Passing the spark, Vince Biegel proud of UW linebackers

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bsn lucasT.J. Edwards and Vince Biegel briefly visited in the locker room following Wisconsin's season-opening win. Edwards was still in uniform; Biegel was still in character. Positive and spirited as ever.

"We were just talking about our feet," Biegel said. "I know T.J. had some foot issues."

A year ago, Edwards injured his foot in training camp and missed the LSU opener. Returning to the starting lineup in the third game, he led the Badgers in tackles for a second consecutive season.

Biegel, a fourth-round pick of the Green Bay Packers, will miss up to six weeks of the regular season after landing on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list with a foot injury that has sidelined him since his surgery in May.

"It's definitely not what I had in mind when I first got drafted," Biegel conceded. "But the Lord works in mysterious ways and I know he's putting me through this to challenge me."

Last Friday night's postgame conversation was not limited to personal health updates between Edwards, a junior from Lake Villa, Illinois, and Biegel, the 24-year-old native of Wisconsin Rapids.

"I congratulated him on the game," Biegel said, "and we talked a little football."

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