28   Joel Bouagnon
Joel  Bouagnon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Aurora, Ill.

High School:
Aurora Christian

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 228

Position:
TB

Experience:
3L


03/24/2016

Weekly Football Press Conference Quotes – Mar. 22, 2016

Carey, J. Bouagnon, S. Folliard and Levon Myers discuss NIU’s spring practices

12/18/2015

Lurry Garners Second First Team All-America Selection

Phil Steele names All-American, all conference teams

12/02/2015

Eight Huskies Selected First Team All-MAC

Aregeros Turner Named MAC Special Teams Player of the Year

11/23/2015

Boomer Mays Earns MAC West Defensive Player of the Week

Huskie linebacker picks up second weekly league honor in three games

11/18/2015

Huskies' Fourth Quarter Comeback Seals Win over WMU

Jordan Huff rushes for 159 yards on eight carries as NIU wins its sixth-straight

09/08/2014

NIU defeats Northwestern, 23-15

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

08/18/2014

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.

08/14/2014

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.

10/22/2013

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.

09/30/2013

Northern Illinois Dominate Purdue, 55-24

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

2015
• First Team All-MAC running back.
Played in all 14 games, starting 12.
• Led NIU in carries (283), rushing yards (1,285) and rushing touchdowns (18).
• His 18 rushing TDs tied for 10th in the FBS.
• Had six 100-yard rushing games.
• Also scored multiple TDs in six contests.
• Led MAC league with 108 points scored and finished second in rushing yards.
• Rushed for a career-high 156 yards with two scores at Buffalo (11-11), earning MAC West Offensive Player of the Week selection.
• Career-high 31 rushes for 149 yards and two TDs vs. Ball State (10-10).
• Scored three touchdowns on the ground in the season opener against UNLV (9-5) and repeated the feat at Miami (10-17).
• Had two TDs and 104 yards rushing at Central Michigan (10-3).
• Tallied 137 yards rushing and a season-best 50 yards receiving on homecoming against Eastern Michigan (10-24).
• Grounded out 87 yards and a score in a key victory at Toledo (11-3).
• Rushed for 78 yards and over four yards-per-carry at Ohio State (9-19).
• Was NIU’s leading rusher in all but two games during the season.

2014

• 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 then-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 season-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.
• 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.


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.
• Leadership and management major.
• Full name is Joel Alexandre Balu Bouagnon and is pronounced Jo-ELL Oll-EX-on Bwon-NYO.

BOUAGNON'S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS

Carries: 31, vs. Ball State, 10-10-15
Rushing Yards: 156, at Buffalo, 11-11-15
Long Rush: 58, at Buffalo, 11-11-15
Touchdowns: 4, vs. Presbyterian, 8-28-14
Receptions: 5, at Arkansas, 9-20-1
Recieving Yards: 71, at Arkansas, 9-20-14
Long Catch: 45, at Arkansas, 9-20-14

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