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Huskies in the NFL: week 13 performance recap

By Kyle Mathas | December 5, 2019

DeKALB – Week 13 of the NFL season featured multiple former Huskie football players who represented NIU in big ways.Guard Max Scharping once again played every offensive snap when on Sunday night the Houston Texans defeated the New England Patriots...

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs free safety Juan Thornhill (22) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Update: Former Huskies performing in NFL, XFL potential destination for others

By James Krause | October 10, 2019

DeKALB — Four former NIU football players remain in the NFL, including one who is part of the only remaining undefeated team in the NFC.Defensive back Jimmie Ward of the San Francisco 49ers made his season debut Monday night against the Cleveland Browns,...

Safety Jimmie Ward was drafted No. 30 overall by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft May 8, 2014, according to a May 9, 2014 Northern Star article.

Other NFL players from NIU

By Brooklynn Schmidgall | May 1, 2017

Former NIU wide receiver Kenny Golladay drafted to the Detroit Lions in the 3rd round of the 2017 NFL draft on Friday night, according to a May 1 Northern Star article found here. But Golladay isn’t the only current NFL player to come out of NIU. According...

Former football player drafted by Detroit Lions

Former football player drafted by Detroit Lions

By Tom Burton | May 1, 2017

DeKALB — The Detroit Lions selected former NIU wide receiver Kenny Golladay with the 96th overall and the 32nd and final pick of the third round of the 2017 NFL draft Friday night.{{tncms-inline type="twitter" id="858160999555268608" account="NIUNorthernStar"...

It’s hard out there for a Lions fan

By Phil Case | September 22, 2010

Are you there, blog? It's me, Phil Case. For weeks, I've been trying to decide what the topic of my inaugural blog should be. Should it be something topical? Humorous? Personal? All of the above? Then it dawned on me. The NFL season is officially under...

RANT: Bear’s cheap win

By Jerry Burnes | September 12, 2010

I'll take a 1-0 start for the Bears, but in reality, they lost that game. Rules are rules, I know, but Calvin Johnson caught that final pass, and highlighted the minor intricacies - and problems- with football's terrible rules. "Megatron" had every aspect...