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    Kevin Frymire
    Kevin Frymire


    Burr Ridge, Ill.

    High School:
    Nazareth Academy

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 180


    Career: Original walk-on who earned a scholarship later in his career ... Member of team for five years ... A reserve wide receiver and special teams performer ... Tremendous attitude and dedication to the game.

    2009: Graduate student ... Earned a scholarship in September 2009 ... Caught his first career pass for a 16-yard gain at Syracuse ... Academic All-Big Ten ... 2010 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar recipient.

    2008: Did not see action ... Spent majority of season returning to football-shape after suffering a broken leg in April of 2008.

    2007: Played in eight games before an injury ended his season ... Caught his first collegiate pass (15-yarder) in win over Eastern Michigan.

    2006: Missed much of season with a shoulder injury ... Returned to practice in season's final month ... Named team's special teams practice player of the week (vs. Michigan).

    2005: Did not see action ... NU's offensive practice player of the week vs. Michigan State.

    High School: Three-year starter and three-time all-area receiver at Nazareth Academy ... Concluded career with 142 receptions, including 60 his senior year -- both marks are school records ... Two-time all-East Suburban Catholic Conference selection ... Named to Illinois' 2004 all-state academic football team ... Averaged 5.4 receptions per game during career ... Four-year "A" Honor Roll ... Illinois State Scholar ... Also lettered two years (guard) in basketball ... Coached by Dennis Moran.

    Personal: Born Kevin Jack Frymire ... Son of Jack and Kelle Frymire ... Grandfathers played football at Iowa and Iowa State ... Graduated in June 2009 with an economics degree and a minor in business institutions ... Candidate for admission in NU's master's in sports administration program.

    The Frymire File

    Q: If you could dine with anyone from any period in history, who would it be?
    A: My grandpa
    Q: What is the greatest lesson in life that you have learned?
    A: The value of hard work. Eventually your hard hard work and persistence will pay off.
    Q: My favorite place to visit is ...
    A: Marathon, Florida
    Q: Facebook or Twitter?
    A: Facebook... never been on Twitter
    Q: When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be:
    A: All kinds of receivers. I loved Jerry Rice and Randy Moss on the Vikings
    Q: My favorite thing about NU is:
    A: The beautiful campus and proximity to the great city of Chicago
    Q: Which current NU football player is the biggest jokester?
    A: There's quite a few... K Mitch and Q Davie come to mind right away
    Q: What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
    A: Getting a college degree from Northwestern
    Q: The best book I ever read is:
    A: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
    Q: My favorite pregame ritual is:
    A: Watching Kurt Mattes get ready for a game
    Q: My favorite food is:
    A: My mom is a very good cook, so I would have to go with her homemade macaroni and cheese or any type of seafood.
    Q: My favorite thing about playing at Ryan Field is:
    A: The grass
    Q: My favorite television show is:
    A: I mostly watch sports on TV but I do enjoy The Office and 24.

    Frymire's Career Stats

    RECEIVING              G   Rec    Yds  TD  Lg Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G
    2007................   8     1     15   0  15   0.1  15.0   1.9
    2009................   9     1     16   0  16   0.1  16.0   1.8
    TOTAL...............  17     2     31   0  16   0.1  15.5   1.8

    ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G 2007................ 8 0 15 0 0 0 15 1.9 2009................ 9 0 15 0 0 0 16 1.8 TOTAL............... 17 0 31 0 0 0 31 1.8