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Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Northwestern announced its team captains this afternoon: senior quarterback C.J. Bacher, senior wide receiver Eric Peterman, senior linebacker Prince Kwateng and junior safety Brendan Smith.
No major surprises here with three seniors and a virtual senior in Smith, who took a medical hardship last season after undergoing shoulder surgery in early October. Bacher was an obvious choice along with Peterman, arguably the team's best all-around player. Senior running back Tyrell Sutton might have earned some consideration as well. Kwateng and Smith are two of the more vocal players on defense.