NIU Football welcomed six transfers and three December signees to the 2024 roster on the first day of spring semester classes. Head coach Thomas Hammock expressed satisfaction with the addition of productive, character-oriented players who fit the team's competitive, athletic, and social criteria. The Huskies also announced their intention to add one more transfer in the coming days.

By the Numbers
  • Jalen Macon threw for 634 yards and four touchdowns in six games in 2023.
  • Kenji Lewis led the Golden Lions in receiving in 2023 with 33 catches for 429 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games.
  • Andrew McElroy caught 98 passes for 1,432 yards and nine touchdowns over the past three seasons for St. Thomas University.
  • Jake Appleget played in six games for Nebraska as a redshirt freshman in 2023.
  • Christian Fuhrman was SEMO's third-leading tackler in 2023 with 65 stops.
  • Marc Pretto made 75 tackles in 11 games for Fordham in the 2023 season.
State of Play
  • NIU finished the 2023 season with a 7-6 record and a 5-3 mark in the Mid-American Conference, good for second in the MAC West.
  • The team opens the 2024 season in Huskie Stadium on Saturday, August 31 versus Western Illinois, with games at Notre Dame and N.C. State later in the season.
  • The Huskies are currently accepting $24 deposits toward new season tickets for the 2024 season.
Bottom Line

The addition of new transfers and signees to the NIU football team for the 2024 season, alongside the team's notable performance in the 2023 season and the upcoming games in the 2024 schedule, sets the stage for an impactful and competitive year for the Huskies.