"Quarterback is the most important position in football. It requires intelligence, toughness, poise, and an insatiable will to win. The quarterback must possess charismatic leadership qualities. It is his responsibility to command the respect of each player on the team. He must accept responsibility for defeat and deflect praise in victory. In the most competitive of team sports, this is the one position where average will surely lead to defeat. We are looking for someone who has a "Refuse to Lose" attitude on the field and in the classroom. This individual must represent NIU with class at all times. We know that if we recruit a quarterback with these types of characteristics, our chances of being successful go up exponentially."