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Ian Thomas Healthy, Back Where He Belongs

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The Fighting Illini football team's senior class is small in numbers this year, but most have had extensive experience and will be leaders this fall. One who often gets overlooked in these discussions is fifth year senior linebacker Ian Thomas. Back at a familiar position, Thomas hopes to make his final season his best one.

Ian Thomas is a middle linebacker who played weakside last year as Martez Wilson took on that role. The third round NFL draftee has now moved on, and opportunity shines again on Thomas. "It feels great. I'm real comfortable. Sideline to sideline, it just feels good to be there." Thomas has had his share of injuries as well. He played at less than full strength much of last season, and his...

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