The final chapter of the 2014 Huskies by Position previews on the NIU Quarterback position. Sophomores Drew Hare (O'Fallon, Mo./Fort Zumwalt West) and Anthony Maddie (Plainfield, Ill./Aurora Christian) and junior Matt McIntosh (Evansville, Ind./Reitz) are in the race for the starting position.
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.
High School: Two-time all-state and all-conference honoree. Completed 264-of-429 passes for 3,416 yards and 37 touchdowns in two seasons as a starting quarterback. Gained 937 yards and scored 17 rushing touchdowns in two seasons. Collected first team all-state and all-conference honors following his senior season. Recorded 1,815 yards and 19 touchdowns on 148-of-248 passing in 2013. Rushed 69 times for 355 yards and six touchdowns as a senior. Named a team captain prior to his senior season. Garnered first team all-conference and all-state honorable mention honors in 2012. Threw for 1,601 yards and 18 touchdowns on 116-of-181 passing as a junior. Ran the ball 139 times for 582 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2012.
Personal: Born Feb. 27, 1996, in Wichita, Kan. Son of Scott and Anne Root. Plans on majoring in engineering.