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.
NIU rallied for a 30-27 victory over Iowa Saturday.
2015 • Played in eight games despite a mid-season injury. • Tied a career high with nine tackles. • Recorded his first career sack and TFL in the season opener against UNLV (9-5). • Had another TFL in the Western Michigan (11-18) win. • Finished the Poinsettia Bowl versus Boise State (12-23) in San Diego with a career-high four tackles. • Tallied an assisted tackle at Ohio State (9-19) but missed the next six games.
2014 • Appeared in 13 games as part of the Huskies’ defensive line rotation and on special teams. • Recorded nine tackles on the year, with four solo stops and five assisted tackles. • Had two multi-tackle games. • Recorded a career-high three tackles in NIU’s victory at Ball State (11-5). • Made two tackles in the MAC Championship Game, helping the Huskies triumph over Bowling Green (12-5).
2013 • Appeared in 12 games at defensive end as a true freshman. • Recorded three solo tackles on year. • Recorded one tackle versus Eastern Illinois (9-21), Purdue (9-28), and Eastern Michigan (10-26).
High School • Named conference MVP and first-team all-conference as a senior. • Team captain who recorded 81 tackles and rushed 122 times for 1,246 yards in 2011. • Named first team all-conference following his junior year after recording 66.5 tackles on defense. • Rushed for 1,688 yards on 158 carries during the 2010 season. • Tallied 78 tackles as a sophomore to earn all-conference honorable mention recognition. • Set career record for the top rushing average in conference history, averaging 186 yards per game. • His 225.5 career tackles are first all-time at Belvidere North.
Personal • Born Feb. 1, 1994, in Rockford, Ill. • Son of Dan Smaha and Debra Hyser. • Organizational and corporate communications major.
SMAHA'S CAREER GAME HIGHS Tackles: 3, twice, last vs. UNLV, 9-5-15 Sacks: 1, vs. UNLV, 9-5-15 Tackles For Loss: 1, vs. Western Michigan, 11-18-15