Illinois has its 4 football captains for the 2022 season. Senior right Alex Palczewski, junior inside linebacker Tarique Barnes, redshirt sophomore wide receiver Isaiah Williams and senior strong safety Sydney Brown are the captains for Illinois this season.

Williams was the teamsโ€™ leading receiver in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns last season as a redshirt freshman. Brown and Barnes were the two leading tacklers last season as the accumulated 161 total tackles. Palczewski was an All-B1G honorable mention last season.

Illinois is heading into their 2nd season with head coach Brett Bielema. Last season, Illinois accumulated an overall record of 5-7 with a B1G record of 4-5. They finished fifth in the B1G West last season.

Illinois looks to continue their progress into a bowl-contending team with these four players as their leaders.