DeKALB – Friday was like any other day early in fall camp for Northern Illinois long snapper Erik Abrell.
But an unexpected announcement Friday morning changed the course of Abrell’s scholastic and playing career. At a morning meeting Friday, the Huskies announced that Abrell, an Aurora Christian graduate, would receive a scholarship.
“I was very surprised by it. It was awesome, surreal moment,” Abrell said. “This and winning the [Mid-American Conference] championship probably, the most surprised moments of my life.”
The news was welcome to family, of course.
“I called my mom and dad. They were very excited. Near tears,” Abrell said.