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    Five Fifth-Year Seniors Elected 2014 Team Captains

    Aug. 22, 2014

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    EVANSTON, Ill. -- With the rigors of summer workouts and training camp behind them, head coach Pat Fitzgerald and the Wildcats named the five individuals who will serve as team captains for the duration of the 2014 campaign. The quintet is composed entirely of fifth-year seniors, with three from the offensive side of the ball and two on defense.

    They are: safety Ibraheim Campbell, linebacker Collin Ellis, offensive tackle Paul Jorgensen, quarterback Trevor Siemian and center Brandon Vitabile. Vitabile is in his second year as a team captain after also earning the nod as a junior last season.

    Combined, the five captains boast 103 career starts for the Wildcats.

    Northwestern kicks off the upcoming season against Pac-12 foe California at 2:30 p.m. CT next Saturday (Aug. 30) at Ryan Field. The game will air on ABC with an ESPN2 mirror.

    Season tickets and group ticket packages for Northwestern's exciting 2014 home football season are on sale now and are available by calling 888-GO-PURPLE or by visiting NU's online ticket sales center. After hosting the Golden Bears on Saturday, Northwestern also will welcome visitors from Northern Illinois (Sept. 6), Western Illinois (Sept. 20), Wisconsin (Oct. 4), Nebraska (Oct. 18), Michigan (Nov. 8) and Illinois (Nov. 29) this fall at Ryan Field.

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