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Former Illini Clayton Fejedelem returns fumble for 83-yard TD vs. Colts

It was basically a game-winning score.

Detroit Lions v Cincinnati Bengals Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images

Former Illinois Football player Clayton Fejedelem forced a fumble and returned it 83 yards for a late touchdown in the Bengals’ 34-23 opening week win over the Colts on Sunday.

Fejedelem, in his third season with the Bengals, finished with 10 tackles (9 solo) in the game, but none bigger than his forced fumble and score with under a minute to go.

Fejedelem played two seasons at Illinois, serving as a captain in 2014 and ‘15, while leading the Big Ten in tackles in 2015 with 140. A native of Lemont, Illinois, the Bengals drafted him in the seventh round in 2016.