13   Landon Root
Landon Root


Wichita, KS

High School:
Wichita Collegiate School

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 202




NIU Football Team Back to Work on Sunday Afternoon

Defense looking for improvement and consistency in 2014


NIU defeats Northwestern, 23-15

The Huskies played a dominant second-half of football in Evanston to defeat the Wildcats, 23-15.


Huskies by Position: Quarterbacks

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.


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.

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.

• Born Feb. 27, 1996, in Wichita, Kan.
• Son of Scott and Anne Root.
• Plans on majoring in engineering.

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