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.
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: Saw action in all 14 games of the season as the team's long snapper. Snapped on all 62 Huskie punt attempts, 28 field goals and 66 PAT attempts for 156 total.
2010: Redshirted his first season with the Huskies.
High School: Played tight end and long snapper for Carl Sandburg High School, participating in 21 games over his final two seasons. Recorded 10 catches for 120 yards and one touchdown, and made 27 tackles during his senior season while playing in 11 games. Helped the team go 6-3 during the regular season and advance to the second round of the playoffs his senior season. As a junior, the team went 7-2 and advanced to the playoffs. Made 10 tackles his junior season and caught a pass his sophomore year.
Personal: Born April 30, 1992 in Palos Heights, Ill. Son of Cindy and Tom Mayer. Majoring in sociology.