10 Gregory Barksdale
2012- Redshirt Junior Season
Finished fifth on the team with 45 tackles ... had six tackles for loss, including a three game stretch where he totaled four-and-a-half TFL ... put up a season-high six solo tackles vs. Jackson State (9/8) ... had a season best nine tackles in a win at Southeast Missouri State (10/13) ... recorded a sack at Jacksonville State (10/20)
Played in 15 games for Northern Illinois, primarily on the kickoff coverage squad…Recorded 12 total tackles, five solo, in two seasons.
Crete Monee HS
A three-year starter for Coach Jerry Verde at Crete-Monee, helped lead the Warriors to a 10-2 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs in 2009...An Illinois High School Football Coaches Association (IHSFCA) 6A first team All-State honoree in 2009...Recorded 90 tackles, 65 solo, three sacks, two interceptions, caused two fumbles and recovered two fumbles at linebacker his senior year...2009 Chicago Tribune second team All-State selection and Chicago Sun-Times All-Area special mention.
Son of Tony Sleming and Gregory Barksdale Jr.…Intends to major in criminal justice.