Spring Game Statistics
Both coaches satisfied with depth and talent
NIU opens spring practice looking to build on BCS bowl game
Huskie student-athletes honored for excellence in academics and athletics
Highlights from the Huskies historic game
Players and coach Rod Carey visit children at Baptist Children Hospital
Behind the scenes look at the new uniforms
Lots of sand, lots of food and jet skis.
The Huskies arrive in Miami
2012:Recorded five receptions for 192 yards through seven games... Each of four catches have gone for 32 yards or more... Caught a season-long 45-yard reception against Buffalo (10-13) to set up NIU's fourth touchdown of the day... Ran 32 yards on a fake punt against the Bulls to kickstart the NIU offense... Hauled in a 43-yard reception versus Central Michigan (9-29)... Posted a 38-yard reception at Army (9-15) on NIU's first play from scrimmage, helping set up the Huskies' first touchdown of the day... Caught a 34-yard pass at Ball State (10-6), setting up Northern's second touchdown of the day... Snagged his first reception of the season against UT-Martin (9-8) on a 32-yarder... Returned a squib kick 17 yards against the Skyhawks.
2011: Played in all 14 games and made four starts at tight end. Finished the year with six receptions for 49 yards and one touchdown. Caught a six-yard pass against Ball State (11-15). Hauled in one pass for 13 yards at Bowling Green (11-8) and earned the Offensive Lineman of the Week Award with his blocking from the tight end spot. Caught one pass for five yards at Toledo (11-1). Made one catch for seven yards against Kent State (10-8). Made his first career start against Army (9-3) and scored his first career touchdown on a 13-yard reception.
2010: Took a redshirt season as a true freshman. Twice named one of NIU's work team players of the week. Earned the honor for the Iowa State (9-2) and Temple (10-9) weeks.
High School: Tight end, defensive end and linebacker at St. Marys High School who was a 14-time letterwinner in high school in five sports. Earned letters in football (four), basketball (four), track and field (four), baseball (one) and wrestling (one). All-state choice in football as a senior and junior. Also a third-team all-state selection in basketball as a junior. Earned all-conference honors in football in each of his last three years and in basketball his junior season. Captained St. Marys football, basketball and track and field teams as a senior. At tight end, caught 14 passes for 312 yards and five touchdowns as a senior for a 22.3-yard average. Also carried the ball six times for a 14.3-yard average. Had nine career carries for 145 yards and two scores. On defense, made 47 tackles with five pass break-ups, an interception and five quarterback sacks as a senior. His junior season, totaled 68 stops, forced two fumbles, broke up four passes, blocked a kick and tallied two sacks. Had a career high six sacks his sophomore year with 67 tackles. Career totals include 212 tackles. St. Marys finished 2009 as the sub-state runner-up with an 11-2 record, advanced to the sectional championship with a 9-3 record his junior year and went 9-4 as the sub-state runners-up his junior season. In four years, his St. Marys teams went 38-14 as he played in 47 games. Played on St. Marys team that won the state basketball title in 2009. Four-year member of the honor roll.
Personal: Born April 30, 1991 in Meade, Kan. Intends to major in physical education.
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