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.
Over the next two weeks, NIUHuskies.com will preview every position on the 2013 Northern Illinois football team, continuing today with the wide receivers. In addition, sign up for Huskies All-Access to see a video breakdown of every position with interviews and practice highlights. The video will be available within 24 hours after the article is posted. Wednesday's position group: defensive line.
2013 Appeared in all 14 games and started two. Caught six passes for 76 yards. Recorded a 27-yard reception at Toledo (11-20). Hauled in a career-long 33-yard pass versus Eastern Michigan (10-26). Caught a career-high four passes for 16 yards at Iowa (8-31). Named to the Academic All-MAC Team by league faculty reps.
2012 Appeared in eight games as a true freshman. Made two catches and carried the ball three times for 31 yards. Scored on an 11-yard run in NIU's 49-7 victory at Eastern Michigan (11-23). Played a key role on several special teams units for the Huskies Recorded a tackle versus Massachusetts (11-3) on the kickoff team.
High School Set the school record with 3,509 career rushing yards. Earned all-conference, all-area and all-state recognition following his junior and senior seasons. Posted a single-season record in rushing yards (1,703) as a senior. Rushed for a record 280 yards on 14 carries against Libertyville. Scored 14 touchdowns as a senior in 2011. Scored a school-record 26 touchdowns as a junior, in addition to rushing for 1,683 yards.
Personal Born June 13, 1993, in Joliet, Ill. Son of Jim and Jana Brinlee. Majoring in mechanical engineering.
BRINLEE'S CAREER GAME HIGHS Catches: 4, at Iowa, 8-31-13 Receiving Yards: 33, vs. Eastern Michigan, 10-26-13