56 Brandon Bice
Member of Coach Kill's Leadership Council.
2008: Third team All-MAC honoree appeared in all 13 games, starting against Navy (11-25). Ranked second on the team and fifth in the MAC with 6.5 sacks. Leads all NIU returning players and ranked 10th in the MAC in tackles for loss with 12. Broke up three passes. Made 22 total stops, 15 solo, to rank fourth among Huskie defensive lineman. Ranked third on the team and led the defensive line with a season-high five stops, four for loss, against Indiana State (9-20). Made four tackles with two for loss, including one sack, against Central Michigan (11-12). Tallied four tackles with one sack and one pass break up against Miami (10-11), earning NIU defensive lineman of the week honors. Recorded three tackles with one-and-a-half sacks against Louisiana Tech (12-28) in the Independence Bowl. Totaled four tackles, two for loss, against Central Michigan (11-12).
2007: Started 11 games at defensive end and made 38 total tackles. Tallied 14 solo stops on the year. Ranked third among defensive linemen in tackles. Named MAC West Defensive Player of the Week after recording career-highs of eight tackles, two tackles for loss and one-and-a-half sacks vs. Kent State (11-10). Recognized on the Academic All-MAC Team. Led Huskie defensive linemen with four pass break-ups. Totaled six tackles vs. Eastern Michigan (9-15). Recorded seven stops vs. Western Michigan (10-13). Had two pass break-ups vs. both Southern Illinois (9-8) and Temple (10-6).
2006: Appeared in three games. Totaled four tackles, including two for loss, and one sack. Made collegiate debut at Ohio State (9-2). Recorded tackle for loss against Ohio (9-9). Registered first collegiate sack in two-tackle outing against Buffalo (9-16).
High School: Team captain, first team West Suburban Conference All-Silver Division, first team Suburban Life All-Area, special mention Chicago Sun-Times All-Area, and first team Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Class 8A All-State at OLB as a senior. Totaled 72 tackles, a school-record 14 sacks, and three fumble recoveries on 8-3 playoff qualifier during his senior season. Entered senior campaign on Chicago Tribune Top 100 Area Player list. Racked up 171 career tackles. First team West Suburban Conference All-Silver Division and first team Suburban Life All-Area on playoff team as a junior. Earned first letter on 7-3 playoff qualifier as a sophomore. Three-time football letterwinner. Eight-semester Honor Roll student.
Personal: Born Dec. 26, 1986 in LaGrange, Ill. Biology major and Huskie Scholar has a 3.202 GPA. Son of Barry and Patricia Bice. Fan of Julius Peppers. Enjoys playing video games in his spare time.
BICE'S CAREER STATISTICS
BICE'S CAREER GAME HIGHS
Tackles: 8, vs. Kent State, 11-10-07
TFLs: 4, vs. Indiana State, 9-20-08
Sacks: 1.5, twice, last vs. Louisiana Tech (Independence Bowl), 12-28-08