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 FBS in interceptions (8), INTs/game (0.7) and passes defended (1.8/game). Has a pass break-up or interception in 10 of 12 games after adding pass break-ups vs. WMU and Ohio. Picked off his eighth pass at Buffalo to set NIU DI record, and had a career-high eight tackles, six solo. Returned his INT vs. Miami 47 yards. Broke up three passes at Miami, two at CMU and three vs. Ball State. Leads NIU with 13, sixth on the single season charts. Set the season interception return yards mark. Returned pick 79 yards at Boston College. Had two INTs and two PBUs at Ohio State to earn MAC West Defensive and Jim Thorpe Award National 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: 8, at Toledo, 11-3-15 Interceptions: 2, twice, last at Boston College, 9-26-15 Interception Return: 79, at Boston College, 9-26-15 PBU's: 3, twice, last at Miami (Ohio), 10-17-15