Garrett Wolfe News Articles

Garrett Wolfe for Heisman!!!

Welcome to the Garrett Wolfe News page! Below, you will find the titles, snippets, and links to my favorite news articles on Garrett Wolfe and his Heisman-worthy season – the most recent articles appear first:

Wolfe, Huskies burn CMU in MAC shocker

November 18, 2006 | Chicago Sun Times
Garrett Wolfe, appropriately enough, reclaimed his title as king of the land for NIU, rushing for three touchdowns and 203 yards in 33 carries to spark the win. Wolfe’s 31st carry of the game, a 13-yard touchdown scamper with 3:50 remaining, pushed him past Michael ”The Burner” Turner as the university’s all-time leading ground gainer. He exited to a standing ovation with 1:11 on the clock.
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Wolfe may be small, but his Heisman hopes are big

October 12, 2006 |
They weren’t kidding; he really is just 5-7. That makes him only 53½ inches taller than the Heisman Trophy itself. If Wolfe were any smaller, he’d be carry-on luggage.
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Top 8 reasons . . .Garrett Wolfe should win the Heisman.

October 12, 2006 | Northern Star
8) 1,395 rushing yards thus far: an average of 223.8 yards per game. 7) Cooler than 1965 winner USC half back Mike Garrett.
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Wolfe gets night in spotlight

October 8, 2006 | Chicago Tribune
Buzz Aldrin visited the campus of Miami of Ohio last week to pass out a scholarship check for the advanced study of physics and electrical engineering. The Apollo 11 moonwalker should have hung around long enough to study the space circuitry behind Garrett Wolfe.
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Trophy case

October 6, 2006 | Chicago Tribune
Although the 5-foot-7-inch Wolfe has more rushing yards after five games (1,181) than any player in Division I-A history, he still ranks third behind Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith and Oklahoma tailback Adrian Peterson on’s Heisman Watch, which is based on a panel of 15 “experts.”
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Can N. Illinois’ Wolfe win the Heisman?

October 5, 2006 | USA TODAY
Every so often a player from outside the power conferences puts up such eye-popping statistics that his name starts being kicked around in Heisman Trophy discussions. Actually winning college football’s most prestigious individual award is usually another matter.
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Solving the Heisman puzzle

October 3, 2006 | NBC Sports
It’s a reality that can’t be denied as this year’s Heisman race continues to take shape and Northern Illinois’ sensational tailback Garrett Wolfe tries to become the man to break the power conferences’ hold on the Heisman.
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No question, Wolfe’s the best

October 3, 2006 | Northern Star
Is Garrett Wolfe really the best running back in the nation? According to the stats, that shouldn’t even be a question. Forget that the senior is about to shatter every record Michael Turner put up at NIU. He’s on pace to break Barry Sanders’ all-time single-season rushing record of 2,628 yards set in 1988.
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Garrett Wolfe’s unlikely star trek

September 28, 2006 | Chicago Sun Times
On the westbound Division Street bus, dreams can get lost in the journey. They aren’t necessarily supposed to go anywhere. Garrett Wolfe was once a face on that bus. There was no reason to believe he was necessarily going to go anywhere.
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Big man on campus

September 22, 2006 |
At half past noon on an ashen, wind-whipped Tuesday, the rear door to the Barsema Alumni Center conference room opens slowly, so as not to disturb the weekly media confab with Northern Illinois football coach Joe Novak.
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Handicapping unfair Heisman race

September 2006 | ScrippsNews
Everybody lines up side by side. Mark, set, go. The race for the Heisman Trophy doesn’t work that way.
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Moving From Down Home to the Big Time

August 30, 2006 | NY Times
At Northern Illinois, there are cornstalks taller than the tailback, barns bigger than the football office, and games of enormous consequence played on Tuesdays.
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