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Southern Illinois adds three transfers

11:05 AM, Jan 25, 2013   |    comments
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Carbondale, IL (Sports Network) - Southern Illinois head football coach Dale Lennon announced Friday the addition of three more transfers to his 2013 roster, including two from the FBS level.

The transfers - running back Ken Malcome and cornerbacks Keith Suggs and Brandon Willingham - will each be enrolled for spring semester classes and have two years of eligibility remaining.

Malcome, 6-foot, 225 pounds, arrives from the University of Georgia, where he rushed for 272 yards and two touchdowns while averaging 4.8 yards per carry in 2012.

Suggs, 5-10, 180, played in 22 games, including three starts, over two seasons at the University of Toledo. He made 15 tackles for the Rockets.

Willingham, 5-10, 170, is a junior college transfer from Coffeyville Community College. He led the team with three interceptions and 14 pass breakups, and was fourth with 52 tackles over 10 starts this past season.

Southern University is coming off a 6-5 season. The Salukis were 5-3 within the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

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