To many fans of the game, Illinois isn’t exactly looked at as a powerhouse program. Over the last 20 years, there hasn’t been a tradition of consistent winning. But that hasn’t always been the case with the Orange and Blue. We were once one of the best teams in the country.
During this era of greatness, there were many talented players who would suit up for the Illini. Two of these all-time greats were recognized on Monday night as part of the 150 greatest players in college football history.
The first member of the Illinois football team to check-in on the top 150 college football players of all-time is Dick Butkus.