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.
2015 Leads NIU in quarterback sacks (5) and ranks second in tackles for loss (6.5). Recorded a sack in five of NIU’s last six games. Made four solo tackles and added a QB hurry vs. Ohio. NIU co-Defensive Player of the Week with four tackles, three hurries vs. WMU. Had a sack and three solo stops at Buffalo. Pressured Toledo QB into a game-ending interception, and added a sack and a forced fumble vs. the Rockets. Had six stops with a tackle for loss vs. Murray State. Made five tackles, four solo, with a sack, vs. EMU. Named to the preseason Watch List for the Rotary Lombardi Award.
2014 • Started all 14 games at defensive end, one of just four Huskie defenders to begin every game. • Made 57 total tackles on the season, with 33 solo and 24 assists. • Ranked second on the teamwith five sacks and nine tackles for loss. • Selected second team All-MAC by the league coaches and Phil Steele. • Forced a team-high three fumbles. • Disrupted opposing passers all season, tallying five quarterback hits and three pass break ups. • Had five tackles - all solo - a sack and two TFLs at UNLV (9-13). • His key sack and forced fumble in the fourth quarter at Western Michigan (11-28) helped the Huskies win to clinch the MAC West. • Recorded a sack and tied a career high with six tackles at Ohio (11-18). • Had at least one-half tackle for loss in 10 of NIU’s final 12 games. • Named NIU Defensive Lineman of the Week after making four solo tackles in the win over Toledo (11-11).
2013 • Playing in every game as a member of the Huskies' defensive line rotation. • Tied for third on the team in sacks with 4.0 and his eight tackles for loss ranked second on the Huskie team. • Made 21 total tackles. • Recorded a career-high six tackles, including three tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks at Idaho (9-14). • Also forced and recovered a fumble against the Vandals. • Credited with four tackles and a season-high two sacks against Eastern Illinois (9-21). 2012 • Recorded six tackles in 13 games as a true freshman. • Posted a season-best two tackles, including one for a loss, versus UT Martin (9-8). • Played on special teams and in limited spots at defensive end.
High School • Rushed for 602 yards and six touchdowns as a senior to earn honorable mention all-conference honors. • Tallied 36 tackles, two pass breakups and an interception return for a touchdown in 2011 as a team captain. • Ranked as the 18th-best recruit in Illinois by ESPN. • Won EdgyTim's Fastest Man Competition among Illinois running backs. • Conference champion and state qualifier in the 100 and 200 meters on the track.
Personal • Born Jan. 20, 1994, in Chicago, Ill. • Son of Perez Ford and Janetta Johnson. • Chemistry major.
FORD'S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 6, three times, last vs. Murray State, 9-12-15 Sacks: 2, vs. Eastern Illinois, 9-21-13 TFL: 3, at Idaho, 9-14-13 PBU: 1, vs. Kent State, 10-4-14 QBH: 3, vs. Western Michigan, 11-18-15