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.
2015 • Named FWAA Freshman All-American, the MAC’s only representative on the team. • Was the first Huskie since safety Alex Kube in 2007 to receive that distinction. • Started all 14 games for the Huskies, the only NIU freshman in 2015 to do so. • Started the season at right tackle, but moved to right guard for a few games with Josh Ruka injured. • Named NIU Co-Offensive Player of the Week after the Huskies put up 59 points and 636 yards of total offense against Ball State (10-10). • Transitioned back to right tackle starting at Toledo (11-3), helping the Huskies go on a run to their sixth straight MAC West title. • Selected as NIU Scholar Athlete of the Week for his efforts at Buffalo (11-11) as the Huskies rushed for 334 yards on 67 attempts. • Consistently opened holes for tailback Joel Bouagnon, who tallied 1,285 yards on the ground with 18 touchdowns during the season. • Protected three different NIU quarterbacks during the season. • Earned Academic All-MAC and MAC Distinguished Scholar Athlete recognition thanks to his high GPA as a kinesiology major.
2014 • Redshirted. • Named NIU Offensive Scout TeamPlayer of the Week for his help in preparation leading up to the UNLV (9-13) game. High School • Three-time all-conference and two-time all-area honoree. • Started all but one game over three seasons on the offensive and defensive lines. • Garnered all-state honors following his senior season. • Posted 13 tackles and a fumble recovery on defense. • Also earned all-area honors from the WIAA and the Green Bay Press-Gazette, along with first team all-conference recognition. • Ended his junior season with first team all-area and all-conference laurels. • Registered eight tackles and two pass breakups in 2012. • Picked up honorable mention all-conference honors as a sophomore.
Personal • Born Aug. 10, 1996, in Green Bay, Wis. • Son of Paul and Jackie Scharping. • Kinesiology major.