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.
A video preview of the Northern Illinois linebacking corp heading into the 2013 campaign. The Huskies will return four players who combined for 55 appearances last season.
2013: Started all 14 contests at middle linebacker. Third on the team in tackles with 82 with 5.5 tackles for loss and two sacks. Intercepted a pass in the endzone and led NIU with a career-high 11 stops at Toledo (11-20). Forced a fumble and made five tackles at Idaho (9-14). Blocked a kick and made five stops in a win over Akron (10-12). Recorded seven tackles and a sack at Central Michigan (10-19). Tied a career high with two TFLs versus Eastern Michigan (10-26).
2012: Saw action in 13 games and started four at middle linebacker. Finished with 31 tackles, five for loss. Notched 14 tackles in a three-game span from Sept. 15 to Sept. 29. Tallied a season high seven stops, and had two tackles for loss, in his first career start at Army (9-15). Accounted for four tackles in back-to-back games at Western Michigan (10-27) and against UMass (11-3).
High School: Named the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl Defensive MVP as a senior after making 13 tackles in the game. First team All-State selection at linebacker as a senior. Named to all-area and all-conference teams following his junior and senior years, when he served as team captain. Finished as the school's career leader in tackles with 404. Accumulated 110 tackles, caused four fumbles, recovered two and had a sack during the 2010 campaign. Garnered all-state honorable mention as a junior. Set school record for tackles in a season with 160 as a junior. Totaled 46 tackles and an interception in just five games as a sophomore after suffering a broken wrist, but still earned all-area honors as a long snapper.
Personal: Born July 14, 1993 in Clinton, Mo. Son of Byron and Rita Mays. Father was a defensive tackle at Kansas and Central Missouri. Originally signed primarily to be the Huskies' long snapper.
BOOMER MAYS SINGLE GAME HIGHS
Tackles: 11, at Toledo, 11-20-13 TFL: 2, at Army, 9-15-12 Interceptions: 1, at Toledo, 11-20-13