Eyad Salem
Eyad Salem


Elgin, Ill.

High School:

Last College:
Minnesota State University Moorhead

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 188




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..

2008: Totaled 63 catches on the season, which tied for the fourth-most in school history ... ranked second in the Missouri Valley Football Conference in receptions per game (5.7) and receiving yards per game (76.6) ... his 5.7 receptions per game tied for the 31st-most in the nation, while his 76.6 yards per reception ranked as the 36th-most at the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level ... an All-Valley Football Conference First-Team selection ... led the team in receptions (63), receiving yards (843), touchdowns (8) and receiving yards per game (76.6) ... hauled in career-highs for receiving yards (186), longest receptions (50 yards) and touchdowns (2) against Youngstown State, which ranked as the fourth-most receiving yards by a Redbird this decade.

2007: Saw action in all 11 games with two starting assignments ... ranked second on the team in catches and receiving yards ... shared the team lead with four touchdown receptions ... notched a pair of 100-yard receiving games ... hauled in a career-best 176 yards against Western Illinois ... posted seven catches for 106 yards and a touchdown at Missouri ... collected a pair of touchdown grabs at then-No. 1 North Dakota State.

2006: Sat out due to NCAA residency rules.

Minnesota State-Moorhead 2005: Played in eight games and averaged 38.9 receiving yards per game ... led all receivers with 311 yards and three touchdowns ... ranked second on the team with three touchdowns and 18 points scored ... had a season-high four catches for 89 yards and a touchdown against Bemidji State (10/29).

Larkin HS: Hauled in 45 catches for 811 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior ... set a school record with 13 catches and 305 yards in a single game, which ranked fifth all-time in IHSA history at the time ... all-state honorable mention, all-conference and all-area selection in final season ... caught 30 passes for 265 yards as a junior ... coached by Dale Schabert ... also played baseball, basketball and ran track.

Data: Born 2-18-87 in Elgin, Ill. ... son of Ahmad Salem ... one of four children ... named to the AFNI Athletics Honor Roll once ... major: marketing ... pronounced EE-odd SAY-lem.



YEAR G-GS Rec. Yards TD Long
2007 11-2 31 460 14.8 4 45
2008 11-11 63 843 13.4 8 50
TOTAL 22-13 94 1303 14.1 12 50

Receptions: 11 at Western Illinois, 11-15-08
Receiving Yards: 186 vs. Youngstown State, 11-1-08
Touchdowns: 2, twice
Longest Reception: 50 vs. Youngstown State, 11-1-08