Northern Illinois Huskies Football (Hardcover)

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    1951: Bob Heimerdinger leads Northern Illinois to a perfect record. 1963: Record-setting quarterback George Bork guides the Huskies to the 1963 National Championship. 1983: Bill Mallory coaches the Huskies to a MAC Championship and victory in the Ca...

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    Dan Verdun is a sports journalist based in Naperville and an alumnus of Northern Illinois University. Joe Novak was head football coach at Northern Illinois University from 1996 to 2007.

    1951: Bob Heimerdinger leads Northern Illinois to a perfect record. 1963: Record-setting quarterback George Bork guides the Huskies to the 1963 National Championship. 1983: Bill Mallory coaches the Huskies to a MAC Championship and victory in the California Bowl. 1993: Running back LeShon Johnson finishes sixth†in the Heisman Trophy race. 2003: Northern Illinois shocks national powerhouses Maryland and Alabama en-route to a 10-win season. 2011: Quarterback Chandler Harnish sparks the Huskies to a thrilling MAC Championship over Ohio.

    Larry English. Doug Free. Michael Turner. Garrett Wolfe. Thereís nothing quite like being a Huskie, and only the chosen few can comprehend the feeling of pride, loyalty, and honor that defines the experience. Northern Illinois Huskies Football captures that feeling through revealing interviews with some of the greatest players to ever wear the Huskie uniform. Sports journalist Dan Verdun chronicles the memories and stories of the countless young men who blocked and tackled their way to victory as a part of the great Huskies football tradition. Telling the fascinating story of Huskies football decade by decade, Verdun recalls all the important moments, unforgettable games, and lasting traditions that have been a part of football at Northern Illinois for over 111 years. From the schoolís very first team led by coach John L. Keith in 1899 to Dave Doerenís most recent squad and its unforgettable trip to the 2012 GoDaddy.com Bowl, Northern Illinois Huskies Football will dazzle and delight fans of the subject with its irresistible mix of pride and nostalgia. Lavishly illustrated with photographs from throughout the programís storied history, and with a foreword by beloved former head coach Joe Novak, Verdunís book deserves a place in the collection of any football fan ever to sing: Forward together forward. Thereís victory in view. Come on you Huskies.† Fight on you Huskies. And win for NIU.

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    ISBN 9780875804552
    Genre SPORTS & RECREATION / Football
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 256
    Publisher Date 2013-02-28 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Northern Illinois Univ Pr
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 11.0 in
    Wdth 8.75 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 2.65 lb
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Verdun, Dan

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