69   Corey Thomas
Corey  Thomas

RS Senior

Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Lindblom Math & Science Academy

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 304




NIU Student-Athletes Post Record GPA

Huskies Finish the Fall Semester with a Cumulative 3.14 Mark


NIU Student-Athletes Post Record GPA

Huskies Finish the Fall Semester with a Cumulative 3.14 Mark


NIU Student-Athletes Post Record GPA

Huskies Finish the Fall Semester with a Cumulative 3.14 Mark


Weekly Football Press Conference Quotes – Oct. 20, 2015

Carey, J. Bouagnon, A.Smalls, C. Thomas, discuss NIU’s upcoming game vs. Eastern Michigan.


Weekly Football Press Conference Quotes – Sept. 8, 2015

Carey, K. Golladay, A. Smalls, C. Thomas and S. Wimann discuss NIU’s upcoming game vs. Murray State


NIU defeats Northwestern, 23-15

The Huskies played a dominant second-half of football in Evanston to defeat the Wildcats, 23-15.


SIGHTS & SOUNDS: NIU Football Releases New Uniforms

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.


Weekly Football Press Conference: Eastern Michigan

Week 9 football press conference with Head coach Rod Carey and players Perez Ford, Matt Krempel and Dechane Durante.


Northern Illinois Dominate Purdue, 55-24

Highlights from the Huskies historic 55-24 win over the Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium.


NIU defeats Iowa, 30-27

NIU rallied for a 30-27 victory over Iowa Saturday.

• Played in 11 games, starting the first 10 before going down with an injury.
• Finished fourth among NIU defensive linemen with 26 total tackles, 12 solo.
• Tallied 1.5 tackles for loss.
• Had at least one tackle in nine games with multiple stops in six contests.
• Recorded a career-high six tackles at Toledo (11-3) with five solo.
• Named NIU Co-Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Rockets, which also included a solo tackle for loss.
• Figured in five total tackles the previous game versus Eastern Michigan (10-24), which was a new career high at the time.
• Assisted on a tackle for loss against the Eagles as well.
• Tied his high total from the previous season with four total stops against Murray State (9-12) and again at Boston College (9-26).


• Appeared in all 14 games, starting the final 13 contests at nose guard.
• Led all NIU interior defensive linemen with 35 total tackles, 13 solo.
• Had 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack.
• Made his first collegiate start at Northwestern (9-6), making three tackles and earning NIU Defensive Lineman of the Week honors.
• Recorded 11 multi-tackle games, including four stops at Arkansas (9-20), versus Toledo (11-11), at Western Michigan (11-28) and in the Boca Raton Bowl against Marshall (12-23).
• Had two tackles for loss against Toledo (11-11), including his first career sack.
• Also recorded half a tackle for loss at Ball State (11-5).
• Forced a key fumble on the NIU goal-line that Dechane Durante recovered in the MAC-West clinching win at Western Michigan (11-28).


• Appeared in one game versus Eastern Michigan (10-26).

• Redshirted.
• Named the Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week after the UT Martin (9-8) and Toledo (11-14) games.

High School
• Earned all-conference honors after his junior season.
• Named all-area by Tom Lemming of MaxPreps.com after totaling 66 tackles and six sacks as a junior.
• Team captain during his senior year.
• Earned all-city honors as a sophomore at Lindblom.
• Team MVP for the Eagles' water polo team as a junior.

• Born Dec. 3, 1993, in Chicago, Ill.
• English major.

6, at Toledo, 11-3-15
Sacks: 1.0, vs. Toledo, 11-11-14
Tackles For Loss: 2, vs. Toledo, 11-11-14

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