NEWS > #RedDevilsAlum @ButlerUFootball Tight Ends and Wide Receivers

Kit Stetzel
9/18/2020 9:00:00 AM    

INDIANAPOLIS – The Bulldogs have weapons on the outside to keep the chains moving. Nate Rusk, Brad Huth, and Johnny O'Shea highlight the wide receiver position and Austin Schwantz will return to the huddle to see extensive playing time at tight end.
"The tight end room has a great group of young players with outstanding potential to compliment Austin Schwantz," Head Coach Jeff Voris stated.
Schwantz started in all 12 games for BU in 2019. He has 14 catches over his 23 career games at BU, averaging 8.8 yards per catch. Matt Kentgen is the only other Bulldog tight end on the roster with playing experience. He ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Former Devils warm up to new homes

Rising collegians share reflections on their Central days, hopes for seasons ahead

By Ken Knutson

More than 30 student-athletes who graduated from Hinsdale Central High School in May will pursue their sports at the next level. In this second installment of a two-part series, The Hinsdalean asked each incoming collegian what he or she will remember about competing as a Red Devil and what generates the most anticipation in joining a new program.

Sarah Cernugel
Holy Cross College, soccer

I'll remember: the growth we made each year. Starting my freshman year, we only won two games, but we kept improving every year. This year we had a team full of tremendous talent ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > #RedDevilsAlum Countdown to 2020 IUFB Kickoff: 89 Days (Matt Bjorson)

June 7, 2020

by Evan McShane

We are through the 90’s and heading to the 80’s as we look at tight end Matt Bjorson. We are 89 days away from the scheduled kickoff of the 2020 Indiana football season.

Name - Matt Bjorson

Position - Tight End

Year/Hometown - Junior from Hinsdale, Illinois

Height - 6’3”

Weight - 248lbs

In 2019, Matt Bjorson showed flashes of what he could become. The sophomore played in all 13 games and caught seven passes for 36 yards total. One of those receptions was Bjorson’s first-career touchdown, a pivotal score during the second half of Indiana’s road win at Nebraska.

NEWS > #RedDevilsAlum 'Great senior season' at Illinois is Hinsdale Central grad Kramer's goal

Kevin Schmit
June 3, 2020

Doug Kramer hasn't thought much about where he'll be a year from now.

Plenty of others are doing that for him.

For now Kramer is simply focused on where he plans to be on Monday, back in Champaign to prepare for his senior season on the University of Illinois football team.

Look at any list of the nation's top college interior offensive linemen, and you'll likely see the 2016 Hinsdale Central graduate's name. The center is poised to be the strength of the Illini team strength among four returning starters on the line.

"Obviously I do have goals, and that's what drives me every single ... READ FULL STORY


CHICAGO – Illinois rising senior Doug Kramer was presented with a Mental Toughness Award by the National Football Foundation at the NFF Chicago Metro Chapter Awards on Monday, February 17, at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, IL. Jeff Joniak, the voice of the Chicago Bears, once again served as master of ceremonies for the event for the 14th season.

Kramer, an honorable mention All-Big Ten honoree last season, was introduced by Fighting Illini offensive line coach Bob McClain.

Kramer graded out as the No. 8 center in the nation and No. 3 in Power-5 by Pro Football Focus (79.2) in 2019, helping the Fighting Illini reach a bowl game for ... READ FULL STORY