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    Drake Dunsmore Named to Sporting News Freshman All-Big Ten Team

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Drake Dunsmore earned Sporting News Freshman All-Big Ten honors.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Drake Dunsmore earned Sporting News Freshman All-Big Ten honors.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Nov. 28, 2007

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern University's Drake Dunsmore (Lenexa, Kan./Saint Thomas Aquinas) was named to The Sporting News' Freshman All-Big Ten team today.

    Dunsmore, a reserve superback (a combination tight end/fullback in NU's offensive system), played an average of 20 plays per game and finished the season with 11 receptions for 141 yards. His 12.8 yards per reception average ranked third on the team among players with 10 or more catches.

    Dunsmore totaled a career-best 70 receiving yards (two catches) against Duke. He also had a pair of receptions for 21 yards vs. Purdue and two catches for 20 yards against Eastern Michigan.

    Dunsmore also played on several special teams units, and finished the year with six tackles.

    2007 SPORTING NEWS FRESHMAN ALL-BIG TEN TEAM
    * denotes redshirt

    OFFENSE
    WR Arrelious Benn, Illinois
    WR James Cleveland, Iowa*
    TE Drake Dunsmore, Northwestern
    L (T) Stephen Schilling, Michigan*
    L (T) Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin*
    L (G) Bryan Bulaga, Iowa
    L (G) Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State
    L (G) D.J. Burris, Minnesota*
    QB Adam Weber, Minnesota*
    RB Evan Royster, Penn State*
    RB Duane Bennett, Minnesota

    DEFENSE
    L (T) Cameron Heyward, Ohio State
    L (T) Ollie Ogbu, Penn State*
    L (E) Aaron Maybin, Penn State*
    L (E) Kirk DeCremer, Wisconsin*
    LB Obi Ezeh, Michigan*
    LB Greg Jones, Michigan State
    LB Eric Gordon, Michigan State*
    DB (CB) Donovan Warren, Michigan
    DB (CB) Aaron Henry, Wisconsin*
    DB (FS) Brett Greenwood, Iowa*
    DB (CB) Chimdi Chekwa, Ohio State*

    SPECIALISTS
    K Daniel Murray, Iowa*
    P Ryan Donahue, Iowa*
    KR David Gilreath, Wisconsin

    OFFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois
    DEFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Donovan Warren, CB, Michigan