Saturday, February 06, 2010

Still Playing

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here, so there aren't many NFL players still playing. This year, just 2 Illini will be on the field in Miami, but both are worth watching.

Running back Pierre Thomas is a great story. The former Illini went undrafted in 2007, but was signed by the New Orleans Saints. During his time in the Big Easy, Thomas has established himself as a key part of the Saints offense. He's had some outstanding games this season, especially in the playoffs.

On the other side of the field, corner back Kelvin Hayden has been with the Indianapolis Colts for 5 seasons. A starter when healthy, Hayden already has a Super Bowl interception. He caught a 4th quarter pass from Rex Grossman and returned it for a TD to close out the game against the Bears. In fact, he's tied for 4th in post-season interceptions for the Colts.

Congrats to both Illini. Have fun on Sunday!

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