Former Illini LB NATE BUSSEY chasing the NFL Dream
THANK YOU ILLINI NATION FOR YOUR SUPPORT! I INTEND TO MAKE YOU PROUD AND REPRESENT AT THE NEXT LEVEL.

THANK YOU ILLINI NATION FOR YOUR SUPPORT! I INTEND TO MAKE YOU PROUD AND REPRESENT AT THE NEXT LEVEL.

My biggest fans…ILL…INI!

One week out…

April 21, 2011

In a week the NFL Draft will be here and a dream I’ve been working towards my entire life may be realized.  Thank you to everyone for supporting and believing in me…especially to the media I’ve met who took the time to interview me and get to know me.

I’ve had a busy schedule after the Illini Pro Day.  I participated in the Regional Elite Combine in Orange County / Los Angeles, CA.  After my performance I was invited to do the National Combine in Detroit, MI.  With family in tow (Courtney & Reni) joined me, we drove to Detroit from Chambana together.  It meant alot to me to have the support of my family.

I am very proud of my performance.  I killed it in Detroit.  I pray & hope that it got me more exposure with the NFL scouts in attendance.  We’ll see come April 28th!

I cannot thank Evan Davis of Draft Breakdown enough for this amazing article.  This really shows insight.  Click on the title to read it in full.

Thanks to Jason Madson with MockingtheDraft for taking the time to get to know me. Click on the title to read the article.

April 9, 2011

I’ve been keeping busy since Illini Pro Day.  I’ve had the privilege to have some radio interviews.  Please check them out as I’ve provided the links below.  Additionally, I’ve also been interviewed by draft writers.  Once the articles come out, I’ll be sure to post them as well.

Today I participated in the Elite Combine Regional in Los Angeles.  I flew into LA late last night and was on the field this morning by 7AM.  It was another opportunity for me to showcase my abilities to various scouts in the NFL, AFL, CFL & UFL. 

I’m proud to say that I did very well.  I’m doing everything I can to chase this dream and hopefully at the end of the month, I will be able to have my hard work pay off.

Thank you again for all your support!

Yes sirrrrr, what's up beast are you watching the draft at your home, or do u have other plans?

I will be watching the draft at home in DC surrounded by the support of my family & close friends.  Thanks for asking and thanks for following!

This is me in the studio with Illini Drive at 5 before during my interview.

This is me in the studio with Illini Drive at 5 before during my interview.

Thank you ILLINI DRIVE for your support and having me on the air.  Please click on the title to listen to the interview.

Thank you to Chris Russel of ESPN DC for taking the time to interview me & learning more about me and my NFL aspirations.  Please click on the title to listen to my interview in their audio vault.