Football: Former Northwestern QB Mike Kafka joins Wildcats’ coaching staff

Max Gelman, Sports Editor


Former Wildcat and NFL quarterback Mike Kafka has joined Northwestern’s coaching staff as a graduate assistant, the program announced Tuesday.

As a Wildcat, Kafka (Communication ’10) set single-game school records in both passing yards and rushing yards by a quarterback. According to the release, he will work with the offensive staff with a focus on wide receivers.

Following his career at NU, Kafka was drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. He spent six seasons in the league and was most recently on an active roster with Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014.

In addition to Kafka, the program also announced the hiring of two more graduate assistant coaches.

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