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.
Over the next two weeks, NIUHuskies.com will preview every position on the 2013 Northern Illinois football team, continuing today with the wide receivers. In addition, sign up for Huskies All-Access to see a video breakdown of every position with interviews and practice highlights. The video will be available within 24 hours after the article is posted. Wednesday's position group: defensive line.
On August 16, the NIU Football team got its first look at their new home uniforms.
2013 Led the team with 752 receiving yards and nine touchdowns on 46 catches. Recorded career-highs in receptions (8) and receiving yards (209), including two scores, against Ball State (11-13). Second touchdown catch gave NIU a 34-27 lead with 5:49 to play. Also caught a career-long pass of 58 yards against the Cardinals with 1:13 to play before halftime. Injured late in the season and played sparingly or not at all versus Toledo (11-20), Western Michigan (11-26) and Bowling Green (12-6). Rushed the ball seven times for 45 yards, including three times in the Poinsettia bowl game versus Utah State. Tallied 99 yards on seven catches versus Eastern Illinois (9-21). Among his team-leading seven grabs for 92 yards at Iowa (8-31) was a game-tying 33-yard touchdown. Recorded 53 yards on four catches with two scores at Purdue (9-29), including a 15-yarder for NIU's first score.
2012 Totaled 17 catches for 156 yards and two touchdowns. Finished the season with at least one catch in five of the last seven games. Accounted for 51 yards on three touches against Kent State (11-30) in the MAC Championship game. Caught two passes for 37 yards, including a 25-yarder, and gained 14 yards on one carry versus the Golden Flashes. Caught a season-high two passes at Western Michigan (10-27) and finished the day with a season-best four catches. Added a 12-yard rushing touchdown versus Buffalo (10-13). Caught three passes for 32 yards against UT Martin (9-8).
2011 Finished fourth on the team in receptions with 24 catches for 322 yards and two touchdowns. Made 11 tackles as a member of the Huskies' kickoff and punt units. Pulled down three catches for 56 yards and a touchdown at Toledo (11-1). Named the Special Teams Player of the Week against Western Michigan (10-15) after making two tackles. Caught five passes for 63 yards, both season-highs, versus Central Michigan (10-1). Hauled in two receptions for 28 yards against Kansas (9-10), including a 10-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter for his first career TD.
2010 Redshirted. Honored as the NIU Work Team Player of the Year. Named the NIU Work Team Player of the Week a team-high three times - for the Illinois (9-18), Central Michigan (10-23) and Ball State (11-20) contests.
High School First team All-City selection his junior and senior years. Special mention Chicago Tribune All-State quarterback as a senior. First team all-area and all-conference selection in 2008 and 2009 and also picked up all-Illini Prairie first team honors as a sophomore. Team MVP and captain his final two years. Named an Old Spice RedZone Player of the Year as a junior. Averaged 12.2 yards per carry with 1,800 yards on 147 carries as a senior. Scored 23 rushing touchdowns in 2009 while setting the Morgan Park career record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 41. Also set the school record for rushing yards by a QB with 1,900 yards on 213 carries and 18 scores as a junior. Totaled 3,700 rushing yards on 360 carries in 22 games his final two seasons. In the air, completed 115-of-172 passes for 1,200 yards with four interceptions and 13 touchdown passes his senior season. In 2008, completed 214-of-300 passes for 1,400 yards and a 71.3 completion percentage with 16 scores. Caught 15 passes for 415 yards and four TDs as a senior to average 27 yards per catch. As a sophomore, caught 45 passes for 789 yards and 12 scores. Also returned four kickoffs for 78 yards.
Personal Born Sept. 21, 1991 in Chicago, Ill. Son of Denise Colman and Ron Brown. Majoring in sociology.
BROWN'S CAREER GAME HIGHS
Catches: 8, vs. Ball State, 11-13-13 Receiving Yards: 209, vs. Ball State, 11-13-13 Touchdowns: 2, three times, last vs. Ball State, 11-13-13 Long Gain: 58, vs. Ball State, 11-13-13