MADISON, Wis. — David Edwards, the midseason All-America right tackle for fifth-ranked Wisconsin, arrived on campus here two years ago as a 245-pound tight end with little sense of the work required to succeed in the trenches for the top program in the Big Ten West.
He didn’t eat breakfast. Didn’t lift weights. And two years prior, Edwards ran the option as a quarterback at Downers Grove (Illinois) North High School. His weight then? About 215 pounds.