Wisconsin Football Players Catch 450-Pound Shark During Orange Bowl Trip

What do you do when you’re in Miami for a bowl game? Well, if you’re the Wisconsin football team escaping the cold front that is sweeping the most of the country, you go out on the water and enjoy some deep sea fishing.

That’s exactly what a group of Badgers did ahead of Saturday’s Orange Bowl clash with No. 11 Miami.

Earlier this week, a group of five players and one student assistant rented a boat and went on the water. Eventually, they were able to reel in a 450-pound hammerhead shark.

It took more than an hour for the players to get the shark on board.

Don’t worry, though. According to ESPN.com, the shark was later released back into the ocean.

Check it out:

Make the trip to Miami ❄️✈️☀️
Practice for @OrangeBowl 🍊✔️

Go deep-sea fishing and catch a 450lb hammerhead… 🦈✔️ pic.twitter.com/tIYgOZfs5g

— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) December 27, 2017

Pretty impressive.

The group included tight end Troy Fumagalli, defensive end Chikwe Obasih, nose tackle Garrett Rand, running back Taiwan Deal, student assistant Matt Miller and outside linebacker Garret Dooley.

It was Obasih and Rand who took turns fighting to real in the shark.

They’ll be looking to have as much success against the Hurricanes as they did when they took on a beast of the ocean.

Kickoff between the No. 6 Badgers and No. 11 Hurricanes is set for 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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