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 his best football late in the season with five tackles for loss and three sacks in the Huskies’ last four MAC games, including the MAC Championship. • Made 16 of his 22 tackles in those contests. • Saw action in every game except the season opener versus UNLV. • Had a season-high six tackles vs. Western Michigan with two sacks. • Also recorded two TFLs and a sack at Buffalo. • Selected as NIU Defensive Player of the Week vs. Ball State and WMU. • Made an impact on special teams, blocking a PAT at Buffalo and a field goal in the Ohio game.
2014 • Appeared in all 14 games as a member of the defensive line rotation. • Had 26 total tackles with 14 solo stops. • Finished the season strong, tallying 22 of his tackles in the final seven games. • Totaled 6.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks, all coming in the final nine games. • Registered a career-high 1.5 sacks in the MAC Championship Game victory over Bowling Green (12-5). • Also had sacks in key conference games at Western Michigan (11-28) and Eastern Michigan (10-25). • Caught first career interception at Ball State (11-5).
Prior to NIU • Earned first team All-Northeast Football Conference honors as a sophomore at Monroe College (N.Y.). • Finished with 59 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks in two seasons at Monroe. • Led the team in sacks with 8.5 to rank 11th in the NJCAA in 2013. • Also led the team in tackles for loss with 14. • Totaled 42 tackles, forced one fumble, recovered a fumble and defended two passes in 2013. • Ended his freshman season with 17 tackles, 13 solo, and three tackles for loss. High School • Recorded 94 tackles and four sacks as a senior. • Also blocked three kicks. • Named the Warriors' Defensive MVP following his senior season. • Part of WHS' state semifinal team in 2011 that went 11-1. Personal • Born March 12, 1994, in Hartford, Conn. • Son of Ben Compton, Sr., and Tammicka Riley. • Sociology major.
COMPTON'S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 6, vs. Western Michigan, 11-18-15 Sack: 2, vs. Western Michigan, 11-18-15 Tackles For Loss: 2, at Buffalo, 11-11-15 PBU's: 1, at Buffalo, 11-11-15