Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Badgers dismiss D-end, add tight end
By Adam Rittenberg
Wisconsin's roster had a bit of shuffling Tuesday as the team dismissed one player and added a transfer from Pittsburgh.
Redshirt freshman defensive end Jake Irwin was dismissed from the team following a Sept. 1 arrest for disorderly conduct and battery. Irwin allegedly was involved in an early morning altercation. He hadn't participated in fall camp because of an unspecified suspension.
Wisconsin also has added tight end Brock DeCicco, who transfers from Pitt. DeCicco, a decorated high school prospect who started three games for the Panthers and caught two touchdown passes in 2010, will sit out the 2011 season and have two years of eligibility remaining.
"We're very excited to bring Brock to Madison," coach Bret Bielema said in a prepared statement. "We recruited him heavily out of high school and are thrilled he eventually ended up joining us. He will spend this year working on the scout team, getting accustomed to how we work at Wisconsin and we look forward to him contributing on Saturdays next fall."
Wisconsin loses tight end Jake Byrne after the season, so DeCicco will compete for time with Jacob Pedersen and others.