General: Walk-on who made positive team contributions ... Hard-working performer.
2007: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Named team's special teams practice player of the week on two occasions (vs. Minnesota and Indiana).
2006: Did not see action ... Named team's defensive practice player of the week (vs. Michigan State.).
2005: Did not see action.
2004: Did not see action.
High School: An all-area defensive back and honorable mention all-area receiver in 2003 ... Totaled nine touchdowns as a senior and registered 307 rushing yards and 395 receiving yards ... Had 44 solo tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries on defense ... All-state academic team ... Played basketball, baseball and competed in track and field for the Mustangs ... Coached by Clint Alexander.
Personal: Born Timothy Lamont Downing on 1/10/87 ... Son of Jerry and Katherine Downing ... Chose NU over Michigan, Cornell, Wisconsin and Michigan State ... Chemical engineering major.
The Downing File
Q: Name five favorite songs (and artist) on your I-Pod:
A: 2 Pac, 50 cent, Kanye West, T-pain, Chris Brown
Q: If you could dine with anyone from any period in history, who would it be?
A: Dr. Martin Luther King
Q: What is the greatest lesson in life that you have learned?
A: It's not what you've been through but rather how you respond...
Q: A song that best describes you?
A: Thunder Struck
Q: Something people would be surprised to know about me is:
A: I rap
Q: My favorite place to visit is:
Q: Which current NU football player is the biggest jokester on the team?
A: Todd Dockery...No, I take that back. "Rod" Hamlett
Q: Best part about being a Northwestern football player is:
A: Free sweat pants
Q: Describe Coach Fitzgerald in five words or less:
Q: Describe your position coach (Jerry Brown) in five words or less:
Q: Most humbling experience:
A: Walking on to the football team
Q: What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
A: Playing football and studying chemical engineering
Q: The best book I have ever read is:
A: Say Cheese and Die -- Goosebumps
Q: The person that inspires me the most is:
A: My family -- Jerry, Katherine, Corey, Kristy and Ryan
Q: My favorite pregame ritual is:
Q: If you could have a starring role in any film already made, which movie would you pick?
A: In too Deep
Q: My favorite food is:
Q: Best thing about Northwestern is:
A: Strong academic and athletic environment
Q: My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be:
A: Pick to the house
Q: My favorite television show is:
Q: If I were not playing football, I would be:
A: Playing basketball
Q: The three words that best describe me:
A: Cool, calm, collected
Downing's Career Stats
2004................ 0 No other statistics
2005................ 0 No other statistics
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