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Nabal Jefferson
Northern Illinois football’s Nabal Jefferson added another prestigious honor and postgraduate scholarship to his trophy case today when was named the male winner of the 2013 Bob James Memorial Award by the Mid-American Conference. The award, named for the second commissioner in MAC history (1964-71), is selected by the league’s faculty athletics representatives and goes...
Nabal Jefferson
You don’t have to tell the people at Northern Illinois University that Nabal Jefferson is special. Already the winner of a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award worth $15,000 and a $7,500 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, the second team Capital One Academic All-American noseguard for the Huskies has drawn admiration from his teammates, coaches and professors throughout...
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...
Victor E. Huskie is ready to party!
Jordan Lynch of the Northern Illinois football team and Mary Kurisch from the Huskie volleyball team were named NIU’s male and female Athletes of the Year on Thursday night as NIU Athletics held its fourth annual Victors Awards at the Egyptian Theatre. The all-sports, ESPY-style awards show highlighted the on-field and off-field accomplishments of Huskie...
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
Nabal Jefferson, a Chicago native who helped lead the Northern Illinois football program to unprecedented heights during his four years as a Huskie, has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship worth $7,500, the NCAA announced earlier this week. The NCAA presents 174 postgraduate scholarships each year to deserving senior student-athletes across all divisions and all...
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...
Photo of an NIU Huskie football helmet at Soldier Field
The National Football Foundation (NFF) today announced the names of the 15 faculty athletics representatives who will be honored as part of the 2012 NFF Faculty Salute Initiative, including Matt Streb of Northern Illinois University. The award, sponsored by Fidelity Investments, honors the significant contributions of faculty athletics representatives across the nation. “For more than...
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...
Amanda Corral
Northern Illinois’ Nabal Jefferson and Amanda Corral were named Mid-American Conference Male and Female Scholar-Athletes of the Week, the league office announced Thursday. The pair were the third and fourth Huskies to win the honor in 2012-13, joining MacKenzie Roddy (Oct. 4) and Mike Mascitti (Nov. 15). Jefferson was instrumental in Northern Illinois’ 44-37 double-overtime...
Nabal Jefferson
Northern Illinois defensive tackle Nabal Jefferson (Chicago, Ill./Marist) will be honored Tuesday as a National Scholar-Athlete, presented by Fidelity Investments, during the 55th annual National Football Foundation Awards Ceremony. Jefferson, who is pursuing a master’s degree in accountancy and sports a 3.781 GPA, is also a finalist for the 2012 William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed...
Jordan Lynch
For the second straight year, Northern Illinois won the Mid-American Conference Championship “The Hard Way,” as the Huskies won a battle of ranked teams with a 44-37 double overtime win over Kent State at Ford Field in Detroit. NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch capped a Heisman-worthy performance with his third touchdown run of the game in...
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