Career: Played in 47 career games with 22 all-time starts at outside linebacker ... Closed career with 158 tackles, 10.5 TFL's (4.5 sacks) and four forced fumbles ... One of four team captains in 2008.
2008: True senior ... Team co-captain ... Starting outside linebacker ... Eighth in Big Ten with 8.2 tackles per game and ranks second on team with 106 total tackles ... Closed collegiate career with a personal-best 13 tackles in overtime loss to Missouri in the Valero Alamo Bowl ... Tied a then-career high on Senior Day vs. Illinois, leading the team with 11 tackles while adding 1.0 sacks, his third 11-tackle game of 2008 ... Picked up five tackles and one pass breakup at Michigan ... Totaled nine stops against Ohio State including 0.5 TFL's ... Seven tackles and one pass breakup at Minnesota ... Recorded seven total stops at Indiana, including six solos ... Against Purdue, collected six tackles, including 1.0 for loss, his second career fumble recovery and one QB hurry ... Equaled a career high (set earlier in the year at Duke) with 11 tackles vs. Michigan State ... One of his tackles went for a 0.5 TFL ... Notched seven tackles at Iowa ... Against Ohio, set a career high with seven solo stops, finishing with nine total tackles, and recorded 1.0 sacks, his third career forced fumble and one pass breakup ... Registered six tackles against Southern Illinois and assisted on one TFL ... Established a then-career high with 11 tackles at Duke ... Rang up four tackles vs. Syracuse, helping limit the Orange to just 68 second-half yards.
2007: Made first collegiate start at outside linebacker against Northeastern ... Started first three games and nine overall ... Totaled five tackles, including a solo TFL, vs. the Huskies ... Notched five tackles, including NU's first pass sack of the season, versus Nevada ... Two hits vs. Duke ... Four tackles, including a 0.5 TFL, at Ohio State ... Did not play against Michigan due to an injury ... Returned to field at Michigan State and totaled five tackles ... Returned to his starting outside 'backer position vs. Minnesota and credited with four tackles against the Gophers ... One tackle, including a 0.5 TFL, vs. Eastern Michigan ... Five tackles, including a 0.5 TFL, vs. Iowa ... Notched six tackles (one of those an 8-yard sack) and a forced fumble vs. Indiana ... Tallied seven tackles, including a TFL, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery at Illinois ... Led team with three forced fumbles.
2006: Primarily played special teams and some reserve linebacker ... Notched a solo tackle at Penn State ... One tackle at Wisconsin ... Had a tackle vs. Purdue and Michigan State ... Suffered a knee injury against Iowa and missed remainder of season.
2005: Played in all 12 games as a true freshman, taking most of the snaps on special teams ... Registered three tackles, including a season-best two hits vs. UCLA in the Sun Bowl ... NU's Defensive Practice Player of the Week vs. Ohio.
High School: SuperPrep All-Midwest Region ... Ranked 97th among players in the Midwest (six-state region) ... Ranked 15th among all players in Indiana by SuperPrep ... Region I all-star ... Selected to play for North All-Star squad ... Senior season was cut short after suffering an injury in the Mustangs' second game ... 2004 preseason all-area linebacker ... Registered 12 tackles, a sack, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble prior to the season-ending injury ... Also had nearly 400 rushing yards and 7 TDs in those two games ... Savored a stellar junior year, which included 721 rushing yards (6.0 ypc) and 14 TDs on offense and 30 tackles ... Also lettered in track and field ... Placed second in a weightlifting contest ... Recipient of team's "Pride, Hustle, Desire" Award ... School's Honor Roll ... Coached by Leroy Marsh.
Personal: Born Prince A. Kwateng ... Son of Anthony and Mary Kwateng ... Communication studies major and business institutions minor.
The Kwateng File
Q: Name five favorite songs (and artist) on your I-Pod:
A: 1. Me Name Jr. Gong -- Damian Marley 2. Traspstar -- Young Jeezy 3. Can I Live -- Jay Z 4. Stronger -- Kanye West 5. Shorty -- Piles
Q: If you could dine with anyone from any period in history, who would it be?
A: Kwame Nkrumah
Q: What is the greatest lesson in life that you have learned?
A: Praise God
Q: A song that best describes you?
A: "Can't Tell Me Nothing" by Kanye West
Q: Something people would be surprised to know about me is:
A: I am the only boy in my family
Q: My favorite place to visit is:
Q: Which current NU football player is the biggest jokester on the team?
A: Chris Malleo
Q: My favorite thing about NU is:
A: My teammates
Q: Best part about being a Northwestern football player is:
A: Having great teammates
Q: Describe Coach Fitzgerald in five words or less:
Q: Describe your position coach (Randy Bates) in five words or less:
Q: Most humbling experience:
A: Being injured during my senior year of high school
Q: What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
A: Getting into such a top-notch school.
Q: The best book I have ever read is:
A: The Bible
Q: The person that inspires me the most is:
A: My parents
Q: When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be:
A: Edgerrin James
Q: My favorite pregame ritual is:
A: Listen to reggae
Q: If you could have a starring role in any film already made, which movie would you pick?
A: Love Don't Cost a Thing
Q: My favorite food is:
Q: My favorite thing about playing at Ryan Field is:
A: The tailgate
Q: Best thing about Northwestern is:
A: My teammates
Q: My ultimate SportsCenter highlight:
A: Northwestern winning the Rose Bowl
Q: My favorite television show is:
Q: If I were not playing football, I would be:
A: A video game expert
Q: The three words that best describe me:?
A: Easy-going guy
Q: My football-related superstition is:
A: When putting on equipment, putting it on right to left
Kwateng's Career Stats
TACKLES G UA A Total TFL-Yds PD FF FR Blkd
2005................ 12 1 2 3 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
2006................ 11 3 1 4 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
2007................ 11 21 24 45 5.5-36 0 3 1 0
2008................ 13 54 52 106 5.0-23 2 1 1 0
TOTAL............... 47 79 79 158 10.5-59 2 4 2 0
SACKS G UA A Total Yds
2005................ 12 0 0 0.0 0
2006................ 11 0 0 0.0 0
2007................ 11 2 0 2.0 20
2008................ 13 2 1 2.5 15
TOTAL............... 47 4 1 4.5 35