Filed under: Illinois Fighting Illini Football Illinois News and Links Illini in the NFL: Week 13 Recap Here’s an update on the Illini who played this weekend! By Christian Arkin@ChristianArkin Dec 5, 2017, 9:05am CST Share this story Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Share All sharing options Share All sharing options for: Illini in the NFL: Week 13 Recap Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images Michael Hoomanawanui Hoomanawanui had one reception for zero yards in the Saints’ 31-21 win over the Panthers. Hardy Nickerson Jr. Nickerson recorded one assisted tackle in the Bengals’ 23-20 loss to the Steelers. Hardy’s dad, Hardy Nickerson (Illinois’ defensive coordinator), was at the game! All juiced up for #Bengals vs Steelers!! pic.twitter.com/fCIl6ycHUK— Hardy Nickerson (@hardynickerson) December 5, 2017 Dawuane Smoot Smoot recorded one assisted tackle in the Jaguars’ 30-10 win over the Colts. Overall, the Illini alums continue to see less and less playing time as the NFL season draws to a close.