Named to the preseason watch list for the Rimington Trophy and Outland Trophy,
Earned second letter ... started 13 games, starting 11 at left guard and two at center ... lined up as starting center against Penn State on Nov. 26 and against Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship game on Dec. 3 ... missed Oregon State game on Sept. 10 due to injury
Earned first letter ... played in five games, starting four (two at center and two at left guard) ... became first true freshman in school history to start a season-opener on the offensive line when he lined up at center against Northern Illinois on Sept. 5 ... started at left guard against Miami in the Champs Sports Bowl on Dec. 29 ... got the start at left guard against Hawaii on Dec. 5 ... appeared against Purdue on Oct. 31 ... started at center against Fresno State on Sept. 12, but left game with injury.
Enrolled at the UW in Jan. 2009 and participated in spring practice ... rated as the 83rd-best OT in the nation and fifth-best in Wisconsin ... No. 73 player in the Midwest (SuperPrep) ... Beloit Daily News and Wisconsin State Journal (small school) Player of the Year as a senior ... first-team all-state offensive and defensive lineman ... first-team all-district and all-conference ... conference lineman of the year ... team captain ... 54 tackles, nine TFLs, 1.5 QB sacks, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries... first-team all-state offensive and defensive lineman as a junior ... first-team all-county, all-district and all-conference ... conference lineman of the year ... 53 tackles, 10 TFLs, two QB sacks and four fumble recoveries ... honorable-mention all-state as a sophomore ... first-team all-county and all-conference ... conference lineman of the year ... 46 tackles, seven TFLs and 4.5 QB sacks ... career totals of 151 tackles, 26 TFLs, eight QB sacks, two forced fumbles and seven fumbles recovered ... three-time letterwinner in football and track and field ... two-time letterwinner in wrestling ... National Honor Society member .. High Honor Roll ... head coach was Rodney Wedig.
Parents are Darrell and Elizabeth Frederick ... enjoys weightlifting, playing the guitar and spending time with friends ... intended major is engineering mechanics.
- 2013 Wisconsin Pro Day: In addition to Ball, Badgers seniors taking part included center Travis Frederick, tackle Ricky Wagner, cornerbacks Devin Smith and Marcus Cromartie and safety Shelton Johnson. Linebacker Mike Taylor is still recovering from sports hernia surgery and participate. Frederick and Wagner did not run but took part in drills with Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Jim Turner. Frederick had a chance to re-run the 40 after covering it in 5.8 seconds at the combine, but he said he was more interested in showing the scouts how sound his technique is as a blocker.
"I want to show I'm talented at what an offensive lineman does," Frederick said. "It's not that often you see an offensive lineman running 40 yards down the field, unless your running back scored, in which case you can trot down the field. "But I was just trying to show them the things that are important for us." Frederick said his time in the first 10 yards of the 40-yard dash at the combine was acceptable and he thought it showed what kind of athlete he is. - Tom Silverstein, The Journal Sentinel
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