Nation's leading returning rusher ready to take control

Garrett Wolfe has been underestimated for most of his career, but the NIU running back controls his destiny on the field.

Updated: April 14, 2006, 7:35 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | Special to
DEKALB, Ill. -- Garrett Wolfe is a running contradiction.

The Northern Illinois star considers himself a fatalist, one who accepts God's plan for his life. On the flip side, there are few things he hates more than not having control of a situation.

Wolfe plays a sport and a position (running back) where collaboration is critical. But whenever he can determine an outcome, on or off the field, he doesn't hesitate to do so.