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Table of Contents

Table of Contents.............................................. 1 Quick Facts........................................................ 2

Huskie Football Huskies in the NFL........................................... 4 Extensive Media Exposure............................... 5 Huskies in Postseason Play..........................6-7 Jeffrey & Kimberly Yordon Center................8-9 Sports Performance....................................... 10 Academic Success.......................................... 11 Electric Atmosphere................................. 12-13 Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium........... 14-15 Huskies in the Community............................. 16 Huskie Athletics Points of Pride.................... 17 The Mid-American Conference......................18 An Ideal Location............................................19 Northern Illinois University....................... 20-21 President Dr. John G. Peters..........................22 Athletics Director Jeff Compher.....................23 adidas.............................................................. 24 2009 Outlook 2009 NIU Outlook.................................... 26-28 Huskie News & Notes.....................................29 2009 Depth Chart..........................................30 Personnel Chart.............................................. 31 2009 NIU Rosters..................................... 32-35 Hometown Roster...........................................36 Coaching Staff Head Coach Jerry Kill............................... 38-40 Coaching Staff.......................................... 41-50 Support Staff............................................ 51-52

2009 Huskies Player Profiles............................................ 54-82 Newcomer Profiles.................................... 83-86

2008 Review Game Summaries...................................88-100 2008 Final Statistics............................101-103 Participation Chart.......................................104 NIU in the MAC and NCAA............................105 Team Game-by-Game Statistics..................105 Individual Game-by-Game Statistics...........106 The Last Time................................................107 Huskie Highs and Lows................................108 Awards and Honors......................................109 2008 Senior Career Statistics.....................110 Huskie Records Rushing..................................................112-118 Passing..................................................119-124 Receiving...............................................125-127 All-Purpose....................................................128 Defense................................................ 129-136 Kick Return............................................137-139 Punting..................................................140-141 Scoring...................................................142-147 Total Offense.........................................148-150 Huskie Stadium Records.............................151 All-Time Series Records................................152

Huskie History Retired Jerseys..................................... 154-155 College Football Hall of Famers..................156 Huskie Hall of Fame Teams.................157-159 Huskie Hall of Fame.............................160-161 Huskies in the NFL...............................162-163 Huskies in Pro Football................................164 NIU All-Americans.........................................165 National Honors............................................166 MAC Honors..........................................167-168 MAC Players of the Week.............................169 Past Conference Honors..............................170 NIU Player Awards......................................... 171 All-Time Letterwinners.......................... 172-177 Huskie Annual Statistics..............................178 Opponent Annual Statistics.........................179 Annual Results..............................................180 Year-by-Year Scores..............................181-189 NIU Bowl History...................................190-191 Statistical Champions..................................193 Huskies on TV...................................... 194-195 Series Scores vs. 2009 Opponents............196 Media Information Athletics Staff....................................... 198-200 2009 Opponents................................. 201-203 Opponents Composite Schedule................204 Huskie Media Relations...................... 205-206 Radio Network/Huskie Heritage.................207 Media Outlets................................................208


2009 husKIes QUICK FACTS GeNeRAl INfORMAtION Location ............................................DeKalb, Ill. Founded .................................................... 1895 Enrollment .............................................. 24,397 Nickname ...............................................Huskies School Colors ........................Cardinal and Black Conference ................................... Mid-American Division .................................................... West Stadium......................................Huskie Stadium Capacity............................................... 24,000 President .....................................Dr. John Peters Alma Mater, Year ......................John Carroll ’67 Director of Athletics.........................Jeff Compher Athletic Dept. Phone ................... 815-753-7370 Ticket Office Phone ..................... 815-752-6800 Website ..............................www.niuhuskies.com

HuskIe fOOtbAll fACts Head Coach ...........................................Jerry Kill Alma Mater, Year ............Southwestern (KS) ’83 Years at NIU ..................................................2nd Record at NIU................................................ 6-7 Career Record/Years ......................... 110-64/15 To Arrange Interview ......................... Contact SID Basic Offense ........................................ Multiple Basic Defense ............................................... 4-3 Coaching staff Defensive Coordinator...................... Tracy Claeys Offensive Coordinator/ Offensive Line ............................Matt Limegrover Tight Ends ................................... Brian Anderson Wide Receivers/ Recruiting Coordinator ..........................P.J. Fleck Linebackers ...............................Tom Matukewicz Defensive Line ................................... Jeff Phelps Quarterbacks .......................................Pat Poore Running Backs. ................................. Rob Reeves Defensive Backs/ Special Teams.....................................Jay Sawvel

HuskIe MeDIA RelAtIONs Associate AD for Communications/ Football Contact .............................Donna Turner Office Phone .............................815-753-9513 Cell Phone ................................815-793-5474 E-Mail .............................donnaturner@niu.edu Secondary Contact..........................Joe Summins Office Phone ............................ 815-753-9539 Cell Phone ............................... 630-965-5213 E-Mail .................................jsummins@niu.edu Assistants ............................ Russell Houghtaling ..............................Brett McWethy, Zach Peters

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2009 norThern IllInoIs sChedule Sat., Sept. 5 Sat., Sept. 12 Sat., Sept. 19 Sat., Sept. 26 Sat., Oct. 3 Sat., Oct. 17 Sat., Oct. 24 Sat., Oct. 31 Thurs., Nov. 5 Thurs., Nov. 12 Sat., Nov. 21 Fri., Nov. 27 Fri., Dec. 4

at Wisconsin (Big Ten Network) WESTERN ILLINOIS (Comcast SN) at Purdue (Big Ten Network) IDAHO (Comcast SN) WESTERN MICHIGAN* -HC (Comcast SN) at Toledo* at Miami (Ohio) * AKRON* (ESPN Plus) EASTERN MICHIGAN* (ESPNU/ESPN360) BALL STATE* (ESPNU/ESPN360) at Ohio* at Central Michigan* (ESPNU/ESPN360) Marathon MAC Championship (ESPN2)

Madison, Wis. DeKalb, Ill. West Lafayette, Ind. DeKalb, Ill. DeKalb, Ill. Toledo, Ohio Oxford, Ohio DeKalb, Ill. DeKalb, Ill. DeKalb, Ill. Athens, Ohio Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Detroit, Mich.

6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 11 a.m. 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 12 p.m. 11 a.m. 6:30 p.m. TBA 1 p.m. TBA 7 p.m.

All Times Central and Subject to Change. *-Mid-American Conference game. HC – Homecoming.

2008 norThern IllInoIs resulTs Overall Record: 6-7 (Home 4-2; Road 2-4; Neutral 0-1); MAC: 5-3 (4th, West Division) Sat., Aug. 30 Sat., Sept. 6 Sat., Sept. 20 Sat., Sept. 27 Sat., Oct. 4 Sat., Oct. 11 Sat., Oct. 18 Sat., Oct. 25 Weds., Nov. 5 Weds., Nov. 12 Tues., Nov. 18 Tues., Nov. 25 Sun., Dec. 28

at Minnesota Big Ten Network at Western Michigan* INDIANA STATE Comcast SN at Eastern Michigan* ESPN Plus at Tennessee GamePlan MIAMI (OHIO)* Comcast SN TOLEDO* - HC Comcast SN BOWLING GREEN ST.* Comcast SN at Ball State* ESPN2 CENTRAL MICHIGAN* ESPN2 at Kent State* NAVY ESPN Classic Independence Bowl/Shreveport, La. vs. Louisiana Tech ESPN

L, 31-27 L, 29-26 W, 48-3 W, 37-0 L, 13-9 W, 17-13 W, 38-7 W, 16-13 L, 45-14 L, 33-30 (OT) W, 42-14 L, 16-0

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Credits

The 2009 Northern Illinois Football Media Guide is a product of the NIU Athletics Media Relations Office. Editor: Donna Turner; Assistant Editors: Joe Summins, Russell Houghtaling; Contributors: Brett McWethy, Zach Peters; Research & Assistance: Danielle Anderson, Amanda Conway, Holly Bahn, Alan Radevski, Nate Rakozcy, Mark Skiba, Aaron Zendejas, Northern Illinois University Public Relations; Photography: Scott Walstrom; Additional Photography: NIU Media Services (Gordon Means, Barry Stark, Keith Lowman, George Tarbay, Don Butler, Bob Banke, Wade Duerkes, Phil Mascione), Mike Nowak, Jeff Harwell, NFL Public Relations Offices; NIU Media Relations Archives. Cover Design: Joe Summins and Donna Turner; Printing: EBSCO Media, Birmingham, Ala. Copies of this publication are available to the general public at a cost of $20 each (includes shipping & handling) by sending a check, made payable to Northern Illinois, to NIU Media Relations Office, 209 Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, Ill. 60115.

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tICkets In the spring, NIU athletics welcomed kids from grades K-8 to participate in the “Show Your Huskie Spirit” Ticket Design Contest for a chance to have their drawing appear on NIU football tickets during the 2009 season. The 200 drawings submitted were narrowed down to 15 finalists. More than 10,000 fans voted and the three winning drawings are pictured above. For tickets, call 815-752-6800 or log on to www.niuhuskies.com


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Super Bowl Champion and the school’s highest draft pick highlight a group of nine Huskies currently on NFL rosters. In April, Larry English made NIU history when he was selected 16th overall in the 2009 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers, making him the highest draft pick in any sport ever at Northern Illinois. Ryan Diem became the first ever NIU grad to start a Super Bowl when the Colts won Super Bowl XLI in 2007, and last season, Michael Turner was the league’s second-leading rusher as he gained 1,699 yards in his first year with the Atlanta Falcons to earn All-Pro recognition. Two Huskie receivers from the 2008 squad — Matt Simon and Britt Davis — each signed free agent contracts last spring; Simon with the New Orleans Saints and Davis with the New York Jets. NIU had nine former players on NFL rosters as of July 1, 2009.


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he success Northern Illinois has enjoyed on the field this decade has translated into increased national, regional and local coverage of the Huskies through television, radio, print and internet media. Thanks in large part to recently renewed partnerships with Comcast SportsNet Chicago and powerful Chicago radio station WSCR-AM 670 The Score, Northern Illinois maintains a strong presence in Chicagoland and the surrounding region. With 53 games televised since 2004, including 11 in 2008, the Huskies have become the most televised team in the MidAmerican Conference. NIU has appeared on national television 18 times over the past five seasons alone. In 2006, a schoolrecord 13 Northern Illinois football games were televised, including five national airings on an ESPN network and an ABC appearance versus No. 1 Ohio State. Northern made its first ABC appearance in the 2005 season opener versus Michigan and had nine games broadcast that season. Including four potential appearances in 2009, the Huskies will have 41 appearances on the ESPN family of networks all-time, with 14 over the past three seasons. NIU’s six ESPN airings in 2008 were headlined by ESPN’s presentation of the 2008 Independence Bowl. Northern Illinois has enjoyed unprecedented coverage by the print and internet media this decade. Major feature stories on the Huskie program have appeared in USA Today, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated and ESPN.com. Newspapers from the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times to the Washington Post, Shreveport Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Indianapolis Star and San Diego Union Tribune have carried feature stories on NIU. The Tribune, Sun-Times and Daily Herald, along with the Aurora Beacon News and DeKalb Daily Chronicle, regularly cover Northern Illinois football.

Three of NIU’s games in 2009 are slated to appear on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and “Inside Huskie Sports,” a 30-minute highlight and interview show airs weekly throughout the year on the regional cable channel. WSCR-AM 670 The Score, a 50,000-watt station, carries Huskie football and men’s basketball games as well as a weekly “NIU Live” radio show to an audience that reaches as far as 38 states.

With game notes, expanded feature stories, and statistics, NIU athletics’ official website, www.niuhuskies.com, is the No. 1 resource for all information on Huskie football. Video of games and press conferences are also available through Huskies All-Access.

Huskie Stadium has become a popular stop for ESPN’s production trucks, bringing top on-air talent— like Craig James, Doug Flutie and John Saunders (left) to the DeKalb campus.


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ith three bowl appearances in the past five years and a trip to the MAC Championship Game, Northern Illinois is no stranger to postseason play. Last year, NIU made its second bowl appearance in three years when the Huskies met local favorite Louisiana Tech in the 2008 Independence Bowl. The people of Shreveport, La. provided NIU and its fans with an incredible bowl experience that included a Team Welcome Party complete with traditional Louisiana fare, the Minuteman Luncheon featuring CBS Sports’ Tim Brando and Spencer Tillman and a visit to Barksdale Air Force Base. Two years earlier, the Huskies were in San Diego, Calif. to face TCU in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. As part of that trip, the Huskies visited the world-famous San Diego Zoo and took in a part of American history aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Midway. After winning their fourth MAC West title in five years in 2005, the Huskies advanced to their first MAC Championship game at Detroit’s Ford Field, where they lost a classic battle to the Akron Zips, 31-30. In 2004, Northern Illinois ended a 21-year bowl drought when the Huskies faced Troy in the Silicon Valley Football Classic in San Jose, Calif. After falling behind 21-0, the Huskies scored 34 unanswered points to claim a 34-21 victory over the Trojans.

Right: Me’co Brown demonstrates his unique bowling style at the Team Welcome Party in Shreveport as the Huskies took a break from their bowl preparations (below). Right: DeMarcus Grady is taken aback by the cannon on the nose of an A-10 during the Huskies’ visit to Barksdale Air Force Base.


Future NFL’er Doug Free (above) makes friends with one of the zoo’s inhabitants, while Corey Hanson and Phil Brown (below) pose in front of a F-18 Hornet on the deck of the carrier.

During Northern Illinois’ 2006 trip to the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, played at the home of the NFL’s San Diego Chargers, the Huskies visited the world-famous San Diego Zoo, where they had a chance to interact with the animals, and toured the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Midway.

Below: NIU great Garrett Wolfe rushed for 270 yards on 42 carries and two touchdowns in the 2005 MAC Championship game but the Huskies fell to Akron, 31-30, in their only trip to date to the Detroit game. Above: Former NIU head coach Joe Novak proudly hoists the 2004 Silicon Valley Football Classic trophy after the Huskies defeated Troy, 34-21, to earn their first bowl victory since the 1983 California Bowl.


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he Jeffrey & Kimberly Yordon Center is a state-of-the-art facility in every way. From the Midwest Orthopaedic Training Room to the Chet and Teresa Young Equipment Room, the strength & conditioning center to the Frances and George Wilkins Academic Support Center, every Huskie student-athlete is provided with the resources necessary to excel in the classroom and in competition. While all 450 NIU student-athletes utilize the Yordon Center throughout the year, the facility is the full-time home of the Huskie football program, with locker rooms for players and coaches, meeting rooms, a spacious football equipment room and office space. The second floor contains offices for the coaching staff, three conference rooms, a video editing room, tiered meeting rooms for each position group and the McCareins Auditorium, a classroom with seating for 150. The room can be used in its entirety for a full team meeting or divided into offensive and defensive rooms. The 12,500-square foot strength & conditioning center allows NIU’s professional sports performance coaches to avoid scheduling conflicts between teams while allowing space for warm-ups, plyometric exercises and speed and agility activities. The spacious area features brand new equipment with a variety and multitude of machines, as well as a three-lane sprint track.

comfortable learning environment The heart of the 62,000-square foot Yordon Center, the Frances and George Wilkins Academic Support Center (honoring Carole & Joe Novak), features oneon-one tutorial rooms, a group study room and a fully-equipped computer lab, as well as offices for the counselors of the Student-Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS) unit. This area brings the staff of SAASS into more direct daily contact with NIU’s student-athletes and is a constant hub of activity in the building.


First-Class Care All Huskie student-athletes benefit from the spacious and technologically-advanced facilities used by NIU’s professional athletic training staff and team doctors to prevent, treat and rehabilitate injuries in the Yordon Center. Doctors and trainers have been provided with all the tools they need, as the Yordon Center’s state-of-the-art health center features an X-ray room, doctor’s office, two rehabilitation pools, a drug testing area and offices for staff.

proper gathering space The football locker room features 120 lockers and provides the team with a comfortable area to relax and prepare before and after practice and games. Huskie players also enjoy the comfort and “smart” technology in the McCareins Auditorium, which is used throughout the year for full team meetings, press conferences and other functions. Before every practice and game, players and coaches touch the bronze Huskie statue situated between the Yordon Center and Brigham Field.


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he Yordon Center’s 12,500-square foot strength & conditioning center provides the perfect “working” environment for members of the Huskie football team. A variety and multitude of machines, as well as a three-lane sprint track, are just a few of the features at the disposal of NIU’s staff of professional sports performance coaches. Under the direction of second-year director Eric Klein, the Huskie Football Sports Performance program has a series of set objectives to help maximize strength, agility and endurance at the highest level. •The primary objective of the Huskie Football Sports Performance program is for each student-athlete to achieve his maximum level of performance through an aggressive approach to comprehensive training. Training prescriptions are determined by giving significant consideration to areas susceptible to injury, muscle groups involved, and energy systems stressed by the sport. •Linear speed, agility, range of motion, strength and work threshold are to be developed in every athlete. These components, along with determination and mental toughness, are important to the athletic success of each athlete. The ability to maintain athletic form and execution in a state of fatigue, therefore, demands a strong conditioning background. Thus, work threshold training will be a foundation of every athlete’s preparation. •A year-round commitment is required to compete at the highest level. NIU’s program design is based on three phases of training, including offseason, preseason, and in-season. Various training methods, applications of the concept of periodization and a wide variety of lifting techniques will be used to accommodate specific needs. Within the framework of a general program, individual programs will be used when it is determined to be more beneficial to the athlete. •Drive, determination, and dedication are cornerstones of athletic success. These traits, as well as mental toughness, accountability and integrity, will be developed over the course of the athlete’s career. Improvement will be expected not only physically, but also within the drive to succeed.

Eric Klein, NIU’s Director of Sports Performance, has put together a comprehensive strength & conditioning program for the Huskie football team.


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cademic excellence has always been a cornerstone of the Northern Illinois University football program, and the Huskies have been just as successful in the classroom as they have on the field. •Northern Illinois had 48 players post a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above last season, helping NIU turn in a team GPA of 2.893, the second-highest cumulative GPA in school history. The team record GPA of 2.899 was set in 2008. •Offensive tackle Jon Brost and defensive end Craig Rusch were named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Team, marking the second-straight selection for Brost and the third-straight year NIU has had a representative on the prestigious squad. • Brost, Rusch, Chandler Harnish, Mike Krause and Matt Simon were selected to the 2008 Academic All-MAC Football Team, giving NIU a schoolrecord tying five selections. The Huskies have had 56 players named to the Academic All-MAC or MAC Honor Roll since rejoining the league in 1996. Brost joined Brad Benson as Northern Illinois’ only three-time Academic All-MAC honorees. • Harnish and Brost were recognized for their work in the classroom during the season as both were named MAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week, an honor accorded to just one male student-athlete in any sport each week. • Twenty-two Huskie players earned their undergraduate degrees from Northern Illinois last year and four of those, Brandon Bice, Ryan Morris, David Pratt and Spencer Williamson will return this year to play their senior seasons as graduate students. • Three Huskie players have been named to the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-America Team a total of six times, including three-time honoree Patrick Stephen and two-time firstteam selection Thomas Hammock. Stephen went on to earn a $16,000 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award scholarship as a senior. Quarterback Josh Haldi became NIU’s second NFF ScholarAthlete award winner in 2004, while current Dallas Cowboy Doug Free was a semifinalist for the honor in 2006. The Scholar Baller patch is worn by all Huskie studentathletes who hold a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Jon Brost was honored by the Independence Bowl as one of its Scholar-Athletes of the Year.

Northern Illinois can claim 26 Academic All-MAC selections since the league moved from an “Honor Roll” listing to a team in 2002. The Academic AllMAC Team is selected and voted on by the league’s Faculty Athletic Representatives.

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Jon Brost Chandler Harnish Mike Krause Craig Rusch Matt Simon Jon Brost Brandon Bice Matt Simon Justin Stewart Brad Benson Jon Brost Doug Free

Brad Benson Josh Haldi Rob Lee Dan Sheldon Jake VerStraete P.J. Fleck Josh Haldi Rob Lee Jake VerStraete Matt Dunker Jason Frank Todd Ghilani

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Brad Benson Jason Ebenhach

Brandon Beal (left) was one of 22 NIU football players to earn his undergraduate degree from NIU in 2008-09.


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here is a special atmosphere on game day at Northern Illinois University. It’s students supporting their classmates, traditions and teamwork, and old friends reuniting and reminiscing. It is a community rallying around its university, and bringing people together for a common goal: cheering the Huskies on to victory. Businesses and groups from DeKalb to Chicago fill the stadium to provide an atmosphere that was rated by one magazine as the best in the Mid-American Conference. The parking lots fill with tailgaters hours before kickoff, the Huskie Marching Band ignites the crowd and the cheerleaders stream onto the field. Football at NIU is not just a game, it’s an event. The crowd roars when the Cardinal and Black team charges out of the Yordon Center and touches the bronze Huskie statue on its way onto the field. As the stadium fills, thundersticks pound and the band plays, the fans scream in anticipation and chant for every NIU first down. When the clock hits 0:00 and the Huskies are victorious, fans celebrate the triumph the rest of the night and savor the win for the next seven days.

Since 2002, more than 850,000 spectators have flocked to Huskie Stadium. In all, Northern Illinois has drawn over 3.4 million people to Huskie Stadium since it opened in 1965.

NIU’s live Huskie mascot “Diesel” crosses the end zone after every Huskie score.


Tailgating at NIU football games is an event in and of itself. Grills sizzle, footballs fly, the Huskie Fight Song blares and old friends renew acquaintances. Kids head to the Fan Fest area for inflatable games, face painting and more, while in the “Tent-a-Gate” area, fans enjoy camaraderie and a catered meal before heading to their seats. With a home record of 37-14 since 2000, more often than not, the Huskies have sent the crowd home, or maybe just back to the tailgate lots, happy.

Huskie Athletic Scholarship Fund members meet at the tent on the stadium’s west side for the pregame “chalk talk” as the Huskie Marching Band and cheerleaders stop by to fire up the crowd. Old friends and alumni listen to the pregame show on the stadium speakers, shop for souvenirs and stop by the concession stands before heading to their seats.


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uskie Stadium has undergone a series of redesigns, additions and renovations since its opening in 1965. The latest upgrade to the stadium was the installation of a new FieldTurf surface this May, giving the playing surface a brighter look and smoother surface for 2009. From AstroTurf to FieldTurf, through physical expansion and technological improvements, Northern Illinois University has kept pace with changing technologies to provide a first-class facility for its student-athletes and fans. Abuzz with activity on any home football game day, Huskie Stadium is also a multi-use, everyday building that serves the Northern Illinois community. Centrally located on the west side of campus, the stadium features plenty of adjacent parking and convenient access to major roadways as well as the Convocation Center and dormitories. HUSKIE STADIUM HIGHLIGHTS •The three-millionth fan passed through the stadium turnstiles in 2005. In 44 seasons, over 3.4 million people have watched Northern Illinois football at Huskie Stadium. •Several facility upgrades coincided with the ascension of the Huskie football program. After the long-awaited East Grandstand was constructed in 1995, a state-of-the-art FieldTurf playing surface was installed in 2001 and the scoreboard and video display system were both modernized over a two-year span from 2000-01. •Huskie Stadium was dedicated Nov. 6, 1965, on Homecoming with a 48-6 triumph over Illinois State before 18,858 spectators. It was originally constructed to accommodate 20,257 spectators—15,000 on the concrete West stands.

Year 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 *2007 2008 Totals

Record 2-0-0 5-1-0 3-2-0 1-5-0 2-3-0 1-4-0 3-1-1 4-2-0 3-2-0 2-3-0 2-3-0 1-3-0 2-3-0 3-2-0 4-2-0 2-3-0 2-4-0 4-1-0 4-0-0 3-2-1 3-1-0 1-3-0 3-3-0 5-1-0 6-0-0 5-0-0 2-3-0 3-2-0 3-1-0 3-2-0 2-3-0 0-5-0 0-6-0 1-4-0 3-2-0 4-1-0 5-1-0 4-2-0 7-0-0 4-1-0 4-1-0 4-2-0 1-5-0 4-2-0 130-97-2

Attendance 31,445 75,595 76,692 80,398 68,390 59,739 62,382 41,877 54,989 36,410 45,326 51,059 37,851 77,300 75,703 68,714 102,911 107,890 93,950 107,964 82,252 59,548 86,733 60,486 82,460 67,167 57,863 57,505 52,564 58,279 76,350 64,821 78,555 77,374 76,760 78,786 87,622 125,715 165,026 135,260 110,880 124,623 150,819 109,110 3,483,143

Average 15,723 12,599 15,338 13,400 13,678 11,948 12,476 6,970 10,998 7,282 9,065 12,765 7,570 15,460 12,617 13,743 17,152 21,578 23,488 17,994 20,563 14,887 14,456 10,081 13,473 13,433 11,573 11,501 13,141 11,656 15,270 12,964 13,093 15,475 15,352 15,757 14,604 20,953 23,575 27,052 22,176 20,771 25,136 18,185 15,210

•On August 28, 2003, the facility was rededicated as Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium as a fitting tribute to Robert J. Brigham, an institutional icon who *2007 totals include one game at Soldier Field (61,500) carried the school’s colors for 50 years as a student-athlete, assistant coach, head coach, director of athletics, and special assistant to the president The Huskies’ success this decade has resulted before his retirement in June 2001. in record attendance figures. Since 2000, the Huskies have welcomed 1,026,341 fans to Huskie

•The stadium’s AstroTurf playing surface, pioneered in 1969, was recarpeted Stadium, averaging 114,038 spectators a year. in 1980 and 1990 before being replaced by a FieldTurf surface in 2001. In the decade of the 1990s, NIU drew 667,238 On Sept. 20, 1969, the Northern Illinois-Idaho game, a 47-30 NIU victory, people. marked the state’s first major-college gridiron contest played on artificial turf.

The old FieldTurf surface, which was laid down in 2001, was ripped up at the conclusion of 2009 spring practice and less than a month later, new FieldTurf was in place. More than 50 top NCAA universities currently play their home games on FieldTurf, while 21 of the NFL’s 32 teams presently utilize FieldTurf in their stadiums and or facilities.


Trivia fanatics also note that Huskie Stadium was the site of the state’s first intercollegiate men’s soccer match on AstroTurf as NIU blanked Marquette University by a 5-0 count on Sept. 27, 1969. •In 1982, the stadium’s capacity was temporarily expanded to 30,998 seats, including several rows of field-level benches. A handicappedaccessible seating area was added in 1991. This plan also provided for renovated locker rooms and a seating section that included chairback and benchback seats.

Date *Oct. 18, 2003 Sept. 27, 2003 Sept. 11, 2004 Aug. 28, 2003 Sept. 12, 1981

Opponent Attendance Western Michigan 28,221 Iowa State 28,218 Southern Illinois 28,071 Maryland 28,018 Long Beach State 27,802

*Homecoming

•Huskie Stadium features a dual-level lighting system that generates 100 foot-candles for television games and can be geared down to only 50 footcandles for practices. •The East Grandstand construction of 1995 featured 10,500 aluminum bleacher seats supported by a steel-beam superstructure and includes 54 rows of seats. The structure was built without using state tax dollars or special student-fee money, instead using funds from private support and amortization, plus maintenance and repair funds within the bond system. •In 2000, Huskie Stadium saw the installation of the new South end zone scoreboard that featured an 11-by-15-foot video display system developed by Daktronics, Inc. The scoreboard has an enhanced, directional Dodge Electronics sound system. In addition, television monitors were installed at various stadium locations so fans won’t miss a play. In 2001, a larger video display board was installed on the south end of Huskie Stadium. •In addition to serving as the home of Northern Illinois football, the stadium structure includes recently refurbished practice areas for the NIU wrestling and women’s gymnastics programs, and locker and equipment room space for several Huskie teams, including men’s and women’s soccer.

Above: A packed house saw NIU defeat Illinois State, 48-6, in the Huskies’ first home game at Huskie Stadium, Nov. 6, 1965. Right: Homecoming always draws an overflow crowd to Huskie Stadium and 2008 was no exception. The Yordon Center at the north end zone is the most recent addition to the stadium’s footprint.

Above: The Brigham family (l-r), Dr. Robert J., his wife Gertrude and son Bob Jr., was honored last fall at the dedication of the Brigham Family Victory Plaza during NIU’s contest with Indiana State. The Brigham Family Victory Plaza is located between the north end zone and Yordon Center. Below: The recently remodeled NIU women’s gymnastics room is located in the Huskie Stadium structure.


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ommunity involvement has been and always will be a foundation of the Huskies’ philosophy of developing champions in competition, in the classroom and in life. The NIU football team has led the way among Huskie student-athletes through its “Warrior Elite” program. The Warrior Elite program is NIU’s off-season team challenge. At the beginning of the spring semester, the team is split into eight “teams” which compete in three different off-the-field categories, including community service. Each team seeks out its own community service projects. As a result, the Huskies are able to impact manu more lives. NIU was recognized nationally for its community service efforts when Matt Simon became the first Huskie selected to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team in 2008. Simon was one of 11 players in the country from a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) team and the only MAC player chosen. During their trip to Shreveport, La. for the 2008 Independence Bowl, Huskie seniors paid a visit to LSU’s Children’s Hospital, while back home, players went to the DeKalb County Nursing Home for bingo and an ice cream social. The Huskies spread a little Christmas joy to DeKalb’s Hope Haven Shelter before leaving for their Bowl trip. The team took the $1,000 they won in NIU’s 2007-08 Challenge of Champions, a community service competition between all of NIU’s 16 teams, and purchased gifts for families at the shelter.

A cancer survivor himself, NIU head coach Jerry Kill joined breast cancer survivors Doris Golf (left) and Ethel Gregory (right) in presenting a pink game ball at the NIU women’s basketball Pink Zone game in February.

Ed Jackson (left) and Mike Krause (below) offer their assistance to some of the residents of the DeKalb County Nursing home during a game of bingo.

Matt Simon (below) delivering holiday gifts to a family at DeKalb’s Hope Haven Shelter, was honored at halftime of the 2009 Sugar Bowl as one of just 22 members of the 2008 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.

Greg Turner (left) and Montell Clanton (right) visit with a patient at LSU Children’s Hospital in Shreveport, La. during the Huskies’ trip to the Independence Bowl.


•For the record-setting eighth-straight semester, NIU student-athletes posted a grade point average over 3.0, and for the fourth consecutive year, all 17 NIU sports programs exceeded the Academic Progress Rate standards set by the NCAA. •Northern Illinois was presented with the Mid-American Conference’s Institutional Academic Achievement Award at the 2009 MAC Basketball Tournament after NIU’s student-athletes posted the highest grade point average in the league for the 2007-08 academic year with a mark of 3.04. •Kyle Knotek, a senior midfielder on the NIU men’s soccer team, earned a place on the 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. •The NIU men’s soccer team defeated then-No. 2 SMU, 1-0 in overtime, to give NIU a win over the highest ranked team in school history and went on to advance to the championship game of the 2008 MAC Men’s Soccer Championship, falling to Akron, 1-0, in double overtime. •The Huskie baseball team beat then-No. 15 Missouri, 5-2, at the DeMarini Invitational, while the softball team defeated then-No. 18 Houston, 5-3, at the Marriott Houston Classic. •Northern Illinois University Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeff Compher unveiled the NIU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Strategic Plan. The plan defines the mission and values of the department while setting out strategic goals and objectives for each unit for the next three years. The Huskies adopted the mission statement “We develop champions in the classroom, in competition and in life.” •NIU defensive end Larry English made NIU history when he was selected 16th overall by the San Diego Chargers in the 2009 NFL Draft to cap a stellar career. In December, English became the first defensive player, the first Huskie, and only the fourth player ever to win the Vern Smith Leadership Award, given annually to the MAC Most Valuable Player by league coaches, in back-to-back seasons. •NIU head football coach Jerry Kill led the NIU football team to the Independence Bowl in his first season. •The Northern Illinois University women’s soccer team opened its state-of-the-art Track & Field/Soccer Complex with a 1-0 victory over Eastern Illinois Aug. 29, 2008 and the NIU women’s track & field team closed out the competitive season for the new facility when it hosted its first track & field meet since 1982, on May 9, 2009. The Huskies won all but five events on the day. • With projects ranging from school and hospital visits to painting houses with Habitat for Humanity, NIU’s 450 student-athletes performed more than 5,000 hours of community service last year. •Four Huskies, gymnasts Jennifer Naughton and Holly Reichard, and wrestlers Tristan DeShazer and Bryan Deutsch, earned NCAA berths in 2009. Naughton and Reichard were named MAC Senior Gymnast and Gymnast of the Year, respectively, and shared the MAC title on the balance beam, while Deutsch won the MAC 157-pound Championship to advance to the NCAAs along with DeShazer.


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he Mid-American Conference was founded as a fiveschool league on February 24, 1946 in Columbus, Ohio with Ohio, Butler, Cincinnati, Wayne State and Western Reserve admitted as charter members. Today the MidAmerican Conference has 12 full-time schools and a 13th, Temple, for football only, and sponsors 23 sports. Comprising the East Division are Akron (joined in 1992), Bowling Green State (1952), Buffalo (1998), Kent State (1951), Miami (1947), Ohio (1946) and Temple (2007). The West Division members are Ball State (1973), Central Michigan (1971), Eastern Michigan (1971), Northern Illinois (1975-86, 1997), Toledo (1950) and Western Michigan (1947). One of only 11 football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conferences, the MAC named Dr. Jon Steinbrecher as its eighth commissioner in the 63-year history of the league this past March. Steinbrecher came to the MAC after serving for six years as the commissioner of the Ohio Valley Conference. For men, championships are sponsored in football, basketball, baseball, cross country, soccer, swimming and diving, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, wrestling, golf and tennis. For women, championships are sponsored in basketball, softball, volleyball, cross country, field hockey, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, gymnastics, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field and tennis.

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Primary Football Staff Commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher Deputy Commissioner Bob Gennarelli Asst. Commissioner/Media Relations TBA Supervisor of Officials Carl Paganelli

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hen a Northern Illinois University student-athlete steps onto campus in DeKalb, Illinois, they are stepping onto the national stage. Located just 65 miles west of downtown Chicago, the nation’s third-largest media market, Huskie student-athletes are a part of one of this country’s great sports towns. During the 2007-08 season, the NIU football team took on Iowa at Soldier Field in the fall, while the baseball team faced Notre Dame at U.S. Cellular Field in the spring. In 2011, the Huskies will return to Soldier Field to play Wisconsin. DeKalb’s proximity to Chicago also affords local citizens, including NIU students, the opportunity to experience all that the city has to offer, from cultural events and festivals, to restaurants and theatres. Three airports – O’Hare, Midway and Rockford – are within an hour’s drive of NIU. While it is close to the “Windy City” and the city’s ever-expanding western suburbs, DeKalb maintains a unique character and offers a quality existence to its nearly 45,000 residents. DeKalb is successfully combining the old and the new as brick-paved streets and historic homes co-exist with a growing business sector and brand new residential and commercial developments. In addition to many activities, including Huskie athletics, available on campus, DeKalb is famous for its annual “CornFest,” welcoming students back to town in late August.

Soldier Field (right), the home of the Chicago Bears, is the Huskies’ home away from home. NIU opened the 2007 season there against Iowa and will play Wisconsin in 2011 at the site.

The water tower on NIU’s campus (above left) proudly advertises NIU’s relationship with DeKalb, while Chicago’s historic Water Tower (above right) harkens back to the city’s past.

DeKalb’s CornFest (left) and Taste of Chicago (right) are two popular summertime events. The Taste leads up to Chicago’s Fourth of July festivities, while CornFest coincides with the students’ return to campus in late August.


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orthern Illinois University is among the nation’s premier regional public universities. Located in one of the most dynamic regions of the country, NIU is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with a diverse and international student body of more than 25,000. • Northern Illinois has been ranked in the top four percent of all American universities by the Carnegie Foundation, having received the agency’s highest possible designation – “Doctoral/Research University Extensive.” •The NIU College of Business was ranked 65th in BusinessWeek’s 2007 ranking of best undergraduate business programs in the country. The college received especially high marks for the quality of its faculty, its job placement services and for its facilities. According to the survey, “With dedicated professors and extraordinary facilities, students say NIU provides a private school education on a state school budget.” •Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine consistently ranks NIU in the top 100 institutions nationwide for graduating minority students, including No. 1 in the country for number of graduate degrees in education awarded to African-Americans. • Northern Illinois University is the alma mater of more than 50,000 College of Education graduates, 60% of whom live in Illinois, and 25 percent of all Illinois school superintendents. • NIU’s School of Art is the largest producer of art teachers in Illinois, and overall, NIU is one of the 10 largest teacher preparation programs in the nation.

NIU is included in the Research Universities (high research activity) category of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and is a member of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. Founded: . ..........................................1895 Location: ...................................DeKalb, Ill. (population 40,000) Enrollment:..................................... 24,397 (18,069 Undergraduate) Faculty: ............................................. 1,279 Student/Faculty Ratio: ................17 to 1 Undergraduate Colleges:..........Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health & Human Services, Law, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Visual & Performing Arts Programs of Study: .......63 undergraduate majors, 79 graduate programs, including 11 Ph.D. programs, doctoral degrees in education and the Juris Doctorate Library System: . ..........Founders Memorial Library and its seven branch libraries contain more than 2 million books and 6,000 electronic journals.

• Northern’s Jazz Lab Band, under the direction of Rodrigo Villanueva, won the top prize at the 2008 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Jazz Festival. The prestigious festival celebrated its 41st year in March 2008.

Opened in 1899 and rededicated in 2004, Altgeld Hall (bottom left) is NIU’s signature building and the university’s oldest structure. With its open layout and scenic landscaping, Northern Illinois’ campus offers a beautiful surrounding for its students to pursue their studies.


•The American Chemical Society (ACS) has ranked the NIU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry among the top 25 in the nation for the number of ACS-certified bachelor’s degrees awarded annually. The department also is wellknown for producing highly sought-after chemistry and science teachers. •U.S. News & World Report ranks the NIU Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) program in the top 10 nationally in the field of city management and for public finance. • About one-third of Illinois city managers are graduates of the NIU MPA program, a major force behind efforts to professionalize municipal staffs in Illinois and advance the national good government movement.

One of the newest buildings on campus, Barsema Hall is the home of NIU’s highly-respected College of Business.

•NIU’s Department of Accountancy has consistently been ranked in the nation’s top 10 by the Public Accounting Report, while its graduate program has become a fixture in that ranking’s top 20. •Northern Illinois University’s marketing program is ranked among the top five percent in the nation by Chicago-based Professional Society for Sales and Marketing Training. NIU’s Professional Selling program was the first collegiate sales program in the nation certified by SMT. • Students from the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology took first place in the Spring 2007 Basic Utility Vehicle Competition hosted by the Institute for Affordable Transportation in Indianapolis. The Institute challenges teams to design and build simple, durable and affordable transportation that can be manufactured cheaply in third world countries. •The 2007 graduates of the NIU School of Nursing posted a 99 percent passing rate on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination. Comparatively, the pass rate was 86 percent for all nursing programs in Illinois and 85 percent for all U.S. programs.

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Dennis Barsema - Chairman of the Board, Blue Lane Technologies, Inc. Jeff Yordon - Chief Executive Officer, Sagent Pharmaceuticals

Education

Paul Sereno - Paleontologist

Entertainment

Dan Castellaneta - Actor, Voice of Homer Simpson, The Simpsons Steve Harris - Actor Eugene Young of ABC’s, The Practice

Government

Dennis Hastert - Representative (retired), 14th District of Illinois; former Speaker of the House of Representatives

Law

Barbara Giorgi-Vella - Partner, Vella & Lund, P.C.

Below: NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology has ranked in the top 40 among engineering master’s degree programs nationwide over the years, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Media

Tim Bennett - President, Harpo Productions, Inc.

Science

Kathleen O. Havelka - Chemist, The Lubrizol Corporation

Right: By virtue of its location alone, the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center has become a campus landmark. The building offers a welcoming facade of brick and stone, topped by a distinctive multi-gabled roof—an elegant example of classic American campus architecture.


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r. John G. Peters is the 11th president of Northern Illinois University, a post he has held since June 2000. As NIU’s chief executive officer, Dr. Peters provides strategic direction and oversight for a nationallyrecognized, comprehensive university serving more than 25,000 students in 120 areas of study at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Under his leadership, NIU has both expanded and refined its institutional vision to more closely align teaching, research and outreach efforts with emerging needs of the northern Illinois / Chicagoland region. The 2009-10 school year will be the 10th for Dr. John G. Peters as president A native of Strongsville, Ohio, Dr. Peters earned his bachelor’s of Northen Illinois University. degree in political science at Cleveland’s John Carroll University, and a master’s in government from Ohio University in Athens. In 1974, private donations, NIU launched its first-ever comprehensive capital he received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Illinois campaign and began a campus-wide strategic planning process to focus university resources and efforts in the years ahead. Among its at Urbana-Champaign. more ambitious components is creation of a proton therapy cancer Prior to assuming the NIU presidency, Dr. Peters was provost and treatment and research center that integrates NIU’s respected chief operating officer at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. His physics program with cutting-edge nuclear medicine. distinguished academic career also includes 20 years in teaching and administrative roles at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he Dr. Peters’ reputation as a consensus-builder and education policy expert puts him in demand for leadership roles in statewide and earned numerous awards for work in and out of the classroom. national organizations. He has served as chair of the Mid-American Dr. Peters’ presidency at NIU has been marked by substantial increases Conference Council of Presidents and is a member of that group’s in the university’s reputation and the discovery of new sources of executive committee. His leadership in the area of intercollegiate funding. In his first year as president, he gained admission for Northern athletics also includes membership on the BCS Presidential Oversight Illinois University to the National Association of State Universities Committee representing the “coalition conferences.” Dr. Peters served and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), an honor reserved for the top as Illinois’ representative to the American Association of State Colleges five percent of universities nationwide. That same year, Dr. Peters and Universities (AASCU). He is a member of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln secured NIU’s largest-ever private gift: $20 million for a new College of Commission on International Education; Business building. Since that time, President NASULGC’s Commission on Women in Higher Peters has led efforts to expand federal Education; and is co-chair of Illinois’ Center funding of select NIU research programs – a for Child Welfare and Education. In 2004, campaign that has garnered more than $60 the U.S. Department of Education named million, strengthened key partnerships with Dr. Peters to a special task force studying state and federal research programs, and math and science education, providing a enhanced NIU’s standing in the prestigious national perspective for his ongoing work Carnegie Foundation rankings of research with education and economic development institutions. groups throughout the Midwest. NIU’s longstanding commitment to regional A political scientist by training, Dr. Peters service has also received new attention specializes in studies of public policy and support under Dr. Peters’ leadership. and Congress. He has published widely, His vision of NIU as “the nation’s premier including articles in the Journal of Policy regional public university” has been the basis Studies, American Politics Quarterly, for substantial enhancement of regional American Political Science Review, and partnerships with schools, businesses, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and has cohealth care and local governmental edited two books on American politics. He agencies. In 2005, Dr. Peters established is a Fellow of the Center for Great Plains an ambitious five-year plan that leverages Studies and has served as the associate historic NIU strengths by connecting editor of the Great Plains Quarterly. regional engagement and applied research Dr. Peters and his wife, Barbara Cole Peters, to the university’s well-known focus on realhave a son, Russell, who lives and works in world learning experiences. Fortified by Dr. Peters is a fixture on NIU sidelines during Huskie Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife, son and that plan and more than $100 million in football games. daughter.

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ince taking over as associate vice president and director of athletics at Northern Illinois University on June 1, 2008, Jeff Compher has made strategic decisions to keep the athletics program moving forward while planning for the future and engaging with Huskie student-athletes. On February 10, 2009, Compher unveiled the NIU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Strategic Plan. The plan defines the mission, vision and values of the department while setting The Compher family (from left): David, Jeff, Cathy and C.J. strategic goals and objectives for each unit for the next three in the top 30 in the Director’s Cup standings while surpassing NCAA years. Developed by NIU head coaches and a team of administrators, Academic Progress Rate and Graduation Success Rate standards. the cornerstone of the plan is the one-sentence, comprehensive, mission statement — “We develop champions in the classroom, in At both UW and Western Carolina, Compher was directly involved with capital projects and facility renovations, including construction of a competition, and in life.” new track/soccer and tennis complex and a significant expansion of While Compher was laying out his plan for Huskie Athletics, NIU the football stadium at Western Carolina, and the completion of the student-athletes continued to raise the bar academically. For the Football Legends Center at the University of Washington. eighth consecutive semester, NIU student-athletes combined to post a cumulative grade point average above 3.0 as the spring term GPA While at WCU, he also hired successful head coaches who have since been hired at BCS programs, and saw the operating budget increase by came in at 3.025. 42 percent and the total budget for athletic scholarships improve by 113 On the fields of play, Compher was instrumental in securing the percent. During his tenure in Cullowhee, the Catamount teams improved Huskie football team’s berth in the 2008 Independence Bowl on an their individual and conference records, and the baseball, women’s golf at-large basis, while the NIU men’s soccer team lost in overtime of and indoor track and field teams won Southern Conference titles. the MAC Championship match after claiming a win over No. 2 ranked SMU earlier in the year. Northern Illinois sent two wrestlers and two As associate and then senior associate athletic director at Vanderbilt gymnasts to NCAA Regional competition, and both the softball and University for four years, Compher directed nearly every area of the department, including leading the external areas from 1998-2000. Prior baseball teams claimed wins over ranked teams in 2009. to that, he oversaw the NCAA compliance, academic support, strength and In addition, in his first year, Compher oversaw the completion and opening conditioning, equipment and CHAMPS/Life Skills areas at Vanderbilt. of Northern Illinois’ new Track &Field/Soccer Complex as well as the installation of a new FieldTurf surface at Huskie Stadium. He completed Compher spent 13 years in several different positions at North Carolina the negotiation of a 10-year contract with ISP Sports to manage NIU’s State University in Raleigh, N.C. As assistant athletic director at N.C. multi-media rights and corporate partnerships, giving Northern Illinois State from 1986-92, he managed the student-athlete support services a guaranteed income stream. He also oversaw the renegotiation of units, established the first life skills program and handled scheduling agreements with 670 AM WSCR The Score and Comcast SportsNet and travel for the football and men’s basketball teams. He was the Chicago to broadcast Northern Illinois contests. Most recently, Compher assistant to the chancellor at N.C. State before moving on to Vanderbilt and back into athletics administration. hired Eric Luzzi to lead the Huskie men’s soccer program. A veteran collegiate athletics administrator, Compher came to DeKalb after Throughout his career, the 50-year-old Compher has continued his nearly four years at the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash., where education, participating in the NACDA Management Institute (1998), he served as executive associate athletic director and was responsible for the Sports Management Institute Executive Program (1998-99) and the general management and daily operations of the athletic department the Division I-A Athletic Directors’ Institute (2005 and 2006). He at the Pac-10 school. The Baltimore, Md. native also brought previous served on numerous university committees at each of his previous experience as an athletic director to Northern Illinois as he led the athletics stops and spent time in the classroom as an instructor at Washington, Western Carolina and N.C. State. program at Western Carolina University from 2000 to 2004. In each of his previous three stops, Compher has been involved in Compher earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from James developing and implementing long-range planning and working closely Madison University, where he was a football student-athlete, in 1980, with constituencies within and outside the university. He has emphasized and graduated with a master’s degree in counseling and student personnel services from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania the student-athlete experience. in 1982. His first position in collegiate administration was at North At Washington, Compher had day-to-day responsibility for a 23-sport, Carolina State, where he was the assistant director of Housing and 650 student-athlete department, including direct oversight of the Residence Life from 1982 to 1986. football, men’s basketball, baseball and crew teams, as well as facilities and game operations. He also managed the student-athlete He and his wife, the former Cathy Fatica, have two sons, C.J. 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2009 OUTLOOK COMFORT ZONE There is a much more comfortable feeling around the Huskie football program these days. Unlike a year ago, when everything was “new” – from the coaching staff to the strength and conditioning program to the offense and the starting quarterback, 2009 has brought an air of familiarity back to the Northern Illinois team. For second-year head coach Jerry Kill, familiarity with his team, with the day-to-day routine and with the Mid-American Conference opposition, has given he and his coaching staff more confidence, and a year’s worth of knowledge on which to build. The returning Huskie players not only know their coaches, they understand the staff’s expectations and the level of commitment and hard work required to reach their goals. After leading Northern Illinois to a berth in the 2008 Independence Bowl and a four-win improvement in their first season in DeKalb, Kill and his staff have taken a targeted approach to the 2009 season. “I think we did a good job of studying what we didn’t do very well during the [2008] season,” Kill said. “We targeted things we were not good at and tried to emphasize them. Defensively, we gained a lot of confidence from a year ago. We have a lot of people to replace, but there is an air of confidence and it carried over through spring ball. Offensively, we said, ‘hey, you’ve got to get back to what you know and what you do.’ We got a little bit more directed toward what we’re used to doing.” With 27 players who started at least one game a year ago on the 2009 roster, there is experience returning at every position, while the nearly 30 newcomers added since January – most of whom were on campus in mid-June - bring additional speed and strength to the squad. “It is definitely a group of youngsters that pass the look test,” Kill said of the 2009 signees. “We’re hoping that they pass the football test come two-a-days. It is a class that has what we’re looking for with length, strength and leadership.” The look of his incoming recruits and the experience of his returnees has Kill focused on just a few areas entering August. “We need to identify the people that can make plays,” he said. “We’ve got to get receivers that can take an eight-yard gain and take it the distance, we need to get a running back who can break the long run. We need more playmakers on offense who are explosive. Defensively, figuring out who the number ones are, but also identifying the number twos, will be crucial to our success.”

year and 19 start at least one game. Nearly all of the 19 defensive letterwinners returning in 2009 played in key moments and contributed last year. “The defensive coaches did an excellent job a year ago of getting people in the right places, and I think our philosophy of playing a lot of players will benefit us this year,” Kill said. “If you look at our starting linebackers, all of them played a lot of football for us last year. Both our inside tackles are back, and all three safeties are back. So, if you look down the middle – I always say it’s like baseball, you better be good down the middle – that core is returning.” Leading the way among the returnees is free safety David Bryant, who Kill believes will be NIU’s next NFL draftee. Bryant played tailback in 2007, but requested the move to safety when Kill arrived. A teamleading 83 tackles later, he anchors the 2009 Huskie defense and has, to Kill’s delight, embraced a leadership role. “David has made himself into not a good player but a great player,” Kill said. “He’s a very good tackler and he’s got enough speed to play people man-to-man. David’s not a real vocal guy, but neither was Larry [English]. I’ve been impressed by a quiet guy [leading] in a quiet way.” Sophomore Tracy Wilson lines up alongside Bryant at strong safety after following a strong freshman season with an impressive spring. Tall, strong and athletic, he made 43 tackles a year ago. Junior Mike Sobol, a 12-game starter who ranked second on the team in tackles with 67 in 2008, makes the safety position one of the strongest on the team. Newcomer Garrett Barnas – a transfer from Harper College – could contend for playing time along with redshirt frosh Jody Van Laanen. The Huskies top three cornerbacks in each of the last two years - Melvin Rice, Chase Carter and Bradley Pruitt – are gone, leaving juniors Patrick George and Kiaree Daniels in the top spots, with converted wide receiver Tommy Davis, junior college newcomer Chris Smith, and walk-on Rashaan Melvin in back-up roles. Daniels played primarily at safety a year ago but is a natural corner, while George had a “break out” spring after a 20-tackle season in 2008. “Going into the spring, cornerback was a concern, but we feel pretty

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Safety David Bryant led NIU with 83 tackles in 2008 in his first season at the position.

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2009 OUTLOOK COMFORT ZONE good about it [now],” Kill said. “Patrick George surprised us with how well he performed in the spring, and Kiaree Daniels did a great job. Moving Tommy Davis looks like that will help us, and we will know a little more about Chris Smith in August.” At linebacker, NIU returns three players who have started 50 total games in outside linebackers Cory Hanson (30 games played/25 starts), Alex Kube (24/14) and John Tranchitella (36/11), along with sophomore middle linebacker Pat Schiller, who made 24 tackles in 13 games last season. Kube leads all returning NIU players in career tackles with 170 and ranked fourth on the 2008 team with 59 stops, while Hanson has 164 career stops, 37 last year. Kill expects big things out of both in 2009. As they did a year ago with Kube, the Huskie coaches moved Spencer Williamson from safety to outside linebacker this offseason in hopes of taking advantage of the senior’s speed. Redshirt freshman Victor Jacques, who spent last year at fullback, also made a position switch and is listed behind Schiller in the middle; junior college addition Jordan Delegal could make an immediate impact. Up front, Mike Krause and D.J. Pirkle give the Huskies two experienced inside players at nose guard and defensive tackle, respectively. Krause is the lone returning “starter” on the defensive line as he made 20 tackles while starting every game for NIU in 2008. Pirkle enters his junior year with 30 career tackles, and one-third of those have been tackles for loss. A talented group of younger players, including Adam Coleman, a contributor last season as a true freshman, and redshirt frosh Brian Chandler Harnish led the Huskies in passing and rushing as a redshirt freshman. Lawson will vie to move into the rotation on the inside. lieve as the season goes on, you’ll see our defense get better and “The key is going to be the depth of this group,” Kill said. “We want to better. These kids have responded to [defensive coordinator] Coach keep our philosophy of rotating seven or eight guys up front. We feel [Tracy] Claeys and have really bought into what our defensive staff has good about the front-liners. Our biggest concern is the younger guys, brought here.” how those players are going to do. Once they mature and grow and understand what we want, we’ll know more.” Certainly, Northern Illinois’ biggest single loss came at left defen- The Huskies’ story on offense begins under center, where sophomore sive end, where Larry English, NIU’s career and single-season leader signal-caller Chandler Harnish must have a firm grip – on the ball, on in quarterback sacks and tackles for loss, became the highest draft the playbook and on the entire 2009 team. After leading NIU statistichoice in school history when the San Diego Chargers made him the cally in both rushing and passing as a freshman, Harnish has taken 16th overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft. English, who was twice a more active role in simply leading this offseason. It started in the selected by league coaches as the MAC’s Vern Smith Leadership Award hallway of Independence Stadium following the bowl game when Engwinner (top player) was the unquestioned leader of the 2008 Huskies lish “unofficially” handed over the team to Harnish, telling the young as well as a great player. He was not the only loss at defensive end as quarterback “it’s your team.” NIU must also replace 19-game starter Craig Rusch on the right side. Kill concurs, and adds that the fortunes of the Huskie offense will be “This league had never seen a Larry English come off the edge,” Kill determined, in large part, by Harnish. said. “We have to find a way to make up for that. We will have to find “We expect Chandler to play like a sophomore,” Kill said. “He must a guy, maybe two, that’s going to rush that passer.” cut down on the turnovers in crucial situations and he has to step it up Kill knows he has one guy who has demonstrated success rushing for us to be successful in this conference. He has to raise his game the passer in senior Brandon Bice, who ranked second on the team to the level of those quarterbacks at Central [Michigan] and Western in both tackles for loss (12) and quarterback sacks (6.5) last season [Michigan] for us to win. He has the athletic ability and mentality to do and enters 2009 with 64 career tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, nine that. I think the biggest thing I’ve seen is his growth in leadership. He sacks and seven pass break ups. Former Marine Jake Coffman, a has matured a little bit, and he has to for us to be successful. It seems 25-year-old junior, is penciled in at right end after backing up English like a lot of pressure, but that’s the way it is.” and making 22 tackles last season. Redshirt freshman Sean Progar, newcomer Kyle Jenkins and converted linebacker Darnell Bolding also Harnish made his mark while starting nine games his rookie season, worked at defensive end during the spring and could make an impact compiling 2,067 yards of total offense and accounting for 12 touchdowns (eight passing, four rushing) with 1,528 passing and 539 rushthere come August. ing yards. The Huskies’ offensive development in 2008 was slowed Overall, Kill is excited about the potential of his 2009 defense when Harnish missed most of five games with a foot injury. “A lot of people say [NIU is] going to slip defensively,” he said. “ I be-

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2009 OUTLOOK COMFORT ZONE “Last year we did some good things early, but the injuries at quarter- [Brown] and Ricky Crider,” Kill said. “Those two survived the spring and back mounted, and there never was the continuity in learning that we got the most reps, therefore they really got better. Chad Spann had a needed,” Kill said. “Spring was much better. Chandler and DeMarcus productive spring before he got injured. We’ve seen all three of them both improved. It’s amazing what a difference a year makes.” really take a step forward in understanding what we expect.” Sophomore DeMarcus Grady, who played in six games and started the Northern Illinois has taken giant strides forward at fullback in the last Miami contest, finished the year with 188 rushing and 138 passing year; entering 2008, neither Kyle Skarb nor Connor Flahive had lined yards and five touchdowns (two passing, three rushing). Senior Ryan up at the position in a collegiate game as prior to Kill’s arrival, NIU did Morris brings stability and a thorough knowledge of the offense to the not use a fullback. While the fullbacks did not record a carry last year, third-team spot. they did combine for 17 catches for 144 yards and a pair of scores. Whoever takes the snap will be playing behind a line featuring stal- “Our two fullbacks have come a long, long way,” Kill said. “They’ve warts Jason Onyebuagu, Eddie Adamski and Trevor Olson at left guard, learned how to play the position. It’s been a great move for those two center and left tackle, respecand we feel like they’ll have a protively. Onyebuagu and Adamski ductive year.” are unquestionably two of NorthAlthough five senior receivers, inern Illinois’ best offensive player, cluding NFL free agent signees says Kill. Onyebuagu, a 6-2, 307Matt Simon (Saints) and Britt Dapound senior has played in 38 vis (Jets), have graduated, injuries games and started 25 over the to the veteran group allowed young last three seasons, and was the players like Willie Clark, Nathan Huskies’ top offensive lineman Palmer and Landon Cox to play a year ago. Three-year starting key roles in 2008. Cox, a junior, center Adamski has started every is the Huskies’ leading returning game he has played (37) over the receiver after catching 16 passes last three seasons, and played and starting eight games in 2008, nearly every snap in those games. while Palmer burst onto the scene In his first season as a starter, Olin the season opener versus Minson improved each week, a trend nesota with three catches for 170 NIU’s coaches would like to see yards and two touchdowns. Now continue. those players, along with senior On the right side, Kevin Skatrud, Marcus Lewis, who is coming off who started early in the 2008 seaof a break-out spring, are the vetson, brings experience to the right erans and will be joined by six newtackle spot. Panan Tense and Joe comers. Kill knows that receiver Pawlak will battle for the starting Tight end Reed Cunningham is NIU’s leading returning receiver. is a spot where freshmen will have job at right guard. an excellent chance to contribute. “Offensive line-wise, our left side is very solid,” Kill said. “Skatrud “That is an area where we’re going to need to have a freshman or two played quite at bit and started early in the year and [Joe] Pawlak and come through,” Kill said. “It’s important that we find a couple of playPanan Tense look like they are ready. We feel pretty good about our makers among the receivers, whether it’s through the freshman class offensive line, better than we did a year ago at this time.” or through an older player stepping up.” The same might be said of the tight end position, where, thanks to the return of Reed Cunningham, the development of Jason Schepler, Dan Edem and Bryan Beckner, and the addition of junior college newcom- In his initial season as the Huskies’ kicker, all Mike Salerno did was er Nick Groeniger, the Huskies’ offensive options have increased for make all 34 of his PAT tries, 18-of-24 field goals, including game-win2009. Cunningham, a senior, is Northern Illinois’ leading returning re- ning and game-tying kicks, boot 16 of his kick-offs into the end zone and perfectly place several onside kicks. He was named to the second ceiver after making 22 grabs for 252 yards and three TDs a year ago. “We feel like we’ve added some depth at tight end,” Kill said. “We’d team All-Mid-American Conference squad and even earned the praise like to be a little more two-tight end oriented and we couldn’t do that of NIU’s kicking coach – none other than Jerry Kill. last year because of depth. Shepler stepped up and did a great job “Mike Salerno had a great year last year, and I mean a great year,” during the spring and Reed missed some time which gave some of the Kill said. “He’s a very good kick-off guy, is very good at kicking onside kicks, and he won some games for us. We hope Mike can duplicate other guys a chance to get better.” Also taking advantage of increased repetitions to improve this spring what he did a year ago. If he does that we’re going to be very strong in were tailbacks Me’co Brown and Ricky Crider as Justin Anderson and the kicking game.” Chad Spann each missed time due to injury. As a true freshman in While Salerno must adjust to a new holder, he might also take on some 2008, Brown led all Huskie running backs with 510 yards on 110 car- additional duties as the Huskies’ punter. Northern Illinois signed juries, recording 100-yard games versus Eastern Michigan (111) and Mi- nior college transfer Josh Wilber to take that role following the graduami (123), as well as a 95-yard day versus Bowling Green, but the Hus- ation of four-year starter Andy Dittbenner, but Kill is comforted that if kies struggled to find consistency at tailback. By the end of the season, needed, Salerno is there. five different running backs combined to gain 1,467 yards on the year. “Mike had a great spring punting the ball, so I’m not afraid for him to Spann’s 429 yards on 88 carries was second only to Brown among NIU do all of the duties, although I hope our junior college punter can come tailbacks, and he led the team in rushing touchdowns with eight. through,” Kill said. “Our most durable and reliable tailbacks during the spring were Me’co Nolan Owen returns for his third season as the Huskies’ long snapper.

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2009 OUTLOOK NEWS & NOTES HABIT FORMING: Postseason play is becoming a habit for the Northern Illinois Huskies as the 2008 trip to the Independence Bowl marked the fourth postseason appearance for NIU in the last five years. The Huskies played in the 2004 Silicon Valley Bowl, the 2005 Marathon MAC Championship game and the 2006 Poinsettia Bowl prior to earning the trip to Shreveport last year. 2008 TURNAROUND: Northern Illinois enters the 2009 season looking to continue the upward trend that started a year ago, its first under head coach Jerry Kill. While the year ended with a 17-10 loss to Louisiana Tech in the Independence Bowl to leave NIU with a 6-7 overall record, the Huskies posted a four-game improvement between 2007 and 2008 to rank tied for sixth among FBS teams. Northern Illinois’ four-game improvement in its conference - from one Mid-American Conference win in 2007 to five last season - ranked as the secondbest in the country. TOP DEFENSE: Statistically, Northern Illinois’ defense engineered an impressive turnaround of its own as the Huskies led the MAC, and ranked in the Top 20 nationally, in total defense, scoring defense and pass defense. NIU’s 12.8 point improvement in scoring defense from 2007, when the Huskies allowed 30.8 points per game, to 2008 when opponents’ averaged just 18.0 points, was second nationally. Northern Illinois allowed opponents just 298.46 yards per game after giving up 434.25 the previous year, an improvement of nearly 136 yards. NIU had never finished a season as the MAC leader in scoring or total defense until last year. RUSHING PASSER: Offensively, quarterback Chandler Harnish led Northern Illinois in rushing, passing and total offense as a freshman, becoming the first rookie to lead NIU in those categories since 1997. With 539 yards on 118 carries in 10 games, Harnish was also the first quarterback to lead the Huskies in rushing in 18 seasons, since

Stacey Robinson in 1990. He broke the 23-year-old Northern Illinois record for most yards of total offense by a freshman with 2,067, the eight-highest single season total in NIU history. MORE EXPERIENCE: Northern Illinois returns 13 starters -- seven offense, four defense and specialists Mike Salerno (K) and Nolan Owen (DS) - in 2009, but in all, 27 Huskie returnees started at least one game a year ago. Ten defenders and 17 offensive players who saw extensive playing time in 2008 are back, including four offensive linemen, four tailbacks, three wide receivers and two tight ends, fullbacks and quarterbacks. Defensively, three defensive linemen, three linebackers, three safeties and one cornerback who started at least one game last year return. A AND O LEAD LINE: Three-fifths of the Northern Illinois offensive line is back in 2009, anchored by seniors Eddie Adamski, a three-year starter at center, and Jason Onyebuagu, who has played in all 38 games and started 25 at left guard over the last three seasons. Adamski has started 37 of the Huskies’ last 38 games, missing only the Iowa game of his freshman season; he enters 2009 with a string of 29 consecutive starts. Sophomore left tackle Trevor Olson is the other member of the returning trio as he started all 13 games at that important spot for the Huskies a year ago. TOP DEFENDER: Northern Illinois’ top defender entering 2009 is safety David Bryant. The St. Louis native led the MAC’s number one defense in tackles a year ago with 83, including 46 unassisted, and has earned high praise from head coach Jerry Kill this offseason. “He’s a very good tackler, he’s got enough speed to play people man to man and I think he’s got a great future down the road,” Kill says. Bryant, who requested the move to free safety in the spring of 2008 after playing tailback in 2007 and linebacker in 2006, also broke up three passes and forced three fumbles a year ago. CLUTCH KICKER: In his first season as the Huskies’ kicker, Mike Salerno earned second team all-league honors while coming through with several clutch threes and hitting 18-of-24 field goals and all 34 of his PAT tries on the year. Salerno’s notable threes in 2008 included a 30yarder with 12 seconds left to give NIU a 16-13 win over Bowling Green and a 25-yard kick with 19 seconds on the clock to cap a 24-point comeback and send the Central Michigan game to overtime. Salerno also made a 52-yard field goal versus Bowling Green to tie the Northern Illinois record for the longest three. FAMILIAR START: The Huskies will open the season versus a Big Ten team for the fifth time in the last five years when they travel to Wisconsin for the 2009 lid-lifter on Sept. 5. Northern Illinois has played a different Big Ten team in its season opener in each of the last four years as they have taken on Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa and Minnesota between 2005-08. NIU will also play two Big Ten teams in a year for the fourth time in the last five seasons as the Sept. 19 game at Purdue will mark the first meeting between the teams.

Of junior defensive tackle D.J. Pirkle’s 30 career tackles, 10 have been for loss.

MILESTONE GAME: NIU’s Sept. 26 game versus Idaho will mark a milestone in Northern Illinois football history as that contest will be the 1,000th in school history. Northern Illinois began playing in 1899, and 2009 is the Huskies’ 108th intercollegiate season. Northern Illinois will also look to win its 500th game this year as the Huskies’ all-time record entering the season is 494-451-51. NIU is the third MAC team to reach the 1,000-game mark following Miami (Ohio) and Ohio who enter 2009 with 1,072 and 1,048 games under their belts, respectively.

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2009 OUTLOOK PRESEASON DEPTH CHART the Offense

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WR (X)

10 81

Willie Clark ...................................... 6-1, 196, So.-R Nathan Palmer .............................5-11, 190, So.-R

LE

TE

87 96 83

Jason Schepler ...................................6-3, 255, So. Bryan Beckner .................................. 6-4, 240, Jr.-R Reed Cunningham .......................... 6-5, 255, Sr.-R

LT

62 68

Trevor Olson .................................... 6-6, 294, So.-R Keith Otis ........................................ 6-4, 314, So.-R

LG

65 70

Jason Onyebuagu ................................6-2, 307, Sr. Logan Pegram ................................. 6-3, 293, Fr.-R

50 71

56 96 44

Brandon Bice ................................... 6-4, 250, Sr.-R Kyle Jenkins ......................................... 6-4, 263, Jr. Darnell Bolding ................................. 6-2, 224, Jr.-R

NG

58 92

Mike Krause ..................................... 6-4, 270, Jr.-R Brian Lawson ....................................6-3, 272, Fr.-R

DT

98 93 89

D.J. Pirkle ............................................. 6-0, 285, Jr. Adam Coleman ...................................6-3, 266, So. Ron Newcomb ................................ 6-3, 265, So.-R

RE

Eddie Adamski................................. 6-3, 284, Sr.-R Scott Wedige................................... 6-4, 296, So.-R

54 95

Jake Coffman....................................6-5, 255, Jr.-R Sean Progar ..................................... 6-3, 255, Fr.-R

SLB

61 72

Panan Tense .....................................6-4, 300, Jr.-R Joe Pawlak ...................................... 6-5, 281, So.-R

37 27

Alex Kube .......................................... 6-0, 212, Jr.-R Spencer Williamson ........................ 6-4, 218, Sr.-R

MLB

59 61 74

Kevin Skatrud .....................................6-7, 327, So. Panan Tense .....................................6-4, 300, Jr.-R Adam Kiel ........................................ 6-5, 305, So-R

53 40

Pat Schiller...................................... 6-2, 229, So.-R Victor Jacques ..................................6-1, 224, Fr.-R

WLB

26 42

Cory Hanson .................................... 6-2, 220, Sr.-R John Tranchitella .................................6-1, 236, Sr.

WR (Z)

80 11

Landon Cox ...........................................6-3, 213, Jr. Marcus Lewis.......................................6-3, 210, Sr.

LCB

QB

12 3

Chandler Harnish ........................... 6-2, 213, So.-R DeMarcus Grady............................. 6-1, 202, So.-R

33 7 5

Patrick George ................................... 5-11, 190, Jr. Rashaan Melvin ............................... 6-2, 174, Fr.-R Chris Smith ........................................ 5-10, 185, Jr.

SS

34 47

Kyle Skarb ............................................ 6-2, 226, Jr. Connor Flahive ................................. 6-0, 240, Jr.-R

25 38

Tracy Wilson .................................... 6-2, 204, So.-R Mike Sobol ........................................6-0, 198, Jr.-R

FS

8 28 22

Me’co Brown .......................................5-7, 185, So. Chad Spann ..........................................5-9, 197, Jr. Ricky Crider....................................... 5-9, 178, Jr.-R

4 6

David Bryant .................................. 5-11, 210, Sr.-R Jody Van Laanen ..............................6-0, 195, Fr.-R

23 20

Kiaree Daniels ................................... 5-10, 193, Jr. Tommy Davis ................................. 5-11, 190, Fr.-R

OR

C RG RT

OR OR

FB TB

OR

OR

OR

RCB

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OR

DS

16 41

Mike Salerno ................................. 5-11, 170, Sr.-R Steve Ivanisevic ..............................5-11, 180, Jr.-R

16 49

Mike Salerno ................................. 5-11, 170, Sr.-R Josh Wilber ........................................ 5-11, 235, Jr.

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Nolan Owen ....................................... 5-10, 203, Jr.

pronunciation gUide Name ..................................................Pronunciation Eddie Adamski ..........................................uh-DAM-skee Me’co Brown....................................................MEE-coe Devon Butler .................................................Duh-VONN Tyler Clasey ......................................................CLAY-zee Kiaree Daniels .....................................................KY-ree Jordan Delegal ......................................... DELL-ih-GAHL Dan Edem ......................................................... EE-dum Connor Flahive ..............................................FLAY-highv Nick Groeniger ..........................................Grahn-IGG-er Steve Ivanisevic ............................. EYE-van-UH-sev-itch Victor Jacques....................................................jah-KEZ

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Nabal Jefferson...............................................nuh-BALL Nick Kamenjarin ................................. camm-en-JAIR-in Adam Kiel ..............................................................KEEL Antione Kirkland ............................................ ANT-wahn John Kremer................................................... KRAY-mer Mike Kritikos............................................. kritt-ih-KOSE Alex Kube ........................................................KOO-bah Rashaan Melvin .......................................... ruh-SHAWN Ryan Neir ..............................................................NEAR Matt Ng ...................................................................ING Jason Onyebuagu ...............................on-YAY-boo-OGGA Joe Pawlak ...................................................... POLL-uck

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Jerry Rigo ........................................................... REE-go Kevin Sabock ..................................................SAY-bock Kevin Skatrud ............................................... SCAT-rude Mike Sobol ..................................................... SEW-bull Chad Spann .......................................... rhymes with ran Panan Tense .......................................PUH-non TEN-say Jody Van Laanen ....................................... Van LANN-en Scott Wedige ...................................................... WED-ij Coaching Staff Tracy Claeys .......................................................... Clayz Tom Matukewicz ..............................Muh-TUKE-uh-witts Jay Sawvel ..................................................... Saw-VELL


2009 OUTLOOK PERSONNEL CHART STARTERS RETURNING — 13 Offense — 7 C Eddie Adamski, TB Me’co Brown, WR Landon Cox, TE Reed Cunningham, QB Chandler Harnish, OT Trevor Olson, OL Jason Onyebuagu. Defense — 4 S David Bryant, LB Cory Hanson, DT Mike Krause, S Mike Sobol. Specialists — 2 K Mike Salerno, DS Nolan Owen.

STARTERS LOST — 11 Offense — 3 OT Jon Brost, OG Dan Keller, WR Marcus Perez. Defense — 7 LB Josh Allen, CB Chase Carter, DE Larry English, DT Alex Krutsch, LB Tim McCarthy, CB Melvin Rice, DE Craig Rusch. Specialist — 1 P Andy Dittbenner

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING — 44

Junior Landon Cox caught 16 passes in eight starts a year ago.

Offense — 23 C Eddie Adamski, TB Justin Anderson, TE Bryan Beckner, TB Me’co Brown, WR Willie Clark, WR Tyler Clasey, WR Landon Cox, TB Ricky Crider, TE Reed Cunningham, FB Connor Flahive, QB DeMarcus Grady, QB Chandler Harnish, OL Ed Jackson*, WR Marcus Lewis, QB Ryan Morris, OT Trevor Olson, OL Jason Onyebuagu, WR Nathan Palmer, OL Joe Pawlak, TE Jason Schepler, FB Kyle Skarb, OG Kevin Skatrud, TB Chad Spann. Defense — 19 DE Brandon Bice, LB Phil Brown, S David Bryant, DE Jake Coffman, DT Adam Coleman, DE Jason Cruikshank, CB Kiaree Daniels, CB Patrick George, LB Cory Hanson, DT Mike Krause, DE Mike Kritikos, LB Alex Kube, DT D.J. Pirkle, LB David Pratt, LB Pat Schiller, S Mike Sobol, LB John Tranchitella, LB Spencer Williamson, S Tracy Wilson. Specialists — 2 K Mike Salerno, DS Nolan Owen.

LETTERWINNERS LOST — 25 Offense — 11 WR Evans Adonis, TE Brandon Beal, OT Jon Brost, TB Montell Clanton, WR Britt Davis, OG Dan Keller, QB Dan Nicholson, WR Marcus Perez, TB Matt Schiffler, WR Matt Simon, WR Greg Turner. Defense — 13 LB Josh Allen, DE Anthony Antonacci, CB Chase Carter, DE Larry English, FS Jeff Fontana, LB TJ Griffin, DT Alex Krutsch, LB Zach Larsen, LB Tim McCarthy, CB Bradley Pruitt, DB Justin Stewart, CB Melvin Rice, DE Craig Rusch. Specialist — 1 P Andy Dittbenner

REDSHIRTS — 15 Offense — 6 TE Travis Bond, TE Dan Edem, OL Logan Pegram, WR Matt Ng, OL Jerry Rigo, WR Ron Walker. Defense — 8 DE Darnell Bolding, CB Tommy Davis*, LB Victor Jacques*, DL Brian Lawson, CB Rashaan Melvin, DL Sean Progar, LB Kevin Sabock, S Jody Van Laanen. Specialist — 1 P Ryan Neir

personnel sUmmary StarterS Returning — 13 (7 Offense, 4 Defense, 2 Specialists) Lost — 11 (3 Offense, 7 Defense, 1 Specialist) letterwiNNerS Returning — 44 (23 Offense, 19 Defense, 2 Specialists) Lost — 25 (11 Offense, 13 Defense, 1 Specialist) 2008 redShirtS 15 (6 Offense, 8 Defense, 1 Specialist)

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Name Martel Moore Sean Evans DeMarcus Grady David Bryant Ryan Salerno Chris Smith Jody Van Laanen Ryan Neir Perez Ashford Rashaan Melvin Me’co Brown Donald Smith Devon Butler Willie Clark Marcus Lewis Chandler Harnish Anthony Johnson Jordan Lynch Ryan Morris Mike Salerno A.J. Hill Matt Ng Ron Walker Tommy Coughlin Daniel Rodriguez Nick Kamenjarin Tommy Davis Justin Anderson Ricky Crider John Kremer Kiaree Daniels Dominique Ware Tracy Wilson Cory Hanson Spencer Williamson Chad Spann Furqan Muhammad Jordan Delegal James Jefferies Tyler Knight Cameron Bell Boone Thorgesen Patrick George Kyle Skarb Alan Smith David Pratt Tyrone Clark Alex Kube Mike Sobol Garrett Barnas Victor Jacques Pat McAvoy Steve Ivanisevic John Tranchitella Antione Kirkland Darnell Bolding George Rainey Mike Lepper

Pos. WR CB QB S K DB S P WR CB TB DB LB WR WR QB WR QB QB K/P QB WR WR QB WR LB CB TB TB DB CB CB S LB LB TB TB/DB LB CB DB TB DB CB FB TB LB LB LB S SS LB FB K LB RB DE LB FB

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Hgt. 6-2 5-11 6-1 5-11 5-8 5-10 6-0 6-3 5-10 6-2 5-7 5-9 5-11 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-3 5-11 6-2 6-0 6-1 6-2 5-11 5-11 5-11 6-0 5-9 5-10 5-10 6-0 6-2 6-2 6-4 5-9 5-7 6-1 5-9 5-11 6-2 6-0 5-11 6-2 5-10 6-1 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-1 6-1 5-11 6-1 5-11 6-2 6-2 6-1

Wgt. 168 167 202 210 152 185 195 195 168 174 185 172 209 196 210 213 177 195 196 170 198 189 188 161 182 200 190 234 178 185 193 170 204 220 218 197 148 203 193 199 243 191 190 226 202 208 202 212 198 205 224 221 180 236 190 224 208 230

Yr. Fr. Fr. So.-RS Sr.-RS Fr. Jr. Fr.-RS Fr.-RS Fr. Fr.-RS So. Jr. Fr. So.-RS Sr. So.-RS Fr. Fr. Sr.-RS Sr.-RS Fr. Fr.-RS Fr.-RS Fr. Fr. Jr.-RS Fr.-RS Sr.-RS Jr.-RS Jr.-RS Jr. Fr. So.-RS Sr.-RS Sr.-RS Jr. So.-RS So. Jr.-RS Jr.-RS Jr. So.-RS Jr. Jr. So.-RS Sr.-RS Fr. Jr.-RS Jr.-RS Jr. Fr.-RS So.-RS Jr.-RS Sr. Fr. Jr.-RS Fr. Jr.-RS

Exp. HS HS 1L 3L HS JC 1Sq 1Sq HS 1Sq 1L JC HS 1L 2L 1L HS HS 1L 1L HS 1Sq 1Sq HS HS 3Sq 1Sq 3L 2L 3Sq 1L HS 1L 3L 3L 2L TR JC 3Sq 3Sq TR 2Sq 2L 2L 2Sq 1L HS 2L 1L JC 1Sq 2Sq 1Sq 3L HS Sq HS 3Sq

Hometown (High School) San Antonio, TX (Earl Warren) Ft. Walton Beach, FL (Ft. Walton Beach) Grand Rapids, MI (East Grand Rapids) St. Louis, MO (Ladue Horton Watkins) Orland Park, IL (Carl Sandburg) Palmetto, FL (Palmetto/Highland CC) Green Bay, WI (Ashwaubenon) Roscoe, IL (Hononegah) Shaker Heights, OH (Shaker Heights) Waukegan, IL (Waukegan) Moss Point, MS (Moss Point) Palmetto, FL (Palmetto/Ellsworth CC) Pembroke Pines, FL (Everglades) Roselle, IL (Lake Park) Gurnee, IL (Warren) Bluffton, IN (Norwell) San Antonio, TX (Earl Warren) Chicago, IL (Mt. Carmel) Carol Stream, IL (West Chicago) Orland Park, IL (Sandburg/Winona State) DuQuoin, IL (DuQuoin) Carol Stream, IL (Glenbard North) Marrero, LA (Archbishop Shaw) Northbrook, IL (Glenbrook North) Miami, FL (Gulliver Prep) Chicago, IL (New Prairie) East St. Louis, IL (Althoff Catholic) Chicago, IL (Steinmetz) Evansville, IN (Reitz) Oswego, IL (Oswego) Kissimmee, FL (Osceola/Highland JC) Bolingbrook, IL (Plainfield North) Harvey, IL (St. Francis DeSales) Minneapolis, MN (De La Salle) Elkhart, IN (Central) Indianapolis, IN (North Central) Mableton, GA (Pebblebrook/Valdosta State) Miami, FL (Chaminade Madonna/Joliet JC) Chicago, IL (Mount Carmel) Park Ridge, IL (Maine South) Round Rock, TX (Stony Point/Iowa State) Elburn, IL (Kaneland) Chicago, IL (Gordon Tech) Hawthorn Woods, IL (Lake Zurich) Naperville, IL (Neuqua Valley) Macomb, IL (Macomb) St. Louis, MO (Mehlville) Cary, IL (Cary-Grove) Pevely, MO (Herculaneum) Walnut, IL (Bureau Valley/Harper College) Miami, FL (Christopher Columbus) Cary, IL (St. Viator) Darien, IL (Hinsdale South/Joliet JC) Addison, IL (Driscoll) Boca Raton, FL (Olympic Heights) Washington, D.C. (Bowie/Coffeyville CC) Milwaukee, WI (South Division) Oak Lawn, IL (Richards)


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Name Calvin Smith Jason Cruikshank Connor Flahive Mike Kritikos Josh Wilber Eddie Adamski Zach Anderson Phil Brown Pat Schiller Jake Coffman Nolan Owen Brandon Bice Mike Krause Kevin Skatrud Ed Jackson Panan Tense Trevor Olson Kevin Sabock Ross Elliott Jason Onyebuagu Jeff Sayre Keith Otis Jon Phillips Logan Pegram Scott Wedige Joe Pawlak Adam Kiel Jerry Rigo Jared Volk Matt Krempel Landon Cox Nathan Palmer Preston Williams Reed Cunningham Tyler Clasey Stephen O’Neal Riley O’Toole Dan Edem Jason Schepler Nick Groeniger

Pos. FB DE FB DE P C DL LB LB DE DS DE DT OG OL OG OT LB LB OL LB OL DL OL C OL OL OL OL OL WR WR WR TE WR DE WR TE TE TE

Hgt. 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-3 5-11 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-5 5-10 6-4 6-4 6-7 6-3 6-4 6-6 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-5 6-5 6-5 6-3 6-4 6-3 5-11 5-11 6-5 6-1 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-5

Wgt. 242 230 240 225 235 284 298 225 229 255 203 250 270 327 297 300 294 214 219 307 220 314 260 293 296 281 305 297 302 297 213 190 180 255 190 219 193 210 255 242

Yr. Fr. Jr.-RS Jr.-RS Sr.-RS Jr. Sr.-RS Fr. Sr.-RS So.-RS Jr.-RS Jr. Sr.-RS Jr.-RS Sr.-RS Jr.-RS Jr.-RS So.-RS Fr.-RS Fr. Sr. So.-RS So.-RS Fr. Fr.-RS So.-RS So.-RS So.-RS Fr.-RS Fr. Fr. Jr. So.-RS Sr.-RS Sr.-RS Jr.-RS Fr. Fr. Fr.-RS So. Jr.

Exp. HS 2L 1L 1L JC 3L HS 3L 1L 2L 2L 2L 2L 3L 1L 3Sq 1L 1Sq HS 3L 1Sq 2Sq HS 1Sq 2Sq 1L 2Sq HS HS HS 2L 1L 4Sq 2L 2L HS HS 1Sq 1L JC

89 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 96 97 98 99

Travis Bond Ron Newcomb Alan Baxter Anthony Wells Brian Lawson Adam Coleman John Hopkins Sean Progar Bryan Beckner Kyle Jenkins Jack Marks D.J. Pirkle Nabal Jefferson

TE DL DE DE DT DT DL DE TE DL TE DT DL

6-3 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-6 6-0 5-11

221 265 241 232 272 266 245 255 240 263 232 285 270

Fr.-RS So.-RS Fr. Fr. Fr.-RS So. So.-RS Fr.-RS Jr.-RS Jr. So.-RS Jr. Fr.

Sq 2Sq HS HS 1Sq 1L 2Sq 1Sq 1L JC 2Sq 2L HS

KEY:

Hometown (High School) Monee, IL (Joliet Catholic) Elk Grove, IL (Elk Grove) Niles, IL (Notre Dame) Addison, IL (Addison Trail) Phoenix, AZ (Barry Goldwater/Phoenix Coll.) Kildeer, IL (Carmel) Ladysmith, WI (Ladysmith) Chicago, IL (Morgan Park) Geneva, IL (Geneva) German Valley, IL (Forreston) Canyon Lake, CA (Temescal Canyon) McCook, IL (Lyons Township) Germantown, WI (Germantown) Brodhead, WI (Brodhead-Juda) Belleville, IL (Cahokia) Hillside, IL (Fenwick) Richfield, MN (Richfield) Sycamore, IL (Sycamore) Madison, WI (La Follette) Indianapolis, IN (Warren Central) Libertyville, IL (Barrington/Nebraska) Chicago, IL (Hubbard) Dixon, IL (Dixon) Silver Lake, KS (Silver Lake) Elkhorn, WI (Elkhorn Area) Grayslake, IL (Grayslake) Wentzville, MO (St. Dominic) LaGrange, IL (Lyons Township) Hartland, WI (Arrowhead) Columbus, IN (Columbus North) Calumet City, IL (Thornton Fractional North) Elkhart, IN (Central) Urbana, IL (Urbana) Cambria, WI (Pardeeville) Champaign, IL (Centennial) Park Forest, IL (Rich East) Naperville, IL (Naperville Central) Apple Valley, MN (Eastview) Sycamore, IL (Sycamore) Laguna Niguel, CA (Aliso Niguel/ Saddleback College) Byron, IL (Byron) Wheatfield, IN (Mt. Carmel [Chicago]) Buffalo Grove, IL (Buffalo Grove) North Chicago, IL (North Chicago) Park Forest, IL (Rich East) Bettendorf, IA (Bettendorf) St. Louis, MO (Oakville) Glenview, IL (Glenbrook South) Bourbonnais, IL (Bishop McNamara) Itasca, IL (Driscoll/Harper College) Orland Park, IL (Marist) Frankfort, IL (Lincoln Way East) Chicago, IL (Marist)

RS---Has already used a redshirt season. Sq---Squad member. L---Letterman. HS---High School. JC---Junior College. TR---Transfer.

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2009 OUTLOOK NIU ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. 50 21 51 7 39 90 96 32 56 44 89 8 52 4 9 36 10 84 54 93 18 80 22 46 83 23 20 29 86 64 2 47 33 3 88

Name Eddie Adamski Justin Anderson Zach Anderson Perez Ashford Garrett Barnas Alan Baxter Bryan Beckner Cameron Bell Brandon Bice Darnell Bolding Travis Bond Me’co Brown Phil Brown David Bryant Devon Butler Tyrone Clark Willie Clark Tyler Clasey Jake Coffman Adam Coleman Tommy Coughlin Landon Cox Ricky Crider Jason Cruikshank Reed Cunningham Kiaree Daniels Tommy Davis Jordan Delegal Dan Edem Ross Elliott Sean Evans Connor Flahive Patrick George DeMarcus Grady Nick Groeniger

Pos. C TB DL WR SS DE TE TB DE DE TE TB LB S LB LB WR WR DE DT QB WR TB DE TE CB CB LB TE LB CB FB CB QB TE

Hgt. 6-3 6-0 6-2 5-10 6-1 6-0 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-3 5-7 6-0 5-11 5-11 5-11 6-1 6-1 6-5 6-3 6-2 6-3 5-9 6-3 6-5 5-10 5-11 6-1 6-2 6-1 5-11 6-0 5-11 6-1 6-5

Wgt. 284 234 298 168 205 241 240 243 250 224 221 185 225 210 209 202 196 190 255 266 161 213 178 230 255 193 190 203 210 219 167 240 190 202 242

Yr. Sr.-RS Sr.-RS Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr.-RS Jr. Sr.-RS Jr.-RS Fr.-RS So. Sr.-RS Sr.-RS Fr. Fr. So.-RS Jr.-RS Jr.-RS So. Fr. Jr. Jr.-RS Jr.-RS Sr.-RS Jr. Fr.-RS So. Fr.-RS Fr. Fr. Jr.-RS Jr. So.-RS Jr.

Exp. 3L 3L HS HS JC HS 1L TR 2L Sq Sq 1L 3L 3L HS HS 1L 2L 2L 1L HS 2L 2L 2L 2L 1L 1Sq JC 1Sq HS HS 1L 2L 1L JC

26 12 17 94 41 60 40 30 99 96 13 19 74 43 31 58 22 79 48 37 92 45

Cory Hanson Chandler Harnish A.J. Hill John Hopkins Steve Ivanisevic Ed Jackson Victor Jacques James Jefferies Nabal Jefferson Kyle Jenkins Anthony Johnson Nick Kamenjarin Adam Kiel Antione Kirkland Tyler Knight Mike Krause John Kremer Matt Krempel Mike Kritikos Alex Kube Brian Lawson Mike Lepper

LB QB QB DL K OL LB CB DL DL WR LB OL RB DB DT DB OL DE LB DT FB

6-2 6-2 6-2 6-4 5-11 6-3 6-1 5-9 5-11 6-4 6-3 5-11 6-5 5-11 5-11 6-4 5-10 6-4 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-1

220 213 198 245 180 297 224 193 270 263 177 200 305 190 199 270 185 297 225 212 272 230

Sr.-RS So.-RS Fr. So.-RS Jr.-RS Jr.-RS Fr.-RS Jr.-RS Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr.-RS So.-RS Fr. Jr.-RS Jr.-RS Jr.-RS Fr. Sr.-RS Jr.-RS Fr.-RS Jr.-RS

3L 1L HS 2Sq 1Sq 1L 1Sq 3Sq HS JC HS 3Sq 2Sq HS 3Sq 2L 3Sq HS 1L 2L 1Sq 3Sq

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Hometown (High School) Kildeer, IL (Carmel) Chicago, IL (Steinmetz) Ladysmith, WI (Ladysmith) Shaker Heights, OH (Shaker Heights) Walnut, IL (Bureau Valley/Harper College) Buffalo Grove, IL (Buffalo Grove) Bourbonnais, IL (Bishop McNamara) Round Rock, TX (Stony Point/Iowa State) McCook, IL (Lyons Township) Washington, D.C. (Bowie/Coffeyville CC) Byron, IL (Byron) Moss Point, MS (Moss Point) Chicago, IL (Morgan Park) St. Louis, MO (Ladue Horton Watkins) Pembroke Pines, FL (Everglades) St. Louis, MO (Mehlville) Roselle, IL (Lake Park) Champaign, IL (Centennial) German Valley, IL (Forreston) Bettendorf, IA (Bettendorf) Northbrook, IL (Glenbrook North) Calumet City, IL (Thornton Fractional North) Evansville, IN (Reitz) Elk Grove, IL (Elk Grove) Cambria, WI (Pardeeville) Kissimmee, FL (Osceola/Highland JC) East St. Louis, IL (Althoff Catholic) Miami, FL (Chaminade Madonna/Joliet JC) Apple Valley, MN (Eastview) Madison, WI (La Follette) Ft. Walton Beach, FL (Ft. Walton Beach) Niles, IL (Notre Dame) Chicago, IL (Gordon Tech) Grand Rapids, MI (East Grand Rapids) Laguna Niguel, CA (Aliso Niguel/ Saddleback College) Minneapolis, MN (De La Salle) Bluffton, IN (Norwell) DuQuoin, IL (DuQuoin) St. Louis, MO (Oakville) Darien, IL (Hinsdale South/Joliet JC) Belleville, IL (Cahokia) Miami, FL (Christopher Columbus) Chicago, IL (Mount Carmel) Chicago, IL (Marist) Itasca, IL (Driscoll/Harper College) San Antonio, TX (Earl Warren) Chicago, IL (New Prairie) Wentzville, MO (St. Dominic) Boca Raton, FL (Olympic Heights) Park Ridge, IL (Maine South) Germantown, WI (Germantown) Oswego, IL (Oswego) Columbus, IN (Columbus North) Addison, IL (Addison Trail) Cary, IL (Cary-Grove) Park Forest, IL (Rich East) Oak Lawn, IL (Richards)


2009 OUTLOOK NIU ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. 11 14 97 41 7 1 15 28 6 89 17 62 85 65 68 85 55 81 72 70 69 98 35 95 45 75 19 63 16 4 66 87 53 34 59 35 46 5 8 38 28 61 32 42 6 77 18 24 71 91 49 82 27 25 KEY:

Name Marcus Lewis Jordan Lynch Jack Marks Pat McAvoy Rashaan Melvin Martel Moore Ryan Morris Furqan Muhammad Ryan Neir Ron Newcomb Matt Ng Trevor Olson Stephen O’Neal Jason Onyebuagu Keith Otis Riley O’Toole Nolan Owen Nathan Palmer Joe Pawlak Logan Pegram Jon Phillips D.J. Pirkle David Pratt Sean Progar George Rainey Jerry Rigo Daniel Rodriguez Kevin Sabock Mike Salerno Ryan Salerno Jeff Sayre Jason Schepler Pat Schiller Kyle Skarb Kevin Skatrud Alan Smith Calvin Smith Chris Smith Donald Smith Mike Sobol Chad Spann Panan Tense Boone Thorgesen John Tranchitella Jody Van Laanen Jared Volk Ron Walker Dominique Ware Scott Wedige Anthony Wells Josh Wilber Preston Williams Spencer Williamson Tracy Wilson

Pos. WR QB TE FB CB WR QB TB/DB P DL WR OT DE OL OL WR DS WR OL OL DL DT LB DE LB OL WR LB K/P K LB TE LB FB OG TB FB DB DB S TB OG DB LB S OL WR CB C DE P WR LB S

Hgt. 6-3 6-1 6-6 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-3 5-7 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-6 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-3 5-10 5-11 6-5 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-5 5-11 6-2 5-11 5-8 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-7 5-10 6-1 5-10 5-9 6-0 5-9 6-4 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-4 6-3 5-11 5-11 6-4 6-2

Wgt. 210 195 232 221 174 168 196 148 195 265 189 294 219 307 314 193 203 190 281 293 260 285 208 255 208 297 182 214 170 152 220 255 229 226 327 202 242 185 172 198 197 300 191 236 195 302 188 170 296 232 235 180 218 204

Yr. Sr. Fr. So.-RS So.-RS Fr.-RS Fr. Sr.-RS So.-RS Fr.-RS So.-RS Fr.-RS So.-RS Fr. Sr. So.-RS Fr. Jr. So.-RS So.-RS Fr.-RS Fr. Jr. Sr.-RS Fr.-RS Fr. Fr.-RS Fr. Fr.-RS Sr.-RS Fr. So.-RS So. So.-RS Jr. Sr.-RS So.-RS Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr.-RS Jr. Jr.-RS So.-RS Sr. Fr.-RS Fr. Fr.-RS Fr. So.-RS Fr. Jr. Sr.-RS Sr.-RS So.-RS

Exp. 2L HS 2Sq 2Sq 1Sq HS 1L TR 1Sq 2Sq 1Sq 1L HS 3L 2Sq HS 2L 1L 1L 1Sq HS 2L 1L 1Sq HS HS HS 1Sq 1L HS 1Sq 1L 1L 2L 3L 2Sq HS JC JC 1L 2L 3Sq 2Sq 3L 1Sq HS 1Sq HS 2Sq HS JC 4Sq 3L 1L

Hometown (High School) Gurnee, IL (Warren) Chicago, IL (Mt. Carmel) Orland Park, IL (Marist) Cary, IL (St. Viator) Waukegan, IL (Waukegan) San Antonio, TX (Earl Warren) Carol Stream, IL (West Chicago) Mableton, GA (Pebblebrook/Valdosta State) Roscoe, IL (Hononegah) Wheatfield, IN (Mt. Carmel [Chicago]) Carol Stream, IL (Glenbard North) Richfield, MN (Richfield) Park Forest, IL (Rich East) Indianapolis, IN (Warren Central) Chicago, IL (Hubbard) Naperville, IL (Naperville Central) Canyon Lake, CA (Temescal Canyon) Elkhart, IN (Central) Grayslake, IL (Grayslake) Silver Lake, KS (Silver Lake) Dixon, IL (Dixon) Frankfort, IL (Lincoln Way East) Macomb, IL (Macomb) Glenview, IL (Glenbrook South) Milwaukee, WI (South Division) LaGrange, IL (Lyons Township) Miami, FL (Gulliver Prep) Sycamore, IL (Sycamore) Orland Park, IL (Sandburg/Winona State) Orland Park, IL (Carl Sandburg) Libertyville, IL (Barrington/Nebraska) Sycamore, IL (Sycamore) Geneva, IL (Geneva) Hawthorn Woods, IL (Lake Zurich) Brodhead, WI (Brodhead-Juda) Naperville, IL (Neuqua Valley) Monee, IL (Joliet Catholic) Palmetto, FL (Palmetto/Highland CC) Palmetto, FL (Palmetto/Ellsworth CC) Pevely, MO (Herculaneum) Indianapolis, IN (North Central) Hillside, IL (Fenwick) Elburn, IL (Kaneland) Addison, IL (Driscoll) Green Bay, WI (Ashwaubenon) Hartland, WI (Arrowhead) Marrero, LA (Archbishop Shaw) Bolingbrook, IL (Plainfield North) Elkhorn, WI (Elkhorn Area) North Chicago, IL (North Chicago) Phoenix, AZ (Barry Goldwater/Phoenix Coll.) Urbana, IL (Urbana) Elkhart, IN (Central) Harvey, IL (St. Francis DeSales)

RS---Has already used a redshirt season. Sq---Squad member. L---Letterman. HS---High School. JC---Junior College. TR---Transfer.

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Addison

2

Belleville Bolingbrook Bourbonnais Buffalo Grove Byron Calumet City Carol Stream

1 1 1 1 1 1 2

Cary

2

Champaign Chicago

1 8

Darien Dixon DuQuoin East St. Louis Elburn Elk Grove Frankfort Geneva German Valley Glenview Grayslake Gurnee Harvey Hawthorn Woods Hillside Itasca Kildeer LaGrange Libertyville Macomb McCook Monee Naperville

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2

Niles North Chicago Northbrook Oak Lawn Orland Park

1 1 1 1 3

Oswego Park Forest

1 2

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Mike Kritikos, John Tranchitella Ed Jackson Dominique Ware Bryan Beckner Alan Baxter Travis Bond Landon Cox Ryan Morris, Matt Ng Alex Kube, Pat McAvoy Tyler Clasey Justin Anderson, Phil Brown, Patrick George, James Jefferies, Nabal Jefferson, Nick Kamenjarin, Jordan Lynch, Keith Otis Steve Ivanisevic Jon Phillips A.J. Hill Tommy Davis Boone Thorgesen Jason Cruikshank D.J. Pirkle Pat Schiller Jake Coffman Sean Progar Joe Pawlak Marcus Lewis Tracy Wilson Kyle Skarb Panan Tense Kyle Jenkins Eddie Adamski Jerry Rigo Jeff Sayre David Pratt Brandon Bice Calvin Smith Riley O’Toole, Alan Smith Connor Flahive Anthony Wells Tommy Coughlin Mike Lepper Jack Marks, Mike Salerno, Ryan Salerno John Kremer Brian Lawson, Stephen O’Neal

Park Ridge Roscoe Roselle Sycamore

1 1 1 2

Urbana Walnut Waukegan

1 1 1

FLORIDA Boca Raton Ft. Walton Beach Kissimmee Miami

1 1 1 3

Palmetto

2

Pembroke Pines

1

WISCONSIN Brodhead Cambria Elkhorn Germantown Green Bay Hartland Ladysmith Madison Milwaukee

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Bluffton Columbus Elkhart

1 1 2

Evansville Indianapolis

1 2

Wheatfield

1

MISSOURI

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Antione Kirkland Sean Evans Kiaree Daniels Jordan Delegal, Victor Jacques, Daniel Rodriguez Chris Smith, Donald Smith Devon Butler

Phoenix

Round Rock San Antonio

1 2

CALIFORNIA Canyon Lake Laguna Niguel

Mableton

LOUISIANA

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OHIO

Marrero

Shaker Heights

Adam Coleman

1 1

Logan Pegram

1 1

Ron Walker

1 1

MISSISSIPPI Moss Point

Furqan Muhammad

1 1

MICHIGAN Grand Rapids

Josh Wilber

1 1

KANSAS Silver Lake

Nolan Owen Nick Groeniger

1 1

IOWA Bettendorf

Cameron Bell Anthony Johnson, Martel Moore

2 1 1

GEORGIA

Kevin Skatrud Reed Cunningham Scott Wedige Mike Krause Jody Van Laanen Jared Volk Zach Anderson Ross Elliott George Rainey

Chandler Harnish Matt Krempel Nathan Palmer, Spencer Williamson Ricky Crider Jason Onyebuagu, Chad Spann Ron Newcomb

3

DeMarcus Grady

1 1

Me’co Brown

1

Perez Ashford

1

WASHINGTON, D.C. 1 Washington, D.C.

1

Darnell Bolding

5

Pevely St. Louis

1 3

Wentzville

1

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INDIANA

Apple Valley Minneapolis Richfield

Tyler Knight Ryan Neir Willie Clark Kevin Sabock, Jason Schepler Preston Williams Garrett Barnas Rashaan Melvin

Mike Sobol David Bryant, Tyrone Clark, John Hopkins Adam Kiel

3 1 1 1

Dan Edem Cory Hanson Trevor Olson Minnesota native Trevor Olson started every game at left tackle as a redshirt freshman.


COACHING STAFF COACH KILL

head coach

JERRY KILL

Spend a little time with second-year Northern Illinois Head Football Coach Jerry Kill and you’ll undoubtedly hear him describe himself as a “hard hat, lunch pail” guy. It’s a tribute to his blue-collar roots – Kill was the first member of his family to graduate from college – and to the work ethic instilled in him by his parents, Jim and Sonja, as a youngster in Cheney, Kansas. That blue-collar work ethic is also one of the qualities that made Kill, who spent seven years building the Southern Illinois program into a Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) powerhouse, a perfect fit to succeed Joe Novak as the head coach at Northern Illinois back in December 2007. In his first season at NIU, Kill instilled that hardworking mentality in the Huskies and brought a winning attitude that ultimately resulted in a trip to the 2008 Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La., and made Kill the winningest first-year head coach at Northern Illinois since Bill Mallory in 1980. The Huskies made a four-game improvement from 2007 to 2008 with four more league wins to rank among the top five teams in the Mid-American Conference in victories. Under Kill, NIU defensive end Larry English became the highest draftee in school history as he was the 16th pick in the 2009 NFL draft by the San Diego Chargers, while the Huskies continued their success

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in the classroom, finishing 2008-09 with a team cumulative grade point average of 2.892. For Kill, being named to the top post at Northern Illinois signified the attainment of a dream. “As a young man growing up in a small town of 2,000 people…I chased a dream,” Kill said as he was introduced as the Huskies’ 20th head coach on December 13, 2007. “That dream came true today. I will give you every single thing that I have. I will work endless hours and do whatever it takes to do great things and make you all even more proud of the football program.” After a childhood spent working jobs on farms, in factories and at grocery stores while playing baseball, football and basketball, Kill gravitated toward coaching because “it didn’t feel like work.” He attended Southwestern College, a NAIA school in Winfield, Kan., where he played football, met and married his wife, Rebecca, and set out to become a high school biology teacher and coach. But a call from a man who would become one of his mentors, former TCU, Alabama and Texas A&M head coach Dennis Franchione, persuaded him to embark on a career in college football. His passion for the game, and the job, was ignited and has never waned. It is that passion that Kill believes is his greatest attribute.


COACHING STAFF COACH KILL

honors & AWARDS - National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Courage Award (2009) - Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award (2007) - Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year (2004) - AFCA I-AA Region 4 Coach of the Year (2003, 2004) - Gateway Conference Coach of the Year (2003, 2004) - Southwestern (Kansas) College Hall of Fame (2004)

“I think what makes me a good coach is my passion – for the kids who play the game and respect the game,” Kill said. “I like dealing with the players. I enjoy seeing young people get better everyday, and when they leave you have made them a better person.” On the field, Kill’s teams are characterized by discipline and toughness. It is those qualities, as well as players like current New York Giant Brandon Jacobs and Bart Scott of the Baltimore Ravens, that helped his Southern Illinois teams record a pair of victories over Football Bowl Subdivision programs, including a win at Indiana in 2006. “On the field, I want our kids to play smart,” he said. “I want them to be mentally and physically tough so they can win in the fourth quarter. I believe in hard work and the harder you work, the better your chances of success. I will push them to the limit. My job is to get the best out of them. “Ultimately, if you don’t have great players, you aren’t going to win many games.” Kill’s high expectations for his studentathletes extend from the football field to the classroom, the community and beyond. “I expect our student-athletes to represent our school and our community on and off the field,” Kill said. “One of the most important things to me is how they do in life after they leave. I firmly believe that what we do here and how we drive kids over the four or five years will help them down the road.” One of the ways Kill and his staff “drive kids” is the Warrior Elite program. Every year, the roster is split into groups who then compete and earn points for everything from academic success to participation in community service activities to on-the-field effort and weight room benchmarks. The program is one more way that Kill and his staff teach teamwork and build leadership. They believe that football is the perfect vehicle to impart skills that have life-long benefits. “Football is such a challenge because you have to get everybody on the same page,” Kill said. “Then to get everybody to execute on a given play is difficult. Most college athletes are playing for four or five years and they are very competitive, and you had better be (competitive) when you go out into the real world or you can get swallowed. Competing in athletics gives you an edge.” While 2008 marked Kill’s first season, and his first wins, as the coach of an NCAA FBS program, the 47-year-old has 15 years of collegiate head coaching experience and, including his six 2008 wins, 110 victories. In seven years at Southern Illinois (2001-07), he led the Salukis to the FCS playoffs in each of his last five seasons and twice earned

about KILL Playing ExPEriEncE 1979-82 Southwestern College (Kansas) • Linebacker • Team Captain (1981, 1982) • Most Inspirational (1982) collEgE Southwestern (Kan.), 1983 Majors: Education and Biology HigH ScHool Cheney (Kan.), 1979 Family Wife: Rebecca (Smith) Children: Daughters Krystal (21), Tasha (17) Born August 24, 1961 in Wichita, Kansas a national coach of the year honor. He was named the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year in 2004 following a 10-2 campaign, and won the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award in 2007 while leading SIU to a 12-2 record. Southern Illinois spent 64 straight weeks in the Top 20 between 2003 and 2007 and was ranked in the Top 10 for 12 consecutive weeks in 2007. This past February, he was honored by the Chicago Metro Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame with the NFF Courage Award, which he accepted in a ceremony at Halas Hall, home of the NFL’s Chicago Bears. Kill went to SIU from Division II Emporia State in his home state of Kansas, where he spent the 1999 and 2000 seasons. Prior to that, in his first collegiate head coaching post, he led Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) to five consecutive winning seasons and a 38-14 mark from 1994-98. The Cardinals finished 9-2 and were nationally-ranked in each of his final two seasons. Kill began his collegiate coaching career at Kansas small-school powerhouse Pittsburg State, beginning in 1985 with three seasons as the defensive coordinator for the NAIA’s Gorillas. After spending the 1988 and ’89 campaigns as the head coach at Webb City High School and winning the 1989 state championship, he returned to PSU, this time as offensive coordinator for the then NCAA Division II team under legendary coach Chuck Boyles. He picked up another championship as the Gorillas won the title in 1991 with a 131-1 record and advanced to the championship game the next season. “I’m not doing things any differently than I did at Webb City High School,” Kill said. “You still have to do the fundamental things; you

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COACHING STAFF COACH KILL YEAr

SCHOOL

W-L-T

POSTSEASON

rESPONSIbILITIES

1985 Pittsburg State 1986 Pittsburg State 1987 Pittsburg State Pittsburg State Totals (3 seasons)

8-2-0 11-1-0 11-1-0 30-4-0

NAIA Playoffs NAIA Playoffs NAIA Playoffs Three Playoff Appearances

1988 Webb City H.S. 1989 Webb City H.S. Webb City HS Totals (2 seasons)

11-1-0 14-0-0 25-1-0

State Champions State Championship

1990 Pittsburg State 1991 Pittsburg State 1992 Pittsburg State 1993 Pittsburg State Pittsburg State Totals (4 seasons)

8-2-0 13-1-1 14-1-0 8-3-0 43-7-1

NCAA Playoffs Offensive Coordinator NCAA Champions Offensive Coordinator NCAA Finalist Offensive Coordinator NCAA Playoffs Offensive Coordinator Four Playoff Appearances, National Championship

1994 Saginaw Valley State 1995 Saginaw Valley State 1996 Saginaw Valley State 1997 Saginaw Valley State 1998 Saginaw Valley State Saginaw Valley State Totals (5 seasons)

6-4-0 7-3-0 7-3-0 9-2-0 9-2-0 38-14-0

Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach

1999 Emporia State 2000 Emporia State Emporia State Totals (2 seasons)

5-6-0 6-5-0 11-11-0

Head Coach Head Coach

2001 Southern Illinois 2002 Southern Illinois 2003 Southern Illinois 2004 Southern Illinois 2005 Southern Illinois 2006 Southern Illinois 2007 Southern Illinois SIU Totals (7 seasons)

1-10-0 4-8-0 10-2-0 10-2-0 9-4-0 9-4-0 12-2-0 55-32-0

Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach

2008 Northern Illinois NIU Totals (1 season)

6-7-0 6-7-0

HEAD COACHING TOTALS (15 seasons)

110-64-0

CArEEr (Collegiate) TOTALS

183-75-1

have to block and tackle. You have to be able to run the football. But I think the real key to my success is the people that I have surrounded myself with. I have always been able to surround myself with good people that are loyal and that can recruit.” Along the way, Kill has built an amazingly loyal staff, many of whom have been with him since the early days of his career. Eight of those men joined him at Northern Illinois. At no point in his career were his faith, his family - he and Rebecca have two daughters, Krystal (21) and Tasha (17), a freshman at NIU - and his friends more important than in 2005, when Kill was diagnosed with kidney cancer. The disease proved to be another opponent that Kill was able to defeat as he was treated successfully and the disease is now in remission. That experience prompted the Kills to start the Coach Kill Cancer Fund, a foundation to assist needy families undergoing cancer treatment. The Fund was the recipient of $50,000 as

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Nationally Ranked Nationally Ranked

FCS Playoffs 1st Round FCS Playoffs 1st Round FCS Playoffs 2nd Round FCS Playoffs 2nd Round FCS Playoffs Semifinals Five Playoff Appearances, FCS Semifinal Independence Bowl bowl Appearance

Defensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Head Coach Head Coach

Head Coach

12 Playoff Appearances, bowl Game, National Championship

part of the 2007 Liberty Mutual Coach of the has blessed me.” Year Award. He and his family also host an While some who are involved in the game of annual golf tournament to benefit the fund in college football focus only on the wins and southern Illinois. losses, Kill sees the bigger picture. Each of his experiences, from his upbringing “I like the journey,” he says. “Some people live to his battle with cancer, has helped Kill keep for game day, but I like the journey.” the game in perspective and his focus on people. “I don’t think they put your wins and losses on your tombstone, but you do get judged on how you treat people,” he said. “I’ve learned to appreciate life. I’m a positive person. Every day I get up is a great day. It’s made me a better person. Sometimes you have some tough things happen in life. It can make you better or worse. It has made me better and I’m proud to say that. The Lord Kill with (L to R): wife, Rebecca and daughters Krystal and Tasha.

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COACHING STAFF ASSISTANT COACHES

tracy CLAEYS Defensive Coordinator | Second Season Kansas State (1994)

about CLAEYS coacHing ExPEriEncE 2008- Northern Illinois (Def. Coord.) 2001-07 Southern Illinois (Def. Coord.) 1999-2000 Emporia State (Def. Coord.) 1995-98 Saginaw Valley State (Def. Line) 1994 Sante Fe Trail H.S. (Co-Defensive Coordinator) PoSTSEaSon ExPEriEncE 2008 Independence Bowl (NIU, Def. Coord.) 2003-07 FCS Playoffs (SIU, Def. Coord.)

For the last 14 years, Tracy Claeys has been Jerry Kill’s right hand man on the defensive side of the ball. Since joining Kill in 1995, Claeys has produced top defensive units at each of his coaching stops. In his first season at NIU, Claeys and the defensive staff engineered one of the biggest turnarounds in the country as Northern Illinois went from one of the worst defenses in the

MAC in 2007 to the number one unit in the league in 2008. The Huskies led the MAC in pass defense, total defense and scoring defense. The Huskies boasted the second-most improved scoring defense in the nation in 2008 as they allowed 18.0 points per game, down from 30.8 the year before. NIU finished in the top 20 nationally in three defensive categories - fifth in pass defense, 14th in scoring defense and 17th in total defense. Rivals.com named Claeys as Defensive Coordinator of the Year in the MAC for 2008. Claeys’ resumé also i ncludes coaching several standout defensive players, most recently NIU’s Larry English, the two-time MAC Vern Smith Leadership Award winner (top player in the league) who was a firstround draft choice of the NFL’s San Diego Chargers in 2009. Claeys also coached Seattle Seahawks’ 1999 first-round draft choice Lamar King at Saginaw Valley State. Other NFL players he tutored include current New Orleans’ Saints DE Paul Spicer at Saginaw Valley State, and current New York Giants’ linebacker Bart Scott at Southern Illinois. Scott was named to the Pro Bowl in 2006 as a member of the Baltimore Ravens. In his last five years at Southern Illinois, Claeys’ defenses allowed just 18.5 points per game while holding opponents to 14 points or less 21 times, including five shutouts. Claeys’ 2007 unit helped SIU reach the FCS National Semifinal, as they allowed only 17.4 points per game to rank as the 10th-best scoring

EDUcaTion College B.A., Kansas State, 1994 High School Clay Center Community (Kan.), 1987 PErSonal Birthdate Birthplace Hometown

Dec. 25, 1968 Clay Center, Kansas Clay Center, Kansas

defense in the country (FCS) and the secondbest scoring defense at SIU since 1983. The 2007 group also intercepted 21 passes to rank fourth in the nation. The 2007 defense at SIU was overshadowed only by the 2004 squad. That group led the country in scoring defense, allowing just 13.2 points per game. The Salukis gave up only 101.7 yards per game on the ground while snagging 17 interceptions. The SIU defense also had standout years under Claeys in 2005, when the team ranked 13th nationally in rushing defense, and in 2003, when the unit was 18th in the country in total defense. Prior to his time at SIU, Claeys served with Kill as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Emporia State (1999-2000). From 1995-99, he worked with the Saginaw Valley State linebackers for one year and was the defensive line coach for three years. In addition, he served as assistant athletic director at SVSU, where his duties included oversight of the daily operation of the Detroit Lions’ training camp held at the university. Claeys began his coaching career after earning his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Kansas State University in 1994. His first coaching position came as the co-defensive coordinator at Santa Fe Trail High School, where he coached in 1994.

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COACHING STAFF ASSISTANT COACHES

matt LImEGROvER Offensive Line/Offensive Coordinator | Second Season University of Chicago (1991)

about LImEGROvER coacHing ExPEriEncE 2008- Northern Illinois (OL/Off. Coord.) 2001-07 Southern Illinois (OL/Off. Coord.) 1999-2000 Emporia State (Offensive Line) 1997-98 Ferris State (OL/Run Game Coord.) 1995-96 Northwestern (Grad. Assistant) 1991-94 University of Chicago • Interim Head Coach (1994) • OL/Off. Coordinator (1993) • Offensive Line (1992) • Tight Ends (1991)

Entering his second season as the Huskies’ offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, Matt Limegrover is in his 11th year as a member of Head Coach Jerry Kill’s staff. A year ago, three of Limegrover’s offensive linemen earned All Mid-American Conference honors and two of those players - guard Jason Onyebuagu and center Eddie Adamski - will return to anchor the 2009 offensive line. L i m e g rove r s p e n t seven seasons Kill at Southern Illinois before coming to DeKalb. During his time in Carbondale, he coordinated a prolific offense that ranked in the top 10 (FCS) in scoring for six straight years (2002-07). During his tenure at SIU, the Salukis averaged 207.8 yards per game on the ground, and totaled more than 3,000 rushing yards in four dif ferent seasons (2002, ‘03, ‘04,’ 06). Four of the top five rushing seasons in school history came under the guidance of Limegrover, and the two best career runners in SIU history, Tom Koutsos and Arkee Whitlock, earned their yards in his system. Limegrover's rushing offense gained more than 18,000 yards on the ground at SIU, and his passing attack was as efficient as

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his ground game was profuse. Limegrover's Southern Illinois quarterbacks produced better than a 2-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio. In addition to producing outstanding offensive units, Limegrover helped groom top-level players. Of the five FCS All-Americans he has coached, two were offensive lineman: Elmer McDaniel (first team 2004, second team 2003) and Will Justice (first team, 2006). Under Limegrover’s direction, the Salukis' 2004 offense set school records for yards (502.7) and points (42.6) per game as well as touchdowns (67). In 2007, the Salukis p ro d u c e d 3 , 2 9 3 yards and scored 28 touchdowns through the air, also school records. Limegrover's first experience with Kill dates back to their days at Emporia State (1999-2000), where Limegrover was the Hornets' offensive line coach. Prior to that, the Pittsburgh, Pa. native served as the offensive line coach and running game coordinator at Ferris State (Mich.), a position he earned after receiving his master's degree from Northwestern. While with the Wildcats

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PoSTSEaSon ExPEriEncE 2008 Independence Bowl (NIU, Off. Coord.) 2003-07 FCS Playoffs (SIU, Off. Coord.) 1996 Rose Bowl (Northwestern, GA) 1995 Citrus Bowl (Northwestern, GA) Playing ExPEriEncE 1987-90 Univ. of Chicago (Offensive Tackle) EDUcaTion College B.S., Univ. of Chicago, 1991 M.S., Northwestern, 2000 High School Pittsburgh Central Catholic (Pa.), 1987 PErSonal Birthdate Birthplace Hometown Family

Nov. 26, 1968 Pittsburgh, Pa. Pittsburgh, Pa. Wife, the former Ann Alpeter, daughter Emma (6), son T. J. (4).

as a graduate assistant coach (1994-96), Limegrover helped the team to a pair of bowl appearances (Citrus and Rose) and two Big Ten Championships. Prior to his time at Northwestern, Limegrover served as the offensive assistant for his alma mater, the University of Chicago (199192), where he was promoted to offensive coordinator in 1993. That year, the Maroons led the nation in rushing. An all-conference offensive tackle for the University of Chicago, Limegrover received his bachelor's degree in public policy studies from the prestigious institution in 1991. Limegrover and his wife, Ann, have two children: Emma (6), and T.J. (4).


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brian ANDERSON Tight Ends | Second Season Western Illinois (1994)

about ANDERSON coacHing ExPEriEncE 2008- Northern Illinois (Tight Ends) 2001-2007 Southern Illinois (WRs/Returns) 1997-2000 Coffeyville C.C. (WRs/Returns) 1996-97 Highland C.C. (WRs/Passing Game Coordinator) 1995-96 Western Illinois (Wide Receivers) PoSTSEaSon ExPEriEncE 2008 Independence Bowl (NIU, Asst. Coach) 2003-07 FCS Playoffs (SIU, Asst. Coach)

After coaching wide receivers from 19952007, former receiver Brian Anderson enters his second season as Northern Illinois’ tight ends coach in 2009. In addition to his duties working with that important position group, Anderson serves as the staff liaison to the multitude of NFL scouts that visit the Northern Illinois campus and coordinates the Huskies’ annual pro day. The Rockford, Ill. native is in his ninth season on Jerry’s Kill’s staff as he spent seven years with Kill at Southern Illinois, where he mentored some of the top wide receivers in school history. When Anderson left SIU, his protégés appeared in the Saluki record book 31 times. The most prominent of Anderon’s Saluki pupils is 2005 graduate Brent Little, who finished his career ranked second in SIU history in career receiving yardage (2,303) and touchdowns (20). Little is now pursuing a career with the Minnesota Vikings, one of five receivers that have gone on to the NFL after being coached by Anderson. Before going to SIU, Anderson coached at Coffeyville Community College (1996-2000) in Coffeyville, Kan. There, he helped three athletes to their dream of playing in the NFL: Donnie O’Neal (San Francisco), Joe Perez (Kansas City), and Boo Williams (New Orleans/ New York Giants), who has tallied more than 1,000 receiving yards in the league as a tight end. Anderson’s success at Coffeyville was preceded by two seasons at Highland Community College (1996-97), also in Kansas. At Highland, Anderson coached wide receivers and was the team’s passing game coordinator. Anderson began his coaching career at his alma mater, Western Illinois, serving as a student

assistant in 1994 before being promoted to a restricted earnings wide receivers coach for the 1995 and ‘96 seasons. As a coach at WIU, Anderson tutored Leatherneck great Gunnard Twyner, who ranks second in program history for career receptions, and Fabien Bownes, who spent six years in the NFL with the Chicago Bears (1995, 1997-98) and Seattle Seahawks (1999-2001). Anderson’s collegiate playing career began at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa. As a Panther, Anderson competed in the 1988 Royal Crown Cola Bowl and the 1989 Mid-American Bowl, that season’s NJCAA national championship game. After his career at Ellswor th, Anderson moved on to Macomb, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts. He redshirted the 19 9 0 s eas on a t W I U, t h e n lettered in both 1991 and 1992. Over his two seasons, the Leathernecks w e n t 14 - 8 - 1 , including an upset win over No. 15 Missouri State. Anderson is married to the former Kerri Jackson of M u rp hy s b o ro , Ill.

Playing ExPEriEncE 1990-92 Western Illinois (Wide Receiver) 1988-90 Ellsworth C.C. (Wide Receiver) EDUcaTion College B.A., Western Illinois, 1994 High School Rockford West (Ill.), 1988 PErSonal Birthdate Birthplace Hometown Family

Jan. 23, 1969 Rockford, Ill. Rockford, Ill. Wife, the former Kerri Jackson

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p.j. FLECK Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator | Third Season Northern Illinois (2004)

about FLECK

coacHing ExPEriEncE 2007- Northern Illinois (Wide Receivers) 2006 Ohio State (Graduate Assistant) PoSTSEaSon ExPEriEncE 2008 Independence Bowl (NIU, Asst. Coach) 2007 BCS Championship Game (OSU, GA) Playing ExPEriEncE 2004-05 San Francisco 49ers (Wide Rec.) 1999-01, 03 Northern Illinois (Wide Receiver) One of the most popular Huskie players in recent history, P.J. Fleck enters his third season on the Northern Illinois coaching staff in 2009. One of two assistant coaches retained by head coach Jerry Kill a year ago, Fleck also has taken on additional duties as the Huskies’ recruiting coordinator.

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A native of Sugar Grove, Ill., Fleck has spent the last three seasons tutoring the Huskie wide receivers. Two of his 2008 senior receivers - Britt Davis and Matt Simon - signed free agent contracts with the NFL’s New York Jets and New Orleans Saints, respectively, last spring. A leader on Nor thern Illinois’ 2003 10-win team, Fleck began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at top-ranked Ohio State in 2006. He worked with the Buckeye tight ends and wide receivers and assisted with the special teams in his one season in Columbus, which culminated in a trip to the BCS National Championship Game in Glendale, Ariz. Fleck began his coaching career after two seasons as a member of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers. After signing with the 49ers as a free agent in 2004, he spent most of that season on the practice squad before making an appearance versus New England late in the year. He was placed on the injured reserve roster in 2005 before retiring from professional football in June 2006. Fleck earned first-team All MidAmerican Conference honors for Northern Illinois in 2003 while helping NIU to a 7-0 start that included upset victories over Maryland and Alabama. As a senior, he led the Huskies with 77 catches for 1,028 yards and six touchdowns, a reception total that still ranks second on the school’s single-season list. His 14 grabs for 234 yards in the Ohio game that year rank as the second-best single game marks in school history and earned

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EDUcaTion College B.A., Northern Illinois, 2004 High School Kaneland (Ill.), 1999 PErSonal Birthdate Birthplace Hometown Family

Nov. 29, 1980 Berwyn, Ill. Sugar Grove, Ill. Wife, the former Tracie Striebel

him national player of the week accolades from USAToday.com. Fleck still owns the school record for career punt returns (87), is second in punt return yards (716), ranks third in career catches (179) and is fourth in receiving yards (2,162). He was a second-team Academic AllAmerican as a senior and was twice voted team captain by his Huskie teammates. Fleck originally came to NIU from Kaneland High School in Maple Park where he was an all-state honoree in football, basketball and track. On the gridiron, Kaneland twice went undefeated (14-0) while winning a pair of Class 3A state titles during his career; he set a state record with 95 catches for 1,548 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior. Fleck caught 199 career passes for 3,121 yards and 34 scores with at least one catch in 40 straight games. A 2004 graduate of Northern Illinois in elementary education, Fleck and his wife, the former Tracie Striebel, annually host the P.J. Fleck “Live Your Dream” Football Camp that benefits the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation (Friends of Carra), Alapecia Foundation (Locks of Love), Coach Kill’s Cancer Fund and the P.J. Fleck Scholarship Fund. The energetic 28-year-old completed his first marathon in April.


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tom mATuKEWICz Linebackers | Second Season Fort Hays State (1997)

about mATuKEWICz coacHing ExPEriEncE 2008- Northern Illinois (Linebackers) 2001-07 Southern Illinois (Linebackers) 2000-01 Emporia State (Defensive Line) 1999-2000 Coffeyville C.C. (Off. Line/TEs) 1997-99 Pittsburg State (Off. Tackles/TEs) 1996-97 Fort Hays St. (Def. Line/ Special Teams)

Linebackers’ coach Tom Matukewicz begins his second season at Northern Illinois and his 10th year as a member of Head Coach Jerry Kill’s coaching staff in 2009. In his first year in DeKalb, “Coach Tuke” was part of the defensive coaching staff which turned the Huskies’ into the number one scoring and total defense in the MAC, and one of the top 20 units in the country after ranking near the bottom of the league defensively in 2007. The Huskies boasted the second-most improved scoring defense in the nation in 2008 as they allowed 18.0 points per game, down from 30.8 the year before. NIU also led the league and ranked 17th nationally in total defense and was fifth in the country in pass defense. Matukewicz spent seven seasons at Southern Illinois with Kill from 2001-07. He was honored as the 2007 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Assistant Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association after helping turn the Salukis into one of the stingiest rushing defenses in the country. SIU held its opponents to a rushing average below 135 yards per game every year from 2002-07, as the Salukis had three of the top 10 rushing defenses in program history during that time. Matukewicz has coached an impressive group of student-athletes who excelled both on and off the field. In seven years at SIU, Matukewicz’s linebackers earned all-conference honors nine times, while five garnered all-academic recognition. Matukewicz’s pupils included Bart Scott, Royal Whitaker and Brandin Jordan. Scott earned All-America honors at SIU in 2001, and enters his eighth season in the National Football League in 2009, having moved from the Baltimore Ravens to the New York Jets

during the offseason. Whitaker started four seasons for Southern Illinois, and earned all-Gateway honors three times. Jordan, the Gateway Conference’s 2006 Newcomer of the Year, ranked third on the team in tackles in 2007, garnering second team all-conference accolades. That season, Jordan was joined on the AllGateway team by Chauncey Mixon; the team’s leading tackler earned Sports Network AllAmerica status. Matukewicz’s most prolific linebacking corps played in 2004, forming the heart of a defense that gave up only 101.7 rushing yards per game, led the nation in scoring defense and allowed just 13.2 points per game. His 2005 group was also notable, helping SIU rank 13th in the country in rushing defense. Before coaching at Southern Illinois, M a t u kew i c z c o a c h e d a t Emporia State, where he acted as the defensive line coach in addition to responsibilities as the marketing and promotions director. He has also made stops at Butler Country Community College, Coffeyville Community College and Pittsburg State, where he earned his master’s in sports management. A native of Silver L a ke , K a n . , M a tukewicz completed

PoSTSEaSon ExPEriEncE 2008 Independence Bowl (NIU, Asst. Coach) 2003-07 FCS Playoffs (SIU, Asst. Coach) EDUcaTion College B.A., Fort Hays State, 1997 M.S., Pittsburg State, 1998 High School Silver Lake (Kan.), 1992 PErSonal Birthdate Birthplace Hometown Family

August 8, 1973 St. Joseph, Mo. Silver Lake, Kansas Wife, Lenna, daughter Georgia (2).

his undergraduate work at Fort Hays State, receiving his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1997. Matukewicz and his, wife Lenna, have one daughter, Georgia (2).

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COACHING STAFF ASSISTANT COACHES

jeff PHELPS Defensive Line | Fourth Season Ball State (1998)

about PHELPS coacHing ExPEriEncE 2006- Northern Illinois • Defensive Line (2008-present) • Defensive Tackles (2006-07) 2003-05 Hillsdale (Defensive Line) 2000-02 DePauw (LBs/RBs) 1999 Ball State (Graduate Assistant)

The longest-tenured coach on the NIU football staff, Jeff Phelps enters his fourth year at Northern Illinois in 2009 and will coach the entire defensive line for the second straight year after concentrating on the tackles in his first two seasons with the Huskies. As the defensive line coach a year ago, Phelp worked with NIU career sacks leader Larry English, the MAC’s two-time Vern Smith Leadership Award winner and 2008 Defensive Player of the Year. English was selected by the San Diego Chargers with the 16th pick in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, becoming the highest draft choice in school history. Phelps was part of the Huskies’ defensive staff that engineered one of the largest turnarounds in the country a year ago, as Northern Illinois went from one of the worst defenses in the MAC in 2007 to the number one unit in the league in 2008. The Huskies boasted the second-most improved scoring defense in the nation in 2008 as they allowed 18.0 points per game, down from 30.8 the year before. NIU also led the league and ranked 17th nationally in total defense and was fifth in the country in pass defense. The Chicagoland native was one of two assistant coaches retained by new head coach Jerry Kill. In 2006, Phelps’ charges helped the NIU defense rank second in the Mid-American Conference against the run, allowing just 121.9 yards per game. Phelps has climbed the coaching ranks during his nine-year career. After initially serving one season as a graduate assistant at Ball State, his alma mater, in 1999, he moved on to Division III DePauw University in Indiana, where he coached the running backs for two seasons before moving over to work with the linebackers in 2002. During his time at DePauw, the Tigers claimed a share of the

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Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference crown in 2000 with a 6-4 overall record. In 2003, he moved from DePauw to Division II Hillsdale College in Michigan where he spent three campaigns as the defensive line coach. From there, he got the call to join the Huskie team. Phelps was familiar with NIU from his playing days as a four-year letterman and two-time All-MAC selection at Ball State. Phelps started the final 33 games of his career at outside linebacker and produced 277 tackles in 44 overall appearances while playing for head coaches Paul Schudel (1994) and Bill Lynch (1995-97). As a junior, he earned honorable mention all-league honors with 91 stops, 11 tackles for loss, seven quarterback sacks and five pass break ups. He also caused three fumbles and recovered four, two of which he ran back for touchdowns. Ball State won the MAC title that season, posted an 8-4 overall record and played in the 1996 Las Vegas Bowl. Following his senior season, Phelps was a second team All-MAC honoree after serving as a team captain. He was credited with 108 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and four sacks, including a careerhigh 13 stops versus eventual MAC champion Marshall. Phelps went to Ball State from CreteMonee High where he was a three-sport and seven-time letterman in football (2), wrestling (2) and track and field (3). He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Ball State in 1998. He is married to the former Tyla Turner of East Chicago, Ind.

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PoSTSEaSon ExPEriEncE 2008 Independence Bowl (NIU, Asst. Coach) 2006 Poinsettia Bowl (NIU, Asst. Coach) 1996 Las Vegas Bowl (Ball State, Player) Playing ExPEriEncE 1994-97 Ball State (Linebacker) EDUcaTion College B.S., Ball State, 1998 High School Crete-Monee (Ill.), 1994 PErSonal Birthdate Birthplace Hometown Family

Nov. 30, 1976 Chicago, Ill. University Park, Ill. Wife, the former Tyla Turner


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pat POORE Quarterbacks | Second Season Fort Hays State (1994)

One of seven assistants who came to Northern Illinois with head coach Jerry Kill from Southern Illinois, quarterbacks coach Pat Poore enters his 25th year as a collegiate coach in 2009. In his first season as a member of the Huskie coaching staff, Poore oversaw the development of redshirt freshmen quarterbacks Chandler Harnish and DeMarcus Grady, as NIU advanced to the Independence Bowl behind the youngsters. Harnish led the Huskies in both passing and rushing a year ago, completing 56 percent of his passes and accounting for nearly half of Northern Illinois’ offensive output. From 2003-07, Poore’s quarterbacks produced some of the most efficient attacks in the Football Championship Subdivision. Poore-coached quarterbacks finished 15th, second, 13th, seventh and third in the nation (FCS) in passing efficiency, and rewrote the SIU record book. In 2007, Poore apprentice Nick Hill led the best passing attack in Saluki history. Hill broke five single-season school records, posted a 4-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio, and ranked 18th nationally in total offense. Under Poore’s tutelage, he completed more than 70 percent of his passes in seven games, en route to earning a spot on the Sports Network All-America Team. Prior to Hill’s tenure at Southern Illinois, Poore coached 2004 Gateway Conference Player of the Year Joel Sambursky, who still holds three SIU records and is second to Hill in five other categories. Before joining Kill at Southern Illinois, Poore was an assistant coach at Central Oklahoma (1999-2000), Tarleton State (1997-1999) and Panhandle State (1995-96). He also served as head coach at Iowa Wesleyan (1994-95), where he previously worked as an assistant

coach from 1992-94. Poore’s extensive coaching career has also included stops at the Colorado School of Mines (1990-91) and the University of Chicago (1991-92), where he was on the coaching staff with current Huskie offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover. Poore started his coaching career at his alma mater, Fort Hays State University in Kansas. At FHSU, Poore coached defensive backs and special teams as a graduate assistant from

about POORE coacHing ExPEriEncE 2008- Northern Illinois (Quarterbacks) 2001-07 Southern Illinois (Quarterbacks) 1999-2000 Central Oklahoma (Asst. Coach) 1997-99 Tarleton State (Offensive Coord.) 1995-96 Panhandle St. (Offensive Coord.) 1992-95 Iowa Wesleyen • Head Coach (1994-95) • Offensive Coord. (1992-94) 1991-92 University of Chicago • Recruiting/Special Teams 1990-91 Colorado School of Mines • Def. Backs/Special Teams 1985-89 Fort Hays State • Offensive Coord. (1988-89) • Defensive Backs (1987-88) • Graduate Assistant (1985-86) PoSTSEaSon ExPEriEncE 2008 Independence Bowl (NIU, Asst. Coach) 2003-07 FCS Playoffs (SIU, Asst. Coach) Playing ExPEriEncE 1994-97 Fort Hays State (Defensive Back) EDUcaTion College B.S., Fort Hays State, 1984 M.S., Fort Hays State, 1986 High School Stockton (Kan.), 1980 PErSonal Birthdate Birthplace Hometown Family

July 25, 1962 Plainville, Kansas Stockton, Kansas Wife, Gwen, son Trevor (22) and daughter Taylor (20).

1985-86 while earning his master’s degree in physical education. After graduation, Poore continued to coach defensive backs, in addition to taking on the role of head baseball coach. A year later, he left baseball to become the football team’s offensive coordinator, a position he kept until 1989. In 1984, Poore earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Fort Hays State, where he wrapped up his playing career. As a defensive back, Poore earned first team NAIA District 10 honors, and was a four-year letterwinner who held the school record for interceptions. Poore and his wife, Gwen, the athletic director at Elgin High School, have two children, Trevor (22) and Taylor (20).

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robert REEvES Running Backs | Second Season Saginaw Valley State (1996)

about REEvES coacHing ExPEriEncE 2008- Northern Illinois (Running Backs) 2001-07 Southern Illinois (Running Backs) 1998-2000 Emporia State (Running Backs) 1996-98 Saginaw Valley State • Offensive G.A./Quarterbacks PoSTSEaSon ExPEriEncE 2008 Independence Bowl (NIU, Asst. Coach) 2003-07 FCS Playoffs (SIU, Asst. Coach)

Northern Illinois running backs coach Robert Reeves has been with head coach Jerry Kill as long as anyone on the staff, but not always as a coach. Reeves first encountered the firstyear Huskie helmsman at Saginaw Valley State in 1994, where Reeves was an All-American quarterback. In more recent history, Reeves has helped Kill develop some of the nation’s best rushing

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attacks. In seven years at Southern Illinois, Reeves’ running backs gained an average of 207.8 yards per game and 5.05 yards per carry. That team rushing success led to a host of individual accolades. Running backs coached by Reeves earned four All-America and eight all-conference awards. Reeves also coached two Gateway Conference Newcomers of the Year in Muhammad Abdulqaadir (2002) and Brandon Jacobs (2004). In 2004, SIU achieved the top rushing marks in school history. Led by two-time All-American and Walter Payton Award finalist Arkee Whitlock, and current New York Giant Brandon Jacobs, the Saluki ground attack produced 3,404 total yards and averaged 283.7 per game. Saluki running backs rushed for more than 3,000 yards in three other seasons (2002, ‘03, ‘06) under the instruction of Reeves, and totaled more than 18,000 yards during his seven-year tenure at SIU. Jacobs, who rushed for 992 yards with an average of 6.6 yards per carry in 2004, was drafted in the fourth round by the NFL’s New York Giants following that season. In 2005, he became the first Giants rookie since 1984 to rush for seven touchdowns in a year and he was a key cog in the team’s 2008 run to the Super Bowl title. Whitlock has also achieved success in the National Football League, as the Minnesota

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Playing ExPEriEncE 1991-95 Saginaw Valley St. (Quarterbacks) EDUcaTion College B.S., Saginaw Valley State, 1996 M.P.A., Saginaw Valley State, 2001 High School Saline (Mich.), 1991 PErSonal Birthdate Birthplace Hometown Family

Feb. 22, 1973 Saline, Mich. Saline, Mich. Wife, Angie, children Riley (4), Jackson and Addison (both 2).

Vikings signed him to a free agent contract in October of 2007. Reeves also coached SIU career rushing leader Tom Koutsos and Abdualqaadir, who rushed for over 250 yards three times in his career. Prior to his tenure at Southern Illinois, Reeves was the running backs coach at Emporia State under Kill (1999-2000), and served as a graduate assistant coach for quarterbacks at his alma mater, Saginaw Valley State (199698), where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration. As a player at SVSU, Reeves was a two-year starter at quarterback, and earned AllAmerica recognition in 1994. He was a twotime All-Midwest Intercollegiate Conference Team selection (1994-95). Rob and his wife, Angie have three children: Riley (4), and twins Jackson and Addison (2).


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jay SAWvEL Defensive Backs/Special Teams | Second Season Mount Union (1993)

about SAWvEL coacHing ExPEriEncE 2008- Northern Illinois (DBs/Spec. Teams) 2001-07 Southern Illinois (DBs/Spec. Teams) 1999-2000 Ferris State (DBs/Special Teams) 1996-99 Notre Dame (Grad. Asst.) 1994-95 Eastern Kentucky (Grad. Asst.)

It’s difficult to tell which of defensive backs coach/special team coordinator Jay Sawvel’s units were more impressive in his seven seasons at Southern Illinois. His defensive backs helped hold opposing offenses to just 18.5 points per game over seven seasons, while his special teams units included three All-Americans and 28 blocked punts. In 2007, both groups excelled as SIU’s 21 interceptions were the fourth-most in the nation (FCS) and included four by safety Clayton Johnson, who also ranked fourth on the team in tackles. As a group, the 2007 Saluki defensive backs accounted for 52.6 percent of the team’s total tackles, and included four of SIU’s top seven tacklers. The SIU special teams unit also shined under Sawvel in 2007. Led by All-American punter Scott Ravenesi, the Salukis ranked first in the Gateway Conference and seventh nationally in net punting. With All-American return specialist Craig Turner spearheading the attack, the SIU kick-off return group was also the best in the conference, and ranked sixth in the country. But 2007 wasn’t an unusually prosperous season for SIU’s special teams. Sawvel’s units blocked multiple punts in six of his seven years at SIU, including seven blocks in 2001. Equally impressive were the four touchdowns his group scored off punt blocks or returns in 2005. Defensive backs coached by Sawvel were an integral part of some of the best defenses in SIU history. In 2004, Southern Illinois led the nation in scoring defense, allowing just 13.2 points per game. That year, the Salukis intercepted 17 passes while allowing only 12 passing touchdowns and 202.7 yards per game through the air.

Prior to coaching at SIU, Sawvel served in the same positions at Ferris State (19992000), where FSU won the 1999 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship, and ranked first in the GLIAC in three defensive categories (total yards allowed, passing yards allowed and thirddown conversions against).

PoSTSEaSon ExPEriEncE 2008 Independence Bowl (NIU, Asst. Coach) 2003-07 FCS Playoffs (SIU, Asst. Coach) 1998 Gator Bowl (Notre Dame, GA) 1997 Independence Bowl (Notre Dame, GA) 1995-95 FCS Playoffs (EKU, GA) Playing ExPEriEncE 1989-93 Mount Union (Linebacker) EDUcaTion College High School

B.A., Mount Union, 1993 M.A., Eastern Kentucky, 1995 M.A., Notre Dame, 1997 Barnsville (Ohio), 1989

PErSonal Birthdate Birthplace Hometown Family

March 14, 1971 Barnsville, Ohio Barnsville, Ohio Wife, Jeannine, daughters Mackenzie (4) and Miranda (2).

For the 1997-98 season, Sawvel was a graduate assistant at Notre Dame, where he earned a master’s degree in administration. In South Bend, his responsibilities included working with defensive backs and special teams, as well as scouting and recruiting. Sawvel also earned a master’s degree at Eastern Kentucky, where he was a graduate assistant coach for the 1994-95 seasons. Sawvel did his undergraduate work and spent his playing career at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio. There, he earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management with minors in business administration, information systems and physical education. On the field, Sawvel was a three-year letterwinner and an allconference linebacker for Mount Union’s 1993 national championship team. Sawvel and his wife, Jeannine, have two daughters: Mackenzie (4) and Miranda (2).

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brad bRACHEAR

marc WEbEL

Defensive Graduate Assistant | Second Season Southern Illinois (2006)

Offensive Graduate Assistant | Second Season Southern Illinois (2005)

Brad Brachear enters his second season as a graduate assistant at Northern Illinois, working with the Huskie defense and specifically the NIU defensive backs. He is in his fourth season under NIU head coach Jerry Kill as Brachear served as a graduate assistant for two seasons at Southern Illinois. A member of the first American Football Coaches Association/NCAA Football Coaches Academy, Brachear graduated from Southern Illinois in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. He is pursuing a master’s degree in sport management from Northern Illinois. Brachear also played for Kill at SIU where he was a four-year letterwinner as a defensive back from 2002-05. He was part of the 2004 Saluki defense that led the nation in scoring defense, allowing opponents just 13.2 points per game, and held opposing offenses to only 202.7 passing yards per game. With Brachear’s contributions, the 2003 pass defense allowed opponents only 194.2 yards per game in the air and 306.6 yards per game overall. The Harrisburg, Ill. native and Harrisburg High School graduate is married to the former Linza Scott.

nate GRIFFIN

Marc Webel is in his second season as a graduate assistant coach at Northern Illinois, but has been working with head coach Jerry Kill since 2001. Webel, who will work primarily with offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover and the offensive line again this year, played center and guard on Kill's 2001-03 Southern Illinois teams. For the 2004-05 seasons, Webel served as a volunteer assistant coach at SIU, where he was responsible for running practice drills, breaking down video and assisting with daily operations of practice. During those seasons, Webel was also an academic advisor for the studentathletes, a role in which he monitored student academic performance and provided tutoring for students in need. After graduating magna cum laude from SIU with a bachelor's degree in education, Webel pursued his master's degree in Carbondale while working as a graduate assistant with the football team. As the assistant to the offensive coordinator, Webel broke down film of the Salukis and their opponents and created scouting reports on both, all while continuing his academic advising duties and helping with recruiting. Webel is currently pursuing his master’s degree in sport studies from SIU, with an anticipated graduation in summer 2009. The Cropsey, Ill. native is married to the former Amber Britton.

football SuPPORT STAFF Video Graduate Assistant | Second Season Idaho (2004) Nate Griffin enters his second season as a graduate assistant for the Huskies. Griffin is the primary video coordinator for Northern Illinois, and brings considerable technical and computer expertise to the NIU football program. Prior to arriving in DeKalb, Griffin was an offensive graduate assistant at Northern Colorado. With the Bears, Griffin assisted with wide receivers, was in charge of video coordination, and was responsible for volunteers. Griffin studied communication at the University of Idaho, where he played fullback for three seasons, lettering in 2000. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Idaho in 2004. Born in Ft. Collins, Colo., the Wellington, Colo. native graduated from Poudre High School and now lives in DeKalb with his wife, Amy. He is pursuing a master’s degree in communications at NIU.

NICK DEUEL

Student Asst. - Video

JULIE EDWArDS Football Secretary

CHAD PEArSON Asst. Director, Sports Performance

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JOYCE JAmES Football Secretary

JEFF SISSON Associate Director, Athletic Training


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eric KLEIN

alvy ARmSTRONG

Director of Sports Performance | Second Season Carleton College (1993)

Equipment Manager | First Season Youngstown State (1996)

In his second season as Northern Illinois’ Director of Sports Performance, Eric Klein is in his 15th year working with studentathletes in the area of strength and conditioning. In addition, Klein spent several years as a football and track and field coach. At NIU, Klein oversees the Sports Performance for all 17 sports programs, directing a staff of four from the two-year-old Strength and Conditioning Center in the Jeffrey and Kimberly Yordon Center. Klein has worked with current Huskie head football coach Jerry Kill since 1994, including seven years at Southern Illinois. In Carbondale, Klein designed the strength programs for the five-time Missouri Valley Conference Champion Saluki men's basketball team and the threetime Gateway Conference Champion football program. Klein also helped design a new strength and conditioning center at SIU's TrouttWittmann Center. Before taking on the responsibilities of the Saluki strength and conditioning program, Klein served as the defensive line coach for the SIU football team (2000-01). Prior to his time at SIU, Klein served alongside Kill at Emporia State as the school's strength and conditioning and defensive line coach (1999-2000). In addition to overseeing the strength training of the football team, Klein designed and implemented a program for the women's basketball team and consulted with both the volleyball and softball coaches on their strength and conditioning regimens. His time at Emporia State included a collaboration on the development of a new weight room facility. Klein began his coaching career at Saginaw Valley State (Mich.). From 1994-99, he designed and created the strength and conditioning program, and served as an assistant coach for both the football coacHing ExPEriEncE and track and field 2008- Northern Illinois (Sports Perform.) teams. 2000-07 Southern Illinois A member of the • Head Strength & Cond. (2001-07) National Strength • Strength & Cond./Def. Line and Conditioning (2000-01) Association, USA 1999-2000 Emporia State (Strength & Cond./ Weightlifting and the Defensive Line) National Association 1994-99 Saginaw Valley State (Strength & of Speed and Cond./Asst. Football Coach/ Explosion, Klein is Asst. Track & Field Coach c e r t i f i e d by e a c h organization. He is EDUcaTion also a member of the College B.A., Carleton College, 1993 Collegiate Strength M.Ed., Emporia State, 2000 a nd Conditioning High School Apple Valley (Minn.), 1989 Coaches Association. Klein earned his master's degree in physical education from Emporia State in 2000. He played football and ran track at Carleton College (Minn.), where he earned a bachelor's degree in English in 1993. Klein is married to the former Allison Temple.

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The newest member of the Northern Illinois football staff is equipment manager Alvy Armstrong, who joined the Huskies in July and assumed responsibility for equipment operations at the Yordon Center. Armstrong orders, maintains and distributes Northern Illinois’ football equipment and gear, oversees the transportation of equipment to away games and directs the student equipment staff. He came to NIU after six years at Southern Illinois, where he was the coordinator of equipment for all 16 SIU varsity sports programs. At SIU, he helped design the equipment room currently under construction and helped secure a football apparel sponsorship. He reorganized the equipment room and installed a computer tracking system. Prior to going to SIU, Armstrong served as assistant equipment manager at his alma mater, Youngstown State, for seven years. Beginning in 1990, he went from student manager, to head student manager to assistant equipment manager, before leaving for SIU in 2002. While at YSU, he worked the Washington Redskins’ training camp as an equipment intern in 1993. Armstrong earned his bachelor’s degree in human performance/ exercise science from Youngstown State and has been a certified member of the American Equipment Managers since 2001.

adam CLARK

Director of Football Operations | Second Season Pittsburg State (2004) Kansas native Adam Clark is in his second season at Northern Illinois where he serves as the Director of Football Operations for head coach Jerry Kill and the Huskie program. In his first year at NIU, Clark handled the logistics for Northern Illinois’ trip to the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La. Clark is responsible for team travel and meals, game day operations, lettermen correspondence, and a myriad of other organizational and operational assignments. He also assists recruiting coordinator P.J. Fleck and is a liaison with the compliance and media relations offices. During the summer months, Clark coordinates the Huskie Football Camps. Clark began his career in 2005 at Texas A&M University, where he served as assistant to the director of football operations. While working with Aggie Football he supervised team meals, buses, hotels, and practice security, and helped the team on its trips to the 2006 Pacific Life Holiday Bowl and the 2007 Valero Alamo Bowl. Clark graduated from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in business management. While at PSU he played on the Gorillas' baseball team for two seasons. Prior to his stint in College Station, Clark resided in his hometown of Frontenac, Kansas.

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robert COLLINS

Deputy Ath. Director/Sport Administrator | 21st Season Tennessee State (1971) A cornerstone in the Northern Illinois Athletics Department as both a coach and administrator for more than 20 years, Robert Collins enters his 21st year as a Huskie and his 18th as an administrator in 2009. Collins, who has served as Deputy Athletics Director for the past two years, is responsible for the oversight of the day-to-day operations of football, men’s basketball and softball, and oversees the Huskies’ student-athlete well-being units, which include sports performance, athletic training, sports psychology, judicial affairs, housing and athletic equipment. Selected as the Senior Associate Athletic Director of the Year by the All-American Football Foundation in 2006, Collins has an extensive teaching background as he spent 15 years in the Chicago Board of Education as a physical education teacher and coach at Calumet High School (1977-79) and Robeson High School (1980-86). Collins was named the 1984 District 2 Coach of the Year and was later inducted into the Chicago Public School Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. Following his stint at Robeson, Collins served as an assistant basketball coach at Northern Illinois from 1986-89. He then returned to Chicago where he was an assistant basketball coach at DePaul, where he helped recruit the No. 5 and No. 12 ranked recruiting classes in the country. A 1971 graduate of Tennessee State University, Collins received his master’s degree from National-Louis University in 1984. He is married to the former Kitty Sanders and has three children, Dori, Paige and Bobby.

kammy POWELL

Athletic Trainer | Sixth Season Aquinas College (2001) Kammy Powell enters her sixth season as an assistant athletic trainer for Northern Illinois and is in her second season as the primary trainer for Huskie football. In that role, Powell is responsible for the sports medicine operations at each practice and game. Powell, a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, evaluates athletic injuries and directs student-athletes in their rehabilitation efforts. Prior to joining the Huskie football staff, Powell worked with Northern Illinois' women's gymnastics team. From 2001 to 2003, Powell worked as an athletic trainer for Orthopedic Associates of Grand Rapids, Mich. While in Michigan, she assisted with physical therapy and patient care, designed exercise protocols, performed manual therapy techniques, and instructed therapeutic exercise. Powell studied athletic training from 1997-2001 at Aquinas College in

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Grand Rapids. As a member of the Saints' track and field team, she was a two-time Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference All-Academic team member. Powell spent much of her time at Aquinas as a student trainer, where she was the head student trainer for the women's varsity and men's junior varsity basketball teams, men's and women's tennis, men's soccer and track and field teams. In addition to her NATA certification, Powell is a member of the Great Lakes Trainers Association, Aquatic Exercise Association and is first aid and CPR certified.

francine ST. CLAIR

Sr. Assoc. Athletic Director/Academics | Fifth Season Chicago State Francine St. Clair enters her third year as the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Academic Support Services at Northern Illinois, and is in her fifth year on the DeKalb campus. St. Clair boasts more than 25 years of administrative and supervisory experience in business and intercollegiate athletics. Some of her key accomplishments include constructing, implementing and directing academic support programming for an NCAA Division I institution, developing and teaching an academic and NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills course and establishing a recruiting compliance monitoring system. In her current role as Director of NIU’s Student-Athlete Academic Support Services unit, St. Clair supervises the delivery, development and identification of academic support resources for the Huskies’ 400-plus student-athletes. Her duties include assessment and prescription of specific services that meet the special academic needs of NIU student-athletes to ensure that they have all the necessary tools to earn a degree from Northern Illinois University. St. Clair, a native Chicagoan, has also made other stops in the field of athletic administration at the University of Minnesota (Assistant Director of Academic Counseling; September 2002-04), Ohio State University (Athletic Academic Counselor; August 2000-02), the University of Iowa (Assistant Director of Student Academic Services; August 1993-June 1995) and Wright State University (Assistant to the Athletics Director for Student Services/Compliance; August 1990-August 1993). She began her career in intercollegiate athletics as a basketball coach at two schools in the state of Illinois, serving as the head women’s basketball coach at both her alma mater, Chicago State (1985-87) and at Illinois-Chicago (1987-90). St. Clair was also the Primary Women’s Athletic Administrator at CSU during her time as the women’s basketball mentor. St. Clair earned her bachelor’s degree in K-12 physical education from Chicago State, and a master’s degree in athletic administration from UIC.


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eddie AdAmSKI

C | 6-3 | 284 | Sr.-RS | 3L Kildeer, Ill. | Carmel

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Member of the Rimington Award watch list (nation’s best center). Member of Coach Kill’s Leadership Council. 2008: Earned second team All-MAC honors from Phil Steele’s Magazine and third team accolades from the conference. Three-year starter at center with 37 career starts who was named the Huskies’ offensive lineman of the week three times. Played his best football of the year in October and November, according to offensive line coach Matt Limegrover. Earned a season-high 89 percent grade with three bonus blocks versus Bowling Green (10-25) and followed that with an 88 percent mark at Ball State (11-5), garnering team offensive lineman of the week honors for both performances. Earned a 70plus percent grade in the WMU (9-6) game with a 90-plus percent efficiency rating. The offensive line led the way to 224 rushing yards and three TDs against Kent State (11-18). Named team’s o-lineman of the week after the Minnesota game (8-30). Offensive line notched its three best performances in the Toledo (10-18), Bowling Green and Ball State games with season-high collective grades of 81, 86 and 81, respectively. Quarterback of the Huskie offensive line who calls all the line signals. NIU averaged 171.2 rushing yards per game to rank 36th in the country and third in the league. Huskies did not give up a sack in seven games, and put up 339 yards of total offense against Louisiana Tech (12-28) in the Independence Bowl. 2007: Starting center for the second straight season. Played and started all 12 games, calling signals for the Huskies’ offensive line. Graded out at 81.4 percent on the season to rank first on the team. Competed at 85 percent at Navy (11-17). Recorded an 85 percent grade vs. SIU (98) Graded at over 80 percent eight times on the season. Helped lead the way for NIU’s ninth straight 1,000-yard rusher and was responsible for pass protection on 378 passing attempts. 2006: Scripps Freshman All-America honoree by the Football Writers Association of America. Honorable mention Freshman All-American by The Sporting News. Started 12 games at center, including the Poinsettia Bowl. Anchored line that produced MAC’s second-ranked rushing and total offense and third-best scoring attack. Totaled 43 knockdown blocks and ranked second on team with 10 flatbacks. Graded at 86 percent or better in all games and had four or more knockdown blocks in six contests. Recorded 91 percent grade and had six knockdown blocks in collegiate debut at Ohio State (9-2). Graded at 94 percent and racked up six knockdowns and three flatbacks against Buffalo (9-16). Totaled eight knockdowns and four flatbacks at Ball State (930). Recorded season-high 95 percent grade and five knockdowns at Eastern Michigan (11-24). Missed the Iowa (10-28) game to injury. 2005: Redshirted. High School: Consensus all-state selection, listed among “Five to Watch” in 2005 class by the Daily Herald and called “one of the best in the area” by the Chicago Sun-Times. Named team captain and Most Valuable Offensive Lineman, first team All-East Suburban Catholic Conference, Special Mention Chicago Sun-Times All-Area, first team Daily Herald Lake County All-Area, special mention Champaign NewsGazette All-State, special mention Chicago Tribune All-State, and first-team Illinois High School Football Coaches Association All-State on Class 6A state playoff qualifier as a senior. Tabbed on preseason Chicago Sun-Times Top 100 Area Player and Chicago Tribune league Player to Watch lists entering his senior year. Recorded 27 tackles and one fumble recovery as a defensive tackle and played offensive

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guard and long snapper in his final season. Starting center helped lead 4,000-yard rushing attack on 14-0 Class 6A state champion as a junior. Two-time football letterwinner. Personal: Born Oct. 4, 1986. Engineering technology major and Huskie Scholar holds a 3.01 GPA. Outdoor enthusiast who enjoys fishing, boating and hunting.

justin AndErSon

TB | 6-0 | 234 | Sr.-RS | 3L Chicago, Ill. | Steinmetz

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2008: Starting tailback for the opening two games of the season, at Minnesota (8-30) and at Western Michigan (9-6). Appeared in all 13 games. Ranked fourth on the team in rushing with 209 yards on 53 carries for a 3.9 yards per carry average. Had a season-high 13 carries, led the Huskies with 34 rushing yards and scored the Huskies’ first touchdown of the season against the Golden Gophers. Tallied a season-best 42 yards on seven attempts, including a 25 yard burst against Indiana State (9-20). Ran the ball seven times, collecting 37 yards and scoring his second touchdown of the year in the Eastern Michigan game (9-27). Totaled 37 yards against Toledo (10-18) on six attempts. Rushed four times for 31 yards, a 7.75 yards per carry average, at Ball State (11-5). 2007: A second team All-MAC selection after recording the ninth consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season by a Huskie tailback. Named a sophomore All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com and a second team All-MAC choice by Phil Steele. Ranked fourth in the MAC and 27th nationally with 103.75 rushing yards per game. Named the Huskies’ offensive MVP for 2007. Set a NIU record for running backs with 45 receptions and caught passes in 10 consecutive games. Averaged 125.67 all-purpose yards per game to rank eighth in the MAC while placing 15th with 5.50 points per game and tying for 15th with 3.75 receptions per contest. Accounted for 39 percent of NIU’s touchdowns with 11 and totaled 29 percent of the team’s scoring. Averaged 120.4 rushing yards per game versus MAC competition. Tied the school’s seventh-highest 100-yard game total with seven and surpassed the 130-yard mark in each of his first five starts after becoming the starting tailback in game three. Totaled 1,245 rushing yards on 274 carries with eight touchdowns and caught 45 passes for 263 yards and three scores on the year. Rushing total ranks 12th on NIU’s all-time list, while his 274 carries is eighth. Injured in the first quarter of the season finale versus Ball State and missed most of the game. Caught five passes for 27 yards in the season opener against Iowa (9-1). Scored three touchdowns (two receiving and one rushing) while catching eight passes for 87 yards and rushing 21 times for 78 yards vs. Southern Illinois (9-8). Recorded his first 100-yard rushing game with 168 yards


2009 HUSKIES PLAYER PROFILES on 28 carries with one touchdown while adding six catches for 45 yards vs. Eastern Michigan (9-15). Amassed 167 rushing yards on 35 carries with a one-yard touchdown run at Idaho (9-22). Totaled 157 yards on 28 attempts and caught three passes for 13 yards at Central Michigan (9-29). Rushed 29 times for 163 yards with two touchdowns, including a 39-yard scamper, at Temple (10-6). Racked up 132 rushing yards with a season-long carry of 52 yards, and added six receptions for 30 yards against Western Michigan (10-13). Carried 24 times for 116 yards and one touchdown at Toledo (10-27). Rushed for 98 yards on 19 carries with one touchdown and added four catches for 27 yards and a 16-yard score through the air vs. Kent State (11-10). Recorded 140 rushing yards on a season-high 39 carries with one touchdown and caught seven passes for 36 yards at Navy (11-17). 2006: Played in 11 games as reserve running back and on special teams. Team’s third-leading rusher with 117 yards on 25 carries with one touchdown. Made collegiate debut at Ohio State (9-2). Carried six times for 53 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown, vs. Indiana State (9-23). Gained 53 yards on 10 rushing attempts at Eastern Michigan (11-24). 2005: Redshirted. High School: Ranked No. 29 among Illinois prospects, No. 65 nationally and was a three-star recruit by Rivals.com. Entered his last season at No. 67 among Midwest Top 100 Players by The Sporting News, and No. 80 among Midwest Hot 100 by Score.com. Four-year option quarterback produced 4,225 yards of total offense and 58 touchdowns during his career. Team MVP, first team Chicago Public League All-Section, and second team Chicago Sun-Times All-Public League as a senior. Rushed for 840 yards (8.7 avg.) and 12 TDs on 97 carries for Class 8A playoff qualifier during senior season. Entered final campaign as Chicago Sun-Times Top 100 Area Player.. Listed No. 18 among Top 30 Junior Prospects by Chicago Sun-Times following selection as team MVP, frst team all-section, first team Chicago SunTimes All-Public League and special mention all-area during junior year. Totaled 1,541 yards of total offense and 26 TDs, including 1,288 rushing yards and 18 TDs on 9-2 league champ and playoff team that year. Set school record with a 92-yard rush as a junior. Rushed for 922 yards and nine TDs for 12-1 team as a sophomore. Earned four football letters and one in basketball. Personal: Born July 4, 1986. General studies major.

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TE | 6-4 | 240 | Jr.-RS | 1L Bourbonnais, Ill. | Bishop McNamara 2008: Appeared in the Kent State game as a member of special teams. 2007: Started seven of 10 games in which he played. Started the Huskie Stadium opener vs. SIU (9-8). Caught one pass for nine yards vs. Ball State (11-24), his only catch of the year. Started consecutive games against Toledo (10-17), Kent State (11-10) and Navy (11-17). Moved up the depth chart as injuries hit the tight end position. 2006: Redshirted. High School: First team Catholic League All-White Division, honorable mention Kankakee Daily Journal All-Area, and Illinois Football Coaches Association Academic All-State as a senior. Caught 22 passes for 340 yards (15.5 avg.) and six touchdowns while adding 30 tackles, 10 pass deflections, and seven sacks as defensive end on 9-3 conference champion and Class 5A playoff qualifier during his senior season. Entered senior campaign on preseason Chicago Sun-Times league Top Five Players and Area Top 100 Players lists. Had 20 receptions for 280 yards (14.0 avg.) and seven TDs on playoff qualifier as a junior. National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar, and Honor Roll student. Personal: Born Sept. 4, 1987. Accountancy major with a 3.349 GPA is a Huskie Scholar. Son of Dave and Cheryl Beckner.

brandon bIcE

DE | 6-4 | 250 | Sr.-RS | 2L McCook, Ill. | Lyons Township

Rushing Year g/gs 2006 11/0 2007 12/10 2008 13/2 Career 36/12

no. 25 274 53 352

Yds. 117 1245 209 1571

Avg. 4.7 4.5 3.9 4.4

TD 1 8 2 11

Lg 16 52 25 52

Yds/gm 10.6 103.8 16.1 43.6

RECEiVing Year g/gs 2007 12/10 2008 13/2 Career 36/12

Rec. 45 0 45

Yds. 263 0 263

Avg. 5.8 0 5.8

TD 3 0 3

Lg 23 0 23

Yds/gm 21.9 0 7.3

CAREER highs Rushing Attempts: 39, at Navy, 11-17-07 Rushing Yards: 168, vs. Eastern Michigan, 9-15-07 Rushing TDs: 2, at Temple, 10-6-07 Long Run: 52, vs. Western Michigan, 10-13-07 Catches: 8, vs. Southern Illinois, 9-8-07 Receiving Yards: 87, vs. Southern Illinois, 9-8-07 Receiving TDs: 2, vs. Southern Illinois, 9-8-07 Long Catch: 23, vs. Southern Illinois, 9-8-07

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Member of Coach Kill’s Leadership Council. 2008: Third team All-MAC honoree appeared in all 13 games, starting against Navy (11-25). Ranked second on the team and fifth in the MAC with 6.5 sacks. Leads all NIU returning players and ranked 10th in the MAC in tackles for loss with 12. Broke up three passes. Made 22 total stops, 15 solo, to rank fourth among Huskie defensive lineman. Ranked third on the team and led the defensive line with a season-high five stops, four for loss, against Indiana State (9-20). Made four tackles with two for loss, including one sack, against Central Michigan (1112). Tallied four tackles with one sack and one pass break up against Miami (10-11), earning NIU defensive lineman of the week honors. Recorded three tackles with one-and-a-half sacks against Louisiana Tech (12-28) in the Independence Bowl. Totaled four tackles, two for loss, against Central Michigan (11-12). 2007: Started 11 games at defensive end and made 38 total tackles. Tallied 14 solo stops on the year. Ranked third among defensive linemen in tackles. Named MAC West Defensive Player of the Week after recording career-highs of eight tackles, two tackles for loss and one-and-a-half sacks vs. Kent State (11-10). Recognized on the Academic All-MAC Team. Led Huskie defensive linemen with four pass break-ups. Totaled six tackles vs. Eastern Michigan (9-15). Recorded seven stops vs. Western Michigan (10-13). Had two pass break-ups vs. both Southern Illinois (9-8) and Temple (10-6).

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darnell boldIng

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DE| 6-2 | 224 | Jr.-RS | Sq Washington, D.C. | Bowie | Coffeyville C.C.

2008: Did not appear in any games, while playing linebacker. Before NIU: Redshirted his only season at Coffeyville Community College in 2007. High School: Earned all-conference first team and all-area second team honors as a senior at Bowie High School. Maryland County Newspapers’ All-County second team member made 97 tackles (63 solo), recorded three sacks and forced three fumbles in his final season with the Bulldogs. Received Big School All-State honorable mention accolades from MDVarsity.com. Personal: Born July 16, 1987 in Washington D.C. Son of Robin Morris and James Bolding. Admires Ray Lewis. General studies major.

me’co brown

TB | 5-7 | 185 | So. | 1L Moss Point, Miss. | Moss Point 2006: Appeared in three games. Totaled four tackles, including two for loss, and one sack. Made collegiate debut at Ohio State (9-2). Recorded tackle for loss against Ohio (9-9). Registered first collegiate sack in two-tackle outing against Buffalo (9-16). 2005: Redshirted. High School: Team captain, first team West Suburban Conference All-Silver Division, first team Suburban Life All-Area, special mention Chicago Sun-Times All-Area, and first team Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Class 8A All-State at OLB as a senior. Totaled 72 tackles, a school-record 14 sacks, and three fumble recoveries on 8-3 playoff qualifier during his senior season. Entered senior campaign on Chicago Tribune Top 100 Area Player list. Racked up 171 career tackles. First team West Suburban Conference All-Silver Division and first team Suburban Life All-Area on playoff team as a junior. Earned first letter on 7-3 playoff qualifier as a sophomore. Three-time football letterwinner. Eight-semester Honor Roll student. Personal: Born Dec. 26, 1986 in LaGrange, Ill. Biology major and Huskie Scholar has a 3.202 GPA. Son of Barry and Patricia Bice. Fan of Julius Peppers. Enjoys playing video games in his spare time.

bice’s career STATS Year 2006 2007 2008 Career

g/gs solo Assist Total TFL-Yds. sk.-Yds. FF/FR int/PBu 3/0 4 0 4 2-6 1-1 0/0 0/0 11/11 14 24 38 2.5-15 1.5-12 0/0 0/4 13/1 15 7 22 12-43 6.5-33 0/0 0/3 27/12 33 31 64 16.5-64 9-46 0/0 0/7

CAREER highs Tackles: 8, vs. Kent State, 11-10-07 TFLs: 4, vs. Indiana State, 9-20-08 sacks: 1.5, twice, last vs. Louisiana Tech (Independence Bowl), 12-28-08

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2008: Led NIU tailbacks in rushing with 510 yards on 110 carries. Had the team’s top rushing total in three games: Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Miami (OH). Named team offensive skills player of the week three times (EMU, Miami, BGSU). Ran for more than 100 yards twice. Named team’s freshman of the year. Set a career-high with 123 yards on 16 carries against the RedHawks (10-11). Also caught one pass for four yards and return two punts for 33 yards for a total of 160 all-purpose yards in that game. Ran 17 times for 111 yards, returned one kickoff for 17 yards, and scored the Huskies’ opening touchdown on a 26-yard scamper at Eastern Michigan (9-27). Totaled 128 all-purpose yards against the Eagles, one of seven 100-plus all-purpose yard games. Rushed for 95 yards on 20 carries against Bowling Green (10-25). Opened the Western Michigan game (9-6) with a 26-yard touchdown burst on the game’s first drive. Ran for 54 yards on 13 carries, caught one pass for 13 yards, and returned three kicks 38 yards to total 105 all-purpose yards against the Broncos. Tied an NIU record with 185 kickoff return yards, including a career record 44yard return, at Ball State (11-5). Carried the ball at least once in all 13 games, and made one catch in five different contests. Had team-highs in kickoff returns (23), kickoff return yards (492), punt returns (nine), and punt return yards (71). High School: Member of the Mississippi All-Star Classic Team. Named the 2007 Class 4A Region 7 Most Valuable Player. As a senior, rushed for 1,331 yards, tallied 317 receiving yards and scored 20 touchdowns. Earned Mississippi Coaches Association second team All-State recognition as a junior, when he gained over 2,400 all-purpose yards and scored 18 touchdowns. Honored as the 2006 Class 5A Region 4 Player of the Year. Scored five career touchdowns on punt returns. Helped the Tigers go 12-2 and advance to the Mississippi Class 4A State semifinals, where the team lost in the final minute to eventual champion Laurel. Tigers also made the state playoffs during his junior season. Personal: Born Jan. 31, 1989 in Dayton, Ohio. Son of Cassandra


2009 HUSKIES PLAYER PROFILES conference status his junior season. Played under Ben Dalton, and also played basketball under coach Ryan Webber for the Tigers. Personal: Born Oct. 5, 1989. Son of Stephanie and Dwight Bond. Victory Scholar owns a 3.8 GPA. Majoring in biology. Aspires to be a chiropractor.

phil brown

Brown and James Hill. Undecided major. Enjoys watching soccer. Admires Reggie Bush, Devin Hester, Adrian Peterson, Barry Sanders, and Walter Payton.

brown’s career STATS Rushing Year g/gs 2008 13/6

no. 110

Yds. 510

Avg. 4.6

TD 2

Lg 36

Yds/gm 39.2

RECEiVing Year g/gs 2008 13/6

Rec. 5

Yds. 37

Avg. 7.4

TD 0

Lg 13

Yds/gm 2.8

KiCKoFF RETuRns Year g/gs no. 2008 13/6 23

Yds. 492

Avg. 21.4

TD 0

Lg 44

PunT RETuRns Year g/gs 2008 13/6

no. 9

Yds. 71

Avg. 7.9

TD 0

Lg 19

ALL PuRPosE Year g/gs 2008 13/6

Rush 510

Rcv. 37

PR 71

KR 492

Total 1,110

Yds/gm 85.4

CAREER highs Rushing Attempts: 20, vs. Bowling Green, 10-25-08 Rushing Yards: 123, vs. Miami (Ohio), 10-11-08 Rushing TDs: 1, twice, last at Eastern Michigan, 9-27-08 Long gain: 36, vs. Miami (Ohio), 10-11-08 Catches: 1, 5 times, last vs. Louisiana Tech (Independence Bowl), 12-28-08 Receiving Yards: 13, at Western Michigan, 9-6-08 Long gain: 13, at Western Michigan, 9-6-08 Long Kickoff Return: 44, at Ball State, 11-5-08 Long Punt Return: 19, vs. Miami (Ohio), 10-11-08

travis bond

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2008: Appeared in nine games as a reserve linebacker and on special teams. Made one solo tackle on a punt return against Western Michigan (9-6). Had one assisted stop against Indiana State (9-20). 2007: Played 11 games and started at weakside linebacker against Central Michigan (9-29) and Kent State (11-10). Ranked 12th on the team with 38 tackles, 23 solo. Recorded a tackle for loss in the Central Michigan game. Made eight tackles, six solo, in that contest. Registered a season-best nine tackles with six solo at Toledo (10-27). Had five stops at Wisconsin (10-20). Credited with four solo tackles at Idaho (9-22). 2006: Injured in the spring game and redshirted the season. 2005: Played in 10 games and made three starts. One of four true freshmen to letter. Totaled 51 tackles. Made collegiate debut with four tackles and a fumble recovery at Michigan (9-3). Totaled eight tackles, one for loss, vs. Akron (9-24). Made first career start vs. Miami (10-5). Registered four tackles, one for loss, vs. Kent State (10-22). Racked up six stops in the Ball State (10-29) game. Recorded six tackles at Central Michigan (11-5). Amassed nine tackles and forced a fumble vs. Toledo (11-16). Intercepted a pass and made a career-high 10 tackles vs. Akron in the MAC Championship Game (12-1). High School: Listed as a three-star recruit, No. 28 among state’s postseason prospects and No. 46 in the nation at outside linebacker by Rivals.com. Selected team captain and first team Chicago Public League All-Section on 12-1 conference champion and Class 7A state playoff semifinalist as a senior. Named to City-Suburban All-Star Game following his senior campaign. Entered senior season on Chicago Sun-Times Top Area 100 Players list and All-Public League Defense. Won team Most Improved Award and first team All-Section honors on league titlist and state quarterfinalist as a junior. Earned three letters in football after transferring from St. Rita. Personal: Born Feb. 20, 1987. Son of Dwight and Shellie Brown. Communication studies major. Ray Lewis fan. Hobbies include playing basketball.

brown’s career STATS Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career

g/gs solo Assist Total TFL-Yds. sk.-Yds. FF/FR int/PBu 10/3 31 20 51 2-8 0-0 0/1 1/1 Redshirt 11/2 23 15 38 1-1 0-0 0/0 0/0 9/0 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0/0 0/0 30/5 55 36 91 3-9 0-0 0/1 1/1

CAREER highs Tackles: 10, vs. Akron (MAC Championship), 12-1-05 TFLs: 1, three times, last at Central Michigan, 9-29-07 interceptions: 1, vs. Akron (MAC Championship), 12-1-05

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david bryAnT

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S | 5-11 | 210 | Sr.-RS | 3L St. Louis, Mo. | Ladue Horton Watkins

Member of Coach Kill’s Leadership Council. 2008: Paced the MAC’s top defensive unit with a team-high 83 tackles, including 46 unassisted. Recorded single-season career-highs in solo tackles (46), assists (37), total tackles (83), tackles for loss (2) and forced fumbles (3). Led the Huskies in tackles four times: at Minnesota (8-30), at Western Michigan (9-6), vs. Miami (OH) (10-11), and vs. Navy (11-25). Ended the regular season with a career-best 12 tackles against the Midshipmen, with a season-high 10 assisted tackles and one forced fumble. Had nine tackles each against Miami and Central Michigan (11-12). Totaled five tackles, one for loss, forced one fumble and broke up a pass against Indiana State (9-20). Recorded eight tackles, including six solo stops, at Western Michigan (9-6). Had seven tackles and forced one fumble at Minnesota. Tallied seven stops, including one tackle for loss at Ball State (11-5). 2007: Moved to running back in the spring after spending 2006 on the defensive side of the ball. Played seven games as primary backup to Justin Anderson. Ranked second on the team with 245 yards, 62 carries, and two rushing touchdowns. Made five receptions for 34 yards, all against Ball State (11-24). Had career-highs of 28 carries and 110 yards in the win over Kent State (11-10). Totaled 54 yards on six carries for a 9.0 yards-per-carry average at Toledo (10-27). Scored one touchdown on a four-yard run and had a career-long 38-yard burst in that game. Rushed for 37 yards and scored on a two-yard touchdown run vs. Ball State (11-24). Ran for 39 yards on seven attempts at Central Michigan (9-29). 2006: Played all 13 games and made one start while playing linebacker and on special teams. Totaled 10 tackles and one pass break up on the season. Made collegiate debut and recorded two stops at Ohio State (9-2). Credited with two tackles against Buffalo (9-16). Made first collegiate start and collected three tackles and one pass break up vs. Indiana State (9-23). Made two stops vs. Central Michigan (11-17). Recorded one tackle vs. TCU in the Poinsettia Bowl (12-19). 2005: Redshirted. High School: Team captain, team Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year Award recipient, first team All-Suburban East Conference at both running back and linebacker, second team St. Louis Post-Dispatch AllMetro at linebacker, third team Missouri Football Coaches Association Class 4 All-State at running back, and Missouri Sportswriters Association first team Class 4 All-State at linebacker as a senior. Led team with 1,012 rushing yards, 19 touchdowns and 127 tackles while recording two interceptions for 32 yards and punting three times for 81 yards on a 9-1 squad during his senior season. Totaled 1,755 rushing yards and 275 tackles as an upperclassman. First team All-Suburban East Conference at linebacker with 148 tackles and seven sacks on 13-1 state runner-up as a junior. Lettered three times in football and four times in track. Member of state track championship team as a sophomore and state runner-up squad as a junior. Personal: Born August 7, 1987 in St. Louis. Communication studies major. Uncle, Henry Jones, was an All-Big Ten safety at Illinois who went on to a 12-year NFL career with the Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons that included an All-Pro selection in 1992 and Super Bowl appearances in each of his first three seasons. Fan of Jim Brown.

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DEFEnsE Year 2006 2007 2008 Career

g/gs solo Assist Total TFL-Yds. sk.-Yds. FF/FR int/PBu 13/1 4 3 7 0-0 0-0 0/0 0/1 7/0 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0/0 0/0 13/13 46 37 83 2-2 0-0 3/0 0/3 33/14 51 41 92 2-2 0-0 3/0 0/4

Rushing Year g/gs 2007 7/0

no. 62

Yds. 273

Avg. 4.0

TD 2

Lg 38

Yds/gm 35.0

CAREER highs Rushing Attempts: 28, vs. Kent State, 11-10-07 Rushing Yards: 110, vs. Kent State, 11-10-07 Rushing TDs: 1 twice, last vs. Ball State, 11-24-07 Long Run: 38, at Toledo, 10-27-07 Tackles: 12, vs. Navy, 11-25-08

willie clArK

WR | 6-1 | 196 | So.-RS | 1L Roselle, Ill. | Lake Park

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2008: Given the Jawan Jackson Award, honoring the walk-on who has made the greatest impact on the team. Played in all 13 games, making starts against Toledo (10-18) and in the Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech (12-28). Made three catches for 35 yards against the Rockets. Caught a 35-yard pass to record the longest offensive play of the game at Tennessee (10-4). Blocked a punt and had one reception for six yards, and returned a punt for seven yards in the Indiana State game (9-20). Had one catch for three yards versus Navy (11-25). 2007: Redshirted. High School: Earned all-state honorable mention accolades and was a member of the PrepStar Magazine All-Region Team as a junior. Caught 43 passes for 700 yards and 10 touchdowns that year. Garnered All-Upstate Eight honors as a senior, despite suffering a foot injury that limited him to four games. Totaled 11 catches for 199 yards in his final season. Listed by the Daily Herald as one of the area’s top athletes. Multi-sport athlete awarded with eight varsity letters, three in both football and track and two in basketball. Won all-conference and all-area honors in basketball in both his junior and senior seasons. Holds the assists and steals records at Lake Park. Won the regional championship in the 400-meter dash. Personal: Born July 4, 1989. Son of Kimberly and Willie Clark Sr. Majoring in communication. Admires Jerry Rice and Michael Jordan. Elected homecoming king of his high school as a senior.

clark’s career STATS Year 2008

g/gs 13/2

Rec. 6

Yds. 79

Avg. 13.2

CAREER highs Catches: 3, vs. Toledo, 10-18-08 Yards: 35, twice, last vs. Toledo, 10-18-08 Long gain: 35, at Tennessee, 10-4-08

TD 0

Lg 35

Yds/gm 6.1


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tyler clASEy

WR | 6-1 | 190 | Jr.-RS | 2L Champaign, Ill. | Centennial

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2008: Appeared in 12 games as a member of special teams. Totaled five tackles on the season. Made two assisted stops at Tennessee (104). Had one tackle each against Indiana State (9-20), Eastern Michigan (9-27), and Toledo (10-18). 2007: Appeared in the last five games of the season as a member of the punt coverage and kickoff return units. Made one tackle at Navy (11-17). 2006: Redshirted. High School: Senior honors included team captain and Defensive Player of the Year, first team All-Big 12 at defensive back and second team All-Big 12 at wide receiver, first team Champaign News-Gazette All-Area at defensive back and special mention at wide receiver. Had 36 receptions for 615 yards (17.1 avg.) and six TDs at receiver, totaled 34 tackles, six interceptions and four blocked kicks at defensive back, and averaged 39.9 yards per punt on 33 boots for 6-4 state Class 6A playoff qualifier during his senior year. Second team All-Big 12 with 28 catches for 402 yards (14.3 avg.) and four TDs while totaling 28 tackles for playoff qualifier as a junior. Caught 22 passes for 273 yards (12.4 avg.) and two TDs his sophomore year. Three-time letterwinner in football and basketball. Team captain on basketball team during his senior season. National Honor Society member, Big 12 Leadership Award, and Dean’s List student. Personal: Born Aug. 10, 1987. Finance major. Son of Jeff and Debbie Clasey. Holds a 3.25 GPA to earn Huskie Scholar recognition. Grandfather Robert Clasey was a football letterwinner at Purdue from 1955-56. Enjoys music and recreational water sports.

jake coffmAn

DE | 6-5 | 255 |Jr.-RS | 2L German Valley, Ill. | Forreston

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Member of Coach Kill’s Leadership Council. 2008: Played in 11 games, starting in the Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech (12-28). Ranked second on the team among defensive ends with 22 tackles, including 16 solo stops. Totaled three tackles for loss, including two sacks. Co-led the team with two fumble recoveries, both against Toledo (10-18), earning team defensive lineman of the week honors. Also had three tackles, with one sack, in that game. Broke up two passes, second-most among defensive lineman. Tallied a career-high six tackles, five solo, versus Navy (11-25). Made three tackles, with one for loss, against Central Michigan (11-12). Totaled two tackles, with one sack for a loss of nine yards, versus Louisiana Tech. Recorded three tackles, with two solo, and recovered a fumble at Kent State (11-18). Had one tackle and one pass break-up against both Eastern Michigan (9-27) and Tennessee (10-4). 2007: Played the first four games of the season before injuring his foot and undergoing surgery which forced him to sit out the remainder of the year. In addition to moving up to a second-team defensive end spot, saw action on the punt coverage unit. Made nine tackles on the

year. Totaled a career-high four stops vs. Eastern Michigan (9-15). On the field for 40 snaps and registered three tackles, two solo, at Idaho (9-22). 2006: Redshirted. High School: First team All-Upstate Illini South Conference and first team all-area during his senior season. Team captain as tight end, linebacker and defensive end for 11-3 squad that reached state’s elite eight during his senior year. Totaled 22 catches for 508 yards at tight end. Honorable mention all-conference selection on 9-3 playoff qualifier as a junior. Three-sport athlete also competed in basketball and baseball. Led the Cardinal in sacks and fumble recoveries. Personal: Born Aug. 9, 1984. Sociology major and a history minor. Enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps out of high school and advanced to the rank of corporal. Served two tours in the Middle East. Played football at Camp Pendleton, San Diego, where he was named the 2005 Mike Anderson Defensive Player of the Year. Parents are Timothy and Victoria Coffman. Aspires to pursue a career in government. Admirer of Mike Singletary and Brian Urlacher.

coffman’s career STATS Year 2007 2008 Career

g/gs solo Assist Total TFL-Yds. sk.-Yds. FF/FR int/PBu 4/0 2 7 9 0-0 0-0 0/0 0/0 11/1 16 6 22 3-12 2-11 1/2 0/2 15/1 18 13 31 3-12 2-11 1/2 0/2

CAREER highs Tackles: 6, vs. Navy, 11-25-08 TFL: 1, three times, last vs. Louisiana Tech (Independence Bowl), 12-28-08 sacks: 1, twice, last vs. Louisiana Tech (Independence Bowl), 12-28-08

adam colEmAn

DT | 6-3 |266 | So. | 1L Bettendorf, Iowa | Bettendorf

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2008: Saw action in eight games as a reserve defensive lineman. Totaled seven tackles, with two solo and two tackles for loss. Made a career-high three stops, including one TFL, against Louisiana Tech in the Independence Bowl (12-28). Had one tackle for loss at Kent State (11-18). Made one tackle each in the Indiana State (9-20), Eastern Michigan (9-27), and Ball State (11-5) games. High School: Ranked eighth in the Rivals.com Iowa Top 10. As a senior, was recognized by the Des Moines Register on its Elite All-State Team and on the Iowa Newspaper Association All-State first team. Garnered All-Mississippi Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors for his part in Bettendof’s 13-0 record and Iowa Class 4A state championship. Earned a bevy of all-state accolades from the Iowa High School Association (first team), Des Moines Register (second team), and Iowa Newspaper Association (third team). Recorded 82 tackles (38 solo), as well as 10 TFLs and seven sacks. As a junior, totaled 77 tackles (40 solo), including 16 for loss and seven sacks, on Bettendorf’s 10-2 squad. Received Iowa Class 4A Academic All-State honors for both football and track and field. Threw shot put and discus, for which he was a state qualifier. Personal: Born Dec. 5, 1989. Son of Matthew and Amy Coleman. Earned Victory Scholar status with a 3.757 GPA. Uncle Spin Williams played tight end at Northern Iowa, was a pitching coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates for 28 years and is the player development and scouting pitching advisor for the Washington Nationals. Father played basketball at Saint Ambrose. Business major.

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2009 HUSKIES PLAYER PROFILES coleman’s career STATS Year 2008

g/gs solo Assist Total TFL-Yds. sk.-Yds. FF/FR int/PBu 8/0 2 5 7 2-3 0-0 0/0 0/0

CAREER highs Tackles: 3, vs. Louisiana Tech (Independence Bowl), 12-28-08 TFLs: 1, twice, last vs. Louisiana Tech (Independence Bowl), 12-28-08

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cox’s career STATS Year 2007 2008 Career

g/gs 10/1 13/8 23/9

Rec. 2 16 18

Yds. 19 126 145

Avg. 9.5 7.9 8.1

TD 0 1 1

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Yds/gm 1.9 9.7 6.3

CAREER highs Catches: 3, twice, last at Ball State, 11-5-08 Receiving Yards: 36, at Tennessee, 10-4-08 TDs: 1, vs. Miami (Ohio), 10-11-08 Long gain: 24, vs. Toledo, 10-18-08

ricky crIdEr

WR | 6-3 | 213 | Jr. | 2L Calumet City, Ill. | Thornton Fractional North

Member of Coach Kill’s Leadership Council. 2008: Appeared in all 13 games, and made eight starts. Team’s top returning pass catcher totaled 16 receptions for 126 yards and one touchdown. Twice named offensive skill player of the week (Indiana State, Ball State). Blocked a punt versus Bowling Green (10-25) that allowed NIU to obtain possession at the BGSU 37-yard line, and eventually kick the game-winning field goal with 12 seconds left. Set career-bests with three catches against Tennessee (10-4) and Ball State (11-5). All three catches against the Volunteers resulted in first downs. Totaled 36 yards, with a 17-yard reception, in that game. Racked-up 15 yards versus the Cardinals. Made two catches, including a three-yard touchdown grab, against Miami (10-11). Made one catch for a career-high 24-yard gain in the Toledo game (10-18). Caught two passes for 21 yards and one first down against Western Michigan (96). Made at least one catch in nine games. 2007: Appeared in 10 games as a true freshman, primarily on special teams as a member of the kickoff coverage unit. Caught two passes for 19 yards on the season. Totaled five tackles, two solo, as a rookie. Started at wide receiver at Wisconsin (10-20). Caught one pass for a season-long 12 yards in that game. Made one catch for seven yards at Central Michigan (9-29). High School: Named to the second team Illinois High School Football Coaches Association All-State squad as a senior and earned honorable mention recognition on the Chicago Tribune’s All-State list. A first team all-area choice by the Daily Southtown and the Chicago Sun-Times in 2006. Member of the Sun-Times’ Area Top 100 list. Recognized as a first team all-conference selection. Led the Meteors to the conference title and Class 6A playoffs as a senior. Picked up all-conference and all-area honors as a junior. Caught 43 passes for 723 yards and eight touchdowns in 2006. Grabbed 42 passes for 805 yards, a 19.1-yard average, with 10 TDs as a junior. In his final two seasons, caught 85 passes for 1,528 yards and 18 touchdowns. Blocked six kicks and returned three of those for scores. A three-year starter at receiver for T.F. North. Also lettered in basketball and track and field. Personal: Born June 19, 1989. Son of Linda and Jason Cox. Enjoys history and admires Marvin Harrison. Accountancy major.

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TB | 5-9 | 178 | Jr.-RS | 2L Evansville, Ind. | Reitz

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2008: Ranked second on the team with 4.8 yards per carry. Played in all 13 games with one start as part of a multiple tailback rushing attack. Totaled 208 yards on 43 rushes with one touchdown. Compiled career-highs of 55 yards and 13 carries against Navy (11-25), and ran for 49 yards on 11 attempts one week prior at Kent State (11-18). Returned four kickoffs for a total of 79 yards against the Midshipmen. Made a career-long dash of 40 yards for a touchdown on his lone carry at Ball State (11-5). Carried the ball six times for 22 yards at Western Michigan (9-6), and added 24 yards on three carries versus Indiana State (9-20). Led the Huskies in kickoff return average with 26.8 yards per return. Racked up 375 KOR yards on 14 tries, including a team and career-long 75-yard return against Central Michigan (11-12) that set up the Huskies’ first score of the game. Had five kickoff returns for 180 yards against the Chippewas, and was named NIU Special Teams Player of the Week after that contest. Made two catches for 30 yards, both in the season opener at Minnesota (8-30). 2007: Played eight games, mostly on the kickoff coverage team, before a broken leg sidelined him for the season. Injured on the opening kickoff at Wisconsin (10-20). Credited with five tackles on the year. Rushed five times for 20 yards at Idaho (9-22). Had one carry in both the Temple (10-13) and Western Michigan (10-20) games. 2006: Redshirted. High School: Named team captain and MVP, Kiwanis Award recipient, first team All-Southern Indiana Athletic Conference, first team All-City and Downtown Quarterback Club’s Outstanding Player, first team Evansville Courier & Press All-Metro Team Player of the Year, first team Indiana Football Coaches Association Region 9, and first team Associated Press Class 5A All-State as a senior. State Class 5A Player of the Year by High School Sports Publications after rushing for a school-record 2,478 yards and 33 touchdowns on 11-2 league, city, and sectional champions. Set school career marks with 6,356 rushing yards and 83 TDs. Produced three of top five rushing campaigns in school history and three of top four RHS single-season rushing touchdown totals. Starter all four years for four-time city champions. Lettered four times in football and track. Three-year state qualifier in the high jump. Won city high jump title with 6-foot-5 effort as a junior. Cum laude Honor Roll student. Personal: Born March 17, 1987 in Evansville, Ind. Communication studies major with an emphasis on media studies. Son of Ronald Crider and Linda Turner. Admires Walter Payton and Reggie Bush.


2009 HUSKIES PLAYER PROFILES crider’s career STATS Rushing Year g/gs 2007 8/0 2008 13/1 Career 21/1 RECEiVing Year g/gs 2008 13/1

no. 7 43 50 Rec. 2

KiCKoFF RETuRns Year g/gs no. 2008 13/1 14

Yds. 20 208 228 Yds. 30 Yds. 375

Avg. 2.9 4.8 4.6 Avg. 15.0 Avg. 26.8

TD 0 1 1 TD 0 TD 0

reed cUnnIngHAm Lg 6 40 40 Lg 18

Yds/gm 2.5 16.0 10.9 Yds/gm 2.3

Lg 75

CAREER highs Rushing Attempts: 13, vs. Navy, 11-25-08 Rushing Yards: 55, vs. Navy, 11-25-08 Long gain: 40, at Ball State, 11-5-08

jason crUIKSHAnK

DE | 6-3 | 230 | Jr.-RS | 2L Elk Grove, Ill. | Elk Grove

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2008: Saw action on special teams in 10 games as a member of the kickoff and punt coverage groups. Played in nine consecutive contests, from the Western Michigan game (9-6) to the Central Michigan contest (11-12). Appeared in the Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech (12-18). 2007: Appeared in four games on special teams on the punt coverage and kickoff return units. Made one tackle at Toledo (10-27). Also saw time against Wisconsin (10-20), Kent State (11-10) and Navy (11-17). 2006: Redshirted. High School: Earned first team All-Mid-Suburban League, first team All-Suburban and honorable mention All-Region notice as a senior. Captained his prep team while playing linebacker and fullback during his senior season. Selected to National All-Star Bowl following his prep career. First team all-conference selection, honorable mention AllSuburban and team co-captain on 11-1 state quarterfinalist squad as a junior. Honor Roll member throughout high school. Personal: Born May 7, 1988. Physical education major and health education minor. Son of Ken and Judy Cruikshank. Huskie Scholar holds a 3.489 GPA. Aspires to be a high school coach and teacher. Admires Brett Favre.

TE | 6-5 | 255 | Sr.-RS | 2L Cambria, Wis. | Pardeeville

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2008: Started 11 games and played in all 13. Leading returning receiver caught 22 passes for 252 yards with three touchdowns. Ranks second among returning receivers with 19.4 receiving yards per game. Awarded offensive lineman of the week three times (WMU, Toledo, Kent State). Caught the Huskies’ first home touchdown of the season, a nine-yard reception against Indiana State (9-20). Made two catches, including a 10-yard touchdown, against Toledo (10-18). Scored the opening touchdown in the 42-14 win over Kent State (11-18). Totaled three receptions for 35 yards in that game. Caught a season-high four passes for 28 yards against Central Michigan (11-12). Totaled a season-best 48 yards on catches of 28 and 18 yards against Eastern Michigan (9-27). Made three grabs for 30 yards versus Navy (11-25). Was the team’s second-leading pass catcher four times. Tallied 35 yards on a pair of catches in the season-opener at Minnesota (8-30). Had two catches against both Louisiana Tech (12-28) and Tennessee (10-4). 2007: Limited by various ankle and knee injuries throughout the season. Started four games and played in six. Caught 18 passes for 166 yards. His 9.2 yards-per-catch average ranked fifth on the team. Started the Iowa, SIU, CMU and Temple games and returned to play at Toledo and vs. Kent State. Caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Dan Nicholson to put NIU ahead 21-7 in the 27-20 win over Kent State (11-10). Totaled career-highs of seven receptions and 65 yards in that game. Made five receptions for 34 yards in the season-opener vs. Iowa (9-1). Caught four passes for 51 yards at Toledo (10-27). 2006: Played in seven contests on special teams, including bowl game. Totaled four tackles on the season. Made collegiate debut vs. Indiana State (9-23). Collected three kickoff coverage tackles against Temple (10-21). Credited with stop in regular season finale at Eastern Michigan (11-24). Saw action vs. TCU in Poinsettia Bowl (12-19). 2005: Redshirted. High School: Team captain and MVP, first team All-Trailways North Conference at TE and DL, first team Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Region at TE and DL, first team All-Area at TE and DL, and first team WFCA All-State at TE and DL as senior. Totaled 80 tackles, school-record eight sacks, two blocked kicks, and one pass deflection as defensive lineman and caught 30 passes for 517 yards (17.3 avg.) with six touchdowns as tight end for 7-3 playoff squad during senior season. Set career records for receptions (84), receiving yards (1,489), and sacks (16). Selected team captain, first team AllTrailways North Conference, first team all-region, first team All-Area, and honorable mention all-state as a junior. Set school season records with 33 receptions and 594 yards with five TDs as TE and totaled 87 tackles, seven sacks, seven pass deflections, and one blocked kick on defensive line during junior year. Second team all-conference with 21 catches for 378 yards and five TDs as TE and totaled 83 tackles and one sack as defensive lineman as sophomore. Three-time football letterwinner and earned one letter in basketball. Honor Roll student. Personal: Born Nov. 5, 1986. Geography major. Son of Jeff and Linda Cunningham of Cambria, Wis. Admires Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow. Hobbies include hunting and fishing.

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2009 HUSKIES PLAYER PROFILES cunningham’s career STATS RECEiVing Year g/gs 2006 7/0 2007 7/4 2008 13/11 Career 27/15

Rec. 0 18 22 40

Yds. 0 166 252 418

Avg. 0 9.2 11.5 10.5

TD 0 1 3 4

Lg 0 17 28 28

Yds/gm 0 23.7 19.4 15.5

CAREER highs Catches: 7, vs. Kent State, 11-10-07 Receiving Yards: 65, vs. Kent State, 11-10-07 TDs: 1, 4 times, last at Kent State, 11-18-08 Long gain: 28, at Eastern Michigan, 9-27-08

kiaree dAnIElS

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DB | 5-10 | 193 | Jr. | 1L Kissimmee, Fla. | Osceola | Highland J.C.

2008: Saw action in all 13 games as a reserve cornerback and safety. Totaled nine stops, five solo. Made a career-best three tackles, two unassisted, in the Western Michigan game (9-6). Recovered a Bowling Green (10-25) fumble on the Falcons’ desperation kickoff return with eight seconds left in the game. Totaled two stops in the season-opener at Minnesota (9-30). Had one tackle each against Indiana State (920), Toledo (10-18), and Kent State (11-18). Before NIU: Recorded 48 tackles (26 solo) at Highland Junior College in Highland, Kansas as a freshman. High School: Osceola News-Gazette’s Player of the Year led the county with 122 tackles and added three interceptions. Received Orlando Sentinel All-State honors and played in the Central Florida High School East vs. West All-Star Game. Earned third team all-state recognition as a junior. Garnered Florida Sun All-County Weightlifting Team accolades. Participated in track and field at Osceola as a sprinter. Personal: Born July 5, 1989. Father WIllie played football at FAMU. Mother Sharon ran track & field at South Carolina, and brother plays football at Bethel College. Majoring in general studies.

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CB | 5-11 | 190 | Fr.-RS | 1Sq East St. Louis, Ill. | Althoff Catholic

2008: Redshirted. Moved to cornerback during the 2009 spring. High School: Earned first team all-conference recognition at both defensive back and wide receiver as a senior. Named the city’s most valuable player and earned second team all-metro honors at wide receiver. Collected 27 receptions for 470 yards, made 52 tackles and returned three kicks for touchdowns in his final season. Grabbed 40 catches for 390 yards as a junior. Participated in track. Personal: Born Nov. 11, 1990. Son of Mia and Tommy Davis Jr. Father Tommy Davis Jr. was a running back at Iowa State. Cousin Peerless Price is a former NFL wideout. Victory Scholar holds a 3.636 GPA. Majoring in finance.

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dan EdEm

TE | 6-2 | 210 | Fr.-RS |1Sq Apple Valley, Minn. | Eastview

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2008: Redshirted. High School: Garnered Star Tribune All-Metro third team honors playing for 11-2 Eastview. Earned all-state honorable mention notice in 2007. Caught 14 passes for 226 yards and four touchdowns as a senior. Caught eight passes for 117 yards his junior year. Started for the Lightning on the defensive line, where he totaled six career sacks and forced three fumbles. Helped the Lightning to a sectional title and to the Class 5A state semifinal. Played lacrosse at Eastview, where his team advanced to the Class 5A state semifinals. Personal: Born Jan. 18, 1990 in Peoria, Ill. Son of Genine Morinville and Samual Edem. Undecided major. Huskie Scholar with a 3.0 GPA. Enjoys paintball, camping, and hunting. Fan of Antonio Gates.

connor flAHIvE

FB | 6-0 | 240 | Jr.-RS | 1L Niles, Ill. | Notre Dame

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2008: Played 11 games, starting the last four of the season at fullback. Ranks fourth among returning pass catchers with nine grabs out of the backfield for 72 yards. Four of his nine catches resulted in first downs. Led the team with a career-best four catches for 24 yards against Ball State (11-5). Set a career-high with 35 yards on two receptions, including a 22-yarder, at Kent State (11-18). Made one catch each against Toledo (10-18), Navy (11-25) and in the Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech (12-28). 2007: Redshirted. High School: Senior year accolades include 7A Illinois Football Coaches Association first team, Chicago Tribune second team, and Chicago Sun-Times honorable mention honors. Named East Suburban Catholic Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. Placed on the Chicago Sun-Times Top Five ESCC Players and Area Top 100 Players lists. Played in the Illinois High School All State Game. Earned all-conference and all-area honors after both his junior and senior seasons. Holds the Niles Notre Dame record for tackles for loss in a season. Personal: Born Aug. 11, 1987 in Chicago. Son of Mary Faith and Thomas Flahive. Brother Daniel played soccer for Eastern Illinois and brother Devin played soccer at Western Illinois. Uncle Timothy Gleason played football at Eastern Illinois. Majoring in kinesiology. Huskie Scholar holds a 3.0 GPA.


2009 HUSKIES PLAYER PROFILES flahive’s career STATS RECEiVing Year g/gs 2008 11/4

Rec. 9

Yds. 72

Avg. 8.0

TD 0

demarcus grAdy Lg 22

Yds/gm 6.5

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CAREER highs Catches: 4, at Ball State, 11-5-08 Receiving Yards: 35, at Kent State, 11-18-08 Long gain: 22, at Kent State, 11-18-08

QB | 6-1 | 202 | So.-RS | 1L Grand Rapids, Mich. | East Grand Rapids

patrick gEorgE

CB | 5-11 | 190 | Jr. | 2L Chicago, Ill. | Gordon Tech

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2008: Saw action in 12 games, and started the Miami game (10-11) at cornerback. Totaled 20 tackles, 17 solo, with two tackles for loss. Made two stops and one interception against Indiana State (9-20). Credited with a career-best five tackles with one TFL and one pass break-up against Central Michigan (11-12). Totaled two tackles, one for loss, and a pass break up in the Bowling Green game (10-25). Awarded NIU defensive skills player of the week honors after that contest. Tallied at least one tackle in 11 of the 12 games in which he played, and had multiple stops in seven contests. 2007: Played 12 games, and saw action at cornerback, as a kick returner, and on the punt coverage unit as a gunner. One of only 10 defensive players to appear in every game. Totaled 242 all-purpose yards to rank eighth on the team. Had four games with 40 or more all-purpose yards. Made his collegiate debut on special teams in the season-opener vs. Iowa (9-1). Returned four kickoffs for 73 yards, including a season-long 28-yard effort, at Toledo (10-27). Made two returns for 46 yards in the win over Kent State (11-10). Credited with 45 yards on two returns at Central Michigan (9-29). Tallied 40 kickoff return yards on two attempts vs. Eastern Michigan (9-15). Made two special teams tackles in consecutive weeks at Temple (10-6) and vs. Western Michigan (10-13). High School: Named to first team all-conference squad his senior year. Made six career interceptions. Three-year letterwinner. Named team MVP and team captain in 2006 and won the team leadership award. Also a three-time letterwinner in track and a two-time basketball letterwinner. Qualified for the state track meet both his sophomore and junior years. As a sophomore, advanced to the state finals in the 100 meters. His junior season, advanced to the state finals in the 200 meters. Career best in the 100 meters is a 10.4. Personal: Born Aug. 24, 1989 in Kansas. Son of Florencia and Phillips George. Parents were both scholarship track and field athletes at Wichita State. Majoring in criminal justice. Involved in Big Brothers, Big Sisters organization. Admires Kobe Bryant. Enjoys playing the saxophone. Aspires to become a detective.

george’s career STATS Year 2007 2008 Career

g/gs solo Assist Total TFL-Yds. sk.-Yds. FF/FR int/PBu 12/0 5 2 7 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 12/1 17 3 20 2-3 0-0 0/0 1/2 24/1 22 5 27 2-3 0-0 0/0 1/2

2008: Played in six games primarily as a back-up to Chandler Harnish. Started the Miami game (10-11). Led the team in passing efficiency (127.7), after completing 15-of-26 passes for 138 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Ranked sixth on the team with 188 rushing yards on 39 attempts and had three touchdowns on the ground. Ran for touchdowns in each of his first three appearances. Scampered for a three-yard score against Western Michigan (9-6), one of seven rushes for 43 yards. Ran the ball eight times for a career-best 50 yards and a touchdown versus Indiana State (9-20). Hit paydirt with a nine-yard burst against Eastern Michigan (9-27). Completed the first pass of his NIU career for 10 yards and a touchdown to Matt Simon against the Sycamores. Connected on 7-of-12 passes for a career-high 63 yards with one touchdown against Miami. Also ran the ball six times for 43 yards in that contest. Went 4-of-10 passing for 39 yards and ran the ball a career-high 14 times for 41 yards at Tennessee (10-4). 2007: Redshirted. High School: An honorable mention choice to the Grand Rapids Press All-Area Dream Team. Completed 40-of-80 passes for 610 yards and seven touchdowns, and collected 357 rushing yards on 60 carries with nine touchdowns on the ground in 2006. Led East Grand Rapids to a Division III Michigan state championship his senior year. Earned all-league and all-area honors as a junior. Also a four-year starter in basketball. Garnered all-state honorable mention honors in basketball and was a second team all-area and first team all-conference selection. Basketball team advanced to the state finals in 2006. Personal: Born Aug. 1, 1988 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Son of Janell and Rodney Grady. Majoring in criminology. Admires Allen Iverson and LeBron James.

grady’s career STATS PAssing Year G/GS 2008 6/1

C-A-I 15-26-0

Rushing Year g/gs 2008 6/1

no. 39

Pct. 57.7

Yds. 188

Yds. 138 Avg. 4.8

TD 2 TD 3

Lg Yds/Gm Effic. 36 23.0 127.7 Lg 28

Yds/gm 31.3

CAREER highs Pass Attempts: 12, vs. Miami (Ohio), 10-11-08 Pass Completions: 7, vs. Miami (Ohio), 10-11-08 Passing Yards: 63, vs. Miami (Ohio), 10-11-08 Long Completion: 36, vs. Miami (Ohio), 10-11-08 Passing Touchdowns: 1, twice, last vs. Miami (Ohio), 10-11-08 Rushing Attempts: 14, at Tennessee, 10-4-08 Rushing Yards: 50, vs. Indiana State, 9-20-08 Rushing Touchdowns: 1, three times, last at Eastern Michigan, 9-27-08 Long Rushing gain: 28, vs. Miami (Ohio), 10-11-08

CAREER highs Tackles: 5, vs. Central Michigan, 11-12-08

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LB | 6-2 | 220 | Sr.-RS | 3L Minneapolis, Minn. | De La Salle

Member of Coach Kill’s Leadership Council. 2008: Appeared in nine games, with seven starts. Totaled 37 tackles. His six tackles for loss to ranked sixth on the team. Tied his career-high and led the Huskies with nine stops against Louisiana Tech (12-28) at the Independence Bowl. Recorded one tackle for loss, one quarterback hurry and broke up two passes in that game. Collected two takeaways to go with six tackles, two for loss, against Indiana State (9-20). Added an interception and forced a fumble. Garnered team defensive lineman of the week honors after that game. Set a season-high with six unassisted tackles at Western Michigan (9-6). Made three stops, including one sack, against Eastern Michigan (9-27). Started the first five games of the season before suffering a knee injury. Missed the Miami (OH) (10-11), Toledo (10-18), Bowling Green (10-25) and Ball State (11-5) games before returning to action against Central Michigan (11-12) and working his way back into the starting line-up against Navy (11-25). 2007: Started six games and appeared in eight at weakside linebacker. Sat out four games, two at the beginning and two at the end of the year, with injury. Totaled 55 tackles, three for loss, with a sack, one interception, two pass break-ups and one fumble recovery. Ranked ninth on the team in tackles and was fifth in assisted stops. Recorded four tackles, one-and-a-half for loss, one sack and one pass break-up vs. Iowa (9-1). Hit double figures in tackles three times. Led the team with a career-high 11 tackles and had one pass break-up against Eastern Michigan (9-15). Credited with 10 tackles at Idaho (9-22). Made 10 stops with a tackle for loss at Temple (10-6). Had seven tackles against both Western Michigan (10-13) and Wisconsin (10-20). Also picked off a pass and returned it 18 yards in that game. Recovered a fumble versus Central Michigan (9-29) to go with six stops. 2006: Started 12 of 13 games played and ranked fifth on the team with 72 tackles. Recorded three tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries, one sack, one interception, one pass break-up and one hurry. Made first collegiate start and racked up eight tackles and one fumble recovery vs. Ohio (9-9). Totaled seven tackles, including first collegiate sack, against Buffalo (9-16). Had six tackles, one for loss, and broke up a pass vs. Indiana State (9-23). Made seven stops at Ball State (9-30). Intercepted a pass and tallied two tackles at Miami (10-8). Registered eight tackles at Western Michigan (10-14). Credited with nine stops, including a tackle for loss, at Iowa (10-28). Made six tackles against Toledo (11-7). Recovered fumble in eight-tackle outing vs. Central Michigan (11-17). Totaled eight tackles vs. TCU in the Poinsettia Bowl (12-19). 2005: Redshirted. High School: Named team captain and MVP, first team All-Tri-Metro Conference, first team KARE-TV All-Metro, and honorable mention Minneapolis Star-Tribune All-State as a senior. Tabbed finalist (20 candidates) for state’s Mr. Football during his final season. Completed 32-of-79 passes for 578 yards and 14 TDs and totaled 801 yards and 10 TDs on 75 rushing attempts as QB. Added 54 tackles, five sacks and two interceptions on 10-1 league champion and playoff qualifier as a senior. Produced 2,540 yards of total offense and 36 TDs in last two seasons after collecting 169 tackles, 14 sacks, and seven interceptions in four years on defense. Three-year all-league selection. Named team captain and first team All-TMC after completing 23-of-51 passes for 552 yards and six TDs, and adding 609 ground yards and

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six TDs on 78 attempts during junior campaign. Caught six passes for 100 yards at wide receiver and posted 54 tackles at strong safety on league champion as a sophomore. Earned four letters in football, three in track and one in basketball. Personal: Born Feb. 1, 1987. Communication studies major. Son of Jennifer Hanson. Enjoys watching movies and listening to music.

hanson’s career STATS Year 2006 2007 2008 Career

g/gs solo Assist Total TFL-Yds. sk.-Yds. FF/FR int/PBu 13/12 26 46 72 3-7 1-5 0/2 1/1 8/6 21 34 55 3-12 1-6 0/1 1/2 9/7 22 15 37 6-16 1-4 1/0 1/2 30/25 69 95 164 12-35 3-15 1/3 3/5

CAREER highs Tackles: 9, twice, last vs. Louisiana Tech (Independence Bowl), 12-28-08 TFLs: 2, vs. Indiana State, 9-20-08 interceptions: 1, twice, last vs. Indiana State, 9-20-08

chandler HArnISH

QB | 6-2 | 213 | So.-RS | 1L Bluffton, Ind. | Norwell

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Member of Coach Kill’s Leadership Council. 2008: Started nine games, and appeared in 10 at quarterback. Garnered Academic All-MAC notice. Led NIU in total offense with an average of 206.7 yards per game and set the NIU record for total offense by a freshman with 2,067 yards. Led the Huskies and ranked 10th in the MAC in rushing yards with 539 on 118 attempts (4.6 yards per carry). Ranked second on the team with four rushing touchdowns. Completed 118-of-211 passes with eight touchdowns for an efficiency rating of 120.7. Averaged 152.8 yards per game through the air, and did not throw an interception in his first four games. Twice named MAC West Offensive Player of the Week, after the Minnesota (8-30) and Kent State (11-18) games. Earned MAC Scholar-Athlete of the Week honors after the Minnesota game. Given the Shea Fitzgerald Memorial Award, honoring the team offensive MVP. Also garnered team award for Offensive Back of the Year. Against the Gophers, completed 17of-29 attempts for a career-high 326 yards. In that game, threw for two touchdowns, including a 91-yard bomb to Nate Palmer that was the longest play of the year and stands as the fifth-longest play in NIU history. In snowy conditions at Kent State (11-18), accounted for a career-high four touchdowns, two through the air and two on the ground. Threw touchdown passes of 17 to (Matt Simon) and two yards (Reed Cunningham), and ran for scores of 31 and three yards. Totaled a career-high 117 rushing yards on 20 carries, and completed 12of-19 passes for 173 yards against the Golden Flashes. Went 18-of36 passing for 288 yards versus Central Michigan (11-12). With NIU trailing 30-6 against the Chippewas, started a comeback with a twoyard touchdown run in the third quarter. Led the team to three more scores in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime. Passed for 173 yards and three touchdowns versus Toledo (10-18). Had a season-long rush of 32 yards to set up a Mike Salerno field goal in that game. Completed 20-of-40 passes for 186 yards in the Independence Bowl, including an eight-yard touchdown to Kyle Skarb. Went 14-for-22 through the air and ran for 59 yards and one touchdown against Ball State (11-5). Had a pair of 25-yard rushes in that game, the second of which resulted in a score. Ran 19 times for 113 yards, the secondhighest total of the season, against Bowling Green (10-25).


2009 HUSKIES PLAYER PROFILES 2007: Redshirted. High School: An all-state honoree as a senior after earning honorable mention notice his junior year. One of the Ft. Wayne Journal-Gazette’s Gamenight Fantastic 50 as a junior and senior. Twice selected to the first team all-conference and all-area squads. Earned the Northeast Hoosier Conference Player of the Year award in 2005. Named the Ft. Wayne News Sentinel Athlete of the Year as a senior. Participated in the Indiana North/South All-Star game. Career prep totals include 4,760 passing yards and 48 touchdown passes while completing 300of-565 passes to go with 2,343 rushing yards on 354 carries with 35 touchdowns on the ground. Also played safety where he tallied 129 tackles, seven fumble recoveries, five interceptions, and 13 pass deflections in his career. Holds Norwell High records for career passing touchdowns, passing yards, completions and attempts, as well as allpurpose yards (7,103). Led Norwell to a 14-1 record and the runnerup spot in the Indiana state championship as a senior. Named team MVP as a junior and senior. Four-year letterwinner in football who also started all four years in basketball. Earned first team all-conference honors on the basketball court as a junior. Placed sixth in the discus at the Indiana state championships as a junior. Conference, sectional and regional discus champion who finished sixth in the State finals as a junior. Personal: Born July 28, 1988 in Bluffton, Ind. Son of LeeAnn and Ron Harnish. Business management major. Owns a 3.714 GPA as a Victory Scholar. Enjoys traveling and reading.

harnish’s career STATS PAssing Year G/GS C-A-I Pct. Yds. 2008 10/9 118-211-9 .559 1528 Rushing Year g/gs 2008 10/9

no. 118

Yds. 539

ToTAL oFFEnsE Year Rush Yds. Pass Yds. 2008 118 539 211 1528

Avg. 4.6 TD 12

TD 8

Lg Yds/Gm Effic. 91 152.8 120.74

TD 4 Plays 329

Lg 32 Yds. 2067

Yds/gm 53.9 YPg 206.7

YPP 6.3

CAREER highs Pass Attempts: 40, vs. Louisiana Tech (Independence Bowl), 12-28-08 Pass Completions: 20, vs. Louisiana Tech, 12-28-08 Passing Yards: 326, at Minnesota, 8-30-08 Passing Touchdowns: 3, vs. Toledo, 10-18-08 Long Completion: 91, at Minnesota, 8-30-08 Rushing Attempts: 20, at Kent State, 11-18-08 Rushing Yards: 117, at Kent State, 11-18-08 Rushing Touchdowns: 2, at Kent State, 11-18-08 Long Rush: 31, at Kent State, 11-18-08 Total Touchdowns: 4, at Kent State, 11-18-08 Total offense: 336 (326 passing, 10 rushing), at Minnesota, 8-30-08

john HopKInS

DL | 6-4 | 245| So.-RS | 2Sq St. Louis, Mo.| Oakville

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2008: Redshirted. 2007: Played in three games as a reserve defensive tackle before

suffering a leg injury that required surgery prior to the Wisconsin game. Made his collegiate debut at Idaho (9-22), where he saw action on 37 plays. Made one stop in the Temple game (10-6) and was on the field for one snap vs. Western Michigan (10-13). High School: Earned first team all-state honors as a senior. Two-time first team all-conference selection. Named to the St. Louis All-Metro team in 2006. Named to the Missouri Top 30 by Rivals.com, coming in with a No. 18 ranking. Credited with 127 tackles, 15 sacks, two fumbles caused, four pass deflections, and one blocked kick in his last two years at Oakville High. Caught 16 passes for 87 yards and a TD as a tight end, including 11 grabs his senior year. Set the school single season record for tackles for loss with 15. Helped lead his team to a 9-1 record his senior season. Three-year letterwinner on the defensive line and named the squad’s top defensive lineman. Personal: Born Nov. 28, 1988 in St. Louis. Son of Rhonda Riles and Henry Owens. Studying communication.

steve IvAnISEvIc

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K| 5-11 | 180 |Jr.-RS | 1Sq Darien, Ill. | Hinsdale South| Joliet JC

2008: Reserve kicker did not appear in any games. Before NIU: Kicker for Joliet Junior College where he was named first team All-Midwest Conference and NJCAA first team All-Region both years. Converted 49-of-52 PATs and had a 38-yard punting average. Made a long field goal of 53 yards. Hit 24-of-33 field goals. High School: Booted a career-long 52-yard field goal at Hinsdale South. As a senior, made six of seven field goals. Two-year varsity letterwinner. Team MVP of the defense as a cornerback. Personal: Born July 19, 1987 in Hinsdale, Ill. Son of Sue Grbic and Bob Ivanisevic. Hobbies include fishing and working out. Majoring in general studies.

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ed JAcKSon

OL | 6-3 | 297 | Jr.-RS | 1L Belleville, Ill. | Cahokia

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2008: Saw time against Toledo (10-18) as a back-up defensive lineman. Moved to the offensive line in the spring. 2007: Appeared in 11 games and started at defensive tackle at Idaho (9-22) and at Wisconsin (10-22). Credited with seven stops on the year, including two solo. Made his collegiate debut as a member of the field goal block unit in the season-opener against Iowa (9-1). Made two tackles and was credited with a quarterback hurry in the Idaho game. Recorded one tackle at Wisconsin. Totaled a career-high three tackles, one solo, vs. Western Michigan (10-13). 2006: Redshirted. High School: Team captain, first team South Seven Conference, first team Belleville News-Democrat All-Area, and first team St. Louis PostDispatch All-Metro as a senior. Recorded 117 overall tackles, 13 QB sacks, and two fumble recoveries on defense and added six receptions for 73 yards and two touchdowns on offense for Class 5A playoff semifinalist during his senior season. Selected for Down Under Bowl all-star game after his senior campaign. Earned first team All-South Seven Conference honors at TE and DE after totaling 31 tackles and 11 sacks for playoff qualifier as junior. Played nine different positions during prep career. Three-time football letterwinner and also lettered in basketball and track. Averaged 10 points per game during final basketball season. Shot putter on track team. Honor Roll student. Personal: Born Sept. 17, 1987 in Centreville, Ill. Sociology major. Son of Dorothy Johnson. Hobbies include reading and fishing. Chad Johnson fan.

jackson’s career STATS Year 2007 2008 Total

g/gs solo Assist Total TFL-Yds. sk.-Yds. FF/FR int/PBu 12/0 2 5 7 0-0 0-0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0/0 0/0 13/0 2 5 7 0-0 0-0 0/0 0/0

district title during his sophomore season. Also lettered in basketball and track and field. Personal: Born Dec. 21, 1989. Son of Maria Angela and Victor Hugo Jacques. Attended the same high school as Jacksonville Jaguars’ quarterback coach Mike Shula. Major is undecided.

james JEffErIES

CB | 5-9 | 193 | Jr.-RS | 3Sq Chicago, Ill. | Mount Carmel

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2008: Did not appear in any games. 2007: Did not appear in any games. 2006: Redshirted. High School: Team captain and Most Valuable WR, first team AllCatholic League Blue Division, and first team Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report All-Area as a senior. Led team in receiving with 15 catches for 241 yards and three touchdowns on offense and totaled 35 tackles, five interceptions, and two pass deflections on defense for 13-1 league champion and Class 7A runner-up during his senior season. Caught two passes for 13 yards and had two tackles in the state title game. Set a school record for kickoff returns with 698 yards on 29 attempts (24.1 avg.). Entered his senior campaign as first team Northwest Indiana Times All-Area, Chicago Sun-Times Top Five Players in Catholic League and Area Top 100 Players, and Chicago Tribune league Top Five Players and Area Top 100 Players. Made 18 receptions for 270 yards and three TDs on 9-4 Class 6A semifinalist as a junior. Caught 13 passes for 103 yards and two TDs and made two starts at quarterback during his sophomore season. Three-time letterwinner in football and basketball. Named to a pair of basketball all-tournament teams during his prep career. National Honor Society member and Honor Roll student. Personal: Born Nov. 22, 1987. Communication major. Son of Robert and Rose Jefferies.

nick KAmEnJArIn

CAREER highs Tackles: 3, vs. Western Michigan, 10-13-2007

victor JAcqUES

LB | 6-1 | 224 | Fr.-RS | 1Sq Miami, Fla. | Christopher Columbus

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2008: Redshirted as a fullback. Moved to linebacker in the spring. High School: Named third team All-Dade County as a senior. Caught 20 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns to go with four rushes for 32 yards in his final high school season. Named team captain and MVP as a senior. During his junior year, ran the ball 25 times for 140 yards and made 11 catches for 88 yards. Scored nine career touchdowns, five receiving and four rushing. Helped the Explorers to a 12-1 record and a district championship as a senior. Team went 10-1 and won the

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LB | 5-11 | 200 | Jr.-RS | 3Sq Chicago, Ill. | New Prairie

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2008: Did not appear in any games. 2007: Did not appear in any games. 2006: Redshirted. High School: Captained squad as a senior. Selected to West All-Star game after his final prep season. Helped team to 12-2 record and conference, sectional and regional titles while finishing fourth in state as a junior. Personal: Born Nov. 8, 1987. Business marketing major. Parents are Nick and Patti Kamenjarin. Victory Scholar has a 3.625 GPA. Father, Nick, played baseball at Southern Illinois. Uncle, Dave Steuer, played football at Kent State and another uncle, Jake Steuer, played football at Youngstown State. Admires Dick Butkus and Jack Lambert.


2009 HUSKIES PLAYER PROFILES Mike and Lee Knight. Was a National Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year (1 of 50). Three-time Pop Warner National Finalist while in sixth, seventh and eighth grade. Aspires to be a firefighter. Fan of Barry Sanders and The Ultimate Warrior.

adam KIEl

OL | 6-5 | 305 | So.-RS |2Sq Wentzville, Mo.| St. Dominic

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2008: Made his Huskie debut in the Indiana State game (9-20) as a back-up offensive lineman. 2007: Redshirted High School: Named to the Missouri Top 30 by rivals.com, coming in with a No. 22 ranking. An honorable mention All-Metro choice as a senior. Earned first team all-conference honors in 2006 and was a second team all-league selection his junior year. Helped lead St. Dominic to back-to-back Archdiocese Athletic Association championships. Also played tight end where he compiled 311 receiving yards and five touchdowns on 29 catches. Caught 12 passes for 111 yards his senior season and made 17 grabs his junior year. Four-year letterwinner. Owns the St. Dominic school record for career rebounds and is third in career points. Nominated for the McDonald’s All-American team in basketball, qualifying him as one of the top 1,500 players in the country. Two-time all-conference honoree and All-Metro selection in basketball. Also a state qualifier in the shot put and won the conference title in the discus his junior year in track and field. Personal: Born July 25, 1988. Son of Dianne and Mark Kiel. Uncle Marvin Kiel played baseball at Murray State. Huskie Scholar with a 3.328 GPA is majoring in accountancy. Enjoys fishing and golf.

tyler KnIgHT

DB |5-11 | 199 | Jr.-RS | 3Sq Park Ridge, Ill. | Maine South

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2008: Appeared in six games as a reserve defensive back. Saw time against Indiana State (9-20), Toledo (10-18), Bowling Green (10-25), Ball State (11-5), Central Michigan (11-12), and Kent State (11-18). 2007: Appeared in the Western Michigan game (10-13). 2006: Redshirted. High School: Team MVP, captain, first team All-Central Suburban League South for conference champion and 12-2 state finalist as a senior. Earned first team all-state honors at quarterback after completing 214-of-317 pass attempts for 2,763 yards, 33 touchdowns and six interceptions while rushing for 831 yards and 15 scores, and as kicker after connecting on 44-of-48 PATs and 10-of-14 field goals during senior season. Set school record for longest field goal in playoffs (50 yards) as senior. Named Offensive MVP in East vs. West Shrine All-Star Game following final prep season. Team MVP, captain and first team all-conference selection for state runner-up as a junior. Completed 80-of-117 passes for 1,416 yards and 17 touchdowns with four interceptions. Added 346 rushing yards and nine TDs on the ground during his junior campaign. Booted 54 PATs on 56 attempts and connected on 5-of-6 field goal attempts while averaging 41.6 yards per punt as junior. First team all-conference and was successful on 21-of-23 PATs and 4-of-6 field goal attempts for state finalist as a sophomore. Three-time first team all-conference selection in baseball. Personal: Born Oct. 9, 1987. General studies major. Parents are

mike KrAUSE

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DT | 6-4 | 270 | Jr.-RS | 2L Germantown, Wis. | Germantown

2008: Started all 13 games at nose guard. Made 20 tackles with 12 solo and three for loss. Led the team with two fumble recoveries. Named team defensive lineman of the week twice (Indiana State, Eastern Michigan). Made a season-high four unassisted tackles at Eastern Michigan (9-27). Against Central Michigan (11-12) forced a fumble that halted a Chippewa drive on the NIU 30-yard line. Also made two tackles in that game. Tallied two stops and recovered a fumble that resulted in a field goal in the Tennessee game (10-4). In the Independence Bowl (12-28), blocked a 41-yard field goal attempt by Louisiana Tech at the end of the first half, then recovered the ball. Also had a tackle for loss in that game. Made one tackle for loss and broke up a pass on third-and-10 to end a drive versus Bowling Green (10-25). Recorded two tackles against Ball State (11/5), Navy (11/25), and Toledo (10-18). Made at least one tackle in all but one game. 2007: Appeared in seven games with four starts on the defensive line. Ranked fourth on the team among linemen with 13 tackles. Added two tackles for loss, including one sack. Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener vs. Iowa (9-1). Totaled four tackles, and was in on one tackle for loss before suffering a knee injury in that game. Returned to action as a starter with one tackle, and one-half tackle for loss at Central Michigan (9-29). Made two tackles at Toledo (10-17) and in the win over Kent State (11-10). Recorded a career-high three stops, including a 15-yard sack, vs. Ball State (11-24). 2006: Redshirted. High School: Team captain and MVP. Earned first team All-North Shore Conference honors at both offensive tackle and defensive tackle and was named league Offensive Lineman of the Year. First team Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Region selection and first team Milwaukee Journal Sentinel All-Area and Area Lineman of the Year. First team WFCA All-State choice on both sides of the ball and first team Associated Press All-State at defensive tackle. A second team AP All-State honoree at offensive tackle, and was first team allstate at defensive tackle by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a senior. Recorded 65 stops and six sacks on 9-3 WIAA Division 2 quarterfinalist squad during his senior campaign. Wrapped up prep career by playing in WFCA Shrine All-Star Game. Racked up 146 career tackles and 14 sacks. Team captain and Defensive MVP, first team All-NSC at OT and DT, plus league offensive lineman of year, and made 51 tackles and six sacks on 8-4 state quarterfinalist as a junior. Team “Rookie of the Year” with 30 tackles for 12-2 state champion as a sophomore. Earned three letters in football and track. Placed second in the state in the discus (162-1) and was 15th in state in the shot put (50-6.75) as a senior. Placed 12th in the discus and 19th in shot put at state meet as a junior. National Honor Society member and seven-semester High Honor Roll student. Personal: Born July 3, 1988 in Menomonee Falls, Wis. Business management major. Huskie Scholar owns a 3.372 GPA. Son of Adrian and Kathleen Krause. Brett Favre fan. Hobbies include weightlifting and showing cows.

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2009 HUSKIES PLAYER PROFILES krause’s career STATS Year 2007 2008 Career

kritikos’ career STATS

g/gs solo Assist Total TFL-Yds. sk.-Yds. FF/FR int/PBu 7/4 6 7 13 2-17 1-15 0/0 0/0 13/13 12 8 20 3-2 0-0 1/2 0/1 20/17 18 15 33 5-19 1-15 1/2 0/1

CAREER highs Tackles: 4, twice, last at Eastern Michigan, 9-27-08

john KrEmEr

Year 2006 2007 2008 Career

g/gs solo Assist Total TFL-Yds. sk.-Yds. FF/FR int/PBu 1/0 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0/0 0/0 Did not appear in any games. 13/0 6 4 10 3-8 0-0 1/0 0/0 14/0 7 4 11 3-8 0-0 1/0 0/0

CAREER highs Tackles: 3, vs. Central Michigan, 11-12-08 TFL: 1, three times, last vs. Central Michiga, 11-12-08

alex KUbE DB | 5-10 | 185 | Jr.-RS | 3Sq Oswego, Ill. | Oswego

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2008: Played in the Indiana State game (9-20) as a defensive back. 2007: Did not appear in any games. 2006: Redshirted. High School: First team All-Suburban Prairie Conference, honorable mention all-area and team captain as a senior. Had 39 tackles with two interceptions at cornerback and rushed for 338 yards on 46 carries with eight touchdowns as running back for Class 7A playoff qualifier during his senior season. Had 37 tackles and two picks to claim honorable mention all-conference honors team as a junior. Personal: Born Dec. 7, 1987 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Exercise science major. Parents are John and Rose Kremer. Aspires to become a personal trainer and open his own gym. Victory Scholar owns a 3.821 cumulative GPA. Admirer of Walter Payton.

mike KrITIKoS

DE | 6-3 | 225 | Sr.-RS | 1L Addison, Ill. | Addison Trail

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2008: Saw action in all 13 games as a defensive end. Totaled 10 tackles, including six solo and three for loss. Forced a fumble on a tackle for loss in the Western Michigan game (9-6), allowing NIU to recover the ball and score a touchdown. Set a career-high with three tackles, one for loss, against Central Michigan (11-12). Made two stops against Eastern Michigan (9-27), including one TFL. Tallied at least one tackle in seven games. 2007: Did not appear in any games. 2006: Played in one game and made one tackle on the season. Saw action for three defensive plays and was credited with a tackle in his collegiate debut vs. Indiana State. 2005: Redshirted. High School: First team All-West Suburban Gold Conference and team captain for 8-3 conference champion. Played linebacker and tight end during prep career. Helped team to conference co-championship as a sophomore. Part of perfect 9-0 conference championship team as a freshman. Personal: Born Jan. 26, 2007. Business administration major. Parents are Peter and Katerina Kritikos. Aspires to open up his own fitness center.

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Leads all returning players with 170 career tackles. 2008: Ranked fourth on the team and second among linebackers with 59 tackles in his first season at the position. Totaled seven tackles for loss, fourth-most on the team. Recognized as MAC West Defensive Player of the Week after recording six tackles, one interception and a TFL against Toledo (10-18). Made a season-high eight stops against both Central Michigan (11-12) and Navy (11-25). Co-led the Huskies with four tackles against Bowling Green (10-25). Led all linebackers with five stops against Miami (OH) (10-11). Made five tackles, three solo, against Ball State (11-5). Tallied one TFL each in seven games: at Western Michigan (9-6), at Tennessee (10-4), vs. Miami, vs. Toledo, at Ball State, at Kent State (11-18) and vs. Louisiana Tech (12-28) in the Independence Bowl. Named the Huskies’ defensive skill player of the week on both Oct. 18 (Toledo) and Nov. 5 (Ball State). 2007: Earned Freshman All-America accolades from The Sporting News, becoming the third consecutive Huskie first team selection. Ranked second in the nation in tackles among first-year players with 111. Became the first freshman to lead NIU in tackles in 31 years despite sitting out the season finale. A first team All-MAC choice by Phil Steele’s Magazine. Ranked seventh in the MAC and 27th in the country with 10.09 tackles per game. Played in 11 games with nine starts at strong safety and racked up seven double-digit tackle efforts to go with three pass break ups, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and 0.5 tackles for loss. Posted the highest single-game tackle performance by a Huskie player during the season with 15, nine solo, at Navy (11-17). Totaled seven tackles and a pass break up in season opener vs. Iowa (9-1). Registered 10 tackles and forced and recovered a fumble vs. Southern Illinois (9-8). Collected 10 stops and was credited with half a tackle for loss vs. Eastern Michigan (9-15). Racked up 11 tackles, eight solo, at Idaho (9-22). Led team with 14 tackles at Temple (106). Made 12 stops, seven solo, with one pass break up vs. Western Michigan (10-13). Recorded eight tackles at Wisconsin (10-20). Totaled nine tackles and a pass break up at Toledo (10-27). Credited with 11 tackles against Kent State (11-10). 2006: Redshirted. High School: Class 6A All-State selection and No. 29 state prospect by Rivals.com. Team captain and MVP, Larry Myer Defensive Player Award recipient, first team All-Fox Valley Conference, first team Northwest Herald All-Area and Player of the Year, first team Daily Herald Fox Valley All-Area and team co-captain, first team Chicago Sun-Times All-Area, second team Chicago Tribune All-State, first team Champaign NewsGazette All-State, and first team IFCA All-State as a senior. Rushed for 694 yards and 10 touchdowns on 74 carries (9.4 avg.), had seven


2009 HUSKIES PLAYER PROFILES catches for 151 yards (21.6 avg.) and four TDs, converted 15-of-16 PAT kicks, and posted 64 tackles (38 solo) for 11-1 state quarterfinalist during his senior year. Entered final campaign on Chicago Sun-Times Top Five players and Area Top 100 player lists. First team All-FVC, special mention Daily Herald All-Area, and first team Northwest Herald All-Area with team-leading 111 tackles on 13-1 Class 7A state runnerup as a junior. Played safety, running back, wide receiver, punt returner, kickoff returner and place kicker during his prep career. Personal: Born Oct. 31, 1987. General studies studies major. Parents are Tim and Lorna Kube. Lived in Germany for six years and played for Algonquin Copa FC that won Youth World Cup twice during 1998 and 1999 seasons. Fan of Reggie Bush and Ray Lewis.

kube’s career STATS Year 2007 2008 Career

g/gs solo Assist Total TFL-Yds. sk.-Yds. FF/FR int/PBu 11/9 49 62 111 0.5-1 0-0 1/1 0/3 13/5 29 30 59 7-25 1-13 0/0 0/0 24/14 78 92 170 7.5-26 1-13 1/1 0/3

CAREER highs Tackles: 15, at Navy, 11-17-07 TFL: 1, seven times, last vs. Louisiana Tech (Independence Bowl), 12-28-08

brian lAwSon

DT | 6-3 | 272 | Fr.-RS | 1Sq Park Forest, Ill. | Rich East

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2008: Redshirted. High School: Named an Illinois High School Football Coaches Association All-State performer as a senior. Received recognition as an all-area and all-conference performer all three seasons. Recorded 67 tackles (35 solo), 10 sacks, 18 tackles for loss, forced 10 fumbles and blocked three field goals in his final season with the Rockets. As a junior, tallied 50 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and two sacks. Helped the Rockets reach the playoffs in 2005 and 2007. Competed in throws, jumps and sprints for the Rich East track and field team. As a wrestler, was a two-time all-conference performer who helped the Rockets to an 18-0 record in his junior season and a 17-1 mark as a senior. Personal: Born Feb. 5, 1990 in Chicago, Ill. Son of Brian A. Lawson Sr. Graduated from Rich East High School. Honor roll student in 2007. Liberal arts and sciences major. Admires Michael Jordan.

mike lEppEr

FB | 6-1 | 230 | Jr.-RS | 3Sq Oak Lawn, Ill. | Richards

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2008: Did not see action in any games. 2007: Appeared in five games on special teams. Made his collegiate debut at Central Michigan (9-29). Also saw time at Wisconsin (10-20), at Toledo (10-27), in a win over Kent State (11-10) and vs. Ball State (11-24). 2006: Redshirted.

High School: Team captain and team Hardest Hitter Award recipient, first team All-SICA Orange Conference, and first team Star Newspapers All-Area as a senior. Recorded 85 tackles, 10 sacks, five forced fumbles, and two blocked kicks for 7-3 Class 6A playoff qualifier. Entered senior campaign on Chicago Tribune Area Top 100 players list. All-SICA East and all-area after totaling 70 tackles, three pass deflections, two sacks, and two blocked kicks on 10-2 playoff squad as a junior. Played linebacker, free safety and cornerback. Earned three letters in football and four in track. Ran 100 and 200 meter sprints and was part of 4x100 and 4x200 relays. Honor Roll student. Personal: Born Jan. 3, 1988. Son of Ronald and Kathleen Lepper. Corporate communications major.

marcus lEwIS

WR| 6-3 | 210| Sr. | 2L Gurnee, Ill. | Warren

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2008: Named team’s offensive work player of the year. Played in five games as a reserve wide receiver and member of special teams. Made one catch for seven yards in the Eastern Michigan game (9-27). Saw action against Indiana State (9-27), Toledo (10-18), Kent State (1118), and versus Louisiana Tech (12-28). 2007: Appeared in 10 games, primarily as a back-up wide receiver and on special teams. Caught six passes for 42 yards on the season. Made one start at Wisconsin (10-20). Three of his six catches on the year resulted in first downs. Caught one pass for 13 yards and a first down at Temple (10-6). Made five catches for 29 yards and two first downs at Navy (10-17). 2006: Played in 11 games as reserve receiver and on kickoff return unit. Caught four passes for 68 yards and made one tackle. Made collegiate debut on special teams at Ohio State (9-2). Hauled in first collegiate reception, an eight-yarder, vs. Indiana State (9-23). Caught two passes for 32 yards vs. Toledo (11-7). Had a 28-yard reception in the regular season finale at Eastern Michigan (11-24). Saw action vs. TCU in the Poinsettia Bowl (12-19). High School: As a senior, selected first team All-North Suburban Conference Lake Division, first team Pioneer Press All-Area, first team Waukegan News-Sun All-County, first team Daily Herald All-Area, first team Chicago Sun-Times All-Area and Class 5A-8A All-State. Earned special mention Champaign News-Gazette All-State honors, and was a second team Chicago Tribune All-State slection while playing for 9-2 league runner-up and Class 8A playoff qualifier. Totaled 39 catches for 798 yards (a 20.5 average) with nine touchdowns during his senior season. Entered his final prep season as one of the Midwest Region “Next 100 Players to Watch” by The Sporting News and Area Top 100 players by Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune. Combined for 89 receptions for 1,576 yards (a 17.7 avg.), and 17 TDs over final two campaigns. As a junior, first-team All-NSC Lake Division, first team Waukegan News-Sun All-County, first team Daily Herald All-Area, and special mention Chicago Sun-Times All-Area. Grabbed 50 passes for 778 yards for a 15.6 average, and eight TDs. Four-time football letterwinner and earned three letters in basketball. Named first team All-NSC, and first team all-area, third team Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Class AA All-State, honorable mention Associated Press Class AA All-State, Chicago Tribune special mention All-State and Chicago Sun-Times All-State as a senior. Averaged 14 points per game and tallied a career-high 41 points in one game as a senior. Personal: Born Nov. 10, 1988 in Ft. Polk, La. Son of Mark and Rose Lewis. Corporate communication major. Fan of Tiger Woods and Muhammad Ali.

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2009 HUSKIES PLAYER PROFILES lewis’ career STATS Year 2006 2007 2008 Career

g/gs 11/0 10/1 5/0 26/1

Rec. 4 6 1 11

Yds. 68 42 7 117

Avg. 17.0 7.0 7.0 10.6

TD 0 0 0 0

Lg 28 13 7 28

Yds/gm 6.2 4.2 1.4 4.5

CAREER highs Catches: 5, at Navy, 11-17-07 Yards: 32, vs. Temple, 10-20-06 Long gain: 28, at Eastern Michigan, 11-24-06

honors after both his junior and senior years. As a catcher and centerfielder for the Lions’ baseball team, was a two-time all-area and all-conference honoree, and earned the ESCC Most Valuable Player Award after his senior season. Personal: Born May 1, 1989 in DeKalb. Son of Betsy and Patrick McAvoy. Father played linebacker for the Huskies from 1981-83 and in 1985. Mother played volleyball for NIU from 1986-89. Cousin Tim McAvoy played football at Michigan, and uncle Tim McAvoy played football at Illinois. Marketing major.

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jack mArKS

TE | 6-6 | 232 | So.-RS | 2Sq Orland Park, Ill. | Marist

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2008: Did not play in any games. 2007: Redshirted. High School: Played wide receiver and defensive back, earning two football letters from Marist. Team captain as a senior. Earned first team all-conference accolades in both his junior and senior seasons. Totaled 65 catches for 1,131 yards and five touchdowns in his career. Made 33 tackles and forced two fumbles as a defensive back during his senior season. Earned first team all-East Suburban Catholic Conference honors in basketball as a senior. Helped his basketball team to the IHSA Regional title, and participated in the 2007 ESCC All-Star Game. Personal: Born April 14, 1989. Son of Mary and Michael Marks. Father captained Purdue football team in 1980. Uncle Rich Marks (1971-74) is a member of the NIU All-Century Team. Uncle John Marks played for the Huskies in 1976. Marketing major who enjoys fishing and golf.

pat mcAvoy

FB | 6-1 | 221 | So.-RS | 2Sq Cary, Ill. | St. Viator

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2008: Did not appear in any games. 2007: Redshirted. High School: Named first team all-state as a senior to go with allarea and all-conference honors. Achieved all-area and all-conference accolades as a junior. Recognized as the Chicago Sun-Times and the Daily Herald Player of the Week. As a tailback, totaled 3,309 yards in his varsity career. Gained 1,435 yards on 153 carries for a 9.4 average as a senior. Scored 17 touchdowns that year. Rushed for 1,327 yards on 149 tries (an 8.9 average) with 16 touchdowns during his junior season. As a strong safety, recorded 43 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception as a senior. During his junior year, recorded 34 stops, with three forced fumbles and one interception. Helped the Lions to an 8-1 record and ESCC title as a senior. Team finished 8-1 to place second in the league during his sophomore year. Also played baseball and hockey. On the ice, earned all-conference

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CB | 6-2 | 174 | Fr.-RS | 1Sq Waukegan, Ill. | Waukegan

2008: Redshirted. High School: Named first team Central Suburban League South and first team Lake County News Sun as a wide receiver. Had 58 catches for 585 yards his senior year with a long gain of 74 yards. As a defensive back, made 70 tackles. Totaled eight interceptions with three returned for touchdowns. Also lettered in basketball as the team captain and two-year varsity starter. Personal: Born October 2, 1989 in Waukegan, Ill. Son of James Melvin and Angela Webb. Majoring in criminal justice with hopes of becoming a homicide detective. Admires Muhammad Ali and Deion Sanders.

ryan morrIS

QB | 6-3 | 196 | Sr.-RS | 1L Carol Stream, Ill. | West Chicago

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2008: Saw time in three games at quarterback. Went 1-for-2 on the year with his only completion of the year against Indiana State (9-20) for 17 yards and a first down. Ran two times for five yards at Tennessee (10-4). Appeared in the Toledo game (10-18). 2007: Saw action in the final eight games of the season. Made three starts for injured starter Dan Nicholson. Completed 67-of-127 passes – 52.7 percent – for 727 yards and four touchdowns in the first extensive action of his career. Threw five interceptions and averaged 90.8 yards passing per game. Started the final two games of the season at Navy (11-17) and vs. Ball State (10-14) after Nicholson suffered a concussion. Had his best game with a 24-for-44 effort vs. Ball State (10-14) which included two touchdown passes. 24 completions is tied for seventh and 44 attempts ranks eighth in NIU history. Completed a 45-yard pass to Britt Davis to open a second-quarter drive that resulted in a field goal in that game. Threw a season-long 46-yard touchdown pass at Navy (11-17). Completed a career-best 60 percent (21-of-35) of his passes and threw two touchdowns in that game. Went 13-for-25 for 144 yards in the Western Michigan game. Completed 3-of-8 passes for 68 yards at Wisconsin (10-20), including a 38-yard bomb. 2006: Spent most of the season as team’s No. 3 quarterback. Saw action in three games and attempted one pass. Served as No. 2 signal caller in the final two contests of the season, including the bowl game. Made his collegiate debut late in the game vs. Indiana State (9-23). Also saw action in regular season finale at Eastern Michigan (11-24). Attempted first collegiate pass vs. TCU in the Poinsettia Bowl (12-19).


2009 HUSKIES PLAYER PROFILES 2005: Redshirted. High School: Served as captain and was named Most Valuable Player as a senior. Earned second-team All-DuPage Valley Conference and honorable mention all-area honors after throwing for 1,850 yards and 11 touchdowns during his final prep season. Lettered during his final two years. Honor Roll member all four years. Personal: Born Feb. 11, 1987. Finance major. Victory Scholar with a 4.0 spring semester GPA as a graduate student. Son of Daniel and Kathy Morris of Carol Stream, Ill. John Elway and Tom Brady fan.

morris’ career STATS Year G/GS C-A-I Pct. 2006 3/0 0-1-0 0.0 2007 8/3 67-127-5 52.7 2008 3/0 1-2-0 50.0 Career 14/3 68-130-5 52.3

Yds. 0 727 17 744

TD 0 4 0 4

Lg Yds/Gm Effic. 0 0.0 0.0 46 90.8 103.4 17 5.7 121.4 46 53.1 102.8

CAREER highs Pass Attempts: 44, vs. Ball State, 11-24-07 Pass Completions: 24, vs. Ball State, 11-24-07 Yards: 252, vs. Ball State, 11-24-07 Touchdowns: 2, twice, last vs. Ball State, 11-24-07 Long gain: 46, at Navy, 11-17-07

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ryan nEIr

P | 6-3 | 195 | Fr.-RS |1Sq Roscoe, Ill. | Hononegah

18-06). Earned first team all-conference honors as a senior and was a second team choice as a junior. Selected to the first team All-Area squad by the Northwest Indiana Times, the Daily Southtown, the SunTimes and the Tribune in 2006. Member of the Sun-Times’ Area Top 100 list at tight end. Honorable mention all-area his junior year. In his final two seasons, tallied 91 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, 11 sacks and 16 pass deflections. Scored five career touchdowns with 23 catches as a senior. Compiled a career punting average of 34.5 yards. Three-year letterwinner. Most Valuable Defensive Lineman and was a team captain his senior year. Helped lead Mt. Carmel to back-to-back runner-up finishes in the Illinois State Championship game in 2005 and 2006. Personal: Born Jan. 25, 1989 in Palos, Ill. Son of Kimberly and Ronald Newcomb. Marketing major enjoys fishing. Fan of Dick Butkus and Walter Payton.

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2008: Did not see any action as reserve punter backing up Andy Dittbenner. High School: Punted 47 times for 1,603 yards in his two-year varsity career. Won the George Kelsey Award as the most outstanding senior athlete at Hononegah. Named the special teams MVP his senior year. As a wide receiver, caught seven passes for 81 yards. Three-year varsity letterman in tennis where he was first team all conference and team MVP as a junior. Also a two-year varsity letterman in basketball. Helped team set school record for most wins in a season at 28-3 his senior year. Personal: Son of Dan and Peg Neir. Born October 29, 1989 in Waterloo, Iowa. Majoring in finance. Victory Scholar holds a 3.698 GPA. Enjoys playing tennis and golf. Fan of Rafael Nadal and Tiger Woods.

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DL | 6-3 | 265 | So.-RS | 2Sq Wheatfield, Ind. | Chicago Mt. Carmel

2008: Made his collegiate debut against Indiana State (9-20). 2007: Redshirted. High School: Picked up second team All-State recognition from the Chicago Tribune. Named the Northwest Indiana Times Defensive Player of the Year for 2006. A Sports Illustrated Prep Player of the Week (11-

2008: Redshirted. High School: As a senior, garnered first team all state recognition as a defensive back, and second team all state honors as a wide receiver. Earned all-conference honorable mention accolades as a junior to go with second team all area notice. Helped the Panthers to a 9-5 record his senior year. Glenbard North totaled 21 wins during his three seasons on the varsity roster. Panthers went 6-4 during both his junior and sophomore seasons. Personal: Born May 3, 1990. Son of Louise and Michael Ng. Physical therapy major and Huskie Scholar with a 3.241 GPA. Played soccer with the Chicago Fire Juniors. Enjoys playing guitar, drawing, and the outdoors. Volunteered at the Dupage Non-Violence Center. Admires Randy Moss.

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OT | 6-6 | 294 | So.-RS | 1L Richfield, Minn.| Richfield 2008: Started in all 13 games on the offensive line. Named the Huskies’ offensive lineman of the week on Nov. 12 (Central Michigan) Improved each week of the season, according to offensive line coach Matt Limegrover. The line did not allow a sack in seven of the Huskies’ 13 games as NIU averaged 335.1 yards of total offense per game. NIU had 22 rushing touchdowns and 13 passing TDs. Huskies put up 339 yards of total offense against Louisiana Tech (12-28) in the Independence Bowl. 2007: Redshirted. High School: Earned first team all-conference honors as a junior and senior. Named to the All-Area first team his senior year by the Richfield Sun-Current. Selected to MinnesotaPreps.com All-State second team as a senior. Nominated for the Minnesota High School Football Coaches All-Star Game. Played offensive tackle, defensive tackle, and kicker at Richfield High. Elected a team captain as a senior. His grandfather, Warren Olson, is in the Minnesota Football Coaches Hall of Fame.

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2009 HUSKIES PLAYER PROFILES Three-year football letterwinner who also played three years of golf and two years of hockey at the varsity level. Personal: Born July 1, 1988 in Edina, Minn. Son of Lisa and Todd Olson. History major enjoys hunting and fishing.

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0L | 6-2 | 307 | Sr. | 3L Indianapolis, Ind. | Warren Central

Member of Coach Kill’s Leadership Council. 2008: Team’s offensive lineman of the year was recognized as an AllMAC second team selection by Phil Steele’s Magazine, and earned third team recognition from the conference. Played in 38 games and started 25 over the last three seasons. Named team offensive lineman of the week three times (Tennessee, Miami, Kent State). Was the Huskies’ top offensive lineman on the year, according to line coach Matt Limegrover. Led the offensive line with 22 bonus blocks and 19 knockdowns on the season and his effort grade topped 96 percent in every game. The line did not allow a sack in seven of the Huskies’ 13 games as NIU averaged 335.1 yards of total offense per game. Gave his second-best performance with an 89 percent mark at Kent State (11-18) and graded out above 80 percent in each of the last six regular season games. Played well versus Ball State (11-5) with an 88 percent mark and versus Eastern Michigan (9-27), with 90 percent effort and efficiency marks. Gave 100 percent effort with two bonus blocks and had 99 percent efficiency at Tennessee. Graded out a season high 90 percent with three bonus blocks in the Toledo game. Huskies did not give up a sack in the Kent State game, while line led the way to 224 rushing yards and three TDs. Limited in preseason after undergoing

knee surgery and saw limited action until returning to the starting lineup versus Eastern Michigan. Huskies did not give up a sack for the seventh time, and put up 339 yards of total offense against Louisiana Tech (12-28) in the Independence Bowl. 2007: Started all 12 games at right guard and served as the team’s back-up center. On the field for all but 17 offensive snaps during the season. Ranked first or second in the offensive line grades in eight games. Key part of the offensive line that led the way for Justin Anderson to record the ninth-straight 1,000-yard rushing season by a Huskie tailback. Graded out at 80 percent or higher in eight contests. Totaled six knockdown blocks vs. Eastern Michigan (9-15). Credited with a five-yard pass reception in the game after a Dan Nicholson throw bounced off an EMU defender into his hands. The catch kept NIU’s final drive alive and helped set-up a potential game-winning field goal. Credited with six knockdowns vs. Central Michigan (9-29). Led all offensive linemen with an 84 percent grade, the top mark of any NIU player for the year, at Wisconsin (10-20). Notched a team season best nine knockdown blocks in the win over Kent State (11-10). 2006: Played in all 13 games with five starts, four at right guard and one at center. Graded at 86 percent and totaled 21 knockdown blocks. Made collegiate debut in reserve role at Ohio State (9-2). Had seasonbest seven knockdown blocks from right guard position in his first collegiate start at Ball State (9-30). Started at right guard at Miami (10-8). Anchored line as starting center at Iowa (10-28). Starting right guard for final two regular season contests vs. Central Michigan (11-17) and Eastern Michigan (11-24). Saw time vs. TCU in the Poinsettia Bowl (12-19). Entered season ranked No. 56 nationally among incoming offensive lineman by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview. High School: Named team captain, first team Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference, first team Indianapolis Star Super Team and 2005 Mr. Football Position Award (O-line), and first team Associated Press Class 5A All-State on 14-1 league and state champions as a senior. Graded 95 percent on blocking assignments and helped pave the way for state’s Mr. Football (QB Dexter Taylor) on an offense that averaged nearly 500 yards per game his final year. Named to Max Emfinger High School All-American Bowl Game after senior campaign. Entered final prep season ranked fifth in preseason Midwest “Power 50”, and listed among “Next 100 Players to Watch” by The Sporting News and Rivals.com Midwest Top 150. First team All-MIC and first team All-State honoree on 13-2 state championship team as a junior. Played center, guard and defensive tackle during his high school career. Four-year Honor Roll student. Recruited by Indiana, Marshall, Toledo, and Western Michigan. Personal: Born Dec. 22, 1987. Communication studies major. Son of Emmanuel and Sehila Onyebuagu. Fan of LeBron James.

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OL | 6-4 | 314 | So.-RS | 2Sq Chicago, Ill. | Hubbard

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2008: Did not see action in any games. 2007: Redshirted. High School: Earned All-State honorable mention honors from the Chicago Tribune in 2006. Named to the all-city team by both the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune in 2006. A three-time first team all-conference selection. Garnered honorable mention AllArea recognition as a senior. Member of the Sun-Times' Area Top 100 list. Participated in the East versus West All-American game in Orlando. Credited with 182 pancake blocks in his career, including 87 as a senior. Team claimed the city championship and advanced to

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2009 HUSKIES PLAYER PROFILES the second round of the playoffs in 2006 and was 31-11 in his three years. Named to Chicago Tribune High School Scholar-Athlete Team. Honored as the Academic Scholar of the Class of 2007. Also lettered in basketball. Personal: Born April 14, 1989. Son of Coletta Jones and James Otis. Majoring in marketing. Huskie Scholar holds a 3.05 GPA. Enjoys creative writing and poetry.

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DS | 5-10 | 203 | Jr. | 2L Canyon Lake, Calif. | Temescal Canyon

2008: Deep snapper appeared in all 13 games. Snapped the ball for the game-winning 30-yard field goal with 11.9 seconds left against Bowling Green (10-25), and on the 52-yard field goal in that game that tied a school record. Hiked for the game-tying 25-yard field goal that sent the Central Michigan game (11-12) into overtime. Executed snaps that helped kicker Mike Salerno hit all 34 of his PAT attempts. Recorded two tackles as a member of the punt coverage unit. Had one stop against Tennessee (10-4) and one against Ball State (11-5). 2007: Appeared in all 12 games as a long snapper on the field goal/ PAT and punt units. Snapped for every field goal, PAT and punt of the year. One of 10 offensive players to play in all 12 games. High School: Ranked as nation’s No. 6 long snapper in the class of 2007. Also played offensive tackle during high school. Earned coaches “Titan Award” and was a California Intercholastic Federation All-League Academic honoree as a senior. Team’s Scout Player of the Year was named to C.I.F. All-League Academic squad as a junior. Team went 13-1, won conference championship and was a state finalist during his junior campaign. Member of back-to-back conference title teams during his sophomore and freshman seasons. Personal: Born Feb. 15, 1989. Son of Laurie and David Owen. Majoring in communication. Made the Huskie Scholar list with a 3.0 GPA. Plays drums and enjoys singing. Played ice hockey for three years. Admires David Binn, the long snapper for the San Diego Chargers. National Honor Society member who was on the Honor Roll all four years of high school.

nathan pAlmEr

WR | 5-11 | 190 | So.-RS | 1L Elkhart, Ind. | Central

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2008: Appeared in nine games with three starts. Totaled 278 yards on 12 catches with a pair of touchdowns. Ranks first among returning wide receivers in yards per game with 30.9. Burst onto the season in his collegiate debut against Minnesota (8-30), scoring two touchdowns on three catches while totaling a career-high 170 yards, the 13thhighest receiving mark in school history. Caught a 91-yard touchdown pass from Chandler Harnish to ignite a Huskie comeback in the third quarter of that game. Play stands as the 20th longest scoring play in NIU history, and longest play of the season. Made a 52-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter to give NIU a 26-24 lead against the Golden Gophers. Named team offensive skill player of the week after that game. Set a career-best mark with four catches for 78 yards in

the Western Michigan game (9-6). Racked-up 26 yards on four grabs at Tennessee (10-4), and was named Huskie skill player of the week. Collected 12 yards on a reverse in the Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech (12-28). 2007: Redshirted. High School: A first team all-state choice as a senior after picking up honorable mention recognition his junior year. Named to the first team all-conference list as a senior and picked up second team honors in 2005. Listed as one of the top 50 5A players in Indiana. Earned Offensive Player of the Year honors. In his last two seasons, totaled 85 catches for 1,302 yards and 17 touchdowns. Caught 51 passes for 676 yards and six TDs as a senior with 34 catches for 626 yards and nine scores in 2005. Had four pass deflections and three interceptions as a defensive back his senior year. Holds Elkhart Central records for most receiving yards in a game (234) and longest touchdown reception (93). Three-year letterwinner. Also participated in track and basketball at the varsity level for two years. Personal: Born April 14, 1989 in Elkhart, Ind. Son of Fern and Joe Palmer. Brother Jovone ran track at Vincennes University. Majoring in general studies. Enjoys spending time with children. Aspiring singer has sung the national anthem at Huskie basketball games. Admires Kobe Bryant and Reggie Bush.

palmer’s career STATS Year 2008

g/gs 9/3

Rec. 12

Yds. 278

Avg. 23.2

TD 2

Lg 91

Yds/gm 30.9

CAREER highs Catches: 4, twice, last at Tennessee, 10-4-08 Receiving Yards: 170, at Minnesota, 8-30-08 TDs: 2, at Minnesota, 8-30-08 Long gain: 91, at Minnesota, 8-30-08

joe pAwlAK

OL | 6-5 | 281 | So.-RS | 1L Grayslake, Ill. | Grayslake

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2008: Appeared in 11 games as a reserve offensive lineman and also lined up at tight end in several contests. Played in the first eight games of the season. The line did not allow a sack in seven of the Huskies’ 13 games as NIU averaged 335.1 yards of total offense per game. NIU had 22 rushing touchdowns and 13 passing TDs and did not allow a sack in six of 13 games. Huskies put up 339 yards of total offense against Louisiana Tech (12-28) in the Independence Bowl. Assisted the Huskies in time of possession, as the team held the ball for an average of 31:58 per game. 2007: Redshirted. High School: Three-year letterwinner earned Daily Herald All-State honorable mention honors, and earned first team all-area and allconference accolades as a senior. Holds school records for the bench, squat and power clean. Personal: Born Nov. 28, 1988. Huskie Scholar holds a 3.283 GPA. Son of Nancey and Jeff Pawlak. Sociology/criminology major.

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logan pEgrAm

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0L | 6-3 | 293 | Fr.-RS | 1Sq Silver Lake, Kan. | Silver Lake

2008: Redshirted. High School: Named to the Topeka Capital Journal’s All-State Top 11 as a senior and All-State Top 33 as a junior. Played his way onto the 2006 Kansas-Sports.com All-State first team. Was a member of the Kansas Shrine Bowl All-Star Team. Garnered all-conference honors as an offensive lineman in both his junior and senior seasons. Also played defensive tackle, compiling 46 tackles (23 solo) as a senior and 37 (21 solo) as a junior. Helped lead the Eagles to a 14-0 record and the Kansas Class 3A State Championship as a junior. Team finished as the state runner-up in his three other seasons with the program. Also started for the Silver Lake basketball team, played and threw the shot put and discus. Personal: Born September 11, 1989 in Independence, Kan. Son of Roxann and Steve Pegram. Majoring in liberal arts and sciences. Likes hunting, fishing, and lifting weights. Admires Jake Long, Tiger Woods, and Michael Jordan. Aspires to be a coach.

d.j. pIrKlE

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DT | 6-0 | 285 | Jr.| 2L Frankfort, Ill. | Lincoln Way East

2008: Made 17 tackles, including 11 unassisted, as a second team nose guard. Had the sixth-most tackles for loss on the team with six, including a career-best two against Bowling Green (10-25). Saw extensive action in all 13 games. Recorded a safety in the fourth quarter of the win over Eastern Michigan (9-27), NIU’s first since Sept. 4, 2004. Also tallied a season-high three tackles and his only sack of the season against the Eagles. Made a season-high two unassisted tackles at Western Michigan, at Eastern Michigan and versus Central Michigan. Recorded at least one tackle in each of the first six and nine of the first 10 games of the season. Of his 30 career tackles, 10 are for loss. 2007: Played six games as a reserve defensive tackle as a true freshman. Ranked fourth among defensive linemen with 13 tackles and ranked second on the team with three sacks, despite seeing limited action due to injury. Made his collegiate debut at Idaho (9-22), where he made two stops and had one pass break-up. Credited with two sacks and three tackles at Temple (10-6). Had four stops with one tackle for loss and one fumble recovery vs. Western Michigan (10-13). Made one tackle for loss in the win over Kent State (11-10). Had two tackles vs. Ball State (9-24) and one at Navy (11-17). High School: Garnered first team all-state honors from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, the Champaign News-Gazette, the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association and Rivals.com as a senior. Named Illinois Defensive Player of the Year by the Joliet Herald News and Star Newspapers. Earned first team all-area honors from Star Newspapers (2005, 2006), Joliet Herald News (2005, 2006), Chicago Tribune (2006), Chicago Sun-Times (2006), Daily Southtown (2006), and NCSA Prep Football (2006). Member of the Sun-Times’ Area Top 100

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list. In three years, made 183 tackles and tallied 17 sacks, 42 tackles for loss, seven fumbles caused, one fumble recovery, one interception, and three blocked kicks. Rushed for 67 yards on 31 carries, scored 20 rushing touchdowns and had one receiving touchdown. His senior season, credited with 75 tackles, 41 solo, and tallied eight sacks. Also scored seven TDs on 13 carries. Helped lead Lincoln Way East to a 44-1 (28-0 in conference play) record in his career, including a win in the 8A IHSA State Championship game as a junior and four straight league titles. Two-time team captain. Holds Lincoln Way East records for bench, squat, and career tackles for loss (42). Personal: Born Nov. 21, 1988. Son of Linda and Doug Zalesky. Enjoys weight lifting, music and playing guitar. Admires Brendon Ayanbadejo, linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens. Physical education major.

pirkle’s career STATS Year 2007 2008 Career

g/gs solo Assist Total TFL-Yds. sk.-Yds. FF/FR int/PBu 6/3 11 2 13 4-37 3-35 0/1 0/1 13/0 11 6 17 6-20 1-6 0/0 0/0 19/3 22 8 30 10-57 4-41 0/1 0/1

CAREER highs Tackles: 4, vs. Western Michigan, 10-13-07 TFLs: 2, twice, last vs. Bowling Green, 10-25-08 sack: 2, at Temple, 10-6-07

david prATT

LB | 6-1 | 208 | Sr.-RS | 1L Macomb, Ill. | Macomb

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2008: Saw action in 12 games as a member of special teams. Appeared in all but the Western Michigan game. Made one tackle against Indiana State (9-20). 2007: Redshirted after walking on to the team in 2007. High School: Team MVP earned Peoria Journal-Star All-Area honors as a senior. Helped the Bombers to an 8-0 record and Olympic Conference title as a running back and outside linebacker. Team advanced to the second round of the IHSA 4A playoffs. Gained 1,031 yards with 19 touchdowns in his final prep season. Earned all-conference notice as a junior after rushing for 983 yards and scoring 21 touchdowns. Football team totaled a 25-3 record in his four years. Received four letters as a member of the Bomber wrestling team. On the mat, garnered allconference honors three times and all-state accolades as a sophomore. Named his team’s most valuable wrestler as a junior and a senior. Personal: Born Sept. 23, 1986 in Macomb, Ill. Son of Lissa Cullen and Robert Pratt. Victory Scholar holds a 3.539 GPA. Father played football at Monmouth College. Brother Bryan ran track at Illinois from 2002-07, and brother Ben ran track for Illinois State. Exercise science major enjoys fishing and admires Brian Urlacher, Cael Sanderson and mixed-martial artist Wanderlei Silva.


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DE | 6-3 | 255 | Fr.-RS | 1Sq Glenview, Ill. | Glenbrook South

2008: Redshirted. Named team’s defensive work team player of the year. High School: Defensive end was a three-time all-conference honoree who earned all-state accolades as a senior and all-area notice as a junior. Twice named his team’s most valuable defensive player. Totaled 40 sacks and forced 12 fumbles in three seasons. Had 36 tackles in both his junior and senior seasons. Recorded 56 stops as a sophomore to go with six pass deflections. Also played tight end and fullback. Helped Glenbrook South to three IHSA playoff appearances. Titans totaled 32 wins in his four seasons. Personal: Born June 7, 1990 in Park Ridge, Ill. Son of Janet Progar and Cleveland Jackson, Jr. Undecided major and Huskie Scholar holds a 3.167 GPA. Admires Shaquille O’Neal and Michael Strahan.

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OL | 6-5 | 297| Fr.-RS | HS LaGrange Park, Ill. | Lyons Township

2008: Redshirted. High School: Two-year starter for Lyons Township on the offensive line. Named team most valuable lineman as a senior. Holds high school record for power clean at 300 pounds. Also competed in track and field. Won the sectional title in the shot put to advance to the state championship. Personal: Son of Jerry and Maria Rigo. Born September 6, 1989. Hopes to become a football coach and teacher. Undecided major.

kevin SAbocK

LB | 6-2 | 214 | Fr.-RS | 1Sq Sycamore, Ill. | Sycamore

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2008: Redshirted. High School: Earned a spot on the Western Sun Conference first team as a senior. Tallied 119 tackles (53 solo), knocked down five passes and gathered one interception. Helped the Spartans to their first playoff appearance since 2002. As a sophomore, recorded 100 tackles (48 solo). Also competed in track, where he garnered all-conference honors after his junior season as a thrower. Personal: Born Oct. 16, 1989. Son of former Huskie assistant coach Mike Sabock, who spent 24 seasons at NIU, and Sandy Sabock. Huskie Scholar and physical education major owns a 3.243 GPA.

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K/P | 5-11| 170 | Sr.-RS| 1L Orland Park, Ill. | Sandburg | Winona State

2008: An All-MAC second team selection by both the conference and Phil Steele’s Magazine, and honored as NIU’s special teams MVP. Led the MAC with 16 touchbacks and a 64.9 yards/kickoff average. Earned MAC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after booting the gamewinning 30-yard field goal with 11.9 seconds left against Bowling Green (10-25). Made 3-of-4 field goals versus the Falcons, including a careerlong 52-yarder that tied the school record for the longest field goal. Hit a 25-yard field goal with 19 seconds left in regulation to send the CMU game (11-12) to overtime. Named the Huskies’ special teams player of the week on Nov. 12 after that performance. Ranked third in the MAC and tied for 22nd nationally with 1.38 field goals made per game. Ranked ninth in the league in scoring, averaging 6.8 points per game. Hit 18-of-24 field goals and all 34 of his PAT tries to lead the Huskies in scoring with 88 points. Hit at least one field goal in nine of NIU’s 13 games. Tied for fourth on NIU’s single season list for field goals made with 18 and tied for fifth in attempts with 24. Posted his third threefield goal game of the season versus CMU. Also kicked two perfect onside kicks versus the Chippewas which NIU recovered, spurring the Huskies’ comeback. Provided all of NIU’s scoring versus Tennessee (10-4) with field goals of 25, 24 and 25 yards. Made two field goals in each of the Huskies’ first three games, including a 49-yarder versus Minnesota (8-30). Scored a season-high 12 points versus Indiana State with two field goals and six PATs. Hit a 20-yard field goal to bring the Huskies within a touchdown at the Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech (12-28). Punted six times with an average of 31 yards per kick, with one touchback and two inside the 20. 2007: Sat out due to NCAA transfer regulations. Before NIU: Played for Winona State from 2005-06. Made 79-of-81 extra points during his WSU his career. Made 24-of-36 field goals.

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2009 HUSKIES PLAYER PROFILES Member of the Daktronics All-Northwest Region Second Team and Don Hansen’s Football Gazette Northwest Region first team as a freshman. Earned Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference first team accolades as a kicker and punter. Received notice as a first team Northwest Region punter and second team Northwest Region kicker from Don Hansen’s Football Gazette. Earned first team all-region honors from D2Football.com. Holds the Winona State records for most field goals in a season, most field goals in a game and most extra points made in a row. High School: Consensus all-area kicker as a senior earned Associated Press and Chicago Tribune all-state accolades. Helped his team to an eighth place finish in the state as a senior. Made 9-of-12 field goals and 28-of-30 extra points his senior season while averaging 41 yards per punt. Hit 9-of-9 field goals and 12-of-13 extra points as a junior. Received all-conference second team notice as a junior. Personal: Born Dec. 21, 1986 in Orland Park, Ill. Son of Rose and Mike Salerno. Enjoys cards and outdoor activities. Majoring in biological sciences. Huskie Scholar holds a 3.175 GPA. Younger brother Ryan is a newcomer to the Huskies,

salerno’s career STATS Year 2008 PunTs Year 2008

FiELD goALs Md Att Lg 18 24 52

g 13 g 13

no. 6

Yds. 186

Blkd 0 Avg. 31

Kickoffs no. Yds. 65 4,217 Lg 48

Avg. 64.9

TB 16

in20 2

CAREER highs Field goals: 3, three times, last vs. Central Michigan, 11-12-08 Long: 52, vs. Bowling Green, 10-25-08 (tied for NIU record) Punts: 2, twice, last vs. Navy, 11-25-08 Long: 48, vs. Central Michigan, 11-12-08 inside 20: 2, vs. Navy, 11-25-08 Kickoffs: 9, vs. Indiana State, 9-20-08 Kickoff Avg.: 69.8, vs. Miami (Ohio), 10-11-08 Touchbacks: 3, three times, last vs. Bowling Green, 10-25-08

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LB | 6-3 | 220| So.-RS | 1Sq Libertyville, Ill.| Barrington | Nebraska

2008: Joined the Huskie team and sat out the season due to NCAA transfer regulations. Before NIU: Was a preferred walk-on at Nebraska as a linebacker for one year. Did not see any action High School: Averaged 12 tackles per game as a linebacker at Barrington High School as a senior. Helped his team to the Elite Eight in Class 8A football his senior year. Personal: Born August 18, 1988. Son of Jeff and Theresa Sayre of Carpentersville, Ill. Hobbies include hunting and fishing. Admires Walter Payton. Communication major.

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TE | 6-3 | 255 | So. | 1L Sycamore, Ill. | Sycamore

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2008: Saw action in 11 games as a member of special teams and as a back-up tight end. Caught two passes for 15 yards. Made one reception for nine yards at Navy (11-25). Had one catch for six yards against Tennessee (10-4). As an up-man on the kickoff unit, returned four kickoffs for 57 yards. Totaled 41 yards on three kickoff returns at Kent State (11-18). Tallied 16 yards on one kick return against Central Michigan (11-12). High School: Three-year letterwinner at Sycamore earned first team all-conference honors as a junior. Named his team's defensive most valuable player as a senior. Helped the Spartans to the IHSA playoffs as a senior. DeKalb Daily Chronicle's 2008 Male Athlete of the Year also wrestled at Sycamore, going 42-6 on the mat in his final season. Earned all-conference honors four times as a heavyweight, where he earned all-state accolades as a junior and was a state qualifier as a senior. Holds the SHS record for falls in a career, and ranks third on the school's all-time wins list. Also holds the Spartan record in the discus. Personal: Born Feb. 6, 1990 in Woodstock, Ill. Son of Bill and Susan Schepler. Plans to major in electrical engineering. Admires Brian Urlacher. Victory Scholar holds a 3.889 GPA.

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LB | 6-2 | 229 | So.-RS | 1L Geneva, Ill. | Geneva

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2008: Played in all 13 games at linebacker. Totaled 24 tackles, nine solo, to go with three tackles for loss, one interception and half a sack. Tallied a career-high six stops with one TFL at Ball State (115). Intercepted a pass to stop Toledo’s final possession and had one tackle against the Rockets (10-18). Charted five tackles with two solo versus Miami (OH) (10-11). Made two stops, including sharing a sack with Larry English, against Central Michigan (11-12). Collected three tackles, one for loss, against Indiana State (9-20). Made his collegiate debut at Minnesota (8-30) and notched his first career tackle at Western Michigan (9-6). 2007: Redshirted. High School: Named to the first team all-state squad as a senior. Two-time first team all-conference and all-area selection. Totaled 190 tackles, eight sacks, six forced fumbles, six pass deflections, and two blocked kicks in two-plus years on varsity. Also played running back and ran for 1,169 yards and 25 touchdowns with four touchdown catches. As a senior, ran 65 times for 487 yards and 12 scores. Led the Vikings to an 11-2 record in 2006, when he served as team captain. Member of the 2004 state semifinalist squad at Geneva and his team won Western Sun league titles in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Personal: Born Nov. 2, 1988. Son of Catherine and Patrick Schiller. Enjoys boxing, music and art. Holds a 3.179 GPA as a Huskie Scholar. Physical education major. Lifelong Huskie fan.


2009 HUSKIES PLAYER PROFILES schiller’s career STATS Year 2008

g/gs solo Assist Total TFL-Yds. sk.-Yds. FF/FR int/PBu 13/0 9 15 24 3-3 0.5-2 0/0 1/0

CAREER highs Tackles: 6, at Ball State, 11-5-08 TFLs: 1, three times, last vs. Central Michigan, 11-12-08

kevin SKATrUd

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kyle SKArb

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FB | 6-2 | 226 | Jr. | 2L Hawthorn Woods, Ill. | Lake Zurich

2008: Played in 11 games with five starts at fullback. Made starts in five of the first six games of the season, including the first three. Caught eight passes for 72 yards with two touchdowns. Scored the Huskies’ only touchdown of the Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech (1228) on an eight-yard reception. Caught a four-yard touchdown pass at Eastern Michigan (9-27). Totaled two receptions for 18 yards against Miami (OH) (10-11). Made two catches for 13 yards at Minnesota (8-30). Tallied at least one catch in six games. Had one catch for a season-long 24 yards against Western Michigan (9-6). Made one grab for five yards versus Toledo (10-18). Six of his eight catches were for first downs or touchdowns. 2007: Appeared in eight games on the punt and kickoff coverage units and as a reserve linbacker. Totaled four tackles and forced one fumble. Missed two games after suffering an ankle injury at Wisconsin (10-20). Made his collegiate debut vs. Eastern Michigan (9-15). Recorded two tackles in that game and made one stop at Idaho (9-22). Had one tackle at Temple (10-6). Forced a fumble in that game. High School: A second team all-state selection in 2006. Earned first team all-conference honors as a senior and second team acclaim his junior year. Selected to the Daily Herald’s first team all-area squad in 2006. Credited with 109 career tackles, 11 sacks, four fumbles caused, four fumbles recovered, and two pass deflections with a season-high 63 stops and six sacks as a junior. As a running back, gained 1,322 career yards on 175 carries, scored 24 rushing touchdowns, and added two receiving TDs on four catches in 2006. His senior season, rushed for 810 yards on 102 carries with 14 scores. Set Lake Zurich records for career punt return and kickoff return averages at 22.4 and 35.5, respectively. Led Lake Zurich to a 12-2 record and the State Championship game in 2006 when he served as team captain and was named team MVP. Three-year letterwinner in football who also lettered in basketball and track. Personal: Born Feb. 10, 1989 in Chicago. Son of Lori and Jim Skarb. Intends to major in business management. Enjoys reading and working on cars. Admires Adrian Peterson and Brian Urlacher.

2008: Started the first three games of the season and appeared in 11 contests. Also played on the PAT/FG team. The line did not allow a sack in seven of the Huskies’ 13 games as NIU averaged 335.1 yards of total offense per game. NIU totaled 22 rushing touchdowns and 13 passing TDs on the year. Huskies put up 339 yards of total offense against Louisiana Tech (12-28) in the Independence Bowl. Assisted the Huskies in time of possession, as the team held the ball for an average of 31:58 per game. 2007: Appeared in 11 games at guard for the Huskies, missing only the SIU contest. Entered the starting line-up at left guard in the Central Michigan (9-29) game and remained there for the rest of the season. Graded out at 70.5 percent for the year. Registered a seasonhigh mark of 78 percent at Toledo (10-27). Recorded a 77 percent rating in NIU’s win over Kent State (11-10). Earned a grade of over 70 percent in five contests (Central Michigan, Temple, Toledo, Kent State, Navy). Solidified the offensive line and helped Justin Anderson post the ninth-straight 1,000-yard rushing season by a Huskie tailback. NIU quarterbacks were sacked just 21 times on 399 passing attempts. 2006: Played in eight games as a reserve on the offensive line. Made collegiate debut at Ohio State (9-2). Saw time against Indiana State (923). Played in four consecutive games at Western Michigan (10-14), vs. Temple (10-21), at Iowa (9-28), and against Toledo (11-7). Appeared in regular season finale at Eastern Michigan (11-24) and vs. TCU in the Poinsettia Bowl (12-19). 2005: Redshirted. High School: Named team captain and offensive line award recipient, first team All-Rock Valley Conference at offensive tackle and defensive tackle, first team Beloit Daily News All-Area, first team Wisconsin State Journal All-Area, second team Milwaukee Journal Sentinel All-State, second team Associated Press All-State, and first team Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-State as a senior. Credited with 65 tackles, four sacks, four deflections, and two blocked kicks on defense for 9-4 state Division 4 semifinalist during his senior year. Selected for WFCA Shrine Bowl following his senior campaign. First team All-RVC and first team Beloit Daily News All-Area on 11-3 conference champion and state runner-up squad as a junior. Earned three letters in football, basketball, and track. Team basketball MVP and honorable mention all-conference as a junior. Honor Roll student. Personal: Born Feb. 1, 1987 in Monroe, Wis. Sociology/criminology major and Huskie Scholar with a 3.0 GPA. Son of Jeffrey and Lynn Skatrud. Hobbies include four wheeling, fishing, and hunting. Ray Lewis fan.

skarb’s career STATS RECEiVing Year g/gs 2008 11/5

Rec. 8

Yds. 72

Avg. 9.0

TD 2

Lg 24

Yds/gm 6.5

CAREER highs Catches: 2, twice, last vs. Miami (Ohio), 10-11-08 Yards: 24, at Western Michigan, 9-6-08 Long gain: 24, at Western Michigan, 9-6-08

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TB | 5-10| 202 | So.-RS | 2Sq Naperville, Ill. | Neuqua Valley

2008: Appeared in the Toledo game (10-18) as a member of special teams. Recorded one unassisted tackle on a kickoff return. 2007: Redshirted. High School: A second team all-state running back as a junior who missed most of his senior season due to injury. Also earned first team all-conference and all-area honors in 2005. Picked up second team all-conference recognition his senior season. Named Upstate Eight Conference Offensive MVP in 2005. Member of the Sun-Times’ Area Top 100 list. Gained 1,402 rushing yards with 19 touchdowns in 11 games as a junior. Averaged over seven yards per carry. Ranks second on the Neuqua Valley all-time rushing list with 2,007 career yards. Team won three straight league titles during his tenure. Three-year letterwinner in football who also lettered in track and field. Personal: Born Nov. 17, 1988. Son of Natalie and Alvin Smith. Cousin Shane Battier currently plays in the NBA for the Houston Rockets. Cousin Demetrius Smith played on the University of Miami’s 2001 national champion football team. Brother Alvin Jr. played football and captained the track and field team at Olivet Nazarene. Father Alvin Sr. ran track and football at North Central and his mother graduated from NIU. Communication major has maintained a 3.46 grade point average to attain Huskie Scholar status. Admires Walter Payton.

mike Sobol

first team Missouri Sportswriters & Sportscasters Association Class 3A All-State on defense as a senior. Ranked No. 19 among St. Louis PostDispatch “Super 30” Metro area recruits in 2006. Totaled 2,214 yards of total offense while completing 115-of-170 passes for 1,534 yards and 19 touchdowns and rushing for 680 yards and 11 TDs on 102 carries as a quarterback. Totaled 60 tackles on 7-4 district champion and state playoff qualifier during his senior campaign. Voted team and league MVP, first team MAFC All-White Division at quarterback and defensive back, and second team MSSA Class 3A All-State on defense on 9-2 district champion and state playoff participant as a junior. First team MAFC All-White Division on 10-1 district winner and state playoff qualifier his sophomore year. Four-time football and wrestling letterwinner and lettered three times in track. Four-time state qualifier in wrestling and two-time state placer, earning third as both a sophomore and junior. Named Missouri Officials Association Outstanding Freshman Wrestler and repeated as Outstanding Sophomore. Won two district titles in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles and finished fifth in state as a junior while qualifying twice on 4 x 400 meter relay unit. Personal: Born Jan. 19, 1988. Son of Mark and Judy Sobol. General studies major. Father, Mark Sobol, was a four-year defensive tackle letterwinner at Northeast Missouri State (now Truman State) from 1975-78, earned honorable mention Little All-America in 1978, and was selected to the school’s All-Century Team in 2000. Mother, Judy Sobol, played tennis at Truman State. Older brother, Jeff, was a defensive lineman at Illinois. Enjoys music and being in the outdoors. Admires Lance Armstrong.

sobol’s career STATS Year 2008

g/gs solo Assist Total TFL-Yds. sk.-Yds. FF/FR int/PBu 12/12 43 24 67 3-6 0-0 0/1 0/2

CAREER highs Tackles: 11, vs. Navy, 11-25-08 TFLs: 1, three times, last at Kent State, 11-18-08

chad SpAnn S| 6-0 | 198 | Jr.-RS| 1L Pevely, Mo. |Herculaneum

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2008: Started at safety in all 12 games he played and was named the team’s defensive back of the year. Missed only the Miami (OH) game (10-11). Ranked second on the team with 67 tackles, including 43 solo stops. Added three tackles for loss, two pass break-ups and one fumble recovery. Twice named NIU defensive skills player of the week (WMU, Kent State). Racked up a career-high 11 tackles, six unassisted, against Navy (11-25). Led the team with nine tackles, with a seasonbest seven solo, one TFL, and one pass break-up at Kent State (1118). Totaled eight tackles in his collegiate debut against Minnesota (830). Tallied seven stops with five solo against Western Michigan (9-6). Made three tackles, with one for loss, against Bowling Green (10-25). Credited with one TFL among his four tackles against Tennessee (104). Accumulated six tackles in the Ball State game (11-5). Ranked in the top three on the team in tackles in seven games. Made at least three tackles in every game he played, and had five or more tackles six times. 2007: Suffered a knee injury during 2007 spring drills and sat out the season while rehabilitating the injury. 2006: Redshirted. High School: Named team captain and MVP, first team Mississippi Area Football Conference All-White Division at linebacker and quarterback, honorable mention St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro on defense, and

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TB | 5-9 | 197 | Jr. | 2L Indianapolis, Ind. | North Central

2008: Played in all 13 games with starts against Ball State (115) and in the Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech (12-28). Ranked second on the team in scoring with 48 points on eight rushing touchdowns. One of four Huskies to rush for over 400 yards, totaling 429 on 88 carries. Posted the top Huskie rushing average (min. 20 attempts) at 4.9 yards per carry. Caught four passes for 31 yards. Had career-game against Toledo (10-18), setting career marks for carries (15), yards (82) and touchdowns (2). Scored the opening touchdown against the Rockets on a 12-yard burst in the first quarter, and added a second touchdown on a two-yard rush in the second. Carried the ball three times for 73 yards against Indiana State (10-20), including a career-long 55-yard sprint for a touchdown. Scored on carries of one and three yards in the Central Michigan game (11-12), helping the Huskies come back from 24 points down to send the game to overtime. Caught a pass for a career-long 10-yard gain versus the Chippewas. Ran the ball 14 times for 79 yards against Louisiana Tech, including a 27-yarder, his second-longest rush of the year. Made two receptions for 15 yards against the Bulldogs. Totaled four tackles, two solo, as a member of the Huskie kick off coverage unit. 2007: Appeared in 10 games as a reserve tailback. Missed the final two


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games of the season after suffering a knee injury in the win over Kent State (11-10). Carried the ball 11 times for 61 yards on the year to rank fourth among running backs. Rushed for a season-high 32 yards on six tries vs. Southern Illinois (9-8). Totaled 23 yards on three attempts vs. Eastern Michigan (9-15), including a season-long 14-yard burst. Had two carries for six yards at Idaho (9-22). Performed on special teams, where he recorded five tackles and was in on a tackle for loss. Credited with three stops in his collegiate debut vs. Iowa (9-1). Came to NIU as a walk-on and earned a scholarship. High School: A first team all-state selection as a senior after earning second team honors his junior year. Named to the Bloomington Herald Top 33 All-State team and the Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 All-State team after his senior season. A first team all-area and allconference choice as a senior and was a second team all-conference selection his junior year. Set school records with 1,935 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns while averaging 8.8 yards per carry during his senior season. Owns school career record for rushing touchdowns with 34 and totaled 3,522 rushing yards during his prep career. Set school marks for most rushing yards in a game (318) and most touchdowns in a game (5) during his senior year. Selected as captain and MVP for the Indiana South All-Star team. Totaled 1,187 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior and rushed for 400 yards as a sophomore. Also competed in track and set a school record for the indoor long jump with a mark of 22.8 feet. A three-time state qualifier in the long jump and qualified for the outdoor 200m as a senior. Earned track team’s MVP and top scorer honors during his senior year. Personal: Born Aug. 8, 1988 in Indianapolis, Ind. Son of Wanda Spann-Roddy and George Roddy III. Majoring in English. Plays the tenor saxophone. Admires Barry Sanders and Bob Sanders.

spann’s career STATS Rushing Year g/gs 2007 10/0 2008 13/2 Career 23/2

no. 11 88 99

Yds. 61 429 490

Avg. 5.5 4.9 4.9

TD 0 8 8

Lg 14 55 55

Yds/gm 6.1 33.0 21.3

RECEiVing Year g/gs 2008 13/2

Rec. 4

Yds. 31

Avg. 7.8

TD 0

Lg 10

Yds/gm 2.4

panan TEnSE

OG | 6-4 | 300 | Jr.-RS| 3Sq Hillside, Ill. | Fenwick

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2008: Saw action as a reserve offensive lineman in three contests. Played in the Indiana State (10-20), Eastern Michigan (9-27) and Toledo (10-18) games. 2007: Did not appear in any games. 2006: Redshirted. High School: Rated No. 26 on state prospects list by Rivals.com in 2006. Named team captain and Most Valuable Offensive Lineman, first team Catholic League All-Blue Division, first team Suburban Life All-Area, special mention Chicago Sun-Times All-Area, and special mention Chicago Tribune All-State as a senior. Played offensive tackle and racked up 20 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles and one blocked field goal as defensive tackle during his senior campaign. Entered his final prep season with three-star ranking by Rivals.com in its Midwest Top 150 and was cited on preseason Area Top 100 Players and Catholic League Blue Top Five Players listings by Chicago SunTimes. Listed as one of the Area Top 100 Players, Area Top 20 Recruits, and league Player to Watch by Chicago Tribune. Earned honorable mention Catholic League All-White Division honors on 10-2 league champion and Class 5A playoff quarterfinalist while playing offensive guard as a junior. Personal: Born Sept. 26, 1987 in Arlington Heights, Ill. Communication studies major. Son of Alpha and Marilyn Tense. Fan of Paul Konerko and Corey Magette. Nicknamed “Big P.”

CAREER highs Rushing Attempts: 15, twice, last vs. Bowling Green, 10-25-08 Rushing Yards: 82, vs. Toledo, 10-18-08 Long: 55, vs. Indiana State, 9-20-08

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boone THorgESEn

DB | 6-0 | 191 | So.-RS | 2Sq Elburn, Ill. | Kaneland

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2008: Did not appear in any games. 2007: Redshirted. High School: Earned first team 5A All-State honors from the Chicago Tribune, Illinois High School Football Coaches Association and Champaign News-Gazette in 2006. Named the Chicago Tribune’s 2006 Offensive Player of the Year. Offensive MVP of the Western Sun Conference in 2006. Honored as the Walter Payton Roundhouse Player of the Year as a senior. Picked up first team all-area and Player of the Year honors from the Aurora Beacon News, Daily Herald, Kane County Chronicle and DeKalb Chronicle. The Chicago Sun-Times named him to its all-area squad as one of its Area Top 100. Two-time first team all-conference honoree in 2005 and 2006. An honorable mention all-state selection as a junior. Named team captain and team MVP his senior year. Threw for 3,719 yards on 244-of-421 passing with 43 touchdowns and ran for 1,048 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2006. As a junior, collected 610 rushing yards on 112 carries and 10 scores and completed 123-of-190 passes for 1,563 yards and 16 TDs. Career numbers include 5,784 passing yards with 63 touchdowns, and 1,829 rushing yards with 24 scores. Holds Kaneland season records for passing yards (3,719), touchdown passes (43), and total yards (4,767) as well as single-game passing yards (437), career passing yards (5,784), touchdown passes (63), and total yards (7,613). Ranks second all-time in IHSA record books for total yards in a season (4,767) and is third on the IHSA career total offense list (7,613). Kaneland advanced to the 5A state semifinals in 2006 and finished 11-2. Three-year letterwinner in football who also participated in track and basketball for three years each and twice captained the Kaneland basketball team. Also served as captain of the track team as a junior, when he earned first team all-conference honors. Personal: Born Oct. 27, 1988 in Aurora, Ill. Son of LeAne and Joe Thorgesen. Joe played football and baseball at Illinois-Wesleyan. Outdoorsman who enjoys fishing. Exercise science major and Huskie Scholar holds a 3.127 GPA.

john TrAncHITEllA

LB | 6-1 | 236 | Sr.| 3L Addison, Ill. | Driscoll

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2008: Appeared in 11 games as a back-up linebacker. Totaled 15 tackles, with 12 solo, two tackles for loss, and a half-sack. Added one fumble recovery and one pass break-up. Had his best outing of the year at Tennessee (10-4), where he totaled a season-high four tackles with two TFL, was in on a sack, and recovered a fumble, leading to the Huskies’ first score of the game. Named team defensive lineman of the week after that game. Collected three tackles, all solo, in the season-opener at Minnesota (8-30). Had two tackles each against Miami (OH) (10-11) and Ball State (11-5). Tallied one stop and one pass break-up against Eastern Michigan (9-27). Made at least one tackle in eight games.

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2007: Played in all 12 games. One of only 10 defensive players to play in all 12 games in 2007. Made five starts at weak side linebacker and four in the middle. Made 58 tackles to rank eighth on the team, while his seven tackles for loss were third. Had at least one TFL in six games. Led Northern Illinois with six pass break-ups and two interceptions. Recovered a fumble in the Toledo game (10-27). Credited with 10 stops, including three tackles for loss, in the season-opener vs. Iowa (9-1). Set a career-high with 11 tackles vs. Eastern Michigan (9-15). Had three pass break-ups, an interception and two tackles for loss at Idaho (9-22). Made eight tackles, seven solo, with one tackle for loss, at Navy (11-17). With Kent State (11-10) driving for a potential gamewinning score, picked off his second pass of the season. Game-saving play came with 1:14 remaining at the NIU 24-yard line. Also broke up a pass in that game and had a tackle for loss. Totaled five stops and broke up a pass vs. Ball State (11-24). Versus Central Michigan (9-29), came up with six stops, including one for loss. Knocked down a pass and collected five tackles in the SIU game (9-8). 2006: Saw action in all 13 games, including the bowl game, as reserve linebacker and on special teams. Totaled five tackles, two for loss, during the season. Made two TFLs against Indiana State (9-23). Had a solo tackle vs. Temple (10-21). Returned a blocked punt 32 yards to record NIU’s only score, and made two tackles vs. TCU in the Poinsettia Bowl (12-19). High School: Rated No. 28 on state prospect list by Rivals.com in 2006. Named team captain, first team All-Suburban Catholic Conference, first team Daily Herald DuPage All-Area, first team Chicago Sun-Times Class 1A-4A All-State, and first team Illinois Football Coaches Association Class 4A All-State as a senior. Led team in scoring with 110 points on 18 touchdowns, in receiving with 38 catches for 643 yards and nine TDs, and ranked second in rushing with 744 yards and nine TDs on 95 attempts on 13-0 conference and Class 4A state champions during his senior year. Scored three touchdowns and totaled 95 receiving and 66 rushing yards in 2005 state title game. Entered final prep campaign among league’s top five players by Chicago Sun-Times and Area Top 100 players by Chicago Tribune. First team All-SCC and special mention Daily Herald DuPage All-Area as a junior. Scored 14 touchdowns, rushed 24 times for 207 yards and four TDs and caught 18 passes for 507 yards and six scores on 12-2 Class 3A state titlist. Totaled 151 allpurpose yards with one touchdown and picked off a pass in the 2004 state championship game. Lettered on 14-0 Class 4A state champion as a sophomore. Three-time letterwinner in football and earned one letter in basketball and track. Helped set school records in the 4x100 and 4x200 relays. Personal: Born June 1, 1987 in Elmhurst, Ill. General studies major. Parents are Terry and Sherie Tranchitella. Has five older brothers.

tranchitella’s career STATS Year 2006 2007 2008 Career

g/gs solo Assist Total TFL-Yds. sk.-Yds. FF/FR int/PBu 13/0 5 0 5 2-3 0-0 0/0 0/0 12/9 25 33 58 7-9 0-0 0/1 2/6 11/2 12 3 15 2-3 0.5-2 0/1 0/1 36/11 42 36 78 11-15 0.5-2 0/2 2/7

CAREER highs Tackles: 11, vs. Eastern Michigan, 9-15-07 TFLs: 2, twice, last at Tennessee, 10-4-08 inTs: 1, twice, last vs. Kent State, 11-10-07


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jody vAn lAAnEn

S | 6-0 | 195 | Fr.-RS | 1Sq Green Bay, Wis. | Ashwaubenon

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2008: Redshirted. High School: Green Bay Press-Gazette's first team all-conference and all-area honorable mention quarterback. Led Ashwaubenon to the second round of the Wisconsin Class 2 state playoffs as a senior. Named Fox River Classic Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 after passing for more than 1,500 yards and rushing for over 800. Jaguars posted a 9-2 record during his senior season. Also wrestled at Ashwaubenon under his father Jody Van Laanen, Sr. Won the state wrestling title as a junior, placed fifth in his sophomore season, and wrestled his way to a sixth-place finish in state as a freshman. Personal: Born Sept. 30, 1989 in Fond DuLa, Wis. Son of Virginia and Jody Van Laanen. Huskie Scholar holds a 3.176 GPA. Enjoys fishing and hunting. Admires Brett Favre. Undecided major.

ron wAlKEr

WR | 6-1 | 188 | Fr.-RS | 1Sq Marrero, La. | Archbishop Shaw

2008: Redshirted. High School: Helped his team to the Louisiana AA Football Championship both his junior and senior years. As a senior, totaled 27 catches for 600 yards. Made 22 catches for 500 yards as a junior. Scored 14 touchdowns in his two years as a varsity athlete. Holds the school record for longest touchdown reception with an 85-yard score. Personal: Son of Wilbert and Alvis Walker of Harvey, La. Born Aug. 23, 1990. Liberal arts and sciences major.

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scott wEdIgE

C | 6-4 | 296 | So.-RS | 2Sq Elkhorn, Wis.| Elkhorn Area

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2008: Played in four games as a reserve offensive lineman, mainly on the FG/PAT team. Saw time against Indiana State (9-20), Eastern Michigan (9-27), Toledo (10-18) and Kent State (11-18). 2007: Redshirted. High School: Garnered first team All-Southern Lakes Conference and all-county honors as a senior at offensive tackle. As a junior, earned first team all-league and all-county recognition at both offensive and defensive tackle. Earned first team all-area recognition as a senior on the offensive line. Served as team captain and was selected team MVP as a senior. As a defensive tackle, tallied 142 tackles, four sacks, caused two fumbles, two pass deflections, and one blocked kick in his career. Team went 11-3 and advanced to the state semifinals his sophomore season. Three-year letterwinner in both football and basketball. A second team all-conference choice in basketball as a junior and picked up honorable mention all-league honors as a sophomore on the basketball court. Personal: Born Nov. 20, 1988. Son of Doris and Steve Wedige. Enjoys skiing, waterskiing, and hunting. Majoring in organizational communication.

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WR | 5-11 | 180 | Sr.-RS | 4Sq Urbana, Ill. | Urbana

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2008: Made two appearances on special teams. Played against Indiana State (9-20) and Toledo (10-18). 2007: Saw action in three games as a back-up wide receiver. Played against Southern Illinois (9-8), Eastern Michigan (9-15) and Toledo (10-27). On the field for five snaps as a wideout in the Toledo game. 2006: Played in two games as a reserve. Saw time against Indiana State (9-23) and versus Temple (10-21). 2005: Redshirted. High School: Named team co-captain and MVP, first team All-Big 12 Conference at quarterback and defensive back and league Offensive Player of the Year. Selected first team Champaign News-Gazette AllArea at defensive back and Area Player of the Year, second team Chicago Tribune All-State at defensive back, and first team Champaign News-Gazette All-State on defense as a senior. Amassed 1,851 yards of total offense on 63-of-148 pass attempts for 1,165 yards and 11 TDs, and 686 rushing yards and 11 TDs. Totaled 30 tackles, seven interceptions, and five fumble-causing hits on defense for Class 6A playoff qualifier during his senior campaign. Tied school record with 40 career touchdowns and compiled 3,482 career yards. Voted team co-MVP, first team All-Big 12 at defensive back, and first team Champaign News-Gazette All-Area after scoring two defensive TDs on a fumble recovery return and an interception during his junior year. Team’s Outstanding Sophomore and honorable mention Champaign News-Gazette All-Area during his second prep season. Earned three letters in football and basketball and two in baseball. Basketball team’s Defensive Player of the Year and honorable mention All-Big 12 as a junior. Recipient of Thurgood Marshall Academic Award, Big 12 Leadership Award, and Big 12 Scholar-Athlete Award. Honor Roll student. Personal: Born Nov. 5, 1986. Son of Preston and Ivy Williams of Urbana, Ill. History major. Father Preston Williams, Jr., lettered in baseball at Indiana State (1976-79). Sister, Jackie Williams, played softball at Illinois State (2004-07).

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spencer wIllIAmSon

LB | 6-4| 218 | Sr.-RS | 3L Elkhart, Ind. | Central

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Moved from safety to linebacker during the offseason. 2008: Appeared in 10 games as a safety. Totaled five stops on the year, with three solo. Made two tackles and forced a fumble in the Toledo game (10-18). Had one stop each against Indiana State (920), Tennessee (10-4), and Kent State (11-18). Broke up a pass in the Bowling Green game (10-25). 2007: Reserve free safety appeared in eight games and started the Ball State (11-24) contest. Also contributed on special teams. Credited with 34 tackles, 14 solo. Recorded one forced fumble, one recovered fumble and two pass break-ups. Suffered a left knee sprain in the season-opener vs. Iowa (9-1). Made three tackles and forced one fumble in his return at Temple (10-6). Totaled a career-high 11 stops, four solo, at Wisconsin (10-20). Credited with nine tackles, recovered a fumble and had one pass break-up at Toledo (10-27). Made four tackles at Navy (11-17). Posted five tackles and one pass break-up vs. Ball State (11-24). 2006: Saw action in all 13 games with time in defensive backfield and on special teams. Totaled 16 tackles, seven solo. Made two stops at Ohio State (9-2). Had a solo tackle vs. Buffalo (9-16). Recorded three tackles versus Indiana State (9-23). Posted a season-high four stops, including three solo, at Miami (10-8). Credited with two tackles against Temple (10-21). Had one solo tackle versus TCU in the Poinsettia Bowl (12-19). 2005: Redshirted. High School: Named team co-captain and co-MVP, and team Leadership Award recipient, first team All-Northern Indiana Conference, first team Elkhart Truth All-Area, first team South Bend Tribune All-Dream Team, first team Indiana Football Coaches Association All-Region, and honorable mention Bloomington Herald-Times All-State as a senior. Totaled 103 tackles, one fumble recovery, and one interception for Class 5A playoff qualifier during his senior year. Earned first team AllNorthern Indiana Conference honors after making 86 tackles, blocking four kicks, and picking off three passes as a junior. Credited with 46 tackles as a sophomore and 34 during his freshman season. Twosport all-state selection. Four-time letterwinner in football and track and earned three letters in basketball. Placed third in state 4 x 100 relay and earned all-state honors as a junior. Honor Roll student. Personal: Born April 16, 1987 in Elkhart, Ind. Marketing major and Huskie Scholar owns a 3.127 GPA. Son of Katina Williamson. Bill Russell fan.

williamson’s career STATS Year 2006 2007 2008 Career

g/gs solo Assist Total TFL-Yds. sk.-Yds. FF/FR int/PBu 13/0 7 9 16 0-0 0-0 0/0 0/0 8/1 14 20 34 0-0 0-0 1/1 0/2 10/0 3 2 5 0-0 0-0 1/0 0/0 31/1 24 31 55 0-0 0-0 2/1 0/2

CAREER highs Tackles: 11, at Wisconsin, 10-20-07

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tracy wIlSon

S| 6-2 | 204 | So.-RS | 1L Harvey, Ill. |St. Francis DeSales

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2008: Played in all 13 games at safety, including a start against Miami (OH) (10-11). Ranked fourth among defensive backs with 43 tackles, including 22 solo and one for loss. Totaled career-highs with seven tackles and four unassisted stops versus Toledo (10-18). Made six tackles against the RedHawks. Accumulated four tackles, including one TFL, in the Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech (12-28). Made at least four tackles in seven of eight games from 9-27 (Eastern Michigan) through 11-18 (Kent State). Against the Golden Flashes, made four tackles and recovered a fumble that he returned 12 yards. Tallied three tackles and a pass break-up against Indiana State (9-20). Also had four tackles each against Eastern Michigan, Tennessee (104), Ball State (11-5) and Central Michigan (11-12). 2007: Redshirted. High School: Earned honorable mention all-state honors as a senior and as a junior. Named the Northwest Indiana Times 2006 Offensive Player of the Year as a quarterback. Selected to first team all-area squad following his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons and was named team MVP all three years. Picked up the team Offensive Player of the Year Award following his junior and senior seasons and was the Pioneers’ Defensive Player of the Year at safety as a sophomore and junior. Helped lead St. Francis DeSales to their first playoff appearance in school history in 2006. Tallied 106 tackles, a pair of quarterback sacks and two interceptions as a senior while throwing for 1,825 yards and 25 TDs and rushing for 1,575 yards and 19 scores. Recorded 326 tackles, 16 sacks, five forced fumbles, four recovered fumbles, 11 interceptions, and one blocked kick in his career. As a quarterback, threw for 4,030 career yards with 47 touchdowns and ran for 3,565 yards and 38 touchdowns. A four-year letterwinner in football who also played basketball (four years) and baseball (two years) and was an allleague choice in hoops. Personal: Born Feb. 27, 1989. Son of Deborah Hayes. Majoring in sociology.

wilson’s career STATS Year 2008

g/gs solo Assist Total TFL-Yds. sk.-Yds. FF/FR int/PBu 13/1 22 21 43 1-9 0-0 0/1 0/1

CAREER highs Tackles: 7, vs. Toledo, 10-18-08


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zach AndErSon DL | 6-2 | 298 | Fr. | HS Ladysmith, Wis. | Ladysmith

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Earned first team all-state honors from the Associated Press, Eau Claire Leader and the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association. Shrine Bowl participant served as team captain and was elected team MVP as a senior. Two-time WFCA All-Northwest first team and three-time first team all-conference selection. Saw action on both sides of the line and at fullback. Recorded 66 tackles, 16 sacks, caused eight fumbles, recovered seven and blocked two kicks as a senior. Ran the ball 20 times for 150 yards and scored twice. Twelve-time letterwinner in football, wrestling and track. As a wrestler, was a three-time state placewinner at 285 pounds with 106 career pins and a 152-21 record to date. Also on the mat, was a two-time Greco-All American and Greco National placewinner, and holds the fastest pin in Wisconsin at four seconds. As a track and field athlete, qualified twice for the state championships in the shot put and once in the discus.

perez ASHford WR | 5-10 | 168 | Fr. | HS Shaker Heights, Ohio | Shaker Heights

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Earned first team all-state honors in his junior year, compiling 930 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns on 56 catches. Garnered second team all-state recognition as a senior after totaling 760 yards and three touchdowns on 46 catches. Team captain ran the ball seven times for 210 yards and one touchdown, and tallied 38 tackles and seven pass deflections as a defensive back that year. Named first team all-conference in each of his three years as a starter, and earned first team all-area recognition twice, in addition to being named to the allarea second team as a sophomore. Racked up 38 catches for 560 yards and six touchdowns his sophomore year. In his career, recorded 2,250 receiving yards on 140 receptions for an average of 15.7 yards per catch, scored 21 touchdowns, and holds the school record in all four categories. Selected to participate in Ohio's Big 33 All-Star Game. Captained the track and field team in addition to his work on the gridiron.

alan bAxTEr

DE | 6-0 | 244 | Fr. | HS Buffalo Grove, Ill. | Buffalo Grove

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Named to the Daily Herald Northwest Suburban All-Area team and received IHSA All-State honorable mention as a senior. Selected to play in the IHSA Coaches' All-Star game. Team captain and MVP earned allconference and all-area honors during his junior and senior seasons. Named the Daily Herald's Mid-Suburban East Co-Defensive Player of the Year after recording 78 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and seven sacks during his senior season. Was a three-year starter for the Bison, playing on the defensive line, offensive line, at fullback and as a tight end. Also competed in track and field.

cameron bEll

TB | 6-2 | 243 | Jr. | TR Round Rock, Texas | Stony Point | Iowa State

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touchdowns in just seven games. Rushed for 1,200 yards and three touchdowns as a junior. Named team’s most outstanding back as a senior to go with first team all-conference honors. As a junior, earned first team all conference and honorable mention all-area honors.

devon bUTlEr LB | 5-11 | 209 | Fr. | HS Pembroke Pines, Fla. | Everglades

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Named to the Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel All-Broward County first team his senior year. Team's defensive MVP garnered first team all conference honors as a senior and second team mention as a junior. Selected to play in the 12th annual NIKE South Florida All-Star Football Game. Recorded 115 tackles, eight sacks, four recovered fumbles, two interceptions, two blocked kicks and scored a school-record six defensive touchdowns as a senior. Tallied 113 tackles with 11 sacks, three blocked kicks and one fumble recovery as a junior. Added 72 tackles with three sacks during his sophomore season, helping his team to a district title. Also played fullback as a junior. Totaled 38 yards on 12 carries with four touchdowns on the ground, and added one catch for one yard and a score.

tyrone clArK LB | 5-11 | 202 | Fr. | HS St. Louis, Mo. | Mehlville

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Named to the Missouri High School Class 6 Defensive All-State Team. Earned first team all-conference honors as a junior and senior. Played safety and running back and helped lead his team to the state championship game and a 10-3 record his junior year. Team captain and MVP recorded 62 tackles, 49 solo, one sack, three forced fumbles and three interceptions as a senior. As a tailback that year, rushed the ball 151 times for 789 yards and eight touchdowns. During his junior year, totaled 61 tackles with three sacks and two interceptions. Ran the ball 104 times for 744 yards and 20 touchdowns and caught 11 passes for 218 yards and five scores. Tallied 42 tackles, 30 solo, and two interceptions as a sophomore.

jordan dElEgAl

LB | 6-1 | 203 | So. | JC Miami, Fla | Chaminade Madonna | Joliet J.C.

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Joliet J.C.: Earned JUCO All-American honorable mention status after being named first team all-conference and all-region in one season at Joliet Junior College. Totaled 58 tackles with 45 solo to go with two tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one sack. Served as team captain on the defensive side. High School: All-State second team choice played in the Dade vs. Broward County All-Star Game. Served as team captain as a senior, garnering first team all-conference and all-region accolades. Totaled 75 tackles with five sacks, four forced fumbles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries that year. Helped the Lions to an 11-2 record and the state championship as a senior. Earned second team allconference honors as a junior, leading his team to a 10-2 record and the state title game. Tallied 42 tackles with two pass break-ups and one fumble recovery that year. Lions went 45-7 in his four seasons with with four district championships.

2008 (Iowa State): Saw action in 11 games, totaling 19 tackles, 14 solo. 2007 (Iowa State): Appeared in every game, making three tackles. High School: Totaled over 3,000 career rushing yards at Stony Point, and owns school records for yards in a season and most rushing touchdowns in a season. Had 139 carries for 909 yards and 11

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sean EvAnS

CB | 5-11 | 167 | Fr. | HS Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. | Ft. Walton Beach

Named a first team all-area and all-conference defensive back in 2008. Recorded 39 tackles, including 29 solo. Added three pass break ups, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and one blocked punt. Selected to play in the Pensacola Sports Association East-West Game in 2008. Helped his team to a 10-2 record, conference and district championships, and the region 4A title game. Also played wide receiver, totaling eight catches for 120 yards and a touchdown during his final season. Garnered honorable mention accolades during the national underclassmen combine in 2007. As a junior, tallied 25 tackles, and added two pass deflections and an interception. Also forced and recovered one fumble.

nick groEnIgEr

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TE | 6-5 | 242 | Jr. | HS Laguna Niguel, Calif. | Aliso Niguel | Saddleback C.C.

Saddleback C.C.: In 2008, appeared in nine games. Caught seven passes for 124 yards, with two touchdowns. Helped the Gauchos to a 7-4 record with a 5-1 conference mark and a trip to the American Bowl. High School: Played tight end under head coach Jeff Veeder for Aliso Niguel. Competed for the Wolverines in the South Coast and Mission Conferences.

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a.j. HIll

QB | 6-2 | 198 | Fr. | HS DuQuoin, Ill. | DuQuoin

Named to the Chicago Tribune honorable mention All-State team as a senior and was recognized by The Southern as its Prep Football Player of the Year. Team captain and MVP passed for 2,119 yards. Completed 177-of-276 passes with just four interceptions for a 64 percent completion mark. Rushed for 751 yards on 82 carries and recorded 49 total touchdowns (18 rushing, 31 passing). Was invited to play in the East-West Shrine Game in 2008. Earned all-conference honors as a junior and senior. Threw for 1,100 yards, rushed for 650, and recorded 29 touchdowns during his junior season. Led his team to a 20-5 record in two seasons and a second-place finish in Class 3A in 2008. Helped his team advance to the playoffs in all four of his seasons with two conference titles. Four-year letterman in basketball earned special mention all-state honors his junior year. Brother Nick played quarterback for Coach Kill at Southern Illinois.

nabal JEffErSon DL | 5-11 | 270 | Fr. | HS Chicago, Ill. | Marist

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Named to the Chicago Tribune All-State second team and the Chicago Sun-Times All-Area Team. Also an all-area selection by the Southtown Star. EdgyTim (recruiting) named him to its 8A All-State squad. Recorded 167 total tackles, 14 sacks, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries and was named the East Suburban Catholic Defensive Lineman of the Year during his senior season. Earned allconference honors twice. Solidified the interior as the noseguard in a 3-4 defensive scheme, helping his team to a 9-3 record and the Illinois Class 8A quarterfinals as a senior. Totaled 78 tackles, with 32 solo, seven sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a junior. Team won a share of the conference championship in both his freshman and sophomore seasons.

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kyle JEnKInS

DL | 6-4 | 263 | Jr. | JC Itasca, Ill. | Driscoll | Harper College

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Enrolled at NIU in January and participated in spring drills. Harper College: 2008 NJCAA Second Team All-American and Midwest Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year. First team allconference and all-region selection recorded 40 tackles and 19.5 sacks to lead the Hawks to an 11-1 record and to the MFC and Valley of the Sun Bowl championships. High School: Earned four varsity letters to help lead the Highlanders to four straight state championships. Awarded 4A all-state honors his senior year, compiling 68 tackles and 13 sacks. Named the Chicago Sun-Times Small School Player of the Year as a senior. Earned firstteam all-conference honors both his junior and senior seasons. As a junior, recorded 65 tackles with 11 sacks, three interceptions and one blocked kick. Made 55 stops with seven sacks and a blocked kick as a sophomore. Holds the school record for most career sacks with 31. Three-sport standout garnered three all-conference awards in basketball, and earned all-area mention in 2004. Also earned allconference accolades in baseball as a senior.

anthony JoHnSon WR | 6-3 | 177 | Fr. | HS San Antonio, Texas | Earl Warren

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Named to San Antonio’s 2008 Super Team, recording 718 receiving yards on 46 catches for a 15.6 yard average. Rushed for 386 yards on 24 carries to average 16.1 yards per carry. Caught 10 touchdowns passes and ran for seven scores. Totaled 149 passing yards and 18 combined touchdowns as a senior. Named a City All-Star his senior year. Earned all-conference honors three times. Was a second team allregion choice as a senior. Team captain helped lead the Warriors to a 9-3 record, a district championship and three bi-district championships as a senior. Recorded 1,455 receiving yards on 85 catches and scored 17 receiving touchdowns for his career. Named Texas’ Best Duo along with high school teammate and fellow NIU signee Martel Moore. Threesport standout for the Warriors, becoming the first athlete to become a three-sport letterman during his sophomore season, with letters in football, basketball and track and field. Won the state 5A title in the high jump with a 6-10 leap. Jumped as high as 7-0 as a senior. Named mySanAntionio.com Male Track Athlete of the Year. Holds school records in the high jump, long jump and triple jump. On the hardwood, led his district in three-pointers made with 53 and three-point percentage at 51, playing his way to second team all-district honors as a junior.

antione KIrKlAnd RB | 5-11 | 190 | Fr. | HS Boca Raton, Fla. | Olympic Heights

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Named to the Palm Beach Post All-Area first team, the Miami Herald All-Palm Beach County first team, and the 4A All-State second team as a senior. Started in the 15th annual Outback Steakhouse Treasure Coast High School All-Star Game. Three-time all-conference selection won first team recognition as a junior and senior. Recorded 1,252 yards on 179 carries to average seven yards per carry with 16 touchdowns during his senior season, including a 247-yard performance on 25 carries. Also caught 10 passes for 141 yards that year. Rushed for 696 yards and six touchdowns as a junior. Team captain his final two years and was named offensive player of the year in both. Is a first generation Jamaican American.


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matt KrEmpEl OL | 6-4 | 297 | Fr. | HS Columbus, Ind. | Columbus North

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Earned first team all-state, all-area and all-conference recognition as a senior. Garnered honorable mention Junior All-State accolades and named all-area as a junior. Voted Most Valuable Offensive Lineman for the Bulldogs. Received Academic All-State honors as a senior. Team posted a 12-2 record his junior year after winning nine games his sophomore season. Earned three varsity letters for football, and was a regional qualifier in shotput and discus as a junior.

jordan lyncH QB | 6-1 | 195 | Fr. | HS Chicago, Ill. | Mt. Carmel

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Team captain of USA Football’s 2009 gold medal winning Junior National Team. Played safety and made seven tackles and recovered one fumble in three games. Named to the Chicago Sun-Times All-Area first team and the Chicago Tribune All-State honorable mention team. Lawless Award recipient, which honors the top senior in the Chicago Catholic League. Team captain was named the Northwest Indiana Times Offensive Player of the Year after throwing for 1,221 yards on 75-of125 with 16 touchdowns and rushing for 848 yards on 141 carries (a 6.0 average) with 15 touchdowns. Earned all-conference honors twice while leading his team to two Class 8A semifinal appearances. Threw for 1,120 passing yards on 69-of-135 attempts. Totaled 486 rushing yards on 94 carries. Scored 24 total touchdowns (15 passing, nine rushing) while helping his team to a 12-1 record in 2007. Also earned all-conference and all-area honors that year.

championships. Holds the school record for most receptions, yards and touchdowns in a season. As a junior, caught 26 passes for 493 yards, an 18.9 average, with seven touchdowns. Ran the ball three times for 138 yards (46.0 yards per carry) and two touchdowns. During his sophomore year, averaged 27.6 yards per catch with 13 receptions for 359 yards and three touchdowns. Compiled 2,100 yards on 99 career catches. Named Texas’ Best Duo along with high school teammate and fellow NIU signee Anthony Johnson. Also competed in track and field, where he won the district title in the 110-meter hurdles and finished second in the long jump as a junior. As a sophomore on the track, helped his team to the district championship, and ran on the 4x200meter relay team that placed third at regionals.

stephen o’nEAl DE | 6-4 | 219 | Fr. | HS Park Forest, Ill. | Rich East

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Awarded first team all-conference honors as a senior. Threw for 513 yards and 11 touchdowns and tallied five sacks and three pass breakups in his final season. Played quarterback and free safety his final two seasons of high school. As a junior, threw for three scores and recorded 10 sacks to go with four pass deflections. Played wide receiver as a sophomore and had 13 catches for 643 yards and 11 touchdowns. Two-time all-conference performer in basketball and was named to the all-tournament squad at the Big Dipper Classic. Named to the Rich East Bronze Honor Roll list each of the last two semesters.

riley o’ToolE WR | 6-3 | 193 | Fr. | HS Naperville, Ill. | Naperville Central

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jon pHIllIpS DL | 6-3 | 260 | Fr. | HS Dixon, Ill. | Dixon

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george rAInEy Jordan Lynch helped the USA Junior National to gold at the IFAF Junior World Championships over the summer.

martel moorE WR | 6-2 | 168 | Fr. | HS San Antonio, Texas | Earl Warren

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Earned all-state honors as a senior, recording 1,248 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns on 60 catches to average nearly 23 yards per catch. Named to San Antonio’s 2008 Super Team and was a City AllStar. Earned all-conference honors three times with two first team nods and was named the Warriors’ Offensive Player of the Year. Helped lead the Warriors to a district championship and three bi-district

LB | 6-2 | 208 | Fr. | HS Milwaukee, Wis. | South Division

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Played in the East-West Shrine Game. Earned first team all-state recognition his senior year. Garnered first team all-conference and all-area accolades in each of his final two seasons. Named co-City Conference Most Valuable Player Award honors as a senior. During his last prep season, totaled 135 tackles with five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, 10 pass break-ups and one interception. Totaled 110 tackles with four fumbles forced, six recovered, 12 deflections and four interceptions as a junior. Made 85 stops to go with two forced fumbles, three recoveries and four pass break-ups his sophomore year. Helped his team to back-to-back conference titles in each of his last two seasons. South Division advanced to the second round of the state playoffs for the first time in school history his senior season. Also competed in track and field.

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daniel rodrIgUEz WR | 5-11 | 182 | Fr. | HS Miami, Fla. | Gulliver Prep

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Compiled 820 yards and 10 touchdowns on 55 catches to help lead the Raiders to a 13-2 record and the Florida Class 2A state championship game as a senior. Also tallied five sacks and two interceptions on defense. Earned second team Class 2A all-state honors and was named to the Miami Herald All-Dade County first team. Also garnered all-area recognition and won the Coaches’ Choice Award while serving as team captain his senior year. Set the record for most touchdown catches in a game with five. Named Team MVP for 2008 and won the Unsung Hero Award as a junior when his team went 10-2. Caught 38 passes for 600 yards and seven scores that season. Four-year letterwinner whose career totals include 2,370 receiving yards and 27 touchdowns. Honor Roll student.

ryan SAlErno K | 5-8 | 152 | Fr. | HS Orland Park, Ill. | Carl Sandburg

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Two-time all-conference placekicker kicked a career-long 46-yard field goal and hit two game-winners. Sent another game to overtime with a field goal as he helped team advance to the state playoffs with a 6-4 record as a senior. Made three threes of 45 yards or longer. Named to the all-region second team and all-conference first team as a junior. Garnered second team all-conference recognition as a sophomore. Hit 64-of-67 career PATs, including 16-of-17 as a senior and all 17 of his tries his junior season, and made 14-of-23 career field goals. Brother of current Huskie kicker Mike Salerno. Two-time conference champion in tennis.

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Recorded 41 tackles, six interceptions, 15 pass break-ups, forced two fumbles and blocked a kick for Highland C.C. in 2008. Second-team all-conference selection ranked as the 49th best JUCO prospect in the country. Saw action as a cornerback as well as a kick and punt returner. Enrolled at NIU in January and participated in spring drills. Twin brother Donald also joined the Huskies.

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Played football and basketball at Palmetto High School. Coached on the gridiron by James Haynes, and lettered in his junior and senior years. Attended Ellsworth Community College, where he earned his associates degree in liberal arts. Admires Deion Sanders and Allen Iverson. Came to NIU with twin brother Chris.

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jared volK OL | 6-3 | 302 | Fr. | HS Hartland, WIs. | Arrowhead

Three-year varsity starter at offensive and defensive tackle. Named to the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Region and firstteam All-State squad following his senior season. Team captain also garnered first team all-state honors from the Associated Press and was named to Wisconsin Preps All-State second team as a defensive tackle. All-conference offensive tackle as a junior and senior. Number 74 offensive tackle on the ESPN Top 150 offensive line list. Ranked as the No. 2 offensive tackle and No. 8 offensive lineman by Rivals. Called the ninth-highest rated recruit in Wisconsin by Wisconsin Preps. Helped lead the Warhawks to a Class 1A State Championship three conference championships. Earned all-conference honors in the discus and shot put during his freshman and sophomore season. Member of the school honor roll and principal’s advisory committee.

dominique wArE CB | 6-0 | 170 | Fr. | HS Bolingbrook, Ill. | Plainfield North

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Earned three varsity letters and was a two-time captain and two-time defensive MVP for the Tigers. Named to the Southwest Prairie AllConference first team, All-Area first team and the IHSA Academic AllState team his senior year. Recorded 35 tackles, three interceptions, three tackles for loss and blocked three kicks in his senior season. Posted a perfect grade point average as a junior.

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anthony wEllS DE | 6-3 | 232 | Fr. | HS North Chicago, Ill. | North Chicago

Garnered Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times all-state honorable mention honors as a senior. Earned first team all-conference honors that year. Recorded 70 tackles and 11 sacks during his senior season and was named the team’s Defensive Player of the Year and Lineman of the Year. Broke up five passes and intercepted one. As a junior, credited with 90 tackles, 50 solo, eight sacks and five pass breakups. Added 50 stops his freshman year with seven sacks and five forced fumbles. For his career, compiled 210 tackles, 26 sacks, forced nine fumbles and recovered three with two interceptions and 17 pass deflections.

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Ranked as the fourth-best punter in the nation according to ChrisSailerKicking.com. Booted 45 punts for an average of 43.6 yards, landing 25 inside the 20-yard line. Longest punt was 70 yards. Third team Junior College All-American and was nominated as an Academic All-American. Second team JC Gridwire All-American and two-time WSFL All-Conference nominee. Team advanced to the Valley of the Sun Bowl with a 7-3 mark his senior season. Served in the United States Marine Corps prior to going to Phoenix College. Earned his AA degree in December and participated in spring drills at NIU. Was an all-region selection at linebacker in high school.


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game ONE

Minnesota Northern Illinois

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Aug. 30 - Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (44,029) Minneapolis, Minn. - Big 10 Network

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota’s Duane Bennett scored on a one-yard run with 22 seconds remaining and Northern Illinois’ last-second pass in the end zone was batted down as the Golden Gophers claimed a 31-27 win over the Huskies in the 2008 season-opener. Northern Illinois nearly completed a miraculous comeback. Redshirt freshman quarterback Chandler Harnish, who completed 17-of-29 passes for 326 yards in his NIU debut, drove the Huskies to the Minnesota 30 before a pair of passes to the end zone fell incomplete. Down 27-24 with 5:15 remaining, Minnesota quarterback Adam Weber marched the Gophers 74 yards in 10 plays on the game-winning drive. He completed four passes to take UM to the 11 yard-line. After a seven-yard Weber run, Bennett rushed three straight times before crossing the goal line. Northern Illinois had taken its first lead, 27-24, with 8:09 remaining when Harnish hooked up with Nathan Palmer on a 52-yard touchdown pass. Palmer caught three passes for 170 yards and two scores to notch the 13th-best receiving day in Huskie history. With NIU facing third and 10 from its nine-yard line, he caught a pass over the middle and sprinted to the end zone to pull Northern Illinois within four at 24-20 with 6:59 left in the third quarter. The 91-yard pass play was the fifth-longest ever at NIU. Defensively, Northern Illinois was led by linebacker Tim McCarthy and safety Mike Sobol with eight tackles each. Larry English and Brandon Bice notched sacks while McCarthy and English each had two tackles for loss. Minnesota took a 7-0 lead after opening the game with an 18-play, 90yard drive that consumed nearly nine minutes on the clock. Northern Illinois tied the score at seven in the second quarter when Justin Anderson scored after a nine-play, 74-yard drive highlighted by a 26-yard pass play from Harnish to Matt Simon. After the Golden Gophers regained the lead on a 40-yard field goal, the Huskies responded. Chad Spann blocked a punt and Tracy Wilson

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recovered at the Gophers’ 27, setting up Mike Salerno’s 39-yard threepointer. The half ended in a 10-10 tie. In the second half, Salerno added a 49-yard field goal, the longest by a Huskie kicker since 2005 and the eighth-longest in school history.

game STATISTICS SCORING BY QUARTERS Northern Illinois Minnesota

1 0 7

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SCORING SUMMARY UM - Decker 8 pass from Weber (Monroe kick), 1st 6:03 (18-90, 8:57) NIU - Anderson 2 run (Salerno kick), 2nd 10:45 (9-74, 4:54) UM - Monroe 40 FG, 2nd 6:02 (7-26, 2:29) NIU - Salerno 39 FG, 2nd 0:55 (4-5, 1:45) UM - Simmons 53 pass from Weber (Monroe kick), 3rd 11:25 (3-64, 1:17) NIU - Salerno 49 FG, 3rd 8:27 (8-40, 2:58) UM - Bennett 61 run (Monroe kick), 3rd 8:07 (1-61, 0:20) NIU - Palmer 91 pass from Harnish (Salerno kick), 3rd 6:59 (3-91, 1:08) NIU - Palmer 52 pass from Harnish (Salerno kick), 4th 8:09 (6-80, 2:03) UM - Bennett 1 run (Monroe kick), 4th 0:22 (10-74, 4:53) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing NIU: Anderson 13-34, Clanton 5-17, Brown 4-11, Harnish 8-10, Crider 1-0. UM: Bennett 18-92, Weber 12-30, Eskridge 1-5. Passing NIU: Harnish 17-29-0, 326; Team 0-1-0, 0. UM: Weber 24-37-0, 298. Receiving NIU ........... UM NIU: Davis 4-24, Palmer 3-170, First Downs (R-P) 15 (5-10) .....18 (6-12) Simon 3-49, Cunningham 31-72 ........ 31-127 2-35, Crider 2-30, Skarb 2-13, Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards 326 ............. 298 Cox 1-5. Passes (C-A-I) 17-30-0 .......24-37-0 UM: Decker 10-89, Tow-Arnett Plays-Total Yards 61-398 ........68-425 4-66, Bennett 4-25, Simmons Fumbles-Lost 1-1 .............. 1-1 Penalties-Yards 2-14 ............3-20 3-77, Spry 2-25, Kuznia 1-16. Kickoff Returns-Yds 5-96 ..........5-142 Tackle Leaders Punt Returns-Yds 1-9 .............. 0-0 NIU: McCarthy 8, Sobol 8, 3rd Down Conversions 6-14 ............ 5-14 Bryant 7, Allen 5, Hanson 5. 4th Down Conversions 0-0 .............. 2-2 UM: Brock 5, Theret 5, Punts-Average 6-40.7 .........6-36.0 Hightower 5, Davis 4, Sherels Possession Time 29:49 .......... 30:11 4, Campbell 4. Sacks By-Yards 2-20 ............ 2-16

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2008 REVIEW GAME-BY-GAME Western Michigan Northern Illinois

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Sept. 6 - Waldo Stadium (22,262) Kalamazoo, Mich,

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – In the first MidAmerican Conference game of the season, Western MIchigan held on to defeat Northern Illinois, 29-26, at Waldo Stadium. For a moment, it appeared the Huskies would mount a last-second drive again. After a touchdown pass from Dan Nicholson to Greg Turner pulled the Huskies within three points of the Broncos with 40 seconds left on the clock, NIU kicker Mike Salerno spun a perfect onside kick that teammate T.J. Griffin recovered. But the Huskies were called for an illegal procedure penalty and Western Michigan recovered Salerno’s second try to end the Huskie comeback. Statistically, Northern Illinois held the edge. The Huskies passed for 297 yards to Western Michigan’s 186, ran 15 more plays than the Broncos and held the ball for nearly 10 more minutes than WMU. Northern Illinois converted seven-of-15 third downs while holding Western Michigan to a three-of-10 rate. Northern Illinois battled adversity throughout the game, beginning with the loss of quarterback Chandler Harnish in the first quarter. Nicholson came on to complete 16-of-29 passes for 239 yards while also rushing for 21 yards on nine carries. Freshman DeMarcus Grady provided a second-half spark and finished the game with seven runs for 43 yards and a score. Inserted with 4:11 left in the third, Grady carried the ball on four consecutive plays for 23 yards to the WMU 44. Two plays later, Nicholson picked up 24 yards on the longest run of his career to the 11. Three plays later, Grady’s three-yard run gave the Huskies a 19-14 fourth-quarter lead. Western Michigan came back with a nine-play, 82-yard drive to re-claim the lead on a three-yard pass from Tim Hiller to Juan Nunez with 10:05 on the clock. After a Grady fumble and behind the rushing of Brandon West, who gained 175 yards on 25 carries in the game, the Broncos extended the lead to 29-19 with seven minutes remaining. NIU scored first on a 26-yard run by freshman Me’co Brown that was set up by a 45-yard completion on a flea-flicker from Harnish to Matt Simon. Nine different Huskies caught passes in the game, led by senior Marcus Perez, who grabbed six passes for 77 yards. Freshman Nathan Palmer followed up his 170 receiving yard performance in the season opener with four catches for 78 yards.

game STATISTICS SCORING BY QUARTERS Northern Illinois Western Michigan

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SCORING SUMMARY NIU - M. Brown 26 run (Salerno kick), 1st 11:33 (7-84, 3:27) WMU - Simmons 26 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 1st 3:02 (8-57, 3:41) WMU - West 7 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 2nd 13:54 (8-55, 2:26) NIU - Salerno 20 FG, 2nd 1:16 (10-56, 5:02) NIU - Salerno 39 FG, 3rd 11:17 (8-39, 2:08) NIU - Grady 3 run (Nicholson pass failed), 4th 14:17 (9-67, 4:54) WMU - Hiller 5 run (Nunez pass from Hiller), 4th 10:05 (9-82, 4:12)

game TWO WMU - Pritchard 1 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 4th 6:59 (5-33, 2:15) NIU - Turner 16 pass from Nicholson (Salerno kick), 4th 0:40 (9-80, 1:48) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing NIU: Brown 13-54, Grady 7-43, Crider 6-22, Nicholson 9-21, Harnish 3-9, Anderson 4-4, Team 2-(-2), Dittbenner 1-(-9). WMU: West 25-175, Thompson 1-12, Hiller 3-11, Elsworth 2-2, Team 1-(-2). Passing NIU: Nicholson 16-29-1, 239; Harnish 2-4-0, 58. WMU: Hiller 21-30-0, 186. NIU ........ WMU First Downs (R-P) 23 (8-14) .......19 (9-8) Receiving Rushes-Net Yards 44-142 ........32-198 NIU: Perez 6-77, Palmer 4-78, Passing Yards 297 ............. 186 Cox 1-5, Simon 1-45, Skarb Passes (C-A-I) 18-33-1 .......21-30-0 1-24, Turner 1-16, Beal 1-15, Plays-Total Yards 77-439 ........62-384 Brown 1-13, Cunningham 1-8. Fumbles-Lost 4-1 .............. 2-2 WMU: Simmons 8-102, Nunez Penalties-Yards 7-60 ............5-45 4-32, Julien 4-27, Ledbetter Kickoff Returns-Yds 3-51 ............3-73 2-15, West 2-9, Pritchard 1-1. Punt Returns-Yds 1-8 .............. 1-9 3rd Down Conversions 7-15 ............ 3-10 Tackle Leaders 1-3 .............. 1-2 NIU: Bryant 8, Sobol 7, Hanson 4th Down Conversions Punts-Average 2-35.5 .........3-42.3 6, English 4, Rice 4. Possession Time 34:20 .......... 25:40 WMU: Wilson 12, Delmas 10, Sacks By-Yards 0-0 ............ 4-16 Marshall 6, McCornell 6.

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Northern Illinois Indiana State

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Sept. 20 - Huskie Stadium (20,936) DeKalb, Ill. - Comcast SportsNet Chicago DeKALB, Ill. – Northern Illinois rushed for 285 yards and scored 21 points off four Indiana State turnovers, as the Huskies earned a 48-3 non-conference triumph at Huskie Stadium, giving Jerry Kill his first NIU victory. Four NIU players rushed for more than 40 yards, and three scored touchdowns on the ground. Senior Montell Clanton led the team with 10 carries for 61 yards and a score, while quarterback DeMarcus Grady ran the ball eight times for 53 yards and added a second-quarter touchdown scamper that gave NIU a 31-0 advantage. Grady split time under center with senior Dan Nicholson and completed both of his passes for 24 yards, including a 19 yard touchdown to Matt

Nicholson went 5-for-10 and put the Huskies on the board with a nineyard toss to Reed Cunningham midway through the first quarter. Northern Illinois kicker Mike Salerno added a 46-yard field goal to increase the lead to 10-0 at the end of the first quarter. Huskie defensive back Bradley Pruitt picked off an Indiana State pass and returned it 54 yards to the end zone, extending NIU’s advantage to 17-0 with 9:52 left in the contest. Grady scored both of his touchdowns in the second quarter, and the Sycamores scored their only points of the game on a 42-yard field goal from Braulio Martinez in the final seconds of the half. The Huskies outscored the Sycamores 17-0 in the second half, including a one-yard score from Clanton and a 55-yard touchdown burst through the middle by Chad Spann.

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Northern Illinois racked-up 363 yards of total offense, and didn’t punt until late in First Downs (R-P) Rushes-Net Yards the third quarter. The NIU defense held Indiana State to just 31 yards rushing and 154 total yards, while intercepting three Sycamore passes and forcing three fumbles. The Huskies compiled 13 tackles for loss, including sacks by Brandon Bice and Craig Rusch.

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11 (2-6) ..... 15 (11-4) 26-31 ........37-285 Passing Yards 123 ............... 78 Passes (C-A-I) 19-35-3 .........8-13-1 Plays-Total Yards 61-154 ........50-363 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 .............. 2-2 Penalties-Yards 3-15 ............7-69 Kickoff Returns-Yds 6-85 ............ 1-24 Punt Returns-Yds 0-0 ............5-49 3rd Down Conversions 4-15 .............. 4-8 4th Down Conversions 0-2 .............. 0-0 Punts-Average 6-29.5 ......... 1-47.0 Possession Time 32:06 .......... 27:54 Sacks By-Yards 0-0 .............. 2-6

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SCORING SUMMARY NIU - Cunningham 9 pass from Nicholson (Salerno kick), 1st 8:33 (11-70, 6:27) NIU - Salerno 46 FG, 1st 4:55 [4-(-2), 1:05] NIU - Pruitt 54 interception return (Salerno kick), 2nd 9:52 NIU - Simon 19 pass from Grady (Salerno kick), 2nd 6:49 (3-25, 1:41) NIU - Grady 6 run (Salerno kick), 2nd 2:32 (4-43, 2:12) ISU - Martinez 42 FG, 2nd 0:00 (3-9, 0:24) NIU - Salerno 39 FG, 3rd 9:53 (6-29, 2:58) NIU - Clanton 1 run (Salerno kick), 3rd 6:50 (3-10, 1:28) NIU - Spann 55 run (Salerno kick), 4th 12:12 (3-64, 0:55)

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing NIU: Spann 3-73, Clanton 10-61, Grady 8-50, Anderson 7-42, Brown 6-35, Crider 3-24. ISU: Dowdell 4-22, Schmidtke 7-11, Gates 5-3. Passing NIU: Nicholson 5-10-1, 37; Grady 2-2-0, 24; Morris 1-1-0, 17. ISU: Schmidtke 9-18-1, 46; Dowdell 10-17-2, 77. Receiving NIU: Simon 3-42, Adonis 1-17, Cunningham 1-9, Clark 1-6, Davis 1-5, Perez 1-(-1). ISU: Patrick 4-23, Kent 3-37, Gates 3-22, Jones 2-16, Gray 2-15, Jones 1-11. Tackle Leaders NIU: Hanson 6, McCarthy 6, Bice 5, Bryant 5, Carter 4, Sobol 4. ISU: Everett 10, Sewell 9, McCleskey 7, Scott 6.


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Northern Illinois Eastern Michigan

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Sept. 27 - Rynearson Stadium (17,159) Ypsilanti, Mich. - ESPN Plus YPSILANTI, Mich. – Four different Northern Illinois backs scored rushing touchdowns and the Huskie defense did not allow Eastern Michigan into the red zone, giving NIU a dominating 37-0 win over the Eagles at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti. Huskie head coach Jerry Kill earned the first Mid-American Conference win of his Northern Illinois career as NIU evened its record at 2-2 overall, 1-1 in the MAC to match its win total of a year ago. Northern Illinois scored its second straight shut out of Eastern Michigan in Rynearson Stadium as the last time NIU held an opponent scoreless was in the same stadium two years ago. The 37-point victory margin was the Huskies’ fourth-largest ever in a Mid-American Conference game. The defense held Eastern Michigan to just 3.6 yards per play and gave up 119 rushing yards. Eastern Michigan did not penetrate the Huskies’ 30-yard line in the game and NIU held the Eagles to 5-of-15 third down conversions and 2-of-6 on fourth down tries. Northern Illinois picked off two passes in the first half, broke up four passes on the day and totaled six tackles for loss. Offensively, the Huskies got a 100-yard rushing game from true freshman Me’co Brown, who earned 111 yards on 17 carries, as NIU averaged 5.5 yards per rush in the game with 235 total yards. Quarterback Dan Nicholson completed 11-of-15 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown, with five of those going to senior Greg Turner. The Huskies scored a pair of touchdowns in the final 2:42 of the first quarter with Brown scoring on a 26-yard run to complete a 12-play, 83yard drive. After linebacker Tim McCarthy picked off EMU quarterback Andy Schmitt and returned the ball 20 yards to the Eastern Michigan 11-yard line, back-up QB DeMarcus Grady scored on a nine-yard run to give NIU a 14-0 lead and the Huskies never looked back. Northern Illinois added a touchdown in each of the next three quarters – on a two-yard run by Marcus Perez, a four-yard Nicholson to Kyle Skarb completion, and an eight-yard run by Justin Anderson, respectively - to build a 35-0 lead. Fittingly, the Huskie defense capped off the scoring

when D.J. Pirkle sacked EMU quarterback Jason Williams in the end zone for a safety. It was NIU’s first safety since the 2004 season.

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3 7 0

4 9 0

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SCORING SUMMARY NIU - M. Brown 26 run (Salerno kick), 1st 2:42 (12-83, 5:35) NIU - Grady 9 run (Salerno kick), 1st 0:49 (2-11, 0:47) NIU - Perez 2 run (Salerno kick), 2nd 7:23 (6-65, 3:00) NIU - Skarb 4 pass from Nicholson (Salerno kick), 3rd 9:21 (11-85, 5:30) NIU - Anderson 8 run (Salerno kick), 4th 9:27 (8-60, 3:59) NIU - Pirkle safety, 4th 1:29 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing NIU: Brown 17-111, Anderson 7-37, Spann 6-35, Clanton 3-33, Crider 3-10, Grady 2-10, Perez 1-2, Nicholson 3-(-1), Team 1-(-2). EMU: McMahon 2-32, Blevins 9-31, Schmitt 9-27, Welch 4-23, Priest 6-20, Williams 1-(-6), Sanders 2-(-8). Passing NIU: Nicholson 11-15-0, 92; Grady 2-2-0, 12. EMU: Schmitt 21-37-1, 140; McMahon 0-2-1, 0. NIU ......... EMU Receiving First Downs (R-P) 21 (13-5) ..... 19 (6-11) NIU: Turner 5-24, Cunningham Rushes-Net Yards 43-235 ........33-119 2-46, Perez 2-10, Davis 1-8, Passing Yards 104 ............. 140 Lewis 1-7, Adonis 1-5, Skarb 1-4. Passes (C-A-I) 13-17-0 .......21-39-2 EMU: Stone 9-98, Jones 3-14, Plays-Total Yards 60-339 ........72-259 Blevins 3-0, Gage 2-11, Leduc Fumbles-Lost 0-0 .............. 0-0 Penalties-Yards 5-50 ............3-28 2-7, Sanders 1-7, Burke 1-3. Kickoff Returns-Yds 1-17 ............4-92 Tackle Leaders Punt Returns-Yds 0-0 .............. 0-0 NIU: Rice 8, McCarthy 6, Kube 3rd Down Conversions 9-14 ............ 5-15 5, Pruitt 5, Allen 4, Krause 4, 4th Down Conversions 0-0 .............. 2-6 Wilson 4. Punts-Average 4-47.2 .........2-29.5 EMU: Holtzclaw 15, Wyatt 7, Possession Time 31:59 .......... 28:01 Hatchett 6, Harrison 6, Long 5. Sacks By-Yards 2-10 .............. 1-5

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the end zone. NIU took a 3-0 lead in the first quarter after a nine-play, 44-yard drive. Mike Salerno hit the first of three field goals on the day, a 25-yarder, to give NIU a lead. Tennessee took advantage of Northern Illinois’ only turnover to tie the game in the second quarter. Eric Berry intercepted a Nicholson throw and returned it to the Huskie 16; but the NIU defense held and limited UT to a 36-yard Daniel Lincoln field goal. That score stood until the third quarter when Tennessee took the opening kickoff and drove to the Northern Illinois 17, where Lincoln put the Vols ahead 6-3 with a 34-yard effort. UT extended its lead to 13-3 one possession later thanks to the big play as QB Nick Stephens hit Denarius Moore with a 52-yard strike for the lone touchdown of the game. Northern Illinois answered with a 10-play, 68-yard drive to the Tennessee 7. Grady hit Landon Cox with a 17-yard completion and threw a 35-yard pass to Willie Clark, leading to Salerno’s 24-yard effort and cutting UT’s lead to 13-6. The Huskie defense gave the offense another chance as English sacked Stephens, forcing a fumble that Mike Krause recovered at the Tennessee nine-yard line. Tennessee once again held NIU to a Salerno field goal as the kicker connected from 25 yards out again. The teams’ defensive battle continued through the fourth quarter with neither defense surrendering. Northern Illinois’ last chance came on fourth and seven from the NIU 21 yard line when Grady came up inches short on a rush.

game STATISTICS SCORING BY QUARTERS Northern Illinois Tennessee

Tennessee Northern Illinois

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Oct. 4 - Neyland Stadium (99,539) Knoxville, Tenn. - ESPN GamePlan

KNOXVILLE – In a performance that head coach Jerry Kill called “more than valiant,” the Northern Illinois Huskies battled Tennessee to the final play before falling, 13-9, in front of a crowd of 99,539 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville. Northern Illinois held the Volunteers to 225 yards and just one touchdown in the game, including just 69 on the ground, behind a defense led by Larry English, who totaled 2.5 sacks and forced a key third-quarter fumble. The Huskies won the turnover battle, 2-1, limited the Vols to nine first downs and allowed Tennessee to convert just three of 13 third downs. The NIU offense, which played the final two-and-a-half quarters with back-up DeMarcus Grady under center, controlled the ball for 33 minutes to the Vols’ 26:49. Grady led the Huskies in rushing with 47 yards on 15 attempts. Northern Illinois moved the ball effectively versus the Vols’ defense, especially in the first half under Dan Nicholson, but could not reach

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2 0 3

3 6 10

4 0 0

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SCORING SUMMARY NIU - Salerno 25 FG, 1st 2:53 (9-44, 4:57) UT Lincoln 36 FG, 2nd 6:50 [4-(-3), 1:57] UT Lincoln 34 FG, 3rd 12:37 (5-52, 2:24) UT Moore 52 pass from Stephens (Lincoln kick), 3rd 9:49 (1-52, 0:11) NIU - Salerno 24 FG, 3rd 4:45 (10-68, 4:55) NIU - Salerno 25 FG, 3rd 1:31 (4-1, 2:26) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing NIU: Grady 14-41, Brown 8-14, Anderson 4-6, Morris 2-5, Spann 2-5, Nicholson 4-1. UT: Foster 18-75, Hardesty 7-20, Jones 1-2, Team 1-(-2), Stephens 5-(-26). Passing NIU: Nicholson 10-15-1, 79; Grady 4-10-0, 39; Morris 0-1-0, 0. UT: Stephens 10-17-0, 156; Jones 0-1-0, 0. NIU .............UT Receiving First Downs (R-P) 12 (3-6) ......... 9 (5-4) NIU: Palmer 4-26, Cox 3-36, Rushes-Net Yards 34-72 ..........32-69 Cunningham 2-21, Perez 2-13, Passing Yards 118 ............. 156 Clark 1-35, Schepler 1-6, Team Passes (C-A-I) 14-26-1 .......10-18-0 1-(-19). Plays-Total Yards 60-190 ........50-225 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 .............. 2-2 UT: Moore 3-65, Jones 2-50, Penalties-Yards 7-40 ............6-45 Briscoe 2-22, Rogers 2-14, Kickoff Returns-Yds 4-87 ............3-53 Stocker 1-5. Punt Returns-Yds 1-7 ............4-22 Tackle Leaders 3rd Down Conversions 5-16 ............3-13 NIU: McCarthy 6, Bryant 6, 4th Down Conversions 0-1 .............. 0-1 Pruitt 6. Punts-Average 5-39.6 .........4-36.5 UT: McKenzie 9, McCoy 8, Berry Possession Time 33:05 .......... 26:55 6, Ayers 5, Brown 5. Sacks By-Yards 3-28 ............ 4-10

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2008 REVIEW GAME-BY-GAME Northern Illinois Miami (Ohio)

17 13

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Oct. 11, - Huskie Stadium (17,444) DeKalb, Ill. - Comcast SportsNet Chicago DeKALB, Ill. – Me’co Brown rushed for a career-high 123 yards and Josh Allen batted down a potential game-winning fourth-down touchdown pass, as the Northern Illinois football team earned a 17-13 victory over Miami at Huskie Stadium. With the win, the Huskies improved to 3-3 overall and 2-1 in the MidAmerican Conference, surpassing 2007 totals in both categories. Down four points with 7:17 remaining, the RedHawks drove 57 yards to the NIU 12. An incomplete pass followed by an Alex Kube tackle-forloss put the RedHawks at the Northern Illinois 15-yard line facing third down. Miami quarterback Dan Raudabaugh threw a strike for Chris Givens in the endzone that was broken up by Melvin Rice, bringing up fourth down. Allen made it back-to-back pass break-ups on the next play to end the RedHawk drive, and give the Huskies their second conference win of the season. While the NIU defense finished the game, Brown’s 7.7 yards per carry average carried the Huskies through much of it. Brown’s longest effort of the day came on a 36-yard burst in the third quarter that set-up a two-yard touchdown effort from Chad Spann. The score gave the Huskies a 17-13 lead with 2:18 left in the third, an advantage they held for the win. The Huskie defense put forth more than late-game heroics, allowing the RedHawks just six points on two field goals. NIU held an opponent to 13 points or less for the fourth straight game. Miami scored their first points and only touchdown of the game on a 63yard punt return by Eugene Harris with 4:49 left in the second quarter. The points were the first of 13-straight for the RedHawks, capped by a 35-yard field goal from Nathan Parseghian that put Northern Illinois in a 13-10 hole with 4:53 remaining in the third. Northern Illinois started redshirt freshman DeMarcus Grady at quarterback. Grady completed 7-of-12 passes for 63 yards. He threw Northern Illinois’ first touchdown of the game, a three-yard strike to Landon Cox that put the Huskies up 10-0 early in the second quarter. Grady also rushed for 43 yards, including a career-long 28-yard rush that preceded Mike Salerno’s field goal. Chandler Harnish replaced an injured Grady in the second quarter and completed 4-of-9 passes for 48 yards.

game STATISTICS SCORING BY QUARTERS Miami (Ohio) Northern Illinois

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2 10 7

3 3 7

4 0 0

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SCORING SUMMARY NIU - Salerno 38 FG, 1st 4:55 (6-59, 2:30) NIU - Cox 3 pass from Grady (Salerno kick), 2nd 10:11 (6-42, 3:02) Miami - Harris 63 punt return (Parseghian kick), 2nd 4:49 Miami - Parseghian 44 FG, 2nd 0:00 (8-51, 1:53) Miami - Parseghian 35 FG, 3rd 4:53 (15-62, 6:28) NIU - Spann 2 run (Salerno kick), 3rd 2:32 (5-63, 2:18)

Total 13 17

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing NIU: Brown 16-123, Grady 6-43, Spann 4-21, Anderson 4-17, Harnish 5-15, Team 2-(-4). MU: Merriweather 17-60, Bratton 6-42, Taylor 2-19, Raudabaugh 3-8, Rogers 2-6. Passing NIU: Grady 7-12-0, 63; Harnish 4-9-0, 48. MU: Raudabaugh 19-35-0, 149. Receiving NIU: Perez 4-76, Skarb 2-18, MIAMI ........... NIU Cox 2-3, Spann 1-6, Brown 1-4, First Downs (R-P) 16 (7-7) ....... 16 (9-5) Palmer 1-4. Rushes-Net Yards 30-145 ........ 37-215 Passing Yards 149 ..............111 MU: Bratton 5-38, Woods Passes (C-A-I) 19-35-0 .......11-21-0 5-34, Robinson 2-20, Rogers Plays-Total Yards 65-294 ........58-326 2-15, Harris 1-17, Potter 1-10, Fumbles-Lost 0-0 .............. 1-0 Merriweather 1-8, O’Connell 1-5, Penalties-Yards 12-79 ............3-26 Crabtree 1-2. Kickoff Returns-Yds 1-27 .............. 1-9 Tackle Leaders Punt Returns-Yds 2-79 ............2-33 NIU: Bryant 9, Rice 7, Wilson 6, 3rd Down Conversions 6-16 ............4-12 4th Down Conversions 1-3 .............. 0-0 Kube 5, Schiller 5. Punts-Average 5-50.4 ......... 4-37.8 MU: Hudson 10, Wilson 9, Possession Time 29:12 .......... 30:48 Mullins 8, Shula 5, Coniglio 4.

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Northern Illinois Toledo

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Oct. 18 - Huskie Stadium (22,092) DeKalb, Ill. - Comcast SportsNet Chicago DeKALB, Ill. – Freshman quarterback Chandler Harnish returned to the starting line-up and threw for three touchdowns, leading the Huskies to a 38-7 Homecoming victory over Toledo. The Huskies went up 21-0 halfway through the second quarter en route to their first win over Toledo at Huskie Stadium since 1989. NIU used a pair of Chad Spann touchdown runs, sandwiched by a 45-yard Marcus Perez touchdown reception from Harnish, to take the three-touchdown halftime advantage. After being shut out in the first half, the Rockets opened the third quarter with an 11-play, 77-yard drive that ended in a 21-yard touchdown run by Morgan Williams. The score brought the Rockets within 14, but the Huskies answered on their next possession with a 32-yard Mike Salerno field goal to extend the lead to 17. The Huskies forced Toledo to punt and NIU followed with a nine-play, 70-yard drive. Britt Davis made an 18-yard catch on third down, and Perez scored on a 15-yard reception to put the Huskies up 31-7 with 13:07 to go in the game. Northern Illinois sealed the victory on the second play of Toledo’s next possession when Larry English sacked Rocket quarterback Aaron Opelt, forcing a fumble that Jake Coffman recovered on the Toledo 43-yard line. Coffman finished the day with two fumble recoveries, a sack and three tackles. The Huskies rushed on the next six plays, setting up a 10-yard touchdown pass from Harnish to Reed Cunningham. The score put the Huskies ahead by the final margin of 38-7 with 7:44 left. Harnish, who started for the first time since Sept. 6, completed 12-of-16 passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns. He was also NIU’s secondleading rusher, compiling a career-best 60 yards on eight attempts, including a 32-yard burst in the third quarter. Spann led the Huskie ground attack with 15 attempts for 82 yards and two touchdowns. He opened Northern’s scoring with a 12-yard rush on the first drive of the game, and added his second score on a two-yard run in the second.

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The Huskie defense held an opposing offense to less than 10 points for the fourth time in five games. Northern Illinois sacked Opelt three times and intercepted the Toledo quarterback once. NIU allowed just 229 yards of total offense, with only 80 yards allowed on the ground. Northern Illinois has won for the 10th time in its last 11 homecoming games.

game STATISTICS SCORING BY QUARTERS Toledo Northern Illinois

1 0 14

2 0 7

3 7 3

4 0 14

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Total 7 38

SCORING SUMMARY NIU - Spann 12 run (Salerno kick), 1st 7:23 (12-67, 7:37) NIU - Perez 45 pass from Harnish (Salerno kick), 1st 0:44 (6-82, 2:56) NIU - Spann 2 run (Salerno kick), 2nd 7:49 (9-71, 4:03) UT Williams 21 run (Steigerwald kick), 3rd 9:37 (11-77, 5:18) NIU - Salerno 32 FG, 3rd 6:21 (7-57, 3:11) NIU - Perez 15 pass from Harnish (Salerno kick), 4th 13:07 (9-70, 4:57) NIU - Cunningham 10 pass from Harnish (Salerno kick), 4th 7:44 (7-43, 4:38) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing NIU: Spann 15-82, Harnish 8-60, Anderson 6-37, Brown 10-35, Crider 5-8, Team 1-(-2). UT: Williams 8-50, Collins 7-27, Walker 1-12, Pettee 2-(-4), Opelt 4-(-5). Passing NIU: Harnish 12-16-0, 173. UT: Opelt 16-22-0, 138; Pettee UT ........... NIU 1-2-1, 11. First Downs (R-P) 13 (5-7) ...24 (12-10) Rushes-Net Yards 22-80 ........45-220 Receiving Passing Yards 149 ............. 173 NIU: Perez 3-68, Clark 3-35, Passes (C-A-I) 17-24-1 .......12-16-0 Davis 2-27, Cunningham 2-14, Plays-Total Yards 46-229 ........61-393 Cox 1-24, Skarb 1-5. Fumbles-Lost 3-2 .............. 0-0 UT: Williams 9-75, Allen 3-28, Penalties-Yards 10-85 ............5-44 Bailey 2-29, Moore 2-15, Kickoff Returns-Yds 7-148 ............2-48 Williams 1-2. Punt Returns-Yds 0-0 .............. 1-0 3rd Down Conversions 3-9 ............ 5-10 Tackle Leaders 0-0 .............. 1-1 NIU: Wilson 7, Kube 6, Sobol 5, 4th Down Conversions Punts-Average 4-41.8 ......... 1-41.0 Carter 4, Allen 4. Possession Time 25:09 .......... 34:51 UT: Donald 11, Quinn 5, Sacks By-Yards 0-0 ............3-23 Brudzinski 5, Church 5.

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2008 REVIEW GAME-BY-GAME Northern Illinois Bowling Green

16 13

Oct. 25 - Huskie Stadium (17,163) DeKalb, Ill. - Comcast SportsNet Chicago DeKALB, Ill. – Junior Mike Salerno kicked a 30-yard field goal with 12 seconds remaining to give Northern Illinois a 1613 victory over Bowling Green in the third straight home game at Huskie Stadium. The win was the Huskies’ third straight and fifth in its last six contests as NIU improved to 5-3 on the season, 4-1 in the Mid-American Conference. Salerno’s field goal came after Landon Cox blocked a Falcon punt late in the fourth quarter with the game tied 13-13. Northern Illinois downed the ball at the BGSU 37-yard line and took over with less than five minutes remaining. After Cox’s block, the Huskies ran the ball on the next seven plays, setting up the game-winning three. Northern Illinois’ ground game racked-up 233 yards, including a careerhigh 113 from quarterback Chandler Harnish who became the first NIU quarterback since 1990 to rush for over 100 yards in a game. Me’co Brown accounted for 95 yards on 20 attempts, while Chad Spann scored NIU’s only touchdown. Spann’s score capped a persistent 17-play, 80-yard drive that opened the second half and devoured 10:06 off the clock. The touchdown put the Huskies in front, 10-6, with less than five minutes remaining in the third quarter. Bowling Green answered with its lone touchdown on an 18-yard strike from Tyler Sheehan to Marques Parksto to re-take the lead, 13-10, with 1:13 left in the third. The Huskies took over on their own 20 on the next series, but ran into a third-and-eight on the 50. Harnish completed a pass to Brown, who gained 10 yards to keep the drive alive. Seven plays later, Salerno booted a 25-yard field goal to tie the game, 13-13, with 8:08 remaining. Salerno not only ended the day’s scoring, he started it, tying a school record with a 52-yard yard field goal on the Huskies’ first drive. The Huskie defense held Bowling Green to 168 yards of total offense. Sheehan was limited to 92 yards passing, despite completing 15-of21 attempts. The Falcons also struggled to rush the ball, rushing 22 times for BGSU ........... NIU 76 yards.

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The Northern Illinois offense held the ball for over 38 minutes, including nearly 23 minutes in the second half, helped by scoring drives of 10 and eight minutes. Cox became the fifth NIU player to block a punt this season. Spencer Williamson deflected the Falcons’ first try of the game, which went just 32 yards.

First Downs (R-P) Rushes-Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (C-A-I) Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yds Punt Returns-Yds 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Punts-Average Possession Time Sacks By-Yards

10 (6-4) .....19 (14-4) 22-76 ........57-233 92 ............... 45 15-21-0 .........5-12-2 43-168 ........69-278 1-1 .............. 0-0 2-15 ............ 2-21 1-7 .............. 1-5 0-0 .............. 0-0 6-12 .......... 10-16 0-0 .............. 1-1 4-30.0 .........1-25.0 21:23 .......... 38:37 0-0 .............. 1-5

game EIGHT game STATISTICS SCORING BY QUARTERS Bowling Green Northern Illinois

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2 3 0

3 7 7

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SCORING SUMMARY NIU - Salerno 52 FG, 1st 10:33 (6-17, 2:55) BG - Vrvilo 29 FG, 1st 2:33 (7-10, 3:05) BG - Vrvilo 20 FG, 2nd 6:16 (9-34, 4:58) NIU - Spann 1 run (Salerno kick), 3rd 4:54 (17-80, 10:06) BG - Parks 18 pass from Sheehan (Vrvilo kick), 3rd 1:13 (8-69, 3:36) NIU - Salerno 25 FG, 4th 8:08 (16-72, 8:05) NIU - Salerno 30 FG, 4th 0:12 (8-24, 4:43) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing NIU: Harnish 19-113, Brown 20-95, Spann 15-31, Perez 1-(-2), Team 2-(-4). BG: Turner 10-39, Bullock 7-31, Sheehan 4-5, Partridge 1-1. Passing NIU: Harnish 5-12-2, 45. BG: Sheehan 15-21-0, 92. Receiving NIU: Beal 3-34, Brown 1-10, Flahive 1-1. BG: Partridge 6-21, Turner 3-20, Pronty 2-1, Parks 1-18, Scheidler 1-16, Bullock 1-10, Wright 1-6. Tackle Leaders NIU: Rice 4, Kube 4, Rusch 3, Sobol 3, Krutsch 3, Allen 3. BG: Brown 12, Mahone 10, Smith 9, Briggs 7.

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2008 REVIEW GAME-BY-GAME #16 Ball State Northern Illinois

45 14

Nov. 5 - Scheumann Stadium (14,373) Muncie, Ind. - ESPN2 MUNCIE, Ind. – Ball State quarterback Nate Davis completed 18-of-22 passes for 300 yards and four touchdowns to lead the 16thranked Cardinals to a 45-14 victory over Northern Illinois on a Wednesday night at Scheumann Stadium. The loss snapped Northern Illinois’ threegame winning streak and dropped the Huskies’ record to 5-4 on the year, 4-2 in the MAC, while Ball State improved to 9-0, 5-0. BSU tailback Miquale Lewis gained 119 yards on 19 carries and receiver Louis Johnson’s six receptions went for 165 yards. The Cardinals rolled up 529 yards of total offense, the highest total by a Huskies opponent in 2008. Ball State scored its first touchdown on a Lewis one-yard plunge with 1:41 left in the first quarter after a roughing the punter penalty extended the Cardinals’ second drive of the game. Davis hit Briggs Orsbon on a 33-yard pass to the NIU one to set up the score. After the Huskie defense forced Ball State to punt on its next two possessions, the Cardinals struck again after a 33-yard pass from Davis to Johnson took BSU to the Huskie 25. Four plays later, Davis hit Darius Hill with the first of his two scores on the day and Ball State led 14-0. BSU led 21-0 at the half. While the Huskie defense struggled to stop Davis, NIU could not get its offense untracked with the exception of one third-quarter drive. On the opening drive of the second half, Huskie quarterback Chandler Harnish gained all 59 of his (net) rushing yards on three carries, including a 25-yard touchdown run, and Chad Spann accounted for the other 16 as Northern Illinois cut Ball State’s lead to 21-7 and appeared ready to mount a comeback. But Lewis put an end to that hope on BSU’s next play, bursting through the middle for a 64-yard pick-up to the Huskie 16-yard line. Four plays later, Davis scored on a one-yard sneak and BSU extended its lead to 28-7 and never looked back.

Crider scored on a 40-yard run to make the final margin 45-14. Harnish completed 14-of-22 passes for 115 yards in the game, while fullback Connor Flahive caught four passes to lead NIU.

game STATISTICS SCORING BY QUARTERS Northern Illinois Ball State

1 0 7

2 0 14

3 7 17

4 7 7

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Total 14 45

SCORING SUMMARY BSU - Lewis 1 run (McGarvey kick), 1st 1:41 (9-77, 4:47) BSU - Hill 6 pass from Davis (McGarvey kick), 2nd 6:20 (5-58, 2:25) BSU - Ifft 25 pass from Davis (McGarvey kick), 2nd 1:53 (5-64, 2:09) NIU - Harnish 25 run (Salerno kick), 3rd 11:32 (6-75, 3:23) BSU - Davis 1 run (McGarvey kick), 3rd 9:10 (5-80, 2:22) BSU - McGarvey 18 FG, 3rd 3:56 (6-45, 3:32) BSU - Johnson 22 pass from Davis (McGarvey kick), 3rd 1:00 (3-72, 1:08) BSU - Hill 20 pass from Davis (McGarvey kick), 4th 14:24 (1-20, 0:22) NIU - Crider 40 run (Salerno kick), 4th 1:34 (7-95, 1:56) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing NIU: Harnish 12-59, Crider 1-40, Anderson 4-31, Spann 9-27, Brown 3-3. BSU: Lewis 19-119, Sykes 5-72, Winkler 6-15, Davis 5-10, Edmonds 3-8, Justice 1-(-2), Orsbon 1-(-3). Passing NIU: Harnish 14-22-1, 115. BSU: Davis 18-22-0, 300; Justice 1-1-0, 10. NIU .......... BSU Receiving First Downs (R-P) 12 (6-6) .....25 (7-14) Rushes-Net Yards 29-160 ........40-219 NIU: Flahive 4-24, Perez 3-21, Passing Yards 115 ............. 310 Cox 3-15, Simon 2-32, Davis Passes (C-A-I) 14-22-1 .......19-23-0 2-23. Plays-Total Yards 51-275 ........63-529 BSU: Johnson 6-165, Orsbon Fumbles-Lost 1-1 .............. 0-0 3-48, Hill 2-26, Trempe 2-14, Penalties-Yards 5-54 .............. 0-0 Lewis 2-12, Ifft 1-25, Clancy Kickoff Returns-Yds 8-194 ............ 2-41 1-10, Gibson 1-8, Grant 1-2. Punt Returns-Yds 1-0 ............3-28 3rd Down Conversions 3-12 ............ 5-11 Tackle Leaders 1-1 .............. 0-1 NIU: Allen 8, Bryant 7, Carter 6, 4th Down Conversions Punts-Average 8-36.4 .........3-39.0 Sobol 6, Schiller 6. Possession Time 26:07 .......... 33:53 BSU: Woodworth 11, Knipp 9, Sacks By-Yards 1-6 ............2-13 Baker 6.

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Central Michigan 33 Northern Illinois 30 (OT) Nov. 12 - Huskie Stadium (13,543) DeKalb, Ill. - ESPN2 DeKALB, Ill. – Trailing 30-6, Northern Illinois scored 24 unanswered points in the final 16 minutes, capped by a 25-yard field goal by Mike Salerno with 19 seconds remaining, to force the MAC West battle with Central Michigan into overtime. But Huskie quarterback Chandler Harnish was picked off by CMU’s Josh Gordy to end NIU’s overtime possession, and Central’s Andrew Aguila drilled a 40-yard field goal to give the Chippewas a 3330 victory on a foggy night at Huskie Stadium. Northern Illinois recovered two onside kicks and converted three fourth downs, including one on a fake punt, as the Huskies nearly staged one of the greatest comebacks in school history. NIU trailed 23-3 at the break as CMU quarterback Dan LeFevour led his team to three second-quarter touchdowns. The Chips racked up 19 first downs to the Huskies’ three and rushed for 202 yards in the first half. Northern Illinois’ Mike Sobol made the first of his two onside kick recoveries on the third-quarter opening kickoff and NIU drove 40 yards to set up Salerno’s second field goal of the day, a 31-yarder. Central Michigan responded, driving 80 yards in 12 plays and 4:38, with LeFevour running in from the eight to extend CMU’s lead to 30-6. Harnish and the Huskies then went to the air as the freshman completed 14-of-25 passes for 236 yards in the second half. Northern Illinois scored its first touchdown on Harnish’s two-yard run with 1:25 left in the third quarter; he hit Britt Davis with the two-point conversion pass to close the gap to 30-14. A second Salerno to Sobol onside kick set up the Huskies’ next drive. Chad Spann scored on a one-yard run and the Huskies pulled within 10, 30-20. Larry English made three straight tackles to force CMU into a threeand-out, and Harnish and the Huskie offense were off again. Marcus Perez collected a 39-yard completion and Matt Simon, who finished with six catches for 131 yards, made a 23-yard grab. Spann scored on a three-yard run and NIU pulled within three. Central Michigan was again forced to punt and Northern Illinois embarked on the game-tying drive.

Josh Allen collected a team season high 12 tackles for NIU while Harnish finished the day 18-of-36 for 288 yards.

game STATISTICS SCORING BY QUARTERS Central Michigan Northern Illinois

1 3 0

2 20 3

3 7 11

4 0 16

OT 3 0

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Total 33 30

SCORING SUMMARY CMU - Aguila 33 FG, 1st 8:31 (11-48, 3:57) CMU - Brown 25 pass from LeFevour (Aguila kick), 2nd 13:34 (9-89, 2:59) CMU - Sneed 27 pass from LeFevour (Aguila kick), 2nd 12:10 (2-38, 0:27) NIU - Salerno 39 FG, 2nd 10:13 [4-(-12), 1:57] CMU - LeFevour 1 run (kick failed), 2nd 00:40 (11-80, 4:06) NIU - Salerno 31 FG, 3rd 10:14 (11-40, 4:46) CMU - LeFevour 8 run (Aguila kick), 3rd 5:36 (12-80, 4:38) NIU - Harnish 2 run (Davis pass from Harnish), 3rd 1:25 (10-53, 4:11) NIU - Spann 1 run (Brown rush failed), 4th 13:44 (6-58, 2:41) NIU - Spann 3 run (Salerno kick), 4th 7:38 (8-79, 3:19) NIU - Salerno 25 FG, 4th 00:19 (13-72, 2:05) CMU - Aguila 40 FG, OT (4-2) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing NIU: Harnish 17-31, Perez 1-20, Spann 11-17, Brown 6-12. CMU: LeFevour 29-121, Sneed 11-60, Brown 2-32, Schroeder 4-24, Cotton 1-4, Hoskins 1-2, Team 1-(-2). Passing NIU: Harnish 18-36-2, 288; Team 0-2-0, 0. CMU: LeFevour 19-26-0, 189. CMU ........... NIU Receiving First Downs (R-P) 28 (16-10) .....19 (6-12) Rushes-Net Yards 49-241 ..........35-80 NIU: Simon 6-131, Cunningham Passing Yards 189 ............. 288 4-28, Perez 3-61, Turner 2-46, 19-26-0 ...... 18-38-2 Spann 1-10, Cox 1-9, Davis 1-3. Passes (C-A-I) 75-430 ........73-368 CMU: Brown 7-50, Poblah 3-29, Plays-Total Yards Fumbles-Lost 1-1 .............. 0-0 Bockheim 3-15, Anderson Penalties-Yards 4-40 ............5-45 2-33, Sneed 2-32, Wilson 1-15, Kickoff Returns-Yds 3-51 ..........6-196 Weaver 1-15. Punt Returns-Yds 1-10 .............. 0-0 Tackle Leaders 3rd Down Conversions 9-15 ............ 3-15 1-1 .............. 3-3 NIU: Allen 12, Bryant 9, Kube 8, 4th Down Conversions Punts-Average 3-43.3 .........4-39.0 Rusch 6. Possession Time 29:24 .......... 30:36 CMU: Bellore 12, Berning 7, Sacks By-Yards 3-22 ............3-12 Fraser 7, Edwards 7.

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running of quarterback Chandler Harnish and backs Chad Spann and Ricky Crider with a surprisingly efficient passing attack, given the weather conditions. Harnish finished the game with 117 rushing yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns. He completed 12-of-19 passes for 173 yards and two passing scores, hitting tight end Reed Cunningham and Matt Simon with touchdown throws. Leading 14-0 on the strength of a Harnish to Cunningham two-yard pass and Harnish’s first touchdown run, Kent State got on the board before halftime as they scored on Leneric Muldrow’s five-yard run on a fake field goal. The Huskies extended their lead to 21-7 in the third quarter when Harnish broke free down the right sideline for a 31-yard touchdown run to complete a seven-play, 77-yard drive. Three plays later, English and Rusch combined on the sack and fumble return to give Northern Illinois a 28-7 lead. The Golden Flashes got their final score on their next possession, but the Huskie offense answered again. With the yard lines completely obscured as a constant snow fell in the second half, Spann scored on a 26-yard run. He ran for 48 yards on five carries on the night while Crider carried 11 times for 49 yards. Northern Illinois finished with 397 yards of total offense and averaged 6.2 yards per play on the game. The Huskies converted seven-of-13 third downs.

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Northern Illinois Kent State

Nov. 18 - Dix Stadium (2,267) Kent, Ohio

42 14

KENT, Ohio – Northern Illinois used a 21-point outburst in the third quarter to earn its sixth win of the 2008 season with a 42-14 victory over Kent State on a snowy night in Kent, Ohio. The win clinched at least a .500 regular season for the Huskies, and NIU won its fifth Mid-American Conference game of the year after claiming just one league victory in 2007. On a night made for defense, Northern Illinois forced four fumbles and recovered three, one of which defensive end Craig Rusch picked up and returned for a 60-yard touchdown to give the Huskies a 28-7 lead midway through the third period. The Huskies limited Kent State’s potent offense to 253 yards, 127 on the ground. Defensive end Larry English broke the Northern Illinois career sack record with two in the contest to up his career total to 31.5. Meanwhile the Northern Illinois offense effectively combined the

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SCORING SUMMARY NIU - Cunningham 2 pass from Harnish (Salerno kick), 1st 10:41 (9-63, 4:19) NIU - Harnish 3 run (Salerno kick), 2nd 10:17 (14-85, 7:07) KSU - Muldrow 5 run (Reed kick), 2nd 4:22 (11-82, 5:50) NIU - Harnish 31 run (Salerno kick), 3rd 8:57 (7-77, 3:55) NIU - Rusch 60 fumble return (Salerno kick), 3rd 8:02 KSU - Jarvis 2 run (Reed kick), 3rd 3:15 (10-49, 4:39) NIU - Spann 26 run (Salerno kick), 3rd 0:53 (5-52, 2:15) NIU - Simon 17 pass from Harnish (Salerno kick), 4th 9:01 (8-46, 5:14) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing NIU: Harnish 20-117, Crider 11-49, Spann 5-48, Brown 4-10, Anderson 4-1, Team 1-(-1). KSU: Edelman 19-108, Jarvis 13-15, Muldrow 1-5, Team 1-(-1). Passing NIU: Harnish 12-19-0, 173. NIU .......... KSU KSU: Edelman 11-21-0, 126. First Downs (R-P) 19 (11-8) ....... 16 (9-6) Receiving Rushes-Net Yards 45-224 ........34-127 NIU: Perez 4-75, Cunningham Passing Yards 173 ............. 126 3-35, Flahive 2-35, Simon Passes (C-A-I) 12-19-0 .......11-21-0 2-30, Cox 1-(-2). Plays-Total Yards 64-397 ........55-253 KSU: Jarvis 3-50, Bayes 3-20, Fumbles-Lost 0-0 .............. 4-3 Garner 2-22, Thompson 1-23, Penalties-Yards 4-32 ............ 3-15 Kickoff Returns-Yds 3-41 .......... 7-177 Kirkland 1-9, Flowers 1-2. Punt Returns-Yds 1-1 ...........1-(-3) Tackle Leaders 3rd Down Conversions 7-13 ............6-12 NIU: Sobol 9, Bryant 6, Carter 4th Down Conversions 2-3 .............. 1-3 4, Schiller 4, Wilson 4. Punts-Average 3-34.7 .........3-44.3 KSU: Burrell 13, Lainhart 8, Possession Time 34:45 .......... 25:15 Richey 8, Pleasant 6. Sacks By-Yards 4-13 .............. 0-0

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game TWELVE Navy Northern Illinois

16 0

Nov. 25 - Huskie Stadium (17,932) DeKalb, Ill. - ESPN Classic

DeKALB, Ill. – Despite matching Navy in almost every statistical category, the Northern Illinois football team fell 16-0 to the Midshipmen Tuesday night in the regular season finale at Huskie Stadium. Turnovers proved to be the biggest difference in the game, as Huskie quarterback Chandler Harnish threw two interceptions, while Navy did not turn the ball over despite two fumbles. Tuesday’s game marked the first time in 115 contests that Northern Illinois was shutout, as the last time the Huskies were unable to put points on the board was in 1999 when Iowa defeated NIU, 24-0, in Iowa City. The turnover trouble started early for the Huskies. Northern Illinois’ opening drive went 54 yards on eight plays, but ended abruptly when Harnish was intercepted by Rashawn King. Navy turned the pick into a 19-play, 81-yard drive and the game’s first points, a 27-yard field goal by Matt Harmon. The Huskies’ next drive stalled after eight plays, when a third-down play that was initially ruled a first down catch was overturned, and the Huskies were forced to punt. The Midshipmen took over on their own 15-yard line. After seven consecutive rushes, Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs threw his only completed pass of the game, a 32-yard strike to Greg Shinego. The toss put Navy on NIU’s four-yard line, and two plays later, Dobbs scored on a one-yard touchdown rush. A botched hold on the extra point attempt left Northern Illinois in a 9-0 hole, a score that held into halftime. The NIU defense opened the second half with a sturdy stand, forcing Navy into a three-and-out. The Huskies moved the ball from their own 12 as Harnish completed three passes for 37 yards. But the Huskies’ second turnover of the game doomed the drive, as Emmet Merchant snatched a Harnish pass and returned it 29 yards to set up Navy on the Northern Illinois 36-yard line. The Midshipmen ran the ball 10 straight times, eventually punching into the endzone on a one-yard rush from Eric Kettani to put Navy up

16-0 with 5:26 left in the third. In total offense, the teams were near equals, with the Midshipmen gaining 294 yards to Northern Illinois’ 251. Both teams ran 57 plays and each punted just twice in a game that saw only 14 total possessions. Despite an 11-minute Navy drive in the first quarter, the difference in time of possession was less than a minute. The game was the last at Huskie Stadium for 21 seniors, including twotime MAC Vern Smith Leadership Award winner Larry English. “This team would not have succeeded without the leadership of the seniors,” Harnish said. “This team put NIU back on the map.”

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SCORING SUMMARY Navy - Harmon 27 FG, 2nd 14:55 (19-81, 11:00) Navy - Dobbs 1 run (Bryant rush failed), 2nd 5:38 (10-85, 4:33) Navy - Kettani 1 run (Harmon kick), 3rd 2:21 (10-36, 5:26) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing NIU: Harnish 14-64, Crider 13-55, Spann 4-11, Brown 2-5. Navy: Dobbs 25-124, Kettani 19-92, Shinego 5-39, Doyle 4-9, White 1-0, Team 1-(-2). Passing NIU: Harnish 14-24-2, 116. NAVY ........... NIU Navy: Dobbs 1-1-0, 32; Team First Downs (R-P) 19 (16-1) .....18 (10-6) 0-1-0, 0. Rushes-Net Yards 55-262 ........33-135 Passing Yards 32 ............. 116 Receiving Passes (C-A-I) 1-2-0 .......14-24-2 NIU: Perez 4-36, Cunningham Plays-Total Yards 57-294 ........ 57-251 3-30, Davis 2-18, Turner 1-12, Fumbles-Lost 2-0 .............. 0-0 Schepler 1-9, Simon 1-4, Flahive Penalties-Yards 4-37 ............4-45 1-4, Clark 1-3. Kickoff Returns-Yds 1-32 ............4-79 Navy: Shinego 1-32. Punt Returns-Yds 0-0 .............. 1-0 Tackle Leaders 3rd Down Conversions 6-9 ............ 4-10 NIU: Bryant 12, McCarthy 12, 4th Down Conversions 0-0 .............. 1-4 Punts-Average 2-43.5 ......... 2-31.0 Sobol 11, Kube 8, Coffman 6. Possession Time 30:23 .......... 29:37 Navy: Pospisil 12, Merchant 5, Sacks By-Yards 0-0 .............. 0-0 Buffin 5, Johnson 5.

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the INDEPENDENCE BOWL Louisiana Tech Northern Illinois

Dec. 28 - Independence Stadium (41,567) - Shreveport, La. - ESPN

17 10

SHREVEPORT, La. - Northern Illinois outgained 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 97-yard kickoff return to drop a 1710 decision to the Bulldogs. Philip Livas’ 97-yard kickoff return with 1:43 left in the first quarter proved to be the difference-maker in a defensive struggle at Independence Stadium. The kickoff return was the first surrendered by the Huskies since the 2007 Central Michigan game. The play came immediately after Northern Illinois had scored the game’s first touchdown on an eight-yard completion from Chandler Harnish to fullback Kyle Skarb. That pass capped an 11-play, 69-yard drive that exhausted 5:50 on the clock as Northern Illinois dominated time of possession in the first quarter, 11:46 to 3:14. Louisiana Tech took the lead for good on their next possession. After a 15-yard punt gave La Tech field position at the NIU 42-yard line, the Bulldogs took just five plays to go ahead 14-7 with Daniel Porter’s 24yard pick-up on the screen the big play. Porter scored from 11 yards out and finished the game with 78 yards on 18 carries. Tech threatened again at the end of the half after NIU fumbled the ball on a punt return. But Brad Oestriecher’s 41-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Huskie nose guard Mike Krause, the first blocked field goal for NIU since 2005. The half ended with Tech holding a 14-7 lead. The Bulldogs took a 17-7 lead 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, Oestriecher hit a 33-yard field goal. The Huskies answered with a 10-play, 86-yard drive. Harnish hit Marcus Perez with a 40-yard pass play to the La Tech eight, but the drive stalled and Mike Salerno hit a 20-yard field goal to close the margin to seven. From there, neither team could gain an advantage and both defenses forced punts and turnovers, resulting in a scoreless fourth quarter. Northern Illinois collected 17 first downs’ to Louisiana Tech’s 12, gained 153 rushing yards to Tech’s 92 and passed for 186 yards compared to the Bulldogs’ 144.

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Chad Spann gained 79 yards on 14 carries to lead the Huskie rushing attack while Harnish had 12 carries for 61 yards and passed for 186 yards, completing 20-of-40 passes. Matt Simon caught six passes for 44 yards in his final game as a Huskie while Perez had two catches for 44 yards. Ten different players caught passes for NIU.

game STATISTICS SCORING BY QUARTERS Northern Illinois Louisiana Tech

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SCORING SUMMARY NIU - Skarb 8 pass from Harnish (Salerno kick), 1st 1:56 (11-69 5:50) LT - Livas 97 kickoff return (Oestriecher kick), 1st 1:43 LT - Porter 11 run (Oestriecher kick), 2nd 13:41 (5-42 2:04) LT - Oestriecher 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, Team 1-(-2). LT: Porter 18-78, Livas 3-15, Jackson 5-9, Harris 1-6, Jenkins 4-(-16) Passing NIU: Harnish 20-40-2-186, Simon 0-1-0-0. LT: Jenkins 12-27-0-144. Receiving NIU: Simon 6-44, Perez 2-44, Cunningham 2-26, Spann 2-15, Cox 2-15, Turner 2-15, NIU .........TECH Skarb 1-8, Flahive 1-8, Brown First Downs (R-P) 17 (8-9) ......12 (4-6) 1-6, Davis 1-5. Rushes-Net Yards 31-153 .........31-92 LT: Livas 4-18, Tuminello 2-30, Passing Yards 186 ............ 144 Passes (C-A-I) 20-41-2 ......12-27-0 Beck 2-17, Jackson 1-34, Plays-Total Yards 72-339 .......58-236 Porter 1-24, Morris 1-15, Fumbles-Lost 3-1 ............. 2-1 Womack 1-6. Penalties-Yards 7-70 ...........6-40 Tackle Leaders Punt Returns-Yards 2-0 ............. 2-5 NIU: Hanson 9, Bryant 8, Allen Kickoff Returns-Yds. 4-95 .........3-132 6, McCarthy 5, Rice 5, Wilson 3rd-Down Conversion 7-16 ........... 2-14 4, Sobol 4. 4th-Down Conversions 0-2 ............. 0-1 6-35.3 ........8-35.6 LT: Brown 14, Harris 6, Young 6, Punts-Avg. Possession Time 33:12 .........26:48 Victorian 6, Howze 6.

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2008 REVIEW FINAL STATISTICS team STATISTICS NIU 314 24.2 230 116 99 15 2226 2407 181 501 4.4 171.2 22 2130 312-176-12 6.8 12.1 163.8 13 4356 813 5.4 335.1 43-942 21.9 16-107 6.7 6-93 15.5 12-6 63-570 43.8 47-1791 38.1 33.6 31:58 74/171 43% 10/19 53% 25-143 0 37 18-24 2-3 37-46 80% 25-46 54% 34-34 109,110 6/18,185

SCORING Points Per Game 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 Att-Comp-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 KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS ATTENDANCE Games/Avg Per Game Neutral Site Games SCORE BY QUARTERS Northern Illinois Opponents

1st 68 34

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2nd 65 86

3rd 95 82

4th 86 29

OPP 234 18.0 215 98 96 21 1786 2072 286 437 4.1 137.4 13 2094 338-208-6 6.2 10.1 161.1 13 3880 775 5.0 298.5 46-1060 23.0 14-150 10.7 12-127 10.6 21-14 61-464 35.7 53-2016 38.0 34.1 28:02 63/165 38% 8/22 36% 16-82 0 28 13-18 0-0 26-34 76% 17-34 50% 25-26 203,629 6/33,938 1/41,567 OT 0 3

Total 314 234

RUSHING GP HARNISH, Chand. 10 BROWN, Me’co 13 SPANN, Chad 13 ANDERSON, Just. 13 CRIDER, Ricky 13 GRADY, DeMarcus 6 CLANTON, M. 4 NICHOLSON, Dan 5 PEREZ, Marcus 12 PALMER, Nathan 9 MORRIS, Ryan 3 DITTBENNER, A. 13 TEAM 10 Total.......... 13 Opponents...... 13

Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Lng Avg/G 118 608 69 539 4.6 4 32 53.9 110 528 18 510 4.6 2 36 39.2 88 438 9 429 4.9 8 55 33.0 53 224 15 209 3.9 2 25 16.1 43 211 3 208 4.8 1 40 16.0 39 196 8 188 4.8 3 28 31.3 18 113 2 111 6.2 1 28 27.8 16 49 28 21 1.3 0 24 4.2 3 22 2 20 6.7 1 20 1.7 1 12 0 12 12.0 0 12 1.3 2 6 1 5 2.5 0 6 1.7 1 0 9 -9 -9.0 0 0 -0.7 9 0 17 -17 -1.9 0 0 -1.7 501 2407 181 2226 4.4 22 55 171.2 437 2072 286 1786 4.1 13 64 137.4

PASSING G HARNISH, Chand. 10 NICHOLSON, Dan 5 GRADY, DeMarcus 6 TEAM 10 MORRIS, Ryan 3 SIMON, Matt 12 Total.......... 13 Opponents...... 13

Effic C-A-I Pct. Yds TD Lng Avg/G 120.74 118-211-9 55.9 1528 8 91 152.8 120.94 42-69-3 60.9 447 3 34 89.4 127.66 15-26-0 57.7 138 2 36 23.0 0.00 0-3-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 121.40 1-2-0 50.0 17 0 17 5.7 0.00 0-1-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 119.81 176-312-12 56.4 2130 13 91 163.8 122.72 208-338-6 61.5 2094 13 53 161.1

RECEIVING PEREZ, Marcus SIMON, Matt CUNNINGHAM, Reed COX, Landon DAVIS, Britt PALMER, Nathan TURNER, Greg FLAHIVE, Connor SKARB, Kyle CLARK, Willie BROWN, Me’co BEAL, Brandon SPANN, Chad CRIDER, Ricky ADONIS, Evans SCHEPLER, Jason LEWIS, Marcus TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

G No. Yds 12 34 480 12 24 377 13 22 252 13 16 126 12 14 113 9 12 278 13 11 113 11 9 72 11 8 72 13 6 79 13 5 37 11 4 49 13 4 31 13 2 30 3 2 22 11 2 15 5 1 7 10 0 -23 13 176 2130 13 208 2094

Avg 14.1 15.7 11.5 7.9 8.1 23.2 10.3 8.0 9.0 13.2 7.4 12.2 7.8 15.0 11.0 7.5 7.0 0.0 12.1 10.1

TD Long 2 45 2 45 3 28 1 24 0 18 2 91 1 25 0 22 2 24 0 35 0 13 0 15 0 10 0 18 0 17 0 9 0 7 0 0 13 91 13 53

Avg/G 40.0 31.4 19.4 9.7 9.4 30.9 8.7 6.5 6.5 6.1 2.8 4.5 2.4 2.3 7.3 1.4 1.4 -2.3 163.8 161.1

PUNT RETURNS BROWN, Me’co TURNER, Greg RICE, Melvin SPANN, Chad CLARK, Willie Total.......... Opponents......

No. 9 4 1 1 1 16 14

Yds 71 20 0 9 7 107 150

Avg 7.9 5.0 0.0 9.0 7.0 6.7 10.7

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Long 19 15 0 0 0 19 63

KICK RETURNS BROWN, Me’co CRIDER, Ricky SCHEPLER, Jason ANDERSON, Justin CUNNINGHAM, Reed Total.......... Opponents......

No. 23 14 4 1 1 43 46

Yds 492 375 57 9 9 942 1060

Avg 21.4 26.8 14.2 9.0 9.0 21.9 23.0

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Long 44 75 23 9 9 75 97

INTERCEPTIONS PRUITT, Bradley GEORGE, Patrick McCARTHY, Tim SCHILLER, Pat HANSON, Cory Total.......... Opponents......

No. 2 1 1 1 1 6 12

Yds 73 0 20 0 0 93 127

Avg 36.5 0.0 20.0 0.0 0.0 15.5 10.6

TD 1 0 0 0 0 1 0

Long 54 0 20 0 0 54 48

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2008 REVIEW FINAL STATISTICS FUMBLE RETURNS SOBOL, Mike RUSCH, Craig TRANCHITELLA, John DANIELS, Kiaree WILSON, Tracy Total.......... Opponents...... TOTAL OFFENSE HARNISH, Chand. BROWN, Me’co NICHOLSON, Dan SPANN, Chad GRADY, DeMarcus ANDERSON, Just. CRIDER, Ricky CLANTON, M. MORRIS, Ryan PEREZ, Marcus PALMER, Nathan DITTBENNER, A. TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

No. 1 1 1 1 1 5 0

G 10 13 5 13 6 13 13 4 3 12 9 13 10 13 13

Plays 329 110 85 88 65 53 43 18 4 3 1 1 12 813 775

Yds 28 60 4 3 12 107 0

Rush Pass 539 1528 510 0 21 447 429 0 188 138 209 0 208 0 111 0 5 17 20 0 12 0 -9 0 -17 0 2226 2130 1786 2094

Avg 28.0 60.0 4.0 3.0 12.0 21.4 0.0

TD 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

Total 2067 510 468 429 326 209 208 111 22 20 12 -9 -17 4356 3880

Long 28 60 4 3 12 60 0 Avg/G 206.7 39.2 93.6 33.0 54.3 16.1 16.0 27.8 7.3 1.7 1.3 -0.7 -1.7 335.1 298.5

|------------- PATs ------------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Pts. SALERNO, Mike 0 18-24 34-34 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 88 SPANN, Chad 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 48 HARNISH, Chand. 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1-1 0 0 24 CUNNINGHAM, R. 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 PEREZ, Marcus 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 GRADY, DeMarcus 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 PALMER, Nathan 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 SKARB, Kyle 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 BROWN, Me’co 2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0-0 0 0 12 ANDERSON, Just. 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 SIMON, Matt 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 TURNER, Greg 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 RUSCH, Craig 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 CLANTON, M. 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 PRUITT, Bradley 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 COX, Landon 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 CRIDER, Ricky 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 DAVIS, Britt 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0 2 PIRKLE, D.J. 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 1 2 NICHOLSON, Dan 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-1 0 0 0 Total.......... 37 18-24 34-34 0-1 1 1-2 0 1 314 Opponents...... 28 13-18 25-26 0-1 1 1-1 0 0 234 FIELD GOALS FGM-A Pct 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blk SALERNO, Mike 18-24 75.0 0-0 7-7 8-10 2-6 1-1 52 0

FG SEQUENCE Northern Illinois Opponents Minnesota (39),(49) (40) Western Michigan (20),(39) 25 Indiana State (46),(39) (42) Eastern Michigan 36 47 Tennessee 46,(25),(24),(25) (36),(34),32 Miami (38),30,48 (44),(35) Toledo (32),43 47 Bowling Green State (52),49,(25),(30) (29),(20) Ball State (18) Central Michigan (39),(31),(25) (33),(40) Kent State Navy (27) Louisiana Tech (20) 41,(33) Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made. PUNTING No. DITTBENNER, A. 41 SALERNO, Mike 6 Total.......... 47 Opponents...... 53

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long PLAyS No. 43 14 4 4 3 1 1 1

Long 91 TD pass Harnish to Palmer at Minn.,8/30 55, Spann vs. Indiana St., 9/20 32, vs. Toledo, 10/18 36, vs. Miami (OH), 10/11 55 TD, vs. Indiana St., 9/20 25, vs. Indiana St., 9/20 28, vs. Miami (OH), 10/11 40 TD, vs. Ball State, 11/5

Passing 15 by Harnish 11 by Nicholson 3 by Grady 1 to Perez 6 to Palmer 3 to Simon 3 to Clark 1 to Cunningham 1 to Turner 1

91 TD, Harnish to Palmer at Minn., 8/30 91 TD, to Palmer at Minnesota, 8/30 35, to Clark at Tennessee, 10/4 36, to Perez vs. Miami (OH), 10/11 45 from Harnish vs. Toledo, 10/18 91 TD from Harnish at Minnesota, 8/30 30 from Harnish vs. C. Michigan, 11/12 35 from Nicholson at Tennessee, 10/4 28 from Nicholson at E. Michigan, 9/27 25 from Harnish vs. C. Michigan, 11/12

Northern Illinois Rushing Harnish Brown Spann Anderson Grady Crider

Returns Crider Brown Rusch

14 7 6 1

75 KOR Crider vs. C. Michigan, 11/12 75 KOR vs. C. Michigan, 11/12 44 KOR at Ball State, 11/5 60 FR TD at Kent State, 11/18

Opponent Rushing Passing Returns

37 6 16 15

97 KOR TD by Livas, La. Tech, 12/28 64, Lewis, Ball State, 11/5 53 TD, Weber to Simmons, Minn., 8/30 97 KOR TD by Livas, La. Tech, 12/28

* 25 Yards or Longer KICKOFFS No. Yds SALERNO, Mike 65 4217 Total.......... 65 4217 Opponents...... 52 3232 ALL PURPOSE BROWN, Me’co CRIDER, Ricky HARNISH, Chand. PEREZ, Marcus SPANN, Chad SIMON, Matt PALMER, Nathan CUNNINGHAM, R. ANDERSON, Just. GRADY, DeMarcus TURNER, Greg COX, Landon DAVIS, Britt CLANTON, M. CLARK, Willie PRUITT, Bradley FLAHIVE, Connor SKARB, Kyle SCHEPLER, Jason BEAL, Brandon ADONIS, Evans NICHOLSON, Dan McCARTHY, Tim LEWIS, Marcus MORRIS, Ryan DITTBENNER, A. TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

G 13 13 10 12 13 12 9 13 13 6 13 13 12 4 13 9 11 11 11 11 3 5 13 5 3 13 10 13 13

Avg 64.9 64.9 62.2

TB OB Retn Net 16 0 16 0 23.0 43.6 6 2 21.9 41.7

Rush Rec PR KOR IR 510 37 71 492 0 208 30 0 375 0 539 0 0 0 0 20 480 0 0 0 429 31 9 0 0 0 377 0 0 0 12 278 0 0 0 0 252 0 9 0 209 0 0 9 0 188 0 0 0 0 0 113 20 0 0 0 126 0 0 0 0 113 0 0 0 111 0 0 0 0 0 79 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 73 0 72 0 0 0 0 72 0 0 0 0 15 0 57 0 0 49 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 7 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 -9 0 0 0 0 -17 -23 0 0 0 2226 2130 107 942 93 1786 2094 150 1060 127

YdLn 26 28

Tot Avg/G 1110 85.4 613 47.2 539 53.9 500 41.7 469 36.1 377 31.4 290 32.2 261 20.1 218 16.8 188 31.3 133 10.2 126 9.7 113 9.4 111 27.8 86 6.6 73 8.1 72 6.5 72 6.5 72 6.5 49 4.5 22 7.3 21 4.2 20 1.5 7 1.4 5 1.7 -9 -0.7 -40 -4.0 5498 422.9 5217 401.3


2008 REVIEW DEFENSIVE STATISTICS 4 38 53 37 9 2 25 36 51 26 24 29 56 69 54 99 33 58 98 43 42 48 23 93 27 84 80 28 57 52 55 83 17 46 7 35 62 22 TM 10

BRYANT, David SOBOL, Mike McCARTHY, Tim KUBE, Alex ALLEN, Josh RICE, Melvin WILSON, Tracy CARTER, Chase ENGLISH, Larry HANSON, Cory PRUITT, Bradley SCHILLER, Pat BICE, Brandon KRUTSCH, Alex COFFMAN, Jake RUSCH, Craig GEORGE, Patrick KRAUSE, Mike PIRKLE, D.J. GRIFFIN, T.J. TRANCHITELLA KRITIKOS, Mike DANIELS, Kiaree COLEMAN, Adam WILLIAMSON, S. CLASEY, Tyler COX, Landon SPANN, Chad LARSEN, Zach BROWN, Phil OWEN, Nolan CUNNINGHAM, R. TURNER, Greg PRATT, David DAVIS, Britt SMITH, Alan OLSON, Trevor CRIDER, Ricky TEAM CLARK, Willie Total.......... Opponents......

GP 13 12 13 13 13 12 13 13 13 9 9 13 13 13 11 12 12 13 13 13 11 13 13 8 10 12 13 13 5 9 13 13 13 12 12 1 13 13 10 13 13 13

|---------Tackles---------| Solo Ast Total 46 37 83 43 24 67 35 26 61 29 30 59 26 30 56 33 17 50 22 21 43 30 10 40 26 11 37 22 15 37 17 8 25 9 15 24 15 7 22 7 15 22 16 6 22 11 9 20 17 3 20 12 8 20 11 6 17 10 6 16 12 3 15 6 4 10 5 4 9 2 5 7 3 2 5 3 2 5 5 2 3 2 2 4 3 1 4 1 1 2 2 . 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 . 1 1 . 1 1 . 1 1 . 1 1 . 1 1 . 1 . . . 486 333 819 510 322 832

|-Sacks-| |---Pass Def---| TFL/Yds No-Yds Int-Yds BrUp 2-2 . . 3 3-6 . . 2 8-12 . 1-20 1 7-25 1.0-13 . . 8-13 1.0-4 . 3 1-4 . . 6 1-9 . . 1 . . . 1 16-73 8.0-57 . 1 6-16 1.0-4 1-0 2 4-9 . 2-73 2 3-3 0.5-2 1-0 . 12-43 6.5-33 . 3 3-4 0.5-2 . . 3-12 2.0-11 . 2 6-13 2.0-9 . 1 2-3 . 1-0 2 3-2 . . 1 6-20 1.0-6 . . 3-6 1.0-0 . . 2-3 0.5-2 . 1 3-8 . . . . . . . 2-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104-289 25-143 6-93 32 65-179 16-82 12-127 43

QBH . . . . 1 . . . 2 1 . . 2 . . 1 . 1 1 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 10

|-Fumbles-| FR-Yds FF . 3 1-28 . . 1 . . 1-0 . 1-0 1 1-12 . 1-0 . 1-0 3 . 1 . . . . . . . . 2-0 1 1-60 . . . 2-0 1 . . . . 1-4 . . 1 1-3 . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 . . . 14-107 13 6-0 5

Blkd Kick Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 1 . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 6 1 . .

fumble CHART NIU FUMBLES (12), NIU FUMBLES LOST (6): Me’co Brown (Indiana State-L, Miami, Louisiana Tech), DeMarcus Grady (Western Michigan-L, Indiana State-L), Montell Clanton (Minnesota-L) Ricky Crider (Western Michigan), Dan Nicholson (Western Michigan), Andy Dittbenner (Western Michigan), Justin Anderson (Ball State-L), Greg Turner (Louisiana Tech-L), Reed Cunningham (Louisiana Tech). L - Fumble Lost OPPONENT FUMBLES RECOVERED BY NIU (13): Josh Allen (Western Michigan), Chase Carter (Western Michigan), Jake Coffman (Toledo), Kiaree Daniels (BGSU), Larry English (Minnesota), Mike Krause (Tennessee), Melvin Rice (Central Michigan), Craig Rusch (Kent State), Mike Sobol (Indiana State), Team (Kent State), John Tranchitella (Tennessee), Spencer Williamson (Toledo), Tracy Wilson (Kent State).

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GP/GS

Minn

WMU

Ind. St.

EMU

Tenn. Miami (OH)

50 13 9 21 49 88 96 56 60 8 52 4 36 20 10 84 54 93 80 22 45 83 23 7 18 51 44 47 33 3 43 26 12 66 90 78 74 31 58 2B 48 69 37 57 11 53 15 89 19 62 65 55 81 72 5 98 46 24 2 99 16 87 29 85 34 59 35 38 28 61 42 17 71 64 82 27 25

13/13 3/13/12 13/2 1/11/1 1/13/1 13/13 13/6 9/13/13 13/12 4/2 13/2 12/11/1 8/13/8 13/1 10/13/11 13/12/3 13/13/13 1/11/4 12/1 6/1 13/1 9/7 10/9 4/1/13/13 1/6/13/13 1/13/13/13 13/5 5/5/13/12 3/1/5/3 13/13 13/9 13/9/3 11/12/6 13/12/9/5 12/8 12/11 13/11/3 13/12/2 11/5 11/3 1/12/12 13/2 3/11/2 13/5 4/1/2/10/13/1

C . SLB RB X X . X RT X X FS X X X X . X X X . TE X WR X DE . . X . X WLB QB . . RG . . NG . X DT X . . MLB . . . LT X X X X . X X CB CB DE X X X WR FB LG . SS X . X X . . . X X

C . SLB RB . TE . X RT X X FS CB . X X . . X X X TE X . X DE . X X X X WLB QB . . RG . . NG . X DT X X . MLB . . X LT X X X X X X . X CB DE X X X WR FB LG . SS X . X X . . . . X

C X SLB X . X . X RT X X FS CB RB X X X X X X X TE X X X DE . X X X X WLB . X . RG X X NG X X DT X X X MLB X X QB LT X X WR X X X X CB . DE X TE X X FB LG . SS X X X X X X X X X

C X SLB X . X . X RT X . FS CB RB X X X X WR X X TE X X X DE . X X X X WLB . X . RG . . NG . X DT X X X MLB . . QB LT LG X X X WR X X CB X DE X X X . X X . SS X X X WR X . . X X

C . SLB X . X . X RT RB X FS CB X X X X . X X X TE X X X DE X . X X X WLB . . . RG . . NG . X DT X X . MLB X . QB LT LG X WR X X X X CB X DE X X X X FB X . SS X . X WR . . . X X

ADAMSKI, Eddie ADONIS, Evans ALLEN, Josh ANDERSON, Just. ANTONACCI, A. BEAL, Brandon BECKNER, Bryan BICE, Brandon BROST, Jon BROWN, Me’co BROWN, Phil BRYANT, David CARTER, Chase CLANTON, M. CLARK, Willie CLASEY, Tyler COFFMAN, Jake COLEMAN, Adam COX, Landon CRIDER, Ricky CRUIKSHANK, Ja. CUNNINGHAM, R. DANIELS, Kiaree DAVIS, Britt DITTBENNER, A. ENGLISH, Larry FARLOW, Kendal FLAHIVE, Connor GEORGE, Patrick GRADY, DeMarcus GRIFFIN, T.J. HANSON, Cory HARNISH, Chand. HOLMES, Tony JACKSON, Ed KELLER, Dan KIEL, Adam KNIGHT, Tyler KRAUSE, Mike KREMER, John KRITIKOS, Mike KRUTSCH, Alex KUBE, Alex LARSEN, Zach LEWIS, Marcus McCARTHY, Tim MORRIS, Ryan NEWCOMB, Ron NICHOLSON, Dan OLSON, Trevor ONYEBUAGU, J. OWEN, Nolan PALMER, Nathan PAWLAK, Joe PEREZ, Marcus PIRKLE, D.J. PRATT, David PRUITT, Bradley RICE, Melvin RUSCH, Craig SALERNO, Mike SCHEPLER, Jason SCHILLER, Pat SIMON, Matt SKARB, Kyle SKATRUD, Kevin SMITH, Alan SOBOL, Mike SPANN, Chad TENSE, Panan TRANCHITELLA TURNER, Greg WEDIGE, Scott WERTZ, Jake WILLIAMS, P. WILLIAMSON, S. WILSON, Tracy

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C . SLB X . X . X RT RB X FS CB . X X X . WR X X TE X X X DE . X X QB X . X . . RG . . NG . X DT X X . MLB . . . LT LG X X X WR X X CB X DE X X X X FB X . . X . WLB X . . . . SS

UT

BGSU

BSU

CMU

KSU

Navy La. Tech

C X SLB X . X . X RT RB X FS CB . WR X X X WR X X X X X X DE . X CB . MLB . QB X X RG . X NG . X DT WLB . X X X . . LT LG X WR X X X X . X DE X X X X X X X SS X X . WR X . X X X

C . SLB X . X . X RT RB . FS CB . X X X . WR X X TE X X X DE . X X . X . QB . . RG . X NG . X DT WLB . . MLB . . . LT LG X X X WR X X . CB DE X . X X . X . SS X . . WR . . . X X

C . SLB X . X . X RT X X FS CB . X X X X WR X X TE X X X DE . X X . X . QB . . RG . X NG . X DT X . . MLB . . . LT LG X . . WR X X . CB DE X . X X . X . SS RB . WLB WR . . . X X

C . SLB X . X . X RT RB . FS CB . X X X . WR X X TE X WR X DE . FB X . X X QB X . RG . X NG . X DT WLB . . MLB . . . LT LG X . X X X X X CB DE X X X X X X . SS X . X X . . . X X

C . SLB X . X X X RT RB X FS CB . X X X X WR X . TE X X X DE . FB X . X X QB . . RG . X NG . X DT WLB . X MLB . . X LT LG X . X X X X X CB DE X TE X X X X . SS X . X X X . . X X

C . X X . . . DE RT X . FS CB . X . X X WR RB . TE X X X DE . FB . . X WLB QB . . RG . . NG . X DT WLB . . MLB . . . LT LG X . X WR X X . CB . X X X X X . . SS X . X X . . . X X

C . SLB X . . . X RT X X FS CB . WR X DE X X X X X X WR X DE . FB X X X WLB QB . . RG . . NG . X DT X . X MLB . . . LT X X X . WR X X X CB X X TE X X X . . SS RB . X X . . . . X


2008 REVIEW GAME-BY-GAME STATS Game

Score

---1st Downs--Total R-P-Pen

Rushing No-Yds-TD

---------Passing--------- Total Off. C-A-I Yds TD Pl-Yds

Punts No-Avg

Fum No-L

Penalties 3rd Time of No-Yds Downs Poss

NIU at Minnesota

27 31

15 18

5-10-0 6-12-0

31-72-1 31-127-2

17-30-0 326 24-37-0 298

2 2

61-398 68-425

6-40.7 6-36.0

1-1 1-1

2-14 3-20

6/14 29:49 5/14 30:11

NIU at W. Michigan

26 29

23 19

8-14-1 9-8-2

44-142-2 32-198-1

18-33-1 297 21-30-0 186

1 3

77-439 62-384

2-35.5 3-42.3

4-1 2-2

7-60 5-45

7/15 34:20 3/10 25:40

NIU vs. Indiana St.

48 3

15 11

11-4-0 2-6-3

37-285-3 26-31-0

8-13-1 78 19-35-3 123

2 0

50-363 61-154

1-47.0 6-29.5

2-2 3-1

7-69 3-15

4/8 27:54 4/15 32:06

NIU at E. Michigan

37 0

21 19

13-5-3 6-11-2

43-235-4 33-119-0

13-17-0 104 21-39-2 140

1 0

60-339 72-259

4-47.2 2-29.5

0-0 0-0

5-50 3-28

9/14 31:59 5/15 28:01

NIU at Tennessee

9 13

12 9

3-6-3 5-4-0

34-72-0 32-69-0

14-26-1 118 10-18-0 156

0 1

60-190 50-225

5-39.6 4-36.5

0-0 2-2

7-40 6-45

5/16 33:05 3/13 26:55

NIU vs. Miami (OH)

17 13

16 16

9-5-2 7-7-2

37-215-1 30-145-0

11-21-0 111 19-35-0 149

1 0

58-326 65-294

4-37.8 5-50.4

1-0 0-0

3-26 12-79

4/12 30:48 6/16 29:12

NIU vs. Toledo

38 7

24 13

12-10-2 5-7-1

45-220-2 22-80-1

12-16-0 173 17-24-1 149

3 0

61-393 46-229

1-41.0 4-41.8

0-0 3-2

5-44 10-85

5/10 34:51 3/9 25:09

NIU 16 vs. Bowling Green 13

19 10

14-4-1 6-4-0

57-233-1 22-76-0

5-12-2 15-21-0

45 92

0 1

69-278 43-168

1-25.0 4-30.0

0-0 1-1

2-21 2-15

10/16 38:37 6/12 21:23

NIU at Ball State

14 45

12 25

6-6-0 7-14-4

29-160-2 40-219-2

14-22-1 115 19-23-0 310

0 4

51-275 63-529

8-36.4 3-39.0

1-1 0-0

5-54 0-0

3/12 26:07 5/11 33:53

NIU vs. C. Michigan

30 33

19 28

6-12-1 16-10-2

35-80-3 49-241-2

18-38-2 288 19-26-0 189

0 2

73-368 75-430

4-39.0 3-43.3

0-0 1-1

5-45 4-40

3/15 30:36 9/15 29:24

NIU at Kent State

42 14

19 16

11-8-0 9-6-1

45-224-3 34-127-2

12-19-0 173 11-21-0 126

2 0

64-397 55-253

3-34.7 3-44.3

0-0 4-3

4-32 3-15

7/13 34:45 6/12 25:15

NIU vs. Navy

0 16

18 19

10-6-2 16-1-2

33-135-0 55-262-2

14-24-2 116 1-2-0 32

0 0

57-251 57-294

2-31.0 2-43.5

0-0 2-0

4-45 4-37

4/10 29:37 6/9 30:23

NIU vs. La. Tech

10 17

17 12

8-9-0 4-6-2

31-153-0 31-92-1

20-41-2 186 12-27-0 144

1 0

72-339 58-236

6-35.3 8-35.6

3-1 2-1

7-70 6-40

7/16 33:12 2/14 26:48

niu in the NCAA AND MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE RANKINGS TEAM Rushing Offense Passing Offense Total Offense Scoring Offense Rushing Defense Pass Efficiency Defense Total Defense Scoring Defense Net Punting Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Turnover Margin Pass Defense Passing Efficiency Sacks Tackles for Loss Sacks Allowed Tackles for Loss Allowed

Average 171.23 163.85 335.08 24.15 137.38 122.68 298.46 18.00 33.64 6.69 21.91 .15 161.08 119.80 1.92 6.54 1.23 4.15

NCAA 36 100 83 76 51 56 17 14 86 90 45 49 5 75 58 32 17 10

MAC 3 13 10 9 2 5 1 1 7 10 5 5 1 11 4 2 3 4

TEAM Average Fewest Penalties 4.67 Fewest Yards Penalized 43.85 Punt Ret. Yardage Defense 10.71 Kickoff Ret. Yardage Defense 23.04 Third Down Conversion Pct. 43.3 Third Down Conv. Pct. Defense 38.2 Fourth Down Conversion Pct. 52.6 Fourth Down Conv. Pct. Defense 36.4 Time of Possession 31:58

NCAA T-17 T-26 86 95 33 59 T-41 T-19 13

INDIVIDUAL Average Larry English, Sacks .62 Brandon Bice, Sacks .50 Larry English, Tackles for Loss 1.12 Chandler Harnish, Passing Efficiency 120.74 Chandler Harnish, Total Offense 206.70 Mike Salerno, Field Goals 1.38 Mike Salerno, Scoring 6.77

NCAA T-41 T-67 T-52 70 62 T-25 82

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No-Yds Anderson, Justin Brown, Me’co Clanton, Montell Crider, Ricky Grady, DeMarcus Harnish, Chandler

Minn. 13-34, TD 4-11 5-17 1-0 DNP 8-10

W. Mich. 4-4 13-54, TD DNP 6-22 7-43 3-9

Ind. St. 7-42 6-35 10-61, TD 3-24 8-50, TD DNP

E. Mich. 7-37, TD 17-111, TD 3-33 3-10 2-10 DNP

Tenn. 4-6 8-14 0-0 0-0 14-41 DNP

Miami (OH) 4-17 16-123 DNP 0-0 6-43 5-15

Toledo 6-37 10-35 DNP 5-8 DNP 8-60

BGSU 0-0 20-95 DNP 0-0 DNP 19-113

Ball St. 4-31 3-3 DNP 1-40, TD DNP 12-59, TD

C. Mich. 0-0 6-14 DNP 0-0 DNP 17-56, TD

Morris, Ryan Nicholson, Dan Perez, Marcus Spann, Chad

DNP 0-0 0-0 0-0

DNP 9-21 0-0 0-0

0-0 0-0 0-0 3-73, TD

DNP 3-(-1) 1-2 6-35

2-5 4-1 2-13 2-5

DNP DNP 0-0 4-21, TD

0-0 DNP 0-0 15-82, 2TD

DNP DNP 0-0 15-31, TD

DNP DNP 0-0 9-27

Minn. DNP 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-5 2-30 2-35 4-24 DNP DNP 3-170, 2 TD DNP 0-0 2-13 3-49 0-0 0-0

W. Mich. DNP 1-15 1-13 0-0 2-21 0-0 1-8 DNP 0-0 DNP 4-78

Ind. St. 1-17 0-0 0-0 1-6 0-0 0-0 1-9, TD 1-5 0-0 0-0 0-0

E. Mich. 1-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-46 1-8 0-0 1-7 0-0

Tenn. DNP 0-0 1-4 1-35 3-36 0-0 2-21 0-0 DNP DNP 4-26

Miami (OH) DNP 0-0 1-4 0-0 2-3, TD 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 DNP 1-4

Toledo 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-35 1-24 0-0 2-14, TD 2-27 0-0 0-0 0-0

BGSU DNP 3-34 1-10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 DNP 0-0

6-77 0-0 1-24 1-45 0-0 1-16, TD

1-(-1) 0-0 0-0 3-42, TD 0-0 0-0

2-10 0-0 1-4, TD DNP 0-0 5-24

2-13 1-6 0-0 DNP 0-0 0-0

4-76 0-0 2-18 0-0 1-6 0-0

3-68, 2TD 0-0 1-5 0-0 0-0 0-0

C-A, Yds Grady, DeMarcus

Minn. DNP

W. Mich. 0-0, 0

E. Mich. 2-2, 12

Tenn. 4-10, 39

Harnish, Chandler

17-29, 2-4, 58 326, 2 TD

Ind. St. 2-2, 24, TD DNP

DNP

DNP

Ryan Morris Nicholson, Dan

DNP DNP

RECEIVING

No-Yds Adonis, Evans Beal, Brandon Brown, Me’co Clark, Willie Cox, Landon Crider, Ricky Cunningham, Reed Davis, Britt Flahive, Connor Lewis, Marcus Palmer, Nathan Perez, Marcus Schepler, Jason Skarb, Kyle Simon, Matt Spann, Chad Turner, Greg

PASSING

PUNTING

No-Avg, In20 Dittbenner, Andy Salerno, Mike

DNP 1-1, 17 16-29, 239 5-10, 37 INT, TD TD, INT

Navy 0-0 2-5 DNP 13-55 DNP 14-64

La. Tech 0-0 1-2 DNP 0-0 2-1 12-61

DNP DNP 1-20 11-17

Kent St. 4-1 4-10 DNP 11-49 DNP 20-117, 2TD DNP DNP 0-0 5-48, TD

DNP DNP 0-0 4-11

DNP DNP 0-0 14-79

Ball St. DNP 0-0 0-0 DNP 3-15 0-0 0-0 2-23 4-24 DNP 0-0

C. Mich. DNP 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-9 0-0 4-28 1-3 0-0 DNP DNP

Kent St. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1- -2 0-0 3-35, TD 0-0 2-35 DNP DNP

Navy DNP DNP 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 3-30 2-18 1-4 DNP DNP

La. Tech DNP DNP 1-6 0-0 2-15 0-0 2-26 1-5 1-8 0-0 0-0

0-0 0-0 DNP 0-0 0-0 0-0

3-21 DNP DNP 2-32 0-0 0-0

3-61 0-0 0-0 6-131 0-0 2-46

4-75 0-0 0-0 2-30, TD 0-0 0-0

4-36 1-9 0-0 1-4 0-0 1-12

2-44 0-0 1-8, TD 6-44 2-15 2-15

Miami (OH) Toledo 7-12, 63, DNP TD 4-9, 48 12-16, 173 3 TD

BGSU DNP

Ball St. DNP

C. Mich. DNP

Kent St. DNP

Navy DNP

La. Tech 0-0

5-12, 45 2 INT

14-22, 18-36, 288 115 , INT 2 INT

0-0 0-1, 0 11-15, 92 10-15, 79 TD INT

DNP DNP

DNP DNP

DNP DNP

Miami (OH) Toledo 4-37.8, 1 1-41.0 -

BGSU Ball St. C. Mich. 1-25.0, 0 8-36.4, 2 3-36, 1 1-48

Kent St. 1-43.0 2-30.5

BGSU Ball St. 1-2-3, TFL, 4-4-8 PBU 1-0-1 2-0-2, SK, TFL

C. Mich. 5-7-12, 0.5 TFL 2-2-4, SK TFL

Kent St. Navy 2-1-3, TFL SK QBH -

DNP 6-3-9

1-5-6

DNP DNP

Minn. W. Mich. 6-40.7, 1 2-35.5, 0 -

Ind. St. 1-47.0, 0 -

E. Mich. 4-47.2, 4 -

Solo-Asst-Total Allen, Josh

Minn. W. Mich. 4-1-5, FF 1-0-1

Ind. St. 1-1-2

E. Mich. Tenn. 4-0-4, TFL 2-2-4, PBU

Miami (OH) Toledo 0-4-4, PBU 1-3-4, TFL

Bice, Brandon

1-0-1, TFL

1-0-1

3-2-5, SK 3 TFL

1-0-1, TFL -

3-1-4, SK, TFL, PBU

-

Brown, Phil Bryant, David

7-0-7, PBU 2-1-3 DNP

1-0-1 6-2-8

0-1-1 2-3-5, FF PBU, 0.5 TFL 2-2-4, PBU -

DNP 1-0-1

3-3-6

DNP 3-6-9

0-3-3

DNP 2-1-3

1-0-1 1-0-1

1-2-3 1-0-1, PBU

3-0-3 -

3-0-3 2-0-2

1-1-2 3-1-4, FR 2 TFL, SK 1-0-1

DNP 2-1-3 4-0-4

0-1-1 0-1-1 0-2-2, PBU 0.5 TFL 2-0-2, INT

0-1-1 1-0-1

DNP 2-2-4, 2.5 SK 2.5 TFL, FF 0-2-2, Blk

DNP 0-2-2 2-0-2

3-1-4 2-1-3, TFL SK, 2FR 1-0-1 2-0-2, SK TFL, FF 2-0-2

6-0-6

DNP

0-3-3 -

0-1-1

3-0-3, 2 TFL 1-1-2 3-3-6, TFL 3-0-3 FF, INT 4-0-4

2-2-4

Krause, Mike

3-2-5, 1 TFL 1-0-1

1-1-2, FR

0-1-1

2-0-2

Kritikos, Mike Krutsch, Alex

1-2-3

1-0-1 -

-

0-1-1 0-1-1

1-0-1 1-0-1

Kube, Alex

2-2-4

2-1-3

0-2-2

1-2-3, TFL 3-5-8

2-0-2, FF

3-2-5, TFL 4-2-6, SK TFL 1-2-3 1-0-1

3-2-5, TFL 3-5-8

6-2-8, 2 TFL 1-1-2

5-0-5 0-4-4, 0.5 TFL 2-4-6, 3 TFL 4-2-6, INT 3-3-6, TFL

2-2-4

McCarthy, Tim

2-0-2

1-3-4

0-2-2

3-0-3

7-5-12

2-0-2

1-0-1, TFL

DNP 3-0-3

1-0-1 1-2-3, INT TFL DNP

Rusch, Craig

1-0-1 SK, PBU 2-0-2, PBU 1-0-1

Schiller, Pat

-

0-1-1

Sobol, Mike Spann, Chad Tranchitella, John

5-3-8 BKP 3-0-3

5-2-7 -

Williamson, Spencer Wilson, Tracy 1-0-1

DNP 0-1-1

DEFENSE

Carter, Chase Coffman, Jake Coleman, Adam Daniels, Kiaree English, Larry George, Patrick Griffin, T.J. Hanson, Cory

Pirkle, D.J. Pratt, David Pruitt, Bradley Rice, Melvin

106

2-0-2 DNP

1-0-1

4-0-4 1-0-1

2-1-3, SK 1.5 TFL 1-2-3 0.5 TFL 2-2-4, FR 0-1-1 0-1-1

-

Tenn. 5-39.6, 1 -

0-0 DNP

12-19, 14-24, 20-40, 173 , 2 TD 116, 2 INT 186, TD, 2 INT DNP DNP DNP DNP

2-0-2, TFL 1-0-1, TFL -

DNP 3-4-7, 0.5 TFL 5-1-6 0-1-1

Navy DNP 2-31.0

3-2-5 1-2-3, 0.5 TFL DNP 0-1-1 DNP FR 1-0-1 1-0-1 4-1-5, TFL 4-1-5, 1.5 SK 2.5 TFL 2-0-2, TFL, 1-1-2 5-0-5, PBU PBU TFL 2-0-2 1-2-3 1-0-1, TFL DNP -

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DNP 10-2-12, FF 5-1-6

1-0-1, TFL 0-1-1 3-0-3, 2 SK 2 TFL, FF 1-0-1

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1-0-1 0-2-2

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1-0-1, TFL 1-0-1, TFL 3-0-3

2-1-3, SK TFL, SFTY 5-0-5, INT PBU 6-2-8

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4-0-4, TFL 1-3-4

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3-0-3, SK, 0-1-1 TFL 2-4-6, 0.5 TFL 3-0-3, TFL 4-2-6 2-0-2

4-1-5, FR, PBU 2-4-6, TFL

2-1-3

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5-2-7, 2PBU 1-1-2

DNP 4-2-6

2-0-2 4-3-7

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0-2-2, 0.5 SK 0.5 TFL 2-1-3 1-0-1 3-1-4

La. Tech 5-39.4 1-15.0 La. Tech 1-5-6, TFL 1-2--3, 1.5 SK, TFL 3-5-8, PBU 2-0-2 2-0-2, SK TFL 1-2-3, TFL 1-0-1, TFL 1-0-1 1-8-9, TFL, PBU, QBH 0-1-1, TFL FR, BKF 0-4-4, TFL 0.5 SK 1-1-2, TFL 2-3-5, TFL -

1-1-2, TFL DNP FR, TD 3-1-4 -

2-1-3, TFL 1-4-5, PBU 0-0-0 QBH -

7-2-9, TFL 6-5-11 0-1-1 1-0-1 1-0-1 -

0-4-4,PBU -

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2008 REVIEW LAST TIME IT HAPPENED northern ILLINOIS

an OPPONENT

RETURNED A KICKOFF FOR A TOUCHDOWN... Michael Turner (93 yards) vs. Wake Forest (8-29-02)

RETURNED A KICKOFF FOR A TOUCHDOWN... Philip Livas (97 yards) of Louisiana Tech, Independence Bowl (12-28-08)

RETURNED A PUNT FOR A TOUCHDOWN... Dan Sheldon (73 yards) vs. Akron (10-2-04)

RETURNED A PUNT FOR A TOUCHDOWN... Eugene Harris (63 yards) of Miami (OH) (10-11-08)

RETURNED A FUMBLE FOR A TOUCHDOWN... Craig Rusch (60 yards) at Kent State (11-18-08)

RETURNED AN INTERCEPTION FOR A TOUCHDOWN... Larry Luster (55) and Brandon Williams (52) of Southern Ill. (9-9-07)

SCORED A SAFETY... D.J. Pirkle (tackled QB in end zone) at Eastern Michigan (9-27-08)

RETURNED A FUMBLE FOR A TOUCHDOWN... Terrance Knighton (66 yards) of Temple (10-6-07)

RETURNED AN INTERCEPTION FOR A TOUCHDOWN... Bradley Pruitt (54 yards) vs. Indiana State (9-20-08)

SCORED A SAFETY... Eastern Michigan (NIU QB tackled in end zone) (10-15-05)

A NON-QB THREW A TOUCHDOWN PASS... Marcus Perez (59 yards to Matt Simon) vs. WMU (10-14-07)

BLOCKED A PUNT... Ellis Hobbs of Iowa State (9-18-04)

BLOCKED A PUNT... Spencer Williamson vs. Bowling Green (10-25-08) Landon Cox vs. Bowling Green (10-25-08)

BLOCKED A PUNT FOR A TOUCHDOWN... Ellis Hobbs (block) / LaMarcus Hicks (recovered ball in end zone) of Iowa State (9-18-04)

BLOCKED 2 PUNTS IN A GAME... Landon Cox & Spencer Williamson vs. Bowling Green (10-25-08)

BLOCKED A FIELD GOAL... T.J. Lang of Eastern Michigan (9-15-07)

BLOCKED A PUNT FOR A TOUCHDOWN... Matt Simon (block) / Jeff Fontana (recovered in end zone) at Idaho (9-22-07)

BLOCKED A PAT KICK... Jones Wright of Iowa State (9-18-04)

BLOCKED A FIELD GOAL... Mike Krause vs. Louisiana Tech, Independence Bowl (12-28-08)

MISSED A PAT KICK (not blocked)... Eric Kettani of Navy (11-25-08)

BLOCKED A PAT KICK... Team vs. TCU, Poinsettia Bowl (12-19-06)

SHUT OUT THE HUSKIES... Navy 16, Northern Illinois 0 (11-25-08)

CONVERTED A FAKE FG FOR A TOUCHDOWN... Jimmy Erwin (8-yard rush) vs. Central Michigan (10-19-02)

PASSED FOR 300 OR MORE YARDS... Nate Davis (300) of Ball State (11-5-08)

MISSED A PAT KICK (not blocked)... Chris Nendick at Temple (10-6-07)

PASSED FOR 400 OR MORE YARDS... Nathan Enderle (423) of Idaho (9-22-07)

RECORDED A SHUTOUT... at Eastern Michigan, 37-0 (9-27-08)

RUSHED FOR 100 OR MORE YARDS... Ricky Dobbs (124) of Navy (11-25-08)

SUCCESSFULLY CONVERTED A TWO-POINT ATTEMPT... Harnish (pass) to Davis vs. Central Michigan (11-12-08)

RUSHED FOR 200 OR MORE YARDS... Tyrell Sutton (214) of Northwestern (9-10-05)

AN NIU PLAYER PASSED FOR 300 OR MORE YARDS... Chandler Harnish (326) at Minnesota (8-30-08)

HAD A RUSH OF 60 YARDS OR LONGER... MiQuale Lewis (64) of Ball State (11-5-08)

AN NIU PLAYER PASSED FOR 400 OR MORE YARDS... Phil Horvath (486) at Akron (9-24-05) - NIU RECORD

TWO OR MORE OPPOSING PLAYERS RUSHED FOR 100 YARDS... Jarod Bryant (139) and Zerbin Singleton (101) of Navy (11-17-07)

AN NIU PLAYER RUSHED FOR 100 OR MORE YARDS... Chandler Harnish (117) at Kent State (11-18-08)

AN OPPOSING PLAYER HAD 10 OR MORE RECEPTIONS... Eric Decker (10) of Minnesota (8-30-08)

AN NIU PLAYER RUSHED FOR 200 OR MORE YARDS... Garrett Wolfe (203) vs. Central Michigan (11-17-06)

AN OPPOSING PLAYER HAD 100 OR MORE RECEIVING YARDS... Louis Johnson (165) of Ball State (11-5-08)

AN NIU PLAYER HAD A RUSH OF 60 YARDS OR LONGER... Garrett Wolfe (75) at Ball State (9-30-06)

AN OPPOSING PLAYER HAD 200 OR MORE RECEIVING YARDS... Travis Shelton (204) of Temple (10-21-06)

TWO NIU PLAYERS RUSHED FOR 100 YARDS IN THE SAME GAME... Garrett Wolfe (110), Adrian Davis (104) vs. Akron (10-2-04) AN NIU PLAYER HAD 10 OR MORE RECEPTIONS... Sam Hurd (12) at Central Michigan (11-5-05) AN NIU PLAYER HAD 100 OR MORE RECEIVING YARDS... Matt Simon (131) vs. Central Michigan (11-12-08) AN NIU PLAYER HAD 200 OR MORE RECEIVING YARDS... Matt Simon (205) at Central Michigan (9-29-07) AN NIU PLAYER HAD 100 RUSHING AND 100 RECEIVING YARDS... Garrett Wolfe (171 rushing/114 receiving) at Ohio State (9-2-06) AN NIU PLAYER HAD TWO TOUCHDOWNS RECEIVING... Marcus Perez (2) vs Toledo (10-18-08) AN NIU PLAYER SCORED THREE OR MORE TOUCHDOWNS... Chandler Harnish (4 total; 2 rush, 2 pass) at Kent State (11-18-08)

Craig Rusch was the last Huskie to return a fumble for a touchdown.

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2008 REVIEW HIGHS AND LOWS individual HIGHS MOST YARDS RUSHING NIU ......... 123, Me’co Brown vs. Miami (10/11) Opp. ......... 175, Brandon West, WMU (9/6) MOST RUSHING ATTEMPTS NIU ..........20, Chandler Harnish at KSU (11/18) ......... 20, Meco Brown vs. BGSU (10/25) Opp. ......... 25, Brandon West, WMU (9/6) MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS NIU ......... 2, Chandler Harnish at KSU (11/18) ......... 2, Chad Spann vs. Toledo (10/18) Opp. ......... 2, D. Bennett, Minnesota (8/30)

The Huskie offense held the ball for a season-best 38:37 against Bowling Green.

team HIGHS

team LOWS

MOST POINTS Northern Illinois ....48, vs. ISU (9/20) Opponent ...............45, by Ball State (11/5)

FEWEST POINTS Northern Illinois ....0, vs. Navy (11/25) Opponent ...............0, by EMU (9/27)

MOST POINTS, QUARTER Northern Illinois ....21, 3rd Q. at KSU (11/18) .................................21, 2nd Q. vs. ISU (9/20) Opponent ...............20, 2nd by CMU (11/12)

FEWEST POINTS, HALF Northern Illinois ....0, at Ball State (11/5) Opponent ...............0, 2nd by ISU (9/20)

MOST POINTS, HALF Northern Illinois ....31, 1st vs. ISU (9/20) Opponent ...............24, 2nd by BSU (11/5)

FEWEST FIRST DOWNS Northern Illinois ....12, at Tenn. (10/4) .................................12, at BSU (11/5) Opponent ...............9, by Tenn. (10/4)

MOST FIRST DOWNS Northern Illinois ....24, vs. Toledo (10/18) Opponent..................28, by CMU (11/12)

FEWEST YARDS RUSHING Northern Illinois ....72, at Minnesota (8/30) .................................72, at Tenn. (10/4) Opponent ...............31, by ISU (9/20)

MOST YARDS RUSHING Northern Illinois ....285, vs. ISU (9/20) Opponent ...............262, by Navy (11/25) MOST RUSHING ATTEMPTS Northern Illinois ....57, vs. BGSU (10/25) Opponent ...............55, by Navy (11/25) MOST PASSING YARDS Northern Illinois ....326, at Minnesota (8/30) Opponent ...............300, by Ball State (11/5) MOST PASS ATTEMPTS Northern Illinois ....41, vs. La. Tech (12/28) Opponent ...............39, by EMU (9/27) MOST PASS COMPLETIONS Northern Illinois ....20, vs. La. Tech (12/28) Opponent ...............24, by Minnesota (8/30) MOST SACKS (BY DEFENSE) Northern Illinois ....4, at KSU (11/18) Opponent ...............4, at WMU (9/6) .................................4, at Tenn. (10/4) MOST TOTAL NET YARDS Northern Illinois ....439, at WMU (9/6) Opponent ...............529, by Ball State (11/5) MOST PENALTIES Northern Illinois ....7, four times Opponent ...............12, by Miami (10/11) MOST TIME OF POSSESSION Northern Illinois ....38:37, vs. BGSU (10/25) Opponent ...............32:06, by ISU (9/20)

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FEWEST RUSHING ATTEMPTS Northern Illinois ....29, at Ball State (11/5) Opponent ...............22, by Toledo (10/18) FEWEST PASSING YARDS Northern Illinois ....45, vs. BGSU (10/25) Opponent ...............32, by Navy (11/25) FEWEST PASS ATTEMPTS Northern Illinois ....12, vs. BGSU (10/25) Opponent ...............2, by Navy (11/25) FEWEST PASS COMPLETIONS Northern Illinois ....5, vs. BGSU (10/25) Opponent ...............1, by Navy (11/25) FEWEST SACKS (BY DEFENSE) Northern Illinois ....0, at WMU (9/6) Opponent ...............0, (seven times) FEWEST TOTAL NET YARDS Northern Illinois ....190, at TENN (10/4) Opponent ...............154, by ISU (9/20) FEWEST PENALTIES Northern Illinois ....2, at Minnesota (8/30) .................................2, vs. BGSU (10/25) Opponent..................0, by Ball State (11/5) LEAST TIME OF POSSESSION Northern Illinois ....26:07, at Ball State (11/5) Opponent ...............21:23, by BGSU (10/25)

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MOST YARDS PASSING NIU ......... 326, C. Harnish at Minnesota (8/30) Opp. ......... 300, Nate Davis, Ball State (11/5) MOST PASS ATTEMPTS NIU ......... 40, C. Harnish vs. La. Tech (12/28) Opp. ......... 37, A. Weber, Minnesota (8/30) MOST PASS COMPLETIONS NIU ......... 18, C. Harnish vs. La. Tech (12/28) Opp. ......... 37, Andy Schmitt, EMU (9/27) HIGHEST COMPLETION PERCENTAGE NIU ......73.3 (11-15), Nicholson at EMU (9/27) Opp. ......81.6 (18-22), Nate Davis, BSU (11/5) MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES NIU .......... 3, Chandler Harnish vs. Toledo (10/18) Opp. ......... 3, Tim Hiller, WMU (9/6) MOST RECEPTIONS NIU ......... 6, Marcus Perez at WMU (9/6) ......... 6, Matt Simon vs. CMU (11/12) ......... 6, Matt Simon vs. La. Tech (12/28) Opp. ......... 10, Eric Decker, Minnesota (8/30) MOST RECEIVING YARDS NIU ......... 170, N. Palmer at Minnesota (8/30) Opp. ......... 165, Louis Johnson, Ball State (11/5) MOST TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS NIU ......... 2, N. Palmer at Minnesota (8/30) ......... 2, Marcus Perez vs. Toledo (10/18) Opp. ......... 2, Darius Hall, BSU (11/5) MOST TOUCHDOWNS NIU ......... 2, Chandler Harnish at KSU (11/18) ......... 2, Chad Spann vs. CMU (11/12) ......... 2, Marcus Perez vs. Toledo (10/18) ......... 2, N. Palmer at Minnesota (8/30) Opp. ......... 2, D. Bennett, Minnesota (8/30) ......... 2, Darius Hall, Ball State (11/5) MOST SACKS NIU ......... 2.5, Larry English at Tenn. (10/4) Opp. ......... 2.0, Zach Davidson, WMU (9/6) MOST TACKLES FOR LOSS NIU ......... 3.0, Brandon Bice vs. ISU (9/20) Opp. ......... 3.0, Zach Davidson, WMU (9/6) MOST INTERCEPTIONS NIU ......... 1, Pat Schiller vs. Toledo (10/18) ......... 1, Bradley Pruitt (twice) ......... 1, Cory Hanson vs. ISU (9/20) ......... 1, Patrick George vs. ISU (9/20) Opp. ......... 1, by 12 opponents


2008 REVIEW HONORS AND AWARDS PLAYER, POS. LARRY ENGLISH, DE Senior

AWARD Vern Smith Leadership Award Winner MAC Defensive Player of the Year (The Sporting News) MAC Defensive Player of the Year All-American (Pro Football Weekly) All Mid-American Conference All Mid-American Conference (PS) MAC West Defensive Player of the Week MAC West Defensive Player of the Week Ted Hendricks Award Watch List (DE) Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List (Down Lineman) Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award candidate Bronko Nagurski Award Watch List (Defensive Player) All Mid-American Conference (PS) All Mid-American Conference ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V MAC Scholar-Athlete of the Week Independence Bowl Academic Award Academic All-MAC Draddy Award Semifinalist MAC All-Freshman Team (Rivals.com) MAC West Offensive Player of the Week MAC West Offensive Player of the Week Academic All-MAC MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week All Mid-American Conference All Mid-American Conference (PS) MAC West Specialist of the Week All Mid-American Conference All Mid-American Conference (PS) All Mid-American Conference All Mid-American Conference (PS) ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V MAC West Defensive Player of the Week Academic All-MAC MAC West Special Teams Player of the Week Ray Guy Award Watch List All Mid-American Conference

JON BROST, OT Senior

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Larry English CHANDLER HARNISH, QB Freshman

MIKE SALERNO, K Junior JASON ONYEBUAGU, OG Junior EDDIE ADAMSKI, C Junior CRAIG RUSCH, DE Senior

60 Jon Brost

12 Chandler Harnish

ANDY DITTBENNER, P Senior TIM McCARTHY, LB Senior BRANDON BICE, DE Junior ME’CO BROWN, RB Freshman TREVOR OLSON, OT Freshman TRACY WILSON, SS Freshman MATT SIMON, WR Senior ALEX KUBE, LB Sophomore MIKE KRAUSE, NG Sophomore PAT SCHILLER, LB Freshman

Game/Date/Team

Honorable Mention First Team First Team Tennessee Kent State

Third Team Third Team 10/2 First Team Minnesota Kent State First Team 9/4 Second Team Second Team Bowling Green Third Team Second Team Third Team Second Team Bowling Green First Team EMU Third Team

All Mid-American Conference

Third Team

MAC All-Freshman Team (Rivals.com) MAC All-Freshman Team (Rivals.com) MAC All-Freshman Team (Rivals.com) Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Academic All-MAC MAC West Defensive Player of the Week

First Team Toledo

Academic All-MAC

First Team

Academic All-MAC

Honorable Mention PS - Phil Steele

niu PLAyERS OF THE WEEK Offensive Skill

WMU Indiana St. Brost/ Brost Cunningham Palmer/Harnish Nicholson Cox/Simon

Defensive Lineman

McCarthy

English

Defensive Skill Special Teams

Rice Salerno/Spann

Offensive Lineman

Minnesota Adamski

Offensive Work Team Morris Defensive Work Team Newcomb

EMU Keller

Tennessee Onyebuagu

M. Brown

Palmer

Miami (OH) Onyebuagu/ Olson M. Brown

Sobol Salerno

Krause/ Krause Hanson Pruitt Pruitt Salerno/Owen Dittbenner

English/ Tranchitella Rice George

M. Lewis Sayre

Rogers Jackson

T. Davis Pegram Cruikshank/ Thorgesen Progar

M. Lewis Progar

Bice Rice M. Brown

Toledo BGSU Onyebuagu/ Adamski Cunningham Harnish Spann/ M. Brown Coffman Rusch/ George Kube Carter/Rice Dittbenner Cox/Salerno M. Lewis Progar

T. Davis Cruikshank

Ball State Adamski

CMU Olson

Cox

Simon

Kent State Onyebuagu/ Cunningham Harnish

English

English

Rusch/English

Kube/Schiller Rice Anderson Salerno/ Crider M. Lewis Rogers Progar

Sobol Schepler Van Laanen Knight

Selected by the Huskie coaching staff.

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2008 REVIEW SENIOR STATS RECEIVING

evans ADONIS, WR Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career

G/GS 3/0 8/0 12/1 3/0 26/1

Rec. 2 0 3 2 7

Yds. 24 0 26 22 72

Avg. 12.0 0.0 8.7 11.0 10.3

TD 0 0 1 0 1

Lg 22 0 23 17 23

Yds/Gm 8.0 0.0 2.2 7.3 2.8

DEFENSE

josh ALLEN, LB Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career

G/GS Solo Assist 12/4 21 16 11/1 4 3 12/12 33 56 13/12 26 30 48/29 84 105

Total 37 7 89 56 189

TFL-Yds. 3-7 0-0 9-22 8-13 20-42

Sk.-Yds. FF/FR 0-0 0/0 0-0 0/0 2-12 1/0 1-4 0/1 3-16 1/1

RECEIVING

brandon BEAL, TE Year 2007 2008 Career

G/GS 10/2 11/1 21/3

Rec. 4 4 8

Yds. 27 49 76

Avg. 6.8 12.3 9.5

TD 0 0 0

Lg 14 15 29

Yds/Gm 2.7 4.5 3.6

DEFENSE

chase CARTER, CB Year 2007 2008 Career

G/GS Solo Assist 12/12 23 19 13/12 30 10 25/24 53 29

Total 42 40 83

TFL-Yds. 0.5-0 0-0 0.5-0

Sk.-Yds. FF/FR 0-0 0/0 0-0 0/1 0-0 0/1

G/GS 11/0 3/0 2/2 4/2 20/4

No. 21 12 26 18 77

Yds. 102 102 140 111 455

Avg. 4.9 8.5 5.4 6.2 5.9

TD 0 1 1 1 3

Lg 38 58 59 28 59

Yds/Gm 9.3 34.0 70.0 27.8 23.0

Yds. 441 731 391 113 1676

Avg. 10.5 12.8 11.8 8.1 11.5

TD 3 3 2 0 8

Lg 38 41 45 18 142

Yds/Gm 36.8 56.2 43.4 9.4 36.4

RECEIVING

britt DAVIS, WR Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career

G/GS 12/9 13/13 9/9 12/3 46/34

Rec. 42 57 33 14 146

PUNTING

andy DITTBENNER, P Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career

G 12 10 12 13 47

No. 54 55 59 41 209

Yds. 2,083 2,085 2,564 1,605 8,337

Avg. 38.6 37.9 43.5 39.1 39.9

Lg 56 58 62 54 62

G/GS 1/0 11/9 13/13 12/12 13/13 50/47

Solo Assist 3 1 35 43 32 19 29 38 26 11 125 112

Total 4 78 51 67 37 237

TFL-Yds. Sk.-Yds. FF/FR Int/PBU 0-0 0-0 0/0 0/0 11-27 1.5-7 0/1 0/0 16-92 11.5-77 4/1 0/0 20-91 10.5-79 1/1 0/2 16-73 8-57 3/1 0/1 63-283 31.5-220 8/4 0/3

DEFENSE

tj GRIFFIN, LB Year 2005 2006 2008 Career

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G/GS Solo Assist 12/0 12 6 1/0 0 0 13/1 10 6 26/1 22 12

In20 16 14 16 10 56

DEFENSE

larry ENGLISH, DE Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career

Int/PBU 2/5 0/1 2/6

RUSHING

montell CLANTON, TB Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career

Int/PBU 0/1 0/0 0/3 0/3 0/7

Total 18 0 16 34

TFL-Yds. 0-0 0-0 3-6 3-6

Sk.-Yds. FF/FR 0-0 0/0 0-0 0/0 1-0 0/0 1-0 0/0

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Int/PBU 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

DEFENSE

alex KRUTSCH, DT Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career

G/GS Solo Assist 7/0 4 2 7/6 3 10 12/11 22 22 13/13 7 15 38/29 36 49

Total 6 13 44 22 85

TFL-Yds. 0-0 1-10 9-16 3-3 14-29

Sk.-Yds. FF/FR 0-0 0/0 1-10 0/0 .5-3 1/0 .5-2 0/0 2-15 1/0

DEFENSE

tim McCARTHy, LB Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career

G/GS Solo Assist 12/6 64 37 12/12 38 73 3/2 4 12 13/12 35 26 40/32 141 148

Total 101 111 16 61 289

TFL-Yds. 3-13 7-21 1-4 8-12 19-50

Sk.-Yds. FF/FR 1-10 1/2 1-11 0/1 0-0 0/0 0-0 1/0 2-21 2/3

G/GS C-A-I 6/3 59-95-2 7/2 60-115-6 9/9 151-248-14 5/3 42-69-3 27/17 312-527-25

Pct. Yds. 62.1 831 52.2 648 60.9 1633 60.9 447 59.2 3,559

TD Lg 6 79 5 62 9 92 3 34 23 267

Yds/Gm Effic. 138.5 152.2 92.6 103.4 181.4 116.9 89.4 120.94 131.8 120.81

RECEIVING

marcus PEREZ, WR Year 2004 2006 2007 2008 Career

G/GS 12/3 12/9 5/2 12/6 41/20

Rec. 10 30 8 34 82

Yds. 166 406 89 480 1141

Avg. 16.6 13.5 11.1 14.1 13.9

TD 0 5 0 2 7

Lg 44 42 22 45 45

Yds/Gm 13.8 36.6 17.8 40 27.8

DEFENSE

bradley PRUITT, CB Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career

G/GS Solo Assist 12/0 10 1 12/10 24 25 12/11 47 45 9/5 17 8 45/27 98 79

Total 11 49 92 25 177

TFL-Yds. 1-2 3-4 4-21 4-9 12-36

Sk.-Yds. FF/FR 0-0 0/1 0-0 0/1 0-0 0/0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0/2

G/GS Solo Assist 12/0 9 8 13/7 29 18 8/8 31 30 12/8 33 17 44/22 102 73

Total 17 47 61 50 175

TFL-Yds. 0-0 2-6 5-7 1-4 8-17

Sk.-Yds. FF/FR 0-0 0/0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0/0 0-0 1/1 0-0 1/1

Total 39 51 10 20 120

TFL-Yds. 6-37 14-37 1-6 6-13 27-93

Sk.-Yds. FF/FR 5-36 2/2 6-26 0/1 0-0 0/0 2-9 0/1 13-71 2/4

G/GS Solo Assist 7/0 18 21 10/7 18 33 3/3 6 4 12/11 11 9 32/21 53 67

G/GS 8/0 13/4 12/8 12/2 44/14

Rec. 0 20 52 24 96

Yds. 0 314 969 377 1,660

Avg. 0.0 15.7 18.6 15.7 17.3

TD 0 1 5 2 8

Lg 0 62 92 45 92

G/GS 11/0 12/0 10/4 13/5 46/9

REC. 1 5 21 11 38

YDS. 15 59 222 113 409

Yds/Gm 0.0 24.2 80.7 31.4 37.7

RECEIVING

greg TURNER, WR YEAR 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career

Int/PBU 0/3 0/3 0/0 0/1 0/7

RECEIVING

matt SIMON, WR Year 2004 2006 2007 2008 Career

Int/PBU 0/3 2/3 0/6 0/6 2/18

DEFENSE

craig RUSCH, DL Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career

Int/PBU 0/0 0/3 1/0 2/2 3/5

DEFENSE

melvin RICE, CB Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career

Int/PBU 0/2 2/5 0/0 1/1 3/8

PASSING

dan NICHOLSON, QB Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career

Int/PBU 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/1

AVG. 15.0 11.8 10.6 10.3 10.8

TD 0 1 1 1 3

LG 15 23 40 25 40

YDS/GM 1.6 4.9 22.2 8.7 8.9


HUSKIE RECORDS RUSHING Highest Yards Per Game Average

TEam RECORDS

season: career:

Most Attempts game: season:

81, vs. Cal-State Fullerton (10-23-87) 701 (1987)

Most Net Yards Gained game: half: season:

733, vs. Fresno State (10-6-90) 459, vs. Fresno State (10-6-90, 1st) 3,791 (1990)

18, vs. Wheaton (10-19-12) * 40 (1989)

Highest Yards Per Carry Average

6.13 (1990)

season:

Most First Downs Rushing game: season:

31, vs. Fresno State (10-6-90) 183 (1990)

InDIvIDUal RECORDS Most Attempts game:

52, Michael Turner vs. Central Michigan (11-18-00) season: 338, Michael Turner (2002) career: 940, Michael Turner (2000-03)

Most Net Yards Gained game:

season: freshman: sophomore: junior: senior: career:

353, Garrett Wolfe at Ball State (9-30-06) 1,976, LeShon Johnson (1993) 1,043, Allen Ross (1977) 1,656, Garrett Wolfe (2004) 1,915, Michael Turner (2002) 1,976, LeShon Johnson (1993) 5,164, Garrett Wolfe (2004-06)

Rushing Yards By Class freshman

1,043— Allen Ross (1977) 982— Michael Turner (2000)

sophomore

1,656— Garrett Wolfe (2004) 1,245— Justin Anderson (2007)

junior

1,915— Michael Turner (2002) 1,580— Garrett Wolfe (2005)

senior

1,976— LeShon Johnson (1993) 1,928— Garrett Wolfe (2006)

Most Touchdowns game:

season: career:

Longest Run From Scrimmage scoring:

99, Reino Nori vs. UW-Whitewater, (11-17-34) * non-scoring: 79, William Andrews vs. Ball State, (10-8-99)

Highest Yards Per Rush Average game (min. 10 att.):

Most Touchdowns game: season:

179.6, LeShon Johnson (1993) 156.48, Garrett Wolfe (2004-06)

7, Bill Anderson vs. Wheaton (10-19-12) * 19, Stacey Robinson (1989, 1990) 19, Michael Turner (2002) 52, Garrett Wolfe (2004-06)

17.6, Stacey Robinson, vs. Cincinnati (11-18-89) season (min. 75 att.): 7.3, Bob Soltis (1960) * career (min. 225 att.): 6.4, Garrett Wolfe (2004-06) ^

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Rushing Attempts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

season: 9, Mark Kellar (1973); LeShon Johnson (1993); Charles Talley (1995); Michael Turner (2002, 2003) career: 22, Garrett Wolfe (2004-06)

Most Consecutive 100-Yard Games season: 7, Garrett Wolfe (2004) career: 11, Garrett Wolfe (2005-06)

Consecutive 200-Yd. Rushing Games 3 2 2 2 2

LeShon Johnson Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Michael Turner Michael Turner

1993 2004 2005 2002 - twice 2000

Quickest 1,000-Yard Rushing Season (Games) 5 6

Garrett Wolfe LeShon Johnson

1,181 yards 1,105 yards

2006 1993

Most Attempts By Quarterback game: season: career:

28, Marshall Taylor (11-2-85) 223, Stacey Robinson (1989) 665, Marshall Taylor (1985-88)

Most Attempts By Fullback game:

season: career:

40, Mark Kellar at Illinois State (10-27-73) 291, Mark Kellar (1973) 744, Mark Kellar (1971-73)

Most Net Yards By Quarterback game:

season: career:

308, Stacey Robinson vs. Fresno State (10-6-90) 1,443, Stacey Robinson (1989) 2,727, Stacey Robinson (1988-90)

Most Net Yards By Fullback game:

season: career:

246, Mark Kellar at Illinois State (10-27-73) 1,719, Mark Kellar (1973) 3,745, Mark Kellar (1971-73)

Att.

Yards

701 680 668 639 632 618 611 610 598 597

3,246 3,639 3,489 2,730 2,246 3,791 2,227 2,273 2,380 2,151

Year

1987 1989 1973 1972 1979 1990 1986 1978 1983 1980

Rushing Yards

Most 100-Yard Games

* Indicates College Division ^ Tied for NCAA record

112

TEam SEaSOn HIgHS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Yards

Att.

3,791 3,639 3,489 3,246 2,858 2,730 2,516 2,509 2,497 2,480

Year

618 680 668 701 550 639 578 539 546 478

1990 1989 1973 1987 2004 1972 1994 2000 1995 2005

Rushing Yards/Game 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Average 344.6 330.8 317.2 295.1 248.2 238.2 228.7 228.1 227.0 221.7

Yards

3,791 3,639 3,489 3,246 2,730 2,858 2,516 2,509 2,497 2,439

Att.

Year

618 680 668 701 639 550 578 539 546 606

1990 1989 1973 1987 1972 2004 1994 2000 1995 1988

Att. 680 668 618 539 701 578 550 478 598 541

Year 1989 1973 1990 2000 1987 1994 2004 2005 1983 2002

Rushing Touchdowns 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10.

TDs 40 39 36 35 31 29 28 28 25 24

Yards 3,639 3,489 3,791 2,509 3,246 2,516 2,858 2,480 2,380 2,409


HUSKIE RECORDS RUSHING CaREER lEaDERS Rushing Attempts Player Michael Turner Allen Ross Garrett Wolfe Mark Kellar Marshall Taylor Adam Dach 7. Charles Talley 8. LeShon Johnson 9. Thomas Hammock 10. John LaLonde 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Rushing Yards Per Game Seasons 2000-03 1977-80 2004-06 1971-73 1985-88 1987-91 1993-96 1992-93 1999-2002 1968-70

Yards 4,941 3,500 5,164 3,745 1,971 3,438 3,155 3,314 2,432 2,227

Avg. 5.26 4.00 6.40 5.03 2.96 5.16 4.77 5.60 4.47 4.38

Att. 940 867 807 744 665 665 661 592 544 509

Rushing Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29.

Player Garrett Wolfe Michael Turner Mark Kellar Allen Ross Adam Dach LeShon Johnson Charles Talley Stacey Robinson Thomas Hammock John LaLonde Darryl Richardson 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 Bob Brigham Bruce Bray Lou Wicks Bob Soltis Antonio Davis

Player Garrett Wolfe Michael Turner Stacey Robinson Mark Kellar Allen Ross Charles Talley Thomas Hammock Marshall Taylor Adam Dach LeShon Johnson

Player Garrett Wolfe LeShon Johnson Mark Kellar Michael Turner Stacey Robinson Allen Ross Charles Talley Adam Dach William Andrews John LaLonde

Seasons 2004-06 1992-93 1971-73 2000-03 1988-90 1977-80 1993-96 1987-91 1998-99 1968-70 *

Yards 5,164 3,314 3,743 4,941 2,727 3,500 3,155 3,438 1,603 2,227

Games 33 22 31 45 25 42 39 45 21 30

Yds./Gm 156.5 150.6 120.8 109.8 109.1 83.3 80.9 76.4 76.3 74.2

Yards Per Carry (Minimum 300 Attempts) Seasons 2004-06 2000-03 1971-73 1977-80 1987-91 1992-93 1993-96 1988-90 1999-2002 1968-70 1982-85 1975-78 1985-88 1961-64 * 1974-76 1997-99 1980-82, 84 1985-88 1972-74 2002-05 1998-99 20061973-75 1956-59 * 1947-49 * 1967-69 * 1980-83 1956, 59-60 * 1985-87

Att. 807 940 744 867 665 592 661 428 544 509 487 474 665 372 378 496 417 350 294 342 373 352 353 336 275 275 211 246

Avg. 6.40 5.26 5.03 4.00 5.16 5.60 4.77 6.37 4.47 4.38 4.50 4.27 2.96 5.04 4.91 3.65 4.29 4.81 5.62 4.73 4.30 4.46 4.37 3.96 4.00 3.96 4.94 4.14

Yards 5,164 4,941 3,745 3,500 3,438 3,314 3,155 2,727 2,432 2,227 2,191 2,022 1,971 1,874 1,856 1,808 1,795 1,684 1,651 1,616 1,603 1,571 1,542 1,332 1,221 1,099 1,090 1,042 1,018

Rushing Touchdowns 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Seasons 2004-06 2000-03 1988-90 1971-73 1977-80 1993-96 1999-2002 1985-88 1987-91 1992-93

Att. 807 940 428 744 867 661 544 665 665 592

Yards. 5,164 4,941 2,727 3,745 3,500 3,155 2,432 1,971 3,438 3,314

Avg. 6.40 5.26 6.37 5.03 4.00 4.77 4.47 2.96 5.16 5.60

TDs 52 43 38 32 30 27 25 22 19 18

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Garrett Wolfe Stacey Robinson LeShon Johnson Michael Turner Adam Dach Jack Dean Mark Kellar Vince Smith Rodney Taylor Charles Talley

Seasons 2004-06 1988-90 1992-93 2000-03 1987-91 1961-64 * 1971-73 1974-76 1985-88 1993-96

Yards 5,164 2,727 3,314 4,941 3,438 1,874 3,745 1,856 1,684 3,155

Att. 807 428 592 940 665 372 744 378 350 661

Avg. 6.40 6.37 5.60 5.30 5.20 5.04 5.03 4.91 4.80 4.77

100-Yard Rushing Games Player Garrett Wolfe Michael Turner Mark Kellar LeShon Johnson Charles Talley 6. Allen Ross 7. Thomas Hammock 8. Stacey Robinson 9. Adam Dach 10. Marshall Taylor Pete Roth 1. 2. 3. 4.

Seasons 2004-06 2000-03 1971-73 1992-93 1993-96 1977-80 1999-2002 1988-90 1987-91 1985-88 1980-82, 84

GP 33 45 31 22 39 42 32 25 45 43 28

100-Yard Games 22 21 19 15 15 14 12 11 10 8 8

Consecutive 100-Yard Rushing Games 1. 2. 3. 6. 9.

Player Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe LeShon Johnson Charles Talley Michael Turner Mark Kellar Thomas Hammock Justin Anderson Michael Turner LeShon Johnson

Seasons 2005-06 2004 1993 1995 2002 1973 2000 2007 2003 1992

No. 11 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 4 4

Seasons 2004-06 2000-03 1992-93 1971-73 1989-90 1993-96 1977-80

No. 10 7 5 3 3 3 2

200-Yard Rushing Games 1. 2. 3. 4. 7. 8.

Player Garrett Wolfe Michael Turner LeShon Johnson Mark Kellar Stacey Robinson Charles Talley Allen Ross 1 - by five different players

* Indicates College Division

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100-Yard Rushing Games

Rushing Attempts Player Michael Turner LeShon Johnson Michael Turner Garrett Wolfe Mark Kellar Mark Kellar Charles Talley 8. Justin Anderson 9. Allen Ross 10. Thomas Hammock 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

1. Season 2002 1993 2003 2006 1973 1972 1995 2007 1977 2001

Yards 1,915 1,976 1,648 1,928 1,719 1,316 1,540 1,245 1,043 1,096

Avg. 5.67 6.04 5.32 6.24 5.91 4.62 5.40 4.54 3.82 4.09

Att. 338 327 310 309 291 285 285 274 273 268

Player LeShon Johnson Garrett Wolfe Michael Turner Mark Kellar Garrett Wolfe Michael Turner Garrett Wolfe Charles Talley Stacey Robinson LeShon Johnson Mark Kellar Justin Anderson Stacey Robinson Darryl Richardson William Andrews Thomas Hammock Thomas Hammock Allen Ross Allen Ross Pete Roth Charles Talley

Season 1993 2006 2002 1973 2004 2003 2005 1995 1989 1992 1972 2007 1990 1983 1999 2001 2000 1977 1978 1982 1996

Att. 327 309 338 291 256 310 242 285 223 265 285 274 193 235 240 268 215 273 259 220 241

Avg. 6.04 6.24 5.67 5.91 6.47 5.32 6.53 5.40 6.47 5.05 4.62 4.54 6.41 5.12 4.70 4.09 5.04 3.82 3.99 4.58 4.18

Yards 1,976 1,928 1,915 1,719 1,656 1,648 1,580 1,540 1,443 1,338 1,316 1,245 1,238 1,204 1,127 1,096 1,083 1,043 1,033 1,008 1,008

Rushing Yards Per Game 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player LeShon Johnson Garrett Wolfe Michael Turner Mark Kellar Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Charles Talley Michael Turner Stacey Robinson LeShon Johnson

Season 1973 1993 1995 2002 2003 2006 2007 2005 2004 2000 1999 1972

Games 11 11 11 12 12 13 12 9 11 9 11 12

No. 9 9 9 9 9 8 7 7 7 7 7 7

Games 11 12 11 11 9 13 11 11 11

No. 5 5 4 3 3 3 2 2 2

200-Yard Rushing Games

Rushing Yardage 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

6. 7.

Player Mark Kellar LeShon Johnson Charles Talley Michael Turner Michael Turner Garrett Wolfe Justin Anderson Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Thomas Hammock William Andrews Mark Kellar

Season 1993 2005 2002 1973 2004 2006 1995 2003 1989 1992

GP 11 9 12 11 11 13 11 12 11 11

Yards Yds./Game 1,976 179.6 1,580 175.6 1,915 159.6 1,719 156.3 1,656 150.6 1,928 148.3 1,540 140.0 1,648 137.3 1,443 131.1 1,338 121.6

1. 3. 4. 7.

Player LeShon Johnson Michael Turner Garrett Wolfe Mark Kellar Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Stacey Robinson Charles Talley Michael Turner

Season 1993 2002 2004 1973 2005 2006 1989 1995 2000

Rushing Touchdowns Player Stacey Robinson Stacey Robinson Michael Turner 4. Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe 6. Mark Kellar Thomas Hammock Garrett Wolfe 9. Michael Turner 10. LeShon Johnson 1.

Season 1989 1990 2002 2004 2006 1973 2000 2005 2003 1993

Att. 223 193 338 256 309 291 215 242 310 327

Yards 1,443 1,238 1,915 1,656 1,928 1,719 1,083 1,580 1,648 1,976

Avg. 6.47 6.41 5.67 6.47 6.24 5.91 5.04 6.53 5.32 6.04

TDs 19 19 19 18 18 16 16 16 14 12

Yards Per Carry (Minimum 80 Attempts) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Adam Dach Garrett Wolfe Stacey Robinson Garrett Wolfe Stacey Robinson Garrett Wolfe Jerry Latin LeShon Johnson Sean Allgood Mark Kellar

Season 1990 2005 1989 2004 1990 2006 1973 1993 1994 1973

Att. 143 242 223 256 193 309 146 327 94 291

Yards 966 1,580 1,443 1,656 1,238 1,928 884 1,976 557 1,719

Avg. 6.76 6.53 6.47 6.46 6.41 6.24 6.05 6.04 5.93 5.91

nine-straight 1,000 YaRD RUSHERS: 1999-2007

Thomas Hammock posted back-to-back 100-yard rushing seasons (2000/2001).

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Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Player William Andrews Thomas Hammock Thomas Hammock Michael Turner Michael Turner Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Justin Anderson

Attempts 240 215 268 338 310 256 242 309 274

Yards 1,127 1,083 1,096 1,915 1,648 1,656 1,580 1,928 1,245


HUSKIE RECORDS RUSHING SInglE gamE lEaDERS Rushing Attempts 1. 2. 3. 6. 8. 9.

Senior

Player Michael Turner Allen Ross Allen Ross Ivory Bryant Garrett Wolfe LeShon Johnson Garrett Wolfe Michael Turner Ed Johnson Mark Kellar Michael Turner Michael Turner

Date 11-18-00 9-15-79 9-30-78 10-25-97 11-20-04 10-16-93 12-1-05 11-23-02 11-8-75 10-27-73 10-5-02 11-9-02

Opp. Central Michigan East Tennessee St. Illinois State Ball State Eastern Michigan Pacific Akron Toledo Toledo Illinois State Kent State Bowling Green

Date 9-30-06 11-20-04 10-2-93 10-6-90 11-6-93 9-21-02 11-18-89 11-18-00 10-30-04 11-23-05

Opp. Ball State Eastern Michigan Southern Illinois Fresno State Iowa Western Illinois Cincinnati Central Michigan Ball State Western Michigan

No. 52 44 43 43 43 42 42 41 40 40 40 40

Rushing Yards Player Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe LeShon Johnson Stacey Robinson LeShon Johnson Michael Turner Stacey Robinson Michael Turner 9. Garrett Wolfe 10. Garrett Wolfe 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Yards 353 325 322 308 306 282 281 281 280 277

Rushing Yards By Quarter 1. 2. 3. 4. 5 6. 7. 8.

Player Stacey Robinson Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe LeShon Johnson Michael Turner Michael Turner Michael Turner

Date 10-6-90 11-20-04 9-30-06 10-30-04 11-6-93 10-12-02 11-18-00 9-21-02

Opponent Fresno State Eastern Michigan Ball State Ball State Iowa Miami (OH) Central Michigan Western Illinois

Yards 173 (2nd) 141 (3rd) 139 (3rd) 131 (3rd) 130 (4th) 126 (4th) 124 (4th) 120 (2nd)

Opponent Fresno State Ball State Iowa Southern Illinois Bowling Green Eastern Michigan Cincinnati Miami (OH) Ball State UNLV

Yards 287 (1st) 230 (2nd) 221 (2nd) 206 (1st) 204 (2nd) 203 (2nd) 199 (1st) 195 (2nd) 188 (2nd) 182 (1st)

Rushing Yards By Half 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Stacey Robinson Garrett Wolfe LeShon Johnson LeShon Johnson Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Stacey Robinson Michael Turner Garrett Wolfe Marshall Taylor

Date 10-6-90 9-30-06 11-6-93 10-2-93 9-24-04 11-20-04 11-18-89 10-12-02 10-30-04 11-28-87

Rushing Yards By Year In Class Freshman

281— Michael Turner, vs. Central Michigan (11-18-00) 254— Allen Ross, vs. Ohio (11-19-77)

Sophomore

325— Garrett Wolfe, vs. Eastern Michigan (11-20-04) 280— Garrett Wolfe, vs. Ball State (10-30-04)

Junior

353— Garrett Wolfe, vs. Ball State (9-30-06) 322— LeShon Johnson, vs. Southern Illinois (10-2-93) 308— Stacey Robinson, vs. Fresno St. (10-6-90) 306— LeShon Johnson, vs. Iowa (11-6-93)

Rushing Touchdowns Player Bill Anderson Navarre Edwards Steve Goehl Stacey Robinson Stacey Robinson Thomas Hammock Michael Turner Michael Turner Garrett Wolfe 10. Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Allen Ross Allen Ross Mark Kellar

1. 2.

Date 10-19-12 * 11-10-09 9-18-71 11-18-89 10-6-90 10-14-00 10-12-02 11-16-02 11-23-05 9-30-06 10-16-04 11-1-80 9-30-78 11-10-73

Opponent Wheaton Dixon Long Beach State Cincinnati Fresno State Akron Miami (OH) Eastern Michigan Western Michigan Indiana State Central Michigan Kent State Illinois State Xavier

TDs 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4

Two 100-Yard Rushers in Same Game 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

357, Charles Talley (214), Scott Florence (143) vs. UNLV, 10-7-95 335, Stacey Robinson (228), Adam Dach (107) vs. W. Illinois., 9-30-89 333, Brett Schroeder (172), Stacey Robinson (161) vs. S. Illinois, 10-7-89 326, Darryl Richardson (180), Marshall Taylor (146) vs. Ohio, 11-16-85 314, Thomas Hammock (174), Michael Turner (140) vs. Akron 10-14-00 304, Mark Carlson (158), Mark Kellar (146) vs. Kent State, 10-28-72 286, Mark Kellar (186), Jerry Latin (100) vs. Fresno State, 10-6-73 276, Mark Kellar (163), Mark Carlson (113) vs. Long Beach St., 11-17-72 273, Stacey Robinson (145), Adam Dach (128) vs. Kansas St., 9-22-90 272, Allen Ross (169), Carl Fisher (103) vs. Ball State, 11-18-78

longest RUSH 100-YaRD gamES Yards Player 1. 2.

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 12.

15. 17.

99 92 92 88 85 84 82 81 80 79 79 78 78 78 76 76 75 75 75 75 75

Reino Nori Darryl Richardson LeShon Johnson Ernie Wickstrom LeShon Johnson Garrett Wolfe Michael Turner LeShon Johnson Brett Schroeder Ricky Bridges William Andrews Bob Heimerdinger Ernie Wickstrom Garrett Wolfe Jack Dean Garrett Wolfe James Frederick LeShon Johnson Brian Grimes Michael Turner Garrett Wolfe

Opponent UW-Whitewater Ohio Southern Illinois Southern Illinois Southern Mississippi Ball State Western Illinois Iowa Southern Illinois Western Michigan Ball State Nebraska-Omaha Central Michigan Western Michigan Missouri State Michigan North Central UL-Lafayette Eastern Illinois Miami (OH) Ball State

282— Michael Turner, vs. Western Illinois (9-21-02) 281— Stacey Robinson, vs. Cincinnati (11-18-89)

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Date 11-17-34 11-16-85 10-2-93 10-14-50 10-10-92 10-30-04 9-21-02 11-6-93 10-7-89 9-20-80 10-9-99 10-1-49 11-3-50 10-23-04 11-30-63 9-3-05 11-2-1901 10-23-93 9-24-94 10-12-02 9-30-06

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Garrett Wolfe rushed for an NIU record 353 yards against Ball State in 2006.

28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 36. 38. 39.

400-yard RUSHIng gamES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Yds. 733 539 499 471 459 456 447 432 426 426 418 416 408 407 403

Opponent Fresno State Cincinnati Kent State Ball State UNLV UNLV Ohio Western Michigan Murray State Arkansas State Illinois State Southern Illinois Eastern Michigan Western Illinois Kansas State

Date 10-6-90 11-18-89 10-28-72 10-20-73 11-28-87 10-7-95 11-16-85 9-19-87 10-20-90 11-11-95 10-27-73 10-7-89 11-20-04 9-30-89 9-22-90

41. 42. 43. 44. 46.

50. 51. 52. 53. 55. 57. 59. 62. 63. 64.

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Yds.

353 325 322 308 306 282 281 281 280 277 270 263 254 252 252 251 246 245 238 230 228 226 226 225 224 222 222 221 217 214 213 209 206 205 205 203 203 202 199 199 198 197 196 195 195 192 192 192 192 190 188 187 186 186 185 185 180 180 177 177 177 176 174 173 173

Player

Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe LeShon Johnson Stacey Robinson LeShon Johnson Michael Turner Stacey Robinson Michael Turner Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Allen Ross Darryl Richardson Adrian Davis Charles Talley Mark Kellar Garrett Wolfe LeShon Johnson Michael Turner Stacey Robinson LeShon Johnson Garrett Wolfe Michael Turner LeShon Johnson Allen Ross Michael Turner Jerry Latin Vince Smith Charles Talley Michael Turner Marshall Taylor Charles Talley Mark Kellar Mark Kellar Michael Turner Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Mark Kellar Michael Turner Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Adam Dach Thomas Hammock Darryl Richardson LeShon Johnson Charles Talley Michael Turner Ivory Bryant LeShon Johnson Darryl Richardson Mark Kellar Ed Johnson Pete Roth Garrett Wolfe John LaLonde Darryl Richardson Thomas Hammock Michael Turner Garrett Wolfe Vince Smith Thomas Hammock LeShon Johnson Michael Turner

Opponent

Ball State Eastern Michigan Southern Illinois Fresno State Iowa Western Illinois Cincinnati Central Michigan Ball State Western Michigan Akron Buffalo Ohio Ball State Kent State Arkansas State Illinois State Northwestern New Mexico State Eastern Michigan Western Illinois Arkansas State Central Michigan Eastern Michigan Pacific Illinois State Miami (OH) Marshall Idaho UNLV Toledo UNLV Oregon State Xavier Indiana State Kent State Central Michigan Bowling Green Ball State Central Michigan Indiana State Miami (OH) Ohio Arkansas State Central Michigan Eastern Michigan Liberty Louisiana Tech Bowling Green Ball State Southern Mississippi Ohio Fresno State Toledo Kent State Western Michigan Toledo Ohio South Florida Toledo Toledo Western Michigan Akron SW Louisiana Western Michigan

Date

9-30-06 11-20-04 10-2-93 10-6-90 11-6-93 9-21-02 11-18-89 11-18-00 10-30-04 11-23-05 12-1-05 9-16-06 11-19-77 10-1-83 10-22-05 11-11-95 10-27-73 9-10-05 10-9-93 11-11-00 9-30-89 9-18-93 10-16-04 11-16-02 10-16-93 9-30-78 10-12-02 10-13-73 11-16-74 10-7-95 11-23-02 11-28-87 11-16-96 11-10-73 9-8-73 9-28-02 11-17-06 9-24-04 10-20-73 10-11-03 9-23-06 10-5-05 9-9-06 9-14-91 10-27-01 10-15-83 10-24-92 11-18-95 11-9-02 10-25-97 10-10-92 11-19-83 10-6-73 11-8-75 9-22-84 10-23-04 11-8-69 11-16-85 8-30-01 11-15-03 11-16-05 9-21-74 10-14-00 10-23-93 10-18-03


HUSKIE RECORDS RUSHING 66. 69. 70. 71. 73. 75. 77. 79. 80. 81.

85. 86.

90. 92. 93. 95.

101. 103. 104. 105. 107. 109. 110. 112.

116. 118.

122. 125. 128. 130.

172 172 172 171 170 169 169 168 168 167 167 166 166 165 164 163 163 163 163 162 161 161 161 161 160 160 159 158 158 157 157 157 157 157 157 156 156 155 154 153 153 152 152 151 149 149 148 148 148 148 147 147 146 146 146 146 145 145 145 143 143 143 142 142 141 141 141 141

Brett Schroeder Brian Grimes Thomas Hammock Garrett Wolfe Adam Dach Allen Ross Allen Ross Stacey Robinson Justin Anderson Adam Dach Justin Anderson Stacey Robinson Michael Turner Michael Turner Garrett Wolfe Mark Kellar Marshall Taylor Michael Turner Justin Anderson Garrett Wolfe Vince Smith Allen Ross Stacey Robinson Charles Talley Thomas Hammock Michael Turner Charles Talley Mark Carlson Ivory Bryant Pete Roth Adam Dach LeShon Johnson Brian Grimes William Andrews Justin Anderson Charles Talley Michael Turner Adam Dach William Andrews Pete Roth Garrett Wolfe LeShon Johnson Thomas Hammock Charles Talley Mark Kellar Darryl Richardson Mark Kellar Allen Ross Thomas Hammock Garrett Wolfe Tim Tyrrell Thomas Hammock Mark Kellar Marshall Taylor Charles Talley Charles Talley John LaLonde Mark Kellar Stacey Robinson Allen Ross Scott Florence Thomas Hammock Adam Dach Garrett Wolfe Mark Kellar Mark Kellar Pete Roth Charles Talley

Southern Illinois Pacific Wake Forest Ohio State Akron Ball State Kent State Kansas State Eastern Michigan Minnesota Idaho Murray State Eastern Michigan Central Michigan Eastern Michigan Long Beach State Western Michigan Buffalo Temple Miami Indiana State East Tennessee State Southern Illinois Akron Toledo Wisconsin Southern Mississippi Kent State Western Michigan Kent State Toledo Western Michigan Nevada Western Michigan Central Michigan SW Louisiana Alabama SW Louisiana Eastern Michigan Ball State Eastern Michigan SW Louisiana Sam Houston State Utah State Toledo Central Michigan Xavier Western Michigan Western Michigan Michigan Bowling Green Buffalo Kent State Ohio Florida Arkansas State Xavier Marshall Kansas State Toledo UNLV Central Florida Western Illinois Central Florida Xavier Bowling Green Eastern Michigan Eastern Illinois

10-7-89 10-15-94 8-29-02 9-2-06 11-3-90 11-18-78 11-1-80 9-23-89 9-15-07 9-24-88 9-22-07 10-20-90 11-22-03 10-19-02 11-24-06 11-17-72 9-19-87 11-8-03 10-6-07 10-8-06 10-9-76 9-15-79 10-7-89 10-26-96 11-4-00 9-14-02 8-31-95 10-28-72 9-13-97 9-18-82 11-23-91 10-31-92 10-1-94 9-25-99 9-29-07 11-9-96 9-20-03 11-17-90 11-20-99 10-2-82 10-15-05 11-7-92 9-22-01 10-14-95 11-4-72 11-23-85 10-7-72 9-16-78 10-21-00 9-3-05 10-22-83 10-28-00 10-28-72 11-16-85 11-4-95 9-21-96 9-26-70 9-30-72 9-22-90 11-10-79 10-7-95 10-7-00 11-5-88 10-9-04 11-20-71 11-17-73 10-23-82 9-24-94

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140 140 140 140 140 139. 139 139 139 142. 138 138 138 145. 136 146. 135 135 135 149. 134 134 151. 133 133 133 154. 132 132 132 132 132 159. 131 160. 130 161. 129 129 129 164. 128 128 166. 127 127 127 169. 126 126 126 172. 125 125 174. 123 123 123 177. 121 121 121 180. 120 120 182. 119 119 184. 118 118 118 118 188. 117 117 117 191. 116 116 193. 115 115 195. 114 196. 113 113 113 199. 112 112 112

Ed Johnson Allen Ross Michael Turner Thomas Hammock Justin Anderson Pete Roth Thomas Hammock A.J. Harris Rodney Taylor Stacey Robinson Ivory Bryant Marshall Taylor Mark Kellar Cleveland West Adam Dach Michael Turner Michael Turner John LaLonde Ed Johnson Charles Talley John LaLonde Mark Kellar Carl Fisher Stacey Robinson Justin Anderson Allen Ross Michael Turner Byron Florence LeShon Johnson William Andrews Pete Roth Adam Dach Rick Bridges Pete Roth Charles Talley Antonio Davis William Andrews Michael Turner Rodney Taylor LeShon Johnson Me’co Brown Mike Paull A.J. Harris Allen Ross Pete Roth Brian Grimes Allen Ross A.J. Harris Geary Pryor Ivory Bryant Jerry Latin Mark Kellar Vince Smith Eugene Edmond Chandler Harnish Mark Kellar William Andrews Joe Law Justin Anderson Pete Genatempo Corey Ray Mark Kellar Chandler Harnish Mark Carlson William Andrews Ed Johnson Alex Armato Marshall Taylor

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HUSKIE RECORDS RUSHING 202. 204. 206.

211. 214.

218.

223. 226. 229.

236. 238. 240.

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Me’co Brown Thomas Hammock Garrett Wolfe David Bryant John LaLonde Jerry Latin Ed Johnson Allen Ross Stacey Robinson Ken Moore Charles Talley Brian Grimes Marshall Taylor Adam Dach Adam Dach LeShon Johnson Jerry Latin Allen Ross Kent Iwema Ivory Bryant A.J. Harris Cleveland West Joe Law LeShon Johnson Ed Johnson Geary Pryor Adrian Davis Mark Kellar Mark Kellar Carl Fisher Darryl Richardson Stacey Robinson LeShon Johnson William Andrews Marshall Taylor Marshall Taylor John LaLonde Ivory Bryant Jerry Latin Allen Ross Tim Tyrrell Charles Talley

Eastern Michigan Illinois Akron Kent State Ball State Idaho Southern Illinois Southern Illinois East Carolina Long Beach State Arkansas State Louisiana Tech Toledo Western Michigan Western Illinois Wisconsin McNeese State Toledo Western Illinois Eastern Michigan Ball State Southern Illinois Miami (OH) Louisiana Tech Northwestern Eastern Michigan Akron Toledo Marshall Ball State Western Michigan Toledo Iowa State Toledo Toledo SW Missouri State Western Kentucky Bowling Green Fresno State Central Michigan Ohio Cincinnati

9-27-08 9-8-01 10-2-04 11-10-07 10-25-69 10-14-72 10-19-74 10-28-78 11-10-90 9-25-76 11-5-94 10-22-94 10-18-86 11-12-88 9-30-89 9-26-92 9-7-74 11-7-80 11-7-87 10-24-98 11-1-03 10-4-80 11-14-81 10-30-93 9-20-75 11-8-97 10-2-04 11-6-71 10-9-71 11-18-78 10-6-84 9-15-90 9-2-93 11-13-99 10-10-87 10-1-88 10-21-69 11-21-98 10-6-73 10-8-77 11-6-82 10-28-95

YEaR-BY-YEaR lEaDERS Year 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Player Bob Brigham Ernie Wickstrom Hugh Helms Bill Graham Jack Pheanis Wes Luedeking Bill Graham Bob Snider Tom Skubich Ron Hansen Joe Plaskas Joe Plaskas Bob Soltis Mickey Stevens Jack Dean Jack Dean Jack Dean * Leigh Gilbert Jim Wendler Bruce Bray John LaLonde John LaLonde John LaLonde Mark Kellar Mark Kellar Mark Kellar Vince Smith Ed Johnson Vince Smith Allen Ross Allen Ross Allen Ross Allen Ross Joe Law Pete Roth Darryl Richardson Pete Roth Darryl Richardson Antonio Davis Marshall Taylor # Adam Dach Stacey Robinson # Stacey Robinson # Adam Dach LeShon Johnson LeShon Johnson Brian Grimes Charles Talley Charles Talley Ivory Bryant Ivory Bryant William Andrews Thomas Hammock Thomas Hammock Michael Turner Michael Turner Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Justin Anderson Chandler Harnish#

KEY: X--Statistic unavailable

LeShon Johnson rushed for a school-record 1,976 yards for NIU in 1993.

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Att. 138 63 94 64 69 97 91 66 89 41 136 140 77 50 100 78 160 97 78 76 177 187 145 168 285 291 131 179 105 273 259 194 141 143 220 235 137 121 141 157 192 223 193 165 265 327 169 285 241 224 187 240 215 268 338 310 256 242 309 274 118

Yds. 786 452 506 395 339 330 236 242 404 211 511 698 559 225 504 516 733 473 358 344 866 813 548 710 1,316 1,719 720 814 448 1,043 1,033 751 673 596 1,008 1,204 557 585 648 826 906 1,443 1,238 847 1,338 1,976 876 1,540 1,008 828 655 1,127 1,083 1,096 1,915 1,648 1,656 1,580 1,928 1,245 539

#--Played Quarterback

Avg. 5.7 7.2 5.4 6.2 4.9 3.4 2.6 3.7 4.5 5.1 3.8 5.0 7.3 4.5 5.0 6.6 4.6 4.9 4.6 4.5 4.9 4.4 3.8 4.2 4.6 5.9 5.5 4.5 4.3 3.8 4.0 3.9 4.8 4.2 4.6 5.1 4.1 4.8 4.6 5.3 4.7 6.5 6.4 5.1 5.0 6.0 5.2 5.4 4.2 3.7 3.5 4.7 5.0 4.1 5.7 5.3 6.5 6.5 6.2 4.5 4.6

TD 7 X X X X X X X X X X 8 X 2 X X X X 3 1 2 6 6 7 9 16 4 5 2 8 10 8 4 2 4 10 4 3 4 7 3 19 19 5 6 12 8 7 11 4 4 9 16 7 19 14 18 16 18 8 4


HUSKIE RECORDS PASSING TEam RECORDS Most Attempts game: season:

season:

Highest Completion Percentage season (min. 75 att.):

.864 (19-for-22) vs. Miami (OH), (10-5-05) .680 (229-for-337), 2005

Highest Average Yards Per Attempt 8.5 (2005)

season:

24, vs. Illinois State (10-19-63) * 129 (1963) *

8, vs. West Texas State (11-4-67) * 23 (1967) *

Fewest Interceptions Thrown 4 (1989)

season:

Lowest Percentage Intercepted season:

Most First Downs Passing game: season:

game: season:

2.63%, 9 INT’s, 342 attempts (2001)

* Indicates College Division

Most Touchdown Passes

Most Yards Gained

7, vs. UW-Whitewater (9-14-63); * vs. Illinois State (11-6-65) * 32 (1963) *

game:

492, vs. Illinois State (10-19-63) * 3,144 (1963) *

game: season:

21.7 (1957) *

season:

43, vs. Illinois State (10-19-63) * 43, vs. Central Michigan (11-9-63) * 255 (1963) *

game (min. 10 att.):

349.3 (1963) *

season:

Highest Avg. Yards Per Completion

Most Completions game:

Most Interceptions Thrown

Highest Yards Per Game Average

68, vs. Central Michigan (11-9-63) * 406 (1963) *

season:

TEam SEaSOn HIgHS Passing Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Yards 3,144 2,849 2,627 2,580 2,570 2,429 2,407 2,251 2,208 2,197

Pass Completions Att. 406 337 350 386 363 378 305 345 372 274

Year 1963 2005 2003 2006 1962 2007 2004 1965 1967 2000

Yards Per Game 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

YPG 349.3 285.6 250.1 237.4 220.8 218.9 211.6 207.6 202.4 200.6

Att. 406 386 378 372 363 350 345 342 337 323

Comp. 255 237 229 220 217 207 184 176 171 170

Att. 406 363 337 378 386 350 345 312 342 372

Year 1963 1962 2005 2007 2006 2003 1965 2008 2001 1967

Completion Percentage Att. 406 363 345 337 372 350 323 252 378 305

Year 1963 1962 1965 2005 1967 2003 1966 1951 2007 2004

Pass Attempts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Completion Pct. .680 (229 - 337) .653 (237 - 363) .628 (255 - 406) .591 (207 - 350) .582 (220 - 378) .576 (125 - 217) .564 (176 - 312) .562 (217 - 386) .551 (168 - 305) .544 (149 - 274)

Year 2005 1962 1963 2003 2007 1980 2008 2006 2004 2000

Passing Touchdowns Yards 3,144 2,580 2,429 2,208 2,570 2,627 2,251 2,157 2,849 2,116

Year 1963 2006 2007 1967 1962 2003 1965 2001 2005 1966

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

TD’s 32 26 25 24 23 22 20 18 18 18

Yards 3,144 2,251 2,627 2,849 2,570 2,407 2,116 1,439 1,868 1,476

Year 1963 1965 2003 2005 1962 2004 1966 1959 1951 1964

Former NIU quarterback Stacey Robinson led the Huskies in total offense in both 1989 and 1990.

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HUSKIE RECORDS PASSING InDIvIDUal RECORDS Highest Completion Percentage game (min. 20 comp.): season (min. 100 comp.): career (min. 300 comp.):

.806 (25-for-31), George Bork vs. Winona State (9-21-63) * .706 (168-for-238), Phil Horvath (2005) .640 (577-for-902), George Bork (1960-63) *

43, George Bork vs. Central Michigan (11-9-63) * 244, George Bork (1963) * 577, George Bork (1960-63) *

Most Attempts 68, George Bork vs. Central Michigan (11-9-63) * 374, George Bork (1963) * 910, Chris Finlen (1997, 1999-2001)

game: season: career:

Yards Per Attempt 8.75, Dan Nicholson (2005) 7.81, Lew Flinn (1957-59) *

Most Interceptions Thrown game: season: career:

7, Bob Carpenter vs. West Texas State (11-4-67) * 18, Bob Heimerdinger (1950, 1951) * 46, Bob Heimerdinger (1948-51) * 42, Lew Flinn (1957-59) *

Most 400-Yard Games 2, George Bork (1963) * 3, George Bork (1960-63) *

season: career:

Most Passing Yards 486, Phil Horvath vs. Akron (9-24-05) 3,077, George Bork (1963) * 6,782, George Bork (1960-63) *

game: season: career:

Most Touchdowns Thrown game: season: career:

16.6, Bob Heimerdinger (1951) * 16.3, Bob Heimerdinger (1948-51) *

season: career:

season: career:

Most Completions game: season: career:

Yards Per Completion

7, George Bork vs. UW-Whitewater (9-14-63) * 32, George Bork (1963) * 60, George Bork (1960-63)

Most 300-Yard Games 3, George Bork (1963) * 4, George Bork (1960-63) *

season: career:

Highest Efficiency Rating game: season: career:

261.3, George Bork vs. UW-Whitewater (9-14-63) * 159.45, Phil Horvath (2005) 141.9, George Bork (1960-63) *

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Opponent (Score) Date (Site) Miami (FL) 34, Northern Illinois 0 10-4-86 (A) Ohio State 35, Northern Illinois 12 9-2-06 (A) Florida 58, Northern Illinois 20 11-4-95 (A) Iowa 48, Northern Illinois 20 9-21-85 (A) Nebraska 48, Northern Illinois 17 9-9-89 (A) Michigan 33, Northern Illinois 17 9-3-05 (A) Kansas State 73, Northern Illinois 7 9-12-98 (A) Florida 41, Northern Illinois 10 10-19-91 (A) Penn State 49, Northern Illinois 0 9-14-96 (A) Nebraska 60, Northern Illinois 14 9-8-90 (A) Iowa 58, Northern Illinois 7 9-28-91 (A) Marshall 41, Northern Illinois 9 10-30-99 (A) Toledo 45, Northern Illinois 7 11-7-70 (A) Toledo 23, Northern Illinois 8 11-6-71 (H) Northern Illinois 20, Maryland 13 (OT) 8-28-03 (H) Ohio 28, Northern Illinois 12 11-23-68 (A) Wisconsin 14, Northern Illinois 3 9-17-77 (A) Kansas State 44, Northern Illinois 0 9-30-95 (A) Ball State 45, Northern Illinois 14 11-5-08 (A) Auburn 31, Northern Illinois 14 9-23-00 (A) Northern Illinois 26, Bowling Green St. 17 11-9-02 (H) Iowa 57, Northern Illinois 3 9-20-86 (A) Kansas State 47, Northern Illinois 7 9-6-97 (H) Northern Illinois 19, Alabama 16 9-20-03 (A) Wisconsin 24, Northern Illinois 21 9-14-02 (A) Maryland 23, Northern Illinois 20 9-4-04 (A) Bowling Green St. 34, Northern Illinois 18 10-25-03 (A) Northern Illinois 73, Fresno State 18 10-6-90 (H) Toledo 41, Northern Illinois 20 9-29-01 (A) TCU 37, Northern Illinois 7 12-19-06 (N) Bold indicates victory All-Time Record: 4-26

* Indicates College Division

Phil Horvath (2004-06) passed for a school-record 486 yards against Akron on September 24, 2005.

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HUSKIE RECORDS PASSING CaREER lEaDERS Passing Yards

Pass Completions

Player 1. George Bork 2. Chris Finlen 3. Josh Haldi 4. Phil Horvath 5. Marshall Taylor 6. Bob Heimerdinger 7. Dan Nicholson 8. Pete Kraker 9. Lew Flinn 10. Ron Christian

Years 1960-63 * 1997, 99-2001 2001-04 2004-06 1985-88 1948-51 * 2005-08 1976-78 1957-59 * 1963-65 *

Att. 902 910 776 630 582 552 527 618 197 239

Comp. 577 502 427 397 300 251 312 284 414 470

Pct. 63.4 55.2 55.0 62.5 51.5 45.5 59.2 46.0 47.6 50.9

Yards 6,782 6,551 6,015 4,887 4,167 4,076 3,559 3,290 3,233 2,933

Passing Yards Per Game (Minimum 100 YPG) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Player Phil Horvath Josh Haldi Chris Finlen Dan Nicholson Aaron Gilbert Scott Crabtree Pete Kraker

Years 2004-06 2001-04 1997, 99-2001 2005-08 1994-95 1992-93 1976-78

Yards 4,887 6,015 6,551 3,559 2,494 1,698 3,290

Years 1997, 99-2001 1960-63 * 2001-04 2004-06 1976-78 1985-88 1948-51 * 2005-08 1967-69 * 1963-65 *

Comp. 502 577 427 397 284 300 251 312 233 239

Games 27 36 41 27 19 16 32

Yds./Gm. 181.0 167.1 159.8 131.8 131.3 106.1 102.8

Yards 6,551 6,782 6,015 4,887 3,290 4,167 4,081 3,559 2,757 2,933

Att. 910 902 776 630 618 582 552 527 505 470

Passing Attempts Per Game (Minimum 15 Attempts) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Player Phil Horvath Chris Finlen Josh Haldi Dan Nicholson Aaron Gilbert Pete Kraker Frisman Jackson Scott Crabtree

Years 2004-06 1997, 99-2001 2001-04 2005-08 1994-95 1976-78 1997-99 1992-93

Att. 630 910 776 527 369 618 259 247

Games 27 41 36 27 19 32 16 16

Att./Gm 23.3 22.2 21.6 19.5 19.4 19.3 16.18 15.4

Yards Per Attempt (Minimum 200 Attempts) Player 1. Lew Flinn 2. Phil Horvath 3. Josh Haldi 4. Frisman Jackson 5. Bob Heimerdinger 6. Rob Rugai 7. Chris Finlen 8. Marshall Taylor 9. Tom Beck 10. Scott Crabtree

Years 1957-59 * 2004-06 2001-04 1997-99 1949-51 * 1990-92 1997, 99-2001 1985-88 1959-61 * 1992-93

* Indicates College Division

Att. 414 630 776 259 550 221 910 582 251 247

Yards 3,233 4,887 6,015 1,327 4,076 1,620 6,551 4,167 1,764 1,698

Player George Bork Chris Finlen Josh Haldi Phil Horvath Dan Nicholson Marshall Taylor Pete Kraker Bob Heimerdinger Ron Christian Bob Carpenter

Years 1960-63 * 1997, 1999-2001 2001-04 2004-06 2005-08 1985-88 1976-78 1948-51 * 1963-65 * 1967-69 *

Att. 902 910 776 630 527 582 618 552 470 505

Yards 6,782 6,551 6,015 4,887 3,559 4,167 3,290 4,076 2,933 2,757

Comp. 577 502 427 397 312 300 284 250 239 233

Pass Completions Per Game (Minimum 7 Completions)

Pass Attempts Player 1. Chris Finlen 2. George Bork 3. Josh Haldi 4. Phil Horvath 5. Pete Kraker 6. Marshall Taylor 7. Bob Heimerdinger 8. Dan Nicholson 9. Bob Carpenter 10. Ron Christian

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Yds./Att. 7.81 7.76 7.75 7.52 7.41 7.33 7.20 7.16 7.03 6.87

Player Phil Horvath Chris Finlen Josh Haldi Dan Nicholson Aaron Gilbert Pete Kraker Scott Crabtree Marshall Taylor

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Years Comp. 2004-06 397 1997, 1999-2001 502 2001-04 427 2005-08 312 1994-95 172 1976-78 284 1992-93 121 1985-88 300

Games 27 41 36 27 19 32 16 43

Comp./Gm 14.7 12.2 11.9 11.6 9.1 8.9 7.6 7.0

Completion Percentage (Minimum 200 Completions) Player 1. George Bork 2. Phil Horvath 3. Dan Nicholson 4. Chris Finlen 5. Josh Haldi 6. Marshall Taylor 7. Ron Christian 8. Mike Griesman 9. John Gibbons 10. Bob Carpenter

Years 1960-63 * 2004-06 2005-08 1997, 1999-2001 2001-04 1985-88 1963-65 * 1965-67 * 1978-81 1967-69 *

Att. 902 630 527 910 776 582 470 443 422 505

Comp. 577 397 312 502 427 300 239 218 202 233

Pct. .640 .625 .592 .552 .550 .515 .501 .492 .478 .461

longest PaSSES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 13. 15. 18. 19.

Yds. 99 96 93 92 91 88 86 83 80 79 78 77 77 75 75 74 74 74 73 72 72

Passer-Receiver Dan Urban-Justin McCareins Chris Finlen-Darrell Hill George Bork-Rich Bader Dan Nicholson-Matt Simon

Date vs Ball St. (9-30-00) (TD) vs Eastern Michigan (11-20-99) (TD) vs Eastern Michigan (11-5-60) (TD) vs. Central Michigan (9-29-07) (TD) Chandler Harnish-Nate Palmer vs. Minnesota (8-30-08) (TD) Tom Beck-Rich Bader vs N.W. Missouri St. (9-16-61) (TD) Bob Heimerdinger-Ernie Wickstrom vs Southern Illinois (10-14-50) (TD) Bob Heimerdinger-Fran Cahill vs Illinois State (10-20-51) (TD) Mark Carlson-Byron Florence vs Fresno State (11-11-72) (TD) Dan Nicholson-Sam Hurd vs Central Michigan (11-5-05) (TD) Josh Haldi-Dan Sheldon vs Ball State (10-30-04) (TD) Marshall Taylor-Keith Hurley vs Northwestern (9-26-87) (TD) Josh Haldi-P.J. Fleck vs Buffalo (11-8-03) George Bork-Hugh Rohrschneider vs N.E. Missouri St. (9-28-63) (TD) Kenneth Williams-Ralph Strickland vs Louisiana Tech (11-18-95) (TD) George Bork-Hugh Rohrschneider vs UW-Whitewater (9-14-63) (TD) Mike Griesman-Jack Frost vs Bradley (10-15-66) (TD) Aaron Gilbert-Vaurice Patterson vs New Mexico State (10-8-94) (TD) Chris Finlen-Justin McCareins vs Central Michigan (10-16-99) (TD) Bob Heimerdinger-Ernie Wickstrom vs Illinois State (11-11-50) (TD) Lew Flinn-Howard Fagan vs IIlinois State (10-31-59) (TD)

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HUSKIE RECORDS PASSING SInglE SEaSOn lEaDERS Passing Yardage 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player George Bork Josh Haldi George Bork Ron Christian Chris Finlen Josh Haldi Phil Horvath Phil Horvath Mike Griesman Chris Finlen

Year 1963 * 2003 1962 * 1965 * 2001 2002 2005 2006 1966 * 2000

Att. 374 336 356 323 331 254 238 269 283 231

Comp. 244 199 232 173 166 130 168 157 141 131

Pct. 65.2 59.2 65.2 53.6 50.2 51.2 70.6 58.4 49.8 56.7

Yards 3,077 2,544 2,506 2,101 2,036 2,027 2,001 1,932 1,899 1,857

Passing Yardage Per Game (Minimum 1,000 Yards)

Josh Haldi (2001-04) averaged a school-record 1.5 touchdown passes per game during his career.

Yards Per Completion (Minimum 200 Completions) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Bob Heimerdinger Josh Haldi Marshall Taylor Chris Finlen Mike Griesman Phil Horvath Ron Christian John Gibbons Bob Carpenter George Bork

Years Comp. 1948-51 * 250 2001-04 427 1985-88 300 1997, 1999-2001 502 1965-67 * 218 2004-06 397 1963-65 * 239 1978-81 202 1967-69 * 233 1960-63 * 577

Yards 4,076 6,015 4,167 6,551 2,811 4,887 2,933 2,410 2,757 6,782

Yds./Comp. 16.30 14.09 13.89 13.05 12.89 12.31 12.27 11.93 11.83 11.75

Touchdown Passes Player George Bork Josh Haldi Chris Finlen Bob Heimerdinger Ron Christian Phil Horvath Lew Flinn 8. Mike Griesman 9. Dan Nicholson 10. Bob Carpenter 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Years 1960-63 * 2001-04 1997, 1999-2001 1948-51 * 1963-65 * 2004-06 1957-59 * 1965-67 * 2005-08 1967-69 *

Yards 6,782 6,015 6,551 4,081 2,933 4,887 3,233 2,811 3,112 2,757

TDs 60 55 42 38 36 35 35 26 23 21

Touchdown Passes Per Game (Minimum 0.5 TD Passes) Player Josh Haldi Phil Horvath Dan Nicholson Chris Finlen Aaron Gilbert Scott Crabtree Darryl Taylor Pete Kraker Frisman Jackson 10. Stacey Robinson

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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Years 2001-04 2004-06 2005-08 1997, 99-2001 1994-95 1992-93 1983-84 1976-78 1997-99 1988-90

TD 55 35 23 42 16 10 8 18 9 13

Games 36 27 27 41 19 16 13 32 16 25

TD/Gm 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.63 0.62 0.56 0.56 0.52

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Phil Horvath Josh Haldi Chris Finlen Dan Nicholson Phil Horvath Josh Haldi Chris Finlen Pete Kraker Josh Haldi Chandler Harnish

Year 2005 2003 2001 2007 2006 2002 2000 1978 2004 2008

Games 9 12 11 9 11 12 11 11 9 10

Yds./Gm. 222.3 212.0 185.1 181.4 175.6 168.9 168.8 157.4 153.8 152.8

Pass Attempts Player George Bork George Bork Josh Haldi Chris Finlen Ron Christian Mike Griesman Pete Kraker 8. Phil Horvath 9. Bob Carpenter 10. Josh Haldi

Year 1963 * 1962 * 2003 2001 1965 * 1966 * 1978 2006 1968 * 2002

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Comp. 244 232 199 166 173 141 134 157 128 130

Yards 3,077 2,506 2,544 2,036 2,101 1,899 1,731 1,932 1,421 2,027

Att. 374 356 336 331 323 283 283 269 259 254

Pass Attempts Per Game (Minimum 20 Attempts) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Chris Finlen Josh Haldi Dan Nicholson Phil Horvath Pete Kraker Phil Horvath Aaron Gilbert Brandon Barker Craig Harmon Josh Haldi

Year 2001 2003 2007 2005 1978 2006 1995 1996 1998 2002

Att. 331 336 248 238 283 269 184 203 172 254

Games 11 12 9 9 11 11 8 9 8 12

Att./Gm 30.1 28.0 27.6 26.4 25.7 24.5 23.0 22.6 21.5 21.2

Yards Per Attempt (Minimum 75 Attempts) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Dan Nicholson Lew Flinn Phil Horvath Josh Haldi Scott Crabtree George Bork Lew Flinn Chris Finlen Chris Finlen Aaron Gilbert

Year 2005 1957 * 2005 2002 1993 1963 * 1959 * 2000 1999 1994

* Indicates College Division

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Yards 2,001 2,544 2,036 1,633 1,932 2,027 1,857 1,731 1,384 1,528

Att. 95 103 238 254 141 374 174 231 199 185

Yards 831 897 2,001 2,127 1,163 3,077 1,420 1,857 1,551 1,437

Yds./Att. 8.75 8.71 8.41 8.37 8.25 8.23 8.16 8.04 7.79 7.77


HUSKIE RECORDS PASSING Yards Per Completion (Minimum 100 Completions)

Pass Completions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player George Bork George Bork Josh Haldi Ron Christian Phil Horvath Chris Finlen Phil Horvath Dan Nicholson Mike Griesman Pete Kraker

Year 1963 * 1962 * 2003 1965 * 2005 2001 2006 2007 1966 * 1978

Att. 374 356 336 323 238 331 269 248 283 283

Yards 3,077 2,506 2,544 2,101 2,001 2,036 1,932 3,112 1,899 1,731

Comp. 244 232 199 173 168 166 157 151 141 134

Player Josh Haldi Phil Horvath Dan Nicholson Chris Finlen Phil Horvath Pete Kraker Chris Finlen Chandler Harnish Brandon Barker Chris Finlen

Year 2003 2005 2007 2001 2006 1978 2000 2008 1996 1997

Comp. 199 168 151 166 157 134 131 118 105 87

Games 12 9 9 11 11 11 11 10 9 8

Comp./Gm 28.0 18.7 16.8 15.1 14.3 12.2 11.9 11.8 11.7 10.9

Completion Percentage (Minimum 100 Completions) Player 1. Phil Horvath 2. George Bork 3. George Bork 4. Dan Nicholson 5. Chris Finlen 6. Josh Haldi 7. Phil Horvath 8. John Gibbons 9. Chris Finlen 10. Pete Kraker

Year 2005 1963 * 1962 * 2007 1999 2003 2006 1980 2000 1977

Year 1951 * 1950 * 2002 2000 1966 * 1975 1978 2008 2003 1963 *

Comp. 103 102 130 131 141 117 134 118 199 244

Yards Yds./Comp. 1,710 16.6 1,597 15.7 2,027 15.6 1,857 14.2 1,899 13.5 1,539 13.2 1,731 12.9 1,528 12.9 2,544 12.8 3,077 12.6

Touchdown Passes

Pass Completions Per Game 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Bob Heimerdinger Bob Heimerdinger Josh Haldi Chris Finlen Mike Griesman Jerry Golsteyn Pete Kraker Chandler Harnish 9. Josh Haldi 10. George Bork 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Att. 238 374 356 248 199 336 269 179 231 183

Comp. 168 244 232 151 118 199 157 102 131 103

Pct. .706 .652 .651 .609 .593 .592 .584 .570 .567 .563

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 8. 9.

Player George Bork Josh Haldi Ron Christian George Bork Lew Flinn Mike Griesman Phil Horvath Bob Heimerdinger Josh Haldi Josh Haldi

Year 1963 * 2003 1965 * 1962 * 1959 * 1966 * 2005 1951 * 2002 2004

Yards 3,077 2,544 2,101 2,506 1,420 1,899 2,001 1,710 2,027 1,384

TDs 32 25 23 22 18 18 18 16 15 15

Touchdown Passes Per Game (Minimum 10 TDs) Player Josh Haldi Phil Horvath Josh Haldi Chris Finlen Josh Haldi Chris Finlen Chris Finlen Phil Horvath Aaron Gilbert 10. Pete Kraker

Year 2003 2005 2004 2001 2002 1999 2000 2006 1995 1978

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

TD 25 18 15 14 15 12 11 11 8 10

Games 12 9 9 11 12 11 11 11 8 11

TD/Gm 2.1 2.0 1.7 1.27 1.25 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9

* Indicates College Division

niu in OvERTImE gamES Date 8-29-02 8-28-03 10-4-03 10-30-04 9-24-05 11-12-08

Opponent (Score) Northern Illinois 42, Wake Forest 41 Northern Illinois 20, Maryland 13 Northern Illinois 30, Ohio 23 Northern Illinois 38, Ball State 31 Akron 48, Northern Illinois 42 Central Michigan 33, Northern Illinois 30

Site DeKalb, Illinois DeKalb, Illinois DeKalb, Illinois DeKalb, Illinois Akron, Ohio DeKalb, Illinois

George Bork threw a school-record 32 touchdown passes in 1963.

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YEaR-BY-YEaR lEaDERS

Pass Attempts

Year 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Att. 1. 68 2. 56 56 4. 52 5. 48 6. 46 46 8. 44 44 10. 43

Player George Bork George Bork Ron Christian Phil Horvath Pete Kraker Pete Kraker Josh Haldi Chris Finlen Ryan Morris Frisman Jackson

Opponent Central Michigan UW-LaCrosse Truman State Akron Central Michigan Western Michigan Ohio Illinois Ball State Western Michigan

Date 11-9-63 * 11-10-62 * 10-9-65 * 9-24-05 11-13-76 9-16-78 10-4-03 9-8-01 11-24-07 9-3-98

Opponent Central Michigan Akron Illinois State Nebraska-Omaha Ohio Iowa Ball State Eastern Michigan Northwestern Western Michigan North Texas

Date 11-9-63 * 9-24-05 11-3-62 * 11-10-62 * 10-4-03 9-1-07 11-24-07 11-24-06 9-10-05 9-3-98 10-5-96

Opponent UW-Whitewater Illinois State Western Michigan Akron Nevada Tennessee Tech Iowa State Ball State West Texas State

Date 9-14-63 * 10-20-51 * 10-23-04 9-24-05 9-25-93 9-17-05 9-18-04 10-5-02 9-1-84

Pass Completions No. 43 39 38 37 26 26 7. 24 24 24 24 24

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Player George Bork Phil Horvath George Bork George Bork Josh Haldi Dan Nicholson Ryan Morris Dan Nicholson Phil Horvath Frisman Jackson Brandon Barker

Touchdowns No. 1. 7 2. 6 6 6 5. 5 6. 4 4 4 4

Player George Bork Bob Heimerdinger Josh Haldi Phil Horvath Scott Crabtree Phil Horvath Phil Horvath Josh Haldi Darryl Taylor

Passing Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Yds. 486 445 435 416 389 340 333 326 320 320

Name Phil Horvath George Bork George Bork George Bork George Bork Scott Crabtree Josh Haldi Chandler Harnish Dan Nicholson Brandon Barker

Opponent Akron Illinois State Illinois State UW-Whitewater Winona State Nevada Western Michigan Minnesota Central Michigan North Texas

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Date 9-24-05 10-19-63 * 11-3-62 * 9-14-63 * 9-21-63 * 9-25-93 10-23-04 8-30-08 11-5-05 10-5-96

Player 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 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

Att. 164 115 210 225 106 62 108 90 44 103 137 174 156 121 356 374 110 323 283 203 259 181 117 174 77 58 138 221 152 183 283 124 179 104 93 189 132 186 130 139 127 128 118 86 132 141 185 184 203 149 172 199 231 331 254 336 179 238 269 248 211

Comp. 66 45 102 103 46 23 45 37 12 40 64 93 77 72 232 244 59 173 141 88 128 85 58 77 34 27 62 117 47 103 134 44 102 49 38 91 62 94 67 76 63 65 58 47 76 80 93 79 105 87 81 118 131 166 130 199 94 168 157 151 118

Yds. 1,214 779 1,597 1,710 694 275 617 402 154 897 916 1,420 1,176 841 2,506 3,077 716 2,101 1,899 1,169 1,421 827 561 957 390 362 712 1,539 525 1,034 1,731 747 1,119 636 458 1,260 938 1,162 993 1,039 973 863 861 624 987 1,163 1,437 1,057 1,223 1,107 795 1,551 1,857 2,036 2,027 2,544 1,384 2,001 1,932 1,633 1,528

Int. 12 10 18 18 11 8 11 11 5 17 13 12 7 9 11 12 6 14 12 15 16 7 6 15 4 3 12 13 16 9 14 8 5 7 3 5 8 10 9 4 7 4 5 4 6 7 7 6 10 5 9 11 9 9 6 9 4 18 9 14 9

TD 5 9 13 16 7 2 6 1 2 11 6 18 11 4 22 32 5 23 18 8 11 5 4 4 1 1 1 8 3 5 10 5 3 4 2 8 7 4 3 4 3 5 8 5 4 7 8 8 2 5 2 12 11 14 15 25 15 18 11 9 8


HUSKIE RECORDS RECEIVING Most Touchdown Receptions

InDIvIDUal RECORDS Most Receptions

17, Gary Stearns vs. Central Michigan (11-9-63) * 91, Dave Petzke (1978) 42, Britt Davis (2005) 57, Britt Davis (2006) 76, Hugh Rohrschneider (1962) * 91, Dave Petzke (1978) 204, Justin McCareins (1997-2000)

game: season: freshman: sophomore: junior: senior: career:

Most Receptions Per Game season: career:

Most Yards Gained game: freshman: sophomore: junior: senior: season: career:

4, Fran Cahill vs. Illinois St. (10-20-51) *; Hugh Rohrschneider vs. UW-Whitewater (9-14-63) * 14, Hugh Rohrschneider (1963) * 29, Justin McCareins (1997-2000)

game:

season: career:

Most 100-Yard Games

6, Dave Petzke (1978); Justin McCareins (2000) 13, Justin McCareins (1997-2000)

season: career:

Most Consecutive 100-Yard Games

3, Justin McCareins (1999, 2000), Darrell Hill (2001)

season: 8.3, Dave Petzke (1978) 6.7, Dave Petzke (1977-78)

Most Receptions By Running Back season: career:

266, Sam Hurd vs. Central Michigan (11-5-05) 512, Sam Hurd (2002) 763, Dan Sheldon (2003) 969, Matt Simon (2007) 1,215, Dave Petzke (1978) 1,215, Dave Petzke (1978) 2,991, Justin McCareins (1997-2000)

Most Receptions By Tight End season: career:

45, Justin Anderson (2007) 88, Jack Dean (1961-64) *

39, Reggie Sims (1984) 72, Reggie Sims (1981-84)

* Indicates College Division

Highest Average Yards Per Catch game (min. 5 rec.): season (min. 20 rec.): career (min. 50 rec.):

37.2, Dan Sheldon vs. Eastern Michigan (11-16-02) 23.4, Dan Sheldon, 2004 21.1, Dan Sheldon (2001-04)

Touchdown Receptions

CaREER lEaDERS Pass Receptions Player Justin McCareins Hugh Rohrschneider P.J. Fleck Dave Petzke Britt Davis Deon Mitchell Sam Hurd 8. Gary Stearns 9. John Spilis 10. Jack Frost 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Seasons 1997-2000 1960-63 * 1999-2003 1977-78 2005-08 1995-98 2002-05 1960-63 * 1966-68 * 1965-67 *

Yards 2,991 2,224 2,162 1,958 1,676 1,951 2,322 1,958 1,815 1,785

Seasons 1997-2000 2002-05 1960-63 * 1999-2003 2001-04 1960-63 * 1977-78 1995-98 1966-68 * 1958-60 *

Rec 204 143 183 179 94 142 148 143 138 111

Avg. 14.7 12.2 12.1 13.2 11.5 13.6 16.2 13.8 13.2 15.3

Rec. 204 183 179 148 146 143 143 142 138 117

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Player Justin McCareins John Spills Sam Hurd Al Eck Hugh Rohrschneider Dan Sheldon Gary Stearns Dave Petzke Jack Frost Shatone Powers

Seasons 1997-2000 1966-68 * 2002-05 1958-60 * 1960-63 * 2001-04 1960-63 * 1977-78 1965-67 * 2002-05

Rec 204 138 143 111 183 94 142 148 117 95

Yards 2,991 1,815 2,322 1,812 2,224 1,986 1,958 1,958 1,785 1,134

TD 29 22 21 19 19 18 17 16 14 14

Receiving Yards Player Justin McCareins Sam Hurd Hugh Rohrschneider P.J. Fleck Dan Sheldon Gary Stearns Dave Petzke 8. Deon Mitchell 9. John Spilis 10. Al Eck 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Avg. 14.7 16.2 12.2 12.1 21.1 13.8 13.2 13.6 13.2 16.3

Yards 2,991 2,322 2,224 2,162 1,986 1,958 1,958 1,951 1,815 1,812

Justin McCareins (1997-2000) holds the NIU record with 204 career receptions.

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Touchdown Receptions

Pass Receptions

1. 2. 3.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Player Dave Petzke P.J. Fleck Hugh Rohrschneider Hugh Rohrschneider Justin McCareins Sam Hurd P.J. Fleck Bob Stark Britt Davis Dave Petzke Justin McCareins

Season 1978 2003 1962 * 1963 * 2000 2005 2001 1965 * 2006 1977 1999

Yards 1,215 1,028 795 1,036 1,168 1,074 738 525 731 743 906

Avg 13.4 13.4 10.3 13.8 17.7 16.5 12.4 9.1 12.8 13.0 15.9

Rec. 91 77 76 75 66 65 59 58 57 57 57

Receiving Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Dave Petzke Justin McCareins Sam Hurd Hugh Rohrschneider P.J. Fleck Matt Simon Dan Sheldon Justin McCareins Fran Cahill Jack Frost

Season 1978 2000 2005 1963 * 2003 2007 2004 1999 1951 * 1966 *

Rec 91 66 65 75 77 52 40 57 40 40

Avg 13.4 17.7 16.5 13.8 13.4 18.6 23.4 15.9 21.9 16.6

Yards 1,215 1,168 1,074 1,036 1,028 969 936 906 876 796

Player Hugh Rohrschneider Sam Hurd Fran Cahill Al Eck Dave Petzke 6. John Spilis Justin McCareins Justin McCareins 9. Dan Sheldon 10. Three are tied with

Player Gary Stearns P.J. Fleck Sam Hurd Gary Stearns P.J. Fleck Sam Hurd Justin McCareins Dave Petzke Willie Hatter Justin McCareins Justin McCareins Dave Petzke Dave Petzke Willie Hatter

Opponent Central Michigan Ohio Akron Illinois State Maryland Central Michigan Western Michigan Toledo Western Michigan Auburn Eastern Michigan Long Beach State Toledo Wisconsin

Date 11-9-63 * 10-4-03 9-24-05 10-19-63 * 8-28-03 11-5-05 9-3-98 11-11-78 9-25-71 9-23-00 10-24-98 10-7-78 11-5-77 9-11-71

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10.

3.

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Player Fran Cahill Hugh Rohrschneider Sam Hurd Sam Hurd Dan Sheldon Darrell Hill Justin McCareins Justin McCareins Justin McCareins Willie Hatter

Opponent Illinois State UW-Whitewater Central Michigan Akron Western Michigan Wake Forest Buffalo Central Michigan Western Michigan Ball State

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Player Dan Sheldon Fran Cahill Larry Wynn

Season 2004 1951 * 1991

Rec 40 40 21

Yards 936 876 415

Yds/Rec 23.4 21.9 19.8

Dan Sheldon Matt Simon Floyd Hunsberger Mike Pinckney Justin McCareins Ralph Strickland Ernie Wickstrom

2002 2007 1948 * 1979 2000 1993 1950 *

40 52 22 34 66 38 29

783 969 401 601 1,168 664 504

19.6 18.6 18.2 17.7 17.7 17.5 17.4

* Indicates College Division

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

17. 18.

Touchdown Receptions 1.

Yards 1,036 1.074 876 586 1,215 629 906 1,168 936

Yards Per Reception (Minimum 20 Receptions)

Pass Receptions No. 17 14 14 4. 13 13 6. 12 12 12 12 10. 11 11 11 11 11

Rec 75 65 40 34 91 46 57 66 40

Receiving Yards (100-Yard Games)

SInglE gamE lEaDERS 1. 2.

Season 1963 * 2005 1951 * 1959 * 1978 1968 * 1999 2000 2004

Date 10-20-51 * 9-14-63 * 11-5-05 9-24-05 9-23-04 9-15-01 10-28-00 10-16-99 9-3-98 10-24-70

20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.

Yds. 266 234 223 221 213 205 190 189 187 186 179 172 170 163 163 163 161 160 160 158 157 154 153 151 150 147 144 143 142 139 132

Player Sam Hurd P.J. Fleck Sam Hurd Hugh Rohrschneider Dan Sheldon Matt Simon Deon Mitchell Justin McCareins Vaurice Patterson Dan Sheldon Dave Petzke Larry Wynn Nathan Palmer Justin McCareins Dan Sheldon Britt Davis Sam Hurd Matt Simon Darrell Hill Carl Aikens Willie Hatter Justin McCareins P.J. Fleck Justin McCareins Justin McCareins Justin McCareins Willie Hatter Deon Mitchell P.J. Fleck Sam Hurd Dave Petzke

Opponent Central Michigan Ohio Miami (OH) Illinois State Western Michigan Central Michigan Ohio Auburn Nevada Eastern Michigan Toledo Western Michigan Minnesota Central Michigan Miami (OH) Toledo Wisconsin Western Michigan Wake Forest West Texas State Ball State Toledo Sam Houston State Buffalo Ball State Vanderbilt Western Michigan Arkansas State Buffalo Akron Ohio

Date 11-5-05 10-4-03 10-5-05 11-3-62 * 10-23-04 9-29-07 11-1-97 9-23-00 9-25-93 11-16-02 11-11-78 10-12-91 8-30-08 10-16-99 10-12-02 11-7-06 9-14-02 10-13-07 9-15-01 9-1-84 10-24-70 11-4-00 9-22-01 10-28-00 9-30-00 9-11-99 9-25-71 9-1-96 11-8-03 9-24-05 11-25-78


HUSKIE RECORDS RECEIVING 35. 37.

41. 42. 43. 44. 46. 48. 49.

52. 54. 55.

58. 60. 61. 62.

65. 66.

69.

74. 75.

78.

81. 82. 84. 85. 87.

132 132 132 131 131 130 130 130 130 128 125 124 123 123 122 122 120 119 119 119 118 118 117 116 116 116 115 115 114 113 112 112 112 111 110 110 110 109 109 109 109 109 108 107 107 107 106 106 106 105 103 103 102 101 101 100 100 100 100 100

Dave Petzke Justin McCareins Keith Perry Matt Simon Ralph Strickland Dave Petzke Justin McCareins Justin McCareins P.J. Fleck Willie Hatter Dave Petzke Darrell Hill Curt Pardridge Larry Wynn Carl Aikens Deon Mitchell Justin McCareins Greg Dentino Carl Aikens Sam Hurd Dave Petzke Vaurice Patterson Brandon Willis Russ Hill Leon Moody P.J. Fleck Matt Simon Britt Davis Garrett Wolfe Dave Petzke Carl Aikens Darrell Hill Garrett Wolfe Brad Cieslak Carl Aikens Justin McCareins Justin McCareins Larry Wynn Darrell Hill Sam Hurd Dan Sheldon Shatone Powers Darrell Hill Ken Moore Deon Mitchell Dan Sheldon Don Martin Gary Hosier Justin McCareins Dave Petzke P.J. Fleck Dan Sheldon Sam Hurd Willie Hatter Vaurice Patterson Dave Petzke Kurt Cassidy Ralph Strickland Britt Davis Matt Simon

Long Beach State Toledo Buffalo Central Michigan Cincinnati Western Michigan Ohio Iowa Kent State Marshall Toledo Eastern Michigan Miami (OH) Illinois Kent State Maryland Western Michigan Ohio Western Michigan Western Michigan Illinois State Arkansas San Jose State Idaho North Texas Maryland Idaho Ball State Ohio State Kent State Bowling Green Western Michigan Akron Western Michigan Western Michigan Western Michigan Western Illinois Kansas State Eastern Michigan Central Michigan Ball State Tennessee Tech Central Michigan Indiana State Western Michigan Iowa State West Texas State Marshall Central Michigan Western Michigan Western Michigan Akron Western Michigan Wisconsin Arkansas State Ohio Eastern Illinois Louisiana Tech Eastern Michigan Navy

10-7-78 10-18-97 10-28-00 11-12-08 10-28-95 9-16-78 11-1-97 9-18-99 10-13-01 10-9-71 11-5-77 11-3-01 10-26-85 9-5-92 9-24-83 8-31-96 10-21-00 11-20-76 10-6-84 11-23-05 9-30-78 11-12-94 9-16-95 11-22-75 10-5-96 8-28-03 9-22-07 9-30-06 9-2-06 11-4-78 10-20-84 10-20-01 9-24-05 10-23-04 10-8-83 9-3-98 9-2-99 9-21-91 11-20-99 10-11-03 10-30-04 9-17-05 10-27-01 9-28-74 9-3-98 9-18-04 10-16-71 10-12-74 11-18-00 9-24-77 10-18-03 10-2-04 10-26-02 9-16-72 9-19-92 11-19-77 9-19-90 11-18-95 11-24-06 11-17-07

YEaR-BY-YEaR lEaDERS Year 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Player, Pos. 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 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 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, FLK Ralph Strickland, FLK Deon Mitchell, FLK Deon Mitchell, SE Justin McCareins, FLK Justin McCareins, FLK Justin McCareins, FLK P.J. Fleck, SE Dan Sheldon, SE P.J. Fleck, SE Dan Sheldon, SE Sam Hurd, WR Britt Davis, WR Matt Simon, WR Marcus Perez, WR

No. 22 19 29 40 44 24 14 16 6 6 16 32 34 45 33 76 75 26 58 48 46 46 26 35 50 17 15 27 30 15 57 91 34 30 30 20 14 27 39 26 18 28 13 12 13 21 37 31 34 38 36 45 54 57 66 59 40 77 40 65 57 52 34

Yds. 401 334 504 876 703 247 147 202 117 72 497 486 586 740 430 795 1,036 436 525 796 620 629 357 418 615 268 319 375 425 208 743 1,215 601 421 392 156 208 279 475 409 210 366 315 137 198 415 538 401 578 664 524 588 486 906 1,168 732 783 1,028 936 1,074 731 969 480

Avg. 18.2 17.6 17.4 21.9 16.0 10.3 10.5 12.6 19.5 12.0 31.1 15.2 17.2 16.4 13.0 10.5 13.8 16.8 9.1 16.6 13.5 13.7 13.7 11.9 12.3 15.8 21.3 13.9 14.2 13.9 13.0 13.4 17.7 14.0 13.1 7.8 14.9 10.3 12.2 15.7 11.7 13.1 24.2 11.4 15.2 19.8 14.5 12.9 17.0 17.5 14.6 13.1 9.0 15.9 17.7 12.4 19.6 13.4 23.4 16.5 12.8 18.6 14.1

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Most Net Yards Gained Game: Season: Career:

356, Garrett Wolfe at Ball State (9-30-06) 2,284, Michael Turner (2002) 6,038, Michael Turner (2000-03)

Career Leaders Player 1. Michael Turner 2. Garrett Wolfe 3. Deon Mitchell 4. Justin McCareins 5. Allen Ross 6. Mark Kellar 7. Jack Dean 8. Rodney Taylor 9. Adam Dach 10. LeShon Johnson

Years 2000-03 2004-06 1995-98 1997-2000 1977-80 1971-73 1961-64 * 1985-88 1987-91 1992-93

Rush Rec KR PR Int 4,941 451 646 0 0 5,164 588 231 0 0 320 1,951 2,349 112 0 162 2,991 605 609 0 3,500 239 326 0 0 3,745 133 0 0 0 1,874 1,050 365 376 2 1,684 431 912 627 0 3,438 69 14 0 0 3,314 110 0 0 0

Yards 6,038 5,983 4,732 4,367 4,065 3,878 3,667 3,654 3,521 3,424

Michael Turner holds the Northern Illinois record with 6,038 all-purpose yards.

Single Season Leaders 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Michael Turner Garrett Wolfe LeShon Johnson Justin McCareins Garrett Wolfe Michael Turner Garrett Wolfe Mark Kellar Charles Talley Justin Anderson

Year 2002 2006 1993 2000 2004 2003 2005 1973 1995 2007

Single Game Leaders

Yards 356 341 322 308 306 293 285 285 9. 283 10. 281 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Player Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe LeShon Johnson Stacey Robinson LeShon Johnson Deon Mitchell P.J. Fleck Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Stacey Robinson

Rush Rec 1,915 100 1,928 249 1,976 106 73 1,168 1,656 117 1,648 230 1,580 222 1,719 17 1,540 -7 1,245 263

KR PR Int 269 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 411 362 0 231 0 0 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Opponent Ball State Eastern Michigan Southern Illinois Fresno State Iowa Arkansas State Ohio Ohio State Ball State Cincinnati

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Yards 2,284 2,177 2,082 2,014 2,004 1,936 1,802 1,736 1,553 1,508

Date 9-30-06 11-20-04 10-2-93 10-6-90 11-6-93 9-21-96 10-4-03 9-2-06 10-30-04 11-18-89

Year 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Player, Pos. 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 Mark Kellar, FB Vince Smith, TB Vince Smith, TB Vince Smith, HB Allen Ross, TB Dave Petzke, SE Mike Pinckney, SB Mike Pinckney, WB Joe Law, TB Pete Roth, TB Darryl Richardson, TB Carl Aikens, SE Curt Pardridge, SE Rodney Taylor, HB Rodney Taylor, HB Rodney Taylor, HB Stacey Robinson, QB Stacey Robinson, QB Adam Dach, FB LeShon Johnson, TB LeShon Johnson, TB Brian Grimes, TB Charles Talley, TB Deon Mitchell, FLK Deon Mitchell, SE Deon Mitchell, SE William Andrews, TB Justin McCareins, FLK Thomas Hammock, TB Michael Turner, TB Michael Turner, TB Garrett Wolfe, TB Garrett Wolfe, TB Garrett Wolfe, TB Justin Anderson, TB Me’co Brown, TB

Rush. Rec. PR. KR. Int. 425 504 72 309 0 0 876 0 0 0 0 703 0 0 0 330 247 261 241 53 236 11 90 110 5 242 202 97 296 0 404 72 42 183 38 34 497 64 83 5 41 486 112 183 44 9 586 53 193 69 5 740 116 109 108 178 319 0 143 0 504 245 164 97 0 516 553 183 77 2 733 176 29 191 0 327 375 55 126 0 0 796 0 0 0 99 453 50 196 0 0 690 0 0 629 813 103 0 39 0 548 64 0 12 0 544 95 0 287 0 1,316 90 0 0 0 1,719 17 0 0 0 720 67 29 142 0 688 168 0 266 0 448 68 0 250 0 1,043 53 0 206 0 0 1,215 0 0 0 53 601 189 415 0 1 392 171 392 0 596 156 0 0 0 1,008 115 0 54 0 1,204 42 0 22 0 0 758 0 0 0 171 409 0 483 0 548 218 101 405 0 442 100 282 144 0 518 75 58 334 0 1,443 0 0 0 0 1,238 2 0 0 0 847 0 0 14 0 1,338 4 0 0 0 1,976 106 0 0 0 876 15 0 0 0 1,540 -7 0 0 0 26 524 17 714 0 35 588 45 821 0 24 567 46 738 0 1,127 28 0 229 0 73 1,168 362 411 0 1,096 70 0 0 0 1,915 100 0 269 0 1,648 230 0 58 0 1,656 117 0 231 0 1,580 222 0 0 0 1,928 249 0 0 0 1,245 263 0 0 0 510 37 71 492 0

Total 1,310 876 703 1,132 452 837 739 683 866 910 1,078 640 1,010 1,331 1,129 883 796 798 1,319 955 624 926 1,406 1,736 958 1,122 766 1,302 1,215 1,258 956 752 1,177 1,268 758 1,063 1,272 968 985 1,443 1,240 861 1,342 2,082 891 1,553 1,281 1,489 1,375 1,384 2,014 1,166 2,284 1,936 2,004 1,802 2,177 1,508 1,110


HUSKIE RECORDS DEFENSE TEam RECORDS Fewest Plays Against game: season:

Fewest Net Yards Allowed game: season:

42, vs. Eastern Michigan (11-24-06) 461 (1948) *

-40, vs. Southern Illinois (10-6-51) * 1,455 (1959) *

Fewest First Downs Allowed game:

season:

6, vs. Central Michigan (10-19-02); vs. Illinois State (10-16-76); Kent State (10-28-72) 89 (1951) *

Most Punts By An Opponent game: season:

Fewest Rushes Allowed game: season:

12, vs. Central Michigan (10-19-02) 71 (1984)

Most Kicks Blocked (Since 1971)

15, vs. Cal-State Fullerton (9-2-89) 338 (1948) *

Most Punts Blocked (Since 1971)

Fewest Net Yards Allowed

-6, vs. Temple (10-20-06) 967 (1963) *

game: season:

Lowest Average Yards Allowed Per Rush

-0.3, vs. Temple (10-20-06)

game:

Lowest Average Yards Allowed Per Game season:

Fewest Net Yards Allowed game: season:

107.4 (1963) *

1, vs. Ohio (11-1-97) Navy (11-25-08) 96 (1956) *

season:

Fewest Completions Allowed

0, vs. Navy (11-25-08) 38 (1955, 1959) *

game: season:

Fewest Interceptions By Opponent

6 (1986)

season:

Most Quarterback Sacks (Since 1984)

10, vs. Wisconsin (9-14-02) 47 (2002)

Most Quarterback Sack Yardage (Since 1984)

71, vs. Wisconsin (9-14-02) 330 (2002)

Most Passes Defended (Since 1971) game: season:

2, vs. Bowling Green (10-25-08) 5 (2008)

game: season:

Fewest Points Allowed

5 (1925, 6-1) *

season (Min. 6 games):

Most Defensive Touchdowns

4 (1999, 2001)

season:

0, vs. Southern Illinois (10-6-51) * 1,455 (1959) *

game:

game: season:

3, vs. TCU (12-19-06) 8 (1991)

game: season:

Most Turnovers Gained

8, vs. Idaho (9-20-69) 44 (1955) *

game: season:

Fewest Passing Attempts Allowed

game: season:

The 1963 Huskie defense held opponents to a record low 967 total yards.

13, vs. Louisiana Tech (10-22-94); vs. Ball State (10-5-02) 65 (2002)

Most Interceptions

7, vs. Illinois State (10-20-51) * 29 (1951) *

game: season:

Most Interception Yardage

108, vs. Ball State (11-17-01) 391 (1951) *

game: season:

Most Fumbles By Opponent game: season:

9, three times, most recently by New Mexico State (10-8-94) 49 (1971)

Most Fumbles Lost By Opponent

7, by West Texas State (10-21-72) 33 (1955) *

game: season:

Most Tackles For Loss (Since 1971)

16, vs. Eastern Michigan (11-16-02) 104 (2008)

game: season:

Most Tackles For Loss Yardage (Since 1971)

80, vs. Wisconsin (9-14-02) 450 (2002)

game: season:

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HUSKIE RECORDS DEFENSE TEam SEaSOn HIgHS Pass Interceptions Year 1951 1949 1987 2003 1963 2002 1983 1966 1960 1962 1964

1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 9. 10.

individual RECORDS Most Interceptions

Int. 29 25 24 23 23 21 21 21 20 19 19

game: 4, Dan Mojica vs. Illinois State (10-20-51) *; Dan Meyer vs. Hillsdale (10-22-66) * season: 10, Al Jones (1951) * career: 16, Dan Meyer (1964-66) *

Most Interception Return Yards season: career:

Total Defense 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Year 1959 1960 1962 1951 1948 1963 1965 1964 1952 1966

G 9 9 10 9 9 10 10 9 9 10

PPG 13.8 14.0 8.7 11.2 14.7 9.7 14.7 14.6 21.6 15.3

Highest Yards Per Interception Avg.

YPG 161.7 209.0 211.8 213.8 215.0 216.3 239.3 241.2 253.0 255.1

season (min. 3): career (min. 4):

Year 1963 1989 1951 2003 1961 1966 1983 1994 1962 1960

Longest Interception Return game: G 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9

YPG 47.8 62.4 71.0 76.1 81.8 84.7 85.0 85.9 86.6 87.0

PPG 13.8 20.9 14.3 25.9 14.0 29.8 14.7 21.6 8.7 11.2

G 9 11 9 12 9 10 11 11 9 9

+/39/21 27/12 40/28 31/17 30/20 41/30 28/16 31/20 27/18 39/31

Diff. +18 +15 +12 +14 +10 +11 +12 +11 +9 +8

Avg. 2.0 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.9

Most Sacks (Since 1984) 1. 2. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9.

130

2, Vince Thompson (2001) 2, Vince Thompson (1999-2002)

season: career:

Year 2002 2004 1988 2006 1984 2001 2003 1987 2008 1989 2007

Sacks 47 30 30 29 29 28 27 25 25 23 23

100, Dave Petway vs. Southern Illinois (10-22-77)

Most Total Tackles game:

freshman: sophomore: junior: senior: season: career:

Turnover Margin 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

29.0 (3 INT, 87 Yards), Benji Peacock (1999) 22.4 (7 INT, 159 Yards), John Terwilliger (1965-67) *

Most Interception Returns For a TD

Pass Defense Year 1. 1959 2. 1956 3. 1961 4. 1955 5. 1960 6. 1957 7. 1948 8. 1952 9. 1962 10. 1951

100, Dave Petway vs. Southern Illinois (10-22-77) 149, Dan Meyer (1965) * 260, Dan Meyer (1964-66) *

game:

33, Frank Lewandoski vs. Western Michigan (9-16-78) 130, Frank Lewandoski (1976) 179, Frank Lewandoski (1977) 171, Ron Delisi (1988) 191, Steve Henricksen (1991) 191, Steve Henricksen (1991) 616, Frank Lewandoski (1976-79)

Most Solo Tackles

game: 22, Larry Clark vs. Fresno State (11-11-77) season: 125, Frank Lewandoski (1977) career: 379, Frank Lewandoski (1976-79)

Rushing Defense 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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Year 1963 1959 1965 2006 1964 1962 1951 1960 1989 1948

G 9 9 9 13 9 9 9 9 11 9

Most Quarterback Sacks game: season: career:

5, Larry English vs. Idaho (9-22-07) 12, Larry English (2006); Scott Kellar (1984) 31.5, Larry English (2004-08)

Most Tackles For Loss game: season: career:

6, Larry English vs. Temple (10-20-06) 20, Scott Kellar (1984) 63, Larry English (2004-08)

Most Passes Defended

5, Randee Drew vs. Tenn. Tech (9-6-03) 5, Vince Thompson vs. Ball State (10-5-02) season: 15, Randee Drew (2003) career: 38, Randee Drew (2000-03) game:

Most Fumbles Recovered

game: 3, Gerald Nickleberry vs. Arkansas (11-12-94); Tom Bastable vs. Western Michigan (11-14-70) season: 5, Sam Boskovich (1977); Greg Gastel (1978); Steve Claussen (1979) career: 7, Gerald Nickelberry (1991-94)

Most Fumbles Recovered For TD

1, Seven Times 1, Seven Times 1, Seven different people

game: season: career:

Longest Fumble Return game:

98, Gerald Nickleberry vs. Arkansas State (9-18-93)

Most Defensive Extra Points game: season: career:

1, Kevin Woods vs. Alabama (9-20-03) 1, Kevin Woods (2003) 1, Kevin Woods (2002-03)

* Indicates College Division

Scoring Defense PPG 9.7 13.8 14.7 21.2 14.6 8.7 11.2 14.0 24.5 14.7

YPG 107.4 113.9 117.7 121.9 123.6 125.2 126.8 127.2 129.5 130.0

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Year 1972 1982 1980 1988 1983 1984 1992 1979 1981 1975

G 11 10 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 11

Pts. 198 136 175 185 203 188 193 206 217 230

PPG 12.8 13.6 15.9 16.8 16.9 17.1 17.5 18.7 19.7 20.9


HUSKIE RECORDS DEFENSE CaREER lEaDERS Pass Interceptions Player Dan Meyer Al Eck Vince Thompson Chris Blake Randee Drew Steve Hirsch Dan DeVito Rich Marks 9. Lionel Hickenbottom 10. Lee Hicks

1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Seasons 1964-66 * 1958-60 * 1999-2002 1971-73 2000-03 1980-83 1968-70 * 1971-73 2001, 03-04 1981-84

Yards 173 221 109 208 187 130 128 85 169 69

Yds./Ret. -14.7 7.3 14.9 13.6 10.0 10.7 7.1 15.4 6.9

Int. 16 15 15 14 14 13 12 12 11 10

Interception Return Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Al Eck Chris Blake Randee Drew Dan Meyer Lionel Hickenbottom Steve Hirsch Dan DeVito Ray Smith Dave Petway Chase Carter

Larry English (2004-08) holds the NIU record with 31.5 career sacks.

Seasons 1958-60 * 1971-73 2000-03 1964-66 * 2001, 03-04 1980-83 1968-70 * 2002-05 1977-80 2007-08

Int. 150 14 14 10 11 13 12 7 5 2

Yards 221 208 187 173 169 130 128 124 123 120

Total Tackles 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Frank Lewandoski Tim Griffin Larry Clark Ron Delisi Larry Williams Steve Wild Akil Grant Donnovan Carter Brian Atkinson Steve Henriksen

Seasons 1976-79 1982-85 1970-72 1986-89 1999-02 1990-93 2000-03 1997-99 2001-04 1988, 90-91

Solo 379 278 202 166 300 255 246 246 220 176

Asst. 237 193 107 271 134 156 115 113 126 168

Total 616 471 446 437 434 411 361 359 346 344

Seasons 1976-79 1999-2002 1982-85 1990-93 1997-99 2000-03 2000-03 2001-04 1997-2000 1998-2000

Total 616 434 471 411 359 361 339 346 306 302

Asst. 237 134 193 156 112 115 103 126 101 99

Solo 379 300 278 255 246 246 236 220 205 203

Solo Tackles Player 1. Frank Lewandoski 2. Larry Williams 3. Tim Griffin 4. Steve Wild 5. Donnovan Carter 6. Akil Grant 7. Nick Duffy 8. Brian Atkinson 9. Kevin Selover 10. Jermaine Hampton

Assisted Tackles 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Player Ron Delisi Frank Lewandoski Tim Griffin Steve Henriksen Steve Wild Tim McCarthy Mike Higgins

Seasons 1986-89 1976-79 1982-85 1988, 90-91 1990-93 2005-08 1985-88

Total 437 616 471 344 411 289 149

Solo 166 379 278 176 255 141 101

Asst. 271 237 193 168 156 148 138

8. Mike Hollingshed 9. Larry Williams 10. Kevin Cassidy

1984-86, 88 1999-02 1987-90

231 434 323

186 300 192

135 134 131

Quarterback Sacks Player Larry English Cary Caliendo Scott Kellar C.J. Rose Larry Williams Brian Atkinson 7. Doug Bartlett Travis Moore Vinson Reynolds 10. Ken West 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Seasons 2004-08 1987-90 1982-84 1992-95 1999-2002 2001-04 1983-86 2001-04 2000-03 2003-06

Yards 161 131 165 131 94 121 87 95 75 78

Sacks 31.5 31 23 19 16 16 14 14 14 13

Seasons 2004-08 1987-90 1982-84 1983-86 1992-95 1999-2002 1979-82 1993-95 1978-81 1988-91

Yards 283 290 237 144 191 145 161 91 129 92

TFL 63 53 47 43 42 40 39 31 30 30

Tackles For Loss 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Player Larry English Cary Caliendo Scott Kellar Doug Bartlett C.J. Rose Larry Williams Max Gill Hollis Thomas Bob Morgan Scott Van Bellinger

Passes Broken Up Player Randee Drew Vince Thompson C.J. Rose Lionel Hickenbottom Duane Hawthorne Chris Blake 7. Mike Manson 8. Mike Hollingshed 9. Melvin Rice 10. Brett Turner Demerist Whitfield Rob Lee 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Seasons 2000-03 1999-2002 1992-95 2001, 03-04 1995-98 1971-73 1986-88 1984-86, 1988 2005-08 1987-89 1999-2000 2001-04

PBUs 38 28 26 24 22 22 21 19 18 17 17 17

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Assisted Tackles

Pass Interceptions Player Al Jones Dan Meyer Al Eck Randee Drew 5. 11 players tied with 1. 2. 3.

Season 1951 * 1965 * 1960 * 2002

Yards 92 149 108 103

Yds./Ret. 9.2 8.6 15.4 14.7

Int. 10 8 7 7 6

Average Yards Per Interception Return (Minimum 3) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Benji Peacock Lionel Hickenbottom Demerist Whitfield Rufus Taylor Chris Blake Chris Blake Jeff Taylor Mike Terna Randee Drew Sam Denson

Season 1999 2001 2000 1987 1971 1973 1991 1980 2002 1993

Int. 3 4 5 4 5 4 3 5 7 4

Yards 87 96 108 84 104 71 50 82 76 58

Avg. 29.0 24.0 21.6 21.0 20.8 17.8 16.7 16.4 14.7 14.5

Interception Return Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Player Chase Carter Demerist Whitfield Chris Blake Randee Drew Dave Petway Lionel Hickenbottom Larry Clark Benji Peacock Jim Montgomery Gus Warner

Season 2007 2000 1971 2002 1977 2001 1972 1999 1970 1923 *

Int. 2 3 5 7 1 4 2 3 6 1

Yards 120 108 104 103 100 96 94 87 85 85

Total Tackles Player 1. Steve Henriksen 2. Larry Clark 3. Frank Lewandoski 4. Frank Lewandoski 5. Ron Delisi 6. Tim Griffin 7. Steve Henriksen 8. Mike Terna 9. Larry Alleyne 10. Tony Smith

Season 1991 1972 1977 1979 1988 1985 1990 1980 1981 1992

Solo 104 107 125 92 66 94 72 91 98 84

Asst. 87 82 54 81 105 61 81 60 46 58

Total 191 189 179 173 171 155 153 151 144 142

Solo Tackles Player 1. Frank Lewandoski 2. Larry Clark 3. Steve Henriksen 4. Larry Alleyne 5. Larry Clark 6. Tim Griffin 7. Akil Grant Nick Duffy Larry Williams Donnovan Carter Frank Lewandoski

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Season 1977 1972 1991 1981 1971 1985 2002 2001 2001 1998 1979

Total 179 189 191 144 120 155 138 125 123 133 173

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Asst. 54 82 87 46 25 61 46 33 31 41 81

Solo 125 107 104 98 95 94 92 92 92 92 92

1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Ron Delisi Steve Henriksen Larry Clark Frank Lewandoski Steve Henriksen Ron Delisi Tim McCarthy Tony Savegnago Mandel Hester Ron Delisi

Season 1988 1991 1972 1979 1990 1989 2006 1986 1994 1987

Total 171 191 189 173 153 133 111 99 136 107

Solo 66 104 107 92 72 57 38 27 67 39

Asst. 105 87 82 81 81 76 73 72 69 68

Tackles For Loss Player 1. Scott Kellar 2. Max Gill 3. C.J. Rose Larry English 5. Cary Caliendo Javan Lee Larry English Larry English 8. Scott Van Bellinger Vinson Reynolds

Season 1984 1980 1995 2007 1987 2004 2006 2008 1991 2003

Yards 109 90 63 91 92 51 92 73 29 53

TFL 20 18 17 17 16 16 16 16 15 15

Passes Defended Player Randee Drew Randee Drew Steve Hirsch Vince Thompson C.J. Rose Benji Peacock Demerist Whitfield 8. Six players tied with

Season 2003 2002 1983 2001 1994 1999 2000

1. 2. 3. 5.

PBUs 15 14 12 12 11 11 11 10

Quarterback Sacks Player 1. Scott Kellar Larry English 3. Larry English 4. Cary Caliendo Larry Williams 6. Cary Caliendo C.J. Rose 8. Larry English 9. Cary Caliendo 10. Five players tied with * Indicates College Division

Season 1984 2006 2007 1987 2002 1988 1994 2008 1989

Yards 88 77 79 79 77 77 65 57 52

Sacks 12 12 10.5 10 10 9 9 8 7 6


HUSKIE RECORDS DEFENSE YEaR-BY-YEaR lEaDERS Tackles Year 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

Frank Lewandoski (1976-79) is NIU’s all-time leading tackler with 616 stops.

SInglE gamE lEaDERS Longest Interception Return 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Dave Petway Chase Carter Larry Clark Gus Warner Larry Pesetski Randee Drew Kent Robinson Dave Mulderink Rufus Taylor Ray Smith

Opponent Southern Illinois Idaho Long Beach State Beloit Central Michigan Ball State Elmhurst N.E. Missouri State S.W. Missouri State Central Florida

Yards 100 (TD) 95 (TD) 88 (TD) 85 (TD) 80 (TD) 76 72 (TD) 72 (TD) 71 (TD) 68 (TD)

Date 10-22-77 9-22-07 11-17-72 9-29-23 * 11-2-51 * 10-5-02 10-14-44 * 9-29-62 * 10-17-87 10-9-04

Player Gerald Nickelberry Jason Hawkins Benji Peacock Craig Rusch Perry Amoo Donnavan Carter Chris Watson Vince Thompson Larry Williams 10. Pete Kammholz Buster Sampson

Opponent Arkansas State Maryland Kent State Kent State Akron Ohio Western Michigan Central Michigan Iowa State Long Beach State Central Florida

Solo 95 107 71 62 70 79 125 83 92 91 98 72 60 78 94 27 39 66 57 72 104 84 77 69 75 89 83 81 92 78 71 92 92 65 91 88 66 49 46

Assist 25 82 51 65 57 51 54 51 81 60 46 36 56 51 61 72 68 105 76 81 87 58 63 67 39 38 24 43 41 34 41 33 46 43 46 33 50 62 37

Total 120 189 122 127 127 130 179 134 173 151 144 108 116 129 155 99 107 171 133 153 191 142 140 136 114 127 107 124 133 112 112 125 138 108 137 121 116 111 83

* Indicates College Division

Longest Fumble Return 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Player, Pos. 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, LB

Yards 92 (TD) 85 (TD) 77 (TD) 60 (TD) 58 46 43 34 34 (TD) 24 (TD) 24 (TD)

Date 9-18-93 9-4-04 10-23-99 11-18-08 10-26-96 11-14-98 9-3-98 10-19-02 9-2-93 9-14-74 10-7-00

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HUSKIE RECORDS DEFENSE Sacks Year 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996

Cary Caliendo had 13 tackles-for-loss in 1990.

Tackles For Loss Year 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

134

Player, Pos. 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 Doug Bartlett, NG-DT 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

Tackles 8 11 10 14 14 11 9 8 10 18 10 10 11 14 20 14 14 7 7 7 16 14 12 13 15 7 12 13 13 17 8 12 9 10 13 11 13 13 15 16 13 16 17 16

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Yards Lost 26 70 46 51 43 64 78 32 48 90 35 24 36 81 109 76 44 38 33 19 92 55 37 47 29 36 34 75 39 63 36 28 36 21 31 44 86 77 53 51 60 92 91 73

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Player, Pos. 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 Rob Wagner, NG Troy Seabrook, NG C.J. Rose, DE C.J. Rose, DE Orlando Bowen, LB-DE William Triplett, CB Will Ford, DE Perry Amoo, LB Cameron Saulsby, LB Kevin Selover, LB Orlando Bowen, DE Kevin Selover, LB Larry Williams, LB Trent Clemen, DE Larry Williams, LB Brian Atkinson, LB Vinson Reynolds, DE Ken West, DE Craig Rusch, DE Quince Holman, DE Larry English, DE Larry English, DE Larry English, DE

Sacks 12 5 4 10 9 7 5 3 4 4 5 9 6 2 2 2 4 3 3 3 4 4 6 10 6 6 8 5 5 12 10.5 8.0

Yards Lost 88 46 25 79 77 52 27 18 30 16 33 65 36 21 20 19 28 23 22 12 27 11 37 77 37 29 48 36 34 77 79 57

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HUSKIE RECORDS DEFENSE Interception Returns

Fumble Recoveries Year 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Player, Pos. Tom Bastable, SE Phil Szukis, DE Leo Hudetz, LB Dan Adams, LB Larry Clark, LB Five Players Clair Castelein, S Jerry Meyers, DT Bill Milan, S Tim Dacy, DE Frank Lewandoski, LB Lonnie Washington, DE Sam Boskovich, DE Greg Gastel, DE Steve Claussen, DE Richard Brocker, FS Rich Burns, FS Max Gill, DT Sheldon Sobol, DE Larry Alleyne, LB Rick Considine, FS Sheldon Sobol, DE Eleven Players Doug Bartlett, NG Tim Griffin, LB Pat McAvoy, LB Gene Belz, DE Rich Tremblay, SS-WS William Ballard, OLB Ron Delisi, LB Ted Hennings, DE Patrick Bryant, OLB Cary Caliendo, DE Nine Players Gerald Nickelberry, LB Eric Lacy, SS Greg Bryant, DT-DE Gerald Nickelberry, LB C.J. Rose, DE Aldarryl Jones, SS Mandel Hester, LB Orlando Bowen, DE Lewis Miskowicz, NT William Triplett, CB Donnavan Carter, FS Dan Stankowski, DT Donnavan Carter, FS Benji Peacock, CB Darian Tate, DT Lewis Miskowicz, DE Vinson Reynolds, LB Six Players Seven Players Eight Players Jason Hawkins, LB Tim McCarthy, LB Craig Rusch, DE Ray Smith, SS Ken West, DE Zach Larsen, LB Jake Coffman, DE

No. 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 3 2 2 2 3 2 2

Year 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996

Player, Pos. Al Jones, HB Dick Grotemeyer, C Thomas Schramm, G Al Jones, HB Jack Adams, HB Ed Bauer, HB Ron Brodhay, HB Wes Luedeking, HB Tom Skubich, HB Don Coulom, HB Tom Skubich, HB Ron Corey, HB Lew Flinn, QB-DHB Al Eck, E Derril Corbett, LB Mike FioRito, E 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

No. 1 1 1 10 2 2 2 6 4 3 2 2 4 2 2 2 6 7 3 6 5 6 8 5 3 3 3 2 6 6 5 6 4 6 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 5 3 4 4 6 3 3 3 6 2 5 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 4

Yds. 19 7 6 92 28 20 7 53 6 31 38 30 5 44 17 8 69 108 15 105 26 32 149 122 23 11 8 27 43 85 104 48 71 67 2 0 0 21 51 18 17 82 58 62 21 82 66 37 31 20 10 19 17 26 18 49 31 58 37 39 19

Avg. 19.0 7.0 6.0 9.2 14.0 10.0 3.5 8.8 1.5 10.3 19.0 15.0 1.3 22.0 8.5 4.0 11.5 15.4 5.0 17.5 5.2 5.3 18.6 24.4 7.7 3.7 2.7 13.5 7.2 14.2 20.8 8.0 17.8 11.2 1.0 0.0 0.0 7.0 17.0 6.0 8.5 16.4 19.3 15.5 5.3 13.7 22.0 12.3 10.3 3.3 5.0 3.8 3.4 8.7 4.5 12.3 10.3 14.5 9.3 9.8 4.8

TD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 X X X X X X X X X 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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HUSKIE RECORDS DEFENSE Interception Returns (Continued) Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Player, Pos. 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 Dustin Utschig, FS Tim McCarthy, LB Melvin Rice, CB Chase Carter, CB John Tranchitella, LB Bradley Pruitt

Pass Deflections Year 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

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Player, Pos. 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 Mike Manson, CB Rufus Taylor, CB Brett Tucker, FS Randall Townsel, CB Ron Delisi, LB Kevin Cassidy, FS Rich Favor, CB Earl Upton, CB Jeff Taylor, FS Tony Smith, LB Rob Wagner, DE-NG 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 John Tranchitella, LB Melvin Rice, CB

No. 3 4 3 3 5 5 5 7 6 5 3 2 2 2 2 2

No. 6 6 10 4 8 3 7 10 5 9 6 6 12 5 9 10 10 5 5 8 6 4 4 4 7 5 5 5 9 11 6 9 5 10 11 11 12 14 15 10 7 6 6 6 6

Yds. 10 37 87 31 108 16 79 103 81 55 50 47 0 120 9 73

Blocked Kicks Year 1974 1975 1976

1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982

Avg. 3.3 9.3 29.0 10.3 21.6 3.2 15.8 14.7 13.5 11.0 16.7 23.5 0.0 60.0 4.5 36.5

Player, Pos. 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

TD 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

(KICK) 2 Punts 2 Punts 1 Punt 1 Punt 1 Punt 2 Punts 1 Punt 1 Punt 1 PAT

Randee Drew led NIU in interceptions in both 2002 (7) and 2003 (6). Year 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Quince Holman blocked a school-record four kicks in 2005.

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HUSKIE RECORDS KICK RETURNS TEam RECORDS

InDIvIDUal RECORDS

PUNT RETURNS

KICKOFF RETURNS

Most Punt Returns

Most Kickoff Returns

Most Yards

Most Yards

game: season:

9 (10-19-02), (10-22-05) 31 (1966)

game: season:

129 (10-19-02) 525 (2002)

10 (11-20-76) 58 (1976)

game: season:

game: season:

212 (9-21-85) 1,299 (1997)

Highest Avg. Per Return

Highest Avg. Per Return

Most Touchdowns

Most Touchdowns

season:

game: season:

20.2 (2002)

1, several times 4 (2002)

24.1 (1997)

season:

game: season:

1, several times 2, John Spilis (1968) *

Yards 90 89 80 76 73 72 72 8. 70 9. 68 10. 67

Player Dan Sheldon (TD) Rodney Taylor (TD) Dan Sheldon Vaurice Patterson Dan Sheldon (TD) Ernie Wickstrom Arny Veseley (TD) Justin McCareins (TD) Dan Sheldon by three people

Most Punt Returns

9, Dan Sheldon vs. Central Michigan (10-19-02); Shatone Powers vs. Kent State (10-22-05) 30, Shatone Powers (2005) 87, P.J. Fleck (1999-2003)

game:

season: career:

Most Punt Return Yards

119, Dan Sheldon vs. Central Michigan (10-19-02) 477, Dan Sheldon (2002) 1,021, Dan Sheldon (2001-04)

game: season: career:

Highest Average Yards Per Punt Return

33.7, Steve Rodgers, vs. Illinois St. (9-12-92) 22.7, Dan Sheldon (2002) 17.9, Dan Sheldon (2001-04)

game (min. 3 ret.): season (min. 10 ret.): career (min. 20 ret.):

Most Touchdowns

1, several times 3, Dan Sheldon (2002) 4, Dan Sheldon (2001-2004)

game: season: career:

long PUnT returns 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

PUNT RETURNS

Opponent vs. Kent State vs. Bowling Green vs. Bowling Green vs. Oklahoma State vs. Akron vs. Central Michigan vs. Winona State vs. Central Michigan vs. Toledo

Date 9-28-02 11-2-85 11-9-02 9-1-94 10-2-04 11-3-50 9-21-63 11-18-00 11-23-02

KICKOFF RETURNS Most Kickoff Returns

7, on four occasions 33, Deon Mitchell (1997) 100, Deon Mitchell (1995-98)

game: season: career:

Most Kickoff Return Yards

185, John Spilis vs. North Dakota State (9-28-68) * 185, A.J. Harris vs. Akron (9-24-05) 821, Deon Mitchell (1997) 2,349, Deon Mitchell (1995-98)

game:

season: career:

Highest Average Yards Per Kickoff Return

36.4, Deon Mitchell vs. Bowling Green (10-4-97) 28.8, John Spilis (1968) * 24.5, Byron Florence (1971-73)

game (min. 3 ret.): season (min. 10 ret.): career (min. 20 ret.):

Most Touchdowns game: season: career:

1, several times 2, John Spilis (1968) * 2, Michael Turner (2000-03), John Spilis (1968) *

* Indicates College Division

long KICKOFF returns 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Yards 98 97 97 95 94 93 92 92 90 85

Player Byron Florence (TD) John Spilis Mike Pinckney William Andrews Curt Pardridge Michael Turner Bob Florence Deon Mitchell John Spilis Michael Turner (TD)

Opponent Date vs. Western Michigan 9-23-72 vs. Bowling Green 11-16-68 vs. Long Beach State 9-5-80 vs. Buffalo 10-2-99 vs. Iowa 9-21-85 vs. Wake Forest 8-29-02 vs. Western Michigan 9-21-74 vs. Bowling Green 10-4-97 vs. North Dakota State 9-28-68 vs. Kent State 10-13-01

During a kickoff return, William Andrews dashed 95 yards in a game against Buffalo on Oct. 2, 1999.

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HUSKIE RECORDS KICK RETURNS CaREER lEaDERS

Kickoff Returns

Punt Returns Player P.J. Fleck Rodney Taylor Chris Blake Dan Sheldon Mike Pinckney Steve Rodgers Justin McCareins 8. Jeff Sanders 9. Mark Stuart 10. Leon Moody Shatone Powers

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Seasons 1999-2003 1985-88 1971-73 2001-04 1979-80 1989-93 1997-2000 1982-83 1976-78 1995-96 2002-05

Avg. 8.3 8.3 7.3 17.9 7.3 6.7 12.4 9.8 3.2 8.7 8.3

Yards 716 627 493 1,021 360 329 609 382 107 260 249

Ret. 87 76 68 57 49 49 49 39 34 30 30

Punt Return Yardage 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Dan Sheldon P.J. Fleck Rodney Taylor Justin McCareins Chris Blake Jeff Sanders Mike Pinckney Steve Rodgers Leon Moody Vaurice Patterson

Seasons 2001-04 1999-2003 1985-88 1997-2000 1971-73 1982-83 1979-80 1989-93 1995-96 1991-94

Ret. 57 87 76 49 68 39 49 49 30 22

Avg. 17.9 8.3 8.3 12.4 7.3 9.8 7.3 6.7 8.7 11.5

Yards 1,021 716 627 609 493 382 360 329 260 252

Punt Return Average (Minimum 25 Returns) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.

Player Dan Sheldon Justin McCareins Jack Dean Jeff Sanders Leon Moody Rodney Taylor Shatone Powers P.J. Fleck Mike Pinckney Chris Blake

Seasons 2001-04 1997-2000 1962-64 * 1982-83 1995-96 1985-88 2002-05 1999-2003 1979-80 1971-73

Ret. 57 49 31 39 30 76 30 87 49 68

Yards 1,021 609 376 382 260 627 249 716 360 493

Avg. 17.9 12.4 12.1 9.8 8.7 8.3 8.3 8.2 7.3 7.3

Player Deon Mitchell Randee Drew Rodney Taylor Byron Florence Bill Graham Larry Wynn Steve Rodgers 8. Mike Pinckney 9. Raymond Patterson 10. Curt Pardridge

Seasons 1995-98 2000-03 1985-88 1971-73 1951-54 * 1989-92 1989-93 1979-80 1989-90 1984-85

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Avg. 23.5 22.1 18.6 24.5 18.4 20.6 20.9 23.1 21.8 20.6

Yards 2,349 1,524 912 1,103 755 823 835 807 696 619

Ret. 100 69 49 45 41 40 40 35 32 30

Ret. 100 69 45 49 40 40 35 32 28 29

Avg. 23.5 22.1 24.5 18.6 20.9 20.6 23.1 21.8 24.8 22.9

Yards 2,349 1,524 1,103 912 835 823 807 696 691 665

Kickoff Return Yardage 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Deon Mitchell Randee Drew Byron Florence Rodney Taylor Steve Rodgers Larry Wynn Mike Pinckney Raymond Patterson Darrell Hill Bob Florence

Seasons 1995-98 2000-03 1971-73 1985-88 1989-93 1989-92 1979-80 1989-90 1998-2001 1974-75

Kickoff Return Average (Minimum 20 Returns) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Darrell Hill Byron Florence Deon Mitchell Mike Pinckney Bob Florence Vince Smith Randee Drew Raymond Patterson Lionel Hickenbottom Steve Rodgers

Seasons 1998-2001 1971-73 1995-98 1979-80 1974-75 1974-76 2000-03 1989-90 2001-04 1989-93

Ret. 28 45 100 35 29 29 69 32 22 40

Yards 695 1,103 2,349 807 665 658 1,524 696 471 835

Avg. 24.8 24.5 23.5 23.1 22.9 22.7 22.1 21.8 21.4 20.9

Ret. 21 24 19 23 9 22 26 30 28 27

Avg. 22.7 16.4 19.1 12.3 29.0 11.5 9.6 8.3 8.4 8.4

Yards 477 394 362 282 261 252 250 249 234 227

SInglE SEaSOn lEaDERS Punt Returns Player Shatone Powers Justin McCareins P.J. Fleck 4. Chris Blake 5. P.J. Fleck 6. Mike Pinckney 7. Chris Blake Mike Pinckney Dan Sheldon 10. Rodney Taylor Steve Rodgers P.J. Fleck 1. 2.

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Punt Return Yardage Season 2005 1998 1999 1973 2001 1980 1972 1979 2004 1987 1993 2003

Avg. 8.3 8.4 6.3 8.4 9.6 6.8 5.1 7.9 16.4 12.3 7.1 8.3

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Yards 249 234 175 227 250 171 123 189 394 282 163 191

Ret. 30 28 28 27 26 25 24 24 24 23 23 23

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Dan Sheldon Dan Sheldon Justin McCareins Rodney Taylor Wes Luedeking Vaurice Patterson P.J. Fleck Shatone Powers Justin McCareins Chris Blake

Season 2002 2004 2000 1987 1953 1994 2001 2005 1998 1973


HUSKIE RECORDS KICK RETURNS Punt Return Average (Minimum 10 Returns) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Dan Sheldon Justin McCareins Dan Sheldon Jack Dean Jack Dean Dan Sheldon Rodney Taylor Greg Turner Vaurice Patterson Chad Smith

SInglE gamE lEaDERS

Season 2002 2000 2004 1962 * 1963 * 2003 1987 2006 1994 1992

Ret. 21 19 24 12 14 12 23 10 22 11

Yards 477 362 394 164 183 150 282 122 252 124

Avg. 22.7 19.1 16.4 13.7 13.1 12.5 12.3 12.2 11.5 11.3

Most Kickoff Return Yards

Season 1997 1996 1998 2003 2008 2007 1968 * 1993 1986 1977 1985

Avg. 24.9 23.0 23.8 21.5 21.4 18.8 28.8 21.8 18.4 18.2 23.0

Yards 821 714 738 581 492 488 690 524 405 382 483

Ret. 33 31 31 27 23 26 24 24 22 21 21

Most Punt Return Yards

Ret. 33 31 31 24 27 24 23 26 21 20

Avg. 24.9 23.8 23.0 28.8 21.5 21.8 21.4 18.8 23.0 22.5

Yards 821 738 714 690 581 524 492 488 483 450

Kickoff Returns Player Deon Mitchell Deon Mitchell Deon Mitchell 4. Randee Drew 5. Me’co Brown 6. Evans Adonis 7. John Spilis Steve Rodgers 9. Rodney Taylor 10. J.D. Johnson Curt Pardridge

1. 2.

Kickoff Return Yardage Player 1. Deon Mitchell 2. Deon Mitchell 3. Deon Mitchell 4. John Spilis 5. Randee Drew 6. Steve Rodgers 7. Me’co Brown 8. Evans Adonis 9. Curt Pardridge 10. Dan Gorman

Season 1997 1998 1996 1968 * 2003 1993 2008 2007 1985 1969

Yds. 1. 185 185 3. 182 4. 180 5. 172 6. 171 7. 168 8. 160 9. 135 10. 132

1. 2. 4. 6. 7. 8.

Yds. 119 108 108 106 106 101 93 90 90 90 90

Player John Spilis A.J. Harris Deon Mitchell Ricky Crider Deon Mitchell Raymond Patterson Curt Pardridge Steve Rodgers Michael Turner Deon Mitchell

Player Dan Sheldon Rodney Taylor Shatone Powers Justin McCareins Justin McCareins Steve Rodgers Vaurice Patterson Jack Dean Rodney Taylor Dan Sheldon Dan Sheldon

Date 9-28-68 * 9-24-05 10-4-97 11-12-08 11-8-97 11-11-89 9-21-85 9-25-93 10-13-01 9-21-96

Date 10-19-02 10-10-87 10-22-05 11-11-00 11-18-00 9-12-92 9-1-94 10-19-63 * 11-2-85 9-28-02 9-18-04

Opp. North Dakota State Akron Bowling Green Central Michigan Eastern Michigan Toledo Iowa Nevada Kent State Arkansas State

Opp. Central Michigan Toledo Kent State Eastern Michigan Central Michigan Illinois State Oklahoma State Illinois State Bowling Green Kent State Iowa State

* Indicates College Division

Kickoff Return Average (Minimum 10 Returns) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player John Spilis Ricky Crider A.J. Harris Byron Florence Randee Drew Raymond Patterson Ernie Wickstrom Deon Mitchell Bob Snider Mike Pinckney

Season 1968 * 2008 2005 1972 2002 1989 1950 * 1997 1954 * 1980

Ret. 24 10 15 16 15 15 12 33 12 16

Yards 690 280 408 422 392 390 309 821 296 392

Avg. 28.8 28.0 27.2 26.4 26.1 26.0 25.8 24.9 24.7 24.5

Dan Sheldon (2001-04) owns five different punt return records at NIU.

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TEam RECORDS Most Punts

16, vs. North Dakota State (9-13-69) season: 81 (1969) game:

Most Punting Yards

game: 641, vs. North Dakota State (9-13-69) season: 3,273 (1969)

Fewest Punts season:

37 (1990)

Highest Punting Average

game (min. 3 punts): 52.2, vs. Long Beach St. (10-7-78) season: 43.0, (2007)

TEam SEaSOn HIgHS Punts

Punting Average

Year 1969 1976 1984 1970 1971 1981 1997 1977 1974 1996

1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.

Punts 81 78 78 76 74 73 73 71 70 70

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10.

Year 2007 1982 2001 1970 1969 1971 1983 1997 1985 1972

Average 43.0 41.3 41.1 40.8 40.4 40.2 40.0 40.0 39.5 39.1

InDIvIDUal RECORDS Most Punts

15, Tom Wittum vs. North Dakota State (9-13-69) 78, Tom Wittum (1969) 257, Kent Baker (1996-99)

game: season: career:

Most Punting Yards

641, Tom Wittum vs. North Dakota State (9-13-69) 3,129, Tom Wittum (1969) 10,312, Todd Van Keppel (1981-84)

game: season: career:

Highest Punting Average game (min. 5 punts): season (min. 35 punts): career (min. 100 punts):

52.2, Jim Hannula vs. W. Michigan (9-24-77) 43.5, Andy Dittbenner (2007) 40.6, Mike Kent (1985-86)

longest PUnTS 1. 2. 3.

Yards 98 90 75

5.

74

7. 8.

72 68

10. 67

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Player Toimi Jarvi Ollie Krahenbuhl Bob Kaczala Jim Gilbert George Bork Jim Hannula Todd Van Keppel Darren Monnett Kent Baker Todd Van Keppel Kent Baker

Opponent vs. Illinois State vs. Illinois State vs. Southern Illinois vs. Ohio vs. Eastern Illinois vs. Illinois State vs. Illinois State vs. Wisconsin vs. Eastern Michigan vs. Central Michigan vs. Vanderbilt

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Date 10-11-41 11-12-38 11-16-46 10-5-74 10-13-62 9-30-78 9-26-81 9-14-85 10-24-98 11-20-82 10-11-97

Year 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Player Clem Leniski Bob Heimerdinger Bob Heimerdinger Bob Heimerdinger Bill Graham Bill Graham Ron Hicks Don Coulom Jim Caldwell Jim Caldwell Bob Snider Ron Hansen Steve Land George Bork George Bork George Bork Bill Kessler Bill Kessler John Terwilliger John Terwilliger Bruce Bray Tom Wittum Tom Wittum Tom Wittum Jim Gilbert Jim Gilbert Jim Gilbert Mike Fendley Dave Patterson Jim Hannula Jim Hannula Jim Hannula Jim Hannula Todd Van Keppel Todd Van Keppel Todd Van Keppel Todd Van Keppel Mike Kent Mike Kent Darren Monnett Eric Nelson Dave Jensen Dave Jensen Dave Jensen Quin Corbett Jamie Dobay Jamie Dobay Jamie Dobay Kent Baker Kent Baker Kent Baker Kent Baker Jimmy Erwin Jimmy Erwin Jimmy Erwin Anthony Gallagher Anthony Gallagher Andy Dittbenner Andy Dittbenner Andy Dittbenner Andy Dittbenner

No. 44 23 38 41 56 30 20 34 29 48 28 37 45 57 35 27 43 33 42 63 21 78 76 74 56 55 69 61 62 70 65 37 57 73 58 57 67 52 60 44 50 48 36 68 30 61 57 60 70 70 64 53 44 60 63 63 45 54 55 59 41

Yds. 1,478 827 1,544 1,569 2,041 1,055 634 1,062 1,022 1,699 951 1,155 1,364 2,079 1,314 951 1,506 1,125 1,440 2,170 763 3,129 3,104 2,977 2,190 2,007 2,677 2,334 1,964 2,737 2,604 1,451 2,004 2,806 2,397 2,311 2,798 2,170 2,374 1,678 1,742 1,762 1,276 2,639 1,114 2,311 2,110 2,209 2,508 2,803 2,391 2,022 1,675 2,507 2,412 2,533 1,719 2,083 2,085 2,564 1,605

Blk. 2 X 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 3 0 1 1 X 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 2

Avg. 33.6 35.9 40.6 38.3 36.4 35.2 31.7 31.2 35.2 35.4 34.0 31.2 30.3 36.5 37.5 35.2 35.0 34.1 34.3 34.4 36.3 40.1 40.8 40.2 39.1 36.5 38.8 38.3 31.7 39.1 40.1 39.2 35.2 38.4 41.3 40.5 41.8 41.7 39.6 38.1 34.8 36.7 35.4 38.8 37.1 37.9 37.0 36.8 35.8 40.0 37.4 38.2 38.1 41.8 38.3 40.2 38.2 38.6 37.9 40.1 39.1


HUSKIE RECORDS PUNTING 7. 8. 9. 10.

CaREER lEaDERS Punts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Kent Baker Todd Van Keppel Jim Hannula Tom Wittum Andy Dittbenner Jamie Dobay Jim Gilbert Jimmy Erwin Dave Jensen Mike Kent

Seasons 1996-99 1981-84 1977-80 1969-71 2005-08 1992-95 1972-74 2000-02 1989-91 1985-86

Yards 9,724 10,312 8,796 9,210 8,337 7,623 6,874 6,594 5,677 4,544

Avg. 37.8 40.4 38.4 40.4 39.9 37.2 38.2 39.5 37.3 40.6

No. 257 255 229 228 209 205 180 167 152 112

Seasons 1981-84 1996-99 1969-71 1977-80 2005-08 1992-95 1972-74 2000-02 1989-91 1985-86

No. 255 257 228 229 209 205 180 167 152 112

Avg. 40.4 37.8 40.4 38.4 39.9 37.2 38.2 39.5 37.3 40.6

Yards 10,312 9,724 9,210 8,796 8,337 7,623 6,874 6,594 5,677 4,544

Yards 4,544 10,312 9,210 6,594 8,337 8,796 6,874 9,724 5,677 7,623

Avg. 40.6 40.43 40.39 39.5 39.1 38.4 38.18 37.8 37.3 37.2

Punting Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Todd Van Keppel Kent Baker Tom Wittum Jim Hannula Andy Dittbenner Jamie Dobay Jim Gilbert Jimmy Erwin Dave Jensen Mike Kent

Punting Average (Minimum 100 Punts) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Mike Kent Todd Van Keppel Tom Wittum Jimmy Erwin Andy Dittbenner Jim Hannula Jim Gilbert Kent Baker Dave Jensen Jamie Dobay

Seasons 1985-86 1981-84 1969-71 2000-02 2005-08 1977-80 1972-74 1996-99 1989-91 1992-95

No. 112 255 228 167 209 229 180 257 152 205

SInglE SEaSOn lEaDERS Punts Player Tom Wittum Tom Wittum Tom Wittum Todd Van Keppel Jim Hannula Kent Baker Kent Baker 8. Jim Gilbert 9. Dave Jensen 10. Todd Van Keppel

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Season 1969 1970 1971 1981 1977 1996 1997 1974 1991 1984

Yards 3,129 3,104 2,977 2,806 2,737 2,508 2,803 2,677 2,639 2,798

Avg. 40.1 40.8 40.2 38.4 39.1 35.8 40.0 38.7 38.8 41.8

No. 78 76 74 73 70 70 70 69 68 67

Season 1969 1970 1971 1997 1977 1974

No. 78 76 74 70 70 69

Avg. 40.1 40.8 40.2 40.0 39.1 38.7

Yards 3,129 3,104 2,977 2,803 2,737 2,677

Punting Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Player Tom Wittum Tom Wittum Tom Wittum Kent Baker Jim Hannula Jim Gilbert

Dave Jensen Jim Hannula Andy Dittbenner Anthony Gallagher

1991 1978 2007 2003

68 65 59 63

38.8 40.1 43.5 40.2

2,639 2,604 2,564 2,533

Yards 2,564 2,507 2,798 2,170 2,397 3,104 2,311 2,977 2,533 2,604

Avg. 43.5 41.78 41.76 41.70 41.3 40.8 40.5 40.22 40.21 40.1

Punting Average (Minimum 35 Punts) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Andy Dittbenner Jimmy Erwin Todd Van Keppel Mike Kent Todd Van Keppel Tom Wittum Todd Van Keppel Tom Wittum Anthony Gallagher Jim Hannula

Season 2007 2001 1984 1985 1982 1970 1983 1971 2003 1978

No. 59 60 67 52 58 76 57 74 63 65

SInglE gamE lEaDERS Punts Player 1. Tom Wittum 2. John Terwilliger 3. Todd Van Keppel 4. Tom Wittum Tom Wittum Tom Wittum Tom Wittum Dave Patterson Dave Patterson Mike Kent Mike Kent

Opp. (Date) North Dakota State (9-13-69) Toledo (11-11-67) * Ball State (10-3-81) Ball State (10-25-69) Bowling Green (11-22-69) Toledo (11-7-70) Wisconsin (9-11-71) Kent State (11-25-76) Indiana State (10-9-76) Northwestern (9-28-85) Miami (FL) (10-4-86)

No. 16 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

Punting Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Tom Wittum Mike Kent Tom Wittum Mike Kent Tom Wittum Todd Van Keppel Todd Van Keppel Tom Wittum Tom Wittum Mike Fendley

Opp. (Date) North Dakota State (9-13-69) Northwestern (9-28-85) Ball State (10-25-69) Miami (FL) (10-4-86) Montana (9-19-70) Ball State (10-3-81) Miami (OH) (10-27-84) Wisconsin (9-11-71) Miami (OH) (10-3-70) Illinois State (11-1-75)

No. 16 11 11 11 10 12 10 11 10 10

Yards 683 487 473 454 452 443 439 437 434 432

Single-Game Average (Minimum 3 Punts) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Jim Hannula Jimmy Erwin Jimmy Erwin Todd Van Keppel Kent Baker Tom Wittum Jim Gilbert Todd Van Keppel Kent Baker Andy Dittbenner Jim Hannula

Opp. (Date) No. Western Michigan (9-24-77) 6 Ball State (11-17-01) 5 Toledo (9-29-01) 8 Central Michigan (11-5-83) 10 Bowling Green (10-4-97) 7 West Texas State (10-10-70) 6 Ohio (10-5-74) 7 Eastern Michigan (10-23-82) 7 Toledo (11-13-99) 7 Eastern Michigan (9-27-08) 4 Long Beach State (10-7-78) 8

Yards 313 252 401 493 333 285 331 331 331 189 375

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Avg. 52.2 50.4 50.1 49.3 47.6 47.5 47.3 47.3 47.3 47.3 46.9

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HUSKIE RECORDS SCORING TEam RECORDS

InDIvIDUal RECORDS

Most Points Scored

Most Points Scored

game: modern game: by half: by quarter: season:

114, vs. Wheaton (10-19-12) * 73, vs. Fresno State (10-6-90); Buffalo (10-28-00) 50, vs. Fresno State (10-6-90) 34, vs. Miami (OH) (10-12-02) 421 (2004)

Highest Average Points Per Game

37.2 (2000)

season:

Fewest Average Points Scored Per Game season:

Most Points Scored By Opponent game: modern game: season:

Most Touchdowns Scored game: modern game: season:

5.1 (1976)

game: season: career:

49, Chris Nendick (2004-07) 24, John Ivanic (1988-90) 22, Steve Azar (2002-03)

18, vs. Wheaton (10-19-12) * 10, vs. Buffalo (10-28-00) 53 (2004)

Most Field Goals Made

5, vs. Ohio (11-6-82) 21 (2003)

Most Field Goals Attempted game: season:

Most PAT Kicks Made game: season:

Most PAT Kicks Attempted game: season:

7, vs. Temple (10-21-06) 27 (2006)

7, Bill Anderson vs. Wheaton (10-19-12) * 21, Garrett Wolfe (2004) 57, Garrett Wolfe (2004-06)

game: season: career:

5, Vince Scott vs. Ohio (11-6-82) Chris Nendick vs. Temple (10-21-06) 21, Steve Azar (2003) 73, Steve Azar (2000-03)

game:

season: career:

Most Field Goals Attempted

7, Chris Nendick vs. Temple (10-21-06) 27, Chris Nendick (2006) 79, Chris Nendick (2004-07)

game: season: career:

Highest Field Goal Percentage 10, vs. Buffalo (10-28-00) 51 (2004)

10, vs. Buffalo (10-28-00) 52 (2004)

Most Two-Point PATs Made

7 (1973)

season:

Most Two-Point PATs Attempted

9 (1973)

season:

1.000, Vince Scott (5-of-5) vs. Ohio (11-6-82) .933, Steve Azar (14-of-15) (2000) .793, Steve Azar (73-of-92)

game (min. 5 attempts): season (min. 10 attempts): career (min. 30 attempts):

Longest Field Goal Made

52, Steve Azar vs. Maryland (8-28-03); 52, Chris Nendick vs. Akron (12-1-05); 52, Mike Salerno vs. Bowling Green (10-25-08)

game:

Most Consecutive Field Goals Made game: season:

5, Vince Scott vs. Ohio (11-6-82) 14, Steve Azar (10-7-00 to 11-18-00); (9-29-01 to 11-17-01)

Most PAT Kicks Made

Most Defensive Touchdowns Scored

2, on three occasions, most recently vs. Idaho (9-22-07) 4 (1999, 2001)

Most Defensive Extra Points Scored

18, Vince Scott vs. Ohio (11-6-82) 104, Steve Azar (2003) 370, Steve Azar (2000-03)

Consecutive Games Scoring a Point

Most Touchdowns Scored

game: season:

game: season:

Most Points Scored By Kicker

115, by Beloit (10-4-13) * 73, by Kansas State (9-12-98) 420 (1995)

Most Field Goals Made

game: season:

42, Bill Anderson vs. Wheaton (10-19-12) * 126, Garrett Wolfe (2004) 370, Steve Azar (2000-03)

game: season: career:

1, vs. Alabama (9-20-03) 1 (2003)

10, Steve Azar vs. Buffalo (10-28-00) 51, Chris Nendick (2004) 161, Chris Nendick (2004-07)

game: season: career:

Most PAT Kicks Attempted game: season: career:

10, Steve Azar vs. Buffalo (10-28-00) 52, Chris Nendick (2004) 165, Chris Nendick (2004-07)

Highest PAT Percentage season (min. 30 att.): career (min. 50 att.):

1.000 (50-for-50), Chris Nendick (2005) .976 (161-for-165), Chris Nendick (2004-07)

Most Consecutive PATs Made game: season: career:

142

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HUSKIE RECORDS SCORING Most Two-Point PATs Made season: career:

3, Stacey Robinson (1990) 3, Dave Petzke (1977-78); Marshall Taylor (1985-88); Stacey Robinson (1989-90)

Most Two-Point PATs Attempted

7, Jerry Golsteyn (1973) 10, Pete Kraker (1976-78)

season: career:

Most Two-Point PAT Passes Completed

5, Jerry Golsteyn (1973) 5, Jerry Golsteyn (1973-75)

season: career:

Most Defensive Touchdowns Scored game: season: career:

2, Benji Peacock vs. Kent State (10-23-99) 2, Benji Peacock (1999); Lionel Hickenbottom (2001) 2, five different people

Most Defensive Extra Points Scored

1, Kevin Woods vs. Alabama (9-20-03) 1, Kevin Woods (2003) 1, Kevin Woods (2002-03)

game: season: career:

Field Goals Made

CaREER lEaDERS Scoring 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Steve Azar Garrett Wolfe Chris Nendick Michael Turner John Ivanic Stacey Robinson Reino Nori Mark Kellar Vince Scott Justin McCareins

Seasons 2000-03 2004-06 2004-07 2000-03 1987-90 1988-90 1932-35 * 1971-73 1980-83 1997-2000

TD 57 48 38 33 30

FG 73 57 43 41 -

PAT 151 2 161 115 4 69 2

Pts 370 344 332 288 253 234 204 202 192 182

Touchdowns Scored Player Garrett Wolfe Michael Turner Stacey Robinson Mark Kellar Reino Nori Allen Ross Justin McCareins 8. Charles Talley 9. Thomas Hammock 10. Dan Sheldon 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Seasons 2004-06 2000-03 1988-90 1971-73 1932-35 * 1977-80 1997-2000 1993-96 1999-2002 2001-04

Rush 52 43 38 32 30 28 25 1

Rec. 5 3 1 29 1 18

Other 2 1 4

TDs 57 48 38 33 31 30 30 29 25 23

Most Points Kicking 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Player Steve Azar Chris Nendick John Ivanic Vince Scott Brian Clark Rome Moga Brian Steger Tom Wittum Jim Gilbert Kent Baker

Seasons 2000-03 2004-07 1987-90 1980-83 1995-98 1977-80 1992-93 1969-71 1972-74 1996-99

Steve Azar (2000-03) is the all-time leading scorer in Northern Illinois history.

FG 73 57 43 41 31 31 25 21 7 12

PAT 151 161 115 69 59 49 43 50 51 35

Pts 370 332 253 192 152 142 118 113 72 71

Player Steve Azar Chris Nendick John Ivanic Vince Scott Rome Moga Brian Clark 7. Brian Steger 8. Tom Wittum 9. Mike Salerno 10. Bob Forester 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Seasons 2000-03 2004-07 1987-90 1980-83 1977-80 1995-98 1992-93 1969-71 20081984-85

Pct. .793 .722 .730 .759 .574 .689 .735 .568 .750 .483

FGA 92 79 63 54 54 45 34 37 24 29

FGM 73 57 46 41 31 31 25 21 18 14

Field Goals Attempted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Steve Azar Chris Nendick John Ivanic Rome Moga Vince Scott Brian Clark Tom Wittum Brian Steger Bob Forester Mike Salerno

Seasons 2000-03 2004-07 1987-90 1977-80 1980-83 1995-98 1969-71 1992-93 1984-85 2008-

FGM 73 57 46 31 41 31 21 25 14 18

FGA 92 79 63 54 54 45 37 34 29 24

Field Goal Percentage (Minimum 30 Made) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Player Steve Azar Vince Scott John Ivanic Chris Nendick Brian Clark Rome Moga

Seasons 2000-03 1980-83 1987-90 2004-07 1995-98 1977-80

FGM 73 41 46 57 31 31

FGA 92 54 63 79 45 54

Pct. .793 .759 .730 .722 .689 .574

* Indicates College Division

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Player Chris Nendick Steve Azar John Ivanic Terry Henigan Vince Scott Brian Clark Jim Gilbert Tom Wittum Rome Moga Brian Steger

PAT Percentage (Minimum 25 Made) Seasons 2004-07 2000-03 1987-90 1962-65 * 1980-83 1995-98 1973-74 1969-71 1977-80 1992-93

Pct. .976 .956 .943 .809 .972 .952 .850 .909 .831 .935

Att. 165 158 122 115 71 62 60 55 59 46

Made 161 151 115 93 69 59 51 50 49 43

PATs Attempted (Minimum 50 Attempted) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Player Chris Nendick Steve Azar John Ivanic Terry Henigan Vince Scott Brian Clark Jim Gilbert Tom Wittum Rome Moga

Seasons 2004-07 2000-03 1987-90 1962-65 * 1980-83 1995-98 1973-74 1969-71 1977-80

Made 161 151 115 93 69 59 51 50 49

Pct. .976 .956 .943 .809 .972 .952 .850 .909 .831

Att. 165 158 122 115 71 62 60 55 59

TD 21 19 20 19 19 17 17 16

FG 21 -

PAT 6 2 41 4

Pts. 126 120 120 116 114 104 102 102 101 100

Rush 18 19 19 19 18 14 16 16 16 -

Rec. 3 1 3 1 -

Other 1 -

TDs 21 20 19 19 19 17 17 16 16 15

Touchdowns Scored Player Garrett Wolfe Michael Turner Stacey Robinson Stacey Robinson Garrett Wolfe 6. Michael Turner Garrett Wolfe 8. Mark Kellar Thomas Hammock 10. Reino Nori 1. 2. 3.

Season 2004 2002 1989 1990 2006 2003 2005 1973 2000 1935 *

Most Points Kicking Player 1. Steve Azar 2. Chris Nendick 3. Steve Azar Chris Nendick

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FG 21 16 18 20

PAT 41 51 41 35

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Yards 52 52 52 3. 51 51 51 6. 50 50 8. 49 49 10. 48

1.

Player Steve Azar Chris Nendick Mike Salerno Vince Scott Steve Azar Steve Azar Steve Azar Steve Azar Kent Baker Kent Baker Three times

5. 6. 7. 8.

Scoring Season 2004 1990 2002 2006 1989 2003 2003 2005 1935 * 1973

Seasons 1996-99 1984-85 20082004-07 1980-83 2000-03 1995-98 1994 1987-90 1992-93

Made 35 28 34 161 69 151 59 33 115 43

Att. 35 28 34 165 71 158 62 35 122 46

Pct. 1.000 1.000 1.000 .976 .972 .956 .952 .9428 .9426 .935

longest FIElD gOalS

SInglE SEaSOn lEaDERS Player 1. Garrett Wolfe 2. Stacey Robinson Michael Turner 4. Garrett Wolfe 5. Stacey Robinson 6. Steve Azar 7. Michael Turner Garrett Wolfe 9. Reino Nori 10. Mark Kellar

Player Kent Baker Bob Forester Mike Salerno 4. Chris Nendick 5. Vince Scott 6. Steve Azar 7. Brian Clark 8. Lance Lasseigne 9. John Ivanic 10. Brian Steger 1.

Pts 104 99 95 95

Steve Azar Mike Salerno John Ivanic Vince Scott Steve Azar 10. Chris Nendick

2001 2008 1987 1983 2000 2005

Opponent vs. Maryland vs. Akron vs. Bowling Green vs. Toledo vs. Wake Forest vs. Alabama vs. Illinois vs. Toledo vs. Marshall vs. Eastern Michigan

20 18 18 17 14 9

31 34 29 29 38 50

Date 8-28-03 12-1-05 10-25-08 11-12-83 8-29-02 9-20-03 9-8-01 11-23-02 10-30-99 11-20-99

91 88 83 80 80 77

Field Goals Made Player 1. Steve Azar 2. Steve Azar Chris Nendick 4. Steve Azar John Ivanic Mike Salerno 7. Vince Scott 8. Chris Nendick 9. John Ivanic Brian Clark

Season 2003 2001 2006 2002 1987 2008 1983 2004 1988 1998

Pct. .808 .769 .741 .720 .750 .750 .850 .762 .789 .750

FGA 26 26 27 25 24 24 20 21 19 20

FGM 21 20 20 18 18 18 17 16 15 15

Field Goals Attempted Player 1. Chris Nendick 2. Steve Azar Steve Azar 4. Steve Azar 5. John Ivanic Mike Salerno 7. Chris Nendick 8. Rome Moga Vince Scott Brian Clark

Season 2006 2001 2003 2002 1987 2008 2004 1979 1983 1998

* Indicates College Division

FGM 20 20 21 18 18 18 16 10 17 15

FGA 27 26 26 25 24 24 21 20 20 20


HUSKIE RECORDS SCORING Field Goal Percentage (Minimum 10 Made) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Player Steve Azar Kent Baker Vince Scott Steve Azar John Ivanic Steve Azar Chris Nendick Rome Moga John Ivanic Brian Steger Brian Clark Mike Salerno

Season 2000 1999 1983 2003 1988 2001 2004 1978 1987 1992 1998 2008

FGM 14 12 17 21 15 20 16 12 18 12 15 18

YEaR-BY-YEaR lEaDERS

FGA 15 14 20 26 19 26 21 16 24 16 20 24

Pct. .933 .857 .850 .808 .789 .769 .762 .750 .750 .750 .750 .750

Att. 52 50 43 43 40 40 40 35 36 38

Made 51 50 41 41 38 37 37 35 35 34

PATs Made (Minimum 15 Attempts) Player 1. Chris Nendick 2. Chris Nendick 3. Steve Azar Steve Azar 5. Steve Azar 6. John Ivanic John Ivanic 8. Kent Baker Chris Nendick 10. Rick Osbourne

Season 2004 2005 2002 2003 2000 1989 1990 1999 2006 1966

Pct. .981 1.000 .953 .953 .950 .925 .925 1.000 .972 .895

PATs Attempted (Minimum 30 Made) Player 1. Chris Nendick 2. Chris Nendick 3. Steve Azar Steve Azar 5. John Ivanic John Ivanic Steve Azar 8. Rick Osbourne 9. Terry Henigan Jim Gilbert

Season 2004 2005 2002 2003 1989 1990 2000 1966 * 1963 * 1973

Made 51 50 41 41 37 37 38 34 30 31

Pct. .981 1.000 .953 .953 .925 .925 .950 .895 .811 .838

Att. 52 50 43 43 40 40 40 38 37 37

PAT Percentage (Minimum 15 Made) Player 1. Chris Nendick Kent Baker Brian Clark John Ivanic Bob Forester Vince Scott Mike Salerno 8. Chris Nendick 9. Chris Nendick 10. Steve Azar

Season 2005 1999 1996 1987 1985 1981 2008 2004 2006 2001

Made 50 35 17 29 18 17 34 51 35 31

Att. 50 35 17 29 18 17 34 52 36 32

Pct. 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .981 .972 .969

Year 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Player, Pos. 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 Jack Dean, HB-QB 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 Ed Johnson, FB Pete Miskov, PK James Louis, SE Vince Smith, HB Allen Ross, TB Dave Petzke, SE Allen Ross, TB Lou Wicks, FB Vince Scott, PK Vince Scott, PK Vince Scott, PK Carl Aikens, SE Bob Forester, PK Marshall Taylor, QB John Ivanic, PK John Ivanic, PK Stacey Robinson, QB Stacey Robinson, QB Willy Roy, Jr., PK Brian Steger, PK LeShon Johnson, TB Lance Lasseigne, PK Ralph Strickland, FLK 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

TD 11 7 8 11 6 7 4 2 4 7 6 11 9 6 7 7 14 8 9 9 5 12 0 6 6 8 9 16 7 0 2 2 8 11 8 7 0 0 0 6 0 7 0 0 19 19 0 0 12 0 9 12 0 0 0 16 0 20 0 21 17 19 11 0

PAT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 1 2 0 0 l-2 l-3 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 l-2 0 23 0 0 0 l-1 0 0 17 10 29 0 18 l-1 29 12 0 l-3 12 21 0 33 0 0 13 13 35 0 31 0 41 0 0 1 0 34

FG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 13 17 0 7 0 18 15 0 0 7 12 0 12 0 0 6 15 12 0 20 0 21 0 0 0 0 18

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Pts. 66 42 48 66 36 42 24 12 24 50 36 66 55 38 42 42 88 54 54 54 30 72 47 36 36 48 54 100 42 47 12 12 48 68 48 42 38 49 80 36 39 44 83 57 114 120 33 57 72 69 54 72 31 58 71 96 91 120 104 126 102 116 66 88

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all gamES

Most Points By Kicking

Most Points By NIU In a Game

Pts. 19 18 17 16 16 16 7. 15 8. 14 14 10. 13 13 1. 2. 3. 4.

Opponent Temple Ohio Fresno State Central Michigan Eastern Michigan Central Michigan Central Michigan Toledo Pacific Kent State Kent State

Date 10-21-06 11-16-82 10-6-90 11-18-00 11-3-01 10-11-03 11-12-08 11-12-83 10-15-94 11-4-78 11-3-79

Most Field Goals Made 1. 3.

No. 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Opponent Ohio Temple Ohio Kent State Kent State Toledo Wisconsin Pacific Eastern Michigan Central Michigan

Date 11-6-82 10-21-06 11-19-77 11-4-78 11-3-79 11-12-83 9-17-88 10-15-94 11-11-00 11-18-00

Most Field Goals Attempted 1. 2. 4. 5.

No. 7 6 6 5 4

Opponent Temple Ohio Pacific Ohio on multiple occasions

Date 10-21-06 11-19-77 10-15-94 11-6-82

Field Goal Percentage (Minimum 4 Made) 1.

8. 9.

Pct. 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .714 .667 .667

Opponent Ohio Kent State Kent State Toledo Wisconsin Eastern Michigan Central Michigan Temple Ohio Pacific

FG / FGA 5/5 4/4 4/4 4/4 4/4 4/4 4/4 5 / 7 4/6 4 / 6

Date 11-6-82 11-4-78 11-3-79 11-12-83 9-17-88 11-11-00 11-18-00 10-21-06 11-19-77 10-15-94

Most PATs Made 1. 2.

6.

Pts. 10 8 8 8 8 7

Opponent Buffalo Cincinnati Fresno State Nevada-Las Vegas Western Michigan on multiple occasions

Date 10-28-00 11-18-99 10-6-90 10-7-95 10-23-04

Most Touchdowns 1. 2. 3. 4. 7.

TD’s 18 10 9 8 8 8 7

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Opponent Wheaton Buffalo Fresno State Cincinnati UNLV Western Michigan 11 times

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Date 10-19-12 * 10-28-00 10-6-90 11-18-89 10-7-95 10-23-04

1. 2. 3. 5. 7. 8. 9.

Pts. 114 91 73 73 64 64 62 61 59 59

Opponent (Score) Wheaton (114-7) Elmhurst (91-10) Fresno State (73-18) Buffalo (73-10) Mt. Morris (64-0) Mt. Morris (64-9) UNLV (62-14) Winona State (61-0) Elmhurst (59-0) Western Michigan (59-38)

Date 10-19-12 * 11-5-21* 10-6-90 10-28-00 10-16-20 * 10-22-21 * 10-7-95 9-21-63 * 11-3-45 * 10-23-04

Most Points By NIU In a Half 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9.

Pts. 50 45 42 41 38 38 37 36 35

Opponent (Half) Fresno State (1st) Buffalo (1st) Western Michigan (1st) Miami (OH) (2nd) Indiana State (1st) Illinois State (1st) Central Michigan (2nd) Ball State (1st) eight times

Date 10-6-90 10-28-00 10-23-04 10-12-02 9-23-06 9-9-00 10-11-03 9-30-00

Most Points By NIU In a Quarter 1. 2.

Pts. 34 29 29

Opponent (Quarter) Miami (OH) Illinois State (2nd) Fresno State (2nd)

Date 10-12-02 10-19-63 * 10-6-90

Most Points By NIU Opponent In a Game 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Pts. 115 96 73 70 69 67 66 65 63 63

Opponent (Score) 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) by Ohio (63-15)

Date 10-4-13 * 10-23-15 * 9-12-98 10-27-07 11-15-75 11-16-96 11-22-13 * 9-28-12 * 10-8-21 * 11-20-76

Largest NIU Winning Margin Margin 107 81 64 63 61 59 55 55 9. 53 10. 52 52

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Score 114-7 91-10 64-0 73-10 61-0 59-0 64-9 73-18 56-3 52-0 52-0

Opponent Wheaton Elmhurst Mt. Morris Buffalo Winona State Elmhurst Mt. Morris Fresno State Cincinnati Chicago Teachers Illinois State

Date 10-19-12 * 11-5-21 * 10-16-20 * 10-28-00 9-21-63 * 11-5-21 * 10-22-21 * 10-6-90 11-18-89 11-4-16 * 9-9-00


HUSKIE RECORDS SCORING Most Points By NIU In a Half

Largest NIU Losing Margin Margin 115 96 66 66 5. 65 6. 63 7. 62 8. 61 9. 56 10. 54 54

Score 115-0 96-0 66-0 73-7 65-0 63-0 69-7 61-0 62-6 54-0 57-3

1. 2. 3.

Opponent Beloit St. Viator North Central Kansas State Beloit Millikin Central Michigan Central Michigan Lombard Southern Illinois Iowa

Date 10-4-13 * 10-23-15 * 11-12-13 * 9-12-98 9-28-12 * 10-8-21 * 11-15-75 10-8-55 * 11-9-23 * 10-23-76 9-20-86

Most Points By NIU In a Game Pts. 73 59 52 50 49 49 49 48 48 45

8. 10.

Opponent (Score) Buffalo (73-10) Western Michigan (59-38) Akron (52-35) Kent State (50-7) Akron (49-19) Eastern Michigan (49-21) Central Michigan (49-0) Ball State (48-23) Miami (OH) (48-41) Buffalo (45-21)

Date 10-28-00 10-23-04 10-14-00 10-23-99 10-2-04 11-16-02 10-19-02 11-1-03 10-12-02 10-2-99

longest SCORIng PlaYS Yds. Player

Opponent

Type

1.

100 Dave Petway

Southern Illinois

INT

2.

99

Reino Nori

UW-Whitewater

99

Justin McCareins (D. Urban) Ball State

Date 10-22-77

RUSH 11-17-34 REC

4.

98

Byron Florence

Western Michigan KR

97

John Spilis

Bowling Green

KR

11-16-68

97

Mike Pinckney

Long Beach State KR

9-5-80

7.

96

Darrell Hill (C. Finlen)

Eastern Michigan REC 11-20-99

8.

95

William Andrews

Buffalo

KR

10-2-99

95

Chase Carter

Idaho

INT

9-22-07

7. 8.

Opponent (Half) Buffalo (1st) Western Michigan (1st) Miami (OH) (2nd) Central Michigan (2nd) Ball State (1st) Kent State (1st) Akron (1st) Central Michigan (2nd) Ball State (1st) Buffalo (1st)

Date 10-28-00 10-23-04 10-12-02 10-11-03 9-30-00 10-23-99 10-2-04 10-16-04 11-1-03 11-8-03

KR

9-14-85

10. 94

Curt Pardridge

Wisconsin

Rich Bader (G. Bork)

Eastern Michigan REC

11-5-60

Michael Turner

Wake Forest

KR

8-29-02

Bob Florence

Western Michigan KR

9-21-74

92

Darryl Richardson

Ohio

RUSH 11-16-85

92

Gerald Nickelberry

Arkansas State

FR

92

LeShon Johnson

Southern Illinois

RUSH 10-2-93

92

Deon Mitchell

Bowling Green

KR

92

Matt Simon (D. Nicholson) Central Michigan REC

9-29-07

91

Nathan Palmer (C. Harnish) Minnesota

REC

8-30-08

9-18-83

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9.

19. 90

Dan Sheldon

Kent State

PR

9-28-02

Rodney Taylor

Bowling Green

PR

10-2-85

21. 88

Larry Clark

Long Beach State INT

11-17-72

22. 85

on three occasions

Opponent (Quarter) Miami (OH) (4th) Buffalo (2nd) Ball State (2nd) Central Michigan (3rd) Central Michigan (3rd) Western Michigan (2nd) Ball State (2nd) on multiple occasions

Date 10-12-02 10-28-00 10-5-02 10-11-03 10-16-04 10-23-04 11-1-03

Pts. 70 69 63 52 49 49 48 45 44 44 44 44

Opponent (Score) Toledo (70-21) Central Michigan (69-7) Ohio (63-15) Western Michigan (52-22) Western Michigan (49-21) Toledo (49-30) Akron (48-42 OT) Western Michigan (45-17) Western Michigan (44-30) Central Michigan (44-10) Toledo (44-14) Kent State (44-34)

Date 10-27-07 11-15-75 11-20-76 10-21-00 9-24-77 11-15-03 9-24-05 9-22-79 9-16-78 8-28-97 11-13-99 10-13-01

Largest NIU Winning Margin 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Margin 63 49 43 36 35 34 32 31 31 31

Score 73-10 49-0 50-7 36-0 42-7 40-6 38-6 34-3 40-9 38-7

Opponent Buffalo Central Michigan Kent State Ohio Western Michigan Central Michigan Eastern Michigan Kent State Buffalo Kent State

Date 10-28-00 10-19-03 10-23-99 11-6-82 11-23-05 11-18-00 11-15-80 10-22-05 11-8-04 9-24-83

Largest NIU Losing Margin

10-4-97

20. 89

Pts. 34 28 28 28 28 28 27 21

Most Points By NIU Opponent

9-23-72

11. 93 93

1. 2.

9-30-00

5.

13. 92

9. 10.

Pts. 45 42 41 37 36 35 35 35 34 31

Most Points By NIU In a Quarter

maC gamES OnlY 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

1. 2. 3. 4. 7. 8. 9.

Margin 62 49 48 42 42 42 34 32 31 31 31

Score 69-7 70-21 63-15 42-0 42-0 42-0 44-10 41-9 37-6 31-0 41-10

Opponent Central Michigan Toledo Ohio Kent State Ball State Miami (OH) Central Michigan Marshall Western Michigan Toledo Miami (OH)

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TEam RECORDS

season:

Most Plays

102, vs. Ohio (11-7-81) 899 (1978)

game: season:

Most Net Yards Gained

806, vs. Fresno State (10-6-90) 5,329 (2005)

game: season:

Most Net Yards Gained In a Half game:

Highest Average Yards Per Play game: season:

532, vs. Fresno State (10-6-90)

11.2, vs. Miami (OH) (10-12-02) 6.63 (1963)

Highest Average Yards Per Game

441.1 (2005)

season:

Most First Downs Gained

52 (2005)

36, vs. Fresno State (10-6-90) 261 (2004)

game: season:

Most First Downs Gained In a Half game:

Most First Downs Rushing

23, vs. Buffalo (10-28-00)

31, vs. Fresno State (10-6-90) 183 (1990)

game: season:

Most First Downs Passing

24, vs. Illinois State (10-19-63)* 129 (1963) *

game: season:

Most First Downs By Penalty

27 (2006)

season:

* Indicates College Division

TEam SEaSOn HIgHS Plays 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10.

899 874 858 855 829 817 815 815 814 813 813

1978 1987 2003 2004 2006 1973 2005 1979 1980 2000 2008

Most Yards Per Play 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

6.63 6.54 6.31 6.16 5.95 5.79 5.74 5.60 5.57 5.57

1963 2005 1990 2004 1950 2000 1951 2002 1965 1989

Total Offensive Yards

Rushing First Downs

Most Yards Per Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

5,329 5,265 4,722 4,706 4,661 4,547 4,514 4,502 4,420 4,395

2005 2004 2006 2000 1990 2003 2002 1989 1987 1973

First Downs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10.

261 255 254 244 243 235 235 231 230 230

9.

183 180 177 172 147 142 136 136 128 128

1990 1989 1973 1987 1972 2004 1983 1988 1994 1995

444.1 439.8 438.8 427.8 423.7 409.3 401.8 399.5 381.7 378.9

2005 1963 2004 2000 1990 1989 1987 1973 1965 2003

Passing First Downs 2004 2000 2005 1987 2006 2003 1989 1973 1978 2008

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

129 120 115 114 108 106 102 101 99 97

1963 2006 1962 2005 2003 2007 2000 2004 2008 2001

Sam Hurd had 1,074 receiving yards in 2005.

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CaREER RECORDS

Most Plays

Total Yards

game: season: career:

75, Pete Kraker vs. Central Michigan (11-13-76) 417, Chris Finlen (2001) 1,247, Marshall Taylor (1985-88)

Most Net Yards Gained game: season: freshman: sophomore: junior: senior: career:

477, Phil Horvath vs. Akron (9-24-05) 2,945, George Bork (1963) * 1,600, Marshall Taylor (1985) 1,937, Josh Haldi (2002) 2,497, Josh Haldi (2003) 2,945, George Bork (1963) * 6,788, Chris Finlen (1997, 1999-2001)

Highest Average Yards Per Play season (min. 30): career (min. 100):

7.43, Phil Horvath (2001) 6.65, Stacey Robinson (1989-90)

Highest Average Yards Per Game season (min.10): career:

294.5, George Bork (1963) * 168.47, George Bork (1960-63) *

Touchdowns Responsible For (Rushing and Passing) game:

season: career:

7, Bill Anderson vs. Wheaton (7 rush), 10-19-12 *; George Bork vs. UW-Whitewater (7 pass), 9-14-63 * 33, George Bork (32 pass, 1 rush), 1963 * 65, George Bork (60 pass, 5 rush), 1960-63 *.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Chris Finlen George Bork Marshall Taylor Josh Haldi Garrett Wolfe Michael Turner Phil Horvath Bob Heimerdinger Stacey Robinson Mark Kellar

Seasons 1997, 99-01 1960-63 * 1985-88 2001-04 2004-06 2000-03 2004-06 1948-51 * 1989-90 1971-73

Plays 1,137 1,002 1,247 945 807 940 790 -662 744

Rush 237 -380 1,971 -66 5,214 4,941 -60 -2,681 3,754

Pass 6,551 6,782 4,167 6,015 0 0 4,887 -1,724 0

Total 6,778 6,402 6,138 5,949 5,214 4,941 4,827 4,602 4,405 3,754

Pass 60 55 42 0 13 38 0 14 0 0

TD 65 61 52 52 51 47 46 36 32 30

Touchdowns Responsible For Player 1. George Bork 2. Josh Haldi 3. Chris Finlen Garrett Wolfe 5. Stacey Robinson 6. Bob Heimerdinger 7. Michael Turner 8. Marshall Taylor 9. Mark Kellar 10. Allen Ross

Seasons 1960-63 * 2001-04 1997, 99-01 2004-06 1988-90 1948-51 * 2000-03 1985-88 1971-73 1977-80

Scored 5 6 10 52 38 9 46 22 32 30

Yards Per Play (Minimum 350 Plays)

500-yard TOTal OFFEnSE gamES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Yards 806 683 652 646 623 610 609 591 566 539 536 535 534 526 521 516 515 514 514 510 505 503 502 501 500

Opponent vs. Fresno State vs. UNLV vs. Western Michigan vs. Buffalo vs. Cincinnati vs. Ball State vs. Eastern Illinois vs. Tennessee Tech vs. Eastern Michigan vs. Northwestern vs. Akron vs. Southern Illinois vs. Ohio vs. Western Michigan vs. Central Michigan vs. Miami (OH) vs. Ball State vs. Western Michigan vs. Miami (OH) vs. Kent State vs. Lamar vs. Southern Illinois vs. Nevada vs. Eastern Michigan vs. Buffalo

Date 10-6-90 10-7-95 10-23-04 10-28-00 11-18-89 9-30-06 9-24-94 9-17-05 11-20-04 9-10-05 11-24-05 10-2-93 11-16-85 11-23-05 9-29-07 10-5-05 10-30-04 10-18-06 10-12-02 11-10-07 9-12-87 10-7-89 11-1-94 11-24-06 9-16-06

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Stacey Robinson Garrett Wolfe George Bork Josh Haldi Phil Horvath Chris Finlen Dan Nicholson Aaron Gilbert Michael Turner Adam Dach

Seasons 1989-90 2004-06 1960-63 * 2001-04 2004-06 1997-2001 2005-08 1995-95 2000-03 1987-91

Plays 662 807 1,002 945 790 1,137 527 463 940 665

Yards 4,405 5,214 6,402 6,015 4,827 6,788 3,559 2,511 4,941 3,438

Avg. 6.65 6.46 6.39 6.30 6.11 5.97 5.6 5.42 5.25 5.17

Most Plays 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Marshall Taylor Chris Finlen George Bork Josh Haldi Michael Turner Pete Kraker Allen Ross Garrett Wolfe Mark Kellar Adam Dach

Seasons 1985-88 1997, 99-01 1960-63 * 2001-05 2000-03 1976-78 1977-80 2004-06 1971-73 1988-91

Plays 1,247 1,137 1,002 945 940 876 867 807 744 664

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SInglE gamE lEaDERS Total Offense 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Yards 477 438 426 418 408 381 365 356

Player Phil Horvath George Bork George Bork George Bork George Bork Stacey Robinson Stacey Robinson Garrett Wolfe

Opponent vs. Akron vs. Illinois St. vs. UW-LaCrosse vs. Ilinois St. vs. Central Michigan vs. S. Illinois vs. Cincinnati vs. Ball State

Date 9-24-05 11-3-62 * 11-10-62 * 10-19-63 * 11-9-63 * 10-2-93 11-18-89 9-30-06

SInglE SEaSOn lEaDERS Total Offense 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player George Bork Josh Haldi George Bork Ron Christian Stacey Robinson Chris Finlen Stacey Robinson Chandler Harnish Josh Haldi Mike Griesman

Season 1963 * 2003 1962 * 1965 * 1989 2001 1990 2008 2005 1966 *

Plays 413 411 397 377 351 417 311 329 272 373

Rush -132 -65 -108 206 1,443 106 1,238 539 21 99

Pass 3,077 2,544 2,506 2,101 863 2,036 861 1528 2001 1,899

Total 2,945 2,479 2,398 2,307 2,306 2,142 2,099 2,067 2,022 1,998

Pass 32 25 8 22 23 5 0 0 18 0

Total 33 28 27 26 25 24 21 20 19 18

Touchdowns Responsible For 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player George Bork Josh Haldi Stacey Robinson George Bork Ron Christian Stacey Robinson Garrett Wolfe Michael Turner Phil Horvath Garrett Wolfe

Season 1963 * 2003 1990 1962 * 1965 * 1989 2004 2002 2005 2006

Rush 1 3 19 4 2 19 21 20 1 18

Yards Per Play (Minimum 125 Plays) Player Phil Horvath George Bork Chris Finlen Chris Finlen Stacey Robinson Stacey Robinson Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Lew Flinn 10. Chandler Harnish Marshall Taylor

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Season 2005 1963 2000 2004 1990 1989 2005 2004 1959 2008 1987

Plays 272 413 274 218 311 351 242 256 202 329 296

Yards 2,001 2,945 1,947 1,473 2,099 2,306 1,580 1,656 1,306 2,067 1,865

Avg. 7.43 7.13 7.11 6.76 6.75 6.57 6.53 6.47 6.47 6.30 6.30

Most Plays 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Chris Finlen George Bork Josh Haldi George Bork Ron Christian Mike Griesman Marshall Taylor Pete Kraker Stacey Robinson Chandler Harnish LeShon Johnson

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Season 2001 1963 * 2003 1962 * 1965 * 1966 * 1985 1976 1989 2008 1993

Yards 2,142 2,945 2,479 2,398 2,307 1,998 1,600 739 2,306 2,067 1,976

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Plays 417 413 411 397 377 373 370 364 351 329 329

Year 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Player, Pos. Don Fortunato, QB Bob Heimerdinger, QB Bob Heimerdinger, QB Bob Heimerdinger, QB Bill Graham, HB Wes Luedeking, HB Ron Hicks, QB Don Coulom, QB Tom Skubich, HB Lew Flinn, QB Lew Flinn, QB Lew Flinn, QB Tom Beck, QB George Bork, QB George Bork, QB George Bork, QB Jack Dean, HB-QB Ron Christian, QB Mike Griesman, QB Bob Carpenter, QB Bob Carpenter, QB Steve Parker, QB Terry Drugan, QB Terry Drugan, QB Mark Kellar, FB Mark Kellar, FB Vince Smith, TB Jerry Golsteyn, QB Pete Kraker, QB Allen Ross, TB Pete Kraker, QB John Gibbons, QB John Gibbons, QB Rick Bridges, QB Pete Roth, TB Tim Tyrrell, QB Darryl Taylor, QB Marshall Taylor, QB Marshall Taylor, QB Marshall Taylor, QB Marshall Taylor, QB Stacey Robinson, QB Stacey Robinson, QB Adam Dach, FB LeShon Johnson, TB LeShon Johnson, TB Aaron Gilbert, QB Charles Talley, TB Brandon Barker, QB Chris Finlen, QB Craig Harmon, QB Chris Finlen, QB Chris Finlen, QB Chris Finlen, QB Josh Haldi, QB Josh Haldi, QB Garrett Wolfe, TB Phil Horvath, QB Garrett Wolfe, TB Dan Nicholson, QB Chandler Harnish, QB

Plays 195 161 286 292 197 97 138 125 92 141 161 202 234 139 397 413 270 377 373 214 293 282 175 262 285 291 131 251 263 274 364 194 278 182 220 355 161 370 307 296 274 351 311 165 265 328 245 285 267 188 196 258 274 417 313 411 256 272 309 269 329

Rush. -89 154 185 65 205 330 -13 27 404 -127 -30 -114 67 -75 -108 -132 733 206 99 -64 -160 281 128 6 1,316 1,719 720 -48 214 1,043 21 53 96 196 1,008 539 -1 438 426 826 281 1,443 1,238 847 1,338 1,976 -23 1,540 -114 -18 -77 59 90 106 -90 -65 1,656 21 1,928 -66 539

Pass. 1,214 769 1,597 1,710 505 0 617 402 0 897 916 1,420 1,176 841 2,506 3,077 716 2,101 1,899 1,169 1,421 827 561 957 0 0 0 1,539 525 0 1,731 747 1,119 636 0 1,260 938 1,162 993 1,039 973 863 861 0 0 0 1,437 0 1,223 1,107 795 1,551 1,857 2,036 2,027 2,544 0 2,001 0 1,633 1,528

Total 1,125 923 1,782 1,775 710 330 604 429 404 770 886 1,306 1,243 766 2,398 2,945 1,449 2,307 1,998 1,105 1,261 1,108 689 963 1,316 1,719 720 1,491 739 1,043 1,752 800 1,215 832 1,008 1,799 937 1,600 1,419 1,865 1,254 2,306 2,099 847 1,338 1,976 1,414 1,540 1,109 1,089 718 1,610 1,947 2,142 1,937 2,479 1,656 2,022 1,928 1,567 2,067


HUSKIE RECORDS HUSKIE STADIUM TEam RECORDS Total Offense plays: yards:

Rushing attempts: yards: tds:

Passing

attempts: completions: comp. pct.: yards: tds: interceptions:

First Downs total: rush: pass:

Scoring points:

tds: kicking pats made: kicking pats attempted: two-point pats made: two-point pats attempted: field goals: field goal attempts:

Punting

punts: yards: average (min.3):

Interceptions interceptions: yards:

Punt Returns returns: yards:

Kickoff Returns returns: yards:

Penalties number: yards:

Fumbles number: lost:

InDIvIDUal RECORDS Total Offense 102, NIU vs. Ohio (11-7-81) 806, NIU vs. Fresno State (10-6-90)

plays: yards:

Rushing 81, NIU vs. Cal State-Fullerton (10-24-97) 733, NIU vs. Fresno State (10-6-90) 9, NIU vs. Fresno State (10-6-90)

60, Southern Illinois vs. NIU (10-7-89) 41, Southern Illinois vs. NIU (10-7-89) .863, NIU vs. Miami (OH) (10-5-05) 415, Louisiana Tech vs. NIU (10-22-94) 7, NIU vs. Illinois State (11-6-65) * 8, NIU vs. West Texas State (11-4-67) *

attempts: yards: tds:

52, Michael Turner (NIU) vs. Central Michigan (11-18-00) 322, LeShon Johnson (NIU) vs. Southern Illinois (10-2-93) 5, three times, most recently Garrett Wolfe (NIU) vs. Western Michigan (11/23/05)

Passing

attempts: completions: comp. pct.: yards: tds: interceptions:

36, NIU vs. Fresno State (10-6-90) 31, NIU vs. Fresno State (10-6-90) 21, Southern Illinois vs. NIU (10-7-89)

60, Scott Gabbert (Southern Illinois) vs. NIU (10-7-89) 41, Scott Gabbert (Southern Illinois) vs. NIU (10-7-89) .863, Phil Horvath (NIU) vs. Miami (OH) (10-5-05) 415, Jason Martin (Louisiana Tech) vs. NIU (10-22-94) 4, six times, most recently Charlie Batch (Eastern Michigan) vs. NIU (11-8-97) 7, Bob Carpenter (NIU) vs. West Texas State (11-4-67) *

Receiving receptions: yards: tds:

73, NIU vs. Fresno State (10-6-90); NIU vs. Buffalo (10-28-00) 10, NIU vs. Buffalo (10-28-00) 10, NIU vs. Buffalo (10-28-00) 10, NIU vs. Buffalo (10-28-00) 3, Northern Arizona vs. NIU (10-12-68) * 4, Buffalo vs. NIU (11-21-70) 6, Toledo vs. NIU (11-21-92) 7, Toledo vs. NIU (11-21-92); NIU vs. Temple (10-20-06)

13, UW-Milwaukee vs. NIU (11-19-66) * 473, NIU vs. Ball State (10-25-69) 50.4, NIU vs. Ball State (11-17-01)

8, West Texas State vs. NIU (11-4-67) * 157, Illinois State vs. NIU (10-26-74)

14, three times, most recently P.J. Fleck (NIU) vs. Ohio (10-4-03) 234, P.J. Fleck (NIU) vs. Ohio (10-4-03) 3, four times, most recently Troy Edwards (Louisiana Tech) vs. NIU (11-2-96)

Scoring

5, three times, most recently Garrett Wolfe (NIU) vs. Western Michigan (11/23/05) kicking pats made: 10, Steve Azar (NIU) vs. Buffalo (10-28-00) kicking pats attempted: 10, Steve Azar (NIU) vs. Buffalo (10-28-00) field goals: 6, Rusty Hanna (Toledo) vs. NIU (11-21-92) field goal attempts: 7, Rusty Hanna (Toledo) vs. NIU (11-21-92) 7, Chris Nendick (NIU) vs. Temple (10-21-06) points scored by kicking: 19, Rusty Hanna (Toledo) vs. NIU (11-21-92) 19, Chris Nendick (NIU) vs. Temple (10-21-06) tds:

Punting

punts: yards: average (min. 3):

Interceptions interceptions:

12, NIU vs. UW-Milwaukee (11-19-66) * 119, NIU vs. Central Michigan (10-19-02)

75, Pete Kraker (NIU) vs. Central Michigan (11-13-76) 382, Brian Jones (Toledo) vs. NIU (11-23-02)

yards:

13, Jim Skarie (UW-Milwaukee) vs. NIU (11-19-66) * 473, Tom Wittum (NIU) vs. Ball State (10-25-69) 50.4, Jimmy Erwin (NIU) vs. Ball State (11-17-01)

3, three times, most recently by Vince Thompson (NIU) vs. Buffalo (10-28-00) 131, Doug Simper (Illinois State) vs. NIU (10-26-74)

Long Plays

92, Darryl Richardson (NIU) vs. Ohio (11-16-85) 92, LeShon Johnson (NIU) vs. S. Illinois (10-2-93) pass: 96, Chris Finlen-Darrell Hill (NIU) vs. E. Michigan (11-20-99) interception return: 100, Dave Petway (NIU) vs. S. Illinois (10-22-77) kickoff return: 100, Lincoln Dupree (E. Michigan) vs. NIU (11-20-99) punt return: 90, Dan Sheldon (NIU) vs. Kent State (9-28-02) field goal: 54, Brian Jackson (Ball State) vs. NIU (10-29-05) rush:

9, Buffalo vs. NIU (10-28-00) 212, Nevada-Las Vegas (10-21-89)

17, Long Beach State vs. NIU (9-18-71) Marshall vs. NIU (10-6-01) 159, Long Beach State vs. NIU (9-18-71)

10, NIU vs. Murray State (10-20-90) 7, West Texas State vs. NIU (10-21-72)

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HUSKIE RECORDS SERIES RESULTS Opponent

Adams State Akron Alabama American Coll. of PE Arkansas Arkansas State Army Auburn Aurora Ball State Beloit College Belvidere Business Col. Boston College Bowling Green Bradley Buffalo Butler Cal State-Fullerton Central Florida Central Michigan Chicago City College Chicago Teachers Chicago YMCA Cincinnati Concordia Cornell (IA) Crane J. C. Dayton DePaul Dixon Dubuque East Carolina East Tennessee St. Eastern Illinois Eastern Kentucky Eastern Michigan Elmhurst College Eureka College Evansville Florida Fresno State Gary J. C. German Pres. Sem. Hillsdale College Idaho Illinois Illinois College Illinois State Illinois Wesleyan Indiana Indiana State Iowa Iowa State Kansas Kansas State Kent State Lamar LaSalle-Peru J. C. Lewis Liberty Lombard Long Beach State Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana Tech Louisville Mankato State Marshall Maryland McNeese State Miami (FL) Miami (OH) Michigan Middle Tennessee St. Millikin Milton

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G

1 10 1 1 1 7 1 1 3 36 11 3 1 16 7 6 2 3 3 44 1 1 2 2 2 1 3 2 1 5 4 1 1 36 2 39 17 6 2 2 4 1 1 4 5 3 2 56 7 1 10 7 3 1 6 22 1 1 3 1 1 9 9 7 3 1 7 3 1 1 13 1 2 5 2

W

0 5 1 1 0 6 0 0 2 14 3 3 0 6 4 5 2 2 2 20 1 1 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 3 1 0 1 25 0 23 16 3 0 0 2 0 0 4 3 0 2 25 2 0 5 0 1 1 2 15 0 1 1 1 0 4 3 1 0 1 4 1 0 0 6 0 1 2 2

L

1 5 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 20 8 0 1 10 3 1 0 1 1 23 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 2 2 1 0 10 2 14 0 3 2 2 2 1 1 0 2 3 0 22 4 1 5 7 2 0 4 7 1 0 2 0 1 5 6 6 3 0 3 2 1 1 7 1 1 3 0

T

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Pct. First-Last Mtg.

.000 .500 1.000 1.000 .000 .857 .000 .000 .833 .417 .272 1.000 .000 .375 .571 .833 1.000 .667 .667 .466 1.000 1.000 .000 .500 1.000 .000 1.000 .000 .000 .600 .375 .000 1.000 .708 .000 .622 .971 .500 .000 .000 .500 .000 .000 1.000 .600 .000 1.000 .527 .357 .000 .500 .000 .333 1.000 .333 .682 .000 1.000 .333 1.000 .000 .444 .333 .143 .000 1.000 .571 .333 .000 .000 .462 .000 .500 .400 1.000

1962 - 1962 1966 - 2005 2003 - 2003 1926 - 1926 1994 - 1994 1990 - 1996 1992 - 1992 2000 - 2000 1913 - 1914 1941 - 2008 1906 - 1958 1903 - 1906 1971 - 1971 1967 - 2008 1921 - 1967 1968 - 2006 1966 - 1967 1983 - 1989 1998 - 2004 1939 - 2008 1935 - 1935 1916 - 1916 1925 - 1927 1989 - 1995 1943 - 1944 1920 - 1920 1926 - 1932 1969 - 1970 1924 - 1924 1909 - 1912 1908 - 1939 1990 - 1990 1979 - 1979 1902 - 1998 1940 - 1948 1927 - 2008 1921 - 1946 1923 - 1935 1946 - 1947 1991 - 1995 1972 - 1991 1933 - 1933 1909 - 1909 1959 - 1967 1969 - 2007 1992 - 2001 1930 - 1931 1906 - 2000 1934 - 1949 1993 - 1993 1926 - 2008 1985 - 2007 1993 - 2004 1983 - 1983 1989 - 1998 1949 - 2008 1987 - 1987 1929 - 1929 1916 - 1953 1992 - 1992 1923 - 1923 1971 - 1981 1988 - 1996 1989 - 1996 1977 - 1996 1938 - 1938 1969 - 2001 1996 - 2004 1974 - 1974 1986 - 1986 1970 - 2008 2005 - 2005 1988 - 1992 1921 - 1947 1924 - 1925

Opponent

G

W

L

T

Pct. First-Last Mtg.

Minnesota Mississippi Montana Mt. Morris Murray State Navy Nebraska Nebraska-Omaha Nebraska-Peru Nevada Nevada-Las Vegas New Mexico State North Carolina State North Central College North Dakota North Dakota State North Texas Northeast Louisiana Northeast Missouri St. Northern Arizona Northern Iowa Northwest Missouri St. Northwestern Ohio Ohio State Oklahoma State Oregon State Pacific Penn State St. Ambrose St. Bede’s St. Joseph’s St. Viator’s Sam Houston St. San Diego State San Jose State Shurtleff South Florida Southern Illinois Southern Mississippi Southwest Missouri St. Sterling Business Col. TCU Temple Tennessee Tennessee Tech Texas-El Paso Toledo Troy Utah State Valparaiso Vanderbilt Wake Forest Washburn West Texas State West Virginia Western Illinois Western Kentucky Western Michigan Wheaton College Wichita State Wilson J. C. Winona State Wisconsin Wisconsin-La Crosse Wisconsin-Milwaukee Wisconsin-Oshkosh Wisconsin-Platteville Wisconsin-Stevens Point Wisconsin-Whitewater Xavier (OH)

2 1 1 11 1 1 2 14 1 2 3 3 1 17 1 2 1 2 4 1 3 1 7 17 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 7 1 4 1 2 2 43 2 3 3 1 3 1 2 1 36 1 1 3 3 2 2 7 1 38 1 34 41 2 1 2 11 2 10 2 9 5 19 5

0 0 0 8 1 0 0 8 1 1 3 1 0 11 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 1 0 1 28 1 3 2 0 2 0 2 0 8 1 0 2 0 1 2 4 0 20 0 11 28 1 1 2 1 2 4 2 6 4 12 3

2 1 1 2 0 2 2 6 0 1 0 2 1 4 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 0 6 8 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 4 0 4 0 2 1 14 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 28 0 1 1 3 1 0 3 1 17 1 23 10 1 0 0 10 0 4 0 2 0 6 2

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0

.000 .000 .000 .773 1.000 .000 .000 .571 1.000 .500 1.000 .333 .000 .706 .000 .000 .000 .000 .750 .000 .333 1.000 .071 .529 .000 .000 .000 .500 .000 .000 .750 1.000 .429 1.000 .000 1.000 .000 .500 .679 .500 1.000 .667 .000 .667 .000 1.000 .000 .222 1.000 .000 .667 .000 .500 1.000 .571 .000 .539 .000 .324 .720 .500 1.000 1.000 .091 1.000 .500 1.000 .722 .900 .658 .600

1988 - 2008 1993 - 1993 1970 - 1970 1914 - 1929 1990 - 1990 2007 - 2008 1989 - 1990 1949 - 1965 1951 - 1951 1993 - 1994 1987 - 1995 1968 - 1994 1997 - 1997 1901 - 1960 1965 - 1965 1968 - 1969 1996 - 1996 1938 - 1978 1961 - 1965 1968 - 1968 1927 - 1964 1961 - 1961 1975 - 2005 1968 - 2006 2006-2006 1994 - 1994 1996 - 1996 1993 - 1994 1996 - 1996 1947 - 1948 1925 - 1926 1924 - 1924 1915 - 1936 2001 - 2001 1967 - 1971 1995 - 1995 1929 - 1930 2001 - 2002 1931 - 2007 1992 - 1995 1963 - 1988 1904 - 1909 2006-2006 1989 - 2007 2008-2008 2003 - 2005 1996 - 1996 1967 - 2008 2004-2004 1995 - 1995 1927 - 1929 1994 - 1999 2001 - 2002 1948 - 1949 1967 - 1984 1986 - 1986 1903 - 2002 1969 - 1969 1950 - 2008 1912 - 1961 1976 - 1980 1943 - 1943 1962 - 1963 1971 - 2007 1960 - 1962 1921 - 1966 1940 - 1941 1903 - 1933 1936 - 1948 1901 - 1965 1968 - 1973

COL. TOTALS NON-COL. TOTALS OVERALL TOTALS

917 79 996

456 38 494

427 24 451

34 17 51

.516 .589 .522

1901 - 2008 1899 - 1949 1899 - 2008


HUSKIE HISTORY RETIRED JERSEYS

dave PETZKE

george BORK

6

SE | 1977-78 Faribault, Minn.

QB | 1960-63 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 1977. 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 majorcollege gridiron accolade by making third team Associated Press AllAmerica as a senior. In 1987, he was inducted into the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame. Petzke’s Career Honors and Awards 4Third Team Associated Press All-American, 1978 4Mid-American Conference Player of the Year, 1978 4All-Mid American Conference, 1978 4NCAA Statistical Champion (Receiving Yards), 1978 4MAC Statistical Champion (Receiving), 1978 4Northern Illinois Most Valuable Player, 1977 4Can-Am Game, 1978 4Northern Illinois University Athletics Hall of Fame, 1987

career STATS RECEIVING Year 1977 1978 Total

Rec. 57 91 148

Yds. 743 1,215 1,958

Avg. 13.0 13.4 13.2

TD 5 11 16

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 10-0-0 season, a Mineral Water Bowl triumph, and the College Division national title in 1963. As a senior, the Mount Prospect, Ill., and Arlington High School product completed 244-of-374 passes for 3,077 yards and 32 touchdowns. He repeated as NCAA College Division passing and total offense leader (1962-63) and played in the North-South Shrine Game and the Challenge Bowl with teammate Hugh Rohrschneider. He still owns at least 17 NIU passing records, including completions (season and career), passing yards (season and career), touchdown passes (game, season and career) and passing efficiency (game and career). Bork was inducted into the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1983. His No. 11 jersey was retired at halftime vs. Western Illinois on Sept. 7, 1996. He gained entry into the National Football Foundation’s College Football Hall of Fame in 1999. Bork’s Career Honors and Awards 4Honorable Mention Associated Press and UPI All-American, 1963 4First Team Little All-American, 1962 and 1963 4Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year, 1962 and 1963 4First Team All-Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, 1962 and 1963 4Northern Illinois Most Valuable Player, 1962 and 1963 4NCAA Statistical Champion (Total Offense and Passing), 1962 and 1963 4Placed in Heisman Trophy balloting, 1963 4Mineral Water Bowl Most Outstanding Back, 1963 4Challenge Bowl and North-South Shrine Bowl, 1963 4Northern Illinois University Athletics Hall of Fame, 1983 4College Football Hall of Fame, 1999

career STATS PASSING Year 1960 1961 1962 1963 Total

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Att. 51 121 356 374 902

Comp. 29 72 232 244 577

Pct. 56.8 59.4 65.2 65.2 64.0

Yds. 358 841 2,506 3,077 6,782

TD 2 4 22 32 60


HUSKIE HISTORY RETIRED JERSEYS

mark KELLAR

bob HEIMERDINGER

12

QB | 1948-51 Riverside, Ill.

FB | 1971-73 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 (1948-51) — 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 9-00 record, the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Association title, and a bid to the then-Tangerine Bowl. The Riverside-Brookfield High School product was Mr. Versatility. Throw the ball? No. 12 topped the nation in passing yardage (1,710) and touchdown strikes (16) in 1949. 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 1951. Heimerdinger’s Career Honors and Awards 4Honorable Mention Associated Press All-American, 1948 and 1951 4First Team Little All-American, 1951 4Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year, 1951 4First Team All-Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, 1949, 1950 and 1951 4NCAA Statistical Champion (Total Offense), 1950 and 1951 4Northern Illinois Most Valuable Player, 1951 4Northern Illinois University Athletics Hall of Fame, 1951

career STATS PASSING Year 1949 1950 1951 Total

Att. 115 210 225 550

Comp. 45 102 103 250

31

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 1971. 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 1973. No. 31 concluded his Huskie career with 3,745 yards, 743 attempts, 33 TDs, and 20 100-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 (11-3-73) and placed in a time capsule buried near Altgeld Hall. He was enshrined into the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1983. Kellar’s Career Honors and Awards 4AP, UPI, Kodak and Football News Honorable Mention All-American, 1973 4NCAA Statistical Champion (Rushing), 1973 4North-South Shrine Game, 1973 4National Backfield of the Week Honoree, 1973 4Northern Illinois Most Valuable Player, 1971, 1972 and 1973

career STATS Pct. 39.1 48.6 45.8 45.5

Yds. 841 1,597 1,710 4,148

TD 9 13 16 38

RUSHING Year 1971 1972 1973 Total

No. 168 285 291 744

Yds. 710 1,316 1,719 3,745

Avg. 4.2 4.6 5.9 5.0

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HUSKIE HISTORY COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAMERS george BORK

tom BECK

QB, 1960-63 | Inducted in 1999

QB/HB, 1959-61 | Inducted in 2004

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, fast-paced 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 10-0-0, won the Mineral Water Bowl, and captured the AP and NAIA College Division National Championship in 1963. That success led to “The House That Bork Built”—the new Huskie Stadium in 1965—and NCAA Division I-A status in 1969. The Mount Prospect, Ill., native and product of Arlington High School 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 1963. The same right arm that accounted for 6,782 career air yards and 60 TDs (1960-63) also produced 1,114 career points in basketball at Northern Illinois where he also earned NAIA honorable mention AllAmerica 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 27-22 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.

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 2004. 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 (195961), 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 AllAmerican 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 tri-captain. 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 13752-1 record and a .724 winning percentage as the head coach at Illinois Benedictine (37-12-1 in 1970-74), Elmhurst College (50-22 in 1976-83), and Grand Valley State (50-18 in 1985-90). He entered the profession as head coach at West Leyden (1962-64) and Lake Zurich (1965-66) 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 7-2-1 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.”

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HUSKIE HISTORY HUSKIE HALL OF FAME 1951 undefeated IIAC CHAMPIONS The year was 1951. 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 223-101. 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 Ilinois 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 (38.3yard 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 Quarterback Bob Heimerdinger helped fourth in catches (40). lead NIU to the 1951 IIAC title. 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 AllIIAC Tony Biondi and Gil Memmen at tackle, and Wally 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 3913 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 26-20. Forcing a punt, the Huskies’ Len Scaduto returned it to the Omaha 45yard 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 27-26 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 1991.

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HUSKIE HISTORY HUSKIE HALL OF FAME 1963 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 1963. 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 10-00 season and the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship. The year that made George Bork famous. Coast-to-coast notoriety. Those 10 triumphs, including the 21-14 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 27-22 success at Central Michigan for the IIAC title, or the come-from-behind 29-22 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 22-16 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).

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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 1969. The 1963 team was enshrined in the Huskie Athletics Hall of Fame in 1986.

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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 5-5-0 the year before. By the end of the 1982 season, the Huskies developed the soundness, balance, and maturity that were hallmarks of Mallorycoached 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 37-34 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. Nose guard Doug Bartlett anchored The NIU Band played “California the defensive line of the 1983 Hus- Dreamin.” Victory-starved fans started on kies. 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’ 20-13 triumph by chasing Titan quarterback Damon Allen out 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 three-pointer 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 1984-87. 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 1995.

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Year Team Induction 1933-34 men’s basketball 1984 (Little 19 Champion) George “Chick” Evans (Head Coach), John Clark, Elzie Cooper, Robert Frazer, Joe Jepsen, Les Johnson (Capt.), Russell Johnson (Capt.), Rupert Miller, Allan Minnegan, Jack Mustapha, Reino Nori, Roland Ritzman (Capt.), Leonard Skoglund, Bruce Smith, John Strever, Benny Westlake.

Bilder, Rick bork, George Botthof, Pete Bradley, Jim brigham, Robert brink, larry Brucato, Barb Burke, Mike Burkholder, Tiana Cahill, frank Caine, Wes Cannon, Clarence “boots” Choo, Clare Clark, larry Clark, Randy Cochran, Joel Concidine, wes Conrad, Roy Cooper, Elzie Cooper, Laura Dach, Adam Dantzler, T.C Davis, Chet Davis, Darlene Davis, Rodney Dawkins, Paul Dean, Jack Delp, Patty Dick, Greg Dillon, Tim Doty, Dawnita Duffield, Bob Dunn, J. Hubert Dutton, Robert Eck, Al Ehrlich, Chuck Ekberg, Kevin Evans, George “Chick” Evans, George Jr. farney, John Fender, Ruth Fischer, Erika Flavin, Don fletcher, Howard flinn, lewis fortunato, Don Foss, Lisa fowlie, bob Fuglestad, Lori Garner, Charles “wix” Gentry, Larry Goeden, Jeremy Graham, bill Grigas, Breck Groth, Cary Gullikson, Tim Gullikson, Tom Guzak, Ray Hanson, Willy Harris, Billy Heimerdinger, bob Hein, Karl Henigan, Harry Henry, Ken Hicks, Matt Hill, E.C. Hillard, Diane Hinchee, Tammy Holmes, Cathy Hunsberger, floyd Huntzicker, Tuck Ippoliti, Jerry Jarvi, Toimi Jeray, Nicole Johnson, Johnny B. Johnson, Larry Johnson, leShon Jorgenson, Tom Justin, Jill Kause, Sue Kellar, mark

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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. 1971-72 men’s basketball 1987 (Midwestern Conference Champion) Tom Jorgensen (Head Coach), Jim Bradley, Don Hamel, Billy Harris, Cleveland Ivey (Capt.), Larry Jackson, Dan McDowell, Tom McKiernan (Capt.), John Niemeyer (Mgr.), Gordon Nuber, Bob Patterson, Walt Perrin, Morrey Scott, Larry Turner, Floyd Williams, Jerry Zielinski. 1981-82 badminton 1987 (AIAW National and State Champion) Paul DeLoca (Head Coach), Joanna Benton, Barb Brucato, Clare Choo, Mary Dempsey, Jeni Gorman, Jean Hoch, Lori MaKarrall, Angela Meyer, Barb Morrison, Pam Morse, Colette Pappas, Pam Peard, Janet Wentworth, Carole Wiertz, Barb Wright. 1951 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. 1978 field Hockey 1992 (Unbeaten, 11-Win Season) Cathy Bolger (Head Coach), Rose Adamczyk, Kim Cook, Rosemarie Creamean, Char DeFrancesco, Denise Doering, Terry Draffkorn, Lori Fuglestad, Mandy Gries, Mary Gunvalson, Beth Haste, Donna Martin, Laura Moore, Maura Pannier, Kitty Pierfelice, Nancy Pigoni, Janet Rodawold, Judy Ronaldson, Gail Salley, Sue Simon, Beth Tomasello, Wanda Van Pelt, Holly Williams, Kathy Wolfe 1983 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. 1976 men’s Golf 1997 (MAC Champion, 24th in NCAA Championships) Jack Pheanis (Head Coach), Jeff Lawler, Dave Love, John Snuckel, Mick Soli (Capt.), Mike Stolz, Scott Webster. 1958 men’s Cross Country 2001 (NCAA College Division Champion) Carl Appell (Head Coach), Chuck Dykstra, Dick Kloepfer, Gary Knabe, Ray Ott, Dave Stern, Gary Strawbridge, Dick Townsend, Brian Wheatland. 1988 Softball 2002 (NCAA Regional Champion, 7th place at NCAA College World Series) Dee Abrahamson (Head Coach), Sue Alexander, Kathy Bulow, Susie Conway, Kim Crotinger, Shari Edwards, Pat Faletti, Lisa Gilfoy, Jennie Hughes, Heidi Hutchison, Jill Justin, Sue Kause, Lynn Lacy, Maria Leake, Laura Peterson, Jeanne Richeal, Beth Schrader, Julie Sexton, Amy Veld.


HUSKIE HISTORY NIU HALL OF FAME Name Kellar, Scott Kennedy, Tom Kieso, Doug Kittleson, Chuck Korcek, Mike Krahenbuhl, ollie Kranz, Al lalonde, John larsen, Tego lewandowski, frank luedeking, wes Luehr, Gayle macDonald, Neal mallory, bill Mango, Kirk Mannos, Pete McDougal, John mcKinzie, Jim McKinzie, Ralph mcNamara, John Merlet, Jack Miller, Laurie minnihan, bill Mucci, Anne mustapha, Jack Nangle, Bud Nori, Reino Nuber, Gordon Olson, John Owens, Carol Pace, John “Red” Pankonin, Jean Peat, Todd Perkins, Cy Peterson, Fritz Peterson, John Petzke, Dave Pheanis, Jack Plaskas, Joe Preston, Collen Price, bob Rayhorn, Allen Robinson, Stacey Rohrschneider, Hugh Ross, Allen Roy, Eric Satchwell, Larry Saudargas, Alex Schmidt, mel Schrader, Beth Schroder, Jarod Scott, Vince Skoglund, leonard Smith, Jim Smith, Sam Soli, Mick Soltis, bob Spilis, John Spinello, Mike Stap, Jake Starosta, Lisa Stearns, Gary Strombom, leland Stoup, Francis Suttie, Jim Terna, mike Terwilliger, Bill Terwilliger, Mary Tessendorf, Bill Tessler, Dale Thomas, Donnell Thomas, Hollis Tiffany, Mark Tyms, George Tyrrell, Tim Van Alstyne, Jennifer VanHooreweghe, Niki Ware, Ed Wegrzyn, Don Wentworth, Janet Westlake, Benny Wetzel, Lori Whiteside, Donald wickstrom, Ernie williams, Dick wittum, Tom Wood, Bobby wrenn, John Wyllie, Larry Young, John Zelechowski, Allan Zielinski, Jerry Zierer, Doreen

Years 1982-85 1979-83 1980-84 1954-58 1969-73, 73-2006 1937-41 1946-51, 63, 66-74 1968-71 1936-39 1976-79 1953-54, 56 1973-77 1963-65 1980-83 1975-79 1972-75 1976-86 1950-53 1940-63 1927-31 1963-66 1982-85 1946-50 1995-99 1929-34 1947-49, 67-84 1932-36 1969-73 1953-57 1985-90 1929-33 1957-61 1983-86 1941-47 1959-63 1964-67 1977-79 1950-53, 57-06 1956-61 1984-88 1937-41 1978-82 1988-90 1960-64 1977-80 1967-69 1974-75 1935-38 1961-65 1985-89 1991-95 1980-83 1931-35 1967-69 1938-41, 46 1972-76 1957-61 1966-68 1957-60 1949-52 1980-81, 82-85 1960-63 1927-30 1960-68 1966-70 1977-80 1939-41 1931-36 1967-71 1956-60 1987-91 1992-95 1974-77 1968-72 1982-84 1980-84 1992-95 1948-51 1956-60 1979-82 1931-35 1982-87 1987-91 1949-50 1944, 47-49 1968-72 1945-49 1960-76 1957-59 1935-38 1968-70 1968-72 1979-82

Sports Induction football 1993 M-Gymnastics 1991 M-Gymnastics 1989 M-Golf 1993 Sports Information, Sports Information Director 2003 football, m-basketball, baseball 1985 Athletic Trainer 1989 football 1988 football 1983 football 1992 football 2009 W-Basketball, Field Hockey 1987 football, wrestling 2000 football (Coach) 1999 M-Gymnastics 2000 M-Soccer 1985 M-Basketball (Coach) 1995 football, m-basketball, baseball 1992 M-Basketball, Baseball, Coach/ Trainer 1978 football 1984 Baseball 1986 Softball 2006 football 1988 W-Soccer 2008 football, m-basketball 1984 Sports Information Director 1991 football, m-basketball, baseball m-Track & field, wrestling 1978 M-Basketball 2002 M-Basketball 1995 W-Basketball 1995 football, m-basketball, baseball 1978 W-Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball, Softball, Field Hockey, W-Tennis 1986 football 1996 M-Track & Field 1985 Baseball 1987 M-Track & Field, Cross Country 1983 football 1987 football, m-Golf (Coach) 1988 football, baseball 2005 Field Hockey 2001 football, m-basketball, baseball 1986 M-Basketball 1990 football 2001 football, m-basketball 1986 football 1994 Soccer 1999 Track 2008 football, wrestling 1985 football, wrestling 1998 Softball 1996 M-Swimming 2006 football 2002 football, m-basketball, baseball 1984 M-Basketball 1988 football, baseball 1993 M-Golf 1988 football, baseball 1987 football 1984 M-Golf 1986 M-Basketball, Baseball 1998 W-Basketball 1990 football 1991 football, m-basketball, baseball 1983 M-Swimming (Coach), Huskie Fight Song 1998 M-Golf 2001 football 2007 M-Basketball, M-Track & Field 1983 W-Track & Field 1996 Athletics Trainer 2000 Wrestling 1985 M-Basketball 2003 football 2006 Wrestling 2001 M-Track & Field 2000 football 1992 W-Swimming 1989 Softball 2005 M-Basketball 1999 M-Golf 1990 Badminton 1988 M-Basketball 1978 W-Golf 1992 M-Basketball 2003 football 2004 football, m-basketball,baseball, m-Track & field 1983 football, baseball 1987 M-Basketball 1990 football (Coach), wrestling (Head Coach), m-Tennis (Head Coach) 2004 M-Basketball, Baseball 1994 football, m-basketball, baseball, m-Track & field 1985 M-Soccer 2002 M-Basketball 1986 W-Basketball 1988

1989-90 women’s basketball 2005 (NCAA Tournament, North Star Conference Champion) Jane Albright (Head Coach), Tiana Burkholder, Denise Dove, Lisa Foss, Julie Gainer, Tammy Hinchee, Dee Dee Jeske, Herman Lee (Mgr.), Denise Lipnisky, Toby Meeks, Tracy Mondek, Carol Owens, Kris Weis, Angie White (Mgr.) 1950-51 baseball 2007 (Back-to-Back IIAC Champions) Ralph McKinzie (Head Coach), John Bednarcik, Sam Bedrosian, Jack Brumm, Fran Cahill, Bob Carlson, Grant Cummings, Gene Davis, John Dunn, Bill Eiserman, Dick Guidici, Ron Hicks, Dick Kreeger, Larry Leon, Frank Marino, Bernie McCole, Jim McKinzie, Ray Meath, Pete Neukirch, Fred Odegard, Ken Pickeriill, John Sarina, Jake Stap, Fred Tipps, Bob Vidimos, Gene Wasco 1972 baseball 2008 (Midwestern Conference Champion, NCAA Regional At-Large Bid) Wayne Franke (Interim Head Coach), Dave Mason (Head Coach), Mike Baar (Mgr.), Lindle Dailey, Bruce Frase, Andy Hannigan, Lee Hansen, Randy Hlad, Bob Jackson, Bryon Jacobs, Randy Kersten, Gary Lathrum, Jim Lidwin, Terry Lorenz, Bruce Meredith, Bob Mestek, Brian Moore, Tim Moore, Ralph Radtke, Bob Taylor, Burt Von Hoff, Gary Wagner, Tom Wittum, Jim Yagen. 1981-82 men’s basketball 2009 (MAC Champion, NCAA Midwest Regional) John McDougal (Head Coach), Carl Armato, Jon Collins, Tim Dillon, Keith Gray, Terry Green, Leonard Hayes, Bruce Johnson, Ron Lindfors, Kerry Mitchell, Mike Padden, Joe Parys, Allen Rayhorn.

1978 CHARTER INDUCTEES (MEN) Carl Appell, Track/Cross-Country Coach (1930-64); Larry Brink, Football (1945-47); George “Chick” Evans, Athletics Director (1929-68); Charles “Wix” Garner, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Golf (1916-21); Ken Henry, Golf (1949-52, 1954-55); Ralph McKinzie, Basketball, Baseball, Coach, Trainer (1940-63); Reino Nori, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Track, Wrestling (1932-36); John “Red” Pace, Basketball, Football, Baseball (1929-33); Benny Westlake, Basketball (1931-35).

2009 INDUCTEES Bill Baker, Radio Voice of the Huskies (1979-2009), Johan Bergseth, Men’s Soccer (1982-85), Cary Groth, Athletic Director (1994-2004), Cathy Holmes, Volleyball (1985-88), Wes Luedeking, Football (195354, 56), 1981-82 Men’s Basketball Team.

The Northern Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame originated in 1978 with the charter male induction class. After a five-year hiatus, the hall has enshrined a class every autumn since 1983. The NIU women’s athletics Hall of Fame started in 1986 and the two halls were integrated in 1988. For further information on the Hall of Fame, contact the NIU Media Relations office at (815) 753-1706.

COLLEGE SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTORS OF AMERICA (COSIDA) HALL OF FAME Ted Emery (Inducted in 1969) Bud Nangle (Inducted in 1993)

Football inductees in bold.

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Pos.

Graham, Dan Hampton, Jermaine Hannula, Jim Hawthorne, Duane Hill, Darrell Hirsch, Steve Hurd, Sam Jacoby, Mitch Jarvi, Toimi Johnson, LeShon

C DB OT CB WR DB WR TE HB RB

Kellar, Mark Kellar, Scott Latin, Jerry McCareins, Justin Meyers, Jerry Moore, Ken Nordin, Jake Nori, Reino Pardridge, Curt Peat, Todd

RB NT RB WR DT TE FB HB WR G

Petway, David Rosado, Dan Roth, Pete Sims, Reggie Spilis, John Thomas, Hollis

DB OL RB TE WR DT

Turner, Michael

RB

Tyrrell, Tim

QB

Vaughn, Clarence Wittum, Tom Wolfe, Garrett

DB P RB

Aikens, Carl Barlett, Doug Behan, Charlie Brink, Larry Cieslak, Brad Clark, Randy Diem, Ryan Fleck, P.J. Free, Doug Glasgow, Brian Golsteyn, Jerry

WR DT E DE TE C OT WR OT TE QB

Team(s) (Years)

Los Angeles Raiders (1987) Philadelphia Eagles (1988) Detroit Lions (1942) Los Angeles Rams (1948-53), Chicago Bears (1954) Cleveland Browns (2008), Buffalo Bills (2005-07) St. Louis Cardinals (1980-86), Atlanta Falcons (1987) Indianapolis Colts (2001-08) San Francisco 49ers (2004) Dallas Cowboys (2007-08) Chicago Bears (1987) New York Giants (1977-78), Baltimore Colts (1979), Detroit Lions (1979), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1982-83) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1989) Indianapolis Colts (2001-02) Cincinnati Bengals (1983) Dallas Cowboys (1999-02) Tennessee Titans (2002-04) Detroit Lions (1987) Dallas Cowboys (2006-08) St. Louis Rams (1997-98), Kansas City Chiefs (1999) Philadelphia Eagles (1944), Pittsburgh Steelers (1945) Green Bay Packers (1994-95), Arizona Cardinals (1995-97), New York Giants (1997-98) Minnesota Vikings (1976-78) Indianapolis Colts (1986-87) St. Louis Cardinals (1975-78), Los Angeles Rams (1978) Tennessee Titans (2001-03, 08), N.Y. Jets (2004-07) Chicago Bears (1976-79), Kansas City Chiefs (1980) Minnesota Vikings (1978) Detroit Lions (2008), Baltimore Ravens (2007) Brooklyn Dodgers (1937), Chicago Bears (1938) Seattle Seahawks (1987) St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals (1987-89), Los Angeles Raiders (1990, 1992-93) Green Bay Packers (1981) San Diego Chargers (1987-88) Miami Dolphins (1987) Cincinnati Bengals (1987) Green Bay Packers (1969-71) Philadelphia Eagles (1996-2005), New Orleans Saints (2006-08) Atlanta Falcons (2008), San Diego Chargers (2004-2007) Atlanta Falcons (1984-86), L.A. Rams (1986-88), Pittsburgh Steelers (1989) Washington Redskins (1987-91) San Francisco 49ers (1973-77) Chicago Bears (2007-08)

Career Highlights

Started three games during strike; Totaled 8 rec. for 164 yds. (16.8) and 3 TD Played in 10 games and recorded one sack Caught four passes for 63 yards (15.8 avg.) in nine games 3-time Pro Bowler (1950-52), First Huskie in NFL Drafted (17th round in 1948) Made 2 starts in 2008; Had 6 rec. for 46 yds. in 7 games and 2 starts in 2006 1984 All-NFL selection; Started 58 of 94 games played, four-year starter (1983-86) Started 108 of 115 games at RT; First Huskie to start in a Super Bowl (S.B. XLI) Played in one game and had a 10-yard punt return; On practice squad in ‘04, IR in ‘05 Made NFL debut in regular season finale of his rookie season (2007) Played in three games with one start during strike; Had 2 rec. for 16 yds.

Started 9 of 21 gms. played and threw for 1,077 career yds.; NIU’s NFL passing yds. leader Played in one game at center Appeared in 10 games and made one tackle Played in 15 games Started 16 of 56 gms. with 6 career INT; Had 3 INT in ‘99 and 11 starts in 2001 Played in 33 career games, mainly on special teams; Had 1 fumble recovery in ‘04 Appeared in three games with one start during strike Made 24 career rec. with 16.2 avg. in 34 games; Had 19 rec. for 314, 1 TD in ‘07 Played in 24 games with 3 rec. for 16 yds.; Both career starts came in 1997 Totaled 40 rushing yards, one rec., and 1 INT in six gms.; Punted and also returned punts Totaled 955 career rush yds., 43 receptions and 5 TD; Rushed for 634 yds. in 8 starts in ‘96 Played in 33 games and had 74 career yards on 25 carries with five receptions Started 10 of 17 games played; Made 8 starts as rookie with one sack in ‘86 Totaled 560 career rush yds. with 4 TD, 16 rec. for 152 yds; Had 22.1 career KOR avg. NIU’s all-time NFL receiving leader; Has 240 career rec. for 3,676 yds. and 16 TD Played in 49 career games and had one fumble recovery Appeared in six games Converted fullback made pro debut and appeared in one game in 2007 Had 81 rushing yards on 26 attempts in six games during his first season Caught 8 passes for 145 yds. (18.1 avg.) and one TD in three games during strike NFL All-Rookie Team (‘87), Ed Block Courage Award (‘93); Played 79 gms. with 36 starts Played in seven games Started 14 of 16 games played; Made 11 starts at center during ‘88 season Played in three games during strike; Had 24.5 KOR avg., 10 rush yds., 1 FR Appeared in one game during strike NIU’s highest draft choice (64th in 1969); 27 rec., 446 yds., 1 TD in 40 career gms. NIU’s NFL leader in gms. (162), tackles (481) and sacks (20); Played in Super Bowl XXXIX NIU’s NFL rushing leader (2,956 yds.); 1st Team All-Pro and 2nd in MVP voting (2008)

USA Today All-NFL selection (‘85); Played 66 career gms. as fullback Only NIU player with two Super Bowl Rings; Played in 48 gms. with 1 sack, 1 FR Two-time Pro Bowler (1973-74); Recorded a 40.8 punting avg. in 70 career games Has 396 all-purpose yds., 1 TD in 26 games; Averages 6.49 yards per touch

NOTE: Players listed appeared in at least one regular season game per league and team records. Active players in bold.

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mark KELLAR FB | 1976-78

todd PEAT

OG | 1987-90, 92-93

tom wITTUM P | 1973-77


HUSKIE HISTORY HUSKIES AND THE NFL huskies in the NfL DRAfT

huskies in the SUPER BOwL

Year 1948 1952 1968 1969 1972 1973

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 (2006): Indianapolis Colts 29, Chicago Bears 17 Ryan Diem, OT, Colts

1974 1975 1976 1977 1980 1981 1984 1986 1986 1987 1990 1994 2001 2002 2004 2007 2009

Name (Pos.) Larry Brink (DE) Fran Cahill (DE) Tom Rosenow (DT) John Spilis (SE) Tom Wittum (P/K) Larry Clark (LB) Willie Hatter (SE) John Nokes (LB) Mark Kellar (FB) Jerry Latin (TB) Bob Gregolunas (LB) Jerry Golsteyn (QB) Jerry Meyers (DT) Ken Moore (TE) Randy Clark (OT) Jim Hannula (OT) Scott Bolzan (OT) Scott Kellar (DT) Curt Pardridge (SE) Steve O’Malley (DT) Doug Bartlett (NG) Clarence Vaughn (LB) Todd Peat (OG) Brett Tucker (CB) LeShon Johnson (RB) Ryan Diem (OG) Justin McCareins (WR) Darrell Hill (WR) Michael Turner (RB) Garrett Wolfe (RB) Doug Free (OT) Larry English (DE)

Team Rd./Overall Los Angeles Rams 17/750 New York Giants 19/227 San Francisco 49ers 16/423 Green Bay Packers 3/64 San Francisco 49ers 8/200 Pittsburgh Steelers 5/128 Miami Dolphins 7/178 Philadelphia Eagles 9/211 Minnesota Vikings 6/155 St. Louis Cardinals 11/280 Kansas City Chiefs 6/167 New York Giants 12/333 Chicago Bears 15/411 Minnesota Vikings 5/138 Chicago Bears 8/215 Cincinnati Bengals 9/229 New England Patriots 9/238 Indianapolis Colts 5/117 San Diego Chargers 6/155 Indianapolis Colts 7/171 Los Angeles Rams 4/91 Washington Redskins 8/219 St. Louis Cardinals 11/285 Houston Oilers 8/211 Green Bay Packers 3/84 Indianapolis Colts 4/118 Tennessee Titans 4/124 Tennessee Titans 7/225 San Diego Chargers 5/154 Chicago Bears 3/93 Dallas Cowboys 4/122 San Diego Chargers 1/16

NIU NFL DRAFT QUICK FACTS

Total Draftees: 32 Highest Draftee: Larry English, 16th overall (Chargers), 2009 Highest Draftee (By Round): First, Larry English (Chargers, 2009) Most Players Selected in One Draft: Three, in 1973, 1976, and 1986

As part of the Redskins’ Super Bowl XXII and XXVI championship teams, Clarence Vaughn is the only former Huskie with two Super Bowl rings.

huskies with NfL HONORS WORLD CHAMPIONS (PRE-SUPER BOWL) 1951

Larry Brink, DE, Los Angeles Rams

PRO BOWLERS 1950 1951 1952 1973 1974 2008

Larry Brink, DE, Los Angeles Rams Larry Brink, DE, Los Angeles Rams Larry Brink, DE, Los Angeles Rams Tom Wittum, P, San Francisco 49ers Tom Wittum, P, San Francisco 49ers Michael Turner, RB, Atlanta Falcons

ALL-ROOKIE TEAM 1987

1996

Todd Peat, OG, St. Louis Cardinals (UPI, Pro Football Weekly, PFWA, Football Digest) Hollis Thomas, DT, Philadelphia Eagles (Football News)

ALL-NFL TEAM 1984 1985 2008

Randy Clark, C, St. Louis Cardinals (NEA) Tim Tyrrell, FB, Atlanta Falcons (USA Today) Michael Turner, RB, Atlanta Falcons (1st Team - A.P.)

ED BLOCK COURAGE AWARD 1993 1999

Larry English was the earliest Huskie selected in the NFL Draft (16th overall) when he was taken in the first round by the San Diego Chargers in 2009.

Todd Peat, OG, Los Angeles Raiders LeShon Johnson, RB, New York Giants

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 1993.

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HUSKIE HISTORY HUSKIES IN PRO FOOTBALL huskies in other PRO LEAGUES CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE Name Antione, Andy Arrindell, Duane Bork, George Bowen, Orlando Carter, Donnavan

Pos. WR OG QB DE DB

Davis, Eddie

DB

Drew, Randee Duclair, Farrell Harris, A.J. Sholdice, Derek

DB LB RB OT

Sutherland, Garrett LB Sutherland, Mike C

Team(s) (Years) Montreal Alouettes (1996-97) Montreal Alouettes (1996) Montreal Alouettes (1964, 66-67) Toronto Argonauts (2000-02) Toronto Argonauts (2000-01), Ottawa Renegades (2002-03), Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2004-05) Birmingham Barracudas (1995), Calgary Stampeders (1996-2000), Saskatchewan Roughriders (2001-08) Montreal Alouettes (2007) Calgary Stampeders (1996-98) Edmonton Eskimos (2008) Edmonton Eskimos (1996-97), Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1998) Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1998) Saskatchewan Roughriders (1996), Montreal Alouettes (1996-2000), Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2001-02), Ottawa Renegades (2003-05)

GREY CUP CHAMPIONS 1998 Eddie Davis, DB, Calgary Stampeders 2007 Eddie Davis, DB, Saskatchewan Roughriders ALL-STARS 2007 East Division 2006 CFL/West Division 2005 CFL/West Division 2004 CFL/West Division 2001 West Division 2000 CFL/West Division

Randee Drew, DB, Montreal Alouettes Eddie Davis, DB, Saskatchewan Roughriders Eddie Davis, DB, Saskatchewan Roughriders Eddie Davis, DB, Saskatchewan Roughriders Eddie Davis, DB, Saskatchewan Roughriders Eddie Davis, DB, Calgary Stampeders

DRAFT CHOICES Year Name (Pos.) 1995 Derek Sholdice (OT) 1996 Mike Sutherland (C) Duane Arrindell (OG) Farrell Duclair (LB) Alton Francis (TB) James Eggink (DE) 1997 Jamie Macdonald (OT) 1998 Garrett Sutherland (LB) 1999 Orlando Bowen (DE) 2000 Donnavan Carter (FS)

Team Rd./Overall Edmonton Eskimos 2/21 Saskatchewan Roughriders 1/3 Edmonton Eskimos 1/7 Calgary Stampeders 1/8 Saskatchewan Roughriders 3/23 Montreal Alouettes 5/45 British Columbia Lions 5/35 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4/26 Edmonton Eskimos 6/43 Toronto Argonauts 1/4

ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE Name Pos. Aikens, Carl

Azar. Steve Baker, Kent Hennings, Ted Hill, Darrell McGhghy, Matt Mitchell, Deon Mitchell, Ricky O’Malley, Steve Ray, Corey Rose, C.J. Sheldon, Dan Strickland, Ralph

Team(s) (Years) WR Chicago Bruisers (1988-89), Dallas Texans (1990-91), Orlando Predators (1992-93), Milwaukee Mustangs (1994) K Chicago Rush (2006), Las Vegas Gladiators (2007), Utah Blaze (2008), New York Dragons (2008) K Detroit Fury (2001) OL/DL Detroit Drive (1991), Dallas Texans (1992-93) WR Philadelphia Soul (2008) OL Los Angeles Avengers (2007-08) WR/DB Grand Rapids Rampage (2001) WR/DB Pittsburgh Gladiators (1987) Chicago Bruisers (1988) OL/DL New England Steamrollers (1988) WR/DB Cincinnati Rockers (1992) FB/LB Albany Firebirds (1997) WR Chicago Rush (2008) OS Milwaukee Mustangs (1997)

ARENA FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME 2000 Carl Aikens, WR-DB

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Two Huskies had outstanding 2007 CFL seasons - Eddie Davis (29) helped lead Saskatchewan to the Grey Cup and Randee Drew (24) earned All-Star honors for Montreal.

WLAF/NFL EUROPA (1991-2007) Name Atkinson, Brian Collins, McAllister Drew, Randee Finlen, Chris

Pos. LB C CB QB

Graham, Dan Hawthorne, Duane Lee, Rob McGhghy, Matt Mitchell, Deon Peat, Todd Talley, Charles

C CB CB G WR G RB

Team(s) (Years) Rhein Fire (2006) Scottish Claymores (2002) Cologne Centurions (2005) Barcelona Dragons (2003), Amsterdam Admirals (2005) Montreal Machine (1991) Scottish Claymores (2000) Frankfurt Galaxy (2006) Frankfurt Galaxy (2006) Scottish Claymores (2000) Frankfurt Galaxy (1995) 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.) 1991 Ted Hennings (DT) 1998 Charles Talley (TB)

Team Birmingham Fire England Monarchs

Rd./Overall 9th 12/67

CO-DEFENSIVE MVP 2000 Duane Hawthorne, CB, Scottish Claymores

UNITED STATES FOOTBALL LEAGUE (1983-85) Name Gill, Max Glasgow, Brian Golsteyn, Jerry Rosado, Dan

Pos. DT TE QB G

Team(s) (Years) Michigan Panthers (1984) Chicago Blitz (1984) Orlando Renegades (1985) Houston Gamblers (1985)

DRAFT CHOICES Year Name (Pos.) 1983 Larry Alleyne (LB) Rich Barrent (OG) 1984 Carl Aikens (WR) Scott Bolzan (OT) Tim Tyrrell (QB) 1985 Pete Roth (RB) 1986 Curt Pardridge (SE) Steve O’Malley (DT)

Team Chicago Blitz Chicago Blitz Chicago Blitz Chicago Blitz Chicago Blitz Orlando Renegades Orlando Renegades Arizona Outlaws

Rd./Overall territorial draft territorial draft territorial draft territorial draft territorial draft 6/89 4/22 4/23

XTREME FOOTBALL LEAGUE (2001) Name Johnson, LeShon

Pos. Teams(s) (Years) RB Chicago Enforcers

DRAFT CHOICES Year Name (Pos.) 2000 Mitch Jacoby (TE) LeShon Johnson (RB)

Team Chicago Enforcers Chicago Enforcers

Rd./Overall 40/313 45/360

WORLD FOOTBALL LEAGUE (1974) Name Gilbert, Jim Marks, Richard

Pos. Team(s) (Years) P Chicago Winds (1975) LB Chicago Winds (1975)

DRAFT CHOICES Year Name (Pos.) 1974 Mark Kellar (FB)

Team Chicago Fire

Rd. 7th


HUSKIE HISTORY ALL-AMERICANS

PEAT

JOHNSON

ALL-AMERICANS 1948 1951 1963 1965 1969 1971 1973 1977 1978 1979

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

1991 1992 1993

1994 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

DIEM

SHELDON TURNER

Floyd Hunsberger, HB (AP-hm) Bob Heimerdinger, QB (AP-hm) George Bork, QB (AP-hm, UPI-hm) Ron Christian, QB (AP-hm) John LaLonde, FB (AP-hm) Willie Hatter, SE (AP-hm) Mark Kellar, FB (AP-hm, UPI-hm, FN-hm, K-hm) Frank Lewandoski, LB (AP-hm) Dave Petzke, SE (AP-3rd) Frank Lewandoski, LB (AP-hm) Randy Clark, OT (AP-hm) Steve Claussen, DE (AP-hm) Mike Terna, LB (AP-hm) Dave Petway, SS (AP-hm) Mike Chelovich, OG (AP-hm) Rich Barrent, OG (AP-hm) Max Gill, DT (AP-hm) Brian Glasgow, TE (AP-hm) Pete Roth, TB (AP-hm) Scott Bolzan, OT (AP-hm) Darryl Richardson, TB (AP-hm) Vince Scott, PK (AP-hm) Jeff Sanders, CB (AP-hm) Scott Kellar, DT (AP-hm) Todd Peat, OG (AP-hm) Todd Van Keppel, P (AP-hm) Doug Bartlett, NG (AP-hm) Todd Peat, OT (AP-hm) Todd Peat, OG (AP-3rd) Doug Bartlett, NG (AP-hm) Ted Karamanos, OG (AP-hm) Ron Delisi, ILB (AP-hm) Brett Tucker, CB (AP-hm) Ron Delisi, ILB (TSN-hm) Stacey Robinson, QB (TSN-hm, FN-hm) 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) Adam Dach, FB (FN-hm) Steve Henriksen, ILB (FN-hm) Larry Wynn, FLK (FN-hm) LeShon Johnson, TB (UPI-hm, FN-hm) Brad Capes, OT (Football News-hm) Brian Steger, PK (FN-hm) Steve Wild, OLB (FN-hm) 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) Chris O’Neal, C (FN-hm) Ryan Diem, OT (FN-3rd) Justin McCareins, FLK (FN-hm) Steve Azar, PK (FN-hm) Dan Sheldon, WR (FD-2nd, CFC-2nd; CNNSI-hm) Michael Turner, TB (FD-2nd, TSN-3rd, CNNSI-hm; PFW-hm) Steve Azar, PK (CFN-hm) Michael Turner, TB (AP-2nd; CNNSI-2nd; TSN-2nd; CSR-2nd; CFN-hm; R-hm) Dan Sheldon, PR (CFN-hm) Garrett Wolfe, TB (CFN-hm, CNNSI-hm) Sam Hurd, WR (SI-hm) Garrett Wolfe, TB (CFN-hm)

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KEY: AP=Associated Press; 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; P=Playboy; PFW=Pro Football Weekly; PS=Phil Steele; R=Rivals.com; SI=SportsIllustrated. com; TSN=The Sporting News; UPI=United Press International; WC= Walter Camp Foundation.

LITTLE ALL-AMERICANS 1951 1953 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1965

Bob Heimerdinger, QB (AP-1st) Wes Luedeking, HB (WS-hm) Lew Flinn, QB (NAIA-2nd) Lew Flinn, QB (NAIA-2nd) Al Eck, E (NAIA-2nd) Joe Plaskas, FB (NAIA-hm) Al Eck, E (NAIA-2nd, AP-hm) Tom Beck, HB (NAIA-2nd) George Bork, QB (AP-1st, UPI-1st, WS-1st, NAIA-1st) Hugh Rohrschneider, E (AP-2nd, NAIA-2nd) 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) Ron Christian, QB (AP-3rd)

KEY: AP=Associated Press; NAIA=National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics; UPI=United Press International; WS=Williamson Service.

FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICANS 1987

1988 2000 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Cary Caliendo, DE (TSN-1st) Kevin Cassidy, FS (TSN-1st) Adam Dach, FB (TSN-1st) Steve Azar, PK (FN-1st; TSN-2nd) Doug Free, OT (TSN-3rd) Chris Nendick, PK (TSN-2nd) Jon Brost, OT (TSN-3rd) Tim McCarthy, LB (FWAA-1st, TSN-hm) Craig Rusch, DE (CFN-3rd) Eddie Adamski, C (FWAA-1st, TSN-hm) Alex Kube, S (FWAA-1st, TSN-1st)

SOPHOMORE ALL-AMERICANS 2006 2007

Larry English (CFN-3rd) Justin Anderson (CFN-3rd)

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS 1960 1961 1962 1973 1976 1993 1996 1997 1998 2000 2001 2003

Dick Metzcus, E (CoSIDA-2nd) Tom Beck, QB (CoSIDA-2nd) J. Walter Smith, DB (CoSIDA-hm) Jeff Eckmann, DT (CoSIDA-2nd) Jim Jacobson, OT (CoSIDA-2nd) Steve Wild, OLB (CoSIDA-2nd) Patrick Stephen, SS (CoSIDA-2nd) Patrick Stephen, FS (CoSIDA-2nd) Patrick Stephen, SS (CoSIDA-2nd) Thomas Hammock, TB (CoSIDA-1st) Thomas Hammock, TB (CoSlDA-1st) P.J. Fleck, WR (CoSIDA-2nd)

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HUSKIE HISTORY NATIONAL HONORS HEISMAN TROPHY BALLOTING

1963 1990 1993

2003 2006

George Bork, QB (voting unavailable) Stacey Robinson, QB (38th place, 2 pts, 2 3rd place votes) LeShon Johnson, TB (6th place, 176 pts, 5 1st place votes, 51 2nd place, 59 3rd place) Michael Turner, TB (18th place, 3 pts, 3 3rd place votes) Garrett Wolfe (11th place, 29 pts)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

1999 2004

George Bork, QB Tom Beck, Coach

MAXWELL AWARD 2006

Garrett Wolfe, TB (Semifinalist)

DRADDY TROPHY 2006 2008

Doug Free, OT (Semifinalist) Jon Brost, OT (Semifinalist)

DOAK WALKER AWARD

1993 2006

LeShon Johnson, TB (Top Three Finalist) Garrett Wolfe, TB (Semifinalist)

NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK 1990 1993

2003 2004 2006 2007

NATIONAL PLAY OF THE WEEK 1999

Patrick Stephen, FS Josh Haldi, QB

ALLSTATE/AFCA GOOD WORKS TEAM 2008

Matt Simon, WR

NATIONAL BACK OF THE YEAR 1993

LeShon Johnson, TB (UPI)

FOOTBALL NEWS OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 1993

LeShon Johnson, TB (Top Three Finalist)

NATIONAL COLLEGE DIVISION COACH OF THE YEAR 1963

Howard Fletcher (Runner-up)

AFCA REGION COACH OF THE YEAR

1962 1963 2003

Howard Fletcher Howard Fletcher Joe Novak

TOUCHDOWN CLUB OF COLUMBUS MAC PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2005

Garrett Wolfe, TB

ESPN THE MAGAzINE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 2002

2003 2004

2006 2007 2008

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Jason Frank, DL (1st Team) Josh Haldi, QB (2nd Team Dan Sheldon, WR (2nd Team) Tim Vincent, OL (2nd Team) P.J. Fleck, WR (1st Team) Rob Lee, DB (1st Team) Jake VerStraete, OL (1st Team) Josh Haldi, QB (1st Team) Rob Lee, DB (1st Team) Dan Sheldon, WR (1st Team) Jake VerStraete, OL (1st Team) Brad Benson, DT (1st Team) Mark Reiter, SS (1st Team) Jon Brost, OT (1st Team) Jon Brost, OT (1st Team) Craig Rusch, DE (1st Team)

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Demerist Whitfield, CB vs Vanderbilt, Sept. 11 (Compaq)

MIDSEASON AWARDS 2006

NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION SCHOLAR-ATHLETE

1998 2004

Stacey Robinson, QB vs. Fresno State, Oct. 6 (ESPN, Football News, Sports Illustrated, Chicago Tribune) 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 P.J. Fleck, WR vs. Ohio, Oct. 4 (USAToday.com) Garrett Wolfe, TB vs. Eastern Michigan, Nov. 20 (CollegeSportsReport.com) Garrett Wolfe, TB vs. Ball State, Sept. 30 (USA Today, Walter Camp, Sporting News) Larry English, DE vs. Idaho, Sept. 22 (Football Writers/Bronko Nagurski Award)

Garrett Wolfe (Player of the Midseason and Midseason AllAmerican by CollegeFootballNews.com; Halfway AllAmerican by CBS SportsLine.com) Doug Free (Halfway All-American by CBS SportsLine.com)

NATIONAL BACKFIELD OF THE WEEK 1973 1977

Mark Kellar, FB (UPI) vs. Ball State, Oct. 20 Mark Kellar, FB (UPI) vs. Illinois State, Oct. 27 Allen Ross, TB (UPI) vs. Ohio, Nov. 19

NATIONAL BACK OF THE WEEK 1977

Allen Ross, TB (AP) vs. Ohio, Nov. 19

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, 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 East-West Shrine Game 2004 Todd Ghilani, C 2006 Doug Free, OT

Hula Bowl 2004 Steve Azar, K 2005 Joe Novak, Coach Dan Sheldon WR/PR (DNP-inj.) 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 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


HUSKIE HISTORY MAC HONORS VERN SMITH NOMINEES

1982 1983 1984 1985 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Max Gill, DT Tim Tyrrell, QB Carl Aikens, SE Scott Kellar, DT Deon Mitchell, SE Deon Mitchell, SE Justin McCareins, FLK Justin McCareins, FLK Chris Finlen, QB Michael Turner, TB Michael Turner, TB Josh Haldi, QB Sam Hurd, WR Garrett Wolfe, TB Larry English, DE Larry English, DE

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR 1984 1985 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.

Pete Genatempo, QB Marshall Taylor, QB

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2008

Larry English, DE

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

COACH OF THE YEAR

2000 2001 2002 2003

VERN SMITH AWARD

MAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETES

1983 2002

1983 2006 2007 2008

Bill Mallory Joe Novak

Tim Tyrrell, QB Garrett Wolfe, TB Larry English, DE Larry English, DE

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

1978 1979 1980 2005 2006

Dave Petzke, SE Frank Lewandoski, LB Mike Terna, LB Garrett Wolfe, TB Garrett Wolfe, TB

1974 1975 1976 1980 1982

Justin McCareins, FLK Steve Azar, PK Dan Sheldon, WR Steve Azar, PK Jeff Eckmann, DT Gary Hosier, SE Russell Hill, SE Jim Hannula, OT-P Rich Barrent, OG

1981 1982

1983

ALL-CONFERENCE (COACHES) 1975 1976 1977

1978

1979

1980

Tim Tyrrell was NIU’s first Vern Smith Award recipient in 1983.

Frank Lewandoski was a three-time All-MAC selection during his career.

Bob Gregolunas, LB (1st) Ken Moore, TE (2nd) Frank Lewandoski, LB (2nd) Don Palochko, OG (2nd) Frank Lewandoski, LB (1st) Sam Boskovich, DE (2nd) Allen Ross, RB (2nd) Jack Wilson, CB (2nd) Randy Clark, C (1st) Jim Hannula, P (1st) Dave Petzke, SE (1st) Scott Crooks, OG (2nd) Pete Kraker, QB (2nd) 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, FLK (HM) Mike Terna, LB (1st) Dave Petway, SS (1st) Jim Latanski, TE (2nd) Jim Hannula, OT-P (2nd) Mike Chelovich, OG (2nd) Mike Pinckney, WR (2nd) Allen Ross, RB (2nd)

1984

1985

1998 1999

2000

Max Gill, DT (2nd) Mike Chelovich, OG (1st) Rich Barrent, OT (2nd) Bob Morgan, DT (HM) Rich Barrent, OG (1st) 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) 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) Todd Peat, OG (1st) Scott Kellar, DT (1st) Todd Van Keppel, P (1st) Doug Bartlett, NG (2nd) Lee Hicks, SS (2nd) Carl Aikens, SE (HM) Doug Bartlett, NG (1st) Todd Peat, OT (1st) Scott Kellar, DT (2nd) Tim Griffin, LB (HM) Mike Kent, P (HM) Curt Pardridge, SE (HM) Donnavan Carter, FS (2nd) Ryan Diem, OT (2nd) Duane Hawthorne, CB (2nd) Kent Baker, PK (1st) Ryan Diem, OT (1st) William Andrews, TB (2nd) Donnavan Carter, FS (2nd) Jermaine Hampton, SS (2nd) Benji Peacock, CB (HM) Justin McCareins, FLK (1st) Ryan Diem, OT (1st)

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2006

2007 2008 Michael Turner earned back-to-back first team AllMAC honors during the 2002 and 2003 seasons.

2001

2002

2003

2004

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Thomas Hammock, TB (1st) McAllister Collins, C (1st) Larry Williams, LB (1st) Jermaine Hampton, SS (1st) Buster Sampson, FS (2nd) Steve Azar, PK (HM) Thomas Hammock, TB (1st) Steve Azar, PK (1st) Vince Thompson, CB (1st) Darrell Hill, FLK (2nd) Tim Vincent, OT (2nd) Akil Grant, SS (2nd) Larry Williams, LB (HM) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) Larry English, DE (1st) Justin Anderson (2nd) Jon Brost, OT (3rd) 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)

ACADEMIC ALL-MAC/MAC HONOR ROLL 1973

1974 1975 1976 1977

1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1997 1998 1999

2000

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Mark Collar, SE Jeff Eckmann, DT John Hildebrandt, OG Tom Neubert, OT Jim Tedeschi, LB Bill Tyler, OG Ed Klingberg, MG Jerry Golsteyn, QB Rick Burkhardt, CB Jim Jacobson, DT Sam Boskovich, DE Frank Lewandoski, LB Mark Stuart, S Dean Schultz, MG Paul Hudetz, OG Dave Petway, S Mark Stuart, S Jim Hannula, P Dave Petway, SS Dave Skowronski, WR Dave Petway, SS Jim Hannula, OT-P Vince Scott, PK Rich Burns, CB Rich Burns, FS Rich Burns, FS Dan Feely, C Steve Kmiec, FS Bill Simpson, NT Patrick Stephen, FS Brian Clark, PK Lewis Miskowicz, DE Patrick Stephen, SS Kent Baker, PK Ryan Diem, OT Lewis Miskowicz, DE Lou Sponsel, FB Mike Stack, FB Ryan Diem, OT

2001

2002 2003

2004

2005 2006 2007

2008

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 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 Matt Dunker, TE Jason Frank, DE Todd Ghilani, C P.J. Fleck, WR Josh Haldi, QB Rob Lee, CB Jake VerStraete, OT Josh Haldi, QB Brad Benson, DT Rob Lee, CB Dan Sheldon, WR-PR Jake VerStraete, OT Brad Benson, DT Jason Ebenhoch, OG Brad Benson, DT Jon Brost, OL Doug Free, OT Jon Brost, OT Matt Simon, WR Brandon Bice, DE Justin Stewart, DB Jon Brost, OT Chandler Harnish, QB Mike Krause, OL Craig Rusch, DE Matt Simon, WR

P.J. Fleck was a three-time Academic All-MAC honoree in addition to earning a first team AllMAC selection in 2003.


HUSKIE HISTORY MAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK 1973 Mark Kellar Mark Kellar 1975 Ken Moore 1976 Frank Lewandoski 1977 Frank Lewandoski Allen Ross 1978 Frank Lewandoski Mark Stuart 1979 Frank Lewandoski John Gibbons 1980 Max Gill John Gibbons Mike Terna 1982 Max Gill Vince Scott Russ Graham 1983 Jeff Sanders Darryl Richardson Tim Tyrrell Steve Hirsch Vince Scott Darryl Richardson 1984 Carl Aikens Lee Hicks Scott Kellar 1985 Steve O’Malley Benji Peacock 1999 William Andrews Jermaine Hampton Justin McCareins Benji Peacock 2000 Demerist Whitfield Buster Sampson Thomas Hammock Vincent Thompson Justin McCareins Michael Turner 2001 Steve Azar Larry Williams Lionel Hickenbottom Vince Thompson Michael Turner Thomas Hammock Darrell Hill Steve Azar Nick Duffy Chris Finlen Lionel Hickenbottom 2002 Thomas Hammock Steve Azar Larry Williams Michael Turner

FB FB

vs. Ball State vs. Illinois State

Oct. 20 Oct. 27

TE

vs. Kent State

LB

vs. Illinois State

LB RB

vs. Wisconsin vs. Ohio

Sept. 17 Nov. 19

LB S

vs. Western Michigan vs. Western Illinois

Sept. 16 Oct. 14

LB QB

vs. Long Beach State vs. Toledo

Sept. 29 Nov. 10

DT QB LB

vs. Long Beach State vs. Central Michigan vs. Kent State

Sept. 5 Oct. 18 Nov. 1

DT PK LB

vs. Toledo vs. Ohio vs. Central Michigan

Sept. 4 Nov. 6 Nov. 20

CB TB QB DB PK TB

vs. Kansas vs Ball State vs. Western Michigan vs. Miami (OH) vs. Toledo vs. Ohio

Sept. 3 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 29 Nov. 12 Nov. 19

SE SS DT

vs. West Texas State vs. Kent State vs. Central Michigan

Sept. 1 Sept. 22 Nov. 3

DT CB

vs. Toledo vs. Central Michigan

Oct. 19 Oct. 17

TB SS FLK CB

vs. Buffalo vs. Ball State vs. Central Michigan vs. Kent State

Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23

CB FS TB CB FLK TB

vs. Illinois State vs. Central Florida vs. Akron vs. Buffalo vs. Central Michigan vs. Central Michigan

Sept. 9 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 28 Nov. 18 Nov. 18

PK LB FS CB TB TB FLK PK LB QB FS

vs. South Florida vs. South Florida vs. Illinois vs. Sam Houston State vs. Kent State vs. Western Michigan vs. Central Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan vs. Ball State vs. Ball State

Aug. 30 Aug. 30 Sept. 8 Sept. 22 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 3 Nov. 17 Nov. 17

TB PK LB TB

vs. Wake Forest vs. Wake Forest vs. Wisconsin vs. Western Illinois

Aug. 29 Aug. 29 Sept. 14 Sept. 21

Oct. 4 Oct. 16

Justin Dole Dan Sheldon Randee Drew Michael Turner Kursten Strothman Michael Turner Michael Turner Dan Sheldon 2003 Steve Azar P.J. Fleck Vinson Reynolds Team (Offense) Team (Defense) Team (Special Teams) Michael Turner P.J. Fleck Steve Azar Michael Turner Brian Atkinson Steve Azar Lionel Hickenbottom Steve Azar Steve Azar Michael Turner 2004 Ray Smith Dan Sheldon Javan Lee Chris Nendick Garrett Wolfe Chris Nendick Garrett Wolfe Josh Haldi Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe 2005 Garrett Wolfe Phil Horvath Adrian Davis Shatone Powers Sam Hurd Dustin Utschig Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe 2006 Garrett Wolfe Garrett Wolfe Chris Nendick Garrett Wolfe Tim McCarthy Garrett Wolfe Chris Nendick Garrett Wolfe 2007 Larry English Brandon Bice Andy Dittbenner 2008 Chandler Harnish Andy Dittbenner Larry English Alex Kube Craig Rusch Mike Salerno Larry English Chandler Harnish

SS WR CB TB LB TB TB WR

vs. Kent State Sept. 28 vs. Kent State Sept. 28 vs. Ball State Oct. 5 vs. Miami (OH) Oct. 12 vs. Western Michigan Oct. 26 vs. Bowling Green State Nov. 9 vs. Eastern Michigan Nov. 16 vs. Toledo Nov. 23

PK WR DE

TB WR PK TB LB PK FS PK PK TB

vs. Maryland vs. Maryland vs. Maryland vs. Alabama vs. Alabama vs. Alabama vs. Iowa State vs. Ohio vs. Central Michigan vs. Central Michigan vs. Western Michigan vs. Western Michigan vs. Ball State vs. Buffalo vs. Eastern Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan

Aug. 28 Aug. 28 Aug. 28 Sept. 20 Sept. 20 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 18 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 22 Nov. 22

SS PR LB PK TB PK TB QB TB TB

vs. Southern Illinois vs. Iowa State vs. Bowling Green State vs. Bowling Green State vs. Bowling Green State vs. Central Florida vs. Central Michigan vs. Western Michigan vs. Ball State vs. Eastern Michigan

Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 24 Sept. 24 Sept. 24 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 20

TB QB TB KR/PR WR FS TB TB

vs. Michigan vs. Akron vs. Kent State vs. Kent State vs. Central Michigan vs. Toledo vs. Toledo vs. Western Michigan

Sept. 3 Sept. 24 Oct. 22 Oct. 22 Nov. 5 Nov. 16 Nov. 16 Nov. 23

TB TB K TB LB TB K TB

vs. Ohio State vs. Buffalo vs. Indiana State vs. Ball State vs. Ball State vs. Miami vs. Temple vs. Central Michigan

Sept. 2 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Sept. 30 Oct. 8 Oct. 21 Nov. 17

DE DE P

vs. Idaho vs. Kent State vs. Ball State

Sept. 22 Nov. 10 Nov. 24

QB P DE LB DT K DE QB

vs. Minnesota vs. Eastern Michigan vs. Tennessee vs. Toledo vs. Bowling Green vs. Bowling Green vs. Kent State vs. Kent State

Sept. 1 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Oct. 27 Nov. 24 Nov. 24

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HUSKIE HISTORY PAST CONFERENCE HONORS little 19 CONfERENCE (1928-46( PLAYER OF THE YEAR

1935 1938 1946

Reino Nori, HB Tego Larsen, G Duane Cunz, G

FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE

1929 1931 1932 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938

1939 1940 1941 1944

1945 1946

Jack Mustapha, QB John Pace, E Reino Nori, HB Leonard Skoglund, E Reino Nori, HB Bill Howard, T Tego Larsen, E Chet Davis, QB Lou DeRango, G Howard Fletcher, T Tego Larsen, G Frank Stegman, G John Young, E Ollie Krahenbuhl, FB Ed Behan, E Howard Fletcher, T John Young, E Frank Stegman, T Ollie Krahenbuhl, FB Toimi Jarvi, HB Ray Schuett, E Al Riippi, T Warren Jenks, G Howard Boudreau, QB Elmer Piatt, HB Larry Brink, E Dick Piatt, HB Al Hodous, G Larry Brink, E Ed Mascal, T Duane Cunz, G Ed Arquilla, G Harry Henigan, FB

illinois intercollegiate ATHLETIC CONfERENCE (1947-49(

1959 1962 1963 1964 1965

FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE 1950 1951

1957 1959

1960

1961 1962

1963

1964

FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE 1947

1949

Larry Brink, E Warren Reitzel, G Bill Minnihan, C Don Fortunato, QB Bob Heimerdinger, QB Bob Fowlie, C

1965

illinois intercollegiate ATHLETIC CONfERENCE (1950-65( PLAYER OF THE YEAR 1951

170

Lew Flinn, QB George Bork, QB George Bork, QB Jack Dean, HB Ron Christian, QB

Bob Heimerdinger, QB

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Bob Heimerdinger, QB Ernie Wickstrom, HB Fran Cahill, E Bob Heimerdinger, QB Fran Cahill, E Julius Brasini, E Tony Biondi, T Steve Mash, T Leo Schmidt, LB Dan Mojica, HB Alex Gulotta, G Lew Flinn, QB Al Eck, E Wayne Dannehl, C Dale Berman, T Bob Soltis, HB Joe Plaskas, FB Al Eck, E Marv Baker, T Bob Moloney, G Bob Soltis, HB Derril Corbett, LB Tom Beck, QB Bob Moloney, G Rich Bader, E George Bork, QB Mike Henigan, LB Lynn McCann, T Hugh Rohrschneider, E Ernie Thompson, DHB 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 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 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 (1993-95( PLAYER OF THE YEAR 1993

LeShon Johnson, TB (Offense)

ALL-CONFERENCE 1993

1994

1995

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) 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) 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 SELECTIONS 1993

1994

1995

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) C.J. Rose, DE, vs. New Mexico State (Oct. 8) Gerald Nickelberry, ILB, vs. Arkansas (Nov. 12) 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)


HUSKIE HISTORY NIU PLAYER AWARDS NIU MVPS (1950-2008)

Chosen by the Huskie Coaching Staff 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

Ernie Wickstrom, HB Bob Heimerdinger, QB Jim McKinzie, E Wes Luedeking, HB Ralph Krupke, C Donald Davis, HB Tom Skubich, HB Alex Gulotta, G Dale Berman, T Lew Flinn, QB Bob Soltis, HB Tom Beck, QB George Bork, QB George Bork, QB Jack Dean, HB-QB Bob Stark, E Dan Meyer, DHB Jim Hering, DE John Spilis, SE Jim Faggetti, LB Steve Parker, QB Jim Patterson, LB Dave Weisendanger, OT Dan DeVito, DHB Mark Kellar, FB Larry Clark, LB Mark Kellar, FB Larry Clark, LB Mark Kellar, FB Jeff Eckmann, DT Tim Peters, C Tom Plesha, S Jerry Golsteyn, QB Bob Gregolunas, LB Don Palochko, OG Vince Smith, RB Tim Dacy, DE Dave Petzke, SE Frank Lewandoski, LB Pete Kraker, QB Dave Petzke, SE Mark Stuart, FS Frank Lewandoski, LB Mike Pinckney, SB

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

JAWAN JACKSON AWARD (2002-08)

Jim Latanski, TE Larry Alleyne, LB Max Gill, DT Tim Tyrrell, QB Scott Kellar, DT Pete Roth, TB-FB Tim Griffin, LB Todd Peat, OG Ted Karamanos, OG Mike Hollingshed, OLB Bob Montel, OG Marshall Taylor, QB Ron Delisi, ILB None selected None selected None selected None selected None selected None selected Mandel Hester, LB Mitch Jacoby, TE Charles Talley, TB Deon Mitchell, SE Steve Smith, LB Duane Hawthorne, CB Deon Mitchell, SE William Andrews, TB Donnavan Carter, FS Justin McCareins, FLK Buster Sampson, FS Darrell Hill, FLK Nick Duffy, LB Michael Turner, TB Larry Williams, LB Michael Turner, TB Vinson Reynolds, DE Garrett Wolfe, TB Brian Atkinson, LB Garrett Wolfe, TB Garrett Wolfe, TB Justin Anderson, TB Larry English, DE Larry English, DE

Awarded in memory of Jawan Jackson, a Huskie walk-on who died during winter conditioning drills, this award is presented to a former walk-on who makes the greatest impact. 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Travis Moore, DE Randee Drew, DB Brad Cieslak, TE Martin Wilson, DT Keenan Blalark, LB Alex Krutsch, DT Willie Clark, WR

Alex Krutsch earned the Jawan Jackson award during his junior season in 2007.

FRAN CAHILL AWARD (2002-08) Awarded in memory of Fran Cahill, the “first great receiver” in NIU history, this award is selected by the “Friends of Fran”, a group including former Huskie Bob Heimerdinger and members of the Cahill family. The group selects the top receiver who exemplifies Fran Cahill’s attitude, approach and level of excellence. 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

P.J. Fleck, WR P.J. Fleck, WR Dan Sheldon, WR Sam Hurd, WR Jake Nordin, TE Matt Simon, WR Matt Simon, WR

Mark Kellar (left) and Garrett Wolfe (right) are the only three-time team MVP award recipients.

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HUSKIE HISTORY ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS A Abbinanti, Bob ...............1975 ...................LB Abel, Jason ....................1986 ................... TE Aceto, Joe ......................1953-54............. HB Acevedo, Chris ...............2006-07............. OG Acker, George ................1949-51 ................G Ackert, J. Edward ...........1899, 1901-02...T-G Adams, Dan ...................1971-73 ..............LB Adams, Jack ..................1952 .................. DB Adams, Mike..................1991-94 ............. NG Adamski, Eddie ............ 2006-08 .............. C Adee, William.................1926 ..................... T Adler, Lou ......................1956-57 ........... Mgr. Adonis, Evans ................2006-08.............WR Aikens, Carl ...................1981, 83-84 ........SE Ainsworth, Jeff ...............1970-71 ..............OT Akis, Rodney ..................1987-89 .............. DT Alberts, John ..................1952-53..............DL Alexander, Terrell ...........1995-97 ..............LB Allen, James ..................1973 ................ Mgr. Allen, James ..................1995 .................. CB Allen, Josh .....................2005-08..............LB Allen, Roy ......................1935-38................E Allen, Terrell ..................1952 .................. HB Alles, George .................1974-75 ..............DE Alleyne, Larry .................1979-82 ........ DE-LB Allgood, Sean ................1991-94 ............ FLK Alms, Leonard................1940, 45 ............... T Altendorfer, Vernon ........1925-26............... G Alvarado, Ron ................1969-70........... Mgr. Amoo, Perry ...................1995-98........ SS-LB Anderson, Aaron ............2001-02 .............. TE Anderson, Allen .............1978-79 ............. CB Anderson, Bill ................1910-12 ............. HB Anderson, John ..............1944 .....................C Anderson, Justin .......... 2006-08 .............Tb Anderson, Larry..............1968 ................ Mgr. Anderson, S. ..................1922 ..................... T Andres, Jerry ..................1961-64 ..............FB Andress, T ......................1926 ....................... Andrews, Torrence ..........1998-99............. CB Andrews, William ...........1998-99............. TB Anteau, Rick ..................1995 ...................FB Anthenat, Sam ...............2003 ................ Mgr. Anthony, George ............1991-94 ..............FB Antione, Andy.................1995 .................. CB Antonacci, Anthony ........2006-08..............DE Appell, Mike ..................1987 ..................ILB Arbuckle, Phil ................1901-02 ................E Archie, Mike...................2000-02..............SE Armato, Alex ..................1978-80 ............. RB Arquilla, Ed ....................1941-42, 46 ..........G Arrindell, Duane .............1993-95........DE-OG Ashbrook, Russ ..............1935 .....................C Athans, Luke ..................2005 ...................LB Atkinson, Brian ..............2001-04............. LB Azar, Steve .....................2000-03............. PK

B Bader, Rich ....................1960-62............... E Baker, Dan .....................1955 .................. HB Baker, Kent ....................1996-99.......... P-PK Baker, Marv ...................1958-61 ................ T Baker, William ...............1911-12 ................ T Balas, Andrew ................1932-33............. HB Ball, Andy ......................1979-82 ..............SE Ball, Lester ....................1923 .................. HB Ball, Pete .......................1923-24 ............. HB Ball, Tom .......................1975-76 ...........DT-C Ballard, William .............1984-87 .......... S-LB Banak, Mark ..................1987, 89-91 .... Mgr. Banks, Jason..................2001-02 .............. DT Barber, Jack ...................1936 ...................FB Barker, Brandon.............1994-95............. QB Barnes, Stephanie .........2001 ................ Mgr. Barnicle, Jerry ................1977 ...................LB Barradell, A. E. ...............1902-03............. HB Barrent, Rich..................1979-82 ........ OT-OG Bartlett, Doug ................1983-86........ NG-DT Bartol, Jerry ...................1993-95.............. TE Barton, Henry ................1911, 15............. QB Basile, Bruce .................1971-73 ................R

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Bassett, Dallas ..............2004 ...................LB Bastable, Tom ................1969-70..............SE Bates, Rae .....................1915-16 ................E Batina, Mike ..................1968-70................C Battas, Scott..................2001 ...................SE Bauer, Ed .......................1951-53, 55 ....... HB Bauer, Leland ................1940 .................. HB Bauman, Don.................1949 .....................E Baumann, Russ..............1940-42, 46....... T-E Baumgaertel, Tom..........1965-67............. DB Baxter, Darrellton ...........1981 .................. NG Bean, Leslie ...................1916 ..................... T Beal, Brandon................2005-08.............. TE Beasley, Larry ................1968 .................. HB Beattie, Rachel ..............1995 ................ Mgr. Beck, Charles ................1909 .................. QB Beck, Tom ......................1959-61 ........QB-HB Beckman, Walt ..............1950-51 ................C beckner, bryan ............ 2007 .................. TE Behan, Ed ......................1938-41 ................E Behrends, Charles..........1945 ..................... T Belmontez, Mike ............1996-98..............OT Belz, Gene .....................1983-86........ LB-NG Belza, Kenneth...............1944 ................ Mgr. Bender, Lloyd .................1909-10 ........... T-FB Benion, Ernie .................1973-74 ..............LB Benson, Brad .................2003-06........FB-NG Benz, Erek......................2005 ...................DE Berg, George..................1926-27 ............. HB Berg, Howard .................1958-60................E Berman, Dale.................1958-59................ T Bertone, Joe ..................1964-66..............OT Best, Paul ......................1920-21 ................ T Bethel, Ben ....................1960-61 ............. HB Bex, Todd .......................1982-84........ OT-NG bice, brandon ............. 2007-08 ............ DE Biddick, Dan ..................1953-56................E Bieber, Frank .................1950-51 ................G Bierman, Dave ...............1981, 83 .............OT Biondi, Luke ..................2006 ................... ST Biondi, Matt...................2005 .................. OG Biondi, Tony ...................1950-53................ T Black, Bill ......................1967-68............ FLK Blagden, Charles ...........1916 .................. HB Blair, Paul ......................1937-39 ................ T Blake, Chris ...................1971-73 ............. CB Blake, Cory ....................1989, 91-92 ... TE-LB Blalark, Keenan .............2005-06..............LB Blasch, Donald ..............1936 .....................C Bledsoe, Kandras ..........1999 ...................SE Block, Sievert ................1943 ...................FB Bloodsaw, Glen ..............1996-98........ LB-DE Bloom, Dan....................1951 .................. HB Bloom, Tom....................1962-63.......... Mgr. Bloomingdale, Paul........1913 .....................G Bolen, Bob.....................1957 ..................... T Bolerjack, Thurman ........1958 ................ Mgr. Bolzan, Scott .................1980-83..............OT Bonati, Fred ...................1964 .....................G Bonin, James .................1970 ............... Mgr. Booker, Abe ...................1959-60................E Booth, Kent....................1995-97 ............. OG

Doug Bartlett, 1983-86

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Borczak, Bob .................1976, 78 ........ LB-TE Bork, George .................1960-63............. QB Boskovich, Sam .............1976-78 ..............DE Boston, Bill ....................1967-69.......... HB-S Boudreau, Chuck ...........1955 .................. QB Boudreau, Howard .........1944 .................. QB Bowen, Orlando .............1994, 96-98.. LB-DE Bower, Ed ......................1926-27 ................C Bowman, Darren ............1986 .................. DT Boyle, Dan .....................1948-49................C Boyle, James ..................1934 .................. HB Brandford, Emery ...........1976 ...................OT Brashears, James ..........1911-12 ................G Brasini, Julius ................1948-51 ................E Braun, Ralph..................1925 .....................E Bray, Bruce ....................1967-69............. HB Brejda, Stan ..................1961 .....................E Bridges, Ricky ................1979-82 ............ QB Brigham, Bob.................1947-49 ............. FB Brink, Larry ....................1945-47 ................E Bristow, Sidney ..............1920 .....................C Brocker, Rich .................1979-80 .............. FS Broderick, Dave .............1963-64..............FB Broderick, John ..............1961-62 ..............DE Brodhay, Ron .................1952 ................. DB Bronswick, Sam .............1947-49 ................ T Brooks, Otha..................1992-95............. SE Brost, Jon ......................2005-08............. OT Brothers, Clark...............1908 .....................E Broughton, Bob .............1929 .................. HB Brouillette, Gene............1955 .................. HB Browman, Ludvig ...........1922-23................ T Brown, Charles ..............1946 .................. C-T Brown, Derrill .................1954 ..................... T Brown, Glenn .................1995 ...................DE Brown, Lester .................1930-32........ HB-FB brown, me’co .............. 2008 ................. Rb brown, Phil .................. 2005, 07-08 ...... lb Browne ..........................1925 .....................E Brucker, Mike ................1990-92.......... Mgr. Brune, Bill......................1997-98 .............. FS bryant, David ............... 2006-08 .............. S Bryant, Greg ..................1993-94..............DE Bryant, Ivory ..................1997-99 .............. TB Bryant, Patrick ...............1986-89......CB-OLB Bucaro, Phil ...................1987-89 ........ DE-DT Buchanan, Darin ............1988-89, 91 ...DT-OL Budrich, Bob..................1957 ..................... T Bullock, Chad ................1988-90..............OT Burgess, Lowell..............1964-66............ OG Burkhart, Rick................1975-77 ............. CB Burnett, Phil ..................1987 .....................C Burns, Rich ....................1980-83.............. FS Busald, Joe ....................1999-2001..........DE Busching, Al...................1949-50............. HB Byrne, Tim......................1954 .................. QB

C Cahill, Fran ....................1948-51 ................E Cahill, Tom.....................1977-80 ........ DT-OG Cain, John ......................1944 .....................E Caldwell, Jim..................1956-57 ................E Caliendo, Cary ...............1987-90 ..............DE Calkins, Richard ............1962-64.......... C-OT Callan, Larry ..................1948-49................C Callaway, Ezra ................1904 .....................E Calmese, Norm ..............1973-74 ............. CB Camacho, Abie ..............1996 .................. NG Campbell, Joseph ..........1922 .....................G Cann..............................1925 .................. HB Cannon, Clarence ..........1916, 20-21 ....... HB Cannon, William ............1899 .....................E Capes, Brad ...................1989-92........ DE-OT Caringella, Scott ............1994 .................. CB Carlson, Mark ................1972-73 ............. QB Carpenter, Bob ..............1967-69............. QB Carr, Dennis ...................1965 .................. OG Carter, Chase .................2007-08............. DB Carter, Donnavan ...........1997-99 ........ SS-FS Carter, Jarret ..................2004-06.............WR Cary, Lee........................1965-67............. OG Casey, David ..................1961, 63-64 .......... E Cash, Bruce ...................1956 ................ Mgr.

Cassidy, Kevin ................1987-90 .............. FS Cassidy, Kurt..................1987-90 ..............SE Castelein, Clair ..............1974-76 ............. DB Cetina, Bob....................1974................... DE Chapman, Gary ..............1982-83........... FLK Chappelear ....................1923-24 ............ E-G Chase ............................1916 .....................G Cheeseman, Eric ............2001 ...................LB Cheli, Joseph .................1926 .....................C Chelovich, Mike .............1978-81 ............. OG Christensen, Clarence ....1928 ...................FB Christian, Eric ................1974-76 ............. CB Christian, Ron ................1963-65............. QB Christian, Steve .............1988-91 ...... FS-OLB Ciesla, Dick ...................1969-70..............OT Cieslak, Brad .................2002-04.............. TE Clancy, Mark ..................1987-90 ..............SE Clanton, Montell ............2005-06, 08 ....... TB Clark, Brian ...................1995-98..............PK Clark, Don .....................1938 .....................E Clark, Issac ....................1910 ..................... T Clark, John.....................1933-35................E Clark, Larry ....................1970-72 ..............LB Clark, Randy ..................1977-79 ...........C-OT Clark, willie ................ 2008 ................ wR Clarkson, Matt ...............1990-93........DE-OG Clasey, Tyler ................ 2007-08 ........... wR Claussen, Steve .............1976-79 .........TE-DE Clemans, Terry ...............1984-85..............OT Clemen Trent..................1998-2001.... LB-DE Clemens, Greg ...............2000 .................. OG Cockrum, Matt ...............1997-99 ............. OG Coffey, Bob ....................1955 ..................... T Coffey, Donald ...............1920 ............... E-HB Coffey, Pat .....................1974-76 .......... CB-S Coffman, Jake ............. 2007-08 ............ DE Cohorst, Carl..................1981 ...................DE Cokinis, Doug ................1986 ................... DT Cole, David ....................1908-11 .............G-T Coleman, Adam ........... 2008 ..................DT Coleman, Dan ................1995 ................ Mgr. Coleman, Leo.................1974-75 ..............LB Collar, Mark ...................1973-74 ..............SE Colletti, Doug.................1978-81 ........... Mgr. Collins, McAllister ..........1997-2000.....DT-OL Combs, John ..................1970 ............... P-PK Conahan, Leo.................1922, 24 ............... T Concialdi, Frank .............1941 .....................C Concidine, Gerald ..........1935 ..................... T Concidine, Wes ..............1924-27 ................E Condos, Gus ..................1944 ............... Mgr. Cone, Everett .................1924-26 ........HB-QB Connor, Steve ................1979-80 ....... MG-DT Considine, Rick ..............1981-83 .............. FS Conway, Amanda ...........2005-08........... Mgr. Coogan, Bill ...................1966-67............. FB Cook, Bobby ..................1942, 46-47 ....... HB Cook, Harold..................1936 ................ Mgr. Cook, Steve ...................1971-72 ........... Mgr. Cook, Wayne ..................1943 .................. HB Cooksey, Leonard...........2002-03.............. DT Cooper, Elzie ..................1934-35..............FB Corbett, Derril ................1956, 58-60.. OG-LB Corbett, Quin .................1992 .....................P Corey, Ron .....................1956 .................. HB Cornell, Edward .............1899 ..................... T Cornell, Noah .................1901-02 ................G Cornell, William .............1905-06................ T Cotter, Dick....................1969 ................. ILB Cotton, Brian .................1990-93...... FB-OLB Couch, Charles ..............1934-36................ T Coulom, Don ..................1954-55............. QB Court, Arthur ..................1931-33 ................C Cox, landon ................ 2007-08 ........... wR Crabtree, Scott ..............1992-93............. QB Cramer, Carl ..................1910, 13-15 ..........C Crider, Ricky ................ 2007-08 .............Tb Croegaert, Jared ............1993-95........... Mgr. Crooke, Tom...................1939 ..................... T Crooks, Scott .................1977-78 ............. OG Cross, Billy.....................1999, 2001-02.. Mgr. Cross, Kendrick..............1985-86..............SE Crowley, Bob ..................1956 .....................C Cruikshank, Jason ....... 2007-08 ............ lb


HUSKIE HISTORY ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS Crump, Tom ...................1981 ...................DE Cudden, David ...............1963-64..... QB-Mgr. Cunningham, Reed ...... 2007-08 ............. TE Cunz, Duane ..................1941, 46 ...............G Curtin, Jim .....................1978 ................... DT Curtis ............................1922 .................. HB Cvengros, Andy ..............1977 ...................DE Czocher, Jim...................1967-69................C

D Dach, Adam ...................1988-91 .........FB-TB Dacy, Tim .......................1974-76 ..............DE Daglas, George ..............2004-05................C Dahill, Kevin ..................1985-86........... Mgr. Dahlfors, Tom ................1963 ............... Mgr. Daniels, Kiaree ............ 2008 ................. Db Dannehl, Wayne .............1957-59 ..........QB-C Dantzler, T. C. .................1991 ................... TB Daub, Floyd ...................1945 .................. HB Davenport, Glen .............1938-39................E Davis, Adrian .................2002, 04-05 ....... TB Davis, Antonio................1985-87 ........ FB-HB Davis, Bob .....................1949-50................C Davis, Brandon ..............2005-07.............. TE Davis, Britt .....................2005-08.............WR Davis, Bronson...............1961 .................. DB Davis, Butch ..................1925-26................ T Davis, Chet ....................1935-38........HB-QB Davis, Don .....................1954-55............. HB Davis, Eddie ...................1991-94 ........ TB-CB Davis, Harry ...................1910 .....................G Davis, Luke ....................1995 ................... TE Davison, LeRoy ..............1939-40.......... Mgr. Davisson, Jim .................1964-66................C Dean, Jack .....................1961-64 ........HB-QB Dean, Mark ....................1935-37 ..........HB-G Deeke, Wayne ................1964-65............. HB Deigl, Frank ...................1952-54................E Dekan, George ...............1940 .....................G Delisi, Ron .....................1986-89.............ILB Deloney, Van ..................1982 ................. FLK Demmitt, Jim .................1956 ...................PK Denson, Sam .................1993-94..............SS Dentino, Greg.................1976 ............. DB-SE DeRango, Lou ................1935-37 ................G Dessing, Tim ..................1978-79 ........ FS-CB DeVito, Dan ...................1968-70............. DB Devitt, Desmond ............1920-21 ................G Deyo, Floyd ....................1958-61 ................ T DeYoung, Richard ..........1900 .....................E Dial,Bill .........................1969-70.............. DT Didesch, Eric..................1999-02.........DT-NT Didesch, Scott ...............2002 ................ Mgr. Diedrich, Clark ............ 2008 ...............mgr. Diem, Ryan ....................1997-2000..........OT Dierking, Ed ...................1952 .................. HB Dissinger, Donald...........1931-33 .............T-G Dittbenner, Andy ............2005-08................P Dittle, Jerry ....................1965-66........ OG-LB Dmochowski, Chester ....1946 ..................... T Dobay, Jamie .................1992-95.......... P-PK

Chet Davis, 1935-38

Dohrmann, Eric ..............1997 ...................NT Dokes, Keafta ................2005 .................. CB Dolan, Brendan..............1982-83............. OG Dole, Justin ....................1999-02..............SS Dolio, Ardwin .................1937-38 ................ T Domenz, Tom .................1994-96.....ILB-Mgr. Donaldson, Dave............1971-73 ............. OG Donnelly, Francis ...........1922-25.......... E-HB Donnelly, Jim .................1966-67................E Donnelly, Paul ................1914-16 ............. T-E Donyes, Jesse ................1912-13 ..............FB Douglas, Jason...............1996-97 ..............LB Doyle, Brendan ..............1998 ................. FLK Drew, Randee ................2000-03....... CB-WR Drugan, Terry .................1970-72 ............. QB Duchane, Mike...............1992-94............OLB Duda, Gene....................1948-50................C Dudley, Alfred ................1929-32..............FB Dudley, Russ ..................1966-68............. HB Duffield, Bob .................1940-42, 46..... FB-T Duffy, Nick .....................2000-03..............LB Dukes, Michelle .............2001-02 ........... Mgr. Dunker, Matt ..................1999-02.............. TE Dunlap, Cy .....................1952 ...................OL DuPart, Scott .................1995 ...................FS Durante, Tony.................1958 .................. HB Dwyer, Robert ................1964-65........... Mgr.

E Eade, Cliff ......................1959-60............. HB Ebaugh, Lisle .................1922 ..................... T Ebenezer, Don ................1955 .....................C Ebenhoch, Jake ..............2003-05............. OG Eby, Merle ......................1937-40 ........QB-HB Echols, Charles ..............1972-73 ..............DE Eck, Al ...........................1958-60................E Eck, John .......................1902-05.......... E-QB Eckmann, Jeff ................1971-73 .............. DT Edmond, Eugene ............1988 .................. HB Edwards, Navarre ...........1909 .................. HB Eggink, James ................1992 ...................DE Eidam, Jim .....................1971-73 ..............LB Eldridge, James..............1911, 13............. HB Elliot, Scott ....................1988-90............. OG Ellis, Joel .......................2001-03 ............. OG Embree, Waite ...............1923 ..................... T Emerzian, Garo ..............1986-87 ..............PK English, Larry .................2005-08..............DE Erb, Russell....................1932-35............. HB Erickson, Rudolph ..........1922,27 ................G Erwin, Jimmy ..................2000-02................P Eskoff, Brent ..................1984 .................. QB Etling, David ..................1971 ................ Mgr. Evans, Bob.....................1960-63................C Evans, Bob.....................1971-73 .............. DT Evans, Robert ................1938 ................ Mgr.

F Fagan, Howard ...............1957-59 ................E Faggetti, Jim ..................1966-68..............LB Fairbairn, Valerie............1999-2000 ...... Mgr. Fairfax, Robert ...............1935 ..................... T Falbo, Anthony ...............1999-02.........DE-DT Falbo, Nick ....................2003-04........... Mgr. Farmer, Kevin .................1977 .................. CB Farney, John ...................1940-42............. HB Farr, Alvin.......................1902-04.......... E-QB Favor, Rich .....................1988, 90-92..HB-CB Fay, John ........................1984 .................. OG Feaman, Scott ...............1969-70.............. TE Feely, Dan ......................1983-84................C Fendley, Mike.................1975 .....................P Ferris, Raymond .............1912-13 ................E Fiedler, Wayne ...............1967-69............ FLK Fiene, Eric ......................1987-90 ..............OT Finkenbinder, Erwin .......1907 .................. E-T Finkenbinder, Walter ......1903-06................ T Finlen, Chris...................1997, 99-01 ....... QB Finley, Dick ....................1969 ...................DE Finnegan, John...............1927 ..................... T Fiordelisi, Rocco ............1951-54 ................ T Fiorito, Mike ..................1958 .................. HB Firkins, Curtis ................1924-25 ................G

Fischer, Charles .............1950, 52 ............ HB Fischer, Clark .................1960 ..................... T Fisher, Bill......................1976-77 ............. OG Fisher, Carl ....................1975-78 ..............FB Fitzgerald, Richard .........1943 .................. QB Fitzgerald, Shea .............2002 ...................OT flahive, Connor............ 2008 ................. fb Flatley, Mike ..................1975-76 ..............SE Fleck, P.J........................1999-01, 03 ........SE Flentje, Lewis. ................1899 .....................E Flesher, Chip ..................1979 ..................ILB Fletcher, Howard ............1938-39................ T Fletcher, John ................1979 .....................C Flewellyn, Kenneth .........1929-30................E Flight, Jeff ......................1993 .................OLB Flink, Duane ..................1943 .....................E Flinn, Lew ......................1957-59 ............. QB Florence, Bob ................1975 ................. FLK Florence, Byron ..............1971-73 ............ FLK Florence, Scott...............1995-96.............. TB Flury, Jeremy ..................1997-01 ........... Mgr. Flury, Justin....................2003-04........... Mgr. Foley, Phil ......................1985-88..............DL Folta, John .....................1952-55..............LB Fontana, Jeff ..................2006-07............. DB Ford, Will .......................1996 ...................DE Forester, Bob .................1984-85..............PK Fort, Jeff ........................1962-63................S Fortunato, Don...............1946-48............. QB Foster, Randall...............1996-97 .........QB-TE Fowler, George ...............1957 .................. HB Fowler, Oscar .................1913 .....................G Fowlie, Bob ....................1947-49 ................C Fox, Dan ........................1991 ..................ILB Francis, Alton .................1993-95.............. TB Francis, Devron ..............2001-04.............. FS Frank, Jason ..................2000-03..............DE Frazier, Corey .................1991 .................. CB Frazier, Kevin .................1986-87 .........DE-DT Frederick, James ............1901 ..................... T Free, Doug .....................2003-06..............OT Freeman, Fred ................1929-30................G French, Roland...............1984 ...................DE Freza, Ed ........................1969 ................... TB Friel, Kurt.......................1980-81 ..............OT Froelich, Dean ...............1947 .................. HB Frost, Jack .....................1963, 65-67........SE Frye, Tom .......................1969 ................... DT Funfsinn, Don ................1969 .................OLB Furst, Brian ....................1979-81 .........FB-DT

G Gaines, Tom ...................1971-73 ..............DE Gall, David .....................1968 ...................OT Gallagher, Anthony.........2003-04................P Gallois, Doug .................1968 ...................SE Galloway, Norval ............1947-48 ........... Mgr. Garbe, Dave ...................1946, 48 ............... T Gardell, Harry ................1942 .....................G Garifo, Todd ...................1993-95........ CB-FS Garner, Wix ....................1920 .................. QB Garrett, Dave .................1969-70...... FLK-DB Garrett, Harry .................1941, 46-47 ....C-HB Garrett, Jahi ...................1997-99 ............ FLK Garton, Greg ..................1971-72 ..............OT Gassman, Walter............1912-13 .............G-T Gastel, Greg...................1978-79 .............. DT Geary, Jeff......................1989-91 ............. DB Geiser, Bart ...................1993 .................. QB Genatempo, Pete ...........1984, 86-87....... QB Gentile, Dan...................1971-73 ............ FLK George, Edward .............1929-30................ T George, Patrick ........... 2007-08 ............ Db Gerhardt, Fred ...............1941 ..................... T Gerin, Virgil ....................1984-87 ................S Gerulis, Alex...................1985 ..................ILB Ghilani, Todd..................2000-03................C Gholston, Chris ..............1987 .................. HB Giannamore, Frank.. ......1959-61 ........... Mgr. Gibbons, John ................1978-81 ............. QB Gilbert, Aaron ................1994-95............. QB Gilbert, Jim ....................1972-74 .......... PK-P Gilbert, Leigh .................1964-66..............FB

Bob Gregolunas, 1973-75 Gilbert, Ryan..................2003 .................. QB Gill, Max ........................1979-82 .............. DT Givens, Ellsworth ...........1907-08 ................G Givens, Sanford .............1900-02............. HB Glaser, Fritz ...................1946 .................. QB Glasgow, Brian...............1979-82 .............. TE Glasper, Darren ..............1985 .................. DB Glover, Elroy ...................1991 ..................ILB Goehl, Steve ..................1970-71 .............. TB Golden, Matt..................1988-91 ..............PK Goldsmith, Floyd ............1979 .................. CB Goldsmith, Rob ..............1985 ................ Mgr. Golsteyn, Jerry ...............1973-75 ............. QB Goodwin, Wellesley. .......1946 .....................E Gorman, Dan .................1969 ................... TB Gorman, Joe...................1981-82 ..............FB Goshgarian, Dave...........1958-59................ T Grady, Demarcus ......... 2008 ................. Qb Graham, Bill ..................1951-54 ............. HB Graham, Dan .................1984-87 ........... TE-C Graham, Russ ................1979-82 ....... SS-ILB Grande, Jim ...................1972-74 ............. CB Grant, Akil......................2000-03.............. FS Green,Tim ......................1987, 89 ...... ILB-DE Greene, George ..............1914-15 ................G Greenup, Bryan ..............1978 .................. QB Gregolunas, Bob ............1973-75 ........ QB-LB Gregolunas, Mike ...........2003-06........... Mgr. Gregory, Glen .................1944-45................G Gregus, Rick ..................1980-82.............. TE Grennisen, Mike.............1961 ................ Mgr. Griesman, Mike..............1965-67............. QB Griffin, Anthony ..............1995-96..............FB Griffin, John ...................1997 ................... TE Griffin, MacArthur ..........1991-93 ............. CB Griffin, Tim .....................1982-85.............ILB Griffin, TJ........................2005, 08 .............LB Grim, Robert ..................1935 .....................C Grimes, Brian .................1993-94.............. TB Gronlund, Howard ..........1942 .................. HB Grotemeyer, Dick ...........1950 .....................C Grovak, Jeff....................1974-77 .............ILB Gucwa, Joe ....................1987-89 ............. OG Gulbrandson, Gil ............1967 .................. DB Gulley, Dave ...................1989 ...................FS Gulotta, Alex ..................1954-57 ................G Gust, Dave .....................1984-86........ OT-OG Gutowski, Jeff ................1997 ...................SE Guy, Arthur.....................1912-13 ............. C-T

H Haar, John......................1962-64................G Hackel, Don ...................1951, 53 ............... T Hadley, Charles ..............1910 .................. HB Hadley,George ...............1934-35............. HB Hagman, Milton .............1927 ..................... T Hahn, Junior...................1924-25 ................C Hakala, Barry .................1975-76 .........DT-OT Haldi, Josh .....................2002-04............. QB Halem,...........................1924 .....................C Haley, Ross.................. 2008 ...............mgr.

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HUSKIE HISTORY ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS Halle, Andy ....................1951-53 ................C Hallgren, Kenneth ..........1943 ..................... T Halloran, John................1964-65........... Mgr. Hamilton, Dennis ...........1970 ...................OT Hammerich, Harold ........1967-68..............OT Hammock, Thomas ........1999-02.............. TB Hammuck, Milton ..........1988, 90 ............ HB Hampton, Jermaine ........1998-2000 .........SS Handy, Ron ....................1979-81 .............. TE Hannula, Jim.......... ........1977-80 ...... TE-OT-P Hanrahan, Mike .............1972-74 ..............OT Hansbro, Adriel ..............2003-06............. CB Hansbro, Alvah...............2003-06............. CB Hansen, Ron ..................1957-59 ............. HB Hanson, Bryan ...............1989-90.............ILB Hanson, Cory ............... 2006-08 ............ lb Hanson, Eugene .............1922, 27 ............ HB Happ, Lester ..................1949 ..................... T Hardwick, Jim ................1975-77 ............. NG Hardy, John ....................1994 ...................DE Harkless, Paul ................1934 .....................C Harmes, Jim ...................1953 .................. QB Harmon, Craig................1998, 2000 ........ QB Harnish, Chandler ........ 2008 ................. Qb Harris, A.J. .....................2002-05.............. TB Harris, Arnie ...................1973 ...................LB Harris, Reggie ................1984-87 .............. DT Harris, Steve ..................1987 .................OLB Harrison, Dennis ............1961-64 ................G Harrison, Dennis ............1973 .....................S Harrison, Paul ................1914-16 ........... T-FB Harrison, Paul ................1938-41 ............. HB Harte, George ................1925 .....................E Harvey, Tom ...................1967-69............. DB Hastings, Rob ................1969-70.............. DT Hatter, Willie ..................1970-72 ..............SE Hausen, Henry ...............1899-01 ............. HB Havel, Henry ..................1943 .................. HB Hawkins, Brandon ..........2001-02 ..............SS Hawkins, Jason ..............2001-04..............LB Hawthorne, Duane .........1995-98............. CB Hayden, John .................1938-40............. HB Hayes, Delos ..................1948 .................. HB Hayes, Roger ..................1934 .....................C Hayes, William ...............1944 ..................... T Hays, Eric .......................1995 .....................C Haywood, Marceo ..........1995 ................... TB Hedberg, Leslie ..............1925-27, 29 ..........C Heide, Dave ...................1982-84..............SS Heidel, Greg ...................1986-88..............OT Heimerdinger, Bob .........1948-51 ............. QB Hein, Karl.......................1933-36................ T Hein, Scott .....................1992 .................OLB Heine, Don .....................1974....................DE Heinrich, Bill ..................1981-83 ........... Mgr. Heitter, Marvin ...............1905, 07 ...............G Hellman, Kenneth ..........1936 .................. HB Helms, Hugh ..................1950 .................. HB Hemphill, William...........1947-48 ................C Henigan, Clarence..........1928 .....................E Henigan, Harry...... .........1942, 46-47, 49 ..FB Henigan, Mike................1960-63..............LB Henigan, Terry ................1962-65..............LB Hennings, Ted ................1986-89.............. DT Henningson, Arthur... .....1944 ...................FB Henriksen, Steve ............1988, 90-91. .FB-ILB Hepfinger, Mike .............1970 ................ Mgr. Hering, Jim.....................1965-67..............DE Herra, Phil......................1980-83........ OG-OT Herstedt, Dave ...............1962-64................ T Hess, Dick......................1953 .................. HB Hesse, John ...................1987, 90 ............ CB Hester, Mandel ..............1992-94, 96.......ILB Hickenbottom, Lionel. ....2001, 03-04 ........ FS Hicks, Darryl ..................1981-82 ..............FB Hicks, Gerold .................1931 .....................G Hicks, Lee ......................1981-84 ..............SS Hicks, Ron .....................1951 .................. DB Higgins, Mike .................1985-88....... SS-ILB Hightower, Joe ...............1999 ...................FS Hilby, Joe .......................2003-04............. CB Hildebrandt, David .........1962-63..............FB Hildebrandt, John...........1971-73 ................C Hill, Darrell ....................1998-99, 2001 .. FLK

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Hill, Edward ...................1937 .....................C Hill, Johnny ....................1997 ...................SE Hill, Keegan ...................2003-04........... Mgr. Hill, Rasche ...................1997-98 .........DE-DT Hill, Russ .......................1973-75 ..............SE Hillicker, Leslie ..............1909-10 ................E Hillicker, Louis ...............1909-10 ............. QB Hinkel, Bud ....................1941 .................. HB Hipple, Edgar .................1900-02................E Hirsch, Steve .................1980-83............. DB Hoar, Robert ..................1945 .................. HB Hochstein, Maggie .........2001-03 ........... Mgr. Hodous, Al .....................1945-48................G Hoffman, Robert ............1956 ............... G-LB Holley, Charles ...............1907 .....................G Holliday, Jeff ..................1990 ................... DT Hollingshed, Mike ..........1984-86, 88.. DB-LB Holm, Kevin ...................1997 ................... TE Holman, Quince .............2003-05.........DE-DT Holmes, Terry .................2001 ................ Mgr. Holt, Tim ........................1971-72 ............. OG Holt, Tom .......................1970-73 ............. OG Holycross, Zack ..............2004-07.............. DT Hoover, John ..................1970-71 .........OT-DE Hoover ...........................1924 ..................... T Hopkins, Al ....................1952-54........... Mgr. Hopson, Sean...... ..........1999-01 ... LB-FB-DE Horan, Harold ................1922 .....................G Horvath, Phil ..................2004-06............. QB Hosier, Gary ..................1973-74 .............. TE Hotchkiss, Forrest ..........1927 ..................... T Houston, James .............1987 .................OLB Howard, Bill ...................1932-35................ T Howard, Corby ...............1965-67................C Howell, Ron ...................1985 ...................SE Hower, Don ....................1966-68..............OT Hoyt, Harvey...................1927 .....................C Hudetz, Leo....................1969-71 ..............LB Hudetz, Paul ..................1977-79 ............. OG Huhta, Arne....................1928-29............. HB Humphrey ......................1911......................C Hunsberger, Floyd ..........1947-49 ............. HB Hurd, Sam .....................2002-05.............WR Hurley, Keith ..................1985-87 ............. HB Husband, Cleo ...............1969 ...................FB Hutton, Jason .................2002-05.........FB-LB

I Ibarra, Saul....................2005-07............. DB Isaac, Tyrone ..................1989-90............. HB Isakson, Mark ................1976 ................ Mgr. Ivanic, John ....................1987-90 ..............PK Iwema, Kent ...................1984-87 .........RB-TE

J Jack, Adam ....................2001 ...................DE Jackson, Ed ................. 2007 ................. DE Jackson, Frisman ...........1997, 99 ............ QB Jackson, Mike ................1976 ...................DE Jackson, Rayshon ..........1995-96..............SS Jacobson, Len ...............1950-53................E

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Jacoby, Mitch .................1993-96.............. TE Jahns, Vernon ................1926 ..................... T Jakubek, Katie ...............2002 ................ Mgr. Jakubek, Kyle .................1997-2000............C Jamrozek, Jim ................1973-74 ............. OG Janik, Paul .....................1969-71 ..............LB Jankowski, Adam ...........2004-06........... Mgr. Janoski, Ed ....................1962-64..............LB Jarvi, Toimi.....................1938-41 ............. QB Jenkins, Victoria .............2004-06........... Mgr. Jenkins, Walter...............1911-12 ............. HB Jenks, Herbert ................1938-40................G Jenks, Warren ................1943-44................G Jennings, Dan ................1974.................. FLK Jennings, Herb ...............1962-64................E Jenny, George ................1954 ..................... T Jensen, Dave..................1989-91 ................P Jensen, Erik....................1988-90...... OLB-FB Jensen, Jack...................1975-76 ..............OT Johnson, Charles............2002 ..............NT-DT Johnson, Chris ...............1990 ...................SE Johnson, Clarence..........1920-21 ........QB-HB Johnson, Delbert ............1961-62 ................ T Johnson, Don .................1968 .................. QB Johnson, Ed ...................1973-75 ..............FB Johnson, Howard............1949 ................ Mgr. Johnson, J.D...................1978 .................. CB Johnson, James..............1946 ..................... T Johnson, James..............1998, 2000-01..LB-FB Johnson, Kevin ...............1995-98................C Johnson, Lenard.............1936 .....................E Johnson, LeShon ............1992-93.............. TB Johnson, Mike................1996-98.............. TB Johnson, Robert .............1949 ..................... T Johnson, Robert .............1963 ..................... T Johnson, Russell ............1934, 36 .......... Mgr. Johnson, William ............1906-08................C Johnson, William ............1937 .....................G Johnston, Gene ..............1966-67..............LB Johnston, Howard ..........1908-09............. HB Jonas, Tom .....................1972 ...................FB Jones, Al ........................1949-51 ........ FB-HB Jones, Aldarryl ...............1995, 97 .............SS Jones, Charles................1981-82, 84 ....... DB Jones, Lashawnda ..........1996 ................ Mgr. Jones, Leon ....................1979-80 ..............SE Jones, Nick ....................1988-91 .............ILB Jordan, Mike ..................1989-92..............DE Jorgensen, Marinus ........1936-39..............FB

K Kaczala, Bob..................1945-47 ............. QB Kagy, Fred ......................1941 ................ Mgr. Kaiser, Byron .................1929-32................ T Kaiser, Marv ..................1952 .....................E Kaltofen, Al ....................1960 .....................G Kaluf, John .....................1916 ..................... T Kammholz, Pete .............1973-74 ............ S-R Kanger, Ken ...................1989, 91 ....... OG-OT Kapheim, Robert............1963 ................ Mgr. Karac, Tom.....................1967-68..............OT Karamanos, Ted .............1984-87 ............. OG Karvelis, Norbert ............1948-49................ T Kastrinos, William ..........1944-45................E Katona, Phil ...................1990 .....................C Kays, Donald .................1903-06..............FB Kays, Mark.....................1907-09 ..............FB Kays, Victor ....................1899-01 ..............FB Keane, Dave ..................1971-73 ..............OT Kearney, Tom .................1994 ..................ILB Keefe, Cullen .................1921-24 ............ C-G Keefe, Stanley................1926 ...................FB Keener, James................2004-06........... Mgr. Keith, John .....................1899-1900 ........ QB Kellar, Mark ...................1971-73 ..............FB Kellar, Scott ...................1982-85.............. DT Keller, Dan .....................2007-08............. OG Keller, Joe ......................1971-72 .............. DT Keller, John ....................1923 .....................G Kelley, David ..................1994 ................ Mgr. Kelly, Tom ......................2007 ................... TE Kemnitz, John ................1987-90 ........... Mgr. Kennedy, James .............1943 .................. HB

Kennedy, Richard ...........1990 ................... DT Kent, Mike .....................1985-86................P Kentner, Matt .................1986-87 .............ILB Keogh, Jim .....................1979-82 ..............DE Kerby, Robert .................1963 .................. HB Kerner, Dick ...................1954-56, 58..........G Kerner, Jerry ...................1961-63 ................C Kessler, William .............1964-65............. DB Kiedaisch, Warren ..........1938-39................G Kieley, Joe......................1939-40............. QB Kilbarger, Becky .............1997 ................ Mgr. Kilmer............................1921 .....................G King, Crawford ...............1920 ...................FB Kinkade, Joel .................1983-86........ HB-FB Kirchberg, Jerry ..............1946 .....................C Kitching, Terrell ..............1978 .................. CB Klatt, Brian ....................1977-80 ........... Mgr. Klein, Tom ......................1985-86.............ILB Kleiner, Bill ....................1947-50 ................E Kleiner, Bob ...................1950 .....................E Kleinz, Jim .....................1984 ...................FB Klingberg, Ed .................1974....................LB Klinger, Dave .................1954 ..................... T Kloster, Nils ...................1987 ...................PK Klout, Leakhana .............1999 ................ Mgr. Kmiec, Steve ..................1984-86.............. FS Knapp, Justin .................1994-95........ILB-FB Koeller, Glenn ................1944 .................. HB Kolowski, Bob ................1988 ................... TE Kooken, Wally ................1947 .....................C Korfist, Chris ..................1989 ...................SE Koronkiewicz, David .......2006 ................... TE Kosay, Stu......................1969 ................ Mgr. Kotvan, Walt ..................1966-68..............OT Kovacevich, Ari...............1937, 39 ............... T Kozica, Rimas ................1975-76, 78 ........ DT Krahenbuhl, Gene ..........1939-42........ HB-FB Krahenbuhl, Ollie ...........1937-40 ..............FB Kraker, Chris ..................1978 ...................SE Kraker, Pete ...................1976-78 ............. QB Kramer, Duane ...............1978 .................. OG Krause, mike ............... 2007-08 ............NG Krech, Jack ....................1953 .....................C Kriechbaum, Don ...........1940-42............. QB Kristick, Kevin ................1977-78 ............. CB Kritikos, mike .............. 2008 ................. DE Kropke, Paul ..................1990-93................C Krueger, Todd.................1970 ...................SE Krupke, Ralph ................1952-54................C Krutsch, Alex ..................2005-08.............. DT Krywaruczenko, Nick .... 2008 ...............mgr. Kube, Alex ................... 2007-08 ............ SS Kuffel, Jim .....................1967-68............. HB Kujala, Elmer .................1921-24 ................E Kuntzmiller, Jim .............1954-55............. HB Kurtz, Steve ...................1989-90.............ILB Kussler, Edward .............1942 .....................E Kutches, Steve ...............1978-79 ..............SS Kyger, Clarence ..............1947 ...................FB

L Labus, Jason ..................2004 .....................C LaCerra, Dave ................1985 .................. CB Lacy, Eric .......................1990-91, 93 ........SS Laffey, Tom ....................1957-59 ............. HB Lain, Jack.......................1946-47 ................E Lalonde, John ................1968-70..............FB Lamb, Jim ......................1950-51 ................E Lambke, Mike ................1985 .................. NG Lampa, Mike ..................1976 .................. OG Land, Steve ....................1960 .....................E Landis, Hubert ...............1921-22 ................ T Lane, Larry .....................1968 ................ Mgr. Langlois, Randolph ........1922 .....................C Langworthy, Lester .........1903 .....................G Lanum, Jon ....................1999-2000 ......... TB Larricia, Mike .................1969-70.............. DT Larsen, Tego ..................1936-38..........E-T-G Larsen, Zach ..................2007-08..............LB Larson, Brandy...............2000 ................ Mgr. Larson, Eric ....................1952 .....................G Larson, Howard ..............1926-27 ............. QB Larson, Len ....................1950 .....................G


HUSKIE HISTORY ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS Larson, Ralph ................1957 .................. HB Larson ...........................1916 .................. QB Lascelles, Robert ...........1911-12 ................G Lasseigne, Lance ...........1994 ...................PK Latanski, Jim..................1977-80 .............. TE Latin, Jerry .....................1972-73 .............. TB Laurence, Ken ................1968 ................... TE Laurenti, Ryan................1998-01 ..............LB Law, Joe .........................1981, 83 ............. TB Lawson, Delbert .............1946 .....................G Lawson, Elmer ...............1908 .....................G Lawson, Lyle ..................1921-22 .............G-T Leadley, Larry.................1954-57 ................G Leahy, Walter .................1964 .................. HB Ledford, Denton .............1903-04, 06..........G Lee, Javan ......................2002-04..............LB Lee, Rob ........................2001, 03-04 ....... CB Lefanty, William .............1932-34................G Lembke, Mike ................1984-86................C Lencioni, Bob.................1950 .................. HB Lencioni, Charles ...........1947-48 ............. HB Leniski, Clem .................1948-50............. QB Lentz, Vern .....................1935-36............. HB Leonard, Tom .................1983 .................. CB Leonhart, Charles ..........1948-49........... Mgr. Lesher, Bob....................1996-99......... DE-TE Leskovec, Henry .............1944 ..................... T Leslie, Marwin ...............1991-92 ........ TB-CB Leuchtenberg, Fred ........1914 .....................G Leverett, Tyrone..............1993 ................... TB Levine, Eugene...............1943 .................. HB LeVoir, Matt ...................1990, 92-93........DE Lewandoski, Frank .........1976-79 .............ILB Lewis, Hal ......................1937-39 ............. HB lewis, marcus ............. 2006-07 ........... wR Lewis, Timmie ................1993-94..............OT Lindberg, Wendell ..........1913 ..................... T Lippold, Paul .................1924-25 .......... E-HB Lipsch, Ray ....................1956 ..................... T Littlejohn, Carl ...............1912 ..................... T Littlejohn, Chester..........1912 ..................... T Littlejohn, Kenneth.........1938 ..................... T Lloyd, Daren...................1995 ...................LB Locke, Mark ...................1986 .................. HB Lofton, Matt ...................1967 .................. OG Lollar, Jeff ......................1997-98 ........... Mgr. Lonsinger, Rodney..........1949 .................. HB Lonsway, Peter ...............1962 .....................C Loomer, Fred ..................1942 ..................... T Lothson, Andy ................2001-02, 04........SE Louis, James ..................1975-76 ........ SE-DB Love, Floyd .....................1906, 08 ...............G Lovely, Emile ..................1977 ................. FLK Lovrich, Jon ....................1998-99..............DE Lowder, Charles .............1966 .....................E Lucas, Paul ....................1901-02 ............. HB Luebkeman, Hart ...........1956 .....................E Lueck, Ben.....................2003-05............. OG Luedeking, Wes..............1953-54, 56....... HB Luken, Scott ..................1986-87 ........... Mgr. Lund, Don ......................1952-54............. HB Lundahl, Arthur ..............1922 .....................C Lundeen, Lester .............1934-37 ............. HB Lundin, Nick...................1995-96..........OG-C Lutjen, Dagan ................1991-92 ........ OG-OT Lyon, William .................1962 ..................... T Lyons, Don .....................1946 ...................FB Lyons, Michael ...............1902-03................G Lyons, Mike....................1965 ..................... T

M Macdonald, Jamie..........1995-97 ..............OT MacDonald, Neal ...........1964 ..................... T Mack, Bob .....................1956, 59 ............ HB Mack, Norman ...............1957 .....................G Mackey, Steve................1970-71 ............ FLK Maday, Tom ...................2005-06........... Mgr. Madden, David ..............1899-01, 05 ..........G Madden, Irvin ................1906-08................ T Madden, Warren ............1906-07 ............. QB Madison, Paul................1965-66............. OG Maehl, Michael ..............1965-66............. OG Maggos, Nick .................1973 ...................LB

Maholy, Chris .................2001 ...................LB Maiorano, Melissa .........1995-96........... Mgr. Male, Laverne ................1944 ...................FB Mallory, Damien ............1994-96.............. FS Malone, Edward .............1900-01 ................ T Manson, Mike ................1986-88......CB-OLB Manuel, Jerry ................1992 .............NG-DE March, Charles ..............1996-2000 ...... Mgr. Markelz, Chris ................2003-05........... Mgr. Marks, John ...................1976 ...................LB Marks, Rich ...................1971-73 ...........LB-S Marshall, Walter ............1990-92............OLB Martin, Charles ..............1929 .................. HB Martin, Don ...................1971-73 .............. TE Martin, Jason .................1991 ..................ILB Martin, John ..................1990 .................. HB Martin, Scott .................1994 .................OLB Martin, Walter ................1926, 29 ............ QB Marvin ...........................1922 ..................... T Marx, Gary .....................1965 ..................... T Mascal, Ed .....................1940, 46 ............... T Mash, Steve ...................1951 ..................... T Mason, Anthony .............2007 .................. DB Mastrangeli, Al ..............1942 .................. HB Matevich, Louis..............1943 .................. HB Matlock, James..............1988-89.............ILB Matthew, Vincent ...........2007 .................. CB Mausak .........................1926 .....................G Maxwell, Donald ............1929-31 ............ G-C May, Roy ........................1969-70..............DE Mayerbock, Tim .............2006-07............. OG McAndrews, Paul ...........1992-93..............DE McAuliffe, Byrne ............2002-03........... Mgr. McAvoy, Pat ...................1981-83, 85 .......ILB McCabe, Jamie ..............1925 ............. QB-FB McCabe, John ................1943 .....................G McCabe, Julian ..............1921-22 ........HB-QB McCann, Lynn ................1961-64 .............. DT McCareins, Justin...........1997-2000........ FLK McCarthy, Tim ................2005-08..............LB McCartney, Jim ..............1986 ................ Mgr. McCleary, Wayne ...........1924-25 ................ T McCollum, Thomas ........1943-44................E McCoy, Horace ...............1994 ................... TE McCray, Wayne ..............1927 .....................C McCullum, Kershawn .....1997 ...................SS McDermott, David ..........2003-04.............WR McDonald, Ray ..............1950 ..................... T McDonnell, Herbert........1945 .................. HB McFarland, Glenn ..........1922-23................G McFarland, John ............1954 ...................OL McGhghy, Matt ..............2001-02, 04....... OG mcGinn, Hailey ............ 2008 ...............mgr. McGrath, Robert ............1908-09................C McIntyre, Justin..............2002-03.............. DT McKeel, John .................1986 ................... TE McKenna, Mike ..............1984-86...... OLB-DE McKillen, Pat .................1950-53.......... C-PK McKinney, Stacey...........1991 .................. QB McKinzie, Jim .................1951-52 ................E McLemore, Wyatt ...........1981 ...................LB McMahon, Bill ...............1960-61 ................G McMurray, Donald .........1907-08 ............. HB McNally, Phil ..................1987-88 ............. OG McNamara, John ............1927-30 ................G McShane, Mike ..............1991 ................C-OT Meade, Russell ..............1914 .................. HB Meader, Gary .................1970-72 ............ S-R Melville, Robert .............1968 ...................FB Memmen, Gil .................1948-51 ............. C-T Merchant, Josh ..............1992-93........... Mgr. Merow, Greg ..................1997-98 ................C Mesewicz, Henry ............1956 .....................E Metz, Eric.......................1993-94............OLB Metzcus, Dick ................1959-60................E Meyer, Dan ....................1964-66............. DB Meyers, Jerry..................1973-75 .............. DT Miceli, Corey ..................1994 .................. OG Michael, Joel .................1991 ................ Mgr. Milan, Bill ......................1975-76 ................S Milan, Stan ....................1971 .....................R Miller, Anon ...................1998 ...................NT Miller, Horace ................1967-68............. FB Miller, Jake ....................2002 ................ Mgr.

Jack Mustapha, 1929-30, 33 Miller, Newell .................1927-27 ................G Miller, Tim......................1974-76 ..............FB Mills, Larry .....................1962 .................. HB Minarsini, John ..............1962 ................ Mgr. Mincey, Dan ...................1974-75 ............. OG Minnegan, Allen .............1931-33 ..............FB Minnegan, Donald .........1924 ...............1924 Minnihan, Bill ................1946-49.........FB-LB Minssen, Herman ...........1911-12 ................G Misbach, Clarence .........1914 .....................E Miskov, Pete ..................1975 ...................PK Miskowicz, Lewis............1997-2000.....NT-DE Mitchel, Tom ..................1972-73 ................R Mitchell, Deon ...............1995-98............ FLK Mitchell, Ricky ...............1980, 83-84........ TB Mitchell, Tom .................1950 .....................E Modglin, James..............1963-64................E Mofet, Ray .....................1900-01 .............T-G Moga, Rome ..................1977-80 ..............PK Mojica, Dan ...................1950-51 ............. HB Moloney, Bob.................1958-61 ................G Monnett, Darren ............1987 .....................P Montel, Bob ...................1986-88........ OT-OG Montgomery, Chris .........1988-90..............FB Montgomery, Jim ...........1969-71 ............. CB Moody, Leon ..................1995-96....... FLK-SE Moore, Eric ....................1992 ................ Mgr. Moore, Ken ....................1974-76 .........TE-RB Moore, Travis .................2001-04..............DE Morehouse, Dick ............1972 ................... TE Moretti, Emil ..................1989 ..................ILB Morgan, Bob ..................1978-81 .............. DT Morgridge, L. D. .............1913 .....................E Morris, Andre .................2004-05............. CB Morris, Mike ..................1958 .....................C morris, Ryan ................ 2007 ................. Qb Moser, Joe .....................1953-54................E Mosher, Robert ..............1942 .................. HB Mueller, Dan ..................1956 ................. C-G Muhammad, Mumin.......1996 ...................LB Mukite, Jim ....................1980, 82-83....... NG Mulderink, Dave.............1960-63................ T Murphy, Bill ...................1966-68.............MG Murphy, George .............1927 .....................C Murray, John ..................1984-86......... TE-OL Musso, Vincent ..............1950-51, 53 ..........G Mustapha, Jack .............1929-30, 33....... QB Muszynski, Ken ..............1967 .....................C Myers, Richard...............1958 .....................C

N Nashold, Fred ................1903-04................C Naumann, Galen ............1967-69............. OG Nelligan, William............1964 ...................LB Nelson, Duane ...............1986-89.......... P-PK Nelson, Harold ...............1956 ..................... T Nelson, Harry .................1916 ..................... T Nelson, Juliann ..............1976 ................ Mgr. Nelson, Steve.................1980 ...................LB Nendick, Chris ...............2004-07..............PK Neubert, Tom .................1972-73 ..............OT

Newcomer, Dennis .........1953 .................. HB Newell, Art .....................1950 .................. HB Newgren, Jerome ...........1929 .....................E Newman, Allan...............1920-21 ............. QB Newman, Mike ...............1999 .................. OG Newquist, Donald ..........1943 .............HB-QB Newton, Rocky ...............1997-2000.... CB-LB Nicholas, Ivan ................1924-27 ........HB-QB Nicholas, Marvin ............1903 .................. HB Nicholson, Dan ..............2005-08............. QB Nickelberry, Gerald ........1991-94 .............ILB Nicolas, Jerome .............1968 ................. FLK Nielsen, Edward .............1965 ..................... T Niemi, Don.....................1952 ..................... T Niepomnik, Derek ..........1995 ...................PK Nimitz, Robert................1947 ................ Mgr. Nohava, Bill ...................1952 .....................G Nokes, John ...................1970-72 ..............DE Nordin, Jake...................2004-06.............. TE Nori, Reino.....................1932-35............. HB Norman, Chris ................1989 .................. HB Norton, Duke .................1922 .....................G Nuzbach, Norm ..............1970-72 ...........R-LB

O Oakland, Milo ................1911....................FB O’Brien, Bill ...................1985 ................ Mgr. O’Brien, Donald .............1924 ..................... T O’Brien, John .................1951 ................ Mgr. O’Brien, Martin ..............1909, 12-13.......... E O’Brien, Paul..................1912 .....................G O’Brien, Tim ...................1990-93..........C-OG O’Brien, Tommy ..............2006 ................... LS Oce, Rastee ...................1983-84............. DB O’Connor, John ..............2002 ................ Mgr. Oehlerking, Marty ..........1982 ...................SS Oldham, James ..............1928-29............. HB Oliver, Todd ....................1985 .................. CB Olson, Edwin ..................1937 ..................... T olson, Trevor................ 2008 ................. ol O’Malley, Steve ..............1982-85.............. DT O’Meara, George............1970-72 ................C O’Neal, Chauncy ............1998-2000 ... FS-CB O’Neal, Chris..................1993-94................C onyebuagu, Jason ........ 2006-08 ............ ol Orech, Jon......................1980-83................C Organ, William ...............1913 .....................E Orszula, Mark ................2001, 04 .............OT Oruche, Robert ..............2004-05..............DE Orvino, Gabriel...............1941 .................. HB Osborne, Richard ...........1997 ................ Mgr. Osbourne, Rick ..............1966-67..............PK O’Shea, Pat....................1978, 80-81 .......ILB Osteen, Tom...................1989-90.............. DT Otis, Jim.........................1961 .....................E Overall, Brian .................1996 ...................SS owen, Nolan ................ 2007-08 .............lS Owens, Bob ...................1963-64, 68........OT

P Pace, DeJuan .................1993 ................ Mgr. Pace, John .....................1929-32................E Paddock, Forrest............1915-16 ................E Palmer, Alfred ................1931-33 ............. HB Palmer, Nathan............ 2008 ................ wR Palochko, Don ...............1974-76 ............. OG Paplham, Scott ..............1975-77 .............. TE Pardridge, Curt ..............1982-85..............SE Parker, Bill .....................1976 .................. RB Parker, Jerry ...................1977-78 ..............OT Parker, Peter ..................1965 .................. HB Parker, Steve .................1967, 69 ............ QB Parrish, Greg ..................1993-94.............. FS Parson, Ebbie ................1996 ................... DT Passaglia, Roger ............1971-72 ........ SE-PK Patch, Cal ......................1952 .....................G Pater, Joe .......................1954-55................E Patrick, Williams ............1991-92 ............ FLK Patten, Evertt .................1914-15 ................G Patterson, Dave .............1976-77 ..............PK Patterson, Harold...........1923-24 ............. HB Patterson, James ...........1939-41 ................ T Patterson, Jim ................1967-69..............LB

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HUSKIE HISTORY ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS Patterson, Joe ................1992-93..........C-OG Patterson, Raymond.......1989 .................. HB Patterson, Vaurice..........1991-94 ..............SE Paull, Mike ....................1976, 78-80 ...LB-FB Pawlak, Joe ................. 2008 ................. ol Peacock, Benji ...............1998-99............. CB Pearson, Brian ...............1976-77 .............WS Pearson, Don .................1956 ............. HB-FB Peasley, Tom ..................1991-92 ........... Mgr. Peat, Todd .....................1983-86........ OT-OG Pedersen, John ..............1998-2001......... OG Pederson, Lee ................1952-53................E Pelkey, Bill .....................1962-64................E Pendergrass, Jon ...........1999-2000 ....LB-FS Perez, Marcus ................2004, 06-08 ......WR Perry, Keith ....................2000-03........FLK-TE Perry, L.D. ......................1903 .....................E Pesetski, Lawrence ........1951 .................. HB Peshek, Tim ...................1986-87 ..............FB Pesut, Matt ....................1951 .....................E Peters, Jon .....................2000-01 ..............DE Peters, Royce .................1956 .................. HB Peters, Tim ....................1973-75 ................C Peterson, Clarence.........1916 ..................... T Peterson, Elbert .............1924-25 ................ T Peterson, Elbert .............1930, 34 ............... T Peterson, Joe .................1992-96........... Mgr. Peterson, Orlando ..........1995 ...................LB Petran, Mike ..................1975 .................. OG Petrosky, Tony ................1924, 27, 29 ......... E Petruzzi, Charles ............1976-77 ............. CB Pettinger, John ...............1986 ..................WS Petway, Dave .................1977-80 ........ FS-SS Petzke, Dave ..................1977-78 ..............SE Pfisterer, Bronc ..............1988 ...................SE Pharms, Ellis ..................1975 .................. OG Pheanis, Jack .................1950-52..............FB Phillips, Eugene .............1899-1900 ...........C Phillips, Salim................1994-96........ SS-FS Philotoff, Carl ................1948 .................. HB Piatt, Dick ......................1944-45............. HB Piazza, John ...................1970-72 ............. QB Pickerill, Ken..................1949 .................. QB Piecha, Scott .................1978 ..................ILB Pienkowski, Dave ...........1975 .................. RB Pikuza, Alex ...................1956-57 ................ T Pinckney, Mike...............1979-80 ............ FLK Pinter, Bob.....................1939 ..................... T Pirkle, D.J.................... 2007-08 ............ Dl Pittman, Eric ..................2003-06.............. NT Pitz, Daniel ....................2004-05........... Mgr. Plank, Clayton................1907 .................. HB Plaskas, Joe ...................1956-59..............FB Plesha, Tom ...................1972-74 ................S Plumley, Paul .................1949-50............. HB Polnow, Joy ....................1943 .................. HB Porrevecchio, Frank .......1967 .................. DB Porrevecchio, Sal ...........1964 .....................G Potocki, John .................1969 ................... DT Powers, Shatone ............2002-05.............WR Prais, Bernard................1952 .................. HB Pratt, David ................. 2008 ................. Db Prentice, Ken .................1940-42............. HB Price, Robert..................1938-40................E Price, Tom ......................1979-80, 82 ...FB-LB Prime, Cas .....................2005-07.............. TB Prince, Hugo ..................1922 ..................... T Pruitt, Bradley ................2005-08............. DB Pruzansky, Alex ..............1945 .....................E Pryor, Geary ...................1997 ................... TB Puffer, Hal .....................1902 .....................E Puffer, Ray .....................1906-07 ............. HB Pugh, Jeremy .................2004 ...................FB Pugh, Turner...................2000-01, 03 ...... FLK Puralewski, Dennis.........1997 ...................OT Purcell, Bob ...................1952 .....................E

R Ragland, Lewis...............1900 .....................G Raleigh, Pat ...................2003-05.............. TE Ramme, Edwin ...............1946 .................. HB Randall, James ..............1986, 88-90.. LB-DE Rasmussen, Michelle .....1998 ................ Mgr. Rasmussen, Sidney ........1920-21, 23 .......... T Rasmussen, Stuart.........1942 .................. HB Ratajczyk, Bruce ............1973-75 ..............OT Rattenbury, Harold.........1936 .................. HB Ray, Corey......................1989-90............. HB Raymond, Charles ..........1929-30............ C-G Rebholz, Joe ..................1999 ...................NT Redington, Mike ............1982 .................. OG Redmond, Jack ..............1908-10 .............C-E Reed, Bobby ..................1995-98.............. TE Reed, Gilmer ..................1938 .....................G Reed, Joey .....................1998-2001.......... TE Regas, Pete ...................1965-66................E Reichardt, John H. ..........1901, 04 ...............E Reid, Bob.......................1955 .................. HB Reiter, Mark ...................2004-07.............. FS Reitzel, Warren...............1946-47 ................G Reubin, Rick ..................1982-83........ NG-DT Reynolds, Vinson............2000-03..............LB Rezek, Willard ................1935-38............. HB Rhoads, Steve................1993-96.........DE-DT Rhomberg, Tom..............1989-92.......... CB-S Rice, Gordon ..................1967 ...................FB Rice, Melvin ...................2005-08............. CB Rich, Elmer ....................1927 ..................... T Rich, Tommie .................1923 .....................G Richardson, Darryl .........1982-85............. HB Richenberger, Steve .......1999-2000 ...........C Richter, Chris .................1968-70..............DE Riddlesberger, Frank ......1926-29................G Ridolph, Joseph .............1927 .....................G Riedel, Jim .....................1980 ................ Mgr. Riedy, Robert .................1945 .................. HB Rieken, Ronald ..............1944 .................. QB Rigard, Leah ..................1999 ................ Mgr. Riippi, Albert .................1944 ..................... T Riley, Drew .....................1991-93 ........ OG-OT Rimcus, William .............1927 .................. HB Risley, Audley.................1942 ................ Mgr. Ritzman, Floyd ...............1902-03................E Ritzman, Paul ................1926 .................. HB Robbins, John ................1975 ...................LB Roberts, Mike ................1982 ...................OT Roberts, Raymond .........1990-93.............. TE Robins, Ernest................1950 .....................G Robinson, Joshua ...........1999 ...................SS Robinson, Kent ..............1944-47 ............. HB Robinson, Mike ..............1966 ...................LB Robinson, Stacey ...........1989-90............. QB Roche, Mike...................1961 .....................G Rockenbach, Joe ............1935-37 ................ T Rockett, Joe ...................1972-73 ............. CB Rodgers, Steve...............1989-90, 92-93 .SE-TB Rodino, Erin ...................2005-08........... Mgr. Rodriguez, Edgar ............2005 ..................WR

Q Quick, Albert..................1901 .....................G Quillen, Wayne ...............1937 .....................E Quinlan, Steve ...............1983-84.............. TE

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Rogan, Paul ...................1988-90............OLB Rogers, Art.....................1983 ................ Mgr. Rogers, Don ...................1960-61 ............. HB Rogers, Matt ..................2003-04, 06 .......OL Rogers, Tony ..................1985 ................ Mgr. Rohrschneider, Hugh......1960-63................E Rood, Alan .....................1998-2001..........FB Rosado, Dan ..................1977-79 ..............OT Rose, C.J. .......................1992-95...... OLB-DE Rose, Tom ......................1968-69............. DB Rosenow, Tom ................1965-67..............OT Ross, Allen .....................1977-80 .............. TB Ross, Hugh ....................1945 ..................... T Roth, Pete......................1981-82, 84 ....... RB Roth, Roland ..................1966-68.............. TE Rotolo, Sam ...................1943 .................. HB Roundy, Charles .............1925-26................E Roushar, Dan .................1981-82 ............. QB Roy Jr., Willy ...................1992 ...................PK Royster, Claude..............1987-90 .............. TE Rozier, Albert .................1926-27 ................ T Rucker, Lamain ..............1998-99.............. DT Rucker, Marlon ..............1999 ...................FB Rudecki, Bob .................1970-72 .........LB-FB Rugai, Rob .....................1989-92............. QB Rundle, Roy ...................1914-15 ............. QB Rupprecht, Raymond .....1943 .................. HB Rusch, Craig ..................2005-08.............. DT Rushforth, Joe................1941-42 ..............FB Russell, Arthur ...............1993 ................. FLK Russell, Richard .............1960-62................ T Russell, Robbie ..............1989 ...................OT Russell, Robert ..............1920-22.............G-T Russell, William .............1934 .....................G Russell, William .............1949 .................. HB

S Salerno, mike .............. 2008 ................... K Salvatore, Sandy ............1989 ................ Mgr. Sampson, Buster ...........1997-2000.... CB-FS Sanborn, Rick ................1966-68............. DB Sandberg, Gerry .............1965-66..............SE Sanders, Jeff..................1982-83............. CB Sandusky, Art.................1948-49........ HB-FB Sandusky, Pat ................1994 .....................C Saudargas, Alex .............1934-37 ................G Saulsby, Cameron ..........1997-2000..........LB Saurbaugh, Jeff..............1981 ...................FS Savegnago, Tony ............1984-87 .............ILB Sawyer, Harrison ............1911......................E Sawyer, Harrison ............1941 .................. QB Sawyer, James ...............1910-11 ................E Scaduto, Len .................1951-53 ............. HB Scafidi, Mark .................1999 ................... TE Scannell, Larry ...............1958 .................. HB Scaramella, Mike ...........2001-02 ..............FB Sceresse, Jerry ...............1940 .....................E Scheidecker, George ......1933 ..................... T Schell, H.F. ....................1904-05................G Schepler, Jason ........... 2008 .................. TE Schiffler, Matt ................2008 ................... TB Schiller, Pat ................ 2008 ................. lb Schlessinger, Fred..........1981 .................. CB Schleuter, Gene .............1952 .................. OG Schlinger, Gary ..............1981-84 ..............DE Schmeda, Dan ...............1985-87 ....... ILB-DE Schmidt, Dick ................1949-51 ............. HB Schmidt, Ken .................1979 ...................SE Schmidt, Leo .................1951 .....................C Schoenbach, Al..............1956, 58 ...............E Schoenholtz, Mervin ......1927 ..................... T Scholle, Harold ..............1945 ..................... T Scholz, Gary...................1953-55................E Schramm, Tom ...............1950-51 ................C Schroeder, Adam ...........2004, 06-07........ DT Schroeder, Brett.............1988-90, 92.. HB-SE Schroeder, Shaun ..........2001, 03 ............ OG Schuett, Ray ..................1944 .....................E Schulte, Keith ................1996 ............. OG-OT Schultz, Dean ................1976-78, 80 ....... NG Schulze, Bob..................1951 .....................G Schulze, Ed ....................1952-55................G Schwalbach, Scott .........1982 ................ Mgr.

Reggie Sims, 1981-84 Schwar, Fritz ..................1946-47 ............. QB Schwegel, John ..............1986-87 ........... Mgr. Scott, Vince ...................1980-83..............PK Seabrook, Troy ...............1993-95........DE-NG Seamans, Robert ...........1958-60................G Secord, Jack ..................1963-64..............LB Seeman, Tom .................1956-59.............T-G Selover, Kevin ................1997-2000..........LB Seppala, Eino ................1937 .....................G Sester, Jack ...................1930 .................. HB Severson, Keith ..............1958-59.......... E-HB Seyller, Kennard.............1913-14 ............. QB Shackley, Edward ...........1922 .................. QB Shackelford, Kasaunda ..2006 ................ Mgr. Shapland, Burton ..........1913 ..................... T Shea, John F...................1902-04................ T Shead, Drake .................1985-88........ HB-SE Sheldon, Dan .................2001-04..............SE Shelton, Randy ..............1976-77 ............. OG Sheridan, Steve .............1913 .....................G Shestokis, Tom ..............1948 ..................... T Shiley, Lawrence ............1932 .....................G Shin, Daniel ...................1997 ................ Mgr. Shin, David ....................1997 ................ Mgr. Sholdice, Derek .............1992-95..............OT Shultz, Martin ................1915 .....................G Sicotte, Chuck ...............1977, 79 ............ QB Siegel, larry ...................1973 ................ Mgr. Silker, John ....................1971-73 .........TE-DE Silverstone, Rudolph ......1926-27 ............ C-G Silvestri, Arney ...............1989 ................... TE Simnick, Rich.................1975 .................. CB Simon, Matt ...................2004, 06-08 ......WR Simpson, Bill .................1996-97 ............. NG Sims, Reggie..................1981-84 .............. TE Sims, Vernon..................1983-86...... OLB-DE Skarb, Kyle .................. 2007-08 ............ lb Skatrud, Kevin ............. 2006-08 .............oT Skoglund, Leonard .........1932-34................E Skowronski, Dave...........1978-80 ..............SE Skowronski, Mark ..........1978-81 ................C Skubich, Tom .................1954-56............. HB Sleight, Graham .............2000, 02 ............ OG Slimko, Ken ...................1961-63 ................ T Slivovsky, Bob ................1959-61 ........... Mgr. Smaha, Dan ...................1987-88 ............. OG Smith, Albert .................1911, 15................ T Smith, Anthony ..............1989 .................OLB Smith, Bill......................1942, 46 ...............C Smith, Chad...................1992-94........ CB-FS Smith, Cordell................1995-96, 98.......WR Smith, Dave ...................1958-60........ HB-LB Smith, Deon...................2002-05............. CB Smith, George................2000-02........... Mgr. Smith, J. Walter ..............1961-62 ............. HB Smith, John....................1951-54 ..............LB Smith, Paul ....................1953 .................. QB Smith, Ray .....................2002-05..............SS Smith, Rhasaan .............1996 ...................SE Smith, Roger ..................1961-63 ................C Smith, Sam ....................1938-41 ............. QB Smith, Steve ..................1994-97 .............ILB


HUSKIE HISTORY ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS Smith, Tony ....................1989-90, 92-93 .ILB Smith, Vince ..................1974-76 ............. RB Smykowski, Mike ...........1980-82............. OG Snider, Bob ....................1955, 58 ............ HB Snow, Donald ................1920-23..........C-QB Snyder ...........................1924 .............QB-HB Sobol, mike ................. 2008 ................. SS Sobol, Sheldon ..............1980-83..............DE Sohne, John ...................1931-34 ................G Soltis, Bob .....................1956, 59-60....... HB Sondgeroth, Tom............1995 .................. NG Sopchyk, John................1950 ................ Mgr. Sorensen, Durward ........1937 ...................FB Sovine, Cory...................1998 ...................DE Spacucello, Anthony ......2003 .....................C Spacucello, Mike ...........2001-02 .............. FS Spann, Chad................ 2007-08 .............Tb Spear, Fred ....................1938-41 ................C Spicher, Greg .................1981-84 ........ SE-CB Spilis, John ....................1966-68..............SE Spillane, Joe ..................1987 .....................C Spinozzi, Tom .................1966-67............. DB Sponsel, Lou ..................1997-98 ..............FB Sprecher, Stu .................1984 .................. OG Springer.........................1922 .................. HB Spuris, Val .....................1969-71 ..............LB Squadroni, Quinto..........1948 .................. HB Stacionis, Matt ..............1997 ................ Mgr. Stack, Mike ...................1996-99..............FB Stahulak, Darren............1983 .....................C Stankowski, Dan ............1995-98.........DE-DT Stantus..........................1924-25 ............. HB Stark, Robert .................1964-65................E Stark, Roger...................1963-64................ T Stearns, Gary .................1960-63..............SE Stees, Larry....................1954-56................E Steger, Brian ..................1992-93..............PK Stegman, Frank .............1937-40 ............. T-C Stephen, Patrick ............1995-98........CB-SS Stetzler, Lloyd ................1900 ..................... T Stevens, Dave ................1935, 39-40.......... E Stevens, Grover ..............1962 .................. HB Stevens, Harold .............1979 ..................MG Stevens, Mick ................1959-61 ............. HB Stevenson......................1924-25 ........QB-HB Stewart, Cal ...................1972 ................... TB Stewart, Justin ...............2007 ...................FS Stilling, Richard .............1956-58................G Stinson, Dan................ 2008 ...............mgr. Stobbs, Mathew .............1916 .....................G Stokes, Mike ..................1996 ................... TB Storey, Judd ...................1943 .................. HB Strasser, Mike................1986-90............. HB Streich, Bob ...................1974-75 ..............LB Stricker, Ralph ...............1947 ..................... T Strickland, Ralph ...........1994-95............ FLK Strickling, Darrel ............1988 ................... DT Strombom, Leland .........1927-30 ............. HB Strothman, Kursten........2001-04..............LB Struckman, Walt ............1951-52 ................ T Stuart, Mark ..................1977-78 .............. FS Sugrue, John ..................1984-85, 87........OL Sulaver, Lou ...................1958 .....................E Sutfin, Vernon ................1928-31 ............. HB Sutherland, Garett .........1994-97 .............ILB Sutherland, Mike ...........1993-95..........OG-C Suvada, Bob ..................1969 .................. OG Swallow, John ................1957-58 ........... Mgr. Swanson, Carl ................1927 .....................E Swanson, Chester ..........1929, 31 ......... E-HB Swanson, Jim .................1929-31 ................E Sweeney, Frank ..............1989 ...................DE Sweet, James .................1909-10 ................G Swider, John ..................1948-50................ T Szukis, George ...............1965-67..............DE Szukis, PHil ....................1968-70..............DE Szumnarski, Roman .......1973-75 .............. DT

T Taffe, Charles.................1956 .....................C Taffey, Charles ...............1993-96.............. TB Tarquinio, Ben................1965, 67 .............OT Tate, Darian ...................1998-2000 ......... DT

Taxman, Harold ..............1938-41 ................G Taylor, Darryl ..................1983, 85-86.. QB-SE Taylor, Gerard.................2000-03........SS-CB Taylor, Jeff ......................1990-92............. DB Taylor, Justin ..................2000 ................... TE Taylor, Marshall..............1985-88............. QB Taylor, Rodney ................1985-88............. HB Taylor, Rufus ..................1986-87 ............. CB Tazewell, Richard ...........1926-27 ................C Tearney, Orville ..............1903 .....................G Tedeschi, Jim .................1972-73 ..............LB Telleson, Eugene ............1945 ..................... T Templin, James ..............1935-36................ T Tenner, Norman..............1938 ..................... T Terhune, John.................1936-37 ............. HB Terna, Mike ....................1977-80 .............ILB Terrell, Roland................1992-93............. OG Terwilliger, George .........1923-24 ................G Terwilliger, John .............1965-67..............FB Tewksbury, Glenn ...........1920 .....................G Tharp, Jeff ......................1981-84 ..............OT Tharp, Larry....................1981-82 ................C Thomas, Bob..................1990-91 ........... Mgr. Thomas, Chris ................1998 .................. CB Thomas, Hollis ...............1993-95............. NG Thomas, Wyatt ...............2000 ................... TB Thompson, Ernie ............1959-62............. HB Thompson, Miles............1922, 24 ............... T Thompson, Vernie ..........1929-31 ................ T Thompson, Vince............1999-2002 ........ CB Thornton, Chris ..............1995-96..............OT Thrawl, Forrest ...............1994-96........... Mgr. Todd, M.W......................1906 .....................G Tompkins, Frank.............1904 .................. QB Townsel, Randall ............1985-88............. CB Tracy, James...................1973 ................ Mgr. Trafman, Howard ............1986-89........... Mgr. Trakas, Louis ..................1935 .................. HB Tranchitella, John ........ 2006-08 ............ lb Tremblay, Rich ...............1984, 86 ...............S Triplett, William ..............1994-97 ............. CB Tripp, Trudy ....................1992 ................ Mgr. Tsutsumi, Wayne ............1969 ..................ILB Tucker, Brett ..................1985, 87-89....... DB Tucker, LaVerne ..............1928 .................. HB Tucker, Tom ....................1965 ..................... T Tudor, Jim ......................1981-83 ........... Mgr. Turner, Giles ...................1957-58 ............. HB Turner, Greg ...................2005-08.............WR Turner, Michael ..............2000-03.............. TB Turner, Pope...................1926 ..................... T Tyler, Jim ........................1973 .................. OG Tyrrell, Glen ....................1909 .....................C Tyrrell, Tim .....................1982-83............. QB

U Ulrich, Dick ....................1952 ..................... T Ulrich, Jim .....................1940-42................E Unavitch ........................1923-25..............FB Upton, Earl.....................1988-90............. CB Urban, Dan ....................1999-2000 ........ QB Urick, Harry....................1947 ..................... T Utschig, Dustin ..............2003-06.............. FS

V Van Acker, Brian.............2003-05..........OG-C Van Bellinger, Scott........1988-91 ..............DE Vance, Dave ...................1955 ..................... T Vanderbeek, Bud ...........1928-31 ............. T-E Van Hulzen, Dave ...........1992 ...................DE Van Keppel, Todd ...........1981-84 ................P VanNess, John................1965 .....................G VanNest, Robert.............1943-44................E Vaughn, Clarence ...........1983-84, 86........LB Veith, Dave ....................1975, 77 ..........OT-C Velisek, Bob ...................1974....................OT Versluys, Josh ................1998 ................ Mgr. VerStraete, Jake .............2001-04........ OG-OT Vesely, Arny ....................1963-65............. HB Vesely, Stan ...................1964-66............. DB Vicary, George................1934 .................. HB Vicory, Jim .....................1958-60............. HB Vidimos, Bob .................1948-49................G

Vieregg, John .................1926 .................. HB Vincent, Chad ................1999-2002 ...... Mgr. Vincent, Tim ...................1999-2002 .........OT Virgl, Dave .....................1990-91 ........... Mgr. Visci, Pat........................1966 .................. QB Vonesh, Norm ................1959-60................C Von Ohlen, Floyd ............1930, 32 ............T-G

W Wade, Leandrew ............1966-68............. DB Wade, Philip ..................1978 ..................MG Wadzita, Mike ................1969-70................C Wagner, Rob ..................1989-92..............DL Wakeley, Joe ..................1956-59..............FB Walker, Bob ...................1945-48................E Walker, Joseph ...............1905 .....................E Walker, Keith .................1972 .................. CB Walker, Rashad ..............2000-01 .............. NT Walker, Steve .................1979 .................. CB Wallace, Robert .............2002-04.............. TB Wallis, Jesse ..................1914 ...................FB Walter, Ray ....................1934-35................E Walters, William.............1933-36................E Walthers, Clarence .........1905-07 ................E Walz, Tom ......................1961-64 ..............LB Waples ..........................1924 .................. QB Ward, Herb.....................1957-58 ............. C-T Ware, Steve....................1971 .....................C Warner, George ..............1920-21 ................ T Warner, Gus ...................1922-25............. HB Washburn, Robert ..........1914 ..................... T Washington, Aaron.........1975-77 ......... TE-DT Washington, Lonnie .......1976 ...................DE Watkins, Bill...................1984 ...................OT Watson, Marlon..............2003-04..............LB Webb, Bill ......................1946-47 ................G Wehrspann, Shawn ........1992-95..............LB Weinberg, Kurt ...............1990-92..............OL Weisendanger, Dave ......1968-70..............OT Weiskircher, Mike ..........1970-72 .......... S-CB Wenc, Dan .....................1961 .....................C Wenckowski, Eric ...........1988-90................C Wendler, James ..............1965-67............. HB Wernecke, Bill ................1950 ..................... T Wesley, Harvey ...............1978-80 ............. CB Wessels, Don .................1950 ................ Mgr. West, Cleveland .............1979-81 .............. TB West, Ken ......................2003-06..............DE Westberg, Ben ...............1996-97 ..............FB Westerneeb, Howard ......1920 .....................C Westrick, Mike ...............1988-91 ..............OL Weydert, Jerry ................1968 ...................DE Wharton, Dante .............1991-94 ..............FB Whirley, Gerry.................1986 ...................DE Whitacre, Greg ...............1975-76 ............. QB White, Art ......................1929-30............. C-T White, Eric .....................1988-91 ..............DL White, J.D. .....................1986 ...................LB White, Wade ..................1995 ...................DE Whitfield, Demerist ........1999-2000 ........ CB Whitney, Harry................1899 .................. HB Whyte, Gary ...................1974-76 ........ DE-SE Wicinski, Rob .................1981, 83-85 ......OLB Wick, David....................1991-92 .............ILB Wicks, Lou .....................1980-83..............FB Wickstrom, Ernie ............1949-50............. HB Wilburn, Patrick .............1985-86............. CB Wild, Steve ....................1990-93............OLB Williams, Dick ................1944, 48 ...............E Williams, Emanuel .........1975 ...................SE Williams, Ken .................1990 .................. OG Williams, Kenneth ..........1995 .................. QB Williams, Larry ...............1992-93.............ILB Williams, Larry ...............1999-2002 .........LB Williams, Lawrence ........1980 .................. CB Williams, Sylvester .........1955, 57 ...............E williamson, Spencer .... 2006-08 ............ Db Willis, Brandon ..............1994-95..............SE Wilmowski, Ed ...............1956, 58-60.......... T Wilson, Dave ..................1975 .....................R Wilson, Elbert ................1909-10 ................G Wilson, Elray ..................2008 ................ Mgr. Wilson, Jack ...................1976-78 ............. CB

Tom Wittum, 1969-71 Wilson, Martin ...............2002-05.............. DT wilson, Tracy ............... 2008 ................. Db Wiltse, Franklin ..............1927 .....................E Wiltse, John ...................1900-02................E Winiarski, Jeff ................1997 .................. OG Winkle, Robert ...............1946 ................ Mgr. Winslow, Ivan .................1936 .....................C Winters, Merle ...............1945 .....................E Winters, Paul .................1928 ..................... T Wise, Bill .......................1995-98..............OL Wise, Paul......................1993 ..................ILB Wittenmeier, Fred...........1971-72 ..............DE Wittum, Tom...................1969-71 .......... P-PK Wnek, Don .....................1970-72 ..............DE Wolber, Louis .................1956 .....................E Wolf, Charles .................1960-62............. HB Wolfe, Garrett ................2004-06.............. TB Wood, Charles ...............1963 .....................C Wood, Lloyd ...................1913-14 ............. HB Woodburn, Roy...............1906-08............. HB Woods ...........................1926 .....................C Woods, Kevin .................2002-04.............WR Woodyatt, Harry .............1942 .................. HB Wooldridge, Andy ...........1984-85.............. TE Wright, Ernie ..................1974.................. FLK Wroblewski, Jeff .............1990-93.............. TE Wynn, Larry ....................1989-92............ FLK

Y Yocum, Kenneth .............1994 .................. HB Yordon, Jeff ....................1966-67........DB-RB Yok, Paul........................1965-66, 68........DE Youmara, Danny .............2000 ...................FS Young, John....................1936-39................E

z Zahner, Ron ...................1952 .....................G Zellar, Marvin .................1899 .....................G Zielinski, Jim ..................1984 ................... DT Zobus, John ...................1958 ..................... T Zumbahlen, Dennis ........1967-68..............LB Zyburt, Howard ..............1974-75 ..........C-OG

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HUSKIE HISTORY HUSKIE ANNUAL STATISTICS — TOTAL OFFENSE — Games Plays Yards YPG

— RUSHING — Att. Yards TD YPG

1948 1949

9 9

579 2,998 333.1 595 3,062 340.2

400 1,728 413 1,884

— 192.0 — 209.3

1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959

9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9

558 549 601 444 549 461 438 461 584 569

3,319 3,150 2,472 1,331 2,361 1,389 1,225 1,911 2,738 2,796

368.8 350.0 274.7 147.9 262.3 154.3 136.1 212.3 304.2 310.7

343 297 390 305 410 333 341 319 414 383

1,636 1,282 1,250 773 1,446 861 810 783 1,609 1,357

— — — — — — — — — —

181.8 142.4 138.9 85.9 160.7 95.7 90.0 87.0 178.8 150.8

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10

552 484 594 597 553 617 653 707 735 709

2,749 2,270 3,226 3,958 2,819 3,435 3,123 2,939 2,978 2,764

305.4 252.2 358.4 439.8 313.2 381.7 312.3 293.9 297.8 276.4

343 275 231 191 325 272 330 335 430 481

1,160 851 656 814 1,343 1,184 1,007 731 1,386 1,770

— — — 9 — — 19 9 9 15

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

691 789 793 817 753 760 782 748 899 815

2,405 2,821 3,529 4,395 3,066 3,710 2,527 2,797 4,059 3,273

240.5 256.4 320.8 399.5 278.7 337.3 229.7 254.3 369.0 297.5

476 567 639 668 568 533 563 539 610 632

1,390 1,550 2,730 3,489 2,046 2,137 1,690 1,692 2,273 2,246

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

11 11 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

814 771 705 799 744 764 770 874 735 808

3,608 2,910 2,875 3,702 3,006 3,214 3,404 4,420 3,412 4,502

328.0 264.6 287.5 336.5 273.3 292.2 309.5 401.8 310.2 409.3

597 549 542 598 433 567 611 701 606 680

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

739 743 730 731 793 779 724 711 698 754

4,661 2,984 3,461 3,838 4,088 3,966 2,947 2,910 2,676 3,795

423.7 271.3 314.6 348.9 371.6 360.5 267.9 264.6 243.3 345.0

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

11 11 12 12 12 12 13 12 13

813 808 806 858 855 815 829 806 813

4,706 3,746 4,514 4,547 5,265 5,329 4,722 4,055 4,356

427.8 340.5 376.1 378.9 438.8 444.1 363.2 337.9 335.1

Comp. 70 70 -

YPG

179 .391 1,270 182 .385 1,178

5 11

14 141.1 15 130.9

104 115 81 56 60 50 28 52 75 95 -

215 252 211 139 139 128 97 142 170 186

.484 .456 .384 .403 .432 .391 .289 .366 .441 .511

1,683 1,868 1,222 558 915 528 415 1,128 1,129 1,439

15 18 9 3 7 1 3 12 7 18

20 21 16 18 12 14 5 19 16 13

128.9 94.6 72.9 90.4 149.2 131.6 100.7 73.1 138.6 177.0

107 113 237 255 114 184 155 170 139 102 -

209 209 363 406 228 345 323 372 305 228

.512 .541 .653 .628 .500 .533 .480 .457 .456 .447

1,589 1,419 2,570 3,144 1,476 2,251 2,116 2,208 1,592 994

14 7 23 32 18 26 20 14 12 7

8 15 12 15 15 15 16 23 20 11

15 19 20 39 20 15 3 10 16 15

139.0 140.9 248.2 317.2 186.0 194.3 153.6 153.8 206.6 204.2

104 105 60 58 80 118 74 109 138 67 -

215 222 154 149 185 227 219 209 289 183

.484 .473 .390 .389 .432 .520 .338 .522 .478 .366

1,015 1,271 799 906 1,020 1,573 837 1,105 1,786 1,027

2,151 1,759 2,017 2,380 1,121 2,020 2,227 3,246 2,439 3,639

23 15 11 25 5 15 16 31 13 40

195.5 159.9 201.7 216.4 101.9 183.7 202.5 295.1 221.7 330.8

125 104 65 97 160 97 79 92 63 65 -

217 222 163 201 311 197 159 173 129 128

618 570 489 510 578 546 464 465 435 462

3,791 1,961 1,924 2,311 2,516 2,497 1,471 1,417 1,362 1,727

36 12 15 18 29 18 14 7 11 14

344.6 178.3 174.9 210.1 228.7 227.0 133.7 128.9 123.8 157.0

60 74 118 113 106 100 127 120 128 156 -

539 466 541 508 550 478 443 428 501

2,509 1,589 2,409 1,920 2,858 2,480 2,142 1,626 2,226

35 14 24 20 28 28 20 11 22

228.1 144.5 200.8 160.0 238.2 206.7 164.8 135.5 171.2

149 171 135 207 168 229 217 220 176 -

Note: Regular-season statistics do not include bowl games prior to 2004. Season-high totals in bold.

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First Fum./ Downs Lost

Pen./ Yards

— —

—/— —/—

—— ——

187.0 207.6 135.8 62.0 101.7 58.7 46.1 125.3 125.4 159.9

— 126 111 74 85 69 67 79 128 143

—/— 13/7 29/16 17/15 26/21 37/23 25/18 30/16 38/27 25/16

—— 49-571 76-697 69-608 49-431 39-301 51-374 52-498 62-611 68-606

176.6 157.7 285.6 349.3 164.0 250.1 211.6 220.8 159.2 99.4

132 100 171 185 142 173 160 167 172 138

35/23 18/5 14/6 11/6 35/15 12/7 23/14 19/9 22/16 27/14

66-689 44-413 58-494 63-655 52-562 60-528 60-611 57-558 57-512 65-593

5 6 2 5 2 8 4 6 12 6

18 101.5 17 115.5 13 72.6 13 82.4 15 92.7 14 143.0 18 76.1 10 100.5 14 162.4 9 93.4

139 171 190 231 167 187 156 154 230 189

40/22 40/18 60/37 47/21 23/15 36/18 43/24 26/15 29/16 33/11

42-423 65-715 66-678 94-870 59-679 58-556 62-593 74-684 54-510 51-499

.576 1,457 .469 1,151 .398 858 .483 1,322 .514 1,885 .492 1,194 .497 1,177 .532 1,174 .488 973 .508 863

4 5 2 9 12 5 3 4 3 5

6 11 5 6 20 11 12 6 7 4

132.5 104.6 85.8 120.2 171.4 108.5 107.0 106.7 88.5 78.5

207 168 174 208 163 182 189 244 190 235

19/13 34/17 22/14 24/10 16/8 38/17 46/21 38/15 39/19 36/8

46-388 64-709 61-523 67-622 62-536 67-610 72-649 51-484 53-482 59-501

121 173 241 221 215 233 260 246 263 292

.496 .428 .490 .511 .493 .429 .488 .488 .487 .534

870 1,023 1,537 1,527 1,572 1,469 1,476 1,493 1,314 2,068

8 6 7 7 9 12 5 8 5 16

5 7 15 16 7 10 14 7 15 12

79.1 93.0 139.7 138.8 142.9 133.5 134.2 135.7 119.5 188.0

227 174 208 186 212 205 168 160 147 213

47/18 42/20 31/10 35/17 46/13 34/15 31/9 33/16 20/15 14/6

58-524 45-352 57-423 71-547 87-774 82-660 64-483 58-535 51-413 56-571

274 342 265 350 305 337 386 378 312

.544 .500 .509 .591 .551 .680 .562 .582 .564

2,197 2,157 2,105 2,627 2,407 2,849 2,580 2,429 2,130

13 14 16 25 22 24 16 14 13

11 9 7 10 11 10 15 19 12

199.7 196.1 175.4 218.9 200.6 237.4 164.8 202.4 163.8

255 206 224 235 261 254 243 213 230

17/8 14/5 27/13 12/7 8/1 19/12 11/4 20/13 12/6

64-582 65-581 62-606 67-615 67-605 74-705 62-521 61-559 63-570


HUSKIE HISTORY OPPONENT ANNUAL STATISTICS — TOTAL OFFENSE — Games Plays Yards YPG

— RUSHING — Att. Yards TD YPG

Comp.

— PASSING — Att. Pct. Yards TD INT

1948 1949

9 9

461 1,935 215.0 570 2,541 282.3

338 1,170 368 1,204

— 130.0 — 133.8

48 96 -

123 .390 765 202 .475 1,337

1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959

9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9

597 565 552 571 549 518 586 615 599 532

3,304 1,924 2,277 2,978 2,361 2,980 2,563 2,641 2,557 1,455

367.1 213.8 253.0 330.9 262.3 331.1 284.8 293.4 284.1 161.7

445 421 404 417 410 409 490 485 471 406

2,350 1,141 1,504 1,809 1,446 2,295 2,001 1,879 1,738 1,025

— — — — — — — — — —

261.1 126.8 167.1 201.0 160.7 255.0 222.3 208.8 193.1 113.9

69 61 58 81 60 38 42 53 66 38 -

152 144 148 154 139 109 96 130 128 126

.454 .424 .392 .526 .432 .349 .438 .408 .516 .302

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10

583 602 555 590 577 601 753 735 741 783

1,881 2,343 1,906 1,947 2,171 2,154 2,551 3,074 3,347 4,055

209.0 260.3 211.8 216.3 241.2 239.3 255.1 307.4 334.7 405.5

399 477 370 389 378 358 521 522 503 497

1,145 1,704 1,127 967 1,112 1,059 1,668 1,835 1,812 2,193

— — — — — — — 15 17 25

127.2 189.3 125.2 107.4 123.6 117.7 166.8 183.5 181.2 219.3

59 41 62 83 93 111 95 100 125 133 -

184 125 185 201 199 243 232 213 238 286

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

768 756 734 780 829 768 743 817 805 719

3,906 3,608 2,807 3,816 3,882 3,903 3,957 3,682 3,779 3,454

390.6 328.0 255.2 346.9 352.9 354.8 359.7 334.7 343.5 314.0

534 522 514 556 645 592 579 654 632 512

2,156 2,109 1,549 2,206 2,677 2,784 2,759 2,709 2,714 2,077

19 22 13 22 24 20 36 21 32 22

215.6 191.7 140.8 200.5 243.4 253.1 250.8 246.3 246.7 188.8

115 94 96 108 93 81 81 74 78 101 -

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

11 11 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

751 753 689 724 798 763 710 750 821 717

3,191 3,305 2,986 3,205 3,463 4,006 3,793 3,690 3,739 3,854

290.1 300.5 298.6 291.4 314.8 364.2 344.8 335.5 339.9 350.4

552 558 462 421 528 434 438 455 515 366

2,002 2,180 1,537 1,490 1,589 1,573 1,847 1,731 1,917 1,425

17 16 9 14 12 15 21 23 14 15

182.0 198.2 153.7 135.5 144.5 143.0 167.9 157.4 174.3 129.5

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

839 832 838 799 781 835 833 772 812 803

4,089 4,989 3,841 4,528 3,959 5,064 4,964 4,704 3,991 3,951

371.7 453.5 349.2 411.6 359.9 460.4 451.3 427.6 362.8 359.2

553 528 507 497 442 495 582 514 529 456

2,290 2,384 2,066 2,092 1,545 2,379 3,030 2,639 2,083 1,789

26 28 14 16 23 22 29 26 24 15

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

11 11 12 12 12 12 13 12 13

746 825 875 861 869 898 852 902 775

3,969 4,240 4,641 4,459 4,513 4,439 4,741 5,211 3,880

360.8 385.5 386.8 371.6 376.1 369.9 364.7 434.2 298.5

404 463 447 469 466 454 441 536 437

1,658 1,734 1,582 1,693 1,837 1,775 1,873 2,521 1,786

YPG

First Fum./ Downs Lost

Pen./ Yards

5 9

12 85.0 25 148.6

— —

—/— —/—

—— ——

954 783 773 1,169 915 685 562 762 819 430

7 3 5 15 7 6 4 8 5 2

17 106.0 29 87.0 11 85.9 14 129.9 12 101.7 11 76.1 10 62.4 8 84.7 7 91.0 15 47.8

— 89 91 139 120 133 128 143 122 96

—/— 21/11 29/15 17/13 29/16 37/33 26/14 35/21 30/22 39/17

—— 36-335 62-631 76-750 65-585 64-595 51-519 66-645 55-514 51-483

.321 .328 .335 .413 .467 .457 .409 .469 .525 .465

736 639 779 980 1,059 1,095 883 1,239 1,535 1,862

4 3 3 3 7 5 2 8 15 10

20 13 19 23 19 14 21 16 8 15

81.8 71.0 86.6 108.9 117.7 121.7 88.3 123.9 153.5 186.2

119 130 109 108 122 138 151 173 179 208

31/19 28/17 15/8 26/16 28/18 29/14 31/20 32/20 20/12 17/12

48-467 35-350 63-560 53-539 38-404 33-375 55-542 75-705 65-566 67-664

234 234 220 224 184 176 164 163 173 207

.491 .402 .436 .482 .505 .460 .494 .454 .451 .488

1,750 1,499 1,258 1,610 1,205 1,119 1,198 973 1,065 1,377

16 7 6 13 7 7 8 8 2 6

15 17 17 14 12 8 8 9 15 9

175.0 136.3 114.4 146.3 109.5 101.7 108.9 88.5 96.8 125.2

197 172 153 204 212 193 184 203 187 183

29/16 49/20 44/23 30/16 36/19 37/21 30/20 43/21 36/18 29/17

78-777 60-645 45-527 67-605 56-554 61-600 71-784 78-781 58-574 54-625

106 91 122 163 157 176 153 169 166 220 -

199 195 227 303 270 329 272 295 306 351

.533 .467 .537 .538 .581 .535 .563 .573 .542 .627

1,189 1,125 1,449 1,715 1,874 2,433 1,946 1,959 1,822 2,429

4 10 5 4 8 15 16 10 6 17

13 14 15 21 12 18 6 24 16 14

108.1 102.3 144.9 155.9 170.4 221.2 176.9 178.1 165.6 220.8

197 181 171 179 185 213 187 203 227 214

25/9 32/15 21/10 19/7 25/11 25/16 21/10 27/6 29/14 27/13

49-519 61-590 55-457 59-559 71-651 68-580 67-589 59-552 58-547 64-517

208.2 216.7 187.8 190.2 140.5 216.3 275.5 239.9 189.4 162.6

155 177 178 179 174 195 149 147 159 192 -

286 304 331 302 339 340 251 258 283 347

.542 .582 .538 .593 .513 .574 .594 .570 .562 .553

1,799 2,605 1,775 2,436 2,414 2,685 1,934 2,065 1,908 2,162

8 18 7 21 14 29 16 21 14 16

15 163.5 10 236.8 11 161.4 9 221.5 15 219.5 8 244.1 7 175.8 7 187.7 8 173.5 13 196.5

242 264 230 220 212 261 267 245 212 224

26/10 19/9 23/12 34/13 39/16 30/11 43/17 23/13 26/17 21/9

48-406 72-588 51-486 54-392 73-634 85-755 64-545 68-574 79-677 79-660

18 150.7 16 157.6 17 131.8 16 141.1 17 153.1 13 147.9 14 121.9 27 210.1 13 137.4

204 204 243 219 239 254 265 218 208 -

342 362 428 392 403 444 411 366 338

.596 .564 .567 .559 .593 .572 .645 .596 .615

2,311 2,506 3,059 2,766 2,676 2,664 3,156 2,690 2,094

19 18 17 15 14 19 22 16 13

12 17 21 23 13 11 7 7 6

210 228 230 223 256 259 241 267 215

23/15 12/6 18/7 24/8 18/7 14/10 23/14 13/8 21/14

76-723 80-714 82-708 83-702 59-504 65-571 75-724 72-708 61-464

210.1 227.8 254.9 230.5 223.0 222.0 242.8 224.2 161.1

Note: Regular-season statistics do not include bowl games prior to 2004. Season-high totals in bold.

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HUSKIE HISTORY ANNUAL RESULTS Year 1899

Head Coach John L. Keith

Record 1-0-2

Conf./finish n/a

Pts. 21

opp. 15

1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909

John L. Keith John L. Keith John L. Keith John L. Keith Dixie Fleager Harry Sauthoff Nelson A. Kellogg Nelson A. Kellogg Nelson A. Kellogg Nelson A. Kellogg

2-2-2 6-1-0 5-1-1 3-3-0 x 5-0-0 3-1-1 4-2-1 1-4-1 1-5-1 2-6-0

n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

50 108 75 44 90 25 38 67 31 74

50 18 16 43 17 12 23 63 81 171

1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919

William W. Wirtz William W. Wirtz William W. Wirtz William W. Wirtz William W. Wirtz William W. Wirtz William W. Wirtz No team - World War I No team - World War I No team - World War I

4-2-1 8-1-2 3-5-0 3-3-3 7-0-1 2-5-1 6-1-1

n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

67 196 114 56 148 81 105

39 84 167 236 13 210 19

1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929

Paul Harrison Paul Harrison Paul Harrison William Muir William Muir William Muir Roland Cowell Roland Cowell Roland Cowell George Evans

3-5-0 3-5-0 5-4-1 1-4-3 4-4-0 6-1-0 5-1-1 1-4-1 0-6-1 6-1-1

n/a n/a 3-1-1 0-2-3 1-3 4-0 n/a n/a 0-2-1 3-1-1

153 193 138 73 156 52 71 49 12 124

93 168 94 171 85 5 26 92 139 24

1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939

George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans

6-2-1 5-3-0 4-2-1 5-4-0 5-1-2 7-1-1 4-3-1 3-2-3 6-1-1 5-2-1

3-1-1 4-2 2-2-1 4-3 4-1-2 5-1-1 3-2-1 3-2-1 4-0/1st 3-1

152 76 76 113 109 201 60 53 133 96

60 59 27 58 42 20 59 40 34 44

1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949

George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans

6-3-0 7-1-1 4-2-2 4-1-1 7-0-0 4-3-0 9-2-0 ^ 4-3-3 ^ 6-4-0 7-2-1

2-2 3-1 2-0-2 1-0 3-0/1st 2-2 4-0 2-1-1 2-2 2-1-1

115 167 75 117 113 110 207 131 175 273

116 45 75 53 48 70 99 97 147 157

1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959

George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans George Evans Robert Kahler Howard Fletcher Howard Fletcher Howard Fletcher Howard Fletcher

3-6-0 9-0-0 3-6-0 1-8-0 2-7-0 0-8-1 1-8-0 2-7-0 4-5-0 7-2-0

2-4 6-0/1st 2-4 1-5 1-5 0-5-1 0-6 1-5 2-4 4-2/t-2nd

193 223 110 74 79 31 46 132 184 246

256 101 194 255 187 233 188 268 184 124

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Head Coach Howard Fletcher Howard Fletcher Howard Fletcher Howard fletcher Howard Fletcher Howard Fletcher Howard Fletcher Howard Fletcher Howard Fletcher

Record 7-2-0 4-4-1 8-2-0 ^ 10-0-0 ^ 7-2-0 9-1-0 ^ 8-2-0 5-5-0 2-8-0

Conf./finish 4-2/3rd 3-2-1/t-4th 3-1/2nd 4-0/1st 3-1/t-1st 4-0/1st n/a n/a n/a

Pts. 217 159 274 337 190 290 293 162 154

opp. 126 129 87 97 131 147 153 198 258

-Beginning of Major College EraYear 1969

Head Coach Richard Urich

Record 3-7-0

Conf./finish n/a

Pts. 191

opp. 284

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

Richard Urich Jerry Ippoliti Jerry Ippoliti Jerry Ippoliti Jerry Ippoliti Jerry Ippoliti Pat Culpepper Pat Culpepper Pat Culpepper Pat Culpepper

3-7-0 5-5-1 7-4-0 6-5-0 4-7-0 3-8-0 1-10-0 3-8-0 5-6-0 5-5-1

n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2-3/7th 0-6/10th 2-5/8th 2-4/7th 3-3-1/6th

168 202 198 327 186 193 56 138 232 177

281 232 141 270 261 230 366 249 284 206

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

Bill Mallory Bill Mallory Bill Mallory Bill Mallory Lee Corso Jerry Pettibone Jerry Pettibone Jerry Pettibone Jerry Pettibone Jerry Pettibone

7-4-0 3-8-0 5-5-0 10-2-0 ^ 4-6-1 4-7-0 2-9-0 5-5-1 7-4-0 9-2-0

4-3/t-3rd 2-7/9th 5-4/t-5th 8-1/1st 3-5-1/5th 4-4/5th n/a n/a n/a n/a

216 160 137 314 153 174 144 305 155 344

175 217 136 203 188 259 308 262 185 269

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

Jerry Pettibone Charlie Sadler Charlie Sadler Charlie Sadler Charlie Sadler Charlie Sadler Joe Novak Joe Novak Joe Novak Joe Novak

6-5-0 2-9-0 5-6-0 4-7-0 4-7-0 3-8-0 1-10-0 0-11-0 2-9-0 5-6-0

n/a n/a n/a 3-3/5th 3-3/t-5th 3-3/t-4th n/a 0-8/6th-W 2-6/5th-W 5-3/t-2nd-W

333 143 203 227 301 220 157 129 160 289

260 364 193 334 294 420 400 382 329 289

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Joe Novak Joe Novak Joe Novak Joe Novak Joe Novak Joe Novak Joe Novak Joe Novak Jerry Kill

6-5-0 6-5-0 8-4-0 10-2-0 9-3-0 ^ 7-5-0 $ 7-6-0 ^ 2-10-0 6-7-0 ^

4-3/t-3rd-W 4-3/t-1st-W 7-1/t-1st-W 6-2/t-2nd-W 7-1/t-1st-W 6-2/1st-W 5-3/t-3rd-W 1-6/6th-W 5-3/4th-W

409 303 375 386 421 389 331 229 314

280 292 298 258 304 274 275 370 234

107-Year Totals

494-451-51 (.522)

Conference Affiliations: Little 19 (1922-25, 1928-1946); IIAC (1947-1965); MAC (1975-1985, 1997-present); Big West (1993-95); Independent (1996). x denotes incomplete season results bold indicates college division champion ^ indicates bowl game result included $ indicates MAC Championship game result included


HUSKIE HISTORY YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORES 1906-09

Nelson A.

KELLOGG

4 seasons

8-17-3 (.339)1899-1903

1906: 4-2-1

Coach: Nelson A. Kellogg Captain: Warren Madden Oct. 6 L 0 @ Beloit Oct. 27 W 10 @ Belvidere Nov. 10 W 12 Wisconsin-Platteville Nov. 17 W 10 Belvidere Nov. 24 W 6 @ Illinois State

12 0 0 0 5

1907: 1-4-1

Coach: Nelson A. Kellogg Captain: None Oct. 26 L 0 Illinois State Nov. 16 T 0 @ Wisconsin-Platteville

1899: NIU’s first football team.

1899-1903

1904

John L.

Dixie

5 seasons

1 season

KEITH

FLEAGER

17-7-5 (.672)1899-1903

*1899: 1-0-2 *1900: 2-2-2

Coach: John L. Keith

1901: 6-1-0

Coach: John L. Keith Captain: Henry Hausen Nov. 2 W 10 North Central Nov. 16 W 17 @ North Central Nov. 28 L 0 Wisconsin-Whitewater Season scores are incomplete

5-0-0 (1.000)1899-1903 Coach: Dixie Fleager Captain: Alvin Farr Oct. 8 W 28 Oct. 22 W 11 Nov. 12 W 15 Nov. 24 W 12

16

Coach: Nelson A. Kellogg Captain: None Nov. 10 W 35 Dixon Nov. 13 L 6 @ German Pres. Sem. Nov. 20 L 11 Sterling

0 6 0 11

Harry

1910-16

William W.

WIRTz

7 seasons

33-17-9 (.636)1899-1903 Coach: William W. Wirtz Captain: None Nov. 12 L 3 @ Dixon

23

1911: 8-1-2

1905: 3-1-1

Coach: Harry Sauthoff Captain: None Oct. 14 W 15 Sterling Oct. 28 L 0 @ Wisconsin-Platteville

0 34 30

1910: 4-2-1

SAUTHOFF

1 season

1903: 3-3-0

Coach: John L. Keith Captains: Floyd Ritzman, Donald Kays Oct. 24 L 0 @ Wisconsin-Platteville Nov. 7 W 23 Western Illinois Nov. 14 L 0 @ Eastern Illinois Nov. 21 W 15 Belvidere

Sterling UW-Platteville @ Western Illinois @ Wisconsin-Whitewater

3-1-1 (.700)1899-1903 0 16

Coach: Nelson A. Kellogg Captain: Irwin Madden Oct. 3 L 0 @ Dubuque

1905

0 6 12

1902: 5-1-1

Coach: John L. Keith Captain: Sanford Givens Nov. 15 W 10 Eastern Illinois Nov. 27 L 5 @ Wisconsin-Whitewater Season scores are incomplete

1908: 1-5-1

1909: 2-6-0

1904: 5-0-0

Coach: John L. Keith

16 0

0 12

Coach: William W. Wirtz Captain: James Sawyer Sept. 30 L 0 @ Beloit Oct. 21 W 21 @ Dixon Oct. 28 W 15 Dixon

42 7 10

1912: 3-5-0

12 0 29 0

Coach: William W. Wirtz Captain: William Baker Sept. 28 L 0 @ Beloit Oct. 19 W 114 Wheaton Oct. 26 L 7 @ Dixon

year-by-year SCORES NOTE

65 7 37

*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.

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HUSKIE HISTORY YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORES 1913: 3-3-3

1921: 3-5-0

Coach: William W. Wirtz Captain: Jesse Donyes Oct. 4 L 0 @ Beloit Nov. 15 W 12 Aurora Nov. 22 L 0 @ North Central

115 9 66

1914: 7-0-1

Coach: William W. Wirtz Captain: Kennard Seyller Oct. 3 W 7 @ Wheaton Oct. 10 W 38 Mt. Morris Oct. 17 W 14 @ Aurora Oct. 24 W 29 Wheaton Oct. 31 W 7 @ Mt. Morris Nov. 7 W 10 @ North Central Nov. 21 T 0 Aurora

3 0 7 3 0 0 0

1915: 2-5-1

Coach: William W. Wirtz Captain: Henry Barton Oct. 9 W 25 North Central Oct. 16 L 3 @ Wheaton Oct. 23 L 0 @ St. Viator’s Oct. 30 L 0 @ North Central Nov. 13 W 41 Wheaton

14 37 96 13 0

Coach: Paul Harrison Captain: Allan Newman Oct. 8 L 0 Millikin Oct. 15 L 0 @ Bradley Oct. 22 W 64 Mt. Morris Oct. 29 L 10 @ St. Viator’s Nov. 5 W 91 Elmhurst Nov. 11 L 0 Wisconsin-Milwaukee Nov. 19 L 7 @ Wheaton Coach: Paul Harrison Captain: Leo Conahan Sept. 23 W 48 Elmhurst Sept. 30 L 0 @ Beloit Oct. 7 W 6 @ North Central* Oct. 14 L 6 Wisconsin-Whitewater Oct. 21 W 13 @ Mt. Morris* Oct. 28 L 0 @ Millikin* Nov. 4 W 21 Wisconsin-Platteville Nov. 11 T 0 @ Illinois State* Nov. 17 L 6 @ Wisconsin-Milwaukee* Nov. 25 W 38 Wheaton*

0 34 0 19 7 15 7 0 12 0

1923-25

William

Coach: William W. Wirtz Captain: Paul Harrison Oct. 7 W 13 @ Wheaton Oct. 14 W 16 North Central Oct. 21 W 7 @ Lewis Nov. 4 W 52 Chicago Teachers Nov. 11 W 7 @ North Central Nov. 18 W 7 Wheaton

0 0 0 0 6 0

1917-19 (No teams--World War I)

1920-22

Paul

HARRISON

3 seasons

MUIR

11-9-3 (.543)

1923: 1-4-3, 0-2-3 (Little 19)

Coach: William Muir Captain: Elmer Kujala Sept. 22 W 40 Elmhurst Sept. 29 L 7 @ Beloit Oct. 6 L 0 @ Wisconsin-Whitewater Oct. 13 T 0 Illinois State* Oct. 26 L 0 @ Eureka* Nov. 9 L 6 @ Lombard* Nov. 16 T 13 Mt. Morris* Nov. 24 T 7 @ Wheaton*

1920: 3-5-0

16 13 0 0 3 16 32

Coach: William Muir Captain: Pete Ball Oct. 4 W 45 Oct. 9 W 17 Oct. 18 L 6 Oct. 25 L 6 Nov. 1 L 0 Nov. 8 W 42 Nov. 15 W 33 Nov. 22 L 7

0 33 28 0 28 62 13 7

COWELL

3 seasons

6-11-3 (.375)

1926: 5-1-1

Coach: Roland Cowell Captain: Wesley Cocidine Oct. 2 W 9 American College of PE Oct. 9 T 7 @ St. Bede’s Oct. 23 L 0 @ Dubuque Oct. 30 W 32 Elmhurst Nov. 6 W 14 Wisconsin-Platteville Nov. 13 W 3 Indiana State Nov. 20 W 6 Crane J.C.

0 7 19 0 0 0 0

1927: 1-4-1

Coach: Roland Cowell Captains: Howard Larson, Ivan Nicholas Oct. 8 L 6 @ Eastern Michigan Oct. 15 W 12 @ Valparaiso Oct. 21 L 13 Chicago YMCA Nov. 5 L 6 Northern Iowa Nov. 11 T 0 Wisconsin-Milwaukee Nov. 19 L 12 @ Indiana State

25 2 18 20 0 27

Coach: Roland Cowell Captain: Leslie Hedberg Oct. 6 L 0 Illinois State* Oct. 13 L 6 @ Wisconsin-Milwaukee Oct. 20 L 6 Valparaiso Oct. 27 L 0 @ Northern Iowa Nov. 3 L 0 Eastern Michigan Nov. 10 L 0 @ Mt. Morris* Nov. 17 T 0 @ Wheaton*

10 16 12 39 43 19 0

1929-54

George

EVANS

26 seasons

Elmhurst Milton @ DePaul @ Illinois State* @ Mt. Morris* @ St. Joseph’s Wheaton* Eureka*

0 7 9 9 37 0 14 9

1925: 6-1-0, 4-0-0 (Little 19) Coach: William Muir Captain: Junior Hahn Sept. 25 W 6 St. Bede’s Oct. 10 W 13 @ North Central* Oct. 16 W 7 @ Milton Oct. 24 W 8 Illinois State* Oct. 31 L 0 Chicago YMCA Nov. 7 W 12 Mt. Morris* Nov. 14 W 6 @ Wheaton*

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1928: 0-6-1, 0-2-1 (Little 19)

3 seasons

1924: 4-4-0, 1-3-0 (Little 19)

11-14-1 (.442)

182

63 41 9 19 10 26 10

1922: 5-4-1, 3-1-1 (Little 19)

1916: 6-1-1

Coach: Paul Harrison Captain: Crawford King Oct. 2 L 14 Wheaton Oct. 9 L 7 North Central Oct. 16 W 64 Mt. Morris Oct. 23 W 12 @ Mt. Morris Oct. 30 L 0 @ Cornell Nov. 6 L 7 @ Wheaton Nov. 11 L 7 St. Viator’s

1926-28

0 0 2 0 3 0 0

132-70-20 (.640)

1929: 6-1-1, 3-1-1 (Little 19) Coach: George Evans Captain: Leland Strombom Sept. 28 W 12 LaSalle-Peru J.C. Oct. 5 T 6 @ North Central* Oct. 12 W 14 @ Elmhurst Oct. 19 W 26 Mt. Morris* Oct. 26 L 0 @ Shurtleff* Nov. 2 W 34 @ Valparaiso Nov. 9 W 12 @ Illinois State* Nov. 15 W 20 Wheaton*

0 6 0 0 6 0 6 6


HUSKIE HISTORY YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORES 1930: 6-2-1, 3-1-1 ((Little 19)

Coach: George Evans Captain: John McNamara Sept. 26 W 18 @ St. Viator’s Oct. 4 W 7 Wisconsin-Whitewater Oct. 11 W 35 @ Wheaton* Oct. 18 W 13 @ Illinois College* Oct. 25 L 0 @ Shurtleff* Nov. 1 L 13 @ Wisconsin-Milwaukee Nov. 7 W 19 Illinois State* Nov. 11 W 34 Crane J.C. Nov. 20 T 13 North Central*

0 0 0 0 7 20 7 13 13

1931: 5-3-0, 4-2-0 (Little 19)

Coach: George Evans Captain: Vernon Sutfin Sept. 26 L 0 @ Wisconsin-Whitewater Oct. 3 W 12 @ Illinois State* Oct. 10 W 19 Wisconsin-Milwaukee Oct. 17 W 7 Illinois College* Oct. 31 W 6 St. Viator’s* Nov. 7 L 6 @ North Central* Nov. 14 W 20 Wheaton* Nov. 21 L 6 @ Southern Illinois*l

25 0 2 6 0 19 0 7

1932: 4-2-1, 2-2-1 (Little 19)

Coach: George Evans Captain: Byron Kaiser Oct. 1 L 7 Illinois State* Oct. 8 L 0 @ Eureka* Oct. 15 T 0 Southern Illinois* Oct. 22 W 31 @ Crane J.C. Oct. 29 W 25 Wisconsin-Platteville Nov. 4 W 7 North Central* Nov. 12 W 6 @ Wheaton*

8 7 0 6 6 0 0

1933: 5-4-0, 4-3-0 (Little 19)

Coach: George Evans Captain: Art Court, Jack Mustapha Sept. 31 L 7 @ Illinois State* Oct. 7 W 12 Eureka* Oct. 14 L 0 @ Gary J.C. Oct. 21 W 12 Eastern Illinois* Oct. 27 W 40 Wisconsin-Platteville Nov. 4 L 0 @ Millikin* Nov. 10 W 25 Wheaton* Nov. 18 W 17 Elmhurst* Nov. 25 L 0 @ Southern Illinois*

19 0 7 6 0 7 0 6 13

1934: 5-1-2, 4-1-2 (Little 19)

Coach: George Evans Captain: Russ Erb Oct. 6 W 24 @ Eureka* Oct. 13 T 6 Illinois Wesleyan* Oct. 20 W 7 @ Wheaton* Oct. 27 L 0 Southern Illinois* Nov. 3 T 0 Illinois State* Nov. 10 W 40 @ Elmhurst* Nov. 17 W 14 Wisconsin-Whitewater Nov. 24 W 18 @ Eastern Illinois*

0 6 6 6 0 12 0 12

1935: 7-1-1, 5-1-1 (Little 19)

Coach: George Evans Captains: Reino Nori, William Howard Sept. 28 W 27 @ Wisconsin-Whitewater Oct. 5 T 0 @ Illinois State* Oct. 12 W 27 St. Viator’s*

0 0 0

Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov.

19 26 1 9 16 23

W W W L W W

34 28 18 0 18 49

Chicago City College @ Southern Illinois* Wheaton* @ Illinois Wesleyan* Eureka* Eastern Illinois*

0 0 13 7 0 0

1936: 4-3-1, 3-2-1 (Little 19)

Coach: George Evans 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 19 @ Wheaton* 0 Oct. 24 W 14 @ Wisconsin-Stevens Point 12 Oct. 31 T 6 @ Illinois State* 6 Nov. 7 L 0 Illinois Wesleyan* 19 Nov. 14 L 0 @ St. Viator’s* 13

1937: 3-2-3, 3-2-1 (Little 19)

Coach: George Evans Captains: Louis DeRango, Joseph Rockenbach Sept. 25 T 0 @ Wisconsin-Whitewater 0 Oct. 2 T 7 @ Elmhurst* 7 Oct. 9 L 2 Illinois State* 14 Oct. 16 W 7 Wheaton* 0 Oct. 30 W 24 @ Eastern Illinois* 6 Nov. 6 L 0 @ Illinois Wesleyan* 7 Nov. 12 T 6 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 6 Nov. 20 W 7 @ Southern Illinois* 0

1938: 6-1-1, 4-0-0 (1st, Little 19)

Coach: George Evans Captain: Curtis Larsen Oct. 1 W 7 Eastern Illinois* Oct. 8 W 26 Southern Illinois* Oct. 15 W 18 @ Wheaton Oct. 22 T 6 @ Dubuque Oct. 29 W 28 Mankato State Nov. 4 W 39 Elmhurst* Nov. 12 W 2 @ Illinois State* Nov. 24 L 7 @ Northeast Louisiana

0 0 6 6 6 0 0 15

1939: 5-2-1, 3-1-0 (Little 19)

Coach: George Evans Captains: John Young, Paul Blair Sept. 30 L 0 @ Central Michigan Oct. 7 W 13 @ Elmhurst* Oct. 14 W 19 Wheaton Oct. 21 W 20 Dubuque 0 Wisconsin-Milwaukee Oct. 28 T Nov. 4 W 13 @ Southern Illinois* Nov. 11 L 7 Illinois State* Nov. 18 W 22 @ Eastern Illinois*

6 0 7 12 0 0 13 6

1940: 6-3-0, 2-2-0 (Little 19)

Coach: George Evans Captain: Sam Smith Sept. 28 W 7 Wisconsin-Whitewater Oct. 5 L 0 @ Eastern Kentucky Oct. 12 W 9 Central Michigan Oct. 19 W 21 @ Wisconsin-Oshkosh Oct. 26 W 12 @ Wheaton Nov. 2 W 20 Southern Illinois* Nov. 9 L 14 @ Illinois State* Nov. 16 L 0 Eastern Illinois* Nov. 21 W 32 Western Illinois*

1941: 7-1-1, 3-1-0 (Little 19)

Coach: George Evans Captain: Fred Spear Sept. 27 W 14 @ Wisconsin-Whitewater Oct. 4 T 6 Ball State Oct. 11 W 6 Illinois State* Oct. 18 W 24 Wheaton Oct. 25 W 33 @ Wisconsin-Oshkosh Nov. 1 L 7 @ Southern Illinois* Nov. 8 W 32 Wisconsin-Stevens Point Nov. 15 W 19 @ Eastern Illinois* Nov. 20 W 25 @ Western Illinois*

0 6 0 0 6 13 12 0 7

1942: 4-2-2, 2-0-2 (Little 19)

Coach: George Evans Captain: John Farney Sept. 26 W 13 Wisconsin-Whitewater 0 Oct. 10 T 14 Western Illinois* 14 Oct. 17 L 0 @ Ball State 14 Oct. 24 W 7 @ Wisconsin-Stevens Point 0 Oct. 31 W 34 Southern Illinois* 7 Nov. 11 T 6 @ Illinois State* 6 Nov. 14 W 1 Eastern Illinois (Forfeit)* 0

1943: 4-1-1, 1-0-0 (Little 19)

Coach: George Evans Captains: Sievert Block, Wayne Cook Oct. 9 T 0 Wheaton Oct. 16 W 33 @ Western Illinois* Oct. 23 W 39 Wilson J.C. Oct. 30 L 13 @ Wheaton Nov. 6 W 12 Concordia Nov. 13 W 20 Elmhurst

0 14 12 20 0 7

1944: 7-0-0, 3-0-0, (1st, Little 19)

Coach: George Evans Captain: Henry Leskovec Sept. 30 W 6 @ Elmhurst Oct. 7 W 25 Eastern Illinois* Oct. 14 W 25 Elmhurst Oct. 21 W 13 @ Western Illinois* Oct. 28 W 12 @ Concordia Nov. 4 W 19 Wheaton Nov. 10 W 13 @ Southern Illinois*

0 6 12 6 6 6 12

1945: 4-3-0, 2-2-0 (Little 19)

Coach: George Evans Captains: Al Hodous, Richard Piatt Oct. 6 W 7 @ Wheaton Oct. 13 W 13 Western Illinois* Oct. 20 L 0 @ Illinois Wesleyan Oct. 27 L 7 @ Illinois State* Nov. 3 W 59 Elmhurst Nov. 10 W 13 Southern Illinois* Nov. 17 L 14 @ Eastern Illinois*

0 6 13 19 0 7 19

6 35 6 7 6 6 26 12 12

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HUSKIE HISTORY YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORES 1946: 9-2-0, 4-0-0, (1st, Little 19)

Coach: George Evans Captain: Robert Duffield Sept. 28 W 49 @ Elmhurst Oct. 4 W 26 Eastern Illinois* Oct. 12 W 20 Wheaton Oct. 19 W 20 Illinois Wesleyan Oct. 25 L 7 @ Central Michigan Nov. 2 W 14 @ Western Illinois* Nov. 9 W 14 Illinois State* Nov. 16 W 10 @ Southern Illinois* Nov. 23 W 20 @ Millikin Turkey Bowl (Evansville, Ind.) Nov. 28 L 7 @ Evansville

6 0 0 0 58 13 3 0 0

Coach: George Evans Captain: Eugene Duda Sept. 23 L 13 @ Western Michigan Sept. 30 W 27 Nebraska-Omaha Oct. 7 W 35 @ Eastern Michigan* Oct. 14 W 44 Southern Illinois* Oct. 21 L 27 @ Western Illinois* Oct. 27 L 7 @ Kent State Nov. 3 L 14 Central Michigan* Nov. 11 L 12 Illinois State* Nov. 18 L 13 @ Eastern Illinois*

19

1951: 9-0-0, 6-0-0 (1st, IIAC)

1947: 4-3-3, 2-1-1 (IIAC)

Coach: George Evans Captain: Larry Brink Sept. 26 L 7 @ St. Ambrose Oct. 3 T 6 Central Michigan Oct. 11 W 21 Eastern Michigan Oct. 18 T 7 @ Illinois State* Oct. 25 L 0 @ Southern Illinois* Nov. 1 W 33 Western Illinois* Nov. 8 W 25 Eastern Illinois* Nov. 22 W 26 Millikin Refrigerator Bowl (Evansville, Ind.) Nov. 29 L 0 @ Evansville

20 6 6 7 20 0 6 6 20

1948: 6-4-0, 2-2-0 (IIAC)

Coach: George Evans Captain: Robert Walker Sept. 24 W 30 @ Washburn Oct. 1 L 13 St. Ambrose Oct. 9 L 12 Illinois State* Oct. 16 L 6 @ Eastern Illinois* Oct. 23 W 25 Southern Illinois* Oct. 29 W 10 @ Eastern Michigan Nov. 5 W 18 @ Western Illinois* Nov. 13 W 28 Wisconsin-Stevens Point Nov. 19 L 7 @ Eastern Kentucky

26 16 14 15 7 7 0 13 32

1949: 7-2-1, 2-1-1 (IIAC)

Coach: George Evans Captain: Robert Fowlie Sept. 23 W 40 Washburn Oct. 1 W 27 @ Nebraska-Omaha Oct. 8 W 39 Eastern Michigan Oct. 15 L 6 Western Illinois* Oct. 22 W 47 @ Illinois Wesleyan Oct. 29 W 20 @ Southern Illinois* Nov. 5 T 14 @ Illinois State* Nov. 12 W 40 Eastern Illinois* Nov. 18 L 19 Kent State

184

1950: 3-6-0, 2-4-0 (IIAC)

27 8 14 27 25 7 14 14 21

Coach: George Evans Captains: George Acker, Frank Bieber Sept. 22 W 20 @ Wisconsin-Whitewater Sept. 29 W 21 @ Eastern Illinois* Oct. 6 W 14 @ Southern Illinois* Oct. 13 W 35 Eastern Michigan* Oct. 20 W 39 Illinois State* Oct. 27 W 21 Nebraska-Peru Nov. 2 W 26 @ Central Michigan* Nov. 10 W 20 Western Illinois* Nov. 17 W 27 @ Nebraska-Omaha

1955 40 25 13 20 28 56 26 13 34

7 7 7 21 13 0 13 7 26

12 56 28 7 19 20 6 39 7

12 31 27 20 39 47 46 27 6

1954: 2-7-0, 1-5-0 (IIAC)

Coach: George Evans Captain: John Smith Sept. 25 L 8 @ Wheaton Oct. 2 W 18 @ Beloit Oct. 9 W 24 Southern Illinois* Oct. 16 L 0 @ Eastern Michigan* Oct. 23 L 6 @ Illinois State* Oct. 30 L 7 Nebraska-Omaha Nov. 6 L 7 Central Michigan* Nov. 13 L 0 @ Western Illinois* Nov. 20 L 9 Eastern Illinois*

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0-8-1 (.056)

1955: 0-8-1, 0-5-1 (IIAC)

Coach: Robert Kahler Captain: Ed Bauer Sept. 24 L 0 @ Wheaton Oct. 1 T 7 Illinois State* Oct. 8 L 0 @ Central Michigan* Oct. 15 L 0 Bradley Oct. 22 L 6 Western Illinois* Oct. 29 L 12 @ Nebraska-Omaha Nov. 5 L 0 @ Eastern Illinois* Nov. 12 L 6 Eastern Michigan* Nov. 19 L 0 @ Southern Illinois*

12 7 61 40 39 27 14 13 20

1956-68

Howard 13 seasons

1953: 1-8-0, 1-5-0 (IIAC)

Coach: George Evans Captain: Len Jacobson Sept. 16 L 6 @ Lewis Oct. 3 L 7 @ Beloit Oct. 10 L 14 @ Southern Illinois* Oct. 17 L 14 Eastern Michigan* Oct. 24 L 0 Illinois State* Oct. 31 L 14 @ Nebraska-Omaha Nov. 6 L 0 @ Central Michigan* Nov. 14 L 0 Western Illinois* Nov. 21 W 19 @ Eastern Illinois*

KAHLER

1 season

FLETCHER

1952: 3-6-0, 2-4-0 (IIAC)

Coach: George Evans Captain: Selected each game Sept. 20 L 7 @ Lewis Sept. 27 L 7 Central Michigan* Oct. 4 L 6 @ Beloit Oct. 11 W 21 Southern Illinois* Oct. 18 L 7 @ Eastern Michigan* Oct. 25 W 28 @ Illinois State* Nov. 1 W 20 Nebraska-Omaha Nov. 15 L 14 @ Western Illinois* Nov. 22 L 0 Eastern Illinois*

Robert

13 0 7 34 19 26 46 14 28

74-48-1 (.606)

1956: 1-8-0, 0-6-0 (IIAC)

Coach: Howard Fletcher Captains: Dan Biddick, Tom Skubich Sept. 22 W 7 @ Wheaton Sept. 29 L 0 @ Illinois State* Oct. 6 L 0 Central Michigan* Oct. 13 L 7 @ Bradley Oct. 19 L 6 @ Western Illinois* Oct. 27 L 0 Nebraska-Omaha Nov. 3 L 6 Eastern Illinois* Nov. 10 L 7 @ Eastern Michigan* Nov. 17 L 13 Southern Illinois*

6 3 41 26 34 12 13 25 28

1957: 2-7-0, 1-5-0 (IIAC)

Coach: Howard Fletcher Captain: Larry Leadley Sept. 21 L 7 Wheaton Sept. 28 W 19 @ Beloit Oct. 5 W 27 @ Eastern Illinois* Oct. 12 L 13 Western Illinois* Oct. 19 L 13 @ Central Michigan* Oct. 26 L 7 Illinois State* Nov. 2 L 20 Eastern Michigan* Nov. 9 L 7 @ Nebraska-Omaha Nov. 16 L 19 @ Southern Illinois*

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HUSKIE HISTORY YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORES 1958: 4-5-0, 2-4-0 (IIAC)

Coach: Howard Fletcher Captains: Ronald Hansen, Richard Stilling Sept. 20 L 20 @ Wheaton Sept. 27 W 27 Beloit Oct. 4 W 24 Eastern Illinois* Oct. 11 L 7 @ Western Illinois* Oct. 18 L 23 Central Michigan* Oct. 25 L 18 @ Illinois State* Nov. 1 L 7 @ Eastern Michigan* Nov. 8 W 41 Nebraska-Omaha Nov. 15 W 17 Southern Illinois*

40 6 12 38 33 33 15 0 7

1959: 7-2-0, 4-2-0 (t-2nd, IIAC)

Coach: Howard Fletcher Captains: Wayne Dannehl, Dale Berman Sept. 19 W 35 Wheaton Sept. 26 W 26 @ North Central Oct. 3 W 20 @ Southern Illinois* Oct. 10 W 38 @ Eastern Illinois* Oct. 17 L 13 Western Illinois* Oct. 24 L 7 @ Central Michigan* Oct. 31 W 40 Illinois State* Nov. 7 W 34 Eastern Michigan* Nov. 14 W 33 @ Hillsdale

8 7 15 6 18 29 14 0 27

1960: 7-2-0, 4-2-0 (3rd, IIAC)

Coach: Howard Fletcher Captains: Robert Seamans, Derril Corbett Sept. 17 W 26 North Central Sept. 24 W 21 @ Wheaton Oct. 1 L 20 Southern Illinois* Oct. 8 W 28 Eastern Illinois* Oct. 15 L 19 @ Western Illinois* Oct. 22 W 36 Central Michigan* Oct. 29 W 20 @ Illinois State* Nov. 5 W 19 @ Eastern Michigan* Nov. 12 W 28 Wisconsin-La Crosse

6 8 21 20 30 15 0 0 26

1962: 8-2-0, 3-1-0 (2nd, IIAC)

1963: 10-0-0, 4-0-0 (1st, IIAC) NCAA College Division Champion

Coach: Howard Fletcher Captains: Michael Henigan, George Bork Sept. 14 W 55 Wisconsin-Whitewater 7 Sept. 21 W 61 @ Winona State 0 Sept. 28 W 21 @ 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 43 @ Eastern Illinois* 0 Nov. 2 W 29 Western Illinois* 22 Nov. 9 W 27 @ Central Michigan* 22 Mineral Water Bowl (Excelsior Springs, Mo.) Nov. 30 W 21 vs. Southwest Missouri State 14

1964: 7-2-0, 3-1-0 (t-1st, IIAC)

1961: 4-4-1, 3-2-1 (t-4th, IIAC)

Coach: Howard Fletcher Captains: Marv Baker, Tom Beck Sept. 16 W 49 Northwest Missouri State Sept. 23 L 2 Wheaton Sept. 29 L 13 @ Northeast Missouri State Oct. 7 L 6 @ Southern Illinois* Oct. 14 T 20 @ Eastern Illinois* Oct. 21 W 23 Western Illinois* Oct. 28 W 11 @ Central Michigan* 0 Illinois State* Nov. 4 L Nov. 11 W 35 Eastern Michigan*

1958: Howard Fletcher is carrried off the field after his Huskies upset Southern Illinois.

0 7 28 35 20 22 0 7 10

Coach: Howard Fletcher Captain: Michael Henigan Sept. 15 W 17 @ Wisconsin-Whitewater 0 Sept. 22 W 27 Winona State 0 Sept. 29 W 37 Northeast Missouri State 8 Oct. 6 W 13 @ Nebraska-Omaha 7 Oct. 13 W 21 Eastern Illinois* 0 Oct. 20 W 14 @ Western Illinois* 0 Oct. 27 L 27 Central Michigan* 35 Nov. 3 W 48 @ Illinois State* 7 Nov. 10 W 50 Wisconsin-La Crosse 7 Mineral Water Bowl (Excelsior Springs, Mo.) Nov. 24 L 20 vs. Adams State 23

Coach: Howard Fletcher Captains: Jack Dean, Lynn McCann Sept. 19 W 32 @ Wisconsin-Whitewater Sept. 26 L 20 @ Nebraska-Omaha Oct. 3 W 29 Wisconsin-Milwaukee Oct. 10 W 20 @ Illinois State* Oct. 17 W 14 Bradley Oct. 24 W 35 Eastern Illinois* Oct. 31 L 7 @ Western Illinois* Nov. 7 W 19 Central Michigan* Nov. 14 W 14 Northern Iowa

13 26 18 14 3 14 20 14 9

1965: 9-1-0, 4-0-0 (1st, IIAC)

Coach: Howard Fletcher Captains: Ron Christian, Terry Henigan Sept. 18 W 28 Wisconsin-Whitewater Sept. 25 W 28 Nebraska-Omaha Oct. 2 W 19 @ Central Michigan* Oct. 9 W 22 Northeast Missouri State Oct. 16 W 27 @ Bradley Oct. 23 W 38 @ Wisconsin-Milwaukee Oct. 30 W 20 @ Eastern Illinois* Nov. 6 W 48 Illinois State* Nov. 13 W 40 Western Illinois* Mineral Water Bowl (Excelsior Springs, Mo.) Nov. 27 L 20 vs. North Dakota

14 13 14 20 7 12 11 6 13

1966: 8-2-0

Coach: Howard Fletcher Captains: Dan Meyer, Joseph Bertone Sept. 17 W 34 Butler Sept. 24 L 7 Kent State Oct. 1 W 20 Central Michigan Oct. 8 W 38 @ Ball State Oct. 15 W 49 Bradley Oct. 22 W 14 @ Hillsdale Oct. 29 W 31 Akron Nov. 5 L 8 @ Illinois State Nov. 12 W 44 @ Western Illinois Nov. 19 W 48 Wisconsin-Milwaukee

6 26 13 24 18 7 18 27 6 8

1967: 5-5-0

Coach: Howard Fletcher Captains: Jack Frost, Eugene Johnston Sept. 16 W 24 @ Butler Sept. 23 L 0 @ Kent State Sept. 30 W 34 Indiana State Oct. 7 W 28 Ball State Oct. 14 W 29 @ Bradley Oct. 21 L 6 San Diego State Oct. 28 W 24 Hillsdale Nov. 4 L 10 West Texas State Nov. 11 L 0 @ Toledo Nov. 18 L 7 @ Bowling Green

7 35 0 14 12 47 14 17 35 17

1968: 2-8-0

Coach: Howard Fletcher Captains: John Spilis, James Faggetti Sept. 14 W 40 @ Ball State Sept. 20 L 21 @ San Diego State Sept. 28 L 13 North Dakota State Oct. 5 L 7 @ Indiana State Oct. 12 L 14 Northern Arizona Oct. 19 L 20 Xavier (OH) Oct. 26 L 13 New Mexico State Nov. 9 L 7 Buffalo Nov. 16 W 7 Bowling Green Nov. 23 L 12 @ #16Ohio

20 40 31 19 43 24 27 20 6 28

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Richard

URICH

2 seasons

6-14-0 (.300)

1969: 3-7-0

Coach: Richard Urich Captains: James Patterson, Bruce Bray Sept. 13 L 0 @ North Dakota State Sept. 20 W 47 Idaho Sept. 27 L 7 @ West Texas State Oct. 4 W 18 @ Marshall Oct. 11 L 12 Western Kentucky Oct. 18 L 24 @ Dayton Oct. 25 W 17 Ball State Nov. 8 L 21 Toledo Nov. 15 L 22 Western Michigan Nov. 22 L 23 @ Bowling Green

28 30 22 17 14 56 13 35 31 38

1970: 3-7-0

Coach: Richard Urich 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 18 @ Xavier (OH) 0 Oct. 3 L 0 @ Miami (OH) 48 Oct. 10 L 22 West Texas State 24 Oct. 24 W 31 @ Ball State 14 Oct. 31 L 20 Dayton 21 Nov. 7 L 7 @ #14Toledo 45 Nov. 14 L 18 @ Western Michigan 38 Nov. 21 W 43 Buffalo 26

1971-75

Jerry

IPPOLITI

25-29-1 (.464)

1971: 5-5-1

186

Coach: Jerry Ippoliti Captains: Larry Clark, Terry Drugan Sept. 9 W 21 Illinois State Sept. 16 L 7 @ Wisconsin Sept. 23 L 10 Western Michigan Sept. 30 W 24 @ Marshall Oct. 7 W 20 Xavier (OH) Oct. 14 L 13 @ Idaho Oct. 21 W 17 West Texas State Oct. 28 W 28 Kent State Nov. 4 W 30 @ Toledo Nov. 11 L 6 Fresno State Nov. 17 W 22 @ Long Beach State

31 38 27 30 18 19 10 7 23 20 9

1976-79 7 31 14 7 7 31 8 7 7 9 13

1973: 6-5-0

Coach: Jerry Ippoliti Captains: Mark Kellar, Don Martin, Rich Marks, Dan Adams Sept. 8 W 42 Indiana State Sept. 15 W 34 Southern Illinois Sept. 22 L 14 @ Western Michigan Sept. 29 W 21 @ West Texas State Oct. 6 W 24 @ Fresno State Oct. 13 L 36 Marshall Oct. 20 W 45 Ball State Oct. 27 W 28 @ Illinois State Nov. 3 L 27 Western Illinois Nov. 10 L 36 @ Xavier (OH) Nov. 17 L 20 @ Bowling Green

24 28 28 14 15 39 17 14 30 40 21

1974: 4-7-0

Coach: Jerry Ippoliti Captains: Jerry Golsteyn, Tom Plesha Sept. 7 L 16 @ McNeese State Sept. 14 W 16 Long Beach State Sept. 21 L 13 Western Michigan Sept. 28 L 14 Indiana State Oct. 5 L 14 @ Ohio Oct. 12 W 20 @ Marshall Oct. 19 W 17 @ Southern Illinois Oct. 26 L 14 Illinois State Nov. 2 L 14 @ Toledo Nov. 9 L 21 @ Ball State Nov. 16 W 27 Idaho

1975: 3-8-0, 2-3-0 (7th, MAC)

5 seasons

Coach: Jerry Ippoliti Captains: Jim Montgomery, Leo Hudetz, Steve Goehl, Terry Drugan Sept. 11 L 0 @ Wisconsin Sept. 18 W 48 Long Beach State Sept. 25 L 17 @ Western Michigan Oct. 2 L 10 @ San Diego State Oct. 9 W 37 Marshall Oct. 16 W 22 @ West Texas State Oct. 23 T 10 Ball State Oct. 30 W 26 @ Kent State Nov. 6 L 8 #14Toledo Nov. 13 L 10 @ Boston College Nov. 20 W 14 Xavier (OH)

1972: 7-4-0

19 14 30 23 31 17 7 24 44 31 21

Coach: Jerry Ippoliti Captains: Jerry Golsteyn, Tim Peters, Jerry Meyers, Bob Gregolunas Sept. 13 L 7 Long Beach State 24 3 @ Northwestern 10 Sept. 20 L Sept. 27 W 20 @ Western Michigan* 0 Oct. 4 W 38 Kent State* 15 Oct. 11 L 10 @ Indiana State 21 Oct. 18 W 52 Southern Illinois 12 Oct. 25 L 0 Ball State* 3 Nov. 1 L 10 @ Illinois State 27 Nov. 8 L 22 Toledo* 24 Nov. 15 L 7 @ Central Michigan* 69 Nov. 22 L 24 @ Idaho 25

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Pat

CULPEPPER

4 seasons

14-29-1 (.330)

1976: 1-10-0, 0-6-0 (10th, MAC) Coach: Pat Culpepper Captains: Tim Dacy, Tim Miller, Don Palochko, Vince Smith Sept. 11 L 0 @ Wichita State Sept. 18 L 6 Western Michigan* Sept. 25 L 0 @ Long Beach State Oct. 9 L 10 @ Indiana State Oct. 16 W 7 Illinois State Oct. 23 L 0 @ Southern Illinois Oct. 30 L 7 Ball State* Nov. 6 L 2 @ Toledo* Nov. 13 L 9 Central Michigan* Nov. 20 L 15 @ Ohio* Nov. 25 L 0 @ Kent State*

21 37 37 28 3 54 33 17 31 63 42

1977: 3-8-0, 2-5-0 (8th, MAC)

Coach: Pat Culpepper Captains: All seniors Sept. 3 L 2 Eastern Michigan* Sept. 10 L 0 @ Louisville Sept. 17 L 3 @ #16Wisconsin Sept. 24 L 21 @ Western Michigan* Oct. 1 L 7 @ Illinois State Oct. 8 L 21 Central Michigan* Oct. 15 L 6 @ Ball State* Oct. 22 W 28 Southern Illinois Oct. 29 W 21 @ Kent State* Nov. 5 L 9 Toledo* Nov. 19 W 20 Ohio*

25 38 14 49 16 25 31 0 18 27 6

1978: 5-6-0, 2-4-0 (7th, MAC)

Coach: Pat Culpepper Captains: All seniors Sept. 16 L 30 Western Michigan* Sept. 23 L 10 @ Northeast Louisiana Sept. 30 W 49 Illinois State Oct. 7 L 19 @ Long Beach State Oct. 14 W 24 Western Illinois Oct. 21 L 7 @ Central Michigan* Oct. 28 W 14 @ Southern Illinois Nov. 4 W 27 Kent State* Nov. 11 L 16 @ Toledo* Nov. 18 L 13 Ball State* Nov. 25 W 23 @ Ohio*

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HUSKIE HISTORY YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORES 1979: 5-5-1, 3-3-1 (6th, MAC) Coach: Pat Culpepper Captains: All seniors Sept. 15 W 21 East Tennessee State Sept. 22 L 17 @ Western Michigan* Sept. 29 L 3 Long Beach State Oct. 6 T 0 @ Eastern Michigan* Oct. 13 L 11 @ Central Michigan* Oct. 20 W 33 @ Illinois State Oct. 27 L 11 Southern Illinois Nov. 3 W 25 Kent State* Nov. 10 W 28 Toledo* Nov. 17 L 0 @ Ball State* Nov. 24 W 28 Ohio*

1982: 5-5-0, 5-4-0 (t-5th, MAC) 14 45 9 0 31 7 21 0 10 42 27

1980-83

Bill

MALLORY

4 seasons

25-19-0 (.568)

1980: 7-4-0, 4-3-0 (t-3rd, MAC)

Coach: Bill Mallory Captains: Mike Terna, Jim Hannula, Mike Pinckney, Jim Latanski Sept. 5 W 16 @ Long Beach State 9 Sept. 13 L 17 Ball State* 18 Sept. 20 L 6 Western Michigan* 35 Sept. 27 W 22 @ Ohio* 21 Oct. 4 W 20 @ Southern Illinois 17 Oct. 11 L 18 Illinois State 28 Oct. 18 W 21 Central Michigan* 0 Oct. 25 W 17 @ Wichita State 14 Nov. 1 W 35 @ Kent State* 14 Nov. 8 L 6 @ Toledo* 13 Nov. 15 W 38 Eastern Michigan* 6

1981: 3-8-0, 2-7-0 (9th, MAC)

Coach: Bill Mallory Captains: Mike Chelovich, John Gibbons, Pat O’Shea Sept. 12 L 7 Long Beach State 17 Sept. 19 L 10 @ Central Michigan* 17 Sept. 26 W 40 Illinois State 7 Oct. 3 L 0 @ Ball State* 23 Oct. 10 L 10 @ Kent State* 31 Oct. 17 L 10 Bowling Green* 17 Oct. 24 W 30 @ Eastern Michigan* 7 Oct. 31 L 12 Western Michigan* 23 Nov. 7 W 38 Ohio* 14 Nov. 14 L 3 @ Miami (OH)* 30 Nov. 21 L 0 Toledo* 31

Coach: Bill Mallory Captains: Larry Alleyne, Rich Barrent, Max Gill, Jim Keogh, Larry Tharp Sept. 4 L 3 @ Toledo* Sept. 18 W 23 Kent State* Sept. 25 L 6 @ Northwestern Oct. 2 L 7 Ball State* Oct. 16 L 18 @ Bowling Green* Oct. 23 W 10 Eastern Michigan* Oct. 30 L 3 @ Western Michigan* Nov. 6 W 36 @ Ohio* Nov. 13 W 12 Miami (OH)* Nov. 20 W 19 Central Michigan*

Nov. 17 L 3@ Ohio* 10 9 15 31 14 20 0 27 0 7 13

1983: 10-2-0, 8-1-0 (1st, MAC) MAC and California Bowl Champion

Coach: Bill Mallory Captains: Scott Bolzan, Steve Hirsch, Jim Mukite Sept. 3 W 37 @ Kansas 34 Sept. 10 L 9 @ Wisconsin 37 Sept. 24 W 38 @ Kent State* 7 Oct. 1 W 27 @ Ball State* 14 Oct. 8 W 27 Western Michigan* 3 Oct. 15 W 34 @ Eastern Michigan 15 Oct. 22 W 24 Bowling Green* 23 Oct. 29 W 17 @ Miami (OH)* 0 Nov. 5 L 14 @ 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

1984

Lee

CORSO

Jerry

PETTIBONE

6 seasons

33-32-1 (.508)

1985: 4-7-0, 4-4-0 (5th, MAC)

Coach: Jerry Pettibone Captains: Tim Griffin, Scott Kellar, Curt Pardridge Sept. 7 W 17 Western Michigan* 0 Sept. 14 L 17 @ Wisconsin 38 Sept. 21 L 20 @ #4Iowa 48 Sept. 28 L 16 @ Northwestern 38 Oct. 5 L 0 @ Ball State* 29 Oct. 19 W 16 Toledo* 3 Oct. 26 L 15 @ Miami (OH)* 32 Nov. 2 L 14 Bowling Green* 34 Nov. 9 W 3 @ Eastern Michigan* 0 Nov. 16 W 35 Ohio* 7 Nov. 23 L 21 @ Central Michigan* 30

1986: 2-9-0

Coach: Jerry Pettibone Captains: Doug Bartlett, Todd Peat Aug. 30 L 10 Ball State Sept. 6 L 14 @ West Virginia Sept. 13 L 20 @ Wisconsin Sept. 20 L 3 @ #21Iowa Sept. 27 L 0 Western Illinois Oct. 4 L 0 @ #1Miami (FL) Oct. 18 L 28 @ Toledo Oct. 25 L 6 Miami (OH) Nov. 1 W 16 @ Bowling Green Nov. 8 W 21 Eastern Michigan Nov. 15 L 26 @ Ohio

20 47 35 57 10 34 29 20 8 14 34

1987: 5-5-1

1 season

4-6-1 (.409)

1984: 4-6-1, 3-5-1 (5th, MAC)

Coach: Lee Corso Captains: Dan Feely, Lee Hicks Sept. 1 W 40 West Texas State Sept. 8 L 14 @ Wisconsin Sept. 22 W 24 Kent State* Sept. 29 L 14 Ball State* Oct. 6 W 20 @ Western Michigan* Oct. 13 T 10 Eastern Michigan* Oct. 20 L 6 @ Bowling Green* Oct. 27 L 7 Miami (OH)* Nov. 3 W 8 Central Michigan* Nov. 10 L 7 @ Toledo*

1985-90

33 27 10 15 15 10 28 20 7 13

Coach: Jerry Pettibone Captains: Ted Karamanos, Tony Savegnago Sept. 12 L 35 Lamar Sept. 19 W 34 @ Western Michigan Sept. 26 T 16 @ Northwestern Oct. 3 L 31 @ Eastern Michigan Oct. 10 W 41 Toledo Oct. 17 W 27 Southwest Missouri State Oct. 24 L 20 Cal State Fullerton Oct. 31 L 17 @ Ball State Nov. 7 W 29 Western Illinois Nov. 14 L 21 Akron Nov. 28 W 34 @ UNLV

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HUSKIE HISTORY YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORES 1988: 7-4-0

1992: 5-6-0

1996-2007

Coach: Jerry Pettibone Captains: Mike Hollingshed, Bob Montel, Marshall Taylor Sept. 3 W 7 Akron 6 Sept. 10 W 14 Middle Tennessee State 10 Sept. 17 W 19 @ Wisconsin 17 Sept. 24 L 20 @ Minnesota 31 Oct. 1 W 17 Southwest Missouri State 3 Oct. 8 L 20 @ Toledo 33 Oct. 15 L 0 @ Louisiana-Lafayette 45 Oct. 22 W 10 @ Southern Illinois 9 Oct. 29 L 17 Ball State 18 Nov. 5 W 16 Western Illinois 6 Nov. 12 W 15 Western Michigan 7

Coach: Charlie Sadler Captains: Brad Capes, Rob Wagner, Larry Wynn Sept. 5 L 14 @ Illinois Sept. 12 W 26 Illinois State Sept. 19 W 31 @ Arkansas State Sept. 26 L 17 @ Wisconsin Oct. 3 L 13 Middle Tennessee State Oct. 10 W 23 Southern Mississippi Oct. 24 W 27 Liberty Oct. 31 L 7 @ Western Michigan Nov. 7 W 23 @ Louisiana-Lafayette Nov. 14 L 14 @ Army Nov. 21 L 8 Toledo

1989: 9-2-0

1993: 4-7-0, 3-3-0 (5th, Big West)

Coach: Jerry Pettibone Captains: Ron Delisi, Joe Gucwa Sept. 2 W 26 Cal State Fullerton Sept. 9 L 17 @ #4Nebraska Sept. 23 W 37 @ Kansas State Sept. 30 W 34 Western Illinois Oct. 7 W 29 Southern Illinois Oct. 14 L 21 @ Louisiana Tech Oct. 21 W 42 UNLV Oct. 28 W 20 @ Temple Nov. 4 W 23 Louisiana-Lafayette Nov. 11 W 39 Toledo Nov. 18 W 56 @ Cincinnati

17 48 20 27 24 42 24 17 20 27 3

1990: 6-5-0

Coach: Jerry Pettibone Captains: Kevin Cassidy, Paul Rogan, Claude Royster Sept. 1 W 28 Eastern Illinois 17 Sept. 8 L 14 @ #7Nebraska 60 Sept. 15 L 14 @ Toledo 23 Sept. 22 W 42 Kansas State 35 Sept. 29 L 7 @ Northwestern 24 Oct. 6 W 73 #24Fresno State 18 Oct. 13 W 35 Arkansas State 0 Oct. 20 W 49 Murray State 7 Nov. 3 W 31 @ Akron 28 Nov. 10 L 20 @ East Carolina 24 Nov. 17 L 20 @ Louisiana-Lafayette 24

1991-95

Charlie

SADLER

5 seasons

18-37-0 (.327)

1991: 2-9-0

Coach: Charlie Sadler Captains: Adam Dach, Nick Jones, Mike Westrick Sept. 7 L 7 @ Fresno State 55 Sept. 14 W 22 Arkansas State 21 Sept. 21 L 17 @ Kansas State 34 Sept. 28 L 7 @ #9Iowa 58 Oct. 5 L 3 Louisiana Tech 37 Oct. 12 L 10 Western Michigan 22 Oct. 19 L 10 @ #6Florida 41 Oct. 26 L 7 @ Akron 17 Nov. 2 L 12 Louisiana-Lafayette 13 Nov. 16 W 27 Illinois State 24 Nov. 23 L 21 @ Toledo 42

188

Coach: Charlie Sadler Captains: LeShon Johnson, Tim O’Brien, Raymond Roberts, Tony Smith Sept. 2 L 10 @ Iowa State Sept. 11 L 10 @ Indiana Sept. 18 W 23 Arkansas State * Sept. 25 W 46 @ Nevada* Oct. 2 W 45 Southern Illinois Oct. 9 L 17 @ New Mexico State* Oct. 16 W 21 Pacific* Oct. 23 L 19 Louisiana-Lafayette* Oct. 30 L 16 @ Louisiana Tech* Nov. 6 L 20 @ Iowa Nov. 13 L 0 @ Mississippi

30 19 0 18 21 10 21 13 15 21 25

54 28 7 42 15 24 16 33 17 54 44

1994: 4-7-0, 3-3-0 (T-5th, Big West)

Coach: Charlie Sadler Captain: Sean Allgood Sept. 1 L 14 Oklahoma State Sept. 10 L 9 @ Louisiana-Lafayette* Sept. 17 L 10 @ Illinois Sept. 24 W 49 Eastern Illinois Oct. 1 L 31 Nevada* Oct. 8 W 48 New Mexico State* Oct. 15 L 32 @ Pacific* Oct. 22 W 27 Louisiana Tech* Oct. 29 L 16 @ Vanderbilt Nov. 5 W 38 @ Arkansas State* Nov. 12 L 27 @ Arkansas

31 29 34 17 35 27 41 17 17 16 30

1995: 3-8-0, 3-3-0 (t-4th, Big West)

Coach: Charlie Sadler Captains: Derek Sholdice, Hollis Thomas Aug. 31 L 13 @ Southern Mississippi Sept. 9 L 21 Louisville Sept. 16 W 18 @ San Jose State* Sept. 23 W 25 Louisiana-Lafayette* Sept. 30 L 0 @ #16Kansas State Oct. 7 W 62 UNLV* Oct. 14 L 7 @ Utah State* Oct. 28 L 19 Cincinnati Nov. 4 L 20 @ #3Florida Nov. 11 L 21 Arkansas State* Nov. 18 L 14 @ Louisiana Tech*

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Joe

NOVAK

12 seasons

63-76 (.453)

1996: 1-10

Coach: Joe Novak Captains: Mandel Hester, Mitch Jacoby Aug. 31 L 6 @ Maryland Sept. 7 L 0 Western Illinois Sept. 14 L 0 @ #6Penn State Sept. 21 W 31 @ Arkansas State Sept. 28 L 6 Texas-El Paso Oct. 5 L 21 North Texas Oct. 19 L 3 @ Louisville Oct. 26 L 17 Akron Nov. 2 L 14 Louisiana Tech Nov. 9 L 31 @ Louisiana-Lafayette Nov. 16 L 28 @ Oregon State

30 17 49 30 37 24 27 34 40 45 67

1997: 0-11, 0-8 (6th, MAC West)

Coach: Joe Novak Captains: Kent Booth, Jamie Macdonald, Steve Smith Aug. 28 L 10 @ Central Michigan* 44 Sept. 6 L 7 #21Kansas State 47 Sept. 13 L 13 Western Michigan* 21 Sept. 20 L 14 @ North Carolina State 41 Oct. 4 L 10 @ Bowling Green* 35 Oct. 11 L 7 Vanderbilt 17 Oct. 18 L 14 @ 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 0 @ Miami (OH)* 42

1998: 2-9, 2-6 (5th, MAC West)

Coach: Joe Novak Captains: Perry Amoo, Orlando Bowen, Deon Mitchell Sept. 3 L 23 @ Western Michigan* 37 Sept. 12 L 7 @ #5Kansas State 73 Sept. 19 L 10 Eastern Illinois 24 Oct. 3 L 13 @ Ball State* 18 Oct. 10 L 17 @ Central Florida 38 Oct. 17 W 16 Central Michigan* 6 Oct. 24 W 26 @ Eastern Michigan* 14 Oct. 31 L 3 Toledo* 16 Nov. 7 L 10 Miami (OH)* 41 Nov. 14 L 12 @ Ohio* 28 Nov. 21 L 23 Bowling Green* 34

1999: 5-6, 5-3 (t-2nd, MAC West)

Coach: Joe Novak Captains: Donnavan Carter, Ryan Diem, Chris Finlen, Lamain Rucker, Mike Stack Sept. 2 L 21 Western Illinois 27 Sept. 11 L 31 @ Vanderbilt 34 Sept. 18 L 0 @ Iowa 24 Sept. 25 L 21 Western Michigan* 24 Oct. 2 W 45 @ Buffalo* 21 Oct. 9 W 37 Ball State* 17 Oct. 16 W 31 @ Central Michigan* 27 Oct. 23 W 50 Kent State* 7 Oct. 30 L 9 @ #13Marshall* 41 Nov. 13 L 14 @ Toledo* 44 Nov. 20 W 30 Eastern Michigan* 23


HUSKIE HISTORY YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORES 2000: 6-5, 4-3 (t-3rd, MAC West)

Coach: Joe Novak Captains: Ryan Diem, Chris Finlen, Justin McCareins, Cameron Saulsby, Kevin Selover Aug. 31 L 17 @ Northwestern 35 Sept. 9 W 52 Illinois State 0 Sept. 23 L 14 @ #20Auburn 31 Sept. 30 W 43 @ Ball State* 14 Oct. 7 W 40 Central Florida 20 Oct. 14 W 52 @ Akron* 35 Oct. 21 L 22 @ Western Michigan* 52 Oct. 28 W 73 Buffalo* 10 Nov. 4 L 24 Toledo* 38 Nov. 11 L 32 @ Eastern Michigan* 39 Nov. 18 W 40 Central Michigan* 6

2001: 6-5, 4-3 (t-1st, MAC West)

Coach: Joe Novak Captains: Trent Clemen, Darrell Hill, Chris Finlen, Alan Rood, Larry Williams Aug. 30 W 20 South Florida 17 Sept. 8 L 12 @ Illinois 17 Sept. 22 W 41 Sam Houston State 16 Sept. 29 L 20 @ #25Toledo* 41 Oct. 6 L 15 Marshall* 37 Oct. 13 L 34 @ Kent State* 44 Oct. 20 W 20 Western Michigan* 12 Oct. 27 W 33 @ Central Michigan* 24 Nov. 3 W 40 Eastern Michigan* 17 Nov. 17 W 33 Ball State* 29 Nov. 24 L 35 @ Wake Forest 38

2002: 8-4, 7-1 (t-1st, MAC West)

Coach: Joe Novak 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 6 @ South Florida 37 Sept. 14 L 21 @ #22Wisconsin 24 Sept. 21 L 26 Western Illinois 29 Sept. 28 W 13 Kent State* 6 Oct. 5 W 41 @ Ball State* 29 Oct. 12 W 48 @ Miami (OH)* 41 Oct. 19 W 49 Central Michigan* 0 Oct. 26 W 24 @ Western Michigan* 20 17 Nov. 9 W 26 #20Bowling Green* Nov. 16 W 49 @ Eastern Michigan* 21 33 Nov. 23 L 30 Toledo*

2003: 10-2, 6-2, (t-2nd, MAC West)

Coach: Joe Novak Captains: Randee Drew, Nick Duffy, P.J. Fleck, Akil Grant, Michael Turner Aug. 28 W 20 #15Maryland (OT) Sept. 6 W 42 Tennessee Tech Sept. 20 W 19 @ #21Alabama Sept. 27 W 24 Iowa State Oct. 4 W 30 Ohio (OT)* Oct. 11 W 40 @ Central Michigan* Oct. 18 W 37 Western Michigan* Oct. 25 L 18 @ #23Bowling Green* Nov. 1 W 48 Ball State* Nov. 8 W 40 @ Buffalo* Nov. 15 L 30 @ Toledo* Nov. 22 W 38 Eastern Michigan*

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2004: 9-3, 7-1 (t-1st, MAC West)

Coach: Joe Novak Captain(s): Brian Atkinson, Josh Haldi, Lionel Hickenbottom, Jake VerStraete Sept. 4 L 20 @ #22Maryland 23 Sept. 11 W 23 Southern Illinois 22 Sept. 18 L 41 @ Iowa State 48 Sept. 24 W 34 Bowling Green* 17 Oct. 2 W 49 Akron* 19 Oct. 9 W 30 @ Central Florida* 28 Oct. 16 W 42 Central Michigan* 10 Oct. 23 W 59 @ Western Michigan* 38 Oct. 30 W 38 @ Ball State (OT)* 31 Nov. 9 L 17 Toledo* 31 Nov. 20 W 34 @ Eastern Michigan* 16 Silicon Valley Classic (San Jose, Calif.) Dec. 30 W 34 vs. Troy 21

Coach: Joe Novak Captains: Britt Davis, Larry English, Tim McCarthy, Dan Nicholson Sept. 1 L 3 Iowa (Soldier Field) 16 Sept. 8 L 24 Southern Illinois 31 Sept. 15 L 19 Eastern Michigan* 21 Sept. 22 W 42 @ Idaho 35 Sept. 29 L 10 @ Central Michigan* 35 Oct. 6 L 15 @ Temple* 16 Oct. 13 L 13 Western Michigan* 17 Oct. 20 L 3 @ Wisconsin 44 Oct. 27 L 21 @ Toledo* 70 Nov. 10 W 27 Kent State* 20 Nov. 17 L 24 @ Navy 35 Nov. 24 L 21 Ball State* 27

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2005: 7-5, 6-2 (1st, MAC West)

Coach: Joe Novak Captains: A.J. Harris, Ray Smith, Brian Van Acker Sept. 3 L 17 @ #4Michigan 33 Sept. 10 L 37 @ Northwestern 38 Sept. 17 W 42 Tennessee Tech 3 Sept. 24 L 42 @ Akron (OT)* 48 Oct. 5 W 38 Miami (OH)* 27 Oct. 15 W 24 Eastern Michigan* 8 Oct. 22 W 34 @ Kent State* 3 Oct. 29 L 17 Ball State* 31 Nov. 5 W 31 @ Central Michigan* 28 Nov. 16 W 35 @ Toledo* 17 Nov. 23 W 42 Western Michigan* 7 MAC Championship Game (Detroit, Mich.) Dec. 1 L 30 vs. Akron 31

2006: 7-6, 5-3 (t-3rd, MAC West)

Coach: Joe Novak Captains: Doug Free, Dustin Utschig, Ken West, Garrett Wolfe Sept. 2 L 12 @ #1Ohio State Sept. 9 L 23 Ohio* Sept. 16 W 31 Buffalo* Sept. 23 W 48 Indiana State Sept. 30 W 40 @ Ball State* Oct. 8 W 28 @ Miami (OH)* Oct. 14 L 14 @ Western Michigan* Oct. 21 W 43 Temple Oct. 28 L 14 @ Iowa Nov. 7 L 13 Toledo* Nov. 17 W 31 Central Michigan* Nov. 24 W 27 @ Eastern Michigan* Poinsettia Bowl (San Diego, Calif.) Dec. 19 L 7 vs. #25TCU

2007: 2-10, 1-6 (6th, MAC West)

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2008: 6-7, 5-3 (4th, MAC West)

Coach: Jerry Kill Captains: Eddie Adamski, Britt Davis, Larry English, Alex Krutsch, Tim McCarthy, Dan Nicholson, Craig Rusch, Matt Simon Aug. 30 L 27 @ Minnesota 31 Sept. 6 L 26 @ Western Michigan* 29 Sept. 20 W 48 Indiana State 3 Sept. 27 W 37 @ Eastern Michigan* 0 Oct. 4 L 9 @ 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 14 @ #16Ball State* 45 Nov. 12 L 30 Central Michigan (OT)* 33 Nov. 18 W 42 @ Kent State* 14 Nov. 25 L 0 Navy 16 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, La.) Dec. 28 L 10 Louisiana Tech 17

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2004 SILICON vALLEY CLASSIC

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NORTHERN ILLINOIS TROY

Dec. 17 - Bulldog Stadium (20,464) - Fresno, Calif.

Dec. 30 - Spartan Stadium (21,456) - San Jose, Calif.

Northern Illinois used a pair of touchdown runs by Darryl Richardson and two field goals by Vince Scott on its way to a 20-13 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 10-10 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 four-yard run in the third quarter to put NIU ahead to stay. The Huskies extended the lead to 2010 when Scott booted his longest field goal of the game, a 42-yarder, early in the fourth quarter. The Titans capped the scoring midway through the fourth when Greg Steinke connected on a 40yard 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 Lou Wicks rushed for 117 yards season at 7-5. in the California Bowl victory. SCORING BY QUARTERS Northern Illinois Cal State Fullerton

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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 14-117, Tyrrell 14-37, Kincade 3-4. CSF: Allen 9-6, Lewis 8-11, Calhoun 5-55, Gerhert 4-11, Redick 1-43.

team STATISTICS NIU ........... CSf First Downs (R-P) 15 (11-4) ...... 15 (5-9) Rushes-Net Yards 53-253 ...... 30-146 Passing Yards 119 ............233 Passes (C-A-I) 10-18-0 ..... 18-32-0 Plays-Total Yards 71-372 ...... 62-379 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 .............2-0 Penalties-Yards 9-75 .......... 9-85 Kickoff Returns-Yds 3-55 ...........4-71 Punt Returns-Yds 1-13 ...........3-18 3rd Down Conversions 8-14 ...........6-16 4th Down Conversions 1-2 .............1-2 Punts-Average 3-42.0 ....... 3-36.3 Possession Time 33:33 .........26:27 Sacks By-Yards N/A ............N/A

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Passing NIU: Tyrrell 10-18-0, 119. CSF: Allen 18-32-0, 233. Receiving NIU: Sims 4-43, Wicks 2-22, Richardson 2-2, Quinlan 1-37, Spicher 1-15. 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, Griffin 6, Sanders 6, Burns 6. CSF: Hubbard 18, Nevens 11, Pembrook 10, Collins 6, McLean 6.

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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, 34-21 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 (21) on the play. Haldi ran for a pair of one-yard touchdowns sandwiched around a Chris Nendick field goal as NIU took a 24-14 halftime lead. Nendick added a second field goal and Harris scored on a three-yard run to put NIU ahead 34-14 before Troy got back on Joe Novak lifts the championthe board with a fourth quarter score. ship trophy after a 34-21 victory. SCORING BY QUARTERS Troy Northern Illinois

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SCORING SUMMARY Troy - McDowell 1 run (Whibbs kick), 1st 10:41 (9-78, 4:19) Troy - Richardson 23 pass from McDowell (Whibbs), 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 25-150, McDowell 13-18, Richardson 2-3. NIU: Harris 23-120, Wolfe 15-84, Haldi 5-11.

team STATISTICS

Troy ........... NIU First Downs (R-P) 13 (9-4)...... 17 (9-5) Rushes-Net Yards 41-170 ...... 44-213 Passing Yards 122 ............146 Passes (C-A-I) 6-22-1 ....... 8-24-0 Plays-Total Yards 63-292 ...... 68-359 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 .............1-0 Penalties-Yards 4-29 .......... 4-40 Kickoff Returns-Yds 7-143 ........ 4-100 Punt Returns-Yds 4-26 .......... 4-43 3rd Down Conversions 6-16 ...........6-16 4th Down Conversions 0-2 .............1-1 Punts-Average 7-35.3 ....... 5-32.6 Possession Time 27:52 .........32:08 Sacks By-Yards 0-0 ...........1-13

Passing Troy: McDowell 6-20-1, 122, Samples 0-2-0, 0. NIU: Haldi 8-24-0, 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.


HUSKIE HISTORY BOWL HISTORY 2006 POINSETTIA BOwL wL

2008 INDEPENDENCE BOwL

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Dec. 19 - Qualcomm Stadium (29,709) - San Diego, Calif.

Dec. 28 - Independence Stadium (41,567) - Shreveport, La.

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 51yard 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. TCU ended the season 11-2 while the Matt Simon set a NIU bowl reHuskies capped their 2006 campaign cord with his 62-yard reception. with a 7-6 record.

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 momentumturning kickoff return to fall 17-10. 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 a 20-yard field goal Chandler Harnish completed to close the margin to seven points. How20 of 40 passes for 186 yards ever, neither team scored again. and a touchdown while he also Louisiana Tech finished 2008 with an 8-5 had 12 carries for 61 yards. mark while NIU ended at 6-7.

SCORING BY QUARTERS Northern Illinois TCU

SCORING BY QUARTERS Northern Illinois Louisiana Tech

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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 18-109, Brown 14-52, Ballard 11-19, Massey 3-18.

team STATISTICS

NIU ........... TCU First Downs (R-P) 5 (0-2) ..23 (10-13) Rushes-Net Yards 29-(-20) ...... 46-198 Passing Yards 80 ............258 Passes (C-A-I) 6-19-1 ..... 19-29-0 Plays-Total Yards 48-60 ...... 75-456 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 .............2-0 Penalties-Yards 0-0 .......... 7-80 Kickoff Returns-Yds 6-80 .......... 1-38 Punt Returns-Yds 1-42 .......... 6-89 3rd Down Conversions 2-14 ...........7-15 4th Down Conversions 0-1 .............0-1 Punts-Average 9-40.6 ........6-27.3 Possession Time 27:36 .........32:24 Sacks By-Yards 2-6 .......... 5-48

Passing NIU: Nicholson 6-18-1, 80, Morris 0-1-0, 0. TCU: Ballard 19-29-0, 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, Pruitt 6. TCU: White 7, Henson 6, Phillips 6, Hawthorne 5.

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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. TECH: Porter 18-78, Livas 3-15, Jackson 5-9, Harris 1-6, Jenkins 4-(-16).

team STATISTICS NIU ......... TECH First Downs (R-P) 17 (8-9)......12 (4-6) Rushes-Net Yards 31-153 .........31-92 Passing Yards 186 ............144 Passes (C-A-I) 20-41-2 ..... 12-27-0 Plays-Total Yards 72-339 ...... 58-236 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 .............2-1 Penalties-Yards 7-70 .......... 6-40 Kickoff Returns-Yds 4-95 ..... 3-132-1 Punt Returns-Yds 2-0 .............2-5 3rd Down Conversions 7-16 ...........2-14 4th Down Conversions 0-2 .............0-1 Punts-Average 6-35.3 ....... 8-35.6 Possession Time 33:12 .........26:48 Sacks By-Yards 3-15 .............0-0

Passing NIU: Harnish 20-40-2, 186, Simon 0-1-0, 0. TECH: Jenkins 12-27-0, 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. TECH: 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, McCarthy 5, Rice 5. TECH: Brown 14, Harris 6, Young 6, Victorian 6, Howze 6, Jackson 5.

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HUSKIE HISTORY BOWL RECORDS INDIVIDUAL RECORDS Rushing Carries: Yards:

TEAM RECORDS 23, A.J. Harris vs. Troy (2004) 120, A.J. Harris vs. Troy (2004)

Passing Attempts: Completions: Touchdowns: Yards:

41, George Bork vs. Missouri State (1963) 27, George Bork vs. Missouri State (1963) 3, George Bork, twice (1962 and 1963) 186, Chandler Harnish vs. Louisiana Tech (2008)

Receiving Receptions: Yards: Touchdowns:

9, Hugh Rohrschneider vs. Missouri State (1963) 113, Hugh Rohrschneider vs. Missouri State (1963) 1, seven times

Scoring Touchdowns:

2, Josh Haldi vs. Troy (2004) 2, Darryl Richardson vs. CSF (1983) 12, Josh Haldi vs. Troy (2004) 12, Darryl Richardson vs. CSF (1983) 4, Chris Nendick vs. Troy (2004)

Points: PATs: field Goals Longest Made FG: Most FG: Defense Most Tackles:

42, Vince Scott vs. Cal State Fullerton (1983) 2, Chris Nendick vs. Troy (2004) 2, Vince Scott vs. CSF (1983) 16, Brian Atkinson vs. Troy (2004)

college division BOwL RESULTS 1946 TURKEY bowl Nov. 28 at Evansville, Ind. (Bosse Field) - Evansville 19, NIU 7 1947 REfRIGERAToR bowl Nov. 29 at Evansville, Ind. (Bosse Field) - Evansville 20, NIU 0 1962 mINERAl wATER bowl Nov. 24 at Excelsior Springs, Mo. (Roosevelt Field) - Adams State 23, NIU 20

All-Time Bowl Record: 3-5 (.375) Major College Bowl Record: 2-2 (.500) Total offense Most Yards: Fewest Yards: Most Touchdowns: Rushing Most Attempts: Fewest Attempts: Most Yards: Fewest Yards: Passing Most Attempts: Fewest Attempts: Most Completions: Fewest Completions: Most Yards: Fewest Yards: Punting Most Punts: Fewest Punts: Highest Average: Lowest Average: first Downs Most First Downs: Fewest First Downs: Most First Downs Rushing: Fewest First Downs Rushing: Most First Downs Passing: Fewest First Downs Passing:

439, vs. Missouri State (1963) 60, vs. TCU (2006) 4, vs. Troy (2004) 53, vs. Cal State Fullerton (1983) 18, vs. Missouri State (1963) 253, vs. Cal State Fullerton (1983) -20, vs. TCU (2006) 42, vs. Missouri State (1963) 18, vs. Cal State Fullerton (1983) 27, vs. Missouri State (1963) 6, vs. TCU (2006) 327, vs. Missouri State (1963) 80, vs. TCU (2006) 9, vs. TCU (2006) 3, vs. Cal State Fullerton (1983) 42.0, vs. Cal State Fullerton (1983) 32.6, vs. Troy (2004) 19, vs. Missouri State (1963) 5, vs. TCU (2006) 11, vs. Cal State Fullerton (1983) 0, vs. TCU (2006) 14, vs. Missouri State (1963) 2, vs. TCU (2006)

NOTE: Individual statistics for 1946 and 1947 bowl appearances are unavailable.

1962 mINERAl wATER bowl Nov. 24 at Excelsior Springs, Mo. (Roosevelt Field) - NIU 21, Missouri State 21

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The Huskie seniors pose with nurses from the LSU Children’s Hospital after raising the spirits of the children while in Shreveport, La. for the 2008 Independence Bowl.


HUSKIE HISTORY STATISTICAL CHAMPIONS ncaa LEADERS

mac LEADERS

Total Offense Year Player, Pos *1950 Bob Heimerdinger, QB *1951 Bob Heimerdinger, QB *1962 George Bork, QB *1963 George Bork, QB *1965 Ron Christian, QB

Yds *1,782 *1,775 *2,398 *2,945 *2,307

Rushing Year Player, Pos 2002 Michael Turner, RB 2003 Michael Turner, RB 2004 Garrett Wolfe, RB 2005 Garrett Wolfe, RB 2006 Garrett Wolfe, RB

Yds 159.6 137.3 150.5 176.4 148.3

Passing Year Player 2005 Phil Horvath

Eff. Rating 159.2

Receiving (Receptions) Year Player 1978 Dave Petzke

Rec/Gm 8.3

Receiving Year Player, Pos *1952 Jim McKinzie, E *1962 Hugh Rohrschneider, E *1963 Hugh Rohrschneider, E 1978 Dave Petzke, SE

Rec Yds 44 703 76 795 75 1,036 91 1,215

Passing Year Player *1962 George Bork *1963 George Bork

Yds 2,506 3,077

TD 22 32

Receiving (Yards) Year Player 2000 Justin McCareins

Yds/Gm 106.2

Rushing Year Player, Pos 1973 Mark Kellar, FB 1993 LeShon Johnson, TB 2006 Garrett Wolfe,TB

Yds 1,719 1,976 1,928

TD 16 12 18

Kickoff Returns Year Player, Pos 1984 Ricky Mitchell, TB 1985 Curt Pardridge, SE 2002 Randee Drew, CB/WR

Avg/Ret 22.8 23.0 26.1

Punt Returns Year Player, Pos 2002 Dan Sheldon, WR

Avg 22.7

All-Purpose Yardage Year Player, Pos 1993 LeShon Johnson, TB 2006 Garrett Wolfe, TB

Yds 2,082 2,177

All-Purpose Yardage Year Player, Pos 1979 Mike Pinckney, FL 2000 Justin McCareins, FL 2002 Michael Turner, RB 2004 Garrett Wolfe, RB 2005 Garrett Wolfe, RB 2006 Garrett Wolfe, RB

Yds/Gm 114.4 183.1 190.3 182.2 200.4 167.5

Scoring Year Player, Pos 1990 Stacey Robinson, QB

Pts 120

Punt Returns Year Player, Pos 2000 Justin McCareins, FL 2002 Dan Sheldon, SE

Avg/Ret 19.1 22.7

Scoring Year 2000 2003 2005 2006

Pts/Gm 10.7 8.7 11.3 8.9

TD 19

Team Passing Year Yds/Gm *1950 187.0 *1962 285.6 *1963 349.3 Team Rushing Year Yds/Gm 1990 344.6 Team Punt Returns Year Avg/Ret 2002 20.2

* College Division

Quarterback Stacey Robinson led the nation in scoring in 1990.

Player, Pos Thomas Hammock, TB Steve Azar, PK Garrett Wolfe, TB Garrett Wolfe, TB

Kick Scoring Year Player 2000 Steve Azar 2001 Steve Azar 2002 Steve Azar 2003 Steve Azar

Punting Year Player 1978 Jim Hannula 1984 Todd Van Keppel 1985 Mike Kent

Avg/Punt 40.1 41.8 41.7

Sacks Year 2007

Total 10.5

Player, Pos Larry English, DE

Tackles for Loss Year Player, Pos 1984 Scott Kellar, DT

Total 20

Forced Fumbles Year Player, Pos 1998 Benji Peacock, CB

Total 5

Interceptions Year Player, Pos 1980 Mike Terna, LB 1985 Steve Kmiec, FS 2001 Vince Thompson, CB 2002 Randee Drew, CB 2003 Randee Drew, CB

Total 5 6 5 7 6

Passes Defended Year Player, Pos 2001 Vince Thompson, CB 2003 Randee Drew, CB

Total 17 21

Team Total Offense Year Yds/Gm 2000 427.8

Team Rushing Defense Year Yds/Gm 2002 131.8

Team Scoring Offense Year Pts/Gm 1983 26.7 2000 37.2

Team Pass Defense Year Yds/Gm 1977 88.5 1981 102.3 2008 161.1

Team Red zone Offense Year Pct 2003 98.0 2004 87.2 Team Rushing Year Yds/Gm 1982 201.7 1985 183.7 2004 232.2 Team Total Defense Year Yds/Gm 2008 298.5

Pts/Gm 8.9 8.3 7.9 8.7

Team Scoring Defense Year Pts/Gm 2008 18.0

Touchdowns Year Player, Pos Pts/Gm 2000 Thomas Hammock, TB 1.78 2004 Garrett Wolfe, TB 1.91

Opponent First Downs Year Total 2008 215 Opponent Fourth Downs Year Pct 2008 36.4 Team Kickoff Returns Year Avg/Ret 1997 24.1 Team Punt Returns Year Avg/Ret 2000 16.2 2002 20.2

big west LEADERS

Field Goals Year Player 1983 Vince Scott 2000 Steve Azar 2001 Steve Azar 2002 Steve Azar 2003 Steve Azar 2006 Chris Nendick

FG/Gm 1.55 1.56 1.82 1.50 1.75 1.54

Field Goal Percentage Year Player 1999 Kent Baker 2000 Steve Azar

Pct M/A .857 12/14 .933 14/15

PAT Kick Percentage Year Player 1999 Kent Baker

Pct M/A 1.000 35/35

Rushing Year Player, Pos 1993 LeShon Johnson 1995 Charles Talley

Yds/Gm 179.6 140.0

All-Purpose Yardage Year Player, Pos 1993 LeShon Johnson

Yds/Gm 189.3

Team Rushing Offense Year 1993 1994 1995

Yds/Gm 210.1 228.7 227.0

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RESULTS All Television Games:

57-62-1

Nationally Televised Games: AbC broadcasts: ESPN Network broadcasts RECoRDS Appearances: National:

1965

Nov. 6

1983

Dec. 17

1984

Sept. 1 Oct. 13 Oct. 20

1985

Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Oct. 19 Nov. 9 Nov. 23

1986

Aug. 30 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Oct. 25 Nov. 8

1987

Sept. 12

Oct. 10 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 28

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(L-D) WREX (Rockford) NIU 48, Illinois State 6 (N) ESPN/Mizlou Network NIU 20, Cal State Fullerton 13 (California Bowl at Fresno) (L) WLS (Chicago) NIU 40, West Texas State 33 (R) SportsTime NIU 10, Eastern Michigan 10 (R) SportsTime Bowling Green 28, NIU 6 (R) SportsVision NIU 17, Western Michigan 0 (R) SportsVision Wisconsin 38, NIU 17 (R) SportsVision NIU 16, Toledo 3 (R-D) SportsVision/Pro-Am NIU 3, Eastern Michigan 0 (R-D) SportsVision/Pro-Am Central Michigan 30, NIU 21

Sept. 3 Sept. 17 Nov. 5

1989

Oct. 7

Oct. 21

1990

Sept. 29 Oct. 6

1991

Oct. 12

Oct. 19 Nov. 2

1992

Sept. 12 Oct. 10 Nov. 21

1994

Oct. 1

1995

(R) SportsVision Ball State 20, NIU 10 (R-D) SportsVision Wisconsin 35, NIU 20 (R-D) SportsVision Iowa 57, NIU 3 (R-D) SportsVision Miami (Ohio) 20, NIU 6 (R-D) SportsVision NIU 21, Eastern Michigan 14

Sept. 9

(R) SportsVision Lamar 39, NIU 35 (R) SportsVision (L) Buckeye Cablevision NIU 41, Toledo 5 (R-D) SportsVision NIU 29, Western Illinois 14 (R-D) SportsVision Akron 27, NIU 21 (N) ESPN NIU 34, UNLV 31

Oct. 19

Oct. 7 Oct. 28 Nov. 4

1996

Oct. 5

Oct. 26

1997

Aug. 28 Oct. 25

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(R-D) SportsVision NIU 7, Akron 6 (R-D) SportsVision NIU 19, Wisconsin 17 (R-D) SportsVision NIU 16, Western Illinois 6

Sept. 12

(R) SportsChannel NIU 29, Southern Illinois 24 (R) SportsChannel NIU 42, UNLV 24

Sept. 11

(N) ESPN Northwestern 24, NIU 7 (L) KMPH (Fresno-Visalia) NIU 73, Fresno State 18

Oct. 30

(R) SportsChannel Western Michigan 22, NIU 10 (R-D) SportsChannel Florida 41, NIU 10 (R) SportsChannel Louisiana-Lafayette 13, NIU 12

Oct. 17 Oct. 31

1999

Sept. 18 Oct. 23

2000

Oct. 21 Oct. 28

2001

Sept. 8 Oct. 6

(R-D) SportsChannel NIU 26, Illinois State 19 (N) SportsChannel NIU 23, Southern Mississippi 10 (R) SportsChannel Toledo 25, NIU 8

Oct. 20

(R-D) SportsChannel Nevada 35, NIU 31

Sept. 14

(R-D) SportsChannel Louisville 34, NIU 21 (R) SportsChannel NIU 62, UNLV 14 (R) SportsChannel Cincinnati 55, NIU 19 (R-D) SportsChannel Florida 58, NIU 20

Nov. 23

Nov. 3

2002

Aug. 29

Nov. 9

2003

Aug. 28 Sept. 20 Oct. 4

(R) SportsChannel North Texas 24, NIU 21 (R) SportsChannel Louisville 27, NIU 3 (R) SportsChannel Akron 34, NIU 17

Oct. 25

(R-D) SportsChannel Central Michigan 44, NIU 10 (R) SportsChannel Ball State 21, NIU 14

Sept. 11

Nov. 1 Nov. 15

2004

Sept. 18

(R) Big XII Net/Fox Sports Net Kansas State 73, NIU 7 (R) Fox Sports Net NIU 16, Central Michigan 6 (R) Fox Sports Net Toledo 16, NIU 3 (L) WJYS (Chicago) Vanderbilt 34, NIU 31 (R) ESPN Regional Iowa 24, NIU 0 (R) Fox Sports Net NIU 50, Kent State 7 (R) Fox Sports Net Marshall 41, NIU 9 (R) Fox Sports Net Western Michigan 52, NIU 22 (R) ESPN Plus NIU 73, Buffalo 10 (R) ESPN Regional Illinois 17, NIU 12 (N) ESPN GamePlan Marshall 37, NIU 15 (R) Fox Sports Net NIU 20, Western Michigan 12 (R) Fox Sports Net NIU 40, Eastern Michigan 17 (R) Fox Sports Net NIU 42, Wake Forest 41 (OT) (R) ESPN Regional Wisconsin 24, NIU 21 (R) Fox Sports Net/Sunshine Net NIU 26, Bowling Green 17 (R) Fox Sports Net Toledo 33, NIU 30 (N) Fox Sports Net NIU 20, Maryland 13 (OT) (N) ESPN GamePlan NIU 19, Alabama 16 (N) ESPN GamePlan NIU 30, Ohio 23 (OT) (N) ESPN2 Bowling Green 34, NIU 18 (R) Fox Sports Net Chicago NIU 48, Ball State 23 (R) Fox Sports Net Toledo 49, NIU 30 (R) Fox Sports Net NIU 23, Southern Illinois 22 (R) Fox Sports Net Iowa State 48, NIU 41


HUSKIE HISTORY TELEVISION APPEARANCES Sept. 24 Oct. 2 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 9 Nov. 20 Dec. 30

2005

Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Oct. 5 Oct. 15 Oct. 29 Nov. 16 Nov. 23 Dec. 1

2006

Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 8 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 7 Nov. 17 Nov. 24

(N) ESPN2 NIU 34, Bowling Green 17 (R) Comcast SportsNet NIU 49, Akron 19 (R) Comcast SportsNet NIU 42, Central Michigan 10 (R) Comcast SportsNet NIU 59, Western Michigan 38 (R) Comcast SportsNet NIU 38, Ball State 31 (OT) (N) ESPN2 Toledo 31, NIU 17 (R) Comcast SportsNet NIU 34, Eastern Michigan 16 (N) ESPN2 NIU 34, Troy 21 (Silicon Valley Classic at San Jose) (R) ABC Michigan 33, NIU 17 (N) ESPN Classic Northwestern 38, NIU 37 (R) Comcast SportsNet NIU 42, Tennessee Tech 3 (N) ESPN2 NIU 38, Miami (OH) 27 (R) Comcast SportsNet NIU 24, Eastern Michigan 8 (R) Comcast SportsNet Ball State 31, NIU 17 (N) ESPN2 NIU 35, Toledo 17 (N) ESPN2 NIU 42, Western Michigan 7 (N) ESPN Akron 31, NIU 30 (MAC Championship at Detroit) (R) ABC Ohio State 35, NIU 12 (R) Comcast SportsNet Ohio 35, NIU 23 (R) Comcast SportsNet NIU 31, Buffalo 13 (R) Comcast SportsNet NIU 48, Indiana State 14 (R) Comcast SportsNet NIU 40, Ball State 28 (N) ESPN NIU 28, Miami (OH) 25 (R) ESPN Plus Western Michigan 16, NIU 14 (R) Comcast SportsNet NIU 43, Temple 21 (N) ESPNU Iowa 24, NIU 14 (N) ESPN 2 Toledo 17, NIU 13 (N) ESPNU NIU 31, Central Michigan 10 (R) Comcast SportsNet NIU 27, Eastern Michigan 0

Dec. 19

2007

Sept. 1

Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 24

2008

Aug. 30 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25

Nov. 5

(N) ESPN TCU 37, NIU 7 (Poinsettia Bowl at San Diego)

Nov. 12 Nov. 25

(N) ESPN U Iowa 16, NIU 3 at Chicago (R) Comcast SportsNet Southern Illinois 31, NIU 24 (R) ESPN Regional Eastern Michigan 21, NIU 19 (N) ESPN GamePlan NIU 42, Idaho 35 (R) ESPN Regional Central Michigan 35, NIU 10 (R) Comcast SportsNet Western Michigan 17, NIU 13 (N) Big Ten Network Wisconsin 44, NIU 3 (R) Comcast SportsNet NIU 27, Kent State 20 (N) CSTV Navy 35, NIU 24 (R) Comcast SportsNet Ball State 27, NIU 21

Dec. 28

(N) ESPN 2 Ball State 45, NIU 14 (N) ESPN 2 Central Michigan 33, NIU 30 (OT) (N) ESPN Classic Navy 16, NIU 0 (N) ESPN Louisiana Tech 16, NIU 0 (Independence Bowl at Shreveport, La.)

KEY: (N)=National, (R)=Regional, (L)=Local, (D)=Delayed broadcasts. Home games are in italics.

(R) Big Ten Network Minnesota 31, NIU 27 (R) Comcast SportsNet NIU 48, Indiana State 3 (R) ESPN Plus NIU 37, Eastern Michigan 0 (N) ESPN GamePlan Tennessee 13, NIU 9 (R) Comcast SportsNet NIU 17, Miami (OH) 13 (R) Comcast SportsNet NIU 38, Toledo 7 (R) Comcast SportsNet NIU 16, Bowling Green 13

Lee Corso and the ESPN College GameDay crew broadcast from the Huskies’ game at Bowling Green prior to the ESPN2 televised matchup of nationally-ranked teams in 2003.

niu career coaching vICTORY LIST Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 8. 9. 10. 11. 13. 14. 16. 17. 18. 19.

Head Coach (years) George “Chick” Evans Howard Fletcher Joe Novak William W. Wirtz Jerry Pettibone Bill Mallory Jerry Ippoliti Charlie Sadler John L. Keith Pat Culpepper William Muir Paul Harrison Nelson A. Kellog Jerry Kill Roland Cowell Richard Urich Dixie Fleager Lee Corso Harry Sauthoff Robert Kahler Totals

Year(s) 1929-54 1956-68 1996-2007 1910-16 1985-90 1980-83 1971-75 1991-95 1899-1903 1976-79 1923-25 1920-22 1906-09 2008 1926-28 1969-70 1904 1984 1905 1955 1899-2008

G 222 123 139 59 66 44 55 55 29 44 23 26 28 13 20 20 5 11 5 9 996

w 132 74 63 33 33 25 25 18 17 14 11 11 8 6 6 6 5 4 3 0 494

l 70 48 76 17 32 19 29 37 7 29 9 14 17 7 11 14 0 6 1 8 451

T 20 1 0 9 1 0 1 0 5 1 3 1 3 0 3 0 0 1 1 1 51

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Pct. .640 .606 .453 .636 .508 .568 .464 .327 .672 .330 .543 .442 .339 .462 .375 .300 1.000 .409 .700 .056 .522

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At madison: wisconsin leads 10-1 1971 UW 31-0 1972 UW 31-7 1977 UW 14-3 1983 UW 37-9 1984 UW 27-14 1985 UW 38-17 1986 UW 35-20 1988 NIU 19-17 1992 UW 18-17 2002 UW 24-21 2007 UW 44-3

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WESTERN ILLINOIS (20-17-1) At macomb: NIU leads 8-7 In DeKalb: NIU leads 12-10-1 1903 NIU 23-0 1904 NIU 15-0 1940 NIU 32-12 1941 NIU 25-7 1942 TIE 14-14 1943 NIU 33-14 1944 NIU 13-6 1945 NIU 13-6 1946 NIU 14-13 1947 NIU 33-0 1948 NIU 18-0 1949 WIU 27-6 1950 WIU 28-27 1951 NIU 20-7 1952 WIU 39-14 1953 WIU 27-0 1954 WIU 14-0 1955 WIU 39-6 1956 WIU 34-6 1957 WIU 33-13 1958 WIU 38-7 1959 WIU 18-13 1960 WIU 30-19 1961 NIU 23-22 1962 NIU 14-0 1963 NIU 29-22 1964 WIU 20-7 1965 NIU 40-13 1966 NIU 44-6 1973 WIU 28-14 1978 NIU 24-20 1986 WIU 10-0 1987 NIU 29-14 1988 NIU 16-6 1989 NIU 34-27 1996 WIU 17-0 1999 WIU 27-21 2002 WIU 29-26

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PURDUE (0-0) first meeting

IDAHO (3-2)

At moscow: Idaho leads 2-1 In DeKalb: NIU leads 2-0 1969 NIU 47-30 1972 IDAHO 31-13 1974 NIU 27-21 1975 IDAHO 25-24 2007 NIU 42-35

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WESTERN MICHIGAN (11-23) At Kalamazoo: wmU leads 12-5 In DeKalb: wmU leads 11-6 1950 WMU 40-13 1969 WMU 31-22 1970 WMU 38-18 1971 WMU 27-17 1972 WMU 14-10 1973 WMU 28-14 1974 WMU 30-13 1975 # NIU 20-0 1976 # WMU 37-6 1977 # WMU 49-21 1978 # WMU 44-30 1979 # WMU 45-17 1980 # WMU 35-6

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WMU WMU NIU NIU NIU NIU NIU WMU WMU WMU WMU WMU WMU NIU NIU NIU NIU NIU WMU WMU WMU

23-12 27-3 27-3 20-15 17-0 34-14 15-7 22-10 13-7 21-13 37-23 24-21 52-22 20-12 24-20 37-10 59-38 42-7 16-14 17-13 29-26

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35-0 35-21 45-7 23-8 30-7 44-14 24-22 17-2 27-9 35-16 28-10 13-6 31-0 9-3 26-10 13-7 16-3 29-28 41-5 33-20 39-27 23-14 42-21 25-8 41-14 16-3 44-14 38-24 41-20 33-30 49-30 31-17 35-17 17-13 70-21 38-7

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TOLEDO (8-28)

At Toledo: UT leads 17-2 In DeKalb: UT leads 11-6 1967 UT 1969 UT 1970 UT 1971 UT 1972 NIU 1974 UT 1975 # UT 1976 # UT 1977 # UT 1978 # UT 1979 # NIU 1980 # UT 1981 # UT 1982 # UT 1983 # NIU 1984 # UT 1985 # NIU 1986 UT 1987 NIU 1988 UT 1989 NIU 1990 UT 1991 UT 1992 UT 1997 # UT 1998 # UT 1999 # UT 2000 # UT 2001 # UT 2002 # UT 2003 # UT 2004 # UT 2005 # NIU 2006 # UT 2007 # UT 2008 # NIU

MIAMI (OHIO) (6-7)

At oxford: mU leads 4-3 In DeKalb: Series tied 3-3 1970 MU 48-0 1981 # MU 30-3 1982 # NIU 12-7 1983 # NIU 17-0 1984 # MU 20-7 1985 # MU 32-15 1986 MU 20-6 1997 # MU 42-0 1998 # MU 41-10 2002 # NIU 48-41 2005 # NIU 38-27 2006 # NIU 28-25 2008 # NIU 17-13

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AKRON (5-5)

At Akron: Series tied 2-2 In DeKalb: NIU leads 3-2 1966 NIU 31-18 1987 AKRON 27-21

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1988 1990 1991 1996 2000 # 2004 # 2005 # 2005 *

NIU NIU AKRON AKRON NIU NIU AKRON AKRON

7-6 31-28 17-7 34-17 52-35 49-19 48-42 (OT) 31-30

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EASTERN MICHIGAN (23-14-2) At Ypsilanti: NIU leads 11-7-1 In DeKalb: NIU leads 12-7-1 1927 EMU 25-6 1928 EMU 43-0 1947 NIU 21-6 1948 NIU 10-7 1949 NIU 39-14 1950 NIU 35-13 1951 NIU 35-21 1952 EMU 19-7 1953 EMU 20-14 1954 EMU 34-0 1955 EMU 13-6 1956 EMU 25-7 1957 EMU 54-20 1958 EMU 15-7 1959 NIU 34-0 1960 NIU 19-0 1961 NIU 35-10 1977 # EMU 25-2 1979 # TIE 0-0 1980 # NIU 38-6 1981 # NIU 30-7 1982 # NIU 10-0 1983 # NIU 34-15 1984 # TIE 10-10 1985 # NIU 3-0 1986 NIU 21-14 1987 EMU 32-31 1997 # EMU 38-10 1998 # NIU 26-14 1999 # NIU 30-23 2000 # EMU 39-32 2001 # NIU 40-17 2002 # NIU 49-21 2003 # NIU 38-24 2004 # NIU 34-16 2005 # NIU 24-8 2006 # NIU 27-0 2007 # EMU 21-19 2008 # NIU 37-0

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BALL STATE (14-20-2) At muncie: bSU leads 9-8 In DeKalb: bSU leads 11-6-2 1941 TIE 6-6 1942 BSU 14-0 1966 NIU 38-24 1967 NIU 28-14 1968 NIU 40-20 1969 NIU 17-13 1970 NIU 31-14 1971 TIE 10-10 1973 NIU 45-17 1974 BSU 31-21 1975 # BSU 3-0 1976 # BSU 33-7 1977 # BSU 31-6 1978 # BSU 31-13 1979 # BSU 42-0 1980 # BSU 18-17 1981 # BSU 23-0 1982 # BSU 14-7 1983 # NIU 27-14 1984 # BSU 15-14 1985 # BSU 29-0 1986 BSU 20-10 1987 BSU 42-17 1988 BSU 18-17 1997 # BSU 21-14 1998 # BSU 18-13 1999 # NIU 37-17 2000 # NIU 43-14 2001 # NIU 33-29

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NIU NIU NIU BSU NIU BSU BSU

41-29 48-23 38-31 (OT) 31-17 40-28 27-21 45-14

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At Athens: ohio leads 6-3 In DeKalb: NIU leads 6-2 1968 OHIO 28-12 1974 OHIO 31-14 1976 # OHIO 63-15 1977 # NIU 20-6 1978 # NIU 23-14 1979 # NIU 28-27 1980 # NIU 22-21 1981 # NIU 38-14 1982 # NIU 36-0 1983 # NIU 41-17 1984 # OHIO 10-3 1985 # NIU 35-7 1986 OHIO 34-26 1997 # OHIO 35-30 1998 # OHIO 28-12 2003 # NIU 30-23 (OT) 2006 # OHIO 31-13

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CENTRAL MICHIGAN (20-23-1) At mt. Pleasant: CmU leads 14-8 In DeKalb: NIU leads 12-9-1 1939 CMU 6-0 1940 NIU 9-6 1946 CMU 58-7 1947 TIE 6-6 1950 CMU 26-14 1951 NIU 26-13 1952 CMU 56-7 1953 CMU 46-0 1954 CMU 46-7 1955 CMU 61-0 1956 CMU 41-0 1957 CMU 52-13 1958 CMU 33-23 1959 CMU 29-7 1960 NIU 36-15 1961 NIU 11-0 1962 CMU 35-27 1963 NIU 27-22 1964 NIU 19-14 1965 NIU 19-14 1966 NIU 20-13 1975 # CMU 69-7 1976 # CMU 31-9 1977 # CMU 25-21 1978 # CMU 34-7 1979 # CMU 31-11 1980 # NIU 21-0 1981 # CMU 17-10 1982 # NIU 19-13 1983 # CMU 30-14 1984 # NIU 8-7 1985 # CMU 30-21 1997 # CMU 44-10 1998 # NIU 16-6 1999 # NIU 31-27 2000 # NIU 40-6 2001 # NIU 33-24 2002 # NIU 49-0 2003 # NIU 40-24 2004 # NIU 42-10 2005 # NIU 31-28 2006 # NIU 31-10 2007 # CMU 35-10 2008 # CMU 33-30 (OT)

# denotes MAC game * denotes MAC championship game at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich.

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SENIOR ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION Jeff Compher (jcompher@niu.edu) ..................... 753-7370 Dee Abrahamson (abrahamson@niu.edu) ......... 753-1628 Sheila Berg (sberg@niu.edu) ............................... 753-9541 Monique Bernoudy (mbernoudy@niu.edu) ......... 753-9182 Shelley Binegar (sbinegar@niu.edu) ................... 753-0800 Bobbie Cesarek (bcesarek@niu.edu)...................753-9474 Robert Collins (rcollins @niu.edu) ....................... 753-9531 Sue Hansfield (shansfield@niu.edu) ................... 753-9544 Glen Krupica (gkrupica@niu.edu) ....................... 753-8405 Timothy McMurray (tmcmurray@niu.edu)........... 753-1923 Christian Spears (cspears@niu.edu)................... 753-9494 Francine St. Clair (fstclair@niu.edu).....................753-1727 Donna Turner (donnaturner@niu.edu) ................ 753-9513 Phil Voorhis (pvoorhis@niu.edu)........................ 753-0211 ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Janaan Mickey (jsmickey@niu.edu) .................... 753-7370 BUSINESS AFFAIRS Marzena Szmydt (szmydt@niu.edu) .................... 753-9542 Daksha Patel (dpatel@niu.edu)........................... 753-9482 Lesslie Erickson (lerickson@niu.edu) ................. 753-9543 Jennifer Pietrandrea (jpietrandrea@niu.edu) ......761-6995 HUSKIE ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND Ryan Schoop (rschoop@niu.edu) ........................ 753-1823 Matt Mattmiller (mattmiller@niu.edu) .................753-5510 MARKETING/SALES Clifford Bottigliero (cliffordb@niu.edu) ................ 753-1292 Ryan Harris (rharris7@niu.edu) ........................... 753-8042 STUDENT-ATHLETE ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES Gregory Isaac (gisaac@niu.edu).......................... 753-1539 Donna Jones-Ilsley (djonesilsley@niu.edu) ......... 753-1812 Erin Jordan (ejordan@niu.edu) ............................ 753-9246 Andy Owen (aowen@niu.edu) .............................. 753-1654

FACILITIES Jen Clark (jaclark@niu.edu) ................................. 753-9590 ATHLETICS TRAINING Jeff Sisson (jsisson@niu.edu) .............................. 753-4839 Kammy Powell (kpowell@niu.edu) ...................... 753-1391 Christopher Joseph (cjoseph@niu.edu) ...............753-1624 Natalie Meckstroth (nmeckstroth@niu.edu) .......753-9477 EQUIPMENT Alvy Armstrong (TBD) .......................................... 752-8409 Mike Defauw (mdefauw@niu.edu) .......................753-1941 Josh Owens (jtowens@niu.edu) ........................... 753-8409 SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY / COUNSELING Moira Stuart (mestuart@niu.edu) ........................753-0137 STRENGTH & CONDITIONING Eric Klein (eaklein@niu.edu) ................................753-9511 Chad Bower (cbower@niu.edu) ........................... 753-0399 Chad Pearson (cpearson2@niu.edu) .................. 753-0399 TICKETS General Inquiries .................................................. 752-6800 Eric Schultz (eschult1@niu.edu) ......................... 752-6866 Danielle Dushek (danielle@niu.edu)................... 752-1982 Marianne McIntyre (mcintyre@niu.edu) ............. 752-9016 Matt Schaap (mschaap@niu.edu)....................... 752-6813 BAND Thomas Bough (bough@niu.edu) ........................ 753-1042 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Susie Armbrust (susie@niu.edu) ......................... 753-3009 VIDEO PRODUCTION Pat Gorman (pgorman@niu.edu) ........................ 753-6640 Brad Hoey (bhoey@niu.edu) ................................ 753-6667 Vinny Conway (vconway@niu.edu) ....................... 753-6664

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HEAD COACHES Baseball Ed Mathey (emathey@niu.edu) ........................... 753-2225 Men’s Basketball Ricardo Patton (rpatton@niu.edu) ...................... 753-1633 Women’s Basketball Carol Owens (cowens@niu.edu) .......................... 753-0586 Cross Country/Women’s Track and Field Connie Teaberry (cteaberry@niu.edu) ................ 753-0836 Men’s Golf John Cleary (johncleary@niu.edu) ........................753-1816 Women’s Golf Pam Tyska (ptyska@niu.edu) ............................... 753-1548 Women’s Gymnastics Mark Sontag (msontag@niu.edu) ....................... 753-1498 Men’s Soccer Eric Luzzi (eluzzi@niu.edu) ................................. 753-1372 Women’s Soccer Carrie Barker (cbarker@niu.edu)......................... 753-9535 Softball Lindsey Chouinard (lchouinard@niu.edu) ............753-1497 Men’s Tennis TBA ........................................................................ 753-6845 Women’s Tennis Ryun Ferrell (rferrell@niu.edu) ............................ 753-9536 Volleyball Ray Gooden (rgooden@niu.edu) ......................... 753-9533 Wrestling Dave Grant (davegrant@niu.edu) ........................ 753-9478 FOOTBALL STAFF Coaches Jerry Kill (jkill@niu.edu)........................................ 753-1825 Tracy Claeys (tclaeys@niu.edu) ........................... 753-1825 Matt Limegrover (mlimegrover@niu.edu) ........... 753-1825 Brian Anderson (bander@niu.edu)...................... 753-1825 P.J. Fleck (pfleck@niu.edu) .................................. 753-1825 Tom Matukewicz (tuke@niu.edu) ........................ 753-1825 Jeff Phelps (japhelps@niu.edu) .......................... 753-1825 Pat Poore (ppoore@niu.edu) ............................... 753-1825 Rob Reeves (rreeves@niu.edu) ........................... 753-1825 Jay Sawvel (jsawvel@niu.edu) ............................. 753-1825 Football Operations Adam Clark (agclark@niu.edu) ............................ 753-8406 Julie Edwards (jaedwards@niu.edu) ................... 753-0220 Joyce James (jjames@niu.edu)............................ 753-0790 All phone numbers are area code 815.

Wisconsin | September 5 Marriott Madison West 1313 John Q. Hammons Drive Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 831-2000

Miami (OH) | October 24 Cincinnati Marriot North at Union Centre 6189 Mahlauser Road West Chester, OH 45069 (513) 874-7335

Purdue | September 19 Best Western 4343 State Road 26 E Lafayette, IN 47905 (765) 447-0575

Ohio | November 21 Ohio University Inn 331 Richland Ave. Athens, OH 45701 (740) 592-5139

Toledo | October 17 Hilton Toledo 3100 Glendale Ave. Toledo, OH 43614 (419) 389-9716

Central Michigan | November 27 Doherty Hotel 604 N. McEwan Street Clare, MI 48617 (877) 236-4378

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MEDIA INFORMATION 2 0 0 8OPPONENTS opponents 2009

wisconsin BADGERs GENERAL INFORMATION

Location: ............ Madison, Wis. Enrollment: .................. 42,041 President: ............. Biddy Martin Athletic Director: ....Barry Alvarez Colors: .............Cardinal and White Affiliation: ....................NCAA FBS Conference: ...................... Big Ten Stadium: ...Camp Randall Stadium Capacity: ............................80,321 SERIES INFORMATION Games: .................................11 Playing Surface: ..............FieldTurf All-Time: ............ UW leads 10-1 Last: ..........UW 44-3 (10-20-07) Streak: ...........................3 (UW) At DeKalb: .......................... 0-0 At Madison: ....... UW leads 10-1

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: .........Bret Bielema Career Record: ..28-11 (4th year) Record at UW: .28-11 (4th year) Career vs. NIU: ................... 1-0 Office Phone: .....608-262-1861 Assistant Coaches: Off. Coord./QB: ...... Paul Chryst Def. Coord./LB: .... Dave Doeren OL: ..........................Bob Bostad TE: ......................... Joe Rudolph LB: ....................Randall McCray DL: ..................Charlie Partridge RB: ..........................John Settle DB: .........................Kerry Cooks WR: .......... DelVaughn Alexander

Game 1 | Sept. 5, 2009 | 6 p.m. | Camp Randall Stadium | Madison, Wis. MEDIA RELATIONS

Football SID: ..........Brian Lucas Office Phone: ... 608-262-1811 Cell Phone:........ 608-513-3987 E-mail: .... bml@athletics.wisc.edu Press Box: ........ 608-262-7766 SID Mailing Address: Athletic Communications University of Wisconsin Kellner Hall 1440 Monroe St. Madison, WI 53711

Location: ...............Macomb, Ill. Enrollment: .................. 13,331 President: ...... Dr. Alvin Goldfarb Ath. Dir.: ... Dr. Tim M. Van Alstine Colors: ..................Purple and Gold Affiliation: ....................NCAA FCS Conference: ... Missouri Valley FB Stadium: ....................Hanson Field Capacity: ............................16,368 SERIES INFORMATION Games: .................................38 Playing Surface: ....................Grass All-Time: ...... NIU leads 20-17-1 Last: .... WIU 29, NIU 26 (9-21-02) Streak: ..........................3 (WIU) At DeKalb: ... NIU leads 12-10-1 At Macomb: .........NIU leads 8-7

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: .......Don Patterson Career Record: 62-45 (11th year) Record at WIU: 62-45 (11th year) Career vs. NIU: ................... 2-0 Office Phone: ..... 309-298-1515 Assistant Coaches: Off. Coord.: ..Mark Hendrickson Def. Coord.: ........Thomas Casey DB: ..........................Carl Franks OL: ..........................Josh McCall DL: ......................Steve McKane RB: ...........................Thad Ward WR: ..................Frisman Jackson LB: .................. Matt Erlenbaugh TE: .............................Pete Roley

MEDIA RELATIONS

Football SID: .... Jason Kaufman Office Phone: ... 309-298-1133 Cell Phone:..........................TBA E-mail: ........jp-kaufman@wiu.edu Press Box: ..........................TBA SID Mailing Address: Western Illinois Athletics Media Services Intercollegiate Athletics Western Hall 213 1 University Circle Macomb, IL 61455

Location: .....West Lafayette, Ind. Enrollment: ................... 40,090 President: .. Dr. France A. C贸rdova Ath. Dir.: .............. Morgan Burke Colors: ................... Gold and Black Affiliation: ....................NCAA FBS Conference: ...................... Big Ten Stadium: ...........Ross-Ade Stadium Capacity: ........................... 62,500 SERIES INFORMATION Games: .................First meeting Playing Surface: ................. PAT All-Time: ...............First meeting Last: .....................First meeting Streak: .................First meeting At DeKalb: ......................... N/A At West Lafayette: ............. N/A

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: .......... Danny Hope Career Record: ..35-22 (6th year) Record at Purdue: 0-0 (1st year) Career vs. NIU: ................... 0-0 Office Phone: .....765-494-3220 Assistant Coaches: Off. Coord/QB: ......... Gary Nord Def. Coord.: ......Donn Landholm DB: .......................Lou Anarumo LB: ......................... Mark Hagen RB: ...................Cornell Jackson WR: .......................... Brian Rock DL: .....................Terrell Williams OL: .........................Shawn Clark Special Teams: ....J.B. Gibboney

Location: ............ Moscow, Iowa Enrollment: ...................11,470 President: ...Steven Daley-Laursen Athletic Director: .......Rob Spear Colors: ........Silver and Vandal Gold Affiliation: ....................NCAA FBS Conference: ........Western Athletic Stadium: ..............The Kibbie Dome Capacity: ............................16,000 SERIES INFORMATION Games:....................................5 Playing Surface: .... RealGrass Pro All-Time: ...........Idaho leads, 3-2 Last: .......... NIU 42-35 (9-22-07) Streak: .......................... 1 (NIU) At DeKalb: ...........NIU leads 2-0 At Moscow: .......Idaho leads 2-1

Akron Marshall @ #21 Fresno State @ Michigan* Ohio State* Penn State* @ Iowa* Illinois* @ #22 Michigan State* at Indiana* Minnesota* Cal-Poly (OT) vs. Florida State! ! - Champs Sports Bowl

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38-17 51-14 13-10 25-27 17-20 7-48 16-38 27-17 24-25 55-20 35-32 36-35 13-42

2009 SCHEDULE 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 12/5

Northern Illinois Fresno State Wofford Michigan State* @ Minnesota* @ Ohio State* Iowa* Purdue* @ Indiana* Michigan* @ Northwestern* @ Hawaii

*Big Ten game

Game 2 | Sept. 12, 2009 | 6:30 p.m. | Huskie Stadium | DeKalb, Ill. TEAM INFORMATION

All-Time Record: ... 497-402-36 2008 Record: ..................... 6-5 2008 Conf.: ...............4-4/t-4th 2008 Playoffs: ...........................N/A Final 2008 Ranking: .........None Basic Offense: .... Pro Formation Basic Defense: ............ Multiple Lettermen Returning: ...........32 Lettermen Lost: ....................19 Starters Returning: ..............12 Starters Lost: .......................10

2008 RESULTS (6-5, 4-4)

@ Arkansas Quincy @ #13 South Dakota St. Stephen F. Austin @ Missouri State* @ #6 North Dakota St.* Indiana State* #4 Northern Iowa* @ #9 Southern Illinois* Illinois State (OT)* Youngstown State*

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24-28 63-0 22-24 34-14 33-21 27-22 56-0 6-30 14-24 48-45 28-31

2009 SCHEDULE 9/3 9/12 9/19 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21

@ Sam Houston State @ Northern Illinois Stephen F. Austin Southern Illinois* @ Youngstown State* Missouri State* @ Indiana State* North Dakota State* @ Illinois State* @ Northern Iowa* South Dakota State*

*MVC Football Game

Game 3 | Sept. 19, 2009 | 11 a.m. | Ross-Ade Stadium | West Lafayette, Ind. MEDIA RELATIONS

Football SID: ............Tom Schott Office Phone: .....765-494-3145 Cell Phone:.........765-427-1721 E-mail: .......tschott@purdue.edu Press Box: ................765-494-9079 SID Mailing Address: Mackey Arena, Room 15 900 North University Street West Lafayette, IN 47907

TEAM INFORMATION

All-Time Record: ....570-487-48 2008 Record: ..................... 4-8 2008 Conf.: ...............2-6/t-9th 2008 Bowl: ................................N/A Final 2008 Ranking: .........None Basic Offense: ...............Spread Basic Defense: ................... 4-3 Lettermen Returning: ...........50 Lettermen Lost: ....................18 Starters Returning: ..............13 Starters Lost: .......................11

Website: .......purduesports.com

2008 RESULTS (4-8, 2-6)

Northern Colorado #16 Oregon (2OT) Central Michigan @ Notre Dame #6 Penn State @ #12 Ohio State* @ Northwestern* #25 Minnesota* Michigan* @ Michigan State* @ Iowa* Indiana*

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42-10 26-32 32-25 21-38 6-20 3-16 26-48 6-17 48-42 7-21 17-22 62-10

2009 SCHEDULE

Toledo @ Oregon Northern Illinois Notre Dame Northwestern* @ Minnesota* Ohio State* Illinois* @ Wisconsin* @ Michigan* Michigan State* @ Indiana*

9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21

*Big Ten game

idaho VANDAls GENERAL INFORMATION

2008 RESULTS (7-6, 3-5)

Website: .........wiuathletics.com

purdue BOIlERMAKERs GENERAL INFORMATION

All-Time Record: ... 603-462-53 2008 Record: ..................... 7-6 2008 Conference: .....3-5/t-6th 2008 Bowl: ....Champs Sports Bowl Final 2008 Ranking: .........None Basic Offense: ............. Multiple Basic Defense: ................... 4-3 Lettermen Returning: ...........42 Lettermen Lost: ....................18 Starters Returning: ..............13 Starters Lost: .......................11

Website: .......... uwbadgers.com

western illinois lEAThERNEcKs GENERAL INFORMATION

TEAM INFORMATION

Game 4 | Sept. 26, 2009 | 2:30 p.m. | The Kibbie Dome | Moscow, Iowa COACHING STAFF

MEDIA RELATIONS

Head Coach: .............Robb Akey Football SID: .......... Becky Paull Career Record: ... 3-21 (3rd year) Office Phone: .... 208-885-0245 Record at Idaho: 3-21 (3rd year) Cell Phone:........ 208-669-0411 Career vs. NIU: ................... 0-1 E-mail: ........ bpaull@uidaho.edu Office Phone: .....208-885-0275 Press Box: ..........................TBA Assistant Coaches: Off. Coordinator: .... Steve Axman SID Mailing Address: Def. Coordinator: ....Mark Criner University of Idaho Media Relations Wide Receivers: .......Luther Carr P.O. Box 442302 LB: ........................Rob Christoff Moscow, ID 83844-2302 DL: ................................. Eti Ena OL: .............................. Dan Finn Website: ............govandals.com QB: ...................Jonathan Smith RB: ................. Jeremy Thielbahr Secondary: ........... Patrick Libey

TEAM INFORMATION

All-Time Record: ... 423-537-26 2008 Record: ................... 2-10 2008 Conf.: ...............1-7/t-7th 2008 Bowl: ................................N/A Final 2008 Ranking: .........None Basic Offense: ............. Multiple Basic Defense: ................... 4-3 Lettermen Returning: ...........45 Lettermen Lost: ....................19 Starters Returning: ..............11 Starters Lost: .......................11

2008 RESULTS (2-10, 1-7) @ Arizona Idaho State Western Michigan @ Utah State* @ San Diego State Nevada* @ Fresno State* @ Louisiana Tech* New Mexico State* San Jose State* #9 Boise State* @ Hawaii*

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0-70 42-27 28-51 17-42 17-45 14-49 32-45 14-46 20-14 24-30 10-45 17-49

2009 SCHEDULE 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/28

@ New Mexico State* @ Washington San Diego State @ Northern Illinois Colorado State @ San Jose State Hawaii* @ Nevada* Louisiana Tech* Fresno State* @ Boise State* Utah State*

*Western Athletic Conference game

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MEDIA INFORMATION 2009 OPPONENTS western michigan BRONcOs GENERAL INFORMATION

Location: ...... Kalamazoo, Mich. Enrollment: ...................24,818 President: ...... Dr. John M. Munn Ath. Director: .. Kathy Beauregard Colors: ......................Brown & Gold Affiliation: ....................NCAA FBS Conf.: ........................MACn (West) Stadium: ................Waldo Stadium Capacity: ........................... 30,200 SERIES INFORMATION Games: .................................34 Playing Surface: ..............FieldTurf All-Time: ....... WMU leads 23-11 Last: ............ WMU 29-26 (9-6-08) Streak: ........................3 (WMU) At DeKalb: ...... WMU leads 11-6 At Kalamazoo: ....WMU leads 12-5

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: ...............Bill Cubit Career Rec.: . 63-38-1 (8th year) Rec. at WMU: ..29-20 (3rd year) Career vs. NIU: ................... 3-1 Office Phone: ...... 269-387-8620 Assistant Coaches: Def. Coord./LB: ....Steve Morrison QB: .......................... Ryan Cubit Secondary: ..............Tim Daoust Receivers: ...............Mike Grant Safeties: ................. Rick Kravtiz DL: ...................... Peter McCarty TE: ......................Jake Moreland RB/ST: .................Mike Sabock OL: ......................... Bob Stanley

MEDIA RELATIONS

Football SID: ........... Mat Kanan Office Phone: .... 269-387-4125 Cell Phone:........ 269-998-2259 E-mail: .... mat.kanan@wmich.edu Press Box:.................269-387-3064 SID Mailing Address: WMU Athletic Media Relations Read Field House 1903 W. Michigan Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Location: ...............Toledo, Ohio Enrollment: .................. 22,336 President: ........ Dr. Lloyd Jacobs Ath. Director: ..... Michael O’Brien Colors: .........Midnight Blue & Gold Affiliation: ....................NCAA FBS Conf.: ..........................MAC (West) Stadium: .......................Glass Bowl Capacity: ............................26,248 SERIES INFORMATION Games: .................................36 Playing Surface: ..............FieldTurf All-Time: ....... Toledo leads 28-8 Last: .............NIU 38-7 (10-18-08) Streak: .......................... 1 (NIU) At DeKalb: ..........UT leads, 11-6 At Toledo: ...............UT leads 17-2

Location: ...............Oxford, Ohio Enrollment: .................. 15,766 President: ........ Dr. David Hodge Ath. Director: ............Brad Bates Colors: .................... Red and White Affiliation: ....................NCAA FBS Conf.: ...........................MAC (East) Stadium: ................. Yager Stadium Capacity: ............................24,286 SERIES INFORMATION Games: .................................13 Playing Surface: ..............FieldTurf All-Time: ..........Miami leads 7-6 Last: ............ NIU 17-13 (10-11-08) Streak: .......................... 3 (NIU) At DeKalb: ......... Series tied 3-3 At Oxford: ............Miami leads 4-3

Location: ................Akron, Ohio Enrollment: .................. 25,103 President: ....Dr. Luis M. Proenza Athletic Director: ................ TBA Colors: .....................Blue and Gold Affiliation: ....................NCAA FBS Conf.: .......... Mid-American (East) Stadium: ..........InfoCision Stadium Capacity: ........................... 30,000 SERIES INFORMATION Games: .................................10 Playing Surface: .............ProGrass All-Time: ............ Series tied 5-5 Last: ...............UA 31-30 (12-1-05) Streak: ........................... 2 (UA) At DeKalb: ...........NIU leads 3-2 At Akron: ............ Series tied 2-2

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@ Nebraska Northern Illinois* @ Idaho Tennessee Tech* @ Temple* Ohio* @ Buffalo (OT)* @ Central Michigan* Eastern Michigan* Illinois Toledo* @ #15 Ball State* vs. Rice (Texas Bowl)

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24-47 29-26 51-28 41-7 7-3 41-20 34-28 28-38 31-10 23-17 27-17 22-45 14-38

2009 SCHEDULE 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/24

@ Michigan @ Indiana Miami* Hofstra @ Northern Illinois* @ Toledo* Central Michigan* Buffalo* @ Kent State* @ Michigan State @ Eastern Michigan* Ball State*

Game 6 | Oct. 17, 2009 | 6 p.m. | The Glass Bowl | Toledo, Ohio COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: ........ Tim Beckman Career Record: ......0-0 (1st year) Record at Toledo: 0-0 (1st year) Career vs. NIU: ................... 0-0 Office Phone: .......419-530-3612 Assistant Coaches: Off. Coord./OL: ....Matt Campbell TE/Slot: ............... Jason Candle CB: ..................Steve Clinkscale RB: ......................... Alex Golesh Outside WR: ........Jason Nichols DL: ..........................Eli Rasheed Safeties: ................Paul Nichols QB: ..................Scott Satterfield LB/Asst. HC: ............Mike Ward

MEDIA RELATIONS

Football SID: ........ Paul Helgren Office Phone: .....419-530-4918 Cell Phone:.........419-262-3861 E-mail:... paul.helgren@utoledo.edu Press Box:.................419-530-3732 SID Mailing Address: Athletic Media Relations The University of Toledo 2801 W. Bancroft St. Savage Hall, Room 1109 Toledo, OH 43606

TEAM INFORMATION

All-Time Record: ... 460-385-24 2008 Record: ..................... 3-9 2008 Conf.: ....... 2-6/t-5th West 2008 Bowl: .......................None Final 2008 Ranking: .........None Basic Offense: ...............Spread Basic Defense: ............ Multiple Lettermen Returning: ...........57 Lettermen Lost: ......................7 Starters Returning: ..............20 Starters Lost: .........................4

2008 RESULTS (3-9, 2-6)

@ Arizona @ Eastern Michigan Fresno State (OT) Florida International Ball State* @ Michigan @ Northern Illinois* Central Michigan* @ Akron* @ Western Michigan* Miami* Bowling Green*

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16-41 41-17 54-55 16-35 0-31 13-10 7-38 23-24 30-47 17-27 42-14 10-38

Website: .............utrockets.com

2009 SCHEDULE

9/5 @ Purdue 9/11 Colorado 9/19 Ohio St. (in Cleveland) 9/26 @ at Florida International* 10/3 @ Ball State* 10/10 Western Michigan* 10/17 Northern Illinois* 10/24 Temple* 10/31 @ Miami* 11/11 @ Central Michigan* 11/20 Eastern Michigan* 11/27 @ Bowling Green* *Mid-American Conference game

Game 7 | Oct. 24, 2009 | 12 p.m. | Yager Stadium | Oxford, Ohio COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: .......Mike Haywood Career Record: ......0-0 (1st year) Record at Miami: . 0-0 (1st year) Career vs. NIU: ................... 0-0 Office Phone: .......513-529-3319 Assistant Coaches: Off. Coordinator: ......Peter Vaas Def. Coord./LB: ....... Carl Reese Asst. Head Coach: .......Bill Elias DB: .......................Lance Guidry OL: ..........................Bill Mottola DL: ...................... Antoine Smith RB: ........................ KiJuan Ware QB: ........................Morris Watts WR: ................... Cedric Cormier

MEDIA RELATIONS

Football SID: .......Mike Pearson Office Phone: .... 513-529-4329 Cell Phone:........ 513-330-2068 E-mail:...... pearsomg@muohio.edu Press Box:.................513-529-7261 SID Mailing Address: Miami Athletic Media Relations 230 Millett Hall Oxford, OH 45056

TEAM INFORMATION

All-Time Record: ... 649-379-44 2008 Record: ................... 2-10 2008 Conf.: .........1-7/7th (East) 2008 Bowl: .......................None Final 2008 Ranking: .........None Basic Offense: ............. Multiple Basic Defense: ................... 4-3 Lettermen Returning: ...........45 Lettermen Lost: ....................19 Starters Returning: ..............14 Starters Lost: .......................12

Website: ........muredhawks.com

2008 RESULTS (2-10, 1-7)

Vanderbilt @ Michigan Charleston-Southern @ Cincinnati Temple* @ Northern Illinois* @ Bowling Green* Kent State* @ Buffalo* Ball State* @ Toledo* Ohio*

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13-34 6-16 38-27 20-45 10-28 13-17 27-20 21-54 17-37 16-31 14-42 26-41

2009 SCHEDULE 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/5 11/12 11/18

Kentucky @ Boise State @ Western Michigan* @ Kent State* Cincinnati @ Northwestern @ Ohio* Northern Illinois* Toledo* @ Temple* Bowling Green* Buffalo*

*Mid-American Conference game

akron ZIPs GENERAL INFORMATION

2008 RESULTS (9-4, 6-2)

*Mid-American Conference game

miami REDhAWKs GENERAL INFORMATION

All-Time Record: ... 504-392-24 2008 Record: ..................... 9-4 2008 Conf.: .......6-2/t-2nd West 2008 Bowl: .............. Texas Bowl Final 2008 Ranking: .........None Basic Offense: ............. Multiple Basic Defense: ................... 4-3 Lettermen Returning: ...........32 Lettermen Lost: ....................18 Starters Returning: ..............14 Starters Lost: .......................12

Website: ........wmubroncos.com

toledo ROcKETs GENERAL INFORMATION

Game 5 | Oct. 3, 2009 | 2:30 p.m. | Huskie Stadium | DeKalb, Ill. TEAM INFORMATION

Game 8 | Oct. 31, 2009 | 11 a.m. | Huskie Stadium | DeKalb, Ill. COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: .......J.D. Brookhart Career Record: .27-33 (6th year) Rec. at Akron: ..27-33 (6th year) Career vs. NIU: ................... 2-1 Office Phone: .......330-972-7466 Assistant Coaches: Asst. HC/QB: .......... Wait Harris OL: ..................... Brian Callahan DL: ................... Dana Chambers LB: ........................Vince Okruch RB: ........................... Reno Ferri DC/Safeties: ..........Jim Fleming CB: ........... Emmanuel McDaniel OC/TE: .......Shane Montgomery WR: ........................Mauro Monz

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MEDIA RELATIONS

Football SID: ....... Mike Cawood Office Phone: .... 330-972-6292 Cell Phone:.........330-571-4145 E-mail:....... cawood@uakron.edu Press Box:.....................................TBA SID Mailing Address: The University of Akron Media Relations Rhodes Arena, Suite 83 Akron, OH 44325

TEAM INFORMATION

All-Time Record: ... 482-464-36 2008 Record: ..................... 5-7 2008 Conf.: .........3-5/4th (East) 2008 Bowl: .......................None Final 2008 Ranking: .........None Basic Offense: ... Spread/Multiple Basic Defense: ......Multiple 3-3 Lettermen Returning: ...........45 Lettermen Lost: ....................22 Starters Returning: ..............18 Starters Lost: .........................9

2008 RESULTS (5-7, 3-5)

@ Wisconsin @ Syracuse Ball State* @ Army Cincinnati @ Kent State (2OT)* Bowling Green* @ Eastern Michigan* Toledo* Buffalo (4OT)* @ Ohio* @ Temple*

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17-38 42-28 24-41 22-3 15-17 30-27 33-37 42-35 47-30 40-43 42-49 6-27

2009 SCHEDULE 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/13 11/20 11/27

@ Penn State Morgan State Indiana @ Central Michigan* Ohio* @ Buffalo* @ Syracuse @ Northern Illinois* Kent State* Temple* @ Bowling Green* Eastern Michigan*

Website: ................. gozips.com *Mid-American Conference game


MEDIA INFORMATION 2009 OPPONENTS eastern michigan EAGlEs GENERAL INFORMATION

Location: .......... Ypsilanti, Mich. Enrollment: .................. 22,638 President: .... Dr. Susan W. Martin Ath. Director: ....Dr. Derrick Gragg Colors: .........Dark Green and White Affiliation: ....................NCAA FBS Conf.: ..........................MAC (West) Stadium: .........Rynearson Stadium Capacity: ........................... 30,200 SERIES INFORMATION Games: .................................39 Playing Surface: ..............FieldTurf All-Time: ...... NIU leads 23-14-2 Last: ............NIU 37-0 (9-27-08) Streak: .......................... 1 (NIU) At DeKalb: ..... NIU leads 12-7-1 At Ypsilanti: ....NIU leads 11-7-1

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: ...........Ron English Career Record: ......0-0 (1st year) Record at EMU: ... 0-0 (1st year) Career vs. NIU: ................... 0-0 Office Phone: ..... 734-487-2160 Assistant Coaches: Off. Coord./QB: ..... Ken Karcher Def. Coord./DB: ........Eric Lewis OL: ......................Kurt Anderson TE/Spec. Teams: ....Tom Burpee WR: .....................Antonio Carter DB: ...........................Tim Carter DL: ..................... Casey Creehan LB: ......................... Steve Szabo RB: .................. Tyrone Wheatley

Game 9 | Nov. 5, 2009 | 6:30 p.m. | Huskie Stadium | DeKalb, Ill. MEDIA RELATIONS

Football SID: ..........Jim Streeter Office Phone: ....734-487-0317 Cell Phone:........ 734-260-1004 E-mail: ...... jstreeter@emich.edu Press Box: .........734-481-0014 SID Mailing Address: EMU Sports Information Convocation Center Room 307 Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Location: ...............Muncie, Ind. Enrollment: .................. 17,285 President: ..........Dr. Jo Ann Gora Ath. Dir.: .................. Tom Collins Colors: .............Cardinal and White Affiliation: ....................NCAA FBS Conf.: ..........................MAC (West) Stadium: .......Scheumann Stadium Capacity: ........................... 22,500 SERIES INFORMATION Games: .................................36 Playing Surface: ...............FieldTurf All-Time: ........BSU leads 20-14-2 Last: .......... BSU 45-14 (11-5-08) Streak: ......................... 2 (BSU) At DeKalb: .... BSU leads 11-6-2 At Macomb: ........BSU leads 9-8

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: .......... Stan Parrish Career Rec.: .. 57-42-3 (5th year) Record at BSU: .... 0-1 (1st year) Career vs. NIU: ................... 0-0 Office Phone: .....765-285-8251 Assistant Coaches: Off. Coord./RB: ...Eddie Faulkner Def. Coord.: ...........Doug Graber TE: .........................John Powers DL: ..........................Phil Burnett Secondary: ............. Daryl Dixon OL: .............................Jason Eck LB: ........ Deion Melvin/Jay Hood WR: ...........................Joey Lynch

Location: ............... Athens, Ohio Enrollment: ................... 28,442 President: ...Dr. Roderick J. McDavis Athletic Director: ..... Jim Schaus Colors: .................Green and White Affiliation: ....................NCAA FBS Conf.: ..........................MAC (East) Stadium: ................Peden Stadium Capacity: ............................24,000 SERIES INFORMATION Games: .................................17 Playing Surface: ..........FieldTurf All-Time: ..............NIU leads 9-8 Last: .......... Ohio 31-13 (9-9-06) Streak: .........................1 (Ohio) At DeKalb: ...........NIU leads 6-2 At Athens: .......... Ohio leads 6-3

Location: .... Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Enrollment: .................. 26,787 President: ..............Michael Rao Athletic Director: .....Dave Heeke Colors: ................Maroon and Gold Affiliation: ....................NCAA FBS Conf.: ...........................MAC (West) Stadium: .......Kelly-Shorts Stadium Capacity: ........................... 30,255 SERIES INFORMATION Games:..................................44 Playing Surface: ..............FieldTurf All-Time: ..... CMU leads 23-20-1 Last:.CMU 33-30 (OT) (11-12-08) Streak: ........................ 2 (CMU) At DeKalb: ..... NIU leads 12-9-1 At Mt. Pleasant: CMU leads 14-8

Indiana State @ Michigan State Toledo* @ Maryland Northern Illinois* @ Bowling Green* @ Army Akron* @ No. 20 Ball State* @ Western Michigan* @ Temple* Central Michigan*

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52-0 10-42 17-41 24-51 0-37 24-21 13-17 35-42 16-38 10-31 52-55 56-52

2009 SCHEDULE 9/5 9/12 9/19 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/5 11/14 11/20 11/27

Army @ Northwestern @ Michigan Temple* @ Central Michigan* Kent State* Ball State* @ Arkansas* @ Northern Illinois* Western Michigan* @ Toledo* @ Akron*

Game 10 | Nov. 12, 2009 | TBA | Huskie Stadium | DeKalb, Ill. MEDIA RELATIONS

Football SID: ......Joe Hernandez Office Phone: ... 765-285-8242 Cell Phone:........ 765-730-4614 E-mail: ......... jhernand@bsu.edu Press Box: ....... 765-285-5381, SID Mailing Address: Athletic Communications HP 120 Muncie, IN 47306

TEAM INFORMATION

All-Time Record: ... 400-353-32 2008 Record: ................... 12-2 2008 Conf.: ......... 8-0/1st West 2008 Bowl: ...................GMAC Bowl Final 2008 Ranking: .........None Basic Offense: ............. Multiple Basic Defense: ................... 4-3 Lettermen Returning: ...........38 Lettermen Lost: ....................20 Starters Returning: ..............11 Starters Lost: .......................11

Website: ....ballstatesports.com

2008 RESULTS (12-2, 8-0) Northeastern W Navy W @ Akron* W @ Indiana W Kent State* W @ Toledo* W @ Western Kentucky W Eastern Michigan* W Northern Illinois* W @ Miami University* W @ Central Michigan* W Western Michigan* W vs. Buffalo (MAC Champ.)L vs. Tulsa (GMAC) L

48-14 35-23 41-24 42-20 41-20 31-0 24-7 38-16 45-14 31-16 31-24 45-22 24-42 13-45

2009 SCHEDULE 9/3 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/12 11/18 11/24

North Texas New Hampshire @ Army @ Auburn Toledo* @ Temple* Bowling Green* @ Eastern Michigan* Ohio* @ Northern Illinois* Central Michigan* @ Western Michigan*

*Mid-American Conference Game

Game 11 | Nov. 21, 2009 | 1 p.m. | Peden Stadium | Athens, Ohio COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: ..........Frank Solich Career Record: 77-37 (11th year) Record at Ohio: 19-18 (5th year) Career vs. NIU: ................... 1-0 Office Phone: ..... 740-593-1183 Assistant Coaches: Off. Coord/RB: ...........Tim Albin DC/Safeties: .......Jimmy Burrow Spec. Teams/LB: ......... Ross Els Co-OC/QB: .........Gerry Gdowski TE: ...................... Pete Germano DL: ...................... Steve Stanard CB: ........................David Brown WR: ......................Dwayne Dixon OL: ..................... Keven Lightner

MEDIA RELATIONS

Football SID: ....... Jason Corriher Office Phone: .... 740-593-1298 Cell Phone:.........765-427-1721 E-mail: .......... corriher@ohio.edu Press Box: ..........................TBA SID Mailing Address: Ohio University Media Relations N117 Convocation Center Athens, OH 45701

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: .......... Butch Jones Career Record: 16-11 (2nd year) Rec. at CMU: .. 16-11 (2nd year) Career vs. NIU: ................... 2-0 Office Phone: .....989-774-3896 Assistant Coaches: Assoc. HC/DB: ..... Steve Stripling Off. Coord./QB: ..Mike Bajakian DC/Secondary: ........Tim Banks LB: ........................... Mark Elder Asst. HC/WR: ....... Zach Azzanni RB: .........................Jeff Beckles TE: .......................Max Glowacki OL: .......................Don Mahoney DT/Spec. Teams: .....Paul Volero

TEAM INFORMATION

All-Time Record: ....489-511-48 2008 Record: ..................... 4-8 2008 Conf.: ....... 3-5/t-5th East 2008 Bowl: ................................N/A Final 2008 Ranking: .........None Basic Offense: ............. Multiple Basic Defense: ................... 4-3 Lettermen Returning: ...........83 Lettermen Lost: ....................30 Starters Returning: ..............14 Starters Lost: .........................8

Website: ........ ohiobobcats.com

2008 RESULTS (4-8, 3-5)

@ Wyoming @ #3 Ohio State Central Michigan @ Northwestern VMI @ Western Michigan* @ Kent State* @ Temple* Buffalo* Bowling Green* Akron* @ Miami*

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20-21 14-26 28-31 8-16 51-31 20-41 26-19 10-14 19-32 3-28 49-42 41-26

2009 SCHEDULE 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/10 11/21 11/27

Connecticut @ North Texas Cal-Poly @ Tennessee @ Bowling Green* @ Akron* Miami* Kent State* @ Ball State* @ Buffalo* Northern Illinois* Temple*

*Mid-American Conference game

central michigan chIPPEWAs GENERAL INFORMATION

2008 RESULTS (3-9, 2-6)

*Mid-American Conference game

ohio BOBcATs GENERAL INFORMATION

All-Time Record: ... 422-508-47 2008 Record: ..................... 3-9 2008 Conf.: ...... 2-6/t-5th West 2008 Bowl: ..............................None Final 2008 Ranking: .........None Basic Offense: ............. Multiple Basic Defense: ............ Multiple Lettermen Returning: ...........45 Lettermen Lost: ....................13 Starters Returning: ..............16 Starters Lost: .........................6

Website: .......... emueagles.com

ball state cARDINAls GENERAL INFORMATION

TEAM INFORMATION

Game 12 | Nov. 27, 2009 | TBA | Kelly/Shorts Stadium | Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

MEDIA RELATIONS

Football SID: ............. Scott Rex Office Phone: .... 989-774-7323 Cell Phone:........ 989-621-9450 E-mail: ...... scott.rex@cmich.edu Press Box: ................989-774-3579 SID Mailing Address: CMU Sports Information 108 West Hall Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 Website: .... cmuchippewas.com

TEAM INFORMATION

All-Time Record: ... 558-353-36 2008 Record: ..................... 8-5 2008 Conf.: ........6-2/2nd West 2008 Bowl: .............Motor City Bowl Final 2008 Ranking: .........None Basic Offense: ............. Multiple Basic Defense: ............ Multiple Lettermen Returning: ...........44 Lettermen Lost: ....................10 Starters Returning: ..............18 Starters Lost: .........................6

2008 RESULTS (8-5, 6-2) Eastern Illinois @ Georgia @ Ohio* @ Purdue Buffalo* Temple* Western Michigan* @ Toledo* @ Indiana @ Northern Illinois (OT)* #14 Ball State* @ Eastern Michigan* vs. Florida Atlantic! ! - Motor City Bowl

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31-12 17-56 31-28 25-32 27-25 24-14 38-28 24-23 37-34 33-30 24-31 52-56 21-24

2009 SCHEDULE 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/11 11/18 11/27

@ Arizona @ Michigan State Alcorn State Akron* @ Buffalo* Eastern Michigan* @ Western Michigan* @ Bowling Green* @ Boston College Toledo* @ Ball State* Northern Illinois*

*Mid-American Conference game

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MEDIA INFORMATION COMPOSITE SCHEDULE Thursday, September 3 Western Illinois @ Sam Houston State 6 pm North Texas @ Ball State 6:30 pm Saturday, September 5 Akron @ Penn State Kentucky @ Miami (Ohio) Toledo @ Purdue Western Michigan @ Michigan Connecticut @ Ohio Army @ Eastern Michigan Idaho @ New Mexico State Central Michigan @ Arizona Northern Illinois @ Wisconsin Friday, September 11 Colorado @ Toledo

11 am 11 am 11 am 2:30 pm 6 pm 6 pm 7 pm 8 pm 6 pm

8 pm

Saturday, September 12 Central Michigan @ Michigan State 11 am Eastern Michigan @ Northwestern 11 am Fresno State @ Wisconsin 11 am Western Michigan @ Indiana 11 am Morgan State @ Akron 1 pm Idaho @ Washington 2:30 pm Ohio @ North Texas 6 pm Miami (Ohio) @ Boise State 7 pm Purdue @ Oregon 9:15 pm New Hampshire @ Ball State 6 pm Western Illinois @ Northern Illinois 6:30 pm Saturday, September 19 Eastern Michigan @ Michigan 11 am Wofford @ Wisconsin 11 am Cal Poly @ Ohio 1 pm Indiana @ Akron 2:30 pm San Diego State @ Idaho 4 pm Miami (Ohio) @ Western Michigan 6 pm Stephen F. Austin @ Western Ill. 6:05 pm Alcorn State @ Central Michigan 2:30 pm Ball State @ Army 11 am Ohio State @ Toledo 11 am Northern Illinois @ Purdue 11 am Saturday, September 26 Toledo @ Florida International Hofstra @ Western Michigan Miami (Ohio) @ Kent State Notre Dame @ Purdue Ohio @ Tennessee Ball State @ Auburn Akron @ Central Michigan Michigan State @ Wisconsin Idaho @ Northern Illinois Saturday, October 3 Northwestern @ Purdue Temple @ Eastern Michigan Cincinnati @ Miami (Ohio)

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11 am 12 pm 12 pm

Ohio @ Bowling Green 3 pm Colorado State @ Idaho 4 pm Southern Illinois @ Western Ill. 6:05 pm Central Michigan @ Buffalo 2:30 pm Toledo @ Ball State 11 am Wisconsin @ Minnesota TBA Western Mich. @ Northern Illinois 2:30 pm

Saturday, November 7 Western Illinois @ Illinois State 1 pm Kent State @ Akron 2:30 pm Fresno State @ Idaho 4 pm Western Michigan @ Michigan State TBA Purdue @ Michigan TBA Wisconsin @ Indiana TBA

Saturday, October 10 Eastern Michigan @ Central Michigan11 am Miami (Ohio) @ Northwestern 11 am Purdue @ Minnesota 11 am Ohio @ Akron 5 pm Western Illinois @ Youngstown State 5 pm Western Michigan @ Toledo 6 pm Idaho @ San Jose State 7 pm Wisconsin @ Ohio State TBA Ball State @ Temple 12 pm

Tuesday, November 10 Ohio @ Buffalo

6 pm

Wednesday, November 11 Toledo @ Central Michigan

7 pm

Thursday, November 12 Bowling Green @ Miami (Ohio) Ball State @ Northern Illinois

5 pm TBA

Friday, November 13 Temple @ Akron

7 pm

Saturday. October 17 Iowa @ Wisconsin 11 am Miami (Ohio) @ Ohio 1 pm Akron @ Buffalo 2:30 pm Kent State @ Eastern Michigan 3 pm Missouri State @ Western Illinois 3:05 pm Hawaii @ Idaho 7 pm Bowling Green @ Ball State 11 am Central Michigan @ Western Michigan TBA Ohio State @ Purdue TBA Northern Illinois @ Toledo 6 pm Saturday, October 24 Central Michigan @ Bowling Green 11 am Ball State @ Eastern Michigan 12 pm Buffalo @ Western Michigan 1 pm Kent State @ Ohio 1 pm Western Illinois @ Indiana State 2:05 pm Idaho @ Nevada 3 pm Akron @ Syracuse TBA Temple @ Toledo 6 pm Illinois @ Purdue TBA Northern Illinois @ Miami (Ohio) 12 pm Saturday, October 31 Western Michigan @ Kent State 1 pm North Dakota St. @ Western Illinois 1:05 pm Toledo @ Miami (Ohio) 2:30 pm Louisiana Tech @ Idaho 4 pm Central Michigan @ Boston College TBA Ohio @ Ball State 11 am Eastern Michigan @ Arkansas TBA Purdue @ Wisconsin TBA Akron @ Northern Illinois 11 am Thursday, November 5 Miami (Ohio) @ Temple Eastern Mich. @ Northern Illinois

6:30 pm 6:30 pm

Saturday, November 14 Western Michigan @ Eastern Mich. 12 pm Idaho @ Boise State 2 pm Western Illinois @ Northern Iowa 6:05 pm Michigan State @ Purdue TBA Michigan @ Wisconsin TBA Wednesday, November 18 Buffalo @ Miami (Ohio) Central Michigan @ Ball State

TBA TBA

Friday, November 20 Akron @ Bowling Green Eastern Michigan @ Toledo

4:30 pm 6 pm

Saturday, November 21 South Dakota St. @ Western Ill. Purdue @ Indiana Wisconsin @ Northwestern Northern Illinois @ Ohio

1:05 pm TBA TBA 1 pm

Tuesday, November 24 Ball State @ Western Michigan

6 pm

Friday, November 27 Ohio @ Temple Eastern Michigan @ Akron Toledo @ Bowling Green Northern Illinois @ Central Michigan

1 pm TBA TBA TBA

Saturday, November 28 Utah State @ Idaho

4 pm

Friday, December 4 MAC Championship (Detroit, Mich.)

7 pm

Saturday, December 5 Wisconsin @ Hawaii

TBA All times are Central.

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MEDIA INFORMATION MEDIA RELATIONS POLICIES The Northern Illinois Media Relations staff stands ready to assist in your coverage of all Huskie athletic teams in 2009-10. For information regarding credentials, NIU teams and players, arranging interviews, broadcast coverage, obtaining statistics or photos, and press opportunities, please call the Athletics Media Relations Office at 815-753-1706. The Media Relations Office is located in Room 209 of the NIU Convocation Center, just inside Entrance A. Parking is available in Lot C3 and temporary passes can be obtained in the Media Relations Office.

MEDIA SERVICES Weekly Press Opportunity NIU Head Coach Jerry Kill and selected Huskie players will meet with the media each Tuesday during the season in the McCareins Auditorium of the Yordon Center. Reporters will also be able to access the press conference via telephone. Quotes from the press conference will be posted at www.niuhuskies.com later that afternoon and video of the event will be available on-line on a delayed basis. Interviews All interview requests for Kill, NIU assistant coaches and players MUST be coordinated through the NIU Media Relations Office. To set up phone interviews with Northern Illinois players, contact NIU Assistant Director of Media Relations Joe Summins at 815-7539539 or jsummins@niu.edu. Interviews may be conducted through Wednesday either in person or on the phone. Player interview availability for November will be determined based on the practice schedule. Please provide 24 hours advance notice to the Media Relations Office fpr player interviews. For telephone interviews, the student-athlete will make the call at a pre-arranged time. Phone numbers of student-athletes will NOT be made available. For interviews with Head Coach Jerry Kill and Huskie assistant coaches, please contact Donna Turner (815-753-9513). Practice Coverage NIU practices will be open to the media in 2009, with coaches and players available for interviews after practice on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Contact the Media Relations Office to confirm practice times. MAC Football Teleconference NIU Head Coach Jerry Kill will participate in the weekly Mid-American Conference football coaches’ teleconference each Monday during the football season beginning August 31. Kill will be on the call from 8:46-8:54 a.m. (Central). The call also will be replayed later in the day. Contact NIU or the Mid-American Conference for the complete schedule for the

call and to obtain the call-in number. Official Athletics Website Updated statistics, game recaps, press releases, press conference transcripts, players and coaches bios, historical, broadcast and ticket information are available on the Northern Illinois Official Athletics website at www.niuhuskies.com. Check the website regularly for the latest Huskie athletics news. Video and Photo Requests Requests for digital photos or video of Northern Illinois football players and coaches should be made through the Media Relations Office. A complete set of team head shots will be distributed to area media in August and action shots from Huskie games are available for same day usage through photographer Scott Walstrom and NIU Media Services. When possible, allow 24 hours for e-mail delivery of photo or video requests. Information Distribution Contact Donna Turner (donnaturner@niu. edu) or Joe Summins (jsummins@niu.edu) to be added to the Huskies’ e-mail media distribution list for all sports or for football only. Receive weekly and daily releases from NIU in your inbox. This service is for media only.

media relations sTAFF DONNA TURNER Associate A.D. / Communications Primary Football Contact Gymnastics Office: 815-753-9513 Cell: 815-793-5474 donnaturner@niu.edu JOE SUMMINS Assistant Director Secondary Football Contact Wrestling, Softball Office: 815-753-9539 Cell: 815-690-6519 jsummins@niu.edu

RUSSELL HOUGHTALING Assistant Director Men’s Soccer Women’s Basketball Women’s Golf Office: 815-753-1708 Cell: 815-508-5404 houghtaling@niu.edu BRETT McWETHY Assistant Director Men’s Basketball Men’s Tennis Women’s Tennis Office: 815-375-1708 Cell: 815-375-0174 bmcwethy@niu.edu

GAME DAY COVERAGE Credential Requests All requests for working media credentials in the press box or on the sidelines for the 2009 Huskie Football season or for any individual game should be made via e-mail (outlet name in address) to Donna Turner. Requests should be made at least two weeks prior to the game. Time-permitting, NIU will send your credentials via first-class mail. If not, the credentials will be left at Media Will Call, located on the west (press box) side of Huskie Stadium, and be available beginning 2 ½ hours prior to kickoff. At Huskie Stadium, media credentials allow access to the field, press box and post-game press conference areas. Credential Regulations All space for the working press, radio and television at NIU football games is allocated by the Northern Illinois Media Relations Office, which reserves the right to deny credentials to any outlet. Freelance and/or non-daily writers and photographers may be asked to produce examples of publications in which their work has appeared. Seating in the press box is for working media ONLY. Credentials are NOT transferable and any used in an unauthorized manner will be revoked. All credentials are the property of NIU and must be returned upon request.

ZACH PETERS Assistant Director Volleyball Baseball Men’s Golf Office: 815-753-9572 Cell: 815-508-3375 zpeters@niu.edu MEGAN WALLACE Graduate Assistant Women’s Soccer Women’s Track & Field Women’s Cross Country Office: 815-753-9572

Website: FB Press Box:

www.niuhuskies.com 815-753-0609 815-753-0630

Mailing/Delivery Address Media Relations 209 Convocation Center 1525 West Lincoln Highway Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL 60115-2854

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MEDIA INFORMATION MEDIA RELATIONS POLICIES Parking Requests for parking passes should be made when credentials are ordered. The media parking area is located in lot 31B, which is adjacent to the Yordon Center and Mary M. Bell softball field and can be accessed off of Stadium Drive East. Overflow media parking will be in the Dorland Lot northwest of Huskie Stadium across from the new NIU Track and Soccer Complex If you are picking up your pass at Will Call (window located at elevator base), check in with the parking attendant in the lot next to the water tower on Lincoln Highway to receive a media parking pass. To arrange for satellite truck or remote truck parking, contact the Media Relations Office at least 48 hours in advance.

PRESS BOx SERVICES The press box opens approximately three and a half hours before kickoff. A box lunch meal will be provided two hours before the game to credentialed personnel. Sodas and coffee will be available throughout the game.

Television monitors in the press box and radio booths air replays, and statistics and play-byplay will be disributed. The Huskie Stadium press box is a non-smoking area. As space is tight, courtesy toward your fellow media members is greatly appreciated. Phones/Internet Telephones are available in the press box for shared use by members of the media. These lines are NOT provided to give access to the Internet. To order a separate line, contact the NIU Office of Telecommunication at 815-7531227 to file a work order. Wireless internet access is available in the Huskie Stadium football press box. Upon arrival in the Huskie Stadium Press Box, media will be issued a login ID and password. Northern Illinois Information Technology Coordinator Susie Armbrust will be on hand to assist with technical questions. Visiting Radio/TV Broadcast telephone lines in the press box are available through the ISP Northern Illinois Radio Network. The line can be utilized by the visiting team’s official radio station on

a reciprocal basis or for a nominal fee. Call the NIU Media Relations Office for more information on these lines. Sidelines Photographers are not permitted in the team bench areas (between the 25-yard lines) and must have credentials visible at all times. Photographers must go behind the team benches in order to go from one end of the field to the other. Post-Game Interviews Post-game interviews for both Northern Illinois and the opposing team will be held in the Yordon Center. The press box elevator will be held with approximately five minutes remaining to transport media to the field. Following the game, the opposing coach and select players will be escorted to the interview room, followed by Kill and NIU players. The post-game press conference will be piped in to the press box. The Northern Illinois locker room is CLOSED to the media. The visiting team will establish its locker room policies.

directions to husKIE sTADIuM

Media Parking is in Lot 33 and Lot 31B.

From Chicago: Take Interstate 88 west to Annie Glidden Road (exit 92). Exit and travel north approximately two miles, and turn left on Illinois Route 38 (Lincoln Highway). Proceed west past the NIU Physical Plant and turn right onto Stadium Drive. Follow as Stadium Drive curves right. Lot 33 is next to the Dorland Building on the right. To access lot 31B, follow Stadium Drive as it turns north (left). Turn left before Douglas Hall. Lot 31B will be on your left.

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From Rockford: Take Interstate 39 south to Illinois Route 38. Exit and travel east approximately 15 miles into DeKalb. Turn left at Annie Glidden Road and follow approximately one-half mile. Turn left on Lucinda Avenue and follow to stop sign. Turn left at stop sign onto Stadium Drive East. Follow 250 feet, then turn right onto Stadium Drive North. Lot 33 is at the end of Stadium Drive North on the left side.


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h u s k iRADIO e r a d i NETWORK o network HUSKIE huskie RADIO NETWORK For the fifth consecutive season, Northern Illinois football games will be heard throughout the city, state and region on Chicago’s sports radio station WSCR-AM 670 “The Score.” Owned by CBS Radio, the powerful 50,000-watt station boasts a signal that can be heard in 38 states and reaches an audience in the millions. The Score, also home of Major League Baseball’s Chicago White Sox, will carry the Huskies’ complete football schedule as well as select men’s basketball contests. For the 21st consecutive year, WLBK AM 1360 in DeKalb will serve as the home for all Huskie radio broadcasts, from football to men’s and women’s basketball. Both WSCR and WLBK recently reached new agreements to broadcast Northern Illinois Athletics events through the Huskies’ new multi-media rights partner, ISP Sports. Through this new relationship, ISP, the sales and marketing partner for more than 60 universities, conferences, bowl games and venues across the country, is responsible for managing the Northern Illinois ISP Sports Radio Network. Home and away, Bill Baker, Mark Lindo and Casey Kahler handle the on-air duties for the Northern Illinois ISP Sports Radio Network. Baker, 61, begins his 30th year as the play-by-play voice of Northern Illinois football and basketball in 2009. A reporter on the Chicagoland sports scene for the past 36 years, the Chicago native has covered NIU in football, men’s and women’s basketball, softball, baseball and volleyball. Baker was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award for Broadcasting from the Illinois High School Association in 1989. Baker was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in April and is a member of the newest class of the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame. He doubles as the manager of advertising placement for the Kane County Cougars, WLBK-AM (1360) ........................... DeKalb the Midwest League WSCR-AM (670) .............................Chicago (Class A) affiliate of the Via the Internet at www.niuhuskies.com Oakland Athletics.

broadcast NETWORKs

Bill Baker

Mark Lindo

Casey Kahler

Lindo, 51, returns as the network analyst and statistician. The Aurora product joined the Northern Illinois radio team 24 years ago. A veteran on the local prep scene, he served 18 seasons as head boys basketball coach at Naperville North High School and in that role was inducted into the Illinois High School Association Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008. He is also a member of the IHSA Baseball Hall of Fame, Aurora Central Hall of Fame, and Aurora Boys Basketball Hall of Fame. Lindo spent seven seasons as the color analyst for IHSA Television, and has recently been named to the men’s basketball staff at Aurora University. Kahler enters his third season on the Huskie sidelines. The Belvidere native spent eight seasons as the voice of the Augustana Vikings, as well as three years as a sideline reporter for Army. While at West Point, Kahler also served as the play-by-play voice for basketball and hockey. He has an extensive broadcasting background that includes 12 seasons calling CBA Basketball, and served as a sideline reporter for the CBA broadcasts on ESPN2. Kahler has held a variety of radio responsibilities, and has called play-by-play for IHSA championships, including the class AA basketball state finals. Network coverage begins 30 minutes prior to kickoff and features a preview of the Huskies’ upcoming game along with a look at the Mid-American Conference. Following the game, listeners hear directly from NIU head coach Jerry Kill as part of the post-game show.

huskie hERITAGE THE MASCOT

THE COLORS

THE MUSIC

Northern Illinois University’s athletics mascot wasn’t always a Huskie dog.

Originally, the Northern Illinois State Normal School and a committee headed by Emma F. Stratford adopted yellow and white as the school’s official colors in 1899.

The “Huskie Fight Song” dates back to the 1961-62 academic year after an editorial appeal from The Northern Star asked for a “snappier” tune for students, fans, and alums to be played at athletics events.

Since being elevated to National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I status in the late 1960s, the Northern Illinois mascot has had several incarnations—a series of real dogs, a “live” Victor E. Huskie in costume, and several line drawing logo versions. The baby boomer set remembers the “fighting” Huskie in the boxer’s stance commissioned in the late 1950s. In 198586, the dog’s head made its debut. The “decommissioned” running Huskie dog was introduced in 1988, while the current Huskie dog—designed by Eric Rickabaugh of Rickabaugh Graphics in 2001—was unveiled at Media Day that August. Further note to Noah Webster and copy readers: Evans made reference in that 1940 story to a Huskie dog, not H-U-S-K-Y. So the singular collective form is indeed H-U-S-K-I-E.

Seven years later, NISNS desired some brighter hues that would not be obscured on the football uniforms by mud or grass stains. By December 1906, the Athletic Association discussed the plan of having an athletic monogram. They decided on a cardinal monogram N.I. on a black diamond to be used for team members only. “The red and black are very showy and much more suitable for athletic colors than yellow and white,” the then-monthly (February, 1907) Northern Illinois wrote. “The school colors are very pretty to decorate with, but they did not show up very well at games. Many colleges have athletic colors aside from the school colors, and it seemed to the Athletic Association that it would be very suitable for us to adopt the same plan.”

Former Northern Illinois men’s swimming coach and physical education professor Francis Stroup answered the call with new lyrics and a modest rewrite of the chorus of Annas’ “Loyalty Song.” The Northern Star first published Stroup’s lyrics to the “Huskie Fight Song” on November 17, 1961. It was approved by the Student Senate April 30, 1963. Stroup was inducted into the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998. The lyric “Forward, Together Forward” was adopted by the university after five students were killed on campus, Feb. 14, 2008. The updated version of the “Alma Mater”— written by former NIU band director Wilbur Smith and English professor Orville Baker— originated in 1957 and made its debut at a campus Pops Concert in January, 1961. Smith authored the music and most of the lyrics—with some help by Baker.

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NEWSPAPERS

Kane County Chronicle

10 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 2500 Chicago, IL 60606 Rick Gano, Sports Editor Phone: (312) 781-0511 E-Mail: chifax@ap.org

333 Randall Road, Suite 2 St. Charles, IL 60174 Jay Schwab, Sports Editor Phone: (630) 845-5355 E-Mail: jschwab@kcchronicle.com General E-Mail: sportsdesk@kcchronicle.com

Aurora Beacon-News

The Northern Star

Associated Press Sports - Chicago

495 N. Commons Drive Aurora, IL 60504 Chris Sosa, Sports Editor Phone: (630) 416-5291 E-Mail: csosa@scn1.com Rick Armstrong, Beat Writer Phone: (630) 978-8395 E-Mail: rarmstrong@scn1.com

Chicago Sun-Times

350 N. Orleans, Chicago, IL 60654 Stu Courtney, Sports Editor Phone: (312) 321-2663 E-Mail: scourtney@suntimes.com

Chicago Tribune

435 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 Phone: (312) 222-3478 Mike Kellams, Sports Editor E-Mail: mkellams@tribune.com Teddy Greenstein, College Writer Phone: (312) 208-0374 E-Mail: tgreen558@aol.com Shannon Ryan, College Writer Phone: (312) 451-7692 E-Mail: maryshan00@yahoo.com sryan@tribune.com

The Daily Chronicle

P.O. Box 587, DeKalb, IL 60115 Phone: (815) 756-4841 John Sahly, Beat Writer, X229 E-Mail: jsahly@daily-chronicle.com Jon Styf, Sports Editor, x224 E-Mail: jstyf@daily-chronicle.com Nick Gerts, Sports Writer, X226 E-Mail: ngerts@daily-chronicle. com E-Mail: sports@daily-chronicle.com

The Daily Herald

155 E. Algonquin Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005 Tom Quinlan, Sports Editor Phone: (847) 427-4455 E-Mail: sports@dailyherald.com Lindsey Willhite, College Writer Phone: (847) 427-4457 E-Mail: lwillhite@dailyherald.com

Elgin Courier-News

300 Lake Street, Elgin, IL 60120 Sports Desk Phone: (847) 888-7768 E-Mail: couriersports@scn1.com

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130 Campus Life Building, NIU, DeKalb, IL 60115 Jon Levanich, Sports Editor Phone: (815) 753-9640 E-Mail: jlevanich@niu.edu

The Northwest Herald

P.O. Box 250, Crystal Lake, IL 60039 Eric Olson, Sports Editor Phone: (815) 459-4122 E-Mail: sportsdesk@nwherald.com

Rockford Register Star

99 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61104 Phone: (815) 987-1203 Randy Ruef, Sports Editor E-Mail: sports@rrstar.com Jay Taft, Beat Writer Phone: (815) 987-1384 E-Mail: jtaft@rrstar.com

Southtown/Star

Phil Arvia, Sports Editor 6901 W. 159th St., Tinley Park, IL 60477 Phone: (708) 633-5949 E-Mail: parvia@southtownstar.com sports@southtownstar.com

WFLD-TV (FOx-32)

205 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60601 Corey McPherrin, Sports Director Phone: (312) 565-5498 E-Mail: wfldsports@foxtv.com John Eskra, Executive Producer Phone: (312) 565-5478 E-Mail: john.eskra@foxtv.com

WGN-TV (CW-9)

2501 W. Bradley Place Chicago, IL 60618 Dan Roan, Sports Director Phone: (773) 883-3326 E-Mail: droan@tribune.com Joel Liberatore, Producer E-Mail: jliberatore@tribune.com

22 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602 Phone: (312) 899-2330 Ryan Baker, Sports Anchor Phone: (312) 899-2332 E-Mail: rgbaker@cbs.com Krista Ruch, Executive Producer Phone: (312) 899-2331 E-Mail: klruch@cbs.com

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WGN-AM

WLS-TV (ABC-7)

WIxN-AM/WSEY-FM/WRVC-FM

190 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: (312) 750-7108 Mark Giangreco, Sports Director Larry Snyder, Senior Sports Producer E-Mail: lawrence.s.snyder@abc.com

WMAQ-TV (NBC-5)

WREx-TV (NBC-13)

WBBM-TV (CBS-2)

2201 N. First St., DeKalb IL 60115 Phone: (815) 758-0950 Brian Adams, Sports Director E-Mail: news@b95fm.com

P.O. Box 123, Rockford, IL 61105 Pat Gostele, Sports Director Phone: (815) 987-5330 E-Mail: patrick.gostele@wifr.com General E-Mail: sports@wifr.com

Comcast SportsNet

123 Stadium Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115 Phone: (815) 753-8888 E-Mail: bhutchi2@niu.edu

WDKB-FM

WIFR-TV (CBS-23)

TELEVISION

Northern Television Center

Two Prudential Plaza, Suite 1100 Chicago, IL 60601 Josh Liss, Sports Director Phone: (312) 297-7847 E-Mail: jdliss@cbs.com

435 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 Dave Eanet, Sports Director Phone: (312) 222-2141 E-Mail: daveeanet@tribune.com David Kaplan, Sports Anchor Phone: (312) 222-5020 E-Mail: davidkaplan@tribune.com Mark Carman, Producer/Reporter Phone: (312) 222-5062 E-Mail: mcarman@tribune.com

454 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL 60611 Phone: (312) 836-5665 Tony Capriolo, Executive Producer Phone: (312) 832-1880 E-Mail: tony.capriolo@nbcuni.com

350 N. Orleans St., Suite S1-100 Chicago, IL 60654 Tim Folke, Producer Phone: (312) 222-6080 E-Mail: tfolke@comcastsportsnet.com Joe Collins, Producer E-Mail: jcollins@comcastsportsnet.com Aldo Perri, Producer Phone: (312) 222-6053 E-Mail: aperri@comcastsportsnet.com General E-Mail: chicagopressreleases@ comcastsportsnet.com

WBBM-AM

1460 S. College Ave., Dixon, IL 61021 Phone: (815) 288-3341 Sam Ramirez, Sports Director E-Mail: sramirez@nrgmedia.com

WLBK-AM

2410 Sycamore Road, Suite C DeKalb, IL 60115 Phone: (815) 758-8686 Terry Ryan, Program Director E-Mail: production@1360wlbk.com

WMVP-AM

P.O. Box 530, Rockford, IL 61105 Mike Morig, Sports Director Phone: (815) 335-2710 E-Mail: mmorig@wrex.com

190 N. State St., 7th Floor Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: (312) 980-1070 Justin Craig, Program Director Phone: (312) 980-1003

WTVO-TV (ABC-17)

WRHL-AM/FM

RADIO

WSCR-AM

P.O. Box 470, Rockford, IL 61105 Scott Leber, Sports Director Phone: (815) 963-2773 E-Mail: sports@wtvo.com

Huskie Radio Network

Bill Baker, Play-by-Play Phone: (630) 578-6246 (w) (630) 212-8685 (c) E-Mail: niuradioguy@comcast.net Mark Lindo, Color Analyst Phone: (630) 554-4729 (630) 217-2603 (c) E-Mail: mlnn11@aol.com mlindo@naperville203.org Casey Kahler, Sideline Reporter Phone: (630) 669-2868 E-Mail: ckahler@leopardo.com

P.O. Box 177, Rochelle IL 61068 Phone: (815) 562-7001 Jeff Leon, Sports Director E-Mail: jmlvoice@wrhl.net 455 N. Cityfront Plaza, 6th Floor Chicago, IL 60611 Mitch Rosen, Program Director Phone: (312) 245-6000 E-Mail: programming@670thescore.com Chris Collins, Sports Director Phone: (312) 245-6005 E-Mail: chris.collins@cbsradio.com

WSPY-FM

One Broadcast Center, Plano, IL 60545 Jim Teckenbrock, Sports Director Phone: (630) 552-1000, x301 E-Mail: jimt@nelsonmultimedia.net