Auburn’s Lowe lauded for improvement by Illini Inquirer

CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois football program had another rough season, going 2-7 in the BIG 10 and 4-8 overall.

But the Illini doubled their win total from 2017 and won two more in the Big 10 than they did the year before and will lose only four players to graduation.

The staff of the Illini Inquirer voted on who were the brightest bright spots from the past season and Auburn’s Vederian Lowe came in 10th in their team MVP voting.

“Vederian Lowe¬†has come a long way. Rushed into duty last season, Lowe was a bit out of shape and overwhelmed as a freshman. As a sophomore, he showed flashes of the pro potential the Illini staff thinks he has. Lowe, who started all 12 games this season and has 19 career starts already had ups and downs, but the long-armed, quick-footed left tackle did a solid job in protection and looked good on pull blocks. The Illini are excited about his future and should be.”

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Lowe was an All-NIC-10 offensive lineman for the Knights in 2015 and 2016. With Lowe leading the way, Auburn won back-to-back NIC-10 football titles.

Posted on 12.06.18