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.
NIU rallied for a 30-27 victory over Iowa Saturday.
2013 Appeared in four games as a true freshman. Carried the ball 22 times for 86 yards and caught a 10-yard touchdown pass. Carried the ball nine times for a career-high 39 yards at UMass (11-2). Rushed for 35 yards on career-high 10 carries versus Eastern Michigan (10-26) and scored his first career touchdown on a 10-yard reception.
High School Two-time all-state, all-area and all-conference running back. Ran 146 times for 1,475 yards and 21 touchdowns in his senior season at Aurora Christian. Gained 215 yards and scored four touchdowns on 15 carries in the 2012 Illinois Class 3A quarterfinals against Winnebago, with six carries of 20 or more yards. Ran for 95 yards on 10 carries in the 2012 Class 3A state championship victory, scoring on runs of 60 and 10 yards to earn the game MVP award. Led the team with 119 tackles as a senior, including 11 in the state title game, and was named the team's defensive MVP. Rushed for 1,446 yards in 10 games for Burlington Central HS as a junior where he was a three-time team MVP.
Personal Born March 28, 1995, in Pomona, Calif. Son of Desire and Valerie Bouagnon. Plans to major in business. Full name is Joel Alexandre Balu Bouagnon and is pronounced Jo-ELL Oll-EX-on BOIN-ya.
BOUAGNON'S CAREER GAME HIGHS
Carries:10, vs. Eastern Michigan, 10-26-13 Rushing Yards:39, vs. Massachusetts, 11-2-13 Long Rush:9, vs. Eastern Michigan, 10-26-13