Jared Abbrederis's high school accolades are also very impressive. A multi-sport athlete, Abbrederis played football, ran track and wrestled for Wautoma High School. Wautoma won state championships in football as well as track and field during Abbrederis's tenure.
The Badgers receiver excelled on the football field being named the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association first-team All-State quarterback, conference player of the year and first team All-Conference at quarterback and defensive back as a senior. Abbrederis also dominated on the track, being named the Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year and a three-time state champion in the hurdles.
As great as Abbrederis was at track and football in high school, he credits wrestling with giving him the mindset necessary to succeed at Wisconsin. Wrestling forced him to be mentally tough and allowed him to continue to work hard even as a walk-on.