Players and coach Rod Carey visit children at Baptist Children Hospital
2012: Redshirt sophomore center appeared in eight games. Helped NIU average 469.6 yards of total offense per game to rank 20th in the country and first in the MAC. The Huskie offense gained 400 or more yards in 12 of 14 games in 2012. Blocked for a Huskie offense that led the MAC and ranked 12th in the nation in rushing offense with 238.2 yards per game. Part of a potent NIU attack that led the conference and ranked 13th nationally in scoring offense with a staggering 38.8 points per game. Played a role on a pass protection unit that allowed only 1.2 sacks per game, which ranked fourth in the MAC and 21st in the nation. Did not play in the Iowa (9-1), Kansas (9-22), Ball State (10-6), Western Michigan (10-27) and Toledo (11-14) games.
2011: The Huskies' backup center. Saw action against Army (9-3), Kent State (10-8), Western Michigan (10-15), Bowling Green (11-8) and Arkansas State (1-8). Earned his first career snaps late in Huskie blowout victories.
2010: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: Named a first team All-State offensive lineman by Associated Press and the Indiana Football Coaches' Association as a senior. Helped lead Warren Central to a 13-2 record en route to the 2009 5A State Championship. Earned first team all-county honors and was a member of the Indianapolis Star Super Team. Runner-up for the Offensive Line Mr. Football Award in Indiana. A first-team All-Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference selection at center. Team captain as a senior and three-year varsity starter. Selected as Most Valuable Offensive Lineman on the 2009 Warriors' team. Warren Central won the MIC title his sophomore year, earned the sectional crown and were regional runners-up his junior season with a 10-3 record, and won the sectional and regional titles in 2009. Made seven tackles on special teams as the long snapper. Followed 2009 Huskie senior offensive lineman Jason Onyebuagu from Warren Central to NIU.
Personal: Born May 3, 1991 in Indianapolis, Ind. Son of Terry and Mike Gegner. Father played football for Butler. Majoring in industrial systems engineering. His 3.16 GPA earned him Huskie Scholar status.