24   Dominique Ware
Dominique Ware

RS Senior

Bolingbrook, IL

High School:
Plainfield North

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180




Four Huskies Named to Academic All-MAC Football Team

Ware, Sterling, Brinlee and Connors Represent NIU on 2014 Squad


San Diego Bound: NIU 2013 SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl Guide

Huskies Look for Record 13th Win Dec. 26 vs. Utah State


Huskies Host Broncos for Senior Day Tuesday

Help Black Out Huskie Stadium on ESPN2


No. 16 NIU On the Road at Toledo Wednesday Night

Huskies Look to Go 11-0 For First Time


No. 17 NIU Heads East for Sixth Road Test

Huskies Meet UMass in Gillette Stadium at 11 a.m. Saturday


Weekly Football Press Conference: Eastern Michigan

Week 9 football press conference with Head coach Rod Carey and players Perez Ford, Matt Krempel and Dechane Durante.


Northern Illinois Dominate Purdue, 55-24

Highlights from the Huskies historic 55-24 win over the Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium.


NIU defeats Iowa, 30-27

NIU rallied for a 30-27 victory over Iowa Saturday.


Huskies Fall to Seminoles

Highlights from the Huskies historic game


NIU players visit children at the hospital

Players and coach Rod Carey visit children at Baptist Children Hospital



NIU captured its first MAC football championship since 1983, defeating Ohio, 23-20

Saw action in 50 games for the Huskies. Was a regular contributor on special teams throughout his career and played a key role on the NIU defense his last two seasons. Finished with 92 career stops, 62 solo, nine pass break-ups and three interceptions.

2013: Played in all 14 games, and was a starter in the Huskies' nickel package on defense. Had at least one tackle in every game on the year. Named to the Academic All-MAC squad. Made a career-high 41 tackles, including 29 solo stops. Set career highs for pass break-ups with four and interceptions with two. Recorded four tackles, all solo, at Idaho (9-14). Registered a season-high six tackles against Eastern Illinois (9-21). Made his first interception of the season at Purdue (9-28) to stop a Boilermaker drive and broke up a pass. Broke up a pass and made two stops against Akron (10-12). Credited with three stops and broke up a pass versus Eastern Michigan (10-26). Tied his season-high with six tackles and intercepted a pass at UMass (11-2). Tallied five stops and broke up a pass at Ball State (11-13). Also made a heads up play to recover a "surprise" onside kick attempt to earn NIU Scout Team Player of the Week honors. Registered four tackles and recovered a fumble in the MAC Championship game (12-6).

2012: Redshirt junior appeared in all 14 games and made one start at free safety. Accounted for a career-high 29 tackles and one tackle for loss. Recorded a season-high eight tackles in his start against UMass (11-3) with a pass break up and a tackle for loss. Twenty of his 29 tackles during the season were solo stops. Recorded at least one tackle in 11 of the 14 games he played, including seven multi-tackle games. Made four tackles and broke up a pass at Western Michigan (10-27). Also tallied four stops against Buffalo (10-13).

2011: Played in every game on several Huskie special teams and as a reserve defensive back. Finished the year with 19 tackles, 11 solo, and two fumble recoveries. Posted a career-high five tackles against Army (9-3) in his first career start. Made three tackles each against Kansas (9-10), Wisconsin (9-17) and Western Michigan (10-15). Recovered a muffed punt at Buffalo (10-22). Also recovered an Arkansas State (1-8) fumble, leading to the third Huskie touchdown of the game. Recorded at least one tackle in eight of the first nine games of the year.

2010: Played in eight games for NIU as a reserve cornerback. Also a member of the Huskies' special teams units. Picked off a pass in his collegiate debut at Akron (10-2) and returned it 11 yards. Made his first career tackle versus Buffalo (10-16) and finished the season with three tackles, including two solo stops, and one for loss. Played in seven of the Huskies' last eight games of the year and made a season-best two tackles, with a two-yard tackle for loss, at Eastern Michigan (11-26).

2009: Redshirted

High School: Earned three varsity letters and was a two-time captain and two-time defensive MVP for the Tigers. Named to the Southwest Prairie All-Conference first team, all-area first team and the IHSA Academic All-State team his senior year. Recorded 35 tackles, three interceptions, three tackles for loss and blocked three kicks in his senior season. Posted a perfect grade point average as a junior.

Personal: Born Nov. 23, 1990 in Chicago, Ill. Son of Charmaine Watts-Ware and Gene Ware. Business administration major. Admires Kevin Kasper.

Tackles: 8, vs. UMass, 11-3-12
Tackles For Loss: 1, twice, last vs. UMass, 11-3-12
Interceptions: 1, at Akron, 10-2-10

Frazier Corner Promotions Follow The Huskies Fan Guide Recruits Shop