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    Jonathan Fields
    Jonathan Fields

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Sweeny, Texas

    High School:
    Sweeny

    Height / Weight:
    5-8 / 175

    Position:
    WR

    Birthdate:
    02/08/1983



    General: Following a breakout year in 2004, Fields became one of NU's many weapons at wide receiver his final two seasons ... Possessed outstanding speed -- one of team's fastest players ... Brought a vertical threat to NU's offense ... Moved from cornerback to wideout during 2002 spring drills ... At end of 2005 season, was one of three active players on NU roster with 100 or more career receptions ... Closed career with at least one reception in his final 24 games ... 110 career receptions for 1,129 yards.

    2005: Fifth-year senior and starting wide receiver ... Team's second-leading receiver with 60 catches -- tied for seventh best on NU's single-season list ... Totaled six receptions (64 yards) in the Sun Bowl ... Equaled a career high with eight receptions (for 48 yards) vs. Wisconsin ... Caught five passes for 28 yards in season opener vs. Ohio (Sept. 3) ... Totaled six receptions for 52 yards against Northern Illinois (Sept. 10) ... Four catches for 28 yards against Arizona State ... Caught four passes for 70 yards, which included a season-long 38-yarder, vs. Penn State ... Contributed six catches for 73 yards vs. Purdue ... Had five catches for 47 yards at Michigan State ... One reception vs. Michigan ... Caught seven passes for 50 yards vs. Iowa ... Had a key 27-yard reception on Northwestern's next-to-last TD drive, which cut Iowa's lead to 27-21 ... Four receptions for 45 yards vs. the Buckeyes ... Four catches for 44 yards at Illinois.

    2004: First-year starter ... Team's second-leading receiver with 48 catches ... Also had 60 rushing yards on seven carries ... Caught at least one pass in all 12 games ... In his first collegiate start vs. TCU, posted the fourth-best receiving performance (based on yards) in school history with 202 yards on eight receptions ... That was the 18th best Division I-A single-game effort (202 yards) of the 2004 college football season (Division I-A) ... Also equaled a school record with three TD receptions ... Coupled with Mark Philmore's 131 receiving yards vs. TCU, registered the top performance by a pair of NU receivers in one game (333 yards) ... Two of his three touchdown passes went for 60-plus yards -- 63 and 69 yards ... Entered the 2004 season with two catches for 14 yards ... Caught five passes for 32 yards and also added 22 rushing yards vs. Arizona State ... Held to two catches for 4 yards vs. Kansas ... One catch for 14 yards at Minnesota ... Key contributor in win over Ohio State, totaling five receptions for 65 yards ... Four catches for 46 yards vs. Indiana ... Caught three passes for 34 yards at Wisconsin ... Held to one catch (4 yards) vs. Purdue ... With Mark Philmore out of the lineup, led NU with four catches for 74 yards, including a key 51-yard catch on NU's first scoring drive, at Penn State ... Finished with four catches (12 yards) at Michigan ... Caught the game-winning overtime touchdown (7-yard reception) vs. Illinois ... Finished the Illinois game with seven catches for 55 yards ... Caught four passes for 18 yards at Hawaii before leaving the contest with an injured foot.

    2003: Did not see game action.

    2002: Played in five games, recording a catch each vs. TCU (his first career grab) and at Michigan State ... Also had a 13-yard kickoff return at Navy.

    2001: Redshirted.

    High School: Two-time all-district cornerback ... Named all-county ... Recorded 51 tackles (33 solo), broke up eight passes and had two interceptions his senior season ... All-state in track ... Runs a 10.39 100 meters ... Lettered six times as a prep (2 -- football, 3 -- track, 1 -- basketball) ... Honor roll ... Football coach was Mike Treybig.

    Personal: Born Jonathan Christopher Fields on 2/8/83 ... Son of Carolyn and the late Walter Fields ... Chose NU over Baylor and Georgia Tech ... Sociology major and business institutions minor.

    The Fields File
    Q: A song that best describes you is...
    A: I Want to Love You -- Donnel Jones
    Q: If you could dine with anyone from any period in history, who would it be?
    A: King Solomon
    Q: If you could have a starring role in any film already made, which movie would you pick?
    A: Malcom X
    Q: If you could choose the title of your autobiography, what would it be?
    A: Inside My Mind
    Q: What is the greatest lesson in life that you have learned?
    A: Life goes on
    Q: If you had to choose the best television show ever made, which one would you pick?
    A: Martin
    Q: Something people would be surprised to know about me is...
    A: I am the proud father of a little girl
    Q: My favorite pregame ritual is...
    A: Listening to R&B music
    Q: The best book I have ever read is...
    A: The Bible
    Q: My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be...
    A: Beating Maurice Greene in the 100m dash
    Q: My favorite place to visit is...
    A: Montego Bay, Jamaica
    Q: The person that inspires me the most is...
    A: My mother
    Q: My favorite food is...
    A: Fried shrimp
    Q: When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be...
    A: Deion Sanders
    Q: If you could suddenly possess an extraordinary talent in one of the arts, what would you like it to be?
    A: I would like to be an actor or a professional trombonist
    

    Fields' Career Statistics

    RECEIVING
            G	Rec	Yds	TD	Lg	Rec/G	Avg/C	Avg/G
    2002     5       2       14     0        9      0.4      7.0     2.8
    2004	12	48	560	4	69	4.0	11.7	46.7
    2005	12	60	555	0	38	5.0	 9.2	46.2
    TOTAL	26	110	1129	4	69	4.2	10.3	43.4
    

    RUSHING G Att Yds TD Lg Avg/C Avg/G 2002 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2004 12 7 60 0 19 8.6 5.0 2005 12 5 18 0 7 3.6 1.5 TOTAL 26 12 78 0 19 6.5 3.2

    ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G 2002 2 0 14 0 0 0 14 7.0 2004 12 60 560 0 0 0 620 51.7 2005 12 18 555 7 0 0 580 48.3 TOTAL 26 78 1129 7 0 0 1214 46.7