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.
2015 • Played in all 14 games with four starts. • Ranked third on NIU with 10 passes broken up and 11 passes defended. • Consistent tackler with stops in 13 games and nine multi-tackle games. • Developed a solid tandem with All-American cornerback Shawun Lurry. • Had five tackles and two passes broken up vs. UNLV (9-5). • Tallied a career-high four PBUs versus Ball State (10-10). • Named NIU Co-Defensive Player of the Week after making five tackles with one PBU against Eastern Michigan (10-24). • Recorded his third career INT vs. Western Michigan (11-18). • Posted a career-high six tackles, all solo, vs. Ohio (11-24). • Had four stops in the MAC Champ. Game vs. BGSU (12-4).
2014 • Appeared in all 14 games, starting the first six contests of the season as a true freshman at cornerback. • Tallied 21 total tackles, with 13 solo stops and eight assisted. • Also contributed two interceptions and four pass break-ups. • Made a career-high five tackles in the MAC Championship Game victory over Bowling Green (12-5). • Also recorded four tackles against Central Michigan (10-11). • Had his first career interception and a tackle for loss in his collegiate debut against Presbyterian (8-28). • Also picked off a pass in the third quarter at Western Michigan (11-28). High School • Compiled 106 tackles, forced four fumbles, recovered five fumbles and intercepted nine passes in three seasons. • Earned second team all-area and all-conference honors following his senior season. • Registered 40 tackles, snagged four interceptions and broke up eight passes in 2013. • Named third team all-Dade County after the season. • Caught 25 passes for 325 yards and four touchdowns as a wide receiver in 2013. • Ended his junior season with 36 tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries. • Posted eight receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown in 2012, in addition to gaining 25 yards and a touchdown on four carries.
Personal • Born Aug. 3, 1996, in Miami, Fla. • Son of Albert Smalls Jr. and Tammy Jones-Smalls. • Communications and media studies major.
SMALL'S CAREER GAME HIGHS Tackles: 6, vs. Ohio, 11-24-15 TFLs: 1, vs Presbyterian, 8-28-14 Interceptions: 1, three times, last vs. Western Michigan, 11-18-15 PBUs: 4, vs. Ball State, 10-10-15