Former Illinois football player Bobby Roundtree passed away last week, and tributes poured in from Illinois players at Big Ten Media Days on Thursday.

Roundtree suffered a spinal cord injury during a swimming accident in 2019.

“He was an unbelievable teammate, he was an unbelievable friend to a lot of people,” defensive lineman Doug Kramer said on Thursday. “He impacted so many people within our facility. He’s leaving behind an unbelievable legacy.

Roundtree last played for Illinois during the 2018 season. During his 24-game career, he amassed 117 tackles with 17.5 for loss, 12.5 sacks and 10 pass break ups.

Senior offensive lineman Vederian Lowe also remembered his former teammate in a conversation with the Big Ten Network on Thursday.

“He still was being positive every single day, still had that happy mindset,” Lowe said. “He was fighting every single day and I think that his courage is something everybody can take away from the legacy that he left on this earth.”

Here’s what senior linebacker Owen Carney Jr. said about Roundtree’s legacy:

“He had a hustle about himself that not many had,” Carney Jr. said. “Even after his incident, he took the same game day approach, practice approach to his fight and his journey to try to walk again. His energy was very contagious. He’s not only a friend and a teammate but he was my brother.”