Alan Baxter has been helping fill in the spot that Larry English left when he was taken by the Chargers as the 16th overall pick of the 2009 draft.
A virtual unknown coming into the program, Baxter built himself into a feared sack artist throughout his career. His 16 career sacks rank seventh all-time in NIU history.
He was first-team all-MAC last year with 9.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss.
He will be entering Pittsburgh's 3-4 system and will play OLB, just like English did for the Chargers. This makes sense for his 6'0" 240 frame with the quickness that he has.