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Tyler Van Dyke Heads to the Wisconsin Badgers to Fill QB Need

For quarterback Tyler Van Dyke, his college career has been anything but smooth. Once heralded as a top young quarterback in the ACC. The strong-armed signal-caller won Rookie of the Year honors in the ACC in 2021 throwing for just under 3000 yards and 26 touchdowns for the Hurricanes. Unfortunately, new coaches and coordinators meant new systems and after a promising start, the results were never duplicated.

The 2023 season saw Van Dyke start well with 11 touchdowns to just one interception through the team's first four games. Over the next four games, Van Dyke through just five touchdowns and 10 interceptions. After being replaced at quarterback by Emory Williams, Van Dyke used his experience to help the freshman read coverages and get the ball to his playmakers better. After an injury of Williams, against the Seminoles, Van Dyke was renamed the starter.

After a short time in the transfer portal, Van Dyke announced that he will be headed to the Big 10 and take his ability to the Wisconsin Badgers. This will be the second year in a row the Badgers add a quarterback via the transfer portal. With last year's addition from the transfer portal, Tanner Mordecai headed to the NFL draft, Van Dyke brings a veteran presence with a wealth of starting experience to the Badgers. Van Dyke started in 27 of 32 games for the Hurricanes.

For Van Dyke, heading to Wisconsin gives him a change of scenery to better showcase his ability and hopefully return to the form that earned him the Rookie of the Year honors. He will have a veteran line protecting him as he leads a group of playmakers to help the Badgers return to contention in the Big 10 Conference as well as on the national stage. Sometimes players reach a ceiling in a program and both need a change. The games on the field will tell if the decision of Van Dyke to go to the Badgers pays off for both parties.


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