It looks like another Illinois-based Big Ten football player could become the face of the movement for increased student-athlete rights in college athletics.
The Illini lost another key offensive weapon to an ACL tear during practice last week.
The Illini will be without their top wide receiver when the season starts this fall.
The team announced Wednesday that Mike Dudek suffered a torn ACL and could be out until October.
The Illini will open the 2015 football season on Friday night.