Nov 9, 2013; Bloomington, IN, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini defensive back Cedric Doxy (26) during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium. Indiana won 52-35. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Cedric Doxy and Cameron Tucker Days Until Illinois Fighting Illini Season Opener

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.

Next up in the Countdown to Kickoff series is a pair of #26’s in defensive back Cedric Doxy and running back Cameron Tucker.

Doxy joined the Fighting Illini as a walk-on in 2012 and redshirted that season. As a redshirt freshman in 2013, he played in all twelve games and totaled three tackles.

There’s no question that this season is going to be an important one for the Illini.

However, Doxy might not get the chance to help them out.

Right now, according to, the sophomore DB is listed as the fourth string FS on the depth chart.

As for Tucker, he also joined the Illini in 2012 as a walk-on, but hasn’t seen any playtime.

It’d be a huge surprise to see him get much playing time in 2014 with how well Josh Ferguson and Donovonn Young had done in the Bill Cubit offense last season.

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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