2017 NFL DRAFT

Dan Voltz, C

School: Wisconsin  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Barrington, IL
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 302 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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5212

Player Lowdown

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Player Overview

The last two centers at Wisconsin left after their junior seasons and both Peter Konz (2012) and Travis Frederick (2013) were drafted in the top 55 picks of the NFL Draft. Voltz took over the center duties in 2013 and started 21 games the past two seasons, earning All-Big Ten honors both years.

He battled injuries down the stretch last season, missing time with ankle and leg injuries, but he returned this spring and should be at 100 percent for the 2015 season opener.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Like Peter Konz and Tyler Frederick, Voltz is smart, patient and a hard worker, doing everything right off the field to get his body and mind right for game day. He is quick to react off the snap and has the mobility to advance to the second level and eliminate linebackers so the running back can break off big runs.

WEAKNESSES: Voltz needs to stay coordinated in tight spaces to gain angles and stay on his feet, but he is one of the main reasons for Wisconsin's success on the ground in recent years.

--Dane Brugler (7/27/15)

 
 
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Player News
10/27/2015 - Injuries continue to slice into the heart of the Wisconsin football team and the cut was especially deep Monday when two starters were put on the shelf for extended periods. It was announced that junior center Dan Voltz (knee) will miss the rest of the season and junior wide receiver Robert Wheelwright (leg) will be out at least until a bowl game with injuries sustained Saturday during a 24-13 Big Ten Conference victory at Illinois. The news continued a nasty trend for the Badgers, especially on offense where only three players have been healthy enough to start all eight games this season.

The injury to Voltz, regarded as one of the best at his position in the nation, leaves senior left tackle Tyler Marz as the only member of the two-deep who began the season with any starting experience on the offensive line. Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst took a philosophical stance regarding the latest injury headlines, saying that while he's excited for the opportunities that await the backups, "you feel bad for the guys that miss time. They put a lot into this and they love playing the game." Chryst said Voltz, a three-year starter, "meant a lot to this team and certainly the offensive line." - Andy Baggot, UWBadgers.com

 

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