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Former Northern Illinois University football players Sean Progar (Glenview, Ill.) and Jason Schepler (Sycamore, Ill.) have added their names to the list of 2012 Huskie seniors that signed with NFL teams this month. Invited to try out during the San Francisco 49ers rookie mini-camp last weekend, Schepler nabbed the last spot on the 90-man roster...
Nabal Jefferson
Five members of Northern Illinois 2012 football senior class have earned membership in the 2013 NFF Hampshire Honor Society from the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, marking the most Huskies ever named to the prestigious list in a single year. Northern Illinois seniors Alan Baxter (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove HS), Nabal Jefferson...
Following the completion of the National Football League draft this past weekend, four members of the winningest senior class in Northern Illinois football history signed free agent contracts with National Football League teams. Wide receivers Martel Moore (San Antonio, Texas/Earl Warren HS) and Perez Ashford (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights HS), defensive end Alan Baxter (Buffalo...
Da’Ron Brown
As the Northern Illinois University football team begins spring practice today, there are great expectations for the 2013 season. With back-to-back Mid-American Conference championships, five straight bowl trips, including the school’s first BCS bowl bid, the bar has been set pretty high. “I’d rather have the expectations high because then you’re going to be going...
Nabal Jefferson
The Northern Illinois University football team carried its success on the field into the classroom placing a school-record six Huskies on the league’s Academic All-MAC Football Team, as selected by the conference’s faculty athletic representatives. Nose guard Nabal Jefferson (Chicago, Ill./Marist), a three-time Academic All-MAC selection, headlines the list of NIU’s first-team honorees which includes...
Alan Baxter
A season of “firsts” for the Northern Illinois football program continued Thursday as for the first time in NIU history, three Huskie football players were named to the Capital One Academic All-America© Division I Football Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The selection of defensive end Alan Baxter to the...
Jordan Lynch
Northern Illinois dual-threat quarterback Jordan Lynch, who has set multiple NCAA records while leading the Huskies to an 11-1 record , No. 18 (USA Today)/19 (Associated Press) national ranking and perfect 8-0 mark in Mid-American Conference play, has been named the 2012 winner of the MAC’s Vern Smith Leadership Award, the league office announced Wednesday....
Four members of the Northern Illinois Huskie football team have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District V first team in voting by the College Sports Information Directors of America and will advance to the Capital One Academic All-America ballot for 2012. Defensive end Alan Baxter (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove HS), noseguard Nabal Jefferson...
Jordan Lynch
Northern Illinois put together a workmanlike performance on offense, defense and special teams to earn its ninth straight victory, 63-0, over Mid-American Conference newcomer Massachusetts Saturday at Huskie Stadium. NIU improved to 9-1, 5-0 in the MAC, while UMass fell to 0-9, 0-5. The Huskies extended their school-record home winning streak to 20 games, and...
Leighton Settle
Only one football team in the Mid-American Conference had what it took last year to get the better of the NIU Huskies, the eventual MAC champions. That team – the Chippewas of Central Michigan University – is eager for a repeat performance Saturday, Sept. 29, when conference play finally begins across the league. It won’t...
Martel Moore
Trailing by 10 points early in the fourth quarter, Northern Illinois scored the final 17 points of the game as the Huskies knocked off Kansas, 30-23, on Saturday afternoon at Huskie Stadium. Redshirt junior quarterback Jordan Lynch (Chicago, Ill./Mt. Carmel) threw for 235 yards on 23-of-35 passing with two touchdowns while running for 134 yards...
Sean Progar
The Northern Illinois University football team boasts 12 selections to Phil Steele’s 2012 Preseason All-Mid-American Conference Team, including two first team honorees. Left guard Logan Pegram and defensive end Sean Progar headline the dozen Huskies named to the preseason team as both garnered first team honors. Progar, a 2011 All-MAC selection, tied for the team...
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