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Ibraheim Campbell heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Browns' 12 picks: Round 4/115 - Ibraheim Campbell, S, 5-11, 208, Northwestern...Campbell's main role will be on special teams and backing up strong safety Donte Whitner. He is regarded as better at defending the run than the pass. He missed four games in 2014 with a torn hamstring. - The Sports Xchange
Drake Dunsmore heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Buccaneers' picks: Round 7/233 - Drake Dunsmore, TE/FB, 6-3, 235, Northwestern...Dunsmore was the tight end of the year in the Big 10. Finished his career with 14 touchdown catches and was the team's second-leading receiver last year. - The Sports Xchange
Corey Wootton heading into rSr season: 2008: 13 GP; 13 GS; 25 Sol-42 TT, 16 TFL, 10 SK, 1 INT, 2 PBU, 7 QBH, 1 FR, 1 FF, 1 BLK; Voted first-team All-Big Ten by conference coaches and second-team All-Big Ten by conference media … Recipient of team's Most Valuable Player Award … For the second season in his career, he recorded a statistic in every major defensive category (tackles, TFL's, sacks, pass deflections, interceptions, forced fumbles, fumble recoveries, QB hurries and blocked kicks) … His 10.0 sacks ranked him fourth in the Big Ten and tied for 21st nationally (0.77 pg) … Earned team's defensive player of the game honors vs. Southern Illinois, Indiana and Michigan … In 2008 Alamo Bowl vs. Missouri, collected three tackles, including one sack, as well as his first career interception, picking off Mizzou's Chase Daniel … Suffered a torn right ACL in the fourth quarter that kept him from returning and underwent successful surgery on Jan. 15. 2007: 12 GP; 11 GS; 21 Sol-39 TT, 7 TFL, 1 SK, 1 INT, 5 PBU, 3 QBH, 1 BLK; Named the team's defensive big playmaker vs. Michigan, MSU and Purdue. 2006: 12 GP; 12 GS; 31 Sol-51 TT, 9 TFL, 4.5 SK, 2 INT, 1 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 FR, 1 FF, 1 BLK; Scripps Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-American ... Named to The Sporting News' Freshman All-Big Ten team ... Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection (media) ... Team's NGN Defensive Newcomer of the Year Award recipient ... First NU player since Hudhaifa Ismaeli in 1995 (NU's Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl season) to accomplish every major defensive statistic in a single season ... team's leader in sacks (4.5) and leader in TFL's (9.0). 2005: 3 GP; 2 GS; 1 Sol-3 TT, 1 FF; Earned a medical hardship year for 2005 ... Played in three of first four games (starting two of them) before being sidelined the remainder of the year with a neck injury.
Al Netter heading into rSr season: 2010: Starting left tackle who again started all 13 games … Team co-captain … An honorable mention All-Big Ten selection (media). 2009: Started all 13 games at left tackle … Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by coaches and media … Named team's offensive player of the game vs. Penn State. 2008: Starting left tackle for all 13 games … Member of starting offensive line, that as a unit, was tabbed the team's offensive player of the week (vs. Syracuse). 2007: Redshirted.
Trevor Siemian heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Broncos' nine picks: Round 7/250 -- Trevor Siemian, QB, 6-3, 220, Northwestern...Coming off a torn ACL injury and peppered by inconsistency during his three years as the Wildcats starter, Siemian is a developmental prospect. He could push 2012 seventh-rounder Zac Dysert off the roster if he has a strong camp, but he won't be ready to practice until June. - The Sports Xchange
Corbin Bryant heading into rSr season: 2009: Started all 13 games at defensive tackle ... Recipient of team's Bryan Paynter "Ultimate Wildcat" Award (given to a player who serves as an example by confronting adversity with courage and dedication and always putting the needs of the team first) ... 22 career starts ... 30 tackles (second-most among NU's defensive linemen) and 5.5 TFL's ... Two tackles against Wisconsin and Illinois ... Two tackles at Iowa, including an assist on a 4-yard sack ... Posted three tackles vs. Penn State ... Recorded three stops and a TFL against both Indiana and Michigan State ... Two tackles and one TFL at Purdue ... Picked up four tackles vs. Minnesota, including one sack for an eight-yard loss ... Notched two stops at Syracuse ... Three total tackles against Eastern Michigan ... Academic All-Big Ten. 2008: Recipient of a Randy Walker Wildcat Warrior Award (presented to a player who demonstrates the work ethic, toughness and attitude of a warrior) ... At Michigan, notched four total stops, including 1.0 TFL's, before being sidelined with a knee injury ... Missed remainder of the season ... Recorded three tackles, including one TFL, in win at Minnesota ... At Indiana, started and registered two tackles, including one sack ... Assisted on two tackles in win against Purdue ... Made fourth straight start vs. Michigan State and turned in one of his top career efforts: career-best four solo tackles, which included an 11-yard pass sack, and an assisted tackle ... Also assisted on one TFL and had one QB hurry ... Notched a tackle and a key fumble recovery at Iowa ... The fumble recovery led to NU's game-winning points in the fourth quarter ... Against Ohio, earned a starting spot and matched a career high with four tackles, including two solo stops ... Tallied two tackles against Southern Illinois, including his first career TFL for a three-yard loss ... Credited with one tackle at Duke ... Registered four tackles and a forced fumble in his first career start vs. Syracuse ... One of d-line's most productive players with 28 tackles ... Academic All-Big Ten. 2007: Academic All-Big Ten ... Played in nine of team's 12 games ... Totaled five tackles, which included two each against Michigan and Eastern Michigan. 2006: Reserve defensive end ... True freshman who played his first snaps at Miami (Ohio) ... One assisted tackle vs. New Hampshire ... Suffered a broken leg in practice (Sept. 12) and missed the remainder of the season ... Earned a medical hardship year.
Quentin Davie heading into rSr season: 2009: Started all 13 games at outside linebacker ... After leading NU with nine tackles in the Outback Bowl, moved from second to first on NU's tackle chart with 90 hits (fellow linebacker Nate Williams, who sat out one game, led the team in tackles per game with 7.17 while Davie was second with 6.92) ... Also led team with 11.5 TFL's ... Ranked 18th in the Big Ten with 6.9 tackles per game and tied for fifth with four forced fumbles ... Led 'Cats in the Outback Bowl with nine tackles, 2.5 TFL's (including one sack) and a pass breakup ...2008: Starting outside linebacker (started 11 of 13 games) ... Tied for 20th in Big Ten in TFL's (0.73) ... Tied for second on team in TFL's (9.5) ...2007: Played in 11 games, starting two ... Made his first collegiate start at outside linebacker vs. Michigan ...2006: Redshirted.
Tyrell Sutton heading into Sr season: 2007: 7 GP; 4 GS; Rush: 108-522-4.8-4; Rec: 30-282-9.4-0; 1 Sol-2 TT; Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection (coaches) ... Began the preseason on watch lists for the Maxwell and Walter Camp Player of the Year awards, and as a Doak Walker Award candidate ... Suffered a lower-leg injury in the first half of the Nevada game and left with just 14 rushing yards on three carries ... The following week, missed his first college game (Duke) with an ankle injury ... Sat out the first four Big Ten games (OSU, Michigan, MSU and Minnesota) with the injury, as well ...2006: 12 GP; 12 GS; Rush: 189-1000-5.3-5; Rec: 40-261-6.5-2; KR: 1-8-8-0; Consensus honorable mention All-Big Ten selection ... Team Co-MVP ... True sophomore who started all 12 games ... Named to several major award preseason watch lists: Maxwell Award (top player), Walter Camp Foundation Player of the Year and Doak Walker Award (top running back)... Eclipsed the 1,500-yard career rushing mark in his 13th game (vs. Miami)...2005: 12 GP; 12 GS; Rush: 250-1474-5.9-16; Rec: 44-396-9-2; Sporting News Offensive Freshman of the Year and first-team Freshman All-American ... Consensus Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... Rivals.com first-team All-American (all-purpose position) ... Runner-up in Rivals.com national freshman of the year voting ... True freshman ... SI.com's honorable mention All-America ... Named the 2005 Greater Cleveland Sports Outstanding Collegiate Athlete ... Doak Walker Award candidate ... NGN Offensive Newcomer of the Year Award recipient ... Honored as the Freshman of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Columbus ... Made, arguably, the most impressive debut by a true freshman in school history ... Went over the 1,000-yard mark for rushing against Michigan (season's eighth game), giving NU nine 1,000-yard rushers in the last 11 seasons ... Had he gained 1,000 rushing yards by his seventh game, he would have joined Emmitt Smith, Marshall Faulk and Adrian Peterson as the only freshmen in NCAA history to gain 1,000 yards in seven games ... Finished with the third-best rushing total (1,474 yards) in NU history ... Ranked 16th nationally in scoring (9.0 ppg) and eighth nationally in rushing (122.8 ypg) -- the best marks by a freshman ... Brother, Tony, starred at Division III College of Wooster (Ohio) and played in the Hula Bowl Maui All-Star game in January, 2005.
John Gill heading into Sr season: 2007: 12 GP; 12 GS; 20 Sol-50 TT, 8.5 TFL, 4 SK, 3 PBU, 4 QBH, 1 FR; Named an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by league coaches and media ... Also tabbed a second-team All-Big Ten pick by Rivals.com ... Led all NU defensive linemen with 50 tackles and 8.5 TFL's...2006: 12 GP; 11 GS; 26 Sol-40 TT, 4 TFL, 2 SK, 1 PBU, 2 QBH, 1 FR, 1 FF; Started 11 games at defensive tackle ... True sophomore ... 2005: 12 GP; 7 GS; 14 Sol-26 TT, 1 TFL; True freshman who earned a significant number of snaps ... Started seven games ... Made his first collegiate start in season-opening game vs. Ohio.
Vince Browne heading into rSr season: 2010: Played in all 13 games with 12 official starts ... Named second-team All-Big Ten by conference media ... Made 15.5 TFL, third in the Big Ten with 1.19 per game ... Tied for second in conference with eight sacks ... Team-best two forced fumbles ... Named team's Defensive Player of the Week vs. Illinois State (5 tackles, two sacks, two QB hurries), Minnesota (4 tackles, 2 TFL, sack) and Penn State (10 tackles, 2.5 TFL). 2009: Started all 13 games at defensive end … Eight TFL's this season and team's co-leader with five pass sacks … Led all defensive linemen with 39 tackles … Named team's defensive player of the game vs. Towson (one tackle) and vs. Miami (eight taackles, 2 TFL, sack) … Had three tackles, including a 6-yard pass sack, in Outback Bowl vs. Auburn 2008: Received Freshman All-American and All-Big Ten Freshman recognition … Played in 10 games, suffering a knee injury at Minnesota and missing the remainder of the regular season before returning for the Valero Alamo Bowl … Totalled 26 tackles, 7.5 for loss, and four sacks on the year … Intercepted a pass against Iowa … Earned Big Ten Conference, team Defensive Player of the Week honors and ESPN College Gameday Helmet Sticker for his efforts against Ohio with seven tackles (five solo), 4.0 TFL's, 3.0 sacks, one forced fumble, one blocked field goal and one QB hurry … Named team's defensive big playmaker vs. Purdue (had four tackles, including 2.0 TFL's and 1.0 sacks. 2007: Redshirted … Named team's defensive practice player of the week vs. Ohio State.
Sherrick McManis heading into Sr season: 2009 East-West Shrine Invite…2008: 13 GP; 13 GS; KR: 3-57-19-0; 53 Sol-67 TT, 2 INT, 11 PBU, 1 FF; Consensus honorable mention All-Big Ten selection … Finished fourth on team with 67 tackles and first on squad with 14 passes defended, which is tied for fifth in the Big Ten and 38th nationally … Five stops and one interception vs. Illinois, earning team defensive big playmaker honors … Made 10 tackles (nine solo) at Duke, also had a pass breakup; named team's defensive player of the game. 2007: 12 GP; 12 GS; KR: 31-718-23.2-0; 51 Sol-75 TT, 6.5 TFL, 1 SK, 1 INT, 6 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 FF; Credited with two solo tackles at Ohio State before leaving the game in the first half with a concussion … Returned the following week to record seven tackles (five solos), as well as two pass breakups against Michigan … Finished third on team with 75 tackles … led team with six pass breakups. 2006: 11 GP; 4 GS; KR: 28-588-21-0; 16 Sol-22 TT, 1 INT, 5 PBU, 1 FF; Named to The Sporting News' Freshman All-Big Ten team … Team's NGN Special Teams Newcomer of the Year Award recipient … Named the team's special teams player of the week for five consecutive weeks and seven overall … Made his first start on defense, playing the team's nickel back against Purdue, also started three games (Michigan, Iowa and Ohio State) at cornerback … Had his appendix removed two days after returning kicks against Miami (Ohio) in the season opener … Missed the New Hampshire game … Suffered a broken right hand in practice on Sept. 18, but returned four days later to play at Nevada … Earned his first career interception against Ohio State's Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith … Added three tackles and two pass breakups vs. the Buckeyes.
Jeremy Ebert heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Patriots' picks: Round 7/235 -- Jeremy Ebert, WR, 6-0, 195, Northwestern...A former high school quarterback, Ebert became a dangerous weapon as a receiver and rusher in college. He could wind up as a valuable contributor on special team as a rookie. - The Sports Xchange
Eric Peterman heading into Sr season: 2007: 12 GP; 11 GS; Rush: 13-58-4.5-0; Pass: 3-1-33.3-13-0-0; Rec: 66-744-11.3-3; PR: 11-67-6.1-0; 4 Sol-7 TT, 1 FF; Team's co-MVP ... ESPN The Magazine first-team Academic All-District V selection ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Recipient of a Randy Walker Wildcat Warrior Award ... Garnered second-team All-Big Ten honors from Rivals.com ... Starting wide receiver and an important special teams player ... Led team in receptions (66) and receiving yards (744) ... His 66 catches were the seventh-most in an NU single season ... Ranked seventh in Big Ten receptions per game and 11th in receiving yardage per game ... Owns a 12.6 yards per reception career average ... Now ranks 16th on NU's all-time receiving yardage list with 1,274 yards...2006: 12 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 3-8-2.7-0; Rec: 23-349-15.2-1; Academic All-Big Ten ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District first-team selection ... After a brief trial in the secondary during the spring, was moved back to wide receiver ... One of team's best special teams players ... Averaged a team-best 15.2 yards per reception (among everyday wideouts)...2005: 12 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 1-(-1)-(-1)-0; Rec: 12-181-15.1-2; Played numerous snaps at wide receiver and on special teams ... Switched from quarterback to wide receiver during preseason camp.
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