Former Farrell standout and Youngstown State switch Braxton Chapman heading to Northern Illinois

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Braxton Chapman announced that he will be traveling to northern Illinois to continue his football career

by: Josh Frketic

Posted: Feb 13, 2021 / 8:46 PM EST
Updated: February 13, 2021 / 8:46 PM EST

FARRELL, Pennsylvania (WKBN) – Former standout Farrell and Youngstown State transfer Braxton Chapman announced that he will continue his football and academic career at Northern Illinois University.

Earlier this monthChapman announced that he will be leaving the Penguins program.

I just want to thank God for the opportunity and all the people who helped me along the way! Super excited for the next 2 years at NIU. I can’t wait to work with my new teammates and coaches pic.twitter.com/YakeHPccba

– Braxton Chapman (@ B_chapman99) February 13, 2021

While at YSU, Chapman played 22 games and was runner-up on the team last season. He finished 2019 with 84 runs for 404 yards and 5 touchdowns.

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Chapman was a First Team All-State Selection in High School and Region 1 Player of the Year. He graduated from Farrell as the lead rusher of the program at over 3,000 yards and was named a member of the WKBN Big 22 Class of 2016.