A.J. Jenkins

A.J. Jenkins. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Chiefs Get Former Illini Jenkins In WR Swap With 49ers

The Kansas City Chiefs traded wide receiver Jon Baldwin to the San Francisco 49ers for wide receiver A.J. Jenkins on Monday in a swap of disappointing first-round picks.

670 The Score–08/19/2013

A.J. Jenkins.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

49ers Select Illinois WR A.J. Jenkins At No. 30

Just for fun, general manager Trent Baalke wrote A.J. Jenkins’ name on a piece of paper and put it in an envelope. If all went according to plan, he would be San Francisco’s selection with the 30th pick in the NFL draft.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012

The Illinois Fighting Illini celebrate with the trophy after they beat the UCLA Bruins in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl at AT&T Park on December 31, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Illinois Beats UCLA 20-14 In Fight Hunger Bowl

Terry Hawthorne returned an interception 39 yards for Illinois’ first touchdown late in the third quarter and the Illini snapped a six-game losing streak by beating UCLA 20-14 in the Fight Hunger Bowl.


Tavon Wilson #3 of the University of Illinois Fighting Illini attempts to tackle Henry Josey #41 of the University of Missouri Tigers during the State Farm Arch Rivalry game on September 4, 2010 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. The Tigers defeated the Fighting Illini 23-13.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Illinois’ Wilson Earns Big Ten Award

Illinois’ cornerback Tavon Wilson earned the Big Ten defensive player of the week for his performance in Saturday’s win over Indiana.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

Illini helmet logo. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

No. 19 Illini Beats Indiana 41-20 With Big Plays

Illinois’ Nathan Scheelhaase and A.J. Jenkins made Indiana pay for its mistakes Saturday.


Illinois wide receiver A.J. Jenkin scores a touchdown against Northwestern during the first half. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

No. 24 Illini Catch Northwestern, 38-35

Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase scored a 1-yard touchdown with 13 seconds left Saturday to lead No. 24 Illinois to a 38-35 comeback win over Northwestern.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2011

Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase (2) makes his way through the Arizona State defense while running the option during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 in Champaign. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Illinois Holds Off No. 22 Arizona State 17-14

Illinois sacked Arizona State’s Brock Osweiler six times and turned one into a touchdown in a 17-14 win over the No. 22 Sun Devils on Saturday night.


Nathan Scheelhaase

Illini Faced With Equally Daunting Task This Week

Illinois looks for their second straight road win and travel to Spartan Stadium. The last Illinois trip to East Lansing it resulted in an Illini win and some bad blood. Will there be a repeat of both this year?