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Mike Kafka | Quarterback

Team: Northwestern Wildcats
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220

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"I feel great about getting some running plays in and scrambling and doing what I'm best at," Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka said after practice on Wednesday.  Kafka tweaked his hamstring against Penn State in week nine and his rushing attempts since then have been limited.
With a lack of production from the running back spot this season, Kafka is going to have to come up big if they hope to knock off Auburn.  Expect him to see plenty of carries as well has putting it up in the air a whole bunch. Thu, Dec 31, 2009 03:15:00 PM

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Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka threw for 326 yards and two touchdowns in an upset win over Wisconsin.

It was the second straight 300-yard game by Kafka, and just the second time since 1995 that Northwestern has bagged at least eight wins in back to back seasons.
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Sat, Nov 21, 2009 11:15:00 PM

Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka threw for 305 yards and a touchdown while providing another score on the ground in Northwestern's win over Illinois.

Kafka got back on track after facing Penn State and Iowa the previous two weeks. He now has 17 combined touchdowns on the season.  
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Sat, Nov 14, 2009 08:15:00 PM's Adam Rittenberg reports that Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka (hamstring) is not listed on this week's injury report, and this is a good thing.

Kafka left last week's game with Penn State and things promptly went south for the Wildcats. Despite his expected participation, he's not a very nice starting option against what should be an angry and inspired Hawkeye defense.
Thu, Nov 5, 2009 08:30:00 PM

The Chicago Tribune reports that Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka, who left Saturday's loss to Penn State with what is believed to be a hamstring injury, texted his father that he was ok and that he plans on playing next week.

Well, there you have it, right from Kafka's father's own cellphone. Kafka should be good to go against Iowa this weekend. The Wildcat attack fell apart without their senior leader, but you'll still want to avoid Kafka and his teammates this week in Iowa City.
Mon, Nov 2, 2009 07:15:00 PM

Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka left Saturday's loss to Penn State in the second quarter, and coach Pat Fitzgerald told reporters that he'll "talk about it on Tuesday."

The Northwestern offense was stagnant following the loss of their leader, and any missed time will have a considerable impact on the Wildcat attack.
Sun, Nov 1, 2009 08:15:00 PM

Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns, while providing another 65 yards and a touchdown on the ground in a comeback win over Indiana.

The Wildcats trailed 28-3 before the magic started, and ended with Northwestern on top 29-28.  Kafka did throw three interceptions, but the positives outweigh the negatives in this one.  
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Sun, Oct 25, 2009 12:30:00 AM

Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka ran for 53 yards and two touchdowns while throwing for another 191 against the Miami RedHawks. 

Solid fantasy day for Kafka owners, as they finally get the rushing yards they have hoped for from the Northwestern quarterback. 
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Sat, Oct 10, 2009 04:30:00 PM

Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka finally had a solid fantasy day, accounting for four touchdowns (three passing) in Saturday's loss to Syracuse.

Kafka was 35-42 for 390 yards, but his one interception came in the fourth quarter, and it proved to be costly to the Wildcats. 
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Sun, Sep 20, 2009 11:45:00 AM

Coach Pat Fitzgerald will tailor Northwestern's offense to fit the skill set of new starting quarterback Mike Kafka.  “His strengths are that he’s got tremendous athleticism,” Fitzgerald said.

Look for Northwestern to resemble the 2000 & 2001 version when Zak Kustok and Damien Anderson ran the read option to near perfection.  Because of Kafka's ability to run, he is one of the top sleeper quarterbacks for 2009.
Mon, Aug 3, 2009 04:45:00 PM

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said that the team will play to quarterback Mike Kafka's strengths, and these include his ability to tuck it and run, though coach was quick to point out that his quarterback is a much better passer than many believe.

Kafka is a solid quarterback prospect in Big Ten-heavy leagues.
Mon, Jul 27, 2009 12:15:00 PM

Northwestern has extended the contract of head coach Pat Fitzgerald through the 2015 season.

Fitzgerald is 19-18 as the Wildcats head coach.
Wed, Jun 24, 2009 01:00:00 PM

Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka left the game with Michigan in the first half due to a concussion.

C.J. Bacher will play the rest of the game at quarterback.
Sat, Nov 15, 2008 04:15:00 PM

Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka left the game with Michigan in the first half due to a concussion.

C.J. Bacher will play the rest of the game at quarterback.
Sat, Nov 15, 2008 01:15:00 PM

The Northwestern Wildcats might have succumb to the athleticism of Ohio State this afternoon, but junior quarterback for the Wildcats, Mike Kafka, still had a solid outing in the 44-10 loss in Evanston.

For the day, Kafka went 18-of-27 for 177 yards passing and an interception, but added 83 yards and a touchdown on the ground running with the ball.
Sat, Nov 8, 2008 06:15:00 PM