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.
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