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Getting to Know: TE Brandon Bostick

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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Before the Green Bay Packers' preseason game against the Cleveland Browns last Thursday, Brandon Bostick made it a point to step out and take in the atmosphere Lambeau Field. An undrafted rookie out of Division II Newberry (S.C.) College, it was unlike anything the 6-foot-3, 255-pound tight end had ever experienced. At Newberry - where the enrollment hovers over 1,000 - Bostick was used to playing in front of a couple thousands fans on a weekly basis - not more than 68,000 gathered for an exhibition. "I was so shocked because coming from a DII school, we didnít have a lot of fans," said Bostick, whose alma mater averaged 2,529 per home game last season. "There were more people at practice (here) than at (Newberry) games.Ē Bostick played wide receiver at Newberry where he started 24 of 39 career games.† Last year, he was the Wolves' leading receiver with 35 catches, 439 yards and seven touchdowns. He finished near the top of the school record books with in career receptions (136), receiving yards (1,935) and receiving touchdowns (19). Bostick, 23, came to Green Bay on a tryout basis and signed with the Packers following last May's rookie orientation. Since then, he's added 10 pounds to his frame to help his transition to tight end. While his blocking is still the focus of his improvement these days, Bostick has had plenty of chances to work on it with the amount of injuries that hit the team's tight ends over the last month. Bostick missed one practice early on with a finger injury, but otherwise has been available throughout. With Jermichael Finley and Ryan Taylor both back, Bostick knows the reps will be harder to come by, but still wants to keep making the most of his chances. "Itís still a work in progress because the hardest thing for me has been my blocking," Bostick said. "Iíve tried to learn the offense a little more and get more reps because things are a lot easier when youíre actually out there.Ē -whodkiew@greenbaypressgazette.com and follow him on Twitter @WesHod.

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