46   George Rainey
George Rainey

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Milwaukee, WI

High School:
South Division

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 222

Position:
DE

Experience:
2L


03/07/2014

Ward, Lynch Draw Crowd at NIU Pro Day

30 NFL Teams On Hand as Seven Huskies Work Out

03/05/2014

NIU Football Pro Day Set for Friday

Huskie NFL Hopefuls Will Work Out at Chessick Practice Center

12/20/2013

San Diego Bound: NIU 2013 SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl Guide

Huskies Look for Record 13th Win Dec. 26 vs. Utah State

11/26/2013

NIU Football 2013: Western Michigan at No. 14 NIU Postgame Notes

Notes on Jordan Lynch's Record Rushing Night and the Huskies' 12th straight victory

11/20/2013

NIU WINS MAC WEST WITH 35-17 WIN AT TOLEDO

Lynch Totals 363 Yards and Three Scores as Huskies Improve to 11-0

10/22/2013

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.

09/30/2013

Northern Illinois Dominate Purdue, 55-24

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

09/01/2013

NIU defeats Iowa, 30-27

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

01/03/2013

Huskies Fall to Seminoles

Highlights from the Huskies historic game

12/30/2012

NIU players visit children at the hospital

Players and coach Rod Carey visit children at Baptist Children Hospital

2013: Appeared in all 14 contests and started 13 as a senior. Made a career-high 45 total tackles to rank seventh on the team and had 29 solo stops. Led NIU and ranked ninth in the MAC in tackles for loss with 9.5. Collected four sacks to tie for third on the team. Also broke up four passes and was credited with a team-leading nine quarterback hurries. Recovered two fumbles, forced one and blocked a pair of kicks. His tackles for loss were spread across nine games. Named NIU's Defensive Lineman of the Week after the Kent State and Toledo games. Recorded five tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery at Toledo (11-20). Made a season-high seven tackles at Iowa (8-31). Tallied two solo tackles, including a tackle for loss, against Western Michigan (11-26). Also blocked a Bronco field goal attempt and recorded a quarterback hurry. Recorded four tackles, a sack, a pass break up, a blocked kick, and 1.5 tackles for loss at Idaho (9-14). Recovered a fumble, recorded a sack, and notched a pass break up in NIU's win at Purdue (9-28). Broke up two passes at Kent State (10-5). Made three tackles versus Akron (10-12) and had two solo stops at Central Michigan (10-19). Tallied five tackles and a sack at UMass (11-2). Registered three tackles with two for loss, and a sack in the Ball State game (11-13). Made five tackles versus Utah State (12-26) and was in on a tackle for loss.Recorded four tackles and a quarterback hurry versus Bowling Green in the MAC Championship (12-6).

2012: Tallied 26 tackles in 13 games. Ranked fifth on the team with 2.5 sacks and eighth in tackles for loss with 6.5 for minus 34 yards. Had a tackle for loss in four of the last six games of the season. Notched 16 tackles during that same stretch. Posted four tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss and a 10-yard sack, against Kent State (11-30) in the MAC title game. Set a career high with five tackles against UMass (11-3) with one tackle for loss. Recorded four stops and an assisted TFL against Central Michigan (9-29). Posted a sack versus Buffalo (10-13) for a loss of seven yards. Had three tackles each against Western Michigan (10-27) and Eastern Michigan (11-23). Credited with a pass break up and TFL against UT Martin (9-8).

2011: Saw action in 13 games on special teams and as a reserve defensive end. Did not play at Buffalo (10-22). Recorded his lone tackle of the year against Arkansas State (1-8) on a kickoff. Named Offensive Work Team Player of the Week after the Toledo (11-1) game.

2010: Credited with eight tackles, five solo, in 11 games. Played primarily on kickoff and punt coverage units and took some defensive snaps at linebacker. Made his NIU debut in third game of year at Illinois (9-25). Collected his first career tackle, a solo stop, versus Buffalo (10-16). Tallied a pair of solo tackles in the Eastern Michigan game (11-26) when he also played linebacker. Had a pair of assisted tackles versus Toledo (11-9) and totaled two stops, one solo, at Ball State (11-20). Credited with one solo tackle in the Humanitarian Bowl win over Fresno State (12-18).

2009: Redshirted

High School: Played in the East-West Shrine Game. Earned first team all-state recognition his senior year. Garnered first team all-conference and all-area accolades in each of his final two seasons. Named Co-City Conference Most Valuable Player. During his last prep season, totaled 135 tackles with five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, 10 pass break-ups and one interception. Totaled 110 tackles with four forced fumbles and six recovered, 12 pass deflections and four interceptions as a junior. Made 85 stops to go with two fumbles forced, three recoveries and four pass break-ups his sophomore year. Helped his team to back-to-back conference titles in his last two seasons. South Division advanced to the second round of the state playoffs for the first time in school history in 2008. Also competed in track and field.

Personal: Born Feb. 26, 1991 in Ethel, Miss. Son of Aletha and Chris Rainey. A sociology major. Volunteers as a church musician and reads books to children at day care centers.

RAINEY'S CAREER GAME HIGHS
Tackles: 8, at Iowa, 8-31-13
TFL: 2, vs. Ball State, 11-13-13
Sacks: 1, seven times, last vs. Ball State, 11-13-13

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