Fifth-year senior ... A second-team All-Big Ten selection by the media and honorable mention honoree by coaches .... Served as 2012 team co-captain ... Recipient of Randy Walker Wildcat Warrior Award, presented to the player who demonstrates the work ethic, toughness and attitude of a warrior ... Third year as a starter at left guard (made 40 career starts) ... Helped NU post fourth-best rushing average in the Big Ten in 2012 (225.5) ... Member of NU's 12-player Leadership Council.
2011: Starting left guard ... Second-year starter ... Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten recognition from both the league's coaches and media ... Named team's offensive player of the week vs. Eastern Illinois ... Tabbed team's offensive big playmaker vs. Rice ... Earned his second straight offensive big playmaker honor against Minnesota ... Played alongside four-year starting tackle Al Netter, giving NU a solid front on the left side.
2010: Started all 13 games in 2010, shifting to left guard against Central Michigan ... Named NU's Offensive Big Playmaker against Rice.
2009: Played in four games and made his first career start against Auburn in the Outback Bowl ... Missed first eight games with an injury ... Made first collegiate appearance at offensive guard against Penn State (20 plays).
2008: Did not see action ... Named team's offensive practice player of the week vs. Michigan State.
High School: Rivals.com All-Region, SuperPrep All-Midwest and PrepStar All-Midwest Region offensive lineman ... Ranked seventh among all players in Rivals.com Illinois player ranking and 34th among all players in SuperPrep Illinois player ranking ... Ranked 20th-best offensive guard nationally by Rivals.com, 66th-best offensive tackle nationally by ESPN/Scouts, Inc., and 40th-best offensive guard nationally by SuperPrep ... Illinois IHSA Class 8A All-State lineman ... Earned first-team all-area honors from the Chicago Sun-Times and second-team all-state honors from the Chicago Tribune ... Two-time North Shore All-Area and All-Chicago Catholic League Blue first-team selection ... Academic all-state selection in both junior and senior seasons ... Led the Ramblers to Illinois Class 8A state playoffs in both 2006 (7-5 record) and 2007 (9-4) ... National Collegiate Scouting Association All-Area pick ... Also lettered in baseball (pitcher) for Loyola ... Team captain for both football and baseball ... Loyola First Honors ... Coached by John Holecek.
Personal: Born Brian Patrick Mulroe ... Son of Martin
and Colleen Mulroe ... Played with current NU teammates Pat Hickey and Chance Carter at Loyola ... Played against York's Neal Deiters, a fellow 2008 NU signee, as a junior ... Economics major.
The Mulroe File
Q: If you could dine with anyone from any period in history, who would it be?
A: Mike Ditka
Q: What is the greatest lesson in life that you have learned?
A: There is no substitute for hard work.
Q: My favorite place to visit is:
A: County Mayo, Ireland
Q: Facebook or Twitter?
Q: Which current NU football player is the biggest jokester on the team?
A: Kevin Mitchell
Q: My favorite thing about NU is:
A: That it is located near Chicago
Q: Best part about being a Northwestern football player is:
A: The people I'm with everyday.
Q: Describe Coach Fitzgerald in five words or less:
A: Passionate, intense, inspirational, positive, successful
Q: Describe your position coach in five words or less:
A: Motivational, inspirational, knowledgeable, respected
Q: Most humbling experience:
A: Being injured.
Q: What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
A: Being able to play Big Ten football.
Q: If you could have a starring role in any film already made, which movie would you pick?
A: The Boondock Saints
Q: My favorite food is:
A: My Mom's chicken.
Q: My favorite thing about playing at Ryan Field is:
A: The tradition
Q: My favorite television show is: