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.
2014: Played in all 13 games as a senior fullback...paved the way for a rushing attack that averaged 5.2 yards per carry...his blocking was a big reason why Cameron Stingily found the end zone 13 times...opened holes for a Huskie offense that averaged 252.9 rushing yards per game...chosen as NIU Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week on 10-20 after his blocking helped NIU rush for 433 yards on 55 attempts in a 51-41 win versus Miami (10-18)...also recorded his only two receptions of the season and tallied 10 yards against the RedHawks.
2013: The Huskies' starting fullback played in all 14 games on the season. Caught four passes for 25 yards. Helped the NIU offense set nine team offensive records on the season. Lead blocker who helped the Huskies set single season MAC records for rushing yards and rushing first downs. Helped lead the way for NIU's first pair of 1,000-yard rushers His first career reception went for 11 yards at Idaho (9-14). Also caught passes versus Purdue (9-28), Kent State (10-5) and Ball State (11-13). Voted to the Academic All-MAC Team by the league faculty reps.
2012: Played in 12 games as the Huskies top fullback and on special teams. Helped pave the way for the Huskie offense to average 5.4 yards per carry. NIU's rushing attack set a school record with 44 rushing touchdowns and gained 200 rushing yards or more in nine games. Helped the NIU offense surpass 300 yards rushing five times. NIU led the MAC and ranked 12th in the nation in rushing offense with 238.2 yards per game. The Huskies ranked 13th nationally in scoring offense (38.8 points per game). Named to the Capital One Academic All-District V Team.
2011: Saw action in 10 games and started at fullback at Buffalo (10-22). Played primarily on special teams, specifically on the kickoff coverage and return units. Posted a special teams tackle against Western Michigan (10-15).
High School: Named team captain in each of his three seasons. Honored as team MVP his junior and senior years. Finished his career with 309 tackles, including 212 solo stops, 16 forced fumbles, and seven blocked kicks. Three-time first team all-conference and all-area honoree. Given IHSA All-State honors following his senior campaign. Honored as a Northwest Indiana Times All-Decade linebacker. Named Old Spice Player of the Year following his senior season.
Personal: Born Oct. 26, 1992 in Chicago, Ill. Son of Richard Sterling and Candace Capolillo. Accountancy major.
STERLING'S CAREER GAME HIGHS
Catches:1, four times, last vs. Ball State, 11-13-13 Receiving Yards:11, at Idaho, 9-14-13 Long Gain:11, at Idaho, 9-14-13