A video preview of the 2013 NIU fullbacks and tight ends
High School: Earned all-area and all-conference accolades at the conclusion of the 2012 campaign. Named the team MVP after recording 40 tackles, five pass breakups, three forced fumbles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery at defensive end. Helped the Highlanders win the Wisconsin Division 2 and North Shore Conference titles in 2012. Recorded five tackles and an interception in the Division 2 title game against Waunakee en route to HHS' 14-0 win. Also booted two extra points and had one punt for 31 yards in the victory. Made 25 tackles, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery as a junior, helping Homestead to the 2011 conference crown. Also a member of Homestead's hockey team, who tallied four goals and five assists. Named to the honor roll each of the past three years.
Personal: Born April 3, 1995, in Mequon, Wis. Son of Michael and Linda Stendler. Father was an All-American football player at Concordia University Wisconsin. Wants to major in marketing. Volunteers with the local hockey rink. Enjoys golfing and bowling. Admires Michael Jordan.