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Posted: December 31, 2018

Wisconsin football players catch 450-pound shark days before Orange Bowl win

14 Astonishing Facts about Sharks

By Stephen Pianovich,


You can’t do this at every bowl destination. Wisconsin’s football team landed in Miami for the Orange Bowl earlier in the week, and between practices and team outings, a few teammates had the chance to schedule some deep-sea fishing.

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Members of Wisconsin’s football team went fishing somewhere near Miami this week and caught a 450-pound hammerhead shark. The Badgers’ Twitter account posted a photo of the impressive catch Wednesday.

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The Badgers’ Orange Bowl gift bag included a PlayStation 4, wireless headphones, a 39-inch television and more, but none of the gadgets compare to a huge hammerhead. 

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Wisconsin went on to defeat Miami 34-24 on Saturday night.


Lynne Sladky/AP

Orange Bowl

Lynne Sladky/AP

Orange Bowl

Wisconsin offensive lineman Michael Deiter (63) lifts quarterback Alex Hornibrook (12) at the end of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Miami, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Wisconsin defeated Miami 34-24. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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