It seemed like just another team meeting in the McCareins Room at the Yordon Center Saturday, August 16. Take a look at behind the scenes footage of the Huskies unveiling of their new uniforms on August 16, pranking the team before revealing them.
NIU head football coach and select players discuss this week's game at Idaho.
2014 • Started all 14 games at left guard. • Built his consecutive start streak up to 42 games with a third straight season of starting every game for the Huskies. • Blocked for a rushing attack that gained 3,488 yards and averaged 5.1 yards per carry. • Paved the way for three 600-yard rushers: quarterback Drew Hare and tailbacks Cameron Stingily and Joel Bouagnon. • Guided NIU ball carriers into the end zone on 36 occasions in 2014. • With the help of Conlon’s steadying presence, te Huskies gave up just 14 sacks all season and only turned the ball over 12 times. • Led NIU’s offense to over 6,000 yards on the year. • Conlon and the Huskies also posted at least 300 yards of offense in every game and topped 600 yards in three contests. • Started in the MAC Championship Game for the third consecutive year, helping the Huskies beat Bowling Green (12-5). • NIU averaged 31.5 points per game in winning the conference title. • Named NIU Offensive Lineman of the Week following the Presbyterian (8-28) and Ohio (11-18) games.
2013 • Started all 14 games for the Huskies at right guard. • Part of a pass protection unit that allowed only 0.79 sacks per game to rank fifth in the nation. • Named NIU Offensive Lineman of the Week following the Eastern Illinois (9-21) game after helping the Huskies pile up 602 yards of total offense. • NIU offense posted 519.8 total yards per game which ranked fifth in the country. • Paved the way for Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch to become the nation's second leading rusher with 1,920 yards. • Blocked for a Huskie rushing attack that totaled 3,161 yards (297.2/game), the most in NIU history and No. 7 average nationally. • Led the way for the most prolific scoring offense (39.6 ppg) in school history. • Part of an NIU offense that topped 550 yards of total offense in seven games. 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 lead the MAC. • Part of an offense that gained 400 or more yards in 12 of 14 games in 2012. • Blocked for a Huskie offense that led the MAC and ranked 12th in the nation in rushing offense with 238.2 yards per game. • NIU led the conference and ranked 13th nationally in scoring offense with 38.8 points per game. • The pass protection unit allowed only 1.2 sacks per game, which ranked fourth in the MAC and 21st in the nation. • Blocked for the conference's leading quarterback in rushing yards, passing efficiency, and total offense. 2011 • Redshirted. • Named the Defensive Work Team Player of the Week following the Wisconsin (9-17) game. High School • Second-team All-State offensive linemen while starting 13 games at guard in 2010. • Also named to first team all-area squad as a senior. • Two-time first-team All-Southwest Suburban Blue Conference player as a junior and senior. • Won honors as top offensive lineman on his team. • On defense, forced and recovered a fumble. Personal • Born Jan. 9, 1993 in Skokie, Ill. • Son of John and Kathleen Conlon. • Majoring in industrial management and technology.