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In this Oct. 22, 2016, file photo, Kenny Golladay, redshirt senior wide receiver, dives to catch the ball and score a touchdown for the Huskies during a game against the University of Buffalo in Huskie Stadium.

Kenny Golladay becomes first Huskie to reach Pro Bowl since 2011

By James Krause | January 22, 2020

DeKALB — Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay was named to the NFL Pro Bowl roster on Tuesday, becoming the first NIU alumus to reach the Pro Bowl since 2011.Golladay, added to the roster to replace an injured Chris Godwin of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,...

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"...

Huskies end on high note

By Scott Nicol | November 28, 2016
Rod Carey Head Coach

Injury list lengthens

By Scott Nicol | November 17, 2016

Huskie back-ups lead football's winYPSILANTI, Michigan | After four injuries in the first half, including one to redshirt sophomore quarterback Ryan Graham, the Huskies (4-7, 4-3 Mid-American Conference) rallied from a 21-point deficit to defeat the Eastern...

Huskies fall to the Rockets

By Tom Burton | November 10, 2016

CHICAGO | Huskie football nearly pulled off a Donald Trump-type upset but fell short Wednesday night in the Chi-Town Huskie Showdown against University of Toledo by a score of 31-24.The team lost in front of a crowd of 10,180 fans at the first ever football...

Huskies set for city

By Scott Nicol | November 7, 2016

Football plays at home of White SoxDeKALB | NIU’s football team is set to play the first ever non-baseball sporting event in the 25-year lifespan of the home of the Chicago White Sox in the Huskie Chi-Town Showdown.Newly renamed “Guaranteed Rate Field”,...

Football hosts Senior Night

By Scott Nicol | October 31, 2016

DeKALB | Tuesday marks senior night for the Huskies football team as they are set to take on Bowling Green State University.“It’s the best, worst night as a coach,” Head Coach Rod Carey said at Thursday’s press conference. “It’s awesome because...

Huskies earn 1st home win

By Scott Nicol | October 24, 2016

NIU quarterback rushes 125 yardsDeKALB | Senior wide receiver Aregeros Turner returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, and the Huskies never looked back in a 44-7 victory over University at Buffalo in the 110th homecoming game at Huskie Stadium.“I...

NIU’s offense pats senior wide receiver Aregeros Turner on the back after a touchdown Saturday against Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. NIU lost the game 45-30.

Football begins homestand

By Scott Nicol | October 13, 2016

NIU attempts to change misfortuneDeKALB | Football begins its longest homestand, including the Nov. 9 Huskie Chi-Town Showdown game versus University of Toledo, since 1968 when it hosted five consecutive home games.The Huskies (1-5, 1-1 Mid-American Conference)...