NIU Football Greats Return to Huskie Stadium

GO HUSKIES Former Huskie Ryan Diem, who recently retired from the Indianapolis Colts will be one of 13 Huskie NFLers in attendance at the NIU-Toledo game Wednesday night.
GO HUSKIES
Former Huskie Ryan Diem, who recently retired from the Indianapolis Colts will be one of 13 Huskie NFLers in attendance at the NIU-Toledo game Wednesday night.
GO HUSKIES

Nov. 13, 2012

DEKALB, Ill. -Northern Illinois University is welcoming 13 former Huskies who went on to play in the National Football League to Huskie Stadium for Wednesday night's football game with Toledo.

The 13 former Huskies are in town to celebrate the new NIU Executive Leadership Forum, comprised of prominent College of Business alumni. Scheduled to attend the game are:

Name Years at NIU NFL Experience
Brad Cieslak 2004-06 Bills 2005-07 & Browns 2008
Ryan Diem 1997-2000 Colts 2001-11
Brian Glasgow 1979-82 Bears 1987
Steve Hirsch  1980-83 Lions 1987
Mitch Jacoby 1993-96 Rams 1997-98 & Chiefs 1999
LeShon Johnson 1992-93 Packers 1994-95, Cardinals 1995-97 & Giants 1997-98
Jerry Latin  1972-73 Cardinals 1975-78 & Rams 1978
Curt Pardridge 1982-85 Seahawks 1987
Dan Sheldon 2001-04 Bears 2006
Chad Spann 2007-10 Steelers 2011
Tim Tyrrell 1982-83 Falcons 1984-86, Rams 1986-88 & Steelers 1989
Clarence Vaughn 1983-84, 86 Redskins 1987-91
Garrett Wolfe 2004-06 Bears 2007-10

Prior to the game, the former Huskie NFLers will appear at the President's Reception. Following the event, the former players and their guests will head over to Huskie Stadium for Northern Illinois' Mid-American Conference West Division showdown with the Rockets.

The NIU-Toledo game will be televised nationally on ESPN2. Northern Illinois is 9-1 overall and has won nine straight games, 14 straight Mid-American Conference games and a nation-leading 20 consecutive home games. Northern Illinois will also honor 13 seniors - the winningest senior class in school history - prior to kickoff. For more information on the Salvation Army coupon promotion, call the NIU Athletics External Office at 815-753-1923. To purchase tickets to the game in advance, go online to www.NIUHuskies.com or Ticketmaster.com, call the NIU Ticket Office at 815-752-6800 or stop by the Ticket Office in the NIU Convocation Center Monday-Friday between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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