78 Dan Keller
Played in 30 games during his NIU career.
2008: Started all 13 games for the Huskies at right guard. Named the Huskies' offensive lineman of the week on Sept. 27 following the Eastern Michigan game when he graded out at 91 percent efficiency and 96 percent effort with a double bonus block. Helped the NIU offensive line to their highest group grade of the season versus Toledo in a 38-7 win. Northern Illinois averaged 171 rushing and 335 yards of total offense per game behind Brost and his linemates. Huskie offensive line gave up just 16 sacks on the season. NIU had 22 rushing touchdowns and 13 passing TDs and the line did not surrender a sack in seven games on the year.
2007: Appeared in 11 games on both the offensive and defensive lines. Began the season on offense and moved to defensive line when injuries decimated that position. Started at defensive tackle at Wisconsin (10-20). Credited with two tackles in that game. Saw action with the offense in eight plays of the season-opener vs. Iowa (9-1). Lined up at defensive tackle for the first time at Idaho (9-22). On the field for 39 plays of that game. Continued with the defense for the rest of the season. Totaled three tackles at Toledo (10-27).
2006: Saw action in three games. Appeared in 10 plays on offensive line against Indiana State (9-23). Saw time on six plays vs. Temple (10-21). Played four plays at Eastern Michigan (11-24).
2005: Appeared in three games. Made collegiate debut with 19 plays against Tennessee Tech (9-17). In on six plays at Kent State (10-22). Saw time on two plays vs. Western Michigan (11-23).
High School: Team captain, second team All-Lakeshore Conference at defensive end, and first team Racine Journal Times All-County as a senior. Totaled 55 tackles, three fumble recoveries, and two sacks during senior season. Had a 59-yard game-winning touchdown run and booted a 44-yard field goal during final prep campaign. Saw time as offensive tackle, tight end, fullback, defensive tackle, defensive end and kicker during career. Team captain, first team All-Lakeshore Conference, and first team Racine Journal Times All-County as a junior. Totaled 121 tackles and six sacks over final two years. Starting center on conference champion basketball team during junior and sophomore seasons. Two-time WIAA Regional champion in state oratorical contest. Recruited by Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Personal: Born Sept. 24, 1985. Communications major. Son of Joseph and Elaine Keller.