Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
The University of Wisconsin running game thrived while Frederick was on blocking.
2009: In four games Frederick started, Wisconsin's offense averaged 457.5 total yards per game and 177.75 yards rushing per game; the team had a 100-yard rusher three times
2011: 469.9 yards total offense per game, 235.6 rushing yards per game and 10 100-yard rushers; offense allowed 1.79 sacks per game
2012: 393.3 yards total offense per game, 236.4 rushing per game and 16 100-yard rushers; offense allowed two sacks per game
Frederick became the first true freshman to start the season opener when he took the field as center against Northern Illinois. He hurt his ankle in the second game of the season, but came back to play guard in the last regular-season game as well as the team’s Champs Sports Bowl victory over the University of Miami.
He used his redshirt year for the 2010 campaign and entered the 2011 season as the starting left guard, where he earned second-team All-Big Ten status.
Frederick was on the preseason watch list for the Rimington and Outland Trophies, which are awarded to the nation’s best center and interior lineman, respectively. He was the starting center in all 14 games, helping the Badgers to a Rose Bowl appearance.
The Wisconsin offensive line provided holes for 16 100-yard rushers, including four games with more than one 100-yard rusher. Against Indiana, the Badgers racked up 564 yards on the ground. In the Big Ten title game against Nebraska, Melvin Gordon (216 rushing yards), Montee Ball (202) and James White (109) eclipsed the century mark in rushing.
Frederick was named first-team All-Big Ten by the media, honorable mention All-Big Ten by the coaches, as well as the Academic All-Big Ten selection.