48   Ricky Connors
Ricky Connors

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Powder Springs, GA

High School:
Harrison

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 250

Position:
FB

Experience:
2L


08/04/2014

Huskies Go Half Pack on Day Three of Camp

Players move one day closer to full pads

05/13/2014

CONNORS, GOTLUND PRESENTED WITH MAC MEDALS OF EXCELLENCE

NIU Fullback, Gymnast Honored Tuesday Night

04/09/2014

Rosters Set for 2014 Huskie Bowl

Game set for April 19 at 3 p.m.

03/17/2014

Huskies Open Spring Football Practice Tuesday

Individual development key to team growth

01/24/2014

Four Huskies Named to Academic All-MAC Football Team

Ware, Sterling, Brinlee and Connors Represent NIU on 2014 Squad

08/18/2014

SIGHTS & SOUNDS: NIU Football Releases New Uniforms

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.

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.

08/15/2013

Juniors Eakes, Semisch and Sterling highlight deep unit

A video preview of the 2013 NIU fullbacks and tight ends

2013
• Appeared in seven games at fullback.
• His first pass reception went for an 11-yard touchdown versus Eastern Michigan (10-26).
• Blocked for a Huskie rushing attack that ran for 3,161 yards, best in NIU history and seventh in the country.
• Part of an NIU offense that topped 550 yards of total offense in seven games.
• Named to the Academic All-MAC team.
• Selected as NIU's male recipient of the MAC Medal of Excellence.

2012
• Appeared in seven games for the Huskies as back-up fullback and on special teams.
• Made his first career start at Western Michigan (10-27).
• Member of an offensive unit that led the MAC and ranked 12th in the nation in rushing.
• Took part in NIU's season-best 622 yards of total offense against Central Michigan (9-29).
• Played on the field goal/PAT unit in the Orange Bowl game.

2011
Did not see action in any games.

2010
Redshirted.

High School
• Three-year varsity letterwinner played linebacker, defensive end and offensive line.
• First-team All-Cobb County linebacker as a senior and second team all-county squad his junior year.
• Recorded a team-leading 112 tackles, 58 solo, with three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception as a senior.
• Broke up four passes and had eight tackles for loss.
• Led the county in tackles per game with 130 stops in 12 games, including 62 solo, as a junior.
• Made seven tackles for loss, had one sack and one interception as a junior.
• Played in both the Cobb County Senior Bowl (linebacker) and in the Georgia North-South All-Star Football Classic (offensive line) following his senior season.

Personal
• Born Aug. 11, 1991 in Clearwater, Fla.
• Son of Gail and Rick Connors.
• Earned his undergraduate degree in sociology and political science and is working toward his master's in political science.

CONNORS' CAREER GAME HIGHS

Catches:1, vs. Eastern Michigan, 10-26-13
Receiving Yards:11, vs. Eastern Michigan, 10-26-13


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