Illini football is a consistent winner…on NFL Draft Night.
Illinois football is winning big in 2013…for the Kansas City Chiefs. Two of the five starting OL for the NFL’s only remaining unbeaten team, Jeff Allen and Jon Asamoah, hail from the Illini football program.
And Butkus Award candidate Jonathan Brown will be the next Illini to join the orange and blue march every April...
After Illinois' Big Ten season opener against Nebraska, it is clear that the Fighting Illini will need to improve further to compete in conference play. While the Illini are a much better team than in 2012, they need to step up their play overall on defense and on the offensive line.When you look past stand-out linebacker Jonathan Brown (Sr. 6-1 230), there's a huge drop...
The Fighting Illini football team has placed four players in the first round of the NFL draft in the last three years. Among those who may go high in future NFL drafts is Illini junior linebacker Jonathan Brown. He appears to be adapting readily to the new coaching staff and schemes, and he is working hard to prepare himself for a great season.
The city of Memphis has been good to the Fighting Illini football team recently. Junior Jonathan Brown is an All-Big 10 candidate, and Henry Dickson is expected to play extensively this fall. Now comes Mack Weaver, dynamic two-way end who recently received an Illini offer. He has numerous offers but promises to give the UI consideration.
The Fighting Illini football team saw a couple defenders come out of nowhere and earn post season recognition. Junior defensive end Whitney Mercilus became a consensus All-American, and sophomore linebacker Jonathan Brown earned All-Big 10 mention. Brown was a backup as a true freshman last year, but his play this fall gives great hope for the future.
As the Fighting Illini football team enters the home stretch of its 2011 season, its defense has continued to impress. Leading all tacklers is sophomore linebacker Jonathan Brown. The former Memphis star missed one game but is still the runaway tackle leader. He feels the bye week has been good for the team.