Illinois State will wrap up the regular season next Saturday at Southern Illinois looking to secure its fifth-straight winning season.
The game will be the 17th in the series between the two schools.
Underwood, Neukirch and Highland named preseason all-Americans once again.
The junior longsnapper maintains a 3.46 GPA in broadcast journalism.
Illinois State won nine games in 2012.
2012: Saw action in all 13 games as the team's primary longsnapper ... was not credited with a bad snap all season ... recorded first career tackle against Missouri State.
2011: Played in two games as the team's backup longsnapper.
Bloomington Central Catholic HS: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Bobby Moews ... was the team's starting center and longsnapper and was named the team's lineman of the year ... all-conference honorable mention selection as a senior ... recorded six special teams tackles and recovered two fumbles ... also started at center and served as the team's longsnapper as a junior when it won the state championship ... was the team's longsnapper as a sophomore when BCC was the state runner-up ... also a standout baseball player ... named an all-conference honorable mention selection as a pitcher as a senior.
Personal: Born January 4, 1992, in Normal, Ill. ... son of Dan and Pam Highland ... has two sisters, Danielle and Kelli ... father, Dan, serves as a member of the bench crew at football and men's and women's basketball games at ISU... uncle, Tim, played baseball at Olivet Nazarene ... plans to major in broadcast journalism.