Isaac Darkangelo is headed back to his home state.
After originally transferring to Illinois from Division II Northern Michigan as a preferred walk-on, the Michigan native spent three seasons in Champaign, the first two coming primarily as a special teamer.
In 2022, Darkangelo was a starter at linebacker and led Illinois in tackles with 71, also adding 7.5 tackles for loss. He was named an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention by coaches and media.
From walk-on to an NFL contract, Darkangelo’s hard work has paid off in a big way.