General: Rejoined team in 2003 and had to sit out one year due to NCAA transfer rules ... After spending first two years at Northwestern, transferred to NCAA Division III St. Olaf College (Minn.) where he played receiver in the 2002 season.
2004: Made a senior start in the regular-season finale vs. Illinois.
2003: Practiced with Wildcats but was ineligible to play due to NCAA transfer rules ... Named team's Scout Player of the Week for the Minnesota game.
At St. Olaf (2002): Earned second-team all-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) honors after lead the MIAC in receptions (60, 7.5 rec. per game) and receiving yardage (861 yards, 107.6 ypg) ... Overall, totaled 73 receptions for 1,109 yards, 9 TD's and 1,626 all-purpose yards ... Ranked 18th in NCAA Division III receiving (7.3 pg), 10th in yardage (110.9 ypg) and 28th in all-purpose yardage (162.6 ypg) ... Named MIAC's Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Gustavus Adolphus College in the Metrodome: 11 catches for 197 yards and a TD ... Concluded the season with five straight 100-yard receiving games ... Returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown ... Led the Oles in all-purpose yardage ... St. Olaf finished 5-5 overall, 3-5 in the MIAC.
2000: Did not see any action.
High School: Second-team all-metro ... First-team all-city ... Team offensive MVP ... Caught 69 passes for 1,561 yards and 14 touchdowns in 10 games as a senior ... Also lettered in basketball, earning all-state academic honors ... Honor roll student ... Business magnet member ... High school coach was Rodney Lossow.
Personal: Born Frank Lige Bass on 9/22/81 ... Son of Margaret Rogers ... Economics major.
The Bass File
Q: A song that best describes you is...
A: I Wish - Skee-Lo
Q: If you could have a starring role in any film already made, which movie would you pick?
A: The sheriff in Blazing Saddles
Q: If you could choose the title of your autobiography, what would it be?
A: The Life and Times of F. Bass
Q: What is the greatest lesson in life that you have learned?
A: You will miss 100% of the shots you don't take
Q: If you had to choose the best television show ever made, which one would you pick?
A: It's a tie between In Living Color and Martin
Q: Something people would be surprised to know about me is...
A: I own 175 DVDs
Q: My favorite opposing stadium to play in is...
A: HHH Metrodome because I am from Minnesota
Q: The best book I have ever read is...
A: "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien
Q: My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be...
A: In the Rose Bowl, to make a leaping catch on a high ball from Brett Basanez. Then make a juke move and pitch the ball to Noah Herron for a game-winning touchdown with no time left on the clock.
Q: My favorite place to visit is...
A: Shakespeare Garden on the Northwestern campus
Q: The person that inspires me the most is...
A: Jennalyn Charis Kira
Q: My favorite food is...
A: Rice and soy sauce
Q: If I were not playing football, I would be...
A: The HALO champion of the world
Q: When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be...
A: The entire 1991 Washington Redskins -- Art Monk, Picky Sanders, Gary Clack, Darrell Green, etc.
Q: In five words or less describe Coach Walker...
A: Intense, pin-point, detailed, precise and overwhelming
Q: Which current NU football player is the biggest jokester?
A: Marquice Cole
Q: If you could suddenly possess an extraordinary talent in one of the arts, what would you like it to be?
A: The ability to be the best HALO player not just in the city, but the world