NIU to hold 2013 Football Kickoff prior to the contest
2012-13: Saw action in 11 games ... Scored his first points as a Huskie on a pair of free throws vs. Eastern Michgian (2/27).
2011-12: Did not see game action.
Prior to NIU: Spent two seasons as Parkland College in Champaign, Ill. ... Scored 4.2 points and grabbed 2.3 rebounds per contest during his sophomore season at Parkland ... Helped the Cobras advance to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament and a 21-13 overall record ... Earned honorable mention all-conference after averaging 9.5 points and 3.6 rebounds per game as a freshman at Parkland College.
Personal: Full name is Brandon Anthony Hayes ... Born on March 4, 1991 in Homewood, Ill. ... Son of Carl and Jamie Hayes ... Plans to major in business administration.