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.
NIU rallied for a 30-27 victory over Iowa Saturday.
2015 • Veteran receiver finished fourth on the team with 24 receptions for 298 yards and one touchdown. • Caught multiple passes in seven games, including each of the last four. • Pulled in four catches for 66 yards vs. Murray State. • Made a season-best six catches for 114 yards vs. Ohio with a season-long 62-yard catch. • Opened the scoring versus Eastern Michigan with a four-yard TD grab. • Earned the Fran Cahill Award, given to Huskie receiver who displays leadership, competitive spirit, hard work and loyalty.
2014 • Played in 13 games with 12 starts. • Tied for the team lead with six receiving touchdowns. • Finished second among NIU pass catchers in receiving yards (445) and was third in receptions (31) in 2014. • Caught at least one pass in 11 games, with multiple receptions in eight contests. • Had a season-high seven catches for 83 yards and a touchdown in the MAC Championship Game victory over Bowling Green (12-5), including an incredible one-handed sideline grab that was a SportsCenter Top 10 play on ESPN. • Tallied a season-high 116 receiving yards against Kent State (10-4), his second career 100-yard receiving game. • Registered first career multi-touchdown game versus Central Michigan (10-11) with scoring receptions of 20 and 14 yards. • Hauled in a touchdown in the season opener against Presbyterian (8-28), extending his scoring streak to four games. • Finished the season by opening the scoring in the Boca Raton Bowl against Marshall (12-23) with a 19-yard touchdown catch and run. 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 SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Catches: 8, at Toledo, 11-20-13 Receiving Yards: 121, at Toledo, 11-20-13 Long Reception: 66, at UMass, 11-2-13 Receiving Touchdowns: 2, vs. Central Michigan, 10-11-14