Team capsule at a glance: Illinois State

Reggie Redbird (Photo by

Illinois State University

Location: Normal

School founded: 1857

Nickname: Redbirds

Mascot: Reggie Redbird

Colors: Red & White

Stadium: Hancock Stadium

Conference: Missouri Valley Football

Head Coach: Brock Spack (14th season)

2021 Record: 4-7 (2-6 in conference)

Record the last three seasons: 15-15

Record the last five seasons: 27-25

Last playoff appearance: 2019

Last conference title: 2015

Redbirds in the pros: DB Davontae Harris, DE Shelby Harris, TE James O’Shaughnessy, DL John Ridgeway, RB James Robinson

Retired uniform numbers: Estus Hood (8), Mike Prior (15), Dennis Nelson (72)

Fun fact: “Redbirds” is in reference to the state bird, the cardinal.

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