Healthy Harmston Could Boost NIU


Stockton’s Ty Harmston is ready to make an impact for NIU this season playing tight end.

He was on target to do that last year but he suffered multiple fractures in one of his legs in the third game of the season and he was done for the year. NIU coach Rod Carey says Harmston is still working his way back into top form, but all signs point to Harmston being a big contributor as the year goes on.

“Ty’s had a good camp. I think coming off the serious injury that he had, you’ve got to remember now I’ve been through this a little bit with Tyler Loos (former NIU lineman) who had two compound fractures in two years, it’s going to take him a little bit longer than he thinks, and I think he’s found that out. I think he’s going to play a bigger role as the season rolls on.”

Harmston is a junior athletically. He already has his degree from NIU in Biology.

NIU will kickoff its season Friday night at home against Boston College.

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