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Boomer Grigsby
Boomer Grigsby

Canton, Ill.


Football (2001-04)

Inducted: 2010

The most decorated football player in Illinois State history ... a three-time Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year, the only player in league history to accomplish this feat ... a three-time Buck Buchanan Award finalist, as the nation's top NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) defensive player ... finished second in the Buchanan voting in 2003 and third in both 2002 and 2004, as the only player in the history of the award to finish in the top-three for three-consecutive years ... owns the Missouri Valley Football Conference and the Illinois State career tackles records with 580, which was an NCAA record mark at the time ... a consensus All-American in both 2003 and 2004, but was voted an All-American by the Sports Network for three-straight years (2002, 2003 and 2004) ... ranks second in school history with 179 tackles in a season, which he accomplished in both 2002 and 2003 ... played three seasons in the NFL, after being drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2005 NFL Draft ... also played on the Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans.