Wisconsin Badgers defensive lineman Matt Henningsen (92) sacks the quarterback during an NCAA college football game against the Eastern Michigan Eagles Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Madison, Wis. The Badgers won 34-7. (Photo by David Stluka/Wisconsin Athletic Communications)

Wisconsin defensive lineman Matt Henningsen has gone from walk-on to sixth-round NFL draft pick.

Henningsen was selected by the Denver Broncos with the No. 206 overall selection in the NFL draft Saturday.

As a senior, Henningsen made 34 stops, including six for a loss, and tallied 3 1/2 sacks. In 2019, his sophomore season, he had four sacks and scored on a pair of fumble recoveries.

Henningsen became the first Wisconsin walk-on since at least 1990 to start for the Badgers in their season opener as a freshman. He wound up playing in 41 career games.

At Wisconsin’s Pro Day, Henningsen boosted his draft stock by posting a 37 1/2-inch vertical jump and a time of 7.02 seconds in the 3-cone drill. (Note: Among defensive tackles in the history of the NFL combine, only two had better times in that drill: Chris Hovan (6.85), a first-round pick in 2000, and Josh Shaw (7.01), a fifth rounder in 2002.)

You can read more about Henningsen’s journey from college walk-on to NFL draft pick, here.