/wisconsin/wisconsin-football-jon-dietzen-beau-benzschawel-injury-byu". Land of 10. Retrieved 18 May 2018.  External link in |title= (help)
  9. ^ Williams, Matt (7 December 2017). "Beau Benzschawel vs. BYU (2017)". Draft Breakdown. Retrieved 18 May 2018. 
  10. ^ a b Temple, Jesse. "Wisconsin's All-America offensive linemen focused on Orange Bowl, not NFL Draft". Land of 10. Retrieved 16 May 2018. 
  11. ^ Dove, Jon. "Wisconsin's Beau Benzschawel NFL Draft Scouting Report". With The First Pick. FanSided. Retrieved 16 May 2018. 
  12. ^ Greenstein, Teddy. "Wisconsin offensive linemen hunger for more success after turning down NFL cash". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 16 May 2018. 
  13. ^ Galloway, Jason (31 December 2017). "Badgers football: Nick Nelson to enter NFL draft, Beau Benzschawel to stay at Wisconsin for senior season". Wisconsin State Journal. Retrieved 16 May 2018. 
  14. ^ "2018 CBS Sports Preseason All-America team: College football's best and brightest". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2018-08-15. 
  15. ^ "USA TODAY Sports' preseason college football All-America team". USA Today. August 21, 2018. Retrieved August 31, 2018. 
  16. ^ "AP 2018 Preseason All-America Team, List". Associated Press. Retrieved August 31, 2018. 
  17. ^ Van Vooren, Tim (13 September 2017). "Brothers turned teammates, Wisconsin's Beau and Luke Benzschawel "couldn't be happier"". Fox 6. Retrieved 16 May 2018. 
  18. ^ Staples, Andy (August 13, 2018). "Immovables Feast". Sports Illustrated. 129: 47. 

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