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: Ranks third among NIU's defensive linemen with 34 tackles, 12 solo, in 13 games. Has 15 tackles in the last five games. Started the last 12 contests at nose guard and has at least one tackle in each of those contests. Also has 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack in his first season of extended playing time. Tied a career-high with four tackles against Toledo. Recorded his first career sack against the Rockets to go along with an additional tackle for loss. Registered four tackles at Arkansas. Also had four stops at Western Michigan. Forced a fumble at the WMU one-yard line that was recovered by NIU. Made his first career start at UNLV, recording three tackles against the Rebels.
2013: Appeared in one game versus Eastern Michigan (10-26).
2012: 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.
Personal: Born Dec. 3, 1993, in Chicago, Ill.
Thomas's Career Game Highs Tackles:4, at Arkansas, 9-20-14