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    Zack Oliver
    Zack  Oliver


    Baton Rouge, La.

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 240



    The Skip Report: Focus On QB's As Spring Practice Begins

    Friends Oliver, Alviti and Thorson all battling to be the starter come Sept. 5


    #B1GCats Lead Big Ten With 103 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Northwestern is the lone conference school to break 100 honors for the second-straight year


    Northwestern Steams Past Purdue, 38-14

    Win sets up a Senior Day showdown Saturday at Ryan Field for bowl eligibility


    NU Leads B1G With Over 100 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Wildcats hit triple digits in a single-sport season for the first time in school history


    Camp Kenosha Update: With Two Weeks To Go, Time To Scrimmage

    Young Wildcats impress in live-game scenarios; Camp Kenosha wraps Monday


    Northwestern vs. Iowa

    Northwestern vs. Iowa Photo Gallery

    2014: Played in four games while backing up senior Trevor Siemian ... Made his first career start in season-finale vs. Illinois following an injury to Siemian, completing 23-of-38 passes for 221 yards (all career bests) and one touchdown ... Came on in relief of Siemian in the second quarter at Purdue and tallied 108 yards of total offense in a 38-14 Wildcats victory ... Ran for first career touchdown in that game ... Threw a career-long 54-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter against Northern Illinois, on just his sixth career pass attempt ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2013: Played in five games ... Attempted one pass each against Western Michigan and Michigan State ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2012: Appeared in three games as a redshirt freshman (vs. South Dakota, vs. Penn State, vs. Illinois) ... Completed both of his passing attempts on the year for a total of 14 yards (long of 13) ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    2011: Redshirted and did not see action.

    High School: three-star, SuperPrep All-Southwest and All-Southeast selection ... Ranked 21st among all Louisiana players by SuperPrep and 31st among all Louisiana players by ... Ranked 26th nationally among all pro-style quarterbacks by ... Three-year starting quarterback at Catholic High ... In 2010, was tabbed first-team all-district, first-team all-metro and honorable mention all-state ... Tabbed the MVP's of the 2010 Army Red Stick Bowl All-Star and the 2010 Max Emfinger All-American Bowl All-Star games ... Tossed the game-winning TD pass with 13 seconds left in the Army Red Stick game ... Completed 12-of-16 passes for 153 yards and 2 TD's, along with a rushing TD, in the Emfinger All-American Bowl game ... Second-team all-district and honorable mention all-state in 2009 ... Concluded career with 5,411 passing yards, 57 TD passes, 410 completions, 6,154 yards of total offense, 743 rushing yards ... As a junior, led the Bears to an 11-3 record and a state semifinal appearance ... Also competes on the Bears' three-time track state championship team ... Placed fourth in the javelin throw at the state meet ... Hails from the same high school that has produced Warrick Dunn, Travis Miner, Major Applewhite, Donnie Jones and Chris Williams ... Member of school's Honor Roll ... Played against current NU linebacker Collin Ellis ... Coached by Dale Weiner.

    Personal: Born Zachary Douglas Oliver ... Son of Barbara Oliver and Dennis Oliver ... Brother, Brian, plays football for Henderson State ... Communication studies major.