83   Luke Eakes
Luke Eakes

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
St. Marys, KS

High School:
St. Marys

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 253

Position:
TE

Experience:
3L


11/11/2014

Huskies Down Toledo on Senior Night

Win moves NIU into first place in the MAC West

09/16/2014

Weekly Football Press Conference Quotes - Sept. 16, 2014

Carey, Eakes, Gordon, Mays, and Stingily discuss NIU's upcoming game vs. Arkansas

08/04/2014

Huskies Go Half Pack on Day Three of Camp

Players move one day closer to full pads

07/17/2014

Cameron Stingily Named a Doak Walker Award Candidate

Huskie tailback garners preseason recognition

07/15/2014

Da'Ron Brown Named to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

Brown is fourth Huskie on a preseason watch list

09/08/2014

NIU defeats Northwestern, 23-15

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

08/18/2014

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.

10/22/2013

Weekly Football Press Conference: Eastern Michigan

Week 9 football press conference with Head coach Rod Carey and players Perez Ford, Matt Krempel and Dechane Durante.

09/30/2013

Northern Illinois Dominate Purdue, 55-24

Highlights from the Huskies historic 55-24 win over the Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium.

09/01/2013

NIU defeats Iowa, 30-27

NIU rallied for a 30-27 victory over Iowa Saturday.

08/16/2014

NIU Football 2014 New Home Uniforms

On August 16, the NIU Football team got its first look at their new home uniforms.

2013
• The Huskies' starting tight end caught 12 passes for 113 yards with two touchdowns.
• Made a career-high three catches in the Poinsettia Bowl against Utah State (12-26) for 29 yards.
• Caught two passes for 24 yards with a touchdown against Eastern Illinois (9-21).
• Recorded his first touchdown of the season at Idaho (9-14) on a 13-yard pass.
• Started the season with at least one catch in the first five games.
• Excellent blocker was a key member of the Huskies' record-setting and nationally-ranked rushing attack.
• Frequently served as lead blocker for the top rushing quarterback in NCAA history in Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch.

2012
• Caught eight passes for 268 yards in 13 appearances while starting 11 games.
• Each of his receptions went for at least 12 yards.
• Caught at least one pass in eight games.
• Averaged 33.5 yards per reception to lead the team.
• Had a season-long reception of 46 yards against Toledo (11-14).
• Caught a 45-yard pass against Buffalo (10-13) and ran 32 yards on a fake punt against the Bulls.
• Posted a 38-yard catch on NIU's first play from scrimmage at Army (9-15) to set up the Huskies' first touchdown.

2011
• Played in all 14 games and made four starts at tight end.
• Finished the year with six receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown.
• Hauled in one pass for 13 yards at Bowling Green (11-8) and earned the Offensive Lineman of the Week Award with his blocking from the tight end spot.
• Made his first career start against Army (9-3) and scored his first career touchdown on a 13-yard grab.

2010
• Redshirted as a true freshman.
• Named NIU's Work Team Player of the Week for the Iowa State (9-2) and Temple (10-9) games.

High School
• Tight end, defensive end and linebacker who was a 14-time letterwinner in five sports.
• Earned letters in football (four), basketball (four), track and field (four), baseball (one) and wrestling (one).
• All-state in football as a senior and junior.
• Also a third-team all-state basketball player as a junior.
• Earned all-conference honors in football three times.
• Caught 14 passes for 312 yards and five touchdowns and carried the ball six times for a 14.3-yard average.
• Made 47 tackles with five pass break-ups, an interception and five quarterback sacks as a senior.
• Totaled 68 stops, forced two fumbles, broke up four passes, blocked a kick and tallied two sacks as a junior.
• Had a career high six sacks his sophomore year with 67 tackles.
• Career totals include 212 tackles.

Personal
• Born April 30, 1991 in Meade, Kan.
• Sociology major.

EAKES' CAREER GAME HIGHS

Receptions: 2, vs. Eastern Illinois, 9-21-13
Receiving Yards: 46, vs. Toledo, 11-14-12
Long Gain: 46, vs. Toledo, 11-13-12

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