No Austin Carr, no problem for Northwestern

Posted: July 5, 2017 in College football
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Northwestern must replace two of it’s three leading receivers from last year, including Phil Steele’s Third Team All-American Austin Carr. The leading returnee is Flynn Nagel, who had 40 catches for 447 yards in 2016.

Carr was the lone Big Ten player that had over 1,000 receiving yards last year, but his loss won’t be as big as expected.

Joining the Wildcats over the off-season was Jalen Brown, a 6’1” 200 Junior grad transfer from Oregon. Brown was rated as the No. 17 receiver in the nation out of high school according to Steele’s rankings.

Carr had just 23 career receptions before breaking out last year, and Brown enters this season with 26 career receptions. Both are the exact same size. Brown is described as being explosive and made six starts for the Ducks last year.

Despite not playing a down for Northwestern, Brown was named a 2017 preseason second team Big Ten selection by Phil Steele.


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