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
2014: Two-year starter at middle linebacker ranks second on the team with nine tackles for loss. His 74 stops are fourth on the team. Posted eight tackles against Bowling Green. Led NIU with nine tackles at WMU as Broncos gained just 91 rushing yards. Totaled a season-best 10 stops at Ohio and made defensive play of the game, forcing a late fumble to stop a potential game-tying TD drive. NIU has held four opponents to less than 100 rushing yards and six have totaled less than 150. Credited with seven tackles vs. Kent State with three tackles for loss. Has at least one tackle for loss in eight games this year. Registered five tackles vs. Toledo and Northwestern with four solo stops at NU.
2013: Started all 14 contests at middle linebacker. Third on the team in tackles with 82 with 5.5 tackles for loss and two sacks. Intercepted a pass in the endzone and led NIU with a career-high 11 stops at Toledo (11-20). Forced a fumble and made five tackles at Idaho (9-14). Blocked a kick and made five stops in a win over Akron (10-12). Recorded seven tackles and a sack at Central Michigan (10-19). Tied a career high with two TFLs versus Eastern Michigan (10-26).
2012: Saw action in 13 games and started four at middle linebacker. Finished with 31 tackles, five for loss. Notched 14 tackles in a three-game span from Sept. 15 to Sept. 29. Tallied a season high seven stops, and had two tackles for loss, in his first career start at Army (9-15). Accounted for four tackles in back-to-back games at Western Michigan (10-27) and against UMass (11-3).
High School: Named the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl Defensive MVP as a senior after making 13 tackles in the game. First team All-State selection at linebacker as a senior. Named to all-area and all-conference teams following his junior and senior years, when he served as team captain. Finished as the school's career leader in tackles with 404. Accumulated 110 tackles, caused four fumbles, recovered two and had a sack during the 2010 campaign. Garnered all-state honorable mention as a junior. Set school record for tackles in a season with 160 as a junior. Totaled 46 tackles and an interception in just five games as a sophomore after suffering a broken wrist, but still earned all-area honors as a long snapper.
Personal: Born July 14, 1993 in Clinton, Mo. Son of Byron and Rita Mays. Father was a defensive tackle at Kansas and Central Missouri. Originally signed primarily to be the Huskies' long snapper.
BOOMER MAYS SINGLE GAME HIGHS
Tackles: 11, at Toledo, 11-20-13 TFL:3, vs Kent State, 10-4-14 Interceptions: 1, at Toledo, 11-20-13