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Illinois Football names five 2019 captains

And none of them are skill players.

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Here we go.

There they are. Those are your five Illinois Football captains for the 2019 season.

Don’t get me wrong; I agree with ALL of these choices.

But there aren’t many programs in the country that are going to have a...

  • Punter
  • Linebacker
  • Another linebacker
  • Offensive Lineman
  • Another Offensive Lineman

....as its captains.

But it makes sense, and I love it.

Palczewski and Kramer were molded by Nick Allegretti the past few years.

Jake Hansen (adversity) and Dele Harding (also adversity) have grown in the program.

And Blake Hayes is most certainly the leader now on special teams.

So I dig it.

I would’ve liked to see Reggie Corbin or Nate Hobbs crack this group, but zero issues taken here.

Congrats, men! Now they’re tasked with leading the Illini to a bowl!