Former Illinois WR opts out of NFL season
The list of NFL players choosing to opt out of the 2020 season is continuing to grow.
Over the weekend, former Illinois wide receiver Geronimo Allison added his name to the list, choosing to skip the upcoming season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the news.
Allison would be entering his fifth season in the NFL, but his first with the Detroit Lions. He spent his first four years at the professional level with the Green Bay Packers. The Lions signed Allison to the veteran minimum for the 2020 season.
In his young NFL career, Allison has totaled 89 catches for 1,045 yards and 6 touchdowns, all with Green Bay.
Allison was a member of Illinois’ football team in 2014 and 2015. His most productive year was his final season in Champaign, totaling 882 yards and 3 touchdowns on 61 receptions in 2015. In total, Allison left the Fighting Illini with 106 catches for 1,480 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Allison started his NFL career with the Packers as an undrafted free agent.