Northwestern senior safety JR Pace made waves when ABC cameras appeared to capture him swiping Wisconsin Badgers redshirt freshman tight end Hayden Rucci’s towel following an interception during the Wildcats’ 17-7 victory in Evanston on November 21.

Speaking to the media on Monday, however, he shared this was not a one-time incident.

A product of Woodward Academy in College Park, Georgia, Pace has appeared in 38 games over the last four seasons, recording 156 tackles (six for loss), eight interceptions and a fumble recovery.

Surrendering just 322.5 yards per game, Northwestern’s (5-1) defense ranks 14th among Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) programs and second in the Big Ten Conference, behind only Wisconsin.

Having already clinched the Big Ten West Division championship, the Wildcats, who were placed at No. 15 in the December 1 College Football Playoff Rankings, are scheduled to round out their regular season against the Illinois Fighting Illini (2-4) at Ryan Field on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET on ESPN2.