The final chapter of the 2014 Huskies by Position previews on the NIU Quarterback position. Sophomores Drew Hare (O'Fallon, Mo./Fort Zumwalt West) and Anthony Maddie (Plainfield, Ill./Aurora Christian) and junior Matt McIntosh (Evansville, Ind./Reitz) are in the race for the starting position.
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 football versus the Miami of Ohio Redhawks on October, 18, 2014
2015 • Earned his second MAC West Player of the Week honor after completing 24-of-38 passes for 267 yards and four touchdowns versus EMU (10-24). • Went over the 4,000-yard mark in career passing and the 5,000-yard mark in total offense at Miami (10-17). • Hit 29-of-32 passes for career-best 363 yards and two touchdowns versus Ball State (10-10). • Broke NIU record for completion percentage (90.6). • Named MAC West Player of the Week, Manning Award Star and Davey O'Brien "Great 8" quarterback. • Passed for 358 yards and four touchdowns, completing 29-of-38 throws versus Murray State (9-12). • Hit 21-of- 26 passes for 360 yards and two touchdowns versus UNLV (9-5). • First NIU quarterback with consecutive 300-yard passing games since 1969.
2014 • Solidified the NIU starting quarterback role, starting the final 12 games. • Appeared in all 14 games, finishing with 2,322 passing yards for 18 touchdowns. • Led NIU to a fifth-straight 11-win season. • Completed 59.4 percent of his passes. • Earned the role as starting QB role after entering the Northwestern (9-6) contest in the second half and leading the Huskies to three touchdown drives in a 23-15 win. • Led the Huskies to a MAC Championship win against Bowling Green (12-5), setting career highs in completions (29) and attempts (49) while throwing for two scores in the 51-17 triumph. • Threw just two interceptions in 326 attempts and took just 12 sacks. • Also a threat with his legs, rushing for 900 yards and eight scores. • Rushed for a career-high 180 yards and two scores vs. Miami (10-18). • Broke a career-long 78-yard run and had another 100-yard rushing game the following week at Eastern Michigan (10-25). • Ran for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter at Western Michigan (11-28), helping NIU clinch the MAC West for the fifth consecutive time. • Accounted for at least one touchdown in 13 different games. • Selected as MAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Week after his performance at Northwestern and also following the MAC Championship Game win over Bowling Green. • Named MAC West Offensive Player of the Week after setting passing career highs with 285 yards and three three touchdowns in the victory at UNLV (9-13). • Phil Steele third team All-MAC and Academic All-MAC Team choice. 2013 • Appeared in three games as the Huskies' third-string quarterback. • Finished the year five-of-nine passing for 153 yards and two touchdowns. • Rushed five times for 68 yards and a touchdown. • Completed his first touchdown pass versus Eastern Michigan (10-26) to Ricky Connors from 11 yards out. • Went three-for-five for 55 yards and a touchdown in the game. • Played in his first career game versus Purdue (9-28). • Completed two-of-four passes for 98 yards at Massachusetts (11-2) • Threw the team's longest touchdown pass of the season with an 81-yard completion to Chad Beebe at UMass. 2012 •Redshirted.
High School • Named to the Missouri Sports Writers Association All-State and St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro teams after accounting for 3,317 yards of total offense (2,677 passing, 640 rushing) and scoring 31 touchdowns in 2011. • Earned Gateway Athletic Conference South Division Player of the Year and first team all-conference honors as a senior. • Completed 72.3 percent of his passes (198-of-274) in 2011 with 26 touchdown passes and eight interceptions. • Named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Super 30 list of 2012 recruits as the No. 13 prospect. • Named second team All-Metro by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 2010. • Completed 65 percent of his passes (274-of-421) for 3,201 yards with 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, and rushed for 1,071 yards and 12 scores as a junior. • One of 10 2011 Super Juniors by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. • Holds the Missouri state record for career completion percentage (68 percent). Personal • Born Aug. 1, 1993, in Chapel Hill, N.C. • Son of Andy and Kim Hare. • Father played football at Minnesota. • Majoring in business administration.
HARE'S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS
Attempts: 49, vs. Bowling Green, MAC Championship Game, 12-5-14 Completions: 29, three times, last: vs. Ball State, 10-10-15 Passing Yards: 363, vs. Ball State, 10-10-15 Rushing Yards: 74, at UNLV, 9-13-14 Longest Pass Completion: 81, at UMass, 11-2-13 Touchdowns: 4, vs. Murray State, 9-12-15 Punts: 1, vs. Kent State, 10-4-14 Highest Punt Average: 7 yrds, vs. Kent State, 10-4-14