Where does Dana Howard rank?

Where does Dana Howard rank?

This week's announcement that Dana Howard made the College Football Hall of Fame got us thinking about the days when Illinois was referred to as Linebacker U (ask your parents).

Where does Howard rank among the greatest Illini linebackers?

In this week's Tatelines: Unedited, Loren Tate gives us his Top 10 plus others who just missed the cut.

1. Dick Butkus

2. Ray Nitschke

3. Dana Howard

4. Darrick Brownlow

5. Bill Burrell

6. Kevin Hardy

7. Scott Studwell

8. J Leman

9. Don Hansen

10. John Holecek

Disagree? Let Tate know via email at ltate@news-gazette.com.