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2 HUSKIE FOOTBALL NIU SCHEDULE Day, Date Opponent (TV) Time (CT) Sat.., Sept. 5 UNLV (CBSSN) 6:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 12 MURRAY STATE (ESPN3) 2:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 19 at Ohio State (ABC) 2:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 26 at Boston College TBA Sat., Oct. 3 at Central Michigan* 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 10 BALL STATE* TBA Sat., Oct. 17 at Miami (Ohio)* 1:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 24 EASTERN MICHIGAN* 2:30 p.m. Tues., Nov. 3 at Toledo (ESPN2)* 7 p.m. Weds., Nov. 11 at Buffalo (ESPNU/3)* 7 p.m. Weds., Nov. 18 WESTERN MICHIGAN (ESPN2/U)* 7 p.m. Tues., Nov. 24 OHIO (ESPNU/3)* 6:30 p.m. Fri., Dec. 4 MAC Championship (ESPN2) 7 p.m. Detroit, Mich. *Mid-American Conference Game; All Times Central. HUSKIE FOOTBALL FACTS 2014 Record/MAC Record/Finish /7-1/1st West Head Coach...Rod Carey Record at NIU/Years /3rd Career Record/Years /3rd Alma Mater/Year...Indiana/1993 Basic Offense/Defense...Multiple/4-3 First Year of Football All-Time Record Last Bowl Game Boca Raton Bowl...Marshall 52, NIU 23 Consecutive Bowl Games...7 MAC Championship Game Appearances... 6 (5 consecutive)...(last, 2014 vs. Bowling Green, W) Letterwinners Returning/Lost...47/21 Starters Returning (7 offense, 8 defense, 1 specialist) Starters Lost (6 offense, 3 defense, 2 specialist) ABOUT NIU Location...DeKalb, Illinois Founded Enrollment... 21,138 Affiliation...NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Conference...Mid-American (West Division) Colors... Cardinal and Black Stadium...Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium Surface/Capacity...FieldTurf /23,595 President... Dr. Douglas D. Baker Assoc. VP/Athletic Director...Sean T. Frazier Alma Mater, Year...Alabama 92 Ticket Information PACK (7225) NIU ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS Donna Turner, Associate Athletic Director... (FB Primary (o); (c) Joe Summins, Assoc. Athletics Comm. Director... (FB (o); (c) Jeremy Reid, Matt Scheerer...Assistant Directors R.J. Sepich...Graduate Assistant Linebacker Boomer Mays and defensive tackle Corey Thomas are two of seven starters returning for the Huskie defense NIU RESULTS Overall: 11-3 (.786); Home: 4-1; Away: 6-1; Neutral: 1-1 MAC Record: 7-1 (.875); Home: 3-1; Road: 4-1 Day, Date Opponent (TV) Result Score Attend. Thurs., Aug. 28 PRESBYTERIAN (ESPN3) W ,398 Sat., Sept. 6 at Northwestern (BTN) W ,139 Sat., Sept. 13 at UNLV (MW/CI) W ,305 Sat., Sept. 20 at Arkansas (ESPNU) L ,204 Sat., Oct. 4 KENT STATE* (ESPN3) W ,620 Sat., Oct. 11 CENTRAL MICHIGAN* (ESPN3) L ,122 Sat., Oct. 18 MIAMI (OHIO)* (ESPN3) W ,211 Sat., Oct. 25 at Eastern Michigan* W ,654 Weds., Nov. 5 at Ball State* (ESPN2) W ,642 Tues., Nov. 11 TOLEDO* (ESPN2) W ,462 Tues., Nov. 18 at Ohio* (ESPNU) W ,118 Fri., Nov. 28 at Western Michigan* (ESPNU) W ,195 Marathon MAC Championship Game - Ford Field, Detroit Fri., Dec. 5 vs. Bowling Green (ESPN2) W ,110 Boca Raton Bowl - FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Fla. Tues., Dec. 23 vs. Marshall (ESPN) L ,419 *Mid-American Conference Game; Home games in All CAPS. NIU niuhuskies niuhuskiesdotcom

3 NIU is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Huskie Stadium throughout the 2015 season. A select committee of 13 NIU football experts chose the team, with one player announced daily via the Huskies official social media outlets. Other events celebrating the stadium s history will be held throughout the season, including a reunion of the 1965 team members at the season-opening football game Sept. 5th. The Northern Illinois University Football team won its third Mid-American Conference title in the last four years with a victory over Bowling Green in the 2014 Marathon MAC Championship Game. With the win, NIU avenged its loss to the Falcons in the 2013 MAC Championship contest. NIU is the winningest program in Illinois and in the MAC over the last decade and the Huskies have played in five straight MAC championship games. The Huskies are also the state s all-time winningest Division I college football team. The Huskies made a MAC record seventh-straight bowl appearance when they took on Marshall in the 2014 Boca Raton Bowl. NIU s current bowl streak began in 2008 with a trip to the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La. and includes games in Toronto, Canada; Boise, Idaho; Mobile, Alabama; Miami Gardens, Fla.; San Diego, Calif. and Boca Raton. The Huskies and Oregon are the only FBS teams in the nation to record 11 or more victories in each of the last five seasons. The Huskies have won 44 of their last 45 games when allowing 24 points or less. NIU Head Coach Rod Carey is 23-6 since taking over prior to the Huskies appearance in the 2013 Orange Bowl for a winning percentage of.793. Carey is tied with his two immediate predecessors, Dave Doeren and Jerry Kill, for eighth place on the NIU coaching wins list. He needs two victories to tie his college coach at Indiana, Bill Mallory, and Jerry Ippoliti, for sixth place. With their victory over Northwestern in 2014, the Huskies have defeated a school from one of the five larger conferences (the so-called Power 5 leagues) in five of the last six years, with four wins over Big Ten opponents during that stretch. NIU will face two Power 5 teams in 2015 with games at projected preseason No. 1 Ohio State (Sept. 19) and at Boston College (Sept. 26). The Huskies return 19 starters for seven on offense, eight on defense and two specialists. The 2015 roster includes 43 players who were not on the active roster a year ago with 41 true freshmen on the list. NIU senior defensive end Cameron Clinton-Earl (Milwaukee, Wis.) is one of 197 players across all divisions of college football to be nominated for the 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. The Good Works Team honors players for their off-the field activities with an emphasis on community service. HUSKIES ON THE WATCH Earlier this summer, three 2015 Huskie seniors were named to one or more of the preseason Watch Lists released by members of the National College Football Awards Association. Paris Logan, CB, Sr....Jim Thorpe Award Top Defensive Back Boomer Mays, LB, Sr.... Rotary Lombardi Award College Lineman of the Year Andrew Ness, C, Sr....Outland Trophy Most Outstanding Interior Lineman... Rotary Lombardi Award College Lineman of the Year...Rimington Trophy Nation s Premier Center NIU FOOTBALL 2015 HUSKIE QUICK NOTES MOST WINS SINCE 2010 Oregon...60 Alabama...58 Florida State...58 NIU...57 Ohio State*...56 Boise State...55 Stanford...54 Michigan State...54 LSU...52 Oklahoma...51 * wins vacated by NCAA MOST GAMES PLAYED Since 2010 NIU...70 Florida State...69 Oregon...68 LSU...68 Alabama...67 Ohio State*...67 Stanford...67 Michigan State...67 Boise State...66 Oklahoma...66 The Huskie coaching staff for 2015 features one new addition in linebackers coach Ross Watson, who came to NIU from Youngstown State in January. Watson previously coached at Florida Atlantic before spending the 2014 campaign at YSU. He replaced former linebackers coach Kevin Kane at NIU. NIU will induct two former football players into the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame this October. Chicago native and career rushing leader Michael Turner and Bob Gregolunas, the first Huskie ever to be named first team All-MAC, headline a seven-person class. At least nine Huskies will be in NFL training camps when teams report beginning this week, including 2014 seniors Da Ron Brown and Cameron Stingily. Brown was a seventh-round draft choice of the Kansas City Chiefs while Stingily was a free agent pick-up by the Pittsburgh Steelers. NIU is also represented in the Arena and Canadian Football Leagues currently in action. Former great Jordan Lynch (Edmonton Eskimos) and Courtney Stephen (Hamilton Ti-Cats) are the Huskies in the CFL, while receiver Perez Ashford and defensive back Chris Smith compete for Portland and Jacksonville, respectively, in the AFL. 2 Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

4 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PERSONNEL CHART HUSKIE STADIUM S 50 GREATEST PLAYERS As part of the celebration surrounding the 50th Anniversary of Huskie Stadium, NIU has selected the Top 50 NIU Players in stadium history and is announcing one player daily (Monday through Friday) over a 10-week period. The first 40 players are being revealed in random order via the Huskies social media outlets. The 50 Greatest Players in Huskie Stadium history are presented by Compass Mortgage. NIU will countdown the Top 10 players in reverse order leading up to the 2015 season opener on September 5th. Each player selected played at least one season in Huskie Stadium, the 50-year old facility on the west side of the NIU campus that opened Nov. 6, 1965 with a 48-6 NIU win over Illinois State on Homecoming. The stadium was named Huskie Stadium in 1974 as part of NIU s 75th Anniversary celebration. On August 28, 2003, the facility was rededicated as Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium in honor of the late Dr. Robert J. Brigham, an institutional icon who carried the school s colors for more than 50 years as a student-athlete, assistant coach, head coach, director of athletics, and special assistant to the president before his retirement in June In addition to playing host to 261 NIU football games, where the Huskies own a record all-time and have won 30 of their last 31 games, Huskie Stadium is the practice home of the football team, NIU wrestling and women s gymnastics, and provides locker and equipment room space for several other Huskie teams. HUSKIE STADIUM s 50 GREATEST PLAYERS (Top 10 to be announced in order Aug. 24-Sept. 4) John Lalonde, FB ( ) Doug Bartlett, DT ( ) Scott Wedige, C ( ) P.J. Fleck, WR ( , 2003) Vince Scott, K ( ) Curt Pardridge, WR ( ) Randee Drew, CB ( ) Brad Cieslak, TE ( ) Adam Dach, FB ( ) Jerry Meyers, DT ( ) Max Gill, DT ( ) Frank Lewandoski, LB ( ) Martel Moore, WR ( ) Scott Kellar, DT ( ) Dave Petway, S ( ) Thomas Hammock, TB ( ) Steve Azar, PK ( ) Ken Bishop, DT ( ) Mitch Jacoby, TE ( ) Deon Mitchell, WR ( ) Scott Bolzan, OT ( ) Tim Tyrrell, QB ( ) Chad Spann, TB ( ) Dan Sheldon, WR ( ) Mike Terna, LB ( ) Randy Clark, OL ( ) Tom Wittum, P-PK ( ) Tommylee Lewis, WR-KR (2011- ) Cary Caliendo, DE ( ) Clarence Vaughn, LB ( , 86) Trevor Olson, OT ( ) Hollis Thomas, DT ( ) Dave Petzke, WR ( ) Doug Free, OT ( ) Larry Clark, LB ( ) Jimmie Ward, DB ( ) Bob Gregolunas, QB-LB ( ) Todd Peat, OT-OG ( ) Jake Coffman, DT ( ) Stacey Robinson, QB ( ) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING (47) Offense (22): WR Chad Beebe, WR Christian Blake, RB Joel Bouagnon, WR Juwan Brescacin, OL Ron Brown, OG Aidan Conlon, WR Clayton Glasper, QB Drew Hare, TB Keith Harris Jr., OT Lincoln Howard, TB Jordan Huff, WR Tommylee Lewis, QB Anthony Maddie, TE Desroy Maxwell, WR Skyler Monaghan, OT Levon Myers, C Andrew Ness, OL Josh Ruka, WR Ezra Saffold, TB Draco Smith, WR Aregeros Turner, TE/FB Shane Wimann. Defense (23): S Jackson Abresch, S Mycial Allen, CB Anthony Brooks, DE Cameron Clinton-Earl, DT Ben Compton, DE Ladell Fleming, LB Sean Folliard, DE Perez Ford, LB Bobby Jones IV, DT Mario Jones, DT William Lee, LB Rasheen Lemon, CB Paris Logan, CB Shawun Lurry, S Brandon Mayes, LB Boomer Mays, S Marlon Moore, DE Rajshawn Mosley, CB Mayomi Olootu, LB Jamaal Payton, DE Austin Smaha, CB Albert Smalls, DT Corey Thomas. Specialists (2): K Christian Hagan, K Josh Orne. LETTERWINNERS LOST (21) Offense (13): WR Da Ron Brown, OT Ryan Brown, FB Ricky Connors, TB Akeem Daniels, TE Luke Eakes, OG Michael Gegner, OT Tyler Loos, QB Matt McIntosh, OG Wes Ott, OG Tyler Pitt, TE Tim Semisch, FB Rob Sterling, TB Cameron Stingily. Defense (6): LB Jamaal Bass, S Dechane Durante, DT Donovan Gordon, DT Michael Ippolito, DE Jason Meehan, LB Michael Santacaterina. Specialists (2): LS Brian Mayer, K/P Tyler Wedel. STARTERS* RETURNING (16) Offense (7): RB Joel Bouagnon, WR Juwan Brescacin, OG Aidan Conlon, QB Drew Hare, WR Tommylee Lewis (2013), TE Desroy Maxwell, C Andrew Ness. Defense (8): CB Anthony Brooks, DE Perez Ford, DT William Lee, LB Rasheen Lemon, CB Paris Logan, LB Boomer Mays, S Marlon Moore, DT Corey Thomas. Specialist (1): K Christian Hagan. STARTERS* LOST (11) Offense (6): WR Da Ron Brown, OT Ryan Brown, TB Akeem Daniels, TE Luke Eakes, OT Tyler Loos, OG Tyler Pitt. Defense (3): S Dechane Durante, DE Jason Meehan, LB Michael Santacaterina. Specialist (2): LS Brian Mayer, KO/P Tyler Wedel REDSHIRTS (19) OL Dale Brown, DT Russell Chambers, LB Renard Cheren, DT Herlandez Corley, LB Will Daniels, P Peter Deppe, OL Shane Evans, FB Aaron Fischer, WR Kenny Golladay, QB Ryan Graham, DT Ty Harmston, CB Tifonte Hunt, S Jawaun Johnson, WR Tommylee Lewis, DE David O Gorman, S Jimmy Russell, OL Max Scharping, OL Mike Smith, TE Denzel Tolliver. *started seven games or more (2013) Tommylee Lewis was a 2013 starter. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 3

5 2015 NIU FOOTBALL ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Yr. Exp. Hometown (/Previous School) 13 Jackson Abresch S So.-R 1L Hartland, Wis. (Arrowhead) 94 Jake Ambrose P Jr. JC Newport Beach, Calif. (Newport Harbor/Orange Coast) 20 Mycial Allen S So.-R 1L Detroit, Mich. (King) 82 Chad Beebe WR Jr. 2L Aurora, Ill. (Aurora Christian) 4 Christian Blake WR So. 1L Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Cardinal Gibbons) 28 Joel Bouagnon TB Jr. 2L Aurora, Ill. (Aurora Christian) 11 Juwan Brescacin WR Sr.-R 3L Mississauga, Ont., Canada [Culver (Ind.) Acad.] 31 Anthony Brooks CB Jr.-R 1L Detroit, Mich. (Warren Mott) 24 D.J. Brown RB Fr. HS North Little Rock, Ark. (North Little Rock) 76 Dale Brown OL Fr.-R RS Lee s Summit, Mo. (Lee s Summit West) 68 Ron Brown OL Jr.-R 1L Detroit, Mich. (Mumford) 86 Adam Buirge WR Fr. HS Minneapolis, Minn. (Park Center) 14 Elijah Campbell S Jr. JC St. Paul, Minn. (St. Paul Central/Iowa Western) 91 Russell Chambers DT Fr.-R RS Milwaukee, Wis. (Riverside University) 16 Renard Cheren LB Fr.-R RS Lake Worth, Fla. (Park Vista) 54 Cameron Clinton-Earl DE Sr.-R 1L Milwaukee, Wis. (Hamilton) 56 Ben Compton DE Sr. 1L Windsor, Conn. [Windsor/Monroe College (N.Y.)] 61 Aidan Conlon OL Sr.-R 3L Flossmoor, Ill. (Homewood-Flossmoor) 58 Josh Corcoran LB Fr. HS Lakeville, Minn. (Lakeville South) 97 Herlandez Corley DT Fr.-R RS Mobile, Ala. (McGill-Toolen) 88 Daniel Crawford TE Fr. HS Macomb, Mich. (Dakota) 41 Will Daniels LB Fr.-R RS Green Bay, Wis. (Preble) 37 Nolan Dean RB Fr. HS Chicago, Ill. (Nazareth Academy) 18 Peter Deppe P Fr.-R RS Almont, Mich. (Almont) 37 Milan Dosen K/P Fr. HS Naperville, Ill. (Naperville North) 95 Ruben Dunbar DL So. 1Sq Glen Ellyn, Ill. (Glenbard West) 77 Shane Evans OL Fr.-R RS Crystal Lake, Ill. (Prairie Ridge) 16 Tommy Fiedler QB Fr. HS LaGrange, Ill. (Lyons Township) 47 Aaron Fischer FB Fr.-R RS Sun Prairie, Wis. (Sun Prairie) 8 Ladell Fleming DE Jr.-R 2L Chicago, Ill. (Julian) 55 Mason Fleury LB Fr. HS Elgin, Ill. (Hampshire) 40 Sean Folliard LB Jr. 2L Crystal Lake, Ill. (Prairie Ridge) 44 Perez Ford DE Sr. 3L Romeoville, Ill. (Romeoville) 49 Trayshon Foster LB Fr. HS Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Tuscaloosa Academy) 81 Clayton Glasper WR Jr.-R 2L Peoria, Ill. (Richwoods) 39 Nate Godwin DB Fr. HS Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park-River Forest) 19 Kenny Golladay WR Jr.-R 1Sq Chicago, Ill. (St. Rita/North Dakota) 38 Cassius Grady DB Fr. HS Arlington, Texas (Arlington) 17 Ryan Graham QB Fr.-R RS Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton Warrenville South) 34 Christian Hagan K So. 1L Omaha, Neb. (Westside) 12 Drew Hare QB Jr.-R 1L O Fallon, Mo. (Fort Zumwalt West) 59 Ty Harmston DL Fr.-R RS Stockton, Ill. (Stockton) 20 Keith Harris, Jr. TB Jr.-R 2L Chicago, Ill. (Leo) 46 Terrell Harris FB Jr.-R 1Sq Lansing, Ill. (Bloom Trail) 28 Jeffrey Hill DB Fr. HS Miami, Fla. (Miramar) 46 Jake Hlava DL Fr. HS Batavia, Ill. (Batavia) 26 Quintin Hoosman RB Fr. HS Plainfield, Ill. (Plainfield North) 74 Lincoln Howard OL Jr.-R 1L Osceola, Wis. (Osceola) 43 Marquis Howard DB Fr. HS Montgomery, Ala. (Lee) 23 Jordan Huff TB So.-R 1L Mobile, Ala. (St. Paul s Episcopal) 75 Vince Hughes OL Fr. HS Franklin, Wis. (Franklin) 30 Tifonte Hunt CB Fr.-R RS Harvey, Ill. (Thornton Township) 27 Jawaun Johnson S Fr.-R RS East St. Louis, Ill. (New Boston [Texas]) 48 Antonio Jones-Davis LB Fr. HS Vero Beach, Fla. (Vero Beach) 6 Bobby Jones IV LB So.-R 1L Miami Gardens, Fla. (Monsignor Pace) 21 Marcus Jones RB Fr. HS Evergreen Park, Ill. (Brother Rice) 92 Mario Jones DT Jr.-R 2L Chicago, Ill. (Hubbard) 96 Marcus Kelly DL Fr. HS Waukesha, Wis. (West) 36 Corey Kennedy DB Fr. HS Oswego, Ill. (Oswego East) 67 Robert Kraklow OL Fr. HS Mukwonago, Wis. (Mukwonago) 89 Steven Lee WR Fr. HS Champaign, Ill. (Centennial) 4 Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

6 2015 NIU FOOTBALL ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Yr. Exp. Hometown () 90 William Lee DT So.-R 1L Indianapolis, Ind. (Arsenal Tech) 9 Rasheen Lemon LB Sr.-R 3L Chicago, Ill. (Proviso West) 47 Allen Letterer III LB Fr. HS DeKalb, Ill. (DeKalb) 10 Tommylee Lewis WR Sr.-R 3L Riviera Beach, Fla. (W.T. Dwyer) 29 Paris Logan CB Sr.-R 3L Columbia, Mo. (Rock Bridge) 19 Shawun Lurry CB So. 1L West Palm Beach, Fla. (W.T. Dwyer) 37 Emmett Lynch S Fr.-R HS Chicago, Ill. (Rich Central) 1 Anthony Maddie QB Jr.-R 1L Plainfield, Ill. (Aurora Christian/Western Michigan) 78 Josh Mailloux OL Fr. HS Mount Prospect, Ill. (Hersey) 99 Siosifa Malolo DT Jr. 1Sq Antioch, Calif. (Deer Valley/Los Mendanos) 25 Taylor Mashack S Jr. JC East Palo Alto, Calif. (Menlo Atherton/San Mateo) 7 Desroy Maxwell TE Sr. 3L Evanston, Ill. (Amundsen) 24 Brandon Mayes S So.-R 1L Aurora, Ill. (Aurora Christian) 45 Boomer Mays LB Sr.-R 3L Lawrence, Kan. (Eudora) 27 Dwayne Milton RB Fr.-R WO Machesney Park, Ill. (Harlem) 85 Malik Mitchell WR So.-R 2Sq Alpharetta, Ga. (Milton) 80 Skyler Monaghan WR So. 1L Omaha, Neb. (Millard West) 2 Marlon Moore S Sr. 3L Mobile, Ala. (C.F. Vigor) 93 Rajshawn Mosley DE So. 1L Indianapolis, Ind. (Arsenal Tech) 71 Levon Myers OL Jr.-R 2L Franklin, Wis. (Franklin) 55 Andrew Ness OL Sr.-R 3L O Fallon, Mo. (Christian Brothers College) 13 Jordan Niemeyer WR Fr. HS Woodstock, Ill. (Marian Central Catholic) 51 David O Gorman DE Fr.-R RS Watertown, Wis. (Watertown) 5 Mayomi Olootu CB So. 1L Allen, Texas (Allen) 25 Josh Orne K Jr. 1L Wales, Wis. (Kettle Moraine) 33 Jamaal Payton LB Jr. 2L Bellwood, Ill. (Proviso West) 29 Dae jon Perry WR Fr. HS Aurora, Ill. (Oswego East) 57 Kyle Pugh LB Fr. HS Chicago Heights, Ill. (Bloom Township) 66 Bobby Ramlet LS Jr.-R 3Sq Appleton, Wis. (Xavier) 98 Ryan Roberts TE Fr. HS Northville, Mich. (Northville) 18 Charlie Rotherham QB Fr. HS Green Bay, Wis. (Notre Dame Academy) 70 Josh Ruka OL Jr.-R 2L Greenfield, Wis. (Greenfield) 32 Jimmy Russell S So.-R 1Sq DeKalb, Ill. (DeKalb) 3 Ezra Saffold WR So. 1L West Palm Beach, Fla. (W.T. Dwyer) 63 Hayden Sak LS Fr. HS Aurora, Ill. (West Aurora) 14 Daniel Santacaterina QB Fr. HS Geneva, Ill. (Northville) 73 Max Scharping OL Fr.-R RS Green Bay, Wis. (Southwest) 60 Alex Schlee OL Fr. HS Germantown, Wis. (Germantown) 42 Alex Schwab LB So.-R RS New Berlin, Wis. (W. Allis Hale/SEMO) 45 Ross Sealby FB Fr. HS Byron, Ill. (Byron) 64 Luke Shively OL Fr.-R RS Tipton, Ind. (Tipton) 50 Austin Smaha DE Jr. 2L Belvidere, Ill. (Belvidere North) 1 Albert Smalls CB So. 1L Miramar, Fla. (Monsignor Pace) 36 Draco Smith TB Jr. 2L Hammond, Ind. [Mt. Carmel (Ill.)] 62 Mike Smith OL Fr.-R RS Schaumburg, Ill. (Conant) 42 Sutton Smith RB Fr. HS Saint Charles, Mo. (Francis Howell) 26 Trequan Smith DB Fr. HS Boynton Beach, Fla. (Boynton Beach) 72 Jordan Steckler OL Fr. HS Two Rivers, Wis. (Two Rivers) 39 Ryan Stendler TE So.-R 2Sq Mequon, Wis. (Homestead) 52 Cody Sullivan LB So.-R 2Sq Chicago, Ill. (Loyola Academy) 98 Twan Taylor DE Fr. HS Chicago, Ill. (Rich Central) 83 Spencer Tears WR Fr. HS Robbins, Ill. (H.L. Richards) 84 Kevin Tennenbaum TE Sr.-R 4Sq Buffalo Grove, Ill. (Buffalo Grove) 69 Corey Thomas DT Jr.-R 1L Chicago, Ill. (Lindblom Math & Science Acad.) 40 Maalik Todd TB Fr. HS Evanston, Ill. (Evanston Township) 87 Denzel Tolliver TE Fr.-R RS Hillside, Ill. (Proviso West) 79 Scott Topole OL Fr. HS Cary, Ill. (Cary-Grove) 22 Aregeros Turner WR Jr. 2L Copley, Ohio (Copley) 65 Nathan Veloz OL Fr. HS Oak Creek, Wis. (Oak Creek) 35 Shane Wimann TE/FB So.-R 1L Wisconsin Dells, Wis. (Wisconsin Dells) 53 Quintin Wynne DL Fr. HS St. Louis, Mo. (Christian Brothers) 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 5

7 2015 NIU FOOTBALL NUMERICAL ROSTER No. Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Yr. Exp. Hometown (/Previous School) 1 Anthony Maddie QB Jr.-R 1L Plainfield, Ill. (Aurora Christian/Western Michigan) 1 Albert Smalls CB So. 1L Miramar, Fla. (Monsignor Pace) 2 Marlon Moore S Sr. 3L Mobile, Ala. (C.F. Vigor) 3 Ezra Saffold WR So. 1L West Palm Beach, Fla. (W.T. Dwyer) 4 Christian Blake WR So. 1L Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Cardinal Gibbons) 5 Mayomi Olootu CB So. 1L Allen, Texas (Allen) 6 Bobby Jones IV LB So.-R 1L Miami Gardens, Fla. (Monsignor Pace) 7 Desroy Maxwell TE Sr. 3L Evanston, Ill. (Amundsen) 8 Ladell Fleming DE Jr.-R 2L Chicago, Ill. (Julian) 9 Rasheen Lemon LB Sr.-R 3L Chicago, Ill. (Proviso West) 10 Tommylee Lewis WR Sr.-R 3L Riviera Beach, Fla. (W.T. Dwyer) 11 Juwan Brescacin WR Sr.-R 3L Mississauga, Ont., Canada [Culver (Ind.) Acad.] 12 Drew Hare QB Jr.-R 1L O Fallon, Mo. (Fort Zumwalt West) 13 Jackson Abresch S So.-R 1L Hartland, Wis. (Arrowhead) 13 Jordan Niemeyer WR Fr. HS Woodstock, Ill. (Marian Central Catholic) 14 Daniel Santacaterina QB Fr. HS Geneva, Ill. (Northville) 14 Elijah Campbell S Jr. JC St. Paul, Minn. (St. Paul Central/Iowa Western) 16 Renard Cheren LB Fr.-R RS Lake Worth, Fla. (Park Vista) 16 Tommy Fiedler QB Fr. HS LaGrange, Ill. (Lyons Township) 17 Ryan Graham QB Fr.-R RS Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton Warrenville South) 18 Peter Deppe P Fr.-R RS Almont, Mich. (Almont) 18 Charlie Rotherham QB Fr. HS Green Bay, Wis. (Notre Dame Academy) 19 Kenny Golladay WR Jr.-R 1Sq Chicago, Ill. (St. Rita/North Dakota) 19 Shawun Lurry CB So. 1L West Palm Beach, Fla. (W.T. Dwyer) 20 Keith Harris, Jr. TB Jr.-R 2L Chicago, Ill. (Leo) 20 Mycial Allen S So.-R 1L Detroit, Mich. (King) 21 Marcus Jones RB Fr. HS Evergreen Park, Ill. (Brother Rice) 22 Aregeros Turner WR Jr. 2L Copley, Ohio (Copley) 23 Jordan Huff TB So.-R 1L Mobile, Ala. (St. Paul s Episcopal) 24 Brandon Mayes S So.-R 1L Aurora, Ill. (Aurora Christian) 24 D.J. Brown RB Fr. HS North Little Rock, Ark. (North Little Rock) 25 Josh Orne K Jr. 1L Wales, Wis. (Kettle Moraine) 25 Taylor Mashack S Jr. JC East Palo Alto, Calif. (Menlo Atherton/San Mateo) 26 Quintin Hoosman RB Fr. HS Plainfield, Ill. (Plainfield North) 26 Trequan Smith DB Fr. HS Boynton Beach, Fla. (Boynton Beach) 27 Dwayne Milton RB Fr.-R WO Machesney Park, Ill. (Harlem) 27 Jawaun Johnson S Fr.-R RS East St. Louis, Ill. (New Boston [Texas]) 28 Joel Bouagnon TB Jr. 2L Aurora, Ill. (Aurora Christian) 28 Jeffrey Hill DB Fr. HS Miami, Fla. (Miramar) 29 Paris Logan CB Sr.-R 3L Columbia, Mo. (Rock Bridge) 29 Dae jon Perry WR Fr. HS Aurora, Ill. (Oswego East) 30 Tifonte Hunt CB Fr.-R RS Harvey, Ill. (Thornton Township) 31 Anthony Brooks CB Jr.-R 1L Detroit, Mich. (Warren Mott) 32 Jimmy Russell S So.-R 1Sq DeKalb, Ill. (DeKalb) 33 Jamaal Payton LB Jr. 2L Bellwood, Ill. (Proviso West) 34 Christian Hagan K So. 1L Omaha, Neb. (Westside) 35 Shane Wimann TE/FB So.-R 1L Wisconsin Dells, Wis. (Wisconsin Dells) 36 Draco Smith TB Jr. 2L Hammond, Ind. [Mt. Carmel (Ill.)] 36 Corey Kennedy DB Fr. HS Oswego, Ill. (Oswego East) 37 Nolan Dean RB Fr. HS Chicago, Ill. (Nazareth Academy) 37 Emmett Lynch S Fr.-R HS Chicago, Ill. (Rich Central) 37 Milan Dosen K/P Fr. HS Naperville, Ill. (Naperville North) 38 Cassius Grady DB Fr. HS Arlington, Texas (Arlington) 39 Ryan Stendler TE So.-R 2Sq Mequon, Wis. (Homestead) 39 Nate Godwin DB Fr. HS Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park-River Forest) 40 Maalik Todd TB Fr. HS Evanston, Ill. (Evanston Township) 40 Sean Folliard LB Jr. 2L Crystal Lake, Ill. (Prairie Ridge) 41 Will Daniels LB Fr.-R RS Green Bay, Wis. (Preble) 42 Alex Schwab LB So.-R RS New Berlin, Wis. (W. Allis Hale/SEMO) 42 Sutton Smith RB Fr. HS Saint Charles, Mo. (Francis Howell) 43 Marquis Howard DB Fr. HS Montgomery, Ala. (Lee) 6 Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

8 2015 NIU FOOTBALL NUMERICAL ROSTER No. Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Yr. Exp. Hometown (/Previous School) 44 Perez Ford DE Sr. 3L Romeoville, Ill. (Romeoville) 45 Boomer Mays LB Sr.-R 3L Lawrence, Kan. (Eudora) 45 Ross Sealby FB Fr. HS Byron, Ill. (Byron) 46 Terrell Harris FB Jr.-R 1Sq Lansing, Ill. (Bloom Trail) 46 Jake Hlava DL Fr. HS Batavia, Ill. (Batavia) 47 Aaron Fischer FB Fr.-R RS Sun Prairie, Wis. (Sun Prairie) 47 Allen Letterer III LB Fr. HS DeKalb, Ill. (DeKalb) 48 Antonio Jones-Davis LB Fr. HS Vero Beach, Fla. (Vero Beach) 49 Trayshon Foster LB Fr. HS Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Tuscaloosa Academy) 50 Austin Smaha DE Jr. 2L Belvidere, Ill. (Belvidere North) 51 David O Gorman DE Fr.-R RS Watertown, Wis. (Watertown) 52 Cody Sullivan LB So.-R 2Sq Chicago, Ill. (Loyola Academy) 53 Quintin Wynne DL Fr. HS St. Louis, Mo. (Christian Brothers) 54 Cameron Clinton-Earl DE Sr.-R 1L Milwaukee, Wis. (Hamilton) 55 Andrew Ness OL Sr.-R 3L O Fallon, Mo. (Christian Brothers College) 55 Mason Fleury LB Fr. HS Elgin, Ill. (Hampshire) 56 Ben Compton DE Sr. 1L Windsor, Conn. [Windsor/Monroe College (N.Y.)] 57 Kyle Pugh LB Fr. HS Chicago Heights, Ill. (Bloom Township) 58 Josh Corcoran LB Fr. HS Lakeville, Minn. (Lakeville South) 59 Ty Harmston DL Fr.-R RS Stockton, Ill. (Stockton) 60 Alex Schlee OL Fr. HS Germantown, Wis. (Germantown) 61 Aidan Conlon OL Sr.-R 3L Flossmoor, Ill. (Homewood-Flossmoor) 62 Mike Smith OL Fr.-R RS Schaumburg, Ill. (Conant) 63 Hayden Sak LS Fr. HS Aurora, Ill. (West Aurora) 64 Luke Shively OL Fr.-R RS Tipton, Ind. (Tipton) 65 Nathan Veloz OL Fr. HS Oak Creek, Wis. (Oak Creek) 66 Bobby Ramlet LS Jr.-R 3Sq Appleton, Wis. (Xavier) 67 Robert Kraklow OL Fr. HS Mukwonago, Wis. (Mukwonago) 68 Ron Brown OL Jr.-R 1L Detroit, Mich. (Mumford) 69 Corey Thomas DT Jr.-R 1L Chicago, Ill. (Lindblom Math & Science Acad.) 70 Josh Ruka OL Jr.-R 2L Greenfield, Wis. (Greenfield) 71 Levon Myers OL Jr.-R 2L Franklin, Wis. (Franklin) 72 Jordan Steckler OL Fr. HS Two Rivers, Wis. (Two Rivers) 73 Max Scharping OL Fr.-R RS Green Bay, Wis. (Southwest) 74 Lincoln Howard OL Jr.-R 1L Osceola, Wis. (Osceola) 75 Vince Hughes OL Fr. HS Franklin, Wis. (Franklin) 76 Dale Brown OL Fr.-R RS Lee s Summit, Mo. (Lee s Summit West) 77 Shane Evans OL Fr.-R RS Crystal Lake, Ill. (Prairie Ridge) 78 Josh Mailloux OL Fr. HS Mount Prospect, Ill. (Hersey) 79 Scott Topole OL Fr. HS Cary, Ill. (Cary-Grove) 80 Skyler Monaghan WR So. 1L Omaha, Neb. (Millard West) 81 Clayton Glasper WR Jr.-R 2L Peoria, Ill. (Richwoods) 82 Chad Beebe WR Jr. 2L Aurora, Ill. (Aurora Christian) 83 Spencer Tears WR Fr. HS Robbins, Ill. (H.L. Richards) 84 Kevin Tennenbaum TE Sr.-R 4Sq Buffalo Grove, Ill. (Buffalo Grove) 85 Malik Mitchell WR So.-R 2Sq Alpharetta, Ga. (Milton) 86 Adam Buirge WR Fr. HS Minneapolis, Minn. (Park Center) 87 Denzel Tolliver TE Fr.-R RS Hillside, Ill. (Proviso West) 88 Daniel Crawford TE Fr. HS Macomb, Mich. (Dakota) 89 Steven Lee WR Fr. HS Champaign, Ill. (Centennial) 90 William Lee DT So.-R 1L Indianapolis, Ind. (Arsenal Tech) 91 Russell Chambers DT Fr.-R RS Milwaukee, Wis. (Riverside University) 92 Mario Jones DT Jr.-R 2L Chicago, Ill. (Hubbard) 93 Rajshawn Mosley DE So. 1L Indianapolis, Ind. (Arsenal Tech) 94 Jake Ambrose P Jr. JC Newport Beach, Calif. (Newport Harbor/Orange Coast) 95 Ruben Dunbar DL So. 1Sq Glen Ellyn, Ill. (Glenbard West) 96 Marcus Kelly DL Fr. HS Waukesha, Wis. (West) 97 Herlandez Corley DT Fr.-R RS Mobile, Ala. (McGill-Toolen) 98 Ryan Roberts TE Fr. HS Northville, Mich. (Northville) 98 Twan Taylor DE Fr. HS Chicago, Ill. (Rich Central) 99 Siosifa Malolo DT Jr. 1Sq Antioch, Calif. (Deer Valley/Los Mendanos) 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 7

9 2015 NIU FOOTBALL PRESEASON DEPTH CHART OFFENSE WR 11 Juwan Brescacin (6-4, 228, Sr.-R)...Mississauga, Ont. 19 Kenny Golladay (6-4, 200, Jr.-R)...Chicago, Ill. WR 10 Tommylee Lewis (5-7, 161, Sr.-R)... Riviera Beach, Fla. 82 Chad Beebe (5-9, 177, Jr.)... Aurora, Ill. TE 7 Desroy Maxwell (6-2, 259, Jr.)...Evanston, Ill. 39 Ryan Stendler (6-4, 261, So.-R)... Mequon, Wis. 84 Kevin Tennenbaum (6-3, 242, Sr.-R)...Buffalo Grove, Ill. LT 71 Levon Myers (6-5, 299, Jr.-R)... Franklin, Wis. 68 Ron Brown (6-3, 336, Jr.-R)...Detroit, Mich. LG 61 Aidan Conlon (6-3, 301, Sr.-R)...Flossmoor, Ill. 76 Dale Brown (6-3, 298, Fr.-R)... Lee s Summit, Mo. C 55 Andrew Ness (6-3, 298, Jr.-R)... O Fallon, Mo. 64 Luke Shively (6-2, 289, Fr.-R)...Tipton, Ind. 77 Shane Evans (6-4, 296, Fr.-R)...Crystal Lake, Ill. RG 70 Josh Ruka (6-5, 305, Jr.-R)... Greenfield, Wis. 62 Mike Smith (6-4, 301, Fr.-R)...Schaumburg, Ill. RT 74 Lincoln Howard (6-5, 301, Jr.-R)... Osceola, Wis. 73 Max Scharping (6-6, 310, Fr.-R)...Green Bay, Wis. QB 12 Drew Hare (6-1, 210, Jr.-R)... O Fallon, Mo. 1 Anthony Maddie (6-1, 204, Jr.-R)...Plainfield, Ill. 17 Ryan Graham (6-1, 207, Fr.-R)...Wheaton, Ill. FB 35 Shane Wimann (6-4, 249, So.-R)...Wisconsin Dells, Wis. 87 Denzel Tolliver (6-2, 230, Fr.-R)... Hillside, Ill. TB 28 Joel Bouagnon (6-2, 224, Jr.)... Aurora, Ill. 20 Keith Harris, Jr. (5-8, 196, Jr.-R)...Chicago, Ill. 23 Jordan Huff (5-11, 218, So.-R)...Mobile, Ala. AND 36 Draco Smith (5-9, 195, Jr.)...Hammond, Ind. DEFENSE DE 54 Cameron Clinton-Earl (6-1, 253, Sr.-R)..Milwaukee, Wis. 93 Rajshawn Mosley (6-2, 260, So.)...Indianapolis, Ind. DT 90 William Lee (6-2, 303, So.-R)...Indianapolis, Ind. 92 Mario Jones (6-0, 282, Jr.-R)...Chicago, Ill. DT 56 Ben Compton (6-4, 263, Sr.)... Windsor, Conn. 91 Russell Chambers (6-3, 285, Fr.-R)...Milwaukee, Wis. DE 44 Perez Ford (6-0, 223, Sr.)...Romeoville, Ill. 8 Ladell Fleming (6-0, 224, Jr.-R)...Chicago, Ill. OLB 6 Bobby Jones IV (6-0, 219, So.-R)... Miami Gardens, Fla. OR 16 Renard Cheren (6-0, 219, Fr.)...Hammond, Ind. MLB 45 Boomer Mays (6-0, 246, Sr.-R)...Lawrence, Kan. 33 Jamaal Payton (6-0, 230, Jr.)...Bellwood, Ill. OLB 40 Sean Folliard (6-2, 229, Jr.)...Crystal Lake, Ill. 42 Alex Schwab (6-1, 217, So.-R)... New Berlin, Wis. CB 31 Anthony Brooks (5-11, 191, Jr.)...Detroit, Mich. OR 1 Albert Smalls (6-1, 198, So.)... Miramar, Fla. 19 Shawun Lurry (5-8, 174, So.)... West Palm Beach, Fla. SS 2 Marlon Moore (5-9, 195, Sr.)...Mobile, Ala. 27 Jawaun Johnson (5-11, 205, Fr.-R)... New Boston, Texas FS 24 Brandon Mayes (5-11, 188, So.-R)... Aurora, Ill. 20 Mycial Allen (5-11, 198, So.-R)...Detroit, Mich. CB 29 Paris Logan (5-9, 189 Sr.-R)... Columbia, Mo. 5 Mayomi Olootu (5-9, 180, So.)...Allen, Texas SPECIALISTS P 94 Jake Ambrose (5-10, 160, Jr.-R)...Newport Beach, Calif. PK 34 Christian Hagan (6-0, 180, So.)... Omaha, Neb. KO 25 Josh Orne (6-0, 220, So.)... Wales, Wis. HO 82 Chad Beebe (5-9, 177, Jr.)... Aurora, Ill. SN 66 Bobby Ramlet (6-3, 231, So.-R)...Appleton, Wis. Name...Pronunciation Jackson Abresch... Obb-RESH Mycial Allen...My-KALE Chad Beebe...B-B Joel Bouagnon...Joe-ELL Bwon-NYO Juwan Brescacin...juh-WAHN bress-cuh-sin Adam Buirge... BURJ Renard Cheren...reh-NARD SURE-en Aidan Conlon...AY-den Peter Deppe...DEP-ee Tommy Fiedler...FEED-lurr Ladell Fleming...luh-DELL Mason Fleury... Flurr-EE Sean Folliard... FAHL-yerd Christian Hagan... HAY-gin (hard g) Quintin Hoosman...HOOSS-min Marquise Howard... Mahr-KWEESE 2015 NIU PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Name...Pronunciation Jake Hlava... LA-vuh Tifonte Hunt... Tih-FON-TAY Jawaun Johnson...Juh-WAHN Robert Kraklow...CRACK-loh Shawun Lurry...Sha-WAHN LURR-ee Josh Mailloux...MAY-loo Siosifa Malolo... SEE-oh-SEE-fuh Muh-LO-LO Taylor Mashack... MAY-shak Desroy Maxwell... DEZ-roy Malik Mitchell...muh-LEEK Skyler Monaghan...MON-uh-HANN Rajshawn Mosley...RAY-shawn MOHS-lee Levon Myers...LEE-von Jordan Niemeyer...Nee-MY-er Mayomi Olootu...MAY-YO-mee uh-loh-too Josh Orne... (rhymes with Corn) Name...Pronunciation Dae Jon Perry... DAY-zhon Charlie Rotherham...RAH-thurr-HAM Josh Ruka... RUKE-uh Hayden Sak...SACK Daniel Santacaterina...san-tuh-CAT-err-EEN-uh Alex Schlee...SHLAY Luke Shively...SHIVE-lee Austin Smaha...SMAH-ha Draco Smith... DRAKE-oh Trequan Smith... TRAY-qwon Spencer Tears...TEERS Scott Topole...TOPE-ul Aregeros Turner... are-gair-oce Nathan Veloz... vell-ohs Shane Wimann... WHY-men Quintin Wynne...WIN 8 Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

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11 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 COACHING STAFF ROD CAREY Head Coach Third Season Indiana (1993) Fifth Season at NIU In a conference renowned for producing some of the finest coaches in college football, NIU head coach Rod Carey has compiled as many victories as any head coach in their first two seasons in the Mid-American Conference. Carey s first two years at NIU have produced 23 victories, more than the likes of Urban Meyer (Bowling Green), Gary Pinkel (Toledo), Jerry Kill (NIU) or Brian Kelly (Central Michigan) in their first two years in the conference. His two-season win total is matched only by his NIU predecessor, Dave Doeren. He enters his third season tied for eighth on NIU s all-time coaching wins list, and needs just three victories to surpass Bill Mallory and Jerry Ippoliti for sixth place. Carey, who enters his third season as head coach at NIU with a 23-6 overall record, has been a big part of the Huskies dominance of the first half of this decade as both head coach and as an assistant. Carey coached the first MAC team ever to reach a Bowl Championship Series (BCS) bowl game when he led the Huskies against Florida State in the 2013 Discover Orange Bowl. The next season he made history again, ABOUT CAREY COACHING EXPERIENCE NIU Head Coach^ (2012) Offensive Coordinator* (2012) Offensive Line/Run Game Coord. (2012) Offensive Line (2011) North Dakota (Offensive Line) 2007 Illinois State (Offensive Line) Wisconsin-Stout (Off. Coord./Off. Line) Minnesota (Graduate Assistant) POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE 2014 Boca Raton Bowl (NIU Head Coach) 2013 SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl (NIU Head Coach) 2013 Orange Bowl (NIU Head Coach) 2012 GoDaddy.com Bowl (NIU) 2000 NCAA D-III Playoffs (UW-Stout) 1999 Sun Bowl (Minnesota) 1993 Independence Bowl (Indiana, Player) 1991 Copper Bowl (Indiana, Player) 1990 Peach Bowl (Indiana, Player) PLAYING EXPERIENCE Indiana (Center) EDUCATION College B.A., Indiana, 1993 PERSONAL Birthdate July 24, 1971 Birthplace Madison, Wis. Hometown Wayzata, Minn. Family Wife, Tonya, daughter Kennedi (8) and son Charlie (6). ^ Named NIU s 22nd head football coach Dec. 2, 2012 * Assumed offensive ccordinator duties Sept. 2, 2012 Rod Carey became the first NIU head coach to lead the Huskies to wins over two Big Ten teams in the same season and a 12-0 undefeated regular season en route to earning 2013 MAC Coach of the Year honors. helping develop Jordan Lynch into the first Heisman Trophy finalist in NIU and MAC history. Carey has also led the Huskies to three wins over Big Ten teams during his two seasons as head coach. Since his arrival on staff in 2011, Carey has helped NIU claim three MAC Championships in four seasons, as offensive line coach in 2011, offensive coordinator in 2012 and head coach in Prolific offensive production, leading to four consecutive 11-plus win seasons, has been a hallmark of Carey s four seasons in DeKalb. The 2011 MAC championship was NIU s first since 1983 and two of Carey s offensive linemen, center Scott Wedige and left tackle Trevor Olson, were named All-Americans by CBSSports.com and Phil Steele s magazine, respectively. During a four-month period the following fall, Carey went from coordinating the run game and coaching the offensive line, to offensive coordinator of one of the nation s most prolific offenses, to head coach in the Orange Bowl. On December 2, 2012, just minutes before NIU received its historic bid to face Florida State in Miami, Carey was named the 22nd head football coach in school history Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

12 After two fourth-quarter touchdowns by the Seminoles turned a game into a final score in that game, Carey returned to DeKalb where he and his newly-built staff went to work, determined to capitalize on the momentum of the Orange Bowl appearance and the Huskies second straight MAC Championship. That hard work paid off in 2013 as Carey led NIU to an undefeated regular season that included two wins over Big Ten Conference teams - a last-minute win over Iowa in the season opener and a blowout victory at Purdue. Behind All-Americans Jordan Lynch and Jimmie Ward, the Huskies spent 12 weeks in the Top 25 rankings and coasted through the league slate to win the MAC West title and advance to the MAC Championship game for the fourth straight year. Carey became the third NIU mentor to be named the MAC Coach of the Year, following in the footsteps of greats Bill Mallory (1983) and Joe Novak (2002), and was a semifinalist for the Maxwell Football Club Coach of the Year Award. He is the first league coach to win two games over Big Ten Conference opponents in one season and now has claimed three Big Ten victories in two seasons. Following Lynch s graduation, many wondered if Carey and the Huskies could continue their success in They answered the question in emphatic fashion, recording an 11-3 mark while winning another MAC Championship with a dominating victory over Bowling Green in the title game. NIU posted another victory over a Big Ten foe, winning at Northwestern, and 10 Huskies earned All-MAC honors. A fiery competitor who despises losing, Carey s connection to NIU goes through Mallory as the former Huskie mentor was Carey s collegiate coach at Indiana University. Given that, he brought a healthy respect for NIU s history when he arrived, has worked to foster appreciation for the NIU tradition among the current Huskies and has made a special effort to connect with the football alumni. Mallory was happy to see one of his former players take the reins of the Huskie program, and has been seen on the sidelines of several NIU games over the last two seasons. I had the greatest respect for Rod as a player, Mallory said. He had everything you want to see in a person and in a coach. He is a quality person, a great character individual, a good people person and a caring individual, the qualities you like to see in a person and in a coach. He is very focused, he is a competitor, he knows his football and has an excellent coaching background. In addition to connecting the past and present of Huskie football, Carey has continued to prioritize academic success and the development of each individual by providing community service opportunities and bringing in guest speakers to address issues from DEBUT BY COMPARISON Rod Carey s career record of 23-5 in his first two seasons as NIU head coach ties his Huskie predecessor and is better than the twoyear record posted by seven other former MAC head coaches who have since gone on to lead a program in one of the so-called Power 5 leagues. Head Coach, School MAC School (Years) Record Pct. Dave Doeren, N.C. State NIU ( ) Rod Carey, NIU NIU ( ) 23-6*.793 Urban Meyer, Ohio State Bowling Green ( ) Darrell Hazell, Purdue Kent State ( ) Gary Pinkel, Missouri Toledo ( ) Tim Beckman, Illinois Toledo ( ) Jerry Kill, Minnesota NIU ( ) Brian Kelly, Notre Dame Central Michigan ( ) Dave Clawson, Wake Forest Bowling Green ( ) * - Does not include 2013 Orange Bowl loss to Florida State NIU FOOTBALL 2015 COACHING STAFF The Carey Family: Tonya, Charlie, Kennedi and Rod. leadership to social media usage to life after football and beyond. Under his leadership, NIU s Academic Progress Rate, Graduation Success Rate and team grade point average have continued to rank at the top of the MAC and in some cases, among the best in college football. At 91 percent, NIU had the highest Graduation Success Rate of any public institution that played in a bowl game a year ago, and ranked seventh overall among bowl teams. Carey joined the Huskies after three seasons coaching the offensive line at the University of North Dakota where his line paved the way for UND 1,000-yard rusher Josh Murray (1,146 yards) in 2008 and for the No. 2 running back in the Great West Conference a year later. The Fighting Sioux also passed for 2,000 yards in Five of Carey s offensive linemen earned GWC all-conference honors in his last three seasons. Prior to going to North Dakota, Carey spent the 2007 season as the offensive line coach at Illinois State. His Redbird offensive line featured three players that received professional football opportunities. From , Carey served on the coaching staff at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where he was the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. His offensive units averaged nearly 400 yards per game during his seven seasons and set 14 records, including the all-time conference rushing record. He coached Blue Devils offensive lineman Ben Knepper, one of the most decorated players ever at UW-Stout, to multiple All-American and all-conference honors. In all, Carey coached 26 all-conference selections and seven All-Americans during his time at UW-Stout. Carey began his collegiate coaching career at the University of Minnesota ( ) where he helped the Gophers to their first bowl game in over a decade with a trip to the 1999 Sun Bowl. Prior to UM, he spent four seasons in the high school ranks at his alma mater, Wayzata (Minn.), from A three-year starter at center for Indiana during his collegiate playing days, Carey served as a team captain and won IU s Corby Davis Outstanding Offensive Player Award as a senior. He earned his bachelor s degree from Indiana in Carey and his wife Tonya have two children, daughter Kennedi (11) and son Charlie (8). 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 11

13 CAREY S COACHING RECORD NIU FOOTBALL 2015 COACHING STAFF Year School W-L-T Postseason Responsibilities 1998 Minnesota None Graduate Assistant 1999 Minnesota Sun Bowl Graduate Assistant Minnesota Totals (2 seasons) One Bowl Appearance 2000 Wisconsin-Stout NCAA Playoffs Offensive Coord./Offensive Line 2001 Wisconsin-Stout None Offensive Coord./Offensive Line 2002 Wisconsin-Stout None Offensive Coord./Offensive Line 2003 Wisconsin-Stout None Offensive Coord./Offensive Line 2004 Wisconsin-Stout None Offensive Coord./Offensive Line 2005 Wisconsin-Stout None Offensive Coord./Offensive Line 2006 Wisconsin-Stout None Offensive Coord./Offensive Line Wisconsin-Stout Totals (7 seasons) One Playoff Appearance 2007 Illinois State None Offensive Line Illinois State Totals (1 season) North Dakota None Offensive Line 2009 North Dakota None Offensive Line 2010 North Dakota None Offensive Line North Dakota Totals (3 seasons) NIU MAC Champions, GoDaddy.com Bowl Offensive Line 2012 NIU MAC Champions, Orange Bowl Off. Line/Run Game Coord./Off. Coord./Head Coach 2013 NIU MAC West Champions, Poinsettia Bowl Head Coach 2014 NIU MAC Champions, Boca Raton Bowl Head Coach NIU Totals (4 seasons) Three MAC Championships, Four Bowl Appearances CAREER TOTALS (17 seasons) (.634) Two MAC Championships, Three Bowl Games, One Playoff Appearance As NIU Head Coach (2+ seasons) (.793) MAC Championship, Two MAC West Titles, Three Bowl Appearances NIU Career Coaching Victories BY WINS Name Year(s) G W L T Pct. 1. George Chick Evans Howard Fletcher Joe Novak William W. Wirtz Jerry Pettibone Bill Mallory Jerry Ippoliti Rod Carey# Dave Doeren Jerry Kill BY WINNING PERCENTAGE (minimum of 25 games coached) Name Year(s) G W L T Pct. 1. Dave Doeren Rod Carey# Jerry Kill John L. Keith George Chick Evans William W. Wirtz Howard Fletcher Bill Mallory Jerry Pettibone Jerry Ippoliti #Interim head coach for 2013 Orange Bowl. In just two seasons at the helm of the Huskie program, Carey has led NIU to three wins over teams from the Big Ten Conference Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

14 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 COACHING STAFF BOB COLE Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Fifth Season at NIU Widener (1982) An experienced offensive coach who has served as offensive coordinator at six different universities, Bob Cole begins his third season as the Huskies offensive coordinator and enters his fifth season overall at NIU. Under Cole s direction in 2014, the Huskie offense thrived even after the departure of Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch. With sophomore Drew Hare taking over the reins as the team s new starting quarterback, NIU s offense averaged yards and 31.5 points per game on its way to a fifth straight 11-win season, a fifth consecutive MAC West title and a third MAC Championship Game victory in five years. After beginning his time at NIU as wide receivers coach in 2011, Cole returned to lead the position group he has worked with the most over the years, coaching the Huskie quarterbacks starting in Under his tutelage, Lynch, who finished seventh in the 2012 Heisman voting, turned in a record-setting senior season in 2013, becoming the first NCAA player to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,500 yards. The 2012 Mid-American Conference MVP tallied yards of total offense and led the nation with 12 rushing touchdowns. Lynch took his play to a new level in his second season as a starter en route to finishing third in the 2013 Heisman Trophy voting to set a Mid-American Conference record. Lynch, who was named a first team All-American and was a finalist for multiple national quarterback awards, passed for 2,892 yards and rushing for 1,920 while breaking numerous NCAA, league and school records. The Huskie offense also set three MAC and nine school records in 2013 during Cole s first season calling the plays. Cole has helped guide some of the most productive offenses in NIU history. Under Cole s guidance in 2011, the Huskies developed one of the most consistent and deep receiving corps in NIU history, contributing to a record-setting offensive season and the 2011 Mid- American Conference Championship. Cole is a 26-year collegiate coaching veteran who has made stops at seven colleges and two high schools in his career. Prior to spending the 2009 campaign at Western Kentucky where he served as quarterbacks coach, Cole was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Wyoming in He went to Wyoming after three seasons ( ) in the same role at Florida A&M University, where Rattlers quarterback Albert Chester led the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in passing and total offense in A native of Whitehall, Pa., Cole led a successful offense as coordinator at Utah State from Under his direction, the 2002 Aggies ranked seventh in the nation in passing offense. The previous year, Cole s USU offense ranked 13th in the NCAA in passing and receiver Kevin Curtis led the nation in receptions and was third in receiving yards. As offensive coordinator at Montana in 1999, the Grizzlies reached the NCAA I-AA (now FCS) playoffs and Cole s offense ranked second in total offense (517.4 yards per game), scoring offense (46.4 points per game) and passing offense (370.0 yards per game). Quarterback Drew Miller led the nation in passing efficiency, marking the second consecutive season that Cole coached the nation s passing efficiency leader. Miller also ranked second in the nation with an average of passing yards per game. ABOUT COLE COACHING EXPERIENCE NIU Off. Coordinator/Quarterbacks (2013-) Quarterbacks (2012) Wide Receivers (2011) Western Kentucky (Quarterbacks) 2008 Wyoming (Off. Coord./QBs) Florida A&M (Off. Coord./QBs) Utah State (Offensive Coordinator) Montana (Offensive Coordinator) Portland State (Off. Coord./QBs) Sonoma State (Off. Coord./QBs) San Leandro H.S. (Head Coach) Moreau H.S. (Assistant Coach) POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE 2014 Boca Raton Bowl (NIU) 2013 Poinsettia Bowl (NIU) 2013 Orange Bowl (NIU) 2012 GoDaddy.com Bowl (NIU) 2000 FCS National Finals (Montana) 1999 FCS Playoffs (Montana) Division II Playoffs (PSU) Division III Playoffs (Widener, Player) PLAYING EXPERIENCE Widener (Quarterback) EDUCATION College B.S., Widener, 1982 PERSONAL Birthdate Sept. 26, 1959 Birthplace Allentown, Pa. Hometown Whitehall, Pa. Family Wife, Kathy, daughter Zoe (16) and son Bobby (15). Cole spent six seasons ( ) at Portland State as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. During his tenure, PSU ranked in the top 10 in the nation in total offense three times - in 1994, 1995 and Vikings quarterback Jimmy Blanchard led the nation in passing efficiency in Cole has been a college coach since 1988, when he began his career as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Sonoma State University in California, where he coached for five years ( ). A 1982 graduate of Widener University in Chester, Pa., Cole was a three-year starter ( ) at quarterback for the Pioneers and led Widener to the 1981 NCAA Division III National Championship. Widener went 35-2 and advanced to the Division III Playoffs in all three of his years as the starting signal-caller. Cole and his wife Kathy have two children, daughter Zoe and son Bobby. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 13

15 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 COACHING STAFF JAY NIEMANN Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Fifth Season at NIU Iowa State (1983) Veteran defensive coordinator Jay Niemann returns for his fifth season running the Northern Illinois University defense and coaching the safeties. During Niemann s time at NIU, the Huskies have won the MAC West title each season and claimed three Mid-American Conference championships while boasting one of the best defenses in the league. The 2014 season saw the Huskie defensive unit force 24 turnovers and hold six opponents to 17 points or less. Six NIU defensive players earned All-MAC honors last season under Niemann s guidance, including first-team selections Jason Meehan and Paris Logan. Niemann s top defensive pupil at NIU, safety Jimmie Ward, wrapped up a stellar collegiate career in 2013 and was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. The 30th overall pick, Ward led the Huskies in tackles in each of his final two years, recording 95 tackles and a career-high seven interceptions in 2013 and 104 stops with three interceptions in In 2012, the NIU defense held five opponents to nine points or less en route to a second straight MAC title and a historic berth in the 2013 Orange Bowl. The Huskie defensive unit totaled 40 sacks in 2012, second all-time at NIU. In all, Niemann s defense has produced seven players who signed with NFL teams in the last four years. In addition to Ward, Rashaan Melvin, Alan Baxter, Sean Progar, Ken Bishop, Joe Windsor and Pat Schiller have signed with NFL teams since Ward, Melvin and Bishop - another 2014 draftee - saw action with the San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys, respectively, in In his first season in DeKalb, Niemann oversaw the development of a young defense. By week six, the Huskies turned in their best defensive game of the season statistically and in the 2011 MAC Championship game, the NIU defense shut out Ohio in the second half en route to a victory, the school s first MAC football title in 28 years. Niemann came to NIU after spending three seasons as co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Hardin-Simmons University in Texas. During his tenure with the Cowboys, Niemann helped turn a defense that ranked last in the nation prior to his arrival into the No. 2 unit in the American Southwest Conference in He coached free safety Matt Warnish to All-American honors in 2008 and saw three of his defensive backs earn all-conference accolades from A native of Avoca, Iowa, Niemann spent much of his 26-year coaching career in his home state, with stops at Simpson (Iowa) College, the University of Northern Iowa and Drake University. Niemann compiled a record in his six seasons as head coach at Simpson ( ). He led the Storm to the 2003 NCAA playoffs while also serving as defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach. Niemann coached the secondary (1997, 2001), linebackers ( ) and filled the role of defensive coordinator ( ) during his five seasons at Northern Iowa ( ). The Panthers advanced to the semifinals of the 2001 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (then Division I-AA) playoffs. One of Niemann s UNI pupils, cornerback Ty Talton, went on to play in the NFL. Prior to his arrival at UNI, Niemann spent eight seasons at Drake. After COACHING EXPERIENCE NIU (Def. Coord./Safeties) Hardin-Simmons (Co-Defensive Coord./DBs) Simpson (Head Coach) Northern Iowa Def. Coord./LBs ( ) Linebackers (1998) Defensive Backs (1997, 2001) Drake Def. Coord./Asst. Head Coach ( ) Def. Backs ( ) Washington (Grad. Assistant) 1985 Western Washington (LBs/Special Teams) POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE 2014 Boca Raton Bowl (NIU) 2013 Poinsettia Bowl (NIU) 2013 Orange Bowl (NIU) 2012 GoDaddy.com Bowl (NIU) 2008 Division III Playoffs (HSU) 2003 Division III Playoffs (Simpson) 2001 FCS National Semi-finalists (UNI) 1987 Independence Bowl (Washington) 1986 Sun Bowl (Washington) PLAYING EXPERIENCE Iowa State ABOUT NIEMANN EDUCATION College B.S., Iowa State, 1983 M.A., Western Washington, 1988 Avo-Ha Community, 1979 PERSONAL Birthdate Nov. 27, 1960 Birthplace Harlan, Iowa Hometown Avoca, Iowa Family Wife, LouAnn, sons Ben (20) and Nick (17) serving as the defensive backs coach from , he was promoted to defensive coordinator/assistant head coach in In his final three seasons, the Bulldog defense ranked in the top 10 nationally in scoring defense, pass efficiency defense and total defense. Niemann began his coaching career in 1985 at Western Washington where he coached the linebackers and special teams units while pursuing his master s degree. He accepted the graduate assistant position at the University of Washington, working with the Husky linebackers and defensive backs from , coaching under UW legends Don James and Jim Lambright. A graduate of Iowa State, Niemann played football for the Cyclones from He earned his master s degree from Western Washington in Niemann and his wife, Lou Ann, have two sons, Ben and Nick Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

16 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 COACHING STAFF KELTON COPELAND Running Backs Third Season at NIU Emporia State (2003) Kelton Copeland, a Miami, Fla. native whose football playing and coaching career has led him to the states of Michigan, Kansas, South Dakota and now Illinois, enters his third season as running backs coach for Northern Illinois University. Copeland, a three-year starter at quarterback at Emporia State (Kan.) University who left the school ranked third all-time in total offense and fourth in passing yards, came to NIU after two seasons at the University of South Dakota, where he tutored the Coyotes wide receivers in 2011 and The 2014 campaign saw several NIU rushers thrive under Copeland s tutelage. Led by senior Cameron Stingily, who signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers following the season, the Huskies rushing attack tallied 3,488 yards and 36 touchdowns. Stingily (971 yards), Joel Bouagnon (655) and Akeem Daniels (390) each averaged more than 5.0 yards per carry. In his first season with the Huskies, Copeland helped transform former linebacker Stingily into one of the best running backs in the MAC. Stingily, who teamed with quarterback and Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch to become the first Huskie duo to each gain more than 1,000 rushing yards in a season, gained a career-high 1,119 yards on 203 carries while becoming a force in the NIU offense. Prior to his time at South Dakota, Copeland spent four seasons on ABOUT COPELAND COACHING EXPERIENCE NIU (Running Backs) South Dakota (Wide Receivers) Coffeyville (Kan.) C.C. Offensive Coordinator (2011) Wide Receivers ( ) Secondary (2007) 2006 Northwood (Safeties) Emporia St. Wide Receivers ( ) Graduate Assistant ( ) POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE 2014 Boca Raton Bowl (NIU) 2013 Poinsettia Bowl (NIU) 2010 Region IV Playoffs (Coffeyville C.C.) 2009 Region IV Playoffs (Coffeyville C.C.) 2007 Region IV Playoffs (Coffeyville C.C.) 2006 Division III Playoffs (Northwood) PLAYING EXPERIENCE Emporia State (Quarterback) EDUCATION College B.S., Emporia State, 2003 Miami Southridge, 1998 PERSONAL Birthdate June 9, 1980 Birthplace Miami, Fla. Hometown Miami, Fla. Family Wife, Bridgette, daughters Marlea (5), Devyn (4) and Kabryn (2) the coaching staff at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas, where he began as the secondary coach before moving to wide receivers for three seasons. He was named offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Coffeyville in spring 2011 before taking the South Dakota job in July. Coffeyville advanced to the Region IV Playoffs three times (2007, 2009, 2010) during Copeland s time at the school and boasted one of the top offenses in the Jayhawk Conference in his final year there. He spent the 2006 season at Northwood University in Michigan where he coached safeties and nickel backs. The Timberwolves advanced to the NCAA Division II Playoffs that season. Copeland started his coaching career at his alma mater, Emporia State, in 2003 as a graduate assistant working with the linebackers. He moved to the offensive side of the ball the next spring and moved into a full-time role as wide receivers coach in 2004 and While at Emporia State, he also fulfilled duties as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. As a player at Emporia State from , Copeland served as team captain for three seasons. As a senior in 2002, he set the school records for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a career and in a season. He led the Hornets in total offense in 2000 and A product of Miami Southridge, Copeland earned his bachelor s degree from Emporia State in He is married to the former Bridgette Eldridge and the couple has three daughters, Marlea, Devyn and Kabryn. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 15

17 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 COACHING STAFF BRETT DIERSEN Defensive Line Third Season at NIU Huron (1998) Brett Diersen, a defensive line coach with extensive Midwest ties, enters his third season as defensive line coach at Northern Illinois University in In his first two seasons at NIU, Diersen has coached four All-MAC selections: Ken Bishop and Joe Windsor in 2013 and Jason Meehan and Perez Ford last season. His defensive linemen have made a habit of getting after opposing quarterbacks, helping the Huskies tally 66 sacks for a loss of 430 yards under his direction. The Huskies defensive line played a big role in NIU s Mid-American Conference title in 2014 as the NIU amassed 32 sacks, forced 24 fumbles and held opposing rushers to 4.2 yards per carry last season. Entering the 2013 season Diersen was tasked with rebuilding a defensive line that lost three of four starters from the 2012 MAC Championship team. Fortunately, a key player from that 2012 defensive line, noseguard Ken Bishop, returned for his senior season. Under Diersen s tutalge, Bishop made 70 tackles, including seven tackles for loss, and two interceptions, on the way to becoming a seventh-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2014 NFL Draft. Diersen spent the 2012 season at Florida Atlantic University where he coached the Owls defensive line and served as special teams coordinator. In 2011, he was the defensive ends coach and recruiting ABOUT DIERSEN COACHING EXPERIENCE NIU (Defensive Line) 2012 Florida Atlantic (DL/Special Teams) 2011 Indiana (Recruiting Coord./DE) Nebraska (Intern/DL & Special Teams) 2007 Minn. State-Mankato (Defensive Line) Wisconsin-Stout (Def. Coord./DL/DB) Dubuque (DL/OLB/Special Teams) Wisconsin-Stout (Graduate Assistant) POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE 2014 Boca Raton Bowl (NIU) 2013 Poinsettia Bowl (NIU) 2010 Holiday Bowl (Nebraska) 2009 Holiday Bowl (Nebraska) 2009 Gator Bowl (Nebraska) 2000 Division III Playoffs (Wisconsin-Stout) PLAYING EXPERIENCE Huron (S.D.) (Defensive End) EDUCATION College B.S., Huron (S.D.), 1998 M.S., Wisconsin-Stout, 2004 Fox Valley Lutheran, 1994 PERSONAL Birthdate June 6, 1976 Birthplace Appleton, Wis. Hometown Appleton, Wis. Family Wife, Jenna, son, Brody (2) coordinator at Indiana after spending the seasons on the University of Nebraska coaching staff, where he assisted in working with special teams and a defensive line that featured Ndamukong Suh, who was named the Associated Press National Player of the Year and won the Bronko Nagurski, Rotary Lombardi, Outland and Chuck Bednarik awards. The connec tion between Carey and Diersen dates back to 2000 when Carey took over as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Wisconsin-Stout, where Diersen was a graduate assistant on a Blue Devils team that went into the Division III playoffs undefeated. After coaching the defensive line, outside linebackers and special teams at the University of Dubuque from , Diersen returned to UW- Stout as defensive coordinator in The two remained with the Blue Devils through A native of Appleton, Wis., Diersen spent the 2007 campaign as defensive line coach at Minnesota State-Mankato before going to Nebraska the next season. As a player, Diersen was a three-time all-conference defensive end at Huron (S.D.) University from , where he earned his bachelor s degree in He added a master s degree in education from UW- Stout in Diersen and his wife, Jenna, welcomed son Brody in August Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

18 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 COACHING STAFF CRAIG HARMON Tight Ends/Fullbacks/Special Teams Coordinator Second Season at NIU Quincy College (2002) Craig Harmon, a former player and graduate assistant coach at Northern Illinois University, returned as an assistant coach in Harmon, a native of Godfrey, Ill., enters his second season coaching the NIU tight ends and fullbacks and has added special teams coordinator duties in In 2014, Harmon s players helped the Huskie offense excel in both the rushing and passing games. NIU finished with more than 6,000 yards of total offense and won 11 games and the Mid-American Conference Championship. Harmon, a former collegiate quarterback, spent the 2013 season as tight ends coach at Division III power Wisconsin-Whitewater, which posted a 15-0 record and won the national title. Prior to 2013, he was the tight ends and assistant offensive line coach at Georgia State University in Atlanta from , working for head coach Bill Curry to help start the GSU program. ABOUT HARMON COACHING EXPERIENCE NIU Special Teams Coordinator (2015-) Tight Ends/Fullbacks (2014-) 2013 Wisconsin-Whitewater (Tight Ends) Georgia State (Tight Ends/OL Asst.) St. Francis (Offensive Coordinator) NIU (Graduate Assistant) Quincy (Graduate Assistant) POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE 2014 Boca Raton Bowl (NIU) 2013 Division III National Champions (UW-Whitewater) 2004 Silicon Valley Bowl (NIU) PLAYING EXPERIENCE NIU (Quarterback) Quincy (Quarterback) EDUCATION College B.S., Quincy, 2002 M.S., Quincy, 2003 Alton, 1998 PERSONAL Birthdate Sept. 8, 1980 Birthplace Alton, Ill. Hometown Godfrey, Ill. Family Wife, Megan, son Cooper (5) and daughter Morgan (3) Harmon was offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator for four seasons ( ) at the University of St. Francis in Joliet. Under his direction, the offense broke 10 school records and improved statistically each year. A former quarterback for the Huskies, Harmon returned to NIU as a graduate assistant coach on Joe Novak s staff in 2004 and 2005, where he worked with the Huskie offense. NIU posted a 9-3 record and won the Silicon Valley Bowl in 2004 and played in the MAC Championship game to complete a 7-5 campaign in Harmon s affiliation with NIU dates back to his playing days as a quarterback for the Huskies from As a freshman walk-on on the 1998 team, the one-time sixth-string signal-caller took over as the NIU starter in the fourth game of the season after attrition and injuries hit the position. He finished the year as the Huskies top quarterback, completing 82-of-177 passes for 810 yards and two touchdowns. He redshirted the 1999 campaign, but returned to play as a back-up quarterback in 2000 before transferring to Quincy University, where he completed his playing career and earned his bachelor s degree in physical education. Harmon began his coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater in He played his prep football at Alton in southern Illinois. His wife, the former Megan Anderson, played soccer for the Huskies. They have a son, Cooper, and a daughter, Morgan. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 17

19 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 COACHING STAFF ROSS WATSON Linebackers First Season at NIU Mount Union (2006) Ross Watson, whose coaching experience includes stints on the defensive staffs at Nebraska and Florida Atlantic, joined the Northern Illinois University football staff as an assistant coach working with the Huskie linebackers in January Watson came to NIU from Youngstown State University, where he had been elevated to assistant coach by new head coach Bo Pelini after spending the 2014 campaign with the Penguins as the director of football operations. In 2012 and 2013, Watson coached defensive backs at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, site of the Huskies 2014 Boca Raton Bowl appearance. In his final season at FAU, the Owls ranked second in the FBS in passing yards allowed (161.5 yards per game), were third in team passing efficiency defense (97.41) and ranked 11th in total defense. FAU ranked 27th nationally in passing defense in Prior to going to FAU, Watson spent four seasons on Pelini s staff at Nebraska, including three years as a graduate assistant. During his time there, the Huskers enjoyed a defensive resurgence, leading the nation in scoring defense in Nebraska also finished that season ranked seventh nationally in total defense. Watson was on the staff during the Huskers transition to the Big Ten. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Watson spent two seasons as the cornerbacks coach at his alma mater, Division III powerhouse Mount Union. In 2006 and 2007, the Purple Raiders posted a 29-1 record, won the 2006 national championship and finished as the Division III runnerup in 2007 during Watson s seasons on the sidelines. In 2007, Mount Union s defense shut out seven opponents, intercepted 17 passes and held opponents to total yards per game. During the 2006 perfect (15-0) season, the Raider defense allowed just 186 yards per game, posted four shutouts and intercepted 22 passes. Watson, who graduated from Austintown (Ohio) Fitch in 2002, played cornerback for Mount Union from He earned a bachelor s degree in business administration from Mount Union in 2006 and received his master s degree in education from Nebraska in He and his wife, Sydney, have an infant son, Stanley. COACHING EXPERIENCE NIU (Linebackers) 2014 Youngstown State (Director of Football Operations) Florida Atlantic (Cornerbacks) Nebraska (Graduate Assistant) Mount Union (Cornerbacks) POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE 2011 Capitol One Bowl (Nebraska) 2010 Holiday Bowl (Nebraska) 2009 Holiday Bowl (Nebraska) 2008 Gator Bowl (Nebraska) 2007 Division III National Runner-Up (Mount Union) 2006 Division III National Champion (Mount Union) PLAYING EXPERIENCE Mount Union (Cornerback) EDUCATION College B.S., Mount Union, 2006 M.S., Nebraska, 2011 Austintown, 2002 PERSONAL Birthdate Birthplace Hometown Family ABOUT WATSON XXXX XXXXX Youngstown, Ohio Wife, Sydney, and infant son, Stanley 18 Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

20 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 COACHING STAFF KELVIN SIGLER Cornerbacks Third Season at NIU Alabama (2001) Kelvin Sigler, a former head coach at Blount in Mobile, Ala. who spent the 2012 season as a member of the University of Alabama football staff, enters his third season as the Huskies cornerbacks coach in NIU s young cornerbacks have excelled in the Mid-American Conference under Sigler s guidance. Veteran Paris Logan earned first team All-MAC honors a year ago while multiple true freshmen helped at NIU s other cornerback spot. The Huskies intercepted 14 passes last season, including several key picks late in games by members of Sigler s unit. This followed the 2013 season which saw NIU tally 19 interceptions as a team, largely thanks to the play of Sigler s cornerbacks. A defensive back at Alabama from , Sigler returned to his alma mater for the 2012 season as a defensive analyst for the national championship winning Crimson Tide. ABOUT SIGLER COACHING EXPERIENCE NIU (Cornerbacks) 2012 Alabama (Defensive Staff) Blount (Ala.) H.S. (Head Coach) Bob Jones (Ala.) H.S. (Defensive Coord.) Greensboro (Ala.) H.S. (Assistant Coach) POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE 2014 Boca Raton Bowl (NIU) 2013 Poinsettia Bowl (NIU) 2012 BCS National Championship (Alabama) Alabama 6A Playoffs (Blount H.S.) Alabama 6A Playoffs (Bob Jones H.S.) Alabama 6A Playoffs (Greensboro H.S.) 1998 Music City Bowl (Alabama, Player) 1997 Outback Bowl (Alabama, Player) PLAYING EXPERIENCE Alabama (Cornerback) EDUCATION College B.S., Alabama, 2001 Shaw, 1995 PERSONAL Birthdate June 20, 1976 Birthplace Mobile, Ala. Hometown Mobile, Ala. Family Wife, Gemini, sons Yessman Green (13), Aubre Hunter (11), Kelvin Sigler Jr. (7), Kelsie Sigler (5) He went to Alabama after four seasons as head coach at Blount in Mobile, Ala., where he compiled a record and led the Leopards to four straight playoff berths. In 2011, Blount went 10-2 and advanced to the second round of the Class 6A Playoffs in Sigler s final season as head coach to post the school s first 10-win season since Prior to taking over as head coach at Blount, Sigler served as defensive coordinator at Bob Jones in Madison, Ala. from , and as an assistant coach and head track and field coach at Greensboro (Ala.) from Seven of Sigler s high school defensive backs earned college football scholarships. In four seasons as a defensive back at Alabama, Sigler made six career interceptions and led the team in tackles his junior season. He was selected as one of five permanent team captains in Sigler and his wife Gemini have four children, Yessman, Aubre, Kelvin Jr. and Kelsie. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 19

21 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 COACHING STAFF JOE TRIPODI Offensive Line Sixth Season at NIU Northwestern (2006) Joe Tripodi returns for his sixth season as a member of the Northern Illinois University coaching staff and is in his third season as the Huskies offensive line coach. Tripodi spent three seasons as a graduate assistant on the Huskie coaching staff, serving as tight ends and fullbacks coach during NIU s 2012 MAC Championship season. Now the longest tenured coach on staff, he spent his first two seasons at NIU working with the offensive line and led the offensive line in the Huskies victory Fresno State in the 2010 Humanitarian Bowl. During his career at NIU, Tripodi has been a part of a staff that has produced some of the most successful and prolific offenses in NIU history. The 2014 season saw NIU win its third Mid-American Conference title of Tripodi s tenure, with the help of an offensive line that featured first team All-MAC selections Tyler Loos and Andrew Ness. The Huskie offense set three MAC and nine school records in 2013, including yards rushing, yards per game and points scored, guided by Tripodi s offensive line unit that produced two All-MAC honorees in Loos and Jared Volk. ABOUT TRIPODI COACHING EXPERIENCE NIU Offensive Line (2013- ) Tight Ends/Fullbacks (2012) Graduate Assistant ( ) Chelsea H.S. (Defensive Line) POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE 2014 Boca Raton Bowl (NIU) 2013 Poinsettia Bowl (NIU) 2013 Orange Bowl (NIU) 2012 GoDaddy.com Bowl (NIU) 2010 Humanitarian Bowl (NIU) Michigan Division 3 Playoffs (Chelsea H.S.) 2005 Sun Bowl (Northwestern, Player) 2003 Motor City Bowl (Northwestern, Player) PLAYING EXPERIENCE Northwestern (Offensive Line) EDUCATION College B.S., Northwestern, 2006 Chelsea, 2002 PERSONAL Birthdate March 4, 1984 Birthplace Chelsea, Mich. Hometown Ann Arbor, Mich. Family Wife, Rachel, daughter Emma (4) and infant son Roman In 2012, NIU ran for a school record 44 touchdowns, while the 2010 Huskies set the school record for yards per carry average. In 2011, NIU set the single season mark for passing yards. The Huskies have also ranked among the league and national leaders in fewest sacks allowed over the last three seasons. In 2014, NIU s offensive line allowed just 14 sacks all season to rank tied for eighth in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Tripodi came to NIU from his hometown of Chelsea, Mich. where he served as defensive line coach at his alma mater in 2008 and Tripodi was Northwestern s starting left guard in 2005 and 2006 and was a co-recipient of the 2006 Randy Walker Wildcat Award, given for work ethic, toughness and warrior attitude. He was part of the offensive line that played a key role in Northwestern s record-setting offensive season in Tripodi earned all-state honors in both football and track and field at Chelsea and was one of six finalists for the Michigan Athlete of the Year honor as a senior. The three-time all-conference and two-time all-area selection in football also won back-to-back state titles in the shot put. His football team went 30-4 in his three years as a starter. He graduated from Northwestern in 2006 with a bachelor s degree in communications and earned his master s in adult and higher education at NIU. Tripodi is married to the former Rachel Munoz and the two have two children: daughter Emma and son Roman Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

22 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 COACHING STAFF THAD WARD Wide Receivers Third Season at NIU Central Florida (2001) Thad Ward enters his third season coaching the wide receivers at Northern Illinois University in Ward s two years leading the Huskies pass catchers have produced great results, highlighted by the success of two-time All- Mid-American Conference selection Da Ron Bown, who was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2015 NFL Draft. In 2014, Brown led NIU s receiving corps in receptions (68), receiving yards (1,065) and receiving touchdowns (6) as the senior thrived under Ward s coaching to help the Huskies win the MAC championship. Ward also mentored NIU s 2013 first team All-MAC honoree Tommylee Lewis as the speedster caught 86 passes for 715 yards. At Western Michigan in 2012, Ward developed Jaime Wilson into the Broncos leading receiver en route to MAC Freshman of the Year honors. Wilson caught 67 passes for 792 yards and six touchdowns while averaging nearly 80 receiving yards per game. Ward went to WMU after one season at Gardner-Webb University where he served as passing game coordinator in addition to coaching ABOUT WARD COACHING EXPERIENCE NIU (Wide Receivers) 2012 Western Michigan (Wide Receivers) 2011 Gardner-Webb (WRs/Passing Game) Western Illinois (Running Backs) Tallahassee Rickards HS Interim Head Coach (2004) WRs/DBs ( ) 2002 Florida A&M (Graduate Assistant) POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE 2014 Boca Raton Bowl (NIU) 2013 Poinsettia Bowl (NIU) 2010 FCS Playoffs (Western Illinois) 2004 Florida Class 3A Playoffs (Rickards H.S.) PLAYING EXPERIENCE Central Florida (Defensive Back) Coffeyville C.C. (Defensive Back) EDUCATION College B.S., Central Florida, 2001 Godby, 1997 PERSONAL Birthdate Sept. 17, 1978 Birthplace Tallahassee, Fla. Hometown Tallahassee, Fla. Family Wife, Jocelyn, daughters Jayda (15) and Journie (7), son Thaddaeus, Jr. (10) wide receivers. Prior to that, he spent six seasons as running backs coach at Western Illinois University. The Leathernecks had a 1,000-yard rusher in each of his six seasons, and the 2010 WIU offense ranked second in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in points per game and was third in yards per game. In May 2009, Ward participated in the NCAA Football Coaches Academy, and the NFL s Minority Internship Program, where he worked with the Baltimore Ravens. At WIU, Ward helped tutor Herb Donaldson, who led Division I in rushing and scoring in He broke the school rushing record and was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Donaldson twice gained over 300 yards in a game and averaged 149 rushing yards per game to rank fifth in the country. Ward began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Florida A&M University in 2002, then spent the 2003 and 2004 seasons in the high school ranks at Tallahassee (Fla.) Rickards, where he coached wide receivers and defensive backs in 2003 and served for a time as interim head coach in As a player, Ward spent three seasons at UCF, where he caught 43 passes for 446 yards as a senior while averaging 40.5 receiving yards per game. He joined the Knights program after playing two years at Coffeyville Community College, where he was an All-Jayhawk Conference selection in 1998 as a redshirt freshman. The Tallahassee, Fla. native was an all-state receiver at Godby High School as a senior. He and his wife, Jocelyn, have two daughters, Jayda and Journie, and a son, Thaddaeus, Jr. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 21

23 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 COACHING STAFF BRAD OHRT Director of Sports Performance Fifth Season at NIU Appalachian State (1994) Brad Ohrt begins his 19th season in college football, and fifth at Northern Illinois University as Director of Sports Performance. While overseeing the strength and conditioning efforts of the 17 Huskie Athletics teams and a four-person staff, Ohrt works primarily with the NIU football program. During his tenure, the Huskies have appeared in five-straight Mid-American Conference championship games, winning the league title in 2011, 12 and most recently in 14. In addition to the team s success, Ohrt has trained two league MVPs and one Heisman Trophy finalist, Jordan Lynch. At NIU, Ohrt has overseen many improvements to the strength and conditioning area, including installation of a nutrition bar and the redesigning of the walls with photos and motivational elements. In 2014, he received the prestigious title of Master Strength & Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches association. Ohrt came to NIU after three seasons at Western Carolina, where he ABOUT OHRT COACHING EXPERIENCE NIU (Director of Sports Performance) Western Carolina (Strength & Conditioning) 2007 Miami Dolphins (Asst. Strength & Conditioning) Western Kentucky (Strength & Conditioning) Louisiana-Lafayette (Strength & Conditioning) Western Carolina (Asst. Strength & Conditioning) Southern California (Asst. Strength & Conditioning) Wingate (Strength & Conditioning) 1997 Kansas (Graduate Assistant) EDUCATION College B.A., Appalachian State, 1994 M.Ed., Kansas, 1997 PERSONAL Birthdate Feb. 25, 1972 Birthplace New Ulm, Minn. Hometown Sebring, Fla. Family Wife, Ashley, son Carson (3) was director of strength and conditioning from He spent the 2007 football season on the strength staff of the Miami Dolphins and previously served as head strength coach at Western Kentucky ( ) and Louisiana-Lafayette ( ). At ULL, Ohrt was responsible for developing and implementing programs for almost all of the Ragin Cajuns athletic programs, including football, men s basketball and baseball, while his duties at Western Kentucky included overseeing the entire strength and conditioning operation while working directly with the Hilltopper football program. Ohrt s first head strength and conditioning coaching position was at Wingate University in He earned his master s degree from Kansas in 1997, where he was a graduate assistant strength coach for the Jayhawks. He served as an assistant strength coach at Southern California from , working primarily with the Trojan men s and women s basketball teams in addition to assisting with the USC football program. Ohrt spent on staff at Western Carolina where he helped develop the WCU men s and women s basketball, football and baseball teams as well as seven other programs. The New Ulm, Minn. native was an All-American offensive lineman at Appalachian State in 1994 and earned All-Southern Conference honors his junior and senior seasons. As a senior, he was named a first-team FCS All-American by The Sports Network and Don Hansen s Football Gazette, and was a third-team Associated Press All-American. He was a three-year letterwinner for the Mountaineers and earned his bachelor s degree in exercise science. Ohrt is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Ohrt and his wife, Ashley, have a three-year old son Carson Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

24 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 COACHING STAFF MATT LIPMAN SUPPORT STAFF Asst. Athletic Director/Football Operations Fifth Season at NIU Miami (OH) (2003) Matt Lipman begins his fifth year as assistant athletic director for football operations at Northern Illinois University. In that role, Lipman is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the NIU football program, including organizing team travel, planning recruiting visits, coordinating team meals and meetings. He was elevated from director to assistant athletic director following the Huskies 2011 MAC championship season. Lipman directs a staff that includes three fulltime assistants. Lipman joined NIU after working as the assistant director of football operations at Wisconsin during the 2010 season. He served as the advance man for road trips and was heavily involved in the planning of the Badgers trip to the 2011 Rose Bowl. In addition to assisting with travel, Lipman directed the community service efforts for the Badger football team and organized and executed the team banquet and awards show. He also conducted all official recruiting weekends and assisted in the planning and execution of Badger summer camps. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Lipman served two stints with the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He worked as a full-time intern in the equipment room for the Browns from July 2005-February 2007, before returning to the organization in June of 2007 as coordinator of team operations. He assisted in coordinating and organizing training camp, and arranging new hire relocation. He was the acting director of team operations for the majority of the 2009 season and was the advance person for road games during that season as well. In between tenures with the Browns, Lipman worked as a scout for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league. He assisted in the Alouettes 2007 draft process, helped develop the 2007 CIS draft board and set up a tryout camp in North Carolina. A graduate of Miami (Ohio), Lipman earned a bachelor s degree in psychology and journalism. He and his wife Allison welcomed a son, William, in MATT JACOBS JIM MAGUIRE DAN WOLFE AARON CHRISTNER NATE McNEAL Asst. Coach, Sports Performance Fifth Season at NIU Asst. Director of Football Operations Second Season at NIU Asst. Director of Football Operations Third Season at NIU Asst. Director of Football Operations Fourth Season at NIU Graduate Assistant Video Second Season at NIU MATT KUEHL BEN KASTLER MIKE VALENTINE MELISSA DAWSON JAY VICKERS Head Football Athletic Trainer Second Season at NIU Asst. Football Athletic Trainer Fifth Season at NIU Equipment Manager Third Season at NIU Sr. Assoc. Athletic Director - Academics Second Season at NIU Sr. Assoc. Athletic Director - Sport Admin. Second Season at NIU 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 23

25 JOE PAWLAK Off. Graduate Assistant Offensive Line NIU (2011) Third Season at NIU Former NIU football player Joe Pawlak returns for his second season as a graduate assistant on the staff of the Northern Illinois University football team working with the offensive line, a unit he excelled with as a player with the Huskies. A three-year starter at NIU, Pawlak started the final 41 games of his career and played in 52 total games. A member of the 2011 Mid-American Conference championship team, he was part of the offensive line that allowed just 12 sacks to rank 10th in the nation for fewest sacks allowed. In 2011, Pawlak and the NIU offense broke 12 single-season records, including passing yards (3,386), touchdowns (67), net yards gained (6,664) and yards per game (476). A success on the field and in the classroom, Pawlak was an Academic All-MAC honoree in Now in his second year on the NIU coaching staff, Pawlak will begin his fourth as a graduate assistant at NIU. He spent the first two seasons working under Director of Sports Performance Brad Ohrt in the NIU Strength and Conditioning Center. In that role, Pawlak worked with several different Huskie sports teams. NIU FOOTBALL 2015 COACHING STAFF GRADUATE ASSISTANTS JAKE LANDRY Off. Graduate Assistant Quarterbacks North Dakota (2011) Third Season at NIU Jake Landry enters his third season with the Northern Illinois University football team and is in his second season as a graduate assistant coach. After helping Bob Cole and the Huskie quarterbacks as an intern with the Huskies two years ago, Landry returns to coaching quarterbacks this season following a year working with the NIU linebackers in Landry came to NIU after spending two seasons as the wide receivers coach at Minnesota-Duluth. He assisted in preparing the offensive game plans and helped coordinate the team s camps. During his tenure with Minnesota-Duluth, the Bulldogs won two Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North divisional titles and won 21 games. A four-year letterwinner at North Dakota, Landry played quarterback for UND, where he started and served as team captain his last two seasons. A native of Grand Forks, N.D., Landry received his bachelor s degree in communications for North Dakota in 2011 and is pursuing his master s in sports management at NIU. NICK BRAUTIGAM Def. Graduate Assistant Defensive Backs Cornell College (2014) First Season at NIU A former college linebacker with a remarkable story regarding his playing career, Nick Brautigam joins the Northern Illinois University coaching staff as a defensive graduate assistant set to work with the Huskie defensive backs. Brautigam, who was set to attend the University of Iowa to play football until he suffered a bad knee injury in high school, went on to play at Cornell College under head coach Vince Brautigam, his father. As a sophomore at Cornell, Brautigam again suffered a terrible knee injury but he again rehabilitated his injury and perservered to start 19 games over his final two seasons and set the school record for most solo tackles in a game (15). ADAM SIWICKI Def. Graduate Assistant Defensive Line Aurora (2012) First Season at NIU After spending the 2014 as the defensive coordinator for the nearby University of St. Francis, Adam Siwicki begins his first season as a defensive graduate assistant at Northern Illinois University. In his role, he will work with the Huskie defensive linemen in Siwicki spent the 2013 season coaching safeties at St. Francis. He started his coaching experience with a season as a graduate assistant at Montana Tech in Siwicki enjoyed a stellar playing career as an outside linebacker at NCAA Division III Aurora University from A second team All- Northern Athletics Conference selection and a team captain, he earned Aurora s Richard Rickey Award, which is given to one female and male senior athlete who best demonstrates leadership on and off the field as well as athletic performance Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

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27 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 13 JACKSON ABRESCH Safety So.-R 1L Hartland, Wis. Arrowhead HS 2014 Played in 10 games on defense and special teams. Recorded 13 tackles on the season, seven solo. Made collegiate debut in the season opener against Presbyterian (8-28). Tallied first two tackles, both solo, in the game at Arkansas (9-20). Recorded season-high three tackles versus Miami (10-18). Made at least two tackles in six different games. One of 14 Huskies named to the Academic All-MAC Team Redshirted. Abresch s Career Stats Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL-Yds QS-Yds FF/FR Int/PBU / /0 0/0 SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 3, vs. Miami, First team all-state choice by the Associated Press as a senior. Twice named to Wisconsin Football Coaches Association all-state team. Selected for the WFCA All-Star Game. Arrowhead went 13-0 and won state title in Posted 78 tackles, eight interceptions (six in the postseason) and a forced fumble in Made 65 tackles, intercepted six passes, returned two for scores, forced two fumbles, recovered one and blocked a kick as a junior. Born Feb. 23, 1995, in Milwaukee, Wis. Son of Rick and Deb Abresch. Operations and information management major. Admires Jim Leonhard. Game-By-Game Stats 2014 OPP. U-A-T OTHER Presby NW DNP UNLV DNP Arkansas KSU CMU Miami EMU BSU Toledo Ohio WMU DNP BGSU DNP Marshall MYCIAL ALLEN Safety So.-R 1L Detroit, Mich. King HS Played in all 14 NIU games as a true freshman, recording seven total tackles. Recorded first career tackle at Idaho (9-14). Broke up a pass and made a careerhigh four stops versus Eastern Michigan (11-26). Allen s Career Stats 2014 Redshirted Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL-Yds QS-Yds FF/FR Int/PBU / /0 0/1 SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 4, vs. Eastern Michigan, Rated the 19th-best prospect in Michigan by Rivals.com. Three-year starter who served as a team captain in Recorded eight interceptions and 44 tackles as a senior and caught 48 passes for 904 yards and 12 touchdowns. Scored two touchdowns on fumble returns and recorded a safety. Posted 62 tackles, six TFLs, recovered two fumbles and intercepted three passes in 2011 and caught 31 passes for 575 yards and six scores. Three-sport athlete also excelled on the basketball court and track. Born Sept. 22, Son of Calvin and Denise Allen. General studies major. Enjoys playing basketball and football with family and friends Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

28 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 82 CHAD BEEBE Wide Receiver/Kick Returner Jr. 2L Aurora, Ill. Aurora Christian HS Earned IHSA All-State honors following the 2012 season, in addition to all-area and all-conference accolades. Holds school records for most career catches and receiving yards. Recorded 65 catches for 980 yards and 15 touchdowns in Played in 12 games with five starts. Ranked fourth on the team in receptions (21) and receiving yards (219). Caught second career touchdown pass at Ohio (11-18), an 18-yard game-winner late in the fourth quarter. Had exactly three receptions in five different games. Also served as NIU s primary punt returner, fielding 18 punts and returning them for a total of 148 yards. Recorded a career-long 36-yard punt return at Northwestern (9-6) to help set up the Huskies final touchdown in the fourth quarter to garner NIU Special Teams Player of the Week honors. Suffered a broken arm in the MAC Championship Game (12-5). Third team All-MAC selection as a punt returner by Phil Steele Appeared in 10 games. Recorded the longest touchdown catch of the season with a careerlong 81-yard grab at Massachusetts (11-2). Made a 20-yard catch in the MAC title game (12-6). Born June 1, 1994, in Buffalo, N.Y. Son of Don and Diana Beebe. Father Don played in six Super Bowls with the Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers. Business administration major. Beebe s Career Stats RECEIVING Year G/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/G / / Career 22/ PUNT RETURNS Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg / SINGLE GAME HIGHS Catches: 3, five times, last at Ohio, Receiving Yards: 81, at Massachusetts, Long Gain: 81, at Massachusetts, Punt Return Yardage: 47, at Northwestern, Long Punt Return: 36, at Northwestern, Game-By-Game Receiving Stats 2013 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2014 OPP. #-YDS OTHER Iowa DNP Presby. 2-9 Idaho DNP 0-0 NW 0-0 EIU DNP UNLV 3-55 Purdue DNP Arkansas 0-0 KSU 0-0 KSU DNP Akron 0-0 CMU 3-45 CMU 0-0 Miami 2-18 EMU 0-0 EMU 1-1 UMass 1-81 TD BSU 3-16 BSU 0-0 Toledo 3-40 Toledo 0-0 Ohio 3-22 TD WMU 0-0 WMU 1-13 BGSU 1-20 BGSU 0-0 Utah St. 0-0 Marshall DNP 4 CHRISTIAN BLAKE Wide Receiver So. 1L Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Cardinal Gibbons HS 2014 Played in 13 games as a true freshman. Made collegiate debut in the season opener versus Presbyterian (8-28). Caught two passes for 14 yards at Arkansas (9-20). Had a 15-yard reception against Marshall in the Boca Raton Bowl (12-23). Made 22 catches for 326 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior. Named one of the Chiefs team captains prior to the 2013 season. Given CGHS Special Teams Player of the Year Award as a junior. Member of school s track & field team. Born June 8, 1996, in Plantation, Fla. Son of Anthony and Karen Blake. Public communications and rhetoric major. Blake s Career Stats Year G/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/G / SINGLE GAME HIGHS Catches: 2, at Arkansas, Receiving Yards: 15, vs. Marshall, Boca Raton Bowl, Long Gain: 15, vs. Marshall, Boca Raton Bowl, , 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 27

29 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 28 JOEL BOUAGNON Tailback Jr. 2L Aurora, Ill. Aurora Christian HS 2014 Played in all 14 games with seven starts. Ranked third on the team in carries (113), rushing yards (655) and rushing touchdowns (5). Led all NIU tailbacks with a 5.8 yardsper-carry average. Scored five touchdowns on the season, including four in the season opener against Presbyterian (8-28). Also tallied career highs on the ground in attempts (16) and rushing yards (97) versus Presbyterian (8-28). Notched his other rushing touchdown at Eastern Michigan (10-25). Scampered for a career-long 49-yard rush against Miami (10-18). Had at least one carry in every game and toted the ball five or more times in 12 different games. Rushed for 50 yards or more seven times. Led all tailbacks with 13 receptions, which went for 70 yards in Had five catches for 71 yards with a receiving score at Arkansas (9-20), with a career-long 45-yard reception against the Razorbacks. Finished the season with 725 all-purpose yards Appeared in four games as a true freshman. Carried the ball 22 times for 86 yards and caught a 10-yard touchdown pass on the season. Carried the ball nine times for 39 yards at UMass (11-2). Rushed for 35 yards on 10 carries versus Eastern Michigan (10-26) and scored first career touchdown on a 10-yard reception. Bouagnon s Career Stats RUSHING Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/G / / Career 18/ RECEIVING Year G/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/G / / Career 18/ SINGLE GAME HIGHS Rushing Attempts: 16, vs. Presbyterian, Rushing Yards: 97, vs. Presbyterian, Rushing Touchdowns: 4, vs. Presbyterian, Long Gain: 49, vs. Miami, Catches: 5, at Arkansas, Receiving Yards: 71, at Arkansas, Long Gain: 45, at Arkansas, Two-time all-state, all-area and all-conference running back. Ran 146 times for 1,475 yards and 21 touchdowns in his senior season at Aurora Christian. Gained 215 yards and scored four touchdowns on 15 carries in the 2012 Illinois Class 3A quarterfinals against Winnebago, with six carries of 20 or more yards. Ran for 95 yards on 10 carries in the 2012 Class 3A state championship victory, scoring on runs of 60 and 10 yards to earn the game MVP award. Led the team with 119 tackles as a senior, including 11 in the state title game, and was named the team s defensive MVP. Rushed for 1,446 yards in 10 games for Burlington Central HS as a junior where he was a three-time team MVP. Born March 28, 1995, in Pomona, Calif. Son of Desire and Valerie Bouagnon. Leadership and management major. Full name is Joel Alexandre Balu Bouagnon. Joel Bouagnon is pronounced Joe-ELL Bwon-NYO. Game-By-Game Rushing Stats 2013 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2014 OPP. #-YDS OTHER Iowa DNP Presby TD Idaho DNP NW 9-22 EIU DNP UNLV Purdue DNP Arkansas 8-25 KSU DNP KSU 7-29 Akron DNP CMU CMU DNP Miami 5-66 EMU EMU TD UMass 9-39 BSU 6-29 BSU DNP Toledo 2-(-2) Toledo DNP Ohio 1-5 WMU 3-12 WMU 6-70 BGSU 0-0 BGSU 9-57 Game-By-Game Receiving Stats 2013 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2014 OPP. #-YDS OTHER Iowa DNP Presby Idaho DNP NW 0-0 EIU DNP UNLV 0-0 Purdue DNP Arkansas 5-71 TD KSU DNP KSU 2-2 Akron DNP CMU 0-0 CMU DNP Miami 1-(-1) EMU 1-10 TD EMU 2-(-3) UMass 0-0 BSU 0-0 BSU DNP Toledo 0-0 Toledo DNP Ohio 0-0 WMU 0-0 WMU 0-0 BGSU 0-0 BGSU Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

30 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 11 JUWAN BRESCACIN Wide Receiver Sr.-R 3L Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Culver Academy (Ind.) 2014 Played in 13 games with 12 starts. Tied for the team lead with six receiving touchdowns. Finished second among NIU pass catchers in receiving yards (445) and was third in receptions (31) in Caught at least one pass in 11 games, with multiple receptions in eight contests. Had a season-high seven catches for 83 yards and a touchdown in the MAC Championship Game victory over Bowling Green (12-5), including an incredible one-handed sideline grab that was a SportsCenter Top 10 play on ESPN. Tallied a season-high 116 receiving yards against Kent State (10-4), his second career 100-yard receiving game. Registered first career multi-touchdown game versus Central Michigan (10-11) with scoring receptions of 20 and 14 yards. Hauled in a touchdown in the season opener against Presbyterian (8-28), extending his scoring streak to four games. Finished the season by opening the scoring in the Boca Raton Bowl against Marshall (12-23) with a 19-yard touchdown catch and run Appeared in 14 games, starting seven. Third on the team in receptions and receiving yards with 33 catches for 499 yards. Fourth on the team in yards per catch (15.1) and second in touchdowns (6). Led the Huskies with six catches for 71 yards and a touchdown in the MAC Championship game against Bowling Green (12-6). Paced NIU with career-highs in catches (8) and receiving yards (121) at Toledo (11-20). Hauled in a career-long 66-yard TD pass at Massachusetts (11-2) Appeared in nine games and caught 11 passes for 223 yards. Averaged 20.3 yards per catch to rank third on the team. Recorded four receptions of 25 yards or more, including a careerlong 44-yard grab against Massachusetts (11-3). Set season highs in receptions and yards against the Minutemen with four catches for 82 yards. Recorded a pair of 30-plus yard catches at Akron (10-20) to set up two NIU field goals. First career catch went for a 12-yard gain against Buffalo (10-13) Redshirted. Named Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week following the Toledo (11-1) game. Two-time varsity letterwinner in both football and basketball. Named to all-area and all-state teams following his senior year. Set school record for most TD catches in a game with three. Set season records for receiving yards (697), receptions (44), and touchdown catches (12). Broke three school career records in just two seasons, including receiving yards (1,314), catches (70), and touchdown catches (19). Earned a place on the 2011 Grange North All-Star team. Born Jan. 10, 1993 in Mississauga, Ontario. Son of Justin and Diana Brescacin. Journalism major. Brescacin s Career Stats Year G/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/G / / / Career 37/ , SINGLE GAME HIGHS Catches: 8, at Toledo, Receiving Yards: 121, at Toledo, Long Gain: 66, at Massachusetts, Touchdowns: 2, vs. Central Michigan, Game-By-Game Receiving Stats Wide receiver Juwan Brescacin enters his senior season with 1,147 receiving yards and 12 touchdown catches in his Huskie career OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2013 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2014 OPP. #-YDS OTHER Iowa DNP Iowa 1-10 Presby TD UT Martin 0-0 Idaho 0-0 NW 2-13 Army DNP EIU 0-0 UNLV 3-22 TD Kansas DNP Purdue 4-65 TD Arkansas 2-13 CMU 0-0 KSU 1-9 KSU BSU 0-0 Akron 3-51 CMU TD Buffalo 2-24 CMU 4-50 Miami 1-6 Akron 2-67 EMU 1-16 TD EMU 0-0 WMU 1-38 UMass 1-66 TD BSU 1-6 UMass 4-82 BSU 0-0 Toledo 2-17 Toledo 0-0 Toledo Ohio DNP EMU 2-12 WMU 1-10 TD WMU 0-0 KSU DNP BGSU 6-71 TD BGSU 7-83 TD Florida St. DNP Utah St TD Marshall 2-40 TD 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 29

31 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 31 ANTHONY BROOKS Cornerback Jr.-R 1L Detroit, Mich. Warren Mott HS 2014 Played in 12 games, starting the final eight contests of the season after earning a starting cornerback spot. Finished with 28 total tackles, 19 solo. Recorded two interceptions. Snagged his first career interception at Ball State (11-5), returning it 21 yards. Named MAC West and NIU Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the win at Ball State (11-5). Also tallied an interception at Ohio (11-18). Made a career-high five stops vs. Miami (10-18) in first career start. Had at least one tackle in each of the final 10 games of the season. Finished tied for second on the Huskies with four pass break-ups and tied for third with six passes defended Appeared in four games. Saw his first action and recorded his first career tackle versus Purdue (9-28). Played in consecutive games versus Central Michigan (10-19), Eastern Michigan (10-26) and UMass (11-2) Redshirted. Named the Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week following the Akron (10-20) contest. Brooks Career Stats Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL-Yds QS-Yds FF/FR Int/PBU / /0 0/ / /0 2/4 Career 16/ /0 2/4 First team all-county selection as a defensive back in Named team MVP as a senior. Named to the All-Metro East second team in 2011 by The Detroit News. Recorded 23 tackles and intercepted three passes, returning one for a touchdown, as a senior. Born April 2, 1994, in Detroit, Mich. Son of Anthony and Marsha Brooks. Sociology major. Game-By-Game Stats 2013 OPP. U-A-T OTHER 2014 OPP. U-A-T OTHER Iowa DNP Presby. DNP Idaho DNP NW DNP EIU DNP UNLV Purdue Arkansas KSU DNP KSU Akron DNP CMU CMU Miami EMU EMU UMass BSU INT BSU DNP Toledo Toledo DNP Ohio INT WMU DNP WMU BGSU DNP BGSU Utah St. DNP Marshall SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 5, vs. Miami, Interceptions: 1, twice, last at Ohio, DALE BROWN Offensive Line Fr.-R Lee s Summit, Mo. Lee s Summit West HS 2014 Born Oct. 16, 1995, in Kansas City, Mo. Son of Dale, Sr., and Bonnye Brown. Leadership and management major. Redshirted. Switched to offensive line after starting the season as a tight end. Named NIU Offensive Scout Player of the Week for the Kent State game (10-4). Two-time all-conference honoree. Earned all-district honors as a senior. Caught eight passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns in Member of Titans 2013 state championship team that finished Team captain for both football and basketball teams. Helped the Titans capture conference and district championships in 2011 and Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

32 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 68 RON BROWN Offensive Line Jr.-R 1L Detroit, Mich. Mumford HS 2014 Appeared in 11 games as a reserve offensive lineman and special teams blocker. Made collegiate debut in the season opener against Presbyterian (8-28). Featured in the first 10 games of the season and the Boca Raton Bowl (12-23) Did not appear in any games in Redshirted. Named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week following the Kansas game (9-22). Named to the all-detroit, all-metro and all-state first teams in 2011 by The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press. Recorded 79 tackles and 4.5 sacks on defense as a senior. Earned first team Division I all-state honors after his junior season. Named first-team all-detroit and all-metro in 2010 by The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press. Earned all-detroit honors as a sophomore. Posted 131 solo tackles and 7.5 sacks in three seasons. Born Jan. 8, 1994, in Detroit, Mich. Son of Anthony and Ronnette Brown. Given name is Daron but goes by Ron at NIU in order to avoid confusion with former Huskie wide receiver Da Ron Brown. Nationally-ranked chess player. Organizational and corporate communications major. 91 RUSSELL CHAMBERS Defensive Tackle Fr.-R Milwaukee, Wis. Riverside University HS 2014 Born Jan. 26, 1996, in Milwaukee, Wis. Son of Richard and Sheri Chambers. Sociology major. Redshirted. Selected as NIU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for his efforts in preparing for the Arkansas (9-20), Miami (10-18) and Toledo (11-11) games. Three-time all-conference selection and two-time team MVP. Named all-area and all-state as a junior and senior. Registered five sacks in Earned the team s Most Valuable Lineman Award in 2012 and 2013 while playing on both offensive and defensive lines. Named a finalist for the Joe Thomas Award, which recognizes Wisconsin s best high school offensive lineman. Competed on RUHS wrestling and track & field teams. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 31

33 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 54 CAMERON CLINTON-EARL Defensive End Sr.-R 1L Milwaukee, Wis. Hamilton HS 2014 Earned his first career action and appeared in all 14 games with one start. Earned his first career start at NIU in the MAC opener against Kent State (10-4). Finished the season with 19 total tackles, 10 solo. Tallied a career-high six tackles in the game at UNLV (9-13). Also recorded multi-tackle games against Miami (10-18) and at Eastern Michigan (10-25). Had at least one tackle in 11 games. Grabbed his first career half-sack at Eastern Michigan (10-25). Named to the Academic All-MAC Team Did not appear in any games Injured and did not see action in any games Redshirted. Clinton-Earl s Career Stats Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL-Yds QS-Yds FF/FR Int/PBU / /0 0/0 SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 6, at UNLV, Sacks: 0.5, at Eastern Michigan, First team All-State defensive end as a senior. Finished his high school career with 124 tackles, including 39 total and 24 solo in his final season. Earned first team all-conference and first team all-area honors following his senior season. Also a second team all-area choice by the Milwaukee Journal- Sentinel in A first team all-area choice by Lake Country Publications as a junior. Named second-team all-waukesha County and first team allconference by the Waukesha Freeman in Made 50 tackles, 31 solo, his junior season. Tallied 35 stops as a sophomore. Born Sept. 26, 1992 in Milwaukee, Wis. Son of Christopher Clinton and Rosalyn Earl. Pursuing a master s degree in counseling. Game-By-Game Stats 2014 OPP. U-A-T OTHER Presby NW UNLV Arkansas KSU CMU Miami EMU SK BSU Toledo Ohio WMU BGSU Marshall RENARD CHEREN Linebacker Fr.-R Lake Worth, Fla. Park Vista HS 2014 Redshirted. Born Nov. 7, 1995, in Deerfield Beach, Fla. Son of Renard Cheren Sr. and Nancy. Journalism major. Four-year letterwinner at Park Vista. In three years starting at linebacker, Cheren compiled 248 tackles with 91 stops during his senior year All-South Florida Regional Elite Team Honorable Mention selection by FloridaHSFootball.com. Three-time All-District 10 honoree for the Cobras. Also scored eight touchdowns as a wide receiver in high school. Helped lead his team to an 8-3 record and the Florida Class 8A regional quarterfinals as a senior at Park Vista in Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

34 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 56 BEN COMPTON Defensive End Sr. 1L Windsor, Conn. Windsor HS/Monroe College (N.Y.) 2014 Appeared in all 14 games as a member of the defensive line rotation. Had 26 total tackles with 14 solo stops. Finished the season strong, tallying 22 of his tackles in the final seven games. Totaled 6.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks, all coming in the final nine games. Registered a career-high 1.5 sacks in the MAC Championship Game victory over Bowling Green (12-5). Also had sacks in key conference games at Western Michigan (11-28) and Eastern Michigan (10-25). Caught first career interception at Ball State (11-5). Prior to NIU Earned first team All-Northeast Football Conference honors as a sophomore at Monroe College (N.Y.). Finished with 59 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks in two seasons at Monroe. Led the team in sacks with 8.5 to rank 11th in the NJCAA in Also led the team in tackles for loss with 14. Totaled 42 tackles, forced one fumble, recovered a fumble and defended two passes in Ended his freshman season with 17 tackles, 13 solo, and three tackles for loss. Compton s Career Stats Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL-Yds QS-Yds FF/FR Int/PBU / /0 1/2 Recorded 94 tackles and four sacks as a senior. Also blocked three kicks. Named the Warriors Defensive MVP following his senior season. Part of WHS state semifinal team in 2011 that went Born March 12, 1994, in Hartford, Conn. Son of Ben Compton, Sr., and Tammicka Riley. Sociology major. Game-By-Game Stats 2014 OPP. U-A-T OTHER Presby NW UNLV Arkansas KSU CMU TFL Miami EMU SK BSU INT Toledo TFL Ohio WMU SK BGSU SK Marshall TFL SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 5, vs. Bowling Green, MAC Championship Game, Interceptions: 1, at Ball State, Sacks: 1.5, vs. Bowling Green, MAC Championhip Game, TFLs: 1.5, vs. Bowling Green, MAC Championship Game, HERLANDEZ CORLEY Defensive Tackle Fr.-R Mobile, Ala. McGill-Toolen Catholic HS 2014 Redshirted. Born Feb. 19, 1996, in Mobile, Ala. Son of Sidell Corley and Kimberly Gordon. Marketing major. Garnered second team all-area honors in Helped McGill-Toolen accumulate a 34-5 record in his three seasons. Compiled 89 tackles, 57 solo, as a senior with six sacks and three pass breakups. Notched 55 tackles and 5.5 sacks and forced a pair of fumbles in , 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 33

35 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 61 AIDAN CONLON Offensive Line Sr.-R 3L Flossmoor, Ill. Homewood-Flossmoor HS 2014 Started all 14 games at left guard. Built his consecutive start streak up to 42 games with a third straight season of starting every game for the Huskies. Blocked for a rushing attack that gained 3,488 yards and averaged 5.1 yards per carry. Paved the way for three 600-yard rushers: quarterback Drew Hare and tailbacks Cameron Stingily and Joel Bouagnon. Guided NIU ball carriers into the end zone on 36 occasions in With the help of Conlon s steadying presence, te Huskies gave up just 14 sacks all season and only turned the ball over 12 times. Led NIU s offense to over 6,000 yards on the year. Conlon and the Huskies also posted at least 300 yards of offense in every game and topped 600 yards in three contests. Started in the MAC Championship Game for the third consecutive year, helping the Huskies beat Bowling Green (12-5). NIU averaged 31.5 points per game in winning the conference title. Named NIU Offensive Lineman of the Week following the Presbyterian (8-28) and Ohio (11-18) games Redshirted. Named the Defensive Work Team Player of the Week following the Wisconsin (9-17) game. Second-team All-State offensive linemen while starting 13 games at guard in Also named to first team all-area squad as a senior. Two-time first-team All-Southwest Suburban Blue Conference player as a junior and senior. Won honors as top offensive lineman on his team. On defense, forced and recovered a fumble. Born Jan. 9, 1993 in Skokie, Ill. Son of John and Kathleen Conlon. Industrial management and technology major Started all 14 games for the Huskies at right guard. Part of a pass protection unit that allowed only 0.79 sacks per game to rank fifth in the nation. Named NIU Offensive Lineman of the Week following the Eastern Illinois (9-21) game after helping the Huskies pile up 602 yards of total offense. NIU offense posted total yards per game which ranked fifth in the country. Paved the way for Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch to become the nation s second leading rusher with 1,920 yards. Blocked for a Huskie rushing attack that totaled 3,161 yards (297.2/ game), the most in NIU history and No. 7 average nationally. Led the way for the most prolific scoring offense (39.6 ppg) in school history. Part of an NIU offense that topped 550 yards of total offense in seven games Started all 14 games at right guard for the Huskies in Named NIU Offensive Lineman of the Week following the Iowa (9-1) game. Helped NIU average yards of total offense per game to rank 20th in the country and lead the MAC. Part of an offense that gained 400 or more yards in 12 of 14 games in Blocked for a Huskie offense that led the MAC and ranked 12th in the nation in rushing offense with yards per game. NIU led the conference and ranked 13th nationally in scoring offense with 38.8 points per game. The pass protection unit allowed only 1.2 sacks per game, which ranked fourth in the MAC and 21st in the nation. Blocked for the conference s leading quarterback in rushing yards, passing efficiency, and total offense. Senior offensive lineman Aidan Conlon, whose parents emigrated to the Chicago area from Ireland, has started every game for the Huskies over the last three years Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

36 Born Aug. 3, 1995, in Green Bay, Wis. Son of Mike Daniels and Vicci Gaestel. Business administration major. NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 41 WILL DANIELS Safety Fr.-R Green Bay, Wis. Preble HS 2014 Redshirted. Totaled 104 tackles, 31 pass breakups and eight interceptions in three seasons. Earned team s offensive and defensive MVP awards as junior and senior. Named the Green Bay Press-Gazette s Player of the Year in 2013 after earning first team all-area and all-conference honors as a quarterback, defensive back and kick returner. Recorded 45 tackles, forced three fumbles, intercepted three passes, broke up 15 and blocked two kicks as a senior. Averaged 18.4 yards on 11 punt returns in Named first team all-area and all-conference defensive back as a junior. Made 37 tackles, forced two fumbles and had four picks in PETER DEPPE Punter Fr.-R Almont, Mich. Almont HS 2014 Redshirted. Born April 9, 1996, in Southfield, Mich. Son of Mark and Debra Deppe. Mechanical engineering major. Four-time all-area and all-conference honoree as a kicker and punter. Earned all-state recognition as a senior after converting 36-of-40 PATs. Averaged 44.0 yards per punt as a senior in Averaged 40.0 yards per punt as a junior, including a long of 60 yards. Converted on 34-of-42 PATs and recorded 12 touchbacks on kickoffs in Ranked the seventh-best punter in the nation at Kohl s Kicking Camp. 95 RUBEN DUNBAR Defensive Line Jr. Glen Ellyn, Ill. Glenbard West HS 2014 Born March 23, 1995, in Chicago, Ill. Son of Dexter Dunbar and Pamela Keys. Communications and media studies major. Played in one game for the Huskies. Made his collegiate debut against Presbyterian (8-28), recording his first career tackles (two solo) in NIU s seasonopening win. Earned the Coaches Award as the team s best player following the 2013 season. Won the Best D-Lineman Award as a junior. Ranked as the top defensive lineman in Illinois for the Class of Rated as the 17th-best recruit in Illinois by 247Sports.com. Helped Glenbard West win the 2012 Class 7A state title. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 35

37 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 8 LADELL FLEMING Defensive End Jr.-R 2L Chicago, Ill. Julian HS Appeared in 12 games as a versatile defensive front-seven player. Tallied 24 tackles on the season, with 10 solo and 14 assisted. Teamed up with Jason Meehan for his first career sack at Northwestern (9-6). Also set a career-high with five tackles in that victory at Northwestern (9-6). Matched that tally with five stops in the MAC Championship Game triumph over Bowling Green (12-5). Had five other multi-tackle games, with four stops at Arkansas (9-20). Appeared in nine games as a member of multiple special teams units and as a reserve linebacker. Named NIU Special Teams Co-Player of the Week for the Massachusetts (11-2) game. Recorded his first forced fumble and had a season-best four tackles against the Minutemen. Made his first career tackle at Purdue (9-28). Fleming s Career Stats Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL-Yds QS-Yds FF/FR Int/PBU / /0 0/ / /0 0/0 Career 21/ /0 0/0 SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 5, twice, last vs. BGSU, MAC Championship Game, Sacks: 0.5, vs. Northwestern, Forced Fumbles: 1, at Massachusetts, Redshirted. Earned Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week honor after the Kansas (9-22) game. Named Special Teams Scout Player of the Week following the Army (9-15) contest. Led team with 115 tackles, seven sacks and two interceptions to earn all-conference honors. Earned first-team all-conference honors as a junior. Also a member of Julian s wrestling team, where he won the Chicago City Championship as a sophomore. Born Feb. 1, 1994, in Chicago, Ill. Son of Benita McBride. Communications and media studies major. Game-By-Game Stats 2013 OPP. U-A-T OTHER 2014 OPP. U-A-T OTHER Iowa Presby Idaho NW SK EIU UNLV Purdue Arkansas KSU KSU Akron DNP CMU CMU Miami EMU EMU UMass FF BSU DNP BSU Toledo DNP Toledo DNP Ohio WMU DNP WMU BGSU DNP BGSU Utah St. DNP Marshall SHANE EVANS Offensive Line Fr.-R Crystal Lake, Ill. Prairie Ridge HS 2014 Redshirted. Born Nov. 20, 1995, in Crystal Lake, Ill. Son of Matthew and Nancy Evans. Business major. Started all four years on the offensive line during high school. Named to IHSA s All-State team following his senior season and was also an Academic All-State choice. All-area and all-conference offensive lineman who was also named MVP of his high school squad as a senior. Served as a team captain as a junior and senior. Selected Freshman/Sophomore All-American in 2010 and 2011 by MaxPreps.com. Named all-conference as a junior and as a sophomore and added all-area recognition his junior season. Ranked as the 35th-best recruit in Illinois by 247Sports.com Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

38 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 40 SEAN FOLLIARD Linebacker Jr. 2L Crystal Lake, Ill. Prairie Ridge HS Played in all 14 games with a start in the MAC Championship Game victory over Bowling Green (12-5). Tallied a career-high eight stops in that triumph over the Falcons. Finished sixth on the team with 65 total tackles for the season, 39 solo. Recorded a tackle in every contest with 13 multi-stop games and 10 games with at least four tackles. Third on the Huskies with 3.5 sacks for the season. Had career-high two sacks in Boca Raton Bowl versus Marshall (12-23). Totaled eight tackles for loss, good for fourth on the Huskies. Only NIU defender with multiple forced and recovered fumbles. Forced fumbles at Northwestern (9-6) and Western Michigan (11-28). Recovered fumbles against Presbyterian (8-28) and Ball State (11-5). Played in 11 games and started one as a true freshman. Recorded 20 tackles and two tackles for loss on the season. Made his first career stop at Purdue (9-28). Saw action on special teams and as a reserve linebacker. Notched a career-high six tackles with a tackle for loss against Eastern Michigan (10-26). Forced a fumble and made five tackles at Massachusetts (11-2), including another tackle for loss. Blocked a kick and made three stops in the MAC Championship game against Bowling Green (12-6). Folliard s Career Stats Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL-Yds QS-Yds FF/FR Int/PBU / /1 0/ / /2 0/2 Career 25/ /3 0/2 Named first team all-state by the Illinois Association. Awarded the team s MVP award following the 2012 season. Earned all-area honorable mention honors from the Northwest Herald following his junior season. Made three tackles and returned a kickoff 24 yards in Prairie Ridge s win over Peoria Richwoods in the 2011 Class 6A championship. Born Dec. 25, 1994, in Crystal Lake, Ill. Son of Mike Folliard and Sue Bailey. Organizational and corporate communications major. Game-By-Game Stats 2013 OPP. U-A-T OTHER 2014 OPP. U-A-T OTHER Iowa DNP Presby TFL, FR Idaho DNP NW FF EIU DNP UNLV Purdue Arkansas KSU KSU SK Akron CMU TFL CMU Miami TFL EMU TFL EMU SK UMass TFL, FF BSU FR BSU Toledo TFL Toledo Ohio WMU WMU SK, FF BGSU BGSU Utah St Marshall SK SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 8, vs. Bowling Green, MAC Championship Game, Sacks and TFLs: 2.0, vs. Marshall, Boca Raton Bowl, Forced Fumbles: 1, three times, last at Western Michigan, Fumble Recoveries: 1, three times, last at Ball State, AARON FISCHER Fullback Fr.-R Sun Prairie, Wis. Sun Prairie HS Business major Redshirted. Born Feb. 26, 1996, in Madison, Wis. Son of Rick and Gina Fischer. Two-time all-conference honoree. Named a team captain prior to the 2013 season. Helped the Cardinals win Big 8 Conference titles in 2012 and Ranked as the top fullback in the state and 35th player overall in the state of Wisconsin by WisSports.net. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 37

39 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 44 PEREZ FORD Defensive End Sr. 3L Romeoville, Ill. Romeoville HS Started all 14 games at defensive end, one of just four Huskie defenders to begin every game. Made 57 total tackles on the season, with 33 solo and 24 assists. Ranked second on the teamwith five sacks and nine tackles for loss. Selected second team All-MAC by the league coaches and Phil Steele. Forced a team-high three fumbles. Disrupted opposing passers all season, tallying five quarterback hits and three pass break ups. Had five tackles - all solo - a sack and two TFLs at UNLV (9-13). His key sack and forced fumble in the fourth quarter at Western Michigan (11-28) helped the Huskies win to clinch the MAC West. Recorded a sack and tied a career high with six tackles at Ohio (11-18). Had at least one-half tackle for loss in 10 of NIU s final 12 games. Named NIU Defensive Lineman of the Week after making four solo tackles in the win over Toledo (11-11). Played in every game as a member of the Huskies defensive line rotation as a rush end. Tied for third on the team in sacks with four and his eight tackles for loss ranked second on the team. Made 21 total tackles. Recorded a career-high six tackles, including three tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks at Idaho (9-14). Also forced and recovered a fumble against the Vandals. Credited with four tackles and a season-high two sacks against Eastern Illinois (9-21) Recorded six tackles in 13 games as a true freshman. Posted a season-best two tackles, including one for a loss, versus UT Martin (9-8). Played on special teams and in limited spots at defensive end. Rushed for 602 yards and six touchdowns as a senior to earn honorable mention all-conference honors. Tallied 36 tackles, two pass breakups and an interception return for a touchdown in 2011 as a team captain. Ranked as the 18th-best recruit in Illinois by ESPN. Won EdgyTim s Fastest Man Competition among Illinois running backs. Conference champion and state qualifier in the 100 and 200 meters on the track. Born Jan. 20, 1994, in Chicago, Ill. Son of Perez Ford and Janetta Johnson. Chemistry major. Game-By-Game Stats 2012 OPP. U-A-T OTHER 2013 OPP. U-A-T OTHER 2014 OPP. U-A-T OTHER Iowa Iowa Presby UT Martin TFL Idaho SK,FF NW Army TFL,FR UNLV TFL Kansas EIU SK Arkansas TFL CMU Purdue KSU TFL BSU KSU CMU TFL UB Akron Miami TFL, FF Akron CMU TFL EMU SK WMU EMU BSU SK UMass UMass Toledo Toledo BSU Ohio SK, FF EMU Toledo WMU SK, FF KSU WMU TFL BGSU SK Florida St. DNP BGSU Marshall Utah St SK Ford s Career Stats Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL-Yds QS-Yds FF/FR Int/PBU / /0 0/ / /1 0/ / /0 0/3 Career 42/ /1 0/3 SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 6, twice, last at Ohio, Sacks: 2, vs. Eastern Illinois, TFLs: 3, at Idaho, Defensive end Perez Ford, a second team All-MAC selection in 2014, returns for his senior season at NIU after tallying five sacks and nine tackles for loss last year Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

40 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 81 CLAYTON GLASPER Wide Receiver Jr.-R 2L Peoria, Ill. Richwoods HS 2014 Appeared in all 14 games, playing primarily on special teams with limited time at wide receiver. Made the first reception of his NIU career at Western Michigan (11-28), helping the Huskies clinch the MAC West. His 11-yard catch converted a first down on a crucial third-and-six play on the eventual go-ahead drive in the fourth quarter Appeared in the first five games of the season on special teams. Broke his collarbone in the Kent State (10-5) game and missed the rest of the season Redshirted. Named Special Teams Scout Player of the Week following the Eastern Michigan (11-23) game. Earned all-state honorable mention honors from the Champaign News-Gazette as a senior. Garnered first team all-conference and first team all-area recognition in Recorded 22 receptions for 680 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior. Intercepted two passes on defense his final season. Also a state-qualifier sprinter at Richwoods, where he holds varsity records in the 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles and 400 meters. Born March 14, 1994, in Bloomington, Ill. Son of Clayton Glasper and Theo Hartzler. Kinesiology major. 19 KENNY GOLLADAY Wide Receiver Jr.-R Chicago, Ill. St. Rita HS/North Dakota 2014 Redshirted following his transfer from North Dakota to NIU. Made a big impression in practices, earning NIU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the Western Michigan game (11-28). Prior to NIU Caught 99 passes for 1,313 yards and nine touchdowns in two seasons at North Dakota. Named to honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference following his sophomore season. Led UND with 69 receptions, accounting for 884 yards and eight touchdowns in Set a school record with 16 receptions and four receiving touchdowns against Northern Arizona ( ). Ran back a team-long 64-yard punt return for a touchdown against Valparaiso ( ). Hauled in 30 passes for 429 yards and a touchdown as a true freshman. Garnered first team Blue Division All-Catholic League honors as a senior. Caught 44 passes for 640 yards and nine touchdowns in Son of Kenneth Golladay and Stacy Wright. General studies major. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 39

41 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 34 CHRISTIAN HAGAN Kicker So. 1L Omaha, Neb. Westside HS 2014 Took over NIU s starting placekicking duties in the Ball State game (11-5) and kept that role for the rest of the season. Made 9-of-12 field goal attempts. Converted all 23 extra point attempts. Finished the year as the Huskies thirdleading scorer with 50 points on the season. Was 6-for-7 on field goals of 30-plus yards. Went 3-for-3 on field goals in the MAC Championship Game victory against Bowling Green (12-5), from 35, 32 and 23 yards. Also made three FGs in the Boca Raton Bowl vs. Marshall (12-23). Converted a career-long 40-yard field-goal attempt at Western Michigan (11-28), giving NIU much-needed momentum heading into halftime. Named MAC West Specialist of the Week after making his first two collegiate field-goal attempts against Toledo (11-11). Hagan s Career Stats Year G/GS Made-Att. Pct. Long PAT Pts. Blk / SINGLE GAME HIGHS FG Made: 3, twice, last vs. Marshall, Boca Raton Bowl, FG Att.: 4, vs. Marshall, Boca Raton Bowl, Long FG: 40, at Western Michigan, PATS: 6, vs. Bowling Green, MAC Championship Game, Named first team all-state as an athlete and punter by the Omaha World-Herald following his senior season. Garnered all-area recognition from the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star, along with all-conference honors from multiple outlets. Converted nine-of-15 field goal attempts and 60-of-61 PATs in Averaged 33.0 yards per punt, including a long of 54 yards. Placed six punts inside the 20-yard line as a senior. Recorded a single-season record 71 touchbacks on kickoffs in Completed 153-of-240 passes for 2,200 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior, setting school records for passing yards, completion percentage, touchdown passes and quarterback rating. Rushed for 231 yards and two touchdowns on 65 carries. Named to Nebraska s all-state team in baseball in 2013 as an infielder and a pitcher. Born Aug. 17, 1995, in Omaha, Neb. Son of Steve and Alice Hagan. Business administration major. 17 RYAN GRAHAM Quarterback Fr.-R Wheaton, Ill. Wheaton Warrenville South HS 2014 Redshirted. Named NIU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for his good work helping the Huskies prepare for Northwestern (9-6). Born Jan. 9, 1996, in Geneva, Ill. Son of Dan and Robin Graham Business administration major. Father was a former NIU ( ) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers lineman. Uncle, Russ, played linebacker and safety at NIU ( ). Uncle, Kent, played quarterback for 10 seasons in the National Football League with the New York Giants, Arizona Cardinals, Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins. Completed 151-of-298 passes for 2,007 yards and 24 touchdowns in two seasons as the starting quarterback. Ran for 1,096 yards and 11 touchdowns on 247 carries in two years. Named team MVP and second team all-conference as a senior. Threw for 1,079 yards on 70-of-146 passing in 2013 and tossed 13 touchdown passes. Gained 576 yards on the ground as a senior, scoring twice. Selected as a team captain prior to his senior year. Tallied 928 yards and 11 touchdowns on 81-of-152 passing as a junior. Scored nine rushing touchdowns in 2012 while gaining 520 yards on 118 carries Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

42 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 12 DREW HARE Quarterback Jr.-R 1L O Fallon, Mo. Fort Zumwalt West HS 2014 Solidified the NIU starting quarterback role, starting the final 12 games. Appeared in all 14 games, finishing with 2,322 passing yards for 18 touchdowns. Led NIU to a fifth-straight 11-win season. Completed 59.4 percent of his passes. Earned the role as starting QB role after entering the Northwestern (9-6) contest in the second half and leading the Huskies to three touchdown drives in a win. Led the Huskies to a MAC Championship win against Bowling Green (12-5), setting career highs in completions (29) and attempts (49) while throwing for two scores in the triumph. Threw just two interceptions in 326 attempts and took just 12 sacks. Also a threat with his legs, rushing for 900 yards and eight scores. Rushed for a career-high 180 yards and two scores vs. Miami (10-18). Broke a career-long 78-yard run and had another 100-yard rushing game the following week at Eastern Michigan (10-25). Ran for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter at Western Michigan (11-28), helping NIU clinch the MAC West for the fifth consecutive time. Accounted for at least one touchdown in 13 different games. Selected as MAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Week after his performance at Northwestern and also following the MAC Championship Game win over Bowling Green. Named MAC West Offensive Player of the Week after setting passing career highs with 285 yards and three three touchdowns in the victory at UNLV (9-13). Phil Steele third team All-MAC and Academic All-MAC Team choice Appeared in three games as the Huskies third-string quarterback. Finished five-of-nine passing for 153 yards and two touchdowns. Rushed five times for 68 yards and a touchdown. Completed his first touchdown pass versus Eastern Michigan (10-26) to fullback Ricky Connors from 11 yards out. Went three-of-five for 55 yards and a touchdown in the game. Played in his first career game versus Purdue (9-28). Completed two-of-four passes for 98 yards at Massachusetts (11-2) Threw the team s longest touchdown pass of the season with an 81-yard completion to Chad Beebe at UMass Redshirted. Game-By-Game Passing Stats 2013 OPP. C-A-I YDS TD 2014 OPP. C-A-I YDS TD Iowa DNP Presby Idaho DNP NW EIU DNP UNLV Purdue Ark KSU DNP KSU Akron DNP CMU CMU DNP Miami EMU EMU UMass BSU BSU DNP Toledo Toledo DNP Ohio WMU DNP WMU BGSU DNP BGSU Utah St. DNP Marshall Named to the Missouri Sports Writers Association All-State and St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro teams after accounting for 3,317 yards of total offense (2,677 passing, 640 rushing) and 31 TDs in Earned Gateway Athletic Conference South Division Player of the Year and first team all-conference honors as a senior. Completed 72.3 percent of his passes (198-of-274) in 2011 with 26 touchdown passes and eight interceptions. Ranked No. 13 on St. Louis Post-Dispatch s Super 30 list of 2012 recruits. Completed 65 percent of his passes (274-of-421) for 3,201 yards with 24 TDs and 11 INTS, rushing for 1,071 yards and 12 scores as a junior. One of Super Juniors by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Holds Missouri state record for career completion percentage (68%). Born Aug. 1, 1993, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Son of Andy and Kim Hare. Father played football at Minnesota. Business administration major. Hare s Career Stats PASSING Year G/GS C-A-I Pct. Yds. TD Lg Yds/G Effic / / Career 17/ RUSHING Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/G / / Career 17/ PASSING GAME HIGHS Attempts: 49, vs. Bowling Green, MAC Championship Game, Completions: 29, vs. Bowling Green, MAC Champ. Game, Passing Yards: 285, at UNLV, Touchdowns: 3, at UNLV, Long Completion: 81, at Massachusetts, RUSHING GAME HIGHS Rushing Attempts: 18, at Ball State, Rushing Yards: 180, vs. Miami, Rushing Touchdowns: 2, twice, last at Western Michigan, Long Rush: 78, at Eastern Michigan, Game-By-Game Rushing Stats 2013 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2014 OPP. #-YDS OTHER Iowa DNP Presby Idaho DNP NW TD EIU DNP UNLV TD Purdue 0-0 Arkansas 5-17 KSU DNP KSU 7-34 Akron DNP CMU 4-28 CMU DNP Miami TD EMU 3-16 EMU TD UMass 2-52 TD BSU BSU DNP Toledo Toledo DNP Ohio WMU DNP WMU TD BGSU DNP BGSU TD Utah St. DNP Marshall , 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 41

43 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 59 TY HARMSTON Defensive Line Fr.-R Stockton, Ill. Stockton HS 2014 Redshirted. Selected as Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week three times throughout the season for his work helping NIU prepare for opponents. Born Dec. 28, 1995, in Springfield, Ill. Son of Greg and Peggy Harmston. Biology major. Both parents were student-athletes at Augustana (Ill.) College. Three-time all-conference and two-time all-area honoree. Compiled 137 tackles, 68 solo, in 2012 and Earned first team all-state, all-area and all-conference honors following his senior season while playing offensive line, defensive line and tight end. Recorded 78 tackles and four pass breakups in Named the team s Defensive MVP and Lineman of the Year following the 2013 season. Tallied 59 tackles, 34 solo, as a junior en route to first team allconference honors. Caught 15 passes for 207 yards as a tight end in Collected all-area and all-conference recognition as a sophomore. Three-time state qualifier in wrestling. 46 TERRELL HARRIS Fullback Jr.-R Lansing, Ill. Bloom Trail HS Appeared in two games for the Huskies at reserve linebacker. Debuted at NIU in the season opener against Presbyterian (8-28), recording a solo tackle for loss of five yards. Also featured the next week in the win at Northwestern (9-6). Moved to fullback during spring practices in Prior to NIU 2014 Redshirted in 2012 on the football team at St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. Three-year letterwinner at Bloom Trail. Selected Team MVP as a senior in 2011 after leading Bloom Trail with 80 tackles, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Two-time All-Southland Conference selection at linebacker. Tallied 60-plus tackles in each of his three seasons. Also competed in wrestling, basketball and track & field in high school. Born March 4, 1994, in Chicago, Ill. Son of Frank and Sylvia Harris. Organizational and corporate communications major. 74 LINCOLN HOWARD Offensive Line Jr.-R 1L Osceola, Wis. Osceola HS 2013 Appeared in his first career game versus Eastern Michigan (10-26) Appeared in all 14 games as a reserve offensive tackle for the Huskies. Contributed on special teams as a member of the field goal and PAT unit. Redshirted. Converted from tight end to offensive line in the spring of Three-year starter and two-year team captain who earned allconference honorable mention honors following his junior season. Was the OHS basketball team s leading rebounder as a senior. Honorable mention all-conference selection in hoops. Also competed for the track & field team as a thrower. Born April 9, 1994, in Toledo, Ohio. Son of Willie and Debbie Howard. Kinesiology major Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

44 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 20 KEITH HARRIS, JR. Tailback Jr.-R 2L Chicago, Ill. Leo HS 2013 Played in the first five games of the year before going down with an injury. Fifth on the team in rushing yards with 143 yards on 21 attempts. Recorded seven receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown. Had a career-high 85 all-purpose yards at Kent State (10-5), with two carries for 31 yards and three catches for 54 yards. Had a career long 55-yard catch and run versus the Golden Flashes. Carried the ball six times for 31 yards and caught two passes for 20 yards at Purdue (9-28). Scored both of his rushing touchdowns in the home opener against Eastern Illinois (9-21) Harris Career Stats Medical redshirt after suffering a season-ending injury. Appeared in two games, rushing for 91 yards on 25 carries. Had a career-high 86 all-purpose yards at UNLV (9-13), including a 12-yard touchdown reception. Ranked fourth on the team in rushing with 238 yards on 55 carries as a true freshman. Appeared in nine games and started two. Scored his first career touchdown on a seven-yard run against Iowa (9-1) in the season opener at Soldier Field. Rushed for 25 yards and two scores on a season-high 13 carries against Massachusetts (11-3). Rushed for a season-high 66 yards and a touchdown on six carries versus Central Michigan (9-29), including a season-long 53-yard run. RUSHING Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/Gm / / / Career 16/ RECEIVING Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/G / / / Career 16/ SINGLE GAME HIGHS Carries: 13, vs. Massachusetts, Rushing Yards: 66, vs. Central Michigan, Longest Gain: 53, vs. Central Michigan, Touchdowns: 2, vs. Massachusetts, Receiving Yards: 54, at Kent State, All-Purpose Yards: 86, at UNLV, Named to the all-state, academic all-state and all-conference teams as a senior. Named the Chicago Catholic Conference s offensive MVP after rushing for 1,774 yards and 15 touchdowns in Averaged 173 rushing yards per game as a senior. Gained 1,137 rushing and 623 receiving yards as a junior en route to earning first-team all-conference and academic all-state honors. Ran for 4,356 yards and 57 touchdowns in three seasons. Member of the state championship track & field team in 2011 and earned all-state honors in the 4x200 relay as a junior. Also was a member of Leo s chess team. Born Oct. 31, 1993, in Chicago, Ill. Son of Keith, Sr., and Lisa Harris. Sociology major. Game-By-Game Rushing Stats 2012 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2013 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2014 OPP. #-YDS OTHER Iowa 2-11 TD Iowa 5-30 Presby UT Martin 3-2 Idaho 5-33 NW DNP Army DNP EIU TD UNLV Kansas 0-0 Purdue 3-24 Arkansas DNP CMU 6-66 TD KSU 2-31 KSU DNP BSU 5-46 Akron DNP CMU DNP UB 7-12 CMU DNP Miami DNP Akron 7-26 EMU DNP EMU DNP WMU UMass DNP BSU DNP UMass TD BSU DNP Toledo DNP Toledo DNP Toledo DNP Ohio DNP EMU DNP WMU DNP WMU DNP KSU DNP BGSU DNP BGSU DNP Florida St. DNP Utah St. DNP Marshall DNP Game-By-Game Receiving Stats 2012 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2013 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2014 OPP. #-YDS OTHER Iowa 0-0 Iowa 0-0 Presby. 0-0 UT Martin 0-0 Idaho 1-15 TD NW DNP Army DNP EIU 1-6 UNLV 2-21 TD Kansas 0-0 Purdue 2-20 Arkansas DNP CMU 0-0 KSU 3-54 KSU DNP BSU 0-0 Akron DNP CMU DNP UB 0-0 CMU DNP Miami DNP Akron 0-0 EMU DNP EMU DNP WMU 0-0 UMass DNP BSU DNP UMass 0-0 BSU DNP Toledo DNP Toledo DNP Toledo DNP Ohio DNP EMU DNP WMU DNP WMU DNP KSU DNP BGSU DNP BGSU DNP Florida St. DNP Utah St. DNP Marshall DNP 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 43

45 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 23 JORDAN HUFF Tailback So.-R 1L Mobile, Ala. St. Paul s Episcopal HS 2014 Played in 11 games with one start. Received his first starting nod in the NIU backfield against Miami (10-18). Scored on his lone carry of the game on a six-yard rush. Tallied 271 all-purpose yards on the season as a tailback and kick returner. Had the longest kickoff return of the season by a Huskie, a 66-yard return versus Kent State (10-4) that set up the decisive field goal. Finished season with 200 kickoff return yards on eight attempts. Had 71 rushing yards on nine carries, a 7.9 yards-per-carry average. Scored touchdowns on three of nine carries, with his first career score a game-winner against Kent State. Also found the end zone and had a career-high 25 rushing yards in the MAC Championship Game victory over Bowling Green (12-5). Huff s Career Stats RUSHING Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/G / KICKOFF RETURNS Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg / SINGLE GAME HIGHS Rush Attempts: 3, vs. Bowling Green, MAC Champ. Game, Rushing Yards: 25, vs. Bowling Green, MAC Champ. Game, Long Gain: 18, vs. Kent State, Long Kickoff Return: 66, vs. Kent State, Most Kickoff Returns: 3, twice, last vs. Miami, Redshirted. Named Offensive Scout Player of the Week for his work in preparing for the Toledo (11-20) game. Two-time all-state and three-time all-area honoree. Holds school records for career and single season rushing yards. Finished his career with 4,873 rushing yards while playing on the varsity squad all four seasons. Scored 55 touchdowns over three seasons. Gained 967 yards and scored 16 touchdowns as a senior Scored 15 touchdowns and rushed for 962 yards as a junior. Posted his best season as a sophomore, carrying the ball 260 times for 1,705 yards and 24 touchdowns for the Saints. Rushed for 1,239 yards on 233 carries as a freshman. Born April 9, 1995, in Mobile, Ala. Son of Willie and Colette Huff. Pre-computer science major. Game-By-Game Rushing Stats 2014 OPP. #-YDS OTHER Presby. 3-8 NW DNP UNLV 0-0 Arkansas 1-14 KSU 1-18 TD CMU 0-0 Miami 1-6 TD EMU 0-0 BSU 0-0 Toledo 0-0 Ohio DNP WMU 0-0 BGSU 3-25 TD Marshall DNP 30 TIFONTE HUNT Cornerback Fr.-R Harvey, Ill. Thornton Township HS 2014 Took a medical redshirt season. Made his collegiate debut in NIU s season oepner against Presbyterian (8-28) before being sidelined by injury. Born Feb. 21, 1996, in Chicago, Ill. Son of Chico Hunt and Tiffany Ray. Organizational and corporate communications major. Three-time team captain and three-year starter who compiled 71 tackles, 22 pass breakups and seven interceptions. Tallied 29 tackles, nine pass breakups, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries in Combined for nine kickoff and punt return touchdowns as a senior. Earned Team MVP and all-area honors following his senior season. Recorded 23 tackles, forced a fumble and picked off two passes as a junior en route to garnering all-conference recognition. Returned nine of his 12 punt returns for touchdowns in Posted 19 tackles and seven pass breakups as a sophomore Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

46 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 6 BOBBY JONES IV Linebacker So.-R 1L Miami Gardens, Fla. Monsignor Pace HS Appeared in all 14 games as a reserve linebacker and special teams contributor. Made 11 tackles on the season, six solo. Recorded a career-high three stops in his collegiate debut against Presbyterian (8-28) and had three tackles at Western Michigan (11-28). Teamed up with Sean Folliard to record his first career half-sack at Eastern Michigan (10-25). Selected to the Academic All-MAC Team. Redshirted. Named Defensive Scout Player of the Week for the Iowa (8-31) and Western Michigan (11-26) games. Jones IV s Career Stats Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL-Yds QS-Yds FF/FR Int/PBU / /0 0/0 SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 3, twice, last at Western Michigan, Sacks: 0.5, at Eastern Michigan, Registered 90 tackles (60 solo), three interceptions, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries during his senior season. Earned all-area recognition and was named the team s defensive MVP following his senior campaign. Played in Dade vs. Broward All-Star Game following 2012 season. Recorded 60 tackles with a pick and fumble recovery as a junior. Born July 23, 1995, in Miramar, Fla. Son of Robert and Juanita Jones. Father played football at Miami (Fla.). Kinesiology major. Game-By-Game Stats 2014 OPP. U-A-T OTHER Presby NW UNLV Arkansas KSU CMU Miami EMU SK BSU Toledo Ohio WMU BGSU Marshall JAWUAN JOHNSON Safety Fr.-R E. St. Louis, Ill. New Boston [Texas] HS 2014 Redshirted. Born June 13, 1996, in East St. Louis, Ill. Son of Jimmie Lee Johnson, Sr., and Ulysses Doss. Communications and media studies major. Two-time all-conference, all-area and all-district honoree. Tallied 171 tackles, 10 forced fumbles and eight interceptions. Registered 70 tackles, forced six fumbles and intercepted two passes in Caught 18 passes for 650 yards and eight touchdowns. Returned two punts for touchdowns in Garnered first team all-district recognition on both offense and defense as a senior. Recorded 101 tackles, 83 solo, in 2012, along with six interceptions and four forced fumbles. Earned honorable mention all-state honors as a junior. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 45

47 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 92 MARIO JONES Defensive Tackle Jr.-R 2L Chicago, Ill. Hubbard HS 2013 Appeared in 11 games and started one as a redshirt freshman. Totaled 13 tackles, seven solo stops. Started his first career game at Iowa (8-31) and made two tackles. Recorded three tackles and accounted for 1.5 sacks at Idaho (9-14) Played in 13 games with one start. Started the season opener against Presbyterian (8-28). Finished the season with 15 tackles, four solo and 11 assists. Had a career-high eight tackles at Ohio (11-18), including one-half tackle for loss. Also tallied a 19-yard solo tackle for loss against Kent State (10-4). Redshirted. Earned Defensive Scout Player of the Week honors vs. UT Martin (9-8). Garnered honorable mention all-state honors after his senior season. Posted 55 tackles and four sacks in 2011 to earn all-conference, allcity and special mention all-area honors. Ranked No. 28 in the Rivals.com Illinois Postseason Top 30. Named to the all-conference and all-city teams as a junior Went to U.S. Army All-American Bowl Combine in San Antonio in Named to the ESPNChicago.com Defensive Player of the Year Watchlist before his senior year. Ranked as the 40th-best prospect in Illinois by ESPN. Born June 26, 1993, in Chicago, Ill. Son of Sheila Jones. Sociology major. Jones Career Stats Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL-Yds QS-Yds FF/FR Int/PBU / /0 0/ / /0 0/0 Career 24/ /0 0/0 SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 8, at Ohio, Sacks: 1.5, at Idaho, Game-By-Game Stats Defensive tackle Mario Jones provides great depth for the NIU defensive front seven OPP. U-A-T OTHER 2014 OPP. U-A-T OTHER Iowa Presby Idaho SK NW EIU UNLV Purdue Arkansas KSU KSU TFL Akron CMU CMU Miami EMU EMU UMass BSU BSU Toledo Toledo DNP Ohio TFL WMU WMU BGSU DNP BGSU Utah St. DNP Marshall DNP 46 Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

48 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 90 WILLIAM LEE Defensive Tackle So.-R 1L Indianapolis, Ind. Arsenal Tech HS Emerged as a force on the NIU defensive line, starting all 14 games at tackle. One of just four Huskie defenders, and the only freshman on the roster, to start every game in Tallied 22 tackles, including nine solo stops and 13 assists. Recorded 2.5 sacks and 3.0 tackles for loss. Tallied a career-high five tackles in the victory at Ball State (11-5). Had seven multi-tackle games and at least one stop in 11 contests. Combined with Jason Meehan at Northwestern (9-6) for first career sack. Also recorded solo sacks at UNLV (9-13) and Western Michigan (11-28). Forced a fumble at Eastern Michigan (10-25). Named NIU Defensive Lineman of the Week for his play in the Eastern Michigan (10-25) and Western Michigan (11-28) games. Member of the Academic All-MAC Team Redshirted Picked as the conference Defensive Player of the Year and the Kiwanis G.R.E.A.T. Player of the Year following the 2012 season. Named all-state, all-city and all-conference first team as a senior. Earned spots on the Indianapolis Star s Super Team and the Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 Team. Garnered all-city and all-conference recognition as a junior. Recorded 36 tackles and three sacks in 2011, along with a forced fumble and fumble recovery. Born Sept. 26, 1994, in Detroit, Mich. Son of William Lee and Catherine Durden. Journalism major. Lee s Career Stats DEFENSE Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL-Yds QS-Yds FF/FR Int/PBU / /0 0/0 SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 5, at Ball State, Sacks: 1.0, twice, last at Western Michigan, Forced Fumbles: 1, at Eastern Michigan, Game-By-Game Defensive Stats 2014 OPP. U-A-T OTHER Presby NW SK UNLV SK Arkansas TFL KSU CMU Miami EMU FF BSU Toledo Ohio WMU SK BGSU Marshall Defensive tackle William Lee started all 14 games as a redshirt freshman in , 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 47

49 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 9 RASHEEN LEMON Linebacker Sr.-R 3L Chicago, Ill. Proviso West HS Started all 14 games at outside linebacker. NIU s second-leading tackler with 90. Had a team-high 56 solo stops in Also registered 2.5 sacks and 3.0 tackles for loss. Posed a constant threat to opposing passers, tallying six quarterback hits. Third team All-MAC selection. Led the Huskies in tackles in six separate games. Made a tackle in every game, with at least four stops in the final 10 games of the season, including every MAC contest. Recorded a career-high 2.0 sacks and added nine tackles at Northwestern (9-6), earning MAC West Defensive Player of the Week. Tallied a career-high 11 tackles at Ohio (11-18). Also had a double-digit tackle game (10) at Eastern Michigan (10-25). Forced fumbles at UNLV (9-13) and against Kent State (10-4) Started two games at linebacker. Posted career highs in tackles (7) and sacks (1.5) at Idaho (9-14). Registered six tackles at Iowa (8-30) Saw action in all 14 games on special teams and as a reserve linebacker. Recorded 12 tackles. Posted a season-high three tackles against Buffalo (10-13). Recovered a fumble at Akron (10-20) on a kickoff to set up NIU s first touchdown of the game. Made at least one stop in eight games. Lemon s Career Stats DEFENSE Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL-Yds QS-Yds FF/FR Int/PBU / /1 0/ / /0 0/ / /0 0/0 Career 30/ /1 0/ Redshirted. Earned Offensive Work Team Player of the Week honors against Buffalo (10-22). Named second team All-West Suburban Conference second team as a senior. Qualified for state in the 100 meters for track & field team in Placed fifth at IHSA Wrestling Tournament at 189 pounds as junior. Born Aug. 10, 1992, in Chicago, Ill. Son of Rodney Lemon and Kimberly Steele. General studies major. Game-By-Game Defensive Stats 2012 OPP. U-A-T OTHER 2013 OPP. U-A-T OTHER 2014 OPP. U-A-T OTHER Iowa Iowa Presby UT Martin Idaho SK NW SK Army EIU DNP UNLV FF Kansas Purdue DNP Arkansas CMU KSU DNP KSU SK, FF BSU Akron DNP CMU UB CMU DNP Miami Akron FF EMU DNP EMU WMU UMass DNP BSU UMass BSU DNP Toledo Toledo Toledo DNP Ohio TFL EMU WMU DNP WMU KSU BGSU DNP BGSU Florida St Utah St. DNP Marshall SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 11, at Ohio, Sacks: 2.0, at Northwestern, Linebacker Rasheen Lemon had two sacks in NIU s win at Northwestern last season Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

50 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 10 TOMMYLEE LEWIS Wide Receiver Sr.-R 3L Riviera Beach, Fla. W.T. Dwyer HS 2013 Garnered honorable mention All-America honors from SI.com as an all-purpose player with 1,405 all-purpose yards on 133 touches. Saw action as a receiver, rusher, punt and kickoff returner and passer (1-of-1). First-team All Mid-American Conference selection ranked second on the team in all-purpose yards, averaging yards per contest. Led the Huskies and ranked second in the MAC in receptions with 86 for 715 yards and three touchdowns. NIU s third-leading rusher with 359 yards, averaging a team-high 11.9 yards per carry. Returned 11 kicks for 312 yards and scored his school-record fourth career kickoff return touchdown vs. Purdue (9-28). Threw his first career touchdown pass with a 17-yard toss to Jordan Lynch against Eastern Michigan (10-26); added 81 yards rushing on four carries and 107 yards receiving on eight receptions. Hauled in 12 receptions for 71 yards against Ball State (11-13). Earned MAC Player of the Week honors vs. Purdue (Specialist) and Idaho (Offensive) with nine catches for 86 yards and a career-high 104 rushing yards on just four carries Second on the team in receiving with 48 catches for 539 yards and five TDs and second in all-purpose yards with 1,318. Ranked fourth in the MAC and 35th in the nation with 24.5 yards per kickoff return. Accounted for 111 yards on 19 rushes. Returned five punts for 79 yards and 24 KOs for 589 yards (24.5 avg.). Earned MAC West Specialist of the Week honors after scoring on a 93-yard kickoff return at Eastern Michigan (11-23). Paced the Huskies with five receptions for 61 yards against Florida State (1-1) in the Orange Bowl. Caught six passes for a season-high 86 yards vs. UMass (11-3). Accounted for a season-best 175 all-purpose yards at Western Michigan (10-27) Redshirted after missing the final 12 games of the season due to injury. Played in two games, accumulating 65 all-purpose yards: 17 rushing, 28 receiving and 20 on punt returns. Saw action in the last 11 games of the season. Led NIU with 30 kickoff returns for 755 yards, a 25.2-yard average. Tied NIU record for most kickoff return touchdowns in a season (2). Totaled 829 all-purpose yards to rank third on the team. Added 74 rushing yards on eight carries with a touchdown. Finished the season with eight returns of 25 yards or longer. Ranked fourth in the MAC and 34th in the nation in kickoff returns. Returned two kickoffs for touchdowns at Toledo (11-1), tying the record for longest touchdown play in NIU history to earn MAC West Specialist of the Week honors. Became one of 13 players in FBS history to return two kickoffs for a touchdown in the same game. Was the area s fifth-leading receiver as a senior with 595 yards on 31 catches and seven touchdowns. Competed in the Palm Beach/Treasure Coast All-Star Football Game. Also participated in the Lytal Reiter Smith Ivey and Fronrath Trail Attorneys Football All-Star Game. Transferred to Dwyer for his senior season after previously playing at Palm Beach Lakes, where he tallied 36 yards on five receptions in Born Oct. 24, 1992 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Son of Emma Garcia. General studies major. Lewis Career Stats RECEIVING Year G/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/G / / / / Career 39/ , RUSHING Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/G / / / / Career 39/ KICKOFF RETURNS Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg / / / Career 37/ , PUNT RETURNS Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg / / / / Career 39/ SINGLE GAME HIGHS Receptions: 12, vs. Ball State, Receiving Yards: 107, vs. Eastern Michigan, Touchdowns: 2, twice, last at Western Michigan, Long Catch: 69, at Army, Rushing Yards: 104, at Idaho, Long Rush: 54, vs. Eastern Michigan, Long Kickoff Return: 100, at Toledo, Kickoff Return TDs: 2, at Toledo, Long Punt Return: 44, at Western Michigan, , 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 49

51 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS Lewis Game-By-Game Receiving Stats 2011 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2012 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2013 OPP. #-YDS OTHER Army DNP Iowa 1-2 Iowa TD Kansas DNP UT Martin 4-52 Idaho 9-56 Wisc. DNP Army 2-79 TD EIU 9-82 Cal Poly 0-0 Kansas 5-33 TD Purdue 3-19 CMU 0-0 CMU 1-28 KSU 8-49 KSU 0-0 BSU 1-(-1) Akron 6-58 WMU 0-0 UB 3-42 TD CMU TD UB 0-0 Akron 5-29 EMU Toledo 0-0 WMU TD UMass 4-45 BGSU 0-0 UMass 6-86 BSU BSU 0-0 Toledo 6-65 Toledo DNP EMU 0-0 EMU 2-15 WMU DNP Ohio 0-0 KSU 3-4 BGSU 6-37 Ark. St. 0-0 Florida St Utah St OPP. #-YDS OTHER Presby NW 1-3 All Others DNP Lewis Game-By-Game Rushing Stats 2011 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2012 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2013 OPP. #-YDS OTHER Army DNP Iowa 1-(-2) Iowa 1-4 Kansas DNP UT Martin 1-17 Idaho Wisc. DNP Army 1-21 TD EIU 1-12 Cal Poly 2-10 TD Kansas 2-8 Purdue 1-4 CMU 0-0 CMU 1-(-1) KSU 3-23 KSU 1-(-2) BSU 4-32 Akron 2-16 WMU 0-0 UB 2-4 CMU 3-28 UB 0-0 Akron 0-0 EMU 4-81 Toledo 0-0 WMU 1-4 UMass 1-15 TD BGSU 2-11 UMass 0-0 BSU 4-34 BSU 2-35 Toledo 1-2 Toledo DNP EMU 1-20 EMU 2-10 WMU DNP Ohio 0-0 KSU 1-7 BGSU 4-35 Ark. St. 0-0 Florida St. 2-9 Utah St OPP. #-YDS OTHER Presby NW 2-7 All Others DNP Lewis Game-By-Game Kick Return Stats 2011 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2012 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2013 OPP. #-YDS OTHER Army DNP Iowa 3-62 Iowa 0-0 Kansas DNP UT Martin 0-0 Idaho 0-0 Wisc. DNP Army 3-59 EIU 3-34 Cal Poly 3-69 Kansas 4-98 Purdue TD CMU 1-36 CMU 0-0 KSU 2-49 KSU 0-0 BSU Akron 1-24 WMU 0-0 UB 0-0 CMU 1-27 UB 4-52 Akron 0-0 EMU 0-0 Toledo TD WMU 2-52 UMass 0-0 BGSU 2-38 UMass 0-0 BSU 0-0 BSU Toledo 2-30 Toledo DNP EMU 2-42 EMU TD WMU DNP Ohio 3-51 KSU 0-0 BGSU 1-32 Ark. St Florida St Utah St OPP. #-YDS OTHER Presby. 0-0 NW 0-0 All Others DNP Lewis Game-By-Game Punt Return Stats 2011 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2012 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2013 OPP. #-YDS OTHER Army DNP Iowa 0-0 Iowa 0-0 Kansas DNP UT Martin 0-0 Idaho 0-0 Wisc. DNP Army 0-0 EIU 0-0 Cal Poly 0-0 Kansas 0-0 Purdue 1-12 CMU 0-0 CMU 0-0 KSU 1-(-10) KSU 0-0 BSU 0-0 Akron 1-10 WMU 0-0 UB 0-0 CMU 3-10 UB 0-0 Akron 0-0 EMU 0-0 Toledo 0-0 WMU 4-75 UMass 0-0 BGSU 0-0 UMass 1-4 BSU 0-0 BSU 0-0 Toledo 0-0 Toledo DNP EMU 0-0 EMU 0-0 WMU DNP Ohio 0-0 KSU 0-0 BGSU 0-0 Ark. St. 0-0 Florida St. 0-0 Utah St OPP. #-YDS OTHER Presby NW 2-1 All Others DNP A fifth-year senior coming off a medical redshirt season, Tommylee Lewis has caught at least one pass in 28 consecutive games dating back to Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

52 2013 DEFENSE Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL-Yds QS-Yds FF/FR Int/PBU / /0 0/ / /0 1/ / /1 3/15 Career 42/ /1 4/23 KICKOFF RETURNS Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg / / / Career 42/ SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 8, three times, last vs. Marshall, Boca Raton Bowl, PBUs: 3, vs. Akron, INTs: 1, four times, last vs. BGSU, MAC Champ. Game, TFLs: 1.0, at Eastern Michigan, Long Kickoff Return: 41, at Massachusetts, NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 29 PARIS LOGAN Cornerback Sr.-R 3L Columbia, Mo. Rock Bridge HS Played in all 14 contests and started nine at cornerback. Recorded 42 tackles and eight pass break ups. Led NIU with 481 kick return yards on a team-high 20 returns (24.0 avg.). Broke up three passes and made six tackles against Akron (10-12). Made a season-high seven tackles versus Ball State (11-13). Snagged his first career interception at Toledo (11-20). Forced a fumble and made three tackles against Western Michigan (11-26) Started all 14 games. First team All-MAC selection, establishing himself as one of the best defensive backs in the league. Finished fourth on NIU with 77 tackles. Had five or more tackles in 12 games. Led the Huskies with 15 pass break-ups. Made incredible over-the-shoulder interception in the win at Northwestern (9-6), earning a spot in ESPN s SportsCenter Top 10 plays. Also had interceptions at Ball State (11-5) and in the MAC Championship Game victory over Bowling Green (12-5). Tallied a career-high eight tackles three times, most recently in the Boca Raton Bowl against Marshall (12-23). Recovered his first career fumble vs. Presbyterian (8-28) in the opener. Forced a fumble in the win at Ball State (11-5). Recorded at least one pass break-up in every MAC game. Also returned five kickoffs for 99 yards, a 19.8 yards-per-return average. Saw action in 13 games during the year. Finished the year with nine tackles, five solo, while playing primarily on special teams. Recorded a season-high two tackles against UT-Martin (9-8). Tied that mark with a pair of solo tackles at Eastern Michigan (11-23). Recovered onside kick against Florida State (1-1) in the Orange Bowl. Logan s Career Stats 2011 Redshirted. Earned Defensive Work Team Player of the Week honors against Cal Poly (9-24), Kent State (10-8) and Eastern Michigan (11-25). Selected to Central Missouri s Class 6A all-district team. Member of the Columbia Tribune All-Area team in Tallied six interceptions in his final two seasons. Team leader in interceptions with a career-high five, returning one for a touchdown in Recorded 74 stops, 37 solo, during his senior campaign. Born Feb. 7, 1992 in Columbia, Mo. Son of Rebecca Dennis. Sociology major. Game-By-Game Defensive Stats 2012 OPP. U-A-T OTHER 2013 OPP. U-A-T OTHER 2014 OPP. U-A-T OTHER Iowa Iowa Presby FR UT Martin Idaho NW INT Army EIU UNLV Kansas Purdue Arkansas CMU KSU KSU BSU Akron CMU UB CMU Miami Akron EMU EMU TFL WMU UMass BSU INT, FF UMass BSU Toledo Toledo Toledo INT Ohio EMU WMU FF WMU KSU BGSU BGSU INT Florida St Utah St Marshall Game-By-Game Kick Return Stats 2012 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2013 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2014 OPP. #-YDS OTHER Iowa 0-0 Iowa 0-0 Presby UT Martin 0-0 Idaho 3-69 NW 1-18 Army 0-0 EIU 1-17 UNLV 1-17 Kansas 0-0 Purdue 0-0 Arkansas 2-43 CMU 0-0 KSU 1-16 KSU 0-0 BSU 0-0 Akron 1-29 CMU 0-0 UB 0-0 CMU 0-0 Miami 0-0 Akron 0-0 EMU 1-15 EMU 0-0 WMU 0-0 UMass BSU 0-0 UMass 0-0 BSU 1-11 Toledo 0-0 Toledo 0-0 Toledo 2-38 Ohio 0-0 EMU 0-0 WMU 0-0 WMU 0-0 KSU 0-0 BGSU 4-94 BGSU 0-0 Florida St. 0-0 Utah St Marshall , 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 51

53 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 19 SHAWUN LURRY Cornerback So. 1L West Palm Beach, Fla. W.T. Dwyer HS 2014 Appeared in 13 games as a true freshman at cornerback. Tallied 14 tackles, nine of the solo type. Returned three punts for 10 yards. Made a career-high three stops in the victory at UNLV (9-13). Also had multi-tackle games in the season opener against Presbyterian (8-28) and at Northwestern (9-6). Broke up his first career pass versus Western Michigan (11-28). Born Aug. 12, 1994, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Son of Darien Early and Taykesha Lurry. Business administration major. Lurry s Career Stats Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL-Yds QS-Yds FF/FR Int/PBU / /0 0/1 SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 3, at UNLV, Long Punt Return: 7, vs. Bowling Green, MAC Champ. Game, Three-time All-State honoree. Earned All-State honors from the Tampa Bay Times and Orlando Sentinel following the 2013 season. Intercepted nine passes as a senior, including two in the 2013 Class 7A state title game. Returned eight punts for touchdowns in Played three seasons at Inlet Grove before transferring to Dwyer. Caught 22 passes for 495 yards and eight TDs as a sophomore. Intercepted four passes during the 2011 season. Game-By-Game Stats 2014 OPP. U-A-T OTHER Presby NW UNLV Arkansas KSU CMU Miami DNP EMU BSU Toledo Ohio WMU BGSU Marshall EMMETT LYNCH Cornerback Fr.-R Chicago, Ill. Rich Central HS 2014 Redshirted. Born July 2, 1996, in Huntsville, Ala. Son of Emmett, Sr., and Tara Lynch. Communications and media studies major. Four-time all-conference honoree. Totaled 56 tackles and eight interceptions in two years. Posted 34 tackles, 19 solo, in 2013, in addition to forcing two fumbles, recovering a fumble and intercepting three passes Set a school record as a junior with five interceptions. Registered 21 tackles in Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

54 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 1 ANTHONY MADDIE Quarterback Jr.-R 1L Plainfield, Ill. Aurora Christian HS/Western Michigan Appeared in nine games as a dualthreat quarterback. Spent most of the season as Drew s Hare back-up quarterback and saw time on some early series as well. Passed for 227 yards with a 60.6 completion percentage (20-for-33). Rushed for 201 yards on 44 attempts. Scored his only touchdown of the season rushing vs. Miami (10-18). Helped the Huskies beat Kent State (10-4), passing for 105 yards, including a career-long 49-yard completion to Juwan Brescacin. Named to the Academic All-MAC team Did not play due to NCAA transfer rules. Named Offensive Scout Player of the Week for the Akron (10-12) and Ball State (11-13) games. Prior to NIU 2014 Redshirted as a true freshman at Western Michigan. Maddie s Career Stats PASSING Year G/GS C-A-I Pct. Yds. TD Lg Yds/G Effic / RUSHING Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/G / SINGLE GAME HIGHS Attempts: 10, vs. Kent State, Completions: 7, vs. Kent State, Passing Yards: 105, vs. Kent State, Rushing Yards: 51, vs. Presbyterian, Longest Pass: 49, vs. Kent State, Longest Rush: 27, vs. Presbyterian, Earned All-State honors following the 2011 season. Passed for 3,799 yards and 52 touchdowns in 2011, while rushing for 1,117 yards and 18 scores on the ground. Earned conference and state title game MVP honors. Responsible for 33 touchdowns as a junior. Guided team to state title in Born Oct. 11, 1993, in Joliet, Ill. Son of Joe and Angela Maddie. Communications and media studies major. Game-By-Game Passing Stats 2014 OPP. C-A-I YDS TD Presby NW UNLV Arkansas KSU CMU DNP Miami EMU BSU Toledo DNP Ohio WMU DNP BGSU DNP Marshall DNP Game-By-Game Passing Stats 2014 OPP. #-YDS OTHER Presby NW 4-20 UNLV 0-0 Arkansas 7-17 KSU 8-48 CMU DNP Miami 6-49 TD EMU 3-11 BSU 2-3 Toledo DNP Ohio 5-2 WMU DNP BGSU DNP Marshall DNP 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 53

55 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 7 DESROY MAXWELL Tight End Sr. 3L Evanston, Ill. Amundsen HS Appeared in all 14 games, earning seven starts at tight end. Finished the season with nine receptions for 90 yards, all coming versus MAC opponents. Was sixth on NIU in receiving yards. Had three-straight multi-catch games: versus Kent State (10-4), Central Michigan (10-11) and Miami (10-18). Also made receptions at Ball State (11-5), Ohio (11-18) and Western Michigan (11-28). Key blocker for an NIU rushing attack that amassed 3,488 yards and scored 38 touchdowns on the ground in Saw action in 13 games and started five. Sixth on the team in receptions with 11 for 113 yards. Scored first career touchdown on a 25-yard catch vs. Akron (10-12). Set career highs with two receptions for 27 yards at Purdue (9-28). Caught a pair of passes for 23 yards versus Utah State (12-26). Ran for 10 yards and a first down on a fake punt against the Aggies. Game-By-Game Receiving Stats 2012 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2013 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2014 OPP. #-YDS OTHER Iowa 0-0 Iowa 1-2 Presby. 0-0 UT Martin 0-0 Idaho 0-0 NW 0-0 Army 0-0 EIU 1-15 UNLV 0-0 Kansas 0-0 Purdue 2-27 Arkansas 0-0 CMU 0-0 KSU 2-9 KSU 2-18 BSU DNP Akron 1-25 TD CMU 2-21 UB 0-0 CMU 0-0 Miami 2-26 Akron DNP EMU 0-0 EMU 0-0 WMU 0-0 UMass 1-10 BSU 1-11 UMass 0-0 BSU 1-2 Toledo 0-0 Toledo 0-0 Toledo DNP Ohio 1-6 EMU 0-0 WMU 0-0 WMU 1-8 KSU 0-0 BGSU 0-0 BGSU 0-0 Florida St. 0-0 Utah St Marshall Appeared in 12 games at tight end for the Huskies, with two starts as a true freshman. Primarily used as a blocker. Ran 35 yards on a fake punt in the Orange Bowl against Florida State (1-1). Contributed to a Huskie offense that led the MAC and ranked 12th in the nation in rushing offense with yards per game. Earned all-conference and all-city honors following his senior season. Tallied 160 receptions for 2,720 yards and 31 touchdowns in three seasons. Recorded 59 receptions for 1,289 yards in Caught 50 passes for 793 yards as a junior and snagged 32 receptions for 438 yards his sophomore year. Ranked as the 35th-best prospect in Illinois by ESPN. Born May 30, 1993 in Jamaica. Son of Radcliff Maxwell and Nadine Wilson. Sociology major. Maxwell s Career Stats RECEIVING Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/G / / / Career 39/ SINGLE GAME HIGHS Receptions: 2, six times, last vs. Miami, Receiving Yards: 27, at Purdue, Touchdowns: 1, vs. Akron, SIOSIFA MALOLO Defensive Tackle Sr. Antioch, Calif. Deer Valley HS/Los Medanos College 2014 Appeared in one game, making his NIU debut in the win over Presbyterian (8-28). Prior to NIU Posted 31 tackles, 18 solo, in 2013 at Los Medanos College. Tallied 4.5 sacks for losses of 24 yards. Recorded season-high six tackles, including a sack, vs. West Valley. Set a career-best with 1.5 sacks against Monterey. Helped Los Medanos claim the Bay Valley Conference South title. Garnered all-conference honors as a junior and senior. Selected to the Holiday Classic East Bay vs. Sacramento All-Star Game following the 2011 season. Invited to the Stanford Nike Football Training Camp. Born Sept. 8, 1994, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Son of Joe and Atealoa Malolo. General studies major Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

56 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 45 BOOMER MAYS Linebacker Sr.-R 3L Lawrence, Kan. Eudora HS 2013 Started all 14 contests at middle linebacker. Third on the team in tackles with 82 with 5.5 tackles for loss and two sacks. Intercepted a pass in the endzone and led NIU with a career-high 11 stops at Toledo (11-20). Forced a fumble and made five tackles at Idaho (9-14). Blocked a kick and made five stops in a win over Akron (10-12). Recorded seven tackles and a sack at Central Michigan (10-19). Had two TFLs versus Eastern Michigan (10-26) Saw action in 13 games and started four at middle linebacker. Finished with 31 tackles, five for loss. Notched 14 tackles in a three-game span from Sept. 15 to Sept. 29. Tallied a season high seven stops, and had two tackles for loss, in his first career start at Army (9-15). Accounted for four tackles in back-to-back games at Western Michigan (10-27) and against UMass (11-3) Redshirted Appeared in every game with 13 starts. Enjoyed another stellar season at middle linebacker, making 75 tackles to rank fifth on the Huskies roster. Earned a second team All-MAC nod. Tied for second on NIU with nine tackles for a loss of 14 yards. Started the season with 7.5 tackles for loss in the first six contests. Recorded a career-high three TFLs in the win over Kent State (10-4). Also finished the season strong with 46 stops in the final seven games. Tallied a season-high 10 tackles and forced a fumble at Ohio (11-18). Displayed consistency, making at least one tackle in every game, with 13 multi-tackle contests and eight games with at least five stops. Named the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl Defensive MVP as a senior after making 13 tackles in the game. First team All-State selection at linebacker as a senior. Named to all-area and all-conference teams following his junior and senior years, when he served as team captain. Finished as the school s career leader in tackles with 404. Accumulated 110 tackles, caused four fumbles, recovered two and had a sack during the 2010 campaign. Garnered all-state honorable mention as a junior. Set school record for tackles in a season with 160 as a junior. Totaled 46 tackles and an interception in just five games as a sophomore after suffering a broken wrist, but still earned all-area honors as a long snapper. Born July 14, 1993 in Clinton, Mo. Son of Byron and Rita Mays. Father was a defensive tackle at Kansas and Central Missouri. Originally signed primarily to be the Huskies long snapper. Organizational and corporate communications major. Mays Career Stats Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL-Yds QS-Yds FF/FR Int/PBU / /0 0/ / /0 1/ / /0 0/1 Career 41/ /0 1/1 SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 11, at Toledo, TFL: 3.0, vs. Kent State, Sacks: 1.0, twice, last at Central Michigan, Interceptions: 1, at Toledo, Forced Fumbles: 1, twice, last at Ohio, Game-By-Game Defensive Stats 2012 OPP. U-A-T OTHER 2013 OPP. U-A-T OTHER 2014 OPP. U-A-T OTHER Iowa Iowa Presby TFL UT Martin Idaho NW TFL Army TFL EIU SK, FF UNLV TFL Kansas TFL Purdue Arkansas TFL CMU KSU KSU TFL BSU Akron CMU TFL UB CMU SK Miami Akron EMU TFL EMU WMU TFL UMass TFL BSU TFL UMass TFL BSU Toledo TFL Toledo Toledo Ohio FF EMU WMU TFL WMU KSU DNP BGSU BGSU Florida St Utah St Marshall Linebacker Boomer Mays enters his senior season with 188 career tackles as a Huskie. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 55

57 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 24 BRANDON MAYES Safety So.-R 1L Aurora, Ill. Aurora Christian HS Appeared in all 14 games with two starts. Led NIU freshmen with 29 total tackles, 23 solo. Had three solo tackles and a forced fumble in his collegiate debut against Presbyterian (8-28). Recovered a fumble in the MAC West clinching win at Western Michigan (11-28). Tallied a career-high seven tackles against Central Michigan (10-11). Made a career-high six solo stops versus Miami (10-18). Had at least one tackle in 11 different games as a redshirt freshman Redshirted. Named Defensive Scout Player of the Week for Akron (10-12) game. Mayes Career Stats 2014 Year G/GS Solo Asst. Tot. TFL-Yds. QS.-Yds. FF/FR Int/PBU / /1 0/1 SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 7, vs. Central Michigan, Three-time all-area and two-time all-state and all-conference selection. Three-year starter set the school record for most career tackles, tackles for loss and interceptions. Named captain of the 2012 Tri-Cities Team by the Daily Herald. Rushed for 863 yards and seven touchdowns on 87 carries in Caught 30 passes for 351 yards and three touchdowns as a senior. Registered 113 tackles, 47 solo, as a junior. Carried 73 times for 858 yards and six scores in Born May 22, Son of Willie and Sharron Mayes. Kinesiology major. Game-By-Game Stats 2014 OPP. U-A-T OTHER Presby FF NW UNLV Arkansas KSU CMU Miami EMU BSU Toledo Ohio WMU FR BGSU Marshall MALIK MITCHELL Wide Receiver So.-R Alpharetta, Ga. Milton HS 2013 Redshirted Appeared in one game. Made his collegiate debut in the seasonopening win over Presbyterian (8-28). Caught 40 passes for 500 yards and four touchdowns with the Eagles as a senior. Gained 300 yards on 30 receptions as a junior despite missing three games. Began his varsity career as a sophomore, where he caught five passes for 100 yards in the final five games of the season. Played for Team USA on the 2010 Trans-Pacific Cup team. Born Dec. 10, 1994, in Chicago Heights, Ill. Son of Walter Mitchell and Diane Hawkins. Organizational and corporate communications major Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

58 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 2 MARLON MOORE Safety Sr. 3L Mobile, Ala. C.F. Vigor HS Appeared in all 14 games, earning starts at strong safety in 13 contests. Led NIU with 99 total tackles. Made 49 solo stops with 50 assists. Tallied career highs at Arkansas (9-20) with 14 stops and two tackles for loss. Also had TFLs against Toledo (11-11) and in the MAC Championship Game victory over Bowling Green (12-5) on a key fourth-down play. Notched his second career double-digit tackle game versus Central Michigan (10-18), making 12 total stops. Tied his career high with three pass break-ups in the win at Western Michigan (11-28) that sealed NIU s fifth-straight MAC West title. Made five or more tackles in 12 different games. Led the Huskies in tackles five times. Recorded his fourth career interception at UNLV (9-13). Forced fumbles in NIU s first two games of the season, victories over Presbyterian (8-28) and at Northwestern (9-6). Recovered the first fumble of his career at Ohio (11-18). Appeared in all 14 games and started eight at cornerback. Made 34 tackles, including 26 solo stops, and led the team in pass break ups with 12. Second on the NIU defense and ninth in the MAC in passes defended. Recorded a season-high six tackles to go with two pass break ups at Iowa (8-31). Intercepted a pass and made three stops versus Eastern Illinois (9-21). Tied a season-high with six tackles against Akron (10-12). Named first team all-state and first team All-Metro in Served as team captain as a senior. Recorded 37 tackles and six interceptions as a senior, returning one for a touchdown. Rushed for 367 yards and six touchdowns on 71 carries and made 18 receptions for 275 yards and four scores in Member of the basketball, baseball and track and field teams. Born April 15, Son of Marlon Reed and Shamirca Moore. Sociology major. Game-By-Game Stats 2012 OPP. U-A-T OTHER 2013 OPP. U-A-T OTHER 2014 OPP. U-A-T OTHER Iowa Iowa Presby FF UT Martin Idaho NW FF Army EIU UNLV INT Kansas Purdue Arkansas TFL CMU KSU KSU BSU TFL Akron CMU UB INT CMU Miami Akron EMU EMU WMU UMass BSU UMass BSU Toledo TFL Toledo Toledo Ohio FR EMU WMU WMU KSU DNP BGSU BGSU TFL Florida St. DNP Utah St Marshall Played in 12 games and started the final six regular season contests as a true freshman. Recorded 39 tackles on the season, including 30 solo stops. Made two or more tackles in eight consecutive games from Sept. 29 to Nov. 23. Celebrated his first career start with two interceptions, a pass break up and five tackles against Buffalo (10-13). Earned MAC West Defensive Player of the Week honors following his performance against the Bulls. Accounted for a season-high eight tackles at Ball State (10-6). Moore s Career Stats Year G/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds QS-Yds FF/FR Int/PBU / /0 2/ / /0 1/ / /1 1/3 Career 40/ /1 4/18 SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 14, at Arkansas, PBUs: 3, twice, last at Western Michigan, INTs: 2, vs. Buffalo, TFLs: 2.0, at Arkansas, Safety Marlon Moore led the NIU Huskies with 99 total tackles in , 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 57

59 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 80 SKYLER MONAGHAN Wide Receiver So. 1L Omaha, Neb. Millard West HS 2014 Lettered as a true freshman, appearing in 11 games on special teams. Made collegiate debut at Arkansas (9-20). Finished with two tackles on the season. Recorded his first career stop in the victory over Miami (10-18). Also made a tackle in NIU s appearance in the Boca Raton Bowl against Marshall (12-23). Three-time all-area and all-conference honoree Earned all-state honors after his junior and senior seasons. Caught 40 passes for 800 yards and 13 touchdowns in Gained 850 yards on 50 receptions as a junior, scoring 10 touchdowns. Rushed 17 times for 141 yards and four touchdowns. Grabbed 43 passes for 1,043 yards and 13 scores as a sophomore. Born Dec. 9, 1995, in Omaha, Neb. Son of Jim and Marcia Olsen. Biology major. 93 RAJSHAWN MOSLEY Defensive End So. 1L Indianapolis, Ind. Arsenal Tech HS 2014 Appeared in 12 games as a true freshman reserve defensive lineman. Tallied eight tackles on the season, four solo and four assisted. Had two tackles in his collegiate debut against Presbyterian (8-28) and also made two stops at Eastern Michigan (10-25). Made his first career sack in the season opener vs. Presbyterian (8-28). Also assisted on a sack in the victory at Ball State (11-5). Mosley s Career Stats Year G/GS Solo Asst. Tot. TFL-Yds. QS.-Yds. FF/FR Int/PBU / /0 0/0 SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 2, twice, last at Eastern Michigan, Sacks: 1.0, vs. Presbyterian, Two-time all-conference honoree. Earned All-State, all-conference and Defensive Lineman of the Year honors following his senior season. Made 110 tackles, forced three fumbles and recovered five, broke up three passes and intercepted one in Caught seven passes for 112 yards and one touchdown on offense. Tallied 96 tackles and recovered four fumbles as a junior en route to earning all-conference recognition. Hauled in three passes for 30 yards in Ranked as the 25th-best recruit in Indiana by 247Sports. Born Jan. 26, 1995, in Chicago, Ill. Son of Reginald Mosley and Vickie Epps. Business administration major Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

60 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 55 ANDREW NESS Center Sr.-R 3L O Fallon, Mo. Christian Brothers College 2013 Started all 14 games at center for the second consecutive year. Named NIU Offensive Lineman of the Week against Eastern Illinois (9-21) as the Huskie offense gained 602 yards. Earned NIU Offensive Lineman of the Week honors again at Toledo (11-20) where the Huskies ran for 364 yards. Led a pass protection unit that allowed only 0.79 sacks per game to rank fifth in the nation. Centered an NIU offense that ranked fifth in the country with yards of total offense per game. Paved the way for Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch to become the nation s second leading rusher with 1,920 yards. Blocked for a rushing offense that totaled 3,161 yards, best in NIU history and seventh in the country. Led the way for the NIU s most prolific scoring offense (39.6 ppg). Part of an NIU offense that topped 550 yards of total offense in seven games Started all 14 games at center for the third consecutive season, extending his streak to 42 games. Selected to the All-MAC First Team. Awarded NIU Offensive Lineman of the Week after the victory at Eastern Michigan (10-25), where the Huskies rushed for 332 yards and four touchdowns as a team. Helped organize an offensive line that conceded just 14 quarterback sacks the entire season. Blocked for a rushing attack that amassed 3,488 yards on the ground with 36 touchdowns while averaging 5.1 yards per carry. Led the way for second team All-MAC rusher Cameron Stingily, who finished the season with 971 rushing yards and 14 scores. Also opened holes for 600-yard rushers Drew Hare and Joel Bouagnon. Started in his third consecutive MAC Championship Game, helping the Huskies defeat Bowling Green (12-5) by a margin. Helped NIU score 56 touchdowns and average 31.5 points per game. Guided the Huskies to nine 200-yard rushing games, with five 300- yard contests and two 400-yard performances on the ground. Started all 14 games at center for the Huskies. Named Co-Lineman of the Week in a win over Akron (10-20). Helped NIU average yards of total offense per game which ranked 20th in the country and led the MAC. NIU gained 400 or more yards in 12 of 14 games in NIU led the MAC and ranked 12th in the nation in rushing offense with yards per game. The Huskies scored 38.8 points per game to rank 13th nationally. Centered a pass protection unit that allowed only 1.2 sacks per game. Paved the way for NIU s season-high 622 yards of total offense against Central Michigan (9-29) Redshirted. Earned the Defensive Work Team Player of the Week award against Kansas (9-10) and Ball State (11-15). First-team all-state choice by the MFCA and Missouri Sportswriters Association. All-area choice by Missouri SportsNet and a second team selection by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Earned first-team all-conference honors his junior and senior seasons and was an honorable mention choice as a sophomore. Began his senior season as the center on Catholic s Preseason All-America team. Served as team captain as a senior. Born May 25, 1993 in Lake St. Louis, Mo. Son of David and Barbara Ness. Mother was a four-year women s basketball starter for Central Missouri. Father won three letters as an offensive guard for Western State. Pursuing a master s degree as a sport management major. From the same hometown as NIU quarterback Drew Hare. Andrew Ness has started at center for NIU in 42 consecutive games. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 59

61 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 71 LEVON MYERS Offensive Line Jr.-R 2L Franklin, Wis. Franklin HS 2014 Appeared in all 14 games. Served as the reserve left tackle and played on offense and special teams. Blocked on an offensive line that conceded only 14 quarterback sacks on the year. Played in the MAC Championship Game against Bowling Green (12-5) for the second consecutive year. Helped the Huskies average 5.1 yards per carry while scoring 36 rushing touchdowns Saw action in six games as a reserve offensive tackle. First career snaps came at Iowa (8-31) in the 2013 season opener. Played in several important games, including the MAC Championship game versus Bowling Green (12-6). First team all-state honoree by the WFCA and Associated Press following his senior year. Named all-area and all-conference on offense and defense in Finalist for the Joe Thomas Award, given annually to the top senior offensive lineman in the state of Wisconsin. Also named the team s MVP following his senior season. Earned first team all-southeast Conference honors as a junior. Ranked as the ninth-best recruit in Wisconsin by Rivals.com and the 10th-best in the state by ESPN. Second-best offensive lineman in the state by Wisconsin Sports Network. Born Feb. 4, 1994, in Milwaukee, Wis. Son of Marion and Catherine Myers. Marketing major Redshirted. Named the Offensive Scout Team Co-Player of the Week after the Iowa (9-1) game. 51 DAVID O GORMAN Defensive End Fr.-R Watertown, Wis. Watertown HS 2014 Redshirted. Born Feb. 21, 1996, in Milwaukee, Wis. Son of Shannon and Sandy O Gorman. Business major. Three-time all-conference and two-time all-conference honoree. Totaled 158 tackles, 103 solo, in two seasons. Tirst team All-State, all-area and all-conference honoree in Tallied 100 total tackles while forcing and recovering three fumbles as a senior. Named the team s 2013 Defensive Player of the Year. Earned all-area and all-conference honors in Recorded 58 tackles, 38 solo, and two pass breakups as a junior. Named to the all-conference team as a sophomore Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

62 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 5 MAYOMI OLOOTU Cornerback So. 1L Allen, Texas Allen HS Appeared in all 14 games at cornerback and on special teams as a true freshman. Tied for second on the Huskies with four pass break-ups. Tallied 12 total tackles, seven solo. Forced a fumble and had a career-high two pass breakups at Northwestern (9-6). Recorded his first career tackle for loss at Eastern Michigan (10-25). Had a career-high five tackles in the MAC Championship Game victory over Bowling Green (12-5) Had 144 tackles, 33 pass breakups and three interceptions. Earned first team all-area honors following his senior season. Made 55 tackles with 15 pass breakups and three blocked kicks in His defense allowed just 18.6 points and yards passing per game. Named first team all-district as a junior. Compiled 60 tackles, broke up 12 passes, forced two fumbles and intercepted three passes in Won MVP award at the Next Level Athlete Top 100 Showcase. Posted 29 tackles and six pass breakups as a sophomore. Born Oct. 25, 1995, in Allen, Texas. Son of Mayomi and Patrice Olootu. Business administration major. Olootu s Career Stats Year G/GS Solo Asst. Tot. TFL-Yds. QS.-Yds. FF/FR Int/PBU / /0 0/4 SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 5, vs. Bowling Green, MAC Championship Game, PBUs: 2, at Northwestern, TFLs: 1.0, at Eastern Michigan, Game-By-Game Stats 2014 OPP. U-A-T OTHER Presby NW FF UNLV Arkansas KSU CMU Miami EMU TFL BSU Toledo Ohio WMU BGSU Marshall JOSH ORNE Kicker Jr. 1L Delafield, Wis. Kettle Moraine HS Appeared in 11 games, serving as NIU s primary kickoff specialist. Led the Huskies with 50 kickoffs for 2,920 yards and a team-high average of 58.4 yards per kickoff. Recorded 11 touchbacks on the year. Named Co-NIU Special Teams Player of the Week following the win at Eastern Michigan (10-25), where he averaged 60.8 yards on five kickoffs and had two touchbacks. Attempted his first career field goal against Presbyterian (8-28). Made his first career tackle at UNLV (9-13) Appeared in one game as a true freshman. Handled a kickoff at Massachusetts (11-2). Four-year letterwinner at Kettle Moraine. Totaled 117 tackles and eight interceptions in his career. Forced three fumbles and recovered five in four seasons. Posted 35 tackles and six interceptions as a senior. Recorded 30 stops in his junior season. Born Nov. 15, 1994, in Waukesha, Wis. Son of William and Susan Orne. Nursing major. Orne s Career Stats KICKOFFS Year G/GS No. Yards Avg. TB OB /0 50 2, SINGLE GAME HIGHS Kickoffs: 9, twice, last vs. Miami, KO Average: 62.5, vs. Central Michigan, , 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 61

63 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 33 JAMAAL PAYTON Linebacker Jr. 2L Bellwood, Ill. Proviso West HS Appeared in all 14 games with one start. Earned his only start of the season at middle linebacker in the MAC Championship Game victory over Bowling Green (12-5). Finished 10th on the team with 37 tackles, including 26 solo stops. Had a career-high six tackles and recovered a fumble in the MAC West clinching win at Western Michigan (11-28). Also recovered a fumble at Ball State (11-5). Made at least one tackle in 13 games with 10 multi-tackle contests. Tallied 1.5 tackles for loss, with a solo TFL vs. Kent State (10-4). Big special teams contributor, earning NIU Special Teams Player of the Week three times for his performances in the Central Michigan (10-11), Eastern Michigan (10-25) and Western Michigan (11-28) games. True freshman appeared in 11 games and started two at linebacker. Made 42 tackles, including 27 solo stops, on the season. Also broke up three passes and recorded three tackles for loss. Made three tackles in his first career appearance at Purdue (9-28). Posted five tackles in four straight weeks beginning at Kent State (10-5). Collected his first career sack versus Western Michigan (11-26). Made a key stop late in the Ball State game to stymie a drive. Two-time All-State and three-time all-area and all-conference honoree. Awarded the team s MVP award as a junior and senior. Selected to Max Emfinger All-American Bowl following 2012 campaign. Posted prep career totals of 375 tackles, 16 forced fumbles, 13 pass breakups, seven interceptions, four blocked kicks and two fumble recoveries in three seasons. Named the Player of the Year in the West Suburban Conference s Silver Division while playing running back and linebacker. Gained 1,002 yards and scored 25 touchdowns on 150 carries as a senior. Added 150 tackles, eight forced fumbles, four passes defensed, two interceptions, two blocked kicks and a fumble recovery as a linebacker in Named the Silver Division s Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 with 125 tackles, five forced fumbles and four interceptions. Ran 120 times for 998 yards and 18 touchdowns. Rushed for 925 yards and 20 touchdowns, while adding 100 tackles, three forced fumbles and an interception on defense in Born Nov. 11, 1994, in Chicago, Ill. Son of Rodney and Doris Payton. Engineering management major. Payton s Career Stats Year G/GS Solo Asst. Tot. TFL-Yds. QS.-Yds. FF/FR Int/PBU / /0 0/ / /2 0/0 Career 25/ /2 0/3 SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 6, vs. Bowling Green, MAC Championship Game, Game-By-Game Stats Jamaal Payton played in every game for NIU last season, registering 37 total tackles OPP. U-A-T OTHER 2014 OPP. U-A-T OTHER Iowa DNP Presby Idaho DNP NW EIU DNP UNLV Purdue Arkansas KSU FF KSU TFL Akron CMU CMU Miami EMU EMU TFL UMass TFL BSU FR BSU TFL Toledo Toledo Ohio WMU SK WMU FR BGSU TFL BGSU Utah St Marshall Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

64 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 66 BOBBY RAMLET Long Snapper Jr.-R Appleton, Wis. Xavier HS 2012 Redshirted Appeared in two games on special teams. Made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Presbyterian (8-28) Did not appear in any games in Earned second team all-conference honors as a senior while playing tight end, linebacker and long snapper. Caught four passes for 49 yards and one touchdown. Forced five fumbles and recovered three, broke up four passes and grabbed two interceptions in Ranked as one of the nation s best long snappers by the Kohl s Long-Snapping Camp. Born Aug. 31, 1993, in Appleton, Wis. Son of Phil and Victoria Ramlet. Organizational and corporate communications major. 70 JOSH RUKA Offensive Line Jr.-R 2L Greenfield, Wis. Greenfield HS Appeared in all 14 games as a member of the offensive line rotation. Earned his first collegiate start at right guard in NIU s appearance in the Boca Raton Bowl against Marshall (12-23). Helped the Huskies rush for 200 yards and a touchdown versus Marshall (12-23). Blocked for an offensive line that allowed just 14 sacks all season. Played a role in NIU rushing for 3,488 yards and 36 touchdowns Appeared in 12 games in Member of the field goal/pat unit. Also saw action in several games as a back-up at offensive tackle Redshirted. Two-time first team all-conference selection. Finalist for the Joe Thomas Award, annually given to the top senior offensive lineman in Wisconsin. Received an invitation to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Combine in San Antonio, Texas, following the 2010 season. Started 28 games for GHS in three seasons. Also competed on GHS track & field team. Born Oct. 29, 1993, in Greenfield, Wis. Son of Michael and Colleen Ruka. Sociology major. 32 JIMMY RUSSELL Safety So.-R DeKalb, Ill. DeKalb HS 2014 Redshirted after joining the team as a walk-on in spring camp of Born March 6, 1995, in DeKalb, Ill. Son of Rob and Peggy Russell Education major. Posted 168 tackles and three interceptions in two seasons. Earned all-conference and all-area recognition as a senior. Named DeKalb s Defensive Player of the Year. Caught 26 passes for 294 yards and three touchdowns as a senior. Named team captain in Forced five fumbles and recovered two fumbles in Broke up 17 passes in two seasons. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 63

65 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 3 EZRA SAFFOLD Wide Receiver So. 1L West Palm Beach, Fla. W.T. Dwyer HS 2014 True freshman appeared in eight games. Finished with 12 receptions for 83 yards. Also rushed eight times for 27 yards. Accumulated 115 all-purpose yards. Enjoyed a breakout performance in the MAC Championship Game versus Bowling Green (12-5), recording career highs in receptions (6) and yards (35). Made a career-long 24-yard catch and rushed for a career-high 14 yards on three carries in his collegiate debut vs. Presbyterian (8-28). Had a five-yard kickoff return against Arkansas (9-20). Saffold s Career Stats Year G/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/G / SINGLE GAME HIGHS Catches: 6, vs. Bowling Green, MAC Championship Game, Receiving Yards: 35, vs. Bowling Green, MAC Champ. Game, Long Gain: 24, vs. Presbyterian, Garnered first team all-state honors following his senior season. Totaled 129 receptions for 2,433 yards and 34 touchdowns in four seasons with the Panthers. Recorded 10 kickoff and punt returns for touchdowns in his career. Holds the school single-game record with a 99-yard kickoff return. Hauled in 60 passes for 1,183 yards and 19 touchdowns in Gained 120 rushing yards on six carries, scoring twice. Returned two kickoffs and two punts for touchdowns in Caught 43 passes for 680 yards and 11 touchdowns in Returned four punts for touchdowns as a junior. Posted 340 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries. Scored six receiving and four rushing touchdowns as a sophomore. Born Dec. 10, 1994, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Son of Ezra Saffold and Terretha Smith. Undecided on a major. Game-By-Game Receiving Stats 2014 OPP. #-YDS OTHER Presby NW DNP UNLV 1-12 Arkansas 1-8 KSU 1-4 CMU DNP Miami 0-0 EMU 2-0 BSU DNP Toledo 0-0 Ohio DNP WMU DNP BGSU 6-35 Marshall DNP Ezra Saffold led the NIU freshmen in receptions (12) and receiving yards (83) in Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

66 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 73 MAX SCHARPING Offensive Line Fr.-R Green Bay, Wis. Southwest HS 2014 Born Aug. 10, 1996, in Green Bay, Wis. Son of Paul and Jackie Scharping. Kinesiology major. Redshirted. Named NIU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for his work in preparation for the UNLV (9-13) game. Three-time all-conference and two-time all-area honoree. Started all but one game over three seasons on the offensive and defensive lines. Garnered All-State honors following his senior season. Posted 13 tackles and a fumble recovery on defense. Also earned all-area honors from the WIAA and the Green Bay Press-Gazette, to go with first team all-conference recognition. Honored as first team all-area and all-conference as a junior. Registered eight tackles and two pass breakups in Earned honorable mention all-conference honors as a sophomore. 42 ALEX SCHWAB Linebacker So.-R New Berlin, Wis. West Allis Hale HS/Southeast Missouri State Prior to NIU 2014 Redshirted after transfering from Southeast Missouri State. Named NIU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the Kent State (10-4) and Western Michigan (11-28) games. Played in 11 games as a true freshman at Southeast Missouri. Made 10 tackles, including one for a loss. Recorded a career-best five tackles and a tackle for loss against Eastern Illinois ( ). Earned all-state, all-area and all-conference honors as a senior. Named team MVP after totaling 80 tackles in Picked off two passes each in the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Earned all-conference honorable mention honors as a junior. Born March 12, 1995, in Milwaukee, Wis. Son of John and Carol Schwab. Finance major. 64 LUKE SHIVELY Offensive Line Fr.-R Tipton, Ind. Tipton HS 2014 Redshirted. Born March 6, 1996, in Tipton, Ind. Son of Wally and Paula Shively. Undecided on a major. Three-time all-area, all-conference selection and two-time all-state pick. Honored as team s Offensive Line MVP his final three years. Named one of the Indiana Football Coaches Association s Top 50 players in the state as a senior. Garnered first team all-state honors from the Associated Press, along with Kokomo Tribune all-area and all-conference recognition in Named to the All-State team as a junior by the IFCA in Collected all-area and all-conference recognition as a junior. Earned all-area and all-conference honors as a sophomore. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 65

67 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 50 AUSTIN SMAHA Defensive End Jr. 2L Belvidere, Ill. Belvidere North HS 2014 Appeared in 13 games as part of the Huskies defensive line rotation and on special teams. Recorded nine tackles on the year, with four solo stops and five assisted tackles. Had two multi-tackle games. Recorded a career-high three tackles in NIU s victory at Ball State (11-5). Made two tackles in the MAC Championship Game, helping the Huskies triumph over Bowling Green (12-5) Appeared in 12 games at defensive end as a true freshman. Recorded three solo tackles on the year. Recorded one tackle versus Eastern Illinois (9-21), Purdue (9-28), and Eastern Michigan (10-26). Named conference MVP and first-team all-conference as a senior. Team captain who recorded 81 tackles and rushed 122 times for 1,246 yards in Named first team all-conference following his junior year after recording 66.5 tackles on defense. Rushed for 1,688 yards on 158 carries during the 2010 season. Tallied 78 tackles as a sophomore to earn all-conference honorable mention recognition. Set career record for the top rushing average in conference history, averaging 186 yards per game. His career tackles are first all-time at Belvidere North. Born Feb. 1, 1994, in Rockford, Ill. Son of Dan Smaha and Debra Hyser. Organizational and corporate communications major. Smaha s Career Stats Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL-Yds QS-Yds FF/FR Int/PBU / /0 0/ / /0 0/0 Career 25/ /0 0/0 SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 3, at Ball State, MIKE SMITH Offensive Line So.-R Schaumburg, Ill. Conant HS 2014 Redshirted. Born Oct. 26, Son of Randal Smith and Kay Kelly. Leadership and management major. Earned all-conference honors following his senior season. Also garnered team MVP recognition. Named a team captain prior to his senior season Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

68 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 1 ALBERT SMALLS Cornerback So. 1L Miramar, Fla. Monsignor Pace HS 2014 Appeared in all 14 games, starting the first six contests of the season as a true freshman at cornerback. Tallied 21 total tackles, with 13 solo stops and eight assisted. Also contributed two interceptions and four pass break-ups. Made a career-high five tackles in the MAC Championship Game victory over Bowling Green (12-5). Also recorded four tackles against Central Michigan (10-11). Had his first career interception and a tackle for loss in his collegiate debut against Presbyterian (8-28). Also picked off a pass in the third quarter at Western Michigan (11-28). Smalls Career Stats Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL-Yds QS-Yds FF/FR Int/PBU / /0 2/4 SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 5, vs. Bowling Green, MAC Championship Game, Compiled 106 tackles, forced four fumbles, recovered five fumbles and intercepted nine passes in three seasons. Earned second team all-area and all-conference honors as a senior. Registered 40 tackles, four interceptions and eight PBUs in Named third team all-dade County after the season. Caught 25 passes for 325 yards and four touchdowns in Had 36 tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a junior. Posted eight receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown in 2012, in addition to gaining 25 yards and a touchdown on four carries. Born Aug. 3, 1996, in Miami, Fla. Son of Albert Smalls Jr. and Tammy Jones-Smalls. Communications and media studies major. Game-By-Game Stats 2014 OPP. U-A-T OTHER Presby INT, TFL NW UNLV Arkansas KSU CMU Miami EMU BSU Toledo Ohio WMU INT BGSU Marshall RYAN STENDLER Tight End So.-R Mequon, Wis. Homestead HS 2014 Appeared in two games. Made collegiate debut in the NIU season opener against Presbyterian (8-28). Also played in the MAC Championship Game victory over Bowling Green (12-5). Named NIU Offensive Scout Player of the Week for his role in helping the team prepare for the Presbyterian (8-28) and Toledo (11-11) games Redshirted. Named Offensive Scout Player of the Week for the Purdue (9-28) game. Earned all-area and all-conference accolades after 2012 campaign. Named the team MVP after recording 40 tackles, five pass breakups, three forced fumbles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery at defensive end. Had 25 tackles, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery as a junior. Played on Homestead s hockey team. Born April 3, 1995, in Mequon, Wis. Son of Michael and Linda Stendler. Father was an All-American football player at Concordia University in Wisconsin. Marketing major. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 67

69 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 36 DRACO SMITH Tailback Jr. 2L Hammond, Ind. Mt. Carmel HS (Ill.) Appeared in all 14 games as a tailback and special teams contributor. Had all of his rushing attempts in the season opener against Presbyterian (8-28). Carried the ball a career-high seven times for 30 yards with his first career touchdown versus Presbyterian (8-28). Made his first career tackle at UNLV (9-13). Had a career-high three tackles at Ohio (11-18). Played in five games as a true freshman. Carried the ball 13 times for 96 yards on the year (7.4 ypc). Caught three passes for 32 yards. Rushed four times for 19 yards against Ball State (11-13). Recorded a career-high six carries at UMass (11-2) for 21 yards. Ran for a career-high 51 yards on two carries against Eastern Michigan (10-26). Made his collegiate debut at Central Michigan, where he ran once for five yards (10-19). Four-year starter at running back. Named all-state honorable mention as a senior, in addition to earning all-area and all-conference honors. Given the team s leadership award following the 2012 campaign when he also served as team captain. Ran 148 times for 928 yards and 11 touchdowns in Caught six passes for 105 yards out of the backfield. Added 49 tackles, four pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions on defense in Rushed for 740 yards and five touchdowns on 113 carries in Born July 22, 1994, in Chicago, Ill. Son of Tally Smith and Tamara Howard. Undecided on a major. Product of same high school as NIU Heisman finalist Jordan Lynch. Smith s Career Stats RUSHING Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/G / / Career 19/ RECEIVING Year G/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/G / SINGLE GAME HIGHS Rushing Attempts: 7, vs. Presbyterian, Rushing Yards: 51, vs. Eastern Michigan, Receptions: 2, at Massachusetts, Receiving Yards: 26, at Massachusetts, Tackles: 3, at Ohio, CODY SULLIVAN Linebacker So.-R Chicago, Ill. Loyola Academy 2013 Redshirted Appeared in three games. Made collegiate debut in the season opener versus Presbyterian (8-28). Also saw the field versus Ohio (11-18) and in the MAC Championship game win over Bowling Green. Named NIU Defensive Scout Player of the Week for the Northwestern (9-6) and Ball State (11-5) games. Earned first team all-area and all-conference honors as a senior. Posted 104 tackles, 50 solo, and six interceptions in Named the team captain prior to his senior season. Recorded 65 tackles as a junior. Born Dec. 13, 1994, in Chicago, Ill. Son of John and Lisa Sullivan. Father played football at Ohio State and uncle, Mike, played football at Miami (Fla.). Majoring in business administration Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

70 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 84 KEVIN TENNENBAUM Tight End Sr.-R Buffalo Grove, Ill. Buffalo Grove HS Did not appear in any games in Played several snaps in the Eastern Michigan game at tight end (10-26). Saw his first career playing time against UMass (11-3). Named Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week following the UT Martin game Redshirted. Three-sport athlete all four years in baseball, basketball, and football. Two-year varsity letterwinner in football caught 10 passes for 111 yards and one touchdown. Made nine catches for 98 yards as a senior with a long gain of 24 yards, along with six tackles. Born Nov. 1, 1992 in Park Ridge, Ill. Son of Jim and JoAnn Tennenbaum. Marketing major. 87 DENZEL TOLLIVER Tight End Fr.-R Hillside, Ill. Proviso West HS 2014 Redshirted. Born Sept. 26, 1995, in Oak Park, Ill. Son of Thurston and Willie Tolliver. Leadership and management major. Two-time all-area and all-conference honoree. Caught 67 passes for 779 yards and 11 touchdowns in two seasons. Garnered first team all-area and all-west Suburban Silver Conference honors after catching 38 passes for 375 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior. Set a school record in 2013 with 11 receptions in one game. Hauled in 29 passes for 404 yards and two scores in Garnered all-area and all-conference recognition as a junior. Attempted three passes, completing two - including one for a touchdown - in , 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 69

71 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 69 COREY THOMAS Defensive Tackle Jr.-R 1L Chicago, Ill. Lindblom Math & Science Academy 2014 Appeared in all 14 games, starting the final 13 contests at nose guard. Led all NIU interior defensive linemen with 35 total tackles, 13 solo. Had 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack. Made his first collegiate start at Northwestern (9-6), making three tackles and earning NIU Defensive Lineman of the Week honors. Recorded 11 multi-tackle games, including four stops at Arkansas (9-20), versus Toledo (11-11), at Western Michigan (11-28) and in the Boca Raton Bowl against Marshall (12-23). Had two tackles for loss against Toledo (11-11), including his first career sack. Also recorded half a tackle for loss at Ball State (11-5). Forced a key fumble on the NIU goal-line that Dechane Durante recovered in the MAC-West clinching win at Western Michigan (11-28) Appeared in one game versus Eastern Michigan (10-26). Thomas Career Stats Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL-Yds QS-Yds FF/FR Int/PBU / /0 0/0 SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 4, four times, last vs. Marshall, Boca Raton Bowl, TFLs: 2.0, vs. Toledo, Sacks: 1.0, vs. Toledo, Redshirted. Named the Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the UT Martin (9-8) and Toledo (11-14) games. Earned all-conference honors after his junior season. Named all-area by Tom Lemming of MaxPreps.com after totaling 66 tackles and six sacks as a junior. Team captain during his senior year. Earned all-city honors as a sophomore at Lindblom. Team MVP for the Eagles water polo team as a junior. Born Dec. 3, 1993, in Chicago, Ill. English major. Game-By-Game Stats 2014 OPP. U-A-T OTHER Presby NW UNLV Arkansas KSU CMU Miami EMU BSU TFL Toledo TFL,SK Ohio WMU FF BGSU Marshall SHANE WIMANN Tight End/Fullback So.-R 1L Wisconsin Dells, Wis. Wisconsin Dells HS 2014 Appeared in all 14 games with two starts at tight end. Contributed to an offense that averaged yards per game. Blocked for two 900-yard rushers: Cameron Stingily and Drew Hare. Also made three tackles on the season. One of a league-leading 14 Huskies that earned a selection for the Academic All-MAC Team. Redshirted. Named Offensive Scout Player of the week for the Western Michigan (11-26) game. Earned all-state, all-area and all-conference honors as a senior. Named the MVP of the South Central Conference in Caught 72 passes for 834 yards and 12 touchdowns at wide receiver in 2012, setting the school record for most receptions in a season. Added 20 carries for 120 yards and one touchdown on the ground. Totaled 107 tackles (55 solo), five pass breakups, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two blocked kicks in Named first team all-conference following his sophomore season. Earned basketball all-state honors in Two-time basketball player of the year in the South Central Conference. Born Sept. 9, 1994, in Baraboo, Wis. Son of Dean and Karen Wimann. Sociology major Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

72 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 22 AREGEROS TURNER Wide Receiver Jr. 2L Copley, Ohio Copley HS 2013 True freshman appeared in 12 games and made three starts. Caught eight passes for 70 yards and had eight carries for 23 yards. Rushed for a career-high 24 yards against Eastern Michigan (10-26). Had season highs in receptions (4) and receiving yards (33) at Central Michigan (10-19) Played in all 14 games with three starts. Finished second on NIU with 37 catches. Had 398 receiving yards and 38 rushing yards with four total touchdowns. Was one of two Huskies, along with Da Ron Brown, to make at least one reception in every game in Finished the season with six straight multi-catch games. Named NIU Offensive Skill Player of the Week following the Toledo (11-11) game after tallying 59 receiving and 25 rushing yards. Scored first career touchdown with an 11-yard catch at Arkansas (9-20). Caught his second touchdown on a career-long 65-yard reception on the first play from scrimmage at Western Michigan (11-28), where he finished the game with a career-high 70 receiving yards. Notched rushing TDs against Miami (10-18) and at Ball State (11-5). Also completed an 18-yard pass to Drew Hare versus Miami (10-18). Led NIU with 479 yards on 23 kick returns, an average of 20.1 yards. Finished fourth on the team with 915 all-purpose yards. Born Jan. 10, 1995, in Akron, Ohio. Son of Aregeros and Sandee Turner. Sociology major. Turner s Career Stats RECEIVING Year G/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/G / / Career 26/ RUSHING Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/G / / Career 26/ KICKOFF RETURNS Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg / / Career 26/ SINGLE GAME HIGHS Receptions: 5, twice, last vs. BGSU, MAC Champ. Game, Receiving Yards: 70, at Western Michigan, Long Catch: 65, at Western Michigan, Rushing Attempts: 4, at Ball State, Rushing Yards: 25, vs. Toledo, Long Rush: 15, vs. Eastern Michigan, Long Kick Return: 28, at Arkansas, Four-time all-area and all-conference honoree. Awarded team MVP and best offensive back each of his four seasons. Rushed for 4,742 yards and scored 79 total touchdowns. Gained 1,378 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns on 208 carries, averaging 6.6 yards per carry as a senior. Earned all-state recognition as a junior after rushing for 1,236 yards on 145 carries, while scoring 14 total touchdowns. Game-By-Game Receiving Stats 2013 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2014 OPP. #-YDS OTHER Iowa 1-3 Presby. 1-5 Idaho DNP NW 1-26 EIU DNP UNLV 1-13 Purdue 0-0 Arkansas 3-29 TD KSU 0-0 KSU 4-23 Akron 1-6 CMU 1-5 CMU 4-33 Miami 1-5 EMU 0-0 EMU 1-9 UMass 0-0 BSU 4-44 BSU 0-0 Toledo 4-59 Toledo 1-5 Ohio 5-40 WMU 1-23 WMU 2-70 TD BGSU 0-0 BGSU 5-15 Utah St. 0-0 Marshall 4-55 Game-By-Game Rushing Stats 2013 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2014 OPP. #-YDS OTHER Iowa 0-0 Presby. 0-0 Idaho DNP NW 0-0 EIU DNP UNLV 2-3 Purdue 0-0 Arkansas 0-0 KSU 0-0 KSU 0-0 Akron 0-0 CMU 1-3 CMU 1-(-2) Miami 1-1 TD EMU 2-24 EMU 0-0 UMass 0-0 BSU 4-11 TD BSU 2-8 Toledo 2-25 Toledo 0-0 Ohio 1-0 WMU 2-(-8) WMU 0-0 BGSU 0-0 BGSU 0-0 Utah St. 1-1 Marshall 2-(-5) Game-By-Game Kick Return Stats 2013 OPP. #-YDS OTHER 2014 OPP. #-YDS OTHER Iowa 0-0 Presby. 0-0 Idaho DNP NW 0-0 EIU DNP UNLV 1-19 Purdue 0-0 Arkansas 3-71 KSU 0-0 KSU 2-39 Akron 0-0 CMU 1-18 CMU 0-0 Miami 1-3 EMU 0-0 EMU 1-20 UMass 2-24 BSU 2-37 BSU 1-19 Toledo 2-27 Toledo 0-0 Ohio 0-0 WMU 0-0 WMU 2-39 BGSU 0-0 BGSU 2-60 Utah St Marshall , 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 71

73 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 94 JAKE AMBROSE Punter Jr. Newport Beach, Calif. Newport Harbor HS/Orange Coast Prior to NIU Played all 10 games as the punter for Orange Coast in Punted 55 times for an average of 40.3 yards per attempt. Placed 15 punts inside the 20 and forced 13 fair catches. Produced a career-long 60-yard punt and averaged 46.5 yards per punt versus Santa Ana (11-1). Averaged a career-best 48.3 yards-per-punt on four attempts against LA Pierce (10-11). Had at least one punt of 45-plus yards in nine games and a punt of 50-plus yards in seven games. Served as starting punter at Newport Harbor for two seasons. Tallied 15 punts inside the 20 in 71 total attempts in that time. Averaged 34.4 yards per punt on 47 attempts as a senior in Also punted 24 times as a junior in Born Sept. 29, 1993, in Newport Beach, Calif. Son of Mike Molinaro and Cynthia Khan. Enjoys surfing and snowboarding. Kinesiology major. 24 D.J. BROWN Tailback Fr. North Little Rock, Ark. North Little Rock HS Accumulated more than 5,000 rushing yards and scored 51 touchdowns during his high school career. First team All-State selection in 2014 after rushing for more than 2,000 yards. As a senior, led North Little Rock to an 11-2 record, a conference title and an appearance in the Class 7A state playoff semifinals. Ran for 2,140 yards and 15 touchdowns in 11 games as a junior at Little Rock Catholic. Born Nov. 5, 1996, in St. Louis, Mo. Son of Dee Edmondson and Bin Brown. Intends to major in biology. 86 ADAM BUIRGE Wide Receiver Fr. Brooklyn Park, Minn. Park Center HS Three-year letterwinner at Park Center. Played numerous positions in high school before settling at wide receiver. As a senior, earned first team All-State honors after catching 46 passes for 699 yards and 10 touchdowns. In 2014, helped Park Center win five games, the school s best season in 15 years. Tallied 18 receptions for 326 yards and four touchdowns as a junior. Recorded four special teams touchdowns as a return man. Also tallied 142 tackles, nine interceptions, three fumble recoveries and scored five touchdowns on defense in his high school career. Born Nov. 11, 1996, in Minneapolis, Minn. Son of Robert and Diann Buirge. Sister, Ashley, played softball at Minnesota-Duluth and mother, Diann, played softball at Southwest Illinois College. Intends to major in business Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

74 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 14 ELIJAH CAMPBELL Safety Jr. St. Paul, Minn. St. Paul Central HS/Iowa Western JC Prior to NIU Tallied 21 tackles and five pass breakups in his only season at Iowa Western in Helped Iowa Western go undefeated in the regular season and reach the junior college national championship game. Two-way athlete playing football at St. Paul Central. Helped the Minutemen post an 8-1 record in 2012, rushing for 1,002 yards and 18 touchdowns while playing defense as well. Made 69 tackles and six interceptions in his high school career. Also lettered in track & field in high school. Born Aug. 24, 1995, in St. Paul, Minn. Son of Jamal and Denna Hickman. Intends to major in psychology. 58 JOSH CORCORAN Linebacker Fr. Lakeville, Minn. Lakeville South HS Team captain and starter on both sides of the ball at Lakeville South. As a senior, led the Cougars to the playoffs and was an All-South Suburban Conference selection. Tallied 101 tackles at linebacker and rushed for 530 yards and 10 touchdowns at fullback as a senior in Made 86 tackles as a junior and 64 stops during his sophomore year. Blocked five kicks in high school. Also lettered in track & field. Born April 5, 1997, in Burnsville, Minn. Son of Tom and Melissa Corcoran. His father, Tom, is an NIU alum and Corcoran has numerous family ties to the Chicagoland area. Undecided on a major. 88 DANIEL CRAWFORD Tight End Fr. Macomb, Mich. Dakota HS Red-zone threat at tight end for Dakota. As a senior, caught 29 passes for 272 yards and seven touchdowns. Also registered 41 tackles and four sacks in 2014, helping Dakota reach the second round of the Michigan Class 1 playoffs. Recorded 20 receptions for 212 yards and five touchdowns as a junior, advancing to the state quarterfinals. Switched to tight end from offensive line during his sophomore year. Also lettered on the Dakota basketball team. Born Dec. 15, 1997, in Williamsburg, Va. Son of Danny and Sonja Crawford. Intends to major in computer science. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 73

75 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 37 NOLAN DEAN Tailback Fr. Chicago, Ill. Nazareth Academy Topped 2,000 rushing yards in leading Nazareth Academy to an undefeated season and an Illinois Class 6A state championship. Had 199 yards and two touchdowns in the state title game for Nazareth. All-East Suburban Catholic league pick. Played at Neuqua Valley as a sophomore and junior, lettering at linebacker and tailback. Helped the Wildcats win the Upstate Eight Valley title in Named Allstate Athlete of the Week after rushing for 251 yards and three scores against Metea Valley on Oct. 4, first team All-Upstate Eight Valley selection as a running back. Also sprinted on Nazareth s track team. Born Feb. 12, 1997, in Harvey, Ill. Son of Joe and Nina Dean. Intends to major in health and human services. Volunteered for the Homeless Veterans Assistance program. 16 TOMMY FIEDLER Quarterback Fr. LaGrange, Ill. Lyons Township HS Three-year Lyons starting quarterback and four-year letterwinner. Holds the Lyon school records for total passing yards (3,580) and passing touchdowns (27) in a career. Also rushed for 569 yards and nine touchdowns in high school. Helped Lions reach the Illinois Class 8A state playoffs as a senior. Also took Lyons to the state playoffs during his sophomore campaign. Born Dec. 7, 1996, in LaGrange, Ill. Son of Dave and Sharon Fiedler. Intends to major in business. 55 MASON FLEURY Linebacker Fr. Elgin, Ill. Hampshire HS Versatile defensive player from Elgin. As a senior, made 68 tackles and forced three fumbles for the Whip-Purs. Also featured as a running back, tallying 517 yards and seven touchdowns. Daily Herald Fox Valley All-Area pick. Made 79 tackles and three interceptions during his junior campaign at Hampshire. Two-time Fox Valley All-Conference selection. Also lettered on the wrestling team in high school. Born Oct. 16, 1996, in Elgin, Ill. Son of Colin and Eileen Fleury. Father, Colin, played football at Western Illinois. Intends to major in pre-law Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

76 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 49 TRAYSHON FOSTER Linebacker Fr. Tuscaloosa, Ala. Tuscaloosa Academy Excelled on both sides of the ball during his prep career in Alabama. As a senior, helped Tuscaloosa Academy to an 8-3 season and an appearance in the playoffs. Selected to play in the Class of 2K15 AISA All-Star Game. Named first team All-State as a wide receiver in Also lettered and made the playoffs as a junior at Tuscaloosa Academy. Born March 16, 1997 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Son of Alexius Foster and Tynita Kichard. Intends to major in business administration. 38 CASSIUS GRADY Cornerback Fr. Arlington, Texas Arlington HS Four-year letterwinner at Arlington. Recorded 11 interceptions and 141 tackles during his high school career. Also defended 26 passes in three years as a starting defensive back. Two-time All-District 3 selection. Scored six special teams touchdowns and compiled 989 return yards in just 31 attempts as a returner for an average of 31.9 yards per return. Helped Arlington reach the Texas 5A playoffs twice in 2012 and 13. Also lettered in basketball in high school. Born March 11, 1997, in Dallas, Texas. Becomes the third Texas native in the NIU defensive backfield, joining Mayomi Olootu and Jawuan Johnson. Son of Anthony Grady and Monica Martin. Intends to major in sports medicine. 28 JEFFREY HILL Cornerback Fr. Miami, Fla. Miramar HS Played defensive back in one of the top high school football areas in America. As a senior, snagged three interceptions, broke up 17 passes and served as team captain in leading Miramar to the Class 8A playoffs first team All-District 12 honoree by the Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel. Selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Orlando in January Had four interceptions and defended 21 passes as a junior in 2013 during Miramar s undefeated regular season that culminated in an appearance in the Florida 8A State quarterfinals. Blocked nine kicks in his high school career. Born Sept. 16, 1996, in Miami, Fla. Son of Jeffrey Hill Sr. and Gloria. Undecided on a major. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 75

77 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 46 JAKE HLAVA Defensive End Fr. Batavia, Ill. Batavia HS Breakout star as a senior at Batavia. Set the school record with 13.5 sacks and helped the Bulldogs make the playoffs Illinois Football Coaches 7A first team All-State. Daily Herald Tri-Cities All-Area pick. Named Upstate Eight Conference Co- Defensive Player of the Year in As a junior, recorded 74 tackles in helping Batavia win the Illinois Class 6A state title while playing at Huskie Stadium. Two-time Kane County Chronicle and Aurora Beacon News allconference selection. Born Jan. 29, 1997, in Hinsdale, Ill. Son of Tom and Kim Hlava. His father, Tom, was a student-athlete at Saint Norbert College. Intends to major in sports broadcasting. 26 QUINTIN HOOSMAN Tailback Fr. Plainfield, Ill. Plainfield North HS Enjoyed an incredible senior season at Plainfield North, rushing for 2,426 yards and 32 scores on more than 300 touches. Led the Tigers to the Illinois 7A playoffs. All-State selection by the Illinois coaches. Named 2014 Offensive Player of the Year by Voyager Media. Also lettered in track & field at Plainfield North. Born Dec. 24, 1996 in Plainfield, Ill. Son of Emmit and Sue Hoosman. Intends to major in business. 43 MARQUIS HOWARD Safety Fr. Montgomery, Ala. Lee HS A versatile defensive player at Lee. Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter during his prep career. Made five interceptions in high school. As a senior, totaled 40 tackles, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions and two blocked kicks. First team all-conference and all-area honoree in Born Oct. 29, Son of Mayrall Howard. Intends to major in engineering Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

78 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 75 VINCE HUGHES Offensive Line Fr. Franklin, Wis. Franklin HS Three-year letterwinner at Franklin. As a senior, helped the Sabers go 9-3 and advance to the quarterfinals of the Wisconsin Division 1 state playoffs. Chosen 2014 first team All-State by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association. Two-time All-Southeast Conference selection at offensive tackle. Played in the Division 1 state championship game as a junior. Born Jan. 26, 1997, in Milwaukee, Wis. Attended the same high school as current Huskie offensive lineman Levon Myers. Son of James and Mary Jo Hughes. Intends to major in kinesiology. 21 MARCUS JONES Tailback Fr. Evergreen Park, Ill. Brother Rice HS An explosive and versatile offensive player, Jones tallied 1,980 all-purpose yards and scored 22 touchdowns as a senior at Brother Rice. Led the Crusaders to a Chicago Catholic Blue championship and the Illinois Class 8A playoffs in Earned Chicago Tribune All-State honors. Chicago Catholic Blue League Co-MVP. Illinois Football Coaches Association Class 8A All-State and Southtown Star All-Area selection. Also recorded 1,708 all-purpose yards and 14 scores as a junior. Born Dec. 27, 1996, in Chicago, Ill. Son of Osher and Karen Jones. Intends to major in biology. 48 ANTONIO JONES-DAVIS Linebacker Fr. Vero Beach, Fla. Vero Beach HS Three-year starter at Vero Beach in Florida s Class 8A. As a senior, made 117 tackles with 10.5 tackles for loss and five interceptions. Helped Vero Beach go undefeated in the regular season and reach the Florida Class 8A regional semifinals in Selected to play in the 2014 Florida East Coast All-Star Game. Named 2014 first team All-State in Class 8A by the Florida writers. Also recorded 99 tackles as a junior and 75 stops as a sophomore. Born April 14, 1997, in Vero Beach, Fla. Son of Yvette Jones and Griffin Davis. Undecided on a major. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 77

79 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 96 MARCUS KELLY Defensive Tackle Fr. Waukesha, Wis. West HS Three-year letterwinner at one of Wisconsin s best prep football programs. As a senior, tallied 99 tackles and nine sacks and played in the Wisconsin Division 2 state title game. Recorded five sacks in one game to set a Waukesha West school record first team All-State selection by the Wisconsin coaches. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first team All-Area honoree in Made 85 tackles and notched nine sacks as a junior. Also competed in track & field at Waukesha West. Born April 8, 1997, in Brookfield, Wis. Son of Gary and Terri Kelly. Intends to major in pre-physical therapy. 36 COREY KENNEDY Defensive Back Fr. Oswego, Ill. Oswego East HS Team captain who earned MVP honors at Oswego East last season. As a senior, recorded 50 tackles and defended nine passes while also scoring five touchdowns on offense. Made 60 tackles and broke up 10 passes during his junior season in Two-time first team All-Southwest Prairie Conference selection. Two-time Beacon News second team All-Area honoree. Born June 14, 1996, in Hinsdale, Ill. Son of Keith and Leslie Kennedy. Brother, Sean, currently plays football at Wheaton College. Intends to major in accountancy. 67 ROBERT KRAKLOW Offensive Line Fr. Mukwonago, Wis. Mukwonago HS During his senior year, started for Mukwonago team that reached the Wisconsion Division 1 quarterfinals. Named All-Classic 8 Conference honorable mention at guard in As a junior, helped the Indians get to the semifinals of the Wisconsin playoffs. Also lettered in track & field in high school. Born July 21, 1997, in Waukesha, Wis. Son of Bill and Sandy Kraklow. Intends to major in business Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

80 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 89 STEVEN LEE Wide Receiver Fr. Champaign, Ill. Centennial HS Heralded receving prospect out of Centennial in Champaign. As a senior, made 47 receptions for 998 yards and 12 touchdowns in helping Centennial reach the Illinois 6A playoffs Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette first team All-State and All-Area honoree. Earned second team All-State recognition from the Chicago Tribune. Set the Centennial school record for career receiving yards (2,019). Also a stand-out basketball player for the Chargers. Born Jan. 18, 1996 in Champaign, Ill. Son of Steven Lee Sr. and Paulette Peeples. Intends to major in business. 49 ALLEN LETTERER III Linebacker Fr. DeKalb, Ill. DeKalb HS Hometown product who was a fouryear starter at DeKalb. As a senior, made 148 tackles in leading the Barbs to the Big 12 East Conference title and the Illinois Class 6A playoffs. Selected All-Big 12 East Conference. Finished with 382 career tackles, helping DeKalb improve its football program drastically over four years. Also caught seven career touchdown passes. Three-time All-Northeastern Conference selection from his freshman to junior seasons before the Barbs switched leagues. Born July 12, 1997, in Geneva, Ill. Son of Lori Letterer. Intends to major in business administration. 78 JOSH MAILLOUX Offensive Line Fr. Mount Prospect, Ill. Hersey HS Two-time letterwinner at Hersey. Helped the Huskies win two Mid- Suburban Conference championships. Born May 3, 1997, in Mount Prospect, Ill. Son of Tim and Amy. Intends to major in graphic design. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 79

81 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 25 TAYLOR MASHACK Safety Jr. East Palo Alto, Calif. Menlo Atherton HS/San Mateo JC Prior to NIU Starred in the secondary for two years at the College of San Mateo in California. In 10 games as a sophomore in 2014, tallied 42 tackles, five tackles for loss and three interceptions. Also defended three passes and recovered three fumbles for the Bulldogs. Named San Mateo County Defensive Player of the Year and first team All-Area in 2011 by the San Jose Mercury News. Also a 2010 first team All-Peninsula selection by the San Jose Mercury News. 13 JORDAN NIEMEYER Wide Receiver Fr. Woodstock, Ill. Marian Central Catholic HS Two-way starter at Marian, helping the Hurricanes advance to Illinois Class 5A state quarterfinals as a senior. Made 40 receptions for 652 yards and eight touchdowns in Also advanced in the state playoffs with Marian as a sophomore and junior. Explosive special teams returner in high school as well. Sprinted and competed in the long jump on Marian s track team. Born March 27, Son of Theodore and Lori Niemeyer. Intends to major in industrial engineering. 29 DAE JON PERRY Wide Receiver Fr. Aurora, Ill. Oswego East HS Playmaker on both sides of the ball at Oswego East. Helped the Wolves reach the second round of the Illinois Class 7A playoffs as a junior in Also lettered in basketball in high school. Born March 21, 1997, in Berkeley, Ill. Son of Johnny and Andrea Perry. Intends to major in business Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

82 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 57 KYLE PUGH Linebacker Fr. Chicago Heights, Ill. Bloom Township HS Star linebacker at Bloom Township. As a senior, compiled 112 tackles and recovered four fumbles to help the Trojans reach the Illinois 8A playoffs Southtown Star first team All-Area choice and an All-Area honoree by the Chicago Sun Times as a senior. All-Southland Conference selection in 2014 as well. As a junior, tallied 105 tackles, earning Southtown Star All-Area honors. Born March 3, 1997, in Chicago, Ill. Son of Darryl and Pamela Pugh. Undecided on a major. 98 RYAN ROBERTS Tight End Fr. Northville, Mich. Northville HS Talented blocking and pass-catching tight end for three years at Northville. As a senior, caught 10 passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns. Helped the Mustangs reach the District 1 playoffs in Two-time Kensington Lakes All- Conference honorable mention selection as a tight end. Was also a star basketball players at Northville. Born Oct. 3, 1996, in Toledo, Ohio. Son of Raymond and Darlene Roberts. His father, Raymond, was a four-year football letterwinner at NIU and earned honorable mention All-America honors as a tight end in 1993, serving as team co-captain for the Huskies that season. Intends to major in engineering. 18 CHARLIE ROTHERHAM Quarterback Fr. Green Bay, Wis. Notre Dame Academy Three-year starting quarterback at Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay. Led the Tritons to the Wisconsin Division 3 playoffs as a junior and senior. As a senior, completed 100 passes for 1,789 yards and 23 touchdowns. Threw for 1,383 yards and 13 scores during his breakout junior campaign. Also a star baseball player at Green Bay. Born Feb. 5, 1997, in Green Bay, Wis. Son of Kurt and Stephanie. Intends to major in business. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 81

83 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 63 HAYDEN SAK Long Snapper Fr. Aurora, Ill. West Aurora HS Two-year starter and captain at left tackle and long snapper for West Aurora. Rated the top long-snapping prospect in the state of Illinois by Chris Rubio s long snapping rankings. As a senior, helped West Aurora achieve a winning record in conference play for the first time in more than a decade. Two-time all-conference honorable mention honoree. Illinois Academic All-State selection in Born Sept. 29, 1997, in Aurora, Ill. Son of Tom and Michelle Sak. Intends to major in marketing. 14 DANIEL SANTACATERINA Quarterback Fr. Geneva, Ill. Geneva HS Star quarterback at nearby Geneva. As a senior, guided the Vikings to the Illinois 7A quarterfinals by passing for 2,443 yards and 23 touchdowns Upstate Eight River Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Year. Garnered 2014 first team all-area honors from the Aurora Beacon-News and the Kane Country Chronicle. As a junior, threw for 2,266 yards and 27 touchdowns and advanced to the Illinois 7A state playoffs with the Vikings Daily Chronicle Tri-Cities All-Area and All-Upstate Eight River Conference honoree. Also rushed for more than 400 yards and six touchdowns at Geneva. Born Sept. 30, 1996, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Son of Mary Ellen and Michael Santacaterina Sr. His father, Michael Sr., played football at Lake Forest College. His brother, Michael Jr., was a four-year letterwinner at linebacker for NIU and started 12 times in 2014, helping the Huskies win the MAC West for the fifth consecutive season and a league title. His sister, Jackie, recently retired from professional soccer after playing for the Chicago Red Stars. She also played collegiately at Illinois. His other sister, Brianna, played played soccer at DePaul. His first cousin, Mike Magee, plays for the Chicago Fire and earned Major League Soccer s Most Valuable Player award in Intends to major in business. 60 ALEX SCHLEE Offensive Line Fr. Germantown, Wis. Germantown HS Played multiple positions on the offensive line at Germantown. As a senior, helped the Warhawks advance to the second round of the Wisconsin Division 2 playoffs. Blocked for an offense that averaged 38.9 points per game in During his junior year, started for a team that played in the Wisconsin Division I quarterfinals and tallied 34.4 points per contest. Two-time North Shore Conference honorable mention selection. Born Dec. 14, 1996, in West Allis, Wis. Son of Henry and Julie Schlee. Undecided on a major Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

84 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 42 SUTTON SMITH Tailback Fr. Saint Charles, Mo. Francis Howell HS Talented playmaker on both sides of the ball at Francis Howell. As a senior, tallied 2,456 all-purpose yards with more than 2,000 rushing yards and 32 total touchdowns at tailback. Helped Howell go 11-1 and advance to the Missouri 6A state semifinals in Named 2014 St. Louis Dispatch All-Metro Offensive Player of the Year. Also named Large School Player of the Year in 2014 by local television station KSDK. As a junior, gained 1,682 all-purpose yards and scored 18 times. Advanced to the second round of the Missouri state playoffs in Two-time All-Gateway South Conference performer. Born March 22, 1996, in Plano, Texas. Son of Chuck and Sandy Smith. His father, Chuck, played football at Middle Tennessee State. His mother, Sandy, played volleyball at Missouri State. Intends to major in business. 26 TREQUAN SMITH Safety Fr. Boynton Beach, Fla. Boynton Beach HS Three-year starter at Boynton Beach. Finished with 159 career tackles while playing in one of Florida s top leagues. As a senior, picked off five passes, broke up 13 more and forced five fumbles. Played in the 2015 Florida vs. Georgia Clash of Scholar-Athletes All-Star Game. Recorded three interceptions with 11 passes defended as a junior. Helped Boynton Beach reach the Florida Class 6A playoffs twice. Two-time District 15 All-Conference selection. Born Aug. 30, 1996, in Boynton Beach, Fla. Son of Bobby Smith and Takeshia Austin. Intends to major in business. 72 JORDAN STECKLER Offensive Line Fr. Two Rivers, Wis. Two Rivers HS Three-year two-way starter at Two Rivers. Helpd the Purple Raiders reach the playoffs each season. As a senior, blocked for an offense that averaged 29.4 points per game All-State honorable mention selection by the Wisconsin coaches. During his junior year, helped Two Rivers tally 33.2 points per game and finish with a 7-3 record. Three-time all-conference selection. Also a standout basketball player. Born July 16, 1996 in Two Rivers, Wis. Son of Bart and Elaine Steckler. Intends to major in marketing. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 83

85 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 83 SPENCER TEARS Wide Receiver Fr. Robbins, Ill. H.L. Richards HS Highly touted local receiving prospect. As a senior, caught 27 passes for 468 yards and six touchdowns. Helped H.L. Richards advance to the quarterfinals of the Illinois 6A playoffs. Also rushed for 75 yards and two scores Chicago Tribune All-State Special Mention. As a junior, amassed 500 receiving yards and eight total touchdowns. Played in the 2013 Illinois 6A state title game with the Bulldogs. Also a basketball letterwinner. Born Dec. 19, 1996, in Chicago, Ill. Son of Patrice Tears-Cottrell. Undecided on a major. 40 MAALIK TODD Tailback Fr.-R Evanston, Ill. Evanston Township HS Appeared in three games. Made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Presbyterian (8-28). Also saw the field versus Ohio (11-18) and in the MAC Championship game victory over Bowling Green. Named NIU Defensive Scout Player of the Week for the Northwestern (9-6) and Ball State (11-5) games. 79 SCOTT TOPOLE Offensive Line Fr. Cary, Ill. Cary-Grove HS Starting center for the Illinois Class 7A runners up in As a senior, blocked for an offense that averaged 42.8 points per game All-Fox Valley Conference honoree. Second team all-area selection as well. As a junior, helped Cary-Grove advance to the second round of the Illinois 7A playoffs. Started 24 games at center in high school. Born April 29, 1997, in Barrington, Ill. Son of James and Amy Topole. Undecided on a major Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

86 NIU FOOTBALL 2015 PLAYERS 65 NATHAN VELOZ Offensive Line Fr. Oak Creek, Wis. Oak Creek HS Another offensive line prospect at NIU via the state of Wisconsin. As a senior, served as team captain and helped Oak Creek go 9-2, win the South East Conference and make the playoffs. Collected first team All-State honors in 2014 from the Wisconsin coaches. Blocked for an offense that averaged 29.8 points and yards per game to lead the conference. Scored a rushing touchdown on the only carry of his senior season. Garnered all-area and all-conference recognition as well. Three-time All-South East Conference selection. Also played baseball at Oak Creek. Born Nov. 7, 1996, in Milwaukee, Wis. Son of John and Liza Veloz. Intends to major in accountancy. 53 QUINTIN WYNNE Defensive End Fr. Saint Louis, Mo. Christian Brothers HS Standout player at one of Missouri s top high school football programs. As a senior, recorded 55 tackles and was defensive captain for Missouri s 6A statechampionship Christian Brothers team. St. Louis Dispatch Super 30 honoree. Named to the second team All-State squad by the Missouri coaches. Three-time All-Metro Catholic selection, winning the league each year. Born Jan. 10, 1997, in Saint Louis, Mo. Son of Bernard and Sherri Wynne. Intends to major in pre-medicine. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 85

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88 TEAM STATISTICS NIU OPP SCORING Points Per Game Points Off Turnovers FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average KICKOFFS-Yards Average Per Kick Net kick average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 28:44 31:16 3RD-DOWN Conversions 108/226 93/213 3rd-Down Pct 48% 44% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 8/14 7/17 4th-Down Pct 57% 41% SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS 0-20 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES (56-68) 82% (43-48) 90% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (42-68) 62% (32-48) 67% PAT-ATTEMPTS (54-56) 96% (40-41) 98% ATTENDANCE Games/Avg Per Game 5/ /25037 Neutral Site Games 2/22264 SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total NIU Opponents NIU FOOTBALL 2014 STATISTICS INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Lng Avg/G STINGILY, Cameron HARE, Drew BOUAGNON, Joel DANIELS, Akeem MADDIE, Anthony BROWN, Da Ron HARRIS, Keith HUFF, Jordan MCINTOSH, Matt TURNER, Aregeros SMITH, Draco SAFFOLD, Ezra LEWIS, Tommylee BEEBE, Chad WEDEL, Tyler TEAM Total Opponents PASSING G Effic. C-A-I Pct. Yds TD Lng Avg/G HARE, Drew MADDIE, Anthony MCINTOSH, Matt TEAM TURNER, Aregeros Total Opponents RECEIVING G No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G BROWN, Da Ron TURNER, Aregeros BRESCACIN, Juwan BEEBE, Chad BOUAGNON, Joel SAFFOLD, Ezra DANIELS, Akeem EAKES, Luke MAXWELL, Desroy LEWIS, Tommylee BLAKE, Christia HARRIS, Keith STERLING, Rob STINGILY, Cameron HUFF, Jordan HARE, Drew GLASPER, Clayton Total Opponents TOTAL OFFENSE G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G HARE, Drew STINGILY, Cameron BOUAGNON, Joel MADDIE, Anthony DANIELS, Akeem MCINTOSH, Matt BROWN, Da Ron HARRIS, Keith HUFF, Jordan TURNER, Aregeros SMITH, Draco SAFFOLD, Ezra LEWIS, Tommylee BEEBE, Chad WEDEL, Tyler TEAM Total Opponents FUMBLE RETURNS No. Yds Avg TD Long FOLLIARD, Sean Total Opponents , 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 87

89 No. Long NIU TD, Hare at E. Michigan, 10/25 Rushing TD, Hare at E. Michigan, 10/25 Bouagnon 5 49, vs. Miami, 9/20 Brown 1 61, vs. Toledo, 11/11 Daniels 1 29, vs. Presbyterian, 8/28 Hare 5 78 TD, vs. Miami, 8/28 Maddie 2 27, at E. Michigan, 10/25 Stingily 2 26, vs. Miami, 10/18 Passing TD, Hare to Turner at WMU 11/24 by Hare TD, to Turner at WMU, 11/24 by McIntosh 1 39 TD, to Brown vs. Presbyterian, 8/28 by Maddie 5 49, to Brescacin vs. Kent State, 10/4 to Beebe 1 32, from Hare vs. CMU, 10/11 to Bouagnon 1 45, From Hare at Arkansas, 9/20 to Brescacin 4 49 TD, from Hare vs. Presbyterian, 8/28 to Brown TD, from Hare vs. Toledo, 11/11 to Daniels 2 32 TD, from Hare at Ohio, 11/18 to Turner 5 39, from Hare vs. Toledo, 11/11 Returns 9 66 KOR by Huff vs. Kent State, 10/4 Beebe 1 36 PR at NU, 9/6 Daniels 2 25 KOR at WMU, 11/28 Huff 2 66 KOR vs. Kent State, 10/4 Turner 4 38 KOR vs Marshall, 12/23 OPPONENT KOR TD Marshall, Arkansas, 9/20 Rushing 8 46 Rawls, CMU, 10/11 Passing TD Macon to Jones, Toledo, 11/11 Returns 5 97 KOR TD Marshall, Arkansas, 9/20 * 25 Yards or Longer 2014 LONG PLAYS PUNT RETURNS No. Yds Avg TD Long BEEBE, Chad LEWIS, Tommylee LURRY, Shawun Total Opponents KICK RETURNS No. Yds Avg TD Long TURNER, Aregeros HUFF, Jordan DANIELS, Akeem LOGAN, Paris STERLING, Rob FOLLIARD, Sean SAFFOLD, Ezra MOORE, Marlon Total Opponents INTERCEPTIONS No. Yds Avg TD Long DURANTE, Dechane LOGAN, Paris BROOKS, Anthony SMALLS, Albert SANTACATERINA, Michael COMPTON, Ben MOORE, Marlon Total Opponents KICKOFFS No. Yds Avg TB OB Retn Net YdLn ORNE, Josh WEDEL, Tyler Total Opponents PUNTING No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I Blkd WEDEL, Tyler HARE, Drew MCINTOSH, Matt Total Opponents NIU FOOTBALL 2014 STATISTICS FIELD GOALS FG-FGA Pct Lg Blk WEDEL, Tyler ORNE, Josh HAGAN, Christian FG SEQUENCE Northern Illinois Opponents Presbyterian (32),21,(26),31 (31) Northwestern 25,(32) - UNLV (45),(33) (25),33 Arkansas - 43,(21) Kent State 39,(40) (19),(27),56 Central Michigan (24),39 (25),50,(23) Miami (28),46 - Eastern Michigan 24,32 (21),48 Ball State - - Toledo (37),(19) (21) Ohio - 46,46 at Western Michigan 28,(40),27 (29),(44) vs. Bowling Green (35),(32),(23) (46) vs. Marshall 32,(19),(30),(31) (28) Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made. ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G BROWN, Da Ron STINGILY, Cameron HARE, Drew TURNER, Aregeros BOUAGNON, Joel DANIELS, Akeem BRESCACIN, Juwan BEEBE, Chad HUFF, Jordan MADDIE, Anthony SAFFOLD, Ezra HARRIS, Keith LOGAN, Paris MAXWELL, Desroy EAKES, Luke LEWIS, Tommylee MCINTOSH, Matt DURANTE, Dechane SANTACATERINA STERLING, Rob SMITH, Draco BLAKE, Christian BROOKS, Anthony FOLLIARD, Sean GLASPER, Clay LURRY, Shawun SMALLS, Albert WEDEL, Tyler TEAM Total Opponents PATs SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Pts. STINGILY, Cameron WEDEL, Tyler HAGAN, Christian HARE, Drew BROWN, Da Ron BRESCACIN, Juwan BOUAGNON, Joel TURNER, Aregeros HUFF, Jordan DANIELS, Akeem BEEBE, Chad EAKES, Luke HARRIS, Keith SMITH, Draco BROOKS, Anthony MADDIE, Anthony ORNE, Josh Total Opponents Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

90 Tackles Sacks- ---Pass Def--- -Fumbles- Blkd GP Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds No-Yds Int-Yds BrUp QBH FR-Yds FF Kick Safety 2 MOORE, Marlon LEMON, Rasheen DURANTE, Dechane MAYS, Boomer LOGAN, Paris FOLLIARD, Sean SANTACATERINA FORD, Perez MEEHAN, Jason PAYTON, Jamaal THOMAS, Corey MAYES, Brandon BROOKS, Anthony COMPTON, Ben FLEMING, Ladell SMALLS, Albert LEE, William CLINTON-EARL, C JONES, Mario LURRY, Shawun GORDON, Donovan OLOOTU, Mayomi JONES, Bobby ABRESCH, Jackson SMAHA, Austin MOSLEY, Rajshawn BASS, Jamaal SMITH, Draco HUFF, Jordan BEEBE, Chad WIMANN, Shane DUNBAR, Ruben BREEDLOVE, Cal BLAKE, Christian WEDEL, Tyler EAKES, Luke MONAGHAN, Skyler HARRIS, Terrell ORNE, Josh HARE, Drew TM TEAM STINGILY, Cameron TURNER, Aregeros DANIELS, Akeem BROWN, Da Ron Total Opponents NIU Players of the Week PC NU UNLV Arkansas Kent St. CMU Miami EMU BSU Toledo Ohio WMU Off. Lineman Conlon/ R. Brown Pitt NA NA NA NA Ness Eakes Eakes Conlon Pitt Eakes Off. Skill NA D. Brown D. Brown Bouagnon NA NA Stingily D. Brown Stingily Turner Daniels NA Def. Scout Harmston Sullivan/ Harmston Chambers Schwab Harmston Chambers Henderson Sullivan Chambers Harris Schwab Harris Special Teams Santacaterina Beebe Wedel NA Huff Payton Three players Orne/Payton Wedel Hagan/Eakes Wedel Payton Def. Lineman All Thomas NA NA NA NA Meehan Lee Compton Ford Mays Lee Def. Skill All Lemon/ Durante NA Lemon NA NA NA Brooks NA NA Durante Logan Off. Scout Stendler Graham Scharping Huff Brown NA Fischer Harris Scanlan Stendler Fischer Golladay Selected by the Huskie coaching staff. NIU FOOTBALL 2014 DEFENSIVE STATISTICS 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 89

91 NIU FOOTBALL 2014 PARTICIPATION No. Name GP/GS PC NU UNLV Arkansas Kent St. CMU Miami EMU BSU Toledo Ohio WMU BGSU Marshall 13 ABRESCH, Jackson 9/- X X X X X X X X X 6 BASS, Jamaal 2/- X X 82 BEEBE, Chad 12/5 X X WR WR WR X X X WR X WR X 15 BLAKE, Christian 13/- X X X X X X X X X X X X X 28 BOUAGNON, Joel 14/7 TB X X TB TB X TB TB X X TB X TB X 98 BREEDLOVE, Cal 1/- X 11 BRESCACIN, Juwan 13/12 WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR X WR WR 86 BRINLEE, Jacob 1/- X 31 BROOKS, Anthony 12/8 X X X X CB CB CB CB CB CB CB CB 4 BROWN, Da Ron 14/14 WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR 68 BROWN, Ron 12/- X X X X X X X X X X X X 78 BROWN, Ryan 14/14 RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT 51 CANOY, Brian 1/- X 54 CLINTON-EARL, C 14/1 X X X X de X X X X X X X X X 56 COMPTON, Ben 14/- X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 61 CONLON, Aidan 14/14 LG LG LG LG LG LG LG LG LG LG LG LG LG LG 48 CONNORS, Ricky 9/- X X X X X X X X X 3 DANIELS, Akeem 11/7 X TB TB - TB TB - - X TB X X WR TB 95 DUNBAR, Ruben 2/- X X 1 DURANTE, Dechane 14/13 FS FS FS FS FS FS FS FS FS FS FS X FS FS 83 EAKES, Luke 14/8 TE TE TE TE X X X X TE X TE TE X TE 8 FLEMING, Ladell 12/- X X X X X X X X X X X X 40 FOLLIARD, Sean 14/1 X X X X X X X X X X X X OLB X 44 FORD, Perez 14/14 DE DE DE DE DE DE DE DE DE DE DE DE DE DE 59 GEGNER, Mike 10/- X X X X X X X X X X 81 GLASPER, Clay 14/- X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 94 GORDON, Donovan 13/- X X X X X X X X X X X X X 34 HAGAN, Christian 6/- X X X X X X 12 HARE, Drew 14/12 X X QB QB QB QB QB QB QB QB QB QB QB QB 20 HARRIS, Keith 2/- X X 46 HARRIS, Terrell 1/- X 74 HOWARD, Lincoln 14/- X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 23 HUFF, Jordan 10/1 X X X X TB X X X X X 30 HUNT, Tifonte 1/- X 18 JONES, Bobby 14/- X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 92 JONES, Mario 13/1 DT X X X X X X X X X X X X 90 LEE, William 14/14 NG DT DT DT DT DT DT DT DT DT DT DT DT DT 9 LEMON, Rasheen 14/14 OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB 10 LEWIS, Tommylee 2/1 WR X 29 LOGAN, Paris 14/14 CB CB CB CB CB CB CB CB CB CB CB CB CB CB 75 LOOS, Tyler 14/14 LT LT LT LT LT LT LT LT LT LT LT LT LT LT 19 LURRY, Shawun 13/- X X X X X X X X X X X X X 1 MADDIE, Anthony 9/- X X X X X X X X X 99 MALOLO, Siosifa 1/- X 37 MAXWELL, Desroy 14/7 X TE X X TE X X TE TE TE X TE X TE 84 MAYER, Brian 14/- X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 24 MAYES, Brandon 14/2 X X X X X X SS X X X X FS X X 45 MAYS, Boomer 14/13 MLB MLB MLB MLB MLB MLB MLB MLB MLB MLB MLB MLB X MLB 9 MCINTOSH, Matt 10/2 QB QB X X X X X X X X 49 MEEHAN, Jason 14/13 DE DE DE DE X DE DE DE DE DE DE DE DE DE 85 MITCHELL, Malik 1/- X 2B MONAGHAN, Skyler 11/- X X X X X X X X X X X 2 MOORE, Marlon 14/13 SS SS SS SS SS SS X SS SS SS SS SS SS SS 93 MOSLEY, Rajshawn 12/- X X X X X X X X X X X X 71 MYERS, Levon 14/- X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 55 NESS, Andrew 14/14 C C C C C C C C C C C C C C 5 OLOOTU, Mayomi 14/- X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 25 ORNE, Josh 11/- X X X X X X X X X X X 65 OTT, Wes 8/- X X X X X X X X 33 PAYTON, Jamaal 14/1 X X X X X X X X X X X X MLB X 67 PITT, Tyler 14/13 RG RG RG RG RG RG RG RG RG RG RG RG RG X 66 RAMLET, Bobby 2/- X X 70 RUKA, Josh 14/1 X X X X X X X X X X X X X RG 14 SAFFOLD, Ezra 8/- X X X X X X X X 7 SANTACATERINA 14/13 OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB X OLB 88 SEMISCH, Tim 12/- X X X X X X X X X X X X 50 SMAHA, Austin 13/- X X X X X X X X X X X X X 43 SMALLS, Albert 14/6 CB CB CB CB CB CB X X X X X X X X 36 SMITH, Draco 14/- X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 4A STENDLER, Ryan 2/- X X 47 STERLING, Rob 14/- X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 42 STINGILY, Cameron 13/3 X X X X X TB X TB X X X TB X 52 SULLIVAN, Cody 3/- X X X 57 TAYLOR, Scott 1/- X 69 THOMAS, Corey 14/13 X NG NG NG NG NG NG NG NG NG NG NG NG NG 22 TURNER, Aregeros 14/3 X X X X X WR X X X X WR WR X X 26 WEDEL, Tyler 14/- X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 35 WIMANN, Shane 14/2 X X X X X X X TE X X TE X X X X-indicates played; letters indicate position started H- indicates served as holder on FGs and PATs only 90 Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

92 NIU FOOTBALL 2014 TEAM GAME-BY-GAME FINAL STATS ---1st Downs--- Rushing Passing Total Off. Punts Fum Penalties 3rd Time of Game Score Total R-P-Pen No-Yds, TD C-A-I Yds TD Pl-Yds No-Avg No-L No-Yds Downs Poss NIU , of-22 33:41 vs. Presbyterian , of-12 26:19 NIU , of-17 28:32 at Northwestern , of-23 31:28 NIU , of-19 32:16 at UNLV , of-17 27:44 NIU , of-15 25:22 at Arkansas , of-14 34:38 NIU , of-18 25:06 vs. Kent State , of-16 34:54 NIU , of-14 20:59 vs. C. Michigan , of-14 39:01 NIU , of-10 30:07 vs. Miami (Ohio) , of-12 29:53 NIU , of-12 25:56 at E. Michigan , of-18 34:04 NIU , of-22 35:50 at Ball State , of-14 24:10 NIU , of-15 29:37 vs. Toledo , of-15 30:23 NIU , of-13 26:32 at Ohio , of-14 33:28 NIU , of-12 19:33 at Western Michigan , of-17 40:27 NIU , of-19 37:59 vs. Bowling Green , of-13 22:01 NIU , of-18 30:42 vs. Marshall , of-14 29:18 TEAM CATEGORY Avg./No. NCAA MAC Rushing Offense Passing Offense Passing Efficiency Total Offense Scoring Offense Red Zone Offense Rushing Defense Pass Efficiency Defense Passing Yards Allowed Total Defense Scoring Defense Red Zone Defense First Downs Offense First Downs Defense Completion Percentage Passes Had Intercepted Net Punting Punt Returns Punt Return Defense Kickoff Returns Kickoff Return Defense Turnover Margin Turnovers Lost Turnovers Gained Interceptions (Defense) Fumbles Lost NIU in the 2014 NCAA and MAC Rankings TEAM CATEGORY Avg./No. NCAA MAC Fumbles Recovered Sacks Tackles for Loss Sacks Allowed Tackles for Loss Allowed Fewest Penalties/Game Fewest Penalty Yards/Game Third Down Conversion Pct Third Down Conv. Pct. Defense Fourth Down Conversion Pct Fourth Down Conv. Pct. Defense Time of Possession 28: INDIVIDUAL (Top 50, Select) Avg./No. NCAA MAC Chad Beebe, Punt Returns Cameron Stingily, Rushing TDs Da Ron Brown, Receiving Yards 1, Da Ron Brown, Receiving Yards/Game Drew Hare, Completion Pct Drew Hare, Passing Efficiency Drew Hare, Points Responsible For Drew Hare, Rush Yards/Carry Paris Logan, Passes Defended Sean Folliard, Fumbles Recovered Jamaal Payton, Fumbles Recovered , 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 91

93 RUSHING NIU FOOTBALL 2014 INDIVIDUAL GAME-BY-GAME FINAL STATS No-Yds PC NW UNLV Ark Kent CMU Miami EMU Ball St. Toledo Ohio WMU BG MU Beebe, Chad DNP DNP Bouagnon, Joel (-2) TD TD Brown, Da Ron TD Daniels, Akeem DNP DNP DNP (-8) TD Hare, Drew TD TD 2 TD TD 2 TD TD Harris, Keith 8-26 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Huff, Jordan 3-8 DNP DNP DNP DNP TD TD TD Lewis, Tommylee DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Maddie, Anthony DNP DNP 5-2 DNP DNP DNP TD McIntosh, Matt DNP DNP DNP DNP Saffold, Ezra 3-14 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 0-0 DNP Smith, Draco 7-30, TD Stingily, Cameron DNP TD TD 2 TD 3 TD 2 TD TD 2 TD TD Turner, Aregeros , TD , TD (-5) RECEIVING No-Yds PC NW UNLV Ark Kent CMU Miami EMU BSU Toledo Ohio WMU BG MU Beebe, Chad DNP , TD DNP Blake, Christian DNP Bouagnon, Joel 2-(-1) , TD (-1) (-3) Brescacin, Juwan 2-53, TD , TD DNP TD TD TD Brown, Da Ron 7-91, TD TD TD TD TD Daniels, Akeem DNP DNP DNP , TD Eakes, Luke , TD 1-13 Glasper, Clayton 0-0 DNP DNP Hare, Drew Harris, Keith 0-0 DNP 2-21, TD DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Huff, Jordan 0-0 DNP DNP (-2) DNP DNP Lewis, Tommylee DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Maxwell, Desroy Saffold, Ezra 1-24 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 6-35 DNP Sterling, Rob Stingily, Cameron DNP (-2) Turner, Aregeros , TD TD PASSING Att-Comp-TD Yards PC NW UNLV Ark Kent CMU Miami EMU Ball St. Toledo Ohio WMU BG MU Hare, Drew Maddie, Anthony DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP McIntosh, Matt DNP DNP DNP DNP DNQB DNQB DNQB DNQB DNQB DNQB DNQB DNQB PUNTING No-Avg In20 PC NW UNLV Ark Kent CMU Miami EMU Ball St. Toledo Ohio WMU BG MU Wedel, Tyler NIUHuskies.com Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

94 NIU FOOTBALL 2014 DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME FINAL STATS Solo-Asst.-Total PC NW UNLV Ark Kent St, CMU Miami EMU Ball St. Toledo Ohio WMU BG MU Abresch, Jackson DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Bass, Jamaal DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Beebe, Chad DNP DNP Breedlove, Cal DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP QS, TFL Brooks, Anthony DNP DNP PBU PBU INT, TD PBU, INT PBU Clinton-Earl, Cam QS,.5 TFL Compton, Ben TFL.5 QS, QBH INT TFL TFL, QS QS, TFL 1.5 QS TFL.5 TFL 2 PBU 1.5 TFL Durante, Dechane , TFL, PBU INT FR, INT 2 INT PBU PBU Fleming, Ladell DNP DNP QS Folliard, Sean TFL, FR FF 0.5 QS TFL, PBU TFL.5 QS, TFL, FR.5 TFL TFL, QS 2TFL, QBH FF 2QS, PD Ford, Perez PBU 2TFL, QS.5 TFL TFL,.5 QS TFL, QBH TFL, FF.5 QS, QBH.5 QS, QBH TFL, FF TFL, QS.5 TFL 2 QBH PBU.5 TFL.5 TFL QS FF.5 QS Gordon, Donovan DNP TFL, QBH Jones, Mario DNP TFL QBH.5 TFL Jones, Bobby QS,.5 TFL Lee, William QS TFL, QS.5 TFL FF TFL, QS QBH Lemon, Rasheen QS FF QBH 0.5 QS, FF 2 QBH.5 TFL Logan, Paris , FF FR INT, PBU PBU PBU PBU 2 PBU 2 PBU TFL, 2PBU INT, PBU PBU PBU PBU INT 2 PBU Lurry, Shawun DNP PBU Mayes, Brandon FF PBU FR Mays, Boomer TFL TFL 0.5 TFL TFL 3TFL TFL PBU.5TFL TFL FF Meehan, Jason QS, TFL 2 QS QS, 2TFL TFL QS, TFL, QS, PBU, QBH QS, TFL QBH FR QBH QBH 1.5 TFL Moore, Marlon FF FF INT 2TFL.5 TFL FR 3 PBU TFL Mosley, Rajshawn DNP DNP QS, TFL.5 QS,.5 TFL Olootu, Mayomi FF, 2PBU PBU TFL, PBU Payton, Jamaal TFL.5 TFL FR FR KR Santacaterina, Mike TFL TFL TFL INT.5 QS,.5 TFL 2 TFL QBH TFL QS, TFL Smaha, Austin DNP Smalls, Albert TFL, INT PBU PBU PBU INT, PBU Thomas, Corey QBH.5 TFL, QBH QS, 2TFL FF 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 93

95 NIU FOOTBALL THE LAST TIME A HUSKIE TEAM RECORDED A SHUTOUT 63-0 vs. Massachusetts ( ) HAD 25 FIRST DOWNS 25 vs. Marshall, Boca Raton Bowl ( ) HAD 30 FIRST DOWNS 30 vs. Miami (Ohio) ( ) HAD 35 FIRST DOWNS 35 vs. UNLV ( ) HAD 40 FIRST DOWNS 43 vs. Ball St. ( ) SCORED 40 OR MORE POINTS 51 vs. Bowling Green, MAC Championship ( ) SCORED 45 OR MORE POINTS 51 vs. Bowling Green, MAC Championship ( ) SCORED 50 OR MORE POINTS 51 vs. Bowling Green, MAC Championship ( ) SCORED 60 OR MORE POINTS 63 at Massachusetts ( ) SCORED A SAFETY vs. Eastern Michigan on Sean Progar tackle of QB in end zone ( ) 500 OR MORE YARDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE 552 vs. Bowling Green, MAC Championship ( ) 600 OR MORE YARDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE 658 vs. Miami (Ohio) ( ) 700 OR MORE YARDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE 710 vs. Ball St. ( ) 300 OR MORE YARDS RUSHING 334 vs. Bowling Green, MAC Championship ( ) 400 OR MORE YARDS RUSHING 433 vs. Miami (Ohio), DID NOT COMMIT A TURNOVER vs. Marshall, Boca Raton Bowl ( ) HAD A SUCCESSFUL ON-SIDE KICK vs. Marshall, Boca Raton Bowl - Tyler Wedel kick/jamaal Payton recovery ( ) HAD 40 MINUTES TIME OF POSSESSION at Purdue, 41:40 ( ) HELD OPPONENT TO 50 YARDS OR LESS RUSHING 42 yards at Akron ( ) HELD OPPONENT TO NEGATIVE YARDS RUSHING (-11) yards at Miami ( ) HELD OPPONENT TO 100 YARDS OR LESS PASSING 58 vs. Presbyterian ( ) HELD OPPONENT TO 200 YARDS OR LESS TOTAL OFFENSE 127 vs. Presbyterian ( ) HELD OPPONENT TO 150 YARDS OR LESS TOTAL OFFENSE 127 vs. Presbyterian ( ) HELD OPPONENT TO 100 YARDS OR LESS TOTAL OFFENSE 64 vs. Kent State ( ) HELD AN OPPONENT WITHOUT A TOUCHDOWN 55-3 vs. Presbyterian ( ) WAS INVOLVED IN AN OVERTIME GAME 2OT vs. Kent State, MAC Championship Game, W ( ) A HUSKIE OPPONENT HAD 35 MINUTES OF POSSESSION 40:27, Western Michigan ( ) RETURNED A KICKOFF FOR A TOUCHDOWN 93 yards, Deandre Reaves of Marshall, Boca Raton Bowl ( ) RETURNED A PUNT FOR A TOUCHDOWN 91 yards, LaVon Brazill of Ohio ( ) RETURNED AN INTERCEPTION FOR A TOUCHDOWN 54, Tyler Patmon of Kansas ( ) RETURNED A FUMBLE FOR A TOUCHDOWN 14 yards, Darius Philon of Arkansas ( ) SCORED A SAFETY Western Michigan ( ), on NIU penalty in end zone BLOCKED A PUNT Jacob Sannon of Idaho ( ) BLOCKED A PUNT FOR A TOUCHDOWN Ellis Hobbs (block) / LaMarcus Hicks (recovered ball in end zone) of Iowa State ( ) BLOCKED A FIELD GOAL Richard Ash of Western Michigan ( ) BLOCKED A PAT KICK Nick VanHoose of Northwestern (9-6-14) MISSED A PAT KICK (not blocked) Andrew Haldeman of Western Michigan ( ) SHUT OUT THE HUSKIES Navy 16, NIU 0 ( ) SHUT OUT THE HUSKIES FOR A HALF Northwestern (1st Half), (9-6-14) PASSED FOR 300 OR MORE YARDS 346, Andrew Hendrix of Miami (Ohio), ( ) PASSED FOR 400 OR MORE YARDS 450, Jimmy Garoppolo of Eastern Illinois ( ) RUSHED FOR 100 OR MORE YARDS 131, Devon Johnson, Boca Raton Bowl ( ) RUSHED FOR 200 OR MORE YARDS 270, Thomas Rawls of Central Michigan ( ) HAD A RUSH OF 60 YARDS OR LONGER 60, Lonnie Pryor of Florida State, Orange Bowl (1-1-13) TWO OR MORE PLAYERS RUSHED FOR 100 YARDS 133, Reginald Bell and 112, Ryan Brumfield of E. Michigan ( ) HAD 10 OR MORE RECEPTIONS 18, Tommy Shuler of Marshall, Boca Raton Bowl ( ) HAD 100 OR MORE RECEIVING YARDS 185, Tommy Shuler of Marshall, Boca Raton Bowl ( ) HAD 200 OR MORE RECEIVING YARDS 204, Travis Shelton of Temple ( ) 94 NIUHuskies.com Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

96 NIU FOOTBALL THE LAST TIME A HUSKIE PLAYER RETURNED THE OPENING KICKOFF FOR A TD Tommylee Lewis (100 yards) at Toledo ( ) RETURNED A KICKOFF FOR A TOUCHDOWN Tommylee Lewis (99 yards) at Purdue ( ) RETURNED TWO KICKOFFS FOR TOUCHDOWNS Tommylee Lewis (100 & 95 yards) at Toledo ( ) RETURNED A PUNT FOR A TOUCHDOWN Perez Ashford (44 yards) at Miami ( ) RETURNED A FUMBLE FOR A TOUCHDOWN Craig Rusch (60 yards) at Kent State ( ) SCORED A SAFETY Sean Progar (tackled RB in end zone) vs. Eastern Michigan ( ) RETURNED AN INTERCEPTION FOR A TOUCHDOWN Anthony Brooks (21 yards) vs. Ball State ( ) A NON-QB THREW A TOUCHDOWN PASS Tommylee Lewis (17 yards to Jordan Lynch) vs. Eastern Michigan ( ) BLOCKED A PUNT Dechane Durante vs. Kent State ( ) BLOCKED TWO PUNTS IN A GAME Jordan Delegal (2) at Ball St. ( ) BLOCKED A PUNT FOR A TOUCHDOWN Jimmie Ward (block)/courtney Stephen (14-yard return) vs. Army (9-3-11) BLOCKED A FIELD GOAL George Rainey vs. Western Michigan ( ) BLOCKED A PAT KICK Boomer Mays vs. Akron ( ) CONVERTED A FAKE FG FOR A TOUCHDOWN Mathew Sims (7-yard rush) vs. Central Michigan ( ) MISSED A PAT KICK (not blocked) Tyler Wedel vs. Miami (Ohio) ( ) CONVERTED A TWO-POINT ATTEMPT Nathan Palmer (pass from Chandler Harnish) at Central Michigan ( ) PASSED FOR 300 OR MORE YARDS Jordan Lynch (345) vs. Ball State ( ) PASSED FOR 400 OR MORE YARDS Jordan Lynch (407) vs. Toledo ( ) RUSHED FOR 100 OR MORE YARDS Cameron Stingily (116) vs. Bowling Green, MAC Championship ( ) RUSHED FOR 200 OR MORE YARDS Jordan Lynch (321) vs. Western Michigan ( ) NCAA QB RECORD RUSHED FOR 300 OR MORE YARDS Jordan Lynch (321) vs. Western Michigan ( ) NCAA QB RECORD HAD A RUSH OF 60 YARDS OR LONGER Da Ron Brown (61) vs. Toledo ( ) HAD A RUSH OF 70 YARDS OR LONGER Drew Hare (78) at Eastern Michigan ( ) HAD A RUSH OF 80 YARDS OR LONGER Jordan Lynch (88 yards) at Army ( ) TWO PLAYERS RUSHED FOR 100 YARDS IN THE SAME GAME Drew Hare (180) and Cameron Stingily (134) vs. Miami (Ohio) ( ) HAD 10 OR MORE RECEPTIONS Tommylee Lewis (12) vs. Ball State ( ) HAD 100 OR MORE RECEIVING YARDS Da Ron Brown (128) vs. Miami (Ohio) ( ) HAD 200 OR MORE RECEIVING YARDS Da Ron Brown (209) vs. Ball State ( ) HAD AT LEAST 150 RUSHING AND 400 PASSING YARDS Jordan Lynch (162 rushing/407 passing) vs. Toledo ( ) HAD AT LEAST 200 RUSHING AND 200 PASSING YARDS Chandler Harnish (229 rushing/203 passing) vs. Western Michigan ( ) HAD AT LEAST 100 RUSHING AND 100 RECEIVING YARDS Garrett Wolfe (171 rushing/114 receiving) at Ohio State (9-2-06) CAUGHT TWO OR MORE TOUCHDOWN PASSES Da Ron Brown (2) vs. Northwestern (9-6-14); Juwan Brescacin (2) vs. Central Michigan ( ) SCORED THREE OR MORE TOUCHDOWNS Cameron Stingily (3 rush) vs. Ball State ( ) HAD AT LEAST TWO INTERCEPTIONS IN A GAME Dechane Durante (2) vs. Bowling Green, MAC Championship ( ) QB RUSHED FOR 150 YARDS OR MORE Drew Hare (166) at Eastern Michigan ( ) QB RUSHED FOR 300 YARDS OR MORE Jordan Lynch (321) vs. Western Michigan ( ) NCAA RECORD RUSHED FOR 100 YARDS OR MORE IN CONSECUTIVE GAMES Drew Hare, 2 games, (10-18 to ) RUSHED FOR 2 OR MORE TDS IN CONSECUTIVE GAMES Cameron Stingily, 3 games (10-25 to ) SCORED A RUSHING AND RECEIVING TD IN A GAME Jordan Lynch vs. Eastern Michigan ( ) KICKED A FG OF 50 OR MORE YARDS Mathew Sims (51 yards) vs. Bowling Green ( ) SCORED 15 OR MORE POINTS KICKING Mathew Sims (16) vs. Kent State ( ) KICKED FOUR OR MORE FIELD GOALS IN A GAME Mathew Sims (4) vs. Kent State ( ) THREW FIVE OR MORE TD PASSES IN A GAME Chandler Harnish (6) at Toledo ( ) THREW SIX TD PASSES IN A GAME Chandler Harnish (6) at Toledo ( ) CAUGHT THREE OR MORE TD PASSES IN A GAME Nathan Palmer (3) at Toledo ( ) RUSHED FOR FOUR TOUCHDOWNS IN A GAME Joel Bouagnon (4) vs. Presbyterian ( ) COMPLETED A 60-YARD PASS Drew Hare (65 yard TD) to Aregeros Turner vs. Western Michigan ( ) COMPLETED A 70-YARD PASS Jordan Lynch (73 yards) to Martel Moore vs. Toledo ( ) COMPLETED AN 80-YARD PASS Drew Hare (81 yard TD) to Chad Beebe at Massachusetts ( ) 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 95

97 NIU FOOTBALL 2014 HIGHS & LOWS NIU HIGH LOW Points, Game 55, vs. Presbyterian (8-28) 14, at Arkansas (9-20) Points, Half 37, vs. Miami (Ohio) (10-18) 0, at Northwestern (9-6) Points, Quarter 21, twice, most recent (2nd) vs. Miami (Ohio) (10-18) 0, multiple times First Downs 36, vs. Presbyterian (8-28) 15, vs. Kent State (10-4), vs. W. Michigan (11-28) Rushing Yards 433, vs. Miami (Ohio) (10-18) 110, vs. Central Michigan (10-11) Rushing Attempts 77, vs. Presbyterian (8-28) 32, at Arkansas (9-20) Passing Yards 285, vs. UNLV (9-13) 54, at Eastern Michigan (10-25) Pass Attempts 49, vs. Bowling Green, MAC Championship ( ) 17, at Eastern Michigan (10-25) Pass Completions 29, vs. Bowling Green, MAC Championship ( ) 9, at Western Michigan (11-28) Sacks (By Defense) 5, at Northwestern (9-6) 0, at Arkansas (9-20), vs. C. Michigan (10-11) Total Offensive Plays 109, vs. Presbyterian (8-28) 54, at Western Michigan (11-28) Total Net Yards 658, vs. Miami (Ohio) (10-18) 303, at Arkansas (9-20) Penalties 9, at Arkansas (9/20), vs. Kent State (10-4) 3, three times; last vs. W. Michigan (11-28) Turnovers 2, three times; last vs. Bowling Green ( ) 0, five times; most recent vs. Marshall (12-23) Time of Possession 37:59, vs. Bowling Green, MAC Championship ( ) 19:33, vs. Western Michigan (11-28) OPPONENTS HIGH LOW Points, Game 52, by Arkansas (9-20); by Marshall (12-23) 3, by Presbyterian (8-28) Points, Half 29, 2nd by UNLV (9-13) 0, 1st by Presbyterian (8-28) 0, 1st by Northwestern (9-6) 0, 2nd by Western Michigan (11-28) Points, Quarter 21, 3rd by Presbyterian (8-28) 0, in 15 different quarters by 8 opponents 21, 3rd by UNLV (9-13) 21, 1st by Arkansas (9-20) First Downs 30, by Central Michigan (10-11) 6, by Presbyterian (8-28) Rushing Yards 283, by Central Michigan (10-11) 69, by Presbyterian (8-28) Rushing Attempts 49, by Toledo (11-11) 30, by Miami (Ohio) (10-18) Passing Yards 397, by UNLV (9-6) 58, by Presbyterian (8-28) Pass Attempts 43, by Northwestern (9-6) 18, by Presbyterian (9-14) Pass Completions 28, by Northwestern (9-6) 10, by Presbyterian (8-28) Sacks (By Opponents) 3, by Marshall, Boca Raton Bowl (12-23) 0, 6 times; most recent, Western Michigan (11-28) Total Offensive Plays 82, by Eastern Michigan (10-25) 49, by Presbyterian (8-28) Total Net Yards 552, by Central Michigan (10-11) 127, by Presbyterian (8-28) Penalties 9, by Northwestern (9-6) 2, 3 times; most recent, Bowling Green (12-5) Turnovers 6, by Western Michigan (11-28) 0, 3 times; most recent, Marshall (12-23) Time of Possession 40:27, by Western Michigan (11-28) 22:01, by Bowling Green, MAC Championship (12-5) 96 NIUHuskies.com Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

98 NIU FOOTBALL 2014 SUPERLATIVES NIU Rushing Attempts: 26, Cameron Stingily vs. Ball State (11-5) Rushing Yards: 180, Drew Hare vs. Miami (Ohio) (10-18) Long TD Run: 78, Hare vs. at Eastern Michigan (10-25) Non-Scoring Run: 61, Da Ron Brown vs. Toledo (11-11) Passes Attempted: 49, Hare vs. Bowling Green (12-5) Passes Completed: 29, Hare vs. Bowling Green (12-5) Passes Had Intercepted: 1, Anthony Maddie vs. Kent State (10-4); 1, Hare vs. Central Michigan (10-11); 1, Hare vs. Bowling Green (12-5) Completion Percentage:.750 (12-16), Hare vs. Miami (Ohio) (10-18) Passing Yards: 285, Hare at UNLV (9-13) TD Passes: 3, Hare at UNLV (9-13) Long TD Pass: 65, Hare to Aregeros Turner vs. W. Michigan (11-28) Non-Scoring Pass: 49, Maddie to Brescacin vs. Kent State (10-4); 49, Hare to Da Ron Brown vs. C. Michigan (10-11) Receptions: 9, Da Ron Brown vs. Bowling Green (12-5) Reception Yards: 138, Da Ron Brown at UNLV (9-13) Punt Returns: 4, Chad Beebe vs. Ball State (11-5) Punt Return Yards: 47, Beebe at Northwestern (9-6) Punt Return Long: 36, Beebe at Northwestern (9-6) Punt Return, TD: NA Kickoff Returns: 6, Aregeros Turner vs. Marshall (12-23) Kickoff Return Yards: 146, Turner vs. Marshall (12-23) Kickoff Return Long: 66, Jordan Huff vs. Kent State (10-4) Kickoff Return, TD: NA Total Plays: 61, Hare vs. Bowling Green (12-5) Total Offensive Yards: 365, Hare vs. Miami (10-18) All-Purpose Attempts: 26, Stingily vs. Ball State (11-5) All-Purpose Yards: 180, Hare vs. Miami (10-18) Points: 24, Bouagnon vs. Presbyterian (8-26) Touchdowns: 4, Bouagnon vs. Presbyterian (8-26) Field Goals Attempted: 4, Christian Hagan vs. Marshall (12-23) Field Goals Made: 3, Hagan vs. Bowling Green (12-5) 3, Hagan vs. Marshall (12-23) Longest Field Goal Attempt: 46, Wedel vs. Miami (10-18) Longest Field Goal Made: 45, Wedel at UNLV (9-13) Punts: 8, Wedel vs. Ball State (11-5), vs. Toledo (11-11) Best Punting Average: 46.4, Wedel at Arkansas (9-20) Longest Punt: 66, Wedel vs. Bowling Green (12-5) Tackles: 14, Marlon Moore at Arkansas (9-20) Sacks: 2, Rasheen Lemon at Northwestern (9-6) 2, Jason Meehan at Northwestern (9-6) 2, Sean Folliard vs. Marshall (12-23) Interceptions: 2, Dechane Durante vs. Bowling Green (12-5) Interception Return: 35, M. Santacaterina vs. C. Michigan (10-11) Interception Return, TD: 21, Anthony Brooks vs. Ball State (11-5) Fumbles Forced: 1, by nine players Fumbles Recovered: 1, by five players Fumble Return: 9, Sean Folliard vs. Ball State (11-5) Fumble Return, TD: NA OPPONENTS Rushing Attempts: 40, Thomas Rawls, Central Michigan (10-11) Rushing Yards: 270, Rawls, Central Michigan (10-11) Long TD Run: 15, Jonathan Williams, Arkansas (9-20) Non-Scoring Run: 47, Devon Johnson, Marshall (10-11) Passes Attempted: 42, Blake Decker, UNLV (9-13) 42, Andrew Hendrix, Miami (Ohio) (10-18) Passes Completed: 27, Trevor Siemian, Northwestern (9-6) Passes Had Intercepted: 3, Jack Milas, Ball State (11-5) Completion Percentage:.727 (8-11), Dwight Macon, Toledo (11-11) Passing Yards: 397, Decker, UNLV (9-13) TD Passes: 3, Rakeem Cato, Marshall (12-23) Long TD Pass: 69, Dwight Macon to Corey Jones, Toledo (11-11) Non-Scoring Pass: 42, Cato to Tommy Shuler, Marshall (12-23) Receptions: 18, Tommy Shuler, Marshall (12-23) Reception Yards: 185, Shuler, Marshall (12-23) Punt Returns: 4, Corey Jones, Toledo (11-11) Punt Return Yards: 23, Dustin Creel, Eastern Michigan (10-25) 23, Daz mond Patterson, Ohio (11-18) Punt Return Long: 22, Creel, Eastern Michigan (10-25) Punt Return, TD: NA Kickoff Returns: 7, Jeremiah McKie, Presbyterian (8-26) Kickoff Return Yards: 113, McKie, Presbyterian (8-26) Kickoff Return Long: 97, Korliss Marshall, Arkansas (9-20) Kickoff Return, TD: 97, Marshall, Arkansas (9-20) Total Plays: 59, Reginald Bell, Eastern Michigan (10-25) Total Offensive Yards: 418, Hendrix of Miami (10-18) All-Purpose Plays: 40, Rawls, Central Michigan (10-11) All-Purpose Yards: 270, Rawls, Central Michigan (10-11) Points: 18, Hendrix, Miami (10-18) Touchdowns: 3, Hendrix, Miami (10-18) Field Goals Attempted: 3, Anthony Melchiori, Kent State (10-4) 3, Brian Eavey, Central Michigan (10-11) Field Goals Made: 2, Melchiori, Kent State (10-4) 2, Eavey, Central Michigan (10-11) 2, Andrew Haldeman, Western Michigan (11-28) Longest Field Goal Attempt: 56, Melchiori, Kent State (10-4) Longest Field Goal Made: 46, Tyler Tate, Bowling Green (12-5) Punts: 9, Stephen Doar, Presbyterian (8-28) Best Punting Average: 48.7, Joe Davidson, Bowling Green (12-5) Longest Punt: 60, Davidson, Bowling Green (12-5) Tackles: 16, Nate Holley, Kent State (10-4) 16, Heath Harding, Miami (10-18) Sacks: 1.5, Jermaine Holmes, Marshall (12-23) Interceptions: 1, Jordan Italiano, Kent State (10-4) 1, Tony Annese, Central Michigan (10-11) 1, Clint Stephens, Bowling Green (12-5) Interception Return: 0 Interception Return, TD: 0 Fumbles Forced: 1, 10 times Fumbles Recovered: 1, multiple times Fumble Return: 14 yards, Darius Philon, Arkansas (9-20) Fumble Return, TD: 1, Darius Philon, Arkansas (9-20) 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 97

99 NIU FOOTBALL 2014 HONORS & AWARDS JACKSON ABRESCH, S, Freshman (R) Academic All-MAC CHAD BEEBE, WR/PR, Soph. All-MAC (Third Team) - PS ANTHONY BROOKS, CB, Soph. MAC West Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 6) DA RON BROWN, WR, Senior All-MAC (Second Team) All-MAC (Second Team) - PS East-West Shrine Game participant RYAN BROWN, OT, Senior Academic All-MAC MAC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete DECHANE DURANTE, S, Senior All-MAC (Second Team) All-MAC (Second Team) - PS MAC West Defensive Player of the Week (Dec. 1) CAMERON CLINTON-EARL, DE, Junior Academic All-MAC RICKY CONNORS, FB, Senior Academic All-MAC LUKE EAKES, TE, Senior Academic All-MAC NFF Hampshire Honor Society PEREZ FORD, DE, Junior All-MAC (Second Team) All-MAC (Second Team) - PS MICHAEL GEGNER, C, Senior Academic All-MAC MAC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete CHRISTIAN HAGAN, K, Freshman MAC West Specialist of the Week (Nov. 17) DREW HARE, QB, Soph. All-MAC (Third Team) - PS Academic All-MAC MAC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete MVP, MAC Championship Game MAC West Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 15) MAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Week (Sept. 10, Dec. 11) BOBBY JONES, LB, Freshman (R) Academic All-MAC WILLIAM LEE, DT, Freshman (R) Academic All-MAC RASHEEN LEMON, LB, Junior All-MAC (Third Team) All-MAC (Third Team) - PS MAC West Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 8) PARIS LOGAN, CB, Junior All-MAC (First Team) All-MAC (First Team) - PS TYLER LOOS, OL, Senior All-MAC (First Team) All-MAC (First Team) - PS ANTHONY MADDIE, QB, Soph. Academic All-MAC BOOMER MAYS, LB, Junior All-MAC (Second Team) All-MAC (Second Team) - PS MATT MCINTOSH, QB, Junior Academic All-MAC JASON MEEHAN, DE, Senior All-MAC (First Team) All-MAC (First Team) - PS Academic All-MAC MAC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete NFF Hampshire Honor Society ANDREW NESS, C, Junior All-MAC (First Team) All-MAC (First Team) - PS ROB STERLING, FB, Senior CoSIDA Academic All-District V (First Team) National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award Semifinalist Academic All-MAC MAC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete NFF Hampshire Honor Society CAMERON STINGILY, TB, Senior All-MAC (Third Team) All-MAC (Third Team) - PS Doak Walker Award Candidate TYLER WEDEL, P, Senior Ray Guy Award Semifinalist All-MAC (Third Team) - PS MAC West Specialist of the Week (Sept. 15, Nov. 24) SHANE WIMANN, FB, Freshman (R) Academic All-MAC Tailback Cameron Stingily led NIU in rushing with 971 yards and 14 touchdowns in Jason Meehan picked up first team All-MAC honors after leading the Huskies in quarterback sacks and tackles for loss as a senior. 98 NIUHuskies.com Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

100 NIU FOOTBALL 2014 IN REVIEW GAME 1: NIU 55, PRESBYTERIAN 3 August 28 6 p.m. (CT) ESPN3 DeKalb, Illinois Huskie Stadium 12,398 Joel Bouagnon scored four touchdowns as NIU opened the season with a 55-3 victory over Presbyterian College on Thursday night at Huskie Stadium. NIU racked up 635 yards of total offense, 424 coming on the ground, as it extended its Huskie Stadium winning streak to a nation-leading 27 games. The Huskies ran a program-record 109 plays on offense, while the defense held Presbyterian to just six first downs in the game to tie the school record for fewest first downs allowed, last set in Bouagnon gained 97 yards on 16 carries while Akeem Daniels rushed for 118 yards on 15 carries. Eleven different players carried the football for the Huskies. NIU took the lead on a 58-yard, eight-play drive as quarterback Matt McIntosh connected with wide receiver Da Ron Brown for a 39-yard touchdown reception. Brown led NIU with seven catches for 91 yards. After a Presbyterian three-and-out, the Huskies added three points on a 32-yard field goal by kicker Tyler Wedel. The Huskie defense forced another punt, and NIU scored again as Bouagnon found the end zone from a yard out to increase the NIU lead to 17-0 with 1:12 to play in the first quarter. Presbyterian opened the second quarter with a punt and it took the Huskies seven plays and 2:20 to go 69 yards for another score. Daniels picked up 29 yards to put the Huskies in scoring position and two plays later, Bouagnon found a big hole up the middle to score from 23 yards out. Bouagnon scored a third touchdown on a nine-yard run to cap a 13-play, 73-yard drive as NIU pushed its lead to 31-0 with 2:30 left in the first half. The Huskies closed out the first half scoring when Wedel connected on a 26-yard field goal with three seconds left, giving NIU a 34-0 lead at the break. The Huskies added to their advantage on the opening possession of the second half. Quarterback Drew Hare ran for 25 yards to get NIU across midfield; he then connected with Juwan Brescacin on a 49-yard slant for a touchdown as the Huskies lead grew to An interception by freshman Albert Smalls gave the ball back to NIU at the PC 12. Three plays later, Bouagnon found the end zone for the fourth time, scoring from a yard out. Presbyterian got on the scoreboard with a 31-yard field goal by Brandon Morrow at the end of the third quarter and neither team scored in the final period SCORING BY QUARTERS Total Presbyterian NIU SCORING SUMMARY NIU - D. Brown 39 pass from McIntosh (Wedel kick), 1st 11:02 (8-58, 1:54) NIU - Wedel 32 FG, 1st 4:56 (12-43, 3:46) NIU - Bouagnon 1 run (Wedel kick), 1st 1:12 (12-64, 2:35) NIU - Bouagnon 23 run (Wedel kick), 2nd 12:39 (7-69, 2:14) NIU - Bouagnon 9 run (Wedel kick), 2nd 2:30 (13-73, 3:18) NIU - Wedel 26 FG, 2nd 0:03 (9-62, 0:49) NIU - Brescacin 49 pass from Hare (Wedel kick), 3rd 13:27 (4-79, 1:24) NIU - Bouagnon 1 run (Wedel kick), 3rd 11:31 (3-12, 0:32) NIU - Smith 10 run (Wedel kick), 3rd 3:55 (6-49, 1:35) PC - Morrow 31 FG, 3rd 0:06 (9-51, 3:42) Team & Individual Statistics PC...NIU First Downs (R-P) 6 (2-3) (26-10) Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 26: :41 Sacks By-Yards Rushing - PC: Mayes 6-31, Roberts 6-17, Bridges 9-12, McKie 1-6, Hines 2-4, Griffi n 2-4, Wilson 1-0, McMath 4-(-5). NIU: Daniels , Bouagnon 16-97, Hare 5-51, Maddie 9-51, Smith 7-30, McIntosh 4-27, Harris 8-26, Saffold 3-14, Lewis 4-10, Huff 3-8, D. Brown 1-5, Team 2-(-13). Passing - PC: McMath , 27; Griffi n 2-4-0, 31. NIU: McIntosh , 87; Hare , 100; Maddie 1-4-0, 24; Team 0-1-0, 0. Receiving - PC: Antigha 3-7, Hallums 2-14, Wilson 1-27, Roberts 1-6, McKie 1-6, Glenn 1-0, Bridges 1-(-2). NIU: Brown 7-91, Lewis 3-25, Brescacin 2-53, Beebe 2-9, Bouagnon 2-(-1), Saffold 1-24, Daniels 1-5, Turner 1-5. Tackles - PC: White 12, Williams 12. NIU: Santacaterina 7, Folliard 6. GAME 2: NIU 23, NORTHWESTERN 15 September 6 2:30 p.m. (CT) BTN Evanston, Illinois Ryan Field 41,139 NIU used a 23-point second half offensive outburst and an unrelenting defense to defeat in-state foe Northwestern, 23-15, Saturday at Ryan Field in Evanston. The Huskies won their third consecutive game over a Big Ten Conference opponent, and claimed their first win in eight tries over the Wildcats. NIU won its 25th consecutive regular season game and its 16th straight true road game. The Huskies are 5-3 versus Big Ten teams since Drew Hare, the third quarterback to play in the game for NIU, sparked the Huskies to three second-half touchdowns. The sophomore from O Fallon, Mo. completed six-of-10 passes for 109 yards, including touchdown passes of 18 and 59 yards to senior receiver Da Ron Brown. Hare also scored on a four-yard run. Brown finished the game with six catches for 128 yards while Akeem Daniels rushed for 81 yards on 16 carries to power a Huskie rushing attack that totaled 221 yards on 55 carries by seven different players. The teams played to a 0-0 halftime tie as defenses dominated early. NIU got a spectacular interception in the end zone from junior cornerback Paris Logan to thwart one Wildcat drive and forced five punts in the half. Hare took over to start the third quarter and led NIU on a 10-play, 60-yard drive to the Wildcat 15, where Tyler Wedel s field goal attempt from 32 yards was good for a 3-0 Huskie lead. Northwestern responded with a four-play, 60-yard drive that ended with a 19- yard touchdown pass from Trevor Siemian to Kyle Prater to give the Wildcats their only lead of the game. Then, the Huskie defense rose up. NIU recorded three of its five sacks in the second half and Northwestern finished the half with zero (0) net yards rushing on 12 carries for the half. The Wildcats were also penalized for holding several times. Linebacker Rasheen Lemon and defensive end Jason Meehan each collected a pair of sacks. NIU broke up six passes and forced three fumbles. NIU took the lead for good with 52 seconds to play in the third quarter when Hare hit Brown from 18 yards out to complete a 13-play, 82-yard drive. Two possessions later, Hare connected with Brown on a 59-yard laser to the end zone to give NIU a 16-7 lead (after the PAT was blocked). The NIU defense forced a Northwestern three-and-out, and Chad Beebe s 36- yard punt return set up NIU on the NU 22. Four plays later, Hare ran it in from four yards out and Wedel s PAT made it 23-7 with 3:27 to play. Northwestern got a late touchdown pass and two-point conversion but Brown recovered the onside kick attempt and NIU ran out the clock for the win. SCORING BY QUARTERS Total NIU Northwestern SCORING SUMMARY NIU - Wedel 32 FG, 3rd 11:55 (10-60, 3:05) NU - Prater 19 pass from Siemian (Mitchell kick), 3rd 4:51 (4-60, 0:58) NIU - D. Brown 18 pass from Hare (Wedel kick), 3rd 0:52 (13-82, 3:59) NIU - D. Brown 59 pass from Hare (Wedel kick blocked), 4th 7:00 (5-72, 1:11) NIU - Hare 4 run (Wedel kick), 4th 3:27 (5-22, 1:58) NU - Youngblood-Ary 54 pass from Oliver (Dickerson pass from Oliver), 4th 2:34 (3-74, 0:53) Team & Individual Statistics NIU...NU First Downs (R-P) 20 (10-7)...21 (4-15) Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 28: :28 Sacks By-Yards Rushing - NIU: Daniels 16-81, Stingily 6-46, Hare 11-31, Bouagnon 9-22, Maddie 4-20, McIntosh 4-17, Lewis 2-7, Team 3-(-3). NU: Jackson 12-52, Green 10-26, Vault 5-18, Oliver 1-5, Siemian 9-(-29). Passing - NIU: Hare , 109; McIntosh 4-9-0, 35; Maddie 3-4-0, 36. NU: Siemian , 268; Oliver 1-2-0, 54. Receiving - NIU: Brown 6-128, Brescacin 2-13, Daniels 2-3, Turner 1-26, Eakes 1-7, Lewis 1-3. NU: Prater 7-87, Shuler 5-37, Vitale 4-50, Dickerson 4-48, Youngblood-Ary 2-59, Jackson 2-19, Carr 1-9, Taylor 1-5, Buckley 1-4, Vault 1-4. Tackles - NIU: Lemon 9, Santacaterina 8. Logan 8. NU: Ellis 9, Hall 8, Campbell , 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 99

101 GAME 3: NIU 48, UNLV 34 September 13 6 p.m. (CT) MWN/CI Las Vegas, Nevada Sam Boyd Stadium 14,305 The Northern Illinois University Huskies fought off a furious third-quarter comeback by UNLV to claim a victory over the Rebels and improve to 3-0 on the 2014 season Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. After extending a 21-5 halftime lead to 28-5 on its first drive of the second half, the Huskies saw UNLV come all the way back to tie the game, 34-34, with 9:18 to play. But NIU s playmakers answered the challenge over the final minutes to give the Huskies the win. UNLV tied the game on a nine-yard pass from quarterback Blake Decker to Shaquille Murray-Lawrence. One play earlier, Decker had hit Kendal Keys on a 41-yard bomb to the nine. A two-point conversion pass to Devante Davis completed the comeback. The Huskies were not done. After a pair of Keith Harris runs netted a first down, Hare hit receiver Da Ron Brown down the sidelines for a 54-yard touchdown. The score put the Huskies back on top, 41-34, with 8:23 to play. Then it was the NIU defense s turn. Decker led the Rebels on a drive to the NIU seven. On first and goal, the UNLV QB looked for All-America candidate Davis in the end zone. Davis, who caught six passes for 150 yards and two scores in the game, was covered by junior Paris Logan, who tipped the ball into the arms of NIU safety Marlon Moore. The Huskies got the ball with 5:22 to play and used the rushing of Cameron Stingily and Hare, and a big third-down completion to Aregeros Turner to drive down the field. Stingily s 22-yard run put NIU on the UNLV four-yard line with 2:18 to play and he scored three plays later to give the Huskies a lead. Hare completed 18-of-28 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns, and added 74 rushing yards on 14 carries with a score. Stingily led the Huskies 331-yard rushing attack with 102 yards on 17 carries and two scores. Brown recorded his second consecutive 100-yard receiving game with six catches for 138 yards. After NIU took a 28-5 lead on Hare s 12-yard touchdown run on the first drive of the second half, the third quarter belonged to UNLV. The Rebels outscored the Huskies 21-3 the rest of the period as Decker hit Davis for TDs of 26 and 53 yards, and Murray-Lawrence scored on a two-yard run, making the score 31-26, NIU. SCORING BY QUARTERS Total NIU UNLV SCORING SUMMARY LV - Leiva 25 FG, 1st 12:12 (8-50, 2:48) NIU - Stingily 5 run (Wedel kick), 1st 7:26 (15-76, 4:40) LV - Team Safety, 1st 4:44 NIU - Harris 12 pass from Hare (Wedel kick), 2nd 6:24 (14-80, 4:11) NIU - Brescacin 10 pass from Hare (Wedel kick), 2nd 0:29 (10-80, 2:32) NIU - Hare 12 run (Wedel kick), 3rd 11:59 (10-75, 3:01) LV - D. Davis 26 pass from Decker (Leiva kick), 3rd 10:07 (6-75, 1:52) NIU - Wedel 45 FG, 3rd 7:06 (9-47, 3:01) LV - D. Davis 53 pass from Decker (Leiva kick), 3rd 4:44 (5-95, 2:16) LV - Murray-Lawrence 2 run (Leiva kick), 3rd 2:40 (4-10, 1:20) NIU - Wedel 33 FG, 4th 11:11 (9-62, 3:49) LV - Murray-Lawrence 9 run (Davis pass from Decker), 4th 9:18 (7-75, 1:53) NIU - Brown 54 pass from Hare (Wedel kick), 4th 8:23 (4-65, 0:55) NIU - Stingily 2 run (Wedel kick), 4th 1:56 (10-80, 3:26) Team & Individual Statistics NIU...UNLV First Downs (R-P) 35 (20-15)...26 (3-18) Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 32: :44 Sacks By-Yards NIU FOOTBALL 2014 IN REVIEW Rushing - NIU: Stingily , Hare 14-74, Harris 17-65, Bouagnon 11-50, Brown 3-26, Beebe 1-5, Saffold 1-5, Turner 2-3, Daniels 1-3, Team 2-(-2). UNLV: Murray-Lawrence 17-60, Keys 2-19, Whitely 2-11, Decker 10-11, Naufahu 1-1. Passing - NIU: Hare , 285. UNLV: Decker , 397. Receiving - NIU: Brown 6-138, Beebe 3-55, Brescacin 3-22, Harris 2-21, Eakes 1-16, Turner 1-13, Saffold 1-12, Daniels 1-8. UNLV: Davis 6-150, Mataele 4-60, Boyd 3-47, Keys 2-57, Murray-Lawrence 2-45, Barnhill 2-15, Whitely 2-15, Williams 2-12, Naufahu 1-(-4). Tackles - NIU: Lemon 7, Logan 7, Moore 7. UNLV: Vea 12, Philippi 12. GAME 4: ARKANSAS 52, NIU 14 September 20 6 p.m. (CT) ESPNU Fayetteville, Ark. Reynolds Razorback Stadium 67,204 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. The Arkansas Razorbacks were too much for the Northern Illinois University Huskies to handle as NIU fell to 3-1 on the season after dropping a decision in Fayetteville. Arkansas special teams and defense accounted for its first two touchdowns, and while the Huskie defense played valiantly at times, holding the Razorbacks below their per rush average, they could not hold up as UA effectively mixed the run and the pass. NIU saw its nation-leading 17-game road winning streak come to an end and dropped its first regular season contest in 27 games, since the 2012 season opener versus Iowa. The Razorbacks Korliss Marshall returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown. Later in the first quarter, NIU quarterback Drew Hare was sacked and his fumble was picked up on the NIU 14 by UA s Darius Philon and returned for a touchdown. NIU went three-and-out on its next drive and Arkansas drove 69 yards in 12 plays to score its first offensive touchdown. Jonathan Williams broke four tackles to score from 15 yards out and the Razorbacks took a 21-0 lead with 21 seconds to play in the first quarter. After Arkansas missed a 43-yard field goal, NIU put together its best offensive series of the game. Joel Bouagnon ran for 25 yards and Hare hit Aregeros Turner three times on the drive, including on the 11-yard touchdown play. Bouagnon led the Huskies in receiving with five catches for 71 yards and a touchdown on an 11-yard screen pass in the final quarter. Bouagnon also gained 45 yards on a screen in the first quarter for his career long play. Hare completed 18-of-29 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns in the game. The Razorbacks drove 71 yards in 10 plays and 2:40 to take a 28-7 halftime lead with UA quarterback Brandon Allen finding Jared Cornelius in the end zone for the 10-yard touchdown. NIU struggled to put together anything offensively in the third quarter. and despite playing tough run defense early, Arkansas took a 35-7 lead with 3:34 to play in the period on a two-yard run by Allen. Down 38-7 early in the fourth, NIU used 10 plays to go 75 yards, with Hare hitting Bouagnon on the screen for the score. With 10:05 to play, NIU trailed before Arkansas scored twice more to provide the final margin. SCORING BY QUARTERS Total NIU Arkansas SCORING SUMMARY AR - K. Marshall 97 kickoff return (Henson kick), 1st 14:46 AR - Philon 14 fumble return (Henson kick), 1st 8:07 AR - J. Williams 15 run (Henson kick), 1st 0:21 (12-69, 6:26) NIU - Turner 11 pass from Hare (Wedel kick), 2nd 3:29 (8-74, 2:24) AR - Cornelius 10 pass from Allen (Henson kick), 2nd 0:49 (10-71, 2:40) AR - Allen 2 run (Henson kick), 3rd 3:34 (12-68, 6:15) AR - Henson 21 FG, 4th 12:59 (8-30, 4:15) NIU - Bouagnon 15 pass from Hare (Wedel kick), 4th 10:05 (10-75, 2:54) AR - Hatcher 44 pass from Allen (Henson kick), 4th 9:56 (1-44, 0:09) AR - K. Marshall 27 run (Henson kick), 4th 3:33 (8-68, 4:52) Team & Individual Statistics NIU...ARK First Downs (R-P) 17 (8-8) (11-11) Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 25: :38 Sacks By-Yards Rushing - NIU: Stingily 10-49, Bouagnon 8-25, Hare 5-17, Maddie 7-17, Huff 1-14, Wedel 1-1. ARK: Collins 15-79, Williams 15-69, Marshall 6-40, Walker 3-16, Cornelius 2-7, Allen 4-1. Passing - NIU: Hare , 179; Maddie 1-2-0, 1. ARK: B. Allen , 199; A. Allen 1-1-0, 16. Receiving - NIU: Bouagnon 5-71, Brown 5-29, Turner 3-29, Blake 2-14, Brescacin 2-13, Eakes 1-16, Saffold 1-8. ARK: Hatcher 6-107, Hollister 3-34, Henry 2-21, Cornelius 2-15, Sprinkle 1-16, Edwards 1-14, Derby 1-8. Tackles - NIU: Moore 14, Durante 8. ARK: Flowers 9, J. Collins 6, Spaight Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

102 GAME 5: NIU 17, KENT STATE 14 October 4 4 p.m. (CT) ESPN3 DeKalb, Illinois Huskie Stadium 15,620 Kent State s game-tying, 56-yard field goal effort with 2:15 to play came up short, giving NIU a victory over the Golden Flashes in its MAC opener. With the Huskie offense unable to find a consistent rhythm, the NIU defense stepped up. Kent State managed just a pair of field goals through the first 53 minutes before scoring its lone touchdown of the game with 7:15 to play. The two-point conversion pulled the Golden Flashes within three, After NIU quarterback Anthony Maddie was intercepted to give Kent State the ball back at its own 39 with 6:01 on the clock, the Golden Flashes marched to the NIU 34. QB Colin Reardon gained eight yards on fourth-and-one, but was injured on the play. On the next play, Perez Ford and Rasheen Lemon sacked KSU backup Nathan Strock for a five-yard loss. After two incomplete passes, Kent State attempted the long field goal, and the Huskies ran out the clock. NIU held Kent State to 83 yards rushing and KSU converted just three of 16 first downs in the game. Huskie defenders combined for eight tackles for loss, and recorded a sack and two hurries on KSU s final drive. Following a scoreless first quarter, Maddie came in at quarterback and marched the Huskies 80 yards in nine plays. He connected with receiver Da Ron Brown for 37 yards on a third down play before Brown found the end zone on the jet sweep to give the Huskies a 7-0 lead. Kent State answered with a field goal to cut the Huskie advantage to 7-3. The Golden Flashes advanced to the NIU one-yard line before linebacker Jamaal Bass stuffed KSU running back Nick Holley for no gain on third-and-goal. Jordan Huff took the opening kickoff of the second half 66 yards to the Kent State 30, setting up a 40-yard field goal for Tyler Wedel as the Huskies took a 10-3 lead. A three-and-out gave the ball back to NIU and the Huskies needed just five plays and 1:37 to find the end zone. Maddie connected with junior Juwan Brescacin for 49 yards to the Kent State 27. Three plays later, Huff ran 18 yards for his first career score as NIU pushed its lead to Brescacin finished with a game-high 116 yards receiving on three catches. The Huskies and Golden Flashes traded punts before Kent State added a field goal to cut the NIU lead to 17-6 with 1:53 to play in the third quarter. The Golden Flashes reached the NIU 10-yard line but three-straight incomplete passes forced Kent State to settle for a field goal with 1:53 to play in the third quarter. Kent State scored its first touchdown with 7:15 to play in the game. A 20-yard carry by James Brooks, followed by a 30-yard pass from Reardon to Kris White, helped move the Golden Flashes into Huskie territory. Four plays later Reardon scored from two yards out, and then connected with Casey Pierce on the twopoint conversion as the Golden Flashes trimmed the Huskie lead to SCORING BY QUARTERS Total Kent State NIU SCORING SUMMARY NIU - D. Brown 7 run (Wedel kick), 2nd 7:09 (9-80, 2:58) KSU - Melchiori 19 FG, 2nd 1:54 (11-80, 5:15) NIU - Wedel 40 FG, 3rd 13:03 (4-7, 1:46) NIU - Huff 18 run (Wedel kick), 3rd 9:35 (5-70, 1:37) KSU - Melchiori 27 run (Wedel kick), 3rd 1:53 (11-83, 3:47) KSU - Reardon 2 run (Pierce pass from Reardon), 4th 7:15 (7-80, 3:33) Team & Individual Statistics KSU...NIU First Downs (R-P) 22 (7-12) (8-5) Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 34: :06 Sacks By-Yards NIU FOOTBALL 2014 IN REVIEW Rushing - KSt: Nick Holley 14-29, Reardon 8-26, Brooks 3-26, Meray 10-7, Calhoun 1-0, Strock 1-(-5). NIU: Maddie 8-48, Stingily 10-37, Hare 7-34, Bouagnon 7-29, Huff 1-18, Daniels 5-8, D. Brown 1-7. Passing - KSt: Reardon , 244; Strock 0-1-0, 0; Williams 0-1-0, 0. NIU: Hare , 93; Maddie , 105. Receiving - KSt: Humphrey 5-58, White 4-67, Calhoun 3-34, Pierce 3-22, Brooks 2-40, Boyle 2-19, Nick Holley 1-4. NIU: Turner 4-23, Brescacin 3-116, Maxwell 2-18, Bouagnon 2-2, Brown 1-37, Saffold 1-4, Daniels 1-0, Stingily 1-(-2). Tackles - KSt: Nate Holley 16, Italiano 8. NIU: Lemon 9, Mays 7, Moore 7. GAME 6: CENTRAL MICHIGAN 34, NIU 17 November 4 p.m. (CT) ESPN3 DeKalb, Illinois Huskie Stadium 20,122 Behind Thomas Rawls 270 rushing yards and two touchdowns, Central Michigan knocked off NIU, 34-17, in a Mid-American Conference West Division matchup at Huskie Stadium. The loss snapped the Huskies 28-game home stadium winning streak and ended NIU s 24-game regular season winning streak against MAC opponents. The Huskies opened the game with a five-play, 71-yard drive that culminated with a 20-yard strike from quarterback Drew Hare to junior receiver Juwan Brescacin. CMU countered with a 10-play, 86-yard response that ended with Rawls finding the endzone from five yards out to knot the game at 7-7. After an NIU punt, the Chippewas moved out of the shadow of their own endzone courtesy of a 39-yard pass from quarterback Cooper Rush to Jesse Kroll. An 18-yard completion put the CMU offense at the NIU 13, where Rawls rumbled for a 13-yard touchdown to give the visitors a 14-7 lead. The teams traded punts before the CMU offense again found its rhythm and drove to the NIU 16. Following a five-yard gain by Rawls, Rush found Jesse Kroll on a six-yard touchdown to put the Huskies in a 14-point hole entering the half. Rawls jumpstarted the Chippewa offense out of the intermission with a 22-yard run. Two long completions from Rush to Titus Davis put CMU at the NIU 15. On third-and-three at the NIU 8, Logan came through with a breakup, forcing CMU to settle for a 25-yard field goal by Brian Eavey and a 24-7 lead. NIU s hurry-up attack on the ensuing drive seemed to get the Huskie offense in gear, before Cameron Stingily was stopped on fourth-and three from the CMU 49 and the Chippewas took over. Three plays later, NIU s Michael Santacaterina stepped in front of a Rush pass and raced down the sidelines before getting pushed out at the CMU 25, setting up a 24-yard chip shot field goal by Tyler Wedel. CMU came back with an eight-play, 80-yard drive capped by a 13-yard pass from Rush to Ben McCord that put CMU up by 21 with 3:20 to play in the the third quarter. Rawls accounted for 49 yards on the drive. Hare lofted a pass deep downfield to Da Ron Brown, who came down with a 49- yard catch to move NIU into CMU territory. Two plays later, Hare hit Brescacin ifrom 14 yards out, getting NIU within From there, Rawls and the Chippewas rushing attack took over, grinding the clock down and adding a 23-yard field goal from Eavey to complete the scoring. NIU finished with just 110 yards rushing on 33 carries. SCORING BY QUARTERS Total Central Michigan NIU SCORING SUMMARY NIU - Brescacin 20 pass from Hare (Wedel kick), 1st 13:29 (5-71, 1:31) CMU - Rawls 5 run (Eavey kick), 1st 8:33 (10-86, 4:52) CMU - Rawls 13 run (Eavey kick), 1st 1:46 (8-92, 4:18) CMU - Kroll 6 pass from Rush (Eavey kick), 2nd 6:05 (10-68, 4:18) CMU - Eavey 25 FG, 3rd 10:59 (8-72, 3:56) NIU - Wedel 24 FG, 3rd 6:41 (5-18, 1:01) CMU - McCord 13 pass from Rush (Eavey kick), 3rd 3:20 (8-80, 3:17) NIU - Brescacin 14 pass from Hare (Wedel kick), 3rd 2:43 (3-80, 0:32) CMU - Eavey 23 FG, 4th 10:35 (8-65, 4:25) Team & Individual Statistics CMU...NIU First Downs (R-P) 30 (12-16)...19 (7-10) Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds 3-(-6) rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 34: :06 Sacks By-Yards Rushing - CMU: Rawls , Walker 3-5, Chapman 1-4, Davis 1-(-2), Rush 1-2. NIU: Stingily 13-46, Bouagnon 10-40, Hare 4-28, Daniels 2-14, Turner 1-3, D. Brown 1-1, Team 2-(-22). Passing - CMU: Rush , 269. NIU: Hare , 231. Receiving - CMU: Kroll 6-97, Davis 4-54, Butler 2-29, Bacci 2-27, Williams 2-24, Kinville 2-15, McCord 1-13, Lavalli NIU: Brescacin 6-76, Brown 4-76, Beebe 3-45, Maxwell 2-21, Eakes 1-8, Turner 1-5, Daniels 1-0. Tackles - CMU: Cherocci 10, Greer 8, Frazier 8. NIU: Moore 12, Lemon , 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 101

103 GAME 7: NIU 51, MIAMI 41 October 18 4 p.m. (CT) ESPN3 DeKalb, Illinois Huskie Stadium 11,211 Quarterback Drew Hare gained 180 yards on 17 carries with two touchdowns and threw for 185 yards on 12-of-16 passing with a touchdown as NIU earned a victory over Miami (Ohio) Saturday at Huskie Stadium. The Huskies gained 658 yards of total offense and did not punt in the win. Cameron Stingily gained 133 yards on 23 carries with a touchdown while wide receiver Da Ron Brown had four catches for 128 yards and a score. NIU picked up chunks of yardage on the ground, averaging nearly 7.9 yards per carry on 55 rushes, but Miami used the passing game to stay within reach to the end. Five different Huskies scored rushing touchdowns. NIU opened the scoring with a 73-yard touchdown drive, with all eight plays on the ground. Hare carried for 43 yards and Stingily picked up 37 on the drive, which was capped by a six-yard run by freshman Jordan Huff. The Huskies missed the extra point, and Miami answered as quarterback Andrew Hendrix connected with Rokeem Williams from 24 yards out for the score, giving MU a 7-6 lead. The Huskies took the lead for good on a 28-yard field goal by Tyler Wedel with 4:03 to play in the first quarter. NIU increased its lead to 16-7 before the end of the period when Hare ran 43 yards for a touchdown. NIU gained 170 rushing yards in the quarter, including 113 by Hare. Anthony Maddie led the Huskies on a 10-play, 60-yard scoring drive to open the second quarter, and Stingily finished the drive with a one-yard run as NIU pushed its lead to The RedHawks cut the lead to with 7:03 to play in the second, but it took the Huskies just four plays and one minute to answer. Hare found Brown for a 61-yard touchdown pass with 5:58 left in the half and NIU led Following a short Miami punt, the Huskies scored on a one-yard run by Aregeros Turner. The 37-yard drive included an 18-yard pass by Turner to Hare. NIU led before the RedHawks added a TD with 27 seconds on the clock. NIU scored on each of its possessions in the first half until taking a knee on the final play before the intermission and led at the break. Miami pulled within nine, 37-28, on the first of Hendrix three second-half rushing TDS. MU posted the only score of the third quarter, and could get no closer the rest of the way as NIU QBs Maddie and Hare each had rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter. SCORING BY QUARTERS Total Miami NIU SCORING SUMMARY NIU - Huff 6 run (Wedel kick failed), 1st 10:00 (8-73, 2:23) MU - R. Williams 24 pass from Hendrix (Patterson kick), 1st 6:28 (8-73, 3:25) NIU - Wedel 28 FG, 1st 4:03 (5-59, 2:21) NIU - Hare 43 run (Wedel kick), 1st 1:35 (3-73, 1:01) NIU - Stingily 1 run (Wedel kick), 2nd 10:55 (10-60, 3:59) MU - Scott 6 run (Patterson kick), 2nd 7:03 (8-78, 3:47) NIU - Brown 61 pass from Hare (Wedel kick), 2nd 5:58 (4-71, 1:00) NIU - Turner 1 run (Wedel kick), 2nd 2:50 (6-37, 2:03) MU - Martin 7 pass from Hendrix (Patterson kick), 2nd 0:27 (9-65, 2:23) MU - Hendrix 4 run (Patterson kick), 3rd 6:21 (8-71, 4:25) NIU - Maddie 3 run (Wedel kick), 4th 14:57 (8:82, 2:52) MU - Hendrix 12 run (Hendrix pass failed), 4th 12:36 (6-78, 2:16) NIU - Hare 1 run (Wedel kick), 4th 8:02 (11-68, 4:29) MU - Hendrix 2 run (Patterson kick), 4th 2:36 (13-84, 5:19) Team & Individual Statistics Miami...NIU First Downs (R-P) 26 (8-16)...30 (20-9) Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 29: :07 Sacks By-Yards NIU FOOTBALL 2014 IN REVIEW Rushing - MU: Hendrix 14-72, Scott 9-62, Murphy 3-24, McInnis 3-12, Williams 1-(-2). NIU: Hare , Stingily , Bouagnon 5-66, Maddie 6-49, Huff 1-6, Turner 1-2, Team 2-(-2). Passing - MU: Hendrix , 346. NIU: Hare , 185; Maddie 3-5-0, 22; Turner 1-1-0, 18. Receiving - MU: Frazier 7-87, Williams 5-97, Martin 4-54, Smith 3-70, Murphy 3-31, McCrae 1-7. NIU: Brown 4-128, Maxwell 2-26, Beebe 2-18, Sterling 2-10, Hare 1-18, Eakes 1-17, Brescacin 1-6, Turner 1-5, Bouagnon 1-(-1), Huff 1-(-2). Tackles - MU: Harding 16, Donlan 12. NIU: Lemon 6, Br. Mayes 6. GAME 8: NIU 28, EASTERN MICHIGAN 17 October p.m. (CT) ESPN3 Ypsilanti, Mich. Rynearson Stadium 19,654 Quarterback Drew Hare ran for 166 yards and NIU scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to defeat Eastern Michigan, 28-17, Saturday at Rynearson Stadium. NIU improved its season record to 6-2 overall, 3-1 in Mid-American Conference play, to become bowl eligible for the seventh straight season. The Huskies claimed their 12th consecutive MAC road win dating back to NIU totaled 332 rushing yards, with all four of its touchdowns scored on the ground. Hare opened the scoring with a career-long 78-yard touchdown run on the Huskies third play from scrimmage and averaged 12.8 yards on a team-high 13 rushes in the game. Joel Bouagnon added 85 yards on 10 carries with a 24-yard score and Cameron Stingily carried 12 times for 64 yards and touchdown runs of one and three yards. After a scoreless third quarter, EMU quarterback Reginald Bell ran for four yards and a touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter to give the Eagles a lead, their first of the game. Bell finished with 133 rushing yards on 25 carries and running back Ryan Brumfield ran 18 times for 122 yards. Bell completed 16-of-34 pass for 124 yards through the air. NIU responded to EMU s score behind the running of Hare and Bouagnon. On third and three from the EMU 24-yard line, Bouagnon bounced off left tackle and cut down the sideline to put NIU back ahead. After the extra point, NIU led with 11:55 to play. With 6:46 to play, NIU called on Stingily and the senior responded with runs of 13, seven and six yards to get NIU to the EMU 36. Bouagnon ran for three yards before Hare escaped on a nifty 32-yard run to the one-yard line. Stingily scored his second rushing TD of the game on the next play. Tyler Wedel added the point after and with 3:26 to play, NIU led EMU got the ball back and drove to the NIU 13, before a pair of incomplete passes brought up third and-13. The Huskies Perez Ford and Michael Santacaterina combined for NIU s fourth sack of the day, resulting in an 18-yard loss. The two teams played to a halftime score with EMU hitting a late field goal following an eight-play, 59-yard drive. Hare ran for 116 yards in the first quarter alone, but neither team could get any offensive rhythm in the second or third periods. The Huskies twice advanced into the red zone but came away without any points as Wedel field goal tries of 24 and 32 yards were blocked. On its first drive of the third quarter, NIU was stopped on fourth and one from its own 45, but EMU could not capitalize as NIU safety Dechane Durante intercepted Bell s long pass on the flea flicker on the next play. SCORING BY QUARTERS Total NIU Eastern Michigan SCORING SUMMARY NIU - Hare 78 run (Wedel kick), 1st 11:21 (3-83, 0:43) EMU - Brumfield 4 run (Mulder kick), 1st 7:20 (10-80, 3:54) NIU - Stingily 3 run (Wedel kick), 1st 0:11 (11-52, 4:07) EMU - Mulder 21 FG, 2nd 0:04 (8-59, 1:35) EMU - Bell 4 run (Mulder kick), 4th 14:54 (12-85, 5:40) NIU - Bouagnon 24 run (Wedel kick), 4th 11:55 (9-65, 2:59) NIU - Stingily 1 run (Wedel kick), 4th 3:26 (7-63, 3:20) Team & Individual Statistics NIU... EMU First Downs (R-P) 18 (14-2)...25 (15-8) Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 25: :04 Sacks By-Yards Rushing - NIU: Hare , Bouagnon 10-85, Stingily 12-64, Maddie 3-11, Saffold 4-8. EMU: Bell , Brumfield , Hill 3-9, Jackson 2-3. Passing - NIU: Hare , 44; Maddie 2-3-0, 10. EMU: Bell , 124. Receiving - NIU: Brown 4-35, Saffold 2-0, Turner 1-9, Huff 1-5, Eakes 1-4, Beebe 1-1. EMU: Russell 4-45, Allen 4-34, Gibson 3-15, Brumfi eld 2-13, Jackson 1-11, Gardner 1-4, Hill 1-2. Tackles - NIU: Lemon 10, Logan 8, Mays 8, Moore 8. EMU: Johnson 13, Ibe Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

104 GAME 9: NIU 35, BALL STATE 21 November 5 7 p.m. (CT) ESPN2 Muncie, Ind. Scheumann Stadium 6,642 Cameron Stingily scored three rushing touchdowns and ran for 148 yards, and NIU scored 21 second-half points to surge past Ball State for a Mid-American Conference West Division victory Wednesday night at Scheumann Stadium. With the win, NIU retained ownership of the Bronze Stalk for the sixth consecutive season. Stingily ran for a season-high 148 yards on 26 carries, with 91 yards in the fourth quarter alone and 117 after halftime. Tyler Wedel s season-high eight punts included five downed inside the five-yard line. After the teams played to a tie while combining for 11 punts in the first half, NIU took the lead for good with 3:41 to play in the third quarter. Stingily finished a 14-play, 71-yard drive with a one-yard stroll into the end zone. NIU was four-for-four on third down plays on the drive. Ball State and the Huskies traded punts and Wedel unleashed a 64-yard boot that pinned BSU on its one-yard line. After advancing to the 15, NIU s Anthony Brooks picked off BSU quarterback Jack Milas and returned it 21 yards for a touchdown and a NIU lead. Ball State got a 30-yard kickoff return to the 46-yard line and embarked on a sixplay, 54-yard touchdown drive. The Cardinals used 2:23 to pull back within seven points, with Horactio Banks scoring on a four-yard run. NIU began another run-heavy drive, advancing to the Ball State 22-yard line, but quarterback Drew Hare lost the ball while being sacked, and Ball State recovered at their own 44-yard line. After two incompletions, NIU DT Ben Compton intercepted a ball tipped by NIU s Perez Ford, giving the Huskies the ball on the BSU 45 with 5:02 to play. From there, Stingily took over, rushing for all but one yard and scoring on a two-yard run with 2:45 left in the game to seal the win. NIU had a season-high five takeaways with three interceptions and two fumble recoveries. The NIU defense played one of its best games, holding Ball State to 133 rushing yards on 31 carries and limiting Milas to a 16-of-39 passing night. The Huskies scored twice in the first 3:10 of the game. NIU took the opening kickoff and drove 75 yards in eight plays and 2:18 with Aregeros Turner scoring on a six-yard jet sweep. When Josh Orne s kickoff was not picked up by Ball State, NIU s Jamaal Payton recovered for the Huskies on the BSU 18. Four plays later, Stingily ran for nine yards and a touchdown on fourth and NIU led Ball State took eight plays and 3:10 to go 65 yards for an answering score. Jahwan Edwards scored on a one-yard run and BSU pulled to within 14-7 after Scott Secor s PAT kick. The Cardinals tied the score with 6:27 to go in the half when Milas found Jordan Williams wide open down the right sideline for a 38-yard score. SCORING BY QUARTERS Total NIU Ball State SCORING SUMMARY NIU - Turner 6 run (Hagan kick), 1st 12:47 (8-75, 2:18) NIU - Stingily 9 run (Hagan kick), 1st 11:50 (4-18, 0:52) BSU - Edwards 1 run (Secor kick), 1st 8:40 (8-65, 3:10) BSU - Williams 38 pass from Milas (Secor kick), 2nd 6:27 (6-75, 2:00) NIU - Stingily 1 run (Hagan kick), 3rd 3:41 (14-71, 6:09) NIU - Brooks 21 INT return (Hagan kick), 4th 12:58 BALL - Banks 4 run (Secor kick), 4th 10:31 (6-54, 2:17) NIU - Stingily 2 run (Hagan kick), 4th 2:45 (5-45, 2:17) Team & Individual Statistics NIU... BSU First Downs (R-P) 24 (12-11)...18 (8-9) Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 35: :10 Sacks By-Yards NIU FOOTBALL 2014 IN REVIEW Rushing - NIU: Stingily , Hare 18-40, Bouagnon 6-29, Turner 4-11, Daniels 3-9, Maddie 2-3. BSU: Edwards 21-92, Mabon 1-25, Banks 6-23, Milas 3-(-7). Passing - NIU: Hare , 126; Maddie 2-4-0, 23. BSU: Milas , 174. Receiving - NIU: Brown 7-75, Turner 4-44, Beebe 3-16, Bouagnon 2-(-3), Maxwell 1-11, Brescacin 1-6. BSU: Mabon 6-41, Williams 5-95, Edwards 3-28, Lacanaria 1-5, Shillings 1-5. Tackles - NIU: Durante 8, Moore 8. BSU: Hester 15, Wiggins 13, Taylor 13. GAME 10: NIU 27, TOLEDO 24 November 11 7 p.m. (CT) ESPN3 DeKalb, Illinois Huskie Stadium 8,462 NIU moved into first place in the Mid-American Conference West Division with a victory over Toledo on a Tuesday night at Huskie Stadium. With the win NIU handed Toledo its first league loss and won its fifth straight game over the Rockets. Tailback Cameron Stingily scored a pair of touchdowns, the last on a two-yard run with 6:33 to play that gave the Huskies a lead. Stingily s touchdown run capped an 11-play, 82-yard drive in which he gained 41 yards on six carries. The key play on the drive came when quarterback Drew Hare connected with Aregeros Turner for seven yards on fourth and five to the Toledo 20-yard line. Stingily finished the game with 81 yards on 21 carries as the Huskies totaled 226 yards on 46 carries as a team. NIU gained 168 rushing yards in the second half. Hare completed 14-of-22 passes for 190 yards and a score. Up 27-17, NIU s defense stopped Toledo s fourth down try on its next possession, but the Rockets returned the favor and UT then mounted an eight-play, 79-yard drive in 2:02 to pull back within three points. Wide receiver turned quarterback Dwight Macon ran in from three yards out for his second rushing touchdown. After Macon s score, the Huskies Luke Eakes recovered Toledo s onside kick attempt. NIU ran the clock down to 10 seconds before being forced to punt and the Rockets hook-and-lateral play was stopped well short. NIU got on the scoreboard first as freshman Christian Hagan connected on a 37-yard field goal midway through the opening quarter. After the Huskie defense forced Toledo into its third consecutive three-and-out to open the game, it took the NIU offense just two plays to go 65 yards for the first touchdown. Hare connected with Da Ron Brown on a short pass and the senior made one man miss and then outraced everyone to the end zone as the Huskies took a 10-0 lead. Toledo responded with an 11-play, 73-yard drive that ended with a 21-yard field goal by Jeremiah Detmer field goal. The Rockets tied the game with 5:22 to play in the second quarter when Macon came in at quarterback and found Corey Jones behind the Huskie defense for a 69-yard touchdown to tie the game, NIU regained the lead on the next drive as Hagan capped a 10-play, 73-yard drive with a 19-yard three. Hare connected with Turner for 39 yards to the Toledo twoyard line, but the Rockets kept the Huskies out of the end zone. Hagan s short field goal gave NIU a three-point lead at the half. NIU took a 10-point lead on a four-yard touchdown by Stingily with 9:18 to play. The big play was a 61-yard end around by Brown to the Toledo 15-yard line. Three plays later Stingily scored as NIU took a lead with 9:18 to play. SCORING BY QUARTERS Total Toledo NIU SCORING SUMMARY NIU - Hagan 37 FG, 1st 7:46 (5-26, 1:44) NIU - Brown 64 pass from Hare (Hagan kick), 1st 5:24 (2-64, 0:37) UT - Detmer 21 FG, 1st 1:05 (11-73, 4:13) UT - Jones 69 pass from Macon (Detmer kick), 2nd 5:22 (2-74, 0:34) NIU - Hagan 19 FG, 2nd 1:36 (10-73, 3:46) NIU - Stingily 4 run (Hagan kick), 3rd 9:18 (5-87, 1:57) UT - Macon 1 run (Detmer kick), 3rd 6:36 (9-75, 2:42) NIU - Stingily 2 run (Hagan kick), 4th 6:33 (11-82, 3:54) UT - Macon 3 run (Detmer kick), 4th 2:14 (8-79, 2:01) Team & Individual Statistics Toledo...NIU First Downs (R-P) 20 (14-6)...17 (10-7) Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 30: :37 Sacks By-Yards Rushing - UT: Hunt , Macon 18-97, Swanson 7-41, Julian 6-6. NIU: Stingily 21-81, Hare 16-66, Brown 2-64, Turner 2-25, Bouagnon 2-(-2), Daniels 3-(-8). Passing - UT: Macon , 140; Julian 2-7-0, 49; Woodside 2-5-0, 20. NIU: Hare , 190. Receiving - UT: Jones 4-102, Russell 3-53, Olack 3-33, Hunt 1-15, Thompson 1-6. NIU: Turner 4-59, Brown 3-73, Beebe 3-40, Brescacin 2-17, Eakes 2-1. Tackles - UT: Sylvestre 11, Hester 8, Rogers 8. NIU: Durante 8, Moore 8, Lemon , 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 103

105 NIU FOOTBALL 2014 IN REVIEW GAME 11: NIU 21, OHIO 14 November 18 7 p.m. (CT) ESPNU Athens, Ohio Peden Stadium 15,118 Quarterback Drew Hare hit Chad Beebe over the middle with an 18-yard touchdown pass with six minutes to play to lift NIU to a victory over Ohio Tuesday night in Peden Stadium. NIU rwon its fifth straight game to improve to 9-2 on the season, 6-1 in league play. The Huskie defense still needed to stop a final challenge from the Bobcats. With Ohio facing second and 10 from the NIU 42, OU wide receiver Landon Smith fumbled after being hit by Huskie linebacker Boomer Mays and NIU s Marlon Moore recovered. The play, which was initially called an incompletion and then overturned on review, gave the Huskies the ball back with 1:57 to play. Hare picked up 11 yards on three runs, and NIU went into victory formation to leave Athens with a victory for the first time since The Huskies finished the game with 325 yards on 65 plays, while Ohio totaled 344 on 67 plays. Hare was an efficient 15-of-23 passing for 178 yards. In addition to his touchdown pass to Beebe, he hit senior tailback Akeem Daniels on a screen that Daniels took 32 yards for his first touchdown of the season. Daniels finished with four carries for 24 yards and two receptions for 46 yards and the touchdown. An uncharacteristic fumble by Cameron Stingily, who gained 43 yards on 15 carries with a touchdown in the game, gave OU the ball on the NIU 47-yard line. But on the next play, Ohio quarterback Derrius Vick was forced out of the pocket and threw a ball that was picked off by NIU s Anthony Brooks for his second INT of the season. With the score tied at seven, NIU drove 56 yards in seven plays. Hare completed passes to Beebe and Aregeros Turner, and ran for 14 yards to convert a big third down from the NIU 47. The screen pass to Daniels and PAT gave the Huskies a 14-7 lead with 9:25 to play in the third quarter. Ohio tied the game early in the fourth quarter. Vick hit tailback A.J. Ouellette on a nine-yard slant pass for the touchdown on a drive that included a 29-yard run by the quarterback. The teams played a scoreless first quarter. NIU began a drive on its 41-yard line with 1:34 to play in the period after a 29-yard punt by Ohio s Mitch Bonstetter. A five-yard penalty and two quick incompletions brought up third and five but from there, Hare and Brown connected on three straight plays for pick-ups of 14, 16 and 17 yards to the NIU two-yard line. Following the quarter break, Stingily bulled through the line for a two-yard touchdown run to put the Huskies up 7-0. Stingily scored a rushing touchdown for the fifth straight game and recorded his 11th TD of the year. Ohio responded behind the running of Ouellette. Starting from their 20, the Bobcats drove 80 yards in eight plays, with Ouellette running for 54 yards on the drive, including on the 12-yard touchdown run. SCORING BY QUARTERS Total NIU Ohio SCORING SUMMARY NIU - Stingily 2 run (Hagan kick), 2nd 14:56 (7-54, 1:38) OU - Ouellette 12 run (Yazdani kick), 2nd 10:13 (8-80, 4:43) NIU- Daniels 32 pass from Hare (Hagan kick), 3rd 9:25 (7-56, 1:52) OU - Ouellette 9 pass from Vick (Yazdani kick), 4th 8:50 (7-78, 2:55) NIU - Beebe 18 pass from Hare (Hagan kick), 4th 6:00 (8-70, 2:50) Team & Individual Statistics NIU... Ohio First Downs (R-P) 19 (10-8) (15-6) Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 26: :28 Sacks By-Yards Rushing - NIU: Hare 12-67, Stingily 15-43, Daniels 4-24, Bouagnon 1-5, Maddie 5-2, Brown 1-2, Turner 1-0, Team 1-(-2). OU: Ouellette , Vick 12-80, Smith 1-8, Team 1-(-12). Passing - NIU: Hare , 178; Maddie 1-1-0, 6. OU: Vick , 141. Receiving - NIU: Brown 5-70, Turner 5-40, Beebe 3-22, Daniels 2-46, Maxwell 1-6. OU: L. Smith 4-30, S. Smith 4-27, Ouellette 4-9, Reid 2-45, Mangen 2-13, Bradley 2-13, Cochran 1-4. Tackles - NIU: Lemon 11, Mays 10. OU: Poling 13, Ingol 8. GAME 12: NIU 31, WESTERN MICHIGAN 21 November a.m. (ET) ESPNU Kalamazoo, Mich. Waldo Stadium 11,195 It s a new year, a new team but the same story for the NIU Huskies, who captured their fifth straight Mid-American Conference West Division crown with a win over Western Michigan at Waldo Stadium. Once again, the Huskies did it the Hard Way, coming back from a 14-point deficit and a nightmarish offensive first half to score the last 24 points of the game. Western Michigan committed six turnovers as NIU stopped the Broncos six-game winning streak. NIU s day got off to a great start when receiver Aregeros Turner took a flare pass from Drew Hare down the sideline 65 yards for a touchdown on the game s first play, giving the Huskies a 7-0 lead. There wouldn t be many other first half offensive highlights for NIU, although the Huskie defense and special teams kept NIU in striking distance. The Huskies twice held WMU to field goals - of 29 and 44 yards - and forced a pair of turnovers, including one on the one-yard line as WMU was driving for a score. WMU took advantage of a pair of NIU fumbles to score nine points, and after the Huskies committed a chop block penalty in its own end zone, added a safety to take a 21-7 lead with 4:41 to play in the first half. The Broncos would not score again, and NIU got three points back before halftime on Christian Hagan s career-long 40-yard field goal to close out a five-play, 45-yard drive. In the second half, the tide turned for the Huskies on a fourth down stop of WMU QB Zach Terrell by Corey Thomas on a fourth and two attempt from the NIU 11. From there, Hare engineered a seven-play, 90-yard drive in just two minutes, with Joel Bouagnon providing a 41-yard run, and Akeem Daniels scoring his first rushing touchdown of the year on a 21-yard run with 5:07 to play in the third quarter. The Huskies took the lead in the final period. After WMU was forced to punt out of its end zone, NIU drove 47 yards in eight plays with Hare scoring the first of his two-yard touchdown runs. Hagan s PAT made it with 11:37 to play. WMU went three and out on its next possession and the Huskies advanced to the WMU 10 after a 24-yard third down conversion by Hare. But Hagan s field goal hit the left upright and WMU got the ball back. The NIU line dominated WMU on the Broncos next drive. When Terrell was sacked by Sean Folliard and fumbled at the 26 with 1:39 to play, NIU didn t just run out the clock, they scored the decisive touchdown on a Hare run. SCORING BY QUARTERS Total NIU Western Michigan SCORING SUMMARY NIU - Turner 65 pass from Hare (Hagan kick), 1st 14:48 (1-65, 0:19) WMU - Haldeman 29 FG, 1st 7:15 (13-72, 6:23) WMU - Davis 13 pass from Terrell (Haldeman kick), 1st 2:33 (7-68, 3:15) WMU - Franklin 2 run (Haldeman kick failed), 1st 0:02 (4-28, 1:53) WMU - Haldeman 44 FG, 2nd 13:29 [4-{-1), 1:33] WMU - Team safety, 2nd 4:41 NIU - Hagan 40 FG, 2nd 0:34 (5-45, 0:34 NIU - Daniels 21 run (Hagan kick), 3rd 5:07 (7-90, 2:00) NIU - Hare 2 run (Hagan kick), 4th 11:37 (8-47, 3:10) NIU - Hare 2 run (Hagan kick), 4th 0:46 (4-26, 0:53) Team & Individual Statistics NIU... WMU First Downs (R-P) 15 (10-5) (8-12) Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 19: :27 Sacks By-Yards Rushing - NIU: Bouagnon 6-70, Daniels 8-58, Hare 11-36, Stingily 7-30, Brown 1-3, Team 1-(-1). WMU: Franklin 29-92, Chance 4-19, Team 1-(-1), Terrell 9-(-19). Passing - NIU: Hare , 159. WMU: Terrell , 256. Receiving - NIU: Brown 3-52, Turner 2-70, Beebe 1-13, Glasper 1-11, Maxwell 1-8, Daniels 1-5. WMU: Braverman 5-88, Davis 5-59, Franklin 5-45, Phillips 3-37, Chance 2-4, Boyden 1-11, Henry 1-6, Roberts 1-6. Tackles - NIU: Mays 9, Durante 8, Moore 8. WMU: Currie 11, Ash Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

106 NIU FOOTBALL 2014 IN REVIEW GAME 13: NIU 51, BOWLING GREEN MARATHON MAC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME December 5 6 p.m. (CT) ESPN2 Detroit, Mich. Ford Field 15,110 For the third time in the last four seasons, and the fourth time in school history, the NIU Huskies won the Mid-American Conference Championship. This time, the Huskies won it in decisive fashion, 51-17, over Bowling Green at Ford Field. NIU led at the half before scoring 24 straight points to begin the second half to cruise to the 34-point win, the largest win in MAC Championship Game history. The 51 points scored by the Huskies also set a MAC Championship Game record, bettering the previous high of 49 scored by Marshall in 2002 and Miami (Ohio) in Sophomore quarterback Drew Hare set new career highs with 29 completions on 49 attempts, throwing for 218 yards and a pair of touchdowns to claim MVP honors. Tailback Cameron Stingily ran for 116 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns while Da Ron Brown had a career-best nine catches for 70 yards. The Huskies ran for 334 yards on 51 carries with four rushing scores in the game while holding Bowling Green to just 287 yards, 124 rushing. NIU forced four turnovers, including three interceptions, two by senior safety Dechane Durante who recorded a pair of interceptions, and now has four career pickoffs in MAC Championship Games. Paris Logan also recorded an interception for NIU, who gave up less than 24 points for the ninth time this year. Leading by 10 at the half, NIU got the ball to start the second half and drove 68 yards in 10 plays to extend its lead to on a four-yard touchdown pass from Hare to junior Juwan Brescacin. Brescacin finished with seven catches for a gamehigh 83 yards and that touchdown. After a Bowling Green punt, the Huskies scored again to take a lead midway with 8:18 to play in the third quarter. Stingily setup the score with a 43-yard gain to the Falcon 2-yard line. Two plays later, he powered his way into the end zone for the first of his two touchdowns on the night as the Huskies took a 24-point lead. On the next drive, Bowling Green was staring at fourth-and-one from the NIU 36 and the Falcons decided to go for it. James Knapke completed a swing pass to Travis Greene, but junior safety Marlon Moore stopped the play for a two-yard loss and the Huskies took over on downs. It took NIU less than two minutes to add another three points as freshman Christian Hagan made the third of his three field goals on the day, this one from 23-yards out, as the Huskies took a lead with 4:15 to play in the third. Stingily made it 24 unanswered points for the Huskies with a two-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter, pushing the NIU lead to The Falcons erased the second-half shutout as Travis Greene scored from six yards out after a 62-yard kickoff return by Clint Stephens. NIU redshirt freshman Jordan Huff closed the scoring with a two-yard touchdown in the final minute. Bowling Green starting quarterback James Knapke finished 11-of-21 passing for 151 yards before being relieved by Cody Callaway. Green led the Falcon run game with 105 yards on 18 carries. NIU struck first with 5:57 left in the first quarter as Hare scored on a quarterback draw, capping an eight-play, 60-yard drive that took just less than three minutes. Hare was 3-of-3 passing on the drive, including a 20-yard connection with Brown that set the Huskies up inside the red zone. Logan s interception gave the Huskies good field position at the Bowling Green 25 and NIU converted with a 35-yard Hagan field goal to take a 10-0 lead with two minutes left in the first quarter. Following a turnover on downs near midfield by Bowling Green, NIU turned the short field into more points with a 32-yard Hagan field goal four minutes into the second quarter. The Huskies converted a trio of third downs on the drive before Hagan s second field goal of the night gave the Huskies a 13-0 advantage. The Falcons scored for the first time on a 42-yard touchdown pass from Knapke to Gehrig Dieter, cutting the NIU lead to 13-7 with 9:33 to play in the half. With 1:31 remaining in before the intermission, NIU took over on its own 32 and drove 68 yards for a touchdown in just 1:06 to take a 20-7 lead. Hare started the drive 5-of-5 through the air and an 11-yard carry by Daniels helped give the Huskies first-and-goal at the Bowling Green five. Following a pair of incompletions, Hare rolled left on third-and-goal and threw back across the field to an open Luke Eakes in the end zone for the score. Bowling Green quickly moved down to the NIU 28 and Tyler Tate connected on a 46-yard field goal to cut the Huskie lead to at the half before the Huskies took full control with a dominating third quarter performance. SCORING BY QUARTERS Total NIU Bowling Green SCORING SUMMARY NIU - Hare 5 run (Hagan kick), 1st 5:57 (8-60, 2:50) NIU - Hagan 35 FG, 1st 1:58 (4-7, 1:01) NIU - Hagan 32 FG, 2nd 11:10 (13-31, 3:55) BG - Dieter 42 pass from Knapke (Tate kick), 2nd 9:33 (6-75, 1:31) NIU - Eakes 5 pass from Hare (Hagan kick), 2nd 0:25 (10-68, 1:06) BG - Tate 46 FG, 2nd 0:00 (4-31, 0:18) NIU - Brescacin 4 pass from Hare (Hagan kick), 3rd 11:18 (10-68, 3:34) NIU - Stingily 2 run (Hagan kick), 3rd 8:18 (8-73, 1:34) NIU - Hagan 23 FG, 3rd 4:15 (7-56, 1:37) NIU - Stingily 2 run (Hagan kick), 4th 7:38 (8-30, 4:39) BG - Greene 6 run (Tate kick), 4th 5:56 (4-33, 1:32) NIU - Huff 2 run (Hagan kick), 4th 0:48 (8-79, 5:02)1 Team & Individual Statistics NIU... BG First Downs (R-P) 29 (17-12)...13 (4-8) Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 37: :01 Sacks By-Yards Rushing - NIU: Stingily , Daniels 12-76, Hare 12-60, Bouagnon 9-57, Huff BG: Greene , Coppet 11-41, Callaway 2-(-2), Knapke 4-(-20). Passing - NIU: Hare , 218. BG: Knapke , 151; Callaway 1-4-1, 12. Receiving - NIU: Brown 9-70, Brescacin 7-83, Saffold 6-35, Turner 5-15, Daniels 1-10, Eakes 1-5. BG: Burbrink 5-56, Lewis 3-22, Dieter 2-56, Moore 2-31, Greene 1-(-2). Tackles - NIU: Folliard 8, Mays 8, Moore 7. BG: Sutton 14, Ward 13. Senior safety Dechane Durante recorded his third and fourth career MAC Championship Game interceptions in the Huskies win over Bowling Green. 2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions Seven Consecutive Bowl Appearances 105

107 NIU FOOTBALL 2014 IN REVIEW GAME 14: MARSHALL 52, NIU BOCA RATON BOWL December 23 5 p.m. (CT) ESPN Boca Raton, Fla. FAU Stadium 29,419 In the highly-anticipated meeting between conference champions, Mid-American Conference champ Northern Illinois University fell to Conference USA titlist Marshall Tuesday with a loss in the Boca Raton Bowl. NIU gained 200 yards rushing and 425 yards of total offense against the Thundering Herd. However, Marshall piled up 505 yards against the Huskie defense, including 281 passing yards and five total touchdowns from QB Rakeem Cato. His favorite target was Tommy Shuler, who finished with 18 receptions for 185 yards and a touchdown. NIU lost its third straight bowl game and falls to 4-5 in bowls as a major college program (since 1969). The Boca Raton Bowl marked NIU s seventh consecutive bowl appearance, extending the program s MAC record. Marshall built a halftime lead. After NIU scored the first touchdown of the game on a 19-yard connection from quarterback Drew Hare to Juwan Brescacin, the Thundering Herd scored 17 straight points to open a 10-point advantage. NIU pulled within seven on the first of Christian Hagan s three field goals on the night, but Marshall extended the lead to 14 on Devon Johnson s two-yard run with 5:29 to play in the half. NIU got another Hagan three before half, and traded scores with the Thundering Herd midway through the third quarter. Marshall scored on a six-yard pass from Cato, who threw three touchdown passes in the game, to Shuler, to take a lead at 6:39 of the third. Senior Cameron Stingily came back with a 24-yard run to close out a five-play, 75-yard run in 1:49 and it appeared NIU might be ready to try another of its trademark comebacks. But the Herd had too much firepower, as Cato led an 11-play, 68-yard drive and hit Angelo Jean-Louis from 11-yards out for a MU lead. Marshall put the game away early in the fourth on a Cato to Deon-Tay McManus 27-yard hook-up for a advantage. The Huskies could manage just another Hagan field goal, this one from 31 yards out, the rest of the way. After the teams exchanged punts to start the game, NIU put together a seven-play, 67-yard scoring drive to take a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter. Hare found Brescacin in the middle of the field and the junior went the last 10 yards for his sixth touchdown of the season. The Huskie lead was short-lived 12 seconds to be exact as Marshall s Deandre Reaves returned Tyler Wedel s kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown. Justin Haig tied the game with his PAT. Marshall took advantage of good field position to take the lead on its next possession. NIU went three-and-out after getting a penalty on the kickoff and starting from its own 6. A short punt gave the Herd the ball at the 42 and five plays later, Cato scored from five-yards out for a 14-7 Marshall lead with 3:42 to play in the quarter. NIU came back with a drive to the MU 15-yard line, converting twice on third down, before settling for a 32-yard Hagan field goal attempt. It went just right. While NIU hit field goals in the first half, Marshall scored touchdowns. Cato, who completed all seven of his passes to Schuler in the first half for 106 yards, finished the game with 281 yards on 25-of-37 passing. Looking to turn the momentum in their favor, the Huskies surprised the Herd with an onside kick that after bouncing off both Marshall and NIU players landed in Jamaal Payton s possession. Back-to-back runs from Cameron Stingily put the Huskies at 3rd & 1 from the NIU 49, but Marshall stuffed the senior tailback on third and fourth down to stifle the drive. Senior Dechane Durante led the Huskie defense with nine tackles, eight solo and linebacker Sean Folliard had a pair of sacks to lead the NIU defense. Marshall finished the season Tailback Joel Bouagnon rushed for a game-high 82 yards on 13 carries against Marshall in the 2014 Boca Raton Bowl. SCORING BY QUARTERS Total Marshall NIU SCORING SUMMARY NIU - Brescacin 19 pass from Hare (Hagan kick), 1st 7:33 (7-67, 2:17) MU - Reaves 93 kickoff return (Haig kick), 1st 7:19 MU - Cato 5 run (Haig kick), 1st 3:42 (5-42, 2:12) MU - Haig 28 FG, 2nd 11:51 (9-69, 2:41) NIU - Hagan 19 FG, 2nd 7:30 (10-64, 4:21) MU - Johnson 2 run (Hagan kick), 2nd 5:29 (6-65, 2:01) NIU - Hagan 30 FG, 2nd :07 (8-49, 1:40) MU - Shuler 6 pass from Cato (Haig kick), 3rd 6:39 (9-56, 4:10) NIU - Stingily 24 run (Hagan kick), 3rd 4:50 (5-75, 1:49) MU - Jean-Louis 11 pass from Cato (Haig kick), 3rd 2:06 (11-68, 2:44) MU - McManus 27 pass from Cato (Haig kick), 4th 11:48 (9-70, 3:51) NIU - Hagan 31 FG, 4th 8:39 (10-65, 3:09) MU - Cato 4 run (Haig kick), 4th 4:10 (8-41, 4:29) Team & Individual Statistics MU...NIU First Downs (R-P) 28 (12-15) (11-12) Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 29: :42 Sacks By-Yards Rushing - NIU: Bouagnon 13-82, Stingily 18-76, Hare 14-50, Daniels 2-7, Turner 2-(-5). MU: Collins 15-79, Williams 15-69, Marshall 6-40, Walker 3-16, Cornelius 2-7, Allen 4-1. Passing - NIU: Hare , 225. MU: Cato , 281. Receiving - NIU: Brown 4-63, Turner 4-55, Brescacin 2-40, Daniels 1-29, Blake 1-15, Eakes 1-13, Stingily 1-8, Bouagnon 1-2. MU: Shuler , McManus 2-47, Jean-Louis 2-26, Frohnapfel 2-16, Yurachek 1-7. Tackles - NIU: Durante 9, Moore 8. MU: Letman 11, Lang 9, Hewitt Facebook & Instagram: NIU Huskies

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109 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS RUSHING TEAM RECORDS Most Attempts Game: 81, vs. Cal-State Fullerton ( ) Season: 701 (1987) Most Net Yards Gained Game: 733, vs. Fresno State ( ) Half: 459, vs. Fresno State ( , 1st) Season: 4,161 (2013) Most Touchdowns Game: 18, vs. Wheaton ( )* Season: 44 (2012) Highest Yards Per Carry Average Season: 6.35 (2013) Most First Downs Rushing Game: 31, vs. Fresno State ( ) Season: 215 (2013) INDIVIDUAL RECORDS Most Attempts Game: 52, Michael Turner vs. Central Michigan ( ) Season: 338, Michael Turner (2002) Career: 940, Michael Turner ( ) Most Net Yards Gained Game: 353, Garrett Wolfe at Ball State ( ) Season: 1,976, LeShon Johnson (1993) Freshman: 1,043, Allen Ross (1977) Sophomore: 1,656, Garrett Wolfe (2004) Junior: 1,915, Michael Turner (2002) Senior: 1,976, LeShon Johnson (1993) Career: 5,164, Garrett Wolfe ( ) Most Touchdowns Game: 7, Bill Anderson vs. Wheaton ( )* Season: 23, Jordan Lynch (2013) Career: 52, Garrett Wolfe ( ) Highest Yards Per Game Average Season: 179.6, LeShon Johnson (1993) Career: 156.5, Garrett Wolfe ( ) Longest Run From Scrimmage Scoring: 99, Reino Nori vs. UW-Whitewater, ( )* Non-scoring: 79, William Andrews vs. Ball State, ( ) Highest Yards Per Rush Average Game (min. 10 att.): 17.6, Stacey Robinson vs. Cincinnati ( ) Season (min. 75 att.): 7.3, Bob Soltis (1960)* Career (min. 225 att.): 6.56, Jordan Lynch ( ) Most 100-Yard Games Season: 12, Jordan Lynch (2012) Career: 22, Garrett Wolfe ( ) Jordan Lynch ( ) Most Consecutive 100-Yard Games Season: 11, Jordan Lynch (2012) Career: 11, Garrett Wolfe ( ) Jordan Lynch (2012) Most Consecutive 200-Yard Games Season: 3, LeShon Johnson (1993) Quickest to 1,000 Rushing Yards Season: 5 games (1,181 yards), Garrett Wolfe, (1,105), LeShon Johnson, 1993 Most Attempts By Quarterback Game: 36, Jordan Lynch vs. Kent State, ( ) Season: 294, Jordan Lynch (2012) Career: 665, Marshall Taylor ( ) Most Attempts By Fullback Game: 40, Mark Kellar at Illinois State ( ) Season: 291, Mark Kellar (1973) Career: 744, Mark Kellar ( ) Most Net Yards By Quarterback Game: 321, Jordan Lynch vs. Western Mich. ( ) Season: 1,920, Jordan Lynch (2013) Career: 4,343, Jordan Lynch ( ) Most Net Yards By Fullback Game: 246, Mark Kellar at Illinois State ( ) Season: 1,719, Mark Kellar (1973) Career: 3,745, Mark Kellar ( ) Team Season Highs Rushing Attempts Att. Yards Year , , , , , , , , , , Rushing Yards Yards Att. Year 1. 4, , , , , , , , , , Rushing Yards/Game Average Yards Att. Year , , , , , , , , , , Rushing Touchdowns TDs Yards Att. Year , , , , , , , , , , * Indicates College Division ^ Tied for NCAA record Fullback Mark Kellar gained 1,719 yards on 291 carries for the 1973 Huskies

110 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS RUSHING CAReer leaders Rushing Attempts Player Seasons Yards Avg. Att. 1. Michael Turner , Allen Ross , Garrett Wolfe , Mark Kellar , Marshall Taylor , Adam Dach , Jordan Lynch , Charles Talley , LeShon Johnson , Thomas Hammock , Rushing Yards Player Seasons Att. Avg. Yards 1. Garrett Wolfe , Michael Turner , Jordan Lynch ,343 4 Mark Kellar , Allen Ross , Adam Dach , LeShon Johnson , Charles Talley , Chandler Harnish , Chad Spann , Stacey Robinson , Thomas Hammock , John LaLonde , Darryl Richardson , Cameron Stingily , Carl Fisher , Marshall Taylor , Jack Dean * , Vince Smith , Ivory Bryant , Pete Roth , , Rodney Taylor , Jerry Latin , A.J. Harris , William Andrews , Justin Anderson , Ed Johnson , Joe Plaskas * , Jasmin Hopkins , Akeem Daniels , Bob Brigham * - - 1, Me co Brown , Bruce Bray * , Lou Wicks , Bob Soltis 1956, * , Antonio Davis ,018 Rushing Touchdowns Player Seasons Att. Yards. Avg. TDs 1. Garrett Wolfe , Chad Spann , Jordan Lynch , Michael Turner , Stacey Robinson , Mark Kellar , Allen Ross , Charles Talley , Thomas Hammock , Chandler Harnish , Rushing Yards Per Game Player Seasons Yards Games Yds./Gm 1. Garrett Wolfe , LeShon Johnson , Mark Kellar , Michael Turner , Stacey Robinson , Jordan Lynch , Allen Ross , Charles Talley , Adam Dach , William Andrews , Yards Per Carry (minimum 300 attempts) Player Seasons Yards Att. Avg. 1. Jordan Lynch , Garrett Wolfe , Stacey Robinson , LeShon Johnson , Chandler Harnish , Chad Spann , Michael Turner , Cameron Stingily , Adam Dach , Jack Dean * 1, Yard Rushing Games Player Seasons GP 100-Yard Games 1. Garrett Wolfe Jordan Lynch Michael Turner Mark Kellar LeShon Johnson Charles Talley Allen Ross Thomas Hammock Stacey Robinson Chandler Harnish Consecutive 100-Yard Rushing Games Player Seasons No. 1. Garrett Wolfe Jordan Lynch Garrett Wolfe LeShon Johnson Charles Talley Michael Turner Mark Kellar Thomas Hammock Justin Anderson Jordan Lynch Yard Rushing Games Player Seasons No. 1. Garrett Wolfe Michael Turner LeShon Johnson Mark Kellar Stacey Robinson Charles Talley Jordan Lynch Allen Ross * Indicates College Division 109

111 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS RUSHING SINGLE SEASON leaders Rushing Attempts Player Season Yards Avg. Att. 1. Michael Turner , LeShon Johnson , Michael Turner , Garrett Wolfe , Jordan Lynch , Jordan Lynch , Mark Kellar , Mark Kellar , Charles Talley , Justin Anderson , Rushing Yardage Player Season Att. Avg. Yards 1. LeShon Johnson , Garrett Wolfe , Jordan Lynch , Michael Turner , Jordan Lynch , Mark Kellar , Garrett Wolfe , Michael Turner , Garrett Wolfe , Charles Talley , Stacey Robinson , Chad Spann , Chandler Harnish , LeShon Johnson , Mark Kellar , Justin Anderson , Stacey Robinson , Darryl Richardson , William Andrews , Cameron Stingily , Thomas Hammock , Thomas Hammock , Allen Ross , Chad Spann , Allen Ross , Pete Roth ,008 Charles Talley ,008 Rushing Yards Per Game Player Season GP Yards Yds./Game 1. LeShon Johnson , Garrett Wolfe , Michael Turner , Mark Kellar , Garrett Wolfe , Garrett Wolfe , Charles Talley , Michael Turner , Jordan Lynch , Stacey Robinson , Rushing Touchdowns Player Season Att. Yards Avg. TDs 1. Jordan Lynch , Chad Spann , Stacey Robinson , Stacey Robinson , Michael Turner , Chad Spann , Jordan Lynch , Garrett Wolfe , Garrett Wolfe , Mark Kellar , Thomas Hammock , Garrett Wolfe , Yards Per Carry (minimum 80 attempts) Player Season Att. Yards Avg. 1. Chandler Harnish , Adam Dach Jordan Lynch , Garrett Wolfe , Stacey Robinson , Garrett Wolfe , Stacey Robinson , Garrett Wolfe , Jordan Lynch , Chandler Harnish Yard Rushing Games Player Season Games No. 1. Jordan Lynch Mark Kellar LeShon Johnson Charles Talley Michael Turner Michael Turner Garrett Wolfe Jordan Lynch Justin Anderson Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Thomas Hammock William Andrews Mark Kellar Yard Rushing Games Player Season Games No. 1. LeShon Johnson Michael Turner Garrett Wolfe Mark Kellar Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Stacey Robinson Charles Talley Michael Turner Jordan Lynch Consecutive 200-Yard Rushing Games Player Seasons No. 1. LeShon Johnson Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Michael Turner Michael Turner Michael Turner Longest Rushing Plays Yards Player Opponent Date Reino Nori UW-Whitewater Darryl Richardson Ohio LeShon Johnson Southern Illinois Jordan Lynch Buffalo Ernie Wickstrom Southern Illinois Jordan Lynch Army LeShon Johnson Southern Mississippi Garrett Wolfe Ball State Michael Turner Western Illinois LeShon Johnson Iowa Jordan Lynch Eastern Michigan Brett Schroeder Southern Illinois Ricky Bridges Western Michigan William Andrews Ball State Chad Spann Eastern Michigan Chad Spann North Dakota Bob Heimerdinger Nebraska-Omaha Ernie Wickstrom Central Michigan Garrett Wolfe Western Michigan Drew Hare Eastern Michigan

112 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS RUSHING SINGLE Game leaders Rushing Attempts Player Date Opp. Yards 1. Michael Turner Central Michigan Allen Ross East Tennessee St Allen Ross Illinois State 43 Ivory Bryant Ball State 43 Garrett Wolfe Eastern Michigan LeShon Johnson Pacific 42 Garrett Wolfe Akron Michael Turner Toledo Ed Johnson Toledo 40 Mark Kellar Illinois State 40 Michael Turner Kent State 40 Michael Turner Bowling Green 40 Rushing Yards Player Date Opp. Yards 1. Garrett Wolfe Ball State Garrett Wolfe Eastern Michigan LeShon Johnson Southern Illinois Jordan Lynch Western Michigan Jordan Lynch Central Michigan Stacey Robinson Fresno State LeShon Johnson Iowa Michael Turner Western Illinois Stacey Robinson Cincinnati 281 Michael Turner Central Michigan 281 Rushing Yards By Quarter Player Date Opponent Yards 1. Stacey Robinson Fresno State 173 (2nd) 2. Jordan Lynch Western Michigan 155 (2nd) 3. Garrett Wolfe Eastern Michigan 141 (3rd) 4. Garrett Wolfe Ball State 139 (3rd) 5. Garrett Wolfe Ball State 131 (3rd) 6 LeShon Johnson Iowa 130 (4th) 7. Michael Turner Miami (OH) 126 (4th) 8. Michael Turner Central Michigan 124 (4th) 9. Michael Turner Western Illinois 120 (2nd) Rushing Yards By Half Player Date Opponent Yards 1. Stacey Robinson Fresno State 287 (1st) 2. Jordan Lynch Central Michigan 232 (2nd) 3. Garrett Wolfe Ball State 230 (2nd) 4. Jordan Lynch Western Michigan 229 (1st) 5. LeShon Johnson Iowa 221 (2nd) 6. LeShon Johnson Southern Illinois 206 (1st) 7. Garrett Wolfe Bowling Green 204 (2nd) 8. Garrett Wolfe Eastern Michigan 203 (2nd) 9. Stacey Robinson Cincinnati 199 (1st) 10. Michael Turner Miami (OH) 195 (2nd) Rushing Yards By Class Freshman 1. Michael Turner Central Michigan Allen Ross Ohio 254 Sophomore 1. Garrett Wolfe Eastern Michigan Garrett Wolfe Ball State 280 Junior 1. Michael Turner Western Illinois Stacey Robinson Cincinnati 281 Senior 1. Garrett Wolfe Ball State LeShon Johnson Southern Illinois Jordan Lynch Western Michigan Jordan Lynch Central Michigan Stacey Robinson Fresno St LeShon Johnson Iowa 306 Rushing Touchdowns Player Date Opponent TDs 1. Bill Anderson * Wheaton 7 2. Navarre Edwards Dixon 5 Steve Goehl Long Beach State 5 Stacey Robinson Cincinnati 5 Stacey Robinson Fresno State 5 Thomas Hammock Akron 5 Michael Turner Miami (OH) 5 Michael Turner Eastern Michigan 5 Garrett Wolfe Western Michigan Garrett Wolfe Indiana State 4 Garrett Wolfe Central Michigan 4 Allen Ross Kent State 4 Allen Ross Illinois State 4 Mark Kellar Xavier 4 Akeem Daniels Eastern Michigan 4 Jordan Lynch Massachusetts 4 Joel Bouagnon Presbyterian 4 Two 100-Yard Rushers in Same Game Player Date Opponent Yards 1. Charles Talley (214) UNLV 357 Scott Florence (143) 2. Chandler Harnish (229) Central Michigan 342 Jordan Lynch (113) 3. Stacey Robinson (228) Western Illinois 335 Adam Dach (107) 4. Brett Schroeder (172) Southern Illinois 333 Stacey Robinson (161) 5. Darryl Richardson (180) Ohio 326 Marshall Taylor (146) 6. Jordan Lynch (189) Eastern Illinois 323 Cameron Stingily (134) 7. Chandler Harnish (178) North Dakota 318 Chad Spann (140) 8. Thomas Hammock (174) Akron 314 Michael Turner (140) 9 Jordan Lynch (161) Toledo 307 Cameron Stingily (146) 10. Mark Carlson (158) Kent State 304 Mark Kellar (146) 11. Chandler Harnish (181) Ball State 303 Jasmin Hopkins (122) 12. Leighton Settle (152) Central Michigan 296 Jordan Lynch (144) 13. Drew Hare (180) Miami 291 Cameron Stingily (133) 14. Jordan Lynch (160) Kent State 288 Akeem Daniels (128) 15. Mark Kellar (186) Fresno State 286 Jerry Latin ( Chad Spann (174) Eastern Michigan 278 DeMarcus Grady (104) 17. Mark Kellar (163) Long Beach St. 276 Mark Carlson (113) 18. Stacey Robinson (145) Kansas State 273 Adam Dach (128) 19. Allen Ross (169) Ball State 272 Carl Fisher (103) 20. Jasmin Hopkins (143) Cal Poly 261 Chandler Harnish (118) 21. Jordan Lynch (142) Eastern Michigan 246 Jasmin Hopkins (104) 22. Chad Spann (125) Akron 234 DeMarcus Grady (109) 23. Akeem Daniels (112) Eastern Michigan 219 Jordan Lynch (107) 111

113 100-Yard rushing games Yds. Player Opponent Date Garrett Wolfe Ball State Garrett Wolfe Eastern Michigan LeShon Johnson Southern Illinois Jordan Lynch Western Michigan Jordan Lynch Central Michigan Stacey Robinson Fresno State LeShon Johnson Iowa Michael Turner Western Illinois Stacey Robinson Cincinnati Michael Turner Central Michigan Garrett Wolfe Ball State Garrett Wolfe Western Michigan Garrett Wolfe Akron Cameron Stingily Kent State Garrett Wolfe Buffalo Allen Ross Ohio Darryl Richardson Ball State Adrian Davis Kent State Charles Talley Arkansas State Mark Kellar Illinois State Garrett Wolfe Northwestern LeShon Johnson New Mexico State Michael Turner Eastern Michigan Chandler Harnish Western Michigan Stacey Robinson Western Illinois LeShon Johnson Arkansas State Garrett Wolfe Central Michigan Michael Turner Eastern Michigan LeShon Johnson Pacific Chad Spann Minnesota Allen Ross Illinois State Michael Turner Miami (OH) Jerry Latin Marshall Vince Smith Idaho Charles Talley UNLV Michael Turner Toledo Marshall Taylor UNLV Jordan Lynch Ball State Charles Talley Oregon State Mark Kellar Xavier Mark Kellar Indiana State Michael Turner Kent State Garrett Wolfe Central Michigan Garrett Wolfe Bowling Green Mark Kellar Ball State Michael Turner Central Michigan Garrett Wolfe Indiana State Garrett Wolfe Miami (OH) Garrett Wolfe Ohio Adam Dach Arkansas State Thomas Hammock Central Michigan Nine-Straight 1,000-Yard Rushers: Year Player Attempts Yards 1999 William Andrews 240 1, Thomas Hammock 215 1, Thomas Hammock 268 1, Michael Turner 338 1, Michael Turner 310 1, Garrett Wolfe 256 1, Garrett Wolfe 242 1, Garrett Wolfe 309 1, Justin Anderson 274 1,245 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS RUSHING 112 Jordan Lynch shares the school record for career 100-yard games with 22. Yds. Player Opponent Date Darryl Richardson Eastern Michigan LeShon Johnson Liberty Charles Talley Louisiana Tech Michael Turner Bowling Green Ivory Bryant Ball State Jordan Lynch Eastern Illinois LeShon Johnson Southern Mississippi Darryl Richardson Ohio Mark Kellar Fresno State Ed Johnson Toledo Pete Roth Kent State Garrett Wolfe Western Michigan Chandler Harnish Ball State John LaLonde Toledo Darryl Richardson Ohio Drew Hare Miami (Ohio) Chandler Harnish North Dakota Thomas Hammock South Florida Michael Turner Toledo Garrett Wolfe Toledo Vince Smith Western Michigan Chad Spann Eastern Michigan Thomas Hammock Akron LeShon Johnson SW Louisiana Michael Turner Western Michigan Brett Schroeder Southern Illinois Brian Grimes Pacific Thomas Hammock Wake Forest Garrett Wolfe Ohio State Adam Dach Akron Allen Ross Ball State Allen Ross Kent State Stacey Robinson Kansas State Justin Anderson Eastern Michigan Adam Dach Minnesota Justin Anderson Idaho Stacey Robinson Murray State Michael Turner Eastern Michigan Drew Hare Eastern Michigan Michael Turner Central Michigan Garrett Wolfe Eastern Michigan Mark Kellar Long Beach State Marshall Taylor Western Michigan Michael Turner Buffalo Justin Anderson Temple

114 Yds. Player Opponent Date Garrett Wolfe Miami Jordan Lynch Toledo Vince Smith Indiana State Allen Ross East Tennessee State Stacey Robinson Southern Illinois Charles Talley Akron Jordan Lynch Toledo Thomas Hammock Toledo Michael Turner Wisconsin Jordan Lynch Kent State Charles Talley Southern Mississippi Jordan Lynch Idaho Mark Carlson Kent State Ivory Bryant Western Michigan Pete Roth Kent State Adam Dach Toledo LeShon Johnson Western Michigan Brian Grimes Nevada Jordan Lynch UMass William Andrews Western Michigan Justin Anderson Central Michigan Chad Spann Miami (Ohio) Charles Talley SW Louisiana Michael Turner Alabama Adam Dach SW Louisiana William Andrews Eastern Michigan Pete Roth Ball State Garrett Wolfe Eastern Michigan LeShon Johnson SW Louisiana Thomas Hammock Sam Houston State Leighton Settle Central Michigan Charles Talley Utah State Chandler Harnish Bowling Green Me co Brown Purdue Mark Kellar Toledo Darryl Richardson Central Michigan Chandler Harnish Toledo Mark Kellar Xavier Allen Ross Western Michigan Thomas Hammock Western Michigan Garrett Wolfe Michigan Chandler Harnish Eastern Michigan Cameron Stingily Ball State Tim Tyrrell Bowling Green Thomas Hammock Buffalo Mark Kellar Kent State Marshall Taylor Ohio Charles Talley Florida Charles Talley Arkansas State Chad Spann Western Michigan Cameron Stingily Toledo John LaLonde Xavier Mark Kellar Marshall Stacey Robinson Kansas State Jordan Lynch Central Michigan Allen Ross Toledo Scott Florence UNLV Thomas Hammock Central Florida Jasmin Hopkins Cal Poly Adam Dach Western Illinois Garrett Wolfe Central Florida Jordan Lynch Eastern Michigan Mark Kellar Xavier Mark Kellar Bowling Green Pete Roth Eastern Michigan Charles Talley Eastern Illinois NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS RUSHING NIU s 400-Yard Rushing Games Yds. Opponent Date Fresno State Cincinnati Kent State Western Michigan Ball State UNLV UNLV Kent State Ohio Central Michigan Miami (Ohio) Western Michigan Murray State Arkansas State Western Michigan Presbyterian Illinois State Eastern Michigan Southern Illinois Eastern Michigan Western Illinois Central Michigan Kansas State Yds. Player Opponent Date Ed Johnson Ball State Allen Ross Southern Illinois Michael Turner Akron Thomas Hammock Illinois State Justin Anderson Navy Chad Spann North Dakota Pete Roth Miami (OH) Thomas Hammock Western Michigan A.J. Harris Southern Illinois Rodney Taylor Eastern Michigan Stacey Robinson SW Louisiana Ivory Bryant North Carolina State Jasmin Hopkins Army Marshall Taylor Bowling Green Jordan Lynch Western Michigan Mark Kellar Western Michigan Cleveland West Illinois State Adam Dach Illinois State Michael Turner Tennessee Tech Michael Turner Iowa State Jordan Lynch Kansas Cameron Stingily Eastern Illinois John LaLonde San Diego State Ed Johnson Idaho Charles Talley Louisville Chandler Harnish Toledo Cameron Stingily Miami (Ohio) Chad Spann Western Michigan John LaLonde Buffalo Mark Kellar Western Michigan Carl Fisher Toledo Stacey Robinson Toledo Justin Anderson Western Michigan Allen Ross Long Beach State Jordan Lynch Akron Michael Turner Ball State Byron Florence Marshall LeShon Johnson Indiana

115 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS RUSHING Yds. Player Opponent Date 129 William Andrews Kent State Jordan Lynch Buffalo Pete Roth Toledo Adam Dach Kansas State Akeem Daniels Kent State Rick Bridges Ohio Pete Roth Long Beach State Charles Talley San Jose State Antonio Davis Ohio William Andrews Western Illinois Michael Turner Ball State Jordan Lynch Bowling Green Chad Spann Akron Rodney Taylor Toledo LeShon Johnson Illinois State Jordan Lynch Army Me co Brown Miami (OH) Mike Paull Illinois State A.J. Harris Tennessee Tech Jordan Lynch Ball State Jasmin Hopkins Ball State Allen Ross NE Louisiana Pete Roth Ball State Brian Grimes Eastern Illinois Allen Ross Ohio A.J. Harris Troy Geary Pryor Miami (OH) Ivory Bryant Miami (OH) Jordan Lynch Iowa Jordan Lynch Massachusetts Jerry Latin Toledo Mark Kellar Western Illinois Vince Smith Idaho Eugene Edmond Akron Chandler Harnish Cal Poly Akeem Daniels Presbyterian Chandler Harnish Illinois Me co Brown Western Illinois Chandler Harnish Kent State Mark Kellar West Texas State William Andrews Ball State Joe Law Eastern Michigan Justin Anderson Toledo Cameron Stingily Bowling Green Pete Genatempo Lamar Corey Ray Arkansas State Mark Kellar Illinois State Chandler Harnish Toledo Chandler Harnish Bowling Green Mark Carlson Long Beach State William Andrews Buffalo Jordan Lynch Western Michigan Ed Johnson Illinois State Alex Armato Kent State Marshall Taylor Bowling Green Akeem Daniels Eastern Michigan Chad Spann Buffalo Me co Brown Eastern Michigan Thomas Hammock Illinois Garrett Wolfe Akron David Bryant Kent State DeMarcus Grady Akron John LaLonde Ball State Jerry Latin Idaho Ed Johnson Southern Illinois Allen Ross Southern Illinois Stacey Robinson East Carolina Yds. Player Opponent Date Ken Moore Long Beach State Charles Talley Arkansas State Brian Grimes Louisiana Tech Marshall Taylor Toledo Adam Dach Western Michigan Adam Dach Western Illinois LeShon Johnson Wisconsin Jordan Lynch Eastern Michigan Jerry Latin McNeese State Allen Ross Toledo Kent Iwema Western Illinois Ivory Bryant Eastern Michigan A.J. Harris Ball State Jordan Lynch UT Martin Cleveland West Southern Illinois Joe Law Miami (OH) LeShon Johnson Louisiana Tech Jasmin Hopkins Eastern Michigan DeMarcus Grady Eastern Michigan Ed Johnson Northwestern Geary Pryor Eastern Michigan Adrian Davis Akron Tommylee Lewis Idaho Mark Kellar Toledo Mark Kellar Marshall Carl Fisher Ball State Darryl Richardson Western Michigan Stacey Robinson Toledo LeShon Johnson Iowa State William Andrews Toledo Marshall Taylor Toledo Marshall Taylor SW Missouri State Cameron Stingily UNLV John LaLonde Western Kentucky Ivory Bryant Bowling Green Chad Spann Central Michigan Jerry Latin Fresno State Allen Ross Central Michigan Tim Tyrrell Ohio Charles Talley Cincinnati Chad Spann Temple MAC Player of the Year Chad Spann scored 22 touchdowns in

116 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS RUSHING In 2014, Cameron Stingily became the irst running back to lead the Huskies in rushing since 2010; he gained 971 yards with 14 rushing scores. Year-by-year leaders Year Player Att. Yds. Avg. TD 1948 Bob Brigham Ernie Wickstrom X 1950 Hugh Helms X 1951 Bill Graham X 1952 Jack Pheanis X 1953 Wes Luedeking X 1954 Bill Graham X 1955 Bob Snider X 1956 Tom Skubich X 1957 Ron Hansen X 1958 Joe Plaskas X 1959 Joe Plaskas Bob Soltis X 1961 Mickey Stevens Jack Dean X 1963 Jack Dean X 1964 Jack Dean * X 1965 Leigh Gilbert X 1966 Jim Wendler Bruce Bray John LaLonde John LaLonde John LaLonde Mark Kellar Mark Kellar 285 1, Mark Kellar 291 1, Vince Smith Ed Johnson Vince Smith Allen Ross 273 1, Allen Ross 259 1, Allen Ross Allen Ross Joe Law Pete Roth 220 1, Darryl Richardson 235 1, Pete Roth Darryl Richardson Antonio Davis Marshall Taylor # Adam Dach Stacey Robinson # 223 1, Stacey Robinson # 193 1, Adam Dach LeShon Johnson 265 1, LeShon Johnson 327 1, Brian Grimes Charles Talley 285 1, Charles Talley 241 1, Ivory Bryant Ivory Bryant William Andrews 240 1, Thomas Hammock 215 1, Thomas Hammock 268 1, Michael Turner 338 1, Michael Turner 310 1, Garrett Wolfe 256 1, Garrett Wolfe 242 1, Garrett Wolfe 309 1, Justin Anderson 274 1, Chandler Harnish# Chad Spann 179 1, Chad Spann 258 1, Chandler Harnish# 194 1, Jordan Lynch# 294 1, Jordan Lynch# 292 1, Cameron Stingily KEY: X--Statistic unavailable #--Played Quarterback

117 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS PASSING TEAM RECORDS Most Attempts Game: 68 vs. Central Michigan ( )* Season: 418 (2013) Most Completions Game: 43 vs. Illinois State ( )* 43 vs. Central Michigan ( )* Season: 261 (2013) Highest Completion Percentage Game (min. 10 att.):.929 (13-of-14) vs. Ball State ( ) Season (min. 75 att.):.680 (229-for-337), 2005 Most Yards Gained Game: 492 vs. Illinois State ( )* Season: 3,386 (2011) Highest Yards Per Game Average Season: (1963)* Highest Avg. Yards Per Completion Season: 21.7 (1957)* Highest Average Yards Per Attempt Season: 8.5 (2005) Most First Downs Passing Game: 24 vs. Illinois State ( )* Season: 149 (2011) Most Touchdown Passes Game: 7 vs. UW-Whitewater ( );* 7 vs. Illinois State ( )* Season: 32 (1963)* Most Interceptions Thrown Game: 8 vs. West Texas State ( )* Season: 23 (1967)* Fewest Interceptions Thrown Season: 3 (2014) Lowest Percentage Intercepted Season: INTs, 385 attempts - (2014) * Indicates College Division Passing Yards Yards Att. Year 1 3, , , , , , , , , , Yards Per Game YPG Att. Year Pass Attempts Att. Yards Year , , , , , , , , , , Pass Completions Comp. Att. Year TEAM SEASON HIGHS Completion Percentage Comp. Pct. Comp. Att. Year Passing Touchdowns TD s Yards Year , , , , , , , , , , Stacey Robinson was a dual-threat quarterback for the Huskies in 1989 and

118 Individual records Highest Completion Percentage Game (min. 20 comp.):.818 (27-for-33), Chandler Harnish vs. Kansas ( ) Season (min. 100 comp.):.706 (168-for-238), Phil Horvath (2005) Career (min. 300 comp.):.640 (577-for-902), George Bork ( )* Most Completions Game: 43, George Bork vs. Central Michigan ( )* Season: 253, Jordan Lynch ( ) Career: 687, Chandler Harnish ( ) Most Attempts Game: 68, George Bork vs. Central Michigan ( )* Season: 404, Jordan Lynch (2013) Career: 1,110, Chandler Harnish ( ) Most Passing Yards Game: 486, Phil Horvath vs. Akron ( ) Season: 3,216, Chandler Harnish (2011) Career: 8,944, Chandler Harnish ( ) NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS PASSING Most Touchdowns Thrown Game: 7, George Bork vs. UW-Whitewater ( )* Season: 32, George Bork (1963)* Career: 68, Chandler Harnish ( ) Yards Per Completion Season: 16.6, Bob Heimerdinger (1951)* Career: 16.3, Bob Heimerdinger ( )* Yards Per Attempt Season: 8.75, Dan Nicholson (2005) Career: 8.06, Chandler Harnish ( ) Most Interceptions Thrown Game: 7, Bob Carpenter vs. West Texas State ( )* Season: 18, Bob Heimerdinger (1950, 1951)* Career: 46, Bob Heimerdinger ( )* Most 400-Yard Games Season: 2, George Bork (1963)* Career: 3, George Bork ( )* Most 300-Yard Games Season: 3, George Bork (1963)* 3, Chandler Harnish (2011) Career: 6, Chandler Harnish ( ) Highest Efficiency Rating Game: 261.3, George Bork vs. UW-Whitewater ( )* Season: , Phil Horvath (2005) Career: 145.1, Chandler Harnish ( ) * Indicates College Division Phil Horvath ( ) passed for a school-record 486 yards against Akron on September 24, Career Leaders Passing Yards Player Years Att. Comp. Pct. Yards 1. Chandler Harnish , , George Bork * , Chris Finlen 1997, , Jordan Lynch , Josh Haldi , Phil Horvath , Marshall Taylor , Bob Heimerdinger * , Dan Nicholson , Pete Kraker ,290 Passing Yards Per Game (minimum 100 yards/game) Player Years Yards Games Yds./Gm. 1. Chandler Harnish , Phil Horvath , Josh Haldi , Chris Finlen 1997, , Drew Hare , Dan Nicholson , Aaron Gilbert , Jordan Lynch , Scott Crabtree , Pete Kraker , Pass Attempts Player Years Comp. Yards Att. 1. Chandler Harnish ,944 1, Chris Finlen 1997, , George Bork * 577 6, Jordan Lynch , Josh Haldi , Phil Horvath , Pete Kraker , Marshall Taylor , Bob Heimerdinger * 251 4, Dan Nicholson ,

119 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS PASSING Passing Attempts Per Game (minimum 15 attempts) Player Years Att. Games Att./Gm 1. Chandler Harnish , Phil Horvath Chris Finlen 1997, Josh Haldi Drew Hare Dan Nicholson Aaron Gilbert Pete Kraker Jordan Lynch Frisman Jackson Yards Per Attempt (minimum 200 attempts) Player Years Att. Yards Yds./Att. 1. Chandler Harnish ,110 8, Lew Flinn * 414 3, Phil Horvath , Josh Haldi , Jordan Lynch , Frisman Jackson , Bob Heimerdinger * 550 4, Drew Hare , Rob Rugai , Chris Finlen 1997, , Pass Completions Player Years Att. Yards Comp. 1. Chandler Harnish ,110 8, George Bork * 902 6, Jordan Lynch , Chris Finlen 1997, , Josh Haldi , Phil Horvath , Dan Nicholson , Marshall Taylor , Pete Kraker , Bob Heimerdinger * 552 4, Pass Completions Per Game (minimum 7 completions) Player Years Comp. Games Avg. 1. Phil Horvath Chandler Harnish Chris Finlen 1997, Josh Haldi Drew Hare Dan Nicholson Jordan Lynch Aaron Gilbert Pete Kraker Scott Crabtree Completion Percentage (minimum 200 completions) Player Years Att. Comp. Pct. 1. George Bork * Phil Horvath Chandler Harnish , Jordan Lynch Dan Nicholson Chris Finlen 1997, Josh Haldi Marshall Taylor Ron Christian * Mike Griesman * Yards Per Completion (minimum 200 completions) Player Years Comp. Yards Yds./Comp. 1. Bob Heimerdinger * 250 4, Josh Haldi , Marshall Taylor , Chris Finlen 1997, , Chandler Harnish , Mike Griesman * 218 2, Phil Horvath , Ron Christian * 239 2, Jordan Lynch , John Gibbons , Touchdown Passes Player Years Yards TDs 1. Chandler Harnish George Bork * 6, Josh Haldi , Jordan Lynch , Chris Finlen 1997, , Bob Heimerdinger * 4, Ron Christian * 2, Phil Horvath , Lew Flinn * 3, Mike Griesman * 2, Touchdown Passes Per Game (minimum 0.5 TD passes) Player Years TD Games TD/Gm 1. Josh Haldi Chandler Harnish Phil Horvath Drew Hare Chris Finlen 1997, Jordan Lynch Dan Nicholson Aaron Gilbert Scott Crabtree Darryl Taylor * Indicates College Division Longest Passes Yds. Passer-Receiver Opponent Date Dan Urban-Justin McCareins Ball State Chris Finlen-Darrell Hill Eastern Michigan George Bork-Rich Bader Eastern Michigan Dan Nicholson-Matt Simon Central Michigan Chandler Harnish-Nathan Palmer Minnesota Tom Beck-Rich Bader N.W. Missouri St Bob Heimerdinger-Ernie Wickstrom Southern Illinois Bob Heimerdinger-Fran Cahill Illinois State Drew Hare-Chad Beebe Massachusetts Mark Carlson-Byron Florence Fresno State Dan Nicholson-Sam Hurd Central Michigan Chandler Harnish-Akeem Daniels Bowling Green Josh Haldi-Dan Sheldon Ball State Marshall Taylor-Keith Hurley Northwestern ^ Josh Haldi-P.J. Fleck Buffalo George Bork-Hugh Rohrschneider N.E. Missouri St Kenneth Williams-Ralph Strickland Louisiana Tech George Bork-Hugh Rohrschneider UW-Whitewater Mike Griesman-Jack Frost Bradley Aaron Gilbert-Vaurice Patterson New Mexico State Chris Finlen-Justin McCareins Central Michigan Jordan Lynch-Martel Moore Toledo

120 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS PASSING single season Leaders Passing Yardage Player Year Att. Comp. Pct. Yards 1. Chandler Harnish , Jordan Lynch , George Bork 1963 * , Jordan Lynch , Josh Haldi , Chandler Harnish , George Bork 1962 * , Drew Hare , Ron Christian 1965 * , Chris Finlen ,036 Josh Haldi ( ) averaged a school-record 1.5 touchdown passes per game during his career. Passing Yardage Per Game (minimum 1,000 yards) Player Year Yards Games Yds./Gm. 1. Chandler Harnish , Jordan Lynch , Phil Horvath , Josh Haldi , Jordan Lynch , Chandler Harnish , Chris Finlen , Dan Nicholson , Phil Horvath , Josh Haldi , Pass Attempts Player Year Comp. Yards Att. 1. Jordan Lynch , Jordan Lynch , Chandler Harnish , George Bork 1963 * 244 3, George Bork 1962 * 232 2, Josh Haldi , Chris Finlen , Drew Hare , Ron Christian 1965 * 173 2, Chandler Harnish , Pass Attempts Per Game (minimum 20 attempts) Player Year Att. Games Att./Gm 1. Chris Finlen Jordan Lynch Jordan Lynch Josh Haldi Dan Nicholson Chandler Harnish Phil Horvath Pete Kraker Phil Horvath Drew Hare Yards Per Attempt (minimum 75 attempts) Player Year Att. Yards Yds./Att. 1. Dan Nicholson Lew Flinn 1957 * Chandler Harnish , Phil Horvath , Chandler Harnish , Josh Haldi , Scott Crabtree , George Bork 1963 * 374 3, Lew Flinn 1959 * 174 1, Chris Finlen , Pass Completions Player Year Att. Yards Comp. 1. Jordan Lynch , George Bork 1963 * 374 3, Chandler Harnish , Jordan Lynch , George Bork 1962 * 356 2, Josh Haldi , Drew Hare , Chandler Harnish , Ron Christian 1965 * 323 2, Phil Horvath , Pass Completions Per Game Player Year Comp. Games Comp./Gm 1. Josh Haldi Phil Horvath Jordan Lynch Chandler Harnish Jordan Lynch Dan Nicholson Chris Finlen Chandler Harnish Chandler Harnish Phil Horvath Completion Percentage (minimum 100 completions) Player Year Att. Comp. Pct. 1. Phil Horvath George Bork 1963 * George Bork 1962 * Chandler Harnish Chandler Harnish Jordan Lynch Chandler Harnish Dan Nicholson Jordan Lynch Drew Hare

121 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS PASSING Yards Per Completion (minimum 100 completions) Player Year Comp. Yards Yds./Comp. 1. Bob Heimerdinger 1951 * 103 1, Bob Heimerdinger 1950 * 102 1, Josh Haldi , Chris Finlen , Chandler Harnish , Mike Griesman 1966 * 141 1, Chandler Harnish , Jordan Lynch , Jerry Golsteyn , Pete Kraker , Chandler Harnish , Touchdown Passes Player Year Yards TDs 1. George Bork 1963 * 3, Chandler Harnish , Josh Haldi , Jordan Lynch , Jordan Lynch , Ron Christian 1965 * 2, George Bork 1962 * 2, Chandler Harnish , Lew Flinn 1959 * 1, Mike Griesman 1966 * 1, Phil Horvath , Drew Hare , Touchdown Passes Per Game (minimum 10 TDs) Player Year TD Games TD/Gm 1. Josh Haldi Phil Horvath Chandler Harnish Jordan Lynch Jordan Lynch Josh Haldi Chandler Harnish Drew Hare Chris Finlen Josh Haldi single game Leaders Pass Attempts Att. Player Opponent Date George Bork Central Michigan * George Bork UW-LaCrosse * 56 Ron Christian Truman State * Phil Horvath Akron Chandler Harnish Central Michigan Drew Hare Bowling Green (MACC) Pete Kraker Central Michigan Pete Kraker Western Michigan Josh Haldi Ohio Chris Finlen Illinois Ryan Morris Ball State Pass Completions No. Player Opponent Date George Bork Central Michigan * Phil Horvath Akron George Bork Illinois State * George Bork Nebraska-Omaha * Drew Hare Bowling Green (MACC) Chandler Harnish Kansas Chandler Harnish Central Michigan Josh Haldi Ohio Dan Nicholson Iowa Chandler Harnish Ball State Jordan Lynch Ball State Touchdown Passes No. Player Opponent Date 1. 7 George Bork UW-Whitewater * 2. 6 Bob Heimerdinger Illinois State * 6 Josh Haldi Western Michigan Phil Horvath Akron Chandler Harnish Toledo Scott Crabtree Nevada Chandler Harnish Army Phil Horvath Tennessee Tech Phil Horvath Iowa State Josh Haldi Ball State Darryl Taylor West Texas State Jordan Lynch Western Michigan Jordan Lynch Army Jordan Lynch Eastern Michigan Passing Yards Yds. Name Opponent Date Phil Horvath Akron George Bork Illinois State * George Bork Illinois State * George Bork UW-Whitewater * Jordan Lynch Toledo George Bork Winona State * Chandler Harnish Central Michigan Jordan Lynch Ball State Jordan Lynch Army Scott Crabtree Nevada * Indicates College Division George Bork threw a school-record 32 touchdown passes in 1963 and still ranks at the top of many of NIU s passing records charts

122 Year Player Att. Comp. Yds. Int. TD 1948 Don Fortunato , Bob Heimerdinger Bob Heimerdinger , Bob Heimerdinger , Jim Harmes Paul Smith Ron Hicks Don Coulom Joe Plaskas Lew Flinn Lew Flinn Lew Flinn , Tom Beck , George Bork George Bork , George Bork , Jack Dean Ron Christian , Mike Griesman , Bob Carpenter , Bob Carpenter , Steve Parker Terry Drugan Terry Drugan Terry Drugan Bob Gregolunas Jerry Golsteyn Jerry Golsteyn , Pete Kraker Pete Kraker , Pete Kraker , John Gibbons NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS PASSING year-by-year Leaders 1980 John Gibbons , Rick Bridges Tim Tyrrell Tim Tyrrell , Darryl Taylor Marshall Taylor , Marshall Taylor Marshall Taylor , Marshall Taylor Stacey Robinson Stacey Robinson Rob Rugai Rob Rugai Scott Crabtree , Aaron Gilbert , Aaron Gilbert , Brandon Barker , Chris Finlen , Craig Harmon Chris Finlen , Chris Finlen , Chris Finlen , Josh Haldi , Josh Haldi , Josh Haldi , Phil Horvath , Phil Horvath , Dan Nicholson , Chandler Harnish , Chandler Harnish , Chandler Harnish , Chandler Harnish , Jordan Lynch , Jordan Lynch , Drew Hare , Tim Tyrrell led the Huskies to the MAC Championship in 1983 and was the irst NIU player to win the MAC MVP Award

123 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS RECEIVING Individual records Most Receptions Game: 17, Gary Stearns vs. Central Michigan ( )* Season: 91, Dave Petzke (1978) Freshman: 42, Britt Davis (2005) Sophomore: 57, Britt Davis (2006) Junior: 86, Tommylee Lewis (2013) Senior: 91, Dave Petzke (1978) Career: 204, Justin McCareins ( ) Most Receptions Per Game Season: 8.3, Dave Petzke (1978) Career: 6.7, Dave Petzke ( ) Most Yards Gained Game: 266, Sam Hurd vs. Central Michigan ( ) Season: 1,215, Dave Petzke (1978) Freshman: 512, Sam Hurd (2002) Sophomore: 763, Dan Sheldon (2003) Junior: 969, Matt Simon (2007) Senior: 1,215, Dave Petzke (1978) Career: 2,991, Justin McCareins ( ) Highest Average Yards Per Catch Game (min. 5 rec.): 37.2, Dan Sheldon vs. Eastern Michigan ( ) Season (min. 20 rec.): 23.4, Dan Sheldon, 2004 Career (min. 50 rec.): 21.1, Dan Sheldon ( ) Most Touchdown Catches Game: 4, Fran Cahill vs. Illinois St. ( )*; 4, Hugh Rohrschneider vs. UW-Whitewater ( )* Season: 14, Hugh Rohrschneider (1963)* Career: 29, Justin McCareins ( ) Most 100-Yard Games Season: 6, Dave Petzke (1978); Justin McCareins (2000); Martel Moore (2012) Career: 13, Justin McCareins ( ) Most Consecutive 100-Yard Games Season: 3, Justin McCareins (1999, 2000), Darrell Hill (2001) CAREER LEADERS Pass Receptions Player Seasons Yards Avg. Rec. 1. Justin McCareins , Hugh Rohrschneider * 2, P.J. Fleck , Martel Moore , Da Ron Brown , Dave Petzke , Britt Davis , Deon Mitchell , Sam Hurd , Gary Stearns * 1, Receiving Yards Player Seasons Rec Avg. Yards 1. Justin McCareins , Martel Moore , Sam Hurd , Da Ron Brown , Hugh Rohrschneider * , P.J. Fleck , Dan Sheldon , Gary Stearns * ,958 Dave Petzke , Deon Mitchell ,951 Touchdown Catches Player Seasons Rec Yards TD 1. Justin McCareins , Martel Moore , John Spilis * 138 1, Sam Hurd , Al Eck * 111 1, Hugh Rohrschneider * 183 2, Da Ron Brown , Dan Sheldon , Gary Stearns * 142 1, Dave Petzke , Nathan Palmer , Most Receptions By Running Back Season: 45, Justin Anderson (2007) Career: 88, Jack Dean ( ) * Most Receptions By Tight End Season: 39, Reggie Sims (1984) Career: 72, Reggie Sims ( ) * Indicates College Division 122 Justin McCareins ( ) holds the NIU record with 204 career receptions.

124 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS Receiving Pass Receptions Player Season Yards Avg Rec. 1. Dave Petzke , Tommylee Lewis P.J. Fleck , Hugh Rohrschneider 1962 * Hugh Rohrschneider 1963 * 1, Martel Moore , Da Ron Brown , Justin McCareins , Sam Hurd , P.J. Fleck Receiving Yards Player Season Rec Avg Yards 1. Dave Petzke , Justin McCareins , Martel Moore , Sam Hurd , Da Ron Brown , Hugh Rohrschneider 1963 * , P.J. Fleck , Matt Simon Dan Sheldon Justin McCareins Touchdown Catches Player Season Rec Yards TD 1. Hugh Rohrschneider 1963 * 75 1, Sam Hurd Martel Moore , Fran Cahill 1951 * Al Eck 1959 * Dave Petzke , John Spilis 1968 * Justin McCareins Justin McCareins , Dan Sheldon Da Ron Brown Yards Per Catch (minimum 20 catches) Player Season Rec Yards Yds/Rec 1. Dan Sheldon Fran Cahill 1951 * Larry Wynn Dan Sheldon Matt Simon Nathan Palmer Floyd Hunsberger 1948 * Justin McCareins , Mike Pinckney Ralph Strickland * Indicates College Division single season Leaders single GAME Leaders Pass Receptions No. Player Opponent Date Gary Stearns Central Michigan * P.J. Fleck Ohio Sam Hurd Akron Gary Stearns Illinois State * 13 P.J. Fleck Maryland Sam Hurd Central Michigan Justin McCareins Western Michigan Dave Petzke Toledo Willie Hatter Western Michigan Tommylee Lewis Ball State Touchdown Catches TDs Player Opponent Date 1. 4 Fran Cahill Illinois State * 4 Hugh Rohrschneider UW-Whitewater * 3. 3 Nine times: last by 3 Nathan Palmer Toledo Receiving Yards (100-Yard Games) Yds. Player Opponent Date Sam Hurd Central Michigan P.J. Fleck Ohio Martel Moore Arkansas State Sam Hurd Miami (OH) Hugh Rohrschneider Illinois State * Dan Sheldon Western Michigan Da Ron Brown Ball State Matt Simon Central Michigan Deon Mitchell Ohio Justin McCareins Auburn Vaurice Patterson Nevada Dan Sheldon Eastern Michigan Dave Petzke Toledo Larry Wynn Western Michigan Nathan Palmer Minnesota Justin McCareins Central Michigan Dan Sheldon Miami (OH) Britt Davis Toledo Sam Hurd Wisconsin Matt Simon Western Michigan Darrell Hill Wake Forest Carl Aikens West Texas State Willie Hatter Ball State Justin McCareins Toledo P.J. Fleck Sam Houston State Martel Moore Toledo Justin McCareins Buffalo Justin McCareins Ball State Justin McCareins Vanderbilt Willie Hatter Western Michigan Deon Mitchell Arkansas State P.J. Fleck Buffalo Sam Hurd Akron Da Ron Brown UNLV Martel Moore Army Martel Moore Buffalo Dave Petzke Ohio Dave Petzke Long Beach State Justin McCareins Toledo Keith Perry Buffalo Landon Cox Ohio Matt Simon Central Michigan Ralph Strickland Cincinnati

125 Yds. Player Opponent Date Dave Petzke Western Michigan Justin McCareins Ohio Justin McCareins Iowa P.J. Fleck Kent State Martel Moore Central Michigan Willie Hatter Marshall Da Ron Brown Northwestern Da Ron Brown Miami (Ohio) Dave Petzke Toledo Darrell Hill Eastern Michigan Curt Pardridge Miami (OH) Larry Wynn Illinois Carl Aikens Kent State Deon Mitchell Maryland Juwan Brescacin Toledo Justin McCareins Western Michigan Nathan Palmer Toledo Martel Moore Ball State Martel Moore Western Michigan Greg Dentino Ohio Carl Aikens Western Michigan Sam Hurd Western Michigan Dave Petzke Illinois State Vaurice Patterson Arkansas Brandon Willis San Jose State Russ Hill Idaho Leon Moody North Texas P.J. Fleck Maryland Martel Moore Eastern Michigan Juwan Brescacin Kent State Matt Simon Idaho Britt Davis Ball State Nathan Palmer Ohio Garrett Wolfe Ohio State Dave Petzke Kent State Carl Aikens Bowling Green Darrell Hill Western Michigan Garrett Wolfe Akron Brad Cieslak Western Michigan Carl Aikens Western Michigan Justin McCareins Western Michigan Justin McCareins Western Illinois Martel Moore Miami (Ohio) Larry Wynn Kansas State Darrell Hill Eastern Michigan Sam Hurd Central Michigan Dan Sheldon Ball State Shatone Powers Tennessee Tech Willie Clark Bowling Green Darrell Hill Central Michigan Ken Moore Indiana State Deon Mitchell Western Michigan Dan Sheldon Iowa State Tommylee Lewis Central Michigan Don Martin West Texas State Gary Hosier Marshall Justin McCareins Central Michigan Dave Petzke Western Michigan Martel Moore Kansas P.J. Fleck Western Michigan Dan Sheldon Akron Sam Hurd Western Michigan Willie Hatter Wisconsin Vaurice Patterson Arkansas State Dave Petzke Ohio Kurt Cassidy Eastern Illinois Ralph Strickland Louisiana Tech Britt Davis Eastern Michigan Matt Simon Navy NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS Receiving 124 Year-by-year Leaders Year Player, Pos. No. Yds. Avg. TD 1948 Floyd Hunsberger, HB Bill Russell, E Ernie Wickstrom, HB Fran Cahill, E Jim McKinzie, E Wes Luedeking, HB Tom Skubich, HB Bob Snider, HB Bob Soltis, HB Tom Skubich, HB Jim Caldwell, E Al Eck, E Al Eck, E Al Eck, E Rich Bader, E Hugh Rohrschneider, E Hugh Rohrschneider, E 75 1, Bill Pelkey, E Bob Stark, E Jack Frost, E John Spilis, SE John Spilis, SE Tom Bastable, SE Willie Hatter, SE Willie Hatter, SE Willie Hatter, SE Dan Gentile, FLK Gary Hosier, TE Ken Moore, TE Scott Paplham, TE Dave Petzke, SE Dave Petzke, SE 91 1, Mike Pinckney, SB Jim Latanski, TE Mike Pinckney, WB Joe Law, TB Greg Spicher, SE Reggie Sims, TE Reggie Sims, TE Curt Pardridge, SE Virgil Gerin, SE Virgil Gerin, SE Mark Clancy, SE Kurt Cassidy, SE Kurt Cassidy, SE Larry Wynn, SE Larry Wynn, SE Raymond Roberts, TE Vaurice Patterson, FL Ralph Strickland, FL Deon Mitchell, FL Deon Mitchell, SE Justin McCareins, FL Justin McCareins, FL Justin McCareins, FL 66 1, P.J. Fleck, SE Dan Sheldon, SE P.J. Fleck, SE 77 1, Dan Sheldon, SE Sam Hurd, WR 65 1, Britt Davis, WR Matt Simon, WR Marcus Perez, WR Landon Cox, WR Willie Clark, WR Martel Moore, WR Nathan Palmer, WR Perez Ashford, WR Martel Moore 75 1, Tommylee Lewis Da Ron Brown 68 1,

126 Michael Turner holds the NIU career and single season all-purpose yards. Most Net Yards Gained Game: 356, Garrett Wolfe at Ball State ( ) Season: 2,284, Michael Turner (2002) Career: 6,038, Michael Turner ( ) Career Leaders Player Years Rush Rec KR PR IR Yards 1. Michael Turner , , Garrett Wolfe , , Deon Mitchell ,951 2, , Justin McCareins , , Jordan Lynch , , Allen Ross , , Mark Kellar , , Jack Dean * 1,874 1, , Rodney Taylor , , Tommylee Lewis ,282 1, ,617 Single Season Leaders Player Year Rush Rec KR PR IR Yards 1. Michael Turner , , Garrett Wolfe , , LeShon Johnson , , Justin McCareins , , Garrett Wolfe , , Jordan Lynch , , Michael Turner , , Jordan Lynch , , Garrett Wolfe , , Mark Kellar , ,736 Single Game Leaders Yards Player Opponent Date Garrett Wolfe Ball State Garrett Wolfe Eastern Michigan LeShon Johnson Southern Illinois Lordan Lynch Western Michigan Jordan Lynch Central Michigan Stacey Robinson Fresno State LeShon Johnson Iowa Deon Mitchell Arkansas State P.J. Fleck Ohio Garrett Wolfe Ohio State * Indicates College Division NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS All-purpose yards year-by-year Leaders Year Player, Pos. Rush Rec. PR KR Int. Total 1950 Ernie Wickstrom, HB , Fran Cahill, E Jim McKinzie, E Wes Luedeking, HB , Bill Graham, HB Bob Snider, HB Tom Skubich, HB Jim Caldwell, E Al Eck, E Al Eck, E Al Eck, E , Gary Stearns, OE Jack Dean, HB , Jack Dean, HB , Jack Dean, HB-QB , Arny Vesely, DB Jack Frost, E Russ Dudley, HB John Spilis, SE , John Lalonde, FB John Lalonde, FB Byron Florence, TB Mark Kellar, FB 1, , Mark Kellar, FB 1, , Vince Smith, TB Vince Smith, TB , Vince Smith, HB Allen Ross, TB 1, , Dave Petzke, SE 0 1, , Mike Pinckney, SB , Mike Pinckney, WB Joe Law, TB Pete Roth, TB 1, , Darryl Richardson, TB 1, , Carl Aikens, SE Curt Pardridge, SE , Rodney Taylor, HB , Rodney Taylor, HB Rodney Taylor, HB Stacey Robinson, QB 1, , Stacey Robinson, QB 1, , Adam Dach, FB LeShon Johnson, TB 1, , LeShon Johnson, TB 1, , Brian Grimes, TB Charles Talley, TB 1, , Deon Mitchell, FLK , Deon Mitchell, SE , Deon Mitchell, SE , William Andrews, TB 1, , Justin McCareins, FL 73 1, , Thomas Hammock, TB 1, , Michael Turner, TB 1, , Michael Turner, TB 1, , Garrett Wolfe, TB 1, , Garrett Wolfe, TB 1, , Garrett Wolfe, TB 1, , Justin Anderson, TB 1, , Me co Brown, TB , Chad Spann, TB 1, , Chad Spann, TB 1, , Chandler Harnish, QB 1, , Jordan Lynch, QB 1, , Jordan Lynch, QB, 1, , Da Ron Brown, WR 108 1, ,173

127 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS DEFENSe TEAM RECORDS Fewest Plays Against Game: 42, vs. Eastern Michigan ( ) Season: 461 (1948)* Fewest Net Yards Allowed Game: -40, vs. Southern Illinois ( )* Season: 1,455 (1959)* Fewest First Downs Allowed Game: 6, vs. Presbyterian ( ); vs. Central Michigan ( ); vs. Illinois State ( ); vs. Kent State ( ) Season: 89 (1951)* Most Punts By An Opponent Game: 12, vs. Central Michigan ( ) Season: 76 (2014) RUSHING Fewest Rushes Allowed Game: 15, vs. Cal-State Fullerton (9-2-89) Season: 338 (1948)* Fewest Net Rushing Yards Allowed Game: -11, vs. Miami, Ohio ( ) Season: 967 (1963)* Lowest Yards Allowed Per Rush Game: -0.3, vs. Temple ( ) Lowest Average Rushing Yards Allowed Per Game Season: (1963)* PASSING Fewest Net Passing Yards Allowed Game: 0, vs. Southern Illinois ( )* Season: 1,455 (1959)* Fewest Pass Attempts Allowed Game: 1, vs. Ohio ( ); vs.navy ( ) Season: 96 (1956)* Fewest Completions Allowed Game: 0, vs. Navy ( ) Season: 38 (1955, 1959)* Most Quarterback Sacks (since 1984) Game: 10, vs. Wisconsin ( ) Season: 47 (2002) BLOCKED KICKS Most Kicks Blocked (since 1971) Game: 3, vs. TCU ( ) Season: 8 (1991, 2010) Most Punts Blocked (since 1971) Game: 3, vs. Ball State ( ) Season: 6 (2010) SCORING Fewest Points Allowed Game: 0, Multiple Times (last vs. Massachusetts, ) Season (Min. 6 games): 5 (1925, 6-1) * Season (Min. 10 games): 87 (1962, 8-2) Most Defensive Touchdowns Season: 4 (1999, 2001) TURNOVERS Most Turnovers Gained Game: 8, vs. Idaho ( ) Season: 44 (1955) * Most Interceptions Game: 7, vs. Illinois State ( ) * Season: 29 (1951) * Most Interception Yards Game: 112, vs. Western Michigan ( ) Season: 391 (1951) * Most Fumbles By Opponent Game: 9, three times, most recently by New Mexico State ( ) Season: 49 (1971) Most Fumbles Lost By Opponent Game: 7, by West Texas State ( ) Season: 33 (1955) * TACKLES Most Tackles For Loss (since 1971) Game: 16, vs. Eastern Michigan ( ) Season: 104 (2008) Most Tackles For Loss Yardage (since 1971) Game: 84, vs. Kent State ( ) Season: 450 (2002) * Indicates College Division Most Sack Yardage (since 1984) Game: 71, vs. Wisconsin ( ) Season: 330 (2002) Most Pass Break Ups (since 1971) Game: 13, vs. Louisiana Tech ( ); vs. Ball State ( ) Season: 69 (2012) 126

128 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS DEFENSe Total Defense Year G PPG YPG Rushing Defense Year G PPG YPG Scoring Defense Year G Pts. PPG Pass Defense Year G PPG YPG Turnover Margin Year G +/- Diff. Avg / / / / / / / / / / Pass Interceptions Year Int TEAM season HIGHS Sacks (since 1984) Year Sacks Larry Clark made 22 tackles versus Fresno State in 1977 and is NIU s third-leading tackler all-time. individual records Most Interceptions Game: 4, Dan Mojica vs. Illinois State ( )*; 4, Dan Meyer vs. Hillsdale ( )* Season: 10, Al Jones (1951)* Career: 16, Dan Meyer ( )* Most Interception Return Yards Game: 100, Dave Petway vs. Southern Illinois ( ) Season: 149, Dan Meyer (1965)* Career: 260, Dan Meyer ( )* Most Yards Per Interception Return Season (min. 3): 29.0 (3-87), Benji Peacock (1999) Career (min. 4): 28.0 (4-112), Patrick George ( ) Most Interception Returns For a TD Season: 2, Vince Thompson (2001) Career: 2, Vince Thompson ( ) Longest Interception Return Game: 100, Dave Petway vs. Southern Illinois ( ) Most Total Tackles Game: 33, Frank Lewandoski vs. Western Michigan ( ) Freshman: 130, Frank Lewandoski (1976) Sophomore: 179, Frank Lewandoski (1977) Junior: 171, Ron Delisi (1988) Senior: 191, Steve Henricksen (1991) Season: 191, Steve Henricksen (1991) Career: 616, Frank Lewandoski ( ) Most Solo Tackles Game: 22, Larry Clark vs. Fresno State ( ) Season: 125, Frank Lewandoski (1977) Career: 379, Frank Lewandoski ( ) Most Quarterback Sacks Game: 5, Larry English vs. Idaho ( ) Season: 12, Larry English (2006); Scott Kellar (1984) Career: 31.5, Larry English ( ) Most Tackles For Loss Game: 6, Larry English vs. Temple ( ) Season: 20, Scott Kellar (1984) Career: 63, Larry English ( ) Most Pass Break-Ups Game: 5, Randee Drew vs. Tenn. Tech (9-6-03) 5, Vince Thompson vs. Ball State ( ) Season: 17, Rashaan Melvin (2012) Career: 38, Randee Drew ( ) Most Fumbles Recovered Game: 3, Gerald Nickleberry vs. Arkansas ( ); 3, Tom Bastable vs. Western Michigan ( ) Season: 5, Sam Boskovich (1977); 5, Greg Gastel (1978); 5, Steve Claussen (1979) Career: 7, Gerald Nickelberry ( ) Most Fumbles Recovered For TD Game: 1, Seven Times Season: 1, Seven Times Career: 1, Seven different players Longest Fumble Return Game: 98, Gerald Nickleberry vs. Arkansas State ( ) Most Defensive Extra Points Game: 1, Kevin Woods vs. Alabama ( ) Season: 1, Kevin Woods (2003) Career: 1, Kevin Woods ( ) Most Blocked Kicks Game: Season: 4, Quince Holman (2005) Career: 6, Quince Holman ( ) * Indicates College Division 127

129 CAREER LEADERS career leaders Pass Interceptions Player Seasons Yards Yds./Ret. Int. 1. Dan Meyer * Al Eck * Vince Thompson Chris Blake Randee Drew Steve Hirsch Dan DeVito * Rich Marks Lionel Hickenbottom 2001, Jimmie Ward Dechane Durante NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS DEFENSe Interception Return Yards Player Seasons Int. Yards 1. Dan Meyer * Al Eck * Chris Blake Randee Drew Lionel Hickenbottom 2001, Dechane Durante Jimmie Ward Steve Hirsch Dan DeVito * Ray Smith Total Tackles Player Seasons Solo Asst. Total 1. Frank Lewandoski Tim Griffin Larry Clark Ron Delisi Larry Williams Gerald Nickelbrry Steve Wild Mike Terna Mandel Hester Akil Grant Solo Tackles Player Seasons Total Asst. Solo 1. Frank Lewandoski Larry Williams Tim Griffin Steve Wild Donnovan Carter Akil Grant Nick Duffy Gerald Nickelberry Mike Terna Brian Atkinson Assisted Tackles Player Seasons Total Solo Asst. 1. Ron Delisi Frank Lewandoski Tim Griffin Gerald Nickelberry Mike Terna Alex Kube Steve Henriksen 1988, Steve Wild Tim McCarthy Pat Schiller Larry English ( ) holds the NIU career records for quarterback sacks (31.5) and tackles for loss (63). Quarterback Sacks Player Seasons Yards Sacks 1. Larry English Cary Caliendo Sean Progar Scott Kellar Jake Coffman C.J. Rose Larry Williams Brian Atkinson Alan Baxter Doug Bartlett Travis Moore Vinson Reynolds Brandon Bice Jason Meehan Tackles For Loss Player Seasons Yards TFL 1. Larry English Cary Caliendo Scott Kellar Doug Bartlett C.J. Rose Larry Williams Sean Progar Max Gill Jake Coffman Hollis Thomas Passes Broken Up Player Seasons PBUs 1. Randee Drew Rashaan Melvin Vince Thompson C.J. Rose Jimmie Ward Lionel Hickenbottom 2001, Duane Hawthorne Chris Blake Paris Logan Mike Manson * Indicates College Division 128

130 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS DEFENSe SINGLE SEASON leaders Pass Interceptions Player Season Yards Yds./Ret. Int. 1. Al Jones 1951* Dan Meyer 1965* Al Eck 1960* Randee Drew Jimmie Ward players tied with 6 Average Yards Per Interception Return (minimum 3) Player Season Int. Yards Avg. 1. Benji Peacock Lionel Hickenbottom Dechane Durante Demerist Whitfield Rufus Taylor Chris Blake Chris Blake Jeff Taylor Mike Terna Dechane Durante Interception Return Yards Player Season Int. Yards 1. Chase Carter Patrick George Demerist Whitfield Chris Blake Randee Drew Jimmie Ward Dave Petway Lionel Hickenbottom Larry Clark Benji Peacock Total Tackles Player Season Solo Asst. Total 1. Steve Henriksen Larry Clark Frank Lewandoski Frank Lewandoski Ron Delisi Tim Griffin Steve Henriksen Mike Terna Larry Alleyne Tony Smith Solo Tackles Player Season Total Asst. Solo 1. Frank Lewandoski Larry Clark Steve Henriksen Larry Alleyne Larry Clark Tim Griffin Akil Grant Nick Duffy Larry Williams Donnovan Carter Frank Lewandoski Assisted Tackles Player Season Total Solo Asst. 1. Ron Delisi Steve Henriksen Larry Clark Frank Lewandoski Steve Henriksen Ron Delisi Tim McCarthy Pat Schiller Tony Savegnago Mandel Hester Tackles For Loss Player Season Yards TFL 1. Scott Kellar Max Gill C.J. Rose Larry English Jake Coffman Cary Caliendo Javan Lee Larry English Larry English Scott Van Bellinger Vinson Reynolds Frank Lewandoski ( ) is NIU s all-time leading tackler with 616 stops. Quarterback Sacks Player Season Yards Sacks 1. Scott Kellar Larry English Larry English Cary Caliendo Larry Williams Jakc Coffman Alan Baxter Cary Caliendo C.J. Rose Jake Coffman Sean Progar

131 2012 senior Rashaan Melvin, who came to NIU as a walk-on, set the school record with 38 career pass break-ups. Pass Break Ups Player Season PBUs 1. Rashaan Melvin Randee Drew Chris Smith Paris Logan Randee Drew Steve Hirsch Vince Thompson C.J. Rose Benji Peacock Demerist Whitfield Jimmie Ward * Indicates College Division LONG PLAYS Interception Return Player Opponent Yards Date 1. Dave Petway Southern Illinois 100 (TD) Chase Carter Idaho 95 (TD) Larry Clark Long Beach State 88 (TD) Gus Warner Beloit 85 (TD) * 5. Larry Pesetski Central Michigan 80 (TD) * Patrick George Central Michigan 80 (TD) Jake Coffman Western Michigan 79 (TD) Randee Drew Ball State Kent Robinson Elmhurst 72 (TD) * Dave Mulderink N.E. Missouri State 72 (TD) * Fumble Return Player Opponent Yards Date 1. Gerald Nickelberry Arkansas State 92 (TD) Jason Hawkins Maryland 85 (TD) Benji Peacock Kent State 77 (TD) Craig Rusch Kent State 60 (TD) Perry Amoo Akron Donnavan Carter Ohio Chris Watson Western Michigan Vince Thompson Central Michigan Larry Williams Iowa State 34 (TD) Pete Kammholz Long Beach State 24 (TD) Buster Sampson Central Florida 24 (TD) NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS DEFENSe 130 TACKLES YEAR-by-year Leaders Year Player, Pos. Solo Assist Total 1971 Larry Clark, LB Larry Clark, LB Arnie Harris, LB Tom Plesha, S Bob Gregolunas, LB Frank Lewandoski, LB Frank Lewandoski, LB Frank Lewandoski, LB Frank Lewandoski, LB Mike Terna, LB Larry Alleyne, LB Pat McAvoy, LB Tim Griffin, LB Tim Griffin, LB Tim Griffin, LB Tony Savegnago, LB Ron Delisi, ILB Ron Delisi, ILB Ron Delisi, ILB Steve Henriksen, ILB Steve Henriksen, ILB Tony Smith, ILB Steve Wild, OLB Mandel Hester, ILB Todd Garifo, CB-FS Mandel Hester, LB Steve Smith, LB Donnavan Carter, FS Donnavan Carter, FS Larry Williams, LB Jermaine Hampton, SS Nick Duffy, LB Akil Grant, FS-SS Brian Atkinson, LB Brian Atkinson, LB Dustin Utschig, FS Dustin Utschig, FS Alex Kube, FS David Bryant, SS Tracy Wilson, SS Alex Kube, LB Pat Schiller, LB Jimmie Ward, FS Jimmie Ward, FS Marlon Moore, FS * Indicates College Division

132 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS DEFENSe QUARTERBACK SACKS Year Player, Pos. Sacks Yards 1984 Scott Kellar, DT Scott Kellar, DT Doug Bartlett, NG-DT Cary Caliendo, DE Cary Caliendo, DE Cary Caliendo, DE Cary Caliendo, DE Rob Wagner, NG James Eggink, DE 4 30 Rob Wagner, NG Troy Seabrook, NG C.J. Rose, DE C.J. Rose, DE Orlando Bowen, LB-DE 2 21 William Triplett, CB 2 20 Will Ford, DE Perry Amoo, LB Cameron Saulsby, LB 3 23 Kevin Selover, LB 3 22 Orlando Bowen, DE Kevin Selover, LB Larry Williams, LB Trent Clemen, DE Larry Williams, LB Brian Atkinson, LB 6 37 Vinson Reynolds, DE Ken West, DE Craig Rusch, DE 5 36 Quince Holman, DE Larry English, DE Larry English, DE Larry English, DE Jake Coffman, DL Jake Coffman, DE Alan Baxter, DE Sean Progar, DE Alan Baxter, DE Jason Meehan, DE Jason Meehan, DE 7 45 TACKLES FOR LOSS Year Player, Pos. Tackles Yards 1971 Joe Keller, DT Don Wnek, DE Charles Echols, DE Roman Szumnarski, DT Bob Gregolunas, LB Tim Dacy, DE Sam Boskovich, DE Rimas Kozica, DT Bob Morgan, DT Max Gill, DT Max Gill, DT Bob Morgan, DT Max Gill, DT Gary Schlinger, DE Scott Kellar, DT Scott Kellar, DT Doug Bartlett, NG Vernon Sims, DE 7 38 Doug Bartlett, NG-DT 7 33 Gene Belz, NG Cary Caliendo, DE Phil Foley, DE Scott Van Bellinger, DE Cary Caliendo, DE Scott Van Bellinger, DE Steve Wild, OLB Steve Wild, OLB C.J. Rose, DE Hollis Thomas, NG C.J. Rose, DE Will Ford, DE Steve Smith, LB Lamain Rucker, DT Darian Tate, DT Larry Williams, LB Nick Duffy, LB Larry Williams, LB Travis Moore, DE Vinson Reynolds, DE Javan Lee, LB Quince Holman, DE Larry English, DE Larry English, DE Larry English, DE Jake Coffman, DL Jake Coffman, DE Ron Newcomb, DT Alan Baxter, DE Alan Baxter, DE George Rainey, DE Jason Meehan, DE PASS DEFLECTIONS Year Player, Pos. No Chris Blake, CB Chris Blake, CB Chris Blake, CB Gary Whyte, DE Eric Christian, CB Tim Dacy, DE Rick Burkhart, CB Mark Stuart, FS Frank Lewandoski, LB Dave Petway, FS Steve Hirsch, DHB Rich Burns, FS Steve Hirsch, DHB Rastee Oce, DB Mike Hollingshed, CB Mike Hollingshed, CB 10 Mike Manson, CB Rufus Taylor, CB 5 Brett Tucker, FS Randall Townsel, CB Ron Delisi, LB Kevin Cassidy, FS 4 Rich Favor, CB 4 Earl Upton, CB Jeff Taylor, FS Tony Smith, LB 5 Rob Wagner, DE-NG 5 Larry Williams, LB C.J. Rose, OLB C.J. Rose, DE Todd Garifo, CB-FS William Triplett, CB Duane Hawthorne, CB Duane Hawthorne, CB Benji Peacock, CB Demerist Whitfield, CB Vince Thompson, CB Randee Drew, CB Randee Drew, CB Ray Smith, SS Alvah Hansbro, CB Dustin Utschig, FS Melvin Rice, CB 6 John Tranchitella, LB Melvin Rice, CB Jake Coffman, DL 5 Patrick George, CB Chris Smith, CB Rashaan Melvin, CB Rashaan Melvin, CB Jimmie Ward, FS Paris Logan, CB 15 Jimmie Ward led the Huskie defense in multiple categories en route to becoming a irst round draft choice of the San Francisco 49ers

133 INTERCEPTIONS Year Player, Pos. No. Yds. Avg. TD 1950 Al Jones, HB Dick Grotemeyer, C Thomas Schramm, G Al Jones, HB Jack Adams, HB Ed Bauer, HB Ron Brodhay, HB Wes Luedeking, HB X 1954 Tom Skubich, HB X 1955 Don Coulom, HB X 1956 Tom Skubich, HB X Ron Corey, HB X 1957 Lew Flinn, QB-DHB X 1958 Al Eck, E X Derril Corbett, LB X Mike FioRito, E X 1959 Al Eck, E Al Eck, E Ben Bethel, E J. Walter Smith, HB Arny Vesely, HB John Haar, G Dan Meyer, DHB John Terwilliger, HB Tom Spinozzi, DHB Gene Johnston, LB Rick Sanborn, CB Tom Harvey, SS Dan DeVito, DHB Dan DeVito, DHB Chris Blake, CB Rich Marks, LB Chris Blake, CB Jim Grande, CB Eric Christian, CB Bill Milan, DHB Frank Lewandoski, LB Jack Wilson, CB Mark Stuart, FS Kevin Kristick, CB Allen Anderson, CB Mike Terna, LB Larry Alleyne, LB Steve Hirsch, DHB Lee Hicks, SS Jeff Sanders, CB Rastee Oce, DHB Clarence Vaughn, LB Lee Hicks, SS Steve Kmiec, FS Mike Manson, SS Randall Townsel, CB Brett Tucker, CB Earl Upton, CB Rich Favor, CB Tom Rhomberg, FS Tom Rhomberg, FS Sam Denson, SS Scott Caringella, CB Todd Garifo, FS Rayshon Jackson, SS Duane Hawthorne, CB Duane Hawthorne, CB Benji Peacock, CB Cameron Saulsby, LB Demerist Whitfield, CB Vince Thompson, CB Vince Thompson, CB Randee Drew, CB Randee Drew, CB Lionel Hickenbottom, FS NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS DEFENSe 132 Year Player, Pos. No. Yds. Avg. TD 2005 Dustin Utschig, FS Tim McCarthy, LB Melvin Rice, CB Chase Carter, CB John Tranchitella, LB Bradley Pruitt, CB Patrick George, CB Tyrone Clark, LB Dechane Durante, SS Rashaan Melvin, CB Jimmie Ward, FS Jimmie Ward, FS Dechane Durante, FS BLOCKED KICKS Year Player, Pos. Total Punts PATs FGs 1974 Gary White, DE Tim Dacy, DE Rick Burkhart (CB), Tim Dacy (DE) Rick Burkhart, CB Dean Schultz, NG Russ Graham, CB None Larry Alleyne, LB Bob Morgan, DT None Rich Burns, FS Rastee Oce, DB Gary Schlinger, DE Brett Tucker, CB None Randall Townsel, CB Kevin Cassidy, FS Kevin Cassidy, FS Raymond Roberts, TE Rob Wagner, DT Rob Wagner, DE Jeff Taylor, SS C.J. Rose (OLB), Troy Seabrook (NG) Todd Garifo, FS Eddie Davis, CB Todd Garifo (FS), Damien Mallory (FS) Cordell Smith, WR None Justin McCareins, WR Benji Peacock, CB Cordell Smith, SE Demerist Whitfield, CB Justin Dole (SS), Jon Pendergrass (FS), Akil Grant (FS), Demerist Whitfield (CB) Jon Peters, DT Anthony Falbo, DT Jason Frank (DE), Quince Holman (DE) Jason Hawkins, LB Ray Smith (SS), Marlon Wilson (LB) Quince Holman, DE Dustin Utschig, SS Quince Holman, DE Dustin Utschig, FS Matt Simon, WR Mike Krause, DL players Jordan Delegal, LB Chris Smith, CB D.J. Pirkle, DT Jimmie Ward, DB Jimmie Ward (S), Dechane Durante (S), Courtney Stephen (S) Ron Newcomb, DT None George Rainey DE None

134 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS kick returns team records PUNT RETURNS Most Punt Returns Game: 9, vs. Central Michigan ( ); vs. Kent State ( ) Season: 32, 2012 Most Yards Game: 129, vs. Central Michigan ( ) Season: 525, 2002 Highest Average Yards Per Return Season: 20.2, 2002 Most Touchdowns Game: 1, several times Season: 4, 2002 KICKOFF RETURNS Most Kickoff Returns Game: 10, vs. Ohio ( ) Season: 58, 1976 and 2011 Most Yards Game: 261, vs. Toledo ( ) Season: 1,299, 1997 Highest Avg. Per Return Season: 24.1, 1997 Most Touchdowns Game: 2 vs. Toledo ( ) Season: 2, 1968* and 2011 PUNT RETURNS Most Punt Returns Game: 9, Dan Sheldon vs. C. Michigan ( ); Shatone Powers vs. Kent State ( ) Season: 30, Shatone Powers (2005) Career: 87, P.J. Fleck ( ) Most Punt Return Yards Game: 119, Dan Sheldon vs. C. Michigan ( ) Season: 477, Dan Sheldon (2002) Career: 1,021, Dan Sheldon ( ) Highest Average Yards Per Punt Return Game (min. 3 ret.): 33.7, Steve Rodgers vs. Illinois St. ( ) Season (min. 10 ret.): 22.7, Dan Sheldon (2002) Career (min. 20 ret.): 17.9, Dan Sheldon ( ) Most Touchdowns Game: 1, several times Season: 3, Dan Sheldon (2002) Career: 4, Dan Sheldon ( ) individual records KICKOFF RETURNS Longest Punt Returns Most Kickoff Returns Game: 7, on five occasions Season: 33, Deon Mitchell (1997) Career: 100, Deon Mitchell ( ) Most Kickoff Return Yards Game: 224, Tommylee Lewis, vs. Toledo ( ) Season: 821, Deon Mitchell (1997) Career: 2,349, Deon Mitchell ( ) Highest Average Yards Per Kickoff Return Game (min. 3 ret.): 56.0, Tommylee Lewis vs. Toledo, ( ) Season (min. 10 ret.): 28.8, John Spilis (1968)* Career (min. 20 ret.): 24.8, Darrell Hill ( ) 25.5 Tommylee Lewis (2011-Present) Most Touchdowns Game: 2, Tommylee Lewis vs. Toledo ( ) Season: 2, John Spilis (1968)* 2, Tommylee Lewis (2011) Career: 4, Tommylee Lewis (2011-Present) * Indicates College Division Yards Player Opponent Date Dan Sheldon (TD) vs. Kent State Rodney Taylor (TD) vs. Bowling Green Dan Sheldon vs. Bowling Green Vaurice Patterson vs. Oklahoma State Dan Sheldon (TD) vs. Akron Ernie Wickstrom vs. Central Michigan Arny Veseley (TD) vs. Winona State Justin McCareins (TD) vs. Central Michigan Dan Sheldon vs. Toledo by three people William Andrews brought a kickoff return back 95 yards versus Buffalo on Oct. 2, Longest Kickoff Returns Yards Player Opponent Date Tommylee Lewis (TD) Toledo Tommylee Lewis (TD) Purdue Byron Florence (TD) Western Michigan John Spilis Bowling Green State Mike Pinckney Long Beach State William Andrews Buffalo Tommylee Lewis (TD) Toledo Curt Pardridge Iowa Michael Turner Wake Forest Tommylee Lewis (TD) Eastern Michigan Bob Florence Western Michigan Deon Mitchell Bowling Green State John Spilis North Dakota State Tommy Davis Eastern Michigan

135 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS kick returns Punt Return Average (minimum 25 returns) Player Seasons Ret. Yards Avg. 1. Dan Sheldon , Justin McCareins Jack Dean * Jeff Sanders Leon Moody Rodney Taylor Shatone Powers P.J. Fleck Tommy Davis Mike Pinckney Chris Blake Kickoff Returns Player Seasons Avg. Yards Ret. 1. Deon Mitchell , Randee Drew , Tommylee Lewis 2011-Present , Tommy Davis , Rodney Taylor Byron Florence , Bill Graham * Larry Wynn Steve Rodgers Mike Pinckney Dan Sheldon ( ) owns ive different punt return records at NIU. CAREER leaders Punt Returns Player Seasons Avg. Yards Ret. 1. P.J. Fleck Rodney Taylor Chris Blake Dan Sheldon , Mike Pinckney Steve Rodgers Justin McCareins Tommy Davis Jeff Sanders Mark Stuart Punt Return Yardage Player Seasons Ret. Avg. Yards 1. Dan Sheldon , P.J. Fleck Rodney Taylor Justin McCareins Chris Blake Jeff Sanders Mike Pinckney Tommy Davis Steve Rodgers Leon Moody Kickoff Return Yardage Player Seasons Ret. Avg. Yards 1. Deon Mitchell , Tommylee Lewis 2011-Present , Randee Drew , Tommy Davis , Byron Florence , Rodney Taylor Steve Rodgers Larry Wynn Mike Pinckney Ricky Crider Kickoff Return Average (minimum 20 returns) Player Seasons Ret. Yards Avg. 1. Tommylee Lewis 2011-Present 65 1, Darrell Hill Byron Florence , Ricky Crider Deon Mitchell , Paris Logan 2012-Present Mike Pinckney Bob Florence Tommy Davis , Vince Smith Randee Drew ,

136 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS kick returns single season leaders Punt Returns Player Season Avg. Yards Ret. 1. Shatone Powers Justin McCareins P.J. Fleck Chris Blake P.J. Fleck Mike Pinckney Chris Blake Mike Pinckney Dan Sheldon Rodney Taylor Steve Rodgers P.J. Fleck Punt Return Yardage Player Season Ret. Avg. Yards 1. Dan Sheldon Dan Sheldon Justin McCareins Rodney Taylor Wes Luedeking Vaurice Patterson P.J. Fleck Shatone Powers Justin McCareins Chris Blake Punt Return Average (minimum 10 returns) Player Season Ret. Yards Avg. 1. Dan Sheldon Justin McCareins Dan Sheldon Jack Dean 1962* Jack Dean 1963* Dan Sheldon Rodney Taylor Greg Turner Vaurice Patterson Chad Smith Kickoff Returns Player Season Avg. Yards Ret. 1. Deon Mitchell Deon Mitchell Deon Mitchell Tommylee Lewis Tommy Davis Randee Drew Me co Brown Evans Adonis John Spilis 1968* Steve Rodgers Tommylee Lewis Kickoff Return Average (minimum 10 returns) Player Season Ret. Yards Avg. 1. John Spilis 1968* Tommylee Lewis A.J. Harris Ricky Crider Byron Florence Randee Drew Raymond Patterson Ernie Wickstrom 1950* Tommylee Lewis Deon Mitchell Most Kickoff Return Yards Yds. Player Date Opp Tommylee Lewis Toledo John Spilis * North Dakota State 185 A.J. Harris Akron Deon Mitchell Bowling Green Ricky Crider Central Michigan Deon Mitchell Eastern Michigan Raymond Patterson Toledo Curt Pardridge Iowa Tommylee Lewis Ball State Steve Rodgers Nevada Most Punt Return Yards Yds. Player Date Opp Dan Sheldon Central Michigan Rodney Taylor Toledo 108 Shatone Powers Kent State Justin McCareins Eastern Michigan 106 Justin McCareins Central Michigan Steve Rodgers Illinois State Vaurice Patterson Oklahoma State Jack Dean * Illinois State 90 Rodney Taylor Bowling Green 90 Dan Sheldon Kent State 90 Dan Sheldon Iowa State * Indicates College Division single game leaders Kickoff Return Yardage Player Season Ret. Avg. Yards 1. Deon Mitchell Tommylee Lewis Deon Mitchell Deon Mitchell Tommy Davis John Spilis 1968* Tommylee Lewis Randee Drew Tommy Davis Steve Rodgers Tommylee Lewis put his name in the NIU and NCAA record books when he brought back two kickoffs for touchdowns versus Toledo in 2011.

137 Most Punts Game: 16, vs. North Dakota State ( ) Season: 81 (1969) Most Punting Yards Game: 641, vs. North Dakota State ( ) Season: 3,273 (1969) Fewest Punts Season: 37 (1990) Highest Punting Average Game (min. 3 punts): 52.2, vs. Long Beach St. ( ) Season: 43.0, (2007) Punts Year Punts TEAM RECORDS TEAM Season Highs NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS Punting Average Year Average individual RECORDS Most Punts Game: 15, Tom Wittum vs. North Dakota State ( ) Season: 78, Tom Wittum (1969) Career: 257, Kent Baker ( ) Most Punting Yards Game: 641, Tom Wittum vs. North Dakota State ( ) Season: 3,129, Tom Wittum (1969) Career: 10,312, Todd Van Keppel ( ) Highest Punting Average Game (min. 5 punts): 52.2, Jim Hannula vs. W. Michigan ( ) Season (min. 35 punts): 43.5, Andy Dittbenner (2007) Career (min. 100 punts): 41.1, Tyler Wedel ( ) Longest Punts Yards Player Opponent Date Toimi Jarvi vs. Illinois State Ollie Krahenbuhl vs. Illinois State Bob Kaczala vs. Southern Illinois Jim Gilbert vs. Ohio George Bork vs. Eastern Illinois Jim Hannula vs. Illinois State Todd Van Keppel vs. Illinois State Darren Monnett vs. Wisconsin Kent Baker vs. Eastern Michigan Todd Van Keppel vs. Central Michigan Kent Baker vs. Vanderbilt punting CAREER leaders Punts Player Seasons Yards Avg. No. 1. Kent Baker , Todd Van Keppel , Jim Hannula , Tom Wittum , Andy Dittbenner , Jamie Dobay , Jim Gilbert , Jimmy Erwin , Dave Jensen , Tyler Wedel , Punting Yards Player Seasons No. Avg. Yards 1. Todd Van Keppel , Kent Baker , Tom Wittum , Jim Hannula , Andy Dittbenner , Jamie Dobay , Jim Gilbert , Jimmy Erwin , Dave Jensen , Tyler Wedel ,727 Punting Average (minimum 100 punts) Player Seasons No. Yards Avg. 1. Tyler Wedel , Mike Kent , Todd Van Keppel , Tom Wittum , Jimmy Erwin , Andy Dittbenner , Jim Hannula , Jim Gilbert , Kent Baker , Dave Jensen , single season leaders Punts Player Season Yards Avg. No. 1. Tom Wittum , Tom Wittum , Tom Wittum , Todd Van Keppel , Jim Hannula , Kent Baker , Kent Baker , Jim Gilbert , Dave Jensen , Todd Van Keppel , Punting Yards Player Season No. Avg. Yards 1. Tom Wittum , Tom Wittum , Tom Wittum , Kent Baker , Jim Hannula , Tyler Wedel , Jim Gilbert , Dave Jensen , Jim Hannula , Andy Dittbenner ,

138 Punting Average (minimum 35 punts) Player Season No. Yards Avg. 1. Andy Dittbenner , Jimmy Erwin , Todd Van Keppel , Mike Kent , Tyler Wedel , Todd Van Keppel , Tom Wittum , Todd Van Keppel , Tyler Wedel , Tom Wittum , single game leaders Punts Player Opp. (Date) No. 1. Tom Wittum North Dakota State ( ) John Terwilliger Toledo ( ) * Todd Van Keppel Ball State ( ) Tom Wittum Ball State ( ) 11 Tom Wittum Bowling Green ( ) 11 Tom Wittum Toledo ( ) 11 Tom Wittum Wisconsin ( ) 11 Dave Patterson Kent State ( ) 11 Dave Patterson Indiana State ( ) 11 Mike Kent Northwestern ( ) 11 Mike Kent Miami (FL) ( ) 11 Punting Yards Player Opp. (Date) No. Yards 1. Tom Wittum North Dakota State ( ) Mike Kent Northwestern ( ) Tom Wittum Ball State ( ) Mike Kent Miami (FL) ( ) Tom Wittum Montana ( ) Todd Van Keppel Ball State ( ) Todd Van Keppel Miami (OH) ( ) Tom Wittum Wisconsin ( ) Tom Wittum Miami (OH) ( ) Mike Fendley Illinois State ( ) Single Game Average (minimum 3 punts) Player Opp. (Date) No. Yards Avg. 1. Mike Salerno Akron ( ) Jim Hannula Western Michigan ( ) Jimmy Erwin Ball State ( ) Jimmy Erwin Toledo ( ) Todd Van Keppel Central Michigan ( ) Josh Wilber Illinois ( ) Kent Baker Bowling Green ( ) Tom Wittum West Texas State ( ) Jim Gilbert Ohio ( ) Todd Van Keppel Eastern Michigan ( ) NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS punting Year-by-Year leaders Year Player No. Yds. Blk. Avg Clem Leniski 44 1, Bob Heimerdinger X Bob Heimerdinger 38 1, Bob Heimerdinger 41 1, Bill Graham 56 2, Bill Graham 30 1, Ron Hicks Don Coulom 34 1, Jim Caldwell 29 1, Jim Caldwell 48 1, Bob Snider Ron Hansen 37 1, Steve Land 45 1, George Bork 57 2, George Bork 35 1, George Bork Bill Kessler 43 1, Bill Kessler 33 1,125 X John Terwilliger 42 1, John Terwilliger 63 2, Bruce Bray Tom Wittum 78 3, Tom Wittum 76 3, Tom Wittum 74 2, Jim Gilbert 56 2, Jim Gilbert 55 2, Jim Gilbert 69 2, Mike Fendley 61 2, Dave Patterson 62 1, Jim Hannula 70 2, Jim Hannula 65 2, Jim Hannula 37 1, Jim Hannula 57 2, Todd Van Keppel 73 2, Todd Van Keppel 58 2, Todd Van Keppel 57 2, Todd Van Keppel 67 2, Mike Kent 52 2, Mike Kent 60 2, Darren Monnett 44 1, Eric Nelson 50 1, Dave Jensen 48 1, Dave Jensen 36 1, Dave Jensen 68 2, Quin Corbett 30 1, Jamie Dobay 61 2, Jamie Dobay 57 2, Jamie Dobay 60 2, Kent Baker 70 2, Kent Baker 70 2, Kent Baker 64 2, Kent Baker 53 2, Jimmy Erwin 44 1, Jimmy Erwin 60 2, Jimmy Erwin 63 2, Anthony Gallagher 63 2, Anthony Gallagher 45 1, Andy Dittbenner 54 2, Andy Dittbenner 55 2, Andy Dittbenner 59 2, Andy Dittbenner 41 1, Josh Wilber 28 1, Josh Wilber 38 1, Ryan Neir 62 2, Ryan Neir 51 1, Tyler Wedel 50 2, Tyler Wedel 65 2,

139 TEAM RECORDS Most Points Scored Game: 114, vs. Wheaton ( )* Modern Game: 73, vs. Fresno State ( ); Buffalo ( ) Half: 50, vs. Fresno State ( ) Quarter: 34, vs. Miami (OH) ( ) Season: 555 (2013) Highest Average Points Per Game Season: 39.6 (2013) Fewest Average Points Scored Per Game Season: 5.1 (1976) Most Points Scored By Opponent Game: 115, by Beloit ( )* Modern Game: 73, by Kansas State ( ) Season: 424 (2011) Most Touchdowns Scored Game: 18, vs. Wheaton ( )* Modern Game: 10, vs. Buffalo ( ), vs. Eastern Michigan ( ) Season: 71 (2012, 2013) Most Field Goals Made Game: 5, vs. Ohio ( ) Season: 21 (2003) Most Field Goals Attempted Game: 7, vs. Temple ( ) Season: 34 (2013) Most PAT Kicks Made Game: 10, vs. Buffalo ( ) Season: 69 (2012, 2013) Most PAT Kicks Attempted Game: 10, vs. Buffalo ( ), vs. Eastern Michigan ( ) Season: 71 (2013) Most Two-Point PATs Made Season: 7 (1973) Most Two-Point PATs Attempted Season: 9 (1973) Most Defensive Touchdowns Scored Game: 2, on three occasions, most recently vs. Idaho ( ) Season: 4 (1999, 2001) Most Defensive Extra Points Scored Game: 1, vs. Alabama ( ) Season: 1 (2003) individual RECORDS Most Points Scored Game: 42, Bill Anderson vs. Wheaton ( )* Season: 132, Chad Spann (2010) Career: 370, Steve Azar ( ) Most Points Scored By Kicker Game: 18, Vince Scott vs. Ohio ( ) Season: 124, Mathew Sims (2011) Career: 370, Steve Azar ( ) Consecutive Games Scoring a Point Career: 49, Chris Nendick ( ) NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS scoring Most Touchdowns Scored Game: 7, Bill Anderson vs. Wheaton ( )* Season: 24, Jordan Lynch (2013) Career: 57, Garrett Wolfe ( ) Most Field Goals Made Game: 5, Vince Scott vs. Ohio ( ) 5, Chris Nendick vs. Temple ( ) Season: 21, Steve Azar (2003) Career: 73, Steve Azar ( ) Most Field Goals Attempted Game: 7, Chris Nendick vs. Temple ( ) Season: 28, Mathew Sims (2011) Career: 92, Steve Azar ( ) Highest Field Goal Percentage Game (min. 5 attempts): 1.000, Vince Scott (5-of-5) vs. Ohio ( ) Season (min. 10 attempts):.933, Steve Azar (14-of-15) (2000) Career (min. 30 attempts):.793, Steve Azar (73-of-92) Longest Field Goal Made Game: 54, Mathew Sims vs. Western Michigan ( ) Most Consecutive Field Goals Made Game: 5, Vince Scott vs. Ohio ( ) Season: 14, Steve Azar ( to ); ( to ) Most PAT Kicks Made Game: 10, Steve Azar vs. Buffalo ( ) Season: 67, Mathew Sims (2012) Career: 196, Mathew Sims ( ) Most PAT Kicks Attempted Game: 10, Steve Azar vs. Buffalo ( ) Season: 68, Mathew Sims (2012) Career: 203, Mathew Sims ( ) Highest PAT Percentage Season (min. 30 att.): (50-50), Chris Nendick (2005) Career (min. 50 att.):.976 ( ), Chris Nendick ( ) Most Consecutive PATs Made Game: 10, Steve Azar vs. Buffalo ( ) Season: 55, Mathew Sims (2012) Career: 108, Chris Nendick ( ) Most Two-Point PATs Scored Season: 3, Stacey Robinson (1990) Career: 3, Dave Petzke ( ); Marshall Taylor ( ); Stacey Robinson ( ); Chandler Harnish ( ) Most Two-Point PATs Attempted Season: 7, Jerry Golsteyn (1973) Career: 10, Pete Kraker ( ) Most Two-Point PAT Passes Completed Season: 5, Jerry Golsteyn (1973) Career: 5, Jerry Golsteyn ( ) Most Defensive Touchdowns Scored Game: 2, Benji Peacock vs. Kent State ( ) Season: 2, Benji Peacock (1999); Lionel Hickenbottom (2001) Career: 2, five different people Most Defensive Extra Points Scored Game: 1, Kevin Woods vs. Alabama ( ) Season: 1, Kevin Woods (2003) Career: 1, Kevin Woods ( ) 138

140 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS SCORING CAREER leaders Scoring Player Seasons TD FG PAT Pts 1. Steve Azar Mathew Sims Garrett Wolfe Chris Nendick Chad Spann Jordan Lynch Michael Turner John Ivanic Stacey Robinson Reino Nori * Touchdowns Scored Player Seasons Rush Rec. Other TDs 1. Garrett Wolfe Chad Spann Jordan Lynch Michael Turner Stacey Robinson Mark Kellar Reino Nori * Allen Ross Justin McCareins Charles Talley Thomas Hammock Most Points Kicking Player Seasons FG PAT Pts 1. Steve Azar Mathew Sims Chris Nendick John Ivanic Vince Scott Mike Salerno Brian Clark Rome Moga Brian Steger Tom Wittum Field Goals Made Player Seasons Pct. FGA FGM 1. Steve Azar Chris Nendick Mathew Sims John Ivanic Vince Scott Mike Salerno Rome Moga Brian Clark Brian Steger Tom Wittum Field Goals Attempted Player Seasons FGM FGA 1. Steve Azar Chris Nendick Mathew Sims John Ivanic Rome Moga Vince Scott Mike Salerno Brian Clark Tom Wittum Brian Steger Field Goal Percentage (minimum 30 made) Player Seasons FGM FGA Pct. 1. Steve Azar Vince Scott Mike Salerno John Ivanic Chris Nendick Brian Clark Mathew Sims Rome Moga PATs Made Player Seasons Pct. Att. Made 1. Mathew Sims Chris Nendick Steve Azar John Ivanic Terry Henigan * Mike Salerno Vince Scott Brian Clark Mike Cklamovski Jim Gilbert PATs Attempted (minimum 50 attempted) Player Seasons Made Pct. Att. 1. Mathew Sims Chris Nendick Steve Azar John Ivanic Terry Henigan * Mike Salerno Vince Scott Brian Clark Mike Cklamovski Jim Gilbert PAT Percentage (minimum 25 made) Player Seasons Made Att. Pct. 1. Kent Baker Bob Forester Chris Nendick Mike Salerno Vince Scott Mathew Sims Steve Azar Tyler Wedel Brian Clark Lance Lasseigne John Ivanic * Indicates College Division Longest Field Goals Yds. Player Opponent Date Mathew Sims Western Michigan Steve Azar Maryland Chris Nendick Akron Mike Salerno Bowling Green Vince Scott Toledo Steve Azar Wake Forest Steve Azar Alabama Mike Cklamovski Fresno State Mathew Sims Idaho Mike Salerno Idaho Steve Azar Illinois Steve Azar Toledo

141 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS scoring Single Season leaders Scoring Player Season TD FG PAT Pts. 1. Jordan Lynch Chad Spann Garrett Wolfe Mathew Sims Stacey Robinson Michael Turner Chad Spann Mathew Sims Garrett Wolfe Stacey Robinson Jordan Lynch Touchdowns Scored Player Season Rush Rec. Other TDs 1. Jordan Lynch Chad Spann Garrett Wolfe Michael Turner Chad Spann Stacey Robinson Stacey Robinson Garrett Wolfe Jordan Lynch Michael Turner Garrett Wolfe Most Points Kicking Player Season FG PAT Pts 1. Mathew Sims Mathew Sims Mathew Sims Mike Cklamovski Steve Azar Chris Nendick Mike Salerno Steve Azar Chris Nendick Steve Azar Field Goals Made Player Season Pct. FGA FGM 1. Steve Azar Steve Azar Chris Nendick Mathew Sims Mike Salerno Steve Azar John Ivanic Mike Salerno Vince Scott Mike Cklamovski Mathew Sims Field Goals Attempted Player Season FGM FGA 1. Mathew Sims Mathew Sims Chris Nendick Mike Cklamovski Steve Azar Steve Azar Steve Azar Mike Salerno John Ivanic Mike Salerno Field Goal Percentage (minimum 10 made) Player Season FGM FGA Pct. 1. Steve Azar Kent Baker Vince Scott Steve Azar John Ivanic Mathew Sims Steve Azar Chris Nendick Mike Salerno Rome Moga John Ivanic Brian Steger Brian Clark Mike Salerno PATs Made (minimum 15 attempts) Player Season Pct. Att. Made 1. Mathew Sims Mathew Sims Mathew Sims Mike Cklamovski Chris Nendick Chris Nendick Steve Azar Steve Azar Mike Salerno Steve Azar PATs Attempted (minimum 30 made) Player Season Made Pct. Att. 1. Mathew Sims Mathew Sims Mathew Sims Mike Cklamovski Chris Nendick Chris Nendick Steve Azar Steve Azar Mike Salerno John Ivanic John Ivanic Steve Azar PAT Percentage (minimum 15 made) Player Season Made Att. Pct. 1. Chris Nendick Kent Baker Christian Hagan Brian Clark John Ivanic Bob Forester Vince Scott Mike Salerno Mathew Sims Chris Nendick * Indicates College Division 140

142 Year-by-Year leaders Year Player, Pos. TD PAT FG Pts Bob Brigham, HB Floyd Hunsberger, HB Ernie Wickstrom, HB Fran Cahill, E Jim McKinzie, E Wes Luedeking, HB Tom Skubich, HB Bob Snider, HB Bob Soltis, HB Jim Caldwell, E Joe Plaskas, FB Al Eck, E Bob Soltis, HB Gary Stearns, HB Jack Dean, HB Gary Stearns, HB Hugh Rohrschneider, SE 14 l Jack Dean, HB-QB 8 l Gerry Sandberg, E Mike Griesman, QB John Spilis, SE John Spilis, SE Tom Wittum, P-PK John Lalonde, FB Bob Rudecki, FB Mark Kellar, FB Mark Kellar, FB Mark Kellar, FB 16 l Ed Johnson, FB Pete Miskov, PK James Louis, SE Vince Smith, HB Allen Ross, TB Dave Petzke, SE 11 l Allen Ross, TB Lou Wicks, FB Vince Scott, PK Vince Scott, PK Vince Scott, PK Carl Aikens, SE Bob Forester, PK Marshall Taylor, QB 7 l John Ivanic, PK John Ivanic, PK Stacey Robinson, QB Stacey Robinson, QB 19 l Willy Roy, Jr., PK Brian Steger, PK LeShon Johnson, TB Lance Lasseigne, PK Ralph Strickland, FL Charles Talley, TB Brian Clark, PK Brian Clark, PK Kent Baker, P-PK Thomas Hammock, TB Steve Azar, PK Michael Turner, TB Steve Azar, PK Garrett Wolfe, TB Garrett Wolfe, TB Garrett Wolfe, TB Justin Anderson, TB Mike Salerno, PK Mike Salerno, K Chad Spann, TB Mathew Sims, K Mathew Sims, K Jordan Lynch, QB Cameron Stingily, TB NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS SCORING single game team records Most Touchdowns TDs Opponent Date Wheaton * Buffalo Buffalo Fresno State Toledo Toledo Massachusetts Massachusetts Cincinnati UNLV Western Michigan Ball State Most Points By Kicking Pts. Opponent Date Temple Ohio Fresno State Central Michigan Eastern Michigan Central Michigan Kent State Central Michigan Central Michigan Central Micigan Western Michigan Bowling Green (MACC) Most Field Goals Made No. Opponent Date 1. 5 Ohio Temple Times Last vs. Kent State, Most Field Goals Attempted No. Opponent Date 1. 7 Temple Ohio Pacific Central Michigan Central Michigan Ohio Akron Field Goal Percentage (minimum 4 made) Pct. Opponent FG / FGA Date Ohio 5 / Kent State 4 / Kent State 4 / Toledo 4 / Wisconsin 4 / Eastern Michigan 4 / Central Michigan 4 / Kent State 4 / Temple 5 / Most PATs Made Pts. Opponent Date Buffalo Toledo Massachusetts Massachusetts Seven Times Last vs. Eastern Michigan,

143 ALL GAMES Most Points by NIU in a Game Pts. Opponent (Score) Date Wheaton (114-7) * Elmhurst (91-10) * Fresno State (73-18) Buffalo (73-10) Eastern Michigan (71-3) Toledo (65-30) Mt. Morris (64-0) * 64 Mt. Morris (64-9) * Toledo (63-60) Massachusetts (63-0) Massachusetts (63-19) NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS scoring Most Points by NIU in a Half Pts. Opponent (Half) Date Fresno State (1st) Buffalo (1st) Western Michigan (1st) Massachusetts (1st) Miami (OH) (2nd) Western Michigan (2nd) Indiana State (1st) Illinois State (1st) Central Michigan (2nd) Eastern Michigan (1st) Toledo (2nd) Eastern Michigan (1st) Miami (OH) (1st) Most Points by NIU in a Quarter Pts. Opponent (Quarter) Date Miami (OH) (4th) Illinois State (2nd) * 29 Fresno State (2nd) Longest Scoring Plays Yds. Player (Passer) Opponent Type Date Dave Petway Southern Illinois INT Tommylee Lewis Toledo KR Reino Nori UW-Whitewater RUSH Justin McCareins (D. Urban) Ball State REC Tommylee Lewis Purdue KR Byron Florence Western Michigan KR John Spilis Bowling Green KR Mike Pinckney Long Beach State KR Darrell Hill (C. Finlen) Eastern Michigan REC William Andrews Buffalo KR Chase Carter Idaho INT Tommylee Lewis Toledo KR Curt Pardridge Wisconsin KR Rich Bader (G. Bork) Eastern Michigan REC Michael Turner Wake Forest KR Tommylee Lewis Eastern Michigan KR Bob Florence Western Michigan KR Darryl Richardson Ohio RUSH Gerald Nickelberry Arkansas State FR LeShon Johnson Southern Illinois RUSH Deon Mitchell Bowling Green KR Matt Simon (D. Nicholson) Central Michigan REC Nathan Palmer (C. Harnish) Minnesota REC Dan Sheldon Kent State PR Jordan Lynch Buffalo RUSH Steve Azar ( ) is the all-time leading scorer in NIU history. Most Points by NIU Opponent in a Game Pts. Opponent (Score) Date by Beloit (115-0) * by St. Viator (96-0) * by Kansas State (73-7) by Toledo (70-21) by Central Michigan (69-7) by Oregon State (67-28) by North Central (66-0) * by Beloit (65-0) * by Millikin (63-0) * 63 by Ohio (63-15) Largest NIU Winning Margin Margin Score Opponent Date Wheaton * Elmhurst * Eastern Michigan Mt. Morris * Buffalo Massachusetts Winona State * Elmhurst * Mt. Morris * Fresno State Largest NIU Losing Margin Margin Score Opponent Date Beloit * St. Viator * North Central * Kansas State Beloit * Millikin * Central Michigan Central Michigan * Lombard * Southern Illinois Iowa

144 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS SCORING MAC GAMES ONLY Most Points by NIU in a Game Pts. Score Opponent (Score) Date Buffalo Eastern Michigan Toledo Toledo Massachusetts Massachusetts Western Michigan Ball State Eastern Michigan Central Michigan Most Points by NIU in a Half Pts. Opponent (Half) Date Buffalo (1st) Western Michigan (1st) Massachusetts (1st) Miami (OH) (2nd) Western Michigan (2nd) Eastern Michigan (1st) Central Michigan (2nd) Eastern Michigan (1st) Toledo (2nd) Eastern Michigan (1st) Miami (OH) (1st) Most Points by NIU in a Quarter Pts. Opponent (Quarter) Date Miami (OH) (4th) Buffalo (2nd) Ball State (2nd) Central Michigan (3rd) Central Michigan (3rd) Western Michigan (2nd) Toledo (3rd) Ball State (2nd) Central Michigan (4th) Western Michigan (3rd) Most Points by NIU Opponent Pts. Score Opponent Date Toledo Central Michigan Ohio Toledo Western Michigan Western Michigan Toledo Akron (OT) Central Michigan Bowling Green Largest NIU Winning Margin Margin Score Opponent Date Eastern Michigan Buffalo Massachusetts Central Michigan Eastern Michigan Massachusetts Kent State Buffalo Eastern Michigan Eastern Michigan Largest NIU Losing Margin Margin Score Opponent Date Central Michigan Toledo Ohio Kent State Ball State Miami (OH) Central Michigan Marshall Western Michigan Toledo Miami (OH) Chad Spann s school-record 22 touchdowns contributed to a record-setting season for the 2010 Huskies

145 NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS Total Offense TEAM RECORDS Most Plays Game: 109, vs. Presbyterian ( ) Season: 1,073 (2013) and (2014) Most Net Yards Gained Game: 806, vs. Fresno State ( ) Season: 7,277 (2013) Most Net Yards Gained in a Half Game: 532, vs. Fresno State ( ) Highest Average Yards Per Play Game: 13.2, vs. Eastern Michigan ( ) Season: 6.92 (2010) Highest Average Yards Per Game Season: (2013) Most Touchdowns (Rushing And Passing) Season: 70 (2012) Most First Downs Gained Game: 43, vs. Ball State ( ) Season: 365 (2013) Most First Downs Gained in a Half Game: 29, vs. Ball State ( ) Most First Downs Rushing Game: 31, vs. Fresno State ( ) Season: 215 (2013) Most First Downs Passing Game: 24, vs. Illinois State ( )* Season: 149 (2011) Most First Downs By Penalty Season: 27 (2006) * Indicates College Division TEAM season HIGHS Plays Plays Yards Year 1. 1,073 7, ,073 6, ,023 6, ,003 6, , , , , , , Total Offensive Yards Yards Plays Year 1. 7,277 1, ,664 1, ,574 1, , ,177 1, , , , , , Most Yards Per Play Avg. Plays Yards Year , ,073 7, ,003 6, , * , ,023 6, , , , * , Most Yards Per Game YPG G Yards Year , , , , , , , * , , , Total First Downs No. Year Rushing First Downs No. Year Passing First Downs No. Year , individual records Most Plays Game: 75, Pete Kraker vs. Central Michigan ( ) Season: 696, Jordan Lynch (2013) Career: 1,648, Chandler Harnish ( ) Most Net Yards Gained Game: 569, Jordan Lynch vs. Toledo ( ) Season: 4,953, Jordan Lynch (2012) Freshman: 2,067, Chandler Harnish (2008) Sophomore: 3,222, Drew Hare (2014) Junior: 4,953, Jordan Lynch (2012) Senior: 4,812, Jordan Lynch (2013) Career: 11,927, Chandler Harnish ( ) Highest Average Yards Per Play Season (min. 125): 7.95, Chandler Harnish (2011) Career (min. 350): 7.24, Chandler Harnish ( ) Highest Average Yards Per Game Season (min. 10): 353.8, Jordan Lynch (2012) Career: 253.8, Chandler Harnish ( ) Touchdowns Responsible For (Rushing and Passing) Game: 7, Bill Anderson vs. Wheaton (7 rush), *; George Bork vs. UW-Whitewater (7 pass), * Season: 47, Jordan Lynch (24 pass, 23 rush), 2013 Career: 99, Jordan Lynch (51 pass, 48 rush), Running back Garrett Wolfe ranks on the Huskies rushing, all-purpose, scoring and total offense charts

146 CAREER leaders Total Yards Player Seasons Plays Rush Pass Total 1. Chandler Harnish ,648 2,983 8,944 11, Jordan Lynch ,486 4,343 6,209 10, Chris Finlen 1997, , ,551 6, George Bork * 1, ,782 6, Marshall Taylor ,247 1,971 4,167 6, Josh Haldi ,015 5, Garrett Wolfe , , Michael Turner , , Phil Horvath ,887 4, Bob Heimerdinger * ,602 Touchdowns Responsible For Player Seasons Scored Pass TD 1. Jordan Lynch Chandler Harnish George Bork * Josh Haldi Chris Finlen 1997, Garrett Wolfe Stacey Robinson Bob Heimerdinger * Michael Turner Marshall Taylor NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS Total Offense Yards Per Play (minimum 350 plays) Player Seasons Plays Yards Avg. 1. Chandler Harnish ,648 11, Jordan Lynch ,486 10, Drew Hare , Stacey Robinson , Garrett Wolfe , George Bork * 1,002 6, Josh Haldi , Phil Horvath , Chris Finlen 1997, ,137 6, Dan Nicholson , Most Plays Player Seasons Plays 1. Chandler Harnish , Jordan Lynch , Marshall Taylor , Chris Finlen 1997, , George Bork * 1, Josh Haldi Michael Turner Pete Kraker Allen Ross Garrett Wolfe * Indicates College Division Chandler Harnish and Jordan Lynch led the best offenses in school history during their storied careers. Top Total Offense Games Yards Opponent Date vs. Fresno State vs. Ball State vs. Kent State vs. Western Michigan vs. UNLV vs. Eastern Michigan vs. Miami (Ohio) vs. Western Michigan vs. Buffalo vs. Eastern Michigan vs. Presbyterian vs. Cincinnati vs. Bowling Green vs. Central Michigan vs. UNLV vs. Massachusetts vs. Ball State vs. Massachusetts vs. Eastern Illinois vs. Eastern Illinois vs. Toledo vs. Central Michigan vs. Tennessee Tech vs. Kent State vs. Toledo vs. Ball State vs. Eastern Michigan vs. Toledo

147 single season leaders Total Yards Player Season Plays Rush Pass Total 1. Jordan Lynch ,815 3,138 4, Jordan Lynch ,920 2,892 4, Drew Hare ,322 3, Chandler Harnish ,379 3,216 4,595 5, Chandler Harnish ,530 3, George Bork 1963 * ,077 2, Josh Haldi ,544 2, George Bork 1962 * ,506 2, Ron Christian 1965 * ,101 2, Stacey Robinson , ,306 Touchdowns Responsible For Player Season Rush Pass Total 1. Jordan Lynch Jordan Lynch Chandler Harnish George Bork 1963 * Josh Haldi Chandler Harnish Stacey Robinson George Bork 1962 * Drew Hare Ron Christian 1965 * Yards Per Play (minimum 125 plays) Player Season Plays Yards Avg. 1. Chandler Harnish , Chandler Harnish , Phil Horvath , Jordan Lynch , George Bork , Chris Finlen , Jordan Lynch , Chris Finlen , Stacey Robinson , Drew Hare , Most Plays Player Season Yards Plays 1. Jordan Lynch , Jordan Lynch , Chandler Harnish , Drew Hare , Chandler Harnish , Chris Finlen , George Bork 1963* 2, Josh Haldi , George Bork 1962* 2, Ron Christian 1965* 2, single game leaders Total Offense Yards Player Opponent Date Jordan Lynch vs. Toledo Chandler Harnish vs. Ball State Phil Horvath vs. Akron Jordan Lynch vs. Central Michigan Jordan Lynch vs. Ball State Jordan Lynch vs. Army Chandler Harnish vs. Central Michigan Chandler Harnish vs. Bowling Green George Bork vs. Illinois State * Chandler Harnish vs. Western Michigan NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS Total Offense 146 year-by-year leaders Year Player, Pos. Plays Rush Pass Total 1948 Don Fortunato, QB ,214 1, Bob Heimerdinger, QB Bob Heimerdinger, QB ,597 1, Bob Heimerdinger, QB ,710 1, Bill Graham, HB Wes Luedeking, HB Ron Hicks, QB Don Coulom, QB Tom Skubich, HB Lew Flinn, QB Lew Flinn, QB Lew Flinn, QB ,420 1, Tom Beck, QB ,176 1, George Bork, QB George Bork, QB ,506 2, George Bork, QB ,077 2, Jack Dean, HB-QB , Ron Christian, QB ,101 2, Mike Griesman, QB ,899 1, Bob Carpenter, QB ,169 1, Bob Carpenter, QB ,421 1, Steve Parker, QB , Terry Drugan, QB Terry Drugan, QB Mark Kellar, FB 285 1, , Mark Kellar, FB 291 1, , Vince Smith, TB Jerry Golsteyn, QB ,539 1, Pete Kraker, QB Allen Ross, TB 274 1, , Pete Kraker, QB ,731 1, John Gibbons, QB John Gibbons, QB ,119 1, Rick Bridges, QB Pete Roth, TB 220 1, , Tim Tyrrell, QB ,260 1, Darryl Taylor, QB Marshall Taylor, QB ,162 1, Marshall Taylor, QB , Marshall Taylor, QB ,039 1, Marshall Taylor, QB , Stacey Robinson, QB 351 1, , Stacey Robinson, QB 311 1, , Adam Dach, FB LeShon Johnson, TB 265 1, , LeShon Johnson, TB 328 1, , Aaron Gilbert, QB ,437 1, Charles Talley, TB 285 1, , Brandon Barker, QB ,223 1, Chris Finlen, QB ,107 1, Craig Harmon, QB Chris Finlen, QB ,551 1, Chris Finlen, QB ,857 1, Chris Finlen, QB ,036 2, Josh Haldi, QB ,027 1, Josh Haldi, QB ,544 2, Garrett Wolfe, TB 256 1, , Phil Horvath, QB ,001 2, Garrett Wolfe, TB 309 1, , Dan Nicholson, QB ,633 1, Chandler Harnish, QB ,528 2, Chandler Harnish, QB ,670 1, Chandler Harnish, QB ,530 3, Chandler Harnish, QB 578 1,379 3,216 4, Jordan Lynch, QB 688 1,815 3,138 4, Jordan Lynch, QB 696 1,920 2,892 4, Drew Hare, QB ,322 3,222

148 TEAM RECORDS Total Offense Plays: 109, NIU vs. Presbyterian ( ) Yards: 806, NIU vs. Fresno State ( ) Rushing Attempts: 81, NIU vs. Cal State-Fullerton ( ) Yards: 733, NIU vs. Fresno State ( ) Touchdowns: 9, NIU vs. Fresno State ( ) Passing Attempts: 60, Southern Illinois vs. NIU ( ) Completions: 41, Southern Illinois vs. NIU ( ) Completion Percentage:.928 (13-14), NIU vs. Ball State ( ) Yards: 415, Louisiana Tech vs. NIU ( ) Touchdowns: 7, NIU vs. Illinois State ( )* Interceptions: 8, NIU vs. West Texas State ( )* First Downs Total: 43, NIU vs. Ball State ( ) Rushing: 31, NIU vs. Fresno State ( ) Passing: 21, Southern Illinois vs. NIU ( ) Scoring Points: 73, NIU vs. Fresno State ( ); 73, NIU vs. Buffalo ( ) Touchdowns: 10, NIU vs. Buffalo ( ) Kicking PATs Made: 10, NIU vs. Buffalo ( ) Kicking PATs Attempted: 10, NIU vs. Buffalo ( ) Two-point PATs Made: 3, Northern Arizona vs. NIU ( )* Two-point PATs Attempted: 4, Buffalo vs. NIU ( ) Field Goals Made: 6, Toledo vs. NIU ( ) Field Goal Attempts: 7, Toledo vs. NIU ( ); 7, NIU vs. Temple ( ) Punting Punts: 13, UW-Milwaukee vs. NIU ( )* Yards: 473, NIU vs. Ball State ( ) Average (min.3): 50.4, NIU vs. Ball State ( ) Interceptions Interceptions: 8, West Texas State vs. NIU ( )* Yards: 157, Illinois State vs. NIU ( ) Punt Returns Returns: 12, NIU vs. UW-Milwaukee ( )* Yards: 119, NIU vs. Central Michigan ( ) Kickoff Returns Returns: 9, Buffalo vs. NIU ( ) 9, Eastern Michigan vs. NIU ( ) 9, Toledo vs. NIU ( ) 9, Presbyterian vs. NIU ( ) Yards: 226, Toledo vs. NIU ( ) Penalties Number: 17, Long Beach State vs. NIU ( ) 17, Marshall vs. NIU ( ) Yards: 159, Long Beach State vs. NIU ( ) Fumbles Number: 10, NIU vs. Murray State ( ) Lost: 7, West Texas State vs. NIU ( ) NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS huskie stadium Total Offense Plays: 75, Pete Kraker (NIU) vs. Central Michigan ( ) Yards: 569, Jordan Lynch (NIU) vs.toledo ( ) Rushing Attempts: 52, Michael Turner (NIU) vs. Central Michigan ( ) Yards: 322, LeShon Johnson (NIU) vs. Southern Illinois ( ) Touchdowns: 5, three times, most recently Garrett Wolfe (NIU) vs. Western Michigan (11/23/05) Passing Attempts: 60, Scott Gabbert (Southern Illinois) vs. NIU ( ) Completions: 41, Scott Gabbert (Southern Illinois) vs. NIU ( ) Completion Pct.:.863, Phil Horvath (NIU) vs. Miami (OH) ( ) Yards: 415, Jason Martin (Louisiana Tech) vs. NIU ( ) Touchdowns: 5, Chandler Harnish (NIU) vs. Army (9-3-11) Interceptions: 7, Bob Carpenter (NIU) vs. West Texas State ( )* Receiving Receptions: 14, three times, most recently P.J. Fleck (NIU) vs. Ohio ( ) Yards: 234, P.J. Fleck (NIU) vs. Ohio ( ) Touchdowns: Scoring Touchdowns: 3, four times, most recently Troy Edwards (Louisiana Tech) vs. NIU ( ) 5, three times, most recently Garrett Wolfe (NIU) vs. Western Michigan ( ) Kicking PATs Made: 10, Steve Azar (NIU) vs. Buffalo ( ) Kicking PATs Attempted: 10, Steve Azar (NIU) vs. Buffalo ( ) Field Goals: 6, Rusty Hanna (Toledo) vs. NIU ( ) Field Goal Attempts: 7, Rusty Hanna (Toledo) vs. NIU ( ) 7, Chris Nendick (NIU) vs. Temple ( ) Points Scored by Kicking: 19, Rusty Hanna (Toledo) vs. NIU ( ) 19, Chris Nendick (NIU) vs. Temple ( ) Punting Punts: 13, Jim Skarie (UW-Milwaukee) vs. NIU ( )* Yards: 473, Tom Wittum (NIU) vs. Ball State ( ) Average (min. 3): 50.4, Jimmy Erwin (NIU) vs. Ball State ( ) Interceptions Interceptions: individual RECORDS 3, three times, most recently Vince Thompson (NIU) vs. Buffalo ( ) Yards: 131, Doug Simper (Illinois State) vs. NIU ( ) Long Plays Rush: 92, Darryl Richardson (NIU) vs. Ohio ( ) 92, LeShon Johnson (NIU) vs. S. Illinois ( ) Pass: 96, Chris Finlen-Darrell Hill (NIU) vs. E. Michigan ( ) Interception Return: 100, Dave Petway (NIU) vs. S. Illinois ( ) Kickoff Return: 100, Lincoln Dupree (E. Michigan) vs. NIU ( ) Punt Return: 90, Dan Sheldon (NIU) vs. Kent State ( ) Field Goal: 54, Brian Jackson (Ball State) vs. NIU ( ) 147

149 Single Game Records NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL RECORDS AttendAnce Recent Huskie Stadium Attendance Highs (Since 2007) Date Opponent Attendance Southern Illinois 24, Eastern Illinois 23, Akron 23, Western Michigan 23, Toledo 22, Western Illinois 21, Buffalo 21, Western Michigan 20, Eastern Michigan 20,185 Single Game (Home) Date Opponent Attendance Iowa* 61, Iowa* 52, Wisconsin* 41, Western Michigan 28, Iowa State 28, Southern Illinois 28, Maryland 28, Long Beach State 27, Toledo 27, Toledo 27,700 *Game played at Soldier Field Single Game (Road) Date Opponent Attendance Michigan 110, Ohio State 103, Tennessee 99, Penn State 95, Florida 84, Florida 83, Alabama 83, Wisconsin 81, Wisconsin 80, Auburn 79,635 Season Average Year Average Games , * 25, , , , , , , * 20, ,669 5 *Includes game played at Soldier Field Homecoming Date Opponent Attendance Western Michigan 28, Eastern Michigan 27, Central Michigan 27, Temple 27, Eastern Michigan 26, Toledo 26, Southern Illinois 23, Southern Illinois 23, Akron 23, Eastern Michigan 23,350 MAC Single Game (Home) Date Opponent Attendance Western Michigan 28, Toledo 27, Eastern Michigan 27, Toledo 27, Central Michigan 27, Temple 27, Eastern Michigan 26, Ball State 26, Toledo 26, Akron 26,

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151 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY Retired Jerseys dave petzke SE Faribault, Minn. george bork QB Mount Prospect, Ill. In 1978, Dave Petzke made his No. 6 Northern Illinois University football jersey one of the most famous in the land. At 6-1, 180, Petzke was the master of the sideline curl pattern. His disciplined pass routes drew comparisons to National Football League great Raymond Berry. In two seasons after transferring from Waldorf (Iowa) College, No. 6 caught 148 career passes for 1,958 yards and 16 touchdowns. As a junior, Petzke finished seventh in the nation with 57 catches for 743 yards in A year later, he led the major college ranks with a school and then Mid-American Conference record 91 receptions for 1,215 yards and 11 TDs. Petzke won the 1978 NCAA Division 1-A receiving title by 29 catches. At the time, only three other players in the game s history Tulsa s Howard Twilley (134), Brigham Young s Jay Miller (100), and Idaho s Jerry Hendren (95) had caught more passes in one season. He still owns the Huskie school records for most receptions per game in a season (8.3) and in a career (6.7) and his six 100-yard receiving games in 1978 are tied with Justin McCareins for the single season school record. His 91 catches in 1978 are 14 more than any other player in NIU history. The Faribault, Minn., product received the school s highest major-college gridiron accolade by making third team Associated Press All-America as a senior. In 1987, he was inducted into the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame. Petzke s Career Honors and Awards Third Team Associated Press All-American, 1978 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year, 1978 All-Mid American Conference, 1978 NCAA Statistical Champion (Receiving Yards), 1978 MAC Statistical Champion (Receiving), 1978 Northern Illinois Most Valuable Player, 1977 Can-Am Game, 1978 Northern Illinois University Athletics Hall of Fame, 1987 Petzke s Career Receiving Stats Year Rec. Yds. Avg. TD , Total 148 1, George Bork is still synonymous with the forward pass. America s first collegiate passer at any level of football to throw for 3,000 yards in a season, No. 11 graduated with at least 16 national records. Even with an increasing emphasis on the passing game through the years, Bork still ranks among the all-division NCAA leaders in single-game completions (43), single-season passing efficiency (156.2), and career passing efficiency (141.8) and holds a multitude of NIU records. The slender 6-1, 178 crew-cut quarterback put coach Howard Fletcher s Huskies on the map. A two-time first team Little All-American, Bork, led Northern Illinois to its first season, a Mineral Water Bowl triumph, and the College Division national title in As a senior, the Mount Prospect, Ill., and Arlington product completed 244-of-374 passes for 3,077 yards and 32 touchdowns. He repeated as NCAA College Division passing and total offense leader ( ) and played in the North-South Shrine Game and the Challenge Bowl with teammate Hugh Rohrschneider. He still owns at least eight NIU passing records, including touchdown passes (game and season), 400-yard passing games (season and career) and passing efficiency (game). Bork was inducted into the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame in His No. 11 jersey was retired at halftime vs. Western Illinois on Sept. 7, He gained entry into the National Football Foundation s College Football Hall of Fame in Bork s Career Honors and Awards Honorable Mention Associated Press and UPI All-American, 1963 First Team Little All-American, 1962 and 1963 Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year, 1962 and 1963 First Team All-Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, 1962 and 1963 Northern Illinois Most Valuable Player, 1962 and 1963 NCAA Statistical Champion (Total Offense and Passing), 1962 and 1963 Placed in Heisman Trophy balloting, 1963 Mineral Water Bowl Most Outstanding Back, 1963 Challenge Bowl and North-South Shrine Bowl, 1963 Northern Illinois University Athletics Hall of Fame, 1983 College Football Hall of Fame, 1999 Bork s Career Passing Stats Year Att. Comp. Pct. Yds. TD , , Total ,

152 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY Retired Jerseys bob heimerdinger QB Riverside, Ill. Mark Kellar FB Carpentersville, Ill. When you talk about great Northern Illinois University quarterbacks, Bob Heimerdinger has a place at the top of the list. The 5-9, 160 Heimerdinger better known as the Huskie humdinger in those days ( ) authored a long list of Northern Illinois firsts. Heimer became the school s first national statistical champion winning the College Division total offense crown in both 1950 (1,782 yards) and 1951 (1,775 yards). As a senior, he led the Huskies to a record, the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Association title, and a bid to the then-tangerine Bowl. The Riverside-Brookfield product was Mr. Versatility.Throw the ball? No. 12 topped the nation in passing yardage (1,710) and touchdown strikes (16) in Run? His 78-yard TD rush vs. Nebraska-Omaha in 1949 still ranks among the 14 longest in school history. Punt? Who do you think rated ninth in the country at 38.3 yards per kick in 1951? Nearly 60 years later, Heimerdinger still ranks at the top of several NIU passing categories and still owns the Huskie marks for yards per completion in a season and a career. Inducted into the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1983, Heimer was the first player to have his jersey retired in Heimerdinger s Career Honors and Awards Honorable Mention Associated Press All-American, 1948 and 1951 First Team Little All-American, 1951 Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year, 1951 First Team All-Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, 1949, 1950 and 1951 NCAA Statistical Champion (Total Offense), 1950 and 1951 Northern Illinois Most Valuable Player, 1951 Northern Illinois University Athletics Hall of Fame, 1951 Heimerdinger s Career Passing Stats Year Att. Comp. Pct. Yds. TD , , Total , Northern Illinois University fullback Mark Kellar ran in the same circles as Tony Dorsett, Archie Griffin, John Cappelletti, and other great backs of his day. His running style might be compared to a runaway, 100-car freight train. The only thing that successfully derailed Kellar was an appendectomy his sophomore year. He missed two games and still netted 710 ground yards in People nicknamed him the Carpentersville Cruncher or Baby Bull for good reason. As a junior, his 1,316 yards ranked sixth in the NCAA. As a senior, the 6-0, 232-pounder bulldozed for 1,719 yards and 16 touchdowns on 291 carries to capture the 1973 NCAA Division I-A rushing championship. He beat national runner-up Dorsett by 133 yards and Griffin by 291 more that fall. Kellar produced three 200-yard plus rushing games, made four honorable mention All-America squads, was named to the United Press International National Backfield of the Week twice, and played in the North-South Shrine Game in No. 31 concluded his Huskie career with 3,745 yards, 743 attempts, 33 TDs, and yard rushing games. He was the 18th player in the history of major-college football to crack the 3,000-yard barrier. Most of Kellar s records were intact until the last five years and he remains one of the most prolific fullbacks in NCAA history. Kellar s jersey was retired in ceremonies after his final home game vs. Western Illinois ( ) and placed in a time capsule buried near Altgeld Hall. He was enshrined in the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame in Kellar s Career Honors and Awards AP, UPI, Kodak and Football News Honorable Mention All-American, 1973 NCAA Statistical Champion (Rushing), 1973 North-South Shrine Game, 1973 National Backfield of the Week Honoree, 1973 Northern Illinois Most Valuable Player, 1971, 1972 and 1973 Kellar s Career Rushing Stats Year No. Yds. Avg. TD , , Total 744 3,

153 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY college football hall of famers GEORGE BORK QB, Inducted in 1999 It was akin to one of his many spiral passes. Another George Bork classic. For the iconic Northern Illinois University quarterback of the 1960s, a dream came true in August 1999, when Bork became the first Huskie enshrined in the National Football Foundation s College Football Hall of Fame. More than 40 years after his last collegiate pass, Bork s name still dominates the passing section of the Huskie record book, and he continues to rank among the all-time NCAA leaders in several aerial categories. America s first collegiate passer at any level to throw for 3,000 yards in a single season, Bork s Huskies made national headlines. With the fabled Blitz-T formation, NIU was the gridiron version of a high-scoring, fastpaced basketball offense. A two-time unanimous Little All-America pick, Bork received votes on the Associated Press and United Press International major-college All-America units and garnered support in the Heisman Trophy balloting as a senior when Northern Illinois went , won the Mineral Water Bowl, and captured the AP and NAIA College Division National Championship in That success led to The House That Bork Built the new Huskie Stadium in 1965 and NCAA Division I-A status in The Mount Prospect, Ill., native and product of Arlington graduated from NIU with at least 16 national records. He completed 244- of-374 passes for 3,077 yards and 32 touchdowns during his mind-boggling senior year (1963). Bork repeated as the NCAA College Division passing and total offense statistical champion in 1962 and The same right arm that accounted for 6,782 career air yards and 60 TDs ( ) also produced 1,114 career points in basketball at Northern Illinois where he also earned NAIA honorable mention All-America honors as a junior. We were on the cutting edge. We were one of the first teams that went almost exclusively to passing, Bork said of his NIU offense. Fletch [NIU head coach Howard Fletcher] was way ahead of his time. We had a very innovative coach. After our years of throwing the ball, it became in vogue to do it. Jerry Rhome (of Tulsa), who went into the Hall of Fame with me, broke a lot of my records the very next year (1964). It became trendy to throw the ball. It started a trend in college and pro football until the defenses became dominant. In one game, I think we threw the ball 64 times (a school-record 68 in a conference championship-clinching victory vs. Central Michigan in 1963). At that time, that was pretty much unheard of, because of the uniqueness of what we were doing and the fact that we were winning all the time. It just really made for an exciting time. In those pre-espn days, Bork and the Huskies became media darlings. The crew-cut quarterback was profiled nationally in Sports Illustrated, Time, the New York Times, the New York Post, and the Christian Science Monitor. As a prep, Bork s best sport was basketball. He turned down a scholarship at Michigan in order to play both sports at Northern Illinois. tom beck QB/HB, Inducted in 2004 The man known as the last and probably the finest 60-minute, two-way player in Northern Illinois University history became the school s second alum to be enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame in August A double Northern Illinois graduate (1962 and 1967), Beck joined former Huskie teammate and fellow Little All-American selection George Bork in the College Football Hall of Fame. I feel honored to be alongside George, Beck said. When he came to campus in 1960, I knew he threw the ball better than I did. And that s when Fletch (Northern Illinois head football coach Howard Fletcher) asked me to play halfback. George was an outstanding passer, a great punter, and a super athlete. Believe me, I was just happy to be playing. A three-year Huskie football letterman ( ), Beck made the school s All-Century Team (1999) and was inducted into the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame (1987). As a Northern Illinois senior, he was named second team NAIA All-American at halfback, second team Academic All-American, first team NAIA All-District 20, first team All-Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference on both offense and defense, and Peoria Journal Star All-State, plus team MVP and tricaptain. Fletcher called him the finest all-around player in his 13-year NIU head coaching tenure. Beck later demonstrated that same versatility during his coaching career at every level. During his sideline tenure, Beck posted a record and a.724 winning percentage as the head coach at Illinois Benedictine ( in ), Elmhurst College (50-22 in ), and Grand Valley State (50-18 in ). He entered the profession as head coach at West Leyden ( ) and Lake Zurich ( ) high schools. Beck also served as offensive coordinator at Northern Illinois (1975), Notre Dame (1991), and Illinois (1992). In the pros, he coached a year for Marv Levy and the Chicago Blitz of the United States Football League (1984) and scouted two years for the National Football League s Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills. At Benedictine, Beck took a grid program that had endured 18 straight losing seasons and led the Eagles to 6-3, 8-2, 9-2, 7-3, and marks, plus national Top 10 rankings and team statistical championships. In 1971 and 1972, he was named NAIA District 20 Coach of the Year. Beck resurrected the Elmhurst grid fortunes in the same manner. Prior to his arrival, the Bluejays had only two winning years in 23 seasons. The Chicago product did similar magic at Grand Valley State. He inherited an 0-10 GVSU team that would do a 180-degree turn and finish 11-1 (1989) and 10-2 (1990). Beck was named Kodak NCAA College Division Region Coach of the Year in both those seasons for the Lakers. I really enjoyed my playing days at Northern, Beck recalled. I had the great fortune to play with some great guys

154 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY The year was In a rural hamlet named DeKalb, the Northern Illinois State Teachers College football squad put together a humdinger of a season. Yes, it was a very good year. Those 1951 Huskies one of only four undefeated, untied teams in the school s football history went 9-0-0, captured the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Association title, and outscored the opposition Mind you, this was not the average College Division team. With the school s first National Football League draft pick, another professional free agent, and the country s total offense leader, it is no wonder that Northern Illinois almost won a Tangerine Bowl bid. NI s Huskies of 1951 were a passing team, first, last, and three out of four times. As a team, the Huskies threw more and completed more passes for more yards than any other college team in the nation, the 1952 Northern yearbook bragged. The innovative genius behind this team was Northern Illinois athletics patriarch George Chick Evans. His main trigger man senior quarterback Bob Heimerdinger. The crew-cut Heimerdinger set coach Evans pro-type T-formation in motion. The 5-9 signal-caller did it all. A first team Associated Press Little All-American and the team and league Most Valuable Player, Heimerdinger was one of seven Northern Illinois performers honored as a First-Team All- IIAC choice. NIU finished the season as the nation s College Division total offense kingpin (1,775 yards) for the second year in a row. Ranked No. 1 in passing yardage (1,710 yards) and touchdown passes (16), and No. 2 in completions (103-of-225), Heimerdinger also ranked ninth in punting (38.3-yard average). At 6-2, 192 pounds, Fran Cahill was Heimerdinger s favorite receiver. A fellow future Northern Illinois Hall of Famer, he led the nation in receiving yardage (876), TD receptions (11), and ranked fourth in catches (40). Jack Pheanis started at fullback in 1951, contributing 254 ground yards and invaluable pass-blocking. Jim Lamb played opposite Cahill at end with Billy Graham (395 yards rushing) and Dick Schmidt (306 yards) at halfback. Co-captains George Acker and Frank Bieber anchored the offensive line at guard with All-IIAC Tony Biondi and Gil Memmen at tackle, and Wally Quarterback Bob Heimerdinger helped lead NIU to the 1951 IIAC title. huskie hall of fame undefeated iiac champions Beckman at center. Four other Huskie standouts won All-IIAC recognition on defense freshman linebacker Leo Schmidt, tackle Steve Mash, end Julius Brasini, and safety Dan Mojica. The Huskie defense picked off 29 passes 10 by Al Jones and eight by Mojica. Homecoming king Heimerdinger helped the alums celebrate in a triumph over Illinois State with a then school-record six TD passes (four to Cahill, including an 83-yarder). In the same contest, Northern Illinois picked off seven ISU aerials four by Mojica. Evans men put on a vintage performance in the 1951 regular-season finale at Nebraska-Omaha by winning in the final 35 seconds on kicker Pat McKillen s PAT kick after an unbelieveable comeback. Gung ho with the news of a possible post-season bowl berth, Northern Illinois scored first, stalled, and then rallied from a 26-6 deficit in the final 16 minutes. Touchdown catches by Cahill (13 yards) and Brasini (54 yards), plus McKillen s foot, closed the gap to Forcing a punt, the Huskies Len Scaduto returned it to the Omaha 45-yard line. Three plays later, Heimerdinger faced fourth down and 10. Fading back to pass and finding no open receivers, he scrambled up the middle, dodging three tacklers for a 24-yard gain. Two plays and 15 yards later, Evans put two quarterbacks in the backfield. Heimerdinger hit QB-turned-halfback Mojica with a flat pass worth six yards and six points with 0:35 left on the clock. Enter McKillen and a win. Corn, Cigar, or Tangerine Bowl, anyone? Northern Illinois governing body, the State Teachers College Board, nixed the bid because acceptance of one would extend the season almost seven weeks (from Nov. 17 until Jan. 1) and could even become a detriment to the educational program. Approximately 600 NISTC students and townspeople welcomed the victors Sunday evening at the Chicago & North Western train depot after the Nebraska-Omaha game. The 1951 team was enshrined in the Huskie Athletics Hall of Fame in The 1951 Season IIAC CHAMPIONS Sept. 22 W Wisconsin-Whitewater 7 Sept. 29 W Eastern Illinois* 7 Oct. 6 W Southern Illinois* 7 Oct. 13 W 35 Eastern Michigan* 21 Oct. 20 W 39 Illinois State* 13 Oct. 27 W 21 Nebraska-Peru 0 Nov. 2 W Central Michigan* 13 Nov. 10 W 20 Western Illinois* 7 Nov. 17 W Nebraska-Omaha 26 * denotes IIAC game

155 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY huskie hall of fame undefeated national champions Perfect. No. 1. National Champion. A select few college football teams can fill that billing. Northern Illinois University earned the title in Voted the country s top College Division unit by the Associated Press and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Huskies put together more than the season and the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship. The year that made George Bork famous. Coast-to-coast notoriety. Those 10 triumphs, including the victory over Missouri State in the Mineral Water Bowl, represent one of the finest campaigns in the school s rich gridiron legacy. Interest in the weekly Northern Illinois scores highlighted by such numbers as 55-7, 61-0, and 43-0 twice almost appeared incidental to the Huskie style of play. Of course, there were some close games, such as the success at Central Michigan for the IIAC title, or the come-from-behind win over Western Illinois the week before. But the real story, of course, was Howard Fletcher s coaching genius and Bork s passing wizardry. The two became synonymous with the forward pass. The slender 6-1, 178-pound Northern Illinois quarterback pumped the airways full of footballs, mind-boggling stats, and countless records at least 16 national marks at the end of his senior season. Look at the current school records, Bork still holds 17 Huskie standards in passing and total offense. America s first collegiate passer to reach 3,000 yards in a single season (3,077 on 244-of-374 completions and 32 touchdowns), Bork managed incredible feats from Fletcher s famed shotgun, spread, or blitz-t formation. In the IIAC championship showdown versus Central Michigan, he completed a record 43-of-68 pass attempts. During the last 93 seconds of the first half, Bork led a 72-yard touchdown march by connecting on 10-of-15 aerials. In 93 seconds. Against Western Illinois, Bork defied a defense dug in to stop the short pass. Trailing in the final period, Bork dodged two linemen, and launched a high-arching pass down the sideline to Gary Stearns in stride for a 66-yard TD bomb. Obviously, Bork had a lot of help from his friends starting with a great blocking offensive front that included center Bob Evans, guards Roger Smith and Dennis Harrison, and tackles Ken Slimko and Dave Mulderink. Naturally, the Huskies one-two receivers Hugh Rohrschneider (75 catches for 1,036 yards and 14 TDs in 1963) and Stearns (68 grabs for 931 yards and nine TDs) ranked the same way nationally. Versatile Jack Dean finished No. 4 in the nation. One of eight individuals from the 1963 squad to be enshrined in the Northern Illinois Hall of Fame (Fletcher, Bork, Rohrschneider, Stearns, and assistant coaches Bob Brigham, Jack Pheanis, and John Wrenn are the others), Dean was the all-purpose halfback. He rushed for 516 yards, caught 43 balls for 553 yards, and produced 260 more yards on punt and kickoff returns that season. By November, the Huskies were household words. Banner headlines proclaimed Bork Dazzles in bold type. A three-page spread A Big Man in Any League appeared in Sports Illustrated (Nov 11, 1963). There was mention in Time. Bork-Rohrschneider game film highlights went national on CBS- TV and the All-America duo s appearance in the North-South Shrine Game at the Orange Bowl made ABC-TV s Wide World of Sports. A Bork interview beamed nationwide on NBC radio s Weekend Monitor. He was the subject of a sports cartoon in the Christian Science Monitor and a full-page feature in the New York Daily News. A record 11 Northern Illinois performers received first team AII-IIAC recognition, starting with 1963 co-captains Bork and linebacker Mike Henigan. The others included Rohrschneider, Dean, Stearns, Mulderink, Evans, Smith, defensive end Lynn McCann, defensive tackle Dave Herstedt, and middle guard Tom Walz. Individually, Bork led the way with a carload of honors: Huskie and IIAC Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row, first team Little All- American by AP, UPI, NAIA, and the Williamson Rating Service, plus votes on the AP and UPI major-college units.rohrschneider also caught Little All- America honors second team by the AP and third team by the NAIA. Both Evans and Stearns won honorable mention berths from the NAIA. The success of this Northern Illinois team sparked plans for a new home on the west side of campus Huskie Stadium and an eventual move to the University Division ranks in The 1963 team was enshrined in the Huskie Athletics Hall of Fame in The 1963 Season IIAC CHAMPIONS / NATIONAL CHAMPIONS Sept. 14 W 55 Wisconsin-Whitewater 7 Sept. 21 W Winona State 0 Sept. 28 W Northeast Missouri State 12 Oct. 5 W 18 Nebraska-Omaha 7 Oct. 12 W 19 Hillsdale 13 Oct. 19 W 43 Illinois State* 0 Oct. 26 W Eastern Illinois* 0 Nov. 2 W 29 Western Illinois* 22 Nov. 9 W Central Michigan* 22 Mineral Water Bowl (Excelsior Springs, Mo.) Nov. 30 W 21 vs. Southwest Missouri State 14 * denotes IIAC game 154

156 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY huskie hall of fame MAC and California Bowl champions Oh, what a year. The Championship Season. From Lawrence, Kansas, to Fresno, Calif., Northern Illinois beat the odds. These Huskies achieved a series of firsts: a MAC championship; NIU s first triumph over a Big Eight Conference opponent; the school s first major bowl appearance and victory; a school-record 10 triumphs in 12 games; and a No. 30 ranking in the final Associated Press major poll. Ultimately, this Northern Illinois football team would produce seven National Football League draft choices, 19 professional players, eight All-Americans and five individual inductees into the school s Athletics Hall of Fame. Picked sixth in the official pre-season MAC poll, people in DeKalb knew differently. After all, coach Bill Mallory s Huskies headed into 1983 on the momentum of three straight triumphs at the end of the previous season. On the surface, Northern Illinois may have finished the year before. By the end of the 1982 season, the Huskies developed the soundness, balance, and maturity that were hallmarks of Mallory-coached ballclubs. By 1983 the Huskies were making believers out of everyone and California Bowl fever raged in DeKalb. Some caught the bug sooner than others. Perhaps during the upset victory at Kansas. Maybe sooner, such as during two-a-day practices in August. On November 19, the soon-to-be crowned MAC champions waited for the seconds to disappear from the Huskie Stadium scoreboard clock. The NIU Band played California Dreamin. Victory-starved fans started on the field with 27 seconds left. One enterprising student hung five in the end zone on a surfboard. At the final gun, a sea of Northern Illinois red stormed the field and the Huskie Stadium goalposts went down for a MAC record fifth time. For the second straight Saturday, that AstroTurf surface hosted the largest outdoor party in school history. For the first time since the Mineral Water Bowl in 1965, a Northern Illinois football team had somewhere to spend the postseason a December 17 date against Pacific Coast Athletic Association kingpin Cal State Fullerton in Fresno. On December 17, true to form, America s Most Exciting Bowl went down to the last 35 seconds when Jeff Sanders preserved Northern Illinois triumph by chasing Titan quarterback Damon Allen out Nose guard Doug Bartlett anchored the defensive line of the 1983 Huskies. of bounds on a fourth-and-one play at the CSF 48. Wearing his Northern Illinois No. 30 for the final time, fullback Lou Wicks emerged as one of the major heroes winning the Pacific Southwest Airlines team Most Valuable Player award with a career-best 119 yards on 14 carries. The 5-8, 198-pound fireplug made key blocks on both of tailback Darryl Richardson s touchdown runs. On the Huskies fifth play of the game, Wicks bulldozed around the right end for 39 yards to set up a Vince Scott 23- yard field goal, and later he burst up the middle on a draw for 30 more yards and a Scott 42-yard threepointer with 12:09 left to play. With 5:25 remaining, on fourth-and-one on its own 20-yard line, NIU sent Tim Tyrrell on a sneak behind offensive guard Todd Peat. The first down allowed Northern Illinois to milk almost four minutes off the clock. Fullerton s final series started on its own 25 with 1:48 left. The victory was NIU s first bowl win as a major college. Seven Huskies from the 1983 squad went on to be drafted in the National Football League from OT Scott Bolzan was selected in the ninth round (New England Patriots) in 1984 and two years later, DT Scott Kellar (5th round, Indianapolis Colts), SE Curt Pardridge (6th round, San Diego Chargers), and DT Steve O Malley (7th round, Indianapolis Colts) had their name called at the NFL Draft. In 1987, three more members of NIU s 1983 championship team were drafted as NG Doug Bartlett (4th round, Los Angeles Rams), LB Clarence Vaughn (8th round, Washington Redskins), and OG Todd Peat (11th round, St. Louis Cardinals) were chosen that year. The 1983 team was enshrined in the Huskie Athletics Hall of Fame in The 1983 Season MAC CHAMPIONS / CALIFORNIA BOWL CHAMPIONS Sept. 3 W Kansas 34 Sept. 10 L Wisconsin 37 Sept. 24 W Kent State* 7 Oct. 1 W Ball State* 14 Oct. 8 W 27 Western Michigan* 3 Oct. 15 W Eastern Michigan 15 Oct. 22 W 24 Bowling Green* 23 Oct. 29 W Miami (OH)* 0 Nov. 5 L Central Michigan* 30 Nov. 12 W 26 Toledo* 10 Nov. 19 W 41 Ohio* 17 California Bowl (Fresno, Calif.) Dec. 17 W 20 Cal State Fullerton 13 * denotes MAC game 155

157 Individuals NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY niu hall of fame Football members Name Years Sports Induction Acker, George Football, Basketball, Tennis 1991 Allen, Roy Flip Football, Basketball, Track & Field 1994 Beck, Tom Football 1987 Behan, Ed Football, Track & Field 1987 Bork, George Football, Basketball 1986 Brigham, Robert , Football, Athletic Director 1989 Brink, Larry Football 1978* Cahill, Frank Football, Baseball 1984 Cannon, Clarence Boots Football, Basketball, Baseball 1988 Clark, Larry Football 2002 Clark, Randy Football 1987 Concidine, Wes Football, Basketball, Track & Field 1995 Cooper, Elzie Football, Basketball, Baseball 1984 Dach, Adam Football 2005 Dantzler, T.C Wrestling, Football 2004 Davis, Chet Football, Basketball, Track & Field 1987 Dean, Jack Football 1985 Diem, Ryan Football 2013 Duffield, Bob Football 1987 Eck, Al Football, Track & Field 1989 Evans, George Chick Athletic Director, M. Basketball Coach, Football Coach 1978* Farney, John Football, Track & Field 1986 Fletcher, Howard Football Coach 1983 Flinn, Lewis Football, Basketball, Track 1984 Fortunato, Don Football 1988 Fowlie, Bob Football, Baseball 1987 Garner, Charles Wix Football, Basketball, Baseball, Golf 1978* Graham, Bill Football, Baseball 1986 Gregolunas, Bob Football 2015 Heimerdinger, Bob Football 1983 Hein, Karl Football, Wrestling, Track & Field 1986 Henigan, Harry Football, Basketball, Baseball 1986 Hunsberger, Floyd Football 1984 Ippoliti, Jerry , Coach, Conference Commissioner, Administrator 2007 Jarvi, Toimi Football, Basketball, Baseball 1988 Johnson, LeShon Football 2003 Kellar, Mark Football 1983 Kellar, Scott Football 1993 Krahenbuhl, Ollie Football, Basketball, Baseball 1985 Lalonde, John Football 1988 Larsen, Tego Football 1983 Lewandowski, Frank Football 1992 Luedeking, Wes , 56 Football 2009 MacDonald, Neal Football, Wrestling 2000 Mallory, Bill Football (Coach) 1999 McCairens, Justin Football 2011 McKinzie, Jim Football, Basketball, Baseball 1992 McKinzie, Ralph Basketball, Baseball, Coach/ Trainer 1978* McNamara, John Football 1984 Minnihan, Bill Football 1988 Mustapha, Jack Football, Basketball 1984 Nori, Reino Football, Basketball, Baseball Track & Field, Wrestling 1978* Novak, Joe Football (Coach) 2013 Pace, John Red Football, Basketball, Baseball 1978* Peat, Todd Football 1996 Petzke, Dave Football 1987 Pheanis, Jack , Football, M. Golf Coach 1988 Plaskas, Joe Football, Baseball 2005 Price, Bob Football, Basketball, Baseball 1986 Robinson, Stacey Football 2001 Rohrschneider, Hugh Football, Basketball 1986 Ross, Allen Football 1994 Saudargas, Alex Football, Wrestling 1985 Schmidt, Mel Football, Wrestling 1998 Scott, Vince Football 2002 Skoglund, Leonard Football, Basketball, Baseball 1984 Smith, Sam , 46 Football, Baseball 1993 Soltis, Bob Football, Baseball 1987 Spilis, John Football 1984 Stearns, Gary Football 1991 Strombom, Leland Football, Basketball, Baseball 1983 Stroup, Francis M. Swimming Coach, Huskie Fight Song 1998 Terna, Mike Football 2007 Thomas, Hollis Football 2006 Turner, Michael Football 2015 Tyrrell, Tim Football 1992 Wickstrom, Ernie Football 2004 Williams, Dick 1944, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track & Field 1983 Wittum, Tom Football, Baseball 1987 Wrenn, John Football Coach, Wrestling Coach, M. Tennis Coach 2004 Young, John Football, M-Basketball, Baseball, M-Track & Field Listed are all football-af iliated and administrative members of the Northern Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame. The NIU Athletics Hall of Fame originated in 1978 with the charter male induction class. After a ive-year hiatus, the hall has enshrined a class every autumn since The NIU women s athletics Hall of Fame started in 1986 and the two halls were integrated in For a complete listing of NIU Hall of Fame members from all sports, please go to teams Year Team Induction 1963 Football 1986 (Undefeated National College Division Champion) Howard Fletcher (Head Coach), Jerry Andres, George Bork (Capt.), Tom Bloom (Mgr.), Dave Broderick, Richard Calkins, David Casey, Ron Christian, David Cudden, Tom Dahlfors (Mgr.), Jack Dean, Robert Evans, Jeff Fort, Jack Frost, John Haar, Dennis Harrison, Michael Henigan (Capt.), Terry Henigan, David Herstedt, David Hildebrandt, Ed Janoski, Herb Jennings, Robert Johnson, Robert Kapheim (Mgr.), Robert Kerby, Jerry Kerner, Lynn McCann, Jim Modglin, Dave Mulderink, Robert Owens, William Pelkey, Hugh Rohrschneider, Jack Secord, Ken Slimko, Roger Smith, Roger Stark, Gary Stearns, Arny Vesely, Tom Walz, Charles Wood Football 1991 (Undefeated IIAC Champion) George Chick Evans (Head Coach), George Acker (Capt.), Ed Bauer, Walt Beckman, Frank Bieber (Capt.), Tony Biondi, Dan Bloom, Julius Brasini, Fran Cahill, Rocco Fiordelisi, Billy Graham, Don Hackel, Andy Halle, Bob Heimerdinger, Ron Hicks, Len Jacobson, Al Jones, Jim Lamb, Steve Mash, Gil Memmen, Dan Mojica, Vincent Musso, Pat McKillen, Jim McKinzie, Duane Nelson, John O Brien (Mgr.), Lawrence Pesetski, Matt Pesut, Jack Pheanis, Len Scaduto, Dick Schmidt, Leo Schmidt, Tom Schramm, Bob Schulze, John Smith, Walt Struckman Football 1995 (MAC, California Bowl III Champion) Bill Mallory (Head Coach), Carl Aikens, Doug Bartlett, Gene Belz, Todd Bex, Dave Bierman, Scott Bolzan (Capt.), Rich Burns, Gary Chapman, Rick Considine, Brendan Dolan, Dan Feely, Tim Griffin, Dave Heide, Bill Heinrich (Mgr.), Phil Herra, Lee Hicks, Steve Hirsch (Capt.), Scott Kellar, Joel Kinkade, Joe Law, Tom Leonard, Pat McAvoy, Ricky Mitchell, Jim Mukite (Capt.), Rastee Oce, Steve O Malley, Jon Orech, Curt Pardridge, Todd Peat, Steve Quinlan, Rick Reubin, Darryl Richardson, Art Rogers (Mgr.), Jeff Sanders, Gary Schlinger, Vince Scott, Reggie Sims, Vernon Sims, Sheldon Sobol, Greg Spicher, Darren Stahulak, Darryl Taylor, Jeff Tharp, Jim Tudor (Mgr.), Tim Tyrrell, Todd Van Keppel, Clarence Vaughn, Rob Wicinski, Lou Wicks.

158 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY Name Pos. Team(s) (Years) Career Highlights Aikens, Carl WR Los Angeles Raiders (1987) Started three games during strike; Totaled 8 rec. for 164 yds. (16.8) and 3 TD Barlett, Doug DT Philadelphia Eagles (1988) Played in 10 games and recorded one sack Behan, Charlie E Detroit Lions (1942) Caught four passes for 63 yards (15.8 avg.) in nine games Bishop, Ken NG Dallas Cowboys (2014- ) Saw action in three games and made two tackles as a rookie. Brink, Larry DE Los Angeles Rams ( ), Chicago Bears (1954) 3-time Pro Bowler ( ), First Huskie in NFL Drafted (17th round in 1948) Bolzan, Scott OL Cleveland Browns (1985) Saw action in the San Diego game Cieslak, Brad TE Cleveland Browns (2008), Buffalo Bills ( ) Made 2 starts in 2008; Had 6 rec. for 46 yds. in 7 games and 2 starts in 2006 Clark, Randy C St. Louis Cardinals ( ), Atlanta Falcons (1987) 1984 All-NFL selection; Started 58 of 94 games played, four-year starter ( ) Davis, Britt WR Denver Broncos (2010) Played in final three games of 2010 season with Denver. Diem, Ryan OT Indianapolis Colts ( ) Started 150 of 157 games at RT; First Huskie to start in a Super Bowl (S.B. XLI) English, Larry OLB San Diego Chargers ( ), Tampa Bay Bucs (2014- ) NIU s highest draft choice has 103 tackles and 12.0 sacks in 84 career games Fleck, P.J. WR San Francisco 49ers (2004) Played in one game and had a 10-yard punt return; On practice squad in 04, IR in 05 Free, Doug OT Dallas Cowboys (2007- ) Started 82-of-92 games including 75 consecutive in last five years Glasgow, Brian TE Chicago Bears (1987) Played in three games with one start during strike; Had 2 rec. for 16 yds. Golsteyn, Jerry QB New York Giants ( ), Baltimore Colts (1979), Detroit Lions (1979), Tampa Bay Buccaneers ( ) Started 9 of 21 games played and threw for 1,077 career yards.; NIU s NFL passing leader Graham, Dan C Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1989) Played in one game at center Hampton, Jermaine DB Indianapolis Colts ( ) Appeared in 10 games and made one tackle Hannula, Jim OT Cincinnati Bengals (1983) Played in 15 games Hawthorne, Duane CB Dallas Cowboys ( ) Started 16 of 56 games with 6 career INT; Had 3 INT in 99 and 11 starts in 2001 Hill, Darrell WR Tennessee Titans ( ) Played in 33 career games, mainly on special teams; Had 1 fumble recovery in 04 Hirsch, Steve DB Detroit Lions (1987) Appeared in three games with one start during strike Hurd, Sam WR Dallas Cowboys ( ), Chicago Bears (2011) Made 53 career rec. for 739 yards with 13.9 avg. in 77 games; Had 19 rec. for 314, 1 TD in 07 Jacoby, Mitch TE St. Louis Rams ( ), Kansas City Chiefs (1999) Played in 24 games with 3 rec. for 16 yards; Both career starts came in 1997 Jarvi, Toimi HB Philadelphia Eagles (1944), Pittsburgh Steelers (1945) Totaled 40 rushing yards, one catch and 1 INT in six games; Punted and also returned punts Johnson, LeShon RB Green Bay Packers ( ), Arizona Cardinals ( ), New York Giants ( ) Totaled 955 career rushing yards, 43 receptions and 5 TD; Rushed for 634 yards in 8 starts in 96 Kellar, Mark RB Minnesota Vikings ( ) Played in 33 games and had 74 career yards on 25 carries with five receptions Kellar, Scott NT Indianapolis Colts ( ) Started 10 of 17 games played; Made 8 starts as rookie with one sack in 86 Latin, Jerry RB St. Louis Cardinals ( ), Los Angeles Rams (1978) Totaled 560 career rush yds. with 4 TD, 16 rec. for 152 yds; Had 22.1 career KOR avg. McCareins, Justin WR Tennessee Titans ( , 08), N.Y. Jets ( ) NIU s all-time NFL receiving leader; Has 240 career rec. for 3,676 yds. and 16 TD Melvin, Rashaan CB Tampa Bay Buccaneers ( ), Baltimore Ravens (2014- ) Made 17 tackles in three games and two starts with the Ravens. Meyers, Jerry DT Chicago Bears ( ), Kansas City Chiefs (1980) Played in 49 career games and had one fumble recovery Moore, Ken TE Minnesota Vikings (1978) Appeared in six games Nordin, Jake FB Baltimore Ravens (2007), Detroit Lions ( ) Converted fullback appeared in one game in 2007 and four in 2009; spent 10 on IR Nori, Reino HB Brooklyn Dodgers (1937), Chicago Bears (1938) Had 81 rushing yards on 26 attempts in six games during his first season Palmer, Nathan WR Indianapolis Colts (2012), Denver Broncos (2014- ) Caught one pass for minus four yards in five games with the Colts Pardridge, Curt WR Seattle Seahawks (1987) Caught 8 passes for 145 yds. (18.1 avg.) and one TD in three games during strike Peat, Todd G St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals ( ), Los Angeles Raiders (1990, ) NFL All-Rookie Team ( 87), Ed Block Courage Award ( 93); Played 79 games with 36 starts Petway, David DB Green Bay Packers (1981) Played in seven games Rosado, Dan OL San Diego Chargers ( ) Started 14 of 16 games played; Made 11 starts at center during 88 season Roth, Pete RB Miami Dolphins (1987) Played in three games during strike; Had 24.5 KOR avg., 10 rush yds., 1 FR Sims, Reggie TE Cincinnati Bengals (1987) Appeared in one game during strike Smith, Chris DB St. Louis Rams (2011) Posted three solo tackles in three games Spann, Chad RB Pittsburgh Steelers (2011), Houston Texans (2013) Played in the Steelers 2011 Wild Card Playoff game at Denver Spilis, John WR Green Bay Packers ( ) Recorded 27 receptions for 446 yds., and one TD in 40 career games Thomas, Hollis DT Philadelphia Eagles ( ), New Orleans Saints ( ) NIU s NFL leader in games (162), tackles (481) and sacks (20); Played in Super Bowl XXXIX Turner, Michael RB Atlanta Falcons ( ), NIU s NFL rushing leader; 2-Time All-Pro (2008, 10) 2nd in MVP voting (2008) San Diego Chargers ( ) Career stats include 7,338 yards and 66 TDs on 1, 639 carries in 134 games, 70 catches for 528 yds Tyrrell, Tim QB Atlanta Falcons ( ), L.A. Rams ( ), Pittsburgh Steelers (1989) USA Today All-NFL selection ( 85); Played 66 career games as fullback Vaughn, Clarence DB Washington Redskins ( ) Only NIU player with two Super Bowl Rings; Played in 48 gms. with 1 sack, 1 FR Ward, Jimmie DB San Francisco 49ers (2014- ) First round draft choice made 20 tackles in eight games as a rookie. Wedige, Scott C Arizona Cardinals (2012), Cincinnati Bengals (2013) Played in two games at center with the Cardinals in 2012 Wilson, Tracy DB New York Jets (2011), Tennessee Titans (2012) Made five tackles, three solo, in five games with Jets; four stops in nine games with Titans Wittum, Tom P San Francisco 49ers ( ) Two-time Pro Bowler ( ); Recorded a 40.8 punting avg. in 70 career games Wolfe, Garrett RB Chicago Bears ( ) 536 all-purpose yds. in 50 games; 282 rush yds on 72 totes; 39 tackles on special teams NOTE: Players listed appeared in at least one regular season game per league and team records. Active players in bold. As of August 8, there are nine former Huskies in NFL training camps to begin senior WR Da Ron Brown was a seventh-round draft choice of the Kansas City Chiefs, while TE Tim Semisch (Dolphins) and RB Cameron Stingily (Steelers) signed as free agents. Meanwhile, veteran OL Doug Free (Cowboys) enters his ninth year huskies in the nfl NIU in the NFL Notes in Dallas and Larry English (Buccaneers) is in his his seventh year in the league, while CB Rashaan Melvin (Ravens), 2014 irst round draft choice Jimmie Ward (49ers) and fellow rookie Ken Bishop (Cowboys) saw their irst NFL game action last season. WR Nathan Palmer (Broncos) also return after spending 2014 on the practice squad.

159 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY huskies and the nfl In the draft Year Name (Pos.) Team Rd./Overall 1948 Larry Brink (DE) Los Angeles Rams 17/ Fran Cahill (DE) New York Giants 19/ Tom Rosenow (DT) San Francisco 49ers 16/ John Spilis (SE) Green Bay Packers 3/ Tom Wittum (P/K) San Francisco 49ers 8/ Larry Clark (LB) Pittsburgh Steelers 5/128 Willie Hatter (SE) Miami Dolphins 7/178 John Nokes (LB) Philadelphia Eagles 9/ Mark Kellar (FB) Minnesota Vikings 6/ Jerry Latin (TB) St. Louis Cardinals 11/ Bob Gregolunas (LB) Kansas City Chiefs 6/167 Jerry Golsteyn (QB) New York Giants 12/333 Jerry Meyers (DT) Chicago Bears 15/ Ken Moore (TE) Minnesota Vikings 5/ Randy Clark (OT) Chicago Bears 8/ Jim Hannula (OT) Cincinnati Bengals 9/ Scott Bolzan (OT) New England Patriots 9/ Scott Kellar (DT) Indianapolis Colts 5/117 Curt Pardridge (SE) San Diego Chargers 6/ Steve O Malley (DT) Indianapolis Colts 7/ Doug Bartlett (NG) Los Angeles Rams 4/91 Clarence Vaughn (LB) Washington Redskins 8/219 Todd Peat (OG) St. Louis Cardinals 11/ Brett Tucker (CB) Houston Oilers 8/ LeShon Johnson (RB) Green Bay Packers 3/ Ryan Diem (OG) Indianapolis Colts 4/118 Justin McCareins (WR) Tennessee Titans 4/ Darrell Hill (WR) Tennessee Titans 7/ Michael Turner (RB) San Diego Chargers 5/ Garrett Wolfe (RB) Chicago Bears 3/93 Doug Free (OT) Dallas Cowboys 4/ Larry English (DE) San Diego Chargers 1/ Chandler Harnish (QB) Indianapolis Colts 7/ Jimmie Ward (DB) San Francisco 49ers 1/30 Ken Bishop (DT) Dallas Cowboys 7/ Da Ron Brown (WR) Kansas City Chiefs 7/233 NIU NFL Draft Quick Facts Total Draftees: 36 Highest Draftee: Larry English, 16th overall (Chargers), 2009 Highest Draftee (By Round): First, Larry English (Chargers, 2009); Jimmie Ward (49ers, 2014) Most Players Selected in One Draft: Three, in 1973, 1976, and 1986 In the super bowl Super Bowl XXII (1988): Washington Redskins 42, Denver Broncos 10 Clarence Vaughn, DB, Redskins Super Bowl XXVI (1992): Washington Redskins 37, Buffalo Bills 24 Clarence Vaughn, DB, Redskins Super Bowl XXXIX (2005): New England Patriots 24, Philadelphia Eagles 21 Hollis Thomas, DT, Eagles Super Bowl XLI (2007): Indianapolis Colts 29, Chicago Bears 17 Ryan Diem, OT, Colts Super Bowl XLIV (2010): New Orleans Saints 31, Indianapolis Colts 17 Ryan Diem, OT, Colts NFL honors World Champions (Pre-Super Bowl) 1951 Larry Brink, DE, Los Angeles Rams Pro Bowlers 1950 Larry Brink, DE, Los Angeles Rams 1951 Larry Brink, DE, Los Angeles Rams 1952 Larry Brink, DE, Los Angeles Rams 1973 Tom Wittum, P, San Francisco 49ers 1974 Tom Wittum, P, San Francisco 49ers 2008 Michael Turner, RB, Atlanta Falcons 2010 Michael Turner, RB, Atlanta Falcons As part of the Redskins Super Bowl XXII and XXVI championship teams, Clarence Vaughn is the only former Huskie with two Super Bowl rings. All-Rookie Team 1987 Todd Peat, OG, St. Louis Cardinals (UPI, Pro Football Weekly, PFWA, Football Digest) 1996 Hollis Thomas, DT, Philadelphia Eagles (Football News) All-NFL Team 1984 Randy Clark, C, St. Louis Cardinals (NEA) 1985 Tim Tyrrell, FB, Atlanta Falcons (USA Today) 2008 Michael Turner, RB, Atlanta Falcons (1st Team - AP) 2010 Michael Turner, RB, Atlanta Falcons (2nd Team - AP) Ed Block Courage Award 1993 Todd Peat, OG, Los Angeles Raiders 1999 LeShon Johnson, RB, New York Giants Jimmie Ward became the second Huskie to be taken in the first round when the San Francisco 49ers picked him with the 30th overall selection of the 2014 NFL Draft. 158 Left: Larry Brink was a world champion and three-time Pro Bowler with the Rams. Right: Todd Peat earned the NFL s Ed Block Courage Award in

160 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY huskies in pro football Canadian Football League Arena Football League Name Pos. Team (Years) Antione, Andy WR Montreal Alouettes ( ) Arrindell, Duane OG Montreal Alouettes (1996) Bork, George QB Montreal Alouettes (1964, 66-67) Bowen, Orlando DE Toronto Argonauts ( ) Carter, Donnavan DB Toronto Argonauts ( ), Ottawa Renegades ( ), Hamilton Tiger-Cats ( ) Davis, Eddie DB Birmingham Barracudas (1995), Calgary Stampeders ( ), Saskatchewan Roughriders ( ) Drew, Randee DB Montreal Alouettes ( ) Edmonton Eskimos ( ) Duclair, Farrell LB Calgary Stampeders ( ) Harris, A.J. RB Edmonton Eskimos (2008), British Columbia Lions (2009) Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2010) Lynch, Jordan QB Edmonton Eskimos (2014- ) Sholdice, Derek OT Edmonton Eskimos ( ), Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1998) Smith, Chris DB Montreal Alouettes (2014) Stephen, Courtney S Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2013- ) Sutherland, Garrett LB Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1998) Sutherland, Mike C Saskatchewan Roughriders (1996), Montreal Alouettes ( ), Winnipeg Blue Bombers ( ), Ottawa Renegades ( ) Wolfe, Garrett RB Montreal Alouettes (2012) Grey Cup Participant 2014 Courtney Stephen, DB, Hamilton Tiger-Cats 2013 Courtney Stephen, DB, Hamilton Tiger-Cats 2009 Eddie Davis, DB, Saskatchewan Roughriders 2007 Eddie Davis, DB, Saskatchewan Roughriders - CHAMPIONS 1999 Eddie Davis, DB, Calgary Stampeders 1998 Eddie Davis, DB, Calgary Stampeders - CHAMPIONS Name Pos. Team (Years) Aikens, Carl WR Chicago Bruisers ( ), Dallas Texans ( ), Orlando Predators ( ), Milwaukee Mustangs (1994) Ashford, Perez WR Portland Thunder (2015- ) Azar. Steve K Chicago Rush (2006), Las Vegas Gladiators (2007), Utah Blaze (2008), New York Dragons (2008), Alabama Vipers (2010) Baker, Kent K Detroit Fury (2001) Clark, Tyrone LB Iowa Barnstormers (2014) Cox, Landon WR Chicago Rush (2013) Hennings, Ted OL/DL Detroit Drive (1991), Dallas Texans ( ) Hill, Darrell WR Philadelphia Soul (2008) McGhghy, Matt OL Los Angeles Avengers ( ) Mitchell, Deon WR/DB Grand Rapids Rampage (2001) Mitchell, Ricky WR/DB Pittsburgh Gladiators (1987) Chicago Bruisers (1988) Moore, Martel WR Portland Thunder (2015- ) O Malley, Steve OL/DL New England Steamrollers (1988) Onyebuagu, Jason OL/DL Milwaukee Mustangs (2011) Ray, Corey WR/DB Cincinnati Rockers (1992) Rose, C.J. FB/LB Albany Firebirds (1997) Salerno, Mike K Oklahoma City Yard Dawgs (2010), Kansas City Command (2011), Chicago Rush (2012) Sheldon, Dan WR Chicago Rush (2008) Smith, Chris DB Tampa Bay Storm ( ), Jacksonville Sharks (2015- ) Smith, Donald DB Tampa Bay Storm (2014) Strickland, Ralph WR/DB Milwaukee Mustangs (1997) Arena Football Hall of Fame 2000 Carl Aikens, WR-DB All-Stars 2007 East Division Randee Drew, DB, Montreal Alouettes 2006 CFL/West Division Eddie Davis, DB, Saskatchewan Roughriders 2005 CFL/West Division Eddie Davis, DB, Saskatchewan Roughriders 2004 CFL/West Division Eddie Davis, DB, Saskatchewan Roughriders 2001 West Division Eddie Davis, DB, Saskatchewan Roughriders 2000 CFL/West Division Eddie Davis, DB, Calgary Stampeders Draft Choices Year Name (Pos.) Team Rd./Overall 1995 Derek Sholdice (OT) Edmonton Eskimos 2/ Mike Sutherland (C) Saskatchewan Roughriders 1/3 Duane Arrindell (OG) Edmonton Eskimos 1/7 Farrell Duclair (LB) Calgary Stampeders 1/8 Alton Francis (TB) Saskatchewan Roughriders 3/23 James Eggink (DE) Montreal Alouettes 5/ Jamie Macdonald (OT) British Columbia Lions 5/ Garrett Sutherland (LB) Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4/ Orlando Bowen (DE) Edmonton Eskimos 6/ Donnavan Carter (FS) Toronto Argonauts 1/ Courtney Stephen (DB) Hamilton Tiger-Cats 2/8 Eddie Davis, DB 2015 Canadian Football League Hall of Fame NIU NIU s Eddie Davis enjoyed a 15-year career in the CFL, won a pair of Grey Cup titles and was enshrined in the Saskatchewan Roughriders Plaza of Honor on Sept. 20, 2013.

161 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY World Football League (1974) Name Pos. Team (Years) Gilbert, Jim P Chicago Winds (1975) Kellar, Mark FB Chicago Fire (1974), Chicago Winds (1975) Marks, Richard LB Chicago Winds (1975) Draft Choices Year Name (Pos.) Team Rd./Overall 1974 Mark Kellar (FB) Chicago Fire 7th United States Football League ( ) Name Pos. Team (Years) Gill, Max DT Michigan Panthers (1984) Glasgow, Brian TE Chicago Blitz (1984) Golsteyn, Jerry QB Orlando Renegades (1985) Rosado, Dan G Houston Gamblers (1985) Draft Choices Year Name (Pos.) Team Rd./Overall 1983 Larry Alleyne (LB) Chicago Blitz territorial draft Rich Barrent (OG) Chicago Blitz territorial draft 1984 Carl Aikens (WR) Chicago Blitz territorial draft Scott Bolzan (OT) Chicago Blitz territorial draft Tim Tyrrell (QB) Chicago Blitz territorial draft 1985 Pete Roth (RB) Orlando Renegades 6/ Curt Pardridge (SE) Orlando Renegades 4/22 Steve O Malley (DT) Arizona Outlaws 4/23 Xtreme Football League (2001) Name Pos. Team (Years) Johnson, LeShon RB Chicago Enforcers Draft Choices Year Name (Pos.) Team Rd./Overall 2000 Mitch Jacoby (TE) Chicago Enforcers 40/313 LeShon Johnson (RB) Chicago Enforcers 45/360 huskies in pro football WLAF/NFL Europa ( ) Name Pos. Team (Years) Atkinson, Brian LB Rhein Fire (2006) Collins, McAllister C Scottish Claymores (2002) Drew, Randee CB Cologne Centurions (2005) Finlen, Chris QB Barcelona Dragons (2003), Amsterdam Admirals (2005) Graham, Dan C Montreal Machine (1991) Hawthorne, Duane CB Scottish Claymores (2000) Lee, Rob CB Frankfurt Galaxy (2006) McGhghy, Matt G Frankfurt Galaxy (2006) Mitchell, Deon WR Scottish Claymores (2000) Peat, Todd G Frankfurt Galaxy (1995) Sheldon, Dan WR Cologne Centurions (2007) Talley, Charles RB England Monarchs (1998) World Bowl Champions 1995 Todd Peat, OL, Frankfurt Galaxy 2006 Matt McGhghy, OL, and Rob Lee, DB, Frankfurt Galaxy Draft Choices Year Name (Pos.) Team Rd./Overall 1991 Ted Hennings (DT) Birmingham Fire 9th 1998 Charles Talley (TB) England Monarchs 12/67 Co-Defensive MVP 2000 Duane Hawthorne, CB, Scottish Claymores Todd Peat (NIU ), LeShon Johnson ( ) and Mark Kellar ( ) are three Huskies who played football professionally in the NFL and in one of the now defunct professional leagues

162 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY Jimmie Ward collected first team All-American honors from Sports Illustrated in 2013, in addition to third and fourth team recognition from the Associated Press and Phil Steele, respectively Floyd Hunsberger, HB (AP-hm) 1951 Bob Heimerdinger, QB (AP-hm) 1963 George Bork, QB (AP-hm, UPI-hm) 1965 Ron Christian, QB (AP-hm) 1969 John LaLonde, FB (AP-hm) 1971 Willie Hatter, SE (AP-hm) 1973 Mark Kellar, FB (AP-hm, UPI-hm, FN-hm, K-hm) 1977 Frank Lewandoski, LB (AP-hm) 1978 Dave Petzke, SE (AP-3rd) 1979 Frank Lewandoski, LB (AP-hm) Randy Clark, OT (AP-hm) Steve Claussen, DE (AP-hm) 1980 Mike Terna, LB (AP-hm) Dave Petway, SS (AP-hm) 1981 Mike Chelovich, OG (AP-hm) 1982 Rich Barrent, OG (AP-hm) Max Gill, DT (AP-hm) Brian Glasgow, TE (AP-hm) Pete Roth, TB (AP-hm) 1983 Scott Bolzan, OT (AP-hm) Darryl Richardson, TB (AP-hm) Vince Scott, PK (AP-hm) Jeff Sanders, CB (AP-hm) 1984 Scott Kellar, DT (AP-hm) Todd Peat, OG (AP-hm) Todd Van Keppel, P (AP-hm) 1985 Doug Bartlett, NG (AP-hm) Todd Peat, OT (AP-hm) 1986 Todd Peat, OG (AP-3rd) Doug Bartlett, NG (AP-hm) 1987 Ted Karamanos, OG (AP-hm) 1988 Ron Delisi, ILB (AP-hm) Brett Tucker, CB (AP-hm) 1989 Ron Delisi, ILB (TSN-hm) Stacey Robinson, QB (TSN-hm, FN-hm) 1990 Stacey Robinson, QB (UPI-hm, FN-hm, PFW-hm) Cary Caliendo, DE (FN-hm) Adam Dach, FB (FN-hm) John Ivanic, PK (FN-hm) Eric Wenckowski, C (FN-hm) 1991 Adam Dach, FB (FN-hm) Steve Henriksen, ILB (FN-hm) Larry Wynn, FLK (FN-hm) huskie all-americans LeShon Johnson, TB (UPI-hm, FN-hm) Brad Capes, OT (Football News-hm) Brian Steger, PK (FN-hm) Steve Wild, OLB (FN-hm) 1993 LeShon Johnson, TB (AP-1st, UPI-1st, FN-1st, K-1st, FN-1st, WC-1st, FWAA-1st, TSN-1st, PFW-1st) Gerald Nickelberry, LB (FN-hm) Tim O Brien, OG (FN-hm) Raymond Roberts, TE (FN-hm) Brian Steger, PK (FN-hm) 1994 Chris O Neal, C (FN-hm) 2000 Ryan Diem, OT (FN-3rd) Justin McCareins, FLK (FN-hm) 2001 Steve Azar, PK (FN-hm) 2002 Dan Sheldon, WR (FD-2nd, CFC-2nd; CNNSI-hm) Michael Turner, TB (FD-2nd, TSN-3rd, CNNSI-hm; PFW-hm) 2003 Steve Azar, PK (CFN-hm) Michael Turner, TB (AP-2nd; CNNSI-2nd; TSN-2nd; CSR-2nd; CFN-hm; R-hm) 2004 Dan Sheldon, PR (CFN-hm) Garrett Wolfe, TB (CFN-hm, CNNSI-hm) 2005 Sam Hurd, WR (SI-hm) Garrett Wolfe, TB (CFN-hm) 2006 Garrett Wolfe, TB (P-1st, AP-3rd, CFN-3rd; SI-hm) Doug Free, OT (CFN-3rd, PFW-hm) 2007 Larry English, DE (PS-4th) 2008 Larry English, DE (PS-3rd, PFW-hm) 2011 Scott Wedige, C (CBS-2nd) Chandler Harnish, QB (SI-hm) Trevor Olson, OT (PS, 4th) 2012 Jordan Lynch, All-Purpose (AP-2nd, PS-2nd); QB (CBS-3rd, SI-hm) 2013 Jordan Lynch, All-Purpose (AP-1st, L-1st, PS-1st); QB (CBS-2nd, USA-2nd, SI-hm) Jimmie Ward, S (SI-1st, USA-1st, AP-3rd, ATH-3rd, PS-4th) Tommylee Lewis, All-Purpose (SI-hm) KEY: AP=Associated Press; ATH=Athlon; CBS=CBSSports.com; CFC=CollegeFootball.com; CFN=CollegeFootballNews.com; CNNSI=CNN/Sports Illustrated; CSR=CollegeSportsReport. com; FD=Football Digest; FN=Football News; FWAA=Football Writers Association of America/ Scripps; K=Kodak; L=Lindy s; P=Playboy; PFW=Pro Football Weekly; PS=Phil Steele; R=Rivals.com; SI=Sports Illustrated; TSN=The Sporting News; UPI=United Press International; USA=USA Today; WC= Walter Camp Foundation. Jordan Lynch garnered All-American honors from six different organizations in 2013, including first team recognition from the Associated Press, Lindy s and Phil Steele.

163 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY huskie all-americans Alan Baxter (90) and Nabal Jefferson (99), along with tight end Jason Schepler, were named Academic All-Americans by the College Sports Information Directors of America in NIU led the nation with three players on the first and second teams. Academic All-Americans 1960 Dick Metzcus, E (CoSIDA-2nd) 1961 Tom Beck, QB (CoSIDA-2nd) 1962 J. Walter Smith, DB (CoSIDA-hm) 1973 Jeff Eckmann, DT (CoSIDA-2nd) 1976 Jim Jacobson, OT (CoSIDA-2nd) 1993 Steve Wild, OLB (CoSIDA-2nd) 1996 Patrick Stephen, SS (CoSIDA-2nd) 1997 Patrick Stephen, FS (CoSIDA-2nd) 1998 Patrick Stephen, SS (CoSIDA-2nd) 2000 Thomas Hammock, TB (CoSIDA-1st) 2001 Thomas Hammock, TB (CoSlDA-1st) 2003 P.J. Fleck, WR (CoSIDA-2nd) 2012 Alan Baxter, DE (CoSIDA-1st) Nabal Jefferson, NG (CoSIDA-2nd) Jason Schepler, TE (CoSIDA-2nd) Academic All-DISTRICT (CoSIDA) 2002 Jason Frank, DL (1st Team) Josh Haldi, QB (2nd Team Dan Sheldon, WR (2nd Team) Tim Vincent, OL (2nd Team) 2003 P.J. Fleck, WR (1st Team) Rob Lee, DB (1st Team) Jake VerStraete, OL (1st Team) 2004 Josh Haldi, QB (1st Team) Rob Lee, DB (1st Team) Dan Sheldon, WR (1st Team) Jake VerStraete, OL (1st Team) 2006 Brad Benson, DT (1st Team) Mark Reiter, SS (1st Team) 2007 Jon Brost, OT (1st Team) 2008 Jon Brost, OT (1st Team) Craig Rusch, DE (1st Team) 2011 Nabal Jefferson, DT 2012 Alan Baxter, DE Nabal Jefferson, NG Jason Schepler, TE Rob Sterling, FB 2014 Rob Sterling, FB freshman All-Americans 1987 Cary Caliendo, DE (TSN-1st) Kevin Cassidy, FS (TSN-1st) 1988 Adam Dach, FB (TSN-1st) 2000 Steve Azar, PK (FN-1st; TSN-2nd) 2003 Doug Free, OT (TSN-3rd) 2004 Chris Nendick, PK (TSN-2nd) 2005 Jon Brost, OT (TSN-3rd) Tim McCarthy, LB (FWAA-1st, TSN-hm) Craig Rusch, DE (CFN-3rd) 2006 Eddie Adamski, C (FWAA-1st, TSN-hm) 2007 Alex Kube, S (FWAA-1st, TSN-1st) 2009 Sean Progar, DE (PS-2nd) Sophomore All-Americans 2006 Larry English, DE (CFN-3rd) 2007 Justin Anderson, TB (CFN-3rd) 2012 Tyler Loos, OT (CFN-hm) Little All-Americans 1951 Bob Heimerdinger, QB (AP-1st) 1953 Wes Luedeking, HB (WS-hm) 1958 Lew Flinn, QB (NAIA-2nd) 1959 Lew Flinn, QB (NAIA-2nd) Al Eck, E (NAIA-2nd) Joe Plaskas, FB (NAIA-hm) 1960 Al Eck, E (NAIA-2nd, AP-hm) 1961 Tom Beck, HB (NAIA-2nd) 1962 George Bork, QB (AP-1st, UPI-1st, WS-1st, NAIA-1st) Hugh Rohrschneider, E (AP-2nd, NAIA-2nd) 1963 George Bork, QB (AP-1st, UPI-1st, WS-1st, NAIA-1st) Hugh Rohrschneider, E (NAIA-2nd, AP-3rd) Bob Evans, C (NAIA-hm) Gary Stearns, E (NAIA-hm) 1965 Ron Christian, QB (AP-3rd) KEY: AP=Associated Press; NAIA=National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics; UPI=United Press International; WS=Williamson Service

164 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME 1999 George Bork, QB 2004 Tom Beck, Coach HEISMAN TROPHY BALLOTING 1963 George Bork, QB (voting unavailable) 1990 Stacey Robinson, QB (38th place, 2 pts, 2 3rd place votes) 1993 LeShon Johnson, TB (6th place, 176 pts, 5 1st place votes, 51 2nd place, 59 3rd place) 2003 Michael Turner, TB (18th place, 3 pts, 3 3rd place votes) 2006 Garrett Wolfe (11th place, 29 pts) 2012 Jordan Lynch (7th place, 52 pts) 2013 Jordan Lynch (3rd place, 558 pts, 40 1st place votes, 149 2nd place, 140 3rd place) MAXWELL AWARD 2006 Garrett Wolfe, TB (Semifinalist) WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2011 Chandler Harnish, QB (Semifinalist) 2013 Jordan Lynch, QB (Finalist) DOAK WALKER AWARD 1993 LeShon Johnson, TB (Finalist) 2006 Garrett Wolfe, TB (Semifinalist) JOHNNY UNITAS GOLDEN ARM AWARD 2013 Jordan Lynch, QB (Finalist) DAVEY O BRIEN NATIONAL QUARTERBACK AWARD 2013 Jordan Lynch, QB (Semifinalist) MANNING QUARTERBACK AWARD 2012 Jordan Lynch, QB (Finalist) 2013 Jordan Lynch, QB (Finalist) AT&T ALL-AMERICA PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2013 Jordan Lynch, QB (Finalist) JIM THORPE AWARD 2013 Jimmie Ward, S (Semifinalist) WUERFFEL TROPHY 2011 Chandler Harnish, QB (Finalist) CAMPBELL TROPHY (Formerly Draddy Trophy) 2006 Doug Free, OT (Semifinalist) 2008 Jon Brost, OT (Semifinalist) 2009 Brandon Bice, DE (Semifinalist) 2010 Mike Krause, DT (Semifinalist) 2011 Chandler Harnish, QB (Finalist) 2012 Nabal Jefferson, NG (Finalist) 2013 Matt Krempel, OT (Semifinalist) 2014 Rob Sterling, FB (Semifinalist) NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD 1998 Patrick Stephen, FS 2004 Josh Haldi, QB 2011 Chandler Harnish, QB 2012 Nabal Jefferson, NG NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION HAMPSHIRE HONOR SOCIETY 2010 Brandon Bice, DE 2014 Matt Krempel, OL 2011 Mike Krause, DL 2015 Luke Eakes, TE 2012 Chandler Harnish, QB Jason Meehan, DE Adam Kiel, TE Rob Sterling, FB Joe Pawlak, G 2013 Alan Baxter, DE Nabal Jefferson, NG Ryan Neir, P Jason Schepler, TE Courtney Stephen, S national honors NCAA WALTER BYERS AWARD 2013 Nabal Jefferson, NG (Finalist) NCAA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2013 Nabal Jefferson, NG TOUCHDOWN CLUB OF COLUMBUS MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 2009 Jake Coffman, DE 2011 Chandler Harnish, QB TOUCHDOWN CLUB OF COLUMBUS CHIC HARLEY AWARD 2013 Jordan Lynch, QB LOWE S SENIOR CLASS AWARD 2010 Jake Coffman, DE (First Team) 2011 Chandler Harnish, QB (Semifinalist) 2013 Jordan Lynch, QB (Finalist) ALLSTATE/AFCA GOOD WORKS TEAM 2008 Matt Simon, WR 2010 Adam Kiel, OL NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR (COLLEGE) 1963 Howard Fletcher (Runner-up) AFCA REGION COACH OF THE YEAR 1962 Howard Fletcher 1963 Howard Fletcher 2003 Joe Novak EDDIE ROBINSON COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD 2012 Dave Doeren (Finalist) NATIONAL BACK OF THE YEAR 1993 LeShon Johnson, TB (UPI) FOOTBALL NEWS OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 1993 LeShon Johnson, TB (Finalist) NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK 1977 Allen Ross, TB (AP) vs. Ohio, Nov Back 1990 Stacey Robinson, QB vs. Fresno State, Oct. 6 (ESPN, Football News, Sports Illustrated, Chicago Tribune) 1993 Scott Crabtree, QB vs. Nevada, Sept. 25 (Chicago Tribune, Sports Illustrated) LeShon Johnson, TB vs. Southern Illinois, Oct. 2(Chicago Tribune) LeShon Johnson, TB vs. Iowa, Nov. 6 (Chicago Tribune) Scott Crabtree, QB 2003 P.J. Fleck, WR vs. Ohio, Oct. 4 (USAToday.com) 2004 Garrett Wolfe, TB vs. Eastern Michigan, Nov. 20 (CollegeSportsReport.com) 2006 Garrett Wolfe, TB vs. Ball State, Sept. 30 (USA Today, Walter Camp, Sporting News) 2007 Larry English, DE vs. Idaho, Sept. 22 (Football Writers/Bronko Nagurski Award) 2010 Chad Spann, TB vs. Minnesota, Sept. 23 (Walter Camp Offensive) 2012 Jordan Lynch, QB vs. Army, Sept. 15 (Capital One Cup Impact Performer of the Week) Jordan Lynch, QB vs. Kent State, Nov. 30 (Capital One Cup Impact Performer of the Week) 2013 Jordan Lynch, QB vs. Central Michigan, Oct. 19 (Walter Camp Offensive) Jordan Lynch, QB vs. Purdue, Sept. 28 (AT&T All-America Player of the Week) Jordan Lynch, QB vs. Eastern Michigan, Oct. 26 (AT&T All- America Player of the Week) NATIONAL PLAY OF THE WEEK 1999 Demerist Whitfield, CB vs Vanderbilt, Sept. 11 (Compaq) NATIONAL BACKFIELD OF THE WEEK 1973 Mark Kellar, FB (UPI) vs. Ball State, Oct. 20 Mark Kellar, FB (UPI) vs. Illinois State, Oct Allen Ross, TB (UPI) vs. Ohio, Nov. 19

165 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY In just two years, Jordan Lynch helped launch Northern Illinois University into the national spotlight. Upon taking over the starting quarterback duties in 2012 after spending the previous two seasons as NIU s change-of-pace quarterback, the hardnosed, dual-threat signal caller from Chicago s Mt. Greenwood neighborhood immediately became the central part of the Huskies highpowered offense. Within weeks, NIU broke into the national rankings and Lynch was seen as a darkhorse candidate for the Heisman Trophy. While he wasn t invited to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony, Lynch did lead the Huskies to uncharted territory. After guiding NIU to a double-overtime win over #16 Kent State in the MAC Championship Game, the Huskies were awarded with a bid to the 2013 Orange Bowl to face Florida State. Despite the loss to the Seminoles, Lynch finished the year with 4,953 yards of total offense and was responsible for 44 touchdowns, helping him finish seventh in the final Heisman balloting. When some questioned whether he could replicate his historic 2012 season, the Chicagoan exceeded those figures in While helping the Huskies to an undefeated regular season, Lynch accumulated an NCAA QB-record 1,920 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns to go along with 2,892 passing yards and 24 aerial scores. On Oct. 19, he set an NCAA record for quarterbacks with 316 rushing yards against Central Michigan, then surpassed his mark with 321 on Nov. 26 against Western Michigan. A second-straight record-setting season did get Lynch and invite to the 2013 Heisman Trophy ceremony, where he finished third in the final balloting with 558 points and 40 first-place votes - the highest finish for any player from a MAC school. Jordan Lynch Lynch s Career Stats PASSING Year G/GS C-A-I Pct. Yds. TD Lg Yds/G Effic / / / / Career 50/ RUSHING Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/G / / / / Career 50/ TOTAL OFFENSE Year Rush Yds. Pass Yds. TDR Plays Yds. YPG YPP Career SINGLE GAME HIGHS Pass Completions: 26, vs. Ball State, Pass Attempts: 41, twice (last at Iowa, ) Passing Yards: 407, vs. Toledo, Longest Pass: 73 yards, vs. Toledo, Touchdown Passes: 4, three times (last vs. EMU, ) Rushing Attempts: 36, vs. Kent St. (MAC Championship), Rushing Yards: 321, vs. Western Michigan, Rushing TDs: 4 at Massachusetts, Long Rush: 90 yards, vs. Buffalo, Plays: 70, vs. Kent State (MAC Championship), Total Offense Yards: 569 (407 pass, 162 rush) vs. Toledo, Touchdowns Responsible For: 6, twice (last vs. EMU, ; 4 passing, 1 rushing, 1 receiving) Career Highlights 2013 Heisman Trophy Finalist (3rd Place in Voting) 2013 Walter Camp Player of the Year Finalist 2012 & 13 Manning Quarterback Award Finalist 2013 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Finalist 2013 Senior CLASS Award Finalist 2013 AT&T All-America Player of the Year Finalist 2013 Davey O Brien National Quarterback Award Semifinalist 2013 All-American (AP, CBSSports.com, USA Today, Lindy s, Phil Steele, Sports Illustrated) 2012 All-American (AP, CBSSports.com, Phil Steele, Sports Illustrated) 2012 & 13 Vern Smith Leadership Award Winner 2012 & 13 MAC Offensive Player of the Year 2012 & 13 All-MAC (First Team) 2012 Marathon MAC Championship Game MVP 12x MAC West Offensive Player of the Week Walter Camp National Offensive POTW ( ) AT&T All-America POTW ( & ) 164

166 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY huskies in Postseason All-Star Games ALL-AMERICA BOWL 1977 Ken Moore, TE AMERICAN BOWL 1969 John Spilis, WR (DNP-inj.) BLUE-GRAY GAME 1979 Frank Lewandoski, LB 2003 Steve Azar, K Randee Drew, CB Joe Novak, Coach Scott Shafer, Asst. Coach CAN-AM GAME 1978 Dave Petzke, SE CHALLENGE BOWL 1963 George Bork, QB Hugh Rohrschneider, E CHICAGO TRIBUNE COLLEGE ALL-STAR GAME 1936 Reino Nori, HB 1969 John Spilis, SE KING ALL-AMERICAN CLASSIC 1990 Brett Tucker, CB (DNP-inj.) LAS VEGAS ALL-AMERICAN CLASSIC 2004 Randee Drew, CB SENIOR BOWL 1994 LeShon Johnson, TB 2001 Ryan Diem, OT 2004 Michael Turner, TB 2006 Garrett Wolfe, TB 2009 Larry English, DE 2014 Jimmie Ward, S THE VILLAGES (TYCO) GRIDIRON CLASSIC 2001 Cameron Saulsby, LB 2002 Darrell Hill, WR 2004 Steve Azar, K Todd Ghilani, C Akil Grant, SS 2005 Brian Atkinson, LB Dan Sheldon WR/PR (DNP-inj.) NORTH-SOUTH ALL-STAR GAME 2006 Jake Nordin, TE TEXAS VS. THE NATION ALL-STAR CHALLENGE/ NFLPA COLLEGIATE BOWL 2009 Eddie Adamski, C 2010 Chad Spann, TB 2012 Trevor Olson, OT Pat Schiller, LB Scott Wedige, C 2014 Martel Moore, WR EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME 2004 Todd Ghilani, C 2006 Doug Free, OT 2012 Chandler Harnish, QB 2014 Jordan Lynch, QB 2015 Da Ron Brown, WR HULA BOWL 2004 Steve Azar, K 2005 Joe Novak, Coach Dan Sheldon WR/PR (DNP-inj.) Chandler Harnish completed 8-of-14 passes for 52 yards, while rushing for a touchdown in the West s win in the 2012 East-West Shrine Game Offensive tackle Ryan Diem represented NIU at the 2001 Senior Bowl, playing on the North squad that included fellow future NFL starters in Jeff Backus, Chad Johnson, Alge Crumpler, Steve Hutchinson, Kareem McKenzie, Kris Jenkins and Kyle Vanden Bosch 165

167 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY mac honors In 2008, Larry English became the first defensive player and fourth player all-time to win the Vern Smith Award in consecutive years. The award is given to the MAC MVP as voted on by league coaches. COACH OF THE YEAR 1983 Bill Mallory 2002 Joe Novak 2013 Rod Carey VERN SMITH LEADERSHIP AWARD 1983 Tim Tyrrell, QB 2006 Garrett Wolfe, TB 2007 Larry English, DE 2008 Larry English, DE 2010 Chad Spann, TB 2011 Chandler Harnish, QB 2012 Jordan Lynch, QB 2013 Jordan Lynch, QB PLAYER OF THE YEAR 1978 Dave Petzke, SE 1979 Frank Lewandoski, LB 1980 Mike Terna, LB 2005 Garrett Wolfe, TB (Columbus TD Club) 2010 Chandler Harnish, QB (Columbus TD Club) 2012 Jordan Lynch, QB (Columbus TD Club, The Sporting News) VERN SMITH NOMINEES 1982 Max Gill, DT 1983 Tim Tyrrell, QB 1984 Carl Aikens, SE 1985 Scott Kellar, DT 1997 Deon Mitchell, SE 1998 Deon Mitchell, SE 1999 Justin McCareins, FLK 2000 Justin McCareins, FLK 2001 Chris Finlen, QB 2002 Michael Turner, TB 2003 Michael Turner, TB 2004 Josh Haldi, QB 2005 Sam Hurd, WR 2006 Garrett Wolfe, TB 2007 Larry English, DE 2008 Larry English, DE 2009 Jake Coffman, DE 2010 Chad Spann, TB 2011 Chandler Harnish, QB 2012 Jordan Lynch, QB 2013 Jordan Lynch, QB 2014 Da Ron Brown, WR FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR 1984 Pete Genatempo, QB 1985 Marshall Taylor, QB OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2006 Garrett Wolfe, TB 2010 Chad Spann, TB 2011 Chandler Harnish, QB 2012 Jordan Lynch, QB 2013 Jordan Lynch, QB DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2008 Larry English, DE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2000 Justin McCareins, FLK 2001 Steve Azar, PK 2002 Dan Sheldon, WR 2003 Steve Azar, PK MAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETES 1974 Jeff Eckmann, DT 1975 Gary Hosier, SE 1976 Russell Hill, SE 1980 Jim Hannula, OT-P 1982 Rich Barrent, OG ALL-CONFERENCE (COACHES) 1975 Bob Gregolunas, LB (1st) Ken Moore, TE (2nd) 1976 Frank Lewandoski, LB (2nd) Don Palochko, OG (2nd) 1977 Frank Lewandoski, LB (1st) Sam Boskovich, DE (2nd) Allen Ross, RB (2nd) Jack Wilson, CB (2nd) 1978 Randy Clark, C (1st) Jim Hannula, P (1st) Dave Petzke, SE (1st) Scott Crooks, OG (2nd) Pete Kraker, QB (2nd) 1979 Randy Clark, OT (1st) Steve Claussen, DE (1st) Frank Lewandoski, LB (1st) Mark Skowronski, C (2nd) Allen Ross, RB (2nd) Jim Hannula, P (2nd) Mike Pinckney, FL (HM) 1980 Dave Petway, SS (1st) Mike Terna, LB (1st) Mike Chelovich, OG (2nd) Max Gill, DT (2nd) Jim Hannula, OT-P (2nd) Jim Latanski, TE (2nd) Mike Pinckney, WR (2nd) Allen Ross, RB (2nd) 1981 Mike Chelovich, OG (1st) Rich Barrent, OT (2nd) Bob Morgan, DT (HM) 1982 Rich Barrent, OG (1st) 166 Max Gill, DT (1st) Brian Glasgow, TE (1st) Pete Roth, TB (1st) Scott Bolzan, OT (2nd) Vince Scott, PK (HM) Larry Alleyne, DE (HM) Todd Van Keppel, P (HM) 1983 Scott Bolzan, OT (1st) Darryl Richardson, TB (1st) Jeff Sanders, CB (1st) Vince Scott, PK (1st) Steve Hirsch, DB (2nd) Todd Peat, OG (2nd) Gary Schlinger, DE (2nd) Tim Tyrrell, QB (2nd) Todd Van Keppel, P (2nd) Reggie Sims, TE (HM) 1984 Scott Kellar, DT (1st) Todd Peat, OG (1st) Todd Van Keppel, P (1st) Doug Bartlett, NG (2nd) Lee Hicks, SS (2nd) Carl Aikens, SE (HM) 1985 Doug Bartlett, NG (1st) Todd Peat, OT (1st) Scott Kellar, DT (2nd) Tim Griffin, LB (HM) Mike Kent, P (HM) Curt Pardridge, SE (HM) 1998 Donnavan Carter, FS (2nd) Ryan Diem, OT (2nd) Duane Hawthorne, CB (2nd) 1999 Kent Baker, PK (1st) Ryan Diem, OT (1st) William Andrews, TB (2nd) Donnavan Carter, FS (2nd) Jermaine Hampton, SS (2nd) Benji Peacock, CB (HM) 2000 McAllister Collins, C (1st) Ryan Diem, OT (1st) Thomas Hammock, TB (1st) Jermaine Hampton, SS (1st) Justin McCareins, FL (1st) Larry Williams, LB (1st) Buster Sampson, FS (2nd) Steve Azar, PK (HM) 2001 Steve Azar, PK (1st) Thomas Hammock, TB (1st) Vince Thompson, CB (1st) Darrell Hill, FL (2nd) Akil Grant, SS (2nd) Tim Vincent, OT (2nd) Larry Williams, LB (HM) 2002 Randee Drew, CB (1st) Travis Moore, DE (1st) Vince Thompson, CB (1st) Michael Turner, TB (1st) Tim Vincent, OT (1st) Larry Williams, LB (1st) Brian Atkinson, LB (2nd) Steve Azar, PK (2nd) Nick Duffy, LB (2nd) Matt Dunker, TE (2nd) Todd Ghilani, C (2nd)

168 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY mac honors ALL-MAC (continued) 2003 Brian Atkinson, LB (1st) Steve Azar, PK (1st) Randee Drew, CB (1st) P.J. Fleck, WR (1st) Vinson Reynolds, DE (1st) Michael Turner, TB (1st) Jake VerStraete, OT (1st) Akil Grant, SS (2nd) Nick Duffy, LB (HM) Todd Ghilani, C (HM) 2004 Brad Cieslak, TE (1st) Lionel Hickenbottom, FS (1st) Javan Lee, LB (1st) Travis Moore, DE (1st) Brian Van Acker, C (1st) Jake VerStraete, OT (1st) Garrett Wolfe, TB (1st) Doug Free, OT (2nd) Ben Lueck, OG (2nd) Dan Sheldon, WR (2nd) Chris Nendick, K (HM) 2005 Doug Free, OT (1st) Quince Holman, DE (1st) Sam Hurd, WR (1st) Ben Lueck, OG (1st) Ray Smith, SS (1st) Brian Van Acker, C (1st) Garrett Wolfe, TB (1st) Jake Nordin, TE (2nd) 2006 Garrett Wolfe, TB (1st) Doug Free, OT (1st) Larry English, DE (1st) Dustin Utschig, FS (2nd) Chris Nendick, K (HM) Tim McCarthy, LB (HM) Britt Davis, WR (HM) 2007 Larry English, DE (1st) Justin Anderson, TB (2nd) Jon Brost, OT (3rd) 2008 Larry English, DE (1st) Mike Salerno, K (2nd) Eddie Adamski, C (3rd) Brandon Bice, DE (3rd) Jon Brost, OT (3rd) Tim McCarthy, LB (3rd) Jason Onyebuagu, OL (3rd) 2009 Eddie Adamski, C (1st) Jason Onyebuagu, OL (1st) Chad Spann, RB (1st) Brandon Bice, DE (2nd) Jake Coffman, DE (2nd) Me co Brown, RB (3rd) Tommy Davis, PR (3rd) 2010 Chandler Harnish, QB (1st) Trevor Olson, OT (1st) Sean Progar, DE (1st) Chris Smith, CB (1st) Chad Spann, TB (1st) Scott Wedige, C (1st) Jake Coffman, DE (2nd) Joe Pawlak, OG (2nd) Devon Butler, LB (3rd) Landon Cox, WR (3rd) Tommy Davis, RS (3rd) Alex Kube, LB (3rd) Jason Schepler, TE (3rd) 2011 Chandler Harnish, QB (1st) Trevor Olson, OT (1st) Mathew Sims, K (1st) Scott Wedige, C (1st) Perez Ashford, WR (2nd) Jasmin Hopkins, RB (2nd) Sean Progar, DE (2nd) Jimmie Ward, DB (2nd) Nathan Palmer, WR (3rd) 2012 Alan Baxter, DE (1st) Jordan Lynch, QB (1st) Martel Moore, WR (1st) Sean Progar, DE (1st) Jimmie Ward, S (1st) Tyrone Clark, LB (2nd) Tyler Loos, OT (2nd) 2013 Jamaal Bass, LB (1st) Ken Bishop, DT (1st) Tommylee Lewis, WR (1st) Tyler Loos, OT (1st) Jordan Lynch, QB (1st) Jimmie Ward, S (1st) Da Ron Brown, WR (2nd) Jared Volk, OG (2nd) Joe Windsor, DE (3rd) Dechane Durante, S (3rd) 2014 Paris Logan, CB (1st) Tyler Loos, OL (1st) Jason Meehan, DE (1st) Andrew Ness, C (1st) Da Ron Brown, WR (2nd) Dechane Durante, S (2nd) Perez Ford, DE (2nd) Boomer Mays, LB (2nd) Rasheen Lemon, LB (3rd) Cameron Stingily, TB (3rd) MAC DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR-ATHLETES 2014 Ryan Brown, OL Michael Gegner, OL Drew Hare, QB Jason Meehan, DE Rob Sterling, FB ACADEMIC ALL-MAC/ MAC HONOR ROLL 1973 Mark Collar, SE Jeff Eckmann, DT John Hildebrandt, OG Tom Neubert, OT Jim Tedeschi, LB 1974 Bill Tyler, OG Ed Klingberg, MG 1975 Jerry Golsteyn, QB 1976 Rick Burkhardt, CB Jim Jacobson, DT 1977 Sam Boskovich, DE Frank Lewandoski, LB Mark Stuart, S Dean Schultz, MG 1978 Paul Hudetz, OG Dave Petway, S Mark Stuart, S 1979 Jim Hannula, P Dave Petway, SS Dave Skowronski, WR 1980 Dave Petway, SS Jim Hannula, OT-P 1981 Vince Scott, PK Rich Burns, CB 1982 Rich Burns, FS 1983 Rich Burns, FS 1984 Dan Feely, C 1985 Steve Kmiec, FS 1997 Bill Simpson, NT Patrick Stephen, FS 1998 Brian Clark, PK Lewis Miskowicz, DE Patrick Stephen, SS 1999 Kent Baker, PK Ryan Diem, OT Lewis Miskowicz, DE Lou Sponsel, FB Mike Stack, FB 2000 Ryan Diem, OT Thomas Hammock, TB Joe Busald, DE Matt Dunker, TE P.J. Fleck, SE Lewis Miskowicz, DE Joey Reed, TE Alan Rood, FB Tim Vincent, OT 2001 Joe Busald, DE Eric Cheeseman, LB Randee Drew, CB Matt Dunker, TE P.J. Fleck, SE Jason Frank, DE Thomas Hammock, TB Rob Lee, CB Andy Lothson, SE Joey Reed, TE Mike Scaramella, FB Jake VerStraete, OG Tim Vincent, OT 2002 Matt Dunker, TE Jason Frank, DE Todd Ghilani, C 2003 P.J. Fleck, WR Josh Haldi, QB Rob Lee, CB Jake VerStraete, OT 2004 Josh Haldi, QB Brad Benson, DT Rob Lee, CB Dan Sheldon, WR-PR Jake VerStraete, OT 2005 Brad Benson, DT Jason Ebenhoch, OG 2006 Brad Benson, DT Jon Brost, OL Doug Free, OT 2007 Jon Brost, OT Matt Simon, WR Brandon Bice, DE Justin Stewart, DB 2008 Jon Brost, OT Chandler Harnish, QB Mike Krause, DL Craig Rusch, DE Matt Simon, WR 2009 Brandon Bice, DE Tommy Davis, WR Chandler Harnish, QB 2010 Chandler Harnish, QB Nabal Jefferson, DT Mike Krause, DT Joe Pawlak, OG Jason Schepler, TE 2011 Chandler Harnish, QB Nabal Jefferson, DT Ryan Neir, P Keith Otis, OT Joe Pawlak, OG 2012 Alan Baxter, DE Nabal Jefferson, NG Ryan Neir, P Jason Schepler, TE Courtney Stephen, S Rob Sterling, FB 2013 Jacob Brinlee, WR Ricky Connors, FB Rob Sterling, FB Dominique Ware, S 2014 Jackson Abresch, S Ryan Brown, OL Cameron Clinton-Earl, DE Ricky Connors*, FB Luke Eakes, TE Michael Gegner, OL Drew Hare, QB Bobby Jones IV, LB William Lee, DT Anthony Maddie. QB Matt McIntosh, S Jason Meehan, DE Rob Sterling, FB Shane Wimann, TE/FB 167

169 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY 1973 Mark Kellar FB vs. Ball State Oct. 20 Mark Kellar FB vs. Illinois State Oct Ken Moore TE vs. Kent State Oct Frank Lewandoski LB vs. Illinois State Oct Frank Lewandoski LB vs. Wisconsin Sept. 17 Allen Ross RB vs. Ohio Nov Frank Lewandoski LB vs. Western Michigan Sept. 16 Mark Stuart S vs. Western Illinois Oct Frank Lewandoski LB vs. Long Beach State Sept. 29 John Gibbons QB vs. Toledo Nov Max Gill DT vs. Long Beach State Sept. 5 John Gibbons QB vs. Central Michigan Oct. 18 Mike Terna LB vs. Kent State Nov Max Gill DT vs. Toledo Sept. 4 Vince Scott PK vs. Ohio Nov. 6 Russ Graham LB vs. Central Michigan Nov Jeff Sanders CB vs. Kansas Sept. 3 Darryl Richardson TB vs Ball State Oct. 1 Tim Tyrrell QB vs. Western Michigan Oct. 8 Steve Hirsch DB vs. Miami (OH) Oct. 29 Vince Scott PK vs. Toledo Nov. 12 Darryl Richardson TB vs. Ohio Nov Carl Aikens SE vs. West Texas State Sept. 1 Lee Hicks SS vs. Kent State Sept. 22 Scott Kellar DT vs. Central Michigan Nov Steve O Malley DT vs. Toledo Oct. 19 Benji Peacock CB vs. Central Michigan Oct. 17 Frank Lewandoski earned MAC Player of the Week honors in each of his four seasons at NIU. mac players of the week 1999 William Andrews TB vs. Buffalo Oct. 2 Jermaine Hampton SS vs. Ball State Oct. 9 Justin McCareins FLK vs. Central Michigan Oct. 16 Benji Peacock CB vs. Kent State Oct Demerist Whitfield CB vs. Illinois State Sept. 9 Buster Sampson FS vs. Central Florida Oct. 7 Thomas Hammock TB vs. Akron Oct. 14 Vincent Thompson CB vs. Buffalo Oct. 28 Justin McCareins FLK vs. Central Michigan Nov. 18 Michael Turner TB vs. Central Michigan Nov Steve Azar PK vs. South Florida Aug. 30 Larry Williams LB vs. South Florida Aug. 30 Lionel Hickenbottom FS vs. Illinois Sept. 8 Vince Thompson CB vs. Sam Houston State Sept. 22 Michael Turner TB vs. Kent State Oct. 13 Thomas Hammock TB vs. Western Michigan Oct. 20 Darrell Hill FLK vs. Central Michigan Oct. 27 Steve Azar PK vs. Eastern Michigan Nov. 3 Nick Duffy LB vs. Eastern Michigan Nov. 3 Chris Finlen QB vs. Ball State Nov. 17 Lionel Hickenbottom FS vs. Ball State Nov Thomas Hammock TB vs. Wake Forest Aug. 29 Steve Azar PK vs. Wake Forest Aug. 29 Larry Williams LB vs. Wisconsin Sept. 14 Michael Turner TB vs. Western Illinois Sept. 21 Justin Dole SS vs. Kent State Sept. 28 Dan Sheldon WR vs. Kent State Sept. 28 Randee Drew CB vs. Ball State Oct. 5 Michael Turner TB vs. Miami (OH) Oct. 12 Kursten Strothman LB vs. Western Michigan Oct. 26 Michael Turner TB vs. Bowling Green State Nov. 9 Michael Turner TB vs. Eastern Michigan Nov. 16 Dan Sheldon WR vs. Toledo Nov Steve Azar PK vs. Maryland Aug. 28 P.J. Fleck WR vs. Maryland Aug. 28 Vinson Reynolds DE vs. Maryland Aug. 28 Team (Offense) vs. Alabama Sept. 20 Team (Defense) vs. Alabama Sept. 20 Team (Special Teams) vs. Alabama Sept. 20 Michael Turner TB vs. Iowa State Sept. 27 P.J. Fleck WR vs. Ohio Oct. 4 Steve Azar PK vs. Central Michigan Oct. 11 Michael Turner TB vs. Central Michigan Oct. 11 Brian Atkinson LB vs. Western Michigan Oct. 18 Steve Azar PK vs. Western Michigan Oct. 18 Lionel Hickenbottom FS vs. Ball State Nov. 1 Steve Azar PK vs. Buffalo Nov. 8 Steve Azar PK vs. Eastern Michigan Nov. 22 Michael Turner TB vs. Eastern Michigan Nov Ray Smith SS vs. Southern Illinois Sept. 11 Dan Sheldon PR vs. Iowa State Sept. 18 Javan Lee LB vs. Bowling Green State Sept. 24 Chris Nendick PK vs. Bowling Green State Sept. 24 Garrett Wolfe TB vs. Bowling Green State Sept. 24 Chris Nendick PK vs. Central Florida Oct. 9 Garrett Wolfe TB vs. Central Michigan Oct. 16 Josh Haldi QB vs. Western Michigan Oct. 23 Garrett Wolfe TB vs. Ball State Oct. 30 Garrett Wolfe TB vs. Eastern Michigan Nov

170 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY mac players of the week 2005 Garrett Wolfe TB vs. Michigan Sept. 3 Phil Horvath QB vs. Akron Sept. 24 Adrian Davis TB vs. Kent State Oct. 22 Shatone Powers KR/PR vs. Kent State Oct. 22 Sam Hurd WR vs. Central Michigan Nov. 5 Dustin Utschig FS vs. Toledo Nov. 16 Garrett Wolfe TB vs. Toledo Nov. 16 Garrett Wolfe TB vs. Western Michigan Nov Garrett Wolfe TB vs. Ohio State Sept. 2 Garrett Wolfe TB vs. Buffalo Sept. 16 Chris Nendick K vs. Indiana State Sept. 23 Garrett Wolfe TB vs. Ball State Sept. 30 Tim McCarthy LB vs. Ball State Sept. 30 Garrett Wolfe TB vs. Miami Oct. 8 Chris Nendick K vs. Temple Oct. 21 Garrett Wolfe TB vs. Central Michigan Nov Larry English DE vs. Idaho Sept. 22 Brandon Bice DE vs. Kent State Nov. 10 Andy Dittbenner P vs. Ball State Nov Chandler Harnish QB vs. Minnesota Sept. 1 Andy Dittbenner P vs. Eastern Michigan Sept. 29 Larry English DE vs. Tennessee Oct. 6 Alex Kube LB vs. Toledo Oct. 20 Craig Rusch DT vs. Bowling Green Oct. 27 Mike Salerno K vs. Bowling Green Oct. 27 Larry English DE vs. Kent State Nov. 24 Chandler Harnish QB vs. Kent State Nov Me co Brown RB vs. Purdue Sept. 19 Jake Coffman DE vs. Western Michigan Oct. 3 Brandon Bice DE vs. Toledo Oct. 17 Chad Spann RB vs. Akron Oct. 31 Mike Salerno K vs. Akron Oct. 31 Chad Spann RB vs. Eastern Michigan Nov. 7 Cory Hanson LB vs. Eastern Michigan Nov. 7 Jake Coffman DE vs. Ohio Nov Josh Wilber P vs. Illinois Sept. 18 Chad Spann RB vs. Minnesota Sept. 25 Jimmie Ward Spec vs. Minnesota Sept. 25 Chandler Harnish QB vs. Akron Oct. 2 Chandler Harnish QB vs. Temple Oct. 9 Jimmie Ward Spec vs. Buffalo Oct. 16 Tyrone Clark LB vs. Central Michigan Oct. 23 Jake Coffman DE vs. Western Michigan Oct. 30 Chandler Harnish QB vs. Toledo Nov. 9 Jordan Delegal Spec vs. Ball State Nov. 20 Jake Coffman DE vs. Eastern Michigan Nov Chandler Harnish QB vs. Army Sept. 3 Ron Newcomb DT vs. Kent State Oct. 8 Chandler Harnish QB vs. Western Michigan Oct. 15 Chandler Harnish QB vs. Toledo Nov. 1 Tommylee Lewis KOR vs. Toledo Nov. 1 Chandler Harnish QB vs. Ball State Nov. 15 Sean Progar DE vs. Eastern Michigan Nov Sean Progar DE vs. Iowa Sept. 1 Jimmie Ward S vs. UT Martin Sept. 8 Jordan Lynch QB vs. Army Sept. 15 Jordan Lynch QB vs. Kansas Sept. 22 Mathew Sims K vs. Central Michigan Sept. 29 Jordan Lynch QB vs. Ball State Oct. 6 Marlon Moore CB vs. Buffalo Oct. 13 Sean Progar DE vs. Western Michigan Oct. 27 Mathew Sims K vs. Western Michigan Oct. 27 Ken Bishop DT vs. Massachusetts Nov. 3 Jordan Lynch QB vs. Toledo Nov. 14 Tommylee Lewis KOR vs. Eastern Michigan Nov Jordan Lynch QB vs. Iowa Aug. 31 Mathew Sims K vs. Iowa Aug. 31 Tommylee Lewis WR vs. Idaho Sept. 14 Ken Bishop DE vs. Idaho Sept. 14 Jordan Lynch QB vs. Eastern Illinois Sept. 21 Jordan Lynch QB vs. Purdue Sept. 28 Tommylee Lewis KOR vs. Purdue Sept. 28 Cameron Stingily RB vs. Kent State Oct. 5 Jordan Lynch QB vs. Central Michigan Oct. 19 Jordan Lynch QB vs. Massachusetts Nov. 2 Ken Bishop DE vs. Massachusetts Nov. 2 Jordan Lynch QB vs. Ball State Nov. 13 Jordan Lynch QB vs. Toledo Nov. 20 Jordan Lynch QB vs. Western Michigan Nov Rasheen Lemon LB vs. Northwestern Sept. 6 Drew Hare QB vs. UNLV Sept. 13 Tyler Wedel K vs. UNLV Sept. 13 Anthony Brooks CB vs. Ball State Nov. 5 Christian Hagan K vs. Ohio Nov. 18 Tyler Wedel K vs. Ohio Nov. 18 Dechane Durante S vs. Western Michigan Dec. 1 Ken Bishop was named MAC West Defensive Player of the Week three times between 2012 and

171 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY Huskies in the polls USA TODAY DATE AP COACHES CFP 2014 Final Week 16 (Dec. 7) 32 (11) 30 (29) Week 15 (Nov. 30) 35 (3) 32 (15) Week 14 (Nov. 23) 37 (3) Week 13 (Nov. 16) 38 (2) Week 4 (Sept. 14) 39 (10) Week 3 (Sept. 7) T41 (5) Week 2 (Aug. 31) T44 (2) Preseason T44 (2) 2013 AP COACHES BCS Final 28 (22) 28 (21) Week 16 (Dec. 8) 24 (144) 23 (149) 23 Week 15 (Dec. 1) 16 (596) 18 (547) 14 Week 14 (Nov. 24) 18 (470) 20 (459) 14 Week 13 (Nov. 17) 20 (426) 21 (418) 16 Week 12 (Nov. 10) 20 (396) 21 (445) 15 Week 11 (Nov. 3) 22 (332) 20 (409) 18 Week 10 (Oct. 27) 21 (290) 20 (373) 17 Week 9 (Oct. 20) 23 (220) 22 (298) 18 Week 8 (Oct. 13) 23 (185) 23 (224) Week 7 (Oct. 6) 23 (138) 23 (23) Week 6 (Sept. 29) 26 (104) 23 (169) Week 5 (Sept. 22) 31 (9) 30 (21) Week 4 (Sept. 15) 29 (24) 33 (26) Week 3 (Sept. 8) 30 (21) 30 (27) Week 2 (Sept. 1) 30 (27) 30 (31) Preseason 35 (16) 38 (19) 2012 Final 22 (227) 24 (156) Week 15 (Dec. 2) 16 (534) 16 (495) 15 Week 14 (Nov. 25) 19 (349) 18 (377) 21 Week 13 (Nov. 18) 24 (144) 23 (149) Week 12 (Nov. 11) 27 (77) 26 (105) Week 11 (Nov. 4) 26 (64) 26 (88) Week 10 (Oct. 28) 32 (12) 29 (39) Week 9 (Oct. 21) T37 (5) 35 (14) Week 8 (Oct. 14) T36 (2) Preseason T41 (1) 46 (2) 2011 Final 28 (33) 26 (36) Week 15 (Dec. 4) 30 (7) 26 (14) Week 14 (Nov. 27) 36 (1) 30 (19) Week 13 (Nov. 20) T31 (10) Week 12 (Nov. 13) T36 (2) Week 3 through Week 11 Week 2 T44 (5) T38 (13) Preseason T41 (4) T44 (4) 2010 Final 29 (47) 26 (82) Week 15 (Dec. 5) 31 (7) 28 (13) Week 14 (Nov. 28) 24 (130) 23 (130) 25 Week 13 (Nov. 21) 26 (72) 26 (67) Week 12 (Nov. 14) 29 (37) 29 (30) Week 11 (Nov. 7) 34 (9) T34 (8) Week 10 (Oct. 31) 38 (1) 36 (2) Week 9 (Oct. 24) T37 (1) T39 (1) Week 2 through Week 8 Preseason T49 (1) USA TODAY DATE AP COACHES BCS 2004 Week 12 (Nov. 7) 22 (205) Week 11 (Oct. 31) 24 (110) 2003 Week 12 (Nov. 9) (298) Week 11 (Nov. 2) (211) Week 10 (Oct. 26) (174) Week 9 (Oct. 19) (760) Week 8 (Oct. 12) (694) Week 7 (Oct. 5) (438) Week 6 (Sept. 28) (413) 25 Week 5 (Sept. 21) (238) Number of points in parentheses. Joe Windsor and the Huskies appeared in the national polls every week during the 2013 season By the Numbers Total weeks in national polls Total weeks in Top Highest ranking: AP (Oct. 12 & 19, 2003) USA Today...14 (Oct. 19, 2003) BCS (Nov. 24 & Dec. 1, 2013) Most consecutive weeks ranked in Top 25: AP...10 (Oct. 6-Dec. 8, 2013) USA Today...11 (Sept. 29-Dec. 8, 2013) BCS...8 (Oct. 20-Dec. 8, 2013) 170

172 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY past conference honors little 19 conference ( ) PLAYER OF THE YEAR 1935 Reino Nori, HB 1938 Tego Larsen, G 1946 Duane Cunz, G FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE 1929 Jack Mustapha, QB 1931 John Pace, E 1932 Reino Nori, HB 1934 Leonard Skoglund, E 1935 Reino Nori, HB Bill Howard, T 1936 Tego Larsen, E Chet Davis, QB 1937 Lou DeRango, G 1938 Howard Fletcher, T Tego Larsen, G Frank Stegman, G John Young, E Ollie Krahenbuhl, FB 1939 Ed Behan, E Howard Fletcher, T John Young, E 1940 Frank Stegman, T Ollie Krahenbuhl, FB 1941 Toimi Jarvi, HB 1944 Ray Schuett, E Al Riippi, T Warren Jenks, G Howard Boudreau, QB Elmer Piatt, HB 1945 Larry Brink, E Dick Piatt, HB Al Hodous, G 1946 Larry Brink, E Ed Mascal, T Duane Cunz, G Ed Arquilla, G Harry Henigan, FB Illinois Intercollegiate athletics conference ( ) PLAYER OF THE YEAR 1951 Bob Heimerdinger, QB 1959 Lew Flinn, QB 1962 George Bork, QB 1963 George Bork, QB 1964 Jack Dean, HB 1965 Ron Christian, QB FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE 1947 Larry Brink, E Warren Reitzel, G Bill Minnihan, C Don Fortunato, QB 1949 Bob Heimerdinger, QB Bob Fowlie, C 1950 Bob Heimerdinger, QB Ernie Wickstrom, HB Fran Cahill, E 1951 Bob Heimerdinger, QB Fran Cahill, E Julius Brasini, E Tony Biondi, T Steve Mash, T Leo Schmidt, LB Dan Mojica, HB 1957 Alex Gulotta, G 1959 Lew Flinn, QB Al Eck, E Wayne Dannehl, C Dale Berman, T Bob Soltis, HB Joe Plaskas, FB 1960 Al Eck, E Marv Baker, T Bob Moloney, G Bob Soltis, HB Derril Corbett, LB 1961 Tom Beck, QB Bob Moloney, G Rich Bader, E 1962 George Bork, QB Mike Henigan, LB Lynn McCann, T Hugh Rohrschneider, E Ernie Thompson, DHB 1963 Hugh Rohrschneider, E Gary Stearns, E Dave Mulderink, T Roger Smith, G Bob Evans, C George Bork, QB Jack Dean, HB Lynn McCann, DE Dave Herstedt, DT Tom Walz, MG Mike Henigan, LB 1964 Jack Dean, HB-QB Roger Stark, T Dennis Harrison, G Terry Henigan, C Lynn McCann, DE Dave Herstedt, DT Ed Janoski, LB John Haar, LB Bob Stark, E 1965 Joe Bertone, T Ron Christian, QB Arny Vesely, HB Terry Henigan, LB Bill Kessler, CB Dan Meyer, HB-DHB Lowell Burgess, G Big West conference ( ) PLAYER OF THE YEAR 1993 LeShon Johnson, TB (Offense) ALL-CONFERENCE 1993 LeShon Johnson, TB (1st) Tim O Brien, OG (2nd) Derek Sholdice, OT (2nd) Steve Wild, OLB (2nd) Sam Denson, SS (HM) Steve Rodgers, SE (HM) 1994 Brian Grimes, TB (2nd) Mitch Jacoby, TE (2nd) Gerald Nickelberry, ILB (2nd) Chris O Neal, C (2nd) C.J. Rose, DE (2nd) Derek Sholdice, OT (2nd) Mike Sutherland, OG (2nd) Hollis Thomas, NG (2nd) Mandel Hester, ILB (HM) 1995 Charles Talley, TB (1st) Hollis Thomas, NG (1st) C.J. Rose, DE (2nd) Derek Sholdice, OT (2nd) Mike Sutherland, C (2nd) Duane Arrindell, OG (HM) ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE 1993 Brian Steger, PK (1st) Steve Wild, OLB (1st) PLAYER OF THE WEEK 1993 LeShon Johnson, TB vs. Arkansas State (Sept. 18) Scott Crabtree, QB, vs. Nevada (Sept. 25) Steve Wild, OLB, vs. Nevada (Sept. 25) LeShon Johnson, TB, vs. Southern Illinois (Oct. 2) LeShon Johnson, TB, vs. Iowa (Nov. 6) 1994 C.J. Rose, DE, vs. New Mexico State (Oct. 8) Gerald Nickelberry, ILB, vs. Arkansas (Nov. 12) 1995 Todd Garifo, FS, vs. San Jose State (Sept. 16) Brandon Willis, SE, vs. San Jose State (Sept. 16) independent (1996) ALL-NATIONAL INDEPENDENT 1996 Mandel Hester, LB (1st) Deon Mitchell, SE (2nd) Charles Talley, TB (2nd) Mitch Jacoby, TE (3rd) 171

173 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY niu player awards jawan jackson Award ( ) Given in memory of Jawan Jackson, a Huskie walk-on who died during winter conditioning drills, and presented to a walk-on or former walk-on who makes the greatest impact. Mark Kellar (left) and Garrett Wolfe (right) are the only three-time team MVP award recipients. NIU MVPs ( ) Chosen by the Huskie Coaching Staff 1950 Ernie Wickstrom, HB 1951 Bob Heimerdinger, QB 1952 Jim McKinzie, E 1953 Wes Luedeking, HB 1954 Ralph Krupke, C 1955 Donald Davis, HB 1956 Tom Skubich, HB 1957 Alex Gulotta, G 1958 Dale Berman, T 1959 Lew Flinn, QB 1960 Bob Soltis, HB 1961 Tom Beck, QB 1962 George Bork, QB 1963 George Bork, QB 1964 Jack Dean, HB-QB 1965 Bob Stark, E 1966 Dan Meyer, DHB 1967 Jim Hering, DE 1968 John Spilis, SE Jim Faggetti, LB 1969 Steve Parker, QB Jim Patterson, LB 1970 Dave Weisendanger, OT Dan DeVito, DHB 1971 Mark Kellar, FB Larry Clark, LB 1972 Mark Kellar, FB Larry Clark, LB 1973 Mark Kellar, FB Jeff Eckmann, DT 1974 Tim Peters, C Tom Plesha, S 1975 Jerry Golsteyn, QB Bob Gregolunas, LB 1976 Don Palochko, OG Vince Smith, RB Tim Dacy, DE 1977 Dave Petzke, SE Frank Lewandoski, LB 1978 Pete Kraker, QB Dave Petzke, SE Mark Stuart, FS 1979 Frank Lewandoski, LB Mike Pinckney, SB 1980 Jim Latanski, TE 1981 Larry Alleyne, LB 1982 Max Gill, DT 1983 Tim Tyrrell, QB 1984 Scott Kellar, DT Pete Roth, TB-FB 1985 Tim Griffin, LB 1986 Todd Peat, OG 1987 Ted Karamanos, OG 1988 Mike Hollingshed, OLB Bob Montel, OG Marshall Taylor, QB 1989 Ron Delisi, ILB None selected 1996 Mandel Hester, LB Mitch Jacoby, TE Charles Talley, TB 1997 Deon Mitchell, SE Steve Smith, LB 1998 Duane Hawthorne, CB Deon Mitchell, SE 1999 William Andrews, TB Donnavan Carter, FS 2000 Justin McCareins, FLK Buster Sampson, FS 2001 Darrell Hill, FLK Nick Duffy, LB 2002 Michael Turner, TB Larry Williams, LB 2003 Michael Turner, TB Vinson Reynolds, DE 2004 Garrett Wolfe, TB Brian Atkinson, LB 2005 Garrett Wolfe, TB 2006 Garrett Wolfe, TB 2007 Justin Anderson, TB Larry English, DE 2008 Larry English, DE 2009 Chad Spann, RB 2009 Jake Coffman, DE 2010 Chandler Harnish, QB 2011 Chandler Harnish, QB 2012 Jordan Lynch, QB 2013 Jordan Lynch, QB 2014 Da ron Brown, WR Travis Moore, DE 2003 Randee Drew, DB 2004 Brad Cieslak, TE 2005 Martin Wilson, DT 2006 Keenan Blalark, LB 2007 Alex Krutsch, DT 2008 Willie Clark, WR 2009 Jake Coffman, DE 2010 Jack Marks, TE 2011 Pat McAvoy, FB 2012 Rob Sterling, FB 2013 Jacob Brinlee, WR/James Spencer, RB 2014 Ricky Connors, FB Jacob Brinlee was a co-recipient of the 2013 Jawan Jackson Award Fran Cahill Award ( ) 2002 P.J. Fleck, WR 2003 P.J. Fleck, WR 2004 Dan Sheldon, WR 2005 Sam Hurd, WR 2006 Jake Nordin, TE 2007 Matt Simon, WR 2008 Matt Simon, WR 2009 Landon Cox, WR 2010 Landon Cox, WR 2011 Willie Clark, WR 2012 Perez Ashford, WR 2013 Da Ron Brown, WR 2014 Juwan Brescacin, WR Awarded in memory of Fran Cahill, the fi rst great receiver in NIU history, this award honors a receiver who exemplifi es Cahill s attitude, approach and level of excellence and is selected by a group including former Huskie Bob Heimerdinger and members of the Cahill family.

174 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY all-time letterwinners A Abbinanti, Bob LB Abel, Jason TE Abresch, Jackson S Aceto, Joe HB Acevedo, Chris OG Acker, George G Ackert, J. Edward , T-G Adams, Dan LB Adams, Jack DB Adams, Mike NG Adamski, Eddie C Adee, William T Adler, Lou Mgr. Adonis, Evans WR Aikens, Carl , SE Ainsworth, Jeff OT Akis, Rodney DT Alberts, John DL Alexander, Terrell LB Allen, James Mgr. Allen, James CB Allen, Josh LB Allen, Mycial S Allen, Roy E Allen, Terrell HB Alles, George DE Alleyne, Larry DE-LB Allgood, Sean FLK Alms, Leonard , 45...T Altendorfer, Vernon G Alvarado, Ron Mgr. Amoo, Perry SS-LB Anderson, Aaron TE Anderson, Allen CB Anderson, Bill HB Anderson, John C Anderson, Justin TB Anderson, Larry Mgr. Anderson, S T Anderson, Zach , DL Andres, Jerry FB Andress, T Andrews, Torrence CB Andrews, William TB Anteau, Rick FB Anthenat, Sam Mgr. Anthony, George FB Antione, Andy CB Antonacci, Anthony DE Appell, Mike ILB Arbuckle, Phil E Archie, Mike SE Armato, Alex RB Arquilla, Ed , G Arrindell, Duane DE-OG Ashbrook, Russ C Ashford, Perez WR Athans, Luke LB Atkinson, Brian LB Azar, Steve PK B Bader, Rich E Baker, Dan HB Baker, Kent P-PK Baker, Marv T Baker, William T Balas, Andrew HB Ball, Andy SE Ball, Lester HB Ball, Pete HB Ball, Tom DT-C Ballard, William S-LB Banak, Mark , Mgr. Banks, Jason DT Barber, Jack FB Barker, Brandon QB Barksdale, Greg LB Barnas, Garrett SS Barnes, Stephanie Mgr. Barnicle, Jerry LB Barradell, A. E HB Barrent, Rich OT-OG Bartlett, Doug NG-DT Bartol, Jerry TE Barton, Henry , 15...QB Basile, Bruce R Bass, Jamaal LB Bassett, Dallas LB Bastable, Tom SE Bates, Rae E Batina, Mike C Battaglia, Matt OG Battas, Scott SE Bauer, Ed , HB Bauer, Leland HB Bauman, Don E Baumann, Russ , 46...T-E Baumgaertel, Tom DB Baxter, Darrellton NG Baxter, Alan DE Bean, Leslie T Beal, Brandon TE Beasley, Larry HB Beattie, Rachel Mgr. Beck, Charles QB Beck, Tom QB-HB Beckman, Walt C Beckner, Bryan , TE Beebe, Chad WR Behan, Ed E Behrends, Charles T Bell, Cameron TB Belmontez, Mike OT Belz, Gene LB-NG Belza, Kenneth Mgr. Bender, Lloyd T-FB Benion, Ernie LB Benson, Brad FB-NG Benz, Erek DE Berg, George HB Berg, Howard E Berman, Dale T Bertone, Joe OT Best, Paul T Bethel, Ben HB Bex, Todd OT-NG Bice, Brandon DE Biddick, Dan E Bieber, Frank G Bierman, Dave , 83...OT Biondi, Luke ST Biondi, Matt OG Biondi, Tony T Bishop, Ken DT Black, Bill FLK Blagden, Charles HB Blair, Paul T Blake, Chris CB Blake, Christian WR Blake, Cory , TE-LB Blalark, Keenan LB Blasch, Donald C Bledsoe, Kandras SE Doug Bartlett, Block, Sievert FB Bloodsaw, Glen LB-DE Bloom, Dan HB Bloom, Tom Mgr. Bloomingdale, Paul G Boenzi, Frank DT Bolding, Darnell DE Bolen, Bob T Bolerjack, Thurman Mgr. Bolzan, Scott OT Bonati, Fred G Bonin, James Mgr. Booker, Abe E Booth, Kent OG Borczak, Bob , LB-TE Bork, George QB Boskovich, Sam DE Boston, Bill HB-S Bouagnon, Joel TB Boudreau, Chuck QB Boudreau, Howard QB Bowen, Orlando , LB-DE Bower, Ed C Bowers, Giorgio TB Bowman, Darren DT Boyle, Dan C Boyle, James HB Brandford, Emery OT Brashears, James G Brasini, Julius E Braun, Ralph E Bray, Bruce HB Brejda, Stan E Brescacin, Juwan WR Bridges, Ricky QB Brigham, Bob FB Brink, Larry E Brinlee, Jacob WR Bristow, Sidney C Brocker, Rich FS Broderick, Dave FB Broderick, John DE Brodhay, Ron DB Bronswick, Sam T Brooks, Anthony CB Brooks, Otha SE Brost, Jon OT Brothers, Clark E Broughton, Bob HB Brouillette, Gene HB Browman, Ludvig T Brown, Charles C-T Brown, Da Ron WR Brown, Derrill T Brown, Glenn DE Brown, Lester HB-FB Brown, Me co RB Brown, Phil , LB Brown, Ron OL Brown, Ryan OT Browne E Brucker, Mike Mgr. Brune, Bill FS Bryant, David S Bryant, Greg DE Bryant, Ivory TB Bryant, Patrick CB-OLB Bucaro, Phil DE-DT Buchanan, Darin , DT-OL Budrich, Bob T Bullock, Chad OT Burgess, Lowell OG Burkhart, Rick CB Burnett, Phil C Burns, Rich FS Busald, Joe DE Busching, Al HB Butler, Devon LB Byrne, Tim QB C Cahill, Fran E Cahill, Tom DT-OG Cain, John E Caldwell, Jim E Caliendo, Cary DE Calkins, Richard C-OT Callan, Larry C Callaway, Ezra E Calmese, Norm CB Camacho, Abie NG Campbell, Joseph G Cann HB Cannon, Clarence , HB Cannon, William E Capes, Brad DE-OT Caringella, Scott CB Carlson, Mark QB Carpenter, Bob QB Carr, Dennis OG Carter, Chase DB Carter, Donnavan SS-FS Carter, Jarret WR Cary, Lee OG Casey, David , E Cash, Bruce Mgr. Cassidy, Kevin FS Cassidy, Kurt SE Castelein, Clair DB Cetina, Bob DE Chapman, Gary FLK Chappelear E-G Chase G Cheeseman, Eric LB Cheli, Joseph C Chelovich, Mike OG Christensen, Clarence FB Christian, Eric CB Christian, Ron QB Christian, Steve FS-OLB Ciesla, Dick OT Cieslak, Brad TE Cklamovski, Michael K Clancy, Mark SE Clanton, Montell , TB Clark, Brian PK Clark, Don E Clark, Issac T Clark, John E Clark, Larry LB Clark, Randy C-OT Clark, Tyrone , 12...LB Clark, Willie WR Clarkson, Matt DE-OG Clasey, Tyler WR Claussen, Steve TE-DE Clemans, Terry OT Clemen Trent LB-DE Clemens, Greg OG Clinton-Earl, Cam DE Cockrum, Matt OG Coffey, Bob T Coffey, Donald E-HB Coffey, Pat CB-S Coffman, Jake DE Cohorst, Carl DE Cokinis, Doug DT Cole, David G-T Coleman, Adam DT Coleman, Dan Mgr. Coleman, Leo LB Collar, Mark SE Colletti, Doug Mgr. Collins, McAllister DT-OL Combs, John P-PK Compton, Ben DE Conahan, Leo , 24...T Concialdi, Frank C Concidine, Gerald T Concidine, Wes E Condos, Gus Mgr. Cone, Everett HB-QB Conlon, Aidan OG Connor, Steve MG-DT Connors, Ricky FB Considine, Rick FS Conway, Amanda Mgr. Coogan, Bill FB Cook, Bobby , HB

175 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY all-time letterwinners Cook, Harold Mgr. Cook, Steve Mgr. Cook, Wayne HB Cooksey, Leonard DT Cooper, Elzie FB Corbett, Derril , OG-LB Corbett, Quin P Corey, Ron HB Cornell, Edward T Cornell, Noah G Cornell, William T Cotter, Dick ILB Cotton, Brian FB-OLB Cotton, Michael LB Couch, Charles T Coulom, Don QB Court, Arthur C Cox, Landon WR Crabtree, Scott QB Cramer, Carl , C Crider, Ricky TB Croegaert, Jared Mgr. Crooke, Tom T Crooks, Scott OG Cross, Billy , Mgr. Cross, Kendrick SE Crowley, Bob C Cruikshank, Jason LB Crump, Tom DE Cudden, David QB-Mgr. Cunningham, Reed TE Cunz, Duane , G Curtin, Jim DT Curtis HB Cvengros, Andy DE Czocher, Jim C D Dach, Adam FB-TB Dacy, Tim DE Daglas, George C Dahill, Kevin Mgr. Dahlfors, Tom Mgr. Daniels, Akeem , TB Daniels, Kiaree CB Dannehl, Wayne QB-C Dantzler, T. C TB Daub, Floyd HB Davenport, Glen E Davis, Adrian , TB Davis, Antonio FB-HB Davis, Bob C Davis, Brandon TE Davis, Britt WR Davis, Bronson DB Davis, Butch T Davis, Chet HB-QB Davis, Don HB Davis, Eddie TB-CB Davis, Harry G Davis, Luke TE Davis, Tommy S Davison, LeRoy Mgr. Davisson, Jim C Dean, Jack HB-QB Dean, Mark HB-G Deeke, Wayne HB Deigl, Frank E Dekan, George G Delisi, Ron ILB Delegal, Jordan LB Deloney, Van FLK Demmitt, Jim PK Denson, Sam SS Dentino, Greg DB-SE DeRango, Lou G Dessing, Tim FS-CB DeVito, Dan DB Devitt, Desmond G Deyo, Floyd T DeYoung, Richard E Dial,Bill DT Didesch, Eric DT-NT Didesch, Scott Mgr. Diedrich, Clark Mgr. Diem, Ryan OT Dierking, Ed HB Dissinger, Donald T-G Dittbenner, Andy P Dittle, Jerry OG-LB Dmochowski, Chester T Dobay, Jamie P-PK Dohrmann, Eric NT Dokes, Keafta CB Dolan, Brendan OG Dole, Justin SS Dolio, Ardwin T Domenz, Tom ILB-Mgr. Donaldson, Dave OG Donnelly, Francis E-HB Donnelly, Jim E Donnelly, Paul T-E Donyes, Jesse FB Douglas, Jason LB Doyle, Brendan FLK Drew, Randee CB-WR Drugan, Terry QB Duchane, Mike OLB Duda, Gene C Dudley, Alfred FB Dudley, Russ HB Duffield, Bob , FB-T Duffy, Nick LB Dukes, Michelle Mgr. Dunker, Matt TE Dunlap, Cy OL DuPart, Scott FS Durante, Dechane S Durante, Tony HB Dwyer, Robert Mgr. E Eade, Cliff HB Eakes, Luke TE Ebaugh, Lisle T Ebenezer, Don C Ebenhoch, Jake OG Eby, Merle QB-HB Echols, Charles DE Eck, Al E Eck, John E-QB Eckmann, Jeff DT Edem, Dan LB Edmond, Eugene HB Edwards, Navarre HB Eggink, James DE Eidam, Jim LB Eldridge, James , 13...HB Elliot, Scott OG Ellis, Joel OG Embree, Waite T Emerzian, Garo PK English, Larry DE Erb, Russell HB Erickson, Rudolph ,27... G Erwin, Jimmy P Eskoff, Brent QB Etling, David Mgr. Evans, Bob C Evans, Bob DT Evans, Robert Mgr. Evans, Sean CB F Fagan, Howard E Faggetti, Jim LB Fairbairn, Valerie Mgr. Fairfax, Robert T Falbo, Anthony DE-DT Falbo, Nick Mgr. Farmer, Kevin CB Farney, John HB Farr, Alvin E-QB Faustin, Jhony CB Favor, Rich , HB-CB Fay, John OG Feaman, Scott TE Feely, Dan C Fendley, Mike P 174 Ferris, Raymond E Fiedler, Wayne FLK Fiene, Eric OT Finkenbinder, Erwin E-T Finkenbinder, Walter T Finlen, Chris , QB Finley, Dick DE Finnegan, John T Fiordelisi, Rocco T Fiorito, Mike HB Firkins, Curtis G Fischer, Charles , 52...HB Fischer, Clark T Fisher, Bill OG Fisher, Carl FB Fitzgerald, Richard QB Fitzgerald, Shea OT Flahive, Connor FB Flatley, Mike SE Fleck, P.J , 03...SE Fleming, Ladell LB Flentje, Lewis E Flesher, Chip ILB Fletcher, Howard T Fletcher, John C Flewellyn, Kenneth E Flight, Jeff OLB Flink, Duane E Flinn, Lew QB Florence, Bob FLK Florence, Byron FLK Florence, Scott TB Flury, Jeremy Mgr. Flury, Justin Mgr. Foley, Phil DL Folliard, Sean LB Folta, John LB Fontana, Jeff DB Ford, Perez DE Ford, Will DE Forester, Bob PK Fort, Jeff S Fortunato, Don QB Foster, Randall QB-TE Fowler, George HB Fowler, Oscar G Fowlie, Bob C Fox, Dan ILB Francis, Alton TB Francis, Devron FS Frank, Jason DE Frazier, Corey CB Frazier, Kevin DE-DT Frederick, James T Free, Doug OT Freeman, Fred G French, Roland DE Freza, Ed TB Friel, Kurt OT Froelich, Dean HB Frost, Jack , SE Frye, Tom DT Funfsinn, Don OLB Furst, Brian FB-DT G Gaines, Tom DE Gall, David OT Gallagher, Anthony P Gallois, Doug SE Galloway, Norval Mgr. Garbe, Dave , 48...T Gardell, Harry G Garifo, Todd CB-FS Garner, Wix QB Garrett, Dave FLK-DB Garrett, Harry , C-HB Garrett, Jahi FLK Garton, Greg OT Gassman, Walter G-T Gastel, Greg DT Geary, Jeff DB Gegner, Michael , 14...C Geiser, Bart QB Bob Gregolunas, Genatempo, Pete , QB Gentile, Dan FLK George, Edward T George, Patrick DB Gerhardt, Fred T Gerin, Virgil S Gerulis, Alex ILB Ghilani, Todd C Gholston, Chris HB Giannamore, Frank Mgr. Gibbons, John QB Gilbert, Aaron QB Gilbert, Jim PK-P Gilbert, Leigh FB Gilbert, Ryan QB Gill, Max DT Givens, Ellsworth G Givens, Sanford HB Glaser, Fritz QB Glasgow, Brian TE Glasper, Clayton WR Glasper, Darren DB Glover, Elroy ILB Goehl, Steve TB Golden, Matt PK Goldsmith, Floyd CB Goldsmith, Rob Mgr. Golsteyn, Jerry QB Goodwin, Wellesley E Gordon, Donovan DT Gorman, Dan TB Gorman, Joe FB Goshgarian, Dave T Grady, DeMarcus QB-WR Graham, Bill HB Graham, Dan TE-C Graham, Russ SS-ILB Grande, Jim CB Grant, Akil FS Green, Daniel DL Green,Tim , 89...ILB-DE Greene, George G Greenup, Bryan QB Gregolunas, Bob QB-LB Gregolunas, Mike Mgr. Gregory, Glen G Gregus, Rick TE Grennisen, Mike Mgr. Griesman, Mike QB Griffin, Anthony FB Griffin, John TE Griffin, MacArthur CB Griffin, Tim ILB Griffin, TJ , 08...LB Grim, Robert C Grimes, Brian TB Groeniger, Nick TB Gronlund, Howard HB Grotemeyer, Dick C Grovak, Jeff ILB Gucwa, Joe OG Gulbrandson, Gil DB

176 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY all-time letterwinners Gulley, Dave FS Gulotta, Alex G Gust, Dave OT-OG Gutowski, Jeff SE Guy, Arthur C-T H Haar, John G Hackel, Don , 53...T Hadley, Charles HB Hadley,George HB Hagan, Christian K Hagman, Milton T Hahn, Junior C Hakala, Barry DT-OT Haldi, Josh QB Halem, C Haley, Ross Mgr. Halle, Andy C Hallgren, Kenneth T Halloran, John Mgr. Hamilton, Dennis OT Hammerich, Harold OT Hammock, Thomas TB Hammuck, Milton , 90...HB Hampton, Jermaine SS Handy, Ron TE Hannula, Jim TE-OT-P Hanrahan, Mike OT Hansbro, Adriel CB Hansbro, Alvah CB Hansen, Ron HB Hanson, Bryan ILB Hanson, Cory LB Hanson, Eugene , 27...HB Happ, Lester T Hardwick, Jim NG Hardy, John DE Hare, Drew QB Harkless, Paul C Harmes, Jim QB Harmon, Craig , QB Harnish, Chandler QB Harris, A.J TB Harris, Arnie LB Harris Jr., Keith TB Harris, Reggie DT Harris, Steve OLB Harrison, Dennis G Harrison, Dennis S Harrison, Paul T-FB Harrison, Paul HB Harte, George E Harvey, Tom DB Hastings, Rob DT Hatter, Willie SE Hausen, Henry HB Havel, Henry HB Hawkins, Brandon SS Hawkins, Jason LB Hawthorne, Duane CB Hayden, John HB Hayes, Delos HB Hayes, Marckie CB Hayes, Roger C Hayes, William T Hays, Eric C Haywood, Marceo TB Hazelett, Cody LB Hedberg, Leslie , 29...C Heide, Dave SS Heidel, Greg OT Heimerdinger, Bob QB Hein, Karl T Hein, Scott OLB Heine, Don DE Heinrich, Bill Mgr. Heitter, Marvin , G Hellams, Mike LB Hellman, Kenneth HB Helms, Hugh HB Hemphill, William C Henigan, Clarence E Henigan, Harry , 46-47, 49...FB Henigan, Mike LB Henigan, Terry LB Hennings, Ted DT Henningson, Arthur FB Henriksen, Steve , FB-ILB Hepfinger, Mike Mgr. Hering, Jim DE Herra, Phil OG-OT Herstedt, Dave T Hess, Dick HB Hesse, John , 90...CB Hester, Mandel , ILB Hickenbottom, Lionel. 2001, FS Hicks, Darryl FB Hicks, Gerold G Hicks, Lee SS Hicks, Ron DB Higgins, Mike SS-ILB Hightower, Joe FS Hilby, Joe CB Hildebrandt, David FB Hildebrandt, John C Hill, Darrell , FLK Hill, Edward C Hill, Johnny SE Hill, Keegan Mgr. Hill, Rasche DE-DT Hill, Russ SE Hillicker, Leslie E Hillicker, Louis QB Hinkel, Bud HB Hipple, Edgar E Hirsch, Steve DB Hoar, Robert HB Hochstein, Maggie Mgr. Hodous, Al G Hoffman, Robert G-LB Holley, Charles G Holliday, Jeff DT Hollingshed, Mike , DB-LB Holm, Kevin TE Holman, Quince DE-DT Holmes, Terry Mgr. Holt, Tim OG Holt, Tom OG Holycross, Zack DT Hoover, John OT-DE Hoover T Hopkins, Al Mgr. Hopkins, Jasmin TB Hopson, Sean LB-FB-DE Horan, Harold G Horvath, Phil QB Hosier, Gary TE Hotchkiss, Forrest T Houston, James OLB Howard, Bill T Howard, Corby C Howard, Lincoln OL Howell, Ron SE Hower, Don OT Hoyt, Harvey C Hudetz, Leo LB Hudetz, Paul OG Huff, Jordan TB Toimi Jarvi, Huhta, Arne HB Humphrey C Hunsberger, Floyd HB Hurd, Sam WR Hurley, Keith HB Husband, Cleo FB Hutton, Jason FB-LB I Ibarra, Saul DB Isaac, Tyrone HB Ippolito, Michael DT Isakson, Mark Mgr. Ivanic, John PK Ivory, Charles CB Iwema, Kent RB-TE J Jack, Adam DE Jackson, Ed , DE Jackson, Frisman , 99...QB Jackson, Mike DE Jackson, Rayshon SS Jacobson, Len E Jacoby, Mitch TE Jacques, Victor , LB Jahns, Vernon T Jakubek, Katie Mgr. Jakubek, Kyle C Jamrozek, Jim OG Janik, Paul LB Jankowski, Adam Mgr. Janoski, Ed LB Jarvi, Toimi QB Jefferies, James DB Jefferson, Nabal DL Jenkins, Kyle DE Jenkins, Victoria Mgr. Jenkins, Walter HB Jenks, Herbert G Jenks, Warren G Jennings, Dan FLK Jennings, Herb E Jenny, George T Jensen, Dave P Jensen, Erik OLB-FB Jensen, Jack OT Johnson, Anthony WR Johnson, Charles NT-DT Johnson, Chris SE Johnson, Clarence QB-HB Johnson, Delbert T Johnson, Don QB Johnson, Ed FB Johnson, Howard Mgr. Johnson, J.D CB Johnson, James T Johnson, James , LB-FB Johnson, Kevin C Johnson, Lenard E Johnson, LeShon TB Johnson, Mike TB Johnson, Robert T Johnson, Robert T Johnson, Russell , 36...Mgr. Johnson, William C Johnson, William G Johnston, Gene LB Johnston, Howard HB Jonas, Tom FB Jones, Al FB-HB Jones, Aldarryl , SS Jones, Bobby LB Jones, Charles , 84...DB Jones, Lashawnda Mgr. Jones, Leon SE Jones, Mario DT Jones, Nick ILB Jordan, Mike DE Jorgensen, Marinus FB K Kaczala, Bob QB Kagy, Fred Mgr. Kaiser, Byron T Kaiser, Marv E Kaltofen, Al G Kaluf, John T Kamenjarin, Nick LB Kammholz, Pete S-R Kanger, Ken , OG-OT Kapheim, Robert Mgr. Karac, Tom OT Karamanos, Ted OG Karvelis, Norbert T Kastrinos, William E Katona, Phil C Kays, Donald FB Kays, Mark FB Kays, Victor FB Keane, Dave OT Kearney, Tom ILB Keefe, Cullen C-G Keefe, Stanley FB Keener, James Mgr. Keith, John QB Kellar, Mark FB Kellar, Scott DT Keller, Dan OG Keller, Joe DT Keller, John G Kelley, David Mgr. Kelly, Tom TE Kemnitz, John Mgr. Kennedy, James HB Kennedy, Richard DT Kent, Mike P Kentner, Matt ILB Keogh, Jim DE Kerby, Robert HB Kerner, Dick , G Kerner, Jerry C Kessler, William DB Kiedaisch, Warren G Kiel, Adam OL/TE Kieley, Joe QB Kilbarger, Becky Mgr. Killian, Matt OG Kilmer G King, Crawford FB Kinkade, Joel HB-FB Kirchberg, Jerry C Kitching, Terrell CB Klatt, Brian Mgr. Klein, Tom ILB Kleiner, Bill E Kleiner, Bob E Kleinz, Jim FB Klingberg, Ed LB Klinger, Dave T Kloster, Nils PK Klout, Leakhana Mgr. Kmiec, Steve FS Knapp, Justin ILB-FB Knight, Tyler DB Koeller, Glenn HB Kolowski, Bob TE Kooken, Wally C Korfist, Chris SE Koronkiewicz, David TE Kosay, Stu Mgr. Kotvan, Walt OT Kovacevich, Ari , 39...T Kozica, Rimas , 78...DT Krahenbuhl, Gene HB-FB Krahenbuhl, Ollie FB Kraker, Chris SE Kraker, Pete QB Kramer, Duane OG Krause, Mike , NG Krech, Jack C Kremer, John DB Krempel, Matt OT Kriechbaum, Don QB Kristick, Kevin CB

177 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY all-time letterwinners Kritikos, Mike DE Kropke, Paul C Krueger, Todd SE Krupke, Ralph C Krutsch, Alex DT Krywaruczenko, Nick Mgr. Kube, Alex LB Kuffel, Jim HB Kujala, Elmer E Kuntzmiller, Jim HB Kurtz, Steve ILB Kussler, Edward E Kutches, Steve SS Kyger, Clarence FB L Labus, Jason C LaCerra, Dave CB Lacy, Eric , SS Laffey, Tom HB Lain, Jack E Lalonde, John FB Lamb, Jim E Lambke, Mike NG Lampa, Mike OG Land, Steve E Landis, Hubert T Lane, Larry Mgr. Langlois, Randolph C Langworthy, Lester G Lanum, Jon TB Larricia, Mike DT Larsen, Tego E-T-G Larsen, Zach LB Larson, Brandy Mgr. Larson, Eric G Larson, Howard QB Larson, Len G Larson, Ralph HB Larson QB Lascelles, Robert G Lasseigne, Lance PK Latanski, Jim TE Latin, Jerry TB Laurence, Ken TE Laurenti, Ryan LB Law, Joe , TB Lawson, Brian DT Lawson, Delbert G Lawson, Elmer G Lawson, Lyle G-T Leadley, Larry G Leahy, Walter HB Ledford, Denton , G Lee, Javan LB Lee, Rob , CB Lee, William DT Lefanty, William G Lembke, Mike C Lemon, Rasheen , 14...LB Lencioni, Bob HB Lencioni, Charles HB Leniski, Clem QB Lentz, Vern HB Leonard, Tom CB Leonhart, Charles Mgr. Lesher, Bob DE-TE Leskovec, Henry T Leslie, Marwin TB-CB Leuchtenberg, Fred G Leverett, Tyrone TB Levine, Eugene HB LeVoir, Matt , DE Lewandoski, Frank ILB Lewis, Hal HB Lewis, Marcus , 09...WR Lewis, Timmie OT Lewis, Tommylee WR Lindberg, Wendell T Lippold, Paul E-HB Lipsch, Ray T Littlejohn, Carl T Littlejohn, Chester T Littlejohn, Kenneth T Lloyd, Daren LB Locke, Mark HB Lofton, Matt OG Logan, Paris DB Lollar, Jeff Mgr. Lonsinger, Rodney HB Lonsway, Peter C Loomer, Fred T Loos, Tyler OT Lothson, Andy , 04...SE Louis, James SE-DB Love, Floyd , G Lovely, Emile FLK Lovrich, Jon DE Lowder, Charles E Lucas, Paul HB Luebkeman, Hart E Lueck, Ben OG Luedeking, Wes , 56...HB Luken, Scott Mgr. Lund, Don HB Lundahl, Arthur C Lundeen, Lester HB Lundin, Nick OG-C Lurry, Shawun CB Lutjen, Dagan OG-OT Lynch, Jordan QB Lyon, William T Lyons, Don FB Lyons, Michael G Lyons, Mike T M Macdonald, Jamie OT MacDonald, Neal T Mack, Bob , 59...HB Mack, Norman G Mackey, Steve FLK Maday, Tom Mgr. Madden, David , G Madden, Irvin T Madden, Warren QB Maddie, Anthony QB Madison, Paul OG Maehl, Michael OG Maggos, Nick LB Maholy, Chris LB Maiorano, Melissa Mgr. Male, Laverne FB Mallory, Damien FS Malone, Edward T Manson, Mike CB-OLB Manuel, Jerry NG-DE March, Charles Mgr. Markelz, Chris Mgr. Marks, Jack TE Marks, John LB Marks, Rich LB-S Marshall, Walter OLB Martin, Charles HB Martin, Don TE Martin, Jason ILB Martin, John HB Martin, Scott OLB Martin, Walter , 29...QB Marvin T Marx, Gary T Mascal, Ed , 46...T Mash, Steve T Mason, Anthony DB Mastrangeli, Al HB Matevich, Louis HB Matlock, James ILB Matthew, Vincent CB Mausak G Maxwell, Desroy TE Maxwell, Donald G-C May, Roy DE Mayer, Brian LS Mayes, Brandon S Mays, Boomer LB Mayerbock, Tim OG McAndrews, Paul DE McAuliffe, Byrne Mgr. McAvoy, Pat , ILB 176 McAvoy, Pat , FB McCabe, Jamie QB-FB McCabe, John G McCabe, Julian HB-QB McCann, Lynn DT McCareins, Justin FLK McCarthy, Tim LB McCartney, Jim Mgr. McCleary, Wayne T McCollum, Thomas E McCoy, Horace TE McCray, Wayne C McCullum, Kershawn SS McDermott, David WR McDonald, Ray T McDonnell, Herbert HB McFarland, Glenn G McFarland, John OL McGhghy, Matt , OG McGinn, Hailey Mgr. McGrath, Robert C McIntosh, Matt QB McIntyre, Justin DT McKeel, John TE McKenna, Mike OLB-DE McKillen, Pat C-PK McKinney, Stacey QB McKinzie, Jim E McLemore, Wyatt LB McMahon, Bill G McMurray, Donald HB McNally, Phil OG McNamara, John G McNeal, Nathan S McShane, Mike C-OT Meade, Russell HB Meader, Gary S-R Meehan, Jason DE Melville, Robert FB Melvin, Rashaan CB Memmen, Gil C-T Merchant, Josh Mgr. Merow, Greg C Mesewicz, Henry E Metz, Eric OLB Metzcus, Dick E Meyer, Dan DB Meyers, Jerry DT Miceli, Corey OG Michael, Joel Mgr. Milan, Bill S Milan, Stan R Miller, Anon NT Miller, Horace FB Miller, Jake Mgr. Miller, Newell G Miller, Tim FB Mills, Larry HB Minarsini, John Mgr. Mincey, Dan OG Minnegan, Allen FB Minnegan, Donald Minnihan, Bill FB-LB Minssen, Herman G Misbach, Clarence E Miskov, Pete PK Miskowicz, Lewis NT-DE Mitchel, Tom R Mitchell, Deon FLK Mitchell, Ricky , TB Mitchell, Tom E Modglin, James E Mofet, Ray T-G Moga, Rome PK Mojica, Dan HB Moloney, Bob G Monaghan, Skyler WR Monnett, Darren P Montel, Bob OT-OG Montgomery, Chris FB Montgomery, Jim CB Moody, Leon FLK-SE Moore, Eric Mgr. Moore, Ken TE-RB Moore, Marlon DB Moore, Martel WR Moore, Travis DE Moore, Tre DB Morehouse, Dick TE Moretti, Emil ILB Morgan, Bob DT Morgridge, L. D E Morris, Andre CB Morris, Mike C Morris, Ryan , 09...QB Moser, Joe E Mosher, Robert HB Mosley, Rajshawn DE Mueller, Dan C-G Muhammad, Mumin LB Mukite, Jim , NG Mulderink, Dave T Murphy, Bill MG Murphy, George C Murray, John TE-OL Musso, Vincent , G Mustapha, Jack , 33...QB Muszynski, Ken C Myers, Levon OT Myers, Richard C N Nashold, Fred C Naumann, Galen OG Neir, Ryan P Nelligan, William LB Nelson, Duane P-PK Nelson, Harold T Nelson, Harry T Nelson, Juliann Mgr. Nelson, Steve LB Nendick, Chris PK Ness, Andrew C Neubert, Tom OT Newcomb, Ron DL Newcomer, Dennis HB Newell, Art HB Newgren, Jerome E Newman, Allan QB Newman, Mike OG Newquist, Donald HB-QB Newton, Rocky CB-LB Ng, Matt WR Nicholas, Ivan HB-QB Nicholas, Marvin HB Nicholson, Dan QB Nickelberry, Gerald ILB Nicolas, Jerome FLK Nielsen, Edward T Niemi, Don T Niepomnik, Derek PK Nimitz, Robert Mgr. Nohava, Bill G Nokes, John DE Nordin, Jake TE Nori, Reino HB Norman, Chris HB Norton, Duke G Nuzbach, Norm R-LB O Oakland, Milo FB O Brien, Bill Mgr. O Brien, Donald T O Brien, John Mgr. O Brien, Martin , E O Brien, Paul G O Brien, Tim C-OG O Brien, Tommy LS Oce, Rastee DB O Connor, John Mgr. Oehlerking, Marty SS Oldham, James HB Oliver, Todd CB Olootu, Mayomi CB Olson, Edwin T Olson, Trevor OL O Malley, Steve DT O Meara, George C

178 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY all-time letterwinners O Neal, Chauncy FS-CB O Neal, Chris C O Neal, Stephen , 13...DE Onyebuagu, Jason OL Orech, Jon C Organ, William E Orne, Josh K Orszula, Mark , 04...OT Oruche, Robert DE Orvino, Gabriel HB Osborne, Richard Mgr. Osbourne, Rick PK O Shea, Pat , ILB Osteen, Tom DT Otis, Jim E Otis, Keith OL Ott, Wes OL Overall, Brian SS Owen, Nolan LS Owens, Bob , 68...OT P Pace, DeJuan Mgr. Pace, John E Paddock, Forrest E Palmer, Alfred HB Palmer, Nathan WR Palochko, Don OG Paplham, Scott TE Pardridge, Curt SE Parker, Bill RB Parker, Jerry OT Parker, Peter HB Parker, Steve , 69...QB Parrish, Greg FS Parson, Ebbie DT Passaglia, Roger SE-PK Patch, Cal G Pater, Joe E Patrick, Williams FLK Patten, Evertt G Patterson, Dave PK Patterson, Harold HB Patterson, James T Patterson, Jim LB Patterson, Joe C-OG Patterson, Raymond HB Patterson, Vaurice SE Paull, Mike , LB-FB Pawlak, Joe OL Payton, Jamaal LB Peacock, Benji CB Pearson, Brian WS Pearson, Don HB-FB Peasley, Tom Mgr. Peat, Todd OT-OG Pedersen, John OG Pederson, Lee E Pegram, Logan OG Pelkey, Bill E Pendergrass, Jon LB-FS Perez, Marcus , WR Perry, Keith FLK-TE Perry, L.D E Pesetski, Lawrence HB Peshek, Tim FB Pesut, Matt E Peters, Jon DE Peters, Royce HB Peters, Tim C Peterson, Clarence T Peterson, Elbert T Peterson, Elbert , 34...T Peterson, Joe Mgr. Peterson, Orlando LB Petran, Mike OG Petrosky, Tony , 27, E Petruzzi, Charles CB Pettinger, John WS Petway, Dave FS-SS Petzke, Dave SE Pfisterer, Bronc SE Pharms, Ellis OG Pheanis, Jack FB Phillips, Eugene C Phillips, Salim SS-FS Philotoff, Carl HB Piatt, Dick HB Piazza, John QB Pickerill, Ken QB Piecha, Scott ILB Pienkowski, Dave RB Pikuza, Alex T Pinckney, Mike FLK Pinter, Bob T Pirkle, D.J DL Pitt, Tyler OG Pittman, Eric NT Pitz, Daniel Mgr. Plank, Clayton HB Plaskas, Joe FB Plesha, Tom S Plumley, Paul HB Polnow, Joy HB Porrevecchio, Frank DB Porrevecchio, Sal G Porter, Gervaise LB Potocki, John DT Powers, Shatone WR Prais, Bernard HB Pratt, David DB Prentice, Ken HB Price, Robert E Price, Tom , 82...FB-LB Prime, Cas TB Prince, Hugo T Progar, Sean DE Pruitt, Bradley DB Pruzansky, Alex E Pryor, Geary TB Puffer, Hal E Puffer, Ray HB Pugh, Jeremy FB Pugh, Turner , 03...FLK Puralewski, Dennis OT Purcell, Bob E Q Quick, Albert G Quillen, Wayne E Quinlan, Steve TE R Ragland, Lewis G Rainey, George LB Raleigh, Pat TE Ramme, Edwin HB Randall, James , LB-DE Rasmussen, Michelle Mgr. Rasmussen, Sidney , 23...T Rasmussen, Stuart HB Ratajczyk, Bruce OT Rattenbury, Harold HB Ray, Corey HB Raymond, Charles C-G Rebholz, Joe NT Redington, Mike OG Redmond, Jack C-E Reed, Bobby TE Reed, Gilmer G Reed, Joey TE Regas, Pete E Reichardt, John H , E Reid, Bob HB Reiter, Mark FS Reitzel, Warren G Reubin, Rick NG-DT Reynolds, Vinson LB Rezek, Willard HB Rhoads, Steve DE-DT Rhomberg, Tom CB-S Rice, Gordon FB Rice, Melvin CB Rich, Elmer T Rich, Tommie G Richardson, Darryl HB Richenberger, Steve C Richter, Chris DE Riddlesberger, Frank G Ridolph, Joseph G Riedel, Jim Mgr. Riedy, Robert HB Rieken, Ronald QB Rigard, Leah Mgr. Riippi, Albert T Riley, Drew OG-OT Rimcus, William HB Risley, Audley Mgr. Ritzman, Floyd E Ritzman, Paul HB Robbins, John LB Roberts, Mike OT Roberts, Raymond TE Robins, Ernest G Robinson, Joshua SS Robinson, Kent HB Robinson, Mike LB Robinson, Stacey QB Roche, Mike G Rockenbach, Joe T Rockett, Joe CB Rodgers, Steve , SE-TB Rodino, Erin Mgr. Rodriguez, Edgar WR Rogan, Paul OLB Rogers, Art Mgr. Rogers, Don HB Rogers, Matt , 06...OL Rogers, Tony Mgr. Rohrschneider, Hugh E Rood, Alan FB Rosado, Dan OT Rose, C.J OLB-DE Rose, Tom DB Rosenow, Tom OT Ross, Allen TB Ross, Hugh T Roth, Pete , RB Roth, Roland TE Rotolo, Sam HB Roundy, Charles E Roushar, Dan QB Roy Jr., Willy PK Royster, Claude TE Rozier, Albert T Rucker, Lamain DT Rucker, Marlon FB Rudecki, Bob LB-FB Rugai, Rob QB Ruka, Josh OL Rundle, Roy QB Rupprecht, Raymond HB Rusch, Craig DT Rushforth, Joe FB Russell, Arthur FLK Russell, Richard T Russell, Robbie OT Russell, Robert G-T Russell, William G Russell, William HB S Saffold, Ezra WR Salerno, Mike K Salvatore, Sandy Mgr. Sampson, Buster CB-FS Sanborn, Rick DB Sandberg, Gerry SE Sanders, Jeff CB Sandusky, Art HB-FB Sandusky, Pat C Santacaterina, Mike LB Saudargas, Alex G Saulsby, Cameron LB Saurbaugh, Jeff FS Savegnago, Tony ILB Sawyer, Harrison E Sawyer, Harrison QB Sawyer, James E Scaduto, Len HB Scafidi, Mark TE Scannell, Larry HB Scaramella, Mike FB Sceresse, Jerry E Scheidecker, George T Schell, H.F G Schepler, Jason , TE Schiffler, Matt TB Schiller, Pat LB Schlessinger, Fred CB Schleuter, Gene OG Schlinger, Gary DE Schmeda, Dan ILB-DE Schmidt, Dick HB Schmidt, Ken SE Schmidt, Leo C Schoenbach, Al , E Schoenholtz, Mervin T Scholle, Harold T Scholz, Gary E Schramm, Tom C Schroeder, Adam , DT Schroeder, Brett , HB-SE Schroeder, Shaun , OG Schuett, Ray E Schulte, Keith OG-OT Schultz, Dean , 80...NG Schulze, Bob G Schulze, Ed G Schwalbach, Scott Mgr. Schwar, Fritz QB Schwegel, John Mgr. Scott, Vince PK Seabrook, Troy DE-NG Seamans, Robert G Sebastiano, Angelo WR Secord, Jack LB Seeman, Tom T-G Selover, Kevin LB Semisch, Tim TE Seppala, Eino G Sester, Jack HB Settle, Leighton TB Severson, Keith E-HB Seyller, Kennard QB Shackley, Edward QB Shackelford, Kasaunda Mgr. Shapland, Burton T Shea, John F T Shead, Drake HB-SE Sheldon, Dan SE Shelton, Randy OG Sheridan, Steve G Shestokis, Tom T Shiley, Lawrence G Shin, Daniel Mgr. Shin, David Mgr. Sholdice, Derek OT Shultz, Martin G Sicotte, Chuck , 79...QB Siegel, larry mgr. Silker, John TE-DE Silverstone, Rudolph C-G Silvestri, Arney TE Simnick, Rich CB Simon, Matt , WR Simpson, Bill NG Sims, Mathew K Sims, Reggie TE Sims, Vernon OLB-DE Skarb, Kyle FB Skatrud, Kevin OT Skoglund, Leonard E Skowronski, Dave SE Skowronski, Mark C Skubich, Tom HB Sleight, Graham , OG Slimko, Ken T Slivovsky, Bob Mgr. Smaha, Austin DE Smaha, Dan OG Smalls, Albert CB Smith, Alan RB Smith, Albert , 15...T Smith, Anthony OLB Smith, Bill , 46...C Smith, Chad CB-FS Smith, Chris CB

179 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY all-time letterwinners Smith, Cordell , 98...WR Smith, Dave HB-LB Smith, Deon CB Smith, Donald CB Smith, Draco TB Smith, George Mgr. Smith, J. Walter HB Smith, John LB Smith, Paul QB Smith, Ray SS Smith, Rhasaan SE Smith, Roger C Smith, Sam QB Smith, Steve ILB Smith, Tony , ILB Smith, Vince RB Smykowski, Mike OG Snider, Bob , 58...HB Snow, Donald C-QB Snyder QB-HB Sobol, Mike SS Sobol, Sheldon DE Sohne, John G Soltis, Bob , HB Sondgeroth, Tom NG Sopchyk, John Mgr. Sorensen, Durward FB Sovine, Cory DE Spacucello, Anthony C Spacucello, Mike FS Spann, Chad TB Spear, Fred C Spencer, James TB Spicher, Greg SE-CB Spilis, John SE Spillane, Joe C Spinozzi, Tom DB Sponsel, Lou FB Sprecher, Stu OG Springer HB Spuris, Val LB Squadroni, Quinto HB Stacionis, Matt Mgr. Stack, Mike FB Stahulak, Darren C Stankowski, Dan DE-DT Stantus HB Stark, Robert E Stark, Roger T Stearns, Gary SE Stees, Larry E Steger, Brian PK Stegman, Frank T-C Stephen, Courtney DB Stephen, Patrick CB-SS Sterling, Rob FB Stetzler, Lloyd T Stevens, Dave , E Stevens, Grover HB Stevens, Harold MG Stevens, Mick HB Stevenson QB-HB Stewart, Cal TB Stewart, Justin FS Stilling, Richard G Stingily, Cameron , LB-TB Stinson, Dan Mgr. Stobbs, Mathew G Stokes, Mike TB Stone, Demetrius DB Storey, Judd HB Strasser, Mike HB Streich, Bob LB Stricker, Ralph T Strickland, Ralph FLK Strickling, Darrel DT Strombom, Leland HB Strothman, Kursten LB Struckman, Walt T Stuart, Mark FS Sugrue, John , 87...OL Sulaver, Lou E Sutfin, Vernon HB Sutherland, Garett ILB Sutherland, Mike OG-C Suvada, Bob OG Swallow, John Mgr. Swanson, Carl E Swanson, Chester , E-HB Swanson, Jim E Sweeney, Frank DE Sweet, James G Swider, John T Szukis, George DE Szukis, Phil DE Szumnarski, Roman DT T Taffe, Charles C Taffey, Charles TB Tarquinio, Ben , 67...OT Tate, Darian DT Taxman, Harold G Taylor, Darryl QB-SE Taylor, Gerard SS-CB Taylor, Jeff DB Taylor, Justin TE Taylor, Marshall QB Taylor, Rodney HB Taylor, Rufus CB Tazewell, Richard C Tearney, Orville G Tedeschi, Jim LB Telleson, Eugene T Templin, James T Tenner, Norman T Tense, Panan OL Terhune, John HB Terna, Mike ILB Terrell, Roland OG Terwilliger, George G Terwilliger, John FB Tewksbury, Glenn G Tharp, Jeff OT Tharp, Larry C Thomas, Bob Mgr. Thomas, Chris CB Thomas, Corey DT Thomas, Hollis NG Thomas, Wyatt TB Thompson, Ernie HB Thompson, Miles , 24...T Thompson, Vernie T Thompson, Vince CB Thorgesen, Boone DB Thornton, Chris OT Thrawl, Forrest Mgr. Todd, M.W G Tompkins, Frank QB Townsel, Randall CB Tracy, James Mgr. Trafman, Howard Mgr. Trakas, Louis HB Tranchitella, John LB Tremblay, Rich , 86...S Triplett, William CB Tripp, Trudy Mgr. Tsutsumi, Wayne ILB Tucker, Brett , DB Tucker, LaVerne HB Tucker, Tom T Tudor, Jim Mgr. Turner, Aregeros WR Turner, Giles HB Turner, Greg WR Turner, Michael TB Turner, Pope T Tyler, Jim OG Tyrrell, Glen C Tyrrell, Tim QB U Ulrich, Dick T Ulrich, Jim E Unavitch FB Upton, Earl CB Urban, Dan QB Urick, Harry T Utschig, Dustin FS 178 V Van Acker, Brian OG-C Van Bellinger, Scott DE Vance, Dave T Vanderbeek, Bud T-E Van Hulzen, Dave DE Van Laanen, Jody S Van Keppel, Todd P VanNess, John G VanNest, Robert E Vaughn, Clarence , 86...LB Veith, Dave , 77...OT-C Velisek, Bob OT Versluys, Josh Mgr. VerStraete, Jake OG-OT Vesely, Arny HB Vesely, Stan DB Vicary, George HB Vicory, Jim HB Vidimos, Bob G Vieregg, John HB Vincent, Chad Mgr. Vincent, Tim OT Virgl, Dave Mgr. Visci, Pat QB Volk, Jared OL Vonesh, Norm C Von Ohlen, Floyd , 32...T-G W Wade, Leandrew DB Wade, Philip MG Wadzita, Mike C Wagner, Rob DL Wakeley, Joe FB Walker, Bob E Walker, Joseph E Walker, Keith CB Walker, Rashad NT Walker, Ron WR Walker, Steve CB Wallace, Robert TB Wallis, Jesse FB Walter, Ray E Walters, William E Walthers, Clarence E Walz, Tom LB Waples QB Ward, Herb C-T Ward, Jimmie DB Ware, Dominique CB Ware, Steve C Warner, George T Warner, Gus HB Washburn, Robert T Washington, Aaron TE-DT Washington, Lonnie DE Watkins, Bill OT Watson, Marlon LB Webb, Bill G Wedel, Tyler P Wedige, Scott C Wehrspann, Shawn LB Weinberg, Kurt OL Weisendanger, Dave OT Weiskircher, Mike S-CB Wells, Anthony DE Wells, Jamison WR Wenc, Dan C Wenckowski, Eric C Wendler, James HB Wernecke, Bill T Wesley, Harvey CB Wessels, Don Mgr. West, Cleveland TB West, Ken DE Westberg, Ben FB Westerneeb, Howard C Westrick, Mike OL Weydert, Jerry DE Wharton, Dante FB Whirley, Gerry DE Whitacre, Greg QB White, Art C-T White, Eric DL White, J.D LB White, Wade DE Whitfield, Demerist CB Whitney, Harry HB Whyte, Gary DE-SE Wicinski, Rob , OLB Wick, David ILB Wicks, Lou FB Wickstrom, Ernie HB Wilber, Josh P Wilburn, Patrick CB Wild, Steve OLB Williams, Dick , E Williams, Emanuel SE Williams, Ken OG Williams, Kenneth QB Williams, Larry ILB Williams, Larry LB Williams, Lawrence CB Williams, Matt WR Williams, Preston WR Williams, Sylvester , E Williamson, Spencer DB Willis, Brandon SE Wilmowski, Ed , T Wilson, Dave R Wilson, Elbert G Wilson, Elray Mgr. Wilson, Jack CB Wilson, Martin DT Wilson, Tracy DB Wiltse, Franklin E Wiltse, John E Wimann, Shane TE/FB Winiarski, Jeff OG Winkle, Robert Mgr. Windsor, Joe DE Winkel, Bobby LB Winslow, Ivan C Winters, Merle E Winters, Paul T Wise, Bill OL Wise, Paul ILB Wittenmeier, Fred DE Wittum, Tom P-PK Wnek, Don DE Wolber, Louis E Wolf, Charles HB Wolfe, Garrett TB Womble, Jamal TB Wood, Charles C Wood, Lloyd HB Woodburn, Roy HB Woods C Woods, Kevin WR Woodyatt, Harry HB Wooldridge, Andy TE Wright, Ernie FLK Wroblewski, Jeff TE Wynn, Larry FLK Y Yocum, Kenneth HB Yordon, Jeff DB-RB York, Paul , 68...DE Youmara, Danny FS Young, John E Z Zahner, Ron G Zellar, Marvin G Zielinski, Jim DT Zobus, John T Zumbahlen, Dennis LB Zyburt, Howard C-OG Note: The all-time lettermen s list was compiled by the NIU Athletics Communications staff from archival materials and records. If there are mistakes, misspellings, or omissions, please call

180 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY huskie annual statistics TOTAL OFFENSE RUSHING PASSING First Fum./ Pen./ Games Plays Yards YPG Att. Yards TD YPG Comp. Att. Pct. Yards TD INT YPG Downs Lost Yards , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , / , , / , / , / , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , / , , / , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , / , , , / , , / , , , / , , , / , , / , , / , , , / , , , / , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , / , , / , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / ,003 6, , , / ,023 6, , , / ,073 7, , , / ,073 6, , , / Note: Regular-season statistics do not include bowl games prior to Season-high totals in bold

181 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY opponent annual statistics TOTAL OFFENSE RUSHING PASSING First Fum./ Pen./ Games Plays Yards YPG Att. Yards TD YPG Comp. Att. Pct. Yards TD INT YPG Downs Lost Yards , , / , , , / , , / , , / , , / , , , / , , / , , / , , / , , / , , / , , / , , / , , / , , / , / , , , / , , , / , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / , , , / ,060 5, , , / ,096 5, , , / ,065 5, , , / , , , / Note: Regular-season statistics do not include bowl games prior to Season-high totals in bold

182 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY annual results Year Head Coach Record Conf./Finish Pts. Opp John L. Keith n/a John L. Keith n/a John L. Keith n/a John L. Keith n/a John L. Keith x n/a Dixie Fleager n/a Harry Sauthoff n/a Nelson A. Kellogg n/a Nelson A. Kellogg n/a Nelson A. Kellogg n/a Nelson A. Kellogg n/a William W. Wirtz n/a William W. Wirtz n/a William W. Wirtz n/a William W. Wirtz n/a William W. Wirtz n/a William W. Wirtz n/a William W. Wirtz n/a No team - World War I 1918 No team - World War I 1919 No team - World War I 1920 Paul Harrison n/a Paul Harrison n/a Paul Harrison William Muir William Muir William Muir Roland Cowell n/a Roland Cowell n/a Roland Cowell George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans /1st George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans /1st George Evans George Evans ^ George Evans ^ George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans /1st George Evans George Evans George Evans Robert Kahler Howard Fletcher Howard Fletcher Howard Fletcher Howard Fletcher /t-2nd Howard Fletcher /3rd Howard Fletcher /t-4th Howard Fletcher ^ 3-1/2nd Howard Fletcher ^ 4-0/1st Howard Fletcher /t-1st Year Head Coach Record Conf./Finish Pts. Opp Howard Fletcher ^ 4-0/1st Howard Fletcher n/a Howard Fletcher n/a Howard Fletcher n/a Beginning of Major College Era- Year Head Coach Record Conf./Finish Pts. Opp Richard Urich n/a Richard Urich n/a Jerry Ippoliti n/a Jerry Ippoliti n/a Jerry Ippoliti n/a Jerry Ippoliti n/a Jerry Ippoliti /7th Pat Culpepper /10th Pat Culpepper /8th Pat Culpepper /7th Pat Culpepper /6th Bill Mallory /t-3rd Bill Mallory /9th Bill Mallory /t-5th Bill Mallory ^ 8-1/1st Lee Corso /5th Jerry Pettibone /5th Jerry Pettibone n/a Jerry Pettibone n/a Jerry Pettibone n/a Jerry Pettibone n/a Jerry Pettibone n/a Charlie Sadler n/a Charlie Sadler n/a Charlie Sadler /5th Charlie Sadler /t-5th Charlie Sadler /t-4th Joe Novak n/a Joe Novak /6th-W Joe Novak /5th-W Joe Novak /t-2nd-W Joe Novak /t-3rd-W Joe Novak /t-1st-W Joe Novak /t-1st-W Joe Novak /t-2nd-W Joe Novak ^ 7-1/t-1st-W Joe Novak $ 6-2/1st-W Joe Novak ^ 5-3/t-3rd-W Joe Novak /6th-W Jerry Kill ^ 5-3/4th-W Jerry Kill ^ 5-3/2nd-W Jerry Kill* $ 8-0/1st-W Tom Matukewicz ^ 2011 Dave Doeren $^ 7-1/1st-W Dave Doeren* $ 8-0/1st-W Rod Carey ^ 2013 Rod Carey 12-2 $^ 8-0/1st-W Rod Carey 11-3 $^ 7-1/t-1st-W Year Totals Conference Affiliations: Little 19 ( , ); IIAC ( ); MAC ( , 1997-present); Big West ( ); Independent (1996). x denotes incomplete season results; Bold indicates college division champion; ^ indicates bowl game result included; $ indicates MAC Championship game result included; *Did not coach bowl game

183 *1899: *1900: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY Year-by-Year Scores Note *1899 and 1900 season scores not available; Results include complete records for each season and listed scores indicate competition against intercollegiate opposition only. Scores of games involving other competition such as NIU Alumni All- Star and semi-pro teams, military bases, high schools, etc., are not listed but are included in the season and coaching records. John L. Keith Seasons (.672) 1901: Captain: Henry Hausen Nov. 2 W 10 North Central 0 Nov. 16 W North Central 6 Nov. 28 L 0 Wisconsin-Whitewater 12 Season scores are incomplete 1902: Captain: Sanford Givens Nov. 15 W 10 Eastern Illinois 0 Nov. 27 L Wisconsin-Whitewater 16 Season scores are incomplete 1903: Captains: Floyd Ritzman, Donald Kays Oct. 24 L Wisconsin-Platteville 12 Nov. 7 W 23 Western Illinois 0 Nov. 14 L Eastern Illinois 29 Nov. 21 W 15 Belvidere 0 year-by-year SCORES DIxie Fleager Season (1.000) 1904: Captain: Alvin Farr Oct. 8 W 28 Sterling 0 Oct. 22 W 11 UW-Platteville 6 Nov. 12 W Western Illinois 0 Nov. 24 W Wisconsin-Whitewater 11 Harry Sauthoff Season (.700) 1905: Captain: None Oct. 14 W 15 Sterling 0 Oct. 28 L Wisconsin-Platteville 12 Nelson A. Kellogg Seasons (.339) NIU Career Coaching Victory List 1906: Captain: Warren Madden Oct. 6 L Beloit 12 Oct. 27 W Belvidere 0 Nov. 10 W 12 Wisconsin-Platteville 0 Nov. 17 W 10 Belvidere 0 Nov. 24 W Illinois State 5 Name Year(s) G W L T Pct. 1. George Chick Evans Howard Fletcher Joe Novak William W. Wirtz Jerry Pettibone Bill Mallory Jerry Ippoliti Dave Doeren Rod Carey# Jerry Kill Charlie Sadler John L. Keith Pat Culpepper William Muir Paul Harrison Nelson A. Kellogg Roland Cowell Richard Urich Dixie Fleager Lee Corso Harry Sauthoff Tom Matukewicz* Robert Kahler Totals , *Interim head coach for 2010 Humanitarian Bowl; #interim head coach for 2013 Orange Bowl. 1907: Captain: None Oct. 26 L 0 Illinois State 16 Nov. 16 T Wisconsin-Platteville : Captain: Irwin Madden Oct. 3 L Dubuque : Captain: None Nov. 10 W 35 Dixon 0 Nov. 13 L German Pres. Sem. 34 Nov. 20 L 11 Sterling 30 William W. Wirtz Season (.636) 1910: Captain: None Nov. 12 L Dixon : Captain: James Sawyer Sept. 30 L Beloit 42 Oct. 21 W Dixon 7 Oct. 28 W 15 Dixon : Captain: William Baker Sept. 28 L Beloit 65 Oct. 19 W 114 Wheaton 7 Oct. 26 L Dixon : Captain: Jesse Donyes Oct. 4 L Beloit 115 Nov. 15 W 12 Aurora 9 Nov. 22 L North Central : Captain: Kennard Seyller Oct. 3 W Wheaton 3 Oct. 10 W 38 Mt. Morris 0 Oct. 17 W Aurora 7 Oct. 24 W 29 Wheaton 3 Oct. 31 W Mt. Morris 0 Nov. 7 W North Central 0 Nov. 21 T 0 Aurora : Captain: Henry Barton Oct. 9 W 25 North Central 14 Oct. 16 L Wheaton 37 Oct. 23 L St. Viator s 96 Oct. 30 L North Central 13 Nov. 13 W 41 Wheaton : Captain: Paul Harrison Oct. 7 W Wheaton 0 Oct. 14 W 16 North Central 0 Oct. 21 W Lewis 0 Nov. 4 W 52 Chicago Teachers 0 Nov. 11 W North Central 6 Nov. 18 W 7 Wheaton

184 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORES (No teams - World War I) Paul Harrison Seasons (.442) 1920: Captain: Crawford King Oct. 2 L 14 Wheaton 16 Oct. 9 L 7 North Central 13 Oct. 16 W 64 Mt. Morris 0 Oct. 23 W Mt. Morris 0 Oct. 30 L Cornell 3 Nov. 6 L Wheaton 16 Nov. 11 L 7 St. Viator s : Captain: Allan Newman Oct. 8 L 0 Millikin 63 Oct. 15 L Bradley 41 Oct. 22 W 64 Mt. Morris 9 Oct. 29 L St. Viator s 19 Nov. 5 W 91 Elmhurst 10 Nov. 11 L 0 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 26 Nov. 19 L Wheaton : 5-4-1, (Little 19) Captain: Leo Conahan Sept. 23 W 48 Elmhurst 0 Sept. 30 L Beloit 34 Oct. 7 W North Central* 0 Oct. 14 L 6 Wisconsin-Whitewater 19 Oct. 21 W Mt. Morris* 7 Oct. 28 L Millikin* 15 Nov. 4 W 21 Wisconsin-Platteville 7 Nov. 11 T Illinois State* 0 Nov. 17 L UW-Milwaukee* 12 Nov. 25 W 38 Wheaton* 0 William muir Seasons (.543) 1923: 1-4-3, (Little 19) Captain: Elmer Kujala Sept. 22 W 40 Elmhurst 0 Sept. 29 L Beloit 33 Oct. 6 L Wisc.-Whitewater 28 Oct. 13 T 0 Illinois State* 0 Oct. 26 L Eureka* 28 Nov. 9 L Lombard* 62 Nov. 16 T 13 Mt. Morris* 13 Nov. 24 T Wheaton* : 4-4-0, (Little 19) Captain: Pete Ball Oct. 4 W 45 Elmhurst 0 Oct. 9 W 17 Milton 7 Oct. 18 L DePaul 9 Oct. 25 L Illinois State* 9 Nov. 1 L Mt. Morris* 37 Nov. 8 W St. Joseph s 0 Nov. 15 W 33 Wheaton* 14 Nov. 22 L 7 Eureka* : 6-1-0, (Little 19) Captain: Junior Hahn Sept. 25 W 6 St. Bede s 0 Oct. 10 W North Central* 0 Oct. 16 W Milton 2 Oct. 24 W 8 Illinois State* 0 Oct. 31 L 0 Chicago YMCA 3 Nov. 7 W 12 Mt. Morris* 0 Nov. 14 W Wheaton* 0 Roland Cowell Seasons (.375) 1926: Captain: Wesley Cocidine Oct. 2 W 9 American College of PE 0 Oct. 9 T St. Bede s 7 Oct. 23 L Dubuque 19 Oct. 30 W 32 Elmhurst 0 Nov. 6 W 14 Wisconsin-Platteville 0 Nov. 13 W 3 Indiana State 0 Nov. 20 W 6 Crane J.C : Captains: Howard Larson, Ivan Nicholas Oct. 8 L Eastern Michigan 25 Oct. 15 W Valparaiso 2 Oct. 21 L 13 Chicago YMCA 18 Nov. 5 L 6 Northern Iowa 20 Nov. 11 T 0 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 0 Nov. 19 L Indiana State : 0-6-1, (Little 19) Captain: Leslie Hedberg Oct. 6 L 0 Illinois State* 10 Oct. 13 L Wisconsin-Milwaukee 16 Oct. 20 L 6 Valparaiso 12 Oct. 27 L Northern Iowa 39 Nov. 3 L 0 Eastern Michigan 43 Nov. 10 L Mt. Morris* 19 Nov. 17 T Wheaton* 0 George Evans Seasons (.640) 1929: 6-1-1, (Little 19) Captain: Leland Strombom Sept. 28 W 12 LaSalle-Peru J.C. 0 Oct. 5 T North Central* 6 Oct. 12 W Elmhurst 0 Oct. 19 W 26 Mt. Morris* 0 Oct. 26 L Shurtleff* 6 Nov. 2 W Valparaiso 0 Nov. 9 W Illinois State* 6 Nov. 15 W 20 Wheaton* : 6-2-1, (Little 19) Captain: John McNamara Sept. 26 W St. Viator s 0 Oct. 4 W 7 Wisconsin-Whitewater 0 Oct. 11 W Wheaton* 0 Oct. 18 W Illinois College* 0 Oct. 25 L Shurtleff* 7 Nov. 1 L Wisconsin-Milwaukee 20 Nov. 7 W 19 Illinois State* 7 Nov. 11 W 34 Crane J.C. 13 Nov. 20 T 13 North Central* : 5-3-0, (Little 19) Captain: Vernon Sutfin Sept. 26 L Wisconsin-Whitewater 25 Oct. 3 W Illinois State* 0 Oct. 10 W 19 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2 Oct. 17 W 7 Illinois College* 6 Oct. 31 W 6 St. Viator s* 0 Nov. 7 L North Central* 19 Nov. 14 W 20 Wheaton* 0 Nov. 21 L Southern Illinois* l7 1932: 4-2-1, (Little 19) Captain: Byron Kaiser Oct. 1 L 7 Illinois State* 8 Oct. 8 L Eureka* 7 Oct. 15 T 0 Southern Illinois* 0 Oct. 22 W Crane J.C. 6 Oct. 29 W 25 Wisconsin-Platteville 6 Nov. 4 W 7 North Central* 0 Nov. 12 W Wheaton* : 5-4-0, (Little 19) Captain: Art Court, Jack Mustapha Sept. 31 L Illinois State* 19 Oct. 7 W 12 Eureka* 0 Oct. 14 L Gary J.C. 7 Oct. 21 W 12 Eastern Illinois* 6 Oct. 27 W 40 Wisconsin-Platteville 0 Nov. 4 L Millikin* 7 Nov. 10 W 25 Wheaton* 0 Nov. 18 W 17 Elmhurst* 6 Nov. 25 L Southern Illinois* : 5-1-2, (Little 19) Captain: Russ Erb Oct. 6 W Eureka* 0 Oct. 13 T 6 Illinois Wesleyan* 6 Oct. 20 W Wheaton* 6 Oct. 27 L 0 Southern Illinois* 6 Nov. 3 T 0 Illinois State* 0 Nov. 10 W Elmhurst* 12 Nov. 17 W 14 Wisconsin-Whitewater 0 Nov. 24 W Eastern Illinois* : 7-1-1, (Little 19) Captains: Reino Nori, William Howard Sept. 28 W Wisconsin-Whitewater 0 Oct. 5 T Illinois State* 0 Oct. 12 W 27 St. Viator s* 0 Oct. 19 W 34 Chicago City College 0 Oct. 26 W Southern Illinois* 0 Nov. 1 W 18 Wheaton* 13 Nov. 9 L Illinois Wesleyan* 7 Nov. 16 W 18 Eureka* 0 Nov. 23 W 49 Eastern Illinois*

185 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORES 1936: 4-3-1, (Little 19) Captains: William Walters, Karl Hein Sept. 26 L 0 Wisconsin-Whitewater 7 Oct. 3 W 7 Elmhurst* 0 Oct. 10 W 14 Southern Illinois* 2 Oct. 17 W Wheaton* 0 Oct. 24 W Wisc.-Stevens Point 12 Oct. 31 T Illinois State* 6 Nov. 7 L 0 Illinois Wesleyan* 19 Nov. 14 L St. Viator s* : 3-2-3, (Little 19) Captains: Louis DeRango, Joseph Rockenbach Sept. 25 T Wisc.-Whitewater 0 Oct. 2 T Elmhurst* 7 Oct. 9 L 2 Illinois State* 14 Oct. 16 W 7 Wheaton* 0 Oct. 30 W Eastern Illinois* 6 Nov. 6 L Illinois Wesleyan* 7 Nov. 12 T 6 Wisc.-Stevens Point 6 Nov. 20 W Southern Illinois* : 6-1-1, (1st, Little 19) Captain: Curtis Larsen Oct. 1 W 7 Eastern Illinois* 0 Oct. 8 W 26 Southern Illinois* 0 Oct. 15 W Wheaton 6 Oct. 22 T Dubuque 6 Oct. 29 W 28 Mankato State 6 Nov. 4 W 39 Elmhurst* 0 Nov. 12 W Illinois State* 0 Nov. 24 L Northeast Louisiana : 5-2-1, (Little 19) Captains: John Young, Paul Blair Sept. 30 L Central Michigan 6 Oct. 7 W Elmhurst* 0 Oct. 14 W 19 Wheaton 7 Oct. 21 W 20 Dubuque 12 Oct. 28 T 0 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 0 Nov. 4 W Southern Illinois* 0 Nov. 11 L 7 Illinois State* 13 Nov. 18 W Eastern Illinois* : 6-3-0, (Little 19) Captain: Sam Smith Sept. 28 W 7 Wisconsin-Whitewater 6 Oct. 5 L Eastern Kentucky 35 Oct. 12 W 9 Central Michigan 6 Oct. 19 W Wisconsin-Oshkosh 7 Oct. 26 W Wheaton 6 Nov. 2 W 20 Southern Illinois* 6 Nov. 9 L Illinois State* 26 Nov. 16 L 0 Eastern Illinois* 12 Nov. 21 W 32 Western Illinois* : 7-1-1, (Little 19) Captain: Fred Spear Sept. 27 W Wisc.-Whitewater 0 Oct. 4 T 6 Ball State 6 Oct. 11 W 6 Illinois State* 0 Oct. 18 W 24 Wheaton 0 Oct. 25 W Wisconsin-Oshkosh 6 Nov. 1 L Southern Illinois* 13 Nov. 8 W 32 Wisc.-Stevens Point 12 Nov. 15 W Eastern Illinois* 0 Nov. 20 W Western Illinois* : 4-1-2, (Little 19) Captain: John Farney Sept. 26 W 13 Wisconsin-Whitewater 0 Oct. 10 T 14 Western Illinois* 14 Oct. 17 L Ball State 14 Oct. 24 W Wisc.-Stevens Point 0 Oct. 31 W 34 Southern Illinois* 7 Nov. 11 T Illinois State* 6 Nov. 14 W 1 Eastern Illinois (Forfeit)* : 4-1-1, (Little 19) Captains: Sievert Block, Wayne Cook Oct. 9 T 0 Wheaton 0 Oct. 16 W Western Illinois* 14 Oct. 23 W 39 Wilson J.C. 12 Oct. 30 L Wheaton 20 Nov. 6 W 12 Concordia 0 Nov. 13 W 20 Elmhurst : 7-0-0, (1st, Little 19) Captain: Henry Leskovec Sept. 30 W Elmhurst 0 Oct. 7 W 25 Eastern Illinois* 6 Oct. 14 W 25 Elmhurst 12 Oct. 21 W Western Illinois* 6 Oct. 28 W Concordia 6 Nov. 4 W 19 Wheaton 6 Nov. 10 W Southern Illinois* : 4-3-0, (Little 19) Captains: Al Hodous, Richard Piatt Oct. 6 W Wheaton 0 Oct. 13 W 13 Western Illinois* 6 Oct. 20 L Illinois Wesleyan 13 Oct. 27 L Illinois State* 19 Nov. 3 W 59 Elmhurst 0 Nov. 10 W 13 Southern Illinois* 7 Nov. 17 L Eastern Illinois* : 8-2-0, (1st, Little 19) Captain: Robert Duffield Sept. 28 W Elmhurst 6 Oct. 4 W 26 Eastern Illinois* 0 Oct. 12 W 20 Wheaton 0 Oct. 19 W 20 Illinois Wesleyan 0 Oct. 25 L Central Michigan 58 Nov. 2 W Western Illinois* 13 Nov. 9 W 14 Illinois State* 3 Nov. 16 W Southern Illinois* 0 Nov. 23 W Millikin 0 Turkey Bowl (Evansville, Ind.) Nov. 28 L Evansville : 4-3-2, (IIAC) Captain: Larry Brink Sept. 26 L St. Ambrose 20 Oct. 3 T 6 Central Michigan 6 Oct. 11 W 21 Eastern Michigan 6 Oct. 18 T Illinois State* 7 Oct. 25 L Southern Illinois* 20 Nov. 1 W 33 Western Illinois* 0 Nov. 8 W 25 Eastern Illinois* 6 Nov. 22 W 26 Millikin 6 Refrigerator Bowl (Evansville, Ind.) Nov. 29 L Evansville : 5-4-0, (IIAC) Captain: Robert Walker Sept. 24 W Washburn 26 Oct. 1 L 13 St. Ambrose 16 Oct. 9 L 12 Illinois State* 14 Oct. 16 L Eastern Illinois* 15 Oct. 23 W 25 Southern Illinois* 7 Oct. 29 W Eastern Michigan 7 Nov. 5 W Western Illinois* 0 Nov. 13 W 28 Wisc.-Stevens Point 13 Nov. 19 L Eastern Kentucky : 6-2-1, (IIAC) Captain: Robert Fowlie Sept. 23 W 40 Washburn 27 Oct. 1 W Nebraska-Omaha 8 Oct. 8 W 39 Eastern Michigan 14 Oct. 15 L 6 Western Illinois* 27 Oct. 22 W Illinois Wesleyan 25 Oct. 29 W Southern Illinois* 7 Nov. 5 T Illinois State* 14 Nov. 12 W 40 Eastern Illinois* 14 Nov. 18 L 19 Kent State : 3-6-0, (IIAC) Captain: Eugene Duda Sept. 23 L Western Michigan 40 Sept. 30 W 27 Nebraska-Omaha 25 Oct. 7 W Eastern Michigan* 13 Oct. 14 W 44 Southern Illinois* 20 Oct. 21 L Western Illinois* 28 Oct. 27 L Kent State 56 Nov. 3 L 14 Central Michigan* 26 Nov. 11 L 12 Illinois State* 13 Nov. 18 L Eastern Illinois* : 9-0-0, (1st, IIAC) Captains: George Acker, Frank Bieber Sept. 22 W Wisc.-Whitewater 7 Sept. 29 W Eastern Illinois* 7 Oct. 6 W Southern Illinois* 7 Oct. 13 W 35 Eastern Michigan* 21 Oct. 20 W 39 Illinois State* 13 Oct. 27 W 21 Nebraska-Peru 0 Nov. 2 W Central Michigan* 13 Nov. 10 W 20 Western Illinois* 7 Nov. 17 W Nebraska-Omaha : 3-6-0, (IIAC) Captain: Selected each game Sept. 20 L Lewis 12 Sept. 27 L 7 Central Michigan* 56 Oct. 4 L Beloit 28 Oct. 11 W 21 Southern Illinois* 7 Oct. 18 L Eastern Michigan* 19 Oct. 25 W Illinois State* 20 Nov. 1 W 20 Nebraska-Omaha 6 Nov. 15 L Western Illinois* 39 Nov. 22 L 0 Eastern Illinois* 7

186 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORES 1953: 1-8-0, (IIAC) Captain: Len Jacobson Sept. 16 L Lewis 12 Oct. 3 L Beloit 31 Oct. 10 L Southern Illinois* 27 Oct. 17 L 14 Eastern Michigan* 20 Oct. 24 L 0 Illinois State* 39 Oct. 31 L Nebraska-Omaha 47 Nov. 6 L Central Michigan* 46 Nov. 14 L 0 Western Illinois* 27 Nov. 21 W Eastern Illinois* : 2-7-0, (IIAC) Captain: John Smith Sept. 25 L Wheaton 13 Oct. 2 W Beloit 0 Oct. 9 W 24 Southern Illinois* 7 Oct. 16 L Eastern Michigan* 34 Oct. 23 L Illinois State* 19 Oct. 30 L 7 Nebraska-Omaha 26 Nov. 6 L 7 Central Michigan* 46 Nov. 13 L Western Illinois* 14 Nov. 20 L 9 Eastern Illinois* 28 robert kahler Season (.056) 1955: 0-8-1, (IIAC) Captain: Ed Bauer Sept. 24 L Wheaton 12 Oct. 1 T 7 Illinois State* 7 Oct. 8 L Central Michigan* 61 Oct. 15 L 0 Bradley 40 Oct. 22 L 6 Western Illinois* 39 Oct. 29 L Nebraska-Omaha 27 Nov. 5 L Eastern Illinois* 14 Nov. 12 L 6 Eastern Michigan* 13 Nov. 19 L Southern Illinois* 20 howard fletcher Seasons (.606) 1956: 1-8-0, (IIAC) Captains: Dan Biddick, Tom Skubich Sept. 22 W Wheaton 6 Sept. 29 L Illinois State* 3 Oct. 6 L 0 Central Michigan* 41 Oct. 13 L Bradley 26 Oct. 19 L Western Illinois* 34 Oct. 27 L 0 Nebraska-Omaha 12 Nov. 3 L 6 Eastern Illinois* 13 Nov. 10 L Eastern Michigan* 25 Nov. 17 L 13 Southern Illinois* : 2-7-0, (IIAC) Captain: Larry Leadley Sept. 21 L 7 Wheaton 25 Sept. 28 W Beloit 12 Oct. 5 W Eastern Illinois* 20 Oct. 12 L 13 Western Illinois* 33 Oct. 19 L Central Michigan* 52 Oct. 26 L 7 Illinois State* 13 Nov. 2 L 20 Eastern Michigan* 54 Nov. 9 L Nebraska-Omaha 14 Nov. 16 L Southern Illinois* : 4-5-0, (IIAC) Captains: Ronald Hansen, Richard Stilling Sept. 20 L Wheaton 40 Sept. 27 W 27 Beloit 6 Oct. 4 W 24 Eastern Illinois* 12 Oct. 11 L Western Illinois* 38 Oct. 18 L 23 Central Michigan* 33 Oct. 25 L Illinois State* 33 Nov. 1 L Eastern Michigan* 15 Nov. 8 W 41 Nebraska-Omaha 0 Nov. 15 W 17 Southern Illinois* : 7-2-0, (t-2nd, IIAC) Captains: Wayne Dannehl, Dale Berman Sept. 19 W 35 Wheaton 8 Sept. 26 W North Central 7 Oct. 3 W Southern Illinois* 15 Oct. 10 W Eastern Illinois* 6 Oct. 17 L 13 Western Illinois* 18 Oct. 24 L Central Michigan* 29 Oct. 31 W 40 Illinois State* 14 Nov. 7 W 34 Eastern Michigan* 0 Nov. 14 W Hillsdale : 7-2-0, (3rd, IIAC) Captains: Robert Seamans, Derril Corbett Sept. 17 W 26 North Central 6 Sept. 24 W Wheaton 8 Oct. 1 L 20 Southern Illinois* 21 Oct. 8 W 28 Eastern Illinois* 20 Oct. 15 L Western Illinois* 30 Oct. 22 W 36 Central Michigan* 15 Oct. 29 W Illinois State* 0 Nov. 5 W Eastern Michigan* 0 Nov. 12 W 28 Wisconsin-La Crosse : 4-4-1, (t-4th, IIAC) Captains: Marv Baker, Tom Beck Sept. 16 W 49 NW Missouri State 0 Sept. 23 L 2 Wheaton 7 Sept. 29 L NE Missouri State 28 Oct. 7 L Southern Illinois* 35 Oct. 14 T Eastern Illinois* 20 Oct. 21 W 23 Western Illinois* 22 Oct. 28 W Central Michigan* 0 Nov. 4 L 0 Illinois State* 7 Nov. 11 W 35 Eastern Michigan* : 8-2-0, (2nd, IIAC) Captain: Michael Henigan Sept. 15 W Wisc.-Whitewater 0 Sept. 22 W 27 Winona State 0 Sept. 29 W 37 Northeast Missouri State 8 Oct. 6 W Nebraska-Omaha 7 Oct. 13 W 21 Eastern Illinois* 0 Oct. 20 W Western Illinois* 0 Oct. 27 L 27 Central Michigan* 35 Nov. 3 W Illinois State* 7 Nov. 10 W 50 Wisconsin-La Crosse 7 Mineral Water Bowl (Excelsior Springs, Mo.) Nov. 24 L 20 vs. Adams State : , (1st, IIAC) NCAA College Division Champions Captains: Michael Henigan, George Bork Sept. 14 W 55 Wisconsin-Whitewater 7 Sept. 21 W Winona State 0 Sept. 28 W NE Missouri State 12 Oct. 5 W 18 Nebraska-Omaha 7 Oct. 12 W 19 Hillsdale 13 Oct. 19 W 43 Illinois State* 0 Oct. 26 W Eastern Illinois* 0 Nov. 2 W 29 Western Illinois* 22 Nov. 9 W Central Michigan* 22 Mineral Water Bowl (Excelsior Springs, Mo.) Nov. 30 W 21 vs. Southwest Missouri St : 7-2-0, (t-1st, IIAC) Captains: Jack Dean, Lynn McCann Sept. 19 W Wisc.-Whitewater 13 Sept. 26 L Nebraska-Omaha 26 Oct. 3 W 29 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 18 Oct. 10 W Illinois State* 14 Oct. 17 W 14 Bradley 3 Oct. 24 W 35 Eastern Illinois* 14 Oct. 31 L Western Illinois* 20 Nov. 7 W 19 Central Michigan* 14 Nov. 14 W 14 Northern Iowa : 9-1-0, (1st, IIAC) Captains: Ron Christian, Terry Henigan Sept. 18 W 28 Wisc.-Whitewater 14 Sept. 25 W 28 Nebraska-Omaha 13 Oct. 2 W Central Michigan* 14 Oct. 9 W 22 Northeast Missouri St. 20 Oct. 16 W Bradley 7 Oct. 23 W Wisc.-Milwaukee 12 Oct. 30 W Eastern Illinois* 11 Nov. 6 W 48 Illinois State* 6 Nov. 13 W 40 Western Illinois* 13 Mineral Water Bowl (Excelsior Springs, Mo.) Nov. 27 L 20 vs. North Dakota : Captains: Dan Meyer, Joseph Bertone Sept. 17 W 34 Butler 6 Sept. 24 L 7 Kent State 26 Oct. 1 W 20 Central Michigan 13 Oct. 8 W Ball State 24 Oct. 15 W 49 Bradley 18 Oct. 22 W Hillsdale 7 Oct. 29 W 31 Akron 18 Nov. 5 L Illinois State 27 Nov. 12 W Western Illinois 6 Nov. 19 W 48 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 8

187 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY 1967: Captains: Jack Frost, Eugene Johnston Sept. 16 W Butler 7 Sept. 23 L Kent State 35 Sept. 30 W 34 Indiana State 0 Oct. 7 W 28 Ball State 14 Oct. 14 W Bradley 12 Oct. 21 L 6 San Diego State 47 Oct. 28 W 24 Hillsdale 14 Nov. 4 L 10 West Texas State 17 Nov. 11 L Toledo 35 Nov. 18 L Bowling Green 17 YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORES 1968: Captains: John Spilis, James Faggetti Sept. 14 W Ball State 20 Sept. 20 L San Diego State 40 Sept. 28 L 13 North Dakota State 31 Oct. 5 L Indiana State 19 Oct. 12 L 14 Northern Arizona 43 Oct. 19 L 20 Xavier (OH) 24 Oct. 26 L 13 New Mexico State 27 Nov. 9 L 7 Buffalo 20 Nov. 16 W 7 Bowling Green 6 Nov. 23 L #16 Ohio 28 The Major College Years (1969-Present) richard urich Seasons 6-14 (.300) 1969: Captains: James Patterson, Bruce Bray Sept. 13 L North Dakota State 28 Sept. 20 W 47 Idaho 30 Sept. 27 L West Texas State 22 Oct. 4 W Marshall 17 Oct. 11 L 12 Western Kentucky 14 Oct. 18 L Dayton 56 Oct. 25 W 17 Ball State 13 Nov. 8 L 21 Toledo 35 Nov. 15 L 22 Western Michigan 31 Nov. 22 L Bowling Green : Captains: Mike Batina, Dan DeVito, John Lalonde, Phil Szukis Sept. 12 L 3 San Diego State 35 Sept. 19 L 6 Montana 30 Sept. 26 W Xavier (OH) 0 Oct. 3 L Miami (OH) 48 Oct. 10 L 22 West Texas State 24 Oct. 24 W Ball State 14 Oct. 31 L 20 Dayton 21 Nov. 7 L #14 Toledo 45 Nov. 14 L Western Michigan 38 Nov. 21 W 43 Buffalo : Howard Fletcher is carrried off the fi eld after his Huskies upset Southern Illinois. Jerry Ippoliti Seasons (.464) 1971: Captains: Jim Montgomery, Leo Hudetz, Steve Goehl, Terry Drugan Sept. 11 L Wisconsin 31 Sept. 18 W 48 Long Beach State 38 Sept. 25 L Western Michigan 27 Oct. 2 L San Diego State 30 Oct. 9 W 37 Marshall 18 Oct. 16 W West Texas State 19 Oct. 23 T 10 Ball State 10 Oct. 30 W Kent State 7 Nov. 6 L 8 #14 Toledo 23 Nov. 13 L Boston College 20 Nov. 20 W 14 Xavier (OH) : Captains: Larry Clark, Terry Drugan Sept. 9 W 21 Illinois State 7 Sept. 16 L Wisconsin 31 Sept. 23 L 10 Western Michigan 14 Sept. 30 W Marshall 7 Oct. 7 W 20 Xavier (OH) 7 Oct. 14 L Idaho 31 Oct. 21 W 17 West Texas State 8 Oct. 28 W 28 Kent State 7 Nov. 4 W Toledo 7 Nov. 11 L 6 Fresno State 9 Nov. 17 W Long Beach State : Captains: Mark Kellar, Don Martin, Rich Marks, Dan Adams Sept. 8 W 42 Indiana State 24 Sept. 15 W 34 Southern Illinois 28 Sept. 22 L Western Michigan 28 Sept. 29 W West Texas State 14 Oct. 6 W Fresno State 15 Oct. 13 L 36 Marshall 39 Oct. 20 W 45 Ball State 17 Oct. 27 W Illinois State 14 Nov. 3 L 27 Western Illinois 30 Nov. 10 L Xavier (OH) 40 Nov. 17 L Bowling Green : Captains: Jerry Golsteyn, Tom Plesha Sept. 7 L McNeese State 19 Sept. 14 W 16 Long Beach State 14 Sept. 21 L 13 Western Michigan 30 Sept. 28 L 14 Indiana State 23 Oct. 5 L Ohio 31 Oct. 12 W Marshall 17 Oct. 19 W Southern Illinois 7 Oct. 26 L 14 Illinois State 24 Nov. 2 L Toledo 44 Nov. 9 L Ball State 31 Nov. 16 W 27 Idaho : 3-8-0, (7th, MAC) Captains: Jerry Golsteyn, Tim Peters, Jerry Meyers, Bob Gregolunas Sept. 13 L 7 Long Beach State 24 Sept. 20 L Northwestern 10 Sept. 27 W Western Michigan* 0 Oct. 4 W 38 Kent State* 15 Oct. 11 L Indiana State 21 Oct. 18 W 52 Southern Illinois 12 Oct. 25 L 0 Ball State* 3 Nov. 1 L Illinois State 27 Nov. 8 L 22 Toledo* 24 Nov. 15 L Central Michigan* 69 Nov. 22 L Idaho

188 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORES pat culpepper Seasons (.330) Bill Mallory Seasons (.568) Lee Corso Season (.409) 1976: , (10th, MAC) Captains: Tim Dacy, Tim Miller, Don Palochko, Vince Smith Sept. 11 L Wichita State 21 Sept. 18 L 6 Western Michigan* 37 Sept. 25 L Long Beach State 37 Oct. 9 L Indiana State 28 Oct. 16 W 7 Illinois State 3 Oct. 23 L Southern Illinois 54 Oct. 30 L 7 Ball State* 33 Nov. 6 L Toledo* 17 Nov. 13 L 9 Central Michigan* 31 Nov. 20 L Ohio* 63 Nov. 25 L Kent State* : 3-8-0, (8th, MAC) Captains: All seniors Sept. 3 L 2 Eastern Michigan* 25 Sept. 10 L Louisville 38 Sept. 17 L #16 Wisconsin 14 Sept. 24 L Western Michigan* 49 Oct. 1 L Illinois State 16 Oct. 8 L 21 Central Michigan* 25 Oct. 15 L Ball State* 31 Oct. 22 W 28 Southern Illinois 0 Oct. 29 W Kent State* 18 Nov. 5 L 9 Toledo* 27 Nov. 19 W 20 Ohio* : 5-6-0, (7th, MAC) Captains: All seniors Sept. 16 L 30 Western Michigan* 44 Sept. 23 L Northeast Louisiana 27 Sept. 30 W 49 Illinois State 21 Oct. 7 L Long Beach State 24 Oct. 14 W 24 Western Illinois 20 Oct. 21 L Central Michigan* 34 Oct. 28 W Southern Illinois 13 Nov. 4 W 27 Kent State* 21 Nov. 11 L Toledo* 35 Nov. 18 L 13 Ball State* 31 Nov. 25 W Ohio* : 5-5-1, (6th, MAC) Captains: All seniors Sept. 15 W 21 East Tennessee State 14 Sept. 22 L Western Michigan* 45 Sept. 29 L 3 Long Beach State 9 Oct. 6 T Eastern Michigan* 0 Oct. 13 L Central Michigan* 31 Oct. 20 W Illinois State 7 Oct. 27 L 11 Southern Illinois 21 Nov. 3 W 25 Kent State* 0 Nov. 10 W 28 Toledo* 10 Nov. 17 L Ball State* 42 Nov. 24 W 28 Ohio* : 7-4-0, (t-3rd, MAC) Captains: Mike Terna, Jim Hannula, Mike Pinckney, Jim Latanski Sept. 5 W Long Beach State 9 Sept. 13 L 17 Ball State* 18 Sept. 20 L 6 Western Michigan* 35 Sept. 27 W Ohio* 21 Oct. 4 W Southern Illinois 17 Oct. 11 L 18 Illinois State 28 Oct. 18 W 21 Central Michigan* 0 Oct. 25 W Wichita State 14 Nov. 1 W Kent State* 14 Nov. 8 L Toledo* 13 Nov. 15 W 38 Eastern Michigan* : 3-8-0, (9th, MAC) Captains: Mike Chelovich, John Gibbons, Pat O Shea Sept. 12 L 7 Long Beach State 17 Sept. 19 L Central Michigan* 17 Sept. 26 W 40 Illinois State 7 Oct. 3 L Ball State* 23 Oct. 10 L Kent State* 31 Oct. 17 L 10 Bowling Green* 17 Oct. 24 W Eastern Michigan* 7 Oct. 31 L 12 Western Michigan* 23 Nov. 7 W 38 Ohio* 14 Nov. 14 L Miami (OH)* 30 Nov. 21 L 0 Toledo* : 5-5-0, (t-5th, MAC) Captains: Larry Alleyne, Rich Barrent, Max Gill, Jim Keogh, Larry Tharp Sept. 4 L Toledo* 9 Sept. 18 W 23 Kent State* 15 Sept. 25 L Northwestern 31 Oct. 2 L 7 Ball State* 14 Oct. 16 L Bowling Green* 20 Oct. 23 W 10 Eastern Michigan* 0 Oct. 30 L Western Michigan* 27 Nov. 6 W Ohio* 0 Nov. 13 W 12 Miami (OH)* 7 Nov. 20 W 19 Central Michigan* : , (1st, MAC) MAC & California Bowl Champions Captains: Scott Bolzan, Steve Hirsch, Jim Mukite Sept. 3 W Kansas 34 Sept. 10 L Wisconsin 37 Sept. 24 W Kent State* 7 Oct. 1 W Ball State* 14 Oct. 8 W 27 Western Michigan* 3 Oct. 15 W Eastern Michigan 15 Oct. 22 W 24 Bowling Green* 23 Oct. 29 W Miami (OH)* 0 Nov. 5 L Central Michigan* 30 Nov. 12 W 26 Toledo* 10 Nov. 19 W 41 Ohio* 17 California Bowl (Fresno, Calif.) Dec. 17 W 20 Cal State Fullerton : 4-6-1, (5th, MAC) Captains: Dan Feely, Lee Hicks Sept. 1 W 40 West Texas State 33 Sept. 8 L Wisconsin 27 Sept. 22 W 24 Kent State* 10 Sept. 29 L 14 Ball State* 15 Oct. 6 W Western Michigan* 15 Oct. 13 T 10 Eastern Michigan* 10 Oct. 20 L Bowling Green* 28 Oct. 27 L 7 Miami (OH)* 20 Nov. 3 W 8 Central Michigan* 7 Nov. 10 L Toledo* 13 Nov. 17 L Ohio* 10 Jerry Pettibone Seasons (.508) 1985: 4-7-0, (5th, MAC) Captains: Tim Griffin, Scott Kellar, Curt Pardridge Sept. 7 W 17 Western Michigan* 0 Sept. 14 L Wisconsin 38 Sept. 21 L #4 Iowa 48 Sept. 28 L Northwestern 38 Oct. 5 L Ball State* 29 Oct. 19 W 16 Toledo* 3 Oct. 26 L Miami (OH)* 32 Nov. 2 L 14 Bowling Green* 34 Nov. 9 W Eastern Michigan* 0 Nov. 16 W 35 Ohio* 7 Nov. 23 L Central Michigan* : Captains: Doug Bartlett, Todd Peat Aug. 30 L 10 Ball State 20 Sept. 6 L West Virginia 47 Sept. 13 L Wisconsin 35 Sept. 20 L #21 Iowa 57 Sept. 27 L 0 Western Illinois 10 Oct. 4 L #1 Miami (FL) 34 Oct. 18 L Toledo 29 Oct. 25 L 6 Miami (OH) 20 Nov. 1 W Bowling Green 8 Nov. 8 W 21 Eastern Michigan 14 Nov. 15 L Ohio : Captains: Ted Karamanos, Tony Savegnago Sept. 12 L 35 Lamar 39 Sept. 19 W Western Michigan 14 Sept. 26 T Northwestern 16 Oct. 3 L Eastern Michigan 32 Oct. 10 W 41 Toledo 5 Oct. 17 W 27 Southwest Missouri St. 21 Oct. 24 L 20 Cal State Fullerton 21 Oct. 31 L Ball State 42 Nov. 7 W 29 Western Illinois 14 Nov. 14 L 21 Akron 27 Nov. 28 W UNLV 31

189 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORES 1988: Captains: Mike Hollingshed, Bob Montel, Marshall Taylor Sept. 3 W 7 Akron 6 Sept. 10 W 14 Middle Tennessee St. 10 Sept. 17 W Wisconsin 17 Sept. 24 L Minnesota 31 Oct. 1 W 17 Southwest Missouri St. 3 Oct. 8 L Toledo 33 Oct. 15 L Louisiana-Lafayette 45 Oct. 22 W Southern Illinois 9 Oct. 29 L 17 Ball State 18 Nov. 5 W 16 Western Illinois 6 Nov. 12 W 15 Western Michigan : Captains: Ron Delisi, Joe Gucwa Sept. 2 W 26 Cal State Fullerton 17 Sept. 9 L #4 Nebraska 48 Sept. 23 W Kansas State 20 Sept. 30 W 34 Western Illinois 27 Oct. 7 W 29 Southern Illinois 24 Oct. 14 L Louisiana Tech 42 Oct. 21 W 42 UNLV 24 Oct. 28 W Temple 17 Nov. 4 W 23 Louisiana-Lafayette 20 Nov. 11 W 39 Toledo 27 Nov. 18 W Cincinnati : Captains: Kevin Cassidy, Paul Rogan, Claude Royster Sept. 1 W 28 Eastern Illinois 17 Sept. 8 L #7 Nebraska 60 Sept. 15 L Toledo 23 Sept. 22 W 42 Kansas State 35 Sept. 29 L Northwestern 24 Oct. 6 W 73 #24 Fresno State 18 Oct. 13 W 35 Arkansas State 0 Oct. 20 W 49 Murray State 7 Nov. 3 W Akron 28 Nov. 10 L East Carolina 24 Nov. 17 L Louisiana-Lafayette 24 charlie sadler Seasons (.327) 1991: Captains: Adam Dach, Nick Jones, Mike Westrick Sept. 7 L Fresno State 55 Sept. 14 W 22 Arkansas State 21 Sept. 21 L Kansas State 34 Sept. 28 L #9 Iowa 58 Oct. 5 L 3 Louisiana Tech 37 Oct. 12 L 10 Western Michigan 22 Oct. 19 L #6 Florida 41 Oct. 26 L Akron 17 Nov. 2 L 12 Louisiana-Lafayette 13 Nov. 16 W 27 Illinois State 24 Nov. 23 L Toledo : Captains: Brad Capes, Rob Wagner, Larry Wynn Sept. 5 L Illinois 30 Sept. 12 W 26 Illinois State 19 Sept. 19 W Arkansas State 0 Sept. 26 L Wisconsin 18 Oct. 3 L 13 Middle Tennessee State 21 Oct. 10 W 23 Southern Mississippi 10 Oct. 24 W 27 Liberty 21 Oct. 31 L Western Michigan 13 Nov. 7 W Louisiana-Lafayette 15 Nov. 14 L Army 21 Nov. 21 L 8 Toledo : 4-7-0, (5th, Big West) Captains: LeShon Johnson, Tim O Brien, Raymond Roberts, Tony Smith Sept. 2 L Iowa State 54 Sept. 11 L Indiana 28 Sept. 18 W 23 Arkansas State * 7 Sept. 25 W Nevada* 42 Oct. 2 W 45 Southern Illinois 15 Oct. 9 L New Mexico State* 24 Oct. 16 W 21 Pacific* 16 Oct. 23 L 19 Louisiana-Lafayette* 33 Oct. 30 L Louisiana Tech* 17 Nov. 6 L Iowa 54 Nov. 13 L Mississippi : 4-7-0, (t-5th, Big West) Captain: Sean Allgood Sept. 1 L 14 Oklahoma State 31 Sept. 10 L Louisiana-Lafayette* 29 Sept. 17 L Illinois 34 Sept. 24 W 49 Eastern Illinois 17 Oct. 1 L 31 Nevada* 35 Oct. 8 W 48 New Mexico State* 27 Oct. 15 L Pacific* 41 Oct. 22 W 27 Louisiana Tech* 17 Oct. 29 L Vanderbilt 17 Nov. 5 W Arkansas State* 16 Nov. 12 L Arkansas : 3-8-0, (t-4th, Big West) Captains: Derek Sholdice, Hollis Thomas Aug. 31 L Southern Mississippi 45 Sept. 9 L 21 Louisville 34 Sept. 16 W San Jose State* 17 Sept. 23 W 25 Louisiana-Lafayette* 24 Sept. 30 L #16 Kansas State 44 Oct. 7 W 62 UNLV* 14 Oct. 14 L Utah State* 42 Oct. 28 L 19 Cincinnati 55 Nov. 4 L #3 Florida 58 Nov. 11 L 21 Arkansas State* 28 Nov. 18 L Louisiana Tech* 59 joe novak Seasons (.453) 1996: 1-10 Captains: Mandel Hester, Mitch Jacoby Aug. 31 L Maryland 30 Sept. 7 L 0 Western Illinois 17 Sept. 14 L #6 Penn State 49 Sept. 21 W Arkansas State 30 Sept. 28 L 6 Texas-El Paso 37 Oct. 5 L 21 North Texas 24 Oct. 19 L Louisville 27 Oct. 26 L 17 Akron 34 Nov. 2 L 14 Louisiana Tech 40 Nov. 9 L Louisiana-Lafayette 45 Nov. 16 L Oregon State : 0-11, 0-8 (6th, MAC West) Captains: Kent Booth, Jamie Macdonald, Steve Smith Aug. 28 L Central Michigan* 44 Sept. 6 L 7 #21 Kansas State 47 Sept. 13 L 13 Western Michigan* 21 Sept. 20 L North Carolina State 41 Oct. 4 L Bowling Green* 35 Oct. 11 L 7 Vanderbilt 17 Oct. 18 L Toledo* 41 Oct. 25 L 14 Ball State* 21 Nov. 1 L 30 Ohio* 35 Nov. 8 L 10 Eastern Michigan* 38 Nov. 15 L Miami (OH)* : 2-9, 2-6 (5th, MAC West) Captains: Perry Amoo, Orlando Bowen, Deon Mitchell Sept. 3 L Western Michigan* 37 Sept. 12 L #5 Kansas State 73 Sept. 19 L 10 Eastern Illinois 24 Oct. 3 L Ball State* 18 Oct. 10 L Central Florida 38 Oct. 17 W 16 Central Michigan* 6 Oct. 24 W Eastern Michigan* 14 Oct. 31 L 3 Toledo* 16 Nov. 7 L 10 Miami (OH)* 41 Nov. 14 L Ohio* 28 Nov. 21 L 23 Bowling Green* : 5-6, 5-3 (t-2nd, MAC West) Captains: Donnavan Carter, Ryan Diem, Chris Finlen, Lamain Rucker, Mike Stack Sept. 2 L 21 Western Illinois 27 Sept. 11 L Vanderbilt 34 Sept. 18 L Iowa 24 Sept. 25 L 21 Western Michigan* 24 Oct. 2 W Buffalo* 21 Oct. 9 W 37 Ball State* 17 Oct. 16 W Central Michigan* 27 Oct. 23 W 50 Kent State* 7 Oct. 30 L #13 Marshall* 41 Nov. 13 L Toledo* 44 Nov. 20 W 30 Eastern Michigan*

190 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORES 2004: 9-3, 7-1 (t-1st, MAC West) Captains: Brian Atkinson, Josh Haldi, Lionel Hickenbottom, Jake VerStraete Sept. 4 L #22 Maryland 23 Sept. 11 W 23 Southern Illinois 22 Sept. 18 L Iowa State 48 Sept. 24 W 34 Bowling Green* 17 Oct. 2 W 49 Akron* 19 Oct. 9 W Central Florida* 28 Oct. 16 W 42 Central Michigan* 10 Oct. 23 W Western Michigan* 38 Oct. 30 W Ball State (OT)* 31 Nov. 9 L 17 Toledo* 31 Nov. 20 W Eastern Michigan* 16 Silicon Valley Classic (San Jose, Calif.) Dec. 30 W 34 vs. Troy : NIU s win at then-no. 21 Alabama launched the team into both major polls 2000: 6-5, 4-3 (t-3rd, MAC West) Captains: Ryan Diem, Chris Finlen, Justin McCareins, Cameron Saulsby, Kevin Selover Aug. 31 L Northwestern 35 Sept. 9 W 52 Illinois State 0 Sept. 23 L #20 Auburn 31 Sept. 30 W Ball State* 14 Oct. 7 W 40 Central Florida 20 Oct. 14 W Akron* 35 Oct. 21 L Western Michigan* 52 Oct. 28 W 73 Buffalo* 10 Nov. 4 L 24 Toledo* 38 Nov. 11 L Eastern Michigan* 39 Nov. 18 W 40 Central Michigan* : 6-5, 4-3 (t-1st, MAC West) Captains: Trent Clemen, Darrell Hill, Chris Finlen, Alan Rood, Larry Williams Aug. 30 W 20 South Florida 17 Sept. 8 L Illinois 17 Sept. 22 W 41 Sam Houston State 16 Sept. 29 L #25 Toledo* 41 Oct. 6 L 15 Marshall* 37 Oct. 13 L Kent State* 44 Oct. 20 W 20 Western Michigan* 12 Oct. 27 W Central Michigan* 24 Nov. 3 W 40 Eastern Michigan* 17 Nov. 17 W 33 Ball State* 29 Nov. 24 L Wake Forest : 8-4, 7-1 (t-1st, MAC West) Captains: Eric Didesch, P.J. Fleck, Thomas Hammock, Vince Thompson, Tim Vincent, Larry Williams Aug. 29 W 42 Wake Forest (OT) 41 Sept. 7 L South Florida 37 Sept. 14 L #22 Wisconsin 24 Sept. 21 L 26 Western Illinois 29 Sept. 28 W 13 Kent State* 6 Oct. 5 W Ball State* 29 Oct. 12 W Miami (OH)* 41 Oct. 19 W 49 Central Michigan* 0 Oct. 26 W Western Michigan* 20 Nov. 9 W 26 #20 Bowling Green* 17 Nov. 16 W Eastern Michigan* 21 Nov. 23 L 30 Toledo* : 10-2, 6-2 (t-2nd, MAC West) Captains: Randee Drew, Nick Duffy, P.J. Fleck, Akil Grant, Michael Turner Aug. 28 W 20 #15 Maryland (OT) 13 Sept. 6 W 42 Tennessee Tech 17 Sept. 20 W #21 Alabama 16 Sept. 27 W 24 Iowa State 16 Oct. 4 W 30 Ohio (OT)* 23 Oct. 11 W Central Michigan* 24 Oct. 18 W 37 Western Michigan* 10 Oct. 25 L #23 Bowling Green* 34 Nov. 1 W 48 Ball State* 23 Nov. 8 W Buffalo* 9 Nov. 15 L Toledo* 49 Nov. 22 W 38 Eastern Michigan* : 7-5, 6-2 (1st, MAC West) Captains: A.J. Harris, Ray Smith, Brian Van Acker Sept. 3 L #4 Michigan 33 Sept. 10 L Northwestern 38 Sept. 17 W 42 Tennessee Tech 3 Sept. 24 L Akron (OT)* 48 Oct. 5 W 38 Miami (OH)* 27 Oct. 15 W 24 Eastern Michigan* 8 Oct. 22 W Kent State* 3 Oct. 29 L 17 Ball State* 31 Nov. 5 W Central Michigan* 28 Nov. 16 W Toledo* 17 Nov. 23 W 42 Western Michigan* 7 MAC Championship Game (Detroit, Mich.) Dec. 1 L 30 vs. Akron : 7-6, 5-3 (t-3rd, MAC West) Captains: Doug Free, Dustin Utschig, Ken West, Garrett Wolfe Sept. 2 L #1 Ohio State 35 Sept. 9 L 23 Ohio* 35 Sept. 16 W 31 Buffalo* 13 Sept. 23 W 48 Indiana State 14 Sept. 30 W Ball State* 28 Oct. 8 W Miami (OH)* 25 Oct. 14 L Western Michigan* 16 Oct. 21 W 43 Temple 21 Oct. 28 L Iowa 24 Nov. 7 L 13 Toledo* 17 Nov. 17 W 31 Central Michigan* 10 Nov. 24 W Eastern Michigan* 0 SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl (San Diego, Calif.) Dec. 19 L 7 vs. #25 TCU : 2-10, 1-6 (6th, MAC West) Captains: Britt Davis, Larry English, Tim McCarthy, Dan Nicholson Sept. 1 L 3 Iowa (Soldier Field) 16 Sept. 8 L 31 Southern Illinois 34 Sept. 15 L 19 Eastern Michigan* 21 Sept. 22 W Idaho 35 Sept. 29 L Central Michigan* 35 Oct. 6 L Temple* 16 Oct. 13 L 13 Western Michigan* 17 Oct. 20 L Wisconsin 44 Oct. 27 L Toledo* 70 Nov. 10 W 27 Kent State* 20 Nov. 17 L Navy 35 Nov. 24 L 21 Ball State*

191 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORES jerry kill Seasons (.590) dave doeren Seasons 23-4 (.852) Rod Carey 2013-P resent 2 Seasons 23-6 (.793) 2008: 6-7, 5-3 (4th, MAC West) Captains: Eddie Adamski, Britt Davis, Larry English, Alex Krutsch, Tim McCarthy, Dan Nicholson, Craig Rusch, Matt Simon Aug. 30 L Minnesota 31 Sept. 6 L Western Michigan* 29 Sept. 20 W 48 Indiana State 3 Sept. 27 W Eastern Michigan* 0 Oct. 4 L Tennessee 13 Oct. 11 W 17 Miami (OH)* 13 Oct. 18 W 38 Toledo* 7 Oct. 25 W 16 Bowling Green* 13 Nov. 5 L #16 Ball State* 45 Nov. 12 L 30 Central Michigan (OT)* 33 Nov. 18 W Kent State* 14 Nov. 25 L 0 Navy 16 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, La.) Dec. 28 L 10 Louisiana Tech : 7-6, 5-3 (2nd, MAC West) Captains: Eddie Adamski, Brandon Bice, David Bryant, Jake Coffman, Landon Cox, Cory Hanson, Chandler Harnish, Jason Onyebuagu. Sept. 5 L Wisconsin 28 Sept. 12 W 41 Western Illinois 7 Sept. 19 W Purdue 20 Sept. 26 L 31 Idaho 34 Oct. 3 W 38 Western Michigan* 6 Oct. 17 L Toledo* 20 Oct. 24 W Miami (Ohio)* 22 Oct. 31 W 27 Akron* 10 Nov. 5 W 50 Eastern Michigan* 6 Nov. 12 W 26 Ball State* 20 Nov. 21 L Ohio* 38 Nov. 27 L Central Michigan* 45 International Bowl (Toronto, Canada) Jan. 2 L 3 vs. South Florida : ^11-3, 8-0 (1st, MAC West) Humanitarian Bowl Champions Captains: Jakc Coffman, Landon Cox, Ricky Crider, Chandler Harnish, Alex Kube, Trevor Olson, Jason Schepler, Tracy Wilson Sept. 2 L Iowa State 27 Sept. 11 W 23 North Dakota 17 Sept. 18 L Illinois 28 Sept. 25 W Minnesota 23 Oct. 2 W Akron* 14 Oct. 9 W 31 Temple* 17 Oct. 16 W 45 Buffalo* 14 Oct. 23 W 33 Central Michigan* 7 Oct. 30 W Western Michigan* 21 Nov. 9 W 65 Toledo* 30 Nov. 20 W Ball State* 21 Nov. 26 W Eastern Michigan* 3 MAC Championship Game (Detroit, Mich.) Dec. 3 L 26 vs. Miami (OH) 21 udrove Humanitarian Bowl (Boise, Idaho)^ Dec. 18 W 40 Fresno State 17 ^Game coached by interim HC Tom Matukewicz. 2011: 11-3, 7-1 (1st, MAC West) MAC & GoDaddy.com Bowl Champions Captains: Chandler Harnish, Trevor Olson, Sean Progar, Pat Schiller Sept. 3 W 49 Army 26 Sept. 10 L Kansas 45 Sept. 17 L 7 #7 Wisconsin (Chicago) 49 Sept. 24 W 47 Cal Poly 30 Oct. 1 L Central Michigan* 48 Oct. 8 W 40 Kent State* 10 Oct. 15 W 51 Western Michigan* 22 Oct. 22 W Buffalo* 30 Nov. 1 W Toledo* 60 Nov. 8 W Bowling Green* 14 Nov. 15 W 41 Ball State* 38 Nov. 25 W 18 Eastern Michigan* 12 MAC Championship Game (Detroit, Mich.) Dec. 2 W 23 vs. Ohio 20 GoDaddy.com Bowl (Mobile, Ala.) Jan. 8 W 38 vs. Arkansas State : 12-2, 8-0 (1st, MAC West) MAC Champions Captains: Nabal Jefferson, Jordan Lynch, Sean Progar, Jason Schepler Sept. 1 L 17 Iowa (Chicago) 18 Sept. 8 W 35 UT Martin 7 Sept. 15 W Army 40 Sept. 22 W 30 Kansas 23 Sept. 29 W 55 Central Michigan* 24 Oct. 6 W Ball State* 23 Oct. 13 W 45 Buffalo* 3 Oct. 20 W Akron* 7 Oct. 27 W Western Michigan* 34 Nov. 3 W 63 Massachusetts* 0 Nov. 14 W 31 Toledo* 24 Nov. 23 W Eastern Michigan* 7 MAC Championship Game (Detroit, Mich.) Nov. 30 W 44 vs. #17 Kent State (2OT) 37 Discover Orange Bowl (Miami Gardens, Fla.)^ Jan. 1 L 10 vs. #12 Florida State 31 ^Game coached by Rod Carey : 12-2, 8-0 (1st, MAC West) Captains: Jamaal Bass, Jordan Lynch, Jared Volk, Jimmie Ward Aug. 31 W Iowa 27 Sept. 14 W Idaho 35 Sept. 21 W 43 Eastern Illinois 39 Sept. 28 W Purdue 24 Oct. 5 W Kent State* 24 Oct. 12 W 27 Akron* 20 Oct. 19 W Central Michigan* 17 Oct. 26 W 59 Eastern Michigan* 20 Nov. 2 W Massachusetts* 19 Nov. 13 W 48 Ball State* 27 Nov. 20 W Toledo* 17 Nov. 26 W 33 Western Michigan* 14 MAC Championship Game (Detroit, Mich.) Dec. 6 L 27 vs. Bowling Green 47 SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl (San Diego, Calif.) Dec. 26 L 14 vs. Utah State : 11-3, 7-1 (t-1st, MAC West) MAC Champions Captains: Luke Eakes, Tyler Loos, Jason Meehan, Rob Sterling, Ryan Brown, Da Ron Brown Aug. 28 W 55 Presbyterian 3 Sept. 6 W Northwestern 15 Sept. 13 W UNLV 34 Sept. 20 L Arkansas 52 Oct. 4 W 17 Kent State* 14 Oct. 11 L 17 Central Michigan* 34 Oct. 18 W 51 Miami (Ohio)* 41 Oct. 25 W Eastern Michigan 17 Nov. 5 W Ball State* 21 Nov. 11 W 27 Toledo* 24 Nov. 18 W Ohio* 14 Nov. 28 W Western Michigan* 21 MAC Championship Game (Detroit, Mich.) Dec. 5 W 51 vs. Bowling Green 17 Boca Raton Bowl (Boca Raton, Fla.) Dec. 23 L 23 vs. Marshall 52

192 Lou Wicks rushed for 117 yards in the California Bowl victory. NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY SCORING BY QUARTERS Total Northern Illinois Cal State Fullerton SCORING SUMMARY NIU - Scott 23 FG, 1st 9:18 (12-71, 5:42) CSF - Steinke 26 FG, 1st 5:57 (8-67, 3:21) NIU - Richardson 3 run (Scott kick), 2nd 8:53 (15-60, 5:57) CSF - Redick 25 pass from Allen (Steinke kick), 2nd 6:11 (6-80, 2:42) NIU - Richardson 4 run (Scott kick), 3rd 3:13 (5-45, 2:17) NIU - Scott 42 FG, 4th 12:09 (7-30, 3:20) CSF - Steinke 40 FG, 4th 7:03 (11-54, 5:06) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing NIU: Richardson 21-67, Wicks , Tyrrell 14-37, Kincade 3-4. CSF: Allen 9-6, Lewis 8-11, Calhoun 5-55, Gerhert 4-11, Redick Passing NIU: Tyrrell , 119. CSF: Allen , 233. Receiving NIU: Sims 4-43, Wicks 2-22, Richardson 2-2, Quinlan 1-37, Spicher CSF: Pruitt 6-133, Pitts 6-60, Gerhart 3-7, Redick 1-25, Lewis 1-4. Tackle Leaders NIU: Considine 7, Bartlett 7, Hicks 7, Schlinger 6, Grif in 6, Sanders 6, Burns 6. CSF: Hubbard 18, Nevens 11, Pembrook 10, Collins 6, McLean 6. BOWL HISTORY 1983 California Bowl 2004 Silicon Valley Classic NIU 20, Cal State Fullerton 13 NIU 34, troy 21 Dec. 17, 1983 ESPN/Mizlou Network Fresno, Calif. Bulldog Stadium 20,464 Northern Illinois used a pair of touchdown runs by Darryl Richardson and two field goals by Vince Scott on its way to a victory over Cal State Fullerton in the California Bowl. After the teams traded first quarter field goals, the Huskies and Titans swapped second quarter touchdowns on the way to a halftime tie. Richardson scored the first TD of the contest on a three-yard run midway through the second and Fullerton answered on its ensuing drive when Damon Allen hit Corn Redick on a 25-yard touchdown pass. Richardson, who entered the game as the nation s 10th leading rusher, scored on a fouryard run in the third quarter to put NIU ahead to stay. The Huskies extended the lead to when Scott booted a 42-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter. The Titans capped the scoring midway through the fourth when Greg Steinke connected on a 40-yard field goal. Huskie fullback Lou Wicks totaled 117 rushing yards while Richardson added 67 for the NIU option attack. Quarterback Tim Tyrrell completed 10-of-18 passes for 119 yards and ran for 37 more behind a line that featured Todd Peat. NIU finished 10-2 on the season while Fullerton enjoyed their best Division I-A season at 7-5. Team Statistics NIU... CSF First Downs (R-P) 15 (11-4)...15 (5-9) Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 33: :27 Sacks By-Yards N/A... N/A Dec. 30, 2004 ESPN2 San Jose, Calif. Spartan Stadium 21,456 Josh Haldi passed for 146 yards and rushed for two touchdowns to lead Northern Illinois through mud and rain to its first bowl victory in 21 years, over Troy in the Silicon Valley Football Classic. The Huskies (9-3) overcame a steady downpour, lighting problems and a delayed kickoff by scoring 34 consecutive points. Tailback Garrett Wolfe, the NCAA s scoring co-leader, rushed for his 21st touchdown of the season before leaving with a hip injury. But A.J. Harris filled in with 120 yards rushing and another score as the Huskies methodically erased a quick start by the Trojans (7-5), who scored two touchdowns in the first nine minutes of the game. Down 14-0, Wolfe scored on a 50-yard TD run while setting the school record for touchdowns Joe Novak lifts the championship trophy after a victory. (21) on the play. Haldi ran for a pair of one-yard touchdowns sandwiched around a Chris Nendick field goal as NIU took a halftime lead. Nendick booted a second field goal and Harris scored on a three-yard run to put NIU ahead before Troy added a fourth quarter TD. SCORING BY QUARTERS Total Troy Northern Illinois SCORING SUMMARY Troy - McDowell 1 run (Whibbs kick), 1st 10:41 (9-78, 4:19) Troy - Richardson 23 pass from McDowell (Whibbs kick), 1st 6:05 (8-73, 2:51) NIU - Wolfe 50 run (Nendick kick), 1st 4:46 (3-73, 1:19) NIU - Haldi 1 run (Nendick kick), 1st 1:15 (5-28, 1:46) NIU - Nendick 30 FG, 2nd 9:49 (4-1, 1:35) NIU - Haldi 1 run (Nendick kick), 2nd 0:34 (7-56, 2:45) NIU - Nendick 39 FG, 3rd 7:50 (9-46, 3:35) NIU - Harris 3 run (Nendick kick), 4th 14:30 (11-70, 6:37) Troy - McDowell 4 run (Whibbs kick), 4th 10:50 (9-82, 3:40) Offensive MVP: DeWhitt Betterson (Troy); Defensive MVP: Lionel Hickenbottom (NIU); Special Teams MVP: Dustin Utschig (NIU) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing Troy: Betterson , McDowell 13-18, Richardson 2-3. NIU: Harris , Team Statistics Troy...NIU First Downs (R-P) 13 (9-4)...17 (9-5) Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 27: :08 Sacks By-Yards Wolfe 15-84, Haldi Passing Troy: McDowell , 122, Samples 0-2-0, 0. NIU: Haldi , 146. Receiving Troy: Samples 3-87, Richardson 1-23, Banks 1-6, Dawkins 1-6. NIU: Cieslak 2-35, Perez 2-31, Powers 1-47, Sheldon 1-17, Nordin 1-9, Hurd 1-7. Tackle Leaders Troy: Johnson 7, Davis 6, Ansley 5, Faulk 4, Martin 4. NIU: Atkinson 11, Al. Hansbro 6, Lee 6, Holdman 6, Ad. Hansbro 6.

193 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY BOWL HISTORY 2006 Poinsettia Bowl TCU 37, NIU 7 Dec. 19, 2006 ESPN San Diego, Calif. Qualcomm Stadium 29,709 A powerful TCU defense shut down the Huskie offensive attack while the Horned Frogs offense wore down the Northern Illinois defense en route to a 37-7 victory in the 2006 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. TCU took an early 6-0 lead on a four-yard run by Lonta Hobbs thanks to a short punt that resulted in great field position. NIU was unable to take advantage of a blocked punt by Dustin Utschig and TCU added to its lead on the first of quarterback Jeff Ballard s three touchdown runs, this one from 10 yards out with 14:49 left in the second. The Huskies got their best scoring chance of the half as they mounted a seven-play, 53-yard drive to the TCU 34-yard line. But Chris Nendick s 51- yard field goal attempt fell short and the Horned Frogs got a 25-yard three-pointer from Chris Manfredini as the half ended to take a 16-0 lead. TCU extended their lead to 23-0 on the first possession of the second half as Ballard scored on a one-yard run. Another long punt return set up a Ballard six-yard TD run to give the Frogs a 30-0 lead. The Huskies lone score of the game came at the start of the fourth quarter when Jarret Carter blocked a Brian Cortney punt and John Tranchitella returned it 32 yards for the score. Matt Simon set a NIU bowl record with his 62-yard catch. TCU ended the season 11-2 while the Huskies capped their 2006 campaign with a 7-6 record Independence Bowl Louisiana tech 17, NIU 10 Dec. 28, 2008 ESPN Shreveport, La. Independence Stadium 41,567 Northern Illinois out-gained Louisiana Tech in rushing, passing and total offense at the 33rd Annual Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La., but committed a season-high three turnovers and gave up a momentum-turning kickoff return to fall Philip Livas 97-yard kickoff return with 1:43 left in the first quarter proved to be the difference in a defensive struggle. The play came immediately after NIU scored the game s first touchdown on an eight-yard pass from Chandler Harnish to fullback Kyle Skarb. That play capped a 69-yard drive as NIU dominated time of possession in the first quarter, 11:46 to 3:14. After a 15-yard punt gave La Tech field position at the NIU 42-yard line, the Bulldogs took just five plays go ahead for good 14-7 on Daniel Porter s 11 yard run. The Bulldogs extended their lead to 17-7 on their first drive of the second half as they went 49 yards in eight plays before stalling at the NIU 13-yard line. From there, Brad Oestriecher hit a 33-yard field goal. NIU answered with a 10-play, 86-yard drive. Harnish hit Marcus Perez with a 40-yard pass play to the La Tech eight and Mike Salerno hit Chandler Harnish completed 20 of 40 passes for 186 yards and a touchdown. a 20-yard field goal to close the margin to seven points to complete the scoring. Louisiana Tech finished 2008 with an 8-5 mark while NIU ended at 6-7. SCORING BY QUARTERS Total Northern Illinois TCU SCORING SUMMARY TCU - Hobbs 4 run (Manfedini kick blocked), 1st 12:03 (3-26, 0:46) TCU - Ballard 10 run (Manfredini kick), 2nd 14:49 (7-55, 2:09) TCU - Manfredini 25 FG, 2nd 0:00 (12-77, 3:52) TCU - Ballard 1 run (Manfredini kick), 3rd 12:06 (7-80, 2:54) TCU - Ballard 6 run (LoCoco kick), 3rd 9:08 (3-19, 1:11) NIU - Tranchitella 32 blocked punt return (Nendick kick), 4th 14:14 TCU - Hecht 6 pass from Ballard (LoCoco kick), 4th 10:55 (6-62, 3:19) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing NIU: Wolfe 20-28, Anderson 3-4, Britt Davis 1-(-4), Nicholson 5-(-48). TCU: Hobbs , Brown 14-52, Ballard 11-19, Team Statistics NIU... TCU First Downs (R-P) 5 (0-2).. 23 (10-13) Rushes-Net Yards 29-(-20) Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 27: :24 Sacks By-Yards Massey Passing NIU: Nicholson , 80, Morris 0-1-0, 0. TCU: Ballard , 258. Receiving NIU: Carter 2-14, Wolfe 2-2, Simon 1-62, Brandon Davis 1-2. TCU: Harmon 6-94, Hobbs 3-61, Moore 2-26, Reagan 2-23, Bryant 2-20, Andrus 1-12, Brown 1-8, Massey 1-8, Hecht 1-6. Tackle Leaders NIU: Utschig 9, Reiter 8, Hanson 8, Rice 7, McCarthy 7. TCU: White 7, Henson 6, Phillips 6, Hawthorne SCORING BY QUARTERS Total Northern Illinois Louisiana Tech SCORING SUMMARY NIU - Skarb 8 pass from Harnish (Salerno kick), 1st 1:56 (11-69, 5:50) TECH - Livas 97 kickoff return (Oestriecher kick), 1st 1:43 TECH - Porter 11 run (Oestriecher kick), 2nd 13:41 (5-42, 2:04) TECH - Perkins 33 FG, 3rd 11:54 (8-49, 3:06) NIU - Salerno 20 FG, 3rd 7:31 (10-66, 4:23) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing NIU: Spann 14-79, Harnish 12-61, Palmer 1-12, Brown 1-2, Grady 2-1. LT: Porter 18-78, Livas 3-15, Jackson 5-9, Harris 1-6, Jenkins 4-(-16). Passing NIU: Harnish Team Statistics NIU...LT First Downs (R-P) 17 (8-9)...12 (4-6) Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 33: :48 Sacks By-Yards , 186, Simon 0-1-0, 0. LT: Jenkins , 144. Receiving NIU: Simon 6-44, Perez 2-44, Cunningham 2-26, Spann 2-15, Cox 2-15, Turner 2-15, Skarb 1-8, Flahive 1-8, Brown 1-6, Davis 1-5. LT: Livas 4-18, Tuminello 2-30, Beck 2-17, Jackson 1-34, Porter 1-24, Morris 1-15, Womack 1-6. Tackle Leaders NIU: Hanson 9, Bryant 7, Allen 6. LT: Brown 14, Harris 6, Young 6, Victorian 6, Howze 6.

194 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY BOWL HISTORY 2010 International Bowl South Florida 27, NIU 3 Jan. 3, 2010 ESPN2 Toronto, Canada Rogers Centre 49, Humanitarian Bowl NIU 40, Fresno State 17 Dec. 18, 2010 ESPN Boise, Idaho Bronco Stadium 25,449 The University of South Florida scored 24 unanswered points in the second half to hand the Northern Illinois University Huskies a 27-3 loss in the 2010 International Bowl at the Rogers Centre. Northern Illinois and South Florida battled to a 3-3 tie in the first half as NIU held the Bulls to minus three rushing yards and just 95 yards of total offense. Each team punted four times in the half in a field position battle. NIU harassed USF quarterback B.J. Daniels, sacking him four times in the half, including a 20-yard sack by freshman linebacker Tyrone Clark. USF s Eric Schwartz put the Bulls on the board first with a 39-yard field goal with 10:17 left in the first half before Huskie senior Mike Salerno tied the game on a 21-yard boot early in the second period. The turning point of the game came on South Florida s second possession of the second half. Leading 6-3 and facing a third and 13, Daniels scrambled to avoid the Huskie rush before connecting with wide receiver A.J. Love on a 46-yard touchdown pass to give Chad Spann closed out 2010 with 93 yards on 20 carries in the International Bowl game. overall, while South Florida went to 8-5 with the win. the Bulls a 13-3 lead and the momentum. South Florida held the ball for 11:06 in the third quarter while the Huskies could manage only 10 offensive plays and 29 yards. Northern Illinois finished the season 7-6 SCORING BY QUARTERS Total South Florida Northern Illinois SCORING SUMMARY USF - Schwartz 39 FG, 1st 10:17 NIU - Salerno 21 FG, 2nd 3:55 USF - Schwartz 19 FG, 3rd 4:19 USF - Love 46 reception from Daniels (Schwartz kick), 3rd 3:03 USF - Love 7 reception from Daniels (Schwartz kick), 4th 3:59 USF - Ford 24 run (Schwartz kick), 4th :08 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing NIU: Spann 20-93, Anderson 2-14, Palmer 2-4, Grady 2-0, Harnish 5 (-3). USF: Ford , Plancher 5-11, Kelly 1-0, Lamar 3 (-3), Daniels 11 (-26). Team Statistics NIU...USF First Downs (R-P) 11 (3-7)...19 (9-9) Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 27: :44 Sacks By-Yards Passing NIU: Harnish , 130, Grady 0-1-0, 0. USF: Daniels , 217. Receiving NIU: Lewis 4-38, Spann 3-30, Cunningham 2-25, Moore 1-18, Palmer 1-12, Cox 1-7. USF: Mitchell 6-94, Love 3-56, Hester 2-30, Grif in 1-15, Wilson 1-13, Landi 1-9. Tackle Leaders NIU: C. Smith 8, Wilson 7, Butler 6. USF: Wilson 7, Allen 6, Murphy NIU won its school record 11th game of the season with a dominating win over Fresno State in the Humanitarian Bowl on the blue turf of Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. The Huskies relied on quarterback Chandler Harnish, tailback Chad Spann and defensive end Jake Coffman to lead the way, with a healthy dose of help from their friends on the NIU offensive and defensive lines. Harnish completed 17-of-27 passes for a season-best 300 yards and ran for 72 yards on 10 carries to earn NIU Most Valuable Player honors. He scored a pair of rushing touchdowns in the first half on runs of seven and 28 yards, and hit fullback Kyle Skarb with a 22-yard scoring toss at the end of the first half to put Northern Illinois ahead NIU did not let up in the second half, with Mike Cklamovski booting a career-long 51-yard field goal to give the Huskies a lead. Spann ended each of NIU s next two possessions with touchdowns as NIU extended its lead to He finished the game with 95 yards on 15 carries. In between his scores, the Huskie defense earned a huge stop, forcing an FSU fumble at the NIU eight-yard line to end the Bulldogs last serious threat. Coffman recorded a career best three quarterback sacks, all in the first half, as part of a Huskie defensive effort that included six sacks and 14 tackles for loss. Fresno State gained just 74 yards rushing on 35 carries, while NIU piled up 503 yards of total offense. To cap off the day, as the final seconds were counted down, a torrent of snow fell on the Bronco Stadium turf, covering the beautiful blue field in white. SCORING BY QUARTERS Total Northern Illinois Fresno State SCORING SUMMARY FS - Hamler 11 pass from Colburn (Goessling kick), 1st 5:25 (13-69, 6:33) NIU- Harnish 7 run (Cklamovski kick failed), 1st 3:10 (5-68, 2:15) NIU - Harnish 28 run (Cklamovski kick), 2nd 14:20 (5-69, 1:25) NIU - Cklamovski 45 FG, 2nd 9:14 (8-25, 2:59) FS - Goessling 45 FG, 2nd 3:41 (11-46, 5:33) NIU - Skarb 22 pass from Harnish (Cklamovski kick), 2nd 0:57 (6-69, 2:44) NIU - Cklamovski 51 FG, 3rd 10:13 (8-49, 3:26) NIU- Spann 18 run (Cklamovski kick), 3rd 1:14 (8-89, 2:41) NIU - Spann 8 run (Cklamovski kick), 4th 12:16 (4-61, 1:54) FS - Evans 11 pass from Colburn (Goessling kick), 4th 5:31 (13-71, 6:45) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing NIU: Spann 15-95, Harnish 10-72, Hopkins 1-35, A. Daniels 1-2, Team 1-(-1). FS: Saunders 5-58, Rouse 14-32, Evans 1-4, Burse 4-1, Harris 1-1, Ellis 1-0, Colburn Team Statistics NIU...FSU First Downs (R-P) 22 (7-14)...26 (5-17) Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 24: :53 Sacks By-Yards (-22). Passing NIU: Harnish , 300; Palmer 0-1-0, 0. FS: Colburn , 288. Receiving NIU: W. Clark 4-88, Moore 4-88, Cox 4-34, Palmer 2-40, Skarb 1-22, Ashford 1-18, Schepler FS: Hamler 7-87, Evans 6-33, Johnson 3-44, Harris 3-42, Saunders 3-21, Ellis 2-(-5), Raphael 1-30, Rouse 1-14, Stallworth 1-11, Burse Tackle Leaders NIU: T. Clark 12, Stone 9, Butler 9. FS: Dunn 9, Bell 8.

195 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY 2012 GoDaddy.com Bowl NIU 38, Arkansas State 20 Jan. 8, 2012 ESPN Mobile, Ala. Ladd Peebles Stadium 38,734 Northern Illinois completed a season of comebacks by overcoming a 13-0 deficit to defeat Arkansas State, 38-20, in the GoDaddy.com Bowl. Chandler Harnish, who earned MVP honors after completing 18-of-36 passes for 274 yards with two TDs, left the game briefly in the second quarter. In his absence, sophomore Jordan Lynch directed a seven-play, 78-yard touchdown drive. He hit Martel Moore with a 41-yard reception for one of Moore s eight catches before scoring on a three-yard touchdown run. The ensuing PAT put the Huskies ahead to stay, NIU extended its lead to before halftime on a one-yard run by Jamal Womble on fourth down with no time on the clock. Arkansas State twice gave NIU the ball back in the final minutes of the half, first on a muffed punt recovered by Dominique Ware and second on a roughing the punter penalty. Moore caught a 43-yard touchdown pass on a double reverse to give the Huskies a lead in the third quarter after the teams traded interceptions to open the period. NIU extended the lead to in the fourth quarter on Mathew Sims 22- yard field goal before ASU s scored with 11:12 remaining to end a string of 31 consecutive points by the Huskies. That catch pulled the Red Wolves within 11 at before Dechane Durante s INT completed the win. The NIU defense, which forced five turnovers, held ASU to a pair of field goals on its first two drives. The Wolves got into the end zone on its third possession, on a two-yard run by QB Ryan Aplin to finish a three-play, 41-yard drive, but would not see the end zone again until the fourth quarter. SCORING BY QUARTERS Total Arkansas State Northern Illinois SCORING SUMMARY ASU - Davis 32 FG, 1st 11:22 (8-30, 3:38) ASU - Davis 36 FG, 1st 7:44 (5-40, 1:04) ASU- Aplin 2 run (Davis kick), 1st 5:08 (3-41, 0:58) NIU - Ashford 9 pass from Harnish (Sims kick), 1st 0:49 (11-77, 4:12) NIU - Lynch 3 run (Sims kick), 2nd 4:49 (7-78, 2:50) NIU - Womble 1 run (Sims kick), 2nd 0:00 (10-43, 1:54) NIU - Moore 43 pass from Harnish (Sims kick), 3rd 13:30 (1-43, 0:08) NIU- Sims 22 FG, 4th 13:34 (5-23, 1:36) ASU - Stockemer 16 pass from Aplin (Davis kick), 4th 11:12 (7-59, 2:12) NIU - Durante 36 interception return (Sims kick), 4th 8:19 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing ASU-Lawson 12-25; Robertson 3-18; Jackson 3-12; Lucas 1-(-10); Aplin, Ryan 10-(-17). NIU-Womble 6-25; Hopkins 9-24; Daniels 2-11; Bell 1-7; TEAM 1-(-1); Harnish 9-(-3); Lynch 7-(-4). Team Statistics ASU...NIU First Downs (R-P) 20 (3-16)...17 (4-12) Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 27: :13 Sacks By-Yards BOWL HISTORY Passing ASU-Aplin , 353. NIU-Harnish , 274; Lynch 4-4-0, 64; Neir 1-1-0, 4; Ashford 0-1-0, 0. Receiving ASU-Stockemer ; Edwards 5-47; Lucas 5-44; Frampton 4-31; Jarboe 2-23; Kincy 2-19; Hall 1-4. NIU-Moore 8-224; Ashford 8-80; Wells 2-15; Hopkins 2-6; Palmer 1-12; McAvoy 1-4; Daniels 1-1. Tackle Leaders ASU-Joiner 8, D. Jones 8, McCray 8. NIU- Melvin 8, Six players with Discover Orange Bowl florida state 31, NIU 10 Jan. 1, 2013 ESPN Miami Gardens, Fla. Sun Life Stadium 72,073 Florida State s Lonnie Pryor ran for 134 yards and two scores as Northern Illinois saw its 12-game winning streak snapped, 31-10, in the Discover Orange Bowl. FSU QB E.J. Manuel was 26-of-38 for 291 yards and a touchdown, while NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch completed 15-of-41 passes for 176 yards. After a Lynch punt put the Seminoles on their own five-yard line, it took FSU four plays to go 95 yards. Pryor ran 60 yards for the score and a 7-0 Florida State lead with 5:28 to play in the first quarter. Northern Illinois answered with a 25-yard Mathew Sims field goal set up by a 35-yard run by Desroy Maxwell on a fake punt. One play later, Lynch connected with Tommylee Lewis on a 25-yard swing pass to the Seminole six. FSU increased its lead to 14-3 before halftime, marching 82 yards in 10 plays. Manuel hit Rashad Greene with a six-yard pass with 11 seconds on the clock. Florida State added a field goal on its first drive of the second half to take a 17-3 lead. The Seminoles advanced to the NIU two-yard line, but had to settle for a 25-yard Dustin Hopkins field goal. The Huskies answered with a six-play, 87-yard drive, spurred by a 55-yard catch and run by Akeem Daniels and a 22-yard Lynch rush to the FSU 11. Lynch hit Martel Moore to cut the lead to at 9:55 of the third quarter. NIU surprised the Seminoles with an onside kick that was recovered by Paris Logan at the Huskie 47-yard line. Northern Illinois advanced to the Florida State 23 before Lynch was intercepted, ending the NIU threat. After an exchange of punts, Florida State pushed its lead back to 14 as Manuel scored from nine yards out. FSU regained the ball on a Huskie fumble and two plays later, Pryor went 37 yards up the middle for a Seminole touchdown to give Florida State a lead with 10:33 to play in the fourth quarter. SCORING BY QUARTERS Total Northern Illinois Florida State SCORING SUMMARY FSU - Pryor 60 run (Hopkins kick), 1st 5:28 (4-95, 1:11) NIU - Sims 27 FG, 1st 1:41 (10-67, 3:47) FSU- Greene 6 pass from Manuel (Hopkins kick), 2nd 0:11 (10-82, 3:46) FSU - Hopkins 25 FG, 3rd 11:48 (9-68, 3:12) NIU - Moore 11 pass from Lynch (Sims kick), 3rd 9:55 (6-87, 1:53) FSU- Manuel 9 run (Hopkins kick), 4th 14:56 (8-61, 3:17) FSU - Pryor 37 run (Hopkins kick), 4th 10:33 (2-42, 0:42) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing - NIU: Lynch 23-44, Maxwell 1-35, Daniels 3-15, Brown 1-14, Lewis Team Statistics NIU...FSU First Downs (R-P) 17 (5-7)...23 (9-13) Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 25: :08 Sacks By-Yards , Wells 1-1, Team 1-(-1), Brown 1-(-20); FSU: Pryor 5-134, Wilder 11-52, Freeman 14-30, Manuel 6-26, Dent 1-1. Passing - NIU: Lynch , 176; FSU: Manuel , 291. Receiving - NIU: Lewis 5-61, Moore 4-29, Ashford 4-19, Daniels 2-67; FSU: Shaw 6-61, Greene 5-45, Freeman 3-43, Dent 3-42, Smith 3-41, Pryor 3-17, O Leary 2-29, Benjamin Tackle Leaders - NIU: Ward 14, Melvin 10, Bass 7; FSU: Williams 10, Jones 10, Joyner 6.

196 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY BOWL HISTORY 2013 SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl Utah State 21, NIU 14 Dec. 27, 2013 ESPN San Diego, Calif. Qualcomm Stadium 23, Boca Raton Bowl MARSHALL 52, NIU 23 Dec. 23, 2014 ESPN Boca Raton, Fla. FAU Stadium 29,419 The NIU offense could not get untracked against Utah State in the 2013 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl game, and despite a valiant effort by the NIU defense, the Huskies fell to the Aggies, 21-14, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif. NIU ended the season with a 12-2 record while Utah State finished 9-5. The loss was the final game for 16 Huskie seniors who finished their careers as the winningest senior class in school history. Lynch completed 20-of-35 passes for 216 yards and one touchdown and ran the ball 18 times for 39 yards and a score. NIU had more first downs (19-17), more passing yards ( ) and more total yards ( ) than the Aggies. The statistics were deceiving, though, because USU was able to shut down Lynch and the Huskies in the second half. After halftime, the Huskies tallied five first downs, 21 rushing yards on 13 attempts, and 60 passing yards on 6-of-17 passing. NIU went three-and-out on three of its five possessions in the half. In addition to the offensive woes, NIU had several special teams miscues as kicker Mathew Sims missed a pair of field goals - from 37 yards in the first quarter and 29 in the fourth - and punter Tyler Wedel had a 17-yard punt in the early going. Utah State s first touchdown came after an interception and the final touchdown was scored after NIU s third straight offensive three-and-out. The Aggies grinded out a 16-play, 80-yard drive that took 7:19 off the clock in the fourth quarter that effectively put the game away. NIU came back with a late score as Lynch connected with Juwan Brescacin on a 15-yard scoring pass with 1:44 left in the game to pull the Huskies within seven at However, Wedel s onside kick attempt was recovered by Utah State, ending the comeback hopes and season. SCORING BY QUARTERS Total Utah State NIU SCORING SUMMARY USU - Diaz 31 FG, 1st 6:56 (8-32, 3:23) USU - Diaz 39 FG, 2nd 14:09 (6-58, 2:34) NIU - Lynch 1 run (Sim kick), 2nd 8:17 (15-78, 5:52) USU - Swindall 5 pass from Garretson (Diaz kick), 3rd 11:57 (7-31, 2:51) USU - Demartino 1 run (Natson pass from Garretson), 4th 4:14 (16-80, 7:19) NIU - Brescacin 15 pass from Lynch (Sims kick), 4th 1:44 (13-57, 2:30) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing USU: Demartino , Marshall 6-40, Glover 1-3, Natson 5-3, Garretson 6-(-6), Team 4-(-15). NIU: Lynch 18-39, Stingily 11-38, Maxwell 1-10, Spencer Team Statistics USU...NIU First Downs (R-P) 17 (8-9) (8-11) Rushes-Net Yards 45-(168) Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 32: :39 Sacks By-Yards , Brown 3-5, Turner 1-1, Lewis 2-0. Passing USU: Garretson , 121. NIU: Lynch , 216. Receiving USU: Butler 4-33, Swindall 4-28, Natson 3-11, Van Leeuwen 2-23, Houston 1-11, Demartino 1-8, Marshall 1-4, Anderson 1-3. NIU: Lewis 6-55, Brown 4-63, Brescacin 3-30, Eakes 3-29, Maxwell 2-23, Spencer 1-10, Stingily 1-6. Tackle Leaders USU: Suite 11, Vigil 9, Doughty 8. NIU: Evans 6, Bass 6, Ward BOCA RATON, Fla. In a highly-anticipated meeting between conference champions, Northern Illinois fell to Conference USA titlist Marshall, 52-23, in the inaugural Boca Raton Bowl. NIU gained 200 yards rushing and 425 yards of total offense while Marshall piled up 505 yards, including 281 passing yards behind five touchdowns by QB Rakeem Cato. His favorite target was Tommy Shuler, who finished with 18 receptions for 185 yards and a touchdown. Marshall built a halftime lead. After NIU scored on a 19-yard pass from Drew Hare to Juwan Brescacin, the Thundering Herd scored 17 straight points. NIU pulled within seven on the first of Christian Hagan s three field goals, but Marshall extended the lead to 14 on Devon Johnson s two-yard run with 5:29 on the clock. NIU got another Hagan three before half, and the teams traded scores midway through the third quarter. Marshall scored on a six-yard pass from Cato to Shuler, to take a lead at 6:39 of the third. Cameron Stingily came back with a 24-yard touchdown run to close out a five-play, 75-yard drive and it appeared NIU was threatening to comeback. But the Herd had too much firepower. Cato led an 11-play, 68-yard drive and hit Angelo Jean-Louis from 11-yards out for a MU lead and put the game away in the fourth on a 27-yard pass to Deon-Tay McManus. The Huskies got another Hagan field goal, this one from 31 yards out, the rest of the way. SCORING BY QUARTERS Total Marshall NIU SCORING SUMMARY NIU - Brescacin 19 pass from Hare (Hagan kick), 1st 7:33 (7-67, 2:17) MU - Reaves 93 KO return (Haig kick), 1st 7:19 MU - Cato 5 run (Haig kick), 1st 3:42 (5-42, 2:12) MU - Haig 28 FG, 2nd 11:51 (9-69, 2:41) NIU - Hagan 19 FG, 2nd 7:30 (10-64, 4:21) MU - D. Johnson 2 run (Haig kick), 2nd 5:29 (6-65, 2:01) NIU - Hagan 30 FG, 2nd 0:07 (8-49, 1:40) MU - Shuler 6 pass from Cato (Haig kick), 3rd 6:39 (9-56, 4:10) NIU - Stingily 24 run (Hagan kick), 3rd 4:50 (5-75, 1:49) MU - Jean-Louis 11 pass from Cato (Haig kick), 3rd 2:06 (11-68, 2:44) MU - McManus 27 pass from Cato (Haig kick), 4th 11:48 (9-70, 3:51) NIU - Hagan 31 FG, 4th 8:39 (10-65, 3:09) MU - Cato 4 run (Haig kick), 4th 4:10 (8-41, 4:29) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing MU: Johnson , Watson 4-25, Cato 10-25, Butler 5-17, Pittman 2-14, Foster NIU: Bouagnon 13-82, Stingily 18-76, Hare Team Statistics MU...NIU First Downs (R-P) 28 (12-15).. 25 (11-12) Rushes-Net Yards 38-(224) Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds rd Down Conversions th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time 29: :42 Sacks By-Yards , Daniels 2-7, Turner 2-(-5), Team 1-(-10). Passing MU: Cato , 281. NIU: Hare , 225; Team 0-1-0, 0. Receiving MU: Shuler , McManus 2-27, Jean- Louis 2-26, Frohnappel 2-16, Yurachek 1-7. NIU: Brown 4-63, Turner 4-55, Brescacin 2-40, Daniels 1-29, Blake 1-15, Eakes 1-13, Stingily 1-8, Bouagnon 1-2. Tackle Leaders MU: Letman 11, Lang 9, Hewitt 9. NIU: Durante 9, Logan 8, Folliard 7.

197 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY BOWL RECORDS Individual Rushing Carries: 23, A.J. Harris vs. Troy (2004) 23, Jordan Lynch vs. Florida State (2013) Yards: 120, A.J. Harris vs. Troy (2004) Passing Attempts: 41, George Bork vs. Missouri State (1963) 41, Jordan Lynch vs. Florida State (2013) Completions: 27, George Bork vs. Missouri State (1963) Touchdowns: 3, George Bork, twice (1962 and 1963) Yards: 300, Chandler Harnish vs. Fresno State (2010) Receiving Receptions: 9, Hugh Rohrschneider vs. Missouri State (1963) Yards: 224, Martel Moore vs. Arkansas State (2012) Touchdowns: 1, 12 times Scoring Touchdowns: 2, Chandler Harnish vs. Fresno State (2010) 2, Chad Spann vs. Fresno State (2010) 2, Josh Haldi vs. Troy (2004) 2, Darryl Richardson vs. Cal State-Fullerton (1983) Points: 12, Chandler Harnish vs. Fresno State (2010) 12, Chad Spann vs. Fresno State (2010) 12, Josh Haldi vs. Troy (2004) 12, Darryl Richardson vs. Cal State-Fullerton (1983) PATs: 5, Mathew Sims vs. Arkansas State (2012) Field Goals Longest Made FG: 51, Mike Cklamovski vs. Fresno State (2010) Most FG: 3, Christian Hagan vs. Marshall (2014) Defense Most Tackles: 16, Brian Atkinson vs. Troy (2004) NOTE: Individual statistics for 1946 and 1947 games unavailable. team Total Offense Most Yards: 503, vs. Fresno State (2010) Fewest Yards: 60, vs. TCU (2006) Most Touchdowns: 5, vs. Fresno State (2010) Rushing Most Attempts: 53, vs. Cal State Fullerton (1983) Fewest Attempts: 18, vs. Missouri State (1963) Most Yards: 253, vs. Cal State Fullerton (1983) Fewest Yards: -20, vs. TCU (2006) Passing Most Attempts: 42, vs. Missouri State (1963) 42, vs. Arkansas State (2012) Fewest Attempts: 18, vs. Cal State Fullerton (1983) Most Completions: 27, vs. Missouri State (1963) Fewest Completions: 6, vs. TCU (2006) Most Yards: 342, vs. Arkansas State (2012) Fewest Yards: 80, vs. TCU (2006) Punting Most Punts: 9, vs. TCU (2006) Fewest Punts: 2, vs. Fresno State (2010) Highest Average: 42.1, vs. Florida State (2013) Lowest Average: 32.6, vs. Troy (2004) First Downs Most First Downs: 25, vs. Marshall (2014) Fewest First Downs: 5, vs. TCU (2006) Most First Downs Rushing: 11, vs. Cal State Fullerton (1983) 11 vs. Marshall (2014) Fewest First Downs Rushing: 0, vs. TCU (2006) Most First Downs Passing: 14, vs. Missouri State (1963) 14, vs. Fresno State (2010) Fewest First Downs Passing: 2, vs. TCU (2006) NIU All-Time Bowl Results All-Time Bowl Record: 5-10 (.333) Major College Bowl Record: 4-6 (.400) Bowl Date Opponent City - Stadium W/L Score 1946 Turkey Bowl Nov. 28 Evansville Evansville, Ind. - Bosse Field L Refrigerator Bowl Nov. 29 Evansville Evansville, Ind. - Bosse Field L Mineral Water Bowl Nov. 24 Adams State Excelsior Springs, Mo. - Roosevelt Field L Mineral Water Bowl Nov. 30 Missouri State Excelsior Springs, Mo. - Roosevelt Field W Mineral Water Bowl Nov. 27 North Dakota Excelsior Springs, Mo. - Roosevelt Field L *1983 California Bowl Dec. 17 Cal State Fullerton Fresno, Calif. - Bulldog Stadium W *2004 Silicon Valley Classic Dec. 30 Troy San Jose, Calif. - Spartan Stadium W *2006 Poinsettia Bowl Dec. 19 TCU San Diego, Calif. - Qualcomm Stadium L 7-37 *2008 Independence Bowl Dec. 28 Louisiana Tech Shreveport, La. - Independence Stadium L *2010 International Bowl Jan. 3 South Florida Toronto, Canada - Rogers Centre L 3-27 *2010 Humanitarian Bowl Dec. 18 Fresno State Boise, Idaho - Bronco Stadium W *2012 GoDaddy.com Bowl Jan. 8 Arkansas State Mobile, Ala. - Ladd Peebles Stadium W *2013 Discover Orange Bowl Jan. 1 Florida State Miami Gardens, Fla. - Sun Life Stadium L *2013 Poinsettia Bowl Dec. 26 Utah State San Diego, Calif. - Qualcomm Stadium L * 2014 Boca Raton Bowl Dec. 23 Marshall Boca Raton, Fla. - FAU Stadium L *Division I Football Bowl Subdivision game 196

198 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY STATISTICAL CHAMPIONS MAC leaders INDIVIDUALS Total Offense Year Player Yds/Gm 2012 Jordan Lynch Jordan Lynch Rushing Year Player, Pos Yds/G 2002 Michael Turner Michael Turner Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Chad Spann Jordan Lynch Jordan Lynch Passing Year Player Eff. Rating 2005 Phil Horvath Chandler Harnish Jordan Lynch Receiving - Receptions Year Player Rec/Gm 1978 Dave Petzke 8.3 Receiving - Yards Year Player Yds/Gm 2000 Justin McCareins Kickoff Returns Year Player, Pos Avg/Ret 1984 Ricky Mitchell, TB Curt Pardridge, SE Randee Drew, CB/WR 26.1 All-Purpose Yardage Year Player, Pos Yds/Gm 1979 Mike Pinckney, FL Justin McCareins, FL Michael Turner, RB Garrett Wolfe, RB Garrett Wolfe, RB Garrett Wolfe, RB Punt Returns Year Player, Pos Avg/Ret 2000 Justin McCareins, FL Dan Sheldon, SE 22.7 Scoring Year Player, Pos Pts/Gm 2000 Thomas Hammock, TB Steve Azar, PK Garrett Wolfe, TB Garrett Wolfe, TB Chad Spann, TB Jordan Lynch, QB 10.3 Touchdowns Year Player, Pos TDs/Gm 2000 Thomas Hammock, TB Garrett Wolfe, TB Chad Spann, TB Jordan Lynch, QB 1.71 Kick Scoring Year Player Pts/Gm 2000 Steve Azar Steve Azar Steve Azar Steve Azar Mike Cklamovski Mathew Sims Mathew Sims 9.3 Field Goals Year Player FG/Gm 1983 Vince Scott Steve Azar Steve Azar Steve Azar Steve Azar Chris Nendick 1.54 Field Goal Percentage Year Player Pct M/A 1999 Kent Baker / Steve Azar /15 PAT Kick Percentage Year Player Pct M/A 1999 Kent Baker /35 Punting Year Player Avg/Punt 1978 Jim Hannula Todd Van Keppel Mike Kent 41.7 Quarterback Sacks Year Player, Pos Total 2007 Larry English, DE 10.5 Larry English led the Mid-American Conference in sacks in 2007 with 10.5 Most Rushing Yards by a QB, Game Jordan Lynch (Nov. 26, 2013, vs. WMU) Most Rushing Yards by a QB, Season 1,920 - Jordan Lynch (2013) Most Rushing Yards by a QB, Season Per Game Jordan Lynch (2013) Most Rushing Yards by a QB, Career Per Game Stacey Robinson ( ) Most Rushing Yards by Two Players 2nd : Jordan Lynch (1,920) and Cameron Stingily (1,119) Most Rushes by a Freshman, Game 52 - Michael Turner (Nov. 18, 2000, vs. CMU) Most Yards Gained, Half Stacey Robinson (Oct. 6, 1990, vs. Fresno St.) Scoring 20 TDs Rushing and Passing, Season Jordan Lynch ( Rush, 1 Rec., 24 Pass) Tackles for Loss Year Player, Pos Total 1984 Scott Kellar, DT 20 Forced Fumbles Year Player, Pos Total 1998 Benji Peacock, CB 5 Interceptions Year Player, Pos Total 1980 Mike Terna, LB Steve Kmiec, FS Vince Thompson, CB Randee Drew, CB Randee Drew, CB Jimmie Ward, S 7 Passes Defended Year Player, Pos Total 2001 Vince Thompson, CB Randee Drew, CB 21 NIU in the NCAA Record Book Most Seasons Gaining 1,500 Yards or More 3 - Garrett Wolfe ( ) Most Consecutive Games with 100 Rushing Yards by a QB 11 - Jordan Lynch (2012) Most Games with 100 Rushing Yards by a QB, Season 12 - Jordan Lynch (2012) Earliest Game Reaching 1,000 Rushing Yards 5th - Garrett Wolfe (2006) Most Yards per Rush, Career (min. 800 rushes) Garrett Wolfe ( ) Highest Rushing Average, Game vs. EMU (Nov. 26, 2010) Most Defensive Extra Point Attempts 2 - vs. Akron (Nov. 3, INT returns) 197

199 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HISTORY STATISTICAL CHAMPIONS MAC leaders Total Offense Year Yds/Gm Scoring Offense Year Points/Gm Rushing Offense Year Yds/Gm TEAM Passing Efficiency Year Efficiency Rating First Downs Year Number Third Down Conversions Year Pct Fourth Down Conversions Year Pct Red Zone Offense Year Pct Total Defense Year Yds/Gm Scoring Defense Year Points/Gm Rushing Defense Year Yds/Gm Passing Defense Year Yds/Gm Passing Efficiency Defense Year Efficiency Rating Interceptions Year Number Quarterback Sacks Year Total Avg Tackles For Loss Year Avg./Gm Opponent First Downs Year Number Fourth Down Conversions Year Pct Net Punting Year Avg Punt Returns Year Avg./Gm Kickoff Returns Year Avg./Gm Turnover Margin Year No. Avg./Gm Wide receiver Perez Ashford (left) played a key role in NIU leading the MAC in four different offensive categories in ncaa leaders INDIVIDUALS Total Offense Year Player, Pos Yds *1950 Bob Heimerdinger, QB *1,782 *1951 Bob Heimerdinger, QB *1,775 *1962 George Bork, QB *2,398 *1963 George Bork, QB *2,945 *1965 Ron Christian, QB *2,307 Receiving Year Player, Pos Rec Yds *1952 Jim McKinzie, E *1962 Hugh Rohrschneider, E *1963 Hugh Rohrschneider, E 75 1, Dave Petzke, SE 91 1,215 Passing Year Player Yds TD *1962 George Bork 2, *1963 George Bork 3, Rushing Year Player, Pos Yds TD 1973 Mark Kellar, FB 1, LeShon Johnson, TB 1, Garrett Wolfe,TB 1, Punt Returns Year Player, Pos Avg 2002 Dan Sheldon, WR 22.7 All-Purpose Yardage Year Player, Pos Yds 1993 LeShon Johnson, TB 2, Garrett Wolfe, TB 2,177 Scoring Year Player, Pos Pts TD 1990 Stacey Robinson, QB Team Passing Year Yds/Gm * * * Team Rushing Team Punt Returns Year Yds/Gm Year Avg./Ret * College Division big west leaders Rushing Year Player, Pos Yds/Gm 1993 LeShon Johnson Charles Talley All-Purpose Yardage Year Player, Pos Yds/Gm 1993 LeShon Johnson Team Rushing Offense Year Yds/Gm