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Monday, November 19, 2012
NU's Vitale named co-freshman of the week

By Scott Powers

Dan Vitale
Northwestern freshman Dan Vitale is averaging 9.8 yards per catch this season.
Northwestern superback Dan Vitale was named the Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week on Monday.

Vitale, a Wheaton Warrenville South graduate, set career highs of nine catches and 110 receiving yards in the Wildcats’ 23-20 road win over Michigan State on Saturday. He became the second Northwestern receiver to go over 100 yards in a game this season.

The last Northwestern freshman to earn the award was Nick VanHoose on Oct. 15.

Vitale shared the honor with Michigan linebacker James Ross III, who had a career-high 12 tackles in Michigan’s win over Iowa on Saturday.