For the final day of practice this week, we were able to see Northwestern in full pads for the first time in this year’s training camp. Naturally, this practice was visibly more intense than Wednesday’s and there were some big hits by players on both sides of the ball. There was plenty of action in the last practice before the team heads up to Kenosha this weekend.
Here’s what stood out:
Watching practice were wide receiver Flynn Nagel, defensive lineman Fred Wyatt, running back Chad Hanaoka, wide receiver Steven Reese, defensive back Alonzo Mayo, safety Travis Whillock, defensive back Trae Williams, and wide receiver Solomon Vault. Williams is still recovering from achilles surgery and Vault is out for the year after undergoing a hip procedure. The rest of the injuries aren’t considered serious and almost all of the guys participated in non-contact drills.