45   Boomer Mays
Boomer  Mays

RS Senior

Lawrence, Kan.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 244




Former Huskies Shine at NIU Football Pro Day

A dozen football alumns show their wares to NFL Scouts


NIU Student-Athletes Post Record GPA

Huskies Finish the Fall Semester with a Cumulative 3.14 Mark


NIU Student-Athletes Post Record GPA

Huskies Finish the Fall Semester with a Cumulative 3.14 Mark


NIU Student-Athletes Post Record GPA

Huskies Finish the Fall Semester with a Cumulative 3.14 Mark


Lurry Garners Second First Team All-America Selection

Phil Steele names All-American, all conference teams


NIU defeats Northwestern, 23-15

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


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.


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.


Northern Illinois Dominate Purdue, 55-24

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


NIU defeats Iowa, 30-27

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


Football vs. Miami (Ohio)

Huskies football versus the Miami of Ohio Redhawks on October, 18, 2014

• 2015 First Team All-MAC selection started every game for NIU at middle linebacker.
• Led NIU with career-high 114 tackles, 73 solo, and was named the Huskies’ Defensive and Team MVP.
• Three-year starter registered a career high 16 tackles in the MAC Championship Game vs. Bowling Green.
• Had nine tackles, seven solo, with a pass break-up vs. Ohio.
• Made 15 tackles, 12 solo, to lead NIU vs. Western Michigan.
• Led a goal-line stand with a jarring tackle, broke up two passes and was in on a sack to earn MAC West Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second time.
• Named MAC West Defensive Player of the Week after making a team-leading 10 tackles and sealing the Huskies’ win over Toledo with an interception in the final minute.
• Led NIU with nine tackles, seven solo, at CMU with 1.5 for loss.
• Credited with nine tackles and a forced fumble at Ohio State.
• Registered 13 tackles, 10 solo, vs. UNLV.
• Played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl postseason game.
• Named to the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List.

• Appeared in all 14 games with 13 starts.
• Enjoyed another stellar season at middle linebacker, making 75 tackles to rank fifth on the Huskies’ roster.
• Earned a second team All-MAC nod.
• Tied for second on NIU with nine tackles for a loss of 14 yards.
• Started the season with 7.5 tackles for loss in the first six contests.
• Recorded a career-high three TFLs in the win over Kent State (10-4).
• Also finished the season strong with 46 stops in the final seven games.
• Tallied a season-high 10 tackles and forced a fumble at Ohio (11-18).
• Displayed consistency, making at least one tackle in every game, with 13 multi-tackle contests and eight games with at least five stops.


• 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).

• 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).

• Redshirted.

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.

• 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.
• Organizational and corporate communications major.

16, vs. Bowling Green, 12-4-15
TFL: 3, vs Kent State, 10-4-14
Sacks: 1.0, twice; last at Central Michigan, 10-19-13
PBU's: 2, vs. Western Michigan, 11-18-15
Fumbles Forced: 1, at Ohio State, 9-19-15
Interceptions: 1, twice, last vs. Eastern Michigan, 10-24-15

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