Northwestern names who will don No. 1 jersey in 2022
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.
The 1️⃣ jersey is the highest honor in our football family, chosen by his teammates as the best representative of everything we value.
— Pat Fitzgerald (@coachfitz51) July 27, 2022
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.