Illinois Fighting Illini Roster 2019 Illini Roster

Head Coach: Lovie Smith        2017 Salary: $3,000,000        Offensive Coordinator: Rod Smith       Defensive Coordinator: Hardy Nickerson         

Stadium: Memorial Stadium       Surface: Turf        City: Urbana-Champaign        State: Illinois

The Illinois Fighting Illini have struggled mightily since Lovie Smith took over two years ago. While Smith obviously hopes for a longer leash than he got coaching in his last NFL stop, patience figures to be running out if he cannot make some progress. However, it may be wise to keep low expectations for the Illini this season.

Smith was always known for running a boring and inefficient offense in the pros and has taken steps to change that reputation at Illinois. However, offensive progress is difficult to come by without a solution at quarterback. Currently, the Illini are relying on Cam Thomas to call the signals. There is instability at other key offensive position and the offensive line is still relatively young and inexperienced. Illinois’ ability to run the ball, which it did not have in abundance last season, will be the key to revitalizing the offense.

If only the Illini’s defensive coordinator could don a uniform, the team may not have as many problems on defense. The problem is that Hardy Nickerson is now retired and can only help from the sidelines. The Illini defense lacks the killer instinct and the ability to make the big play. The defense is still relatively young, but Smith has a reputation from the pros as a defensive wizard.

There is nowhere for the Illini to go but up this season. They failed to win a conference game last season en route to a 2-10 season. However, progress will have to measured in small steps.

Name Pos
AJ Bush A. Bush QB
Chayce Crouch C. Crouch QB
Charlie Reinkemeyer C. Reinkemeyer QB
Cam Thomas C. Thomas QB
Connor Kelly C. Kelly QB
Cam Miller C. Miller QB
Reggie Corbin R. Corbin RB
Austin Roberts A. Roberts RB
Nathan Echard N. Echard RB
Ra'Von Bonner R. Bonner RB
Mike Epstein M. Epstein RB
Kendrick Foster K. Foster RB
Dre Brown D. Brown RB
Christian Bobak C. Bobak RB
Sam Mays S. Mays WR
Malik Turner M. Turner WR
Dominic Thieman D. Thieman WR
William DuPont W. DuPont WR
Shaedon Meadors S. Meadors WR
Ricky Smalling R. Smalling WR
Carmoni Green C. Green WR
Kendall Smith K. Smith WR
James Bartholomew J. Bartholomew WR
Mike Dudek M. Dudek WR
Caleb Reams C. Reams TE
Griffin Palmer G. Palmer TE
Bobby Walker B. Walker TE
Andrew Trainer A. Trainer TE
Lou Dorsey L. Dorsey TE
Alex Pihlstrom A. Pihlstrom TE
Jaylen Dunlap J. Dunlap DB
Trenard Davis T. Davis DB
Cameron Watkins C. Watkins DB
Zac Holman Z. Holman DB
Bennett Williams B. Williams DB
Tony Adams T. Adams DB
Dawson DeGroot D. DeGroot DB
Nate Hobbs N. Hobbs DB
Nolan Bernat N. Bernat DB
Michael Marchese M. Marchese DB
Stanley Green S. Green DB
Harvey Clayton Jr. H. Clayton Jr. DB
Evan Jones E. Jones DB
Ahmari Hayes A. Hayes DB
Dele Harding D. Harding LB
Justice Williams J. Williams LB
Jimmy Marchese J. Marchese LB
Julian Jones J. Jones LB
Del'Shawn Phillips D. Phillips LB
James Knight J. Knight LB
Marc Mondesir M. Mondesir LB
James Crawford J. Crawford LB
Ayo Shogbonyo A. Shogbonyo LB
Drew Murtaugh D. Murtaugh LB
Jake Hansen J. Hansen LB
James McCourt J. McCourt K
Chase McLaughlin C. McLaughlin K
Ryan Tucker R. Tucker P
Bryce Baringer B. Baringer P
Blake Hayes B. Hayes P
Brandon Jones B. Jones DL
Jamal Milan J. Milan DL
Tymir Oliver T. Oliver DL
Brandon Roberts B. Roberts DL
Kevin Hinders K. Hinders DL
Kendrick Green K. Green DL
Lere Oladipo L. Oladipo DL
Jamal Woods J. Woods DL
Isaiah Gay I. Gay DL
Bobby Roundtree B. Roundtree DL
Deon Pate D. Pate DL
Henry McGrew H. McGrew DL
Kenyon Jackson K. Jackson DL
Owen Carney Jr. O. Carney Jr. DL
Adam Solomon A. Solomon OL
Nick Allegretti N. Allegretti OL
Jordan Fagan J. Fagan OL
Christian DiLauro C. DiLauro OL
Jake Cerny J. Cerny OL
Kurt Gavin K. Gavin OL
Vederian Lowe V. Lowe OL
Alex Palczewski A. Palczewski OL
Jake Stover J. Stover OL
Larry Boyd L. Boyd OL
Zeke Martin Z. Martin OL
Doug Kramer D. Kramer OL
Ethan Tabel E. Tabel LS
Name Pos Number Height Weight
AJ Bush A. Bush QB 1 6' 4" 225
Chayce Crouch C. Crouch QB 7 6' 4" 230
Charlie Reinkemeyer C. Reinkemeyer QB 12 5' 11" 175
Cam Thomas C. Thomas QB 10 6' 2" 200
Connor Kelly C. Kelly QB 16 6' 2" 190
Cam Miller C. Miller QB 16 6' 1" 215
Reggie Corbin R. Corbin RB 2 5' 10" 200
Austin Roberts A. Roberts RB 36 6' 2" 245
Nathan Echard N. Echard RB 39 6' 2" 230
Ra'Von Bonner R. Bonner RB 21 5' 11" 210
Mike Epstein M. Epstein RB 26 6' 0" 200
Kendrick Foster K. Foster RB 22 5' 9" 190
Dre Brown D. Brown RB 25 5' 11" 215
Christian Bobak C. Bobak RB 29 6' 0" 200
Sam Mays S. Mays WR 9 6' 3" 200
Malik Turner M. Turner WR 11 6' 3" 200
Dominic Thieman D. Thieman WR 8 6' 3" 190
William DuPont W. DuPont WR 82 6' 0" 185
Shaedon Meadors S. Meadors WR 6 6' 2" 200
Ricky Smalling R. Smalling WR 4 6' 1" 205
Carmoni Green C. Green WR 5 6' 1" 190
Kendall Smith K. Smith WR 17 6' 1" 200
James Bartholomew J. Bartholomew WR 84 5' 8" 165
Mike Dudek M. Dudek WR 18 5' 11" 195
Caleb Reams C. Reams TE 13 6' 2" 240
Griffin Palmer G. Palmer TE 81 6' 5" 245
Bobby Walker B. Walker TE 83 6' 4" 240
Andrew Trainer A. Trainer TE 74 6' 7" 305
Lou Dorsey L. Dorsey TE 19 6' 6" 235
Alex Pihlstrom A. Pihlstrom TE 89 6' 6" 250
Jaylen Dunlap J. Dunlap DB 1 6' 1" 190
Trenard Davis T. Davis DB 15 6' 0" 195
Cameron Watkins C. Watkins DB 31 6' 1" 200
Zac Holman Z. Holman DB 37 6' 1" 190
Bennett Williams B. Williams DB 4 6' 0" 205
Tony Adams T. Adams DB 6 6' 0" 190
Dawson DeGroot D. DeGroot DB 24 6' 1" 200
Nate Hobbs N. Hobbs DB 8 6' 0" 185
Nolan Bernat N. Bernat DB 28 5' 10" 190
Michael Marchese M. Marchese DB 42 6' 4" 210
Stanley Green S. Green DB 7 5' 11" 200
Harvey Clayton Jr. H. Clayton Jr. DB 20 6' 2" 215
Evan Jones E. Jones DB 26 6' 2" 195
Ahmari Hayes A. Hayes DB 27 6' 3" 190
Dele Harding D. Harding LB 9 6' 1" 230
Justice Williams J. Williams LB 32 6' 3" 215
Jimmy Marchese J. Marchese LB 41 6' 2" 220
Julian Jones J. Jones LB 2 6' 2" 220
Del'Shawn Phillips D. Phillips LB 3 6' 2" 230
James Knight J. Knight LB 10 5' 10" 215
Marc Mondesir M. Mondesir LB 54 6' 2" 235
James Crawford J. Crawford LB 5 6' 2" 235
Ayo Shogbonyo A. Shogbonyo LB 52 6' 2" 240
Drew Murtaugh D. Murtaugh LB 44 6' 3" 225
Jake Hansen J. Hansen LB 35 6' 1" 230
James McCourt J. McCourt K 17 6' 1" 220
Chase McLaughlin C. McLaughlin K 43 6' 1" 190
Ryan Tucker R. Tucker P 40 6' 3" 200
Bryce Baringer B. Baringer P 37 6' 3" 195
Blake Hayes B. Hayes P 14 6' 6" 230
Brandon Jones B. Jones DL 88 6' 5" 240
Jamal Milan J. Milan DL 55 6' 3" 305
Tymir Oliver T. Oliver DL 96 6' 4" 290
Brandon Roberts B. Roberts DL 38 6' 3" 250
Kevin Hinders K. Hinders DL 48 6' 5" 235
Kendrick Green K. Green DL 55 6' 4" 300
Lere Oladipo L. Oladipo DL 90 6' 3" 275
Jamal Woods J. Woods DL 91 6' 2" 265
Isaiah Gay I. Gay DL 92 6' 3" 225
Bobby Roundtree B. Roundtree DL 97 6' 5" 255
Deon Pate D. Pate DL 98 6' 2" 280
Henry McGrew H. McGrew DL 45 6' 3" 245
Kenyon Jackson K. Jackson DL 95 6' 0" 290
Owen Carney Jr. O. Carney Jr. DL 99 6' 3" 255
Adam Solomon A. Solomon OL 52 6' 6" 305
Nick Allegretti N. Allegretti OL 53 6' 4" 320
Jordan Fagan J. Fagan OL 66 6' 6" 290
Christian DiLauro C. DiLauro OL 67 6' 5" 300
Jake Cerny J. Cerny OL 73 6' 5" 305
Kurt Gavin K. Gavin OL 75 6' 4" 305
Vederian Lowe V. Lowe OL 79 6' 6" 315
Alex Palczewski A. Palczewski OL 63 6' 6" 300
Jake Stover J. Stover OL 68 6' 3" 300
Larry Boyd L. Boyd OL 76 6' 6" 310
Zeke Martin Z. Martin OL 71 6' 5" 300
Doug Kramer D. Kramer OL 65 6' 2" 305
Ethan Tabel E. Tabel LS 56 6' 0" 215