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NIU’s leading returning RB ruled out for opener vs. Iowa

Akeem Daniels, Darius Polk AP

Already a three-point road underdog heading into its opener with Iowa, Northern Illinois’ attempt to get a jump on a season similar to last year’s BCS bowl appearance has taken a hit.

NIU officials confirmed Tuesday that starting running back Akeem Daniels has been ruled out of Saturday’s opener in Kinnick Stadium.  The decision is not a surprise as Daniels has missed all of summer camp with a foot injury.

Cameron Stingily, who had one carry in 2012, will start in place of Daniels.

In 2012, Daniels was third on the team with 447 rushing yards and second with nine rushing touchdowns.  Both of those totals are tops among returning running back.

He also finished with 20 receptions (fourth on the Huskies) for 259 yards (fifth) and two receiving touchdowns.

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1 Response to “NIU’s leading returning RB ruled out for opener vs. Iowa”
  1. niubears says: Aug 28, 2013 9:45 AM

    Daniels really solidified himself as the #1 back late in the season. Also wasn’t 100% in the Orange Bowl (not like it would have mattered though).
    Bye week after Iowa, then lowly Idaho. Hopefully he will be 100% by Purdue.

    He’s a playmaker and makes a huge difference when he’s on the field. Watch out for Freshmen Deuce Turner on Saturday. Kid has speed & skills and might make the Daniels loss not that big of a deal

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