26   Tyler Wedel
Tyler Wedel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
McFarland, WI

High School:
McFarland

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 192

Position:
P/K

Experience:
3L


08/09/2014

Huskies By Position: Everyone Contributes to Special Teams

First Week of Preseason Ends with Two Practices Saturday

04/16/2014

Huskie Bowl Press Conference Quotes - April 16, 2014

Carey, Sigler, Tripodi, and several players discuss this weekend's Huskie Bowl

04/09/2014

Rosters Set for 2014 Huskie Bowl

Game set for April 19 at 3 p.m.

03/18/2014

NIU Football Team Returns to Practice Field

Huskies open spring practice

10/25/2013

Tyler Wedel Named Ray Guy Award Candidate

Huskie punter one of five Huskies up for national awards

08/18/2014

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.

10/22/2013

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.

09/30/2013

Northern Illinois Dominate Purdue, 55-24

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

09/01/2013

NIU defeats Iowa, 30-27

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

08/16/2013

Kicker Mathew Sims headlines experienced group

The word consistency gets thrown around quite a bit in football. On both offense and defense, the coaching staff stresses the importance of consistent play. Yet, for Northern Illinois' specialists, the term takes on a slightly different meaning. For them, consistency also means having three highly-experienced individuals handling three underappreciated jobs.

2013:
• Ranked sixth in the MAC with a 40.8-yard punting average.
• Posted a 59.8-yard average on kickoffs to rank fifth in the conference.
• Thirty-two of 101 kickoffs went for touchbacks.
• Punted for at least a 42-yard average in nine games.
• Placed 14 punts inside the 20-yard line and forced 26 fair catches.
• Had only one punt result in a touchback.
• Took over placekicking duties versus Akron and Central Michigan and converted three-of-five field goals with a long of 42 and all eight of his PAT tries.
• Recorded a career-long 56-yard punt at Kent State (10-5).

2012:
• Averaged 59.0 yards per kickoff attempt.
• Surpassed a 60.0 per kick average in eight of NIU's 14 games.
• Ranked third in the MAC with 32 touchbacks.
• Converted his only two PAT attempts in a victory against Central Michigan (9-29).
• Averaged a season-best 65.0 yards per kickoff in the Orange Bowl against Florida State (1-1).

2011:
• One of only four true freshmen to letter in 2011.
• Averaged 60.7 yards on 86 kickoffs with six touchbacks.
• Averaged 60 yards or more per kickoff in eight games and exceeded 65 yards or more four times.
• Had a career-best 67.8-yard average on eight kickoffs with two touchbacks against Kent State (10-8).
• Successfully executed two onside kicks at Central Michigan (10-1).
• Named NIU's co-Special Teams Player of the Week following the Eastern Michigan (11-25) game.

High School:
• Earned all-state recognition as a punter as a senior.
• Finished his senior campaign with 1,359 yards and 15 touchdowns through the air, 1,089 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground and kicked 40-of-44 PATs and three-of-five field goals.
• Booted a 54-yard field goal in the playoffs that ranks as the seventh-longest all-time in Wisconsin.
• Named first-team all-conference as a kicker, punter, and defensive back in the last two years and at quarterback his senior year.
• Named the Wisconsin State Journal's 2010 Area Player of the Year.

Personal:
• Born Dec. 6, 1992 in Madison, Wis.
• Son of Jim and Barb Wedel.
• Majoring in finance.

WEDEL'S CAREER GAME HIGHS

Punts: 8, twice, last vs. Akron, 10-12-13
Punt Average:44.0, twice, last at Massachusetts, 11-2-13
Long Punt:56, at Kent State, 10-5-13


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