Video: Northern Illinois players go crazy after field goal challenge

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday August 18, 2013

Rod Carey gave the Northern Illinois Huskies a chance to get out of meetings for a night, and the players came through.

An offensive and defensive player each had to make a field goal from the 10-yard line. Both made it, and the reaction was priceless.

First up was tight end Desroy Maxwell, who didn’t have a problem with the kick. Second was linebacker Michael Santacaterina, who sent the players into a frenzy.

Special teams players already get some heat from their teammates for not having to go through the same physical requirements, and that isn’t going to stop at NIU after this.

Here are the two kicks. Check out the full reaction after the second one.

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