DD:Wisconsin TE Kendricks looks to make his mark in the Badgers long line of N.F.L. t

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    Going into his senior year, the 6-foot-4, 241-pound Kendricks is back on the national radar as one of the tight ends on the John Mackey Award watch list. This comes on the heels of Kendricks' eye-opening performance (seven catches for 128 yards) against Miami (Fla.) in last December's Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

    In addition, Kendricks is one of six UW captains for 2010, joining Carimi, who's regarded as a first-round NFL draft choice. (Bscherer left the program last spring.)

    UW tight ends coach Joe Rudolph, a former offensive guard for the program, likes the way Kendricks handles himself physically as a lead blocker for the tailback at the point of attack.

    "He's about as tough as they come and he plays big," Rudolph said. "Boy, he's blossomed into a really good player. And you have to love his unselfishness, his greatest attribute.

    "Ask him to execute 15 lead blocks in a row, he'd be happy to do it. Ask him to run 15 routes in a row, he'd be happy to do that. Whatever you ask him to do, he works his tail off."

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