The 90 Illini #72: The St. Anthony’s Video From The KFHB June 21, 2012
So when I started this series, I ranked 104 players – scholarship guys and walkons – who I thought might have a chance to find the field this fall. At #61 on that list was to be wide receiver Anthony Williams.
And then today, I found out that Williams has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules. Which means some time next weekend, I would have a countdown spot with no player to fill it. So here’s what I’ve decided to do.
From here through #61, I’ve moved everyone up one spot. Which makes #72 vacant. And for #72 on the list of Most Important Illini, I choose the piano jam session at the St. Anthony’s Center while the players were working at a soup kitchen the day before the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Having been in that room that day, and having witnessed how everyone – from the volunteers to the program participants to the St. Anthony’s staff – everyone was so thrilled at how the players joined in to sing with the piano player. It really was a special moment. I go back and watch this video at least once per month.
So I present to you, once again, Evan Wilson, Alex Hill, Kenny Knight, Chris Boles, and Donovonn Young in my favorite Illini moment of the past year.