24   Brandon Mayes
Brandon  Mayes

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Aurora, Ill.

High School:
Aurora Christian

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190

Position:
S

Experience:
2L


11/11/2015

HUSKIES DEFEAT BUFFALO, 41-30, FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT WIN

Golladay, Bouagnon Score Twice Each and NIU Intercepts Three Passes

09/08/2015

Weekly Football Press Conference Quotes – Sept. 8, 2015

Carey, K. Golladay, A. Smalls, C. Thomas and S. Wimann discuss NIU’s upcoming game vs. Murray State

08/26/2015

Safeties' Strength Lies With Each Other

Unit's chemistry, competitiveness and understanding of the system leads position

11/28/2014

HUSKIES ARE HEADED BACK TO DETROIT!

NIU defeats Western Michigan, 31-21, to win MAC West

10/18/2014

NIU Football 2014: Postgame Notes

NIU 51, Miami (Ohio) 41

09/08/2014

NIU defeats Northwestern, 23-15

The Huskies played a dominant second-half of football in Evanston to defeat the Wildcats, 23-15.

08/18/2014

SIGHTS & SOUNDS: NIU Football Releases New Uniforms

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.

10/22/2013

Weekly Football Press Conference: Eastern Michigan

Week 9 football press conference with Head coach Rod Carey and players Perez Ford, Matt Krempel and Dechane Durante.

09/30/2013

Northern Illinois Dominate Purdue, 55-24

Highlights from the Huskies historic 55-24 win over the Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium.

09/01/2013

NIU defeats Iowa, 30-27

NIU rallied for a 30-27 victory over Iowa Saturday.

10/18/2014

Football vs. Miami (Ohio)

Huskies football versus the Miami of Ohio Redhawks on October, 18, 2014

2015
• Started all 14 games at safety for NIU.
• Finished third on the team with 87 total tackles, with 61 solo stops.
• Recorded three interceptions, all against MAC teams, to rank second on the Huskies.
• Had at least three tackles in each game.
• Made five or more stops in 12 contests.
• Finished as leading tackler among underclassmen for the Huskies.
• Made his first career INT at Toledo (11-3), setting up an NIU field goal.
• Sealed a win with a late interception the next week at Buffalo (11-11).
• Also finished with with eight total tackles and recorded his first career tackle for loss in the 41-30 victory against the Bulls.
• Had a career-high 10 tackles - all solo - vs. Western Michigan (11-18).
• Stopped a Bowling Green drive in MAC Championship Game (12-4) with an interception in the NIU end zone, his third of the season.

2014

• Appeared in all 14 games with two starts.
• Led NIU freshmen with 29 total tackles, 23 solo.
• Had three solo tackles and a forced fumble in his collegiate debut against Presbyterian (8-28).
• Recovered a fumble in the MAC West clinching win at Western Michigan (11-28).
• Tallied a career-high seven tackles against Central Michigan (10-11).
• Made a career-high six solo stops versus Miami (10-18).
• Had at least one tackle in 11 different games as a redshirt freshman.

2013

• Redshirted.
• Named Defensive Scout Player of the Week for the Akron (10-12) game.

High School
• Three-time all-area and two-time honoree in all-state and all-conference.
• Three-year starter set the school record for most career tackles, tackles for loss and interceptions.
• Named captain of the 2012 Tri-Cities Team by the Daily Herald.
• Rushed for 863 yards and seven touchdowns on 87 carries in 2012.
• Caught 30 passes for 351 yards and three touchdowns as a senior.
• Registered 113 tackles, 47 solo, as a junior.
• Carried 73 times for 858 yards and six scores in 2011.

Personal
• Born May 22, 1995.
• Son of Willie and Sharron Mayes.
• Kinesiology major.

MAYES' SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 10, vs. Western Michigan, 11-18-15
Interceptions: 1, three times, last vs. Bowling Green, MAC Champ. Game, 12-4-15
Long Interception Return: 15, at Toledo, 11-3-15
PBU's: 1, five times, last at Toledo, 11-3-15

Tackles For Loss: 1, at Buffalo, 11-11-15
Forced Fumbles: 1, vs. Presbyterian, 8-28-14
Fumble Recoveries: 1, at Western Michigan, 11-28-14

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