A stalwart on the Northwestern offensive line, junior Rashawn Slater is an unsung hero who contributes to the Wildcats’ accumulation of 280 yards per contest.

The 6-foot-3-inch, 305-pound third-year tackle who graduated from Fort Bend Clements High, recently returned from injury to help anchor the line against Ohio State on Oct. 18. Northwestern fell to the Buckeyes, 52-3.

Slater has appeared in more than 40 games since arriving in Evanston, Illinois back in 2017. The son of former NBA player Reginald Slater, Rashawn was considered one of the top offensive linemen in the nation during his prep career at Clements.