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    2000 Northwestern Football Honors Candidates

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    March 11, 2000

    #20 Damien Anderson
    5-11 * 208 * RB * Sr./Jr.
    Wilmington, Ill. * Wilmington

    1999: Second-team All-Big Ten (media), HM All-Big Ten (coaches) ... Led team with a career-high 1,128 rushing yards ... Led team and Big Ten with 306 rushes ... Fourth in Big Ten, 25th in nation in rushing yards (102.5 ypg) ... Fifth in Big Ten, 44th in nation in all-purpose yards (119.3 ypg) ... Five 100-yard games ... Sixteen receptions for 184 yards ... Already seventh on all-time rushing list with 1,665 yards.

    1998: Team's leading rusher with 537 yards and four TDs ... Best game of season came in opener against UNLV (103 yards) ... Tied NU record for most touchdowns in a game by a freshman (2) ... Caught 10 passes for 79 yards on the year ... Had three catches for 30 yards vs. Illinois.

    1997: Did no see any game action ... Named rookie champion after the Duke, Purdue and Illinois games.

    Anderson's Rushing Stats

    YearGPAtt.Yds.Avg.TDLong
    1998121645373.3436
    1999113061,1283.7344
    Total234701,6653.5744


    #2 Kevin Bentley
    6-1 * 233* LB * Jr./Jr.
    North Hills, Calif. * Montclair Prep

    1999: Second-team All-Big Ten (media), HM All-Big Ten (coaches) ... Started all 11 games ... Led Big Ten and finished fifth in the country with 148 tackles ... Tackle total was seventh-best in NU history ... Led team in tackles six games ... Had 25 tackles, including 21 solo, vs. Indiana ... Two interceptions, including one for a touchdown (Purdue) ... Led Northwestern with two fumble recoveries ... Forced fumble from Heisman winner Ron Dayne, just the ninth of Dayne's four-year career ... Second on the team with 10 TFLs.

    1998: Saw action in 11 of 12 games as a true freshman, mostly on special teams ... Recorded nine tackles on the year ... Had four tackles at Wisconsin ... Had one tackle for loss vs. Penn State.

    Bentley's Career Stats

    YearGPSTATTTTFLINTPBUFFFRSack
    1998115491/-50/01000/0
    199911875514210/-392/403122/20
    Total22925915111/-442/404122/20


    #6 Harold Blackmon
    6-0 * 205 * DB * Sr./Sr. (5)
    Chicago, Ill. * Leo

    1999: HM All-Big Ten (coaches, media) ... Started all 11 games at cornerback ... Tied for second in the Big Ten with a school-record 17 pass breakups ... Holds career record with 26 PBUs ... 48 total tackles, including two for loss ... Had five PBUs against Duke and Michigan ... Two interceptions, including one for a 75-yard TD against Indiana ... Against Minnesota, had a forced fumble and fumble recovery.

    1998: Started all 12 games at cornerback ... finished eighth on the team with 37 tackles ... Led team with seven PBUs ... Forced three fumbles.

    1997: Collected 27 tackles ... Also record two PBUs, one interception and forced fumble ... Interception came at Illinois ... Played in all 12 games, starting six.

    Blackmon's Career Stats

    YearGPSTATTTTFLINTPBUFFFRSack
    199712216270/01/02100/0
    1998122215370/02/107300/0
    1999113117483/-52/7517110/0
    Total3574381123/-55/8526510/0


    #95 Dwayne Missouri
    6-5 * 265 * Sr./Sr. (5)
    San Antonio, Texas * Roosevelt

    1999: Second-team All-Big Ten (coaches, media) ... Started all 11 games ... Had tackles for loss in nine games ... Had streak of 13 games with TFLs that ended at Michigan ... Led NU and tied for fourth in Big Ten with 20 TFLs, second-best total in school history ... Led NU with five sacks ... Finished eighth on the team with 52 total tackles ... Is tied for fifth on Northwestern's all-time list with 29 TFLs.

    1998: Started all 12 games ... Collected 34 tackles, seven TFLs and three sacks ... Also broke up three passes ... Had two TFLs vs. Ohio State including a sack ... First career sack came against Duke.

    1997: Played in seven games ... Four tackles, two TFLs ... Recovered a fumble against Michigan State.

    Missouri's Career Stats

    YearGPSTATTTTFLINTPBUFFFRSack
    199773142/-80/00010/0
    1998122113347/-220/03003/15
    19991133195220/-740/02005/39
    Total3057339029/-1040/05018/54