Brian Athey
Brian Athey


Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie

Last College:
West Virginia

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 235




Illinois State Secures 35-21 Homecoming Win Over Western Illinois

ISU has now won three-straight against WIU, the first three-game win streak in the series history since 1946-48.


Redbirds and Panthers Meet In 2013 Mid-America Classic

The game will mark the 102nd in the series between ISU and EIU.


Ball State Rallies, Defeats Illinois State, 51-28, in Season Opener

Redbirds led 21-9 in second quarter, but the Cardinals rallied in second half for the win.


Redbirds Set to Open 2013 Season at Ball State on ESPN3

The game will be the 17th in the series between the two schools.


Eleven Redbirds Earn MVFC Academic Excellence Award

Illinois State won nine games in 2012.


2014 Redbird Football Spring Practice (April 10)

Redbird Football Spring Camp


Illinois State Football at South Dakota (9/29/12)

Illinois State Football at South Dakota (9/29/12)


2012 Redbird Football Spring Camp (April 5)

2012 Redbird Football Spring Camp (April 5)

2013: Saw action in 10 games for the Redbirds ... finished the season with three catches for 45 yards ... grabbed first two career passes in the season opener at Ball State ... caught a career-long 21-yard reception in a Homecoming win over Western Illinois.

2012: Played 10 games for the Redbirds, mostly on special teams ... tied for third on the team with five special teams tackles, all of which came on the kickoff coverage unit ... recorded at least one tackle in four-straight games from Oct. 20 to Nov. 17 ... posted a career-best two tackles in a road victory at Indiana State.

2011: Redshirted.

At West Virginia: Enrolled at WVU in January before transferring to ISU.

At Eden Prairie HS: Two-year starter for head coach Mike Grant ... led the team to a combined 21-3 record during junior and senior seasons ... completed 45-of-90 passes for 719 yards and eight touchdowns with no interceptions as a senior in 2010 ... named a First-Team All-Lake Conference selection after final season ... rated No. 6 on the Minnesota Postseason Top 10 ... also a three-year starter for the baseball team taht was ranked No. 2 nationally.

Personal: Born July 23, 1993 in Eden Prairie, Minn. ... son of Jim and Amy Athey ... one of two children ... his grandfather, Dwight Wallace, was the head coach at Ball State from 1978-84 ... member of the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ... plans to major in business and economics.