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Earnest Thomas May See Playing Time At Safety

Earnest Thomas (Holly Smith)

The Fighting Illini football team was short of safeties this spring, especially after the top two players were injured. As a result, redshirt sophomore Earnest Thomas was moved from the Star position to help out. He adapted quickly, adding needed depth.

Earnest Thomas played behind Ashante Williams at what is now called the Star position last fall. He was expecting the same role during spring ball, until injuries necessitated a move to safety. "I'm doing good. It's been a fun ride. I just moved to safety this spring. I played safety in high school, so it's something I'm natural at. It's just going up and playing. I'm having fun. It's mostly... Recommended Stories

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