Both coaches satisfied with depth and talent
Doeren, Brown, Meehan and Santacaterina discuss the upcoming Western Michigan game
Jordan Lynch Runs for 207 Yards and Passes for 195 as Huskies Improve to 5-1
NIU Postgame Notes
NIU coach Dave Doeren, CMU coach Dan Enos and NIU players
Highlights from the Huskies historic game
Players and coach Rod Carey visit children at Baptist Children Hospital
Behind the scenes look at the new uniforms
Lots of sand, lots of food and jet skis.
The Huskies arrive in Miami
The Huskies had their final practice of the season Sunday afternoon. Former players and coaches met at FontaineBleau as well.
2011: Saw action in 11 games and started four at weakside linebacker. Began the season playing primarily on special teams before moving into the rotation at outside linebacker. Finished the season with 28 tackles. Recorded 1.5 tackles for loss and half a sack. Set a career-high with five tackles at Bowling Green (11-8) to earn Defensive Skill Player of the Week honors. Tied that mark against Eastern Michigan (11-25) with five stops and a half tackle for loss. Notched his first career sack against Kent State (10-8), stalling a Golden Flashes drive that had reached the NIU 27-yard line. Also posted four tackles and forced a fumble that led to a Huskie field goal against KSU after missing the previous three games due to injury. Grabbed his first career interception against Western Michigan (10-15) in his first career start. Had four tackles at Buffalo (10-22). Registered three assisted tackles and half a tackle for loss versus Ball State (11-15). Returned a kickoff 18 yards in the Toledo (11-1) game.
2010: Redshirted as a true freshman in 2010.
High School: Named to the IHSFCA 7A All-State team as a senior. Earned special mention All-State recognition from the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times in 2009. Running back and safety was named honorary captain of the Daily Herald Tri-Cities 2009 All-Area Football Team. Honored by the Kane County Chronicle and Daily Herald as Player of the Year. Unanimous selection to the All-Western Sun Conference first team his senior season. Garnered team MVP and best offensive back honors. Led Geneva to the Class 7A quarterfinals in 2009 while serving as team captain. Gained 802 rushing yards on 166 carries to average 4.8 yards per carry. Scored 23 touchdowns to rank sixth in the state. Made 70 tackles, including 36 solo, as a senior. Recovered two fumbles and intercepted a pair of passes. Returned 24 punts for 249 yards to average 10.4 yards per return. Intercepted five passes over his final two seasons. Geneva went to the playoffs in each of his four seasons. Also a member of the Vikings' basketball team who started every game at point guard as a sophomore.
Personal: Born March 22, 1992 in Elgin, Ill. Son of Mary Ellen and Mike Santacaterina. Intends to major in business.
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