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    Steve Schnur
    Steve Schnur

    Contemporary Era:
    2011 Inductee



    Guiding Northwestern to back-to-back Big Ten football championships, Steve Schnur finished his illustrious career with the top winning percentage by an NU quarterback-- 19-8 (.704). He also is the only signal caller in Northwestern history to guide the Wildcats to a pair of Big Ten titles.

    Schnur was the consensus (coaches and media) first-team All-Big Ten quarterback in 1996 and a Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award finalist when he guided the Wildcats to their repeat Big Ten championship. He also was one of 10 finalists for the Davey O'Brien national quarterback award. A team co-captain in 1996, Schnur led the Big Ten in passing efficiency and ranked second in total offense. He led the Wildcats to a number of thrilling victories, especially in 1996 when Northwestern earned its "Cardiac Cats" nickname. Schnur was named Northwestern's team MVP as well as its Offensive Team MVP that season.

    Schnur remains a fixture in NU's top-10 career lists for passing yardage (5,612, seventh), completions (443, seventh), passing TD's (32, sixth), pass efficiency (121.3, fifth) and total offense (5,542, seventh).

    Schnur is also the only quarterback in NU history to lead a team to a pair of New Year's Day bowl games.