2012: Started all 14 games at right guard for the Huskies in 2012. Named NIU Offensive Lineman of the Week following the Iowa (9-1) game. Helped NIU average 469.6 yards of total offense per game to rank 20th in the country and first in the MAC. Part of an offense that gained 400 or more yards in 12 of 14 games during the 2012 season. Blocked for a Huskie offense that led the MAC and ranked 12th in the nation in rushing offense with 238.2 yards per game. Part of a potent NIU attack that led the conference and ranked 13th nationally in scoring offense with 38.8 points per game. Played a role on a pass protection unit that allowed only 1.2 sacks per game, which ranked fourth in the MAC and 21st in the nation. Member of a unit that blocked for the conference's leading quarterback in rushing yards, passing efficiency, and total offense. Paved the way for Northern's season-high 622 yards of total offense against Central Michigan (9-29).
2011: Redshirted. Named the Defensive Work Team Player of the Week following the Wisconsin (9-17) game.
High School: A second-team All-State offensive linemen while starting 13 games at offensive guard for Homewood-Flossmoor in 2010. Also named to first team all-area squad as a senior after helping lead the Vikings to the state semifinals and a 10-3 record. Two-time first-team All-Southwest Suburban Blue Conference player as a junior and senior. Won honors as top offensive lineman on his team. On defense, forced and recovered a fumble. Member of the HFHS Academic Honor Roll as a freshman.
Personal: Born Jan. 9, 1993 in Skokie, Ill. Son of John and Kathleen Conlon. Majoring in industrial management and technology. Admires Walter Payton.