Apr 12, 2014; Champaign, IL, USA; A general view of Memorial Stadium before the Illinois Fighting Illini spring football game. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports

51 Days Until Illinois Fighting Illini Season Opener

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Welcome to our Countdown to Kickoff series!  In this series, we’ll do roster previews as we count down the days until the Illinois Fighting Illini August 30th season opener against Youngstown State.

The dog days of summer are really upon us as we get closer and closer to Illinois Football. Right now, we sit 51 days away from the Fighting Illini season opener. Since no Illinois player will wear #51 this season, we’ll look at some of the team’s career records.

Here’s a look at some Illinois’ all-time career records:


Wins – 577
Losses – 536
Ties – 49
Conference Titles – 15
National Titles – 5
Consensus All-Americans – 24
Bowl Games – 17 (8-9)

Individual (Career)

Passing Yards – Jack Trudeau (8,725)
Rushing Yards: Robert Holcombe (4,105)
Receiving Yards: David Williams (3,392)
Touchdowns: Howard Griffin (33)
Touchdown Passes: Kurt Kittner (70)
Receptions: David Williams (245)
Tackles: Dana Howard (495)
Interceptions: Al Brosky (30)*
Sacks: Simeon Rice (44.5)*

* = NCAA Record

Be on the lookout for our Countdown to Kickoff series as we continue to work our way to the season opener on August 30th.

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