Upchurch Signs With SIU Football


By WSIL Sports

HARRISBURG -- Harrisburg senior Dakota Upchurch signed his national letter of intent to play football at Southern Illinois University Wednesday morning.

The 6-foot-6, 250 pound defensive lineman led the Bulldogs to the Class 4A state footballs semifinals last fall. Upchurch was an All-State selection his senior season, recording 97 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 13 sacks and an interception returned for a touchdown.

Upchurch is one of 25 signees in SIU's 2013 recruiting class.
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