2007 Northern Illinois University Football Roster
Coaches  |  Alphabetical  |  Numerical 

Alphabetical
NONAMEPOSHTWTYearHometown/High School/Last College
70Chris AcevedoOG6-5310SRLyons, IL/Curie
50Eddie AdamskiC6-2282RS SOKildeer, IL/Carmel
13Evans AdonisWR6-0170JRMiami, FL/Southwest
79Ade AjoseWR5-10177RS SOChicago, IL/Sullivan
77Eli AlafogainanisOL6-4290FRNew Castle, IN/Chrysler
9Josh AllenLB5-11211JRNorth Chicago, IL/North Chicago
21Justin AndersonTB5-11222RS SOChicago, IL/Steinmetz
49Anthony AntonacciDE6-1250RS SONaperville, IL/Neuqua Valley
88Brandon BealTE6-4243JRSt. Louis, MO/Vianney
96Bryan BecknerTE6-4255RS FRBourbonnais, IL/Bishop McNamara
56Brandon BiceDE6-3254RS SOMcCook, IL/Lyons Township
1Paul BlalockQB6-0222RS SOAurora, IL/Waubonsie Valley/Illinois
60Jon BrostOL6-6304JRMaple Grove, MN/Maple Grove
52Phil BrownLB5-11222RS SOChicago, IL/Morgan Park
4David BryantRB5-10202RS SOSt. Louis, MO/Ladue Horton Watkins
36Chase CarterCB5-11170JRWichita, KS/Wichita Heights/Coffeyville C.C.
20Montell ClantonTB5-9185JRRockford, IL/Guilford
10Willie ClarkWR6-1192FRRoselle, IL/Lake Park
84Tyler ClaseyWR6-1189RS FRChampaign, IL/Centennial
54Jake CoffmanDE6-3240RS FRGerman Valley, IL/Forreston
80Landon CoxWR6-3203FRCalumet City, IL/Thornton Fractional North
28Ricky CriderTB5-9180RS FREvansville, IN/Reitz
47Jason CruikshankLB6-3229RS FRElk Grove, IL/Elk Grove
83Reed CunninghamTE6-4250RS SOCambria, WI/Pardeevile
87Brandon DavisTE6-4262SRBroadview, IL/Riverside-Brookfield
7Britt DavisWR6-3205JRBroadview, IL/Riverside-Brookfield
18Andy DittbennerP6-1194JRBloomington, IL/Normal University
67Jon EllisonC6-5270RS JRRockford, IL/East
51Larry EnglishDE6-3254JRAurora, IL/Marmion Academy
88Brett EriksenTE6-4233FRPlainfield, IL/Plainfield South
6Connor FlahiveLB6-0240RS FRNiles, IL/Notre Dame
32Jeff FontanaFS5-11195RS SOLibertyville, IL/Libertyville
33Patrick GeorgeDB5-11180FRChicago, IL/Gordon Tech
3DeMarcus GradyQB6-1196FRGrand Rapids, MI/East Grand Rapids
26Cory HansonLB6-1209RS SOMinneapoiis, MN/DeLaSalle
12Chandler HarnishQB6-3211FRBluffton, IN/Norwell
46Dan HilbertLB6-2210FRPlainfield, IL/Plainfield South
76Nico HolmesWR5-10184RS FRWoodbury, MN/Senior
66Tony HolmesOT6-6304RS SOWoodbury, MN/Senior
63Zack HolycrossDT6-5290SRGeorgetown, IL/Georgetown-Ridge Farm
94John HopkinsDL6-3274FRSt. Louis, MO/Oakville
23Saul IbarraLB5-11214SRElmwood Park, IL/Chicago St. Patrick
90Ed JacksonDE6-4278RS FRBelleville, IL/Cahokia
30James JefferiesCB5-9180RS FRChicago, IL/Mount Carmel
9Nick KamenjarinLB6-0209RS FRChicago, IL/New Prairie
78Dan KellerOG6-4300RS SORacine, WI/St. Catherines
44Tom KellyTE6-3253SRElgin, IL/Larkin
74Adam KielOL6-6273FRWentzville, MO/St. Dominic
31Tyler KnightWR6-1190RS FRPark Ridge, IL/Maine South
91David KoronkiewiczTE6-3263JRGoshen, IN/Goshen
58Mike KrauseDL6-3264RS FRGermantown, WI/Germantown
5John KremerDB5-11180RS FROswego, IL/Oswego
48Mike KritikosLB6-2222RS SOAddison, IL/Addison Trail
69Alex KrutschDT6-2258JRSchaumburg, IL/Schaumburg
37Alex KubeSS6-1203RS FRCary, IL/Cary-Grove
57Zach LarsenLB6-0224RS SONorthfield, MN/Northfield
45Mike LepperLB6-2211RS FROak Lawn, IL/Richards
11Marcus LewisWR6-2205SOGurnee, IL/Warren
97Jack MarksTE6-5222FROrland Park, IL/Marist
1Anthony MasonDB5-11185RS SOHopkins Park, IL/Bishop McNamara/Valparaiso
6Vincent MatthewCB5-10182RS JRMiami, FL/Palmetto
77Tim MayerbockOG6-4312RS SOChicago, IL/St. Patrick
55Pat McAvoyLB6-0203FRCary, IL/St. Viator
53Tim McCarthyLB6-0232JRNeenah, WI/Neenah
15Ryan MorrisQB6-2199RS SOCarol Stream, IL/West Chicago
8Matt MuckerheideDB6-0183RS FRNaperville, IL/North
25Chris NendickPK5-11180SRNaperville, IL/Central
89Ron NewcombDL6-3241FRWheatfield, IN/Chicago Mt. Carmel
19Dan NicholsonQB6-2192JRChicago, IL/Brother Rice
62Trevor OlsonOL6-6278FRRichfield, MN/Richfield
65Jason OnyebuaguOL6-2310SOIndianapolis, IN/Warren Central
68Keith OtisOL6-4308FRChicago, IL/Hubbard
55Nolan OwenLS6-0215FRCanyon Lake, CA/Temescal Canyon
81Nathan PalmerWR5-11175FRElkhart, IN/Central
75Ricardo PattonDB6-2185SOBoulder, CO/Boulder/Morehouse
72Joe PawlakOL6-5294FRGrayslake, IN/Grayslake
5Marcus PerezWR5-11178JRElkhart, IN/Central
98D.J. PirkleDL6-1295FRFrankfort, IL/Lincoln Way East
44David PrattDB6-1200RS SOMacomb, IL/Macomb
22Cas PrimeTB6-1213SRJanesville, WI/Parker
24Bradley PruittDB6-1187JRChicago, IL/Hyde Park
8Mark ReiterSS6-1203SRNew Lenox, IL/Providence
2Melvin RiceCB5-10192JRChicago, IL/Morgan Park
14Tony RobyDB5-8188SOChicago, IL/King College Prep
99Craig RuschDT6-4274JRHilbert, WI/Hilbert
11Mike SalernoK/P6-0165RS SOOrland Park, IL/Sandburg/Winona State
6Matt SchifflerTB5-9199RS SOLaGrange Park, IL/Nazareth Academy
29Pat SchillerLB6-2218FRGeneva, IL/Geneva
92Adam SchroederNT6-5280SRLoves Park, IL/Boylan
85Matt SimonWR6-2205JRFarmington, MN/Farmington
86Vernon SimsTE6-5268RS FRRockford, IL/Boylan
34Kyle SkarbLB6-0210FRHawthorn Woods, IL/Lake Zurich
59Kevin SkatrudOT6-6330RS SOBrodhead, WI/Brodhead-Juda
35Alan SmithTB5-10191FRNaperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley
38Mike SobolSS6-0200RS FRPevely, MO/Herculaneum
3Chad SpannTB5-10189FRIndianapolis, IN/North Central
39Justin StewartFS6-1194RS FRO'Fallon, IL/Township
61Panan TenseOG6-4294RS FRHillside, IL/Fenwick
16Boone ThorgesenDB6-0184FRElburn, IL/Kaneland
42John TranchitellaLB6-2221SOAddison, IL/Driscoll
43Andrew TrimmermanPK6-1180FRGeneseo, IL/Geneseo
40William TsutsumiLB6-1193JRArlington Heights, IL/Prospect
17Greg TurnerWR6-0190JRGlendale Heights, IL/Driscoll
4Brandon VensonWR6-1206FRGlendale Heights, IL/Glenbard West
71Scott WedigeOL6-4285FRElkhorn, WI/Elkhorn Area
64Jake WertzOT6-4286RS SOPrairie View, IL/Lincolnshire Stevenson
59Ohene Wiafe'AbabioOT6-9340SOBolingbrook, IL/Bolingbrook
3Kyle WidemanLB6-1212FRSchaumburg, IL/Schaumburg
93Shaun WildWR6-1200RS FRBrown Deer, WI/Brown Deer
82Preston WilliamsWR5-11173RS SOUrbana, IL/Urbana
27Spencer WilliamsonSS6-2205RS SOElkhart, IN/Central
41Tracy WilsonDB5-11194FRHarvey, IL/St. Francis DeSales

Coaches

Joe Novak - Head Coach
Denny Doornbos - Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Roy Wittke - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Chris Beatty - Assistant Coach/Running Backs
Greg Bower - Assistant Coach/Tight Ends
Harold Etheridge - Assistant Coach/Offensive Line
P.J. Fleck - Assistant Coach/Wide Receivers
John Hauser - Assistant Coach/Secondary
Jeff Phelps - Assistant Coach/Defensive Tackles
Mike Sabock - Asst. Coach/Def. Ends/Recruit. Coord.
Michael Biehl - Graduate Assistant
James Brochu - Graduate Assistant
Alex Golesh - Graduate Assistant
Brandon Staley - Graduate Assistant
Matt Mangum - Strength & Conditioning Coach

Numerical
NONAMEPOSHTWTYearHometown/High School/Last College
1Anthony MasonDB5-11185RS SOHopkins Park, IL/Bishop McNamara/Valparaiso
1Paul BlalockQB6-0222RS SOAurora, IL/Waubonsie Valley/Illinois
2Melvin RiceCB5-10192JRChicago, IL/Morgan Park
3Chad SpannTB5-10189FRIndianapolis, IN/North Central
3Kyle WidemanLB6-1212FRSchaumburg, IL/Schaumburg
3DeMarcus GradyQB6-1196FRGrand Rapids, MI/East Grand Rapids
4Brandon VensonWR6-1206FRGlendale Heights, IL/Glenbard West
4David BryantRB5-10202RS SOSt. Louis, MO/Ladue Horton Watkins
5Marcus PerezWR5-11178JRElkhart, IN/Central
5John KremerDB5-11180RS FROswego, IL/Oswego
6Matt SchifflerTB5-9199RS SOLaGrange Park, IL/Nazareth Academy
6Connor FlahiveLB6-0240RS FRNiles, IL/Notre Dame
6Vincent MatthewCB5-10182RS JRMiami, FL/Palmetto
7Britt DavisWR6-3205JRBroadview, IL/Riverside-Brookfield
8Mark ReiterSS6-1203SRNew Lenox, IL/Providence
8Matt MuckerheideDB6-0183RS FRNaperville, IL/North
9Nick KamenjarinLB6-0209RS FRChicago, IL/New Prairie
9Josh AllenLB5-11211JRNorth Chicago, IL/North Chicago
10Willie ClarkWR6-1192FRRoselle, IL/Lake Park
11Marcus LewisWR6-2205SOGurnee, IL/Warren
11Mike SalernoK/P6-0165RS SOOrland Park, IL/Sandburg/Winona State
12Chandler HarnishQB6-3211FRBluffton, IN/Norwell
13Evans AdonisWR6-0170JRMiami, FL/Southwest
14Tony RobyDB5-8188SOChicago, IL/King College Prep
15Ryan MorrisQB6-2199RS SOCarol Stream, IL/West Chicago
16Boone ThorgesenDB6-0184FRElburn, IL/Kaneland
17Greg TurnerWR6-0190JRGlendale Heights, IL/Driscoll
18Andy DittbennerP6-1194JRBloomington, IL/Normal University
19Dan NicholsonQB6-2192JRChicago, IL/Brother Rice
20Montell ClantonTB5-9185JRRockford, IL/Guilford
21Justin AndersonTB5-11222RS SOChicago, IL/Steinmetz
22Cas PrimeTB6-1213SRJanesville, WI/Parker
23Saul IbarraLB5-11214SRElmwood Park, IL/Chicago St. Patrick
24Bradley PruittDB6-1187JRChicago, IL/Hyde Park
25Chris NendickPK5-11180SRNaperville, IL/Central
26Cory HansonLB6-1209RS SOMinneapoiis, MN/DeLaSalle
27Spencer WilliamsonSS6-2205RS SOElkhart, IN/Central
28Ricky CriderTB5-9180RS FREvansville, IN/Reitz
29Pat SchillerLB6-2218FRGeneva, IL/Geneva
30James JefferiesCB5-9180RS FRChicago, IL/Mount Carmel
31Tyler KnightWR6-1190RS FRPark Ridge, IL/Maine South
32Jeff FontanaFS5-11195RS SOLibertyville, IL/Libertyville
33Patrick GeorgeDB5-11180FRChicago, IL/Gordon Tech
34Kyle SkarbLB6-0210FRHawthorn Woods, IL/Lake Zurich
35Alan SmithTB5-10191FRNaperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley
36Chase CarterCB5-11170JRWichita, KS/Wichita Heights/Coffeyville C.C.
37Alex KubeSS6-1203RS FRCary, IL/Cary-Grove
38Mike SobolSS6-0200RS FRPevely, MO/Herculaneum
39Justin StewartFS6-1194RS FRO'Fallon, IL/Township
40William TsutsumiLB6-1193JRArlington Heights, IL/Prospect
41Tracy WilsonDB5-11194FRHarvey, IL/St. Francis DeSales
42John TranchitellaLB6-2221SOAddison, IL/Driscoll
43Andrew TrimmermanPK6-1180FRGeneseo, IL/Geneseo
44David PrattDB6-1200RS SOMacomb, IL/Macomb
44Tom KellyTE6-3253SRElgin, IL/Larkin
45Mike LepperLB6-2211RS FROak Lawn, IL/Richards
46Dan HilbertLB6-2210FRPlainfield, IL/Plainfield South
47Jason CruikshankLB6-3229RS FRElk Grove, IL/Elk Grove
48Mike KritikosLB6-2222RS SOAddison, IL/Addison Trail
49Anthony AntonacciDE6-1250RS SONaperville, IL/Neuqua Valley
50Eddie AdamskiC6-2282RS SOKildeer, IL/Carmel
51Larry EnglishDE6-3254JRAurora, IL/Marmion Academy
52Phil BrownLB5-11222RS SOChicago, IL/Morgan Park
53Tim McCarthyLB6-0232JRNeenah, WI/Neenah
54Jake CoffmanDE6-3240RS FRGerman Valley, IL/Forreston
55Nolan OwenLS6-0215FRCanyon Lake, CA/Temescal Canyon
55Pat McAvoyLB6-0203FRCary, IL/St. Viator
56Brandon BiceDE6-3254RS SOMcCook, IL/Lyons Township
57Zach LarsenLB6-0224RS SONorthfield, MN/Northfield
58Mike KrauseDL6-3264RS FRGermantown, WI/Germantown
59Ohene Wiafe'AbabioOT6-9340SOBolingbrook, IL/Bolingbrook
59Kevin SkatrudOT6-6330RS SOBrodhead, WI/Brodhead-Juda
60Jon BrostOL6-6304JRMaple Grove, MN/Maple Grove
61Panan TenseOG6-4294RS FRHillside, IL/Fenwick
62Trevor OlsonOL6-6278FRRichfield, MN/Richfield
63Zack HolycrossDT6-5290SRGeorgetown, IL/Georgetown-Ridge Farm
64Jake WertzOT6-4286RS SOPrairie View, IL/Lincolnshire Stevenson
65Jason OnyebuaguOL6-2310SOIndianapolis, IN/Warren Central
66Tony HolmesOT6-6304RS SOWoodbury, MN/Senior
67Jon EllisonC6-5270RS JRRockford, IL/East
68Keith OtisOL6-4308FRChicago, IL/Hubbard
69Alex KrutschDT6-2258JRSchaumburg, IL/Schaumburg
70Chris AcevedoOG6-5310SRLyons, IL/Curie
71Scott WedigeOL6-4285FRElkhorn, WI/Elkhorn Area
72Joe PawlakOL6-5294FRGrayslake, IN/Grayslake
74Adam KielOL6-6273FRWentzville, MO/St. Dominic
75Ricardo PattonDB6-2185SOBoulder, CO/Boulder/Morehouse
76Nico HolmesWR5-10184RS FRWoodbury, MN/Senior
77Eli AlafogainanisOL6-4290FRNew Castle, IN/Chrysler
77Tim MayerbockOG6-4312RS SOChicago, IL/St. Patrick
78Dan KellerOG6-4300RS SORacine, WI/St. Catherines
79Ade AjoseWR5-10177RS SOChicago, IL/Sullivan
80Landon CoxWR6-3203FRCalumet City, IL/Thornton Fractional North
81Nathan PalmerWR5-11175FRElkhart, IN/Central
82Preston WilliamsWR5-11173RS SOUrbana, IL/Urbana
83Reed CunninghamTE6-4250RS SOCambria, WI/Pardeevile
84Tyler ClaseyWR6-1189RS FRChampaign, IL/Centennial
85Matt SimonWR6-2205JRFarmington, MN/Farmington
86Vernon SimsTE6-5268RS FRRockford, IL/Boylan
87Brandon DavisTE6-4262SRBroadview, IL/Riverside-Brookfield
88Brandon BealTE6-4243JRSt. Louis, MO/Vianney
88Brett EriksenTE6-4233FRPlainfield, IL/Plainfield South
89Ron NewcombDL6-3241FRWheatfield, IN/Chicago Mt. Carmel
90Ed JacksonDE6-4278RS FRBelleville, IL/Cahokia
91David KoronkiewiczTE6-3263JRGoshen, IN/Goshen
92Adam SchroederNT6-5280SRLoves Park, IL/Boylan
93Shaun WildWR6-1200RS FRBrown Deer, WI/Brown Deer
94John HopkinsDL6-3274FRSt. Louis, MO/Oakville
96Bryan BecknerTE6-4255RS FRBourbonnais, IL/Bishop McNamara
97Jack MarksTE6-5222FROrland Park, IL/Marist
98D.J. PirkleDL6-1295FRFrankfort, IL/Lincoln Way East
99Craig RuschDT6-4274JRHilbert, WI/Hilbert

Coaches

Joe Novak - Head Coach
Denny Doornbos - Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Roy Wittke - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Chris Beatty - Assistant Coach/Running Backs
Greg Bower - Assistant Coach/Tight Ends
Harold Etheridge - Assistant Coach/Offensive Line
P.J. Fleck - Assistant Coach/Wide Receivers
John Hauser - Assistant Coach/Secondary
Jeff Phelps - Assistant Coach/Defensive Tackles
Mike Sabock - Asst. Coach/Def. Ends/Recruit. Coord.
Michael Biehl - Graduate Assistant
James Brochu - Graduate Assistant
Alex Golesh - Graduate Assistant
Brandon Staley - Graduate Assistant
Matt Mangum - Strength & Conditioning Coach

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