55   Andrew Ness
Andrew  Ness

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
O'Fallon, MO

High School:
Christian Brothers College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 314

Position:
OL

Experience:
3L


08/25/2015

Perez Ford Named to Lombardi Award Watch List

NIU defensive end is third Huskie to make the list

08/22/2015

Carey Likes Competition, Effort in NIU Scrimmage

Young Huskie Running Backs Continue to Impress

08/17/2015

Experienced Starters Lead Youth on the Offensive Line

Seniors Aiden Conlon and Andrew Ness have started all 42 games the last three seasons

07/14/2015

Two Huskies on Lombardi Award Watch List

NIU’s Andrew Ness and Boomer Mays Two of 13 MAC Players

07/10/2015

NIU's Ness Adds Outland Trophy Watch List Nod

Second Watch List This Week for First Team All-MAC Center

09/08/2014

NIU defeats Northwestern, 23-15

The Huskies played a dominant second-half of football in Evanston to defeat the Wildcats, 23-15.

08/18/2014

SIGHTS & SOUNDS: NIU Football Releases New Uniforms

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.

10/22/2013

Weekly Football Press Conference: Eastern Michigan

Week 9 football press conference with Head coach Rod Carey and players Perez Ford, Matt Krempel and Dechane Durante.

09/30/2013

Northern Illinois Dominate Purdue, 55-24

Highlights from the Huskies historic 55-24 win over the Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium.

09/01/2013

NIU defeats Iowa, 30-27

NIU rallied for a 30-27 victory over Iowa Saturday.

2014
• Started all 14 games at center for the third consecutive season, extending his streak to 42 games.
• Selected to the All-MAC First Team.
• Awarded NIU Offensive Lineman of the Week after the victory at Eastern Michigan (10-25), where the Huskies rushed for 332 yards and four touchdowns as a team.
• Helped organize an offensive line that conceded just 14 quarterback sacks the entire season.
• Blocked for a rushing attack that amassed 3,488 yards on the ground with 36 touchdowns while averaging 5.1 yards per carry.
• Led the way for second team All-MAC rusher Cameron Stingily, who finished the season with 971 rushing yards and 14 scores.
• Also opened holes for 600-yard rushers Drew Hare and Joel Bouagnon.
• Started in his third consecutive MAC Championship Game, helping the Huskies defeat Bowling Green (12-5) by a 51-17 margin.
• Helped NIU score 56 touchdowns and average 31.5 points per game.
• Guided the Huskies to nine 200-yard rushing games, with five 300-yard contests and two 400-yard performances on the ground.

2013

• Started all 14 games at center for the second consecutive year.
• Named NIU Offensive Lineman of the Week against Eastern Illinois (9-21) as the Huskie offense gained 602 yards.
• Earned NIU Offensive Lineman of the Week honors again at Toledo (11-20) where the Huskies ran for 364 yards.
• Led a pass protection unit that allowed only 0.79 sacks per game to rank fifth in the nation.
• Centered an NIU offense that ranked fifth in the country with 519.8 yards of total offense per game.
• Paved the way for Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch to become the nation's second leading rusher with 1,920 yards.
• Blocked for a rushing offense that totaled 3,161 yards, best in NIU history and seventh in the country.
• Led the way for the NIU's most prolific scoring offense (39.6 ppg).
• Part of an NIU offense that topped 550 yards of total offense in seven games.

2012
• Started all 14 games at center for the Huskies.
• Named Co-Lineman of the Week in a win over Akron (10-20).
• Helped NIU average 469.6 yards of total offense per game which ranked 20th in the country and led the MAC.
• NIU gained 400 or more yards in 12 of 14 games in 2012.
• NIU led the MAC and ranked 12th in the nation in rushing offense with 238.2 yards per game.
• The Huskies scored 38.8 points per game to rank 13th nationally.
• Centered a pass protection unit that allowed only 1.2 sacks per game.
• Paved the way for NIU's season-high 622 yards of total offense against Central Michigan (9-29).

2011
• Redshirted.
• Earned the Defensive Work Team Player of the Week award against Kansas (9-10) and Ball State (11-15).

High School
• First-team all-state choice by the MFCA and Missouri Sportswriters Association.
• All-area choice by Missouri High School SportsNet and a second team selection by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
• Earned first-team all-conference honors his junior and senior seasons and was an honorable mention choice as a sophomore.
• Began his senior season as the center on Catholic High Schools' Preseason All-America team.
• Served as team captain as a senior.

Personal
• Born May 25, 1993 in Lake St. Louis, Mo.
• Son of David and Barbara Ness.
• Mother was a four-year starter for Central Missouri's women's basketball team.
• Father won three letters as an offensive guard for Western State.
• Pursuing a master's degree in sport management major.
• From the same hometown as NIU quarterback Drew Hare.

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