Patriots pick up a lineman with a long NFL resume

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The Patriots picked up two new targets for Tom Brady - or whoever is playing quarterback for New England when the season starts - while also adding a couple of linebackers on Day 3 of the NFL draft on Saturday and a lineman with a long football pedigree. Illinois guard Ted Karras is the grand-nephew of Pro Bowl defensive lineman Alex Karras and also the...
Via Associated Press
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Patriots Select Illinois Guard Ted Karras 221st Overall In NFL Draft

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots further bolstered their offensive line in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. The Patriots selected Illinois guard Ted Karras with the 221st overall pick. Karras was a four-year starter at right guard with the Illini. He ran a 5.34-second 40-yard dash with a 1.88-second 10-yard split, 8.15-second 3-cone drill, 4.70-second short shuttle...
Via NESN.com
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Northwestern eyes big goals, Illinois faces big question

CHICAGO (AP) There weren't any major goals in reach to motivate No. 17 Northwestern the past two seasons - certainly not like this. The Wildcats will try to tie a school record for wins and strengthen their case for a prestigious bowl when they face Illinois at Soldier Field on Saturday in a game that could have major implications on the uncertain future of Fighting Illini interim...
Via Associated Press
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ted Karras Interview | Guard Illinois

DraftSeason: We all know the serious bloodlines your family has when in comes to football. How much, if any added pressure do you feel knowing you come from a familiy that has produced some great ball players?Ted: I always knew that I wanted to play college football. There was definitely pressure to play it at the highest level. I knew that I did not want to break the streak of...
Via DraftSeason
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois RB ‘doubtful’ for Iowa game

IOWA CITY — Illinois senior running back Josh Ferguson is unlikely to play Saturday at Iowa after suffering a shoulder injury last week against Nebraska.“I doubt very much that he’ll play,” Illinois interim head coach Bill Cubit said. “He’s very, very doubtful.”Ferguson ranks 11th in Illinois history with 2,259 career rushing yards. Ferguson is one of three FBS players...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
October 05, 2015

Illini’s Karras the latest branch in a long, tough football tree

CHICAGO — Everywhere Ted Karras goes, his last name precedes him.At Big Ten Media Days in Chicago, a lifelong Detroit Lions fan interrupted Karras’ conversation to ask about the Illinois guard’s football ancestry
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
August 11, 2015

Illinois OL Ted Karras Responds To Simon Cvijanovic’s Allegations, Says Former Teammate “Quit On His Brothers”

Former Illinois offensive lineman Simon Cvijanovic posted a series of damning tweets about the Illini’s football program earlier this afternoon.  The former offensive tackle, whose college career ended last November when he injured his shoulder, made some serious allegations against head coach Tim Beckman and the Illinois athletic department. Among the allegations: he was pushed...
Via College Spun
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

NBA hotline bling: Derrick Rose gets disconnected

Melo out: How the Knicks can move on from their superstar

QUIZ: Name the quarterbacks drafted in the 2003 NFL draft ahead of Tony Romo

The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot, Part 1

The week in NFL news as explained by Heart

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

QUIZ: Name every Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Pro-Bowler in the Super Bowl Era

Best of Yardbarker: How to hop on NFL playoff bandwagons

Everything sports fans need to know about the Nintendo Switch

The sports classic horror villains would play

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker