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.
The word consistency gets thrown around quite a bit in football. On both offense and defense, the coaching staff stresses the importance of consistent play. Yet, for Northern Illinois' specialists, the term takes on a slightly different meaning. For them, consistency also means having three highly-experienced individuals handling three underappreciated jobs.
The Huskies had their final practice of the season Sunday afternoon. Former players and coaches met at FontaineBleau as well.
2013: Appeared in all 14 games at long snapper. Snapped for all of NIU's 53 punts, 34 field goal attempts and 71 PATs.
2012: Played in each of NIU's 14 games as the long snapper. Successfully snapped for all 46 NIU punts, 18 field goals and 67 PATs.
2011: The Huskies' long snapper in every game. Snapped on all 62 Huskie punt attempts, 28 field goals and 66 PAT attempts for 156 total.
High School: Played tight end and long snapper, participating in 21 games over his final two seasons. Recorded 10 catches for 120 yards and one touchdown as a senior. Made 27 tackles during his senior season while playing in 11 games. Made 10 tackles his junior season. Caught one pass his sophomore year.
Personal: Born April 30, 1992 in Palos Heights, Ill. Son of Cindy and Toam Mayer. Majoring in sociology.