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.
Huskies football versus the Miami of Ohio Redhawks on October, 18, 2014
2015 • MAC Special Teams Player of the Year and First Team All-MAC selection. • Finished as the FBS leader in kick return yardage with 1,181 yards on 45 attempts - both of which were NIU school records. • Played in all 14 games with six starts for the Huskies at wide receiver. • Returned at least one kick in every NIU game, while also getting at least one touch on offense via rush or reception in all 14 contests. • One of just 10 FBS players to score two or more kick-off return TDs. • Took two kicks back for touchdowns during the season, the first an 86-yarder at Boston College (9-26) and the second a career-long 96-yarder in the Poinsettia Bowl versus Boise State (12-23). • Earned MAC West Specialist of the Week for his effort at BC. • Had five games averaging 30 yards or more on kick-off returns. • Also showed great offensive versatility, finishing second on NIU in receptions (39) and fourth in rush attempts (24). • Averaged 8.8 yards per catch and 6.3 yards per rush attempt. • Finished as NIU’s leader in all-purpose yardage with 1,676. • Posted a career-high 237 all-purpose yards in the win at Buffalo (11-11), with 36 rushing, 49 receiving and 152 return yards • Was again named MAC West Specialist of the Week for that performance against the Bulls. • Topped 100+ all-purpose yards in nine total games in 2015. • Only Huskie with more than 150 yards receiving and rushing. • Also the only NIU player with touchdowns via rush, catch and return. 2014 • Played in all 14 games with three starts. • Finished second on NIU with 37 catches. • Had 398 receiving yards and 38 rushing yards with four total touchdowns. • Was one of two Huskies, along with Da’Ron Brown, to make at least one reception in every game in 2014. • Finished the season with six straight multi-catch games. • Named NIU Offensive Skill Player of the Week following the Toledo (11-11) game after tallying 59 receiving and 25 rushing yards. • Scored first career touchdown with an 11-yard catch at Arkansas (9-20). • Caught his second touchdown on a career-long 65-yard reception on the first play from scrimmage at Western Michigan (11-28), where he finished the game with a career-high 70 receiving yards. • Notched rushing TDs against Miami (10-18) and at Ball State (11-5). • Also completed an 18-yard pass to Drew Hare versus Miami (10-18). • Led NIU with 479 yards on 23 kick returns, an average of 20.1 yards. • Finished fourth on the team with 915 all-purpose yards.
2013 • True freshman appeared in 12 games and made three starts. • Caught eight passes for 70 yards and had eight carries for 23 yards. • Rushed for a career-high 24 yards against Eastern Michigan (10-26). • Set career highs in receptions (4) and receiving yards (33) at Central Michigan (10-19).
High School • Four-time all-area and all-conference honoree. • Awarded the team MVP and best offensive back awards each of his four seasons. • Rushed for 4,742 yards and scored 79 total touchdowns. • Gained 1,378 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns on 208 carries, averaging 6.6 yards per carry as a senior. • Earned all-state recognition as a junior after rushing for 1,236 yards on 145 carries, while scoring 14 total touchdowns.
Personal • Born Jan. 10, 1995, in Akron, Ohio. • Son of Aregeros and Sandee Turner. • Sociology major.
TURNER'S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 9, at Buffalo, 11-11-15 Receiving Yards: 70, twice, last vs. Ball State, 10-10-15 Long Catch: 65, at Western Michigan, 11-28-14 Rush Attempts: 4, four times, last vs. Bowling Green, MAC Champ. Game, 12-4-15 Rushing Yards: 49, vs. Murray State, 9-12-15 Long Rush: 49, vs. Murray State, 9-12-15 Kick Return Attempts: 6, vs. Marshall, Boca Raton Bowl, 12-23-14 Kick Return Yards: 172, vs. Boise State, Poinsettia Bowl, 12-23-15 Kick Return, Long: 96, vs. Boise State, Poinsettia Bowl, 12-23-15 All-Purpose Yards: 237, at Buffalo, 11-11-15