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.
NIU rallied for a 30-27 victory over Iowa Saturday.
2014 • Appeared in all 14 games, starting the final 13 contests at nose guard. • Led all NIU interior defensive linemen with 35 total tackles, 13 solo. • Had 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack. • Made his first collegiate start at Northwestern (9-6), making three tackles and earning NIU Defensive Lineman of the Week honors. • Recorded 11 multi-tackle games, including four stops at Arkansas (9-20), versus Toledo (11-11), at Western Michigan (11-28) and in the Boca Raton Bowl against Marshall (12-23). • Had two tackles for loss against Toledo (11-11), including his first career sack. • Also recorded half a tackle for loss at Ball State (11-5). • Forced a key fumble on the NIU goal-line that Dechane Durante recovered in the MAC-West clinching win at Western Michigan (11-28). 2013 • Appeared in one game versus Eastern Michigan (10-26).
2012 • Redshirted. • Named the Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week after the UT Martin (9-8) and Toledo (11-14) games.
High School • Earned all-conference honors after his junior season. • Named all-area by Tom Lemming of MaxPreps.com after totaling 66 tackles and six sacks as a junior. • Team captain during his senior year. • Earned all-city honors as a sophomore at Lindblom. • Team MVP for the Eagles' water polo team as a junior.
Personal • Born Dec. 3, 1993, in Chicago, Ill. • English major.
THOMA'S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 6, vs. Eastern Michigan, 10-24-15 Tackles For Loss: 1,vs. Eastern Michigan, 10-24-15