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In case you hadn’t heard before, Wisconsin tight end Jake Ferguson is the grandson of now-former Wisconsin athletic director and head football coach Barry Alvarez.
I say that jokingly, as every television broadcast makes a point to relay that information nearly every time Ferguson touches the football. And yes, he touches the football a lot.
Well, Alvarez has now entered retirement with Chris McIntosh the school’s new athletic director.
The last stop for the Wisconsin legend on his final day before retirement? The Milwaukee Brewers’ series finale against the Chicago Cubs. And throwing out the first pitch: potential All-Big Ten tight end Jake Ferguson:
We make a lot of Ferguson’s talent on the football field and NFL-caliber potential, rightfully so. But that’s a pretty solid first pitch without any warmup or preparation.
The Brewers ended up sending an ode to Alvarez’s career during the game itself with a 14-0 run, equivalent to two football touchdowns though far different in magnitude, after allowing the Cubs to get out to an early 7-0 lead.