Lots of Former Illini in the NFL Playoffs

It was a brutal season for the Illinois Fighting Illini football team, but for former Illini in the NFL, it was quite fruitful. Twelve Former Illini in will take part in the NFL Playoffs beginning this weekend

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Mendenhall, Pierre Thomas Making Illinois Running Back U. (sort of)

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By Paul M. Banks

It hasn’t been the greatest season for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it has been a very productive campaign for the man who usurped Willie Parker as starting tailback. This year Rashard Mendenhall is living up to the lofty expectations he had as a first round draft pick in 2008. The Skokie native and University of Illinois product is in the NFL’s top ten in both yardage and yards per carry.

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