Posts tagged "USFL"

All-Time Prairie State Pigskin Pro Team: Special Teams

The following is the seventh in an eight-part series that profiles the All-Time Prairie State Pigskin Pro Team. Selections were based upon pro performance only. Players are listed alphabetically according to last name. Returners Aveion Cason, Illinois State (photo courtesy zimbio.com) Aveion Cason signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Rams out of... Read more »

Throwback Thursday: Clarence Collins, ISU receiver

Throwback Thursday:  Clarence Collins, ISU receiver
Like most high school football players who grew up in the Midwest during the 1970s, Clarence Collins dreamed of playing at a Big Ten university. “I ended up getting letters from everywhere. You name it, I had it,” said Collins of his recruitment. “Most of those letters came from the Big Ten.” Collins had prepped... 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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