Posts tagged "Howard Griffith"

Steelers Mendenhall: Best Illini Rusher Since Red Grange?

For the second year in a row, the Super Bowl will have a feature back from the University of Illinois. This time, the Illini tailback is the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Rashard Mendenhall;  who in 2008 became the first University of Illinois player taken in the first round of the NFL Draft since 1996. 14 years ago,... Read more »

Howard Griffith, Red Grange and Eight TDs in a game

It’s a funny story, really. As much as everyone knows about former Illinois running back Howard Griffith’s record breaking 8 touchdown game against Southern Illinois, hardly anyone ever saw it. It wasn’t televised and the only existing recording appears to be Illinois’ coach’s film. Memorial Stadium also wasn’t full that day, so the number of... Read more »