Tag: Lance Lenoir

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 »

College Recruiting Remains an Inexact Science

College Recruiting Remains an Inexact Science
With the Feb. 1 National Signing Day deadline fast approaching, it’s a good time to look back to show just what an inexact science recruiting can be. Sometimes the scouting reports are right on; sometimes they completely miss. Below are what recruiting services had to say about four significant contributors to the Illinois FCS programs.... 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 »

Lenoir Accepts Invitation to Collegiate All-Star Game

Lenoir Accepts Invitation to Collegiate All-Star Game
Record-setting Western Illinois wide receiver Lance Lenoir revealed via Twitter that he will play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. “Pleased to announce that I will accept the invitation to the @NFLPABowl,” Lenoir tweeted Wednesday. The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl is scheduled for Jan. 21, 2017 on the campus of California State Dominguez Hills. The game will... Read more »

An Old Friend-Turned-Foe Welcomes Leathernecks for Key Conference Battle

An Old Friend-Turned-Foe Welcomes Leathernecks for Key Conference Battle
Bob Nielson coached Western Illinois for three seasons. Saturday he will be on the opposing sideline as the 13th-ranked Leathernecks travel to No. 25 South Dakota for a key Missouri Valley Football Conference game. Nielson, who grew up in Marion, Iowa, led the Leathernecks to a 7-6 record in 2015 and to the second round... Read more »
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Lenoir's Quest of Missouri Valley Record Nearly a Reality

Lenoir's Quest of Missouri Valley Record Nearly a Reality
Lance Lenoir is just two catches away from becoming the all-time leading receiver in Missouri Valley Football Conference history. But the Western Illinois senior has his sights elsewhere. “A record is a record,” Lenoir said. “It’s an honor to be part of that, but my focus is on the conference season and winning a national championship.”... Read more »