28   Joel Bouagnon
Joel  Bouagnon


Aurora, IL

High School:
Aurora Christian

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 226




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Despite youth, Huskie tailbacks have experience, leaders


Carey Likes Competition, Effort in NIU Scrimmage

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NIU defeats Western Michigan, 31-21, to win MAC West


Huskies Fly Past Eastern Michigan, 28-17

With Sixth Win, NIU Bowl-Eligible for Seventh-Straight Season


Offense Explodes As Huskies Top Miami

Huskies put up 658 yards of total offense in 51-41 victory


NIU defeats Northwestern, 23-15

The Huskies played a dominant second-half of football in Evanston to defeat the Wildcats, 23-15.


SIGHTS & SOUNDS: NIU Football Releases New Uniforms

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.


Huskies By Position: Running Backs

A 2014 season preview on the NIU running backs, a group of diverse skills and talents, which is ultimately the groups strength heading into the season opener.


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.

• Played in all 14 games with seven starts.
• Ranked third on the team in carries (113), rushing yards (655) and rushing touchdowns (5).
• Led all NIU tailbacks with a 5.8 yards-per-carry average.
• Scored five touchdowns on the season, including four in the season opener against Presbyterian (8-28).
• Also tallied career highs on the ground in attempts (16) and rushing yards (97) versus Presbyterian (8-28).
• Notched his other rushing touchdown at Eastern Michigan (10-25).
• Scampered for a career-long 49-yard rush against Miami (10-18).
• Had at least one carry in every game and toted the ball five or more times in 12 different games.
• Rushed for 50 yards or more seven times.
• Led all tailbacks with 13 receptions, which went for 70 yards in 2014.
• Had five catches for 71 yards with a receiving score at Arkansas (9-20), with a career-long 45-yard reception against the Razorbacks.
• Finished the season with 725 all-purpose yards.


• 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.

• Born March 28, 1995, in Pomona, Calif.
• Son of Desire and Valerie Bouagnon.
• Leadership and management major.
• Full name is Joel Alexandre Balu Bouagnon and is pronounced Jo-ELL Oll-EX-on Bwon-NYO.


Carries: 16, vs. Presbyterian, 8-28-14
Rushing Yards: 97, vs. Presbyterian, 8-28-14
Long Rush: 23, vs. Presbyterian, 8-28-14
Touchdowns: 4, vs. Presbyterian, 8-28-14
Recieving Yards: 71, at Arkansas, 9-20-14
Receptions: 5, at Arkansas, 9-20-14


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