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2011: Played in four games in his final season at NU, primarily on punt coverage ... Named the Special Teams Practice Player of the Week following the Indiana game ... Saw action during Northwestern's upset win at No. 9 Nebraska, his home-state school.
2010: Did not see action.
2009: Played in one game, vs. Towson ... Named team's special teams practice player of the week vs. Iowa.
2008: Did not see action.
High School: Two-time all-state selection (honorable mention in 2006, second team in 2007), two-time Omaha World-Herald All-Metro and two-time all-district place-kicker ... Tabbed the Metro Football Coaches Association Kicker of the Year in both 2006 and '07 ... Booted 55-of-57 PAT's and 7-of-7 field goals (long 48) his senior year ... Concluded prep career 169-of-179 on PAT kicks and 18-of-24 on field goals ... Career long field goal is 52 yards ... As a sophomore, booted a 44-yard field goal to tie a game with 2.7 seconds left ... His 52-yarder came in the state semifinals, tying a school record ... As a senior, his season highlight came when he booted an overtime field goal to send the Mustangs to the state championship ... Helped Millard North compile a 30-8 three-year record and make two state championship appearances (won the state title his sophomore year) ... Attended the same high school as former Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch ... Four-year academic letterwinner, high Honor Roll, National Honor Society, three-time teacher-nominated Spirit Scholar, three-time Man of the Year, two-time academic all-state selection, Ron Parks Scholar-Athlete Award and Greater Omaha Sports Committee Scholar-Athlete Award ... Also lettered one year in soccer ... Coached by Fred Petito.
Personal: Born Timothy Michael Weak ... Son of Lannie and Carol Weak ... Communication studies major and business institutions minor.
The Weak File
Q: Name five favorite songs (and artist) on your I-Pod:
A: "How He Loves"--David Crowder Band, "In Christ Alone"--Newsboys, "Speechless"--Steven Curtis Chapman, "Tear Down The Walls"--Hillsong United, "A Little's Enough"--Angels & Airwaves, "Love Is Never-Ending"--Brad Paisley, "Everything"--Michael Bublé.
Q: If you could dine with anyone from any period in history, who would it be and why?
A: Jesus Christ. I have a lot of questions for Him about His life, the world, and heaven. Jesus is everything to me, and there is no one I would rather spend time with.
Q: What is the greatest lesson in life that you have learned?
A: It's not about me. My life is not my own and my things are not my things. "He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8
Q: A song that best describes you and why?
A: "Omaha"--Counting Crows. That's where I'm from, "somewhere in middle-America."
Q: Something people would be surprised to know about me is:
A: I have been skydiving.
Q: My favorite place to visit is and why?
A: Omaha, Neb., to see family and friends or anywhere I haven't been so I can explore.
Q: Which current NU football player is the biggest jokester on the team and why?
A: Quentin Davie
Q: My favorite thing about NU is and why?
A: All the awesome people I have met.
Q: Best part about being a Northwestern football player is:
A: Playing in the Big Ten
Q: Describe Coach Fitzgerald in five words or less:
A: Driven, strong leader, intelligent, caring
Q: Describe your position coach in five words or less:
A: Jerry Brown (Defensive Backs): Teacher, knowledgeable, awesome, loves the game
Q: Most humbling experience:
A: Going to Guatemala and seeing how people live some the poorest nations in the world, yet still have joy.
Q: The best book I have ever read is and why?
A: The Bible. Can't beat the Word of God. It is filled with great stories and great wisdom for life.
Q: The person that inspires me the most is:
A: My dad
Q: When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be:
A: Tommie Frazier
Q: My favorite pregame ritual is:
A: Praying as a team
Q: If you could have a starring role in any film already made, which movie would you pick and why?
A: Home Alone. It's a classic
Q: My favorite food is:
A: Mom's cooking, anything Italian, seafood
Q: My favorite thing about playing at Ryan Field is:
A: The fans
Q: Best thing about Northwestern is:
A: The great people and proximity to Chicago.
Q: My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be:
A: Fumble recovery for a touchdown to win a game.
Q: My favorite television show is and why?
A: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. It's show about a guy who travels the world, eating and hanging out with the locals. I love traveling and learning about cultures, and I love eating new things. The show is very entertaining and he has the best job in the world.
Q: If I were not playing football, I would be:
A: Practicing guitar and trumpet, and drawing.
Q: If the Big Ten expands in the future, pick one school you'd like to see added and why?
A: I'm just excited to play Nebraska.
Q: Which FORMER NU football student-athlete has had the most impact on your Wildcat career and why?
A: It's a three-way tie between Zeke Markshausen, Andrew Brewer and James Nussbaum. They were all awesome leaders and friends, and they showed me what it means to give my all regardless of playing time, statistics, and my own glory. The team was much more important to them than any of their individual careers. They were also all very good students. Great all-around role-models.