33   Jamaal Payton
Jamaal Payton


Bellwood, IL

High School:
Proviso West

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 229




Rosters Set for 2014 Huskie Bowl

Game set for April 19 at 3 p.m.


Huskies Open Spring Football Practice Tuesday

Individual development key to team growth


NIU Football 2013: Western Michigan at No. 14 NIU Postgame Notes

Notes on Jordan Lynch's Record Rushing Night and the Huskies' 12th straight victory


No. 17 NIU Heads East for Sixth Road Test

Huskies Meet UMass in Gillette Stadium at 11 a.m. Saturday


No. 18 Huskies Home Saturday Versus Eastern Michigan

NIU's Huskie Stadium, MAC Win Streaks on the Line


Weekly Football Press Conference: Eastern Michigan

Week 9 football press conference with Head coach Rod Carey and players Perez Ford, Matt Krempel and Dechane Durante.


Northern Illinois Dominate Purdue, 55-24

Highlights from the Huskies historic 55-24 win over the Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium.


NIU defeats Iowa, 30-27

NIU rallied for a 30-27 victory over Iowa Saturday.

2013: True freshman appeared in 10 games, starting in two...Made 37 tackles including 23 solo stops on the season...Also broke up three passes and recorded three tackles for loss...Made three tackles in his first career appearance at Purdue (9-28)...Forced a fumble and made a career-high five tackles in a win at Kent State (10-5)...Broke up a pass and made five stops in his first career start against Akron (10-12)...Made five tackles and broke up a pass at Central Michigan (10-19)...Made five tackles for a fourth straight week against Eastern Michigan (10-26)...Registered four stops at UMass (11-2)...Tallied 4.5 tackles including a TFL and added a pass break up against Ball State (11-13).

High School: Two-time all-state and three-time all-area and all-conference honoree at Proviso West High School. Ranked as the 16th-best prospect from the Chicago area by CBS Sports' Tom Lemming. Awarded the team's MVP award each of the last two seasons. Selected to the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl following the 2012 campaign. Combined for 375 tackles, 16 forced fumbles, 13 pass breakups, seven interceptions, four blocked kicks and two fumble recoveries in three seasons at Proviso West. Named the player of the year in the West Suburban Conference's Silver Division while playing running back and linebacker. Gained 1,002 yards and scored 25 touchdowns on 150 carries as a senior. Added 150 tackles, eight forced fumbles, four passes defensed, two interceptions, two blocked kicks and a fumble recovery as a linebacker in 2012. Named the Silver Division's defensive player of the year in 2011. Posted 125 tackles, five forced fumbles and four interceptions in 10 games with the Panthers as a junior. Returned an interception 103 yards for a touchdown in a 2011 matchup with Chicago Hubbard, setting the school record for longest INT return. Ran 120 times for 998 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior. Debuted on the PWHS varsity squad as a sophomore, rushing for 925 yards and 20 touchdowns, while adding 100 tackles, three forced fumbles and an interception on defense. Member of PWHS' track & field team. Personal:Born Nov. 11, 1994, in Chicago, Ill. Son of Rodney and Doris Payton. Wants to major in industrial engineering. Volunteers as a drill team sergeant. Enjoys cooking, designing/building and collecting model airplanes. Admires Mike Singletary and Patrick Willis.


Tackles: 5, four times, last vs. Eastern Michigan, 10-26-13