The Wisconsin football team needs to replace four starters from last year’s offensive line, which means opportunity for Columbus’s own Josh Seltzner.
The right guard has been earning first-team reps this fall camp after coming to the Badgers as a walk-on and earning a scholarship last year. For a local guy, who grew up watching the Badgers inside Camp Randall, he says it’s surreal especially because he played on the defensive line before college.
“Growing up, my mom, she used to pay me for sacks in youth games,” said Seltzner after Wednesday’s practice. “So I just loved playing d-line. It was so much fun tackling the quarterback, strip fumbles. So when I was asked to play o-line I was a little turned off by it but, you know, I just ran with it because I had the opportunity to come here and now I love it. I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Seltzner says she paid him $20 a sack between 5th grade and 8th grade, until it became too expensive.