Over the past two weeks, NIUHuskies.com has previewed every position on the 2013 Northern Illinois football team, continuing today with the Huskie running backs. 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. Friday's position group: defensive line.
2013: Appeared in three games...Carried the ball 22 times for 86 yards on the season...Carried the ball nine times for 39 yards in a win at UMass (11-2)...Rushed for 35 yards on 10 carries against Eastern Michigan (10-26)...Also scored his first career touchdown on a 10-yard reception against Eastern Michigan (10-26).
High School: Two-time all-state, all-area and all-conference honoree in his career. Ran the ball 146 times for 1,475 yards and 21 touchdowns - all team highs - in his senior season at Aurora Christian. Helped ACS to a 14-1 record in 2012 after transferring from Burlington Central. Gained 215 yards and scored four touchdowns on 15 carries in the 2012 Illinois Class 3A quarterfinals against Winnebago, with six carries going for 20-plus yards. Also caught two passes for 36 yards and hauled in an interception in the win. Ran for 95 yards on 10 carries in the 2012 Class 3A state championship game, scoring on runs of 60 and 10 yards to help the Eagles to a 42-12 win and earn the game MVP award. Led the team with 119 tackles as a senior, including 11 in the state title game, to be named the team's defensive MVP. Played a central role in an Eagle offense that scored at least 27 points in each of its 15 games in 2012 and 38-plus points in all but two games. Rushed for 1,446 yards with Burlington Central in 10 games as a junior. Named the team MVP each of his three seasons at BCHS.
Personal: Born March 28, 1995, in Pomona, Calif. Son of Desire and Valerie Bouagnon. Plans on major in business. Volunteers with Special Olympics. Enjoys swimming, skiing and longboarding.