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Post-season Honors Galore

I digress.  Nobody is going to replace #51 anytime soon.  The man-beast is racking up the recognition each day.

-3rd Team All-American by Phil Steele
-MAC Defensive Player of the year by both Sporting News &

He truly is a class act

And a beast.

I would also like to congratulate the following player just named to the Academic All-MAC Team:

Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois, R-Freshman, 3.83, Business Management

Jon Brost, Northern Illinois, Senior, 3.60, Electrical Engineering

Mike Krause, Northern Illinois, R-Sophomore, 3.44, Business Management

Craig Rusch, Northern Illinois, R-Senior, 3.33, Mechanical Engineering

Matt Simon, Northern Illinois, R-Senior, 3.30, Graduate Student


Honorable mention: Pat Schiller, Northern Illinois



And for the young'ns on this team, NIU players are scattered all throughout this MAC All-Freshmen Team:


QB Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois
RB Me'co Brown, Northern Illinois
T Trevor Olson, Northern Illinois
SS Tracy Wilson, Northern Illinois

In case you missed it here are the All-MAC honors for NIU:

Vern Smith Leadership Award – Larry English, Northern Illinois

Defensive Player of the Year – Larry English, Northern Illinois


First Team Defense

Down Lineman - Larry English, Northern Illinois


Second Team Offense

Placekicker – Mike Salerno, Northern Illinois


Third Team Offense

Center - Eddie Adamski, Northern Illinois

Lineman – Jon Brost, Northern Illinois

Lineman – Jason Onyebuagu, Northern Illinois


Third Team Defense

Inside Linebacker - Tim McCarthy, Northern Illinois

Down Lineman – Brandon Bice, Northern Illinois


Phil Steele's All-Conference Teams:


1st Team Defense

DE Larry English, Northern Illinois


2nd Team Offense

C Eddie Adamski, Northern Illinois

OG Jason Onyebuagu, Northern Illinois

K Mike Salerno, Northern Illinois


3rd Team Offense

OT Jon Brost, Northern Illinois