28   Joel Bouagnon
Joel  Bouagnon

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Aurora, Ill.

High School:
Aurora Christian

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 226

Position:
TB

Experience:
2L


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

11/16/2015

Two Huskies Earn Weekly League Recognition

Bouagnon and Turner garner MAC West POTW Awards

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
Leading rusher and second-leading scorer in the MAC, averaging 101 yards and nine points per game. Ranks fourth in the country with 18 rushing TDs. Saw his streak of eight straight games with a TD end vs. Ohio. Has six multi-score games on the year with TDs in 10 of 12 games (all but Ohio and Ohio State). Ran for a career-high 156 yards on 28 carries with two TDs at Buffalo, including a career-long 58-yarder. At Toledo, scored game-winning TD on a two-yard carry with 1:59 to play. Posted his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing game with 138 yards on 26 carries and a score vs EMU. Totaled 134 yards on 14 carries with three long TD runs, including a 53-yarder, at Miami. Totaled 149 yards and two TDs on 31 carries vs. Ball State. Ran for 104 yards on 26 carries at CMU with two TDs. Gained a career-high 152 yards on 21 carries vs. UNLV with three TDs. Top blocker among backs.

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 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.


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
Recieving Yards: 71, at Arkansas, 9-20-14
Receptions: 5, at Arkansas, 9-20-14

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