As Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald prepares to begin his 10th season this fall as the leader of the Wildcats, NUsports.com wants to hear from our loyal fans to decide who has been the best of the best on the gridiron during his tenure to date.
We want to know who belongs on the All-Fitz Team, a compilation of the top players who have honorably donned the Purple and White since Fitzgerald's first season as the head coach of Chicago's Big Ten Team in 2006. In order to be eligible for the prestigious squad, players must be graduates of the program who played at least one season under Fitzgerald's guidance.
Who will decide on the All-Fitz Team? You the fans, of course! Voting opens July 9, with the ballot broken down by position. Voters can choose a quarterback, running back, superback/tight end, three wide receivers and five offensive linemen. On the other side of the ball, it will be four defensive linemen, three linebackers, two cornerbacks and two safeties. From the special teams units, voters will choose a kicker, a punter and two special teams standouts.
Fans can vote once per day. Upon registering to receive the ballot the first time, voters will be entered to win a customized Northwestern football jersey. Registration is only required once.
Each weekday between July 9 and 24, NUsports.com will highlight one position group for the All-Fitz Team. Voting closes July 24 at 5 p.m. CDT. The All-Fitz Team will be unveiled during the week of July 27 as we lead up to Big Ten Media Days on July 30-31, and the start of the 2015 season.
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