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    Tim Downing
    Tim Downing


    Novi, Mich.

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 180



    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:
    A: California
    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:
    A: Intense
    Q: Describe your position coach (Jerry Brown) in five words or less:
    A: Moxy
    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:
    A: Praying
    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:
    A: Pizza
    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:
    A: 24
    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

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