A video preview of the 2013 NIU fullbacks and tight ends
High School: Two-time all-conference honoree at Waukesha West High School. Caught four passes for 50 yards and two touchdowns in 2012. Recorded 50 tackles, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries at defensive end as a senior. Intercepted a pass against Watertown in the second round of the Division 2 playoffs, helping set up a touchdown in Waukesha West's 54-49 loss. Earned the team's Hammer/Anchor Award after helping the Wolverines to a Classic 8 Conference title and a No. 1 ranking in Division 2. Grabbed 12 passes for 120 yards and five touchdowns in 2011. Registered 40 tackles and two forced fumbles as a junior. Standout on WWHS' basketball and track & field teams.
Personal: Born May 17, 1995, in Waukesha, Wis. Son of Steve and Laura Heckel. Wants to major in engineering. Volunteers with the daycare at his member church. Enjoys music, drawing and building. Admires Donald Driver.