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CHARLESTON — An additional 10 Coles County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, the Coles County Health Department announced on Tuesday.
A news release from the department said the new positive cases for the disease caused by the coronavirus brings the county’s total to 1,871.
Of those, nine people are hospitalized, 178 are recovering, 1,646 have recovered and 38 are deceased, the release said.
In the release, health department officials noted that Illinois is seeing an increases in COVID-19 and those are being monitored for possible further restrictions and mitigations.
It said information from the Illinois Department of Public Health on the county’s COVID-19 rates is available online at
dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6. EIU players who went on to the NFL
🏈 Eastern Illinois University players who went on to the NFL
Lenny High was the first EIU player to play in the NFL. He was on the 1920 Decatur Staleys football team that would later become the Chicago Bears.
Bill Glenn played quarterback for the Chicago Bears in 1944.
Ray Fisher played tackle for two seasons for the Pittsburg Steelers before becoming an original member of the Dallas Texans in 1960.
Ted Petersen had a ten year career in the NFL playing for Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Indianapolis.
Charleston graduate Jeff Gossett had a 15-year career in the NFL as a punter for Kansas City, Cleveland, Houston and the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders.
Jeff Christensen saw action as a quarterback for the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals.
Kevin Gray played one season for the New Orleans Saints appearing in eight games during the 1982 season.
Robert Williams appeared in two games during the 1984 season for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Evan Araposthathis played in five games in 1986 as a punter for the St. Louis Cardinals football franchise.
Mel Black was a member of the New England Patriots playing in six games at linebacker and special teams.
Chris Geile played in three games for the Detroit Lions in 1987.
Roy Banks played in 15 games for the Indianapolis Colts in the 1987 and 1988 seasons.
John Jurkovic played as a defensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Cleveland Browns.
Brad Fichtel appeared in three games in 1994 for the Los Angeles Rams.
Ray McElroy had a six-year career in the NFL playing for the Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions.
Bob Rosenstiel had a two-year career at tight end and special teams for the Oakland Raiders.
Chris Watson played four seasons total for the Denver Broncos and the Buffalo Bills. He was also on the Detroit Lions roster in 2003 and Green Bay Packers roster in 2004.
Tony Romo started his first game with the Dallas Cowboys in 2006, guiding the team to back-to-back NFC playoff appearances. He announced his retirement in April of 2017.
Pierre Walters appeared in four games in 2009 with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Jimmy Garoppolo appeared in a handful of games during his rookie season with the New England Patriots and was the back-up quarterback as New England won the Super Bowl in 2015. Currently, Garoppolo plays as quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.
Class of 1974 graduate Mike Shanahan led the Denver Broncos to a pair of Super Bowl championships in 1998 and 1999 as their head coach and was a quarterback with the Panthers in the early 1970s.
1988 graduate Brad Childress was named head coach of the Minnesota Vikings in 2006. He has since assisted with coaching efforts for the Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs.
Mike Heimerdinger, former Eastern Illinois baseball player, served as the offensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans.
Greg McMahon, defensive back on Eastern Illinois 1978 NCAA Division II National Championship team, was promoted to special teams coordinator for the Saints in 2009. He has gone on to coach for Louisiana State University.
John Teerlinck, defensive line coach for the Indianapolis Colts, earned a masters degree at Eastern Illinois University while serving as an assistant for the 1978 NCAA Division II National Championship team.
Former EIU defensive lineman Randy Melvin served as the defensive line coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, and more recently, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Former Eastern Illinois player Ryan Pace was hired as the general manager of the Chicago Bears in 2015.
Brad Fichtel played football for EIU and went on to spend the 1993 and 1994 seasons with the Los Angeles Rams.
Kamu Grugier-Hill spent his 2012-2015 college career playing for the EIU Panthers, and was drafted by the New England Patriots in 2016. He was dropped soon after, and later picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles that same year. The following year, he and the Eagles won against the Patriots in Super Bowl LII.
Following graduation from EIU, Otis Hudson spent most of his time in the practice squad and active roster for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2010-2013, as well as a few months with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014.