FORT WAYNE, Ind. (FORT WAYNE’S NBC) – It was just six years ago, when Drue Tranquill finished his senior year season as a Carroll High School football player.
From Fort Wayne, he signed to play at Notre Dame, where he overcame injury and position changes to rise to the top of his game.
Tranquill’s success on the gridiron continues, as the L.A. Chargers draft him in the fourth round.
“We were super excited. We were kind of sitting anxiously. We wanted all last night, it didn’t happen last night. But God works in mysterious ways and we were all sitting there anxious today. Just a flood of emotions after getting the call. I was so excited,” Tranquill said.
“I got off the phone. I was just hugging everybody.”
Tranquill helped the Irish defense land in the top 25 FBS rankings in fewest touchdown passes allowed, pass efficiency defense, points allowed per game, and many others.
He also became the only FBS player in the past two seasons to have at least 170 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, five passes defended and four fumbles recovered.
And if that wasn’t enough, Tranquill was the 2018 Wuerffel Trophy recipient, awarded to the FBS player with exemplary community service.