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Northwestern Wildcats Photos

Northwestern Wildcats Photos

  1. FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2013, file photo, Northwestern wide receiver Christian Jones (14) runs past Western Michigan's Justin Currie (33) during an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill. Jones is back after missing the 2014 season because of a knee injury and should be a boost for the Wildcats. Northwestern hosts Stanford on Sept. 5, 2015, to open their season. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)

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    FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, Northwestern running back Justin Jackson (28) celebrates after they defeated Wisconsin 20-14 in an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill. Jackson made quite an impression as a freshman, rushing for 1,187 yards and 10 touchdowns. He recorded six 100-yard games and joined Tyrell Sutton in 2005 as the only freshmen to rush for 1,000 yards. Northwestern hosts Stanford on Sept. 5, 2015, to open their season. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

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  2. FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2014, file photo, Northwestern quarterback Zack Oliver looks to a pass during an NCAA college football game against Illinois in Evanston, Ill. Northwestern is looking to rediscover a winning formula after back-to-back 5-7 seasons. They host Stanford on Sept. 5, 2015, to open their season. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

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    A Northwestern football player runs during practice at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Kenosha, Wi. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

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  3. Northwestern football player Jordan Thompson walks to practice at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Kenosha, Wi. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

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    Northwestern football player Justin Jackson walks to practice at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Kenosha, Wi. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

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  4. Northwestern football players Shane Mertz (70) and Adam DePietro (73) walk to practice at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Kenosha, Wi. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

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    EVANSTON, IL - NOVEMBER 29: Austin Teitsma #44 of the Illinois Fighting Illini sacks Zack Oliver #10 of the Northwestern Wildcats during the second half on November 29, 2014 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. The Illinois Fighting Illini defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 47-33. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

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  5. EVANSTON, IL - NOVEMBER 29: Justin Jackson #28 of the Northwestern Wildcats runs for a touchdown against the Illinois Fighting Illini during the second half on November 29, 2014 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. The Illinois Fighting Illini defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 47-33. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

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    EVANSTON, IL - NOVEMBER 29: Josh Ferguson #6 of the Illinois Fighting Illini runs past Ibraheim Campbell #24 of the Northwestern Wildcats during the second half on November 29, 2014 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. The Illinois Fighting Illini defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 47-33. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

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