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    Chris Jeske
    Chris Jeske

    Position:
    Student Assistant Coach

    Experience:
    First Season



    General: Battled through several injuries, most notably back and knee, before retiring from NU's program on Aug. 13, 2009 ... A tremendous team player who would do anything for the football program ... Played the game with tremendous passion and energy ... Talented, smart, hard-nosed player ... Will serve as a student assistant coach for the defense in the fall of 2009.

    2008: Has overcome a myriad of injuries to earn some playing time with NU's special teams ... Credited with a huge block on Brendan Smith's 51-yard punt return vs. Illinois ... Named team's special teams practice player of the week vs. Ohio State.

    2007: Played in season opener vs. Northeastern, making first collegiate appearance ... A knee injury kept him out of action the rest of the year ... Sporting News named him to its 2007 "All-Spring Team."

    2006: Unavailable to play due to back injury.

    2005: Did not see action ... Sat out first season due to a back injury.

    High School: SuperPrep All-Midwest Region and Rivals.com Top 20 linebacker ... Chicago Sun-Times Illinois Player of the Year ... Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Champaign News-Gazette, Daily Southtown and IHSFCA 5A first-team all-state selection ... Also named Player of the Year by WJOL and the Daily Southtown ... Ranked 13th nationally among inside linebackers by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Named state's Co-Defensive Player of the Year by Illinois Prep Spotlight (Edgytim.com) ... Prep Nation 101 All-American and Old Spice Red Zone All-American teams ... Ranked 19th nationally among inside linebackers by Rivals.com ... Rated No. 12 (Rivals.com) and 19 (SuperPrep) in Illinois player rankings ... East Suburban Catholic Conference (ESCC) Player of the Year in 2004 and league's 2003 Defensive Player of the Year ... Hard-hitting linebacker who led JCA to three consecutive Illinois Class 5A state championships ... Team was ranked No. 1 in state his senior year ... The Hilltoppers also were ranked nationally in 2004 ... JCA went 41-4 from 2002-04, while winning the school's 10th, 11th and 12th state titles ... In three-plus seasons (played five games as a freshman), totaled 508 tackles (333 solos) and 15 sacks ... Academic all-state honoree ... Two-year team captain ... Coached by Dan Sharp.

    Personal: Born Christopher M. Jeske ... Son of Mike and Nancy Jeske ... Hails from same high school program as Tampa Bay's Mike Allstott ... Graduated in June 2009 with a degree in political science ... Candidate for admission into NU's master's program in public policy and administration.

    Jeske's Career Stats

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