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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

Tim Semisch was drafted by the San Diego Chargers, according to a May 16, 2016 Northern Star article.

Two Huskies sign with NFL

By Northern Star staff | May 17, 2016

Former NIU wide receiver Tommylee Lewis signed with the New Orleans Saints of the NFL as an undrafted free agent recently.The 23-year-old Florida native was chosen along with fellow 2015 teammate former defensive end Perez Ford, who signed as an undrafted...

Huskies to move on without Hare

By Christopher Loggins | November 5, 2015

Football won bowl eligibility in a 32-27 victory against No. 20 Toledo, but lost two of its biggest offensive players in the process, placing questions around the remainder of the season.NIU lost junior quarterback Drew Hare and senior wide receiver Tommylee...

Huskies down undefeated Toledo

By Thomas Hiley | November 5, 2015

Football (6-3, 4-1 MAC) prevailed in the Glass Bowl on Tuesday, increasing its current win streak against Toledo (7-1, 4-1 MAC) to six games.NIU suffered injuries to two of its top offensive players in the win. Senior wide receiver Tommylee Lewis and...

Football knocks off undefeated Toledo for 6th straight time

By Christopher Loggins | November 4, 2015

Football (6-3, 4-1 MAC) fought back from an early deficit to defeat Toledo (7-1) and gained bowl eligibility in the process.The Huskies surrendered 17 early points to the Rockets, but closed the gap as the first quarter ended with a score of 17-10. Sophomore...

Hare takes home 2nd MAC West Player of the Week of season

By Christopher Loggins | October 29, 2015

Junior quarterback Drew Hare took home the award for MAC West Division Player of the Week after his play in a 49-21 blowout over Eastern Michigan.Hare threw for 267 yards on 24-38 passing, throwing four touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for...

Shane Wimann (35) celebrates a touchdown with fellow receivers Clayton Glasper (81) and Aregeros Turner (22). The Huskies caught four touchdowns in their 49-21 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

Huskies gain 3-win streak at Homecoming

By Patrick Smith | October 26, 2015

Football (5-3, 3-1 MAC) throttled Eastern Michigan (1-7, 0-4 MAC) 49-21 in front of 17,000 fans Saturday, earning its third straight victory heading into the last stretch of the season.The Huskies started the game with a five-minute touchdown drive after...

Junior running back Joel Bouagnon runs against Boston College on Saturday at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Bouagnon ran for 56 yards on 16 carries in the game, scoring the only touchdown for the Huskies’ offense.

Football falls to Boston College in 17-14 bout

By Christopher Loggins | September 28, 2015

Football (2-2, 0-0 MAC) took a loss to Boston College (3-1) with a final score of 17-14, dropping its second consecutive game on its current three-game road trip.Neither team could get going on offense in the first quarter as they traded punts throughout...

Football nearly upsets No. 1 Ohio St.

By Christopher Loggins | September 21, 2015

After being 34-point underdogs heading into Saturday’s game against Ohio State, football (2-1, 0-0 MAC) lost to the Buckeyes 20-13.In the first quarter, NIU struck first after junior OSU quarterback Cardale Jones threw an interception to sophomore cornerback...

Huskie Breakdown: key players for 2015 season

By Chris Loggins | August 24, 2015

Sports Editor Chris Loggins breaks down the Huskies' key players as the 2015 season opener approaches.OffenseWide ReceiverSenior wide receiver Tommylee Lewis exploded in 2013 after a 2012 season in which he caught 48 balls for second on the team and...

NIU football: Huskies help out in Fairdale tornado cleanup

By Northern Star staff | April 20, 2015

About 70 football players and 15 coaches and staff members helped clean up debris Saturday in Fairdale.Fairdale was hit by a tornado April 9 during violent weather in northern Illinois.The Huskies spent around four hours during the morning and afternoon...