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.
NIU rallied for a 30-27 victory over Iowa Saturday.
2015 • Appeared in all 14 games as a reserve safety and special teams contributor. • Recorded 25 total tackles, 19 solo, to rank seventh among NIU defensive backs. • Tallied two interceptions and two tackles for loss as well. • Snagged his first career INT against Murray State (9-12) early in the fourth quarter. • Made a career-high six tackles at Miami (10-17) with four solo stops. • Had a TFL in consecutive weeks vs. Ball State (10-10) and at Miami (10-17). • Posted seven multi-tackle games, including five solo stops in the Poinsettia Bowl against Boise State (12-23). • Recorded three tackles against Ball State and again at Toledo (11-3). • Added two stops in the MAC Championship Game in his hometown of Detroit against Bowling Green (12-4). • Notched his second career interception in the Poinsettia Bowl, adding a career-long 27-yard return just before halftime. • As one of four Huskies with multiple interceptions, helped NIU finished the season ranked fourth in the FBS with 22 picks.
2014 • Redshirted.
2013 • Played in all 14 NIU games as a true freshman, recording seven tackles. • One of only three true freshmen to letter on defense. • Recorded his first career tackle at Idaho (9-14). • Broke up a pass and made four stops versus Eastern Michigan (11-26).
High School • Rated the 19th-best prospect in Michigan by Rivals.com. • Three-year starter who served as a team captain in 2012. • Recorded eight interceptions and 44 tackles as a senior and caught 48 passes for 904 yards and 12 touchdowns. • Scored two touchdowns on fumble returns and recorded a safety. • Posted 62 tackles, six TFLs, recovered two fumbles and intercepted three passes in 2011 and caught 31 passes for 575 yards and six scores. • Three-sport athlete also excelled on the basketball court and track.
Personal • Born Sept. 22, 1994. • Son of Calvin and Denise Allen. • General studies major. • Enjoys playing basketball and football with family and friends
ALLEN'S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 6 at Miami (Ohio), 10-17-15 TFL: 1, twice, last at Miami (Ohio), 10-17-15 Interceptions: 1, twice, last vs. Boise State, Poinsettia Bowl, 12-23-15