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Northern Illinois tailback Chad Spann has been invited to play in the inaugural Eastham Energy College All-Star Game Jan. 23, 2011. The game will be played at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.

Spann wrapped up a stellar career at Northern Illinois in 2010. He captured the Vern Smith Award after leading the Mid-American Conference in rushing, averaging 99 yards a game and producing his second-straight 1,000-yard season with 1,388 yards. Also named the MAC's Offensive Player of the Year, he set the Huskies' single season record for rushing touchdowns and touchdowns scored with 22.

Spann will not be the only Huskie down in Temple. Former NIU head football coach and NIU Hall of Famer Jerry Ippoliti is one of the founders of the game.


The last 10 days have been pretty good for the NIU football team. After the 34-23 win at Minnesota, Chad Spann earned honor after honor for his 223 yard day. Now with Saturday's 50-14 win at Akron to open MAC play, the Huskies are 3-2 with a three-game home stretch ahead of them.

Breaking news on Huskie Happenings: NIU has back-to-back MAC Players of the Week, as Chandler Harnish got the call today. He had a nice little Saturday... 16-for-20, 281 yards and three touchdowns nice. He took the fourth quarter off to make a trip to Bed, Bath and Beyond. After the game, The Manning Award contingent was impressed enough to put Harnish on its "trying to make the list" list.
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