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Thursday, February 19, 2009
Northwestern's Mount Rushmore

By staff

Posted by's Adam Rittenberg

You don't have to look back too far to identify the faces of Northwestern football. The program's history before 1995 was mainly miserable, and that's putting it mildly. There was a 34-game losing streak and years of non-competitive teams in the Big Ten. 

But everything shifted in 1995 as the Wildcats won the Big Ten and reached the Rose Bowl. The program has been respectable ever since, winning two more league titles and reaching five bowl games.

The first three faces for Northwestern's Rushmore were obvious, while the fourth was a tougher choice.

Others considered for the fourth spot included: Paddy Driscoll, Ron Burton, Mike Adamle and Ralph Baker.