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Fullback Greg Fuller Eager To Help Illini

Greg Fuller (Holly Smith)

Fullback was a forgotten position for the Fighting Illini football team with the spread offense. Russ Weil was a major factor in helping Rashard Mendenhall become an All-American, but he was on campus when Ron Zook arrived. Greg Fuller was Zook's only scholarship fullback when the offensive scheme changed, and he now hopes to reap the benefits.

Greg Fuller was the first and only player recruited to play fullback in Ron Zook's first five years at Illinois. The Thornton of Harvey freshman knew he was joining a program that used a fullback infrequently, but he was understandably thrilled when new offensive coordinator Paul Petrino arrived with a need for fullbacks. "It's exciting. I know I've got a chance to compete now to play." He... Recommended Stories