60 Jon Brost
Did not miss a game during his NIU career with 50 games played and 48 starts. Three-time Academic All-MAC selection.
2008: Started all 13 games at right tackle for the 2009 Huskies. Selected to All-MAC third team for the second straight season and was a member of the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District V first team for the second time. Also an Academic All-MAC choice. Was named the Huskies' offensive lineman of the week on both Sept. 6 and Sept. 20 following the Western Michigan and Indiana State games. Northern Illinois averaged 171 rushing and 335 yards of total offense per game behind Brost and his linemates. Huskie offensive line gave up just 16 sacks on the season. Semifinalist for the Draddy Trophy with a 3.5 GPA as an electrical engineering major.
2007: Earned ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District V honors and was an Academic All-MAC selection for the second straight season. Named third team All-MAC as voted by the league's coaches. Started all 12 games at right tackle and leads the team with 35 career starts. Played every offensive snap and coaches named him the team's top lineman as a junior. Did not allow a sack until the seventh game of the season. Helped lead the way for Justin Anderson's 1,000-yard season and protected the passer on 378 attempts. Graded out at 82 percent at Idaho (9-22). Earned a season-best 87 percent grade and had no missed assignments at Central Michigan (9-29). Recorded a "perfect game" with no missed assignments, a season-best five knockdown blocks, and a team-high 83 percent grade vs. Kent State (11-10). Earned an 83 percent grade at Navy (11-17).
2006: Academic All-MAC selection. Played in all 13 games with 11 starts, seven at right tackle and four at right guard. Also saw time as extra blocker from tight end position. Earned 84 percent blocking grade for season and was second on team with 52 knockdown blocks while adding three flatbacks. Had at least six knockdowns in five games. Racked up season-high 10 knockdowns vs. Indiana State (9-23). Earned season-best 91 percent grade and totaled eight knockdowns against Temple (10-21).
2005: Third team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News. Started all 12 games at right tackle. Graded 85 percent on blocking assignments for the season. Totaled 38 knockdowns blocks and six flatbacks during first collegiate campaign.
High School: Consensus all-state selection and three-year starter on offensive line. First team Associated Press All-State, team captain, first team All-Northwest Suburban Conference, league Most Valuable Lineman, first team KARE-TV All-Metro, first team Minneapolis Star-Tribune All-Metro, and first team Minnesotaprep.com All-State during senior season. Earned team's top season blocking grade (90 percent) and saw time on defensive line in short yardage situations on Class 5A playoff qualifier as senior. First team all-conference honoree during junior campaign. Earned three letters in football and played junior varsity basketball for two seasons. Honor Roll student carried 3.99 cumulative GPA and scored a 27 on ACT.
Personal: Born Nov. 11, 1985 in Robbinsdale, Minn. Electrical engineering major. Victory Scholar earned a 3.54 GPA in the 2008 spring semester. Parents are Paul and Sue Brost. Admires Joe Montana and Johnny Unitas. Enjoys fishing and hunting.