Tag: NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

WIU head coach shares thoughts on lack of interest for Leatherneck all-stars

WIU head coach shares thoughts on lack of interest for Leatherneck all-stars
Western Illinois head coach Charlie Fisher shared his thoughts late Monday afternoon on two of his all-conference players not receiving any postseason all-star game invitations. As of today, neither WIU linebacker Brett Taylor nor receiver Jaelon Acklin has landed on any all-star game rosters. “It’s disappointing because they’re both game-worthy guys,” Fisher said from the... Read more »

WIU stars holding out hope for postseason all-star invitations

WIU stars holding out hope for postseason all-star invitations
The nation’s leading tackler and Western Illinois’ single-season receiving record holder can’t seem to get near the postseason all-star ball. To date, WIU linebacker Brett Taylor and receiver Jaelon Acklin have yet to get any postseason all-star showcase invitations. Taylor, who grew up in Macomb and was a regular at WIU practices from a young age,... Read more »

Illinois FCS Trio Sees Significant Playing Time in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Illinois FCS Trio Sees Significant Playing Time in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
Saturday’s NFLPA Collegiate Bowl gave three Illinois Football Championship Subdivision players the opportunity to go head-to-head against competition from FBS programs. Outside linebacker Chase Allen (Southern Illinois), offensive lineman Cameron Lee (Illinois State) and wide receiver Lance Lenior, Jr. (Western Illinois) all saw large amounts of playing time for the American team in its game... Read more »
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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 »

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 »