Posts tagged "CFL"

Former SIU quarterback signs with CFL's Winnipeg franchise

Former SIU quarterback signs with CFL's Winnipeg franchise
Former Southern Illinois quarterback Josh Straughn has signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. According to a story in the Southern Illinoisan, the transaction occurred last week when CFL teams expanded their practice squad rosters from 10 players (with a maximum of seven non-Canadian natives, or internationals) to 15 (max of 12 internationals).... Read more »

Glenn 'an absolute joy' as ISU Redbird legend ascends Canadian football record book

Glenn 'an absolute joy' as ISU Redbird legend ascends Canadian football record book
Kevin Glenn has faced difficult situations in his football career, whether it was suffering a season-ending injury during Illinois State’s magical 1999 season that saw the Redbirds advance to the national semifinals or whether adversity came during his 17-year professional career in the Canadian Football League. Whatever the situation, the Detroit native has taken life... Read more »

Throwback Thursday: Rick Johnson, SIU quarterback

Throwback Thursday:  Rick Johnson, SIU quarterback
When you wind up breaking the Southern Illinois career passing record held by the legendary Jim Hart and lead your team to the national championship, how many people would guess you nearly gave it all up and walked away before it began? Yet, that’s precisely what happened to Rick Johnson. Johnson came from a long... Read more »
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Former Redbird hoping spring league leads to NFL tryout

Former Redbird hoping spring league leads to NFL tryout
If spring truly is eternal, then former Illinois State Redbird defensive back Josh Burch has renewed hope of keeping his professional football dreams alive. Burch, who played for ISU from 2012-15, recently participated in The Spring League, which according to its website “was created in early 2016 to serve as an instructional league and developmental platform... Read more »

Former NIU Defensive Back Enjoying Lead Role on This Hamilton Stage

Former NIU Defensive Back Enjoying Lead Role on This Hamilton Stage
Growing up and playing football in Brampton, Ontario, Courtney Stephen dreamed of playing in the biggest games. “Everybody wants to play pro ball, that’s not even a question,” Stephen said Tuesday following his Hamilton Tiger-Cats practice. “I really, really wanted to play Division I football. We see all of the Big Ten games up here (in... Read more »

Former ISU Redbird Glenn Delivers Electifying Opening Weekend Performance

Former ISU Redbird Glenn Delivers Electifying Opening Weekend Performance
Though his  2016 Canadian Football League opener was interrupted by lightning, former Illinois State Redbird standout Kevin Glenn still delivered an electrifying performance. Glenn completed 30 of 42 passes for 322 yards and a touchdown as his Montreal Alouettes defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 22-14 in a game delayed about an hour by inclement weather.... Read more »
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Glenn, Lynch Set to Shine as 2016 CFL Season Opens

Glenn, Lynch Set to Shine as 2016 CFL Season Opens
With the Canadian Football League opening its 2016 season tonight, five Prairie State Pigskin players will appear on active CFL rosters. Three of those five played collegiately at Northern Illinois–quarterback Jordan Lynch, wide receiver Juwan Brescacin and defensive back Courtney Stephen. In addition, former Huskie defensive lineman Ken Bishop starts the season on the Toronto... Read more »