Article Written By: John Nee '93
Kenny Golladay flew under the radar somewhat during his time at St. Rita. As a wide receiver in a predominately run-orientated attack, opportunities can be scarce. Despite that, Golladay had a breakout senior season in 2011 for the Mustangs catching 44 passes while amassing 644 yards and nine touchdowns and leading St. Rita to its second straight 7A semi-final appearance.
That was good enough to earn him a scholarship to The University of North Dakota where he made a huge impact his first two years catching 99 passes for 1313 yards and nine touchdowns. After his sophomore year, though, following a (3-8) season, the entire North Dakota staff was fired. This prompted Golladay, who had always wanted to play Division 1A football, to transfer to Northern Illinois University.
After sitting out the 2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules, Golladay was chomping at the bit to make an impact in his first game for the Huskies in 2015, and that’s exactly what he did.
Golladay caught nine passes accumulating 213 yards on Saturday versus UNLV, which was good enough to earn him MAC West Offensive Player of the Week Honors. The 213 yards receiving placed Golladay sixth on the all-time Northern Illinois career list for receiving yards in a game.