Wisconsin Football: Badgers QB Tanner McEvoy mugged last weekend

Wisconsin QB mugged over weekend

7/23/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   407 respect

Wisconsin quarterback Tanner McEvoy is back with the team after suffering minor injuries this weekend when a small group of men and women attacked him and stole his watch, iPhone and wallet.Blog Photo - Wisconsin Football: Badgers QB Tanner McEvoy mugged last weekend

According to witnesses, four people approached McEvoy in Madison early Sunday morning and struck him in the head twice. He has been treated for two minor cuts and returned to activities on Monday morning.

"First and foremost we are happy that Tanner is physically okay after this attack," Badgers coach Gary Andersen said in the release. "It's terrible to get a call about something like this, but we are grateful the injuries were not serious."

McEvoy committed to Wisconsin in February after transferring from Arizona Western College. The 6-foot-6, 215 pound sophomore was listed as the No. 1 dual-threat JUCO quarterback for the class of 2014. He finished with 1,813 yards and 24 touchdowns last season, including 252 yards and three scores on the ground.

With excellent ability to extend plays and find running lanes, McEvoy is a great fit in first-year coach Gary Andersen's spread offensive system and will continue to vie for the starting job during summer practice.

This incident seems eerily familiar to Badger fans, as it comes nearly one year after former running back Montee Ball was jumped on campus and beaten up before camp by a group of students.


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