Graduates Represent 15 Northern Illinois Teams and 25 Different Majors
Both coaches satisfied with depth and talent
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Behind the scenes look at the new uniforms
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The Huskies arrive in Miami
2012:Started all seven games at left guard for the Huskies in 2012... Helped NIU average 455.6 yards of total offense per game this season, ranking 33rd in the country... Huskie offense leads the MAC and ranks 12th in the nation in rushing offense with 241.9 yards per game... NIU also leads the conference and ranks 29th nationally in scoring offense with 36.9 points per game... Paved the way for Northern's season-high 622 yards of total offense against Central Michigan (9-29)... Part of offensive line that has only given up eight sacks this season... Allowed NIU offense to pile up 36 plays of 25 yards or longer through seven games.
2011: Played in eight games as a reserve guard. Started the Ball State (11-15) and Eastern Michigan (11-25) contests at left guard in place of an injured Logan Pegram. Also played extensively at Bowling Green (11-8). Helped the Huskie offense rack up a season-high 43 first downs and 710 yards against Ball State (11-15). The offensive line did not allow a sack against Eastern Michigan (11-25). Saw action in each of the last five games of the season as he also0 spelled Pegram with the first unit versus Ohio (12-2) and Arkansas State (1-8).
2010: Played in all 14 games as a member of the Huskies' PAT/FG unit and also saw playing time as NIU's back-up center. With NIU earning decisive victories in several games, the second team offensive line saw substantial playing time. Saw action through most of the second half at Eastern Michigan (11-26) where the Huskies' totaled the second-highest single game rushing yards in school history with 544. Huskies compiled 646 yards of total offense, NIU's fourth-most ever, at EMU. The Huskie offensive line gave up just 13 quarterback sacks in 329 pass attempts in 14 games to lead the MAC and rank 14th in the country in sacks allowed. Contributed to a Northern Illinois offense that set eight school single season records, including most points per game (38.0), yards of total offense per game (450.0), first downs (303), passing first downs (132) and rushing touchdowns (42). NIU led the MAC in rushing offense, total offense, scoring offense and passing efficiency and ranked in the Top 20 in the country in each category.
High School: Three-year varsity starter at offensive and defensive tackle. Named to the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Region and first-team All-State squad following his senior season. Team captain also garnered first team all-state honors from the Associated Press and was named to Wisconsin Preps All-State second team as a defensive tackle. All-conference offensive tackle as a junior and senior. Number 74 offensive tackle on the ESPN Top 150 offensive line list. Ranked as the No. 2 offensive tackle and No. 8 offensive lineman by Rivals. Called the ninth-highest rated recruit in Wisconsin by Wisconsin Preps. Helped lead the Warhawks to a Class 1A State Championship and three conference championships. Earned all-conference honors in the discus and shot put during his freshman and sophomore season. Member of the school honor roll and principal's advisory committee.
Personal: Born March 4, 1991 in Milwaukee, Wis. Son of Kim and David Volk. Father David played football at Concordia University, and sister, Jessica, played soccer at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Enjoys snow mobiling, golf and woodworking. Admires Joe Thomas and Nick Hayden. Business administration major.
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