Over the past two weeks, NIUHuskies.com has previewed every position on the 2013 Northern Illinois football team, continuing today with the Huskie running backs. In addition, sign up for Huskies All-Access to see a video breakdown of every position with interviews and practice highlights. The video will be available within 24 hours after the article is posted. Friday's position group: defensive line.
2013: Second on the team and seventh in the MAC in rushing with 1035 yards on 180 carries, averaging 91.5 yards per game...Rushed for 49 yards against Western Michigan (11-26)...Averaged 8.1 yards per carry on his way to 146 yards at Toledo (11-20)...Named MAC West Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for a career high 266 yards on 37 carries, also a career high, and scored two touchdowns at Kent State (10-5)...Accounted for 58 yards on eight carries and scored a touchdown in NIU's 63-19 win at UMass (11/2)...His 266 yards against the Golden Flashes was the most by a Huskie running back since 2006...Rushed for 134 yards on 21 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns vs. Eastern Illinois (9-21)...Gained 80 yards and scored a touchdown on 21 carries versus Akron (10/12)...Tallied 72 yards on 15 carries at Purdue (9-28)...Rushed for 62 yards on 13 career at Idaho (9-14) in his first career start...Scored his first career touchdown on a two-yard run against the Vandals...Made his first career appearance at tailback at Iowa (8-31), rushing for 42 yards on 12 carries...Carried the ball 14 times for 70 yards and a touchdown at Central Michigan (10/19).
2012: Played in four games for the Huskies on special teams after moving to running back during the offseason. Made a solo tackle on NIU's punt unit against UT Martin (9-8). Gained five yards on his first career rushing attempt against UMass (11-3).
2010: Saw action in five games on Huskie special teams and tallied a pair of solo stops on the season. Earned his first playing time at Illinois (9-18) where he made his first career tackle. Played in consecutive home games against Temple (10-9), Buffalo (10-16) and Central Michigan (10-23) and came up with a second solo stop versus CMU. Injured his Achilles in a non-football accident and missed the remainder of the season.
High School: Honorable mention IHSFCA 6A All-State player at running back and linebacker for Romeoville High as a senior. Was a second team All-State selection by the Chicago Tribune. Earned first team all-area and all-conference honors as a running back in 2009 and at linebacker as a junior. Named the Spartans' offensive MVP for 2009 and was the defensive MVP in 2008. Team captain both years. Made 47 tackles in nine games as a senior to average 5.2 tackles per game. Caused one fumble and blocked a field goal. Gained 1,007 yards on 147 carries to average 6.85 yards per tote. Scored 13 rushing touchdowns and had a run of at least 44 yards in five different games. As a junior, made 58 tackles with three quarterback sacks and 10 tackles for loss. Caused three fumbles. Romeoville went 5-4 his senior season. Also participated in wrestling.
Personal: Born Oct. 5, 1991 in Romeoville, Ill. Son of Sandra and Byron Stingily. His older brother, Byron, played offensive line at Louisville and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans. A sociology major.
STINGILY'S CAREER GAME HIGHS
Rusing Attempts: 37, at Kent State, 10-5-13 Rushing Yards: 266, at Kent State, 10-5-13 Rushing Touchdowns: 2, twice, last at Kent State, 10-5-13 Long Rush:46, vs. Eastern Illinois, 9-21-13