Bradon Prate
Bradon Prate


Wauconda, Ill.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 265





Illinois State Closes Out 2013 on the Road Against Southern Illinois

A win would secure ISU's fifth-consecutive winning season under head coach Brock Spack.


Redbirds Hit The Road to Face FCS Defending Champs and No. 1 Ranked Bison

Illinois State will look to extend its winning streak to four in a row, after three straight wins at home.


Undefeated Home Record on the Line when Redbirds Face the Panthers

ISU will attempt to finish the regular season undefeated at home for the first time since 1999..


Ammons Named Valley Football Offensive Lineman of the Week

Ammons has been critical in Marshaun Coprich's succes the past four weeks.


Prate Named Valley Football Defensive Player of the Week

The junior defensive tackle had a stellar day in ISU's win over South Dakota.


The Next Step - Spring Camp - Episode 1

The Next Step - Spring Camp - Episode 1


Redbird Xtra | Defensive Line features a positional breakdown of the defensive line during the 2010 Redbird football fall camp.


Football at Western Illinois (9/22/12)

Illinois State football at Western Illinois


2012 Redbird Football Spring Camp (April 5)

2012 Redbird Football Spring Camp (April 5)

2013: Started all 10 games played in at defensive tackle ... finished the season with 26 tackles ... tied for the team lead with four sacks and was second on the team with eight tackles-for-loss ... also credited with four pass breakups, four quarterback hurries and two fumble recoveries ... set a career-high with six tackles and added 1.5 TFL at Missouri State ... earned MVFC Defensive Player of the Week honors after recording three tackles, a sack, three pass breakups at the line of scrimmage and recording first career interception in a win over South Dakota ... tallied five tackles, a sack and two TFL in a win the following week over Northern Iowa.

2012: Saw action in all 13 games for the Redbirds ... finished the season with 10 tackles, including eight solo stops ... tied for third on the team with five special-teams tackles ... had two tackles in the season-opening win over Dayton ... posted a career-best five tackles and added 1.5 tackles-for-loss in the second-round playoff win at Appalachian State.

2011: Appeared in eight games as a defensive lineman ... recorded five tackles, including two tackles-for-loss, a sack and a quarterback hurry ... had one tackle in five different games ... recorded first career tackle-for-loss in a win over No. 16 Indiana State ... tallied first career sack in a win at Southern Illinois.

2010: Redshirted.

Wauconda HS: Two-year letterwinner ... played two seasons at Wauconda, after moving back from Arizona with his family ... played in all nine games as a junior after sitting out sophomore season with a leg injury ... was named an all-area, all-conference and all-state selection after junior season

Personal: Born September 12, 1991, in Wauconda, Ill. ... son of Chris and Shannon Dillard ... has a brother, Shelby (16) and a sister, Audri (11) ... intended major is business education ... also recruited by Illinois and Wyoming.