Team capsule at a glance: Western Illinois

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Western Illinois University

Location: Macomb

School founded: 1899

Nickname: Leathernecks

Mascot: Col. Rock

Colors: Purple & Gold

Stadium: Hanson Field

Conference: Missouri Valley Football

Head Coach: Myers Hendrickson (1st season)

2021 Record: 2-9 (2-6 in conference)

Record the last three seasons: 4-25

Record the last five seasons: 17-35

Last playoff appearance: 2017

Last conference title: 2002

Leathernecks in the pros: WR Dennis Houston, DT Khalen Saunders

Retired uniform numbers: None

Fun fact: James Milton captured the 1998 Buck Buchanan Award for the National Defensive Player of the Year award. Edgerton Hartwell won the honor two years later.

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