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
2015 NIU’s third-leading tackler added seven stops, six solo, vs. Ohio. Registered 10 tackles, all solo, vs. Western Michigan. Intercepted his second pass in the closing moments at Buffalo, his second straight game with an INT. Named NIU Defensive Player of the Week with eight tackles, seven solo, and a tackle for loss vs. the Bulls. Also picked off a pass to go with a season and career high nine tackles and a pass break-up at Toledo. Has at least five tackles in 10 of the Huskies’ 12 games. Also had pass break-ups vs. Ohio State, UNLV and Miami.
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: 7, vs. C. Michigan, 10-11-14 Forced Fumbles: 1, vs. Presbyterian, 8-28-14