Posts tagged "Martez Wilson"

Illini See 3 Underclassmen go in NFL Draft's Early Rounds

It took a lot longer than many experts expected, but Illinois’ Martez Wilson is taking his talents south. Not to South Beach, granted, but to one heckuva fun city. Early in the third round the New Orleans Saints drafted Martez Wilson and ended what was becoming something of a precipitous slide for the former Fighting... Read more »

Illini to have Presence in NFL Draft's First Two Rounds

For the fourth year in a row, the first couple rounds of the NFL Draft will feature a couple names from your Illinois Fighting Illini. Tailback Rashard Mendendall went in the first round in ’08, cornerback Vontae Davis was the 25th overall pick in ’09, and last year, wide receiver Arrelious Benn was just a... Read more »

Illini Football Spring Game: Notables and Quotables

A small select group of things are certain in life- death, taxes, and Fighting Illini football seasons ending up much different than what you expected in the preseason. Last year’s team wasn’t expected to really do much- Yet the finished 7-6 (despite a very difficult schedule) and with a quite decisive bowl victory. Conversely, in... Read more »
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Essential Guide to the 2011 Illinois Fighting Illini Spring Football Game

Now that Mikel Leshoure left the Illini early for the NFL Draft, (and who can blame him really? He will be one of the first three running backs taken next week) Illinois college football is now headlined by sophomore QB Nathan Scheelhaase. It’s his team. And if he continue to makes strides like he did... Read more »

Illini LB Martez Wilson Declares for NFL Draft; Leshoure, Liuget Next?

And the first of the three Illinois Fighting Illini dominoes falls. Linebacker Martez Wilson, the player with the lowest draft stock of the three, is declaring for the NFL Draft. This is a big surprising to me, as he had a good, but not great season in 2010. And his junior season was much more... Read more »

Martez Wilson and Corey Liuget Lead Strong Illini Defense

Don’t be surprised if the Illini run the table the rest of the way. Even if they don’t, already at 5-3, (3-2 in Big Ten) they have greatly improved upon last year’s 3-9 mark and will likely make their way into a pretty decent bowl. This season is a pleasant surprise to say the least.... Read more »
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Ron Zook at Big 10 Media Day Podium: Greatest Hits Collection

Perhaps the fate of University of Illinois football coach Ron Zook DOES lie in this year’s performance. But he’s not feeling the pressure to win now. “No, I don’t, to be honest with you,” Zook said at Monday’s media day press conferences. “I think everyone that stands up here today has got pressure.  Obviously some... Read more »