NORMAL, Illinois (WMBD) – The defense for the Illinois State Redbirds is looking to lead the team once again after statistically being one of the top three in the Mountain Valley Football Conference.

Zeke Vandenburgh, a linebacker entering his senior year, is ready for one last season in an ISU uniform.

He has earned respect across the MVFC. It was revealed earlier this month that he was selected to the First Team All-MVC defensive squad.

Right now though, he’s just focusing on his last few months with the program.

You gotta appreciate everyday. You never know when it can end. And it’s the last season and we just want to take advantage of every day. And that first game is creeping up on us so I’m just excited to get after it.

Zeke Vandenburgh