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Illinois Football great Dana Howard being inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

Another great Illinois linebackers will receive prestigious recognition.


It was announced early Monday that Illini great Dana Howard will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Howard put up incredible numbers during his time wearing orange and blue through the 1991-94 seasons. He remains the Illini’s all-time leading tackler with 595 career tackles and set a freshman record with the team recording 147 tackles.

Throughout his time in Champaign, Howard rarely missed a performance. He started 45 games, which ties himself with Kevin Hardy for second amongst linebackers for all-time starts.

He won Illinois’ first major national award when he carried home the Butkus Award in 1994, which is handed out to the nation’s top linebacker. In addition, he was a four-time All-Big Ten honoree.

Howard will be the 17th Fighting Illini member selected into the College Football Hall of Fame.