Knight in the Spotlight
Hayden Northern
Hayden Northern
November 24, 2015
Senior Year (2015)
Became the program's all-time passing leader with 5,870 yards passing in his two seasons ... Earned All-MSFA Mideast League Second Team honors ... Has thrown for a career-high 25 touchdowns and has 47 touchdown passes in his career.

Junior Year (2014)
Earned All-MSFA Mideast League First Team honors as starting quarterback for MU ... Helped lead the Knights to the MSFA Mideast League championship and the NAIA National Championship game ... Earned the starting spot after week three of the season ... Threw for 2,939 yards and 22 touchdowns ... Competed 208 of 354 passes and average 226.1 yards passing per game ... Went 14-for-26 for 319 yards and three touchdowns in win at No. 1 and defending national champion Grand View (09.20) ... Threw for 495 yards and four touchdowns in national championship game ... Finished season as MSFA's second-leading passer.

Sophomore Year (2013 - Western Illinois)
Saw action in one game and passed for 12 yards.

Freshman Year (2012 - Western Illinois)
During his four games played he started twice ... 34-of-70 passing for 321 yards and six interceptions ... Made his debut against in game eight at Missouri State ... Threw for 42 yards in the contest ... Went 9-for-18 against UNI for 97 yards, including a long of 41 ... Completed 10-of-18 passes for 90 yards versus Youngstown State ... First collegiate touchdown was a 1-yard sneak in the first quarter ... Completed 9-of-19 passes for 92 yards at Southern Illinois before leaving the game right before halftime with an injury.

High School
Four-year starter in football ... Honorable Mention All-State by the Associated Press his last two years ... Three-time All-Mid-State Conference ... Invited three consecutive years to the Football University Top Gun All-Star Camp ... Helped team win the Mid-State Conference championship his junior year ... Received the 2011 John Koontz Toughness Award ... Named Herff Jones MVP in a game played at Lucas Oil Stadium (home of the Indianapolis Colts)... voted team captain ... Compiled 6,926 passing yards and 67 touchdowns with a 64.3 percent completion rate throughout his career ... Played for coach Fred Kutruff ... Lettered two years in basketball.

A business major born April 19, 1994 ... Parents are Drew and Stephanie ... Enjoys fishing, hunting and golfing.