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Tice to walk on with Badgers in the fall

Former Central Florida quarterback Nate Tice has transferred to Wisconsin and will join the Badgers as a walk-on this fall.

Tice, the son of former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice, has enrolled at the school and will join the quarterback competition later this summer. Badgers head coach Bret Bielema confirmed Tice's arrival in a text message to ESPN.com.

Nate Tice, who has three years of eligibility remaining, redshirted at Central Florida in 2007 and left the team shortly before the 2008 season after slipping down the depth chart. He attended a junior college last year in Florida.

The 6-4, 200-pound Tice told Scout.com he sent tape to both Wisconsin and Iowa to see if they would take him as a walk-on, and he visited Wisconsin's campus shortly thereafter. He played high school ball in Edina, Minn.

The Badgers quarterback competition remains open entering the fall, though returning starter Dustin Sherer and redshirt freshman Curt Phillips appeared to be the frontrunners coming out of spring practice. Wisconsin lost a quarterback when James Stallons opted to transfer following the 2008 season.

Adam Rittenberg covers Big Ten football for ESPN.com. He can be reached at espnritt@gmail.com