Houston Lillard

Houston Lillard began his career as an all league QB at San Lorenzo High School. Leading the team to the NCS Finals in 03, and was named Male athlete of the year for football/basketball. Lillard continued as a QB and earned 1st team all league honors with a stat line of 130-215, 1833 yards & 18 TD's at Laney Junior College,  helping the team to the Golden Gate Conference Championship. Lillard went on to earn a Division 1 scholarship from Southeast Missouri where he started at QB for the Redhawks.

 

Continuing his career in the IFL (indoor Football League) he quickly made a name for himself with his ability to avoid pressure and deliver the ball on time all While Leading the Tri Cities Fever to back to back championship appearances in 2011&2012.

 

Lillard ranks second in IFL history with 208 passing touchdowns, and 855 completions, he ranks third all-time with 9,102 passing yards.

 

Lionell Singleton

Singleton was an All-Conference selection at Florida International University, Singleton is one of the most decorated defensive backs in IFL history. 

 

During his five-year IFL career, Singleton was named to three All-IFL teams (first team in 2012-13 and second team in 2014). He was an instrumental player on the Fever’s back-to-back Intense Conference Championship teams in 2011-12. Singleton finished his IFL career with 395 tackles, 52 pass breakups and six defensive touchdowns. He set IFL records with 31 career interceptions (tied for first) and career interception return yards with 454 (first). 

Singleton was inducted into the Indoor Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

 

Singleton founded the After school Matters Program at Eastgate and Jefferson Elementary. He was named the Kennewick School District Outstanding Partner of the Year in 2012. In 2013, he received the IFL’s Adam Pringle Award (equivalent to the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award ).

 

Dennis Kennedy

 

In 2008, Dennis Kennedy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Stranahan HS) picks up second team All- MAC honors for the second time. Kennedy shouldered the load and had perhaps the best six-game span in the nation to end the season. Over his final six games, he rushed for 1,030 yards, accounted for 1,285 all purpose yards and scored 14 touchdowns. He averaged 6.1 yards per rush and 171.7 rushing yards per game over the span as well. Kennedy, who rushed for 1,321 yards for the season, ranked 16th in the NCAA and fourth in the MAC in rushing yards per game (110.08 ypg), while ranking 12th in the nation and second in the MAC in scoring (9.17 ppg). His 18 total touchdowns ranked 11th in the NCAA, while his 17 rushing TDs ranked seventh nationally.

 

In the UA record book, Kennedy leaves his mark as one of the all-time greats. His 277 rushing yards at EMU ranks second on the UA single-game list,  His 1,231 rushing yards in 2008 ranks third on the UA single-season list and is the best by a Zip in the I-A era, while his 1,635 all purpose yards is sixth-best on the UA seasonal list. For his career, Kennedy ranks eighth on the UA all-time lists with 2,522 yards and 176 points, while ranking seventh on the UA all-time list for all purpose yards with 3,266.

 

Kennedy got his start in the IFL with Tri-Cities, playing for the Fever in 2011 and 2012, while helping lead the team to the IFL Championship game both seasons. In 4 seasons, Kennedy has accumulated an IFL career total of 4,106 All Purpose Yards and 75 touchdowns in 49 games.

Coming out of high school, Rudell Crim was a highly sought-after ATH/safety. He decided that junior college was his best option and attended Butler County Community College, known to have one of the best football programs at that level. In two seasons with the Grizzlies, he recorded 69 tackles and six interceptions. During his second season, Crim helped lead them to win their second National Junior College Athletic Association Title in back to back seasons. Upon leaving Butler County, Crim was named 2008 All American, the seventh-ranked junior college player and chose to attend Arkansas over Ole Miss, Illinois, USF, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Oregon and West Virginia.


Seen by many to be a reliable “shut down” player at his position, Crim started every game for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks football team since his arrival in Fayetteville. In 2009, he started at cornerback, recording 43 tackles and tying for the team lead in pass breakups. In 2010 he switched from cornerback to safety recorded 53 tackles, 3 interceptions, and 2 pass break ups. Crim was named 2010 All-Senior, All-SEC team.  While earning degree in Criminal Justice. He played in the Liberty Bowl and the Sugar Bowl.

He continues to be an active alumni of both the college programs he participated in and the football community as a whole as a coach and a mentor

Rudell Crim

Jeron Mastrud

Mastrud attended Southridge High School in Beaverton, Oregon where he played football as a tight end, quarterback, and defensive end. After graduating from high school, Mastrud attended Kansas State University, where he started 48 of a possible 49 games, including the final 26 of his career.

 

His 106 career receptions rank first in school history among tight ends, and tenth among all positions, while his 1,219 career receiving yards are 18th in school history. Mastrud earned Academic All-Big 12 Conference honors the three years he was eligible, as well as being named to Academic All-District and All-American teams as a junior and senior.

Mastrud continued his career by playing professionally in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Oakland raiders and the Chicago bears