The first-team honor is the second in two seasons for Underwood.
Illinois State ends the season with a 5-6 overall record.
ISU secured its first perfect record at Hancock Stadium since 1999.
The Redbirds scored a season-high 55 points in the win over the Sycamores
ISU has now won three-straight against WIU, the first three-game win streak in the series history since 1946-48.
Illinois State Vs. Northern Iowa on Nov. 2, 2013.
Saturday, Oct. 5 at Hancock Stadium for 2013 Homecoming
ISU takes on SIU at the Homecoming Football game.
2012 Redbird Football Spring Camp (April 5)
2012: Played in all 13 games, mostly on special teams ... led the team with 13 special-teams tackles ... finished the season with 19 total tackles, including seven solo stops ... posted a career-best three tackles and added a half tackle-for-loss and two quarterback hurries in the season-opener against Dayton ... had a tackle and recovered a fumble against Southern Illinois ... had two tackles in the second-round playoff win at Appalachian State.
Lincoln Way East HS: Rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com and ESPN.com ... two-year starter for head coach Rob Zvonar ... Illinois High School Football Coaches Association (IHSFCA) Class 7A and Champaign News Gazette First Team All-State selection as a senior ... Chicago Tribune All-State Second Team selection at linebacker ... Southtown Star and Frankfort Station All-Area pick ... named the Southwest Suburban Blue Defensive Player of the Year after recording 123 tackles, 14 tackles-for-loss, three sacks, eight forced fumbles, an interception and three fumble recoveries ... returned his only interception 30 yards for a touchdown ... also blocked three punts ... led his team in tackles with 77 as a junior, which earned him Daily Herald All-Area plaudits.
Personal: Born August 10, 1993, in Chicago Heights, Ill. ... son of Mike and Lori Meehan ... has an older sister, Casey ... his father, Mike, was a tight end at Pittsburgh from 1981-84 ... high school teammate of 2012 signee Blake Winkler ... plans to major in business.