10. Rashard Mendenhall 

Rashard Mendenhall is a former NFL running back who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals. 

9. Tony Eason

9. Tony Eason

Tony Eason is a former American football quarterback who played for the University of Illinois and was a first-round draft pick of the New England Patriots in the 1983 NFL Draft. He also played for the New York Jets.

8. Jack Trudeau

8. Jack Trudeau

Jack Trudeau was the starting quarterback for the University of Illinois football team from 1983 to 1986.

7. Dana Howard

Dana Howard was an All-American linebacker for the University of Illinois football team. He was a two-time winner of the Butkus Award

6. David Williams

David Williams was an All-American football player for the Illinois Fighting Illini. He was a member of the famed "Red Grange" team

5. JC Caroline

JC Caroline Illinois Fighting Illini football team is one of the most popular college football teams in the United States.

4. Jim Grabowski

Jim Grabowski is a linebacker for the Illinois Fighting Illini football team. He played college football at the University of Illinois.

3. Al Brosky

Al Brosky is a linebacker for the Illinois Fighting Illini. He was a three-year starter at Illinois

2. Dick Butkus

Dick Butkus was one of the greatest linebackers to play the game of football. He was drafted in the first round of the 1965 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears.

1. Red Grange

1. Red Grange

Red Grange was a dominant player at the University of Illinois and is considered one of the greatest football players in history.