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NIU football success recognized by community leaders

January 24, 2011

NIU football reigned supreme in the City of DeKalb at least for the day on January 24.  Mayor Kris Povlsen at the start of Monday night’s DeKalb city council meeting read a proclamation acknowledging the Northern Illinois University football team on its success during the 2010 season.

NIU football players Dominique Ware, Matt Krempel, and Nabal Jefferson accept a proclamation certificate from Mayor of DeKalb Kris Povlsen at the DeKalb Municipal Building on Monday night.

The Huskies capped off a record-setting football campaign last fall with 40-17 victory over Fresno State in the uDrove Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, Idaho on December 18.

On behalf of the citizens of DeKalb the mayor congratulated the NIU football team, its coaches and the fans who supported the program during its historic 2010 football campaign. Povlsen also urged local citizens to show their enthusiastic support for the team during the upcoming 2011 season.

Huskie football team members Dominique Ware, Matt Krempel and Nabal Jefferson were on hand at the city council chambers to accept the proclamation certificate from Mayor Povlsen.

NIU football won a school-record 11 games during the 2010 season and captured the Mid-American Conference West Division title with a perfect 8-0 league slate.