Frank Lenti has been a full-time member with the Illinois Athletics Video Department (Illini Productions) since the 2008-09 season. Lenti oversees all video content for CoachBeckman.com and works closely with the football staff to produce original content, game highlights and recruiting videos. Lenti also assists with football content for "Fighting Illini Insider" and the Memorial Stadium video board. Frank served as an intern in the sports information department as well as the video department before becoming a full-time member in August of 2008.
Lenti won an Emmy Award at the 2012 Mid-America Emmy Award in the category of "Sports: One-Time Special" for his combined show highlighting Camp Rantoul from 2011. Patterned after the Big Ten Network's The Journey , the 22-minute documentary taken from five webisodes chronicled the on and off the field exploits of the Illini football team in preparation for the 2011 season.
Lenti is a 2007 graduate of the University of Illinois, earning his degree in Speech Communication (currently Communications). He was a three-year letter winner in football as a wide receiver and holder and was a member of the 2008 Rose Bowl Team.
Lenti is originally from South Holland, Ill., and graduated Chicago Mount Carmel High School in 2003. At Moutn Carmel, he played football for his father, Frank Lenti, Sr., helping the team to three state titles in his four seasons, and also played baseball for the Caravan.
Updated September 2012