FORMER ILLINOIS STATE DEFENSIVE TACKLE IN AFL ACTION THIS SUNDAY ON
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[MARCH 5, 2005]
Sunday, March 6 at 11 a.m. CT on NBC -- locally on WEEK -- former
Illinois State defensive tackle CHAD PEGUES and the New York Dragons
(3-1) face the Philadelphia Soul (2-3) in an Eastern Division
matchup, live from Wachovia Center.
Pegues, now in his fourth AFL season, is an
offensive/defensive lineman for the Dragons. Signed by New York last
week, Pegues is expected to play this Sunday.
Pegues finished his college career at Illinois State in 1998 after
transferring from the University of Miami (FL), where he was a
three-year starter at defensive tackle (1995-97). He recorded 56.0
tackles and 3.0 sacks in 11 games for Illinois State, helping lead
the Redbirds to their best season since 1972 and first-ever I-AA
OTHER ILLINOIS CONNECTIONS: Across the field on Sunday, Pegues will
face former Northwestern University defensive end DWAYNE MISSOURI
and former Western Illinois lineman CYRON BROWN --
offensive/defensive linemen for Philadelphia.