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Garrett Wolfe for Heisman!

I’ve already expressed my thoughts about Garrett Wolfe’s performance in the Huskies first two games:

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Ohio State Buckeyes

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Ohio University Bobcats

His last performance against the University of Buffalo Bulls sounded nothing short of Heisman worthy as I listened to the game through the live stream on 670thescore.com.

From ESPN.com:

With Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn all but falling out of the Heisman Trophy race after the Fighting Irish’s embarrassing 47-21 loss to Michigan on Saturday, college football’s premier individual award is up for grabs. Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith and tailbacks Steve Slaton of West Virginia and Adrian Peterson of Oklahoma have to be considered the front-runners at this point, but what about Garrett Wolfe of Northern Illinois?

Wolfe ran 24 times for 263 yards in Saturday’s 31-13 win over Buffalo (the eighth 200-yard effort of his career) and leads the nation in rushing with 210 yards per game. Wolfe is averaging 38.3 yards more than Peterson and his rushing average is higher than that of 103 of 118 Division I-A teams, including top 10 teams Ohio State, USC, Auburn, Georgia and Michigan.

At his current pace, Wolfe would finish the season with more than 2,500 rushing yards. Barry Sanders ran for 2,628 yards at Oklahoma State and won the Heisman Trophy in 1988.

2,500 rushing yards!!!

From the NorthernStar:

Garrett Wolfe is the best running back in the nation, and anyone who says different needs a psychiatrist.

And the best thing about Wolfe is he’s the poster boy for everything the NCAA would want in a Heisman candidate. Notice this does not say Heisman trophy winner… yet.

He’s electrifying on the field and people across the nation want to see more of the 5-foot-7 running back who slices and dices opposing defenses.

Wolfe is the star player who puts his team first and doesn’t showboat, but gets his job done.

He’s the street kid from the inner city that struggled and fought to become the unstoppable machine you see rush for nearly 200 yards a game, week in and week out.

You want to say he wouldn’t put up the same numbers if he played in a BCS conference? Go right ahead.

He only rushed for 148 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries against Michigan.

He only rushed for 245 yards and three touchdowns against Northwestern.

He only rushed for 171 yards and caught five passes for 114 yards and a touchdown against Ohio State, the No. 1 team in the nation.

In three games this year, Wolfe leads the nation with 630 yards. That’s a 210 yards-per-game average, and almost 39 yards more per game than second place Adrian Peterson from Oklahoma.

210 yards-per-game!!! 39 more yards-per-game than one of the leading Heisman candidates!!!

I expecially like this post by John Rohde at ScrippsNews.com which delves further into the comparison between Wolfe and the aforementioned Heisman candidate:

…Peterson is going to have to earn the Heisman from scratch. And the Sooners’ 6-2, 218-pound Adonis could be pressed to outdo a 5-foot-7, 177-pound powder keg from DeKalb, Ill.

It’s early, but Peterson already has some catching up to do. In his season opener at home against Alabama-Birmingham, Peterson amassed 208 total yards _ 139 rushing; 69 receiving.

Northern Illinois senior running back Garrett Wolfe had 285 total yards _ 171 rushing, 114 receiving _ in The Horseshoe against the No. 1-ranked team in the country.

If Wolfe runs wild the next seven games and then victimizes another Big Ten opponent, he’ll be impossible to ignore for the Heisman.

“Our guys have about one chance in hell of getting that award because we’re in the Mid-American Conference _ right, wrong or indifferent,” NIU coach Joe Novak said.

So far, however, Wolfe has one hell of a chance.

Mr. Wolfe, at all of 5’7″ and 177 lbs, is making a huge impact in college football nation. Just watch how he runs through some of the nation’s top defensemen:

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Just watch as he body slams this considerably larger Ohio U player while holding onto the football…

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Garrett Wolfe for Heisman!!!

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—cK

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  • Hell yeah if there ever were a year for an NIU player to win the Heisman…its this year. BTW…did you know Michael Turner is leading the NFL in yards/carry right now?

    reiner

    September 21, 2006

  • Hell yeah if there ever were a year for an NIU player to win the Heisman…its this year. BTW…did you know Michael Turner is leading the NFL in yards/carry right now?

    reiner

    September 21, 2006

  • […] That’s why I’m rooting on Garrett Wolfe for Heisman! […]

  • Went to my first NIU game last weekend and Garrett was nothing but exceptional. We were there for family weekend. My daughter is a freshman this year. Two weeks ago she was in the computer lab sitting next to Garrett and she called home to tell me. I asked if she at least got her little brother an autograph. He idolizes Garrett. Everytme he plays X-box he makes sure Garrett is in his backfield and he listens to the NIU band CD. GW for Heisman!!

    NIU Dad

    September 27, 2006

  • Went to my first NIU game last weekend and Garrett was nothing but exceptional. We were there for family weekend. My daughter is a freshman this year. Two weeks ago she was in the computer lab sitting next to Garrett and she called home to tell me. I asked if she at least got her little brother an autograph. He idolizes Garrett. Everytme he plays X-box he makes sure Garrett is in his backfield and he listens to the NIU band CD. GW for Heisman!!

    NIU Dad

    September 27, 2006

  • Garrett is the most talented back in the country no matter what the critics say about the MAC. The MAC is one of the toughest conferences to play on the road, that’s probably why no big tens will ever come to DeKalb. (c’mere U of I PLEASE!) Oh, and for all of the U of I a**hole students who say Northern is a school for people who can’t get into U of I: It’s cheaper, more attentive to class structure, and we have a football team that can win a game or 8 in our own conference. Guess your more of a tennis and badminton school…

    2500+Wolfy

    September 30, 2006

  • Garrett is the most talented back in the country no matter what the critics say about the MAC. The MAC is one of the toughest conferences to play on the road, that’s probably why no big tens will ever come to DeKalb. (c’mere U of I PLEASE!) Oh, and for all of the U of I a**hole students who say Northern is a school for people who can’t get into U of I: It’s cheaper, more attentive to class structure, and we have a football team that can win a game or 8 in our own conference. Guess your more of a tennis and badminton school…

    2500+Wolfy

    September 29, 2006

  • Thank you for recognizing Garrett Wolfe’s brillance and for creating this site. It am fortunate enough to work at NIU and have thoroughly enjoyed being able to watch him run “a la Barry Sanders”. He is amazing to watch. He totally deserves to win the Heisman. ESPN Final (College Highlight) actually gave him his props tonight after his 353 yards. Doug Flutie one of my fav since he won the Heisman back in 84 (I think) had Garrett as one of his top three Heisman choices for this year. He is the best out there.

    Lucinda

    October 1, 2006

  • Thank you for recognizing Garrett Wolfe’s brillance and for creating this site. It am fortunate enough to work at NIU and have thoroughly enjoyed being able to watch him run “a la Barry Sanders”. He is amazing to watch. He totally deserves to win the Heisman. ESPN Final (College Highlight) actually gave him his props tonight after his 353 yards. Doug Flutie one of my fav since he won the Heisman back in 84 (I think) had Garrett as one of his top three Heisman choices for this year. He is the best out there.

    Lucinda

    September 30, 2006

  • GARRETT WOLFE IS THE BEST RUNNING BACK SINCE BARRY SANDERS…BAR NONE!!!! I LOVE GARRETT AND HAVE BEEN WATCHING HIM SINCE HIS FRESHMAN YEAR, I’M A BIG FAN OF HIS AND I WANT THE TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS TO PICK HIM UP NEXT YEAR, HE WOULD BE A HUGE ASSET TO THE ORGANIZATION!

    GREYTHUNDER-SKYRIDER

    October 1, 2006

  • GARRETT WOLFE IS THE BEST RUNNING BACK SINCE BARRY SANDERS…BAR NONE!!!! I LOVE GARRETT AND HAVE BEEN WATCHING HIM SINCE HIS FRESHMAN YEAR, I’M A BIG FAN OF HIS AND I WANT THE TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS TO PICK HIM UP NEXT YEAR, HE WOULD BE A HUGE ASSET TO THE ORGANIZATION!

    GREYTHUNDER-SKYRIDER

    October 1, 2006

  • LET ME SAY THIS:

    IF GARRETT WOLFE CONTINUES TO PLAY THE WAY HE HAS THUS FAR THIS SEASON & IS NOT AWARDED W/THE HEISMAN TROPHY , THIS WILL RANK RIGHT UP THERE W/ THE GROSS (BCS) SNUBS THAT PREVENTED BEN ROETHLESBERGER & THE LATE GREAT WALTER PAYTON FROM WIINING THE AWARD THEY BOTH TRULY EARNED DURING THEIR SENIOR YEARS.

    HEY MEDIA PEOPLE , “VOTE EARLY & OFTEN” FOR GARRETT WOLFE !

    MARK FROM BURR RIDGE

    October 1, 2006

  • LET ME SAY THIS:

    IF GARRETT WOLFE CONTINUES TO PLAY THE WAY HE HAS THUS FAR THIS SEASON & IS NOT AWARDED W/THE HEISMAN TROPHY , THIS WILL RANK RIGHT UP THERE W/ THE GROSS (BCS) SNUBS THAT PREVENTED BEN ROETHLESBERGER & THE LATE GREAT WALTER PAYTON FROM WIINING THE AWARD THEY BOTH TRULY EARNED DURING THEIR SENIOR YEARS.

    HEY MEDIA PEOPLE , “VOTE EARLY & OFTEN” FOR GARRETT WOLFE !

    MARK FROM BURR RIDGE

    October 1, 2006

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  • Wolfe has proved to everyone that he can run against the best defenses college ball has to offer. His performance against Ohio State was incredible. The only reason why he may not win the Heisman, is because he is not on a National Championship calibre team. Sad but true!

    Wolfe Supporter

    October 1, 2006

  • Wolfe has proved to everyone that he can run against the best defenses college ball has to offer. His performance against Ohio State was incredible. The only reason why he may not win the Heisman, is because he is not on a National Championship calibre team. Sad but true!

    Wolfe Supporter

    October 1, 2006

  • We would like to join you on our new campaign to push GW for the trip to NY! Email me back so we can coordinate something – we are the leading source for fantasy college football analysis, and we want to get behind this.

    Vince Mullins

    October 2, 2006

  • We would like to join you on our new campaign to push GW for the trip to NY! Email me back so we can coordinate something – we are the leading source for fantasy college football analysis, and we want to get behind this.

    Vince Mullins

    October 1, 2006

  • I wish I am still in DeKalb so that I can watch Wolfe every home game. There’s no live telecast of college football here in Malaysia but Wolfe’s exploits are remarkable. He should be in New York this December. A Rahman Omar (NIU 73-77)

    A Rahman Omar (Malaysia)

    October 5, 2006

  • I wish I am still in DeKalb so that I can watch Wolfe every home game. There’s no live telecast of college football here in Malaysia but Wolfe’s exploits are remarkable. He should be in New York this December. A Rahman Omar (NIU 73-77)

    A Rahman Omar (Malaysia)

    October 5, 2006

  • Amazing. That’s all I gotta say.

    Para

    October 8, 2006

  • Amazing. That’s all I gotta say.

    Para

    October 8, 2006

  • After looking at the Nissan Heisman voting stats, looks like the American public have been scammed. Let’s face it, what Wolfe is doing is unbelievable. Leak and Smith are just having status-quo type seasons.

    Wolfe Supporter

    October 10, 2006

  • After looking at the Nissan Heisman voting stats, looks like the American public have been scammed. Let’s face it, what Wolfe is doing is unbelievable. Leak and Smith are just having status-quo type seasons.

    Wolfe Supporter

    October 10, 2006

  • This guy is simply the best… I won’t be surprised if the Heisman voters don’t vote for him because he’s not from a hyped school, but if they’re to vote based on merit, Wolfe certainly deserves the Trophy…. It’s simple to judge: Just watch him play!

    NCAAWatch

    October 12, 2006

  • This guy is simply the best… I won’t be surprised if the Heisman voters don’t vote for him because he’s not from a hyped school, but if they’re to vote based on merit, Wolfe certainly deserves the Trophy…. It’s simple to judge: Just watch him play!

    NCAAWatch

    October 12, 2006