The No. 1 jersey is one of the highest honors at Northwestern.

The tradition has been kept up since 2011, and per Northwestern is granted to the athlete who truly embodies the values and character of the Northwestern football program. That honor will go to senior receiver/special teams Swiss Army Knife Ray Niro.

Niro led the Wildcats in return yards last season with 159 and was one of 2 players on the team with a punt return average of over 20 yards with 20.6.