The final chapter of the 2014 Huskies by Position previews on the NIU Quarterback position. Sophomores Drew Hare (O'Fallon, Mo./Fort Zumwalt West) and Anthony Maddie (Plainfield, Ill./Aurora Christian) and junior Matt McIntosh (Evansville, Ind./Reitz) are in the race for the starting position.
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.
2015 Injured at the end of the third quarter at Ohio and did not finish the game. Had completed 11-of-17 passes for 142 yards and a TD, including a 62-yard throw to Juwan Brescacin. Led Huskies to 13 fourth-quarter points vs. Western Michigan. Accounted for 197 yards of total offense with 39 rushing and 158 passing yards, two TD passes. In first career start at Buffalo, led the Huskies to 41 points on 15-of-24 passing for 190 yards and two scores. Hit Kenny Golladay with a 68-yard touchdown pass, the longest for NIU this year. Also ran for 78 yards on 18 carries. Took over when Drew Hare ruptured his Achilles tendon at No. 20 Toledo and led NIU to a 32-27 win. Completed nine-of-12 passes for 132 yards with a touchdown. Hit Golladay for 44 yards on one of two fourth-quarter TD drives. Prior to Toledo, his only passes were thrown at CMU (0-2) and vs. Murray State (2-3).
2014 • Redshirted. • Named NIU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for his good work helping the Huskies prepare for Northwestern (9-6).
High School • Completed 151-of-298 passes for 2,007 yards and 24 touchdowns in two seasons as the starting quarterback. • Ran for 1,096 yards and 11 touchdowns on 247 carries in two years. • Named team MVP and second team all-conference as a senior. • Threw for 1,079 yards on 70-of-146 passing in 2013 and tossed 13 touchdown passes. • Gained 576 yards on the ground as a senior, scoring twice. • Selected as a team captain prior to his senior year. • Tallied 928 yards and 11 touchdowns on 81-of-152 passing as a junior. • Scored nine rushing touchdowns in 2012 while gaining 520 yards on 118 carries. Personal • Born Jan. 9, 1996, in Geneva, Ill. • Son of Dan and Robin Graham • Business administration major. • Father was a former NIU (1983-87) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers lineman. • Uncle, Russ, played linebacker and safety at NIU (1979-82). • Uncle, Kent, played 10 seasons in the National Football League with the New York Giants, Arizona Cardinals, Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins.
GRAHAM'S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS
Attempts: 24, at Buffalo, 11-11-15 Completions: 15, at Buffalo, 11-11-15 Passing Yards: 190, at Buffalo, 11-11-15 Rushing Yards: 78, at Buffalo, 11-11-15 Longest Pass Completion: 68, at Buffalo, 11-11-15 Touchdowns: 2, twice, last: vs. Western Michigan, 11-18-15 Punts: 3, vs. Western Michigan, 11-18-15 Highest Punt Average: 41.0, vs. Ohio, 11-24-15 Longest Punt: 47, vs. Western Michigan, 11-18-15