CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ quarterback room will retain its most veteran presence for the 2021 faculty soccer season.
The staff introduced Tuesday morning that Brandon Peters will return to Champaign-Urbana for a 3rd 12 months with this system. The choice comes about two hours after offensive lineman Kendrick Inexperienced formally declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.
The senior Peters joins the likes of offensive linemen Doug Kramer, Alex Palczewski and Vederian Lowe and lengthy snapper Ethan Tabel as upperclassmen exercising an additional 12 months of eligibility supplied by the NCAA in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Peters’ alternative was introduced through the Illinois soccer Twitter account, with a submit that included a gif of Peters diving for a primary down in the course of the 2019 Redbox Bowl.
“Largest upset in #Illini historical past. Largest comeback in #Illini historical past. 21 passing TDs, 4 speeding TDs. Led the #Illini to 2019 Redbox Bowl,” the tweet reads. “Again for extra in 2021.”
The aforementioned upset and comeback are 2019 wins over Wisconsin and Michigan State, respectively.
Peters joined the Illini in 2019 after three years at Michigan. The Avon, Ind., native began 11 video games in his first Illinois marketing campaign and racked up 1,884 yards and 18 touchdowns passing on prime of 213 speeding yards and three scores.
He missed three video games in the course of the 2020 season due to a optimistic COVID-19 check and, when wholesome, break up time at playcaller with redshirt freshman Isaiah Williams. Peters made 5 begins, compiling 429 passing yards and three touchdowns in addition to 136 speeding yards and one landing.
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