Schwab: 'I've really gone through hell and back to get here'
DeKALB – If you ask Alex Schwab what he’s thankful for this Thanksgiving, you’re probably going to end up with a long list.
Schwab, a senior linebacker for Northern Illinois, walked on in 2014 after having played as a true freshman at Football Championship Subdivision Southeast Missouri State. Since then, it’s been quite a journey. Schwab worked his way up the depth chart. He was eventually awarded a scholarship and most recently, earned a starter’s role in the Huskies’ linebacker rotation.
“I’ve really gone through hell and back to get here,” Schwab said. “It’s an incredible feeling when I look back at everything.”