26   Tyler Wedel
Tyler Wedel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
McFarland, WI

High School:
McFarland

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 192

Position:
P/K

Experience:
3L


11/24/2014

NIU Punter Wedel Picks Up MAC West Player of the Week Honors

Huskie Senior Punted Six Times for a 42.8-Yard Average at Ohio

11/24/2014

Weekly Football Press Conference Quotes - Nov. 24, 2014

Carey, A. Daniels, D. Durante, L. Eakes, and T. Wedel discuss NIU's upcoming game vs. Western Michigan

11/18/2014

LATE DRIVE, DEFENSIVE STOP, LIFT HUSKIES AT OHIO

Huskies Remain in MAC West Lead with 21-14 Victory

11/14/2014

NIU's Tyler Wedel is a Ray Guy Award Semifinalist

Senior punter one of 10 semifinalists

11/06/2014

Anthony Brooks Earns League Honor

Huskie cornerback earns MAC West Defensive Player of the Week

09/08/2014

NIU defeats Northwestern, 23-15

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

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.

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: 46.4 yrds, at Arkansas, 9-20-14
Long Punt: 56 yrds, at Kent State, 10-5-13


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