Tag: Cameron Lee

Former Illinois FCS standouts activated for NFL games

Former Illinois FCS standouts activated for NFL games
Two former Illinois FCS standouts have been activated for Sunday’s NFL games. The Chicago Bears promoted offensive lineman Cameron Lee from their practice squad. The former Illinois State Redbird has spent the season on Chicago’s practice squad since being cut by Cincinnati in training camp. Ironically, the Bears play at Cincinnati Sunday. Lee, a former... Read more »

Reaction to proposed changes in traditional box score

Reaction to proposed changes in traditional box score
The following is the second in a two-part series on ushering in a new football box score.  Last week Prairie State Pigskin introduced readers to football writer Bill Connelly and his ideas to update the traditional football box score. Here’s a quick recap. The ‘New’ Box Score:  What’s In Tempo and yardage (Connelly states, ” . .... Read more »

Lee headlines Illinois FCS players who agree to NFL agent deals

Lee headlines Illinois FCS players who agree to NFL agent deals
The 2017 NFL Draft ended Saturday without any players from Illinois Football Championship Subdivision schools being selected. However, several signed either as undrafted free agents or agreed to attend rookie mini-camps with NFL teams. In fact, only 15 FCS players were drafted, the lowest total since 2012. Twenty were drafted a year ago. Only two... Read more »
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Lee, Lenoir late-round candidates in NFL Draft

Lee, Lenoir late-round candidates in NFL Draft
I’ve now had more official visits with NFL teams than I did with college teams. It’s funny how things work out.#DiamondInTheRough #WalkOn –Cameron Lee on Twitter  When the three-day NFL draft kicks off tomorrow night in Philadelphia, experts have their doubts that any of the four Illinois FCS programs will have a player selected. “This... Read more »

Former ISU Lineman Set to Impress at NFL Combine

Former ISU Lineman Set to Impress at NFL Combine
Former Illinois State offensive lineman Cameron Lee begins his quest to play professional football when today’s NFL Combine opens in Indianapolis. Lee, the former walk-on from Oakwood, Ill., was an All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honorable mention selection this past season. He earned MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors following his strong performance in Illinois... Read more »

Illinois FCS Players Extending Careers in All-Star Games

Illinois FCS Players Extending Careers in All-Star Games
Seven FCS players from Illinois still have one more college football game to play. And if things go well, perhaps to catch the attention of pro football scouts and coaches. Three of them–Southern Illinois linebacker Chase Allen, Illinois State offensive lineman Cameron Lee and Western Illinois receiver/returner Lance Lenoir–are committed to play in the NFLPA... Read more »
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The Inaugural Prairie State Pigskin Team: Offense

The Inaugural Prairie State Pigskin Team:  Offense
With the calendar turning to December and the football season over for Illinois’ four FCS teams, it’s time to announce the inaugural Prairie State Pigskin Team. Some choices were clear cut and easy; others were far more difficult. Without further ado, here are the selections. OFFENSE Quarterback:  Jake Kolbe, ISU The sophomore from Naperville Central... Read more »

Spelman, Harris Spearhead Eight All-League Picks for ISU

Spelman, Harris Spearhead Eight All-League Picks for ISU
Eight Illinois State Redbirds were honored by the Missouri Valley Football Conference, headlined by first-team selections Mark Spelman and Davontae Harris. Three Redbirds were also selected to the All-MVFC Second Team, as senior wide receiver Anthony Warrum was joined by junior safety Alec Kocour and junior defensive tackle Dalton Keene. Senior linebacker Alejandro Rivera, senior... Read more »