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.
Over the next two weeks, NIUHuskies.com will preview every position on the 2013 Northern Illinois football team, continuing today with the wide receivers. 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. Wednesday's position group: defensive line.
2013 Appeared in 14 games, starting seven. Third on the team in receptions and receiving yards with 33 catches for 499 yards. Fourth on the team in yards per catch (15.1) and second in touchdowns (6). Led the Huskies with six catches for 71 yards and a touchdown in the MAC Championship game against Bowling Green (12-6). Paced NIU with career-highs in catches (8) and receiving yards (121) at Toledo (11-20). Hauled in a career-long 66-yard TD pass at Massachusetts (11-2).
2012 Appeared in nine games and caught 11 passes for 223 yards. Averaged 20.3 yards per catch to rank third on the team. Recorded four receptions of 25 yards or more, including a career-long 44-yard grab against Massachusetts (11-3). Set season highs in receptions and yards against the Minutemen with four catches for 82 yards. Recorded a pair of 30-plus yard catches at Akron (10-20) to set up two NIU field goals. First career catch went for a 12-yard gain against Buffalo (10-13).
2011 Redshirted. Named Defensive Work Team Player of the Week following the Toledo (11-1) game.
High School Two-time varsity letterwinner in both football and basketball. Named to all-area and all-state teams following his senior campaign. Holds school record for most TD catches in a game with three. Set season records for receiving yards (697), receptions (44), and touchdown catches (12). Broke three school career records in just two seasons, including receiving yards (1,314), catches (70), and touchdown catches (19). Earned a place on the 2011 Grange North All-Star team.
Personal Born Jan. 10, 1993 in Mississauga, Ontario. Son of Justin and Diana Brescacin. Journalism major.
BRESCACIN'S CAREER GAME HIGHS Catches: 8, at Toledo, 11-20-13 Receiving Yards: 121, at Toledo, 11-20-13 Long Reception: 66, at UMass, 11-2-13