The Sporting News Calls Huskie Stadium the MAC's Most Intimidating
Defenses Force Six Turnovers; Young Players Shine
Both coaches satisfied with depth and talent
Northern Illinois Completes Seventh Practice of Spring
NIU's historic season comes to a close
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
NIU captured its first MAC football championship since 1983, defeating Ohio, 23-20
Has made 22-of-30 field goals and 68-of-72 PATs entering his junior season.
2012: Named MAC West Specialist of the Week after scoring 17 points vs. CMU... Ran for a seven-yard TD on a fake and made two field goals and five PATs... Has made four-of-five field goals and 25-of-26 PATs... Tied his career long FG of 44 yards vs. Kansas... Has scored 43 points on the year.
2011: Consensus All Mid-American Conference kicker. Named to CollegeFootballNews.com's All-Sophomore team. Won the NIU Special Teams Player of the Year Award. Made two game-winning field goals. His 33-yard three on the final play of the MAC Championship game versus Ohio (12-2) gave NIU a 23-20 victory and the title. Led the Huskies in scoring with 124 points, hitting 20-of-28 field goals and 64-of-66 PATs. Established NIU single-season records for points kicking (124), PATs attempted (66) and PATs made (64). Ranked second in the MAC in scoring and field goals and was 20th and 21st, respectively, in the nation. Made 10 consecutive field goals from the Central Michigan (10-1) game until the fourth quarter of the Western Michigan (10-15) game. Scored on 16-of-18 field goals from Oct. 8 through Dec. 2. Hit seven-straight threes from the Buffalo game (10-22) through the MAC title contest. Nailed 42-straight PATs from the Cal Poly (9-24) game through the MAC Championship (12-2). Converted on five-of-six threes from inside 30 yards and was 12-of-15 from inside the 40. Hit his first career game-winning kick with eight seconds remaining to complete NIU's 17-point comeback against Ball State (11-15) and earn NIU Special Teams Player of the Week honors. Accounted for a season-high 16 points against Kent State (10-8). Registered double-digit scoring totals in four other games during the season. Posted a career-high four field goals against Central Michigan (10-1), then repeated that feat the following week against Kent State (10-8). Both four field goal games tied for sixth-most in a single game in the nation. Kicked a season-long 44-yard field goal versus both Cal Poly (9-24) and Kent State (10-8). Earned NIU Special Teams Player of the Week honors against Kansas (9-10) and Kent State (10-8).
2010: Appeared in five games as a true freshman. Made two-of-three field goals and four-of-six PATs on the season to total 10 points. Kicked a 19-yard field goal on his first career attempt in the season opener at Iowa State (9-2) and was one-of-one on PATs. Connected on a career-long 23-yard field goal against North Dakota (9-11). Scored a season-best five points versus the Fighting Sioux as he also went two-of-three on extra points. Missed a PAT in the Illinois game. His next appearance came at Ball State (11-20) where he ran for six yards and a first down on a fake field goal attempt to set up a Huskie touchdown. Made his lone PAT try at Eastern Michigan and had his only two kickoffs of the year.
High School: Earned first team all-state honors as a placekicker three times during his prep career and was the second team all-state kicker his sophomore season. Also on the 4A all-state team at wide receiver as a senior and at defensive back his junior year. Selected to the all-area first team as a kicker, defensive back and wide receiver in 2009 after earning all-area recognition at kicker and defensive back as a junior. Was the all-district placekicker his freshman season. On the all-North Central Missouri Conference first team as a kicker, defensive back and receiver in both 2008 and 2009 and added second team all-conference punter honors his final year. Was the league's second team placekicker as a freshman and sophomore. Selected as Hannibal's team MVP his final two seasons and served as team captain as a senior. As a senior in 2009, made six field goals, went 44-of-45 on PAT attempts and had 44 touchbacks on kickoffs in 12 games. For his career, made 23 field goals with a long of 46 yards, kicked 158 extra points and had 121 touchbacks. His Hannibal team won conference championships in three of his four years (freshman, junior, senior) and advanced to the state playoffs. Team went 9-3 his senior season, advanced to the state title game his freshman year and went 31-16 during his four-year career, Honor roll member.
Personal: Born Nov. 8, 1991 in Hannibal, Mo. Son of Lynne and Bob Sims. Brother, Casey, played football and ran track at Central Missouri State. Huskie Scholar owns a 3.32 GPA in physical education.
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