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.
2014 Disruptive force on the NIU D-line has made 54 tackles with 9.0 tackles for loss and 5.0 quarterback sacks (second on the team). Forced a WMU fumble while sacking the quarterback for the second-straight game. Leads NIU with three fumbles forced. Posted a season-best six tackles against Ohio. At UNLV, all five of his tackles were solo and added two tackles for loss and a sack. In on sacks at Ball State, at Eastern Michigan and vs. Kent State. Had a tackle for loss and broke up a pass versus Kent State. Also credited with a forced fumble vs. Miami. Has recorded a tackle for loss in 10 different games.
2013 Playing in every game as a member of the Huskies' defensive line rotation. Tied for third on the team in sacks with 4.0 and his eight tackles for loss ranked second on the Huskie team. Made 21 total tackles. Recorded a career-high six tackles, including three tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks at Idaho (9-14). Also forced and recovered a fumble against the Vandals. Credited with four tackles and a season-high two sacks against Eastern Illinois (9-21). 2012 Recorded six tackles in 13 games as a true freshman. Posted a season-best two tackles, including one for a loss, versus UT Martin (9-8). Played on special teams and in limited spots at defensive end.
High School Rushed for 602 yards and six touchdowns as a senior to earn honorable mention all-conference honors. Tallied 36 tackles, two pass breakups and an interception return for a touchdown in 2011 as a team captain. Ranked as the 18th-best recruit in Illinois by ESPN. Won EdgyTim's Fastest Man Competition among Illinois running backs. Conference champion and state qualifier in the 100 and 200 meters on the track.
Personal Born Jan. 20, 1994, in Chicago, Ill. Son of Perez Ford and Janetta Johnson.
FORD'S CAREER GAME HIGHS Tackles: 6, at Idaho, 9-14-13 Sacks: 2, vs. Eastern Illinois, 9-21-13 TFL: 3, at Idaho, 9-14-13 PBU: 1, vs. Kent State, 10-4-14 QBH: 1, vs. C. Michigan, 10-11-14