Pat Fitzgerald, Dan Persa, Al Netter and Brian Peters talked about NU's bowl berth
2012: True junior ... Nine total tackles on the year ... Northwestern's opening-day starter at defensive tackle, when he made his second career start at Syracuse ... Two tackles vs. South Dakota ... Posted two stops, including one TFL, at Minnesota ... Also had two tackles and an assisted TFL against Iowa.
2011: Part of NU's regular rotation on the defensive line as a sophomore, playing in all 13 games and making 15 tackles ... Totaled two solo tackles in road victory over Boston College ... Made first collegiate start vs. Eastern Illinois and totaled two tackles ... One solo tackle at Army and Indiana ... Notched two tackles at Illinois ... Credited with a 1-yard TFL vs. Penn State ... Two tackles at Nebraska ... Registered two tackles vs. Minnesota ... Notched a solo tackle vs. Michigan State and Texas A&M.
2010: Played in seven games ... One of five true freshmen to see action ... Notched his first career tackle in his hometown of Houston against the Rice Owls.
High School:PrepStar All-Midlands Region defensive lineman ... Ranked 72nd nationally among defensive tackles by SuperPrep ... Two-time first-team all-district lineman and two-time All-Greater Houston first team (2008-09) ... Dave Campbell'sSuper Team honoree ... Recognized by the Touchdown Club as the 2009 Preseason Defensive Player of the Year ... Two-time team captain ... Cy-Creek Player of the Week ... Totaled 50 tackles, seven sacks and two forced fumbles, including a fumble return for TD in the Cougars' homecoming game victory ... Notched 40 tackles, four sacks and three forced fumbles his junior year ... Helped Cy-Creek go 17-3 in two years, with a pair of district championships ... 2009 Army Gold Award ... Also lettered in basketball, wrestling and track ... Played two years of AAU basketball ... Invited to play in the Space City Classic Bowl Game ... 2009 recipient of the Bill Archer Student Intern Award (earned trip to Washington, D.C. for the Congressional Student Leadership Conference, where he learned how the government works through leadership programs) ... 2009 American Legion Boys State winner ... Coached by Greg McCaig.
Personal:Born Wilbert Hampton ... Son of Fred and Nina Lemuel ... Cousins, Dionte Holloway (Utah State) and Ricky Holloway (West Virginia), also played college football ... Majoring in African American studies.