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 • Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist leads all FBS players in interceptions with seven, .9 interceptions per game and 2.3 passes defended per game. • Saw his streak of five straight games with an interception ended versus EMU (10-24) when he was limited due to illness. • Returned interception versus Miami (10-17) for 47 yards. • Broke up three passes at Miami, two at CMU (10-3) and three versus Ball State (10-10). • Leads NIU with 11 break-ups. • Set the season interception return yards mark. • Returned pick 79 yards at Boston College (9-26). • Interceptions have led to 35 NIU points. • Picked off Ohio State's Cardale Jones twice and croke up two passes to earn MAC West Defensive and Jim Thorpe Award Player of the Week honors.
2014 • Appeared in 13 games as a true freshman at cornerback. • Tallied 14 tackles, nine of the solo type. • Returned three punts for 10 yards. • Made a career-high three stops in the victory at UNLV (9-13). • Also had multi-tackle games in the season opener against Presbyterian (8-28) and at Northwestern (9-6). • Broke up his first career pass versus Western Michigan (11-28).
High School • Three-time All-State honoree. • Earned All-State honors from the Tampa Bay Times and Orlando Sentinel following the 2013 season. • Intercepted nine passes as a senior, including two in the 2013 Class 7A state title game. • Returned eight punts for touchdowns in 2013. • Played three seasons at Inlet Grove before transferring to Dwyer as a senior. • Caught 22 passes for 495 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore. • Intercepted four passes during the 2011 season.
Personal • Born Aug. 12, 1994, in West Palm Beach, Fla. • Son of Darien Early and Taykesha Lurry. • Business administration major.
LURRY'S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 6, vs. Murray State, 9-12-15 Interceptions: 2, at Ohio State, 9-19-15 Interception Return: 79, at Boston College, 9-26-15