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Corey Wootton
Northwestern WildcatsNo. 99
Defensive end Senior
Major: Communication studies, African American studies and sociology
Date of birth: June 22, 1987 (1987-06-22) (age 22)
Place of birth: Rutherford, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Weight: 270 lb (122 kg)
Career history
High school: Don Bosco Preparatory High School
Career highlights and awards
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Corey A. Wootton (born June 22, 1987) is an American football defensive end who is currently playing at the collegiate level for Northwestern University. As a junior, he garnered first team All-Big Ten Conference honors. Wootton is considered one of the top defensive ends talents for the 2010 NFL Draft[1][2].

College career

Wootton chose Northwestern over Connecticut, Louisville and N.C. State[3].During his Freshman season, Wootton got a medical hardship year for 2005 and only played in three of first four games before being sidelined the remainder of the year with a neck injury. In 2006 he was the first Northwestern player since Hudhaifa Ismaeli in 1995 to accomplish every major defensive statistic in a single season and the team's seventh-leading tackler and leader in sacks and leader in Tackles for loss[4]. At the end of the season Wootton earned a Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-American selection[5] and was named to the Sporting News Freshman All-Big Ten team[6].

In 2007,Wootton finished second on the team with 7.0 Tackles for loss and five pass deflections and second among defensive linemen with 39 tackles[7][8].


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