Pro Highlights

  • Played in 10 games in 2015, hauling in nine passes for 111 yards (12.3 avg.) after starting out the season on Green Bay’s practice squad.
  • Appeared in both playoff games last season with one start and had six receptions for 69 yards (11.5 avg.).
  • Was on injured reserve for his entire rookie campaign in 2014 after sustaining a season-ending knee injury in a July 30 practice.
  • Drafted by the Packers with the second of two fifth-round selections (No. 176 overall), the second of two compensatory choices awarded to the team in the 2014 NFL Draft.
  • Became the first University of Wisconsin player drafted by the Packers since G Bill Ferrario (fourth round) in 2001 and just the second Badgers WR (Jug Girard, first round, 1948) ever to be drafted by Green Bay.
  • Was the first Wisconsin native to be drafted by Green Bay since T Mark Tauscher (Marshfield) in 2000.


Played in 53 games with 39 starts and finished his career tied for the school record for receptions (202) and ranked No. 2 all-time in receiving yards (3,140) and TD receptions (23)…Set a school record for career kickoff return average (25.8) and ranks No. 5 all-time in career punt return average (10.7)…Finished his career ranked No. 7 in school history with 4,818 all-purpose yards (291 rushing, 3,140 receiving, 587 punt return, 800 kickoff return)…Began his career as a walk-on, serving as a spread quarterback on the scout team in 2009 before making the switch to wide receiver…Was awarded a scholarship after his sophomore season in January 2012…Earned his degree in human development and family studies…Senior season (2013): Appeared in all 13 games with 11 starts and caught a school-record 78 passes for 1,081 yards (13.9 avg.) and seven TDs, just the fourth 1,000-yard receiving season in Badgers history, on his way to earning first-team All-Big Ten recognition…Led the team and ranked fourth in the Big Ten in receiving yards…Added 119 rushing yards and two TDs on six carries (19.8 avg.)…Won the 2013 Burlsworth Trophy, which is given to the nation’s top player who began his career as a walk-on…Matched up with CB Bradley Roby, a first-round pick by Denver in 2014, he finished with 10 catches for a career-high 207 yards (20.7 avg.) and a TD at Ohio State (Sept. 28), just the fifth 200-yard receiving game in UW history…Rushed for a career-high 86 yards and a career-best two TDs on three carries (28.7 avg.) vs. Indiana (Nov. 16)…In his final game at Camp Randall Stadium, caught a career-high 12 passes for 135 yards (11.3 avg.) vs. Penn State (Nov. 30), the second-highest reception total ever by a UW player…Junior season (2012): Played in 13 games with 12 starts and caught 49 passes for 837 yards (17.1 avg.) and five TDs on his way to earning first-team All-Big Ten honors…Returned 17 punts for 111 yards (6.5 avg.) and completed one pass for 27 yards in the Big Ten Championship Game vs. Nebraska (Dec. 1)…Returned to action vs. Texas-El Paso (Sept. 22) after missing one game due to injury and registered a season-high 147 yards and a TD on six receptions (24.5 avg.)…Caught a season-high seven passes for 142 yards (20.3 avg.) and a TD at Nebraska (Sept. 29), earning UW Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second straight week…Sophomore season (2011): Started all 14 games and led the team with 933 receiving yards, the most in school history by a sophomore…Posted 55 receptions and a career-best eight receiving TDs…The eight receiving TDs were tied for the fifth most in a season in UW history…Ranked No. 3 in the country with a 15.8-yard average on 20 punt returns, the second-best single-season mark in school history (min. 15 returns)…Finished No. 2 in the Big Ten and No. 13 in the nation with 1,999 all-purpose yards, the sixth-best single-season total in school history…Posted seven games with at least 150 all-purpose yards…Was named honorable mention All-America by and was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection…Was named UW’s co-Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Indiana (Oct. 15) after returning a punt for a 60-yard TD in the third quarter…Registered a season-high 113 receiving yards on six catches (18.8 avg.) at Ohio State (Oct. 29), recording the first two-TD receiving game of his career…Registered 346 all-purpose yards vs. Oregon in the Rose Bowl (Jan. 2), one shy of RB Ron Dayne’s single-game school record…Posted a season-high 119 yards and a TD on four catches (29.8 avg.) and a school-record 201 yards on eight kickoff returns (25.1 avg.), highlighted by a 60-yard return…Redshirt freshman season (2010): Played in all 13 games with two starts and was tied for second on the team with three TD receptions…Ranked fourth on the team in receiving yards (289) and fifth in receptions (20)…Returned three kickoffs for 111 yards (37.0 avg.), including a 52-yarder…Posted a 9.6-yard average on seven punt returns…Posted the first catches of his collegiate career, hauling in five passes for 58 yards (11.6 avg.), vs. San Jose State (Sept. 11)…Caught two passes for 79 yards (39.5 avg.) vs. Indiana (Nov. 13), highlighted by a career-long 74-yard TD catch in the fourth quarter.


Given name Jared Ryan Abbrederis…Last name is pronounced ab-bruh-DAIR-is…Nicknamed “Abby”…Born in West Allis, Wis. …Married, wife’s name is Rachel…The couple has a 1-year-old daughter, Kenzie Grace…High school: Earned first-team all-state honors at QB from the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association in 2008 after leading Wautoma (Wis.) High School to the WIAA Division 4 state championship…Was named the conference offensive player of the year as a senior and was a three-time all-conference selection at quarterback…Also was a two-time all-conference pick at safety…Threw for 1,657 yards and 19 TDs as a senior in 2008, adding 1,490 rushing yards and 26 TDs with an average of 8.4 yards per carry…Finished his career with 3,014 passing yards and 30 TDs…Also lettered four years in track and two years in wrestling…Was named the Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year and the BFS Male National Athlete of the Year as a senior…Was a two-time state champion and state record-holder in the 110-meter high hurdles…Also was a state champion as a senior in the 300-meter hurdles…Helped lead his school to a state track title in 2009…Community involvement: Signed autographs at the Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer…Visited hospitals while he was in college and interned with the Blackhawk Church in Middleton, Wis., in high-school ministry…Residence: Wautoma, Wis.