Jan. 31, 2012
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald announced Tuesday the members of NU football's 2012 Leadership Council, determined through a team-wide voting process. The 12-player group, composed of student-athletes at each class level, meets weekly throughout the year with Fitzgerald to discuss issues that affect the entire program.
The rising senior class is the most heavily represented group with five individuals on the Leadership Council. They are: DL Brian Arnfelt, WR Demetrius Fields, OL Brian Mulroe, LB David Nwabuisi and DL Quentin Williams. Williams is the second Wildcat since the Leadership Council's inception to be elected to the group all four years of his career.
Representing the junior class are WR Mike Jensen, LB Damien Proby and DL Tyler Scott, with Jensen and Scott both returning for their second year of service.
S Ibraheim Campbell
and QB Kain Colter
will be on the Council to speak for the current academic sophomore class while WR Christian Jones
and OL Geoff Mogus
were elected from the 2011-12 freshman class.
Instituted by Fitzgerald before the 2008 season, the Leadership Council aims to promote ownership of the program for players at every age level. With each Council member serving as a team captain in the annual Wildcat Games, the program also encourages competition in all aspects of the NU football experience.
Following a draft of every player on the roster, the Leadership Council captains attach a team name to their respective Wildcat Games squad, one that must be related in some way to Northwestern, Wildcats, winning, victory, etc. Each team has a mixture of offensive and defensive players, as well as older and younger, to help earn points starting with the offseason winter workouts and ending with the start of preseason camp. Teams go through daily competitions in the weight room, winter conditioning and spring football practice as well as in academics and community outreach.
Northwestern officially kicks off spring practice on Saturday, March 3.
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