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 • Started all 14 games at outside linebacker. • NIU’s second-leading tackler with 90. • Had a team-high 56 solo stops in 2014. • Also registered 2.5 sacks and 3.0 tackles for loss. • Posed a constant threat to opposing passers, tallying six quarterback hits. • Third team All-MAC selection. • Led the Huskies in tackles in six separate games. • Made a tackle in every game, with at least four stops in the final 10 games of the season, including every MAC contest. • Recorded a career-high 2.0 sacks and added nine tackles at Northwestern (9-6), earning MAC West Defensive Player of the Week. • Tallied a career-high 11 tackles at Ohio (11-18). • Also had a double-digit tackle game (10) at Eastern Michigan (10-25). • Forced fumbles at UNLV (9-13) and against Kent State (10-4). 2013 • Started two games at linebacker. • Posted career highs in tackles (7) and sacks (1.5) at Idaho (9-14). • Registered six tackles at Iowa (8-30). 2012 • Saw action in all 14 games on special teams and as a reserve linebacker. • Recorded 12 tackles. • Posted a season-high three tackles against Buffalo (10-13). • Recovered a fumble at Akron (10-20) on a kickoff to set up NIU's first touchdown of the game. • Made at least one stop in eight games.
2011 • Redshirted. • Earned Offensive Work Team Player of the Week honors against Buffalo (10-22).
High School • Named second team All-West Suburban Conference second team as a senior. • Also qualified for state in the 100 meters for the track & field team in 2009. • Placed fifth at the IHSA Class 3A Wrestling Tournament at 189 pounds as a junior
Personal • Born Aug. 10, 1992, in Chicago, Ill. • Son of Rodney Lemon and Kimberly Steele. • General studies major.
LEMON'S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 11, at Ohio, 11-5-14 Sacks: 2, at Northwestern, 9-6-14 Forced Fumbles: 1, twice, last vs. Kent State, 10-4-14 QBH: 1, at Arkansas, 9-20-14