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
2014 Started the final 11 games of the season and played in all 13 as a sophomore quarterback...passed for more than 2,000 yards, rushed for 850 yards and accumulated 25 total touchdowns...threw just two interceptions all season, tied for second-fewest in the FBS with Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota of Oregon...had a streak of 179 attempts without an interception that stretched over eight games between the Central Michigan (10-11) and Bowling Green (12-5) games...named MVP of the MAC Championship Game against Bowling Green (12-5) after setting career highs in completions and attempts (29-for-49) in leading NIU to the 51-17 victory...secured the starting quarterback job after coming off the bench at Northwestern (9-6) and inciting a 23-point second-half outburst in the Huskie win...selected MAC Scholar-Athlete of the Week twice (9-10 and 12-10)...chosen MAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week after passing for a career-high 285 yards, rushing for 74 yards and tallying four total touchdowns against UNLV (9-13)...rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns versus Miami (10-18)...then ran for 166 yards and a score at Eastern Michigan (10-25) the next week largely thanks to a 78-yard touchdown ran, the longest play of the season for NIU and longest rush by a Huskie since Jordan Lynch's 88-yard scamper against Army (9-5-12)...Hare completed 59.9 percent of his passes on the season, including a season-best 75 percent (12-for-16) against Miami (10-18)...also caught an 18-yard pass versus the RedHawks...had a passing efficiency rating above 100 in 11 of 13 games...threw a touchdown pass in 10 different games...was sacked only nine times, avoiding opponent pass rushers altogether in seven separate games...connected with Aregeros Turner on the first play from scrimmage against Western Michigan (11-28) for a 65-yard touchdown pass, Hare's longest pass of the season.
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 CAREER GAME HIGHS
Attempts: 33, vs. C. Michigan, 10-11-14 Completions: 18, three times, last vs C. Michigan, 10-11-14 Passing Yards: 285, at UNLV, 9-13-14 Rushing Yards: 74, at UNLV, 9-13-14 Longest Pass Completion: 81, at UMass, 11-2-13 Touchdowns: 3, at UNLV, 9-13-14 Punts: 1, vs. Kent State, 10-4-14 Highest Punt Average: 7 yrds, vs. Kent State, 10-4-14