Crete-Monee wide receiver LaQuon Treadwell celebrates with head coach Jerry Verde to his left and teammates Travelle Smith, Kyle Lewis and quarterback Marcus Terrell during the trophy presentation after their IHSA Class 6A state title game victory. Treadwell finished the title game with 93 yards on six carries and hauled in six passes for another 85 yards. On the other side of the ball, the senior was credited with 12 tackles and picked off one Cary-Grove pass. The Warriors defeated the Trojans in a classic gridiron battle at Memorial Stadium, 33-26.
The Minnesota Vikings drafted former Crete-Monee football star LaQuon Treadwell, who led the Warriors to a state football title in fall of 2012, at #23 in the first round on Thursday. A three-year starter at Ole Miss, Treadwell opted to enter the NFL draft early and forgo his final season with the Rebels.
He made a splash his freshman year in the SEC back in 2013 when he caught 72 passes adding up to 608 yards. Coupled with his five scores he was an easy pick for the conference's top freshman player. Despite suffering a broken fibula late in his sophomore season, Treadwell went on to become a Biletnikoff Award finalist, All-American, and made the first-team All-SEC cut last season.
Last fall, Treadwell caught 82 passes for 1,153 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Rebels. His college career was one for the record books as he hauled in 202 passes for 2,393 yards and found the end zone 21 times. He finished is collegiate career as the school's all-time leader in receptions and yards in a season at 1,153.
Rolling out on a trick play, Crete-Monee wide receiver LaQuon Treadwell looks for an open eligible receiver down field.
During the Illinois High School Association Class 6A state title game against Cary-Grove at Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University Illinois, Treadwell racked up 93 yards on six carries and hauled in six passes for 85 yards. Also play defense during the game, the senior was credited with 12 tackles and picked off one Cary-Grove pass to help the Warriors defeat the Trojans in an exciting gridiron battle, 33-26. Click here to see more photos of him from the game.