DT CORBIN BRYANT SENIOR
Dubbed Northwestern's toughest player by Fitzgerald, the third-year starter earned the team's Ultimate Wildcat Award last season, a year after nabbing the Randy Walker Warrior Award, which honors a player with "the attitude of a warrior."
SB DRAKE DUNSMORE JUNIOR
Northwestern's top returning receiver (47 catches, 523 yards), Dunsmore plays superback (hybrid tight end-fullback) in the spread. He broke out in last season's Outback Bowl with a 66-yard catch-and-run TD among his nine receptions for 120 yards.
LT AL NETTER JUNIOR
After starting every game as a freshman and sophomore, the 6' 6" 300-pounder earned All-Big Ten honorable mention last season.
LB QUENTIN DAVIE SENIOR
The 6' 4", 230-pound enforcer led the Wildcats last season in tackles (90) and tackles for loss (11½) while adding five sacks and four forced fumbles. He and fellow senior linebacker Nate Williams (86 tackles last season) have combined for 44 career starts.
S DAVID ARNOLD JUNIOR