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Ryan Lankford Is Still Young But Improving

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The Fighting Illini football team has a number of versatile athletes who can help at multiple positions. Sophomore Ryan Lankford is more unique than most, combining receiving with punts and punt returns. He would play every position and cook the meals if it would help him see playing time. He has a bright future.

Ryan Lankford caught six passes for 129 yards and a touchdown as a freshman. So far this season, he has five receptions for 34 yards playing in back of senior star A.J. Jenkins. He expects to see more time at receiver as the season continues. "I'm trying to do the same things I did in the spring. I'm coming out here trying to work hard to be the best. Take coaching very well. Not let it go...

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