Players Won 41 Games in Four Years for the Huskies
NIU's historic season comes to a close
Florida State 31, Northern Illinois 10
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Closed out his career second all-time at NIU in receiving yards (2,544) and touchdown catches (24) and ranks fourth in catches (178). Tallied nine career 100-yard receiving days.
2012: First team All Mid-American Conference receiver caught 75 passes for 1,083 yards, a 14.4-yard average, with 13 touchdowns. His 75 catches in a season were the most by a Huskie receiver since 2003 and rank tied for fourth on NIU charts. Ranks third on NIU single season list for receiving yards and is only the sixth Huskie to pass the 1,000-yard mark in a single season. His 13 touchdown catches tied for second in a season and are the most by an NIU pass-catcher since 2005. Recorded five 100-yard receiving days. Caught at least three passes in every game and had a touchdown catch in 11 of Northern Illinois' 14 games. Scored NIU's lone touchdown in the Orange Bowl on an 11-yard grab. Made one of the biggest plays of the season in the third quarter of the Toledo (11-14) game when he caught a screen pass, eluded multiple defenders and ran 73 yards for a score to break a tie. Had seven catches for season-high 153 yards and two touchdowns in the game. Snagged a career-high nine passes at Eastern Michigan (11-23) for 116 yards with a 43-yard score. Caught seven passes for 120 yards at Western Michigan (10-27), including a 62-yard grab. Grabbed four passes for 39 yards against Kent State (11-30) in the MAC Championship game, including a 14-yard TD catch in the second quarter. Tied his career high with eight catches vs. Buffalo (10-13) for 133 yards and a 43-yard TD. Scored on a 65-yard touchdown play as part of a five-catch, 105-yard day vs. Kansas (9-22). Made seven catches for 134 yards and scored NIU's last two TDs - on catches of 31 and eight yards - in a 41-40 win at Army (9-15). Also recorded touchdowns versus UT Martin (9-8) and Central Michigan (9-29).
2011: Led the Huskies with 747 receiving yards and tied for the team lead in touchdowns (seven) and catches (47) while starting 12 games. His three 100-plus yard receiving games led NIU. Averaged 15.9 yards per catch and 57.5 receiving yards per game, tops on the team. Led the team in receptions or receiving yards five times. Caught at least one pass in 11 of 12 games he played. Had a career night with eight receptions for 224 yards and a 43-yard touchdown catch in the GoDaddy.com Bowl versus Arkansas State (1-8). Earned Offensive Player of the Game honors. The 224 yards ranks third all-time on the NIU single-game charts and was the most by a Huskie since 2005. It also tied as the 12th-highest single game total in the country. Caught a 41-yard pass from Jordan Lynch in the second quarter to set up NIU's go-ahead score. Scored the Huskies' second touchdown in the MAC Championship Game against Ohio (12-2) on a 32-yard pass to bring the Huskies within seven points (20-13). Led NIU with five receptions for 29 yards against Eastern Michigan (11-25). Caught six passes for 120 yards and a TD against Ball State (11-15). Paced the Huskie receiving corps with three catches for 34 yards at Buffalo (10-22). Led the team with four receptions for 35 yards; scored the game-winning touchdown on a three-yard grab against Kent State (10-8). Hauled in six passes for a team-high 130 yards and a 55-yard touchdown catch at Central Michigan (10-1). Scored NIU's third TD on an eight-yard grab at Kansas (9-10). Paced the Huskie offense with four catches for 46 yards against Army (9-3) and scored on a four-yard reception. Did not play in the Bowling Green (11-8) game due to injury.
2010: Played in all 14 games and made 11 starts at wide receiver. Ranked second on the team in receptions with 40, and was third in receiving yards (525) and receiving touchdowns (4). Caught at least one pass in every game and brought down at least two passes in 11 contests. Led NIU in receiving six times. Recorded 110 yards on four catches with two touchdowns, one for a season-long 69 yards, against Miami (Ohio) in the 2010 MAC Championship game (12-3). Scored the first two touchdowns of the game for Northern Illinois on long pass receptions with a 27-yard TD at the end of the first quarter. In the Humanitarian Bowl win over Fresno State, made four catches for 88 yards with a 39-yard grab. Caught a season-high six passes for 85 yards at Akron (10-2) highlighted by a 47-yard catch. Led the Huskies with four receptions for 21 yards at Iowa State (9-2). Scored his first career touchdown on a four-yard pass versus North Dakota (9-11). Made five catches for 45 yards against Illinois (9-18). Led NIU in receiving with three receptions for 24 yards and caught a 10-yard touchdown pass at Minnesota (9-25). Had a game-high three receptions for 29 yards against Toledo (11-9). Recorded two catches for 27 yards versus Buffalo (10-16) and grabbed a pair of passes for 30 yards at Ball State (11-20).
2009: Saw action in 13 games and started versus Wisconsin (9-5) and Toledo (10-17). Caught a pass in eight games. Fourth on the team with 189 yards on 16 catches. Totaled a season-high 61 yards on receptions of 26, 19, and 16 yards against Central Michigan (11-27). Recorded a season-high three grabs versus Idaho (9-26), Miami (10-24), and Central Michigan. Had a season-long 32-yard reception versus Western Illinois (9-12). Tallied one catch versus Wisconsin (9-5), Purdue (9-19), Toledo (10-17), Ohio (11-21), and USF (1-3).
High School: Earned all-state honors as a senior with 1,248 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns on 60 catches. Averaged nearly 23 yards per catch. Named to San Antonio's 2008 Super Team and was a City All-Star. Earned all-conference honors three times with two first team nods and was named the Warriors' Offensive Player of the Year. Helped lead the Warriors to a district championship and three bi-district championships. Set the school record for most receptions, yards and touchdowns in a season. As a junior, caught 26 passes for 493 yards, an 18.9 average, with seven TDs. Ran the ball three times for 138 yards (46.0 yards per carry) and two scores. During his sophomore year, averaged 27.6 yards per catch with 13 receptions for 359 yards and three touchdowns. Compiled 2,100 yards on 99 career catches. Named Texas' Best Duo along with high school teammate Anthony Johnson. Also competed in track and field, where he won the district title in the 110-meter hurdles and finished second in the long jump as a junior. As a sophomore on the track, helped his team to the district championship and ran on the 4x200-meter relay team that placed third at regionals.
Personal: Born Nov. 2, 1990 in San Antonio, Texas. Son of Tammi Moore and Terrance Hamilton. Father played football at Texas State and cousin Wayne McGarity played at Texas and for the Dallas Cowboys. Communications major.
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