Redshirt freshman Clayton Thorson was named the starting quarterback for Northwestern's season-opener against Stanford on Sept. 5.
Thorson, a native of Wheaton, Ill., was a four-star recruit and the No. 136 player in the nation in Rivals.com's 2014 class.
Rivals also listed Thorson as the sixth-best dual-threat signal caller and seventh-best overall player from Illinois during his senior year at Wheaton North High School.
- Kayla Lombardo