36   Draco Smith
Draco  Smith


Hammond, IN

High School:
Mt. Carmel (Ill.)

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 195




Huskies Run Past Presbyterian in Season Opener

Joel Bouagnon scores four touchdowns, NIU gains 635 total yards


Postgame Notes

Postgame Notes


Weekly Football Press Conference Quotes - Aug. 25, 2014

Carey, D. Brown, R. Brown, Durante and Fleming discuss NIU's upcoming game vs. Presbyterian


HUSKIES BY POSITION: Depth, Talent and Diversity Lead Running Backs in 2014

Young and old, big and small, the Huskies have it all


Huskies Start Hitting in Practice No. 5

Players got their first taste of full contact this fall


NIU defeats Northwestern, 23-15

The Huskies played a dominant second-half of football in Evanston to defeat the Wildcats, 23-15.


SIGHTS & SOUNDS: NIU Football Releases New Uniforms

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.


Huskies By Position: Running Backs

A 2014 season preview on the NIU running backs, a group of diverse skills and talents, which is ultimately the groups strength heading into the season opener.


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.

• True freshman played in five games.
• Carried the ball 13 times for 96 yards on the year (7.4 ypc).
• Caught three passes for 32 yards.
• Rushed four times for 19 yards against Ball State (11-13).
• Recorded a career-high six carries at UMass (11-2) for 21 yards.
• Ran for a career-high 51 yards on two carries against Eastern Michigan (10-26).
• Made his collegiate debut at Central Michigan, where he ran once for five yards (10-19).

High School:
• Four-year starter at running back.
• Named all-state honorable mention as a senior, in addition to earning all-area and all-conference honors.
• Given the team's leadership award following the 2012 campaign when he also served as team captain.
• Ran 148 times for 928 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2012.
• Caught six passes for 105 yards out of the backfield.
• Added 49 tackles, four pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions on defense in 2012.
• Rushed for 740 yards and five touchdowns on 113 carries in 2011.

• Born July 22, 1994, in Chicago, Ill.
• Son of Tally Smith and Tamara Howard.
• Plans to major in accounting.
• Product of the high school that produced Heisman finalist Jordan Lynch.


Carries: 7, vs. Presbyterian, 8-28-14
Rushing Yards: 51, vs. Eastern Michigan, 10-26-13
Catches: 2, at Massachusetts, 11-2-13
Receiving Yards: 26, at Massachusetts, 11-2-13
Touchdowns: 1, vs. Presbyterian, 8-28-14

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