2013: Appeared in all 13 games, starting two...NIU's fullback has caught four passes on the season for 25 yards...Recorded a reception in three straight road games, going for four yards at Kent State (10-5), five yards at Purdue (9-28), and 11 yards at Idaho (9-14).
2012: Played in 12 games, including three starts at fullback for the Huskies. True sophomore 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. NIU offense churned out 200 rushing yards or more in nine games. The Huskies piled up a season-high 407 yards and six touchdowns on the ground against Central Michigan (9-29). Also surpassed 300 yards rushing against Ball State (10-6), Akron (10-20), UMass (11-3) and Kent State (11-30). NIU led the MAC and ranked 12th in the nation in rushing offense with 238.2 yards per game. The Huskies scored 38.8 points per game to rank 13th nationally in scoring offense with a staggering 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: Three-time varsity letterwinner. 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 honoree. Earned first team all-area honors all three seasons. Given IHSA All-State honors following his senior campaign. Also honored as a Northwest Indiana Times All-Decade linebacker. Named Old Spice Player of the Year following his senior season. Also honored as NWI Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. Finished with 115 tackles, 80 solo, and six forced fumbles. Helped lead team to a conference championship his sophomore season. Earned honor roll with distinction every semester at Thornton Fractional South High School.
Personal: Born Oct. 26, 1992 in Chicago, Ill. Son of Richard Sterling and Candace Capolillo. Accountancy major. Admires Lance Briggs.