DeKALB – For all his accomplishments on the football field and in the classroom in his days an as NIU student-athlete, Thomas Hammock found himself yearning to find his calling.
A heart condition brought Hammock’s career (1999 to 2002) as a standout NIU running back to an end. After only one game as a senior, he was told that his playing career was done.
“When I had to stop playing, I had to find another avenue,” Hammock said. “And this turned out to be my passion.”