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    Corey Acker
    Corey  Acker

    RS Freshman

    Ballston Lake, N.Y.

    High School:
    Shenendehowa Central

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 165



    #B1GCats Lead Big Ten With 103 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Northwestern is the lone conference school to break 100 honors for the second-straight year

    2014: Contributed on special teams in eight games as a redshirt freshman, primarily on kickoff return coverage ... Made three tackles on the season, with one each vs. Cal, Penn State and Wisconsin ... Named NU's Offensive Practice Player of the Week on three occasions during the season ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2013: Did not see action.

    High School:Played two years of varsity football at Shenendehowa, earning Section 2 Empire Division Player of the Year honors and third-team all-state accolades as a senior ... First-team All-Section 2 as a defensive back and punter ... Three-time Section 2 Player of the Week ... Recorded 14 touchdowns, 644 rushing yards (10.7 ypc) and over 1,000 all-purpose yards in 2012 ... Helped team to 11-1 season and state semifinals appearance in 2011 and to a Section 2 runner-up finish as a senior ... Once recorded 166 yards and four touchdowns on eight carries in Section 2 semifinal game ... Team MVP ... Recipient of the Thomas Cahill Courage and Commitment Award ... Also played two years of varsity lacrosse ... National Honor Society member and National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete.

    Personal: Born Corey George Acker in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. ... Son of Melinda and Brad Acker ... Father played football at Penn State ... Chose NU over Penn State, Rutgers and Maryland ... Major is undeclared.