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    Kyle Prater
    Kyle  Prater


    Maywood, Ill.

    High School:
    Proviso West

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 225



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    Transferred to Northwestern from Southern Cal prior to Spring Quarter 2012.

    2014: Redshirt senior ... Started all 11 games in which he played, missing the season-finale with an injury ... Led Northwestern with 51 catches and 535 yards for the year ... Ranked seventh in the Big Ten with 4.6 receptions per game during the regular season ... Caught four passes for game-high 82 yards at Purdue ... Brought down career-high 10 passes, including second career touchdown, at Notre Dame ... Pulled in eight passes against Michigan ... Caught team-high three passes at Iowa ... Snagged five passes for 58 yards at Minnesota ... Hauled in team-high five passes for 55 yards against Wisconsin ... Caugh seven passes, including first career touchdown against NIU ... Notched 87 yards vs. the Huskies ... Posted two receptions for 15 yards against Cal ... Named NU's Offensive Player of the Game in back-to-back weeks against Michigan and Notre Dame and the Big Playmaker against Northern Illinois ... After the year, invited to participate in the 2015 Medal of Honor Bowl.

    2013: Redshirt junior ... Caught nine passes for 59 yards ... Tallied a pair of catches for 10 yards against Wisconsin ... Caught career-long pass of 18 yards against Maine ... Matched career high with three receptions against Syracuse.

    2012: Redshirt sophomore ... Transferred to Northwestern during the offseason after two years at Southern Cal ... Made his first two catches as a Wildcat at Syracuse, totaling 21 yards ... In his Ryan Field debut vs. Vanderbilt, caught three passes for 24 yards, including a long of 13 ... One catch at Penn State for two yards ... Caught one pass for four yards vs. Nebraska and one for six vs. Iowa ... Two receptions in Gator Bowl vs. Mississippi State for seven yards.

    2011 (at USC): Missed most of the season due to injury ... Caught one pass for six yards.

    2010 (at USC): Redshirted.

    High School: As a senior at Proviso West, named USA Today All-USA first team, Parade All-American, EA Sports All-American first team, SuperPrep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Max Preps All-American first team, Sporting News Top 100, SuperPrep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, SuperPrep All-Midwest Offensive MVP, Prep Star All-Midwest, EA Sports Illinois MVP, Chicago Tribune first-team All-State and Chicago Sun Times first-team All-Area ... Recorded 64 receptions for 1,151 yards (18.0 avg.) with 13 TDs in 2009 ... As a junior in 2008, made first-team Chicago Sun TimesAll-Area with 60 receptions for 948 yards (15.8 avg.) and 9 TDs on offense ... Also made 150 tackles as a defensive back in 2008 ... Lettered in basketball Proviso West.

    Personal: Majoring in communication studies.