Tag: Josh Straughan

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 »

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 »

Moving the Chains with . . . . . SIU quarterback & National Bowl MVP Josh Straughan

Moving the Chains with . . . . . SIU quarterback & National Bowl MVP Josh Straughan
Josh Straughan’s brief career as Southern Illinois quarterback ended after just eight games. Still, what an eight games they were. Straughan, a transfer from Division II Stillman College in Alabama, won the starting job following an intense competition in summer camp. The Colton, Wash. native didn’t disappoint. In his SIU debut, Straughan threw for 367... Read more »
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Straughan Excited for FCS Bowl Opportunity

Straughan Excited for FCS Bowl Opportunity
For Josh Straughan, Sunday’s FCS National Bowl is a rebirth of sorts. Earlier this fall, the senior transfer from Stillman College appeared well on his way to breaking passing records for Southern Illinois University. Through eight games, Straughan had thrown for 2,429 yards while completing 67.38 percent of his passes. In addition, he had 15 touchdowns while... Read more »

Four Salukis Named to League All-Newcomer Team

Four Salukis Named to League All-Newcomer Team
Thirty-year-old head coach Nick Hill began a new era for Southern Illinois football. Perhaps a sign of things to come rests with the fact that four SIU players landed on the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team. The Salukis honored by the MVFC are true freshman safety Jeremy Chinn, true freshman running back/return specialist D.J.... Read more »