Job Interview Continues for NIU Football Hopefuls
Harnish, Wedige, Olson and Schiller to Play in Senior All-Star Games
MAC and GoDaddy.com Bowl Champs
Warmer weather highlights day two
Huskie seniors reach another milestone
NIU faithful greeted the Huskies at the team hotel following their bowl win.
Huskies defeat Arkansas State, 38-20, in 2012 GoDaddy.com Bowl
All-American center Scott Wedige hit the town in Mobile on the search for good Southern barbecue... See what he finds in the Azalea City.
NIU defeats Ohio, 23-20, to win its first MAC title in 28 years.
Huskies defeat Eagles to win MAC West
Started 28 games in his career at NIU. During his two years as the Huskies' starting center, NIU won 22 of 28 games overall and 15 of 16 MAC regular season contests.
2011: Started all 14 games at center for the Huskies... Consensus first team All Mid-American Conference pick... Second team All-American selection by CBSSports.com... Earned the NIU co-Offensive Lineman of the Year award from the coaching staff... One of four senior starters on the Huskie offensive line in 2011... The NIU offense broke 12 single-season records, including passing yards (3,386), touchdowns (67), net yards gained (6,664) and yards per game (476)... Offense ranked in the top five of the conference in eight different statistical categories... The Huskies ranked in the top 20 nationally in rushing offense (11th), total offense (11th), scoring offense (12th), passing efficiency (17th) and sacks allowed (10th)... Part of the offensive line that powered NIU to 476 yards of total offense per game, second in the MAC and 11th in the nation... Led the way for Chandler Harnish's 1,379 rushing yards and Jasmin Hopkins' 956 yards on the ground... Part of the O-line that only gave up just 12 sacks in 14 games to rank 10th in the country for fewest sacks allowed... Helped NIU gain 400 yards or more of total offense in 10 games, including a season-high 710 yards versus Ball State (11-15) that ranks as the second-highest single game mark in NIU history.
2010: Started every game at center for the Huskies in 2010 and earned first team All-Mid-American Conference honors. Bedrock of the Huskie offense line that 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. Named NIU's Offensive Lineman of the Week three times on the year - versus Iowa State (9-2) in the season opener after his first career start, versus Temple (10-9) and at Ball State (11-20). The Northern Illinois offense 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. Behind the offensive line, the Huskies' 260.4 rushing yards per game was seventh in the country. Wedige was a key member of the NIU offensive line that paved the way for Chad Spann's career-high 223 yards rushing and a team total of 297 yards on the ground at Minnesota (9-25). Helped lead NIU to 584 yards of total offense and 422 rushing yards in a 65-30 win over Toledo (11-9). Huskies' totaled the second-highest single game rushing total in school history with 544 at Eastern Michigan (11-26) as part of 646 yards of total offense, NIU's fourth-most ever. Offensive line opened the holes that resulted in Spann ranking 20th in the country in rushing as he led the MAC with 99.1 yards per game and led the country with 22 rushing scores. Huskies passed the 400-yard mark in total offense in 10 games, and finished the season with a 503-yard effort versus Fresno State.
2009: Saw action in 11 games, primarily as a backup center and on special teams. Had one kick return for six yards against Ohio (11-21). Appeared in games against Western Illinois (9-12). Purdue (9-19), Idaho (9-26), Western Michigan (10-3), Toledo (10-17), Miami (10-24), Eastern Michigan (11-5), Ball State (11-12), Central Michigan (11-27) and South Florida (1-3).
2008: Played in four games as a reserve offensive lineman, mainly on the FG/PAT team. Saw time against Indiana State (9-20), Eastern Michigan (9-27), Toledo (10-18) and Kent State (11-18).
High School: Garnered first team All-Southern Lakes Conference and all-county honors at offensive tackle as a senior. As a junior, earned first team all-league and all-county recognition at both offensive and defensive tackle. Earned first team all-area recognition his a senior year. Served as team captain and was selected team MVP as a senior. As a defensive tackle, tallied 142 tackles, four sacks, two caused fumbles, two pass deflections, and one blocked kick in his career. Team went 11-3 and advanced to the state semifinals his sophomore season. Three-year letterwinner in both football and basketball. A second team all-conference choice in basketball as a junior and picked up honorable mention all-league honors as a sophomore on the basketball court.
Personal: Born Nov. 20, 1988. Son of Doris and Steve Wedige. Enjoys skiing, waterskiing, and hunting. Majoring in marketing.
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