"For me, the thing that I'll always remember is his smile."
Former Illinois defensive lineman Bobby Roundtree died Friday, and then star center Kofi Cockburn returned. Two significant moments in Illini history — on completely opposite ends of the spectrum.
CHAMPAIGN — Former Illinois football star Bobby Roundtree, who was paralyzed from the waist down in a swimming accident two years ago, died Friday, the university said. He was 23.
Former Illinois defensive lineman Bobby Roundtree died Friday, the team announced via a press release. He was 23 years old. The cause of his death was not disclosed.