In the mid and late 80’s, Jeff Query became a household name in Macon County and the surrounding areas anytime the talk was about standout football players. Jeff was a student at Maroa-Forsyth High School from 1981-1985. He was a huge part of the 1984 2A semifinalist team. In recognition of his skills and impressive stat lines, he became the Herald & Review Macon County Football Player of the Year at the end of the 1984 season. After high school, Jeff chose to continue playing football at Millikin University, where he excelled. He became the first ever player from Millikin University to enter the NFL draft, being selected by the Green Bay Packers in the 5th round (124th pick overall) in 1989. He played for the Packers for three years before being picked up by the Cincinnati Bengals (1992-1995). In 1995, he played his last year in the NFL with the Washington Redskins. Over the course of his NFL career, Jeff caught 141 passes for 1,865 yards and hauled in 11 receiving touchdowns. Thanks to Jeff Query and his accomplishments on the football field, young student-athletes across Central Illinois learned that the dream of playing professionally is possible, as long as you are willing to work for it, and you never stop believing in yourself.