Tag: East-West Shrine Game

ISU Redbird duo impresses at East-West Shrine Game

ISU Redbird duo impresses at East-West Shrine Game
A pair of former Illinois State defensive stars showcased their talents in the annual East-West Shrine Game this past weekend. According to the annual all-star game official statistics, defensive tackle Dalton Keene recorded three tackles and three quarterback hits. In addition, the Jacksonville High School graduate recovered a fumble and registered half a sack. Defensive back... Read more »

WIU head coach shares thoughts on lack of interest for Leatherneck all-stars

WIU head coach shares thoughts on lack of interest for Leatherneck all-stars
Western Illinois head coach Charlie Fisher shared his thoughts late Monday afternoon on two of his all-conference players not receiving any postseason all-star game invitations. As of today, neither WIU linebacker Brett Taylor nor receiver Jaelon Acklin has landed on any all-star game rosters. “It’s disappointing because they’re both game-worthy guys,” Fisher said from the... Read more »

WIU stars holding out hope for postseason all-star invitations

WIU stars holding out hope for postseason all-star invitations
The nation’s leading tackler and Western Illinois’ single-season receiving record holder can’t seem to get near the postseason all-star ball. To date, WIU linebacker Brett Taylor and receiver Jaelon Acklin have yet to get any postseason all-star showcase invitations. Taylor, who grew up in Macomb and was a regular at WIU practices from a young age,... Read more »
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Highly decorated Keene joins teammate in all-star game

Highly decorated Keene joins teammate in all-star game
Illinois State defensive tackle Dalton Keene continues to add to his impressive resume. According to a university release, the three-time All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection has accepted his invitation to play in the 93rd East-West Shrine Game. Keene, a senior from Jacksonville, will join teammate Davontae Harris in representing the Redbirds at the annual game, held... Read more »

ISU defensive back accepts East-West Shrine Game invitation

ISU defensive back accepts East-West Shrine Game invitation
Illinois State defensive back Davontae Harris has been selected to play in the annual East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 20 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Harris, listed at 6-foot and 205 pounds by ISU, recently became earned Missouri Valley Football Conference first team honors for the second-consecutive season. That made Harris the first Redbird defensive back to... Read more »