Tag: Chase Allen

Former Saluki star Allen adjusting to life in the NFL

Former Saluki star Allen adjusting to life in the NFL
  Chase Allen found waiting out NFL cut down day more difficult than waiting out his pro debut. “Definitely final cuts. It’s something I had a part in for control of. I couldn’t control the hurricane coming,” Allen told Prairie State Pigskin Tuesday. Allen, who led Southern Illinois three straight years in tackles as a linebacker, led... Read more »

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 »

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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Saluki Trio Nabs Missouri Valley Conference Honors

Saluki Trio Nabs Missouri Valley Conference Honors
Three Southern Illinois Salukis were named honorable mention All-Missouri Valley Football Conference. Senior Chase Allen ends his SIU career as one of the most decorated linebackers in school history. He was the team’s leading tackler for a third-straight season and ended his career with the 12th-most tackles in program history. He was second-team All-MVFC in... Read more »