Sophomore guard Ryan Groy took reps at center with the No. 2 offense during the University of Wisconsin football team's practice Saturday, another indication of his versatility.

The Middleton native was a backup guard last season and also played some fullback.

"Ryan's got the (versatility) that he can probably play center, guard or tackle," Badgers coach Bret Bielema said of the 6-foot-5, 307-pound Groy.

"We obviously know Pete (Konz) can play very well, Travis (Frederick) could play center as well, Jake Current can play center. But we just want to be able to have a quality depth guy at that position.

"And Ryan is very intelligent, so we're kind of getting him some reps at that spot as well."

Groy is going through some growing pains at his new position. There were two bad exchanges between Groy and backup quarterback Joe Brennan that led to fumbles Saturday.

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