With notable names such as Michael Hoomanawanui, tight end with the New Orleans Saints, as well as some fresh faces, many ex-University of Illinois players have proven themselves skilled enough for the National Football League.

Here is a look at 16 former Illini now playing in the NFL.

Want to see more college sports coverage like this?

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.
Load comments