Players and coach Rod Carey visit children at Baptist Children Hospital
2012: Started all 11 games in which he played at left tackle for the Huskies in 2012. Suffered a broken leg late in the Toledo (11-14) game and missed the last three games of the season. Earned second team All-MAC honors from the league's coaches. Also garnered first team all-conference and all-sophomore team honorable mention accolades from CollegeFootballNews.com. Named NIU Offensive Lineman of the Week following the UT Martin (9-8) and Kansas (9-22) games. Anchored an NIU offensive attack from the left tackle spot that averaged 469.6 yards of total offense per game this season, ranking 20th in the country and first in the MAC. Part of an offense that gained 400 or more yards in 12 of 14 games during the 2012 season. Blocked for a Huskie offense that led the MAC and ranked 12th in the nation in rushing offense with 238.2 yards per game. Part of a potent NIU attack that led the conference and ranked 13th nationally in scoring offense with a staggering 38.8 points per game. NIU's pass protection unit that allowed only 1.2 sacks per game, which ranked fourth in the MAC and 21st in the nation. Key member of a unit that blocked for the conference's leading quarterback in rushing yards, passing efficiency, and total offense. Paved the way for Northern's season-high 622 yards of total offense against Central Michigan (9-29). Allowed NIU's offense to pile up 73 plays of 25 yards or longer.
2011: Missed entire season due to a knee injury.
2010: Traveled to several games early in the season, but did not see any game action and redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: First team Class 5A All-State selection by the IHSFCA in 2008 and 2009. Also a Chicago Tribune Special Mention All-State choice as a junior and senior. Earned first team all-area honors from the Sauk Valley News and Quad City Times in each of his last two seasons and was a second team selection by the Times his sophomore year. On the Champaign News-Gazette Special Mention Top 100 list each of his last two seasons. Unanimous first team All-NCIC Reagan Conference in 2008 and 2009 and a second team selection his sophomore season. Two-time first team academic all-conference choice and earned first team Academic All-State honors from the IHSFCA as a senior. Team advanced to the IHSA Playoffs each of his three seasons while posting a 23-9 cumulative record, including a 9-2 mark in 2008 and an 8-3 record his senior year. Invited to play in the ICA East-West Shrine Game. Placed 10th at the IHSA State Track Meet in the discus with a throw of 151-3 after winning the sectional title in the event. Has thrown the shot put 50-2.
Personal: Born July, 24, 1992 in Minneapolis, Minn. Son of Sherri and Breck Loos. Father played football and ran track at UW-Stevens Point, while mother played volleyball at UW-Stevens Point. Sister, Shanna plays volleyball and runs track at North Central and Kaitlin plays volleyball and runs track at Olivet Nazarene. A finance major.