NIU rallied for a 30-27 victory over Iowa Saturday.
High School: Two-time all-conference selection from Fond Du Lac High School. Garnered all-state and all-area accolades from the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association following the 2012 season. Named a team captain as a junior and senior with the Cardinals. Helped FDLHS average 116 yards rushing per game as a senior. Paved the way for Fond Du Lac's offense to rack up 35 points against Kaukauna and 41 points against Oshkosh west in 2012. Competes on Fond Du Lac's track & field team, where he won a sectional title in the shot put in 2012. Maintained a 3.5 GPA through all four years of high school.
Personal: Born July 28, 1994, in Oshkosh, Wis. Son of David and Lynda Maruska. Wants to major in engineering. Attained rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. Volunteers with the local church group. Enjoys caring for pets. Admires Joe Thomas.