When Garrett Wolfe came to NIU in 2002 he was ninth on the depth chart. By the time he graduated in 2006, No. 1 was No. 1 in almost every rushing category at NIU.
Wolfe is first in rushing yards (5,164), rushing touchdowns (52), yards per carry (6.40), yards per game (156.5), 100-yard games (22), 200-yard games (10), and consecutive 100-yard games (11).
Wolfe is third in carries with 807.
In 2006 Wolfe gained early season Heisman Trophy talk before an injury hampered him. He still managed to rush for 1,928 yards (second in a single season) and 18 touchdowns (tied for fourth in a single season).
In his three seasons as an NIU starting back he gained 1,000 yards in each year.
Twice Wolfe set the single game rushing mark at NIU with 325 against Eastern Michigan in 2004 and 353 versus Ball State in 2006.
Wolfe was the 2006 MAC MVP and finished his illustrious career tied for 11th on the NCAA career rushing list.
He is tied with Avon Cobourne (1999-2002) of West Virginia and was just 13 yards shy of joining two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin (1972-1975) of Ohio State with 5,177 yards.