Finished career ranked No. 7 all-time at UW with 17 touchdown receptions, the most by a tight end in Wisconsin history ... also finshed career ranked No. 16 in receiving yards with 1,394.
Earned fourth letter, starting 12 games ... finished season as team's second-leading receiver with 39 receptions for 551 yards and three touchdowns ... made three catches for 30 yards in the Capital One Bowl vs. South Carolina on Jan. 1 ... caught four passes for 64 yards vs. Penn State on Nov. 30 ... made five catches for 45 yards at Minnesota on Nov. 23 ... had three catches for a career-high 92 yards vs. Indiana on Nov. 16 ... caught six passes for 67 yards vs. BYU on Nov. 9 ... made three catches for 73 yards and a touchdown at Iowa on Nov. 2 ... had three catches for 47 yards at Illinois on Oct. 19 ... caught four passes for 30 yards and a touchdown vs. Northwestern on Oct. 12 ... saw action vs. Purdue on Sept. 21 ... made three receptions for 32 yards and a touchdown vs. Arizona State on Sept. 14...caught three passes for 54 yards against Tennessee Tech on Sept. 7 ... caught two balls for 15 yards vs. UMass on Aug. 31.
Kwalick-Clark Big Ten Tight End of the Year, first-team All-Big Ten (coaches), honorable mention All-Big Ten (media)...Caught one pass for 9 yards against Stanford in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 ... made one catch for 9 yards in the Big Ten Championship game against Nebraska on Dec. 1 ... recorded one catch for 7 yards at Penn St on Nov. 24 ... tied a career-high with six receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown against Ohio State on Nov. 17 ... tallied one tackle at Indiana on Nov. 10 ... recorded three catches for 65 yards and a touchdown against Michigan State on Oct. 27 ... caught one pass for 11 yards against Minnesota on Oct. 20 ... finished with a team-best 77 yards receiving and one touchdown at Purdue on Oct. 13 ... recorded a catch for 16 yards against Illinois on Oct. 6 ... started at Nebraska on Sept. 29 ... had two catches for 32 yards against UTEP on Sept. 22 ... made one catch against Utah State on Sept. 15 ... scored the Badgers' lone touchdown at Oregon State on Sept. 8, making four catches for 36 yards ... made two catches for 26 yards against Northern Iowa on Sept. 1.
Earned second letter ... played in all 14 games, starting seven ... eight receiving touchdowns on the season tied for fifth-best at UW ... that was tied for the second-best mark among TEs in the country ... third on the team with 30 catches and 356 receiving yards ... caught one pass for 13 yards and made two tackles against Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game on Dec. 3 ... also converted 2-point conversion on Badgers' final TD vs. MSU ... caught a touchdown pass and finished with three receptions for 13 yards at Minnesota on Nov. 12 ... recorded two receptions for 28 yards and a touchdown against Purdue on Nov. 5 ... scored a touchdown and finished with two catches for 23 yards at Michigan State on Oct. 22 ... recorded three receptions for 15 yards and one touchdown against Indiana on Oct. 15 ... three receptions for 49 yards against Nebraska on Oct. 1 ... had two receptions for 64 yards, including career-long 55-yarder, and a score against Northern Illinois on Sept. 17 ... career-high six catches for 80 yards and two touchdowns against Oregon State on Sept. 10 ... caught two passes for 20 yards and a touchdown against UNLV on Sept. 1.
Earned first letter ... played in 13 games with four starts ... started at tight end and made one tackle on special teams against TCU in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 ... Made three tackles on special teams against Northwestern on Nov. 27 ... named UW's special teams player of the week after making career-high three tackles at Michigan on Nov. 20 on kickoff coverage ... made two tackles on special teams against Indiana on Nov. 13 ... tied season high with two receptions for 30 yards at Iowa on Oct. 23 ... season-long 33-yard reception in win over No. 1 Ohio State on Oct. 16 ... in first career start, recorded season-high two receptions for 38 yards and one touchdown at Michigan State on Oct. 2 ... scored first touchdown of career on 10-yard reception against Austin Peay on Sept. 25 ... made one tackle on kickoff coverage against Arizona State on Sept. 18 ... caught one pass for 15 yards against San Jose State on Sept. 11 ... made one catch for six yards in Badger debut at UNLV on Sept. 4.
Redshirt season ... named UW's co-offensive scout team player of the week for the Minnesota game.
First-team all-state and all-conference as a senior ... Upper Peninsula defensive player of the year ... conference defensive player of the year ... team MVP and captain ... member of the U.P. all-star game and the Michigan Coaches all-star game ... winner of the Goodwill Good Sport of the Week award ... won the Clifford "Swede" Nyberg Trophy as the team's most outstanding defensive back ... had 31 receptions for 669 yards and nine touchdowns... first-team all-U.P. and all-conference as a junior ... member of Division 5 State Championship team ... had 35 catches for 774 yards and 10 TDs ... member of the Division 5 State Championship team with five catches for 145 yards and a score as a sophomore ... also lettered in basketball and track and field ... Honor Roll student ... head coach was Ken Hofer.
Parents are Paul and Ronda Pedersen ... enjoys hunting and fishing ... majoring in agricultural and life sciences with a focus in communication ... last name pronounced "PED-er-sen".
05/13/2014 - Falcons Add 20 College Free Agents: Pedersen, 6-5, 240 pounds, finished his career ranked seventh all-time at the University of Wisconsin with 17 touchdown receptions, the most by a tight end in school history. He was a consensus All-Big 10 honorable mention selection in 2013 after catching 39 passes for 551 yards with three touchdowns. Pedersen attended Menominee High School in Menominee, MI where he was a first-team all-state and all-conference selection as a senior as well as the Upper Peninsula defensive player of the year. - Atlanta Falcons