EVANSTON, Ill. -- It only takes one glance to see that playing football for Northwestern University has changed Chris Fitzpatrick.
His shoulders are much broader than they were when he last put on the shoulder pads for Anderson County’s trip to the state championship game five years ago this week. His jaw seems to have squared and his waist looks a bit smaller.
Fitzpatrick chuckles at the assessment. “I was 6-(foot)-1 and weighed 215 in high school. I am about 240 now,” he says. “I shed some weight and put some muscle back on.”