Lukas Van Ness draft news, stats, for the Iowa football prospect from Shaw Local
For the first time in NFL draft history, two former Illinois high school football players were selected in the first round when Maine South graduate Peter Skoronski was selected 11th overall and Barrington's Lukas Van Ness went two picks later.
Lukas Van Ness was a hockey player with little gridiron experience when he went out for freshman football at Barrington. A few years later, he could be a top pick in the NFL Draft. Here's a look at his journey.
Iowa defensive end Lukas Van Ness, a Barrington native, impressed with his speed and agility Thursday night at the NFL Combine. Van Ness is projected as a potential first-round draft pick in April.