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MEDIA INFORMATION 2-4 Media Services 2 Athletics Communication Staff 3 Road Credential Info 4 Fighting Illini Sports Network 5 2019-20 Bowl Schedule / B1G Composite Schedule 6-7 Preseason Notes 8 2018 Starters 8 Pronunciation Guide THE FIGHTING ILLINI 10-11 2019 Alphabetical & Numerical Rosters 12 Newcomers 13-44 Player Bios THE COACHING STAFF 46-48 Lovie Smith, Head Coach 49 Rod Smith, Offensive Coordinator / QB 50 Gill Byrd, Def. Passing Game Coordinator / Safeties 51 Bob Ligashesky, Special Team Coordinator 52 Mike Bellamy, Running Backs 53 Austin Clark, Defensive Line 54 Andrew Hayes-Stoker, Wide Receivers 55 Keynodo Hudson, Cornerbacks 56 Bob McClain, Offensive Line 57 Cory Patterson, Tight Ends 58 Miles Smith, Defensive Backs 59-60 Graduate Assistant Coach Bios 61-63 Analyst Bios 64 Strength and Conditioning Staff 65 Football Operations / Administration 66 Recruiting Staff 67 Man Development Staff 68 Athletic Training Staff 69 Football Video Staff 70 Football Equipment Staff 71 Nutrition Staff 72 Academics 73 Support Staff / Athletic Board 74-76 Director of Athletics Josh Whitman 77-78 University Administration 2018 SEASON IN REVIEW 80-81 2018 Season Highlights and Awards 82 NCAA & B1G Ranks / All-B1G Teams 83-87 2017 Illinois Team & Individual Statistics 88 Game-By-Game Statistics / Starters 89 2018 Starter Quick Facts 90 Scoring Drives / Big Plays 91-92 Team & Individual Superlative Stats 93-96 Game Summaries THE RECORD BOOK 98-99 Individual Records / NCAA Records 100 Starter Records 101 Big Ten Records 102-103 Team Records 104-107 Rushing Records 107 Total Offense Records 107 All-Purpose Records 108-109 Passing Records 110-112 Receiving Records 113-114 Scoring Records 115 Punting Records 116 Punt Return Records 117 Kickoff Return Records 118-121 Defensive Records 122 Memorial Stadium Records 123-124 Attendance Records 124 Homecoming Scores 125 The Last Time 126-127 Longest Plays of the Year 128-137 Year-By-Year Scores 138 Annual Team Records / All-time Coaching Records 139 All-time Assistant Coaches 140-142 Annual Team Statistics 143-147 All-Time Series Records 148-149 Illini vs. Ranked Opponents 150 Illinois Results When Ranked 151-154 Postseason Bowl History 155-156 Postseason Bowl Records HISTORY 158 National Championship Teams 159 Retired Number: #77 Red Grange 160 Retired Number: #50 Dick Butkus 161 Butkus Award 162-163 College Football Hall of Fame 164 Pro Football Hall of Fame 165 Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame 166-167 Consensus All-Americans 168-169 All-America Selections 170-171 All-Big Ten Selections 172 National & All-B1G Awards / Team MVPs 173 Football Captains 174 Illini in the Heisman Voting / Capel Award 175-176 Academic Honors 177-180 All-Time Starters 181-183 Illini in the NFL / Illini in the Super Bowl 184-185 Illini in the NFL Draft 186-190 All-Time Illini on NFL Rosters 191-199 All-Time Letterwinners 200 Rivalry Trophies 201-202 Memorial Stadium 2019 ILLINOIS FOOTBALL RECORD BOOK // 1 2019 ILLINOIS SCHEDULE DATE OPPONENT TIME CT (TV) LOCATION 2018 REC SERIES HISTORY (LAST) Aug. 31 AKRON 11 am (BTN) MEMORIAL STADIUM 4-8 ILL leads 1-0 (1996) Sept. 7 at UConn 2:30 pm (CBSS) East Hartford, CT 1-11 First Meeting Sept. 14 EASTERN MICHIGAN 11 am (BTN) MEMORIAL STADIUM 7-6 First Meeting Sept. 21 NEBRASKA TBA MEMORIAL STADIUM 4-8 NEB leads 12-3-1 (2018) Oct. 5 at Minnesota 2:30/3 pm Minneapolis, Minn. 7-6 MINN leads 38-30-3 (2018) Oct. 12 MICHIGAN TBA MEMORIAL STADIUM 10-3 MICH leads 70-23-2 (2016) Oct. 19 WISCONSIN (Homecoming) 11 am MEMORIAL STADIUM 8-5 WIS leads 42-36-7 (2018) Oct. 26 at Purdue TBA West Lafayette, Ind. 6-7 Tied 44-44-6 (2018) Nov. 2 RUTGERS TBA MEMORIAL STADIUM 1-11 ILL leads 3-2 (2018) Nov. 9 at Michigan State TBA East Lansing, Mich. 7-6 MSU leads 26-18-2 (2016) Nov. 23 at Iowa TBA Iowa City, Iowa 9-4 ILL leads 38-34-2 (2018) Nov. 30 NORTHWESTERN TBA MEMORIAL STADIUM 9-5 ILL leads 55-52-5 (2018) Dec. 7 Big Ten Championship Game TBA Indianapolis, Ind. QUICK FACTS UNIVERSITY INFORMATION Location: Urbana-Champaign (135,000) Founded: 1867 Enrollment: 49,339 Colors: Orange & Blue Nickname: Fighting Illini Conference: Big Ten (West Division) President: Timothy L. Killeen Chancellor: Robert J. Jones Director of Athletics: Josh Whitman Stadium: Memorial Stadium (FieldTurf – 60,670) COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Lovie Smith Alma Mater: Tulsa, 1980 Record at Illinois: 9-27 (3 seasons) Overall Record: same Assistant Coaches: Rod Smith: Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Gill Byrd: Passing Game Coordinator / Safeties Bob Ligashesky: Special Teams Coordinator Mike Bellamy: Running Backs Austin Clark: Defensive Line Andrew Hayes-Stoker: Wide Receivers Keynodo Hudson: Cornerbacks Bob McClain: Offensive Line Cory Patterson: Tight Ends Miles Smith: Linebackers Rob Delaney: Offensive Graduate Assistant Zach Grant: Offensive Graduate Assistant Carson Hall: Defensive Graduate Assistant Brent Jackson: Defensive Graduate Assistant SUPPORT STAFF Assistant AD, Football Operations: Tim Knox Director of Player Personnel: James Kirkland Director of Man Development: Jake Zweig Head Strength & Conditioning Coach: Lou Hernandez Head Football Athletic Trainer: Jeremy Busch Director of Football Video: Alex Benizzi Equipment Manager: Trent Chesnut Team Sport Dietitian: Sebastian Zorn FOOTBALL INFORMATION 2018 Record: 4-8, 2-7 (7th Big Ten West Division) Offensive Formation: Multiple Defensive Formation: 4-3 2018 Starters Returning/Lost: 17/7 Off: 7/4 Def: 9/2 ST (PK/P): 1/1 2018 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 46/7 Off: 17/4 Def: 27/2 ST (PK/P/LS): 2/1 All-Time Record (Years): 606-593-51 (129) All-Time Big Ten Record (Years): 343-433-32 (123) Memorial Stadium Record (Years): 273-239-14 (96) Big Ten Championships (Last): 15 (2001) National Championships (Last): 5 (1951) Bowl Appearances (Last): 18 (2014 Heart of Dallas) All-Time Bowl Record: 8-10 (.444) FOOTBALL CONTACT INFORMATION Office Phone: 217-333-1400 Mailing Address: Memorial Stadium 1402 South First St, NE Tower, Champaign, IL 61820 FOLLOW THE ILLINI FightingIllini.com Twitter & Instagram: @IlliniFootball Facebook: Fighting Illini Football Illinois Athletics Communication // 217-333-1391 // FightingIllini.com/media Football Co-Contacts: Kent Brown ([email protected]) and Derek Neal ([email protected]) TABLE OF CONTENTS FOOTBALL

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MEDIA INFORMATION2-4 Media Services2 Athletics Communication Staff3 Road Credential Info4 Fighting Illini Sports Network5 2019-20 Bowl Schedule / B1G Composite Schedule6-7 Preseason Notes8 2018 Starters8 Pronunciation Guide

THE FIGHTING ILLINI10-11 2019 Alphabetical & Numerical Rosters12 Newcomers13-44 Player Bios

THE COACHING STAFF46-48 Lovie Smith, Head Coach49 Rod Smith, Offensive Coordinator / QB50 Gill Byrd, Def. Passing Game Coordinator / Safeties51 Bob Ligashesky, Special Team Coordinator52 Mike Bellamy, Running Backs53 Austin Clark, Defensive Line54 Andrew Hayes-Stoker, Wide Receivers55 Keynodo Hudson, Cornerbacks56 Bob McClain, Offensive Line57 Cory Patterson, Tight Ends58 Miles Smith, Defensive Backs59-60 Graduate Assistant Coach Bios61-63 Analyst Bios64 Strength and Conditioning Staff65 Football Operations / Administration66 Recruiting Staff67 Man Development Staff68 Athletic Training Staff69 Football Video Staff70 Football Equipment Staff71 Nutrition Staff72 Academics 73 Support Staff / Athletic Board74-76 Director of Athletics Josh Whitman77-78 University Administration

2018 SEASON IN REVIEW80-81 2018 Season Highlights and Awards82 NCAA & B1G Ranks / All-B1G Teams83-87 2017 Illinois Team & Individual Statistics88 Game-By-Game Statistics / Starters89 2018 Starter Quick Facts90 Scoring Drives / Big Plays91-92 Team & Individual Superlative Stats 93-96 Game Summaries

THE RECORD BOOK98-99 Individual Records / NCAA Records100 Starter Records101 Big Ten Records102-103 Team Records104-107 Rushing Records107 Total Offense Records107 All-Purpose Records108-109 Passing Records110-112 Receiving Records113-114 Scoring Records115 Punting Records116 Punt Return Records117 Kickoff Return Records118-121 Defensive Records122 Memorial Stadium Records123-124 Attendance Records124 Homecoming Scores125 The Last Time126-127 Longest Plays of the Year128-137 Year-By-Year Scores138 Annual Team Records / All-time Coaching Records139 All-time Assistant Coaches140-142 Annual Team Statistics143-147 All-Time Series Records148-149 Illini vs. Ranked Opponents150 Illinois Results When Ranked151-154 Postseason Bowl History155-156 Postseason Bowl Records

HISTORY158 National Championship Teams159 Retired Number: #77 Red Grange160 Retired Number: #50 Dick Butkus161 Butkus Award162-163 College Football Hall of Fame164 Pro Football Hall of Fame165 Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame166-167 Consensus All-Americans168-169 All-America Selections170-171 All-Big Ten Selections172 National & All-B1G Awards / Team MVPs173 Football Captains174 Illini in the Heisman Voting / Capel Award175-176 Academic Honors177-180 All-Time Starters181-183 Illini in the NFL / Illini in the Super Bowl184-185 Illini in the NFL Draft186-190 All-Time Illini on NFL Rosters191-199 All-Time Letterwinners200 Rivalry Trophies201-202 Memorial Stadium

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2019 ILLINOIS SCHEDULEDATE OPPONENT TIME CT (TV) LOCATION 2018 REC SERIES HISTORY (LAST)Aug. 31 AKRON 11 am (BTN) MEMORIAL STADIUM 4-8 ILL leads 1-0 (1996)Sept. 7 at UConn 2:30 pm (CBSS) East Hartford, CT 1-11 First MeetingSept. 14 EASTERN MICHIGAN 11 am (BTN) MEMORIAL STADIUM 7-6 First MeetingSept. 21 NEBRASKA TBA MEMORIAL STADIUM 4-8 NEB leads 12-3-1 (2018)Oct. 5 at Minnesota 2:30/3 pm Minneapolis, Minn. 7-6 MINN leads 38-30-3 (2018) Oct. 12 MICHIGAN TBA MEMORIAL STADIUM 10-3 MICH leads 70-23-2 (2016)Oct. 19 WISCONSIN (Homecoming) 11 am MEMORIAL STADIUM 8-5 WIS leads 42-36-7 (2018)Oct. 26 at Purdue TBA West Lafayette, Ind. 6-7 Tied 44-44-6 (2018)Nov. 2 RUTGERS TBA MEMORIAL STADIUM 1-11 ILL leads 3-2 (2018) Nov. 9 at Michigan State TBA East Lansing, Mich. 7-6 MSU leads 26-18-2 (2016)Nov. 23 at Iowa TBA Iowa City, Iowa 9-4 ILL leads 38-34-2 (2018)Nov. 30 NORTHWESTERN TBA MEMORIAL STADIUM 9-5 ILL leads 55-52-5 (2018)Dec. 7 Big Ten Championship Game TBA Indianapolis, Ind.

QUICK FACTSUNIVERSITY INFORMATIONLocation: Urbana-Champaign (135,000) Founded: 1867 Enrollment: 49,339 Colors: Orange & Blue Nickname: Fighting Illini Conference: Big Ten (West Division) President: Timothy L. Killeen Chancellor: Robert J. Jones Director of Athletics: Josh Whitman Stadium: Memorial Stadium (FieldTurf – 60,670)

COACHING STAFFHead Coach: Lovie Smith Alma Mater: Tulsa, 1980 Record at Illinois: 9-27 (3 seasons) Overall Record: sameAssistant Coaches: Rod Smith: Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Gill Byrd: Passing Game Coordinator / Safeties Bob Ligashesky: Special Teams Coordinator Mike Bellamy: Running Backs Austin Clark: Defensive Line Andrew Hayes-Stoker: Wide Receivers Keynodo Hudson: Cornerbacks Bob McClain: Offensive Line Cory Patterson: Tight Ends Miles Smith: Linebackers

Rob Delaney: Offensive Graduate Assistant Zach Grant: Offensive Graduate Assistant Carson Hall: Defensive Graduate Assistant Brent Jackson: Defensive Graduate Assistant

SUPPORT STAFFAssistant AD, Football Operations: Tim KnoxDirector of Player Personnel: James KirklandDirector of Man Development: Jake ZweigHead Strength & Conditioning Coach: Lou HernandezHead Football Athletic Trainer: Jeremy BuschDirector of Football Video: Alex Benizzi Equipment Manager: Trent ChesnutTeam Sport Dietitian: Sebastian Zorn

FOOTBALL INFORMATION2018 Record: 4-8, 2-7 (7th Big Ten West Division) Offensive Formation: Multiple Defensive Formation: 4-32018 Starters Returning/Lost: 17/7 Off: 7/4 Def: 9/2 ST (PK/P): 1/12018 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 46/7 Off: 17/4 Def: 27/2 ST (PK/P/LS): 2/1All-Time Record (Years): 606-593-51 (129)All-Time Big Ten Record (Years): 343-433-32 (123)Memorial Stadium Record (Years): 273-239-14 (96)Big Ten Championships (Last): 15 (2001)National Championships (Last): 5 (1951)Bowl Appearances (Last): 18 (2014 Heart of Dallas)All-Time Bowl Record: 8-10 (.444)

FOOTBALL CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice Phone: 217-333-1400 Mailing Address: Memorial Stadium1402 South First St, NE Tower, Champaign, IL 61820

FOLLOW THE ILLINIFightingIllini.comTwitter & Instagram: @IlliniFootballFacebook: Fighting Illini Football

Illinois Athletics Communication // 217-333-1391 // FightingIllini.com/mediaFootball Co-Contacts: Kent Brown ([email protected]) and Derek Neal ([email protected])

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DIA INTERVIEW PROCEDURE To facilitate the schedules of Division of Intercollegiate Athletics coaches and administrators and to expedite media requests, the University of Illinois Athletics Communication Office requires media personnel to arrange interview requests through the Athletics Communication staff. This interview procedure is designed to enhance the availability of DIA staff members to answer questions from the media at a time which best facilitates each individual’s schedule.

In most situations, student-athletes are not available on the day of scheduled intercollegiate competition until after the event is completed. Players have been instructed not to talk to media who haven’t coordinated their requests through Athletic Communications. The team locker room and training room are off limits to media personnel.

PRESS BOX ENTRANCE TO PRESS BOX Enter the press box through Gate 10 via the press elevator located near the northwest corner of Memorial Stadium (press box side of the field). Press level for all working media is Level 8.

MEDIA WILL CALL (State Farm Center Ticket Window inside west entrance): Credentials that are not mailed may be picked up at the “Press Will Call” at the State Farm Center ticket office located inside the main west entrance to SFC. Will call opens two hours before kickoff. Persons picking up credentials will be required to provide photo identification. All credentials are non-transferable. To pick up a parking pass at the Will Call window, use temporary parking in the circle drive.

WORKING PRESS DECK (Level 8): This level is reserved for print media, originating and non-originating radio, network television and athletic communications personnel. Wireless internet is available free of charge to working media. Wifi passcodes for “DIA-Private” are available in the press box.

PHOTO DECK (Level 5): This deck, located on the West Balcony level, offers a limited area for all broadcast video photographers who are covering the game. This area also will be used by network television and Fighting Illini Productions. Food service for media utilizing this area is in the main press box (Level 8) or in the photo tent.

PHOTO TENT (field level/SE corner): This area, underneath the southeast corner of the Horseshoe, offers a field-level work room for photographers covering the game. In addition to work tables and power outlets, wireless internet service is provided. Wifi passcodes for “DIA-Private” are available in the photo tent each game. This area contains pregame and halftime food service for photographers. Photo vests are obtained here and are required to shoot from the field. These vests must be returned following the game.

SUITES AND CLUB SEATS (Levels 3/6/7): These levels contain individual suites and club seating for the Colonnades Club and 77 Club. Levels 6 and 7 are not accessible to the media.

SIDELINESThe University of Illinois follows NCAA and Big Ten rules regarding media representatives on the sidelines. Photographers are not permitted to shoot between the 25-yard lines and must wear both a sideline credential and a photo vest at all times. Violators of the policy will be escorted from the stadium.

HOME-GAME CREDENTIALSMedia and photography credentials, and parking applications will be accepted online at fightingIllini.com/media. Season credential requests should be made by Monday, Aug. 20. Single-game credential requests should be made two weeks prior to each game to ensure mail delivery, or no later than Monday before each game for Will Call or pre-game day pickup. Illinois athletics communication staff will review each application and individuals will receive an e-mail notification following that review. Please note that in the event of heavy demand for credentials for a particular game, requests will be prioritized according to published circulation numbers. Spouses, dates, non-workers and children will not be permitted in the press box. Media agencies violating this policy could have future credential requests denied. The press box is open to the media four hours prior to kickoff and will close three hours after the conclusion of the Illinois press conference.

SIDELINE: Photographers with game-day sideline credentials must enter through the press box entrance on the northwest side of Memorial Stadium (Gate 10). To secure a photo vest, photographers must go to the photo tent in the southeast corner of the playing field. Game credential alone will not gain admittance to the sidelines during the game. You must have a photo vest. Refreshments are available for photographers in the photo tent before the game and at halftime. Wireless passwords also can be obtained in the photo tent.

ROAD GAME CREDENTIALS See page 3 for instructions on how to request credentials for Illinois’ road contests.

CREDENTIAL USE Working credentials are subject in all respects to the Media Credential Criteria and Policies set forth by the Big Ten Conference and University of Illinois as in effect from time to time. Working credentials are issued for the sole purpose of providing facility access to an accredited agency’s employee who has a legitimate working function (media or game service) in conjunction with a game or games. It is non-transferable and non-assignable, and any duplication or alteration of this document is prohibited. Any unauthorized use of this credential subjects the bearer to ejection from the facility and prosecution for criminal trespass. Any secondary use of any picture, photograph, audio description, video, film/tape, drawing or other description of a game taken or made by the accredited organization or individual to whom

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONBielfeldt Athletic Administration Building // 1700 South Fourth Street // Champaign, IL 61820(217) 333-1391 // Fax: (217) 333-5540 // fightingillini.com/media

Kent Brown

KENT BROWN Associate Athletic Director – Communication / Co-Football Contact (coaches) (217) 244-6533 [email protected]

DERRICK BURSON Assistant Athletic Director (217) 333-0933 [email protected]

DEREK NEAL Associate Director / Co-Football Contact (players) (217) 244-3707 [email protected] MOORE Assistant Director / Assistant Football Contact (217) 244-2092 [email protected] DEWAR Assistant Director (217) 244-5045 [email protected]

LIBBY KNIGHT Assistant Director (217) 265-8171 [email protected]

THOMAS DONLEY Intern (217) 333-1391 [email protected]

MICHAEL GIROT Graduate Assistant (217) 300-1449 [email protected]

HANA JOHNSON Graduate Assistant (217) 333-1391 [email protected]

JEN FISHER Office Manager (217) 333-1391 [email protected]

ADAM MARANTZ Director of Creative Services (217) 300-1325 [email protected]

MICHAEL GLASGOW Assistant Director of Creative Services (217) 333-1391 [email protected]

GRACE DUGGAN Social Media Strategist (217) 300-1569 [email protected]

MEDIA SERVICES

Derrick Burson Derek Neal Jen FisherBrett Moore Jenny Dewar Libby Knight

Thomas Donley Michael Girot Hana Johnson Adam Marantz Michael Glasgow Grace Duggan

CREDITS

Executive Editor: Derek Neal

Editor/Interior Design: Derek Neal, Brett Moore

Ed itorial Assistance: Brett Moore, Kent Brown

Cover Designs: Michael Glasgow

Ph otography: Mark Jones, Darrell Hoemann, Bradley Leeb, Craig Pessman, Cary Frye, Michael Glasgow, Derek Neal, Brett Moore

Printing: Premier Print Group, Champaign, Illinois

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a credential has been issued (including, but not limited to use in delayed editorial or non-editorial advertising, sales promotion or merchandising) is prohibited without prior specific written approval of the University of Illinois or the Big Ten Conference. Nothing in these terms and conditions authorizes or allows bearer to violate any of the trademarks, copyright and other proprietary rights of the University of Illinois or the Big Ten Conference. A maximum of two minutes (2:00) of game video footage (without audio) may be utilized during the one week period following the conclusion of the game solely within regularly scheduled bona fide news programming distributed via television, and may not be distributed via the internet, wireless or other forms of media.

LIVE BLOGGING/VIDEOMedia Agencies and Representatives shall not transmit or display any real-time video or audio, while the event or live network presentation of the event is in progress. Photographs or any text-based accounts or descriptions of the event (including without limitation, any web log, blog, online journal or other web-based publication) during the event is only allowed with advance permission of the Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.

WEB SITESMedia credentials are issued only for individuals who are affiliated with web sites for national or regional television and news media organizations, e.g. USA Today Online, ESPN.com, SI.com, CBSSports.com, 24/7Sports.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com, etc., for institutions that are conference members and non-conference opponents, and for the Big Ten Conference. The University of Illinois reserves the right to deny media credentials to any individual whose web site is not affiliated with an official news-gathering organization.

PARKINGMedia parking is located in Lot 32, which is located at the southwest corner of First and Kirby, south of Memorial Stadium. Entrance to the parking lot is off First Street. Parking credentials should be requested at the same time game-day working credentials are requested. If time permits (at least 10 working days), both credentials will be mailed. Those who request parking passes the week of the game should pick them up by 5 p.m. Friday at the UI Athletics Communication Office (1700 S. Fourth St., Champaign) when possible. On game day, media with credentials at Will Call have their names on a list to gain entrance to lot 32. Parking passes can also be picked up at Media Will Call after temporarily parking in the circle drive on the west side of State Farm Center.

HOTEL ROOMSThe Athletics Communication Office has a limited number of rooms reserved in the Champaign-Urbana area. Please contact Athletic Communications office manager Jennifer Fisher, 217-333-1391, at least two weeks in advance. These rooms will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

TELEPHONESTelephone lines in the press box must be ordered at least two weeks in advance of the game(s) for which they are needed. The orders should be addressed to AT&T (800/321-8152 or 800/443-9370 fax), during regular business hours. No telephone lines or instruments are available through the UI Athletic Communications Office. The stadium address is 1402 South First Street, Champaign, IL 61820. Photographers are encouraged to use wireless access in the photo tent rather than installing phone lines.

WIRELESS ACCESS Media members and photographers will have complimentary access to the internet during games through a wireless network (DIA-Private). WIFI passwords are printed on the name card at your seat in the press box or can be obtained from an athletics communication representative in the press box or photo tent.

PREGAME AND POSTGAME SERVICESPlay-by-play, halftime and complete final statistics, quote sheets, and pregame and postgame notes are all regular services on game day. Coach Lovie Smith and selected Illinois players will be available approximately 10-15 minutes after the conclusion of the game and will be brought to the interview room (located in the team room on the ground floor of the football facility in the northeast corner of Memorial Stadium). A member of the UI Athletics Communication staff will escort media members to the Illinois interview area and will leave the press box with approximately eight minutes remaining in the game. Media will be escorted to the postgame interview area through football recruiting area under the north stands, with entrance through the glass door near the northeast corner of the field. Those interested in audio-taping grouped interviews should connect their recorders to the distribution amplifier provided. Output from the device is microphone level, terminated in 1/8” two-conductor plugs and jacks, or three-pin standard microphone male connectors. The visiting team personnel will lead media to the visitor’s interview area, located near the visiting locker room in the northwest corner of the stadium.

WEEKLY PRESS LUNCHEONThe best time to interview head coach Lovie Smith is each Monday at his weekly press luncheon at 1 p.m. CT in the 8th Level media area of Memorial Stadium. The press conference also can be accessed via teleconference and is livestream on fightingillini.com. Full video and selected quotes will be posted on FightingIllini.com by 5 p.m. on Monday. Contact the Athletics Communication Office for the conference phone number. Media parking is free in the State Farm Center northwest parking lot or at meters in the ARC lot. The DIA is not responsible for any parking tickets received. Illinois offers head coach Lovie Smith’s weekly press conference to television stations through a Box account on Mondays beginning Aug. 26 and running every week (except for bye weeks) of the season. For access information to the Box account and exact time, contact Athletics Communication at (217) 333-1391.

PLAYER INTERVIEWS Monday: 1:20-2pm, Press Level Memorial Stadium. Selected players along with approved requested players following Coach Smith’s weekly press luncheon. Monday player requests must be received by athletics communication staff by 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Tuesday: Offensive players not involved in press conference on Monday are available, by request, after practice (approx. 9:30 am) in the recruiting area on the north end of Memorial Stadium or on the grass practice fields depending on where where practice held. Interview requests should be submitted to Derek Neal ([email protected]) by Noon on Tuesday.

Wednesday: Defensive players not involved in press conference on Monday are available, by request, after practice (approx. 9:30 am) in the recruiting area on the north end of Memorial Stadium or on the grass practice fields depending on where where practice held. Interview requests should be submitted to Derek Neal ([email protected]) by Noon on Wednesday.

OPPONENT SID CONTACTS

AKRON - CATHY BONGIOVI(330) 972-6106 // [email protected]: www.gozips.com

UCONN - PATRICK MCKENNA(860) 486-2394 // [email protected]: www.uconnhuskies.com

EASTERN MICHIGAN - GREG STEINER(734) 487-0318 // [email protected]: www.emueagles.com

NEBRASKA - KEITH MANN(402) 472-0237 // [email protected]: www.huskers.com

MINNESOTA - PAUL ROVNAK(612) 625-9379 // [email protected]: www.gophersports.com

MICHIGAN - DAVE ABLAUF(734) 764-6456 // [email protected]: www.mgoblue.com

WISCONSIN - BRIAN LUCAS(608) 263-5052 // [email protected]: www.uwbadgers.com

PURDUE - MATT RECTOR(765) 494-3196 // [email protected]: www.purduesports.com

RUTGERS - HASIM PHILLIPS(732) 445-6069 // [email protected]: www.scarletknights.com

MICHIGAN STATE - BEN PHLEGAR(517) 355-2271 // [email protected]: www.msuspartans.com

IOWA - STEVE ROE(319) 335-9411 // [email protected]: www.hawkeyesports.com

NORTHWESTERN - PAUL KENNEDY(847) 467-2028 // [email protected]: www.NUsports.com

CREDENTIALS REQUESTS

Illinois Home Game Credentialswww.fightingillini.com/media

Road Game Credentials

UConn: Email football SID [email protected]

MInnesota: http://www.athletics.umn.edu/credentials/media/

Purdue: www.sportssystems.com/purdue

Michigan State: www.sportssystems.com/michiganstate

Iowa: www.sportssystems.com/iowa

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Phone Interviews - Monday at press box media access and after practice on Tuesday and Wednesday if time allows. Requests should be submitted to Derek Neal ([email protected]) at least 24 hours prior to the interview.

First-year freshmen will be available once they have played in a game or at the discretion of Coach Lovie Smith.

Please arrange interview requests in advance with Kent Brown, Derek Neal or Brett Moore in the Athletics Communication Office, 217-333-1391. We will make every effort to fulfill your request, but the student-athletes’ academic and athletic requirements take priority.

COACH INTERVIEWS Coach Lovie Smith is available for media interviews Mondays (except bye weeks) during the regularly scheduled press conference at approximately 1 pm. Coordinators, along with select players, are available Mondays beginning at approximately 1:20 pm. Smith will be available after practice on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Assistant coaches that are not coodinators are not available for interviews during the season.

Phone interviews with Coach Smith may also be arranged through Athletics Communication office. Please arrange Smith interview requests in advance with Kent Brown in the Athletics Communication Office, 217-333-1391.

COLLEGEPRESSBOX.COM Collegepressbox.com is the official media website for Big Ten football. Download weekly game notes, quotes, statistics, media guides, headshots, logos and more for the conference and each of its member schools. Login information will be distributed to accredited media or apply for a password via e-mail: [email protected].

LOVIE SMITH RADIO SHOWThe “Lovie Smith Show” airs Monday nights from 7-8 p.m. on the Illini Sports Network. The live call-in show, orginating from Buffalo Wild Wings in Savoy, allows UI students and the Champaign-Urbana community the opportunity to meet Smith and ask questions about the Illinois football program. The show is hosted by Brian Barnhart, the play-by-play voice of Fighting Illini football.

FIGHTINGILLINI.COMAll Illinois media releases, statistics, live and archived press conferences, and video of coach and player interviews are available on the official University of Illinois website, www.fightingillini.com. The website also offers live audio broadcasts of all Illinois football games and the coach’s radio show broadcasts.

SOCIAL MEDIAFighting Illini fans and media can get all the latest news on the football team on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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The 50-station Fighting Illini Sports Network – plus SiriusXM sattelite radio and TuneIn internet radio – brings Illinois football to fans across the state and Midwest with Brian Barnhart and Martin O’Donnell calling the action.

In 2019, Barnhart will be in his 18th season as the “Voice of the Illini” after a long stint in professional baseball, including two years as the play-by-play voice of the Anaheim Angels. Barnhart serves as the voice of the Illini Sports Network, providing play-by-play coverage of football and men’s basketball and as the host of the statewide coaches call-in program every Monday night at 7 p.m., live from Buffalo Wild Wings in Savoy.

A native of nearby Tolono, Barnhart graduated Liberty University before beginning a 15-year career in professional baseball in 1986. In 1998, Barnhart was named the play-by-play announcer for the Angels and spent two full seasons with the American League club before returning to the Champaign-Urbana area in 2000. He currently is a news and sports announcer at WDWS-AM 1400 in Champaign, hosting the popular “Penny for your Thoughts” show weekday mornings.

During the 2007 season, Barnhart was honored by the Illinois Broadcasters Association with the “Silver Dome Award for Best Sports Play-by-Play” for his call of Illinois’ football upset of No. 1 Ohio State. In 2008, Barnhart was named “Sportscaster of the Year” in the state of Illinois by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

Former Illini All-American offensive lineman Martin O’Donnell returns to the Fighting Illini Sports Network for his fifth season as an expert analyst in 2019. O’Donnell, who lettered at Illinois from 2004-07, and earned All-America honors at left guard in 2007 after helping lead the Illini to the 2008 Rose Bowl, replaced former Illini quarterback Kurt Kittner in the booth.

Along with Barnhart and O’Donnell on the broadcast again this fall is Steve Kelly, a veteran Illini sportscaster who handles pregame, halftime and postgame host duties. Kelly has covered Illini athletics for over two decades on television and radio. He hosts “Saturday Morning Sportsline” along with Loren Tate Saturday mornings on WDWS-AM 1400 in Champaign.

The statewide Fighting Illini Sports Network is managed by Fighting Illini Sports Properties and encompasses all sponsorship and operational elements. Illini Sports Network programming includes hour-long pregame and postgame shows around live football and men’s basketball games, plus coverage of women’s basketball, volleyball and baseball, along with the “Illini Today” daily report. The “Lovie Smith Show” can be heard statewide, live from Papa Del’s Pizza Factory in Champaign, on the Illini Sports Network every Monday beginning Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.

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2019-20 BOWL SCHEDULEDate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bowl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Central Time (Network) . . . . . . . . . . . . . MatchupDec. 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bahamas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nassau, Bahamas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-USA vs. MACDec. 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frisco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frisco, Tex.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30 (ESPN2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . American vs. At-largeDec. 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reserve Celebration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlanta, Ga.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 a.m. (ABC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MEAC vs. SWACDec. 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Albuquerque, N.M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MWC vs. C-USADec. 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orleando, Fla. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30 p.m. (CBSSN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . American vs. Sun BeltDec. 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boca Raton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boca Raton, Fla. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30 p.m. (ABC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . American/C-USA/MACDec. 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Camellia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery, Ala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:30 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sun Belt vs. MACDec. 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Las Vegas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Las Vegas, Nev. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MWC vs. Pac-12Dec. 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Orleans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Orleans, La. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sun Belt vs. C-USADec. 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gasparilla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tampa, Fla. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . American vs. C-USADec. 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hawai’i. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Honolulu, Hawaii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BYU/MWC or AmericanDec. 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Independence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shreveport, La.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SEC vs. ACC/NDDec. 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quick Lane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Detroit, Mich. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big Ten vs. ACC/NDDec. 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Military. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annapolis, Md.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 a.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ACC/ND vs. AmericanDec. 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pinstripe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bronx, N.Y. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:20 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big Ten vs. ACC/NDDec. 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston, Tex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:45 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big 12 vs. SECDec. 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holiday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . San Diego, Calif. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7p.m. (FS1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big Ten vs Pac-12Dec. 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cheez-it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phoenix, Ariz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:15 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big 12 vs. Pac-12Dec. 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Camping World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orlando Fla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 a.m. (ABC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big 12 vs ACC/ND Dec. 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First Responder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fort Worth, Tex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:30 a.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big 12 vs.C-USADec. 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Redbox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Santa Clara, Calif.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 p.m. (FOX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big Ten vs. Pac-12Dec. 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Music City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nashville, Tenn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SEC vs. ACC/Big Ten/NDDec. 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charlotte, N.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 a.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SEC vs. ACC/NDDec. 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sun. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . El Paso, Tex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 p.m. (CBS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pac-12 vs. ACC/NDDec. 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liberty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Memphis, Tenn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:45 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big 12 vs. SECDec. 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuscon, Ariz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:30 p.m. (CBSSN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MWC vs. Sun BeltDec. 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alamo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . San Antonio, Tex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big 12 vs. Pac-12Jan. 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Citrus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orlando, Fla. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 p.m. (ABC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SEC vs. ACC/Big Ten/NDJan. 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Outback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tampa, Fla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SEC vs. Big TenJan. 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Birmingham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Birmingham, Ala.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SEC vs. AmericanJan. 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacksonville, Fla. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SEC vs. ACC/Big Ten/ NDJan. 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Potato. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boise, Idaho. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MWC vs. MACJan. 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Armed Forces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fort Worth, Tex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:30 a.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MWC vs. Big TenJan. 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alabama. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mobile, Ala. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MAC vs. Sun Belt

CFP Selection Committee Bowls (New Year’s Six)Dec. 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cotton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arlington, Tx. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Noon (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . At-large vs. At-largeDec. 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miami Gardens, Fl.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . At-large vs. At-largeJan. 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pasadena, Calif. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big Ten vs. Pac-12Jan. 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sugar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Orleans, La. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:45 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big 12 vs. SEC

College Football Playoff Dec. 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlanta, Ga. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 or 7 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CFP Semifinal Dec. 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fiesta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glendale, Az. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 or 7 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CFP SemifinalJan. 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Orleans, La. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. (ESPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Semifinal winners

THURSDAY, AUG. 29South Dakota State at MINNESOTA

FRIDAY, AUG. 30Tulsa at MICHIGAN STATEWISCONSIN at South FloridaMassachusetts at RUTGERS

SATURDAY, AUG. 31Akron at ILLINOISINDIANA vs. Ball StateHoward at MARYLANDSouth Alabama at NEBRASKAFlorida Atlantic at OHIO STATEIdaho at PENN STATENORTHWESTERN at StanfordMiami (OH) at IOWAMiddle Tennessee St. at MICHIGAN PURDUE at Nevada

SATURDAY, SEPT. 7RUTGERS at IOWASyracuse at MARYLANDArmy at MICHIGANCincinnati at OHIO STATEVanderbilt at PURDUEILLINOIS at ConnecticutEastern Illinois at INDIANANEBRASKA at ColoradoCentral Michigan at WISCONSINWestern Michigan at MICHIGAN ST.Buffalo at PENN STATEMINNESOTA at Fresno State

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14Eastern Michigan at ILLINOISOHIO STATE at INDIANAMARYLAND at TemplePittsburgh at PENN STATEGeorgia Southern at MINNESOTAUNLV at NORTHWESTERNIOWA at Iowa StateArizona State at MICHIGAN STATETCU at PURDUENorthern Illinois at NEBRASKA

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21MICHIGAN at WISCONSINNEBRASKA at ILLINOISConnecticut at INDIANAMICHIGAN STATE at NORTHWESTERNMiami, Ohio at OHIO STATEBoston College at RUTGERS

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27PENN STATE at MARYLAND

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28INDIANA at MICHIGAN STATE (HC) Middle Tennessee State at IOWARUTGERS at MICHIGANOHIO STATE at NEBRASKAMINNESOTA at PURDUENORTHWESTERN at WISCONSIN

SATURDAY, OCT. 5IOWA at MICHIGAN (HC) PURDUE at PENN STATE (HC) ILLINOIS at MINNESOTA (HC) NORTHWESTERN at NEBRASKA (HC) MICHIGAN STATE at OHIO STATE (HC) Kent State at WISCONSINMARYLAND at RUTGERS

SATURDAY, OCT. 12RUTGERS at INDIANA (HC) MARYLAND at PURDUE (HC) MICHIGAN STATE at WISCONSIN (HC) MICHIGAN at ILLINOISPENN STATE at IOWANEBRASKA at MINNESOTA

FRIDAY, OCT. 18OHIO STATE at NORTHWESTERN

SATURDAY, OCT. 19WISCONSIN at ILLINOIS (HC)PURDUE at IOWA (HC) MINNESOTA at RUTGERS (HC) INDIANA at MARYLANDMICHIGAN at PENN STATE

SATURDAY, OCT. 26IOWA at NORTHWESTERN (HC)Notre Dame at MICHIGANMARYLAND at MINNESOTAPENN STATE at MICHIGAN STATEINDIANA at NEBRASKAWISCONSIN at OHIO STATEILLINOIS at PURDUELiberty at RUTGERS

SATURDAY, NOV. 2MICHIGAN at MARYLAND (HC) RUTGERS at ILLINOISNORTHWESTERN at INDIANANEBRASKA at PURDUE

SATURDAY, NOV. 9ILLINOIS at MICHIGAN STATEPENN STATE at MINNESOTAPURDUE at NORTHWESTERNMARYLAND at OHIO STATEIOWA at WISCONSIN

SATURDAY, NOV. 16MINNESOTA at IOWAMICHIGAN STATE at MICHIGANWISCONSIN at NEBRASKAMassachusetts at NORTHWESTERNINDIANA at PENN STATEOHIO STATE at RUTGERS

SATURDAY, NOV. 23MICHIGAN at INDIANAILLINOIS at IOWANEBRASKA at MARYLANDMINNESOTA at NORTHWESTERNPENN STATE at OHIO STATEMICHIGAN STATE at RUTGERSPURDUE at WISCONSIN

FRIDAY, NOV. 29IOWA at NEBRASKA

SATURDAY, NOV. 30OHIO STATE at MICHIGANNORTHWESTERN at ILLINOISMARYLAND at MICHIGAN STATEWISCONSIN at MINNESOTARUTGERS at PENN STATEINDIANA at PURDUE

SATURDAY, DEC. 7Big Ten Championship Game [1]

[1] Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis

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PLAYER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ’18 . ’17 . . ’16 . ’15 . .TOTPalczewski, Alex . . . . . . . . 12. . .11 . . -- . . . -- . . .23Oliver, Tymir . . . . . . . . . . . 12. . .10 . . .0 . . . -- . . .22Green, Stanley . . . . . . . . . . .7 . . . 7 . . .7 . . . -- . . .21Smalling, Ricky . . . . . . . . . 11. . .10 . . -- . . . -- . . .21Kramer, Doug . . . . . . . . . . 12. . . 8 . . -- . . . -- . . .20Roundtree, Bobby . . . . . . . 11. . . 9 . . -- . . . -- . . .20Lowe, Vederian . . . . . . . . . 12. . . 7 . . -- . . . -- . . .19Milan, Jamal . . . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . 6 . . .5 . . . 0 . . .19Hobbs, Nate . . . . . . . . . . . .7 . . .10 . . -- . . . -- . . .17Hansen, Jake. . . . . . . . . . . 12. . . -- . . .1 . . . -- . . .13Green, Kendrick. . . . . . . . . 12. . . -- . . -- . . . -- . . .12Brown, Sydney. . . . . . . . . . 10. . . -- . . -- . . . -- . . .10Corbin, Reggie . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . 0 . . .2 . . . -- . . .10Adams, Tony . . . . . . . . . . . .7 . . . 2 . . -- . . . -- . . . .9Carney Jr., Owen . . . . . . . . .8 . . . 0 . . -- . . . -- . . . .8Jackson, Kenyon . . . . . . . . .0 . . . 3 . . .5 . . . -- . . . .8Martin, Jartavius. . . . . . . . .8 . . . -- . . -- . . . -- . . . .8Ware, Delano. . . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . -- . . -- . . . -- . . . .8Woods, Jamal . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . 4 . . -- . . . -- . . . .8Davis, Trenard. . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . 1 . . -- . . . -- . . . .7Harding, Dele . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . 5 . . .0 . . . -- . . . .7Bonner, RaVon . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . 3 . . -- . . . -- . . . .5Epstein, Mike . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . 3 . . -- . . . -- . . . .5Gay, Isaiah . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . 2 . . -- . . . -- . . . .5Reams, Caleb . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . 3 . . .1 . . . -- . . . .5Barker, Daniel . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . -- . . -- . . . -- . . . .3Marchese, Michael . . . . . . .3 . . . 0 . . -- . . . -- . . . .3Stampley, Dominic . . . . . . .3 . . . -- . . -- . . . -- . . . .3Knight, James . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . 1 . . -- . . . -- . . . .2Williams, Justice . . . . . . . . .1 . . . 0 . . .1 . . . -- . . . .2Brown, Dre . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . 1 . . -- . . . -- . . . .1DeGroot, Dawson. . . . . . . . .0 . . . 1 . . -- . . . -- . . . .1Oladipo, Lere. . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . -- . . -- . . . -- . . . .1Pate, Deon. . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . -- . . -- . . . -- . . . .1Sandy, Carlos . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . -- . . -- . . . -- . . . .1Shogbonyo, Ayo . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . 1 . . -- . . . -- . . . .1-- = Redshirted/did not play/not on squad; 0 = Played, didn’t start

PRESEASON NOTES• Opening Kick: The 2019 Fighting Illini will kick off year four of the Lovie Smith era on Aug. 31 when Akron

comes to Memorial Stadium. The Illini will be seeking their first bowl appearance since 2014.

• Running Wild: The Illini averaged 243.0 rushing yards per game in 2018, good for 12th-best in FBS, 2nd-best in the Big Ten and fifth on the Illinois season rushing average list. The 2018 average was 137.4 yards per game more than 2017 (105.6), the biggest improvement in the nation from 2017 to 2018.

• Youth Becomes Experience: The Illini had one of the youngest teams on the field in 2018, but this season a much more experience squad will take the field.

» Last year’s roster featured just eight seniors and 24 total upperclassmen, both the fewest in the nation, while the 2019 roster has 13 seniors and 47 upperclassmen.

» The 2018 Illini roster had the highest percentage of underclassmen in the nation – 76.5 (78 of 102), while the 2019 roster has 55.2 percent of the roster as underclassmen (58 of 105)

» 59.8 percent of starts for the offense and defense were by underclassmen (158 of 264)

• Power-Five Transfers: Lovie Smith and staff loaded up the roster with six new power-five transfers, five of which are eligible to play immediately in 2019 as graduate transfers. In addition, linebacker Milo Eifler is now eligible to play after sitting out the 2018 season after transferring from Washington.

Player Old Team Play in ’19? Years to Play HS Recruit Rk (247) Oluwole Betiku Jr. USC Yes (Grad transfer) 2 15 Brandon Peters Michigan Yes (Grad transfer) 2 61 Richie Petitbon Alabama Yes (Grad transfer) 1 62 Milo Eifler Washington Yes (Sat out 2018) 2 142 Trevon Sidney USC Yes (Grad transfer) 2 143 Josh Imatorbhebhe USC Yes (Grad transfer) 2 158 Chase Brown W. Michigan No (Sit out 2019) 3 (starting in 2020) -- Luke Ford Georgia No (Sit out 2019) 3 (starting in 2020) 51

• Big Play Run Game: The Illini running game was not only one of the best in the nation in 2018, it was also very explosive.

» Ranked sixth in the nation in yards per carry for both all games (5.91) and in conference games (6.27), behind only Oklahoma, Clemson, Memphis, Wisconsin, and Ohio on both lists.

» Led FBS in runs of 70+ yards (5), ranked second in runs of 40+ yards (14), and third in runs of 30+ yards (20). Also ranked fifth in 50+ (8), 60+ (6) and 80+ (1) runs.

» Illinois had 10 100-yard rushing performances in 12 games – four by RB Reggie Corbin, four by QB A.J. Bush Jr., and two by RB Mike Epstein. In 2017, the Illini had just one 100-yard rushing game.

• Runnin’ Reggie: Junior RB Reggie Corbin was the Illini’s home run hitter in 2018.

» Ranked third in the nation in yards per carry (8.48) for any player with at least 10 carries per game, rushing for 1,085 yards on 128 carries.

» Averaged 9.29 yards per carry in conference games, second-most in the nation (min. 10 carries/game).

» Averaged 8.71 yards per carry in road games, fourth-most in the nation (min. 10 carries/game).

» Led FBS in runs of 70+ yards (4), second in runs of 50+ (7) and 80+ yards (1), and third in 60+ (5).

» Has 1,085 rushing yards this season, the 13th 1,000-yard rushing season in Illinois history and the first since Mikel Leshoure ran for an Illinois record 1,697 yards in 2010. He ranked 36th in the nation in rushing yards per game.

» Ran for a career-high 213 yards on 13 carries (16.4 ypc) and two touchdowns (72 and 77 yards) in the win over Minnesota. It was the eighth-best rushing performance in Illini history.

FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE CENTER COMING THIS SEASON

Construction of the new Henry Dale and Betty Smith Football Center began in 2018 and will be finished for the 2019 season. The $79.2 million Smith Center will be a 107,650 square foot facility adjoining to the south end of the Irwin Indoor Practice Facility. The facility will feature new and expanded strength and conditioning and sports medicine space, coaches’ offices, position meeting rooms, player development areas, locker rooms, and other areas for recruiting and prospect hosting. The facility opens for player use in August 2019, with a grand opening schedule for Oct. 12 when the Fighting Illini host Michigan at Memorial Stadium. More information on the project can be found at http://illinoisrenaissance.com.

ROUNDTREE SUFFERS SERIOUS INJURY

All-Big Ten defensive end Bobby Roundtree will miss the 2019 season after suffering a severe spinal injury on May 18, 2019, in a swimming accident near his home of Largo, Florida. Roundtree started 20 of 24 games during his first two seasons at Illinois, earning honorable mention All-Big Ten honors in 2018 with 66 tackles, 12.5 TFLs, 7.5 sacks and seven PBUs on the season. He was projected as one of the Illini’s top players entering his junior season in 2019.

2019-20 BIG TEN BOWL POSSIBILITIES

Jan. 13 CFP National Championship Game

Dec. 28 CFB Playoff Seamifinals (Fiesta & Peach)

Jan. 1 Rose Bowl vs. Pac-12

Jan. 4 Armed Forces Bowl vs. MWC

Jan. 1 VRBO Citrus Bowl vs. SEC

Jan. 1 Outback Bowl vs. SEC

Jan. 2 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl B1G/ACC/ND vs. SEC

Dec. 27 SDCCU Holiday Bowl vs. Pac-12

Dec. 30 Redbox Bowl Bowl vs. Pac-12

Dec. 30 Franklin American Music City Bowl B1G/ACC vs. SEC

Dec. 27 New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. ACC/ND

Dec. 26 Quick Lane Bowl vs. ACC/ND

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The 2019 Fighting Illini roster features 11 student-athletes that already earned a bachelor’s degree prior to the season – six at Illinois and five at different schools

Student-Athlete Bachelor’s Degree Degree Pursuing Oluwole Betiku Jr. International Relations (May ’19 at USC) Recreation, Sport & Tourism Dre Brown Recreation, Sport & Tourism (Dec. ’18 at Illinois) Management Reggie Corbin Communication (May ’18 at Illinois) Recreation, Sport & Tourism Josh Imatorbhebhe Business Administration (May ’19 at USC) Strategic Brand Communication Jamal Milan Sociology (May ’19 at Illinois) Communication (2nd bachelor’s) Brandon Peters General Studies (June ’19 at Michigan) Recreation, Sport & Tourism Richie Petitbon Communication Studies (Dec. ’18 at Alabama) Sport Management Caleb Reams Community Health (May ’19 at Illinois) Management Trevon Sidney Communication (June ’19 at USC) Recreation, Sport & Tourism Bobby Walker Political Science (Dec. ’18 at Illinois) Management Justice Williams Business Management (Aug. ’18 at Illinois) Business Administration

MAKING THE GRADE

The Illini continue to excel in the classroom.

• A total of 19 football student-athletes earned Illinois degrees in 2018-19, including six that are on the 2019 roster pursuing master’s degrees.

• Illini players have earned 160 degrees in the last five years – 19 in 2019, 29 in 2018, 32 in 2017, 42 in 2016 and 38 in 2015.

• Illinois’ rise in Academic All-Big Ten selections has been staggering. Prior to 2012, the school record was 12 (2000 & 2009). Since then, the Illini have had 18 (2012), 21 (2013), 29 (2014), 31 (2015), 35 (2016) and, most recently, 32 in both 2017 & ’18.

ILLINI STORYLINES

• Future Coaches: Illini RB Reggie Corbin got a taste of coaching over the summer. Corbin, along with Illini teammates Justice Williams and Dele Harding coached the ‘Chargers’ to a successful second season in the Tuscola Flag Football League. The trio connected with 10-year old Illini superfan Colton Rahn, who has cerebral palsey, in the winter of 2017 when a group of football student-athletes drove to Tuscola to cheer on Colton’s basketball team. It marked the second straight summer Corbin and Williams coached a flag football team in Tuscola.

• First-time Footballer: Junior punter Blake Hayes, a native of Melbourne, Australia, had never played in or attended an American football game until making his Illini debut against Ball State on Sept. 2, 2017. Hayes played Australian rules football before training at ProKick Australia for two years in hopes of getting a college scholarship in the United States. It paid off, as the Aussie earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors as a true-freshman, averaging 42.0 yards per punt, and then upped that to third-team All-Big Ten and a 43.6 yards per punt average in 2018.

2020 // FINALSept. 5 Illinois StateSept. 12 UConnSept. 19 Bowling GreenSept. 26 OPENOct. 3 @ RutgersOct. 10 @ NebraskaOct. 17 PurdueOct. 24 MinnesotaOct. 31 @ WisconsinNov. 7 IowaNov. 14 @ IndianaNov. 21 Ohio StateNov. 28 @ NorthwesternDec. 5 B1G Championship

2021 // FINALSept. 4 UTSASept. 11 @ VirginiaSept. 18 MarylandSept. 25 @ PurdueOct. 2 CharlotteOct. 9 OPENOct. 16 @ Penn StateOct. 23 WisconsinOct. 30 RutgersNov. 6 @ MinnesotaNov. 13 NebraskaNov. 20 @ IowaNov. 27 NorthwesternDec. 4 B1G Championship

2022 // FINALSept. 3 @ WisconsinSept. 10 VirginiaSept. 17 WyomingSept. 24 ChattanoogaOct. 1 Michigan StateOct. 8 MinnesotaOct. 15 @ Penn StateOct. 22 OFFOct. 29 @ MichiganNov. 5 PurdueNov. 12 IowaNov. 19 @ NebraskaNov. 26 @ Northwestern

2023 // FINALSept. 2 ToledoSept. 9 @ KansasSept. 16 Penn StateSept. 23 Florida AtlanticSept. 30 @ PurdueOct. 7 NebraskaOct. 14 WisconsinOct. 21 @ MarylandOct. 28 IndianaNov. 4 OFFNov. 11 @ MinnesotaNov. 18 @IowaNov. 25 Northwestern

2024 // FINALAug. 31 PurdueSept. 7 KansasSept. 14 Central MichiganSept. 21 Eastern IllinoisSept. 28 @ Ohio StateOct. 5 OFFOct. 12 @ Penn StateOct. 19 IowaOct. 26 RutgersNov. 2 @ WisconsinNov. 9 @ NebraskaNov. 16 OFFNov. 23 MinnesotaNov. 30 @ Northwestern

2025 // 1 non-conf. TBAAug. 30 NebraskaSept. 6 @ DukeSept. 13 OPENSept. 20 Western MichiganSept. 27 Penn StateOct. 4 @ IowaOct. 11 OPENOct. 18 MichiganOct. 25 @ PurdueNov. 1 OPENNov. 8 @ Michigan StateNov. 15 WisconsinNov. 22 @ MinnesotaNov. 29 Northwestern

2026 // 1 non-conf. & B1G TBASept. 12 DukeSept. 26 Missouri

2027 // 2 non-conf. & B1G TBASept. 18 @ Missouri

2028 // 2 non-conf. & B1G TBASept. 16 Missouri

2029 // 2 non-conf. & B1G TBASept. 15 @ Missouri

FUTURE SCHEDULES

2018 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (32)Tony Adams So. Political ScienceNick Allegretti Gr. MS: Recreation, Sport, & TourismNolan Bernat Jr. AdvertisingChristian Bobak So. FinanceDre Brown Sr. Recreation, Sport, & TourismJake Cerny Jr. ManagementSean Coghlan So. BusinessReggie Corbin Jr. Recreation, Sport, & TourismDawson DeGroot So. BusinessMike Dudek Gr. MS: Technology ManagementMike Epstein So. BusinessBlake Hayes So. KinesiologyZac Holman Sr. Earth, Society, & Environ. SustainabilityDoug Kramer Jr. FinanceConner Lillig So. EconomicsJimmy Marchese Jr. FinanceMichael Marchese So. Special EducationZeke Martin Sr. KinesiologyAlec McEachern So. BusinessChase McLaughlin Sr. Technology ManagementCam Miller Jr. FinanceDrew Murtaugh Jr. Civil EngineeringAlex Palczewski So. KinesiologyAlex Pihlstrom So. Recreation, Sport, & TourismDel’Shawn Phillips Sr. Recreation, Sport, & TourismAustin Roberts Gr. Master’s of Public HealthRicky Smalling So. General StudiesAdam Solomon Sr. AccountancyEthan Tabel Jr. AdvertisingAndrew Trainer Jr. FinanceBobby Venegas So. Civil EngineeringJustice Williams Sr. Management

2018-19 FOOTBALL GRADUATES (19)

DECEMBER 2018Dre Brown Recreation, Sport, and TourismMike Dudek Technology Management (Master’s)Zac Holman Earth, Society, Environmental SustainabilityZeke Martin KinesiologySam Mays CommunicationAdam Solomon AccountancyBobby Walker Political Science

MAY 2019Nick Allegretti Recreation, Sport, and Tourism (Master’s)Shaedon Meadors Recreation, Sport, and Tourism (Master’s)Jimmy Marchese FinanceChase McLaughlin Technology Management (Master’s)Jamal Milan SociologyCaleb Reams Community HealthCameron Watkins Sociology

AUGUST 2019Trenard Davis Recreation, Sport, and TourismDel’Shawn Phillips Recreation, Sport, and TourismAustin Roberts Public Health (Master’s)Andrew Trainer FinanceJustice Williams Business Administration (Master’s)

Bold = on 2019 roster

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OFFENSE

Pos. # Player StartsQB 1 AJ Bush Jr. 9 8 M.J. Rivers II 3 RB 2 Reggie Corbin 8 21 Ra’Von Bonner 2 26 Mike Epstein 2 WR 9 Sam Mays 12 4 Ricky Smalling 11 15 Trenard Davis 6 6 Dominic Stampley 3 13 Caleb Reams 1 18 Mike Dudek 1 5 Carmoni Green 1 11 Carlos Sandy 1 32 Justice Williams 1

TE 36 Austin Roberts 8 87 Daniel Barker 3

OL 79 Vederian Lowe 12 55 Kendrick Green 12 65 Doug Kramer 12 53 Nick Allegretti 12 63 Alex Palczewski 12

BOLD = on 2019 roster

DEFENSE

Pos. # Player StartsDE 97 Bobby Roundtree 11 99 Owen Carney Jr. 8 92 Isaiah Gay 3 90 Lere Oladipo 1 98 Deon Pate 1

DT 96 Tymir Oliver 12 55 Jamal Milan 8 91 Jamal Woods 4

LB 35 Jake Hansen 12 3 Del’Shawn Phillips 11 9 Dele Harding 2 41 Jimmy Marchese 1

NB 15 Delano Ware 5 30 Sydney Brown 3 31 Cameron Watkins 1 10 James Knight 1 CB 21 Jartavius Martin 8 8 Nate Hobbs 7 31 Cameron Watkins 6 6 Tony Adams 2

S 30 Sydney Brown 7 7 Stanley Green 7 6 Tony Adams 5 15 Delano Ware 3 42 Michael Marchese 3

SPECIAL TEAMS

Pos. # Player StartsK 43 Chase McLaughlin 12

P 14 Blake Hayes 12

2018 STARTERS BY POSITION

2019 PRONUNCIATION GUIDETarique Barnes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ta-REEKMarquez Beason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mar-KEZNolan Bernat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . burr-KNATOluwole Betiku . . . .OH-loo-WOE-lay buh-TEE-kooChristian Bobak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . bo-BACKRa’Von Bonner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .RAY-vonVerdis Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ver-disDalevon Campbell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DALE-vonJake Cerny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SIR-neeThomas Cronin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CROW-ninKyron Cumby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KY-runTrenard Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . tre-NARDMark Di Lorio . . . . .dee-OH-ree-oh (like dee-Oreo)Milo Eifler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MEE-LOW EYE-Fler Preston Engel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-gullMike Epstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ep-STEENNick Fedanzo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fa-DON-zoDele Harding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DAY-LAYJosh Imatorbhebhe. . . . . . . . . ee-MAT-or-bay-bayTailon Leitzsey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TAY-lon LIT-seeVederian Lowe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vuh-DARE-ee-anMichael Marchese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mar-CASEJartavius Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jar-TAY-vee-usAlec McEachern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mc-CARE-unJamal Milan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . muh-LANMarc Mondesir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mon-duh-SEERKievan Myers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .KEY-vonnJakari Norwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . juh-CAR-eeMoses Okpala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . oak-PAH-laLere Oladipo . . . . . . . . . . . .luh-RAY oh-la-DEE-poTymir Oliver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TIE-MEERAlex Palczewski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pal-CHESS-keyRichie Petitbon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PETTY-boneAlex Pihlstrom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PILL-strumAyo Shogboyo . . . . . . . . . . .EYE-oh shog-BAHN-yoTrevon Sidney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . TRAY-von SID-neeEthan Tabel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . tuh-BELLCoran Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kor-AHNKhalan Tolson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KAY-lahnDelano Ware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . dee-LAY-no

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NO NAME POS HT WT YR ELIG. HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL/PREVIOUS COLLEGE6 Tony Adams DB 6-0 200 Jr. 3-2 Belleville, Ill./St. Louis University HS93 Calvin Avery DL 6-2 330 So. 4-3 Dallas, Tex./Bishop Dunne87 Daniel Barker TE 6-4 250 So. 4-3 Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Deerfield Beach48 Bryce Barnes TE 6-2 245 Fr. 5-4 Gibson City, Ill./Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley44 Tarique Barnes LB 6-1 225 Fr. 5-4 Memphis, Tenn./Cordova 3 Marquez Beason DB 5-11 185 Fr. 5-4 Dallas, Texas/Duncanville28 Nolan Bernat DB 5-10 185 Sr. 2-1 Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett HS/College of Dupage47 Oluwole Betiku Jr. DL 6-3 250 Jr. 2-2 Lagos, Nigeria/Serra HS (CA)/USC 29 Christian Bobak DB 6-0 200 Jr. 2-2 Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central21 Ra’Von Bonner RB 5-11 215 Jr. 3-2 Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore28 Chase Brown RB 5-11 195 So. 4-3 London, Ontario/St. Stephens Episcopal (Fla.)/WMU25 Dre Brown RB 5-11 210 Sr. 1-1 DeKalb, Ill./DeKalb30 Sydney Brown DB 6-0 210 So. 4-3 London, Ontario/St. Stephens Episcopal School (Fla.)52 Verdis Brown OL 6-4 310 r-Fr. 4-4 Chicago, Ill./IMG Academy (Fla.)19 Dalevon Campbell WR 6-4 200 Fr. 5-4 Missouri City, Texas/Fort Bend Marshall99 Owen Carney Jr. DL 6-3 255 Jr. 3-2 Miami, Fla./Miami Central80 Edwin Carter WR 6-3 185 r-Fr. 4-4 Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood73 Jake Cerny OL 6-5 300 Jr. 2-2 Traverse City, Mich./Traverse City West51 Sean Coghlan LB 6-0 220 So. 3-3 Chicago, Ill./St. Rita49 Seth Coleman DL 6-5 215 Fr. 5-4 Melbourne, Fla./Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy40 Shammond Cooper LB 6-2 205 Fr. 5-4 St. Louis, Mo./Trinity Catholic2 Reggie Corbin RB 5-10 200 Sr. 1-1 Upper Marlboro, Md./Gonzaga College HS70 Thomas Cronin OL 6-4 290 Fr. 5-4 Oak Park, Ill./Oak Park River Forest20 Kyron Cumby WR 5-8 180 Fr. 5-4 Plano, Texas/Plano15 Trenard Davis WR 6-0 195 Sr. 1-1 Boynton Beach, Fla./American Heritage School 24 Dawson DeGroot LB 6-1 215 Jr. 3-2 Fort Myers, Fla./Fort Myers37 Mark Di Iorio LB 5-8 210 Fr. 5-4 Barrington, Ill./Barrington5 Milo Eifler LB 6-2 225 Jr. 2-2 Berkeley, Calif./Bishop O’Dowd/U. of Washington58 Preston Engel OL 6-0 270 r-Fr. 4-4 Normal, Ill./Normal Community26 Mike Epstein RB 6-0 205 Jr. 3-2 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas24 Nick Fedanzo RB 6-0 210 Fr. 5-4 Lombard, Ill/ Montini Catholic82 Luke Ford TE 6-6 260 So. 4-3 Carterville, Ill./Carterville/University of Georgia75 Kurt Gavin OL 6-4 300 Jr. 2-2 Mokena, Ill./Lincoln-Way East92 Isaiah Gay DL 6-3 240 Jr. 3-2 Nashville, N.C./Northern Nash53 Kendrick Green OL 6-4 310 So. 3-3 Peoria, Ill./Peoria7 Stanley Green DB 5-11 190 Sr. 2-1 East St. Louis, Ill./East St. Louis Senior11 Caleb Griffin PK 6-3 210 r-Fr. 4-4 Danville, Ill./Danville39 Aidan Hall LS 6-2 220 Fr. 5-4 Glen Ellyn, Ill./Benet Academy35 Jake Hansen LB 6-1 225 Jr. 2-2 Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake9 Dele Harding LB 6-1 230 Sr. 2-1 Elkton, Md./Eastern Christian 14 Blake Hayes P 6-6 230 Jr. 3-2 Melbourne, Australia/Brighton8 Nate Hobbs DB 6-0 190 Jr. 3-2 Louisville, Ky./Louisville Male33 Ezekiel Holmes DL 6-3 230 r-Fr. 4-4 Wichita Falls, Tex./Hirschi84 Jordan Holmes WR 6-0 185 So. 4-3 Columbia, Ill./Columbia9 Josh Imatorbhebhe WR 6-2 215 Jr. 2-2 Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett HS/ USC95 Kenyon Jackson DL 6-0 290 Sr. 2-1 Little Rock, Ark./Parkview Arts & Science Magnet25 Kerby Joseph DB 6-1 200 So. 4-3 Orlando, Fla./Jones27 Matthew Judd WR 6-2 200 Fr. 5-4 Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East57 Evan Kirts OL 6-5 260 Fr. 5-4 Evergreen Park, Ill./Brother Rice10 James Knight DB 5-10 200 Jr. 3-2 East St. Louis, Ill./East St. Louis65 Doug Kramer OL 6-2 300 Jr. 2-2 Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central32 Tailon Leitzsey DB 6-0 190 Jr. 3-2 Laurel, Md./Riverside/Missouri Baptist University23 Conner Lillig RB 5-10 190 So. 3-3 Oak Park, Ill./Fenwick79 Vederian Lowe OL 6-6 320 Jr. 3-2 Rockford, Ill./Auburn42 Michael Marchese DB 6-4 210 Jr. 3-2 Vernon Hills, Ill./Stevenson21 Jartavius Martin DB 6-0 190 So. 4-3 Lehigh Acres, Fla./Lehigh Acres17 James McCourt PK/P 6-1 210 Jr. 2-2 Parkland, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas46 Alec McEachern LB 6-1 225 So. 3-3 Plainfield, Ill./Benet Academy34 Ryan Meed LB 6-1 210 Fr. 5-4 Brooklyn, N.Y./Canarsie55 Jamal Milan DL 6-3 300 Sr. 1-1 Chicago, Ill./Al Raby 16 Cam Miller QB 6-1 220 Jr. 2-2 Evergreen Park, Ill./Brother Rice

NO NAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . POS1 Isaiah Williams. . . . . . . . QB2 Reggie Corbin . . . . . . . . . RB3 Marquez Beason . . . . . . . DB3 Jakari Norwood . . . . . . . . RB4 Ricky Smalling . . . . . . . .WR5 Milo Eifler . . . . . . . . . . . . LB5 Trevon Sidney . . . . . . . . .WR6 Tony Adams . . . . . . . . . . DB6 Dominic Stampley. . . . . .WR7 Stanley Green . . . . . . . . . DB7 Coran Taylor . . . . . . . . . . QB8 Nate Hobbs . . . . . . . . . . . DB8 Casey Washington . . . . .WR9 Josh Imatorbhebhe . . . . .WR9 Dele Harding. . . . . . . . . . LB10 James Knight . . . . . . . . . DB10 Justice Williams . . . . . . . TE11 Caleb Griffin . . . . . . . . . . PK11 Carlos Sandy. . . . . . . . . .WR12 Matt Robinson . . . . . . . . QB13 Caleb Reams . . . . . . . . .WR14 Blake Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . P15 Trenard Davis . . . . . . . . .WR15 Delano Ware . . . . . . . . . . LB16 Cam Miller . . . . . . . . . . . QB17 James McCourt . . . . . . .PK/P17 Kendall Smith . . . . . . . . . DB18 Brandon Peters . . . . . . . . QB19 Dalevon Campbell. . . . . .WR20 Kyron Cumby. . . . . . . . . .WR20 Nick Walker. . . . . . . . . . . DB21 Ra’Von Bonner . . . . . . . . RB21 Jartavius Martin . . . . . . . DB22 Kenyon Sims . . . . . . . . . . RB22 Dylan Wyatt. . . . . . . . . . . DB23 Conner Lillig . . . . . . . . . . RB23 Joseph Thompson . . . . . . DB24 Dawson DeGroot . . . . . . . LB24 Nick Fedanzo. . . . . . . . . . RB25 Dre Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . RB25 Kerby Joseph . . . . . . . . . . DB26 Mike Epstein . . . . . . . . . . RB27 Matthew Judd . . . . . . . . .WR28 Nolan Bernat. . . . . . . . . . DB28 Chase Brown. . . . . . . . . . RB29 Christian Bobak . . . . . . . DB30 Sydney Brown . . . . . . . . . DB31 Devon Witherspoon . . . . . DB32 Tailon Leitzsey . . . . . . . . DB33 Ezekiel Holmes . . . . . . . . DL34 Ryan Meed . . . . . . . . . . . LB35 Jake Hansen . . . . . . . . . . LB36 Ben Schultz. . . . . . . . . . . DB37 Mark Di Iorio . . . . . . . . . . LB39 Aidan Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . LS40 Shammond Cooper . . . . . LB41 Nolan Rossback . . . . . . . LS42 Michael Marchese. . . . . . DB43 Griffin Moore. . . . . . . . . . TE44 Tarique Barnes . . . . . . . . LB45 Khalan Tolson . . . . . . . . . LB

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54 Marc Mondesir DE 6-2 225 Jr. 3-2 Chicago, Ill./St. Rita43 Griffin Moore TE 6-4 245 Fr. 5-4 Bloomington, Ill./Bloomington72 Kievan Myers OL 6-5 325 r-Fr. 4-4 Dallas, Tex./Dishop Dunne86 Donny Navarro WR 5-11 185 So. 3-3 Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley HS/Valparaiso3 Jakari Norwood RB 5-10 180 r-Fr. 4-4 Pompano Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach69 Moses Okpala DL 6-7 260 Fr. 5-4 St. Louis, Mo./Ladue Horton Watkins90 Lere Oladipo DL 6-3 275 So. 3-3 Huntley, Ill./Huntley96 Tymir Oliver DL 6-4 290 Sr. 2-1 Philadelphia, Pa./West Philadelphia Catholic63 Alex Palczewski OL 6-6 300 Jr. 3-2 Mount Prospect, Ill./Prospect81 Griffin Palmer TE 6-5 245 Jr. 2-2 St. Charles, Mo./De Smet Jesuit98 Deon Pate DL 6-2 280 So. 3-3 Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian Academy54 Julian Pearl OL 6-6 300 r-Fr. 4-4 Danville, Ill./Danville18 Brandon Peters QB 6-5 220 Jr. 2-2 Avon, Ind./Avon HS/Michigan74 Richie Petitbon OL 6-4 305 Sr. 1-1 Annapolis, Md./Gonzaga College HS/U. of Alabama89 Alex Pihlstrom TE 6-6 240 So. 3-3 Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West59 Josh Plohr OL 6-6 280 Fr. 5-4 St. Louis, Mo./Christian Brothers College HS88 Keith Randolph Jr. DL 6-5 260 Fr. 5-4 Belleville, Ill./Belleville West13 Caleb Reams WR 6-2 230 Sr. 1-1 Gurnee, Ill./Warren Township12 Matt Robinson QB 6-1 190 r-Fr. 4-4 San Juan Capistrano, Calif./J Serra Catholic41 Nolan Rossback LS 6-1 200 Fr. 5-4 Hudsonville, Mich./Hudsonville97 Bobby Roundtree DL 6-5 255 Jr. 3-2 Largo, Fla./Largo11 Carlos Sandy WR 5-9 180 So. 4-3 Dania Beach, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons36 Ben Schultz DB 6-3 185 Fr. 5-4 Champaign, Ill./Central52 Ayo Shogbonyo DL 6-2 240 Jr. 2-2 Arlington, Tex./Mansfield Summitt5 Trevon Sidney WR 5-11 170 Jr. 2-2 Pasadena, Calif./Bishop Amat HS/USC22 Kenyon Sims RB 5-11 200 r-Fr. 4-4 San Diego, Calif./Lincoln66 Jordyn Slaughter OL 6-5 300 r-Fr. 4-4 Belleville, Ill./Althoff Catholic4 Ricky Smalling WR 6-1 205 Jr. 3-2 Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice 17 Kendall Smith DB 6-1 200 Jr. 3-2 Bolingbrook, Ill./Bolingbrook6 Dominic Stampley WR 5-10 180 Jr. 2-2 Champaign, Ill./Centennial HS/Coffeyville CC (Kan.)68 Jake Stover OL 6-3 300 So. 3-3 Chicago, Ill./St. Rita56 Ethan Tabel LS 6-0 215 Jr. 2-2 Barrington, Ill./Barrington7 Coran Taylor QB 6-2 210 r-Fr. 4-4 Peoria, Ill./Peoria85 Dylan Thomas WR 5-11 180 r-Fr. 4-4 Monticello, Ill./Monticello23 Joseph Thompson DB 5-10 175 Fr. 5-4 Chicago, Ill./Phillips Academy45 Khalan Tolson LB 6-0 220 So. 4-3 St. Petersburg, Fla./Admiral Farragut Academy83 Bobby Walker TE 6-4 240 Sr. 1-1 Golf, Ill./Loyola Academy20 Nick Walker DB 5-10 185 Jr. 3-2 St. Louis, Mo./Miller Career Academy/Cisco College15 Delano Ware LB 6-0 215 So. 4-3 Richmond, Calif./El Cerrito8 Casey Washington WR 6-2 190 Fr. 5-4 Round Rock, Texas/Pflugerville1 Isaiah Williams QB 5-10 180 Fr. 5-4 St. Louis, Mo./Trinity Catholic10 Justice Williams TE 6-3 225 Sr. 1-1 Frisco, Texas /Wakeland31 Devon Witherspoon DB 6-0 170 Fr. 5-4 Pensacola, Fla./Pine Forest91 Jamal Woods DL 6-2 290 So. 3-3 Hueytown, Ala./Hueytown22 Dylan Wyatt DB 6-0 180 So. 4-3 Oakland, Calif./St. Mary’s College HS

NOTE: Eligibility - first number is years left on clock, second number is seasons of eligibilty remaining (i.e. 5-4 means 5 years to play 4 seasons)

46 Alec McEachern . . . . . . . LB47 Oluwole Betiku Jr. . . . . . . DL48 Bryce Barnes. . . . . . . . . . TE49 Seth Coleman . . . . . . . . . DL51 Sean Coghlan . . . . . . . . . LB52 Verdis Brown. . . . . . . . . . OL52 Ayo Shogbonyo . . . . . . . . DL53 Kendrick Green . . . . . . . . OL54 Julian Pearl. . . . . . . . . . . OL54 Marc Mondesir . . . . . . . . LB55 Jamal Milan . . . . . . . . . . DL56 Ethan Tabel . . . . . . . . . . LS57 Evan Kirts . . . . . . . . . . . . OL58 Preston Engel . . . . . . . . . OL59 Josh Plohr . . . . . . . . . . . . OL63 Alex Palczewski. . . . . . . . OL65 Doug Kramer. . . . . . . . . . OL66 Jordyn Slaughter . . . . . . . OL68 Jake Stover . . . . . . . . . . . OL69 Moses Okpala . . . . . . . . . DL70 Thomas Cronin . . . . . . . . OL72 Kievan Myers. . . . . . . . . . OL73 Jake Cerny. . . . . . . . . . . . OL74 Richie Petitbon . . . . . . . . OL75 Kurt Gavin. . . . . . . . . . . . OL79 Vedarian Lowe . . . . . . . . OL80 Edwin Carter. . . . . . . . . .WR81 Griffin Palmer . . . . . . . . . TE82 Luke Ford . . . . . . . . . . . . TE83 Bobby Walker . . . . . . . . . TE84 Jordan Holmes . . . . . . . .WR85 Dylan Thomas . . . . . . . . .WR86 Donny Navarro . . . . . . . .WR87 Daniel Barker . . . . . . . . . TE88 Keith Randolph Jr. . . . . . DL89 Alex Pihlstrom. . . . . . . . . TE90 Lere Oladipo . . . . . . . . . . DL91 Jamal Woods. . . . . . . . . . DL92 Isaiah Gay. . . . . . . . . . . . DL93 Calvin Avery . . . . . . . . . . DL95 Kenyon Jackson. . . . . . . . DL96 Tymir Oliver. . . . . . . . . . . DL97 Bobby Roundtree. . . . . . . DL98 Deon Pate . . . . . . . . . . . . DL99 Owen Carney Jr. . . . . . . . DL

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ILLINOIS COACHING STAFFLovie Smith Head CoachRod Smith Offensive Coordinator/QuarterbacksGill Byrd Passing Game Coordinator/SafetiesBob Ligashesky Special Teams CoordinatorMike Bellamy Running BacksAustin Clark Defensive LineAndrew Hayes-Stoker Wide RecieversKeynodo Hudson CornerbacksBob McClain Offensive LineCory Patterson Tight EndsMiles Smith Linebackers

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2019 ILLINOIS NEWCOMERS (as of 8/11/19)SENIORS (13)Nolan BernatDre BrownReggie CorbinTrenard DavisStanley GreenDele HardingKenyon JacksonJamal MilanTymir OliverRichie PetitbonCaleb ReamsBobby WalkerJustice Williams JUNIORS (34)Tony AdamsOluwole Betiku Jr.Christian BobakRa’Von BonnerOwen Carney Jr.Jake CernyDawson DeGrootMilo EiflerMike EpteinKurt GavinIsaiah GayJake HansenBlake HayesNate HobbsJosh ImatorbhebheJames KnightDoug KramerTailon LeitzseyVederian LoweMichael MarcheseJames McCourtCam MillerMarc MondesirAlex PalczewskiGriffin PalmerBrandon PetersRobby RoundtreeAyo ShogbonyoTrevon SidneyRicky SmallingKendall SmithDominic StampleyEthan TabelNick Walker

SOPHOMORE (22)Calvin AveryDaniel BarkerChase BrownSydney BrownSean CoghlanLuke Ford

Kendrick GreenJordan HolmesKerby JosephConner LilligJartavius MartinAlec McEachernDonny NavarroLere OladipoDeon PateAlex PihlstromCarlos SandyJake StoverKhalan TolsonDelano WareJamal WoodsDylan Wyatt

RS FRESHMEN (13)Verdis BrownEdwin CarterPreston EngelCaleb GriffinEzekiel HolmesKievan MyersJakari NorwoodJulian PearlMatt RobinsonKenyon SimsJordyn SlaughterCoran TaylorDylan Thomas

TRUE FRESHMEN (24)Bryce BarnesTarique BarnesMarquez BeasonDalevon CampbellSeth ColemanShammond CooperThomas CroninKyron CumbyMark Di IorioNick FedanzoAidan HallMathew JuddEvan KirtsRyan MeedGriffin MooreMoses OkpalaJosh PlohrKeith Randolph Jr.Nolan RossbackBen SchultzJoseph ThompsonCasey WashingtonIsaiah WilliamsDevon Witherspoon

2019 ROSTER BY CLASS

QUARTERBACKS (5)Cam MillerBrandon PetersMatt RobinsonCoran TaylorIsaiah Williams

RUNNING BACKS (10)Ra’Von BonnerChase BrownDre BrownReggie CorbinKyron CumbyMike EpsteinNick FedanzoConner LilligJakari NorwoodKenyon Sims

WIDE RECEIVERS (16)Dalevon CampbellEdwin CarterTrenard Davis

Jordan HolmesJosh ImatorbhebheMatthew JuddDonny NavarroCaleb ReamsCarlos SandyTrevon SidneyRicky SmallingKendall SmithDominic StampleyDylan ThomasCasey WashingtonJustice Williams

TIGHT ENDS (7)Daniel BarkerBryce BarnesLuke FordGriffin MooreGriffin PalmerAlex PihlstromBobby Walker

OFFENSIVE LINE (16)Verdis BrownJake CernyThomas CroninPreston EngelKurt GavinKendrick GreenEvan KirtsDoug KramerVederian LoweKievan MyersAlex PalczewskiJulian PearlRichie PetitbonJosh PlohrJordyn SlaughterJake Stover

DEFENSIVE LINE (16)Calvin AveryOluwole Betiku Jr.Owen Carney Jr.Seth ColemanIsaiah GayEzekiel HolmesKenyon JacksonJamal MilanMoses OkpalaLere OladipoTymir OliverDeon PateKeith Randolph Jr.Bobby RoundtreeAyo ShogbonyoJamal Woods

LINEBACKERS (13)Tarique BarnesSean CoghlanShammond CooperDawson DeGrootMark Di IorioMilo EiflerDele HardingJake HansenAlec McEachernRyan MeedMarc MondesirKhalan TolsonDelano Ware

DEFENSIVE BACKS (17)Tony AdamsMarquez BeasonNolan BernatChristian BobakSydney BrownStanley GreenNate HobbsKerby JosephJames KnightTailon LeitzseyMichael MarcheseJartavius MartinBen SchultzJoseph ThompsonNick WalkerDevon WitherspoonDylan Wyatt

LONG SNAPPERS (3)Aidan HallNolan RossbackEthan Tabel PUNTERS (2)Blake HayesJames McCourt KICKERS (2)Caleb GriffinJames McCourt

2019 ROSTER BY POSITION

SIGNEES (16)NO NAME POS HT WT YR ELIG. HOMETOWN/PREVIOUS SCHOOL 44 Tarique Barnes LB 6-1 225 Fr. 5-4 Memphis, Tenn./Cordova 3 Marquez Beason DB 5-11 185 Fr. 5-4 Dallas, Texas/Duncanville19 Dalevon Campbell WR 6-4 200 Fr. 5-4 Missouri City, Texas/Fort Bend Marshall49 Seth Coleman DL 6-5 215 Fr. 5-4 Melbourne, Fla./Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy40 Shammond Cooper LB 6-2 205 Fr. 5-4 St. Louis, Mo./Trinity Catholic20 Kyron Cumby RB 5-8 180 Fr. 5-4 Plano, Texas/Plano24 Nick Fedanzo RB 6-0 210 Fr. 5-4 Lombard, Ill./Montini Catholic57 Evan Kirts OL 6-5 260 Fr. 5-4 Evergreen Park, Ill./Brother Rice43 Griffin Moore TE 6-4 245 Fr. 5-4 Bloomington, Ill./Bloomington69 Moses Okpala DL 6-7 260 Fr. 5-4 St. Louis, Mo./Ladue Horton Watkins59 Josh Plohr OL 6-6 280 Fr. 5-4 St. Louis, Mo./Christian Brothers College HS88 Keith Randolph Jr. DE 6-5 260 Fr. 5-4 Belleville, Ill./Belleville West23 Joseph Thompson DB 5-10 175 Fr. 5-4 Chicago, Ill./Phillips Academy8 Casey Washington WR 6-2 190 Fr. 5-4 Round Rock, Texas/Pflugerville1 Isaiah Williams QB 5-10 180 Fr. 5-4 St. Louis, Mo./Trinity Catholic31 Devon Witherspoon DB 6-0 170 Fr. 5-4 Pensacola, Fla./Pine Forest

TRANSFER ADDITIONS FOR 2019 (7)NO NAME POS HT WT YR ELIG. HOMETOWN/PREVIOUS SCHOOL 47 Oluwole Betiku Jr. DL 6-3 250 Jr. 2-2 Lagos, Nigeria/Serra HS (Calif.)/USC 28 Chase Brown RB 5-11 195 So. 4-3 London, Ontario/St. Stephens Epispl (Fla.)/WMU82 Luke Ford* TE 6-6 260 So. 4-3 Carterville, Ill./Carterville/University of Georgia9 Josh Imatorbhebhe WR 6-2 215 Jr. 2-2 Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett HS/USC18 Brandon Peters QB 6-5 220 Jr. 2-2 Avon, Ind./Avon HS/Michigan70 Richie Petitbon* OL 6-4 305 Sr. 1-1 Annapolis, Md./Gonzaga College HS/U. Alabama5 Trevon Sidney WR 5-11 170 Jr. 2-2 Pasadena, Calif./Bishop Amat HS/USC

WALK-ONS ADDED TO ROSTER FOR 2019 (8)NO NAME POS HT WT YR ELIG. HOMETOWN/PREVIOUS SCHOOL 48 Bryce Barnes TE 6-2 245 Fr. 5-4 Gibson City, Ill./Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley70 Thomas Cronin OL 6-4 290 Fr. 5-4 Oak Park, Ill./Oak Park River Forest37 Mark Di Iorio LB 5-8 210 Fr. 5-4 Barrington, Ill./Barrington39 Aidan Hall LS 6-2 220 Fr. 5-4 Glen Ellyn, Ill./Benet Academy27 Matthew Judd WR 6-2 200 Fr. 5-4 Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East34 Ryan Meed LB 6-1 210 Fr. 5-4 Brooklyn, N.Y./Canarsie41 Nolan Rossback LS 6-1 200 Fr. 5-4 Hudsonville, Mich./Hudsonville36 Ben Schultz DB 6-3 185 Fr. 5-4 Champaign, Ill./Central

* Early enrollee, Jan. 2019

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6 TONY ADAMSDB, 6-0, 200, JR.BELLEVILLE, ILL. / ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY HS

2018 Sophomore: » Played eight games with

seven total starts, five starts at safety and two starts at corner

» Switched from corner to safety during the season

» 43 tackles, 3.5 TFLs, 1.0 sack, 4 PBUs and 1 INT on the season

» Third on team in PBUs (4) and sixth in tackles (43)

» Second career interception at Nebraska 11/10/18» Career highs in tackles (10), TFLs (1.0), sacks (1.0) and PBUs

(3) against Minnesota 11/3/18» Missed four games with injuries» Academic All-Big Ten

2017 Freshman: » Played in five games with two starts at cornerback » Missed the last seven games with an injury» Eight tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, one interception on season» Played both corner and nickel» First career interception and sack at South Florida» Career-high four tackles against Ball State» First Illini true freshman cornerback to start the season opener

since Vontae Davis in 2006 against Eastern Illinois

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals, ESPN and Scout » Ranked No. 81 defensive back in the nation by Scout » Ranked No. 130 WR in nation by 247Sports » Ranked No. 6 recruit in Missouri by 247Sports, No. 7 by ESPN

and No. 10 by Rivals» High school coach was Gary Kornfeld

Personal: » Born Jan. 24, 1999» Listed Kobe Bryant as his favorite athlete because, “of his

mindset and his work ethic.”» Majoring in political science

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 10 vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18Solos: 5, three times (last at Nebraska, 11/10/18)TFLs: 1.0, three times (last vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18)Sacks: 1.0, twice (last vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18)QB Hurries: -Fumbles Forced: -Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: 3 vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18Interception: 1, twice (last at Nebraska, 11/10/18)Interception Return Yards: -Touchdowns: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2017 5 4 4 8 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 02018 8 29 14 43 3.5 10 5 0 0 0 0TOTAL 13 33 18 51 4.5 11 6 0 0 0 0

INTERCEPTION STATISTICSYEAR G INT YDS TD LG AVG/R AVG/G2017 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.02018 8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0TOTAL 13 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0

SACKS STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOTAL YDS2017 5 1 0 1.0 12018 8 1 0 1.0 1TOTAL 13 2 0 2.0 2

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST DNP - InjuredWIU DNP - InjuredUSF 3 3 6 1.0-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1PENN ST 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT 5 1 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

@WIS DNP - Injured@MD DNP - InjuredMINN 5 5 10 1.0-1 1.0-1 0 0-0 0-0 0 3@NEB 5 4 9 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 1-0 0 0IOWA 3 1 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NW 5 0 5 1.0-7 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

2017 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUBALL ST 2 2 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WKU 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@USF 1 0 1 1.0-1 1.0-1 0 0-0 1-0 0 0NEB 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@IOWA 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0RUT DNP - Injured@MIN DNP - InjuredWIS DNP - Injured@PUR DNP - InjuredIND DNP - Injured@OSU DNP - InjuredNW DNP - Injured

93 CALVIN AVERYDL, 6-2, 330, SO.DALLAS, TEXAS. / BISHOP DUNNE

2018 Freshman: » Played all 12 games» 18 tackles, 1.5 TFLs and

one blocked kick on the season

» Made Illinois debut in season opener vs. Kent State 9/1/18

» First career tackle against Penn State 9/21/18

» Blocked extra point against Purdue 10/13/18

High School: » Four-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals» Ranked No. 156 recruit in the nation by Rivals, No. 232 by

ESPN and No. 299 by 247Sports» Ranked No. 9 defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals, No. 16

by ESPN and No. 23 by 247Sports» Ranked No. 34 recruit in Texas by 247Sports» Ranked No. 7 recruit in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by the

Star-Telegram» 2017 Under Armour All-America Game participant» 2017 US Army All-American Game invitation» 68 tackles, 12 sacks as a junior» 2017 3A Texas Associated Press Sports Editors All-State» 2017 Texas Assn. of Private and Parochial Schools All-State» High school teammate of fellow Illini Kievan Myers» Verbally committed to Illinois in August 2017» Offers included Arizona State, Arkansas, Cal, Colorado, Florida

State, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, USC and Washington

Personal: » Born Sept. 4, 1999» Enrolled in general curriculum

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 4 vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18Solos: 2 vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18TFLs: 1.0 vs. Purdue, 10/13/18Sacks: -QB Hurries: -Fumbles Forced: -Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: -Interception: -Interception Return Yards: -Touchdowns: -Blocked Kicks: 1 vs. Purdue, 10/13/18

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2018 12 6 12 18 1.5 4 0 0 0 1 0TOTAL 12 6 12 18 1.5 4 0 0 0 1 0

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0USF 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PENN ST 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 1 2 3 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MD 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 2 2 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IOWA 1 1 2 0.5-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NW 0 3 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

87 DANIEL BARKERTE, 6-4, 250, SO.FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. / DEERFIELD BEACH

2018 Freshman: » Played all 12 games with

three starts at tight end» Sixth-most starts at TE by

a true freshman in Illinois history

» Nine receptions for 84 yards and one touchdown on season

» First career touchdown against Minnesota 11/3/18 on a career-long 30-yard reception

» First career reception against South Florida 9/15/18» First career start in season opener against Kent State 9/1/18» Second true freshman tight end to start a season opener in

program history, joining Evan Wilson in 2010

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals» Ranked No. 66 tight end in the nation by 247Sports» Ranked No. 237 recruit in Florida by 247Sports» 2017 Sun Sentinel honorable mention» High school teammate of fellow Illini Jakari Norwood» Verbally committed to Illinois in July 2017» Offers included Kentucky, Pittsburg, FIU, FAU, Marshall,

Southern Miss, Toledo, UAB and UCF

Personal: » Born Sept. 23, 1999» Enrolled in general curriculum

CAREER HIGHSReceptions: 4 vs. South Florida, 9/15/18Receiving Yards: 30, twice (last vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18)Long Reception: 30 vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18Receiving Touchdowns: 1 vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18All-Purpose Yards: 30, twice (last vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18)

RECEIVING STATISTICS YEAR G REC YDS TD LG REC/G AVG/C AVG/G2018 12 9 84 1 30 0.8 9.3 7.0TOTAL 12 9 84 1 30 0.8 9.3 7.0

RUSHING/RECEIVING GAME-BY-GAME2018 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGKENT ST 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0WIU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0USF 0 0 0 0 4 30 0 11PENN ST 0 0 0 0 3 19 0 20@RUT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0PUR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@WIS 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 5@MD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0MINN 0 0 0 0 1 30 1 30@NEB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@NW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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48 BRYCE BARNESTE, 6-2, 245, FR.GIBSON CITY, ILL. / GIBSON CITY-MELVIN-SIBLEY

High School: » Champaign News-Gazette

2018-19 Male Athlete of the Year

» Helped lead GCMS to back-to-back IHSA Class 2A State Championships in 2017 and ’18

» Played for head coach Mike Allen at GCMS

» Also played basketball at GCMS, scoring over 1,000 career points and

» Helping basketball team to third place at IHSA 2A state finals

Personal: » Born Aug. 18, 2000» Picked Illinois because, “it is a top University and earning a

degree from this school will be my ticket to any job I would like to get in the future.”

» Majoring in community health

44 TARIQUE BARNESLB, 6-1, 225, FR.MEMPHIS, TENN. / CORDOVA

Pronunciation: ta-REEK

High School: » Played for head coach

Marcus Wimberly at Cordova

» Led Cordova to the 2017 Tennessee 4A state title

» Also wrestled and participated in track and field in high school

» Principals List» Honor Roll

Personal: » Born Nov. 23, 2000» Son of Darlene Shinault and Melvin Barnes» Four brothers, Tyler, Justyn, Meltavious, and Darrion» Picked Illinois because, “I felt that it would give me a good

opportunity to grow and excel after college.” » Enrolled in general curriculum

3 MARQUEZ BEASONDB, 5-11, 185, FR.DALLAS, TEXAS / DUNCANVILLE

Pronunciation: mar-KEZ

High School: » Four-star recruit by

247Sports, Rivals and ESPN

» Ranked No. 91 recruit in the nation by ESPN, No. 108 by 247Sports and No. 108 by Rivals

» Ranked No. 4 athlete in the nation by 247Sports and No. 12 by Rivals

» Ranked No. 11 cornerback in the nation by ESPN» Ranked No. 14 recruit in Texas by Rivals and ESPN and No. 15

by 247Sports» No. 8 recruit in Illinois’ last 17 years according to 247Sports» Beason and Isaiah Williams are Illinois’ two highest ranked

recruits since Terry Hawthorne in 2009 and the highest combo since Arrelious Benn and Martez Wilson in 2007

» Beason and Isaiah Williams are Illinois’ two highest ranked recruits since Terry Hawthorne in 2009 and the highest combo since Arrelious Benn and Martez Wilson in 2007

» Ranked as high as No. 54 overall recruit in the nation in March 2018 according to 247Sports Composite

» Four-year letterwinner in football» Played for head coach Reginald Samples at Duncanville» 2019 Under Armour All-American selection» 2018 The Opening Finals participant» 2019 Polynesian Bowl All-Star» Led Duncanville to the 2018 6A Division 1 state title runner-up

finish at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and a 14-1 record» Helped Duncanville upset USA Today’s No. 1-ranked team in

the country, Allen, in the 2018 6A Division 1 state semifinals at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas

» Played defense and offense in high school » 207 receiving yards and two TDs on 11 receptions as a senior» 520 receiving yards and eight touchdowns on 35 receptions

as a junior» 320 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 36 carries as a

junior» Also ran track in high school with a personal best 10.46 in the

100-meter dash» Verbally committed to Illinois in March 2018» Offers included Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor,

Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Oregon State, Purdue, Rutgers, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCF, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington State, and Wisconsin

Personal: » Born April 6, 2001» Son of Ketra and Archie Beason» One brother, Zeriah, one sister, Rayshauna » Nicknamed “ezmoneyquez” and “playstation”» Chose No. 3 because he is the youngest of three» Picked Illinois because of the, “family environment and great

coaches.” » Enrolled in general curriculum with plans to major in

communication» Plans to become a sports analyst following his playing career

28 NOLAN BERNATDB, 5-10, 185, SR.BARTLETT, ILL. / BARTLETT HS / COLLEGE OF DUPAGE

Pronunciation: burr-KNAT

2018 Junior: » Played nine games,

primarily on special teams» Eight tackles and one

interception on season» Career-high three tackles

at Rutgers 10/6/18» First career interception

against WIU 9/8/18» Walk-on made Illinois

debut in season opener vs. Kent State

» Academic All-Big Ten

2017 Sophomore: » Walkon member of the Illinois squad

Junior College: » Played one season at College of DuPage (2016) making 15

tackles, 2 TFLs and 6 PBUs in five games.

High School: » Three-year letterwinner in football » Played for head coach Tom Meaney at Bartlett» Two-time all-area» Three-time All-Upstate 8 Conference selection» Three-time Bartlett Offensive MVP» Also ran track in high school» State qualifier in the 4x100 and 4x200 in 2015» 4x200 team placed eighth at the 2015 IHSA state finals

Personal: » Born March 20, 1998» Son of Michael and Alice Bernat» Two older brothers, Tyler and Austin, one older sister, Courtney,

and one younger sister, Victorious» Chose Illinois because, “It was a great opportunity to get

a high-level education while playing at the highest level of college football.”

» Majoring in advertising

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 3 at Rutgers, 10/6/18Solos: 2 at Rutgers, 10/6/18TFLs: -Sacks: -QB Hurries: -Fumbles Forced: -Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: -Interception: 1 vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/18Interception Return Yards: -Touchdowns: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2018 9 3 5 8 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0TOTAL 9 3 5 8 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0

INTERCEPTION STATISTICSYEAR G INT YDS TD LG AVG/R AVG/G2018 9 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0TOTAL 9 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIU 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1-0 0 1USF 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PENN ST 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT 2 1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS DNP - Injured@MD DNP - InjuredMINN 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IOWA 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NW DNP

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47 OLUWOLE BETIKU JR.DL, 6-3, 250, JR.LAGOS, NIGERIA / SERRA HS (CALIF.) / USC

Pronunciation: OH-loo-WOE-lay buh-TEE-koo

» Earned bachelor’s degree in international relations from USC in May 2019

» Grad transfer is pursuing a master’s degree in recreation, sport & tourism at Illinois

2019 Redshirt Junior: » Immediately eligible as

a graduate transfer with two years of eligibility remaining

2018 Junior (USC): » Did not play in a game after offseason hip surgery

2017 Sophomore (USC): » Backup outside linebacker as a sophomore in 2017» Played in 9 games (all but Stanford, Utah, Arizona, Stanford in

the Pac-12 Championship Game and Ohio State)» Two tackles, including 0.5 for a loss» Tackles against Texas and California

2016 Freshman (USC): » Enrolled at USC in the spring of 2016 after graduating a

semester early from high school» Reserve defensive end as a first-year freshman in 2016» Played in 5 games (Colorado, Arizona, California, Oregon,

Notre Dame) » USC’s 2016 Defensive Service Team Player of the Year Award

High School: » Five-star recruit by 247Sports Composite» No. 15 overall recruit in the nation, No. 1 weakside DE in the

nation, and No. 2 recruit in California by 247Sports Composite» 2015 Prep Star Dream Team and Max Preps All-American» 2015 Maxwell Club National Player of the Year finalist» 2015 Orange County Register Fab 15 first team» 2015 Tacoma News Tribune Western 100» 2015 USA Today All-California Defensive Player of the Year» 2015 Cal-Hi Sports State Defensive Player of the Year» 2015 Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF Pac 5 Division» 2015 Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket All-CIF Def. Player of Year» 2015 Los Angeles Times All-Area first team» 2015 South Bay Daily Breeze Defensive Player of the Year» 2015 All-Mission League Lineman of the Year» 70 tackles, 28 TFLs, 17 sacks, two forced fumbles as a senior» 2014 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Junior first team» 2014 All-CIF Pac 5 Division» 2014 South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay first team» 2014 All-Mission League Co-Lineman of the Year» 59 tackles, 24 TFLs, 11.5 sacks, two PBUs, one forced fumble» Attended Bishop McNamara High in Forestville (Md.) as a

sophomore in 2013, but did not play football

Personal: » Born June 22, 1997» Born in Lagos, Nigeria» Moved to the United States as a sophomore in high school» Played soccer and boxed in Nigeria» Majored in international relations at USC

29 CHRISTIAN BOBAKDB, 6-0, 200, JR.HINSDALE, ILL. / HINSDALE CENTRAL

Pronunciation: bo-BACK

2018 Sophomore: » Played all 12 games,

primarily on special teams» Nine tackles on season» Career-high two tackles

three times (WIU, Penn State, Maryland)

» Spent most of his first two seasons as a running back before moving to the defensive backfield late in the 2017 season

» Academic All-Big Ten

2017 Redshirt Freshman: » Walkon played in all 12 games, primarily on special teams» Practiced as both a running back and as a safety at different

points in the season» Three tackles on season» Made Fighting Illini debut in the opener against Ball State» First career carry in the season finale vs. Northwestern» Academic All-Big Ten

2016 Freshman:» Member of UI squad» Joined team as a walkon in summer 2016

High School: » 2015 West Suburban Conference All-Silver Division» Rushed for 1,133 yards and 12 TDs as senior to earn Team

MVP and Suburban Life All-Area» Averaged 125.9 rushing yards per game a senior» Six 100-yard games a senior, including two 230+ yard games» Zero fumbles in 149 carries as a senior» Rushed for 374 yards on 77 carries as a junior» Averaged 6.7 yards per rush during his high school career» Led Hinsdale Central to a 7-3 record & state playoffs as senior» Played for head coach Dan Hartman at Hinsdale Central» Also ran track (three years) and played hockey (two years) in

high school» Qualified for the state track meet and was team captain

Personal: » Born May 30, 1998» Full name is Christian Francis Bobak» Son of Stan and Stella Bobak» Has two brothers, Dominic and Matthew» Illinois State Scholar and Honor Roll student in high school» Lists Michael Jordan as favorite athlete because “his work

ethic and success are models for the mindset I want to emulate.”

» Majoring in finance

CAREER HIGHSCarries: 1 vs. Northwestern, 11/25/17Rushing Yards: -1 vs. Northwestern, 11/25/17Long Run: -1 vs. Northwestern, 11/25/17Rushing Touchdowns: -Receptions: -Receiving Yards: -Long Reception: -Kick Returns: 1, five times (last at Northwestern, 11/24/18)Kick Return Yards: 15 at Northwestern, 11/24/18Long Kick Return: 15 at Northwestern, 11/24/18All-Purpose Yards: 15 at Northwestern, 11/24/18Tackles: 2, three times (last at Maryland, 10/27/18)Solos: 1, eight times (last at Northwestern, 11/24/18)

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2017 12 2 1 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 02018 12 6 3 9 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0TOTAL 24 8 4 12 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIU 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0USF 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PENN ST 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MD 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IOWA 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NW 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

2017 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUBALL ST 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WKU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@USF 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NEB 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@IOWA 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0RUT 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MIN 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIS 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@PUR 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IND 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@OSU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NW 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

21 RA’VON BONNERRB, 5-11, 215, JR.CINCINNATI, OHIO / SYCAMORE

Pronunciation: RAY-von

2018 Sophomore: » Played 11 games with two

starts at running back» 395 rushing yards on

72 carries (5.5 yards per carry) and three touchdowns on season

» Three receptions for 11 yards on season

» Fourth on the team in rushing yards (395) and tied for third in rushing touchdowns (3)

» Career-high 96 rushing yards on 21 carries vs. Iowa 11/17/18» 81 rushing yards at Nebraska 11/10/18, including a career-

long 33-yard run» Started and scored a TD in opener against Kent State 9/1/18» Missed the Minnesota game with an injury

2017 Freshman: » Played in six games with three starts at running back» Missed the last five games with an injury» 202 rushing yards on 67 carries in six games» Led Illinois in season rushing touchdowns (4)and rushing

touchdowns during Big Ten games (3)» Made his Illinois debut against Western Kentucky» First career start at Iowa» Voted a team captain by his teammates for Minnesota game

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals, ESPN and Scout » Ranked No. 79 running back in the nation by Scout, No. 82 by

ESPN and No. 98 by 247Sports » Ranked No. 43 recruit in Ohio by ESPN, No. 49 by Rivals and

No. 61 by 247Sports » Played at Sycamore High School for head coach Scott Dattilo » Lettered three years in football » 2016 Associated Press All-Ohio Division I first team » 2016 MaxPreps/JJHuddle Ohio Big School All-State second team » Started 33 straight games to finish high school career » Rushed for 80 touchdowns in high school, the 17th most in

Ohio high school football history » Also ran track in high school and was part of the state’s

fastest 4x100 relay in the state in 2016 » Young Scholars Club member

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Personal: » Born March 3, 1999» Son of Ra’Chelle Johnson » Has one sister, Ra’Niesha Bonner» Listed Ray Lewis and Tim Tebow as his favorite athletes

because, “they both are unashamed of the gospel and are great leaders.”

» Wants to go into ministry and do missions in third-world countries following his playing career

» Majoring in social work

CAREER HIGHSCarries: 21 vs. Iowa, 11/17/18Rushing Yards: 96 vs. Iowa, 11/17/18Long Run: 33 at Nebraska, 11/10/18Rushing Touchdowns: 1, seven times (last at Nebraska, 11/10/18)Receptions: 2 vs. Iowa, 11/17/18Receiving Yards: 8 vs. Iowa, 11/17/18Long Reception: 7, twice (last vs. Iowa, 11/17/18)All-Purpose Yards: 119 vs. Iowa, 11/17/18

RUSHING STATISTICS YEAR G ATT YDS TD LG AVG/C AVG/G2017 6 67 202 4 19 3.0 33.72018 11 72 395 3 33 5.5 35.9TOTAL 17 139 597 7 33 4.3 35.1

RECEIVING STATISTICS YEAR G REC YDS TD LG REC/G AVG/C AVG/G2017 6 2 5 0 7 0.3 2.5 0.82018 11 3 11 0 7 0.3 3.7 1.0TOTAL 17 5 16 0 7 0.3 3.2 0.9.0

RUSHING/RECEIVING GAME-BY-GAME2018 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGKENT ST 7 26 1 8 0 0 0 0WIU 7 22 0 12 0 0 0 0USF 4 19 0 7 0 0 0 0PENN ST 4 42 0 16 0 0 0 0@RUT 4 18 0 7 0 0 0 0PUR 1 12 0 12 1 3 0 3@WIS 6 38 1 18 0 0 0 0@MD 5 21 0 5 0 0 0 0MINN DNP - Injured@NEB 10 81 1 33 0 0 0 0IOWA 21 96 0 18 2 8 0 7@NW 3 20 0 14 0 0 0 0

2017 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGBALL ST DNPWKU 12 25 0 8 0 0 0 0@USF 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0NEB 4 10 0 6 1 -2 0 0@IOWA 12 47 1 19 0 0 0 0RUT 19 62 1 14 1 7 0 7@MIN 18 57 1 9 0 0 0 0WIS DNP - Injured@PUR DNP - InjuredIND DNP - Injured@OSU DNP - InjuredNW DNP - Injured

28 CHASE BROWNRB, 5-11, 195, SO.LONDON, ONTARIO / ST. STEPHENS EPISCOPAL (FLA.) / WMU

2019 Sophomore: » Must sit out 2019 season

due to NCAA transfer rules» Transferred to Illinois with

three years of eligibility remaining

2018 Freshman (at WMU):» Played in all 13 games» Season-high 15 carries

and 52 rushing yards against Ohio 11/1/18

» 71 carries for 352 yards (5.0 ypr), 10 rec. for 75 yards (7.5 ypc) and 12 kickoff returns for 227 yards (18.9 ypr) on season

High School» Three-star recruit by 247Sports Composite» No. 59 running back in the nation by 247Sports Composite» No. 144 recruit in Florida by 247Sports Composite» State champion and leading rusher in Manatee County

» 2017 Offensive MVP, first team all-conference and second team all-state

» School’s all-time leading rusher, as a senior, had » 1,508 yards on 98 carries (15.9 yards/carry) and 150 yards per

game with 27 touchdowns» Anchored the state champion 400-meter relay in track and

field and holds school record in the 100-meter dash» Offers included Purdue, UCF, Syracuse, Illinois, Ole Miss,

Indiana, Tulane and Wake Forest

Personal» Born March 21, 2000» Son of Darren Issac and Raechel Brown » Twin brother, Sydney and one sister, Mya» Brother, Sydney, also plays football at Illinois» Father played in CFL for three seasons» Mother was a figure skater

25 DRE BROWNRB, 5-11, 210, SR.DEKALB, ILL. / DEKALB

» Earned bachelor’s degree in recreation, sport & tourism in Dec. 2018

» Currently pursuing a master’s degree in management

2018 Junior: » Played seven games at

running back and on special teams

» 180 rushing yards on 18 carries (10.0 ypc) and two touchdowns on team

» Returned 15 kickoffs for 330 yards (22.0 yards per return) with a long of 40 yards on season

» Led Illinois in kick return yards (330) and average (22.0)» Third on the team in all-purpose yards (510)» Fifth on the team in rushing yards (180) and rushing TDs (2)» 163 kick return yards at Maryland 10/27/18 were the most in

a Big Ten game in 2018» Career-high 92 rushing yards and first career touchdown on a

career-long 72-yard run against Minnesota 11/3/18» Academic All-Big Ten

2017 Sophomore: » Feel-good story made his Illini debut vs. Iowa on Oct. 7 after

missing the first 26 games of UI career due to various injuries. » Played in six games with one start at running back. Missed six

games with injuries» 138 rushing yards on 31 carries (4.5 ypc) in six games» Had a breakout game at Ohio State Nov. 18, rushing for a

career-high 76 yards on 15 carries (5.1 ypc)» Had a team season-long 50-yard kickoff return vs. N’western» Made Illinois debut on special teams against Iowa on Oct. 7» First career carry came against Rutgers Oct. 14» First career start vs. Northwestern Nov. 25» Won the team’s Wright Commitment to Excellence Award for

his persistence and attitude battling back from two major injuries in 2015 and ’16.

» Academic All-Big Ten

2016 Redshirt Freshman: » Missed the 2016 season with an injury

2015 Freshman: » Redshirted 2015 season with an injury suffered in training camp

High School: » Four-star recruit by Scout and three-star recruit by ESPN.com,

Rivals and 247Sports » Ranked as the No. 6 player in the state of Illinois by Scout, No.

7 by 247Sports and No. 8 by Rivals

» Ranked as the No. 35 running back in the nation by 247Sports, No. 36 by Scout and No. 47 by Rivals

» Ranked in Scout top-300 players nationally (No. 299)» Played in 2015 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Orlando » Rushed for 1,936 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2014» Named All-State honors by Chicago Tribune, Champaign

News-Gazette and Illinois High School Football Coaches Association (IHSFCA)

» Named 2014 Athlete of the Year by the DeKalb Daily Chronicle» In 2013, rushed for 1,584 yards and 26 touchdowns to earn

IHSFCA All-State honors » Racked up 4,412 rushing yards and 55 touchdowns in HS career » Four-year football letter winner » Also lettered in track and field (three years), earning all-conf.

honors in 2012, ’13 and ’14, and basketball (one year)

Personal: » Born July 21, 1997 » Son of Aaron Brown and Michele Hill » Has one sister, Grace » Wears No. 27 (two sevens) in honor of his father, who wore No.

77 and passed away when Dre was eight years old » Spent past summers working on a farm with his grandfather,

Jerry, in Farmersville, Ill. » Lists former Illinois basketball star Dee Brown as his Fighting

Illini hero growing up because of his “athleticism, leadership and personal drive”

» Earned bachelor’s degree in recreation, sport & tourism in Dec. 2018» Currently pursuing a master’s degree in management

CAREER HIGHSCarries: 15 at Ohio State, 11/18/17Rushing Yards: 92 vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18Long Run: 72 vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18Rushing Touchdowns: 1, twice (last at Nebraska, 11/10/18)Receptions: 1 vs. Northwestern, 11/25/17Receiving Yards: 8 vs. Northwestern, 11/25/17Long Reception: 8 vs. Northwestern, 11/25/17Kick Returns: 6 at Maryland, 10/27/18Kick Return Yards: 163 at Maryland, 10/27/18Long Kick Return: 50 vs. Northwestern, 11/25/17All-Purpose Yards: 184 vs. Northwestern, 11/25/17

RUSHING STATISTICS YEAR G ATT YDS TD LG AVG/C AVG/G2017 6 31 138 0 30 4.5 23.02018 7 18 180 2 72 10.0 25.7TOTAL 13 49 318 2 72 6.5 24.5

RECEIVING STATISTICS YEAR G REC YDS TD LG REC/G AVG/C AVG/G2017 6 1 8 0 8 0.2 8.0 1.32018 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0TOTAL 13 1 8 0 8 0.1 8.0 0.6

KICK RETURN STATISTICSYEAR G NO. YDS TD LG AVG/R AVG/G2017 6 6 167 0 50 27.8 27.82018 7 15 330 0 40 22.0 47.1TOTAL 13 21 497 0 50 23.7 38.2

RUSHING/RECEIVING GAME-BY-GAME2018 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGKENT ST DNP - InjuredWIU DNP - InjuredUSF DNP - InjuredPENN ST 2 4 0 4 0 0 0 0@RUT DNPPUR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@WIS 5 19 0 11 0 0 0 0@MD 1 14 0 14 0 0 0 0MINN 7 92 1 72 0 0 0 0@NEB 3 51 1 33 0 0 0 0IOWA DNP - Injured@NW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2017 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGBALL ST DNP - InjuredWKU DNP - Injured@USF DNP - InjuredNEB DNP - Injured@IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0RUT 4 11 0 6 0 0 0 0@MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0WIS DNP - Injured@PUR DNP - InjuredIND 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@OSU 15 76 0 30 0 0 0 0NW 12 51 0 18 1 8 0 8

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KICK RETURN/PUNT RETURNS GAME-BY-GAME2018 KR-YDS AVG TD LG PR-YDS AVG TD LGKENT ST DNP - InjuredWIU DNP - InjuredUSF DNP - InjuredPENN ST 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0@RUT DNP - InjuredPUR 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0@WIS 1-28 28.0 0 28 0-0 0 0 0 @MD 6-163 27.2 0 40 0-0 0 0 0MINN 2-51 25.5 0 33 0-0 0 0 0 @NEB 5-69 13.8 0 18IOWA DNP - Injured@NW 1-19 19.0 0 19 0-0 0 0 0

2017 KR-YDS AVG TD LG PR-YDS AVG TD LGBALL ST DNP - InjuredWKU DNP - Injured@USF DNP - InjuredNEB DNP - Injured@IOWA 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0RUT 1-25 25.0 0 25 0-0 0 0 0@MIN DNP - InjuredWIS DNP - Injured@PUR DNP - InjuredIND DNP - Injured@OSU 1-17 17.0 0 17 0-0 0 0 0NW 4-125 31.3 0 50 0-0 0 0 0

30 SYDNEY BROWNDB, 6-0, 210, SO.LONDON, ONTARIO / ST. STEPHENS EPISCOPAL (FLA.)

2018 Freshman: » Played and started in 10

games (seven starts at safety and three at nickel)

» Tied for second-most starts by an Illinois true freshman defensive back, behind only Vontae Davis’ 11

» Second on the team in PBUs (5) and fifth in tackles (55)

» 55 tackles, 2.0 TFLs, five PBUs, one interception and one QB hurry on sason

» First career interception against Purdue 10/13/18» First career start in the season opener vs. Kent State 9/1/18» Missed the South Florida and Iowa games with injuries

High School: » Transferred to St. Stephen’s Episcopal School from London

South Collegiate Institute» Played for head coach Todd Creneti at St. Stephen’s» Led St. Stephen’s Episcopal to back-to-back Sunshine State

Athletic Conference independent state championships» 51 tackles, 7.0 TFLs, two interceptions, five passes defensed,

one fumble recovery and one forced fumble as a senior» 81 tackles, 2.0 TFLs, one INT and five PBUs as a junior» Also ran track in high school» Florida state finalist in 400m, 4x400m and 4x100m as asenior» Florida state finalist in the 4x100m as a junior

Personal: » Born March 21, 2000» Son of Darren Issac and Raechel Brown» Twin brother, Chase and one sister, Mya» Hometown is London, Ontario, Canada» Father played in CFL for three seasons» Mother was a figure skater» Twin brother, Chase, played football at Western Michigan one

season before tranferring to Illinois in 2019» Picked Illinois because, “I personally choose to attend the

University of Illinois because of how much the University had to offer as a student and as an athlete. From all the schools that I had visited before coming to visit Illinois, none of them could compete with how special the University is itself.”

» Enrolled in general curriculum with plans to major in business

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 12 vs. Purdue, 10/13/18Solos: 5 at Maryland, 10/27/18TFLs: 1.0 at Rutgers, 10/6/18Sacks: -QB Hurries: 1 vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18Fumbles Forced: -Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: 2 vs. Purdue, 10/13/18Interception: 1 vs. Purdue, 10/13/18Interception Return Yards: 2 vs. Purdue, 10/13/18Long Interception Return: 2 vs. Purdue, 10/13/18Touchdowns: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2018 10 25 30 55 2.0 4 6 0 0 0 1TOTAL 10 25 30 55 2.0 4 6 0 0 0 1

INTERCEPTION STATISTICSYEAR G INT YDS TD LG AVG/R AVG/G2018 10 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2TOTAL 10 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 2 3 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIU 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0USF DNP - InjuredPENN ST 3 2 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1@RUT 4 2 6 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1PUR 4 8 12 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1-2 0 2@WIS 2 3 5 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MD 5 3 8 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 1 5 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0@NEB 3 2 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1IOWA DNP - Injured@NW 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

52 VERDIS BROWNOL, 6-4, 310, R-FR.CHICAGO, ILL. / IMG ACADEMY (FLA.)

Pronunciation: ver-dis

2018 Freshman: » Academic redshirted the

2018 season

High School: » Four-star recruit by ESPN

and Rivals» Three-star recruit by

247Sports» Ranked No. 199 recruit in

the nation by ESPN and No. 397 by 247Sports

» Ranked No. 2 center in the nation by Rivals, No. 3 by ESPN and No. 7 by 247Sports

» Ranked No. 36 recruit in Florida by Rivals, No. 54 by 247Sports and No. 65 by ESPN

» 2017 Under Armour All-America Game invitation» Announced his commitment to Illinois on December 22, 2017» Plans to enroll at Illinois in January 2018» Offers included Florida State, Indiana, LSU, Michigan,

Michigan State, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Purdue, Tennessee, UCF, UCLA and Wisconsin

Personal: » Born Jan. 12, 2000» Enrolled in general curriculum

19 DALEVON CAMPBELLWR, 6-4, 200, FR.MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS / FORT BEND MARSHALL

Pronunciation: DALE-von

High School: » 21 catches for 545 yards

and seven TDs as a senior» Also ran track at Fort Bend

Marshall, winning the Texas 5A 4x200 meter relay state title with a school record time of 1:23.52 helping Fort Bend Marshall to the team title.

Personal: » Born Dec. 7, 2000» Enrolled in general curriculum

99 OWEN CARNEY JR.DL, 6-3, 255, JR.MIAMI, FLA. / MIAMI CENTRAL

2018 Sophomore: » Played all 12 games with

eight starts on DL» 21 tackles, 4.5 TFLs,

2.5 sacks, one PBU, one fumble recovery and six QB hurries on season

» Career-high 2.0 TFLs and 1.0 sack vs. Iowa 11/17/18

» Career-high five tackles at Nebraska 11/10/18

» First career start against South Florida 9/15/18

2017 Freshman: » Played in 10 games at defensive end as a true freshman» Six tackles, one QB hurry on the season» Made his Illinois debut against Western Kentucky» Enrolled at Illinois for spring semester and participated in

2017 spring practices

High School: » Four-star recruit by Rivals » Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN & Scout » Ranked as a top 500 recruit in the nation by 247Sports » Ranked No. 16 weakside DE by Rivals and No. 30 by 247Sports » Ranked No. 43 DE in the nation by Scout and No. 54 by ESPN » Ranked No. 46 recruit in Florida by Rivals, No. 78 by 247Sports

and No. 90 by ESPN » Ranked No. 13 recruit in Miami by the Miami Herald » Helped Miami Central win fourth straight state title in 2015 » Played football at Miami Central for head coach Roland Smith » High school teammate with fellow Illini Carmoni Green » Honor Roll in high school

Personal: » Born Feb. 8, 1999 » Son of Owen Carney Sr. and Valeria Elmore-Carney » Has one sister, O’Neshia, and one brother, O’Juan » Relatives Keir Thomas (South Carolina) and Da’Marrio

Jackson-Smith (Kansas State) play college football» Picked Illinois because, “of the relationship developed with

the coaching staff.” » Majoring in communication

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 5 at Nebraska, 11/10/18Solos: 2, twice (last at Nebraska, 11/10/18)TFLs: 2.0 vs. Iowa, 11/17/18Sacks: 1.0, twice (last vs. Iowa, 11/17/18)

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QB Hurries: 1, twice (last vs. South Florida, 9/15/18)Fumbles Forced: -Fumbles Recovered: 1 at Nebraska, 11/10/18PBUs: 1 at Rutgers, 10/6/18Interception: -Interception Return Yards: -Touchdowns: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2017 10 4 2 6 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 12018 12 10 11 21 4.5 17 1 0 1 0 6TOTAL 22 14 13 27 4.5 17 1 0 1 0 7

SACKS STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOTAL YDS2017 10 0 0 0.0 02018 12 2 1 2.5 13TOTAL 22 2 1 2.5 13

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 1 3 4 0.5-2 0.5-2 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIU 1 0 1 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0USF 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0PENN ST 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 2 1PUR 2 0 2 1.0-9 1.0-9 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MD 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0@NEB 2 3 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-2 0-0 0 0IOWA 1 3 4 2.0-4 1.0-2 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NW 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0

2017 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUBALL ST DNPWKU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@USF 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NEB 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@IOWA 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0RUT DNP@MIN 2 1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0WIS 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@PUR 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IND 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@OSU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NW 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

80 EDWIN CARTERWR, 6-3, 185, R-FR.JACKSONVILLE, FLA. / SANDALWOOD

2018 Freshman: » Played in one game before

suffering a season-ending injury and redshirting the season.

» Season-ending knee injury came against Western Illinois, the second game of the season but Carter’s first, after he caught two touchdown passes in his collegiate debut

» The two touchdown catches (of 16 yards and 18 yards) were the first two catches of his Illini career.

» Played 11 snaps in the WIU game, making two catches for 34 yards and two touchdowns

» One of seven true freshmen in the nation with two touchdowns in the first two weeks of the season

High School: » Three-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals» Ranked No. 198 wide receiver in the nation by ESPN» Ranked No. 222 recruit in Florida by ESPN» Played for head coach Adam Geis at Sandalwood» 2018 Gateway Conference Award» Also ran track in high school» Fourth place in state in the 110m hurdles» Conference champion in the 110m and 300m hurdles» 2017 Florida Times Union All-First Coast 300m Hurdles

honorable mention» Offers included Mercer, Middle Tennessee and Western Illinois

Personal: » Born Dec. 30, 1999» Majoring in community health

CAREER HIGHSReceptions: 2 vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/18Receiving Yards: 34 vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/18Long Reception: 18 vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/18Receiving Touchdowns: 2 vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/18All-Purpose Yards: 34 vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/18

RECEIVING STATISTICS YEAR G REC YDS TD LG REC/G AVG/C AVG/G2018 1 2 34 2 18 2.0 17.0 34.0TOTAL 1 2 34 2 18 2.0 17.0 34.0

RUSHING/RECEIVING GAME-BY-GAME2018 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGKENT ST DNPWIU 0 0 0 0 2 34 2 18USF DNP - InjuredPENN ST DNP - Injured@RUT DNP - InjuredPUR DNP - Injured@WIS DNP - Injured@MD DNP - InjuredMINN DNP - Injured@NEB DNP - InjuredIOWA DNP - Injured@NW DNP - Injured

73 JAKE CERNYOL, 6-5, 300, JR.TREVERSE CITY, MICH. / TREVERSE CITY WEST

Pronunciation: SIR-nee

2018 Sophomore: » Played 11 games, primarily

FG and PAT protection» Rotated in at left tackle

during the South Florida and Penn State games

» Academic All-Big Ten

2017 Redshirt Freshman: » Played in two games» Made his Illinois debut

against USF 9/15/18» Played as an extra lineman (eligible TE) against Nebraska» Academic All-Big Ten

2016 Freshman: » Member of UI squad

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247 Sports and Scout» Ranked among top 60 OT nationally by Scout (No. 38) and

247Sports (No. 53)» Ranked the No. 3 OL in Michigan by 247Sports and Scout» First-team All-State by Associated Press» First-team All-Conference and member of Big North

Conference Dream Team» Nike Regional Opening Chicago Offensive Line MVP in 2015» Also played basketball three years at Traverse City West,

helping team to District titles in 2014 and 2015

Personal: » Born Feb. 22, 1998» Son of Tim and Michele Cerney» Both parents were college athletes – father played golf and

mother ran track and field» Has two younger brothers, Joel and Kale» Majoring in management

51 SEAN COGHLANLB, 6-0, 220, SO.CHICAGO, ILL. / ST. RITA

2018 Redshirt Freshman: » Played four games,

primarily on special teams» Made his Illinois debut

against Minnesota 11/3/18» Academic All-Big Ten

2017 Freshman: » Walkon redshirted the

2017 season

High School: » Played for head coach Todd Kuska at St. Rita» 2016 CCL Blue Defensive Player of the Year» Gold Honor Roll» Two-time Heaney Award winner (straight A’s)» Also played volleyball in high school

Personal: » Born Jan. 31, 1999» Son of Dennis and Peggy Coghlan» One brother, Quinn, and three sisters, Erin, Emma and Kara» Father attended the University of Illinois» Sister, Erin, plays club lacrosse at Wisconsin» Chose Illinois becasue, “There is a history of my family coming

here, Illinois is a very prestigious school with a meaningful degree and I could not turn down the opportunity to play Big Ten football.”

» Plans to pursue a career in the business world following his playing career

» Double majoring in accountancy and finance

49 SETH COLEMANDL, 6-5, 215, FR.MELBOURNE, FLA. / HOLY TRINITY EPISCOPAL ACADEMY

High School: » Three-star recruit by

247Sports and ESPN» Two-star recruit by Rivals» Ranked No. 110 weak side

DE in nation by 247Sports» Ranked No. 74 outside

linebacker in the nation by ESPN

» Ranked No. 135 recruit in Florida by ESPN and No. 265 by 247Sports

» 101 tackles, 28.0 TFL and 13.0 sacks as a senior» Played for coach Nate Hooks at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy» Also played basketball at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy» Verbally committed to Illinois in July 2018» Offers included Baylor, Navy, Nebraska, Pitt, Rutgers, South

Florida, TCU, Utah, and Virginia

Personal: » Born Dec. 7, 2000» Enrolled in general curriculum

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40 SHAMMOND COOPERLB, 6-2, 205, FR.ST. LOUIS, MO. / TRINITY CATHOLIC

High School: » Four-star recruit by

247Sports and ESPN» Three-star recruit by Rivals» Ranked No. 149 recruit in

the nation by ESPN and No. 531 by 247Sports

» Ranked No. 26 inside LB in the nation by 247Sports and No. 30 by Rivals

» Ranked No. 13 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN

» Ranked No. 4 recruit in Missouri by ESPN and No. 10 by 247Sports and Rivals

» Ranked as high as No. 128 overall recruit in the nation in May 2017 according to 247Sports Composite

» 2019 Under Amour All-American Game » 2018 St. Louis Post-Dispatch Defensive Player of the Year» 2018 USA TODAY All-USA Missouri first team» 2018 Missouri Football Coaches Association Class 3 All-State

first team» 2018 The Opening Finals participant» 137 tackles, 16.0 TFL and 5.0 sacks as a senior» Led Trinity Catholic to Missouri Class 3 state title as a senior» Led Trinity Catholic with 8.0 tackles in 2018 Missouri Class 4

state title game to help Trinity Catholic beat Cardinal Ritter» Led Trinity Catholic in tackles for four years» Played for coach Cory Patterson through unior year when

Patterson left Trinity Catholic to become TE coach at Illinois» Played for coach Terrence Curry at Trinity Catholic as a senior» High school teammate of fellow Illinois signee Isaiah Williams» Offers included Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida

State, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Oregon State, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, and Wisconsin

Personal: » Born March 15, 2001» Enrolled in general curriculum

2 REGGIE CORBINRB, 5-10, 200, SR.UPPER MARLBORO, MD. / GONZAGA COLLEGE HS

» 2019 Maxwell Award preseason watch list

» 2019 Doak Walker Award preseason watch list

» Earned bachelor’s degree in communication in May 2018

» Currently pursuing a master’s degree in recreation, sport & tourism

2018 Junior: » Played all 12 games with eight starts at running back» All-Big Ten third team (media)» All-Big Ten honorable mention (coaches)» Pro Football Focus All-Big Ten second team» Phil Steele All-Big Ten third team» Won team’s Red Grange Outstanding Offensive Player Award

» 128 carries for 1,085 rushing yards (8.5 yards per carry) and nine touchdowns

» 16 receptions for 176 yards (11.0 yards per reception)» 13th Illini in program history to reach 1,000 rushing yards in

a single season» Tied with Buddy Young’s 1944 season for the most 70+-yard

runs in Illinois single-season history (4)» Third in the nation in yards per carry (8.5) during the regular

season» 9.3 yards per carry in conference play, second-best in FBS for

any RB with more than 10 carries per game» Led in the nation in runs of 70+-yards (4)» Led Illinois in rushing yards (1,085), touchdowns (9) and all-

purpose yards (1,261)» Eighth-most rushing yards in a single game in Illinois history

(213), including touchdown runs of 77 and 72 yards, against Minnesota 11/3/18

» 213 rushing yards against Minnesota 11/3/18 were the third-most in a Big Ten game in 2018

» 155 rushing yards on 18 carries, including a 69 yard TD run, in return home to Maryland 10/27/18

» 100 yards on just nine carries at Wisconsin 10/20/18» 80-yard touchdown run at Wisconsin 10/20/18 tied for the

10th-longest run in Illinois history» First career 100-yard game (137) at Rutgers 10/6/18» 98 rushing yards against South Florida» First career two-TD game in season opener against Kent State» 10 rushing attempts for 79 yards in the season opener against

Kent State, after having 78 rushing yards on 18 carries during the entire 2017 season

» Academic All-Big Ten

2017 Sophomore: » Played in eight games» 18 carries for 78 yards and nine catches for 27 yards on season » Missed the first three games of the season with an injury» Academic All-Big Ten

2016 Redshirt Freshman: » 12 games played with two starts at running back» 86 carries for 523 yards and two touchdowns on season» 14th in the nation in yards per carry among freshmen (6.08),

best by an Illini frosh since at least 2000» Averaged 43.6 yards rushing per game» 10 receptions for 112 yards» Touchdowns vs. Murray State and at Northwestern» Career-long 53-yard rush at Rutgers» Career-long 30-yard reception vs. Purdue» Career-high 92 rushing yards vs. Purdue» Academic All-Big Ten

2015 Freshman: » Redshirted the 2015 season with an injury

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247sports, ESPN.com and Scout » Ranked as No. 1 RB in Washington, D.C., by all four outlets » Ranked as No. 9 overall prospect in Washington, D.C., by

Scout, No. 11 by Rivals and No. 12 by ESPN.com» Two-time first-team All-WCAC (2013 and 2014) » Ran for 915 yards and 12 TDs on 105 carries (8.7 ypc) and

had 19 catches for 231 yards and two more TDs as a senior » Rushed for 1,103 yards and 12 TDs and had 11 receptions for

177 yards as a junior » Also a top rugby player, helping Gonzaga to 2015 national title

Personal: » Born March 9, 1996 » Son of Reginald Corbin » Has two brothers and one sister » Earned bachelor’s degree in communication in May 2018 and

currently is pursuing a master’s degree in recreation, sport & tourism

CAREER HIGHSCarries: 21 at Northwestern, 11/26/16Rushing Yards: 213 vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18Long Run: 80 at Wisconsin, 10/20/18Rushing Touchdowns: 2, twice (last vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18)Receptions: 4 at Northwestern, 11/24/18Receiving Yards: 52 vs. Purdue, 10/13/18Long Reception: 52 vs. Purdue, 10/13/18All-Purpose Yards: 213 vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18

RUSHING STATISTICS YEAR G ATT YDS TD LG AVG/C AVG/G2016 12 86 523 2 53 6.1 43.6 2017 8 18 78 0 30 4.3 9.82018 12 128 1085 9 80 8.5 90.4TOTAL 32 232 1686 11 80 7.3 52.7

RECEIVING STATISTICS YEAR G REC YDS TD LG REC/G AVG/C AVG/G2016 12 10 112 0 30 0.8 11.2 9.32017 8 9 27 0 10 1.1 3.0 3.42018 12 16 176 0 52 1.3 11.0 14.7TOTAL 32 35 315 0 52 1.1 9.0 9.8

RUSHING/RECEIVING GAME-BY-GAME2018 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGKENT ST 10 79 2 39 1 4 0 4WIU 15 63 1 26 1 14 0 14USF 12 98 0 32 3 7 0 14PENN ST 11 87 1 51 2 13 0 12@RUT 11 137 1 73 0 0 0 0PUR 6 20 0 13 1 52 0 52@WIS 9 100 1 80 1 2 0 2@MD 18 155 1 69 1 25 0 25MINN 13 213 2 77 0 0 0 0@NEB 9 59 0 20 1 34 0 34IOWA 1 -4 0 0 1 3 0 3@NW 13 78 0 24 4 22 0 8

2017 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGBALL ST DNP - InjuredWKU DNP - Injured@USF DNP - InjuredNEB 4 9 0 7 0 0 0 0@IOWA 7 61 0 30 2 3 0 3RUT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@MIN 2 -10 0 0 3 4 0 8WIS 4 18 0 8 1 10 0 10@PUR DNPIND 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@OSU 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 8NW 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2

2016 ATT YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGMUR ST 7 71 1 32 0 0 0 0UNC 0 0 0 0 1 14 0 14WMU 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 4@NEB 9 72 0 31 3 18 0 11PUR 11 92 0 46 1 30 0 30@RUT 8 90 0 53 0 0 0 0@MICH 4 3 0 5 0 0 0 0MINN 14 83 0 19 0 0 0 0MICH ST 4 10 0 8 1 19 0 19@WIS 3 21 0 18 0 0 0 0IOWA 5 11 0 8 2 18 0 11@NW 21 70 1 18 1 9 0 9

70 THOMAS CRONINOL, 6-4, 290, FR.OAK PARK, ILL. / OAK PARK RIVER FOREST

Pronunciation: CROW-nin

High School: » Lettered in football as a

senior » Played for head coach John

Hoerster at Oak Park River Forest

» Also played baseball and golf in high school

» Did not start playing football until senior year

Personal: » Born May 25, 2001» Son of Regan and Thomas Cronin » Eight sisters, Caroline, Anne-Claire, Jilly, Tamsen, Rory, Regan

Mary, Tess, Eileen, and one brother, Marshall » Aunt swam at Illinois

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» Picked Illinois because he, “connected with the coaching staff right away, Illinois is my home town state, I have family here, and I love the colors orange and blue.”

» Plans to own his own business or become a lawyer following his playing career

» Majoring in English

20 KYRON CUMBYRB, 5-8, 180, FR.PLANO, TEXAS / PLANO

Pronunciation: KY-run

High School: » Three-star recruit by

247Sports, Rivals and ESPN

» Ranked No. 16 all-purpose back in the nation by 247Sports

» Ranked No. 33 running back in the nation by ESPN

» Ranked No. 61 recruit in Texas by ESPN and No. 184 by 247Sports

» 897 rushing yards on 119 carries and 17 touchdowns as a senior

» 523 receiving yards on 43 receptions and five receiving touchdowns as a senior

» Played for head coach Jaydon McCullough at Plano» Verbally committed to Illinois in June 2018» Offers included Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas, Texas Tech and

Washington State» Also ran track at Plano

Personal: » Born Feb. 10, 2001» Enrolled in general curriculum

15 TRENARD DAVISWR, 6-0, 195, SR.BOYNTON BEACH, FLA. / AMERICAN HERITAGE SCHOOL

Pronunciation: tre-NARD Nickname: Tre (trey)

2018 Junior: » Played 12 games with six

starts at wide receiver» 30 receptions for 278

yards on season» At least one reception in

10 of 12 games» Second on team in

receptions (30) and receiving TDs (2), and fourth on team in rec. yards (278)

» Career-high six receptions and 53 yards at Maryland 10/27/18» Career high 59 receiving yards on five receptions at Rutgers

10/6/18» 17-yard touchdown pass, the first of his career, to Ricky

Smalling against Penn State 9/21/18 to give Illinois a third-quarter lead

2017 Sophomore: » Played in nine games with one start at wide receiver» 10 receptions for 152 yards on the season» First career catch at South Florida Sept. 15» First career completion against Nebraska Sept. 29» First career start at Ohio State Nov. 18

2016 Redshirt Freshman: » Played on kickoff coverage at Rutgers» Practiced at safety and wide receiver early in the season

before settling in at QB the second half of the season

2015 Freshman: » Originally signed with Illinois in February 2015» Attended Parkland College in Champaign during fall 2015

before enrolling at Illinois for the spring 2016 semester

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247sports, ESPN.com and Rivals in 2014» First-team All-Area in 2014» No. 19 prospect in Palm Beach by Sun-Sentinel

Personal: » Born Aug. 17, 1996» Son of Craig and La’Shonya Davis» Has five brothers and four sisters» Older brother, Marcus, plays wide receiver at Auburn University» Cousin, Anquan Boldin, plays for the San Francisco 49ers» Majoring in recreation, sport and tourism – sport management

CAREER HIGHSReceptions: 6 at Maryland, 10/27/18Receiving Yards: 59 at Rutgers, 10/6/18Long Reception: 50 vs. Rutgers, 10/14/17Receiving Touchdowns: -Passing Attempts: 1, twice (last vs. Penn State, 9/21/18)Completions: 1, twice (last vs. Penn State, 9/21/18)Passing Yards: 17 vs. Penn State, 9/21/18Passing Touchdowns: 1 vs. Penn State, 9/21/18Long Pass: 17 vs. Penn State, 9/21/18All-Purpose Yards: 59 at Rutgers, 10/6/18

RECEIVING STATISTICS YEAR G REC YDS TD LG REC/G AVG/C AVG/G2016 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.02017 9 10 152 0 50 1.1 15.2 16.92018 12 30 278 0 29 2.5 9.3 23.2TOTAL 22 40 430 0 50 1.8 10.8 19.5

PASSING STATISTICSYEAR G ATT CMP INT YDS TD LG PCT AVG/P AVG/G EFFIC2016 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.02017 9 1 1 0 7 0 7 100.0 7.0 0.8 158.82018 12 2 1 0 17 1 17 50.0 8.5 1.4 286.4TOTAL 22 3 2 0 24 1 17 66.7 8.0 1.1 243.9

RUSHING STATISTICS YEAR G ATT YDS TD LG AVG/C AVG/G2016 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.02017 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.02018 12 2 -6 0 0 -3.0 -0.5TOTAL 22 2 -6 0 0 -3.0 -0.3

RUSHING/RECEIVING GAME-BY-GAME2018 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGKENT ST 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0WIU 0 0 0 0 4 28 0 15USF 0 0 0 0 2 19 0 10PENN ST 1 -2 0 0 2 17 0 19@RUT 0 0 0 0 5 59 0 21PUR 0 0 0 0 3 44 0 24@WIS 0 0 0 0 3 35 0 25@MD 0 0 0 0 6 53 0 29MINN 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3@NEB 0 0 0 0 3 17 0 7IOWA 1 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0@NW 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3

2017 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGBALL ST DNPWKU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@USF 0 0 0 0 2 7 0 5NEB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@IOWA 0 0 0 0 2 11 0 8RUT 0 0 0 0 2 55 0 50@MIN 0 0 0 0 1 27 0 27WIS DNP - Injured@PUR DNP - Injured IND 0 0 0 0 3 52 0 31@OSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0NW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

24 DAWSON DEGROOTLB, 6-1, 215, JR.FORT MYERS, FLA. / FORT MYERS

2018 Sophomore: » Played 10 games, primarily

on special teams» 16 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one

blocked kick on season» Career-high four tackles

and first career TFL at Wisconsin 10/20/18

» Blocked punt against WIU 9/8/18 that was recovered by Stanley Green for a touchdown

» Academic All-Big Ten

2017 Freshman: » Played in seven games with one start at safety» 13 tackles on season» Made his Illinois debut against South Florida» First career start against Rutgers

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247Sports» Ranked No. 98 athlete in the nation by 247Sports» Played for head coach Sam Sirianni Jr. at Ft. Myers» Lettered three years in high school» 2016 Florida 6A all-state third team» Florida North vs. South All-Star Game» Rotary South All-Star, News Press Big 15, All-area» 96 tackles, one interception and three fumble recoveries as

a senior» Led Fort Myers to an 8-5 record and region finals as a senior» 90 tackles, one sack, four interceptions (two returned for

touchdowns) as a junior» Honor Roll

Personal: » Born July 9, 1998» Son of Ken and Cindy DeGroot» Has one older brother, Dylan, and one younger sister, Cierra» Father played in the Minnesota Twins organization» Chose Illinois because, “it gives me the best opportunity to

excel as a player and a person.”» Plans to start a career in car mechanics following his playing

career» Majoring in management

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 4, twice (last at Wisconsin, 10/20/18)Solos: 3 at Wisconsin, 10/20/18TFLs: 1.0 at Wisconsin, 10/20/18Sacks: -QB Hurries: -Fumbles Forced: -Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: -Interception: -Interception Return Yards: -Touchdowns: -Blocked Kick: 1, vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/19

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2017 7 4 9 13 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 02018 10 9 7 16 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0TOTAL 17 13 16 29 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0USF 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PENN ST 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 3 1 4 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MD 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN DNP - Injured@NEB DNP - InjuredIOWA 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

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2017 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUBALL ST DNPWKU DNP@USF 2 1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NEB 2 2 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@IOWA DNPRUT 0 3 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MIN 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIS 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@PUR DNP - InjuredIND DNP@OSU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NW 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

37 MARK DI IORIOLB, 5-8, 210, FR.BARRINGTON, ILL. / BARRINGTON

Pronunciation: dee-OH-ree-oh (sounds like dee-OREO)

High School: » Played for head coach Joe

Sanchez at Barrington» Three-year letterwinner in

football » 2018 Defensive MVP» 2018 Barrington High

School Male Athlete of the Year

» 2018 Luke Harold Hutson Award winner

» 2018 Academic All-State» 2017 and 2018 All-Mid Suburban League first team» 2017 and 2018 all-area first team» Led Barrington to conference titles as a junior and senior» Also participated in track and field during high school career

and wrestled as a freshman» Two-time Mid Suburban League champion in the discus and

shot put

Personal: » Born May 26, 2001» Son of Lisa and Daniel Di Iorio» Two sisters, Danielle and Maggie, and one brother, John» Father, Daniel, and sister, Danielle, attended Illinois» Nicknamed “Oreo”» Picked Illinois because, “The outstanding academics and

family connection the football team has. Also both my dad and sister went to school here so I am very familiar with the campus.”

» Enrolled in general curriculum with plans to major in business administration

5 MILO EIFLERLB, 6-2, 225, JR.BERKELEY, CALIF. / BISHOP O’DOWD/ U. OF WASHINGTON

Pronunciation: MEE-low EYE-fler

2018 Sophomore:» Sat out the season due to

NCAA transfer rules» Two years of eligibility

remaining beginning in 2019

2017 Redshirt Freshman (Washington)» Played in all 13 games at

Washington» Six tackles (four solo)

» Washington Special Teams Player of the Game at Oregon State» Two tackles in the Apple Cup win over Washington State

2016 Freshman (Washington)» Redshirted the season at Washington

High School» Played linebacker and running back at Bishop O’Dowd » Played for Napoleon Kaufman at Bishop O’Dowd» First-team All-West Alameda County Conference-Foothill

League at outside linebacker as a senior » Helped Bishop O’Dowd to a 7-6 record and the semi-finals of

the CIF North Coast Section Division 3 playoffs as a senior» 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl invitation» Helped Bishop O’Dowd to the North Coast Section playoffs as

a junior» First-team All-WACC, third-team All-East Bay and honorable

mention San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro as a junior2014 CalHiSports.com junior-class all-state

» Tacoma News Tribune “Western 100”» No. 94 prospect in the nation by Scout, No. 118 by Rivals, No.

142 by 247Sports and No. 280 by ESPN» No. 21 prospect in California by 247Sports, No. 23 by Rivals

and No. 31 by ESPN» No. 6 outside linebacker prospect in the nation by Scout, No.

11 by Rivals, No. 11 by 247Sports and No. 15 by ESPN» Participated in the shot, discus, high jump and long jump

for the track team, winning league titles in the shot put as a sophomore and junior

Personal: » Born Feb. 13, 1998» Majoring in sociology

58 PRESTON ENGELOL, 6-0, 270, R-FR.NORMAL, ILL. / NORMAL COMMUNITY

Pronunciation: EN-gull

2018 Freshman:» Redshirted the 2018

season (Did not play)

High School: » Three-year letterwinner in

football» Played for head coach

Wes Temples at Normal Community

» 2018 All-Big 12 Conference first team

» 2018 senior captain» Also played basketball as a freshman and sophomore

Personal: » Born March 14, 2000» Son of Melissa and Greg Engel» Father played center at Illinois from 1989-94 and was captain

of the 1993 team before playing in the NFL» Mother is the Director of Internal Operations for Advancement

at the University of Illinois» Older brother, Mclain, is a manager for the Illinois men’s

basketball team» Picked Illinois because, “it is the school I’ve always been a

fan of. It also has a lot more to offer than just a great football program, the academics here are outstanding as well.”

» Plans to major in business» Lists Lebron James as his favorite athlete because, “no matter

where he goes, he makes everyone around him a better player and person.”

» Enrolled in general curriculum

26 MIKE EPSTEINRB, 6-0, 205, JR.FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA. / ST. THOMAS AQUINAS

Pronunciation: ep-STEEN

2018 Sophomore: » Played seven games with two starts at running back» 411 rushing yards on

60 carries (6.8 yards per carry) and three touchdowns in season

» 10 receptions for 86 yards on season

» Missed the last five games and most of the game at Wisconsin 10/20/18 due to injury

» Third on the team in rushing yards (411) and tied for third in rushing touchdowns (3)

» Career-high five receptions for career-high 56 receiving yards against South Florida 9/15/18

» Back-to-back 100-yard rushing games against Western Illinois 9/8/18 and South Florida 9/15/18

» Career-high 113 rushing yards against South Florida 9/15/18 for third career 100-yard game

» Second career 100-yard game (eight carries for 105 yards) against Western Illinois 9/8/18

» Touchdown in the season opener against Kent State 9/1/18» Academic All-Big Ten

2017 Freshman: » Played in the first five games of the season with three starts

at running back» Missed the last seven games with an injury» 57 carries for 346 rushing yards and three touchdowns, along

with 4 catches for 59 yards and one touchdown on season» Led Illinois in rushing yards (346) and yards per carry (6.1)» Fifth true freshman in program history to lead the team in

rushing yards» Tied for the team lead in touchdowns (4; 3 rushing, 1 receiving)» Third on the team in all-purpose yards (424)» Led Illinois in all-purpose yards per game (84.8)» Team-high 111 rushing yards vs. Western Kentucky, his first

career 100-yard game» Two touchdowns and 105 all-purpose yards in his Illinois

debut in the opener against Ball State» One of six true freshmen in the nation to score multiple

touchdowns during the season opener» Two touchdowns against South Florida (one receiving, one

rushing)» Team-long 58-yard rush at Iowa» First career start vs. Western Kentucky Sept. 9

High School: » Three-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN and Scout » Ranked No. 58 running back in the nation by Scout, No. 59 by

247Sports and No. 89 by ESPN » Ranked No. 92 recruit in Florida by Rivals, No. 143 by

247Sports and No. 197 by ESPN » Played at St. Thomas Aquinas for head coach Roger Harriott » 2016 Sun Sentinel All-Broward Football Player of the Year » 2016 Sun Sentinel 7A All-State first team » 2016 Sun Sentinel 7A All-County » Led St. Thomas Aquinas to 2016 Florida 7A state

championship with 45-6 win over Tampa Plant in title game » Scored four touchdowns in the state semifinal against Venice » Helped St. Thomas Aquinas beat Bingham (Utah) 33-25 in

State Champions Bowl Series on ESPNU » Rushed for 1,173 yards on 156 carries (7.5 yards per rush)

and 16 touchdowns as a senior

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» Totaled over 1,500 yards as a senior » Lettered three years in high school » Missed his junior season with a knee injury » Spent his first two years of high school at Cypress Bay

(Weston, Florida)

Personal: » Born Aug. 6, 1998 » Son of Elizabeth and David Epstein » Has one sister, Melanie, and one brother, Danny » Brother, Danny, played football at Colgate (2011-12) and

Bryant (2012-15) » Picked Illinois because, “of the great coaching staff, great fit

for me, being one of the top academic schools in the country and the opportunity to play Big Ten football.”

» Majoring in marketing

CAREER HIGHSTouchdowns: 2, twice (last at South Florida, 9/15/17)Carries: 21 vs. Western Kentucky, 9/9/17Rushing Yards: 113 vs. South Florida, 9/15/18Long Run: 58 at Iowa, 10/7/17Rushing Touchdowns: 2 vs. Ball State, 9/2/17Receptions: 5 vs. South Florida, 9/15/18Receiving Yards: 56 vs. South Florida, 9/15/18Long Reception: 32 vs. South Florida, 9/15/18Receiving Touchdowns: 1 at South Florida, 9/15/17Kickoff Returns: 1 vs. Ball State, 9/2/17Kickoff Return Yardage: 19 vs. Ball State, 9/2/17Punt Returns: -Punt Return Yardage: -All-Purpose Yards: 169 vs. South Florida, 9/15/18

RUSHING STATISTICS YEAR G ATT YDS TD LG AVG/C AVG/G2017 5 57 346 3 58 6.1 69.22018 7 60 411 3 43 6.8 58.7TOTAL 12 117 757 6 58 6.5 63.1

RECEIVING STATISTICS YEAR G REC YDS TD LG REC/G YDS/C YDS/G2017 5 4 59 1 21 0.8 14.8 11.82018 7 10 86 0 32 1.4 8.6 12.3TOTAL 12 14 145 1 32 1.2 10.4 12.1

KICK RETURN STATISTICSYEAR G NO. YDS TD LG AVG/R AVG/G2017 5 1 19 0 19 19.0 3.82018 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0TOTAL 12 1 19 0 19 19.0 1.6

RUSHING/RECEIVING GAME-BY-GAME2018 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGKENT ST 8 33 1 6 0 0 0 0WIU 8 105 0 38 1 5 0 5USF 19 113 1 43 5 56 0 32PENN ST 13 73 0 18 2 19 0 13@RUT 9 63 1 41 0 0 0 0PUR 1 10 0 10 2 6 0 4@WIS 2 14 0 11 0 0 0 0@MD DNP - InjuredMINN DNP - Injured@NEB DNP - InjuredIOWA DNP - Injured@NW DNP - Injured

2017 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGBALL ST 11 54 2 14 2 32 0 17WKU 21 111 0 13 0 0 0 0@USF 8 56 1 45 2 27 1 21NEB 10 42 0 13 0 0 0 0@IOWA 7 83 0 58 0 0 0 0RUT DNP - Injured@MIN DNP - InjuredWIS DNP - Injured@PUR DNP - Injured IND DNP - Injured@OSU DNP - InjuredNW DNP - Injured

KICK RETURN/PUNT RETURNS GAME-BY-GAME2017 KR-YDS AVG TD LG PR-YDS AVG TD LGBALL ST 1-19 19.0 0 19 0-0 0 0 0WKU 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0@USF 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0NEB 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0@IOWA 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0RUT DNP - Injured@MIN DNP - InjuredWIS DNP - Injured@PUR DNP - InjuredIND DNP - Injured@OSU DNP - InjuredNW DNP - Injured

24 NICK FEDANZORB, 6-0, 210, FR.LOMBARD, ILL. / MONTINI CATHOLIC

Pronunciation: fa-DON-zo

High School: » Three-star recruit by

247Sports and ESPN» Two-star recruit by Rivals» Ranked No. 81 running

back in the nation by 247Sports and No. 97 by ESPN

» Ranked No. 25 recruit in Illinois by ESPN and No. 28 by 247Sports

» Played for head coach Mike Bukovsky at Montini» 2018 USA TODAY All-USA Illinois second team» 2018 Class 5A IHSFCA All-State» Led Montini to an IHSA 5A state runner-up finish as a senior

at Memorial Stadium» 17 carries for 186 yards and three touchdowns in the 2018

state championship game against Joliet Catholic» Also ran track in high school

Personal: » Born Nov. 13, 2000» Son of Natalie and Joe Fedanzo» One brother, Michael, and one sister, Danielle» Nicknamed “Zo”» Picked Illinois because of, “the family atmosphere.”» Enrolled in general curriculum

82 LUKE FORDTE, 6-6, 260, SO.CARTERVILLE, ILL. / CARTERVILLE / UNIV. OF GEORGIA

2019 Sophomore: » Must sit out 2019 season

due to NCAA transfer rules after hardship waiver request was denied

» Enrolled at Illinois for spring 2019 semester and participated in 2019 spring practices

2018 Freshman (Georgia): » Played in nine of 14 games

for the Bulldogs» One reception for four yards in collegiate debut against Austin

Peay 9/1/18

High School: » Four-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN» Ranked No. 42 recruit in the nation in the class of 2018 by

Rivals, No. 51 by 247Sports and No. 63 by ESPN» Ranked No. 1 tight end in the nation by Rivals and No. 3 by

247Sports and ESPN» Ranked No. 1 recruit in Illinois by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN» 2018 U.S. Army All-America Bowl» The Opening 2017 Finals» PrepStar Magazine Top 150 Dream Team» 2017 Illinois High School Football Coaches Association All-

State honorable mention» 2017 MaxPreps Preseason Medium School All-America First

Team offense» Two-time News-Gazette All-State Special Mention 100» Played for head coach Dennis Drust at Carterville» Also played basketball in high school, helping Carterville to

the IHSA Regional Finals each of the last three seasons

» Also competed in the long jump and 200 meters for the Carterville track and field team

» Offers included Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Florida, Florida State, Illinois, Iowa, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, NC State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, and West Virginia

Personal: » Born Sept. 27, 1999» Majoring in communication

75 KURT GAVINOL, 6-4, 300, JR.MOKENA, ILL. / LINCOLN-WAY EAST

2018 Sophomore:» Played one game (vs.

Minnesota on 11/3/18)

2017 Redshirt Freshman: » Played one game, on

special teams at Iowa

2016 Freshman: » Member of UI squad

High School: » Consensus three-star

recruit» Ranked the No. 6 offensive tackle in Illinois by Scout» Ranked among the top 30 recruits in Illinois by ESPN.com and

247 Sports» Ranked among the top 80 offensive tackles nationally by

Scout (No. 69) and ESPN.com (No. 79)» All-State selection in 2016» Led Lincoln Way-East to South Subberban Conference titles in

2015 and 2016. » Helped team to the third round of the IHSA state playoffs in

2014 and second round in 2015» Football coach was Rob Zvonar» Also played basketball for two years in high school

Personal: » Born Sept. 13, 1997» Son of Lori Charmichael and the late Daniel Gavin» Has two older brothers, Keith and Kevin» Picked Illinois because, “I fell in love with the place when I

stepped on campus. I’ve always wanted to play for my state.” » Listed Michael Jordan as his favorite athlete because,

“everytime he stepped on the court he dominated his opponent.”» Majoring in advertising

92 ISAIAH GAYDL, 6-3, 240, JR.NASHVILLE, N.C. / NORTHERN NASH

2018 Sophomore: » Played nine games with

three starts at defensive end

» 20 tackles, 1.0 TFL and 1.0 sack on season

» Tied career high with four tackles against South Florida 9/15/18 and Penn State 9/21/18 in back-to-back games

» Career-high four solo tackles against South Florida 9/15/18» Sack and three tackles in win over Western Illinois 9/8/18

2017 Freshman: » Played in all 12 games with two starts at defensive end

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» 20 tackles (12 solo), 4.0 TFLs, 1.0 sack, two quarterback hurries on season

» Third-youngest player in FBS to start a game in 2017» Made his Illinois debut in the opener against Ball State» First career start in the second game of the season against

Western Kentucky» Blocked a field goal at South Florida

High School: » Played at Northern Nash for head coach Randy Raper » 117 tackles, 25 TFLs, 17 sacks and three forced fumbles as

a senior » 2016 Big East Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year » Two-time all-conference and three-time letterwinner » Led Northern Nash to a 5-7 record and trip to the state

playoffs as a senior » Team captain » Also played basketball and competed in track & field in HS

Personal: » Born Dec. 17, 1999 » Son of Derek and Chirley Gay » Has two brothers and three sisters» Picked Illinois because, “of the program fit – academically

and in sports. Big Ten, big stage.” » Listed Jadeveon Clowney as his favorite athlete because, “We

have the same playing style, violent and fast.” » Four-year honor roll student in high school » Enrolled in general curriculum

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 4, three times (last vs. Penn State, 9/21/18)Solos: 4 vs. South Florida, 9/15/18TFLs: 1.0, five times (last vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/18)Sacks: 1.0, twice (last vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/18)QB Hurries: 1, twice (last vs. Western Kentucky, 9/9/17)Fumbles Forced: -Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: -Interception: -Interception Return Yards: -Blocked Kicks: 1 at South Florida, 9/15/17Touchdowns: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2017 12 12 8 20 4.0 17 0 0 0 1 22018 9 14 6 20 1.0 9 0 0 0 0 0TOTAL 21 26 14 40 5.0 26 0 0 0 1 2

SACKS STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOTAL YDS2017 12 1 0 1.0 132018 9 1 0 1.0 9TOTAL 21 2 0 2.0 22

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIU 3 0 3 1.0-9 1.0-9 0 0-0 0-0 0 0USF 4 0 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PENN ST 3 1 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS DNP@MD 2 1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IOWA DNP - Injured@NW DNP - Injured

2017 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUBALL ST 2 2 4 1.0-13 1.0-13 0 0-0 0-0 1 0WKU 2 0 2 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0@USF 0 3 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NEB 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@IOWA 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0RUT 1 0 1 1.0-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MIN 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIS 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@PUR 3 0 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IND 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@OSU 2 0 2 1.0-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NW 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

53 KENDRICK GREENOL, 6-4, 310, SO.PEORIA, ILL. / PEORIA

2018 Redshirt Freshman: » Started all 12 games at

left guard» Part of an OL that paved

the way for the most-improved runnig game in the nation (+137.4 ypg from 2017 to ’18), finishing 12th in FBS and second in the Big Ten at 243.0 ypg.

» First career start and Illinois debut in the season opener against Kent State

» Moved to OL prior to the season after practicing at defensive tackle during his freshman season in 2017.

2017 Freshman: » Redshirted 2017 season as a defensive tackle

High School: » Four-star recruit by Scout » Three-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN » Ranked as a top 500 recruit in the nation by 247Sports » Ranked No. 22 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout, No. 30

by Rivals, No. 31 by 247Sports and No. 50 by ESPN » Ranked No. 5 recruit in Illinois by Scout, No. 8 by 247Sports,

No. 9 by ESPN and No. 14 by Rivals » Played at Peoria High School for head coach Tim Thornton » USA Football U-19 team member for IFAF World

Championships in Harbin, China » Blue-Grey All-American » Led Peoria to 2016 IHSA 5A state championship » 111 tackles, 33.0 TFLs, 15.0 sacks as a senior » 2016 Illinois High School Football Coaches Association all-

state first team » 2016 Preps Plus All-State first team » 2016 ALL-USA Illinois Football Team » 2016 Big 12 all-conference» High school teammate of Illini freshman Coran Taylor

Personal: » Born Dec. 22, 1998» Listed Lolo Jones as his favorite athlete » Picked Illinois because, “the coaching staff is awesome and I

would love to represent my home state.” » Majoring in learning & education studies

7 STANLEY GREENDB, 5-11, 190, SR.EAST ST. LOUIS, ILL. / EAST ST. LOUIS SENIOR

Career Notes: » Green’s seven career

forced fumbles are tied for fourth-most in program history (dating back to 1990)

» Six forced fumbles over the span of two seasons (2016 & ’17) were T-1st in the B1G and T-10th in FBS durng that span

2018 Junior: » Played 10 games with seven starts at safety» 58 tackles, 0.5 TFL, one interception, one PBU, one forced

fumble on season

» Seven career forced fumbles are tied for fourth-most in program history (dating back to 1990)

» Fourth on the team in tackles (58)» First career 0.5 TFL at Northwestern 11/24/18» Career-high 16 tackles and an interception at Wisconsin

10/20/18» Forced fumble against Penn State 9/21/18, the seventh of his

career» Touchdown on a recovery from a blocked punt by Dawson

Degroot against Western Illinois 9/8/18

2017 Sophomore: » All-Big Ten honorable mention (coaches and media)» Played in 10 games with seven starts at safety» 70 tackles (37 solo), one interception, one pass breakup, one

fumble recovery, three forced fumbles on the season» Tied for the team lead in forced fumbles (3) with James

Crawford» Tied for fifth in the Big Ten and 24th in FBS in forced fumbles

per game (.30)» All three forced fumbles came during Big Ten games» Second on the team in tackles (70) and solo tackles (37)» Led Illinois in tackles during Big Ten game (69)» First career interception at Minnesota» Ejected for targeting in the second half at South Florida» Academic All-Big Ten

2016 Freshman: » Played in 10 games with seven starts at safety» Fifth on the team with 62 tackles» Three forced fumbles tied for the most in the nation among

freshmen during the regular season» 10+ tackles in three games (Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan)» Fumble recovery at Rutgers» Two forced fumbles vs. Michigan State» Led the team in tackles (9) vs. Minnesota to become the first

true freshman to lead Illinois in tackles in a game since Mike Svetina in 2012

» Career-high 12 tackles vs. Iowa» Forced fumble and seven solo tackles at Michigan in second

career start» First career start at Rutgers» Tackle on first career defensive snap vs. Purdue during the

fifth game of the season» High school teammate of fellow Illini James Knight

High School: » Three-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals and Scout» Ranked the No. 71 safety recruit in the nation by ESPN.com» Totaled 48 tackles, one sack and two interceptions as a senior

in a season shortened by a teachers’ strike» Lettered three years in high school» Two-time all-conference» Totaled 48 tackles, one sack and two interceptions as a senior

in a season shortened by a teachers’ strike» Played for head coach Darren Sunkett at East St. Louis» Captained the team as a senior» Played for head coach Darren Sunkett

Personal: » Born Sept. 11, 1998» Son of Stanley Green Sr. and Danielle Green» Has two brothers and two sisters» Spent parts of his childhood in New Orleans and Georgia» Chose Illinois because of the “family feel.”» Plans to be a teacher following his playing career» Majoring in learning & education studies

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 16 at Wisconsin, 10/20/18Solos: 9 at Wisconsin, 10/20/18TFLs: 0.5 at Northwestern, 11/24/18Sacks: -QB Hurries: -Fumbles Forced: 2 vs. Michigan State, 11/5/16Fumbles Recovered: 1, twice (last vs. Nebraska, 9/29/17)

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DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2016 10 30 32 62 0.0 0 0 3 1 0 02017 10 37 33 70 0.0 0 2 3 1 0 02018 10 32 26 58 0.5 1 2 1 0 0 0TOTAL 30 99 91 190 0.5 1 4 7 2 0 0

INTERCEPTION STATISTICSYEAR G INT YDS TD LG AVG/R AVG/G2016 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.02017 10 1 19 0 19 19.0 1.92018 10 1 52 0 49 52.0 5.2TOTAL 30 2 71 0 49 35.5 2.4

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 1 3 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-3 0 0WIU 3 2 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1USF 2 2 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PENN ST 4 0 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 2 3 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 9 7 16 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1-49 0 0@MD 4 3 7 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN DNP - Injured@NEB DNP - InjuredIOWA DNP - Injured@NW 7 6 13 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

2017 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUBALL ST DNPWKU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@USF 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NEB 4 3 7 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-5 0-0 0 0@IOWA 4 0 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0RUT 4 5 9 0.0-0 0.0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0@MIN 6 7 13 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1-19 0 0WIS 7 3 10 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@PUR 3 7 10 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IND 3 5 8 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@OSU 5 3 8 0.0-0 0.0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0 1NW DNP 2016 UA AS TOT TFL-YDS QBS-YDS FF FR-YDS INT-YDS QBH PBUMUR ST DNPUNC DNPWMU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT 3 2 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-0 0-0 0 0@MICH 7 4 11 0.0-0 0.0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 5 4 9 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MICH ST 3 3 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 4 7 11 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IOWA 3 9 12 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NW 4 1 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

11 CALEB GRIFFINPK, 6-3, 210, R-FR.DANVILLE, ILL. / DANVILLE

2018 Freshman:» Redshirted the 2018

season (Did not play)

High School» Lettered four years in

football in high school» Played for head coach

Marcus Forrest at Danville» Three-time All-Big 12 PK» Four-time Commercial

News All-Area» Two-time News-Gazette All-Area first team» Kohl’s Kicking Player of the Week 10/23/17» 2017 all-state honorable mention» Four-sport athlete at Danville (football, baseball, basketball,

soccer)» Four-year letterwinner in baseball» Four-year letterwinner in soccer» Three-year letterwinner in basketball» Three-time All-Big 12 in baseball» Two-time all-state in soccer» Two-time all-area in basketball

Personal» Born Oct. 20, 1999» Son of Chris and Erin Griffin» Older brother, Cameron, and younger sister, Kedzie» Brother played soccer at Quincy University for one year» Father played soccer at Illinois College for two years» Chose No. 38 because his home is 38 miles from Memorial

Stadium» Chose Illinois because, “The relationship I was able to build

with all of the coaches.”» Plans to work in sports following his playing career» Listed Grayson Allen as his favorite athlete because, “he’s

fought through so much adversity but keeps pushing through it. He always plays hard and will do anything he can to help his team win. Also, he gives back to those in need, no matter how much people hate on him.”

» Enrolled in the Gies College of Business

39 AIDAN HALLLS, 6-2, 220, FR.GLEN ELLYN, ILL. / BENET ACADEMY

2019 Freshman: » Joined team as a walkon for

training camp

High School: » Played for head coach Pat

New at Benet Academy » Two-year letterwinner » 2018 Special Teams MVP» Graduated with Honors» Honor Roll all eight

semesters

Personal: » Born Oct. 27, 2000» Son of Brian and Patty Hall» Two brothers, Colin and Brogan» Plans to major in engineering » Picked Illinois because, “I had the opportunity to study

engineering at a top tier university while participating in Big Ten athletics.”

35 JAKE HANSENLB, 6-1, 225, JR.TARPON SPRINGS, FLA. / EAST LAKE

2018 Sophomore: » Started all 12 games at

linebacker» 95 tackles, 8.5 TFLs,

1.0 sack, one PBU, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one QB hurry on season

» Tied for the Illinois lead in tackles (95) and led Illinois in solo tackles (48)

» Second on the team in TFLs (8.5)» First career forced fumble against Minnesota 11/3/18» First career sack at Maryland 10/27/18» First career PBU at Rutgers 10/6/18» Illinois single-game record-tying 6.0 TFLs in the season opener

against Kent State 9/1/18» The 6.0 TFLs against Kent State 9/1/18 tied for the seventh-most

in Big Ten history» Game-high and career-high 15 tackles (10 solo) against Kent

State 9/1/18» PFF National Team of the Week and Big Ten Co-Defensive Player

of the Week after 15 tackle, 6.0 TFL performance vs. Kent State.

» Won team’s Bruce Capel Award for courage

2017 Sophomore: » Did not play in 2017 after suffering season-ending injury during

training camp.

2016 Freshman: » Played in all 12 games, primarily on special teams, with one

start at linebacker» Eight tackles and one QB hurry on the season» First career start vs. Minnesota» Two tackles against Minnesota and Northwestern» QB hurry at Northwestern

High School: » Three-star recruit by Scout» Ranked among the top 100 O LBs nationally by Scout (No. 99)» Ranked among the top 100 inside linebackers nationally by

ESPN.com (No. 60) and 247Sports (No. 98)» Totaled 103 tackles (75 solo) and 2.0 sacks as a senior» Class 7A Associated Press All-State second team in 2015» Also played basketball and ran track and field in high school» Honor roll student (4.3 GPA)

Personal: » Born June 19, 1998» Son of Shad and Lori Hansen» Has two younger siblings, Lane (brother) and Jessie (sister)» Father, Shad Hansen, played football at BYU from 1989-92

and is the school’s all-time leading tackler (408)» Majoring in kinesiology

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 15 vs. Kent State, 9/1/18Solos: 10 vs. Kent State, 9/1/18TFLs: 6.0 vs. Kent State, 9/1/18Sacks: 1.0 at Maryland, 10/27/18QB Hurries: 1 at Northwestern, 11/26/16Fumbles Forced: 1 vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18Fumbles Recovered: 1 vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18PBUs: 1 at Rutgers, 10/6/18Interception: -Interception Return Yards: -Touchdowns: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2016 12 2 6 8 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 12017 DNP - Injured2018 12 48 47 95 8.5 18 1 1 1 0 1TOTAL 24 50 53 103 8.5 18 1 1 1 0 2

SACKS STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOTAL YDS2016 12 0 0 0.0 02017 DNP - Injured2018 12 1 0 1.0 6TOTAL 24 1 0 1.0 6

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 10 5 15 6.0-8 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIU 2 1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0USF 5 3 8 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PENN ST 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT 6 3 9 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1PUR 3 5 8 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0@WIS 5 4 9 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MD 8 3 11 1.5-7 1.0-6 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 4 4 8 0.0-0 0.0-0 1 1-0 0-0 0 0@NEB 0 3 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IOWA 3 7 10 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NW 1 7 8 0.5-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

2016 UA AS TOT TFL-YDS QBS-YDS FF FR-YDS INT-YDS QBH PBUMUR ST 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0UNC 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WMU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MICH 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MICH ST 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IOWA 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NW 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0

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9 DELE HARDINGLB, 6-1, 230, SR.ELKTON, MD. / EASTERN CHRISTIAN

Pronunciation: DAY-lay

2018 Junior: » Voted team’s special teams

captain for the season» Played nine games at

linebacker and on special teams coverage, with two starts at linebacker

» 37 tackles, 5.0 TFLs, 1.0 sack, one forced fumble on season

» Foruth on the team in TFLs (5.0)

» Started and had a career-high 1.5 TFLs and first career forced fumble at Nebraska 11/10/18

» Tied career high with seven tackles against Minnesota 11/3/18

2017 Sophomore: » Played in eight games with five starts at linebacker» Missed four games with injuries» Sixth on the team in tackles (32)» Second on the team in special teams tackles (4)» First start of the season at Iowa

2016 Freshman: » Nine games played, primarily on special teams» First career TFL vs. Minnesota» Career-high seven tackles (three solo) and 0.5 TFL vs.

Michigan State during increased playing time on defense» Missed the final three games with an injury

High School: » Consensus three-star recruit (247 Sports, ESPN.com, Rivals

and Scout)» Ranked as No. 1 ILB in Maryland and No. 23 in nation by Scout» Ranked as No. 18 overall recruit in Maryland by ESPN.com, No.

19 by 247sports and No. 20 by Rivals» Two-time consensus all-state» Led team with 118 tackles, 23 TFLs, five sacks and three

interceptions in 2015» Tallied 75 tackles and forced five fumbles in 2014» Captained the team as a junior and senior» Lettered four years in high school» Played for head coach Dwayne Thomas» Originally committed to Michigan and also had offers from

Rutgers, Tennessee and USC

Personal: » Born March 28, 1998» Son of David and Akeya Harding» Has one brother and one sister» Chose Illinois because, “academics, coaching and being a

part of something special.”» Plans to work in physical therapy following his playing career» Majoring in kinesiology

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 7, twice (last vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18)Solos: 4 at South Florida, 9/15/17TFLs: 1.5 at Nebraska, 11/10/18Sacks: -QB Hurries: -Fumbles Forced: 1 at Nebraska, 11/10/18Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: -Interception: -Interception Return Yards: -Touchdowns: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2016 9 4 9 13 1.5 2 0 0 0 0 02017 8 17 15 32 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 02018 9 21 16 37 5.0 13 0 1 0 0 0TOTAL 26 42 40 82 6.5 15 0 1 0 0 0

SACKS STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOTAL YDS2016 9 0 0 0.0 02017 8 0 0 0.0 02018 8 1 0 1.0 7TOTAL 25 1 0 1.0 7

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 2 1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIU 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0USF 3 1 4 1.0-7 1.0-7 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PENN ST DNP - Injured@RUT 3 0 3 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 2 0 2 1.0-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS DNP - Injured@MD DNP - InjuredMINN 2 5 7 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB 3 3 6 1.5-3 0.0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0IOWA 3 2 5 0.5-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NW 2 4 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

2017 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUBALL ST 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WKU 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@USF 4 2 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NEB DNP - Injured@IOWA 2 1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0RUT 2 1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MIN DNP - InjuredWIS 2 4 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@PUR 3 3 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IND 2 4 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@OSU DNP - InjuredNW DNP - Injured

2016 UA AS TOT TFL-YDS QBS-YDS FF FR-YDS INT-YDS QBH PBUMUR ST 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0UNC 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WMU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 0 2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MICH 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 1 2 3 1.0-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MICH ST 3 4 7 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS DNP - InjuredIOWA DNP - Injured@NW DNP - Injured

14 BLAKE HAYESP, 6-6, 230, JR.MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA / BRIGHTON GRAMMAR

2018 Sophomore: » All-Big Ten third team

(media)» All-Big Ten honorable

mention (coaches)» Started all 12 games at

punter» Averaged 43.6 yards per

punt (62 punts for 2,701 yards) with 21 downed inside the 20-yard line

» Career average of 42.7 ranks second on Illinois career list» 23rd in the nation in punting average (43.6) during the

regular season» Season average of 43.6 ypp ranks fifth-best in Illinois history» Career-high four 50+-yard punts against South FLorida

9/15/18» Career-high five punts downed inside the 20 against Western

Illinois 9/8/18» Placed 11 punts inside the 20 in the first three games» 53.4 ypp against Kent State was the fourth-best single-game

average in program history» Also served as primary holder for field goals and PATs» Academic All-Big Ten

2017 Freshman: » All-Big Ten honorable mention (media)» BTN.com All-Freshman Team» Starting punter for all 12 games » 77 punts, 3,231 yards (42.0 ave.), 10 punts of 50+ yards, 22

punts inside the 20-yard line on the season

» Voted team’s Dike Eddleman Outstanding Special Teams Player» 42.0 yards per punt ranked fourth in FBS among true

freshmen and was the ninth-best single-season average in Illinois history

» Ranked third in the Big Ten in punting average (42.7) and third net punting (40.0) in conference games

» 59 punts, 2,519 yards (42.7 yards/punt), eight punts of 50+ yards, 18 punts inside the 20-yard line during Big Ten games

» Booted season-long 64 yard punt at Ohio State on Nov. 18» Made his Illinois debut in the opener against Ball State» College debut was the first football game he ever attended» Third-tallest punter in FBS (one inch shorter than Bowling

Green’s Joseph Davidson and Houston’s Dane Roy)

High School: » Played Australian rules football for three years high school» Captained the 2016 Brighton Grammar School AFL team» Valedictorian » High School Vice Captain

Personal: » Born Aug. 13, 1998» Son of Ronan and Georgina Hayes» One older brother, Max» Chose Illinois because, “It gives me the best opportunity to be

successful on and off the field. From great academic facilities and staff to a coaching staff with the most NFL experience, I couldn’t have asked for another school that has everything need to provide me with the best opportunity to succeed.

» Majoring in kinesiology

CAREER HIGHSPunts: 11, twice (last at Ohio State, 11/18/17)Punt Yards: 469 at Ohio State, 11/18/17 Longest Punt: 69 vs. Kent State, 9/1/18Punt Average: 53.4 vs. Kent State, 9/1/1850+ Yard Punts: 4 vs. South Florida, 9/15/18Punts Inside the 20: 5 vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/18

PUNTING STATISTICSYEAR G NO. YDS LG AVG2017 12 77 3231 64 42.02018 12 62 2701 69 43.6TOTAL 24 139 5932 69 42.7

PUNTING GAME-BY-GAME2017 No Yds Avg Long Blkd TB FC 50+ I20KENT ST 5 267 53.4 69 0 1 0 3 2WIU 7 287 41.0 51 0 0 0 1 5USF 7 322 46.0 62 0 1 2 4 4PENN ST 4 179 44.8 54 0 0 0 1 1@RUT 4 176 44.0 51 0 1 1 1 2PUR 9 391 43.4 53 0 1 3 2 2@WIS 6 219 36.5 48 0 0 1 0 1@MD 4 167 41.8 48 0 0 1 0 1MINN 2 82 41.0 49 0 0 1 0 1@NEB 3 129 43.0 45 1 1 0 0 0IOWA 8 359 44.9 62 1 0 1 2 1@NW 3 123 41.0 48 0 0 0 0 1

2017 No Yds Avg Long Blkd TB FC 50+ I20BALL ST 4 184 46.0 54 0 0 0 1 1WKU 7 243 34.7 52 0 0 1 1 2@USF 7 285 40.7 49 0 0 0 0 1NEB 5 185 37.0 44 0 0 3 0 3@IOWA 2 88 44.0 51 0 0 0 1 0RUT 6 259 43.2 47 0 1 1 0 1@MIN 5 262 52.4 59 0 0 0 3 2WIS 4 164 41.0 46 0 0 3 0 2@PUR 5 185 37.0 44 0 0 3 0 3IND 11 455 41.4 53 0 0 3 1 3@OSU 11 469 42.6 64 0 0 2 2 2NW 9 393 43.7 52 0 0 0 1 3

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8 NATE HOBBSDB, 6-0, 190, JR.LOUISVILLE, KY. / LOUISVILLE MALE

2018 Sophomore: » Played nine games with

seven starts at corner» 22 tackles, 3.0 TFLs, one

interception and one PBU» Returned four punts for

seven yards and returned two kickoffs for 27 yards

» PBU against Iowa 11/17/18» First career interception at

Rutgers 10/6/18» Missed the first three games of the season due to suspension

2017 Freshman: » BTN.com All-Freshman Team» Played in all 12 games with 10 starts at cornerback» 48 tackles (31 solo), 2.0 TFLs, 1.0 sack, two pass breakups,

one forced fumble on the season» Led Illinois in defensive snaps» Seventh on the team in tackles (48)» 10 kick returns for 223 yards (22.3 yards per kick return)» Four punt returns for five yards (1.2 yards per punt return)» Scored a defensive extra point on a blocked extra point at

South Florida » Made his Illinois debut in the opener against Ball State» First career start against Western Kentucky» First career sack at Iowa

High School: » Three-star recruit by Scout » Ranked No. 233 corner back in the nation by 247Sports » Ranked No. 15 recruit in Kentucky by 247Sports » High jumped 6-9 and long jumped 22’ 11.25 in high school

Personal: » Born June 24, 1999» Majoring in sociology

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 8 vs. Nebraska, 9/29/17Solos: 5, twice (last at Iowa, 10/7/17)TFLs: 1.0, three times (last at Wisconsin, 10/20/18)Sacks: 1.0 at Iowa, 10/7/17QB Hurries: -Fumbles Forced: 1 vs. Nebraska, 9/29/17Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: 1, three times (last vs. Iowa, 11/17/18)Interception: 1 at Rutgers, 10/6/18Interception Return Yards: 27 at Rutgers, 10/6/18Kick Returns: 4 vs. Indiana, 11/11/17Kick Return Yards: 92 vs. Indiana, 11/11/17Long Kick Return: 31 vs. Rutgers, 10/14/17All-Purpose Yards: 96 vs. Indiana, 11/11/17Punt Returns: 2, twice (last vs. Iowa, 11/17/18)Punt Return Yards: 4 , twice (last vs. Iowa, 11/17/18)Long Punt Return: 4, twice (last vs. Iowa, 11/17/18)All-Purpose Yards: 96 vs. Indiana, 11/11/17Touchdowns: -Defensive Extra Point: 1 at South Florida, 9/15/17

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2017 12 31 17 48 2.0 8 2 1 0 0 02018 9 13 9 22 3.0 8 2 0 0 0 0TOTAL 21 44 26 70 5.0 16 4 1 0 0 0

INTERCEPTION STATISTICSYEAR G INT YDS TD LG AVG/R AVG/G2017 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.02018 9 1 27 0 27 27.0 3.0TOTAL 21 1 27 0 27 27.0 1.3

SACKS STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOTAL YDS2017 12 1 0 1.0 72018 9 0 0 0.0 0TOTAL 21 1 0 1.0 7

KICK RETURN STATISTICSYEAR G NO. YDS TD LG AVG/R AVG/G2017 12 10 223 0 31 22.3 18.62018 9 2 27 0 15 13.5 3.0

TOTAL 21 12 250 0 31 20.8 11.9

PUNT RETURN STATISTICSYEAR G NO. YDS TD LG AVG/R AVG/G2017 12 4 5 0 4 1.2 0.42018 9 4 7 0 4 1.8 0.8TOTAL 21 8 12 0 4 1.5 0.

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST DNP - SuspendedWIU DNP - SuspendedUSF DNP - SuspendedPENN ST 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1-27 0 0PUR 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 2 2 4 1.0-4 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MD 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 2 1 3 1.0-3 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB 2 1 3 1.0-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IOWA 2 1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1@NW 2 1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

2017 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUBALL ST 3 0 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WKU 5 1 6 1.0-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1@USF 4 1 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NEB 3 5 8 0.0-0 0.0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0@IOWA 5 0 5 1.0-7 1.0-7 0 0-0 0-0 0 0RUT 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MIN 2 2 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIS 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@PUR 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IND 2 3 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@OSU 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1NW 3 1 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

KICK RETURN/PUNT RETURNS GAME-BY-GAME2018 KR-YDS AVG TD LG PR-YDS AVG TD LGKENT ST DNP - SuspendedWIU DNP - SuspendedUSF DNP - SuspendedPENN ST 2-27 13.5 0 15 0-0 0.0 0 0 @RUT 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0PUR 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0@WIS 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0@MD 0-0 0.0 0 0 1-1 1.0 0 1MINN 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0@NEB 0-0 0.0 0 0 1-2 2.0 0 2IOWA 0-0 0.0 0 0 2-4 2.0 0 4@NW 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0

2017 KR-YDS AVG TD LG PR-YDS AVG TD LGBALL ST 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0WKU 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0@USF 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0NEB 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0@IOWA 1-15 15.0 0 15 0-0 0.0 0 0RUT 3-75 25.0 0 31 0-0 0.0 0 0@MIN 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0WIS 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0@PUR 2-41 20.5 0 23 0-0 0.0 0 0IND 4-92 23.0 0 28 1-4 4.0 0 4@OSU 0-0 0.0 0 0 1-1 1.0 0 1NW 0-0 0.0 0 0 2-0 0.0 0 0

33 EZEKIEL HOLMESDL, 6-3, 230, R-FR.WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS / HIRSCHI

2018 Freashman:» Redshirted 2018 season

(Did not play)

High School: » Three-star recruit by

247Sports» Ranked No. 60 weakside

defensive end in the nation by 247Sports

» Played for head coach Danny Youngs at Hirschi

» Three-time all-district» 2017 all-state second team» 96 tackles, 38.0 TFLs, 6.0 sacks, two interceptions, two forced

fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two touchdowns as senior» 39 tackles, 1.0 sack, one interceptions and two fumble

recoveries as a junior» Also played basketball and threw shot put in high school

» Verbally committed to Illinois in February 2018» Offers included Air Force and Washington State

Personal: » Born July 7, 2000» Son of Enez and Ronnie Holmes» One older brother, Ronnie A. Holmes, one older sister, Alexis

Brown, and one younger sister, Miracle Holmes» Plans to be an accountant or work with kids following his

playing career» Picked Illinois because, “Illinois was the best option for me to

develop into a good young man.”» Plays the piano and drums» Majoring in mathematics

84 JORDAN HOLMESWR, 6-0, 185, SO.COLUMBIA, ILL. / COLUMBIA

2018 Freshman: » Played 10 games» Two receptions for 23 yards

and three punt returns for 10 yards on season

» Receptions against Western Illinois 9/8/18 and at Wisconsin 10/20/18

» Walk-on made his Illinois debut in the second week of the season against Western Illinois

» One catch for 14 yards against Western Illinois and one punt return for six yards in his collegiate debut

High School: » School records in single-game receptions (11), single-game

touchdowns (3), single-season receptions (62), single-season touchdowns (12), single-season yards (1,020), career receiving yards (2,188), career receiving TDs (22) and career receptions (149)

» Three-time All-Cahokia Conference» Three-time all-area» Played for head coach Scott Horner at Columbia» Also played basketball and baseball in high school» Three-time All-Cahokia Conference in basketball» Two-time all-state honorable mention in basketball» Fourth all-time leading scorer in school history (1,605 points)» 2018 All-Cahokia Conference in baseball» Honor Roll» National Honor Society

Personal: » Born Feb. 22, 2000» Son of Tracey and David Holmes» Father and three uncles attended the University of Illinois» Older brother, Jonathan, and younger brother, Jackson» Brother, Jonathan, plays basketball at Arkansas» Picked Illinois because, “of the prestigious academics and the

opportunities I can have after college and further into life.”» Listed Russell Westbrook as his favorite athlete because, “of

his style of play. He goes out there every night and goes 100% until the game is over.”

» Enrolled in general curriculum with plans to major in business

CAREER HIGHSTouchdowns: -Carries: -Rushing Yards: -Long Run: -Rushing Touchdowns: -Receptions: 1, twice (last at Wisconsin, 10/20/18)Receiving Yards: 14 vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/18Long Reception: 14 vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/18Receiving Touchdowns: -All-Purpose Yards: 14 vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/18Kick Returns: -

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RECEIVING STATISTICSYEAR G REC YDS TD LG REC/G AVG/C AVG/G2018 10 2 23 0 14 0.2 11.5 2.3TOTAL 10 2 23 0 14 0.2 11.5 2.3

PUNT RETURN STATISTICSYEAR G NO. YDS TD LG AVG/R AVG/G2018 10 3 2 0 13 0.7 0.2TOTAL 10 3 2 0 13 0.7 0.2

RUSHING/RECEIVING GAME-BY-GAME2018 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGKENT ST DNPWIU 0 0 0 0 1 14 0 14USF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0PENN ST 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@RUT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0PUR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@WIS 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 9@MD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0MINN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@NEB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@NW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KICK RETURN/PUNT RETURNS GAME-BY-GAME2018 KR-YDS AVG TD LG PR-YDS AVG TD LGKENT ST DNP - SuspendedWIU 0-0 0.0 0 0 1-6 6.0 0 6USF 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0PENN ST 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0@RUT 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0PUR 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0@WIS 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0@MD 0-0 0.0 0 0 1-13 13.0 0 13MINN 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0@NEB 0-0 0.0 0 0 1--17 0.0 0 0IOWA DNP@NW 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0

9 JOSH IMATORBHEBHEWR, 6-2, 215, JR.SUWANEE, GA. / NORTH GWINNETT HS / USC

Pronunciation: ee-MAT-or-bay-bay

» Earned bachelor’s degree in business administration from USC in May 2019

» Grad transfer is pursuing a master’s degree in strategic brand communication at Illinois

2019 Redshirt Junior: » Immediately eligible as

a graduate transfer with two years of eligibility remaining

2018 Redshirt Sophomore (USC): » Played in one game for the Trojans

2017 Redshirt Freshman (USC): » Backup wide receiver as a redshirt freshman» Played in six games (Stanford, Texas, Washington State,

Oregon State, Notre Dame, Ohio State)» Two receptions for 11 yards on season» Nine-yard reception at Washington State and a two-yard catch

against Oregon State

2016 Freshman (USC): » Redshirted the 2016 season» Enrolled at USC in the spring of 2016 after graduating a

semester early from high school

High School: » Four-star recruit by 247Sports Composite» No. 123 recruit in the nation by 247Sports Composite» No. 18 wide receiver in the nation by 247Sports Composite» No. 13 recruit in Georgia by 247Sports Composite

» 2015 Prep Star All-American Dream Team» 2015 Gwinnett Daily Post All-County third team» Caught 31 passes for 452 yards (14.6 yards/catch) with three

touchdowns as a senior» Also threw a touchdown, had a 66-yard rush and averaged

19.0 yards on five kickoff returns as a senior» 2014 All-Region 7-AAAAAA first team» Helped North Gwinnett advance to the 2014 Class AAAAAA

state championship game» 59 receptions for 1,072 yards (18.2 yards/catch) with 15

touchdowns as a junior» Five receptions for 55 yards (11.0 yards/catch) with a

touchdown as sophomore» Also played basketball at North Gwinnett

Personal: » Born April 12, 1998» Brother, Daniel, played football at USC» Majored in business administration at USC» Traveled to Santiago, Chile, as part of the USC Marshall

School of Business’ Learning About International Commerce (LINC) program

95 KENYON JACKSONDL, 6-0, 290, SR.LITTLE ROCK, ARK. / PARKVIEW ARTS & SCIENCE MAGNET

2018 Junior: » Played nine games» 18 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 0.5

sack, one PBU and one fumble recovery on season

» First career fumble recovery against Minnesota 11/3/18

» PBU at Wisconsin 10/20/18

2017 Sophomore: » Played in 11 games with three starts at DT» 22 tackles (7 solo), 2.0 TFLs, 1.5 sacks, one pass breakup on

the season» First career solo sack and PBU against Indiana» Voted a team captain by his teammates for the Rutgers game

2016 Freshman: » Eight games played with five starts at defensive tackle» Started five of six games before getting injured» Missed the last two games with an injury» 18 tackles (six solo) on the season» Career-high four tackles at Michigan» Career-high three solo tackles at Rutgers

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247 Sports, ESPN and Scout» Ranked among the top 100 defensive tackles nationally by

247Sports (No. 67), ESPN.com (No. 75) and Scout (No. 92)» Ranked among the top 15 recruits in Arkansas by ESPN.com

(No. 9) and 247Sports (No. 14)» 75 tackles, 14.5 sacks and three forced fumbles as a junior» Two-time all-state and all-conference (2014 and 2015)» Honor roll student

Personal: » Born April 16, 1998» Son of Keith and Melanie Jackson» Has two brothers, Keith Jr. and Koilan» Father, Keith, was a six-time NFL Pro Bowl selection during

nine seasons with Philadelphia, Miami and Green Bay and an All-American player at Oklahoma

» Brother, Keith Jackson Jr., was an All-SEC defensive lineman at Arkansas and was drafted by the Rams in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL draft

» Wants to go into sports broadcasting after his playing career» Majoring in communication

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 5 vs. Ball State, 9/2/17Solos: 3 at Rutgers, 10/15/16TFLs: 1.0 vs. Indiana, 11/11/17Sacks: 1.0 vs. Indiana, 11/11/17QB Hurries: -Fumbles Forced: -Fumbles Recovered: 1 vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18PBUs: 1, twice (last at Wisconsin, 10/20/18)Interception: -Interception Return Yards: -Touchdowns: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2016 8 6 12 18 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 02017 11 7 15 22 2.0 8 1 0 0 0 02018 9 9 9 18 0.5 1 1 0 1 0 0TOTAL 28 22 36 58 2.5 9 2 0 1 0 0

SACKS STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOTAL YDS2016 8 0 0 0.0 02017 11 1 1 1.5 82018 9 0 1 0.5 1TOTAL 28 1 2 2.0 9

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 0 1 1 0.5-1 0.5-1 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIU 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0USF 2 2 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PENN ST 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 2 1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1@MD 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 2 1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-0 0-0 0 0@NEB DNP - InjuredIOWA DNP - Injured@NW DNP - Injured

2017 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUBALL ST 0 5 5 0.5-1 0.5-1 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WKU 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@USF 0 1 1 0.5-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NEB 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@IOWA 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0RUT 2 1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MIN 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIS 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@PUR DNP - InjuredIND 1 0 1 1.0-7 1.0-7 0 0-0 0-0 0 1@OSU 2 2 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NW 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

2016 UA AS TOT TFL-YDS QBS-YDS FF FR-YDS INT-YDS QBH PBUMUR ST 0 2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0UNC DNPWMU DNP@NEB 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 0 2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT 3 0 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MICH 1 3 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 0 3 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MICH ST 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IOWA DNP - Injured@NW DNP - Injured

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26 KERBY JOSEPHDB, 6-1, 200, SO.ORLANDO, FLA. / JONES

2018 Freshman: » Played 10 games» Nine tackles and one PBU

on season» First career PBU against

Minnesota 11/3/18» Career-high three tackles

against Kent State 9/1/18» Made his Illinois debut in

the season opener against Kent State 9/1/18

» Missed the Wisconsin and Maryland games with an injury

High School: » Three-star recruit by Rivals» Two-way player» Four interceptions and 7.0 TFLs as a senior, plus five

touchdown receptions» Played for head coach Elijah Williams at Jones» Also ran track and played volleyball in high school» Volleyball team’s MVP

» Verbally committed to Illinois in December 2017» Offers included Mississippi State, Syracuse, USF and FAU

Personal: » Born Nov. 14, 2000» Picked Illinois because, “I love the chemistry.”» Plans to major in elementary education» Listed Jalen Ramsey as his favorite athlete» Enrolled in general curriculum

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 3 vs. Kent State, 9/1/18Solos: 3 vs. Kent State, 9/1/18TFLs: -Sacks: -QB Hurries: -Fumbles Forced: 1 vs. Iowa, 11/17/18Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: 1 vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18Interception: -Interception Return Yards: -Touchdowns: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2018 10 8 1 9 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0TOTAL 10 8 1 9 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 3 0 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIU 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0USF 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PENN ST 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS DNP - Injured@MD DNP - InjuredMINN 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1@NEB 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IOWA 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NW 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

27 MATTHEW JUDDWR, 6-2, 200, FR.FRANKFORT, ILL. / LINCOLN-WAY EAST

High School: » Played for head coach

Rob Zvonar at Lincoln-Way East

» 38 receptions for 517 yards and six touchdowns as a senior

» Helped Lincoln-Way East to the 2017 state title

» 2018 All-SWSC Conference» 2018 all-area

Personal: » Born Oct. 15, 2000» Son of Kimberly and Michael Judd» One brother, Michael, and three sisters, Brittaney, Nicole and

Gabrielle» Brother, Michael, was an All-American hurdler at Wisconsin-

Whitewater » Picked Illinois because, “of the opportunity to play football in

the Big Ten. Also, the academic aspect of this university is so prestigious. It was a dream come true.”

» Plans to teach and coach following his playing career» Enrolled in general curriculum

57 EVAN KIRTSOL, 6-5, 260, FR.EVERGREEN PARK, ILL. / BROTHER RICE

High School: » Three-star recruit by

247Sports, Rivals and ESPN

» Ranked No. 116 offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN and No. 141 by 247Sports

» Ranked No. 24 recruit in Illinois by ESPN and No. 42 by 247Sports

» Two-year letterwinner in football» Played for coaches Tim Lyons and Brian Badke at Brother Rice» 2018 USA TODAY All-USA Illinois second team» 2018 EdgyTim.com All-State 5A-8A» 2018 Daily Southtown All-Area First Team» Led Brother Rice to an IHSA 8A state runner-up finish as a

senior at Memorial Stadium» Helped Brother Rice score 405 points as a senior» Also played rugby in high school and was a state champion

and all-conference selection » High Honor Roll & National Honor Society» Verbally committed to Illinois in November 2018» Offers included Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois,

Virginia, and Western Michigan

Personal: » Born Sept. 19, 2000» Son of Dawn and Evan Kirts» One brother, Tyler, and one sister, April» Nicknamed “Cheese”» Picked Illinois because he, “loved my visit, coaches were

awesome, liked the idea of playing for my home state.”» Enrolled in general curriculum with plans to major in

psychology

10 JAMES KNIGHTDB, 5-10, 200, JR.EAST ST. LOUIS, ILL. / EAST ST. LOUIS

2018 Sophomore: » Played seven games with

one start» Started against South

Florida 9/15/18» 12 tackles and one forced

fumble on season» First career forced fumble

and career-high six tackles against South Florida 9/15/18

2017 Freshman: » Played in all 12 games with one start at linebacker» Three tackles, one quarterback hurry on the season» Played primarily on special teams» Made his Illinois debut in the opener vs. Ball State» First career start in the eighth game of the season against

Wisconsin» Ejected for targeting against Wisconsin

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247Sports » Ranked No. 102 safety in the nation by 247Sports » Ranked No. 41 recruit in Illinois by Scout and No. 46 by

247Sports » Played at East St. Louis for head coach Darren Sunkett » Lettered three years in football » Three-time all-conference selection » Led East St. Louis to 2016 IHSA 7A state championship and

an undefeated season » 2016 STL Post-Dispatch All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year » 144 tackles, five sacks, three TFLs and one INT in 2016 » Led East St. Louis’ defense to hold opponents to 10 points per

game in 2016 » Junior season cut short by teachers’ strike after five games » Played at East St. Louis with fellow Illini Stanley Green » Former Illini Terry Hawthorne was an assistant coach for his

high school team

Personal: » Born Sept. 25, 1998 » Son of Kenneth and Rachelle Knight » Has two brothers, Kenny Knight Jr. and Jemar Stennis » Brother, Kenny Knight Jr., plays football at Ball State » Picked Illinois because of, “we will win!” » Listed Floyd Mayweather as his favorite athlete because of his

hard work and dedication » Majoring in sociology

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 6 vs. South Florida, 9/15/18Solos: 6 vs. South Florida, 9/15/18TFLs: -Sacks: -QB Hurries: 1 vs. Wisconsin, 10/28/17Fumbles Forced: 1 vs. South Florida, 9/15/18Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: -Interception: -Interception Return Yards: -Touchdowns: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2017 12 1 2 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 12018 7 10 2 12 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0TOTAL 19 11 4 15 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 1

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIU 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0USF 6 0 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0PENN ST 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR DNP - Injured

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2017 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUBALL ST 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WKU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@USF 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NEB 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@IOWA 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0RUT 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MIN 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIS 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0@PUR 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IND 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@OSU 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NW 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

65 DOUG KRAMEROL, 6-2, 300, JR.HINSDALE, ILL. / HINSDALE CENTRAL

» 2019 Rimington Trophy preseason watch list

2018 Sophomore: » Started all 12 games at

center» Part of an OL that paved

the way for the most-improved runnig game in the nation (+137.4 ypg from 2017 to ’18), finishing 12th in FBS and second in the Big Ten at 243.0 ypg.

» Academic All-Big Ten

2017 Redshirt Freshman: » BTN.com All-Freshman Team honorable mention» Played and started eight games at center» Missed four games with an injury» Made his Illinois debut and first career start in the opener

against Ball State» Academic All-Big Ten

2016 Freshman: » Member of UI squad

High School:» Three-year letterwinner at Hinsdale Central» Played for head coach Dan Hartman» 2015 West Suburban Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year» 2015 All-West Suburban Conference» 2015 All-State honorable mention» Also was a member of the track and field team at Hinsdale

Central» Dean’s List all four years of high school

Personal: » Born June 4, 1998» Son of Lisa Kramer and Doug Kramer Sr.» Both parents graduated from the University of Illinois» Has one brother, Dan, and one sister, Carrie» Lists Dee Brown as his favorite athlete» Plans to coach following his playing career» Majoring in finance

32 TAILON LEITZSEYDB, 6-0, 190, JR.LAUREL, MD. / RIVERSIDE / MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

Pronunciation: TAY-lon LIT-see

2018 Sophomore: » Redshirted 2018 season

(Did not play)» Joined squad in September

after walkon tryouts

Personal: » Born Feb. 6, 1999» Majoring in kinesiology

23 CONNER LILLIGRB, 5-10, 190, SO.OAK PARK, ILL. / FENWICK

2018 Redshirt Freashman:» Member of Illinois team

(Did not play)» Joined squad in September after walkon tryouts» Academic All-Big Ten

Personal: » Born June 8, 1999» Majoring in economics

79 VEDERIAN LOWEOL, 6-5, 320, JR.ROCKFORD, ILL. / AUBURN

Pronunciation: vuh-DARE-ee-an

2018 Sophomore: » Started all 12 games at

left tackle» Part of an OL that paved

the way for the most-improved runnig game in the nation (+137.4 ypg from 2017 to ’18), finishing 12th in FBS and second in the Big Ten at 243.0 ypg.

2017 Freshman: » BTN.com All-Freshman Team honorable mention» Played in eight games with seven starts at tackle» Teamed with Alex Palczewski and Larry Boyd to be Illinois’

first ever true-freshmen trio to start the same game on the offensive line

» Made his Illinois debut and first career start at Iowa

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals, ESPN and Scout » Ranked No. 68 offensive guard in nation by Scout » Ranked No. 108 OT in nation by 247Sports » Ranked No. 16 recruit in Illinois by Rivals, No. 25 by ESPN, No.

26 by Scout and No. 29 by 247Sports » Three-time all-conference» Led Auburn to a 10-2 record and the Illinois state quarterfinals

as a senior » Helped Auburn rush for 271.1 yards per game in 2016» Played for head coach Dan Appino

Personal:

» Born April 17, 1999» Son of Eric Lowe and Veneka Cockrell» Chose Illinois because, “I love this program, the coaches, the

school and my teammates.”» Majoring in communication

42 MICHAEL MARCHESEDB, 6-4, 210, JR.VERNON HILLS, ILL. / STEVENSON

Pronunciation: mar-CASE

2018 Sophomore: » Played 11 games with

three starts at safety» 21 tackles, two PBUs, one

interception, one fumble recovery and one QB hurry on season

» Career-high 11 tackles at Northwestern 11/24/18

» First career start and first career interception against Western Illinois 9/8/18

» Missed the season opener with an injury» Academic All-Big Ten

2017 Freshman: » Walkon played in five games, primarily on special teams» Two tackles, one fumble recovery on the season» Made his Illinois debut against Wisconsin in the eighth game

of the season» First career fumble recovery on a muffed punt at Purdue

High School: » Two-year letterwinner in football» Three-year letterwinner in baseball» All-conference and all-area selection in football» Four-time member of the Green Honor Roll

Personal: » Born October 23, 1998» Son of John and Julie Marchese» Three brothers, Joe, Jim and Henry» Father played football at Iowa from 1982-86» Twin brother Henry plays football at Iowa» Brother, Jimmy, is a member of the Illinois football team» Brother, Joe, played football at Maryland from 2013-17» Uncle, Dan, played football at Army from 1978-82» Chose Illinois because, “The academic and athletic excellence

of the school and I loved the campus, the people and the coaching staff.”

» Plans to work in football or business/law after playing career» Majoring in communication

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 11 at Northwestern, 11/24/18Solos: 7 at Northwestern, 11/24/18TFLs: -Sacks: -QB Hurries: -Fumbles Forced: -Fumbles Recovered: 1, twice (last vs. Penn State, 9/21/18)PBUs: 1, twice (last vs. South Florida, 9/15/18)Interception: 1 vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/18Interception Return Yards: -Touchdowns: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2017 5 1 1 2 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 02018 11 12 9 21 0.0 0 3 0 1 0 1TOTAL 16 13 10 23 0.0 0 3 0 2 0 1

INTERCEPTION STATISTICSYEAR G INT YDS TD LG AVG/R AVG/G2017 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.02018 11 1 42 0 42 42.0 3.8TOTAL 16 1 42 0 42 42.0 2.6

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DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST DNP - InjuredWIU 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1-42 1 1USF 2 3 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1PENN ST 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-11 0-0 0 0@RUT 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MD 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IOWA 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NW 7 4 11 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

2017 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUBALL ST DNPWKU DNP@USF DNPNEB DNP@IOWA DNPRUT DNP@MIN DNPWIS 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@PUR 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-0 0-0 0 0IND 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@OSU 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NW 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

21 JARTAVIUS MARTINDB, 6-0, 190, SO.LEHIGH ACRES, FLA. / LEHIGH ACRES

Pronunciation: jar-TAY-vee-us Nickname: Quan

2018 Freshman: » Played 10 games with

eight starts at corner» 42 tackles, 1.5 TFLs,

three PBUs and three interceptions

» Second on the team in interceptions (3)

» Tied for the fifth-most starts by an Illinois true freshman DB (8)

» Career-high seven tackles against Nebraska 11/10/18 and at Rutgers 10/6/18

» Third interception of the season against Rutgers 10/6/18» One of two true freshmen in the nation with multiple

interceptions in the first three weeks of the season (Andre Cisco, Syracuse)

» Second career interception against South Florida in the third game of the season

» First career interception in his first career game, the season opener against Kent State

» Started the season opener and made his Illinois debut against Kent State 9/1/18

» Second Illinois true freshman cornerback to start the first two games of the season since 1980, joining Vontae Davis (2006)

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247Sports and ESPN» Two-star recruit by Rivals» Ranked No. 101 safety in the nation by ESPN and No. 105 by

247Sports» Ranked No. 206 recruit in Florida by ESPN and No. 206 by

247Sports» 87 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery as senior» 38 tackles and two interceptions as a junior» Verbally committed to Illinois in July 2017

Personal: » Born April 17, 2000» Enrolled in general curriculum

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 7, twice (last at Nebraska, 11/10/18)Solos: 6, twice (last at Rutgers, 10/6/18)TFLs: 1.0 vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/18Sacks: -

QB Hurries: -Fumbles Forced: -Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: 1, three times (last at Nebraska, 11/10/18)Interception: 1, three times (last at Rutgers, 10/6/18)Interception Return Yards: -Touchdowns: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2018 10 25 17 42 1.5 4 6 0 0 0 0TOTAL 10 25 17 42 1.5 4 6 0 0 0 0

INTERCEPTION STATISTICSYEAR G INT YDS TD LG AVG/R AVG/G2018 10 3 0 0 0 0.0 0.0TOTAL 10 3 0 0 0 0.0 0.0

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 2 2 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1-0 0 1WIU 2 1 3 1.0-4 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1USF 6 0 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1-0 0 0PENN ST 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT 6 1 7 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1-0 0 0PUR 4 2 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MD 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 2 4 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB 2 5 7 0.5-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1IOWA DNP - Injured@NW DNP - Injured

17 JAMES McCOURTPK/P, 6-1, 210, JR.PARKLAND, FLA. / ST. THOMAS AQUINAS

2018 Sophomore: » Backup kicker and punter» Made his Illinois debut

with a kickoff against Minnesota 11/3/18

2017 Freshman: » Member of the Illinois

squad

2016 Freshman: » Member of UI squad

High School: » Three-star recruit by Scout, 247 Sports and ESPN.com» No. 9 kicker recruit in nation and No. 2 in Florida by Scout» Ranked as No. 16 kicker recruit in the nation by 247 Sports» Florida Class 7A AP first-team All-State and All-Broward

County in 2015» Helped team to state championships in 2012, 2014 and 2015» Attended same high school as fellow 2016 Illinois signee Dom

Thieman, current Illini LB James Crawford and former Illini punter Justin DuVernois

» Also played lacrosse in high school (two years)

Personal: » Born Nov. 9, 1997» Son of Ciaran and Margaret McCourt» Has one older sister, Ellen, and two younger brothers, Marcus

and Alex» National Honor Society» Lists rugby payer Brian O’Driscoll as his favorite athlete

because of his “outstanding work ethic on and off the field”» Majoring in finance

46 ALEC MCEACHERNLB, 6-1, 225, SO.PLAINFIELD, ILL.. / BENET ACADEMY

Pronunciation: Mc-CARE-un

2018 Redshirt Freshman: » Played four games,

primarily on special teams» Made his Illinois debut

against Minnesota 11/3/18, making one tackle

» Also saw against Nebraska, Iowa and Northwestern

» Academic All-Big Ten

2017 Freshman: » Walkon redshirted the 2017 season

High School: » All-state honorable mention as a senior» Two-time all-conference and all-area selection» Two-time Benet Co-Offensive MVP» Lettered three years» Played for coach Pat New» Also lettered in baseball (3), basketball (1) and lacrosse (1)

in high school

Personal: » Born Feb. 2, 1999» Son of TJ and Tess McEachern» One brother, Hayes, and one sister, Avery» Father, TJ, played football at North Central» Uncle played football at Aurora» Chose Illinois because, “Illinois was my favorite team as a kid

and was always a dream school of mine. I also wanted to be coached by a man who has great integrity and is known by his players to be a players dream coach. Finally, Illinois has some of the best academics in the country.”

» Plans to start his own business following his playing career» Double majoring in management and finance

34 RYAN MEEDLB, 6-1, 210, FR.BROOKLYN, N.Y. / CANARSIE

High School: » Played for head coach

Brian Ellis at Canarsie » 70 tackles, 10 TFLs, five

sacks as a senior» 2018 All-City Conference» 2018 All-City» 2018 Defensive Player of

the Year» Also participated in track

and field in high school

Personal: » Born Sept. 30, 2001» Son of Regina and Tony McWilliams» Two sisters, Raina and Madison, and one brother, Christopher» Picked Illinois because, “from my first contact with Coach

Ligashesky to my visit, it felt like family. That in addition to the academic prestige and the great school community, it was a no brainer.”

» Majoring in community health

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55 JAMAL MILANDL, 6-3, 300, SR.CHICAGO, ILL. / AL RABY

Pronunciation: muh-LAN

» Earned bachelor’s degree in sociology in May 2019

» Currently pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in communication

2018 Junior: » Played and started eight

games at defensive tackle after missing the first four games with an injury

» 17 tackles and one QB hurry on season

2017 Sophomore: » Played in 10 games with six starts at defensive tackle» Missed the last two games with an injury» 23 tackles (11 solo), 1.5 TFLs, three quarterback hurries, two

fumble recoveries on the season» Tied for team lead in fumble recoveries (2) with James Crawford» Third on the team in quarterback hurries (3)» Blocked a field goal attempt in the final seconds to seal a

24-21 win over Ball State in the season opener» Voted a team captain by teammates for Purdue and IU games

2016 Redshirt Freshman: » Played in 10 games with five starts» 27 tackles (11 solo), 3.5 TFLs, 1.0 sack, two forced fumbles,

one fumble recovery, two QB hurries on the season» Two forced fumbles at Rutgers» Two QB hurries against Michigan State» Career highs in tackles (7), TFLs (2.5) and sacks (1.0) against

Western Michigan in first career start» Two tackles in opener against Murray St., his first career game» Academic All-Big Ten

2015 Freshman: » Played in the season opener vs. Kent State before missing the

rest of the season due to injury» Qualified for medical hardship waiver to retain year of eligibility

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN.com, Rivals and Scout» Ranked as the No. 45 defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals

and the No. 3 DT in Illinois by ESPN.com, Rivals and Scout» Ranked as the No. 14 overall player in Illinois by Rivals, No. 18

by Scout and No. 20 by ESPN.com » All-State, All-Area and All-Conference in 2014 after piling up

62 tackles, 14 TFLs and four sacks » Selected for 2015 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Orlando

Personal: » Born Feb. 20, 1996 » Son of Willie Long and Melissa Milan » Has two sisters» Majoring in communication

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 7 vs. Western Michigan, 9/17/16Solos: 4, twice (last at Purdue, 11/4/17)TFLs: 2.5 vs. Western Michigan, 9/17/16Sacks: 1.0 vs. Western Michigan, 9/17/16QB Hurries: 2 vs. Michigan State, 11/5/16Fumbles Forced: 2 at Rutgers, 10/15/16Fumbles Recovered: 1, three times (last vs. Rutgers, 10/14/17)PBUs: -Interception: -Interception Return Yards: -Touchdowns: -Blocked Kicks: 1 vs. Ball State, 9/2/17

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2015 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 02016 10 11 16 27 3.5 6 0 2 1 0 22017 10 11 12 23 1.5 4 0 0 2 1 3

2018 8 11 6 17 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1TOTAL 29 33 34 67 5.0 10 0 2 3 1 6

SACKS STATISTICSYEAR G UA A SACKS YDS2015 1 0 0 0.0 02016 10 1 0 1.0 22017 10 0 0 0.0 02018 8 0 0 0.0 0TOTAL 29 1 0 1.0 2

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST DNP - InjuredWIU DNP - InjuredUSF DNP - InjuredPENN ST DNP - Injured@RUT 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MD 3 1 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IOWA 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0@NW 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

2017 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUBALL ST 4 0 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WKU 0 2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-0 0-0 1 0@USF 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NEB 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0@IOWA 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0RUT 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-0 0-0 0 0@MIN 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0WIS 1 5 6 1.5-4 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@PUR 4 1 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IND 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@OSU DNP - InjuredNW DNP - Injured

2016 UA AS TOT TFL-YDS QBS-YDS FF FR-YDS INT-YDS QBH PBUMUR ST 0 2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0UNC 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WMU 2 5 7 2.5-4 1.0-2 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR DNP@RUT 3 0 3 1.0-2 0.0-0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0@MICH 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MICH ST 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 2 0@WIS DNP IOWA 1 3 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-0 0-0 0 0@NW 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

2015 UA AS TOT TFL-YDS QBS-YDS FF FR-YDS INT-YDS QBH PBUKENT ST 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIU DNP - Injured@UNC DNP - InjuredMTSU DNP - InjuredNEB DNP - Injured@IOWA DNP - InjuredWIS DNP - Injured@PSU DNP - Injured@PUR DNP - InjuredOSU DNP - Injured@MINN DNP - Injuredvs. NW DNP - Injured

16 CAM MILLERQB, 6-1, 220, JR.EVERGREEN PARK, ILL. / BROTHER RICE

2018 Sophomore: » Played three games,

primarily on special teams» Academic All-Big Ten

2017 Redshirt Freshman: » Walkon played in two

games» Made his Illinois debut in

the season opener against Ball State on an extra point

» Had 9-yard rushing touchdown at Ohio State on first career scrimmage play

» Academic All-Big Ten

2016 Freshman: » Member of UI squad

High School: » All-State second team as a senior» All-Chicago Catholic League Blue as a senior» 2015 Chicago Catholic League Blue Offensive MVP» Threw for 3,113 yards and 36 TDs as senior with a 70.65

comp. percentage» Played for head coach Brian Badke» High Honor Roll» Also played rugby in high school

Personal: » Born Oct. 30, 1997» Son of Robert and Ninette Miller» Has one sister, Madison» Lists Peton Manning as his favorite athlete» Says Illinois was his dream school since he was a child» Plans to start a construction company following college» Majoring in finance

54 MARC MONDESIRLB, 6-2, 225, JR.CHICAGO, ILL. / ST. RITA

Pronunciation: mon-duh-SEER

2018 Sophomore: » Played 10 games» Three tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.0

sack on season» First career sack against

Minnesota 11/3/18

2017 Freshman: » Played in 11 games,

rimarily on special teams» Four tackles on the season» Made his Illinois debut

against Western Kentucky

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247Sports and Scout » Ranked No. 50 linebacker in the nation by Scout and No. 109

by 247Sports » Ranked No. 22 recruit in Illinois by Scout, No. 25 by Rivals,

No. 32 by ESPN» Played at St. Rita High School for head coach Todd Kuska » Lettered three years in football » 44 tackles, 1.0 TFL in 10 games as a senior » 2016 Illinois High School Football Coaches Association

academic all-state team » 2016 All-CCL Blue » Also played basketball for one year and ran track for two years

in high school

Personal: » Born April 1, 1999 » Son of Yves and Myrline Mondesir » Has two brothers, Eddy Mondesir and Phil Leonard» Picked Illinois because, “it provides me with the total package

to be successful in line.” » Listed JJ Watt as his favorite athlete because of his dedication

and commitment » Majoring in communication

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 1, seven timesSolos: 1, five timesTFLs: 1.0 vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18Sacks: 1.0 vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18QB Hurries: -Fumbles Forced: -Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: -Interception: -

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Interception Return Yards: -Blocked Kicks: -Touchdowns: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2017 11 2 2 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 02018 10 3 0 3 1.0 9 0 0 0 0 0TOTAL 21 5 2 7 1.0 9 0 0 0 0 0

SACKS STATISTICSYEAR G UA A SACKS YDS2017 11 0 0 0.0 02018 10 1 0 1.0 9TOTAL 21 1 0 1.0 9

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0USF 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PENN ST DNP - Injured@RUT DNP - InjuredPUR 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MD 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 1 0 1 1.0-9 1.0-9 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IOWA 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NW 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

2017 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUBALL ST DNPWKU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@USF 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NEB 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@IOWA 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0RUT 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MIN 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIS 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@PUR 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IND 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@OSU 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NW 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

43 GRIFFIN MOORETE, 6-4, 245, FR.BLOOMINGTON, ILL. / BLOOMINGTON

High School: » Three-star recruit by

247Sports and ESPN» Two-star recruit by Rivals» Ranked No. 84 tight end in

the nation by 247Sports» Ranked No. 139 athlete in

the nation by ESPN» Ranked No. 31 recruit in

Illinois by ESPN and No. 46 by 247Sports

» Two-year letterwinner in football» Played for head coach Scott Godfrey as a senior and head

coach Joe Walters as a junior at Bloomington» 2018 Class 6A IHSFCA All-State» 2018 USA TODAY All-USA Illinois second team» Played mostly quarterback in high school, throwing for 1,957

yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior and 857 yards and five touchdowns as a junior

» Averaged 37.7 yards per punt with eight down inside the 20-yard line as a senior

» 2018 all-conference first-team quarterback and second-team punter

» 2018 Pantagraph All-Area first-team punter and honorable mention quarterback

» Also played basketball at Bloomington» Verbally committed to Illinois in March 2018» Offers included Illinois State

Personal: » Born Aug. 1, 2000» Son of Angie and Tim Moore» Father is the principal at Bloomington High School » Father played football at Eastern Illinois» One younger brother, Landon

» Nicknamed “Griff”» Chose No. 13 because of his friend Kai Bates Diop (younger

brother of NBA player Keita), who had a heart attack while playing basketball and can no longer play competitive sports

» Picked Illinois because, “The opportunity to represent my home state and help turn around the program.”

» Plans to work in sports following his playing career as an agent, front office administrator or coach

» Enrolled in general curriculum with plans to major in business

72 KIEVAN MYERSOL, 6-5, 325, R-FR.DALLAS, TEXAS / BISHOP DUNNE

Pronunciation: KEY-vonn

2018 Freshman: » Redshirted the 2018

season (Did not play)

High School: » Three-star recruit by

247Sports, ESPN and Rivals

» Ranked No. 50 offensive guard in the nation by Rivals, No. 52 by ESPN and No. 55 by 247Sports

» Ranked No. 88 recruit in Texas by Rivals, No. 130 by ESPN and No. 165 by 247Sports

» Played for head coach Michael Johnson at Bishop Dunne» 2017 Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools All-

State second team» 2017 3A Texas Associated Press Sports Editors All-State

second team» High school teammate of fellow Illinois signee Calvin Avery» Also played basketball in high school» Verbally committed to Illinois in June 2017» Offers included Colorado, Colorado State, Houston, Memphis,

Mississippi State, Missouri, Texas Tech, UCF, Utah and West Virginia

Personal: » Born Dec. 29, 1999» Son of James Brown and Evalan Myers» Three younger brothers, James, Jamyron and Jamonte» Picked Illinois because, “When took my unofficial visit during

last summer I felt like it was home.”» Listed Russell Westbrook as his favorite athlete because, “of

his determination to be great.”» Plans to become a coach or trainer following playing career» Enrolled in general curriculum

86 DONNY NAVARROWR, 5-11, 185, SO.NAPERVILLE, ILL. / NEUQUA VALLEY / VALPARAISO

2018 Sophomore: » Sat out the season due to

NCAA transfer rules» Three years of eligibility

remaining starting in 2019

2017 Freshman (at Valpo): » Led Valparaiso in

receptions (32), receiving yards (539), yards per catch (16.8), touchdown receptions (5) and receiving yards per game (49.0)

» Transferred to Illinois following his freshman season with three years of eligibility left

» Led all PFL freshmen in receiving yards per game, total receiving yards and yards per catch

» 50-yard reception at Montana on Sept. 2 for first career catch» 33-yard touchdown at Montana for his first collegiate score » Finished his collegiate debut with three catches for 93 yards» First career two-touchdown game on Sept. 30, helping Valpo to

a 27-24 win over Stetson» Totaled 100 receiving yards against Stetson, which stood as

his season high» Fourth Crusader in the last 10 years to surpass 500 yards

receiving in a season» Longest catch of the season was a 79-yarder on Oct. 28

against Morehead State» Season-high six receptions Sept. 16 at Trinity International

High School: » Played for head coach Bill Ellinghaus at Neuqua Valley» Unanimous all-conference selection» All-DuPage County» Naperville Sun All-Area first team» Neuqua Valley Football Athlete of the Year» Team captain» Also played basketball as a freshman and sophomore» Two-time national qualifier in Business Professionals of

America

Personal: » Born Aug. 25, 1999» Son of Don Navarro, Jr. and Shirley Navarro» Younger brother, Donovan, and younger sister, Zoe» Picked Illinois because of the, “it was a great fit for me as a

student-athlete. Academically, it is one of the top universities in the country. The football program has great coaching, is a good fit, and competes in the Big Ten Conference.”

» Listed Antonio Brown as his favorite athlete because, “I admire his passion for football, relentless work ethic, and continued desire to improve.”

» Plans to, “design and implementing digital technologies that promote learning through the use of web technologies and mobile applications,” following his playing career

» Majoring in communication

3 JAKARI NORWOODRB, 5-10, 180, R-FR.POMPANO BEACH, FLA. / DEERFIELD BEACH

Pronunciation: juh-CAR-ee

2018 Freshman: » Played three games and

redshirted the 2018 season

» Five carries for 29 yards (5.8 yards per carry) on season

» One reception for 11 yards on season

High School: » Three-star recruit by ESPN

» Two-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals» Ranked No. 96 running back in the nation by ESPN and No.

142 by 247Sports» Ranked No. 246 recruit in Florida by ESPN and No. 320 by

247Sports» 2016 and 2017 Sun Sentinel honorable mention» Played for head coach Jevon Glenn at Deerfield Beach» High school teammate of follow Illinois signee Daniel Barker» Also ran track in high school» Verbally committed to Illinois in June 2017

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Personal: » Born Sept. 6, 1999» Son of Angelia McCutcheon» Older sister, Vertaisha Torres, and older brother, Israel

Rutledge» Cousin, Lamar Jackson, played football at Louisville and was

the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner» Picked Illinois because, “I believe I have a future here and can

be apart of something special.”» Lists Leveon Bell and Lamar Jackson as his favorite athletes» Enrolled in general curriculum

CAREER HIGHSTouchdowns: -Carries: 4 vs. Iowa 11/17/19Rushing Yards: 30 vs. Iowa 11/17/19Long Run: 12 vs. Iowa 11/17/19Rushing Touchdowns: -Receptions: 1 vs. Iowa 11/17/19Receiving Yards: 11 vs. Iowa 11/17/19Long Reception: 11 vs. Iowa 11/17/19Receiving Touchdowns: -Kickoff Returns: -Kickoff Return Yardage: -Punt Returns: -Punt Return Yardage: -All-Purpose Yards: 41 vs. Iowa 11/17/19

RUSHING STATISTICS YEAR G ATT YDS TD LG AVG/C AVG/G2018 3 5 29 0 12 5.8 9.7TOTAL 3 5 29 0 12 5.8 9.7

RECEIVING STATISTICS YEAR G REC YDS TD LG REC/G YDS/C YDS/G2018 3 1 11 0 11 0.3 11.0 3.7TOTAL 3 1 11 0 11 0.3 11.0 3.7

RUSHING/RECEIVING GAME-BY-GAME2018 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGKENT ST DNP WIU 1 (-1) 0 - 0 0 0 -USF DNP PENN ST DNP @RUT DNP PUR DNP @WIS DNP @MD DNP MINN 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 - @NEB DNP IOWA 4 30 0 12 1 11 0 11 @NW DNP

69 MOSES OKPALADL, 6-7, 260, FR.ST. LOUIS, MO. / LADUE HORTON WATKINS

Pronunciation: oak-PAH-la

High School: » Three-star recruit by

247Sports, Rivals and ESPN

» Ranked No. 649 recruit in the nation by 247Sports

» Ranked No. 37 strong side defensive end in the nation by Rivals and No. 47 by 247Sports

» Ranked No. 38 defensive end in the nation by ESPN

» Ranked No. 7 recruit in Missouri by Rivals and ESPN and No. 12 by 247Sports

» No. 48 recruit in Illinois’ last 19 years according to 247Sports» Four-year letterwinner in football and basketball» Played for head coaches Mike Tarpey and Chad Anderson and

Ladue » Led Ladue Horton Watkins to 2018 Missouri Class 4 state title

as a senior and 2017 state runner-up finish» 0.5 TFL and one QB hurry in the 2018 Missouri Class 4 state

title game» 2018 USA TODAY All-USA Missouri first team» Two-time all-state defensive end» Four-year Honor Roll member

» Four-year Ram Pride Award recipient » National Honor Society» Verbally committed to Illinois in November 2018» Offers included Arkansas, Iowa State, Kentucky, Michigan

State, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ole Miss, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Virginia, and Wisconsin

Personal: » Born Sept. 19, 1999» Son of Moses E. Okpala and Ngozi Okpala » American parents are Kim and Gary Bussard» Five brothers, Chinedu Okpala, Chukwuebuka Okpala,

Goodluck Okpala, Godsgift Okpala and Bryce Bussard, and three sisters, Onyinye Okpala, Haley Bussard and McKenzie Bussard.

» Nicknamed “Big Mo”» Picked Illinois because, “The academics, the coaches and a

welcoming environment.”» Only played basketball before coming to the United States» Plans to become a lawyer following playing career» Majoring in psychology

90 LERE OLADIPODL, 6-3, 275, SO.HUNTLEY, ILL. / HUNTLEY

Pronunciation: luh-RAY oh-la-DEE-po

2018 Redshirt Freshman: » Played four games with

one start at defensive tackle

» Seven tackles on season» First career start and

career-high three tackles at Wisconsin 10/20/18

» Made Illinois debut against South Florida 9/17/18

» Missed four games to due injury and four due to suspension

2017 Freshman: » Redshirted the 2017 season

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals, ESPN and Scout » Ranked No. 35 defensive end in the nation by Rivals, No. 36 by

247Sports, No. 80 by ESPN and No. 80 by Scout » Ranked No. 12 recruit in Illinois by Rivals, No. 14 by

247Sports, No. 18 by ESPN and No. 19 by Scout » Played at Huntley High School for head coach Matt Zimolak » 2015 and 2016 all-area » 2015 All-Fox Valley Conference » 40 tackles (31 solo), 4.0 TFLs in 10 games as a senior » 46 tackles and 6.5 sacks as a junior » Also played basketball and was a member of the track and

field team in high school

Personal: » Born Oct. 7, 1997 » Full name is Olalere Oladipo » Goes by Lere (luh-RAY)» Son of Oladimeji and Adeola Oladipo » Has one sister, Olayeni Oladipo» Picked Illinois because, “I saw a lot of similarities between the

University and my high school and I wanted to stay close to home and play for a great staff.”

» Listed Bo Jackson as his favorite athlete because of the way he dominated

» Majoring in technical systems management

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 3, twice (last at Wisconsin, 10/20/18)Solos: 2 at Wisconsin, 10/20/18

TFLs: -Sacks: -QB Hurries: -Fumbles Forced: -Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2018 4 3 4 7 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0TOTAL 4 3 4 7 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST DNP - InjuredWIU DNP - InjuredUSF 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PENN ST 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT DNP - InjuredPUR DNP - Injured @WIS 2 1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MD 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN DNP - Suspended@NEB DNP - SuspendedIOWA DNP - Suspended@NW DNP - Suspended

96 TYMIR OLIVERDL, 6-4, 290, SR.SHARON HILL, PA. / WEST PHILADELPHIA CATHOLIC

Pronunciation: TIE-MEER

2018 Junior: » Started all 12 games at

defensive tackle» 27 tackles, 2.5 TFLs, 1.0

sacks, four PBUs and one QB hurry

» Career-high seven tackles against Iowa 11/17/18

2017 Sophomore: » Team captain» Played in 12 games with 10

starts at defensive tackle» Had 33 tackles, 4.5 TFLs, 3.0 sacks, 2 passes defended and

two hurries on the season» Tied for second on the team in TFLs (4.5)» Third on the team in sacks (3.0)» Ninth on the team in tackles (33)» Second on the team in sacks during Big Ten play (2.0)

2016 Freshman: » Played in all 12 games, primarily on special teams» Three tackles on the season» Assisted tackles against Murray State, Wisconsin and Iowa

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247 Sports and ESPN.com» Ranked as a top-30 recruit in Pennsylvania by ESPN.com (No

24) and 247 Sports (No. 28)» 2015 Pennsylvania Football Writers Association First-Team

All-State» Had 60 tackles, seven TFLs, three sacks, one PBU and one

fumble recovery in 2014» Two-time all-state» Three-time all-city» Captained the team as a junior and senior» Ranked in the top five of his graduating class

Personal: » Born Jan. 27, 1998» Plans to major in mathematics and computer science» Has three brothers and two sisters» Chose Illinois because, “it’s a chance to be a part of

something great.”» Plans to create and design computers following his playing

career» Majoring in learning & education studies

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CAREER HIGHSTackles: 7 vs. Iowa, 11/17/18Solos: 4 at Purdue, 11/4/17TFLs: 1.0, six times (last at Rutgers, 10/6/18)Sacks: 1.0, four times (last at Rutgers, 10/6/18)QB Hurries: 1, twice (last vs. Indiana, 11/11/17)Fumbles Forced: -Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: 1, six times (last at Northwestern, 11/24/18)Interception: -Interception Return Yards: -Touchdowns: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2016 12 0 3 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 02017 12 19 14 33 4.5 25 2 0 0 0 22018 12 15 12 27 2.5 11 4 0 0 0 1TOTAL 36 34 29 63 7.0 36 6 0 0 0 33

SACKS STATISTICSYEAR G UA AS TOTAL YDS2016 12 0 0 0.0 02017 12 3 0 3.0 212018 12 1 0 1.0 6TOTAL 36 4 0 4.0 27

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 0 4 4 0.5-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1WIU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0USF 1 1 2 1.0-3 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1PENN ST 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT 3 1 4 1.0-6 1.0-6 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 2 1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MD 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IOWA 3 4 7 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NW 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1

2017 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUBALL ST 3 2 5 1.0-3 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WKU 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@USF 3 0 3 1.0-2 1.0-2 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NEB 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@IOWA 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0RUT 0 2 2 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MIN 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIS 3 2 5 1.0-10 1.0-10 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@PUR 4 0 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IND 1 3 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0@OSU 2 2 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1NW 1 0 1 1.0-9 1.0-9 0 0-0 0-0 0 1

2016 UA AS TOT TFL-YDS QBS-YDS FF FR-YDS INT-YDS QBH PBUMUR ST 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0UNC 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WMU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MICH 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MICH ST 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IOWA 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NW 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

63 ALEX PALCZEWSKIOL, 6-6, 300, JR.MOUNT PROSPECT, ILL. / PROSPECT

Pronunciation: pal-CHESS-key

2018 Sophmore: » All-Big Ten honorable

mention (media)» Pro Football Focus All-Big

Ten first team» Started all 12 games at

right tackle» 23 straight starts» No. 30 rated tackle in the

nation by PFF» No. 4 rated tackle in the

Big Ten by PFF» No. 9 rated run-blocking tackle in the nation by PFF

» Part of an OL that paved the way for the most-improved runnig game in the nation (+137.4 ypg from 2017 to ’18), finishing 12th in FBS and second in the Big Ten at 243.0 ypg.

» PFF National Team of the Week 11/11/18» Academic All-Big Ten

2017 Freshman: » BTN.com All-Freshman Team honorable mention» Started the final 11 games at guard» Teamed with Vederian Lowe and Larry Boyd to be Illinois’

first ever true-freshmen trio to start the same game on the offensive line

» Missed the opener with an injury

High School: » Three-star recruit by Rivals and Scout » Ranked No. 45 offensive tackle in the nation by Scout and No.

120 by 247Sports » Ranked No. 12 recruit in Illinois by Scout and No. 39 by

247Sports » Ranked No. 2 offensive tackle in Illinois by Scout » Mid-Suburban League East All-Conference » Played for football coach Mike Sebestyen» Also wrestled (4 years), played water polo (2 years) and was on the track and field team (2 years) in high school

Personal: » Born Aug. 3, 1999» Son of Andrzej and Bozena Palczewski» Has two older brothers, Adam and Alan» Picked Illinois because, “It is the flagship of my hometown

state, and I want to play for where I grew up.”» Listed Ivan Drago as his favorite athlete because, “Even

though he is a fictional character I like him because he would never talk. He would let his work do the talking for him.”

» Majoring in kinesiology

81 GRIFFIN PALMERTE, 6-5, 245, JR.ST. CHARLES, MO. / DE SMET JESUIT

2018 Sophomore: » Played in 11 games,

primarily on special teams

2017 Redshirt Freshman: » Played in one game» Made his Illinois debut

against Western Kentucky

2016 Freshman: » Member of UI squad

High School: » Ranked as a top-25 recruit in Missouri by ESPN.com (No. 21)

and 247 Sports (No. 25)» Team-high 31 receptions for 429 yards and six touchdowns

in 2015» First-team All-Conference and All-District in 2015» Named to St. Louis Post-Dispatch Super 30 team» Earned four varsity letters in both football and basketball» High school coach was Pat Mahoney

Personal: » Born Sept. 18, 1997» Full name is Griffin Joseph Palmer» Son of John and Kim Palmer» Father played football (TE) at Iowa from 1985-89» Has one older brother, MItch» Brother, Mitch, plays center at Miami (Ohio)» Presidential honors award and First Honors all four years of

high school» Says he chose Illinois because of “the rich football tradition

and it’s a great school academically

» Lists Tim Tebow as favorite athlete because “he is a role model on and off the field and is one of the greatest college athletes of all time”

» Majoring in finance

98 DEON PATEDL, 6-2, 280, SO.JACKSONVILLE, FLA. / TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

2018 Redshirt Freshman: » Played eight games with

one start» First career start against

Iowa 11/17/18» Made his Illinois debut at

Rutgers 10/6/18

2017 Freshman: » Redshirted the 2017

season

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN » Ranked No. 56 strong-side defensive end by 247Sports and

No. 107 by ESPN » Ranked No. 165 recruit in Florida by 247Sports » Played at Trinity Christian Academy for head coach Verlon

Dorminey » Lettered three years in football » Trinity Christian Academy won four straight state titles during

his high school career » 32 TFLs and 15 sacks a senior » 2016 all-county first team » 2016 Florida 3A all-state second team » Honor Roll for three years

Personal: » Born Feb. 14, 1998 » Son of Melinda and Deon Pate Sr. » Father, Deon Sr., was a member of the Chicago Bulls practice

team » Has one brother, Dylan Pate» Picked Illinois because, “it was the best fit for me and I love

the vision that the coaches have for the program.” » Listed JJ Watt as his favorite athlete because of his versatility » Wants to go into law enforcement following his playing career» Majoring in sociology

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 1, three times (last at Northwestern, 11/24/18)Solos: -TFLs: -Sacks: -QB Hurries: -Fumbles Forced: -Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2018 8 0 3 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0TOTAL 8 0 3 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST DNPWIU DNPUSF DNPPENN ST DNP@RUT 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MD 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IOWA 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NW 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

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54 JULIAN PEARLOL, 6-6, 300, R-FR.DANVILLE, ILL. / DANVILLE

2018 Freshman: » Redshirted 2018 season

(Did not play)

High School: » Three-star recruit by

247Sports and ESPN» Two-star recruit by Rivals» Ranked No. 531 recruit in

the nation by 247Sports» Ranked No. 41 OT in the

nation by 247Sports and No. 107 by ESPN

» Ranked No. 7 recruit in Illinois by 247Sports and No. 28 by ESPN

» Played for head coach Marcus Forrest at Danville» 2017 USA Today All-USA Illinois second team» 2017 IHSFCA 6A All-State honorable mention» 2017 All-Big 12 first team» 2017 Champaign News-Gazette All-Area» Led Danville to back-to-back IHSA playoff berths» Also played basketball in high school» Verbally committed to Illinois in April 2017» Also offered by Northern Illinois

Personal: » Born Oct. 6, 1999» Son of Ronique Heard» Two older brothers, Tayvian Johnson and Avery Pearl, and one

younger sister, Dasia Middlebrooks» Brother, Tayvian Johnson, played Division III football» Brother, Avery, played Division III basketball» Picked Illinois because, “it would give me a chance to

represent and improve my hometown and state.”» Listed Lebron James as his favorite athlete because he “does

everything the right way and is a humble person.”» Enrolled in college of liberal arts and sciences

18 BRANDON PETERSQB, 6-5, 220, JR.AVON, IND. / AVON HS / UNIVERSITY OF MICHGAN

» Earned bachelor’s degree in general studies from Michigan in June 2019

» Grad transfer will begin work on a master’s degree in recreation, sport, and tourism at Illinois this fall

2019 Redshirt Junior: » Immediately eligible as a

graduate transfer » Two years of eligibility remaining starting in 2019

2018 Redshirt Sophomore (Michigan): » Played in five games» One pass for eight yards

2017 Redshirt Freshman (Michigan): » Played in six games with four starts at quarterback » Threw for 636 yards» First career start against Minnesota 11/4/17, completing eight

of 13 pass attempts for 56 yards with one touchdown» Named Offensive Player of the Game for his performance in

the win over Maryland 11/11/17 after completing nine of 18 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns

» Completed 10-of-14 passes for 124 yards with one touchdown against Rutgers 10/28/17

» Completed 20-of-42 passes in the Outback Bowl against South Carolina 1/1/2018, totaling 186 yards

2016 Freshman (Michigan): » Redshirted the 2016 season

High School: » Four-star recruit by 247Sports Composite» No. 34 recruit in the nation, No. 3 pro style quarterback in the

nation, and No. 1 recruit in Indiana by 247Sports Composite» Played for head coach Mark Bless at Avon» Led Avon to a state semi-final appearance as a senior» Threw for 6,843 yards and 79 touchdowns and just 17

interceptions in his high school career» Threw for 3,103 yards and 37 touchdowns with five

interceptions as a senior» Completed 148-of-263 passes for 1,876 yards and 21

touchdowns while rushing for five touchdowns as a junior» 2015 Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year» 2015 Indiana Mr. Football» Finalist for the 2015 Maxwell Football Club’s National High

School Player of the Year» Finalist for the 2015 National Gatorade Player of the Year» 2015 U.S. Army Player of the Year finalist» Participated in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Game» Two-time all-state

Personal: » Born Oct. 15, 1997» Sister, Brooke, played volleyball at Purdue

74 RICHIE PETITBONOL, 6-4, 305, SR.ANNAPOLIS, MD. / GONZAGA COLLEGE HS / U. OF ALABAMA

Pronunciation: PETTY-bone

» Earned bachelor’s degree in communication studies at Alabama in Dec. 2018

» Currently pursuing a master’s degree in sport management at Illinois

2019 Redshirt Senior: » Immediately eligible as

a graduate transfer with one year of eligibility remaining

» Enrolled at Illinois for spring 2019 semester and participated in 2019 spring practices

2018 Redshirt Junior (Alabama): » Backup offensive tackle» Played six games» Alabama was runner-up in the 2018 College Football Playoff

2017 Redshirt Sophomore (Alabama): » Reserve offensive guard» Played four games» Alabama won the 2017 College Football Playoff National

Championship Game

2016 Redshirt Freshman (Alabama): » Reserve offensive lineman» Played one game (vs. Mississippi State)» Alabama was runner-up in the 2016 College Football Playoff

2015 Freshman (Alabama): » Redshirted the 2015 season» Alabama won the 2015 College Football Playoff National

Championship Game

High School: » Unanimous four-star prospect» Ranked No. 51 recruit in the nation by Rivals, No. 63 by

247Spots, No. 67 by Scout and No. 151 by ESPN» Ranked No. 4 offensive guard by Rivals and Scout, No. 5 by

247Sports and No. 10 by ESPN» Consensus No. 1 recruit in the District of Columbia» 2015 Under Armour All-America Game» 2015 Parade All-America team» 2014 Nike “The Opening”» 2014 MaxPreps.com All-American first team» No. 82 on the Prepstar Top 150 Dream Team» Played for head coach David McKenna at Gonzaga Prep, the

same high school as Illinois running back Reggie Corbin» Chose Alabama over Boston College, Florida State, Iowa and

Kentucky

Personal: » Father, Richie, played football at Maryland» Grandfather, Richie, was a four-time NFL Pro Bowl safety

89 ALEX PIHLSTROMTE, 6-6, 240, SO.GLEN ELLYN, ILL. / GLENBARD WEST

Pronunciation: PILL-strum

2018 Redshirt Freshman: » Member of Illinois team» Academic All-Big Ten

2017 Freshman: » Walkon redshirted the

2017 season

High School: » Two-year letterwinner» Played for coach Chad

Hetlet» 2016 All-West Suburban Silver» 2016 Academic All-State» 2016 Academic All-Conference» Helped Glenbard West to a state title in 2015» Also played basketball and tennis in high school

Personal: » Born April 28, 1999» Son of Mike Pihlstrom and Kim Noble» Two younger sisters, Kate and Megan» Father played football at Minnesota from 1984-88» Chose Illinois because, “I was looking for a bigger school to try

and compete and I believed I could compete in the Big Ten.”» Majoring in recreation, sport and tourism

59 JOSH PLOHROL, 6-6, 280, FR.ST. LOUIS, MO. / CHRISTIAN BROTHERS COLLEGE HS

High School: » Three-star recruit by

247Sports» Ranked No. 28 in St. Louis

Post-Dispatch Super 30 St. Louis area players

» Also played baseball at Christian Brothers

Personal: » Father played baseball at

Missouri Baptist» Brother played baseball at St. Louis University and Carson-

Newman» Enrolled in general curriculum

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88 KEITH RANDOLPH JR.DL, 6-5, 260, FR.BELLEVILLE, ILL. / BELLEVILLE WEST

High School: » Three-star recruit by

247Sports, Rivals and ESPN

» Ranked No. 587 recruit in the nation by 247Sports

» Ranked No. 36 strong side defensive end in the nation by Rivals and No. 43 by 247Sports

» Ranked No. 141 defensive end by ESPN

» Ranked No. 6 recruit in Illinois by Rivals, No. 6 by 247Sports and No. 20 by ESPN

» Two-year letterwinner in football and three-year letterwinner in basketball

» Did not start playing football until his junior year» Played for head coach Cameron Pettus at Belleville West» 2018 USA TODAY All-USA Illinois first team» 2018 Class 7A IHSFCA All-State» All-South Western Conference first team» 56 tackles, 9.0 TFLs and 7.0 sacks as a senior» Also played basketball in high school and led Belleville West

to two state titles» Offers included Boise State, Florida State, Indiana, Iowa,

Michigan State, Minnesota, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse, and Virginia

Personal: » Born Sept. 1, 2001» Son of Kimberly and Keith Randolph Sr.» Two brothers, Kaleb and Kaden » Nicknamed “OT”» Picked Illinois because it is, “close to home, greatest fit,

family connection, and fantastic academic school.”» Majoring in journalism » Plans to become a sports journalist following playing career

13 CALEB REAMSWR, 6-2, 230, SR.GURNEE, ILL. / WARREN TOWNSHIP

» Earned bachelor’s degree in community health in May 2019» Currently pursuing a master’s degree in management

2018 Junior: » Played all 12 games with

one start at wide receiver» Five receptions for 58 yards» Career-highs in receptions

(3), receiving yards (46) and long reception (21) at Northwestern 11/24/18

2017 Sophomore: » Played in 11 games with

three starts playing as both a tight end and slot receiver

» Four receptions for 32 yards and one touchdown on the season » First career touchdown on 14-yard reception against Indiana» Three tackles, one forced fumble on special teams

2016 Redshirt Freshman: » Played in five games with one start at tight end» Played primarily on special teams» Started the season opener against Murray State» Two receptions for nine yards against Murray State

» Academic All-Big Ten

2015 Freshman: » Redshirted the 2015 season

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN.com, Rivals and Scout» Ranked as the No. 2 tight end in Illinois by ESPN.com and

Scout.com, and No. 3 by 247Sports » Ranked as the No. 23 overall prospect in Illinois by Scout and

No. 27 by ESPN.com » Played in the 2015 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in

Orlando » First-team All-State by the Champaign News-Gazette and

honorable mention All-State by the Chicago Tribune in 2014» First-team All-Area in 2014 and two-time All-North Suburban

Conference » Two-year letterwinner in football and basketball

Personal: » Born May 8, 1997 » Son of Lewis and Lisa Reams » Has one sister» Earned bachelor’s degree in community health in May 2019» Currently pursuing at master’s degree in management

CAREER HIGHSReceptions: 3 at Northwestern, 11/24/18Receiving Yards: 46 at Northwestern, 11/24/18Long Reception: 21 at Northwestern, 11/24/18Receiving Touchdowns: 1 vs. Indiana, 11/11/17All-Purpose Yards: 46 at Northwestern, 11/24/18

RECEIVING STATISTICS YEAR G REC YDS TD LG REC/G YDS/C YDS/G2016 5 2 9 0 5 0.4 4.5 1.82017 11 4 32 1 14 0.4 8.0 2.92018 12 5 58 0 21 0.4 11.6 4.8TOTAL 28 11 99 1 21 0.4 9.0 3.5

RUSHING/RECEIVING GAME-BY-GAME2018 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGKENT ST 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0WIU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0USF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0PENN ST 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@RUT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0PUR 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 4@WIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@MD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0MINN 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 8@NEB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@NW 0 0 0 0 3 46 0 21

2017 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGBALL ST DNPWKU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@USF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0NEB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0RUT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 @MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0WIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@PUR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0IND 0 0 0 0 2 18 1 14@OSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0NW 0 0 0 0 2 14 0 8

2016 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGMUR ST 0 0 0 0 2 9 0 5UNC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0WMU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@NEB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0PUR DNP@RUT DNP@MICH DNPMINN DNPMICH ST DNP@WIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0IOWA DNP@NW DNP

12 MATT ROBINSONQB, 6-1, 190, R-FR.SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIF./J SERRA CATHOLIC

2018 Freshman:» Played three games and

redshirted the 2018 season

» 3-of-6 passing for 11 yards on season

» Eight carries for 24 yards on season

» Played against Western Illinois, Penn State and Purdue

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247Sports Composite» Two-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals» Ranked No. 53 dual-threat quarterback in the nation by

247Sports» Played for head coach Pat Harlow at Jserra Catholic in one of

the best HS football conferences in the nation» Four years on varsity» Team MVP for three straight seasons» Three-year captain» School records for passing yards and passing touchdowns» Three-time All-Trinity first team» Threw for 2,417 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior» Honor Roll » Verbally committed to Illinois in February 2018» Offers included Coastal Carolina, FIU, Dayton, Montana and

Northern Arizona

Personal: » Born Dec. 3, 1999» Son of Jeoff and Betsy Robinson» Older brother, Nick, and younger sister, Kate» Uncle coached in the NFL» Picked Illinois because he wanted, “to play at the highest

level.”» Plans to coach or be a lawyer following his playing career» Listed Drew Brees as his favorite athlete because, “of his

heart and his work ethic.”» Enrolled in general curriculum with plans to major in

psychology

CAREER HIGHSAttempts: 4 vs. Purdue, 10/13/18)Completions: 3 vs. Purdue, 10/13/18Passing Yards: 11 vs. Purdue, 10/13/18Passing Touchdowns: -Long Pass: 10 vs. Purdue, 10/13/18Carries: 4 vs. Penn State, 9/21/18Rushing Yards: 17 vs. Penn State, 9/21/18Rushing Touchdowns: -Long Rush: 9 vs. Penn State, 9/21/18Total Offense: 17 vs. Penn State, 9/21/18

PASSING STATISTICSYEAR G ATT CMP INT YDS TD LG PCT AVG/P AVG/G EFFIC2018 3 6 3 1 11 0 10 50.0 1.8 3.7 32.1TOTAL 3 6 3 1 11 0 10 50.0 1.8 3.7 32.1

RUSHING STATISTICS YEAR G ATT YDS TD LG AVG/C AVG/G2018 3 8 24 0 9 3.0 8.0TOTAL 3 8 24 0 9 3.0 8.0

PASSING GAME-BY-GAME2018 ATT CMP INT YDS TD LGKENT ST DNPWIU 0 0 0 0 0 0USF DNPPENN ST 2 0 1 0 0 0@RUT DNPPUR 4 3 0 11 0 10 @WIS DNP@MD DNPMINN DNP@NEB DNPIOWA DNP@NW DNP

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RUSHING/RECEIVING GAME-BY-GAME2018 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGKENT ST DNPWIU 2 10 0 5 0 0 0 0USF DNPPENN ST 4 17 0 9 0 0 0 0@RUT DNPPUR 2 -3 0 4 0 0 0 0@WIS DNP@MD DNPMINN DNP@NEB DNPIOWA DNP@NW DNP

41 NOLAN ROSSBACKLS, 6-1, 200, FR.HUDSONVILLE, MICH. / HUDSONVILLE

2019 Freshman: » Joined team as a walkon for

training camp

High School: » Played for head coach Brent

Sandee at Hudsonville» Two-year letterwinner » Four-time Academic Honor

Roll» O.K. Red Scholar Athlete

Personal: » Born June 3, 2001» Son of Jade and Julie Rossback » One brother, Landon » Plans to major in finance» Learned to snap from NFL snapper Taybor Pepper, whose father

Cam Pepper played football at Illinois» Picked Illinois because, “I’ve always wanted to play at the highest

level possible. Here at Illinois, I get to play in the best conference in the country and learn from NFL experienced staff.”

97 BOBBY ROUNDTREEDL, 6-5, 255, JR.LARGO, FLA. / LARGO

2019 Offseason: » Will miss the 2019 season

after suffering a severe spinal injury on May 18, 2019, in a swimming accident near his home of Largo, Florida

2018 Sophomore: » All-Big Ten honorable

mention (media) » Played all 12 games with 11

starts at defensive end» Won team’s Dick Butkus Outstanding Defensive Player award» 66 tackles, 12.5 TFLs, 7.5 sacks, seven PBUs, one forced fumble

and four QB hurries» Led Illinois in TFLs (12.5), sacks (7.5) and PBUs (7)» Led all FBS defensive linemen with 7 PBUs» Second on the team in QB hurries (4) and third on the team in

tackles (66)» Career-high 12 tackles, including 10 solo, against Penn State

9/21/18» Career-high 3.0 TFLs at Nebraska 11/10/18» Multiple sacks against Penn State, Nebraska and Iowa» At least 0.5 TFLs in 10 of 12 games, including the last nine

consecutive games

2017 Freshman:

» BTN.com All-Freshman Team» Played in all 12 games with nine starts at defensive end» 50 tackles (28 solo), 4.0 TFLs, 4.0 sacks, three pass breakups,

one QB hurry, one forced fumble on season» Tied for the team lead in sacks (4.0) with James Crawford» Tied for third on the team in pass breakups (3)» Sixth on the team in tackles (50)» First Illini true freshman defensive end to start the season

opener since Terry Cole in 1980 vs. Northwestern» Team-high 2.0 sacks vs. Western Kentucky» Led the nation in sacks by a true freshman (0.75/game)

through the first four games of the season

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN and Scout » Ranked No. 70 strong-side defensive end in the nation by

247Sports and No. 87 by ESPN » Played at Largo for head coach Marcus Paschal» Also played basketball in high school

Personal: » Born Feb. 7, 1998» Son of Bobby Roundtree and Jacqueline Hearns» Chose Illinois because, “I felt like the university was the best

fit for me and I trusted the coaching staff to develop me to be the best I can be after graduating.”

» Enrolled in general curriculum

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 12 vs. Penn State, 9/21/18Solos: 10 vs. Penn State, 9/21/18TFLs: 3.0 at Nebraska, 11/10/18Sacks: 2.0, four times (last vs. Iowa, 11/17/18)QB Hurries: 1, twice (last at Maryland 10/27/18)Fumbles Forced: 1, twice (last at Nebraska, 11/10/18)Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: 2, twice (last vs. South Florida, 9/15/18)Interception: -Interception Return Yards: -Touchdowns: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2017 12 28 22 50 4.0 31 3 1 0 0 12018 12 36 30 66 12.5 52 7 1 0 0 4TOTAL 24 64 52 116 16.5 83 10 2 0 0 5

SACKS STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOTAL YDS2017 12 4 0 4.0 312018 12 7 1 7.5 43TOTAL 24 11 1 11.5 74

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 3 2 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1WIU 3 0 3 1.0-6 1.0-6 0 0-0 0-0 0 1USF 2 3 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 2PENN ST 10 2 12 2.0-12 2.0-12 0 0-0 0-0 0 1@RUT 2 2 4 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 3 2 5 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 2 2 4 1.0-2 1.0-2 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MD 1 2 3 1.5-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 1MINN 0 6 6 0.5-3 0.5-3 0 0-0 0-0 2 0@NEB 4 4 8 3.0-13 2.0-12 1 0-0 0-0 0 1IOWA 4 2 6 2.0-10 2.0-10 0 0-0 0-0 1 0@NW 3 3 6 0.5-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0

2017 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUBALL ST 3 2 5 1.0-5 1.0-5 0 0-0 0-0 0 2WKU 2 1 3 2.0-20 2.0-20 1 0-0 0-0 0 0@USF 3 2 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NEB 3 3 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@IOWA 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0RUT 2 1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MIN 4 1 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0WIS 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@PUR 2 4 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1IND 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@OSU 5 0 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NW 1 5 6 1.0-6 1.0-6 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

11 CARLOS SANDYWR, 5-9, 180, SO.DANIA BEACH, FLA. / CARDINAL GIBBONS

2018 Freshman: » Played in 10 games on

season at wide receiver, kick and punt returner. Made one stdart at WR.

» First career start was vs. Penn State on 9/21/18

» First career reception against USF on 9/15/18

» Made Illinois debut in season opener vs. Kent St.

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals» Ranked No. 147 wide receiver in the nation by ESPN and No.

270 by 247Sports» Ranked No. 131 recruit in Florida by ESPN and No. 285 by

247Sports» 2017 All-Broward 1A-5A first team» 32 receptions for 498 yards and five touchdowns as a senior» 43 receptions for 800 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior» High school teammate of fellow Illini Ron Hardge III» Verbally committed to Illinois in June 2017

Personal: » Born Dec. 7, 1999» Enrolled in general curriculum

CAREER HIGHSReceptions: 1 vs. USF, 9/15/18Receiving Yards: 3 vs. USF, 9/15/18Long Reception: 3 vs. USF, 9/15/18Receiving Touchdowns: -Punt Returns: 2, twice (last vs. Purdue, 10/13/18)Punt Return Yardage: 5 at Rutgers 10/6/18Long Punt Return: 5 at Rutgers 10/6/18Kickoff Returns: 3, twice (last at Northwestern, 11/24/18)Kickoff Return Yardage: 51 at Northwestern, 11/24/18Long Kickoff Return: 26 vs. Kent State, 9/1/18All-Purpose Yards: 51, twice (last at Northwestern, 11/24/18)

RECEIVING STATISTICS YEAR G REC YDS TD LG REC/G AVG/C AVG/G2018 10 1 3 0 3 0.1 3.0 0.3TOTAL 10 1 3 0 3 0.1 3.0 0.3

KICK RETURN STATISTICSYEAR G NO. YDS TD LG AVG/R AVG/G2018 10 13 232 0 26 17.8 23.2TOTAL 10 13 232 0 26 17.8 23.2

PUNT RETURN STATISTICSYEAR G NO. YDS TD LG AVG/R AVG/G2018 10 7 12 0 7 1.7 1.2TOTAL 10 7 12 0 7 1.7 1.2

RUSHING/RECEIVING GAME-BY-GAME2018 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGKENT ST 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0WIU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0USF 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3PENN ST 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@RUT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0PUR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@WIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@MD DNPMINN DNP@NEB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@NW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KICK/PUNT RETURN GAME-BY-GAME2018 KR-YDS AVG TD LG PR-YDS AVG TD LGKENT ST 1-26 26.0 0 26 0-0 0.0 0 0WIU 1-19 19.0 0 19 2-3 1.5 0 3USF 1-23 23.0 0 23 0-0 0.0 0 0PENN ST 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0@RUT 3-46 15.3 0 17 1-5 5.0 0 5PUR 2-42 21.0 0 23 2-1 0.5 0 7@WIS 0-0 0.0 0 0 1-3 3.0 0 3@MD DNPMINN DNP@NEB 0-0 0.0 0 0 1-0 0.0 0 0IOWA 2-25 12.5 0 16 0-0 0.0 0 0@NW 3-51 17.0 0 20 1-0 0.0 0 0

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36 BEN SCHULTZDB, 6-3, 185, FR.CHAMPAIGN, ILL. / CENTRAL

2019 Freshman: » Joined team as a walkon for

training camp

High School: » Played for head coach

Tim Turner at Champaign Central

» Three-year letterwinner » Helped Central to the state

playoffs as a senior» Also participated in track and field in high school and played

basketball for one year» Section champion and ninth at the state meet in long jump» National Honor Society and Honor Roll

Personal: » Born Jan. 6, 2001» Son of Rob and Juli Schultz » One brother, Grey, and one sister, Kendall» Brother, Grey, played baseball at Illinois » Plans to major in agri-accounting » Picked Illinois because, “I have lived in champaign my whole

life. I love the environment and the university.”

52 AYO SHOGBONYODL, 6-2, 240, JR.ARLINGTON, TEX. / MANSFIELD SUMMITT

Pronunciation: EYE-oh shog-BAHN-yo

2018 Sophomore: » Played in eight games at

defensive end » Former linebacker moved

to defensive line» Six tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.0

sack and one QB hurry on season

» First career sack against Purdue 10/13/18

» Missed four games with injuries

2017 Redshirt Freshman: » Played in all 12 games with one start at linebacker» 16 tackles (7 solo), 1.0 TFL, one pass breakup, one

quarterback hurry, one forced fumble on the season» Second on the team in special teams tackles (4)» Voted a team captain by his teammates for the Purdue game» Made his Illinois debut in the opener against Ball State» First career start at Minnesota

2016 Freshman: » Member of UI squad

High School: » 2015 APSE 5A All-State second-team offense (OL) and

honorable mention defense (LB)» District 14-5A first-team All-District defense (LB) & offense (OL)» High School coach was Travis Pride» Also played soccer, ran track (sprints) and powerlifted in high

school

Personal: » Born March 24, 1998» Full name is Michael Ayo Shogbonyo» Son of Ade and Naomi Shogbonyo» Has two younger brothers, Nicholas and Azeez

» Cousin, Micah Awe, played LB at Texas Tech from 2012-15» Lists Drew Brees as his favorite athletes because “he’s an

undersized athlete and still one of the best in the game”» Honor roll student in high school» Majoring in communication

AREER HIGHSTackles: 6 vs. Rutgers, 10/15/17Solos: 3 vs. Rutgers, 10/15/17TFLs: 1.0, twice (last vs. Purdue, 10/13/18)Sacks: 1.0 vs. Purdue, 10/13/18QB Hurries: 1 at Minnesota, 10/21/17Fumbles Forced: 1 vs. Rutgers, 10/14/17Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: 1 at Minnesota, 10/21/17Interception: -Interception Return Yards: -Touchdowns: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2017 12 7 9 16 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 12018 8 3 3 6 1.0 7 0 0 0 0 1TOTAL 20 10 12 22 2.0 8 1 1 0 0 2

SACKS STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOTAL YDS2017 12 0 0 0.0 02018 8 1 0 1.0 7TOTAL 20 1 0 1.0 7

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0WIU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0USF 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PENN ST 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT DNP - InjuredPUR 1 1 2 1.0-7 1.0-7 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MD 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB DNP - InjuredIOWA DNP - Injured@NW DNP - Injured

2017 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUBALL ST 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WKU 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@USF 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NEB 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@IOWA 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0RUT 3 3 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0@MIN 1 3 4 1.0-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 1WIS 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@PUR 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IND 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@OSU 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NW 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

5 TREVON SIDNEYWR, 5-11, 170, JR.PASADENA, CALIF. / BISHOP AMAT / USC

Pronunciation: TRAY-von SID-nee

» Earned bachelor’s degree in communications from USC in June 2019

» Grad transfer will begin work on a master’s degree in recreation, sport, and tourism at Illinois this fall

2019 Redshirt Junior: » Immediately eligible as

a graduate transfer with two years of eligibility remaining

2018 Redshirt Sophomore (USC): » Played in 10 games» Seven receptions for 104

yards (14.9 yards/catch) on season

» Three receptions for 72 yards in the season opener against UNLV 9/1/18

» Two receptions for 12 yards against Texas 9/15/18

2017 Redshirt Freshman (USC): » Backup wide receiver as a redshirt freshman

» Played in nine games (all but Texas, Washington State, Utah, Colorado, Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship Game)

» Three receptions for 35 yards (11.7 yards/catch) on season» Seven-yard catch against Western Michigan, 23-yard catch

against Oregon State and a five-yard catch at Arizona State

2016 Freshman (USC)» Redshirted the 2016 season» After the season, he had surgery on both hips

High School: » Four-star recruit by 247Sports Composite» No. 136 recruit and No. 21 wide receiver in the nation, and No.

16 recruit in California by 247Sports Composite» Wide receiver and cornerback at Bishop Amat High» 2015 Prep Star All-American Dream Team» 2015 Tacoma News Tribune Western 100» 31 receptions for 400 yards (12.9 yards/catch) with six

touchdowns, 13 tackles, 13 kickoff returns for 246 yards (18.9 yards/return) and four punt returns for 43 yards (10.8 yards/return) as a senior

» 2014 USA Today All-State first team» 2014 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Junior second team » 2014 San Gabriel Valley Tribune All-Area» 38 receptions for 540 yards (14.2 yards/catch) with three

touchdowns, eight carries for 60 yards (7.5 yards/rush), 47 tackles and four interceptions and 12 kickoff returns for 381 yards (31.8 yards/return) as a junior

» 2013 Student Sports Sophomore All-American first team» 2013 Max Preps Sophomore All-American second team» 2013 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team» 2013 San Gabriel Valley Tribune Newcomer of the Year » 15 receptions for 225 yards (15.0 yards/catch) with four

touchdowns, plus 10 carries for 94 yards (9.4 yards/rush) with one touchdown, 30 tackles, eight interceptions, a PBU and a fumble recovery and 12 kickoff returns for 302 yards (25.2 yards/return) as a sophomore

Personal:» Oct. 24, 1997» Majored in communication at USC» Cousin, Saniyya Sidney, is a young actress who has appeared

in films such as “Fences” and “Hidden Figures” and television shows like “American Horror Story”

22 KENYON SIMSRB, 5-11, 200, R-FR.SAN DIEGO, CALIF. / LINCOLN

2018 Freshman: » Played one game and

redshirted the 2018 season» Two carries for six yards in

his Illinois debut against Iowa 11/7/18

High School: » Three-star recruit by

247Sports, ESPN and Rivals

» Ranked No. 87 running back in the nation by ESPN and No. 91 by 247Sports

» Rushed for 1,396 yards (8.6 yards per carry) and 24 touchdowns as a senior

» Verbally committed to Illinois in February 2018» Offers included Arizona, Colorado State, Hawaii, Nevada,

Oregon State, Utah and Washington State

Personal: » Born May 5, 2000» Majoring in sociology

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66 JORDYN SLAUGHTEROL, 6-5, 300, R-FR.BELLEVILLE, ILL. / ALTHOFF CATHOLIC

2018 Freshman: » Redshirted the 2018

season (Did not play)

High School: » Three-star recruit by

247Sports, ESPN and Rivals

» Ranked No. 75 offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN and No. 83 by 247Sports

» Ranked No. 20 recruit in Illinois by 247Sports, No. 22 by Rivals and No. 25 by ESPN

» Played for head coach Ken Turner at Althoff Catholic» Led Althoff Catholic to the second round of the 2017 IHSA

football playoffs» All-city and all-conference selection» Honor Roll as a senior» Also played basketball in high school» Verbally committed to Illinois in June 2017» Offers included Vanderbilt, Bowling Green and Toledo

Personal: » Born Aug. 7, 2000» Son of Vernon and Ja’Nerra Slaughter» One younger sister, Jade» Picked Illinois because he, “wanted to play for my state.”» Listed Trent Williams as his favorite athlete because, “I watch

his film a lot and strive to succeed like him.”» Enrolled in general curriculum with plans to major in

journalism

4 RICKY SMALLINGWR, 6-1, 205, JR.CHICAGO, ILL. / BROTHER RICE

2018 Sophomore: » Played & started 11 games» 33 receptions for 406

yards (12.3 ypr) and five touchdowns on season

» Led Illinois in receptions (33), receiving yards (406) and receiving TDs (5)

» Season-high seven receptions for 72 yards and a touchdown at Northwestern 11/24/18

» Season-high 86 receiving yards, including a 67-yard touchdown, against Minnesota 11/3/18

» Career-high two touchdowns against Penn State 9/1/18» Team-high 70 receiving yards on three catches vs. Kent State» Academic All-Big Ten

2017 Freshman: » BTN.com All-Freshman Team honorable mention» Played in all 12 games with 10 starts at wide receiver» 31 receptions for 501 yards and two touchdowns on season» Led Illinois in receiving yards (501)» Fourth true freshman in program history to lead the team in

receiving yards» Tied for the team lead in receptions (31) with Malik Turner» At least one reception in 11 straight games to end the season» Ranked fourth in the B1G in yards per reception (16.45)» Second on the team in all-purpose yards (510)

» Made his Illinois debut in the opener against Ball State» 76-yard reception at South Florida was the longest in Illinois

history by a true freshman, before Louis Dorsey’s 77-yard touchdown reception against Indiana seven weeks later

High School: » Four-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN and Scout » Three-star recruit by 247Sports » Ranked as a top 500 recruit in the nation by 247Sports » Ranked No. 48 wide receiver in the nation by Rivals, No. 48 by

Scout and No. 52 by 247Sports» No. 6 recruit in Illinois by Rivals, ESPN, Scout and 247Sports» Played at Brother Rice for head coach Brian Badke » 2016 ALL-USA Illinois Football Team » 2016 Reporter/Regional Football Player of the Year » 2016 Daily Southtown Football Player of the Year » 2016 Chicago Catholic League Offensive Player of the Year » 2016 Champaign News-Gazette All-State first team » 2016 Preps Plus All-State first team » 2016 Chicago Catholic League all-conference » 2016 Brother Rice MVP » Preps Plus/WGN-9 Athlete of the Month for September 2016 » 80 receptions for 1,336 yards and 18 TDs in 11 games as senior » Helped Brother Rice to a 9-3 record and playoff berth as senior » 1,165 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior » Lettered four years in football» Was the first student-athlete to verbally commit to Illini head

coach Lovie Smith

Personal: » Born Nov. 2, 1998 » Son of Celeste Boyd » Has one sister, Cerena Hudson » Uncle, Paul Cruse Jr., Aunt, Tahtia Smalling, and two cousins,

Sarah Cruse and Paul Cruse III, all attended Illinois » Uncle, Thomas Boyd, played football at Saint Xavier» Picked Illinois because of, “it was a great school and I

developed a good relationship with the coaches.” » Enrolled in general curriculum

CAREER HIGHSCarries: -Rushing Yards: -Long Run: -Rushing Touchdowns: -Receptions: 8 at Minnesota, 10/21/17Receiving Yards: 111 vs. Rutgers, 10/14/17Long Reception: 76 at South Florida, 9/15/17Receiving Touchdowns: 2 vs. Penn State, 9/21/18All-Purpose Yards: 111 vs. Rutgers, 10/14/17

RECEIVING STATISTICS YEAR G REC YDS TD LG REC/G YDS/C YDS/G2017 12 31 510 2 76 2.6 16.5 42.52018 11 33 406 5 67 3.0 12.3 36.9TOTAL 23 64 916 7 76 2.8 14.3 39.8

RUSHING/RECEIVING GAME-BY-GAME2018 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGKENT ST 0 0 0 0 3 70 0 44WIU DNP - InjuredUSF 0 0 0 0 4 40 0 20PENN ST 0 0 0 0 2 23 2 17@RUT 0 0 0 0 2 17 1 11PUR 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3@WIS 0 0 0 0 1 11 0 11@MD 0 0 0 0 1 14 0 14MINN 0 0 0 0 4 86 1 67@NEB 0 0 0 0 5 43 0 13IOWA 0 0 0 0 3 27 0 16@NW 0 0 0 0 7 72 1 18

2017 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGBALL ST 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0WKU 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 9@USF 0 0 0 0 3 99 0 76NEB 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 10@IOWA 0 0 0 0 3 44 0 26RUT 0 0 0 0 5 111 1 32 @MIN 0 0 0 0 8 71 1 22WIS 0 0 0 0 1 26 0 26@PUR 0 0 0 0 2 46 0 42IND 0 0 0 0 3 73 0 31@OSU 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 7NW 0 0 0 0 2 15 0 11

17 KENDALL SMITHWR, 6-1, 200, JR.BOLINGBROOK, ILL. / BOLINGBROOK

2018 Sophomore: » Played 10 games, primarily

on special teams» Former wide receiver

moved to safety» 10 tackles and one forced

fumble on season» Career-high three tackles

at Maryland 10/27/18» First career forced fumble

against Western Illinois 9/8/18

2017 Freshman: » Wide receiver played in all 12 games, primarily on special

teams» Made one special teams tackle on the season» Made Illinois debut in the opener against Ball State

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals, ESPN and Scout » Ranked No. 100 wide receiver in the nation by Rivals, No. 118

by ESPN, No. 123 by Scout» Ranked No. 9 recruit in Illinois by ESPN, No. 15 by Rivals, No.

19 by 247Sports» Played at Bolingbrook High School for head coach John Ivlow » 2016 Illinois High School Football Coaches Association all-

state honorable mention

Personal: » Born Jan. 3, 1999 » Son of Vonetta Wade » Has two sisters, Sierra and Madison» Picked Illinois because, “it was always a favorite school of

mine and I want to be apart of the change.” » Listed Devin Hester as his favorite athlete because of his big-

play ability and desire to play like him » Enrolled in general curriculum

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 3 at Maryland, 10/27/18Solos: 3 at Maryland, 10/27/18TFLs: -Sacks: -QB Hurries: -Fumbles Forced: 1 vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/18Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: -Interception: -Interception Return Yards: -Touchdowns: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2017 12 0 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 02018 10 6 4 10 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0TOTAL 22 6 5 11 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIU 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0USF 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PENN ST DNP - Injured@RUT DNP - InjuredPUR 0 2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MD 3 0 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IOWA 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NW 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

2017 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUBALL ST 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WKU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@USF 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NEB 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@IOWA 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0RUT 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MIN 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

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WIS 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@PUR 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IND 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@OSU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NW 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

6 DOMINIC STAMPLEYWR, 5-10, 180, JR.CHAMPAIGN, ILL./CENTENNIAL/COFFEYVILLE CC (KAN.)

2018 Sophomore:» Played all 12 games with

three starts at WR» 19 receptions for 311

yards (16.4 ypr) and two touchdowns on season

» Led Illinois in yards per catch (16.4)

» Fourth on team in receptions (19) and receiving yards (311)

» Career-high eight receptions against Minnesota 11/3/18» Career-highs in receptions (4), receiving yards (153) and

touchdowns (2) at Maryland 10/27/18» 84-yard touchdown catch at Maryland 10/27/18, the third-

longest pass play in Illinois history» Started against Purdue, Minnesota and Nebraska» First career start against Purdue 10/13/18» First career reception against Western Illinois 9/8/18» Made Illinois debut in the opener against Kent State 9/1/18» Transferred to Illinois with three years of eligibility remaining

2017 Redshirt Freshman (Coffeyville CC):• Played in 10 games at Coffeyville CC• 17 receptions for 278 yards (16.4 yards per reception)• Career-high 134 yards on four receptions against Iowa Central

CC, including a career-long 91-yard reception

2016 Freshman (Coffeyville CC):• Redshirted the season

High School: • Played for head coach Lekevie Johnson at Centennial • 35 receptions for 369 yards and five touchdowns as a senior

Personal: » Born Sept. 18, 1996 » Majoring in communication

CAREER HIGHSCarries: 1, three times (last at Wisconsin, 10/20/18)Rushing Yards: 7 vs. South Florida, 9/15/18Long Run: 7 vs. South Florida, 9/15/18Rushing Touchdowns: -Receptions: 8 vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18Receiving Yards: 153 at Maryland, 10/27/18Long Reception: 84 at Maryland, 10/27/18Receiving Touchdowns: 2 at Maryland, 10/27/18All-Purpose Yards: 153 at Maryland, 10/27/18

RECEIVING STATISTICS YEAR G REC YDS TD LG REC/G YDS/C YDS/G2018 12 19 311 2 84 1.6 16.4 25.9TOTAL 12 19 311 2 84 1.6 16.4 25.9

RUSHING STATISTICS YEAR G ATT YDS TD LG AVG/C AVG/G2018 12 3 11 0 7 3.7 0.9TOTAL 12 3 11 0 7 3.7 0.9

KICK RETURN STATISTICSYEAR G NO. YDS TD LG AVG/R AVG/G2018 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0TOTAL 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0

RUSHING/RECEIVING GAME-BY-GAME2018 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGKENT ST 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0WIU 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1USF 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 0PENN ST 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@RUT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0PUR 1 6 0 6 1 18 0 18@WIS 1 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0@MD 0 0 0 0 4 153 2 84

MINN 0 0 0 0 8 65 0 20@NEB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0IOWA 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 5@NW 0 0 0 0 4 69 0 28

KICK/PUNT RETURN GAME-BY-GAME2018 KR-YDS AVG TD LG PR-YDS AVG TD LGKENT ST 1-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0WIU 0-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0USF 0-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0PENN ST 0-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0@RUT 0-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0PUR 0-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0@WIS 0-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0@MD 0-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0MINN 0-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0@NEB 0-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0IOWA 0-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0@NW 0-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

68 JAKE STOVEROL, 6-3, 300, SO.CHICAGO, ILL. / ST. RITA

2018 Redshirt Freshman: » Played four games as

backup center

2017 Freshman: » Walkon redshirted the 2017

season

High School: » 2017 All-Chicago Catholic

League Blue first team» 2017 all-area

» Andy Smialek Award winner, given to the player who displays pride, poise, courage and determination on and off the field

» 75 pancake/knockdown blocks as a senior» Played for head coach Todd Kuska at St. Rita» Also wrestled in high school» Four-year member of the Silver Honor Roll

Personal: » Born Aug. 18, 1999» Son of Dan and Jackie Stover» Two older brothers, Danny and Jordan» Chose Illinois because, “The University of Illinois is my dream

school and I have always been attracted to its history of excellence.”

» Lists his favorite athlete as David Diehl, who has been his idol since second grade

» Majoring in interdisciplinary health sciences

56 ETHAN TABELLS, 6-0, 215, JR.BARRINGTON, ILL. / BARRINGTON

Pronunciation: tuh-BELL

2018 Sophomore: » Starting long snapper for

all 12 games» Nolan’s Long Snapping

College Snapper of the Year

» Academic All-Big Ten

2017 Redshirt Freshman: » Started 11 games as the

long snapper for field goals and extra points

» Walkon made his Illinois debut in opener against Ball State

High School: » Started long snapping late in his junior season of high school» Two-year letterwinner

» 2015 Barrington Unsung Hero Special Teams Award» 2015 Academic All-Conference» Helped Barrington to the second round of IHSA Playoffs in 2015» 2016 State Scholar» Four-year member of the honor roll

Personal: » Born August 27, 1997» Son of Todd and Tamara Tabel» One brother, Bryce» Father competed in javelin, shot put and discus at Winona State» Chose Illinois because, “Illinois gives student-athletes the

tools to learn at one of the nation’s best schools while also competing at an incredibly high level in the Big Ten. They were one of the only Division I programs to take a chance on me and I knew it would be a perfect fit.”

» Plans on working in international advertising or football after his playing career

» Bilingual in German» Majoring in advertising

7 CORAN TAYLORQB, 6-2, 210, R-FR.PEORIA, ILL. / PEORIA

Pronunciation: kor-AHN

2018 Freshman: » Redshirted the 2018

season (Did not play)

High School: » Three-star recruit by

247Sports, ESPN and Rivals

» Ranked No. 22 dual-threat QB in the nation by ESPN, No. 23 by 247Sports and No. 29 by Rivals

» Ranked No. 12 recruit in Illinois by ESPN, No. 20 by 247Sports» Completed 86 of 161 passes for 1,546 yards and 18

touchdowns as a senior» Rushed for 1,048 yards (9.7 yards per carry) and 14

touchdowns as a senior» 2016 Illinois Football Coaches Association First Team All-State» Led Peoria to 2016 Illinois 5A state championship as a junior» Threw for 215 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 134

yards and three touchdowns in the 5A state title game at Illinois’ Memorial Stadium in a 62-48 win over Vernon Hills

» Helped Peoria set Illinois state records in total points (805) and points per game (57.5) in 2016

» Accounted for 3,215 yards of offense (1,548 passing & 1,662 rushing) and 39 total TDs (17 passing & 22 rushing) in 2016

» Verbally committed to Illinois in April 2017» High school teammate of Illini freshman Kendrick Green

Personal: » Born Dec. 16, 1999» Enrolled in general curriculum

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85 DYLAN THOMASWR, 5-11, 180, R-FR.MONTICELLO, ILL. / MONTICELLO

2018 Freshman: » Redshirted the 2018

season (Did not play)

High School: » Four-year letterwinner in

football and three-year letterwinner in track

» Played for head coach Cully Welter at Monticello

» Led Monticello to conference titles as a junior and senior

» 2017 All-Illini Prairie Conference first team» High Honor Roll

Personal: » Born April 5, 2000» Son of Darcy and Bryan Thomas» Father attended the University of Illinois» Older sister, Danielle» Picked Illinois because he, “it allows me to play Division I

football and also get a degree from one of the best business schools in the world.”

» Listed Lebron James as his favorite athlete because he, “is such a dominant player and has changed his game over the years which has allowed him to be great.”

» Enrolled in the Gies College of Business

23 JOSEPH THOMPSONDB, 5-10, 175, FR.CHICAGO, ILL. / PHILLIPS ACADEMY

High School: » Three-star recruit by

247Sports, Rivals & ESPN» Ranked No. 81 cornerback

in the nation by Rivals and No. 152 by 247Sports

» Ranked No. 125 athlete in the nation by ESPN

» Ranked No. 17 recruit in Illinois by Rivals, No. 27 by ESPN and No. 36 by 247Sports

» Helped Phillips to state titles in 2015 and 2017» Scored a touchdown in the 2017 IHSA 5A state title to help

Phillips beat Dunlap» Played for head coach Troy McAllister at Phillips » Verbally committed to Illinois in April 2018» Offers included Ball State, Iowa State, Miami (OH), Northern

Illinois, and Western Michigan

Personal: » Born Oct. 29, 2000» Son of Ashley Clark» Five sisters, Asija, Zoey, Giniya, Brooklyn, and Tiana» Sister, Loren, played volleyball at Texas A&M-Kingsville» Picked Illinois because, “I have always wanted to come to

Illinois ever since 2006.”» Majoring in recreation, sport, & tourism» Plans to help kids with non-profit organizations following his

playing career

45 KHALAN TOLSONLB, 6-0, 220, SO.ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. / ADMIRAL FARRAGUT ACADEMY

Pronunciation: KAY-lahn

2018 Freshman: » Played all 12 games,

primarily on special teams» Five tackles on season» Made his Illinois debut in

the season opener against Kent State 9/1/18

High School: » Three-star recruit by

247Sports, ESPN and Rivals

» Ranked No. 799 recruit in the nation by 247Sports» Ranked No. 55 OLB in nation by 247Sports and No. 83 by ESPN» Ranked No. 125 recruit in Florida by 247Sports and No. 197

by ESPN» 15.0 TFLs and 11.0 sacks as a junior» Played for Team Florida in the 2016 7-on-7 AAU Jr. Olympics» Verbally committed to Illinois in July 2017» Offers included Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville,

Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, UCF and USF

Personal: » Born Dec. 27, 1999» Enrolled in general curriculum

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 3 at Maryland, 10/27/18Solos: 3 at Maryland, 10/27/18TFLs: -Sacks: -QB Hurries: -Fumbles Forced: -Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: -Interception: -Interception Return Yards: - Touchdowns: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2018 12 3 2 5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0TOTAL 12 3 2 5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIU 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0USF 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PENN ST 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MD 3 0 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IOWA 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NW 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

83 BOBBY WALKERTE, 6-4, 240, SR.GOLF, ILL. / LOYOLA ACADEMY

» 2019 AFCA Good Works Team Nominee» 2019 Wuerffel Trophy Preseason Watch List » Earned bachelor’s degree in political science in Dec. 2018» Currently pursuing a master’s degree in management

2018 Junior: » Played all 12 games,

primarily on special teams» Backup tight end» Former walk-on was

awarded a scholarship in December 2017

2017 Sophomore: » Played in all 12 games» Played primarily on special

teams» First career catch against Nebraska went for seven yards» Walkon earned a scholarship following the 2017 season

2016 Redshirt Freshman: » Member of UI squad

2015 Freshman: » Redshirted 2015 season» Joined team as walk-on in summer 2015

High School: » Academic All-Conference, Second-Team All-Area in 2014» State runner-up in 2013 » Coached by former Illini LB John Holecek (1991-94) » Named Summa Cum Laude

Personal: » Born Jan. 16, 1997 » Son of Robert and Anne Walker » Has one brother and two sisters » Cousin, Jackie, plays lacrosse at San Diego State » Cousin, Brandon, plays minor league baseball» Worked in construction and manual labor during the summer» Favorite athletes are Clay Matthews and Aaron Rodgers

because of their work ethic» Earned bachelor’s degree in political science in Dec. 2018» Currently pursuing a master’s degree in management

CAREER HIGHSReceptions: 1 vs. Nebraska, 9/29/17Receiving Yards: 7 vs. Nebraska, 9/29/17Long Reception: 7 vs. Nebraska, 9/29/17Receiving Touchdowns: -Carries: -Rushing Yards: -Rushing Touchdowns: -All-Purpose Yards: 7 vs. Nebraska, 9/29/17

RECEIVING STATISTICS YEAR G REC YDS TD LG REC/G YDS/C YDS/G2016 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.02017 12 1 7 0 7 0.1 7.0 0.62018 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0TOTAL 25 1 7 0 7 0.0 7.0 0.3

RUSHING/RECEIVING GAME-BY-GAME2018 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGKENT ST 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0WIU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0USF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0PENN ST 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@RUT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0PUR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@WIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@MD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0MINN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@NEB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@NW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2017 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGBALL ST 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0WKU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@USF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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20 NICK WALKERDB, 5-10, 185, JR.ST. LOUIS, MO. / MILLER CAREER ACADEMY / CISCO COLLEGE

2018 Sophomore: » Played six games, primarily

on special teams» Three tackles on the

season» Made his Illinois debut in

the season opener against Kent State 9/1/18

2017 Freshman: » Played at Cisco College

(Texas)» 30 tackles (25 solo), three interceptions, two fumble

recoveries, one forced fumble in nine games in 2017

High School: » Two-star recruit by 247Sports» Played for head coach Sorrell Harvey at Miller Career Academy» All-conference in football and basketball in high school» Also ran track in high school» St. Louis American Prep Athlete of the Week Sept. 9, 2015

after totaling 492 all-purpose yards and accounting for five touchdowns against St. Francis Borgia

Personal: » Born May 7, 2000» Picked Illinois because of the, “family bond as team and great

coaches.”» Listed Chris Harris, Jr. as his favorite athlete because, “he

reminds me of myself - great athlete and small corner.”» Majoring in sociology

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 2 vs. Iowa, 11/17/18Solos: 2 vs. Iowa, 11/17/18TFLs: -Sacks: -QB Hurries: -Fumbles Forced: -Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: -Interception: -Interception Return Yards: - Touchdowns: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2018 6 3 0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0TOTAL 6 3 0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIU DNPUSF DNPPENN ST DNP@RUT DNPPUR 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS DNP@MD 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB DNPIOWA 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NW DNP

15 DELANO WARELB, 6-0, 215, SO.RICHMOND, CALIF. / EL CERRITO

Pronunciation: dee-LAY-no

2018 Freshman: » Played 11 games with

eight starts at defensive back, five at nickel and three at safety

» 35 tackles, 2.5 TFLs, 1.0 sack, one interception, two PBUs, two QB hurries on season

» First career sack at Northwestern 11/24/18

» First career interception against Penn State 9/21/18» Started the season opener against Kent State 9/1/18» Second true-freshman safety to start a season opener since

1980, joining Bennett Williams (2017)» Tied for the fifth-most starts by an Illinois true freshman

defensive back (8)» Missed the Western Illinois game with an injury

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247Sports and ESPN» Two-star recruit by Rivals» Ranked No. 115 cornerback in the nation by ESPN and No. 137

by 247Sports» Ranked No. 127 recruit in California by ESPN and No. 180 by

247Sports» Played for head coach Jacob Rincon at El Cerrito» Two-time all-league first team» Verbally committed to Illinois in December 2017

Personal: » Born Nov. 4, 2000» Picked Illinois because, “I know Illinois can make me the best

football player I can be and student.”» Listed Floyd Mayweather as his favorite athlete because, “he

perfected his craft so much he makes it look easy.”» Majoring in community health

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 7 at Maryland, 10/27/18Solos: 3, three times (last at Maryland, 10/27/18)TFLs: 1.0, twice (last at Northwestern, 11/24/18)Sacks: 1.0 at Northwestern, 11/24/18QB Hurries: 1 at Maryland, 10/27/18Fumbles Forced: -Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: 1, twice (last vs. Iowa, 11/17/18)Interception: 1 vs. Penn State 9/21/18Interception Return Yards: - Touchdowns: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2018 11 21 14 35 2.5 16 3 0 0 0 2TOTAL 11 21 14 35 2.5 16 3 0 0 0 2

INTERCEPTIONS STATISTICSYEAR G INT YDS TD LG AVG/R AVG/G2018 11 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0TOTAL 11 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0

SACKS STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOTAL YDS2018 11 1 0 1.0 11TOTAL 11 1 0 1.0 11

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 3 1 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1WIU DNP - InjuredUSF 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PENN ST 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1-0 0 0@RUT 3 0 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MD 3 4 7 0.5-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0MINN 2 1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB 1 2 3 1.0-5 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0IOWA 0 2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1@NW 3 1 4 1.0-11 1.0-11 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

8 CASEY WASHINGTONWR, 6-2, 190, FR.ROUND ROCK, TEXAS / PFLUGERVILLE

High School: » Three-star recruit by

247Sports and ESPN» Two-star recruit by Rivals» Ranked No. 138 wide

receiver in the nation by ESPN and No. 190 by 247Sports

» Ranked No. 175 recruit in Texas by ESPN and No. 201 by 247Sports

» 42 receptions for 565 yards and five touchdowns as a senior» Played for head coach Charles Taylor at Pflugerville» Verbally committed to Illinois in July 2018» Offers included Kansas, South Alabama, Tulane, and UTSA

Personal: » Born March 6, 2001» Son of Jennifer and Greg Washington» Father played football at Kansas State from 1987-89» One older sister, Loren » Sister, Loren, played volleyball at Texas A&M-Kingsville» Picked Illinois because of the, “solid degree, family

environment, make an impact ASAP.”» Majoring in recreation, sport and tourism » Plans to become a coach following his playing career

1 ISAIAH WILLIAMSQB, 5-10, 180, FR.ST. LOUIS, MO. / TRINITY CATHOLIC

High School: » Four-star recruit by

247Sports, Rivals and ESPN

» Ranked No. 47 recruit in the nation by Rivals, No. 93 by ESPN and No. 295 by 247Sports

» Ranked No. 5 athlete in the nation by 247Sports, No. 8 by ESPN and No. 16 by Rivals

» Ranked No. 1 recruit in Missouri by Rivals and ESPN and No. 5 by 247Sports

» No. 9 ranked recruit in Illinois’ last 17 years according to 247Sports

» Williams and Marquez Beason are Illinois’ two highest ranked recruits since Terry Hawthorne in 2009 and the highest combo since Arrelious Benn and Martez Wilson in 2007

» Illinois’ highest ranked quarterback recruit since Juice Williams in 2006

» Ranked as high as No. 25 overall recruit in the nation in February 2018 according to 247Sports Composite

» Played for head coach Cory Patterson through his junior year when Patterson left Trinity Catholic to become the tight ends coach at Illinois

» Played for head coach Terrence Curry at Trinity Catholic as a senior

» 2019 Under Armour All-American selection» 2018 Elite 11 Finals invitation» 2018 and 2019 Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year» 2018 USA TODAY Missouri Offensive Player of the Year» 2018 USA TODAY All-USA Missouri first team» 2018 Missouri Football Coaches Association Class 3 All-State

first team

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» 2,470 passing yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior» 1,132 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior» 1,898 passing yards and 29 touchdowns as a junior» Threw for 175 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 23 yards

in the 2018 Missouri Class 4 state title game to help Trinity Catholic beat Cardinal Ritter

» Also played basketball and ran track at Trinity Catholic» Verbally committed to Illinois in March 2018» Offers included Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida

State, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Purdue, South Carolina, Stanford, Syracuse, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, UCF, Virginia, and Wisconsin

Personal: » Born Jan. 29, 2001» Son of Ashley Harris and Wendell Williams » One brother, Wendell Williams Jr., and two sisters, Zariyah

Martin and Keira Williams » Nicknamed “1”» Has worn No. 1 since he started playing sports» Picked Illinois because it is a, “prestigious university and

family oriented.” » Plans to open a training facility following his playing career» Enrolled in general curriculum

32 JUSTICE WILLIAMSWR, 6-3, 225, SR.FRISCO, TEXAS / WAKELAND

» Earned bachelor’s degree in business management in August 2018

» Currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration

2018 Junior: » Played all 12 games,

primarily on special teams, with one start at wide receiver

» Former linebacker transitioned to wide receiver for 2018 season

» First career start against Western Illinois 9/8/18» First career catch in the season opener against Kent State

9/1/18» Academic All-Big Ten

2017 Sophomore: » Played in 11 games, primarily on special teams. » Also saw time at linebacker» Nine tackles, one pass breakup

2016 Redshirt Freshman: » Played in all 12 games with one start at linebacker» Played primarily on special teams» First six tackles of his career, 1.0 TFL and one PBU against

Iowa during his first career start» Academic All-Big Ten

2015 Freshman: » Redshirted the 2015 season

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN.com, Rivals and Scout» Ranked as the No. 67 outside linebacker in the nation and the

No. 10 OLB in Texas by Scout » Two-time All-District as a wide receiver and outside linebacker» Earned three varsity letters in football and basketball, and

four in track and field

» Holds school records in 800m run and 4x400m relay » Member of 2012 AAU National Championship basketball team.

Personal: » Born March 7, 1997 » Son of Kevin and Joy Williams » Has one brother, Kevin, Jr. » Father played football at Lafayette College» Kevin, Jr., plays DB for the University of Southern Mississippi» Earned bachelor’s degree in business management in August

2018 and currently is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration

CAREER HIGHSReceptions: 1 vs. Kent State, 9/1/18Receiving Yards: 4 vs. Kent State, 9/1/18Long Reception: 4 vs. Kent State, 9/1/18Receiving Touchdowns: -Tackles: 6 vs. Iowa, 11/19/16Solos: 3 vs. Iowa, 11/19/16TFLs: 1.0 vs. Iowa, 11/19/16Kickoff Returns: 3 at Maryland, 10/27/18Kickoff Return Yardage: 53 at Maryland, 10/27/18Long Kickoff Return: 21 at Maryland, 10/27/18All-Purpose Yards: 53 at Maryland, 10/27/18

RECEIVING STATISTICS YEAR G REC YDS TD LG REC/G YDS/C YDS/G2016 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.02017 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.02018 12 1 4 0 4 0.1 4.0 0.3TOTAL 35 1 4 0 4 0.0 4.0 0.1

KICK RETURN STATISTICSYEAR G NO. YDS TD LG AVG/R AVG/G2016 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.02017 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.02018 12 3 53 0 21 17.7 4.4TOTAL 35 3 53 0 21 17.7 1.5

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2016 12 3 3 6 1.0 2 1 0 0 0 02017 11 4 5 9 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 02018 12 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0TOTAL 35 8 8 16 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 0

RUSHING/RECEIVING GAME-BY-GAME2018 CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LGKENT ST 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 4WIU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0USF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0PENN ST 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@RUT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 PUR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@WIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@MD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0MINN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@NEB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0@NW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KICK/PUNT RETURN GAME-BY-GAME2018 KR-YDS AVG TD LG PR-YDS AVG TD LGKENT ST 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0WIU 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0USF 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0PENN ST 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0@RUT 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0PUR 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0@WIS 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0@MD 3-53 17.7 0 21 0-0 0.0 0 0MINN 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0@NEB 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0IOWA 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0@NW 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2017 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUBALL ST DNPWKU 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@USF 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NEB 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@IOWA 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1RUT 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MIN 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIS 0 2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@PUR 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IND DNP@OSU 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NW 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

2016 UA AS TOT TFL-YDS QBS-YDS FF FR-YDS INT-YDS QBH PBUMUR ST 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0UNC 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WMU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

PUR 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MICH 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MICH ST 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IOWA 3 3 6 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1@NW 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

31 DEVON WITHERSPOONDB, 6-0, 170, FR.PENSACOLA, FLA. / PINE FOREST

High School: » Two-year letterwinner in

football» Played for head coach

Jason McDonald at Pine Forest

» Help Pine Forest to the 2018 District 1-6A championship and advance to the second round of the state playoffs

» 2018 Pensacola News Journal Defensive Player of the Year» 2018 Pensacola News Journal All-Area first team» 74 tackles, nine PBUs, 2.0 TFLs, 1.0 sack, and an area-high

seven interceptions as a senior» Scored two touchdowns as a senior, one on a fumble return

and one on an interception return » 65 tackles, nine PBUs, 2.0 TFLs, 1.0 sack, and four

interceptions as a junior, his first year playing football» Also played basketball and ran track in high school, helping

three Pine Forest teams to district titles as a senior » Standout high jumper and part of multiple championship relay

teams, including a Florida Class 3A state runner-up finish in the 4x100-meter relay

» 2018 Pensacola News Journal Male Athlete of the Year for overall production in all three sports

» Verbally committed to Illinois in July 2019, four days before training camp

» Offers included Appalachian State, Georgia State, Massachusetts, Middle Tennessee, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Troy, Temple, and UAB

» Originally committed to Hutchinson Community College (Kan.) Personal» Born Dec. 11, 2000» Did not play football until his junior year of high school

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91 JAMAL WOODSDL, 6-2, 290, SO.HUEYTOWN, ALA. / HUEYTOWN

2018 Sophomore: » Started first four games at

defensive tackle before a season-ending injury

» Redshirted 2018 season» 13 tackles, 4.0 TFLs, 1.0

sack, three PBUs and one QB hurry on season

» First career sack, five tackles, two PBUs and a QB hurry against Western Illinois 9/8/18

» Season-high 2.0 TFLs against Kent State 9/1/18» At least 1.0 TFL in each of the first three games

2017 Freshman: » BTN.com All-Freshman Team honorable mention» Played in 11 games with four starts on the defensive line» 24 tackles (12 solo), 3.5 TFLs on the season playing both

defensive end and tackle» Team-high 2.5 TFLs vs. Indiana» Made his Illinois debut against Western Kentucky» First career start against Nebraska

High School: » Three-star recruit by 247Sports » Two-star recruit by Rivals and Scout » Ranked No. 91 strong-side DE in the nation by 247Sports » Ranked No. 70 recruit in Alabama by 247Sports » Played at Hueytown for head coach Scott Mansell » Captained his high school team as a senior » 2016 Alabama Sports Writers Assoc. 6A all-state second team » 2016 all-city selection » 47 tackles, 8.0 TFLs, 2.0 sacks & one forced fumble as senior » Led Hueytown to an 8-3 record and the Alabama 6A state

playoffs as a senior » Also wrestled in high school and placed in top six at state twice

Personal: » Born June 14, 1999 » Son of Antonio and Felicia Weldon » Has two sisters, Jamiyah Weldon and Jameria Dubose, and two

brothers, Malik Woods and Erskine Hawkins» Picked Illinois because, “the coaching staff is great, the

players are great and it’s somewhere that I could be a part of making a change.”

» Listed Aaron Donald as his favorite athlete » Wants to own an athletic training facility or coach following

his playing career » Majoring in kinesiology

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 8 vs. Indiana, 11/11/17Solos: 3, three times (last at Ohio State, 11/18/17)TFLs: 2.5 vs. Indiana, 11/11/17Sacks: 1.0 vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/18QB Hurries: -Fumbles Forced: -Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: 2 vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/18Interception: -Interception Return Yards: -Touchdowns: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH2017 11 12 12 24 3.5 7 0 0 0 0 02018 4 11 2 13 4.0 12 3 0 0 0 1TOTAL 15 23 14 37 7.5 19 3 0 0 0 1

SACKS STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOTAL YDS2017 11 0 0 0.0 02018 4 1 0 1.0 2TOTAL 15 1 0 1.0 2

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 2 0 2 2.0-7 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIU 4 1 5 1.0-2 1.0-2 0 0-0 0-0 1 2USF 3 1 4 1.0-3 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1PENN ST 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@RUT DNP - InjuredPUR DNP - Injured@WIS DNP - Injured@MD DNP - InjuredMINN DNP - Injured@NEB DNP - InjuredIOWA DNP - Injured@NW DNP - Injured

2017 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUBALL ST DNPWKU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@USF 3 1 4 1.0-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NEB 0 2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@IOWA 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0RUT 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MIN 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIS 0 2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@PUR 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0IND 3 5 8 2.5-6 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@OSU 3 0 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0NW 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

22 DYLAN WYATTDB, 6-0, 180, SO.OAKLAND, CALIF. / SAINT MARY’S COLLEGE HS

2018 Freshman: » Played 10 games, mostly

on special teams» Three tackles, 1.0 TFL and

one PBU on season» Tackles against Kent State,

Purdue and Northwestern» First career PBU against

Western Illinois 9/8/18» First career TFL against

Kent State 9/1/18» Made his Illinois debut in the season opener against Kent

State 9/1/18» Missed two games with injuries

High School: » Two-star recruit by 247Sports» Played for head coach Connor Banks at Saint Mary’s College

High School» 2017 Bay Area Cali Classic invite» St. Mary’s Athlete of the Year as a senior» Also played basketball in high school» Verbally committed to Illinois in February 2018» Offers included San Jose State, Howard, Northern Arizona,

Northern Colorado, Portland State and Weber State

Personal: » Born Nov. 2, 1999» Son of Darrell and Brenda Wyatt» Brother, Dejon Smith» Uncle is the rapper Casual from the hip hop collective

Hieroglyphics» Picked Illinois because he, “felt it is the best fit for me and my

family overall to continue my football career and academics.”» Listed Deion Sanders as his favorite athlete because, “his play

style and mindset on and off the field.”» Plans to be an entrepreneur following his playing career» Started his own business in high school» Interned as a music producer in high school» Majoring in African American studies

CAREER HIGHSTackles: 1, three times (last at Northwestern, 11/24/18)Solos: 1 vs. Kent State, 9/1/18TFLs: 1.0 vs. Kent State, 9/1/18Sacks: -QB Hurries: -Fumbles Forced: -

Fumbles Recovered: -PBUs: 1 vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/18Interception: -Interception Return Yards: -Touchdowns: -

DEFENSIVE STATISTICSYEAR G UA A TOT TFL YDS PD FF FR BLK QBH 2018 10 2 1 3 1.0 2 1 0 0 0 0TOTAL 10 2 1 3 1.0 2 1 0 0 0 0

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME2018 UA AS TOT TFL-Yds QBS-Yds FF FR-Yds INT-Yds QBH PBUKENT ST 1 0 1 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0WIU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1USF 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PENN ST DNP - Injured@RUT 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0PUR 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@WIS 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@MD 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0MINN 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NEB DNP - InjuredIOWA 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0@NW 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

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Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman took a major step in elevating the Fighting Illini football in the national landscape with the hiring of longtime NFL coach Lovie Smith as head football coach on March 7, 2016.

Smith is the 25th head football coach at Illinois, and the second to move directly from an NFL head coach position to the same in Champaign-Urbana. With Smith’s appointment to lead the Illini football team, he became the Illini’s first African-American head football coach.

Smith completed his third season at Illinois in 2018 after putting together a coaching staff with more NFL coaching experience than any other in college football. In 2019, Smith will also serve as defensive coordinator.

Smith returned to college football for the first time since 1996 after spending 19 years in the NFL, including 11 years as a head coach. He owns an 89-87 (.506) career record as an NFL head coach from 2004-2012 and 2014-2015 and went 3-3 in playoff games, including one trip to the Super Bowl. He also has a Super Bowl appearance as the defensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams.

Smith spent two years as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2014-15), where the Bucs improved from two victories in 2014 to six wins in 2015 with rookie quarterback Jameis Winston.

Smith was the head coach of the Chicago Bears for nine seasons from 2004-12 and amassed a record of 81-63 (.563) including three division titles, two NFC Championship Game appearances (2006, 2010) and a berth in Super Bowl XLI.

Smith and Tony Dungy became the first two African-American head coaches to coach in the Super Bowl when they faced each other in Super Bowl XLI.

The AP Coach of the Year in 2005, Smith’s 81 wins with Chicago are the third-most in Bears history. Smith’s Bears featured one of the best defenses of the era, including All-Pro linebackers Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs, cornerback Charles Tillman, and defensive end Julius Peppers.

Before taking over as Chicago’s head coach, Smith spent three seasons with St. Louis Rams as the assistant head coach/defensive coordinator (2003) and defensive coordinator (2001-02).

THE SMITH FILE

HOMETOWNBig Sandy, Texas

BIRTHDATEMay 8, 1958

FAMILYWife: MaryAnneSons: Mikal and wife Kristen,

Matthew and wife Kathleen, Miles and wife Kara

EDUCATIONB.S., Tulsa, 1980

PLAYING EXPERIENCETulsa, 1976-79

NFL HIGHLIGHTS2007 Super Bowl XLI2001 Super Bowl XXXVI2005 AP Coach of the Year2010 NFC Championship Game2006 NFC Championship Game2010 NFC North Division Champions2006 NFC North Division Champions2005 NFC North Division Champions

BOWL EXPERIENCE1996 Citrus Bowl1994 Gator Bowl1994 Citrus Bowl

LOVIESMITHHEAD FOOTBALL COACHUNIVERSITY OF TULSA, 1980FOURTH SEASON AT ILLINOIS

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He helped the 2001 Rams to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXVI, falling to the New England Patriots. Smith’s defense held the New England offense to 267 yards and ten points.

Smith coached All-Pro linebacker Hardy Nickerson while an assistant in Tampa Bay (1996-2000), helping to create one of the league’s most dominant defenses of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Nickerson experienced immense success playing under Smith from 1996-99, earning a Pro Bowl berth in all four seasons, averaging 137 tackles per season, adding eight forced fumbles and 5.5 sacks.

Smith spent his first 14 years as a collegiate coach, working at Tulsa (1993-86), Wisconsin (1987), Arizona State (1988-1991), Kentucky (1992), Tennessee (1993-94), and Ohio State (1995). His last collegiate game was the 1996 Citrus Bowl (1995 season) with Ohio State and also has bowl experience in the 1994 Citrus Bowl and 1994 Gator Bowl (1993 season) with Tennessee.

A native of Big Sandy, Texas, Smith led the Big Sandy Wildcats to three consecutive state championships in high school and was all-state as a defensive end and linebacker. He went on to play collegiately at the University of Tulsa and was a two-time All-American and a three-time All-Missouri Conference selection.

Smith and his wife, MaryAnne, are the proud parents of three children: Mikal, Matthew, and Miles.

THE LOVIE SMITH FILE

COACHING EXPERIENCE 2016- Illinois Head Coach2014-15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach (8-24)2004-12 Chicago Bears Head Coach (81-63)2003 St. Louis Rams Asst. Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator2001-02 St. Louis Rams Defensive Coordinator1996-2000 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Linebackers1995 Ohio State Defensive Backs1993-94 Tennessee Defensive Backs1992 Kentucky Linebackers1988-1991 Arizona State Linebackers1987 Wisconsin Linebackers1983-86 Tulsa Linebackers1981-82 Cascia Hall Prep HS (Tulsa, OK) Asst. Coach/DB/WR1980 Big Sandy HS (Big Sandy, Texas) Defensive Coordinator

LOVIE’S HEAD COACHING RECORDYEAR TEAM REG SEASON POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS2004 Chicago Bears 5-11 2005 Chicago Bears 11-5 0-1 NFC North Champions, AP Coach of the Year2006 Chicago Bears 13-3 2-1 NFC Champions, NFC North Champions2007 Chicago Bears 7-92008 Chicago Bears 9-72009 Chicago Bears 7-92010 Chicago Bears 11-5 1-1 NFC North Champions2011 Chicago Bears 8-82012 Chicago Bears 10-62014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-142015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-10NFL 11 SEASONS 89-87 3-3 1 SUPER BOWL APPEARANCE

YEAR TEAM OVERALL CONF. CONF. FINISH 2016 Illinois 3-9 2-7 6th (B1G West)2017 Illinois 2-10 0-9 7th (B1G West)2018 Illinois 4-8 2-7 7th (B1G West)

COLLEGE 3 SEASONS 9-27 4-23

Lovie was hired by Director of Athletics Josh Whitman on March 7, 2016. MaryAnne and Lovie Smith

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Smith spent 11 years as a head coach in the NFL, including nine with the Chicago Bears and two with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was named NFL Coach of the year with the Bears in 2005.

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Rod Smith is in his second season as offensive coordinator at Illinois in 2019. Smith was hired by head coach Lovie Smith on Jan. 19, 2018, coming to Champaign-Urbana after six seasons as co-offensive coordinator with the Arizona Wildcats.

Smith engineered a huge turnaround to the Illinois offense in 2018, led by All-Big Ten running back Reggie Corbin. Corbin was third in FBS in yards per carry (8.5) during the regular season as Illinois leaped in the national rankings to 12th in rushing yards per game (+110 spots in the rankings), second in 40+ yard runs (+93), 51st in yards per play (+73) and 62nd in total offense (+64).

The revamped Illinois offense made the biggest improvement in the nation in rushing, averaging 137.4 yards more in 2018 than in 2017. The Illini averaged 243.0 rushing yards per game, good for second-best in the Big Ten and fifth on the Illinois season rushing average list.

Smith brought more than 22 years of coaching experience to Illinois and has coached in 10 bowl games. Prior to his stop at Arizona, Smith was co-offensive coordinator at Indiana (2011), quarterbacks coach at Michigan (2008-10), quarterbacks coach at West Virginia (2007), offensive coordinator at South Florida (2005-06), and quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator at USF from 2001-04.

During Smith’s tenure in Tucson, Arizona established a prolific offense, setting several single game and season records. In 2017, while helping the Wildcats to a 7-6 record and appearance in the Foster Farms Bowl, Smith helped lead an offense that averaged 41.3 points (5th nationally), 309.3 rushing yards, 180.2 passing yards and 489.5 total yards (12th nationally) per game. Wildcat quarterback Khalil Tate rushed for 1,411 yards (9.2 yards per carry), while completing

62 percent of his passes for 1,591 passing yards with 14 touchdowns.

Under Smith’s tutelage from 2014-16, Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon completed his three-year playing career with the third-most passing touchdowns and fourth-most passing yards in UA history. In 2014, Solomon threw for 2,793 yards and 28 touchdowns, with only nine interceptions.

Smith coached quarterbacks under Rich Rodriquez at Michigan from 2008-10 and at West Virginia in 2007. He helped develop two of the most explosive signal callers in Rodriguez’ offensive system, WVU’s Pat White and Michigan’s Denard Robinson.

Smith played under Rodriguez as a quarterback at Glenville State from 1993-96, where he earned his undergraduate degree in 1997. He was an All-American and team captain his senior year. Smith received a master’s degree from Urbana University (Ohio) in 2000.

He and his wife, Charlene, have a son, Alex, and a daughter, Sasha.

THE SMITH FILE

HOMETOWNFranklin, West Virginia

BIRTHDATEFeb. 22, 1973

FAMILYWife: Charlene Son: Alex Daughter: Sasha

EDUCATIONB.A., sociology – Glenville State, 1997

PLAYING EXPERIENCEGlenville State, 1993-96

BOWL EXPERIENCE2017 Foster Farms Bowl2015 Gildan New Mexico Bowl2014 VIZIO Fiesta Bowl2013 AdvoCare V100 Bowl2012 Gildan New Mexico Bowl2010 Gator Bowl2007 Fiesta Bowl2006 Papa John’s Bowl2005 Meineke Car Care Bowl2001 Gator Bowl

RODSMITHOFFENSIVE COORDINATOR / QUARTERBACKSGLENVILLE STATE, 1997SECOND SEASON AT ILLINOIS

SMITH YEAR-BY-YEAR 2018- Illinois Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks2012-17 Arizona Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks2011 Indiana Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks2008-10 Michigan Quarterbacks2005-06 South Florida Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks2001-04 South Florida Quarterbacks/Passing Game Coordinator2001 West Virginia Graduate Assistant2001 Clemson Graduate Assistant2000 West Virginia Tech Offensive Coordinator1998-99 Urbana University (Ohio) Offensive Coordinator1997 Franklin High School (W. Va.) Offensive Coordinator

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Gill Byrd is in his second season as passing game coordinator and safeties coach at Illinois in 2019. Illinois head football coach Lovie Smith hired Byrd on Feb. 22, 2018, following stops with the Buffalo Bills (2017), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2014-15), Chicago Bears (2006-12) and St. Louis Rams (2003-05).

During Byrd’s one season in Buffalo (2017), the secondary thrived. Buffalo allowed just 13 passing touchdowns on the season, which was the second-best mark in the NFL, and had 18 interceptions, the sixth-best total in the league. Additionally, opposing quarterbacks averaged a 78.9 passing rating against Buffalo, which ranked sixth in the league. Safety Micah Hyde was named to the 2018 Pro Bowl after recording 82 tackles, five interceptions and 13 passes defensed, while rookie cornerback Tre’Davious White finished the season as Pro Football Focus’ No. 2 cornerback in the league.

Byrd spent the 2014 and ‘15 seasons in Tampa Bay as Lovie Smith’s cornerbacks coach, where he helped develop the members of the secondary, including starters Alterraun Verner and Johnathan Banks.

Byrd spent seven seasons on Smith’s Chicago Bears staff (2006-12), starting as a defensive quality control assistant before moving into position as the team’s assistant defensive backs and safeties coach. In Chicago, Byrd helped developed young safeties Chris Conte and Major Wright, who went from third-round draft selections to full-time starters under Byrd. In 2012, Wright started all 16 games and recorded career-highs in interceptions and passes defensed. In 2011, Conte was named to the PFW and PFWA All-Rookie Team.

Prior to his stint in Chicago, Byrd served as a defensive assistant with the St. Louis Rams for two years (2003-04) before becoming an assistant secondary coach for one season (2005). From 1999-2001, Bryd served as the Green Bay Packers’ executive director/player programs and community affairs for three seasons. In that role, Byrd directed the family assistance program of the Packers’ players along with guiding players in continuing education, financial education and career internships.

As a player, Byrd compiled a stand-out 10-year NFL career playing exclusively with the San Diego Chargers. He retired after the 1993 season as the team’s all-time leader in interceptions (42) and interception return yards (546), two records which he still owns. Byrd led all NFL cornerbacks in interceptions for three consecutive seasons (1989-91). He was a two-time Pro Bowler (1991, 1992), a first-team All-Pro selection in 1989, and two-time second-team All-Pro (1990, 1992).

Byrd was also a role model off the field during his playing career, earning the Bart Starr Man of the Year Award in 1993. The award goes to the player that “best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field, and in the community.”

After 42 career interceptions, 546 interception return yards and two interceptions returned for touchdowns, Byrd was inducted into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame in 1998. He was also a member of the Chargers’ 40th and 50th anniversary teams.

After graduating from Lowell High School (San Francisco), where he was an All-City running back and defensive back and helped lead the Cardinals to the city championship in his senior season, Byrd played at San Jose State University from 1980-82. He earned a B.S. in business administration from San Jose State University. He was selected by the Chargers in the first round (22nd overall) of the 1983 NFL Draft.

Byrd and wife Marilyn have two sons: Gill II, who lettered three years as a defensive back and graduated with a degree in Hotel-Restaurant Tourism from New Mexico State, and Jairus, who lettered for three years at the University of Oregon and went on to become a three-time All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection in the NFL.

THE BYRD FILE

HOMETOWNSan Francisco, Calif.

BIRTHDATEFeb. 20, 1961

FAMILYWife: Marilyn Sons: Gill II, Jairus

EDUCATIONB.S., business administration – San Jose State University, 1982

PLAYING EXPERIENCESan Jose State, 1980-82 San Diego Chargers, 1983-92

GILLBYRDDEFENSIVE PASSING GAME COORDINATOR / SAFETIESSAN JOSE STATE, 1982SECOND SEASON AT ILLINOIS

BYRD YEAR-BY-YEAR 2018- Illinois Passing Game Coordinator/Safeties2017 Buffalo Bills Defensive Backs2014-15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cornerbacks2008-12 Chicago Bears Asst. Defensive Backs/Safeties2007 Chicago Bears Asst. Defensive Backs2006 Chicago Bears Defensive Quality Control2005 St. Louis Rams Asst. Secondary2003-04 St. Louis Rams Defensive Assistant1999-2001 Green Bay Packers Exec. Dir. of Player Development/Community Relations

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Bob Ligashesky is in his fourth season as the Fighting Illini’s special teams coordinator in 2019. He also coached the tight ends in 2016 and ’17. Ligashesky came to Champaign-Urbana after serving as the special teams coordinator for the Houston Texans.

Ligashesky led punter Blake Hayes and kicker Chase McLaughlin to outstanding seasons in 2017 and 2018. McLaughlin was the 2018 Bakken-Andersen Big Ten Kicker of the Year after tying for the FBS lead with nine 40+ field goals made and ranking second in FBS with four 50+ field goals made. Hayes was a 2018 All-Big Ten third team selection after being named honorable mention in 2017 as a true freshman.

McLaughlin’s career was one of the top by an Illinois kicker in history. He finished with program all-time ranks of first in 50+ yard field goals (5), tied for first in extra point accuracy (1.000, 79-79), fourth in field goals made (44), fourth in field goal accuracy (.746, 44-59) and sixth in points scored (211).

Ligashesky joined the Illini staff that Lovie Smith quickly put together after his hiring on March 7, 2016. The staff featured more years of NFL experience than any other in the country, which including 12 years of NFL coaching experience from Ligashesky.

Ligashesky has 31 years of coaching experience, including more than eight seasons as a special teams coordinator in the NFL. He spent the first 19 years of his coaching career in college football, most recently during a four-year stint at Pittsburgh (2000-03), before coaching in the NFL for the past 12 seasons.

In 2016, Texans kicker Nick Novak made 18 of 21 field goals and 29 of 31 extra points, and punter Shane Lechler averaged 47.3 yards per punt under Ligashesky. Houston allowed 10.2 yards per punt return and 24.4 yards per kickoff return without allowing a score against during the regular season.

Ligashesky helped Randy Bullock have the most successful year of his career in 2014, setting career-highs with 30 made field goals on 35 attempts, including a career-long 55-yard field goal. Ligashesky was the interim special teams coordinator for Houston’s last three games of 2013 before taking the full-time position.

Prior to his arrival in Houston, Ligashesky’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers led the NFL with four blocked punts while he led the special teams units.

Previously, Ligashesky coached the Denver Broncos tight ends in 2010 before moving on to Oakland as a special teams assistant in 2011. He spent three seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2007-09), helping the Steelers win the Super Bowl in 2008 as special teams coordinator.

Ligashesky made stops in St. Louis (2005-06) and Jacksonville (2004) in special teams positions following his tenure at Pittsburgh (2000-03), where he was special teams coordinator and tight ends coach. He came to Bowling Green (1991-99) to serve as linebackers coach after a two-year stop at Kent State as the outside linebackers/special teams coach. Ligashesky was promoted to assistant head coach/linebackers/special teams coach at Bowling Green for the 1999 season before moving on to the NFL.

Ligashesky started his career with graduate assistant jobs at Wake Forest (1985) and Arizona State (1986-88). At ASU, he crossed paths with Lovie Smith, who was the Sun Devils’ linebackers coach in 1988.

The Pittsburgh area native graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he was a defensive back and three-year letterman (1982-84). He graduated with a degree in sports management.

Ligashesky and his wife, Shelley, have one daughter, Sydney, who was born in 2009.

THE LIGASHESKY FILE

HOMETOWNPittsburgh, Penn.

BIRTHDATEJune 2, 1962

FAMILYWife: Shelley Daughter: Sydney

EDUCATIONB.S., sports management – Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1985

PLAYING EXPERIENCEIndiana University of Pennsylvania, 1981-84

BOWL EXPERIENCE2003 Continental Tire Bowl2002 Insight Bowl2001 Tangerine Bowl2000 Insight.com Bowl1992 Las Vegas Bowl1991 California Bowl1987 Freedom Bowl1987 Rose Bowl

NFL HIGHLIGHTSSuper Bowl XLIII Champions(Pittsburgh Steelers)

BOBLIGASHESKYSPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATORINDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 1985FOURTH SEASON AT ILLINOIS

LIGASHESKY YEAR-BY-YEAR 2018- Illinois Special Team Coordinator2016-17 Illinois Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends2014-15 Houston Texans Special Teams Coordinator2013 Houston Texans Interim Special Teams Coordinator / Special Teams Asst.2012 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Special Teams Coordinator2011 Oakland Raiders Special Teams Assistant2010 Denver Broncos Tight Ends2007-09 Pittsburgh Steelers Special Teams Coordinator2005-06 St. Louis Rams Special Teams Coordinator2004 Jacksonville Jaguars Assistant Special Teams Coach2000-03 Pittsburgh Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends1999 Bowling Green Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers/Special Teams1991-98 Bowling Green Linebackers/Special Teams1989-90 Kent State Outside Linebackers/Special Teams1986-88 Arizona State Graduate Assistant1985 Wake Forest Graduate Assistant

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Mike Bellamy returns to Champaign in 2019 after two seasons as wide receivers coach at Toledo (2017-18) and one season as quality control coach/analyst at Mississippi State (2016). Bellamy spent four seasons on the Illinois staff (2012-15), including three as wide receivers coach, and was a standout receiver for the Fighting Illini as a student-athlete in 1988 and 1989.

During his previous stint in Champaign (2012-15), Bellamy was promoted to Illinois’ wide receivers coach in February 2013 after serving one year as assistant director of player personnel and relations (2012).

Under Bellamy’s guidance, freshman receiver Mike Dudek burst onto the scene in 2014, as the newcomer posted a team-high 76 catches with six touchdowns and 1,038 yards, which broke Arrelious Benn’s school record for receiving yards by a freshman (676 in 2007). He was named second-team All-Big Ten, first-team Freshman All-America by Scout.com and first-team True-Freshman All-America by ESPN.com and 247sports.

In 2013, Bellamy molded an unheralded group of receivers into one that helped Illinois record the most total passing yards in a season in school history (3,452) and third-most passing yards per game (287.7). He guided Steve Hull’s transition from defensive back to receiver in Hull’s final season, helping him rank in the top 10 in school history in season receiving yards (993), season touchdown catches (seven) and season 100-yard receiving games (five). Hull also was the nation’s most prolific receiver over the final four weeks of the season, posting 653 yards and six touchdowns on 40 catches (16.3 ypc) during that span.

In his role with the Fighting Illini in 2012, Bellamy coordinated all former player events, assisted with on-campus recruiting and recruiting mailings, helped coordinate the annual Illinois high school coaching clinic and coordinated all functions with Block I, fraternities and sororities. He immediately served as

a bridge between the coaching staff and former Illini players, coaches and staff across the country, building numerous relationships.

As a player at Illinois (1988-89), Bellamy was a second-team All-American and a first-team All-Big Ten receiver in 1989. He recorded 59 receptions for 927 yards and eight TDs for the Illini that season, the fourth-most TD catches in a season in school history and the ninth-most receiving yards. He also returned 16 kickoffs for 459 yards, an average of 28.7 that ranks second in school history.

Bellamy stands second in Illini history in career kickoff return average at 26.4 yards per return, and his 170 kickoff return yards against Indiana on Nov. 18, 1989, remain the single-game school record. He was named one of the top 10 receivers in Illinois history in 2008 and was inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Hall of Fame in 2007 for his achievements at the College of DuPage in suburban Chicago.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Illinois in 1990, Bellamy was a second-round selection by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1990 NFL Draft, playing two seasons for the team. He also played for the Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears and Oakland Raiders from 1992-95 before playing for Frankfurt Galaxy of the World League in 1995-96, winning the World Bowl in 1996.

Bellamy came to Illinois after serving as the receivers and specialists coach at Clark-Atlanta University in 2011. Prior to that, was the passing game coordinator, receivers coach and specialists coach at Sprayberry High School from 2008-10. Bellamy has assisted at camps at Illinois, Virginia and Georgia State, as well as the 2010 and 2011 Under Armour Combine and the 2009 and 2010 Georgia High School All-Star game.

Following his playing career and before joining the coaching ranks, Bellamy and his wife, Tanya, built a successful business in the beauty industry in the Atlanta area. The couple has three children: Mike, McKenna and McKoy.

THE BELLAMY FILE

HOMETOWNChicago, Ill.

BIRTHDATEJune 28, 1966

FAMILYWife: Tanya Son: Mike, McKoy Daughters: McKenna

EDUCATIONB.S., speech communication – Illinois, 1990

PLAYING EXPERIENCEIllinois, 1988-89 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-91 Indianapolis Colts, 1992 Chicago Bears, 1993 Oakland Raiders, 1994 Frankfurt Galaxy (NFL Europe), 1995-96

BOWL EXPERIENCE2018 Bahamas Bowl 2017 Dollar General Bowl 2016 St. Petersburg Bowl 2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl 1990 Citrus Bowl (player) 1988 All-American Bowl (player)

MIKEBELLAMYRUNNING BACKSUNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, 1990FIRST SEASON AT ILLINOIS

BELLAMY YEAR-BY-YEAR 2019- Illinois Running Backs2017-18 Toledo Wide Receivers2016 Mississippi State Quality Control/Analyst2013-15 Illinois Wide Receivers2012 Illinois Assistant Director of Player Personnel and Relations2011 Clark-Atlanta University Wide Receivers/Specialists2008-10 Sprayberry H.S. Passing Game Coordinator/Receivers/Specialists

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Austin Clark is in his second season as defensive line coach at Illinois in 2019 after being hired by head coach Lovie Smith on Feb. 9, 2018. Clark came to Champaign-Urbana after two seasons on the University of Southern California defensive staff, working with the Trojan defensive line and outside linebackers.

Clark led defensive end Bobby Roundtree to a productive season in 2018, as the sophomore led the nation in PBUs for a defensive lineman (7) and had 7.5 sacks (42nd in FBS / 6th in B1G) on the season. He closed the season strong, ranking fifth in the Big Ten in sacks during conference games (6.5) and second in the B1G with 3.5 sacks during the month of November.

Following his playing career at the University of California-Berkeley, Clark served one year with the Golden Bears as a recruiting assistant, before moving to Southern Cal as a defensive graduate assistant.

Clark coached three NFL Draft picks while at Southern Cal and helped the Trojans win the 2017 Pac-12 title. Uchenna Nwosu and Rasheem Green were second-round and third-round picks, respectively, in 2017 and Stevie Tu’ikolovatu was a seventh-round selection in 2016. Nwosu and Green were both All-Pac-12 first team honorees and Tu’ikolovatu, the 2017 Rose Bowl Game Defensive MVP, was named All-Pac-12 second team as a senior.

Clark spent six years (2009-14) as a defensive tackle at California, enduring an injury-plagued career. As sixth-year senior in 2014, he started 11 games, had 22 tackles and was named All-Pac-12 honorable mention while also winning Cal’s Joe Roth Award (awarded to the player who best exemplifies courage, sportsmanship and attitude).

He redshirted as a true freshman at Cal in 2009, played in three games as a redshirt freshman in 2010 and in 12 games as a sophomore in 2011. He was injured for most of his junior season, seeing action in only two games as a reserve, then he did not play in 2013 after he was granted a medical redshirt due to injury.

Clark received his bachelor’s degree in American studies from California in 2014.

He prepped at Plant High in Tampa (Fla.), where he helped his team to the 2008 state championship as a senior. He made 219 tackles as a junior and senior.

Clark’s sister, Adrienne, is an assistant softball coach at Purdue after previously serving as an assistant at Connecticut, Delaware, Columbia and her alma mater Hofstra, where she starred as a pitcher (she once went 31.0 consecutive innings in the NCAA tourney without allowing a run, second most in NCAA history).

Clark and his fiancé, Alyssa, got engaged in June 2019.

THE CLARK FILE

HOMETOWNTampa, Fla.

BIRTHDATEAug. 3, 1990

FAMILYFiancé: Alyssa

EDUCATIONB.S. American studies – University of California, 2014

PLAYING EXPERIENCECalifornia, 2009-2014

BOWL EXPERIENCE2017 Cotton Bowl Classic2017 Rose Bowl2015 Armed Forces Bowl2011 Holiday Bowl (player)2009 Poinsettia Bowl (player)

AUSTINCLARKDEFENSIVE LINEUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, 2014SECOND SEASON AT ILLINOIS

CLARK YEAR-BY-YEAR 2018- Illinois Defensive Line2016-17 Southern California Assistant Defensive Line/Outside Linebackers2015 California Recruiting Assistant

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Andrew Hayes-Stoker is in his fourth season at Illinois in 2019 after being named wide receivers coach in March 2016 by head coach Lovie Smith. Hayes-Stoker joined Smith’s staff that had more combined years of NFL coaching experience than any other program in the nation.

Hayes-Stoker had previously worked under Smith with the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a total of nine seasons, including five in coaching roles.

Last year, Hayes-Stoker helped Illinois’ new-look offense make huge gains under offensive coordinator Rod Smith. Illinois jumped 64 spots in the national rankings for total offense, averaging 408.7 yards per game (62nd nationally).

In his second year, Hayes-Stoker helped the progression of freshman Ricky Smalling to BTN.com All-Freshman Team honorable mention status, as Smalling tied Turner for the team-lead in receptions and led the team in receiving yards during his first year in Champaign. Smalling became the fourth true freshman in program history to lead the Illini in receiving yards.

Hayes-Stoker helped Malik Turner become one of the top receivers in the Big Ten during his first year in Champaign. Turner, Illinois’ junior No. 1 target, was sixth in the Big Ten in receptions per game (4.4) and seventh in receiving touchdowns (6) during the regular season. He increased his per game averages by over one catch and 22 yards year-over-year with Hayes-Stoker’s arrival, despite the Illini having to start three different quarterbacks throughout the year due to injuries.

Hayes-Stoker joined the Fighting Illini staff from the Indianapolis Colts, where he was hired as Assistant to the Head Coach on February 9. He worked as the wide receivers coach for Tampa Bay for two seasons (2014-15) and has eight years of coaching experience, including five seasons in the NFL.

Hayes-Stoker was key in the development of Tampa Bay wide receiver Mike Evans, a first-round draft pick (No. 7 overall) in 2014. Evans caught 142 passes for 2,257 yards and 15 touchdowns in two seasons, including a franchise-record 12 touchdown catches during his rookie season. Evans and Vincent Jackson (1,002 receiving yards) became the first Buccaneers teammates to surpass 1,000 receiving yards in the same season in 2014.

Smith elevated Hayes-Stoker to assistant wide receivers coach with the Chicago Bears in 2010, after he was an operations and offensive assistant with the organization for four years. Hayes-Stoker worked on Smith’s coaching staff in Chicago for three seasons, before rejoining Smith in Tampa Bay from 2014-15.

In between Hayes-Stoker’s stints in the NFL under Smith, he spent the 2013 season at Florida International as the running backs coach. At FIU, Hayes-Stoker worked under former Illini head coach Ron Turner.

Hayes-Stoker also has collegiate coaching experience at Texas A&M, where he was an offensive quality control graduate assistant in 2005. He started his career in college football as an admission counselor at his alma mater, TCU, in 2004.

Hayes-Stoker was a running back at TCU and was named to the Western Athletic Conference and Conference USA all-academic teams, as well as All-America scholar honors.

Hayes-Stoker was a star high school player out of Arlington (Texas) Lamar. As a senior, he was named the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Offensive Player of the Year, Arlington Morning News Offensive Player of the Year and District Most Valuable Player. He signed to play at Tulsa in 1997 before transferring to TCU in 1998.

Hayes-Stoker graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in education from TCU. He is a native of Arlington, Texas.

THE HAYES-STOKER FILE

HOMETOWNArlington, Texas

BIRTHDATEJan. 12, 1979

EDUCATIONB.S., business administration – TCU, 2001

M.S., education – TCU, 2003

PLAYING EXPERIENCETCU, 1998-2002

ANDREWHAYES-STOKERWIDE RECEIVERSTEXAS CHRISTIAN, 2002THIRD SEASON AT ILLINOIS

HAYES-STOKER YEAR-BY-YEAR 2016- Illinois Wide Receivers2016 Indianapolis Colts Assistant to the Head Coach (February-March)2014-15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide Receivers2013 Florida International Running Backs2010-12 Chicago Bears Assistant Wide Receivers2006-09 Chicago Bears Operations and Offensive Assistant2005 Texas A&M Offensive Quality Control Graduate Assistant2004 TCU Admission Counselor

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Keynodo Hudson is in his first season as cornerbacks coach at Illinois in 2019.

Hudson came to Illinois from Florida Atlantic, where he spent the previous two seasons as cornerbacks coach. In his first season at FAU in 2017, Hudson helped the Owls finish No. 2 nationally in interceptions with a program-record 20 on their way to an 11-3 record.

Prior to FAU, Hudson spent six seasons as a defensive administrative assistant at Southern California. The Trojans had three 10-win seasons during Hudson’s time in Los Angeles, including a win in the 2017 Rose Bowl over Penn State that helped USC finish No. 3 in the final AP poll.

Hudson started his career at the University of Charleston (2004-08) before becoming the defensive coordinator at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida (2007-11).

Hudson played college football at Reedley College from 1997-00 before transferring to West Virginia Tech where he played his final season and graduated in 2004. He is a native of Tampa, Florida.

THE HUDSON FILE

HOMETOWNTampa, Fla.

BIRTHDATESept. 6, 1978

FAMILYWife: Yvonne Son: Karim Daughters: Kiera, Kayla, Keaunna, Iyana

EDUCATIONB.S., general education – West Virginia Tech, 2004

BOWL EXPERIENCE2017 Boca Raton Bowl 2017 Rose Bowl 2015 Holiday Bowl 2014 Holiday Bowl 2013 Las Vegas Bowl 2012 Sun Bowl

KEYNODOHUDSONCORNERBACKSWEST VIRGINIA TECH, 2004FIRST SEASON AT ILLINOIS

HUDSON YEAR-BY-YEAR 2019- Illinois Cornerbacks2017-18 Florida Atlantic Cornerbacks2011-16 Southern California Defensive Administrative Assistant2009-11 Mainland H.S. Defensive Coordinator2004-08 University of Charleston Secondary

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Bob McClain, who has a long history with offensive coordinator Rod Smith, was promoted to offensive line coach in Feb. 2019. McClain was on the Illinois staff in 2018 as an offensive analyst.

McClain worked at Michigan and West Virginia with Rod Smith, who was the quarterbacks coach at Michigan in 2008 and a graduate assistant at West Virginia in 2001. Smith brought McClain to Champaign last season, where he helped the Illinois offense make huge strides.

Illinois ranked 12th in the nation in rushing offense in 2018 with 243 yards per game on the ground, an increase of 137.4 rushing yards per game from 2017. Running back Reggie Corbin had one of the most explosive seasons in college football, rushing for 1,085 yards and nine touchdowns while ranking third in FBS in yards per carry (8.5).

McClain brought more than a dozen years of collegiate coaching experience to the Fighting Illini, most recently serving as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Division II Lenoir-Rhyne University for two seasons.

Prior to Lenoir-Rhyne, he was the run game coordinator and offensive line coach at California University of Pennsylvania, where he coached four offensive linemen to all-league accolades for the first time in school history. One also earned All-Region, while McClain was also involved with coaching tight end Paul Butler, who signed with the Oakland Raiders.

McClain’s FBS experience includes 2009 at Tulsa as the tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator, 2008 at University of Michigan as a quality control coach, and six years as a graduate assistant at West Virginia University from 2000-05, where he worked three years in the football video department and three years as an offensive graduate assistant coach working with the offensive line and tight

ends. At Tulsa, he coached current NFL tight end Charles Clay.

McClain started his coaching career under Rich Rodriguez and Rick Trickett. Trickett is one of the most well respected offensive line coaches in the country.

During his time at West Virginia, the Mountaineers won the Big East Championship and the Sugar Bowl in 2005, while going 11-1, and were the league co-champions in 2003 and 2004. The Mountaineers went to four bowl games throughout McClain’s tenure at WVU. WVU finished first in the Big East Conference in rushing for four straight years (2002-05). They ranked No. 2 in the nation in rushing in 2002, No. 5 in 2005, No. 7 in 2004 and No. 12 in 2003.

McClain coached 10 offensive linemen that garnered All-Big East accolades, while seven players went on to play in the NFL. During his time at WVU, he was also coached center Dan Mozes, who won the Rimington Award for the best center in the country.

McClain coached the offensive line at Appalachian State for two years (2010-11). During his tenure at Appalachian State, the Mountaineers won their sixth straight Southern Conference Championship in 2010, which is tied for the league record, and earned a berth to the NCAA Division I FCS Playoffs in 2010 and 2011.

McClain coached four Appalachian State offensive linemen to all-league honors in 2010 while Daniel Kilgore earned All-American accolades and was drafted in 2011 by the San Francisco 49ers. The 2010 team was ranked in the top ten nationally in rushing offense, total offense and scoring offense. The 2010 team was also ranked first in the Southern Conference for scoring offense and McClain’s offensive line ranked first in the conference for sacks allowed (9).

McClain earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Waynesburg in 1996 before completing three master’s degrees from West Virginia.

THE McCLAIN FILE

HOMETOWNSalem, West Virginia

BIRTHDATEJune 27, 1974

EDUCATIONB.A., business – Waynesburg, 1996

Three master’s degrees from West Virginia University – secondary education, elementary education and educational leadership

BOWL EXPERIENCE2009 GMAC Bowl 2006 Sugar Bowl 2005 Gator Bowl 2004 Gator Bowl 2002 Continental Tire Bowl

BOBMcCLAINOFFENSIVE LINEWAYNESBURG COLLEGE, 1996SECOND SEASON AT ILLINOIS

McCLAIN YEAR-BY-YEAR 2019 Illinois Offensive Line2018 Illinois Offensive Analyst2016-17 Lenoir-Rhyne Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line2015 California University of Pennsylvania Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line2014 Virginia State Offensive Line Consultant2010-11 Appalachian State Offensive Line2009 Tulsa Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator2008 Michigan Quality Control (Special Teams/Offense)2006-07 Glenville State Offensive Coordinator/OL/TE/RB2003-05 West Virginia Offensive Graduate Assistant2000-02 West Virginia Video Graduate Assistant

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Patterson is in his second season as tight ends coach at Illinois in 2019. Illinois head football coach Lovie Smith hired Patterson on Jan. 19, 2018, after three seasons as the highly successful head coach at Trinity Catholic High School in St. Louis.

Patterson has been key to Illinois’ recruiting efforts, specifically in St. Louis. Two of the highest rated recruits in the modern era have signed from St. Louis since the arrival of Patterson. Isaiah Williams, Patterson’s quarterback at Trinity, and Shammond Cooper, Trinity’s star linebacker, both came to Champaign-Urbana in 2019 as four-star prospects and top 150 recruits in the nation.

Under Patterson, Trinity Catholic established itself as one of the top high school programs in St. Louis and the state of Missouri. He was named the Archdiocesan Athletic Association (AAA) Conference Coach of the Year all three seasons.

Patterson compiled a record of 27-6 in his three seasons, and led the Titans to the 2016 Missouri state Class 2 title game. The 2017 squad was 9-1, ending their season in the state semifinals.

Patterson served as an assistant coach at Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis from 2009-12 before becoming Trinity’s staff as an offensive coordinator (2013-14) then head coach. He helped lead Christian Brothers to a state championship and two district championships.

Prior to entering coaching, Patterson worked in corporate accounting in St. Louis. While an accountant, Patterson volunteered to coach a youth football team at a local Boys & Girls Club in the evenings. His passion to mentor young athletes drew him out of the corporate world and into coaching and teaching as a full-time profession.

Patterson is a 2002 finance graduate of Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. His collegiate playing career was cut short by a leg injury.

Patterson and his wife Tiffany have two daughters, Nyla and Nori.THE PATTERSON FILE

HOMETOWNSt. Louis, Mo.

BIRTHDATEDec. 19, 1980

FAMILYWife: Tiffany Daughters: Nyla, Nori

EDUCATIONB.S., finance – Lindenwood University, 2002

PLAYING EXPERIENCELindenwood University, 1998-2001

CORYPATTERSONTIGHT ENDSLINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY, 2002SECOND SEASON AT ILLINOIS

PATTERSON YEAR-BY-YEAR 2018- Illinois Tight Ends2015-17 Trinity Catholic High School (St. Louis, Mo.) Head Coach2013-14 Trinity Catholic High School (St. Louis, Mo.) Offensive Coordinator2009-12 Christian Brothers College High School (St. Louis, Mo.) Assistant Coach

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Miles Smith is in his first season as the linebackers coach at Illinois in 2019 after spending one season as the interim defensive backs coach in 2018. Smith is the youngest son of Illinois head coach Lovie Smith.

Mile began 2018 working with outside linebackers and nickel defensive back in his first season as a graduate assistant coach for the Fighting Illini before being elevated to defensive backs coach for the season after the departure of Donnie Abraham.

Miles Smith spent two years as a defensive quality control coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014 and ’15.

Smith graduated from Lake Forest College in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in history. He is married to Kara Smith.

THE SMITH FILEHOMETOWNLake Forest, Ill.

BIRTHDATESept. 27, 1989

FAMILYWife: Kara

EDUCATIONB.A., history – Lake Forest College, 2013

MILESSMITHLINEBACKERSLAKE FOREST COLLEGE, 2013SECOND SEASON AT ILLINOIS

SMITH YEAR-BY-YEAR 2019- Illinois Linebackers2018 Illinois Defensive Backs (Interim)2014-15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Quality Control

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Rob Delaney is in his second season as an offensive graduate assistant at Illinois in 2019.

Delaney helped Illinois make a huge turnaround on offense under new offensive coordaintor Rod Smith in 2018. The new Illinois offense leaped in the national rankings to 12th in rushing yards per game (+110 spots in the rankings), second in 40+ yard runs (+93), 51st in yards per play (+73) and 62nd in total offense (+64).

Delaney came to Illinois from Ohio Wesleyan, where he served as the tight ends coach in 2017. He got his start in coaching at his alma mater Dayton, where he served as a student assistant coach for the 2016 season, working with the Flyers’ offensive line and special teams.

During his playing career, Delaney was the Dayton’s long snapper for four years, also seeing action as a reserve offensive lineman. He was a second-team all-league selection as a long snapper and a two-time member of the league’s Academic Honor Roll. In 2012, he was named the Flyers’ Newcomer of the Year. Delaney is a 2016 graduate of Dayton.

Delaney is a native of Chicago, Illinois, and helped Loyola Acadmey to back-to-back state title game appearances during his prep career.

THE DELANEY FILEHOMETOWNPalatine, Ill.

EDUCATIONB.A., history – University of Dayton, 2016

PLAYING EXPERIENCEDayton, 2012-15

ROBDELANEYOFFFENSIVE GRADUATE ASSISTANTDAYTON, 2016SECOND SEASON AT ILLINOIS

Zach Grant is in his third season as an offensive graduate assistant at Illinois in 2019 after playing three years for the Fighting Illini.

Grant helped new Illinois offensive coordinator Rod Smith engineered a huge turnaround to the offense in 2019. The Illini leaped in the national rankings to 12th in rushing yards per game (+110 spots in the rankings), second in 40+ yard runs (+93), 51st in yards per play (+73) and 62nd in total offense (+64).

Grant played in 25 games over three years at Illinois. His most productive year came in 2016 when he had 26 receptions for 265 yards and one touchdown while playing in all 12 games and starting nine at wide receiver.

Grant was a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree as a sport management major.

Grant is a native of Springfield, Illinois. He helped Rochester High School to IHSA Class 4A State Championships in 2010 and 2011 along with former Illini quarterback Wes Lunt.

THE GRANT FILEHOMETOWNSpringfield, Ill.

EDUCATIONB.S., recreation, sport and tourism – Illinois, 2016

PLAYING EXPERIENCESt. Ambrose, 2012 Illinois, 2013-16

ZACHGRANTOFFENSIVE GRADUATE ASSISTANTILLINOIS, 2016THIRD SEASON AT ILLINOIS

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Carson Hall is in his first season as a defensive graduate assistant at Illinois in 2019, working specifically with the defensive line. Hall came to Illinois from Valdosta State, where he was the outside linebackers coach.

Hall played football at Georgia from 2015-17 after spending his freshman season at Mars Hill University. Hall helped Georgia appear in the 2016 Liberty Bowl, 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl, and 2018 Rose Bowl.

Hall was a Georgia All-Star in high school and helped East Paulding to a Region 5-AAAAA championship.

Hall graduated from the University of Georgia in 2017 with a degree in sports management. He and his wife Laurel married in January 2019.

THE HALL FILEHOMETOWNDallas, Georgia

FAMILYWife: Laurel

EDUCATIONB.S., Sports management – Georgia, 2017

PLAYING EXPERIENCEGeorgia, 2015-17 Mars Hill, 2014

CARSONHALLDEFENSIVE GRADUATE ASSISTANTGEORGIA, 2017FIRST SEASON AT ILLINOIS

Brent Jackson is in his first season as a defensive graduate assistant at Illinois in 2019, working specifically with the defensive backs. Jackson brings four years of Division I coaching experience to Illinois, most recently serving as a defensive quality control coach at Louisiana.

Jackson helped Louisiana reach the 2016 New Orleans Bowl, the inaugural Sun Belt Conference Football Championship Game in 2018, and the 2018 Cure Bowl.

He earned bachelor’s degree in sports management from University of Louisiana-Lafayette in 2017 after finishing an associate’s degree from South Louisiana Community College in 2015.

Jackson is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana.

THE JACKSON FILEHOMETOWNLafayette, Louisiana

EDUCATIONB.S., Sports management – Louisiana-Lafayette, 2017

BRENTJACKSONDEFENSIVE GRADUATE ASSISTANTLOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE, 2017FIRST SEASON AT ILLINOIS

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Peter Collins is in his second year as an analyst at Illinois in 2019. Collins came to Illinois following two years as the offensive coordinator at Division III Becker College.

Collins spent three years as an offensive graduate assistant at Florida International and three years in player development at Rutgers before joining Becker. He started his coaching career as an assistant at Delaware Valley College from 2007-09.

Collins is a 2007 graduate of Mary Washington College. He completed a master’s degree in recreation and sport management from Florida International in 2016.

Collins and his wife Amy have two daughters, Madelyn and Kate.

THE COLLINS FILEHOMETOWNMarshfield, Mass.

FAMILYWife: Amy Daughter: Madelyn, Kate

EDUCATIONB.S., American studies – Mary Washington College, 2007

M.S., recreation and sport management – Florida Int’l, 2016

PETERCOLLINSOFFENSIVE ANALYSTMARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE, 2007SECOND SEASON AT ILLINOIS

Emini is in his first season as a defensive analyst at Illinois in 2019. He joined the Fighting Illini staff from Wofford, where he spent the last three seasons.

Emini helped Wofford to the FCS Playoffs in all three seasons, advancing to the quarterfinals in 2016 and 2017 and the second round in 2018. He was most recently the safeties and nickels coach in 2018, helping Wofford lead the Southern Conference in scoring defense, total defense, rushing defense, passing defense and third-down percentage. Emini led JoJo Tillery and Mason Alstatt to their first All-Conference honors and Tillery signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans.

Prior to 2018, Emini was an assistant defensive backs coach at Wofford in 2017 after serving as a quality control coach/video coordinator in 2016.

Emini graduated from Knox College in 2016 after majoring in elementary education and minoring in history and business. He was a four-year starter at wide receiver and on special teams, two-time captain, two-time All-Conference selection, and broke 13 school records.

Emini and his fiancé Kylie got engaged in 2019.

THE EMINI FILEHOMETOWNYorkville, Ill.

FAMILYFiancé: Kylie

EDUCATIONB.A., Elementrary education – Knox, 2016

PLAYING EXPERIENCEKnox, 2012-15

ILLIREMINIDEFENSIVE ANALYSTKNOX, 2016FIRST SEASON AT ILLINOIS

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Cody Gibson is in his second year as an offensive analyst at Illinois in 2019. Gibson came to the Fighting Illini after spending 2017 as an offensive graduate assistant at West Virginia.

Gibson helped offensive coordinator Rod Smith engineer a huge turnaround to the Illinois offense in 2018, led by All-Big Ten running back Reggie Corbin. The revamped Illinois offense leaped in the national rankings to 12th in rushing yards per game (+110 spots in the rankings), second in 40+ yard runs (+93), 51st in yards per play (+73) and 62nd in total offense (+64). Illinois made the biggest improvement in the nation in rushing, averaging 137.4 yards more in 2018 than the previous season. The Illini averaged 243.0 rushing yards per game, good for second-best in the Big Ten and fifth on the Illinois season rushing average list.

Gibson played football at West Virginia Wesleyan College and majored in business management.

Gibson’s father, Tony Gibson, is the co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach at North Carolina State.

Gibson and his fiancé, Erin McClafferty, got engaged in November 2018.THE GIBSON FILE

HOMETOWNMorgantown, W. Va.

FAMILYFiancé: Erin

EDUCATIONB.S., business management – West Virginia Wesleyan, 2017

PLAYING EXPERIENCEWest Virginia Wesleyan, 2013-15

CODYGIBSONOFFENSIVE ANALYSTWEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE, 2017 SECOND SEASON AT ILLINOIS

Devin Holiday is in his first season as a defensive analyst at Illinois in 2019. He came to Champaign-Urbana from Division III Ohio Wesleyan, where he was the cornerbacks coach.

A 2017 graduate of Arizona, Holiday spent the 2017 season as the defensive backs coach at Mission Hills (Calif.) High School. Holiday was a four-year letterwinner for the Wildcats, playing in 38 games during his Arizona career and helping the team win a Pac-12 South Division title as well as play in three bowl games (Advocare V100 Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, New Mexico Bowl).

Holiday majored in in general studies with an emphasis in social, behavioral, and human understanding at Arizona. He is a native of San Diego.

THE HOLIDAY FILEHOMETOWNSan Diego, Calif.

EDUCATIONB.S., general studies – Arizona, 2017

PLAYING EXPERIENCEArizona, 2013-16

DEVINHOLIDAYDEFENSIVE ANALYSTARIZONA, 2017FIRST SEASON AT ILLINOIS

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Garrett Schwettman is in his first season as a special teams analyst at Illinois in 2019. He came to Champaign-Urbana from Western Kentucky, where he was a special teams graduate assistant in 2018.

Schwettman was an all-conference kicker at Western Kentucky in 2015, capping his career by breaking his own school record for points scored in a season and becoming WKU’s all-time points scored leader (398) during his senior season. He was a Lou Groza Award semifinalist after leading the nation in field goal percentage at 93.8 percent, going 15 of 16 with his lone miss on a blocked kick at Indiana. Schwettman went 54 of 66 (81.8 percent) on field goals for his career and set 10 school records.

Following his playing career, Schwettman began his coaching career as a special teams quality control coach at Murray State. He then served as a co-special teams coordinator/specialists coach at Ave Maria University (NAIA) before going back to his alma mater.

Schwettman is a native of Murray, Kentucky, and graduated from Western Kentucky in 2016. He is married to Lindsey Schwettman.

THE SCHWETTMAN FILEHOMETOWNMurray, Ky.

FAMILYWife: Lindsey

EDUCATIONB.S., Western Kentucky, 2016

PLAYING EXPERIENCEWestern Kentucky, 2012-15

GARRETTSCHWETTMANSPECIAL TEAMS ANALYSTWESTERN KENTUCKY, 2016FIRST SEASON AT ILLINOIS

Jake Ellsworth will serve as a defensive assistant at Illinois in 2019, his third season helping the Illini defense full time and his seventh year overall with the Fighting Illini. He served as a defensive analyst for the 2018 season. Ellsworth was a student manager from 2013-14 and a defensive student assistant from 2015-16 before becoming a defensive assistant in 2017.

Ellsworth graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in recreation, sport and tourism in 2017, while minoring in leadership studies.

THE ELLSWORTH FILEHOMETOWNPoplar Grove, Ill.

EDUCATIONB.S., recreation, sport and tourism – Illinois, 2017

JAKEELLSWORTHDEFENSIVE ASSISTANTILLINOIS, 2017THIRD SEASON AT ILLINOIS

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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Lou Hernandez returns as Illinois’ Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2019 after spending the last seven seasons as head football Strength and Conditioning Coach at North Carolina.

Hernandez led the Fighting Illini football strength and conditioning program from 2005-11 under former coach Ron Zook before moving to UNC from 2012-18.

At Illinois he coordinated the entire strength program for the football team as well as assisting with nutritional aspects of the players’ diets, helping the Illini win back-to-back bowl games in 2010 and 2011.

During his seven seasons at Chapel Hill, an average of 45 student-athletes per season power cleaned 308 pounds or more, one of the many quantitative measurements used in Hernandez’s program. His strength program played a key role in Carolina’s success, including an ACC Coastal Division crown in 2015.

While in Chapel Hill, Hernandez helped develop four first-round draft picks – Mitch Trubisky (Bears), Eric Ebron (Lions), Jonathan Cooper (Cardinals), Sylvester Williams (Broncos).

When he began at Illinois in 2005, there was just one player with a 300-pound or better power clean. Five

years later, the team averaged close to 35 a year. Only one player in 2005 could bench over 405 and by 2010 that number was in double figures.

Hernandez helped train five first-round NFL Draft picks in Champaign, including Rashard Mendenhall (Pittsburgh) in 2008, Vontae Davis (Miami) in 2009, Corey Liuget (San Diego) in 2011 and Whitney Mercilus (Houston) and A.J. Jenkins (San Francisco) in 2012. That marked the first time Illinois had produced five first-round draft picks in a five-year span.

Hernandez worked for three seasons at Florida as the assistant director of strength and conditioning from 2002-04. He moved to Florida after serving on the New York Jets staff. Prior to his one-year stint with the Jets, Hernandez spent 10 years at the University of Houston, including five years as the director of the program.

A native of Alice, Texas, Hernandez earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of Houston in 1992 and his master’s degree in exercise and health-related fitness from Houston in 1994. Hernandez is a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, holding a master strength coach title from the organization.

Hernandez and his wife, Kristin, have two daughters, Romy Ella and Katirena Rose.

THE HERNANDEZ FILEHOMETOWNAlice, Texas

FAMILYWife: Kristin Daughters, Romy Ella and Katirena Rose

EDUCATIONB.S., exercise science – Houston, 1992

M.S., exercise and health-related fitness – Houston, 1994

LOUHERNANDEZHEAD FOOTBALL STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACHHOUSTON, 1992FIRST SEASON AT ILLINOIS

Willie JonesAssociate Strength & Conditioning

Coach

Micah ClowardAssistant Strength & Conditioning

Coach

John FerrantoAssistant Strength & Conditioning

Coach

Stephen WhitlockAssistant Strength & Conditioning

Coach

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Tim Knox, the 2016 Football Scoop Operations Director of the Year, is in his eighth season with the Fighting Illini program in 2019. Knox oversees the day-to-day operations of the football program while serving as a liaison to several groups in the athletics and university community.

His broad range of responsibilities includes the overall management of the football budget, team travel, and bowl game coordination. Knox also works closely with members of the campus community including the faculty, housing and dining, athletic academic advising. Other duties include game day management, community outreach, the coordination and planning of team events related to the football program, including pro timing day, the annual team awards banquet and special projects.

Knox was named Football Scoops’ 2016 Operations Director of the Year after a vote by the award’s previous winners. He was presented the honor at the annual AFCA Convention in Nashville.

Knox came to Illinois after 15 seasons with the Western Michigan football program, including three as a graduate assistant (1997-99), one season as running backs coach (2004) and 11 (2000-03, 2005-11) seasons as director of football operations.

A 1997 graduate of Hiram College, Knox lettered four years at cornerback for the Terriers, earning All-Ohio Athletic Conference Second-Team honors in 1995 and 1996, and honorable mention accolades in 1994. He was also a two-time OAC All-Academic selection in 1995 and 1996.

As a Terrier, he also lettered as a member of the baseball team in 1996 and 1997 and acted as a student assistant coach with the men’s basketball program for three years.

A native of Bainbridge Township, Ohio, Knox is a 1993 graduate of Kenston High School, where he earned eight varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history at Hiram and a master’s in sports administration from WMU in 1999.

Knox’s father, Al, retired in May of 2013 after his 48th year of teaching in Northeast Ohio. He has taught students who have gone onto great professional careers, namely movie star Halle Berry (Bedford HS) and LeBron James (St. Vincent-St. Mary HS).

Knox and his wife, Danielle, reside in Mahomet. The couple has two sons, Caleb and Finn, and two daughters, Langley and Kerrigan. Knox’s niece, Maura, is a collegiate golfer at Mount Union and his nephew, Jack, plays football at Baldwin-Wallace.

THE KNOX FILEHOMETOWNBainbridge Township, Ohio

FAMILYWife: DanielleSons: Caleb, FinnDaughters: Langley, Kerrigan

EDUCATIONB.A., history – Hiram College, 1997

M.A., sports administration – Western Michigan, 1999

TIMKNOXASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, FOOTBALL OPERATIONSHIRAM COLLEGE, 1997EIGHTH SEASON AT ILLINOIS

OPERATIONS / ADMINISTRATION

Briana GarlandDirector of Football Stewardship

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Now in his fourth season at Illinois in 2019, Kirkland was promoted to Director of Player Personnel in the spring of 2017 after spending the 2016 season as a Recruiting Analyst on Lovie Smith’s initial Fighting Illini staff.

Kirkland was previously an NFL scout with the Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, and Tennessee Titans after getting his start as a Volunteer Scouting Intern with the Atlanta Falcons during the 2003 season and part of 2004 as a Graduate Assistant/Recruiting Intern at Duke University.

Over eight seasons with the Browns, he held the positions of Scout, Northwest Area Scout, Assistant Director of Pro Personnel, and Senior Player Personnel Associate while working as a Pro Assistant, Pro Scout, and Mid-Atlantic Area Scout during three seasons with the Bears and as a Pro Scout for the Titans. Throughout his 12 seasons as an NFL scout, he has a total of seven seasons working primarily in pro scouting while spending five seasons on the road as a college area scout.

Kirkland earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in philosophy from Duke University in 1995 while also being a four-year letterman at defensive end for the Blue Devils’ football squad. He later went on to earn a master’s of business administration degree with a concentration in accounting and marketing from Georgia Tech in 2003 before embarking on a career in scouting.

Kirkland currently resides in Urbana, Illinois, and has a 12-year old daughter, Janay.

THE KIRKLAND FILEHOMETOWNAtlanta, Ga.

FAMILYDaughter: Janay

EDUCATIONB.S., philosophy – Duke, 1995

M.B.A., accounting and marketing – Georgia Tech, 2003

PLAYING EXPERIENCEDuke, 1992-95

JAMESKIRKLANDDIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNELDUKE, 1995FOURTH SEASON AT ILLINOIS

RECRUITING STAFF

Pat EmbletonDirector of Football

Student-Athlete Development

Joe PriceDirector of

High School Relations

Travis PerryGraphics / Social Media (Football)

Cameron SkeldingRecruiting Assistant

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Jake Zweig is in his third season on Lovie Smith’s staff at the University of Illinois in 2019 and first as Director of Man Development. Zweig spent the last two seasons as a special teams analyst.

Zweig most recently served as the co-defensive coordinator/defensive line coach at the University of Findlay and as a coach with the Minnesota Vikings Bill Walsh Coaching Fellowship. He also has experience at Incarnate Word, New Hampshire, Iona, Catholic University of America and Maryland.

At Findlay, Zweig bolstered the performance of the defense from the bottom of the division to the middle of their league.

While at Incarnate Word in 2013, he coached the first top-10 finish in UIW special teams’ history; finishing at No. 7 in net punting and No. 8 in punt return defense.

At New Hampshire, Zweig was the defensive line and special teams coach. He boosted the New Hampshire defense to 21st in the nation in sacks—up from 109th the previous year—and coached two defensive players who earned all-league status. At Catholic, his special teams earned top conference honors in both touchdowns scored and punt return yards.

Zweig began his coaching career at the University of Maryland staff as a graduate assistant working with the Terrapin wide receivers.

Zweig earned a master’s of business administration from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s of science in computer science from the U.S. Naval Academy. His athletic record at the Naval Academy includes playing nose guard, varsity wrestling, and an intensive swimming routine in preparation to be a Navy diver. In the Navy, he served as a surface warfare officer onboard the USS Merrimack before reporting for Navy SEAL training at the Basic Underwater Demolition School. Following his training, Zweig reported to SEAL Team 8 in Little Creek, Virginia, and attained the rank of Lieutenant.

A native of Steilacoom, Washington, he attended the Charles Wright Academy of Tacoma where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a member of the 1989 state runner-up football team. He was also a State “A” wrestling champion and a member of the varsity golf team.THE ZWEIG FILE

HOMETOWNSteilacoom, Wash.

EDUCATIONB.S., computer science – U.S. Naval Academy, 1995

M.B.A., general management – University of Michigan, 2002

PLAYING EXPERIENCENavy, 1991-94

JAKEZWEIGDIRECTOR OF MAN DEVELOPMENTU.S. NAVAL ACADEMY, 1995THIRD SEASON AT ILLINOIS

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

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ATHLETIC TRAINING

Jeremy Busch is in his fifth season as Head Football Athletic Trainer at the University of Illinois in 2019. He is responsible for managing all the healthcare needs of the Illinois football team. Busch supervises a staff of three certified and licensed athletic trainers with the Illini football team.

Previously, Busch served as the head football athletic trainer for Texas Tech University in 2014. He spent the previous two years at the University of Nebraska, as the assistant football athletic trainer/rehabilitation coordinator assisting with the year-round preventive care, immediate care for injured student-athletes at practice and games and reconditioning of injured athletes.

Prior to his stint at Nebraska, Busch was the assistant athletic trainer at Colorado State University from 2006-12 with the football program. He spent 2005 working for Indiana University as an intern assistant football athletic trainer and was an athletic training intern for the Minnesota Vikings.

Busch was a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the University of Minnesota football program and worked as an undergraduate at the University of Iowa with its football and men’s basketball programs.

Originally, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Busch graduated from Iowa with a bachelor’s degree of science in athletic training in 2002. He graduated from Minnesota with a master’s degree in sports management in 2005.

Jeremy is married to the former Peggy Manning, and the couple has twins, Emma and Landon.

THE BUSCH FILEHOMETOWNCedar Rapids, Iowa

FAMILYWife: PeggySon: LandonDaughter: Emma

EDUCATIONB.S., athletic training – Iowa, 2002

M.S., sports management – Minnesota, 2005

JEREMYBUSCHASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF SPORTS MEDICINE, HEAD FOOTBALL ATHLETIC TRAINERIOWA, 2002FIFTH SEASON AT ILLINOIS

Billy LangstonAssistant Athletic Trainer

Chase LouthanAssistant Athletic Trainer

Cameron OrtylAssistant Athletic Trainer

David GallaganGraduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

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Alex Benizzi is in his fifth season as director of football video in 2019 and sixth year overall at Illinois after serving as assistant video coordinator for the Illini during the 2014 season.

During his time as assistant video coordinator, Benizzi assisted the coaching staff with various video requests, managed iPad updates and distribution to student-athletes, and aided with recruiting visits. He also oversaw all video and photo production.

Prior to joining the Fighting Illini, Benizzi worked as a production assistant for Crimson Tide Productions at the University of Alabama. He composed videos for athletic awards and season highlights along with logging video clips and filming special events and press conferences.

While in Tuscaloosa, he also worked as a freelance videographer for the SEC Digital Network, a graduate assistant in Video Services and the Creative Director for “Contrarian Marketing.”

Benizzi graduated from the University of Alabama in 2010 with a bachelor of arts in communication and information sciences. He also earned his master’s degree in marketing from Alabama in 2012.

Benizzi and his wife, Katlynne, married in 2017.THE BENIZZI FILEHOMETOWNJacksonville, Fla.

FAMILYWife: Katlynne

EDUCATIONB.A., communication and information sciences – Alabama, 2010

M.S., marketing – Alabama, 2012

ALEXBENIZZIDIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL VIDEOALABAMA, 2010SIXTH SEASON AT ILLINOIS

Simeon JonesFootball Coaches Video

FOOTBALL VIDEO

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Trent Chesnut is in his 20th season with the Fighting Illini in 2019 as the head football equipment manager, handling all of the day-to-day aspects of the football program, including purchasing, maintenance, organization and management of the student assistant program.

Chesnut is responsible for all home games and practice set-up, tear down and storage of equipment as well as assigning and managing team and official locker rooms, chain gangs and game-day ball crews.

Prior to returning to his home state of Illinois, Chesnut was the head equipment coordinator at the University of Nevada for eight years and worked for three seasons as the UNLV assistant equipment manager. During his time at Nevada, he was responsible for the football and baseball programs as well as overseeing the entire athletic equipment department.

Chesnut earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southern Illinois University in 1990. He has been an active and certified member of AEMA since 1992 and also is a member of the Schutt Athletic Council.

A native of Hoopeston, Illinois, Chesnut has one son, Jake, who graduated from Illinois in 2016.

Chesnut married the former Janet Johnson in 2017.

THE CHESNUT FILEHOMETOWNHoopeston, Ill.

FAMILYWife: JanetSon: Jake

EDUCATIONB.S., business administration – Southern Illinois, 1990

TRENTCHESNUTHEAD FOOTBALL EQUIPMENT MANAGERSOUTHERN ILLINOIS, 199020TH SEASON AT ILLINOIS

FOOTBALL EQUIPMENT

John BirdsellAssistant Equipment Manager

Clint MillerAssistant Equipment Manager

Glen McGannEquipment Intern

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NUTRITION

Sebastian Zorn is in his second season at Illinois in 2019, primarily working with the Fighting Illini football team. Zorn was promoted to Associate Director of Sports Nutrition after serving the 2018 season as a team sports dietitian.

Zorn joins the Fighting Illini following one season as a sports nutrition fellow with the Chicago Bears.

Zorn graduated from Cal Poly in 2015 with a degree in nutrition. Following graduation, Zorn continued to Ohio State University, where he worked as a dietic intern and then a sports nutrition assistant with the football team over the course of two seasons.

Zorn graduated with a master’s degree in allied medicine from Ohio State in 2017.

THE ZORN FILEHOMETOWNBerkeley, Calif.

EDUCATIONB.S., nutrition – Cal Poly, 2015

M.S., allied medicine – Ohio State, 2017

SEBASTIANZORNASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF SPORTS NUTRITIONCAL POLY, 2015SECOND SEASON AT ILLINOIS

Carly HarrisSports Nutrition Intern

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Dr. Brian Russell was named Associate Athletics Director for Academic Services and Student-Athlete Development in August 2018.

Dr. Russell joins the Illinois staff following a 15-year stint at the University of Tennessee, where he was serving as the Director of Student-Athlete Academic Support Services, which included oversight of academic counseling and day-to-day academic services for all Tennessee student-athletes. Additionally, Russell was responsible for providing leadership and development to the associate and assistant directors, academic counselors and graduate assistants within the Thornton Center on the UT campus.

As Associate Director, Russell led the football division that had oversight of academic support and development of football student-athletes, and as assistant director, he oversaw the Programs and Services area including the Thornton Center’s tutorial assistance program, the Maximizing

Academic Potential (MAP) program for student-athletes with learning, psychological and physical disabilities, the Achieving Classroom Excellence (ACE) program for at-risk student-athletes, the math and writing labs, programming for high achievers, and the PREGAME summer bridge program for new student-athletes.

A native of Lakeville, Indiana, Dr. Russell holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Notre Dame, a master’s degree in college student personnel and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in socio-cultural studies in sport from the University of Tennessee. His dissertation involved research into the academic and athletic adjustment to college of first-year student-athletes. He is a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A) and holds leadership positions within the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) including serving as Immediate Past Chair of the NCAA Advisory Board.

THE RUSSELL FILEHOMETOWNLakeville, Ind.

EDUCATIONB.A., sociology – Notre Dame, 2003 M.S., college student personnel – Tennessee, 2006 PhD, socio-cultural studies in sport – Tennessee, 2015

DR. BRIANRUSSELLASSOCIATE AD, ACADEMIC SERVICES AND STUDENT-ATHLETE DEVELOPMENTNOTRE DAME, 20032ND SEASON AT ILLINOIS

FOOTBALL ACADEMICS

Chrissy SteffenAcademic Counselor

Jason SchroederLearning Specialist

Ted CzepigaLearning Specialist

Dr. Sephon FuquaAssociate Director of Academic Services

LeAnn BirdAssistant Director of Academic Services

Mike MaziarzAcademic Counselor

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Alumni MembersMaureen DurackMichael EngelhardtPaul HuntDavid Williams

Faculty MembersJames AndersonNeha GothePaul HealdBarry HouserMichael LeRoyBrenda LindseyEndalyn Taylor (Chair)

Faculty Athletic RepresentativesChristopher SpanTiffany Barnett White

Student MembersJulie GreuelKate JoyceCaleb Reams

Ex-Officio MembersMike BassMike DeLorenzoJosh Whitman

2019-20 ATHLETIC BOARD

FOOTBALL SUPPORT STAFF

Zach ActonAssistant AD,

Event Management

Warren HoodDeputy Director of Athletics

Zach AltfillischAssociate Director of Video

Services

Dr. Robert BaneTeam Orthopedic

Jason HeggemeyerAssociate Director of Athletics,

Ticketing, Sales & Customer Service

Derryl MylesAssistant Director of Athletics,

Video Services

Kinsley Osei-AsibeyDirector of Analytics and Football

Technology

Brett StillwellSenior Associate AD, Capital

Projects & Facilities

Luke ReiffGeneral Manager,

Fighting Illini Sports Properties

Christopher SpanFaculty Athletic Representative

Ryan SquireSenior Associate AD/Chief

Integrity Officer

Benjy WilberAssociate Director of Athletics,

Compliance

Dr. Jerrad ZimmermanTeam Physician

Cassie ArnerAssoc. AD, Marketing, Fan

Development & Strategic Comm.

Howard MiltonDirector of Development

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Illinois alumnus Josh Whitman was hired as the University’s 14th permanent director of athletics on February 17, 2016. At the time of his hiring, Whitman, then 37 years old, was the youngest athletics director in the Autonomy 5. Since his arrival, Whitman’s “We Will Win” mantra and message of unity, optimism, and bold action have rekindled the fire in the hearts of Illini fans everywhere.

Whitman has formulated an aggressive agenda since his hiring. Highlights have included launching the University’s Athletics Hall of Fame, which will induct its third class in September 2019; constructing the new $79.2 million Henry Dale and Betty Smith Football Center, scheduled to open prior to the 2019 season; breaking ground on Demirjian Park, a new home for the Illinois soccer and track and field programs that will be fully open by 2021; and the Susan and Clint Atkins Baseball Training Center, also scheduled to open in 2021. He has also undertaken an ambitious fundraising effort to renovate and expand the Ubben Basketball Practice Facility and is studying the potential addition of Division I hockey to the Fighting Illini sport portfolio.

Whitman has hired six new head coaches, including iconic football coach Lovie Smith, who led the Chicago Bears to Super Bowl XLI; Brad Underwood, who has won more than 67 percent of his games in six years as a Division I head coach; and women’s basketball coach Nancy Fahey, who arrived in Champaign-Urbana having already been inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Other Whitman head coach hires are Chris Tamas

for volleyball, whose first two seasons have resulted in berths in the NCAA round of 16 and the national semifinals, respectively; Evan Clark with women’s tennis, who has already garnered Big Ten Coach of the Year honors and whose teams have become a fixture in NCAA postseason competition; and Nadalie Walsh with women’s gymnastics, whose teams have finished as Big Ten runner-up in consecutive seasons. Whitman also restructured the Illinois men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field and cross country programs, bringing those six programs under a single, unified coaching structure led by veteran coach Mike Turk.

Whitman has been a visible presence and frequent speaker at Illini events nationwide. He has canvassed the country, meeting with supporters of the program from coast to coast, which has led to a spike in fundraising. In Whitman’s first three full years at the helm, DIA has generated more than $70 million in donated dollars, highlighted by the largest single gift in DIA history, a $20 million donation to name the Smith Football Center. In addition, Whitman led the effort to secure a $7 million lead gift from the Demirjian family to create the new stadium and related facilities for soccer and track and field, and worked with longtime donor Susie Atkins to support Illinois Baseball by pledging $3 million toward its new indoor training facility. In total, DIA has received 20 gifts of $1 million or more during Whitman’s tenure, including several of the most generous single gifts in DIA history. In 2017 and 2018, the annual fund experienced year-over-year growth in consecutive years for the first time in more than a decade.

JOSH WHITMANDIRECTOR OF ATHLETICSILLINOIS, 2001FOURTH YEAR AT ILLINOIS

During his first year on the job, Whitman launched the Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame and celebrated the 28-person inaugural class with a black-tie Gala in Chicago in June 2017.

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Internally, Whitman reorganized the department’s leadership structure and created the Committee on Diversity and Inclusivity, which hosted DIA’s first Diversity Summit in the spring of 2018. He has led a comprehensive effort to develop a new DIA mission statement (Unify. Develop. Inspire. Achieve.) and is working actively to implement that mission statement into DIA’s daily activities. Fiscally, he has also helped return DIA to an operating surplus for the first time since 2012.

The competitiveness of the Illinois programs has seen marked improvement under Whitman’s leadership. In the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, Illinois moved from 54th in 2015-16, the year of his arrival, to 36th in 2017-18 and 43rd in 2018-19. During Whitman’s tenure, Illinois teams have made 28 NCAA postseason appearances, highlighted by 16 teams finishing in the top 16 nationally and six finishing in the nation’s top four. In addition, three Illinois student-athletes have captured four individual national championships (wrestler Isaiah Martinez, 2016; men’s gymnast Brandon Ngai, 2016; and men’s gymnast Alex Diab, 2018 and 2019). In Big Ten competition, the men’s golf program has won four consecutive Big Ten crowns and men’s gymnastics captured the conference title in 2018.

Whitman, a former Academic All-American at Illinois, emphasizes strong performance by the Fighting Illini student-athletes in the classroom as well. In each year of his tenure, student-athletes have posted a combined GPA of above 3.12. Fifteen of the 19 teams, along with more than 60% of the individual student-athletes, earn GPAs above 3.00. In the last two years, Illinois student-athletes have garnered a total of 626 Academic All-Big Ten selections. Teams have also set records for APR scores.

Prior to returning to Illinois, the 40-year-old Whitman spent nearly six years as an athletics director at two universities. He came to Champaign-Urbana following almost two years as director of athletics at Washington University in St. Louis, a nationally recognized NCAA Division III program with 19 varsity sports and approximately 500 student-athletes. During Whitman’s tenure, the program posted seven top-five NCAA finishes, a combined GPA of 3.35, and a graduation rate of 99 percent. Before joining Washington University, Whitman served as the director of athletics at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, another of the nation’s leading Division III programs. Combined at

those two institutions, Whitman’s teams earned four national titles and 24 top-five team finishes, plus 34 conference championships.

Whitman has two Illinois degrees. He graduated with Bronze Tablet honors in 2001 while earning a bachelor’s degree in finance. In 2008, he graduated summa cum laude from the Illinois College of Law before serving as a judicial law clerk for Judge Michael Kanne on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. From 2005 to 2008, he worked for DIA and former Illini athletics director Ron Guenther in various administrative capacities.

Whitman made a big splash right off the bat, hiring Lovie Smith as head football coach just days after officially taking over as Director of Athletics at Illinois.

ILLINOIS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR HISTORY1892-94 Edward K. Hall1894-95 Fred D. Dodge1895-98 Henry H. Everett1898-1901 Jacob K. Shell1901-36 George A. Huff1936-41 Wendell S. Wilson1941-66 Douglas R. Mills1966-67 Leslie Bryan (interim)1967-72 E.E. (Gene) Vance1972 Charles E. Flynn (interim)1972-79 Cecil N. Coleman1979 Ray Eliot (interim)1980-88 Neale R. Stoner1988 Ronald E. Guenther (interim)1988 Dr. Karol A. Kahrs (interim)1988-91 John Mackovic1991-92 Robert Todd (interim)1992-2011 Ronald E. Guenther2011-15 Michael J. Thomas2015-16 Paul Kowalczyk (interim)2016- Josh Whitman

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On the gridiron for the Fighting Illini, Whitman was a four-year starting tight end from 1997-2000 and two-time First Team Academic All-American. He then spent parts of four seasons as a player in the National Football League, including stints with the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills.

Prior to embarking on his career in athletics administration, Whitman practiced law in Washington, D.C., with Covington & Burling LLP, a firm with a preeminent sports practice that represents, among other clients, the National Football League.

Whitman grew up in West Lafayette, Ind., and is married to Hope Whitman. They have two children: a daughter Tate, who will turn three in September 2019, and a son, Will, who will be one in July 2019. He remains a licensed attorney and is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. In 2019, Whitman was selected to the national board of directors for the Sports Lawyers Association.

Whitman’s leadership has earned national attention, highlighted in early 2018 when Sports Business Journal named him to its prestigious Forty Under 40 list. In July 2017, Whitman was selected Central Illinois Business Magazine’s Forty Under 40 Man of the Year. The Whitmans have become engaged in several Champaign-Urbana community organizations, including the United Way, Courage Connection, Coaches vs. Cancer, and the Tom Jones Challenger League. Whitman was recently recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Champaign Rotary. He and Hope are also significant contributors to the I FUND and made a significant gift to the Smith Football Center to honor football alumni in the facility.

Whitman with wife, Hope, daughter, Tate, and son, Will, in the Memorial Stadium colonnades in May 2019.

Whitman played tight end for the Fighting Illini from 1997-2000.

Whitman was named to Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 list in 2018.

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Timothy L. Killeen took office as the 20th president of the University of Illinois in May 2015, bringing more than three decades of experience as an educator, researcher and administrator in public higher education and in leadership positions with national scientific research agencies.

In the first months of his presidency, Killeen led the development of an ambitious new Strategic Framework to guide the U of I System and its universities in Chicago, Springfield and Urbana-Champaign. The roadmap set high-aspiration goals to make the U of I a model for higher education in the 21st century, and build on its rich legacy of service to students, innovation and economic growth.

Enrollment has since grown to a record 86,000-plus students system-wide and its faculty have been chosen to lead important research projects from healthcare to cybersecurity, adding to nearly $1 billion in annual research funding.

Under Killeen’s leadership, the U of I System has championed student access and affordability, including a five-year, in-state tuition freeze and substantial increases in institutional financial aid. He also has launched new programs to expand on the system’s ranks of world-class faculty, and to build or upgrade nearly 350 facilities over the next decade.

Killeen also has helped lead development of new innovation initiatives to promote economic prosperity in Illinois and beyond, including the Discovery Partners Institute and Illinois Innovation Network, a statewide research enterprise that will accelerate discovery to drive progress and prosperity.

Before joining the U of I System, Killeen served as vice chancellor for research and president of the Research Foundation at the State University of New York (SUNY), one of the nation’s largest higher education systems. In his dual role, he was at the center of SUNY’s strategy for research growth.

Earlier, he served as assistant director for the geosciences at the National Science Foundation, as the Lyall Research Professor at the University of Colorado, as director and senior scientist for the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and spent more than 20 years as a faculty member and researcher at the University of Michigan, where he also served as associate vice president for research.

He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2007, and is a member and past president of the American Geophysical Union; a fellow of the American Meteorological Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and a member of the New York Academy of Sciences. He has authored more than 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals, along with more than 300 other publications and papers.

A leading researcher in geophysics and space sciences, Killeen received his bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. at University College London, where he earned his doctoral degree in atomic and molecular physics at the age of 23.

Killeen’s wife, Roberta M. Johnson, holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in geophysics and space physics from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and other publications in the areas of isotope geochemistry and upper atmospheric research, as well as on educational programs.

She began her career as a research physicist at SRI International in Menlo Park, Calif., before moving on to continue her research at the University of Michigan Space Physics Research Laboratory. While there, she initiated the Windows to the Universe project, which she continued to direct until 2016. She also served as director of education and outreach at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, as a scientist at the High Altitude Observatory, and as executive director of the National Earth Science Teachers Association. Most recently, she served for three years as a clinical professor at the State University of New York at Albany in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences. She is a fellow of the National Earth Science Teachers Association, and received the American Geophysical Union’s Athelstan Spilhaus Award in 2016 for her work to bring the excitement and beauty of the geosciences to the public.

The Killeens have three children.

TIMOTHY L.KILLEENPRESIDENTUNIVERSITY OF ILLINOISFIFTH YEAR AT ILLINOIS

Ramon CepedaKareem Dale

Donald J. EdwardsRicardo Estrada

Patricia Brown HolmesNaomi D. Jakobsson

Suart C. King

Edward L. McMillanJill B. Smart

Trayshawn Mitchell, UIUC studentSusan E. Panek, UIC student

Rosi Dawoud, UIS studentGovernor J.B. Pritzker, ex officio

2019-20 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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Robert J. Jones became chancellor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on September 26, 2016. Jones, who served as president of the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY) since 2013, is an experienced and accomplished scientist and research university leader.

Jones’ tenure at one of the SUNY system’s leading research universities followed a 34-year career at the University of Minnesota, a Big Ten land-grant institution, where he began as a plant physiologist in the department of agronomy and plant genetics and rose through a series of academic administrative appointments, serving as senior vice president for academic administration at the University of Minnesota System from 2004 to 2013.

A Georgia native, Jones, born in 1951, earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Fort Valley State College, a master’s degree in crop physiology from the University of Georgia, and a doctorate in crop physiology from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He began his academic career as a faculty member at Minnesota and became an internationally respected authority on plant physiology. He is a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America.

Throughout his career, Dr. Jones has worked to make education available to promising young scholars around the world, speaking and teaching in Africa, Asia and Europe. From 1984-1994, he worked with Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the Archbishop’s South African Education Program as an academic and scientific consultant.

In addition to serving as chancellor of the Urbana university, Jones is a vice president of the University of Illinois System, which also has universities in Chicago and Springfield. Jones also holds a tenured faculty position in the Department of Crop Sciences, College of Agricultural, Consumer and

Environmental Sciences (ACES). Jones is the first African-American scholar appointed as Urbana chancellor since the office was created in 1967.

During his tenure at Albany, Jones launched that university’s largest and most strategic academic expansion in 50 years, including establishment of the nation’s first integrated College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity. He created the university’s first College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, nurtured a deep academic affiliation with historic Albany Law School, established Albany’s first vice presidency for health sciences and biomedical initiatives, and started the conversation about reinvigorating the arts and humanities.

Throughout his distinguished career at the University of Minnesota System and on the Twin Cities campus, Jones held several progressively responsible positions at the Big Ten institution.

While senior vice president for academic administration, Jones had administrative and budgetary responsibilities for public engagement initiatives central to the academic mission of the University including Minnesota’s Extension Service and the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Stations. He played a leadership role in establishing a new four-year campus in Rochester and established the University’s first urban research and outreach/engagement center designed to help address challenges in an economically depressed urban community. The center was recently named after Dr. Jones.

Dr. Jones is an accomplished vocalist, and was a member of the Grammy award-winning Sounds of Blackness, a Minnesota-based choral ensemble.

Jones is married to Dr. Lynn Hassan Jones, a diagnostic radiologist. Together they have five children and two grandchildren.

ROBERT J. JONESCHANCELLORUNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGNFOURTH YEAR AT ILLINOIS

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2018 IN REVIEW

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2018 YEAR IN REVIEW

2018 SEASON IN REVIEW4-8 overall, 2-7 Big Ten (7th – West Division)

• Final Drive: The Fighting Illini doubled their win total from 2017 in Lovie Smith’s third season as head coach. Illinois opened the season with home wins over Kent State and Western Illinois, got a B1G road win at Rutgers, and ran all over Minnesota to finish the season 4-8 overall and 2-7 in the Big Ten.

• Running Wild: The Illini averaged 243.0 rushing yards per game in 2018, good for 12th-best in FBS, 2nd-best in the Big Ten and fifth on the Illinois season rushing average list. The 2018 average was 137.4 yards per game more than last season (105.6), the biggest improvement in the nation from 2017 to 2018.

• Youth Movement: The Illini had one of the youngest teams on the field in 2018.

» 59.8 percent of starts for the offense and defense were by underclassmen (158 of 264)

» The roster featured just 8 seniors and 24 total upperclassmen, both the fewest in the nation.

» The Illini roster had the highest percentage of underclassman in the nation – 76.5 percent (78 of 102)

» In all, 19 true freshmen saw the field and six made starts in 2018,

• Big Play Run Game: The Illini running game is not only one of the best in the nation, it’s also very explosive.

» Ranked sixth in the nation in yards per carry for both all games (5.91) and in conference games (6.27), behind only Oklahoma, Clemson, Memphis, Wisconsin, and Ohio on both lists.

» Led FBS in runs of 70+ yards (5), ranked second in runs of 40+ yards (14), and third in runs of 30+ yards (20). Also ranked fifth in 50+ (8), 60+ (6) and 80+ (1) runs.

» Ran for 430 yards against Minnesota (11/3) on 35 carries (12.3 ypc), the eight-best rushing performance in program history, then followed that up with 383 yards on the ground at Nebraska (7.8 ypc) on (11/10).

» Illinois had three 70+ yard runs against Minnesota, a feat accomplished only once before in 129 years of football – 9/16/1944 vs. Illinois-Normal (now Illinois State).

» Reggie Corbin’s 80-yard touchdown run at Wisconsin tied for the 10th-longest run in Illinois history. It was the longest run by an Illini since Daniel Dufrene ran for 80 yards at Ohio State on 11/10/2007.

» Illinois had 10 100-yard rushing performances in 12 games – four by RB Reggie Corbin, four by QB A.J. Bush Jr., and two by RB Mike Epstein. In 2017, the Illini had just one 100-yard rushing game.

• Runnin’ Reggie: Junior RB Reggie Corbin was the Illini’s home run hitter in 2018.

» Ranked third in the nation in yards per carry (8.48) for any player with at least 10 carries per game, rushing for 1,085 yards on 128 carries.

» Averaged 9.29 yards per carry in conference games, second-most in the nation (min. 10 carries/game).

» Averaged 8.71 yards per carry in road games, fourth-most in the nation (min. 10 carries/game).

» Led FBS in runs of 70+ yards (4), second in runs of 50+ (7) and 80+ yards (1), and third in runs of 60+ yards (5). Ranks fourth in runs 40+ yards (7), sixth in runs of 30+ yards (9), and eighth in runs of 20+ yards (15).

» Has 1,085 rushing yards this season, the 13th 1,000-yard rushing season in Illinois history and the first since Mikel Leshoure ran for an Illinois record 1,697 yards in 2010. He ranked 36th in the nation in rushing yards per game.

» Ran for a career-high 213 yards on 13 carries (16.4 ypc) and two touchdowns (72 and 77 yards) in the win over Minnesota. It was the eighth-best rushing performance in Illini history and the best since 2010.

» Had four 100-yard games, all against Big Ten foes – 213 vs. Minnesota (11/3), 155 at Maryland (10/27), 137 at Rutgers (10/6), 100 at Wisconsin (10/20).

• Chase-ing History: Senior K Chase McLaughlin was lights out in 2018.

» 2018 Bakken-Andersen Big Ten Kicker of the Year

» Led B1G in FG made per game (1.67) and points scored (96, 8.0 ppg).

» Tied for FBS lead with nine 40+ field goals made and second in FBS with four 50+ field goals made in 2018

» Had more 50+ field goals during the regular season (4) as the rest of the Big Ten kickers combined (3).

» Finished Illinois career with program all-time ranks of first in 50+ yard field goals (5), tied for first in extra point accuracy (1.000, 79-79), fourth in field goals made (44), fourth in field goal accuracy (.746, 44-59) and sixth in points scored (211).

2018 ILLINOIS TEAM AWARDS Red Grange Outstanding Offensive Player: Reggie Corbin, RB

Dick Butkus Outstanding Defensive Player: Bobby Roundtree, DE

Dike Eddleman Out standing Special Teams Player: Chase McLaughlin, K

20 18 Team Captains: Nick Allegretti, OFFDel’Shawn Philliips, DEFDele Harding, ST

Wright Commitment to Excellence Award: Del’Shawn Phillips, LB

Bruce Capel Award: Jake Hansen, LB

Scholar-Athlete Award: Austin Roberts, TE

Service Above Self Award: Nick Allegretti, OL

2018 LETTERWINNERSFourth Year (1): Nick Allegretti

Third Year (8): Stanley GreenDele HardingKenyon JacksonSam MaysChase McLaughlinJamal MilanCameron WatkinsJustice Williams

Second Year (26): Tony AdamsChristian BobakRa’Von BonnerOwen CarneyReggie CorbinTrenard DavisMike EpsteinIsaiah GayJake HansenBlake HayesNate HobbsJames KnightDoug KramerVederian LoweTymir OliverAlex PalczewskiDel’Shawn PhillipsCaleb ReamsAustin RobertsBobby Roundtree

Ayo ShogbonyoRicky SmallingKendall SmithEthan TabelBobby WalkerJamal Woods

First Year (18): Calvin AveryDaniel BarkerSydney BrownAJ Bush Jr.Dawson DeGrootKendrick GreenRon Hardge IIIJacob HollinsJordan HolmesKerby JosephMichael MarcheseJartavius MartinM.J. RiversCarlos SandyDominic StampleyKhalan TolsonDelano WareDylan Wyatt

2018 ILLINOIS SCOREBOARDSept. 1 . . . . . Kent State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 31-24Sept. 8 . . . . . Western Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 34-14Sept. 15 . . . . vs. South Florida (Soldier Field) . . . . . . . . L, 19-25Sept. 21 . . . . #10/9 Penn State (HOF Weekend) . . . . . . L, 24-63Oct. 6 . . . . . . at Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 38-17Oct. 13 . . . . . Purdue (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-46Oct. 20 . . . . . at #23/19 Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 20-46Oct. 27 . . . . . at Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 33-63Nov. 3 . . . . . . Minnesota (Dads Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 55-31Nov. 10 . . . . . at Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 35-54Nov. 17 . . . . . Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 0-63Nov. 24 . . . . . at #19/20/21 Northwestern . . . . . . . . . . . L, 16-24

Rankings are AP/Coaches poll week of game prior to November. CFP/AP/Coaches from November on.

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HOMEGROWN O-LINE

The starting offensive line consisted of all players from Illinois. The group of senior Nick Allegretti (Frankford, Ill.), redshirt freshman Kendrick Green (Peoria, Ill.), sophomore Doug Kramer (Hinsdale, Ill.), sophomore Vederian Lowe (Rockford, Ill.) and sophomore Alex Palczewski (Mount Prospect, Ill.) started all 12 games and played a majority of the snaps together, paving the way for Illinois’ potent rushing attack (243.0 yards per game, 12th-best in FBS), the most improved in the nation (+137.4 ypg).

GETTING OFFENSIVE

The revamped Illinois offense, directed by new offensive coordinator Rod Smith, made huge improvements in 2018. The Illini made huge jumps in the national rankings from 2017 to 2018 in several key offensive categories, including a 100+ jump in rushing offense (+110) and a 90+ jump in big rushing plays (+93).

ILLINOIS OFFENSIVE IMPROVEMENT IN 2018 Category 2017 (Nat’l Rk) 2018 (Nat’l Rk) Improvement Nat’l Rk Diff. Rushing Offense (ypg) 105.6 (122) 243.0 (12) +137.4 +110 Rushes of 40+ Yards 2 (95) 14 (2) +12 +93 Scrimmage Plays of 60+ Yards 2 (92) 9 (7) +7 +85 Yards per play 4.64 (124) 5.97 (51) +1.33 +73 Total Offense (ypg) 280.4 (126) 408.7 (62) +128.3 +64 Scoring Offense (ppg) 15.4 (126) 26.0 (92) +10.6 +34

QUICK STRIKE O

The revamped Illini offense showed its explosiveness with 16 scoring drives of less than a minute on the season, fifth-most in FBS behind only Utah State, Alabama, Clemson and Memphis. Twelve of the 16 drives came against Big Ten competition and 10 spanned 30 seconds or less. In 2017, the Illini had four sub-one minute drives all season. Most Scoring Drives Under One Minute (15 or more) Utah State – 30 Alabama – 23 Clemson – 20 Memphis – 18 Illinois – 16

YOUTH MOVEMENT, PART II

For the second straight year, Illinois put one of the youngest teams in the nation on the field.

» 2018 class breakdown: 8 seniors, 16 juniors, 38 sophomores, 40 freshmen (31 true-frosh, 9 RS frosh)

» The 8 seniors and 24 total upperclassmen were both the fewest in the nation

» With 78 underclassmen – 38 sophomores and 40 freshmen (31 true and 9 RS) – out of 102 players, the Illini roster had the highest percentage of underclassman in the nation – 76.5 percent

» Illinois’ four fifth-year seniors – Nick Allegretti, Mike Dudek, Chase McLaughlin, Austin Roberts – tied for the third-fewest nationally behind UConn (2) and Auburn (3). (All five years at one school)

» 158 starts from freshmen & sophomores in 2018 (out of 264 possible starts)

FRESHMAN REDSHIRT WATCH

• The NCAA passed new legislation prior to the 2018 season that allowed players who play in up to four games -- regardless of when they take place -- to redshirt for that season and preserve a year of eligibility. Here’s look at games played for each of the 31 Illini true-freshmen in 2018.

» Played in 5+ games (13): DL Calvin Avery (12), TE Daniel Barker (12), LB Khalan Tolson (12), DB Delano Ware (11), DB Sydney Brown (10), WR Jordan Holmes (10), WR Carlos Sandy (10), DB Kerby Joseph (10), DB Jartavius Martin (10), DB Dylan Wyatt (10), LB Jacob Hollins (8), QB M.J. Rivers (8), DB Ron Hardge III (6).

» Played in 4 or less games (6): QB Matt Robinson (3), RB Jakari Norwood (3), DL Julian Pearl (2), WR Edwin Carter (1), DL Ezekiel Holmes (1), RB Kenyon Sims (1).

» Did not play in 2018 (12): DB Alec Andrea, DL Verdis Brown, DB PC Daniel II, QB Drake Davis, OL Preston Engel, LS Ron Gaines III, PK Caleb Griffin, OL Kievan Myers, OL Jordyn Slaughter, WR Cam Stacy, QB Coran Taylor, WR Dylan Thomas

2018 ILLINOIS HONORS

OL Nick Allegretti• 2018-19 Big Ten Medal of Honor• Second-Team All-Big Ten (media & PFF)• Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (coaches)• Big Ten Sportsmanship Award• Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion National

Finalist• Jason Witten Man of the Year Award Semifinalist• 2018 Campbell Trophy semifinalist• Midseason First Team All-Big Ten Guard (Pro Football

Focus)• 2018 Senior CLASS Award Candidate• Wuerffel Trophy Watch List (comm. service)• AFCA Good Works Team preseason watch list (off-the-

field)• Athlon Sports Preseason All-Big Ten fourth team

RB Reggie Corbin• Second-Team All-Big Ten (PFF)• Third-Team All-Big Ten (coaches & media)• Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (11/5)

WR/PR Mike Dudek• Athlon Sports Preseason All-Big Ten fourth team (PR)

LB Jake Hansen• Pro Football Focus National Team of the Week (9/2)• Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week (9/3)

P Blake Hayes• Third-Team All-Big Ten (media)• Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (coaches)• Ray Guy Award Preseason Watch List

PK Chase McLaughlin• Big Ten Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year• First-Team All-Big Ten (Coaches, AP, PFF, ESPN.com) • Second-Team All-Big Ten (Media)• Lou Groza Award Semifinalist• Lou Groza Award Star of the Week (11/5)• Lou Groza Award Star of the Week (9/17)

OL Alex Palczewski• First-Team All-Big Ten (PFF)• Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (media)• Pro Football Focus National Team of the Week (11/10)

LB Del’Shawn Phillips• Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (media)• Athlon Sports Preseason All-Big Ten fourth team

TE Austin Roberts• CoSIDA Academic All-District (District 5)

DE Bobby Roundtree• Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (media)

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BY THE NUMBERS 5.91 Yards-per-carry as a team for the

Illini in 2018, the sixth-best in FBS.

7 Career forced fumbles by junior safety Stanley Green, 2nd in the B1G and 15th in FBS over 2016-18

seasons.

57 Combined years of NFL coaching experience on Lovie Smith’s 2018 coaching staff, the most in college

football.

59.8 Percentage of starts for the offense and defense in 2018 were by

underclassmen (158 of 264)

105.6 Rushing yards per game from 2017 to 2018, the biggest increase in FBS (137.4 ypg to 243.0 ypg).

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NCAA & BIG TEN STATS RANKINGS / ALL-BIG TEN TEAMS

2018 ALL-BIG TEN TEAMS COACHES FIRST TEAM COACHES SECOND TEAM COACHES THIRD TEAMQB Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State Trace McSorley, Penn State Shea Patterson, MichiganRB Karan Higdon, Michigan J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State Reggie Corbin, IllinoisRB JONATHAN TAYLOR, WISCONSIN Miles Sanders, Penn State Anthony McFarland, MarylandWR Rondale Moore, Purdue Stanley Morgan Jr., Nebraska JD Spielman, NebraskaWR Parris Campbell, Ohio State Tyler Johnson, Minnesota Donovan Peoples-Jones, MichiganC Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin Michael Jordan, Ohio State Cesar Ruiz, MichiganG Michael Deiter, Wisconsin Ross Reynolds, Iowa Michael Onwenu, MichiganG Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin Ben Bredeson, Michigan Connor McGovern, Penn StateT Jon Runyan, Michigan Alaric Jackson, Iowa Rashawn Slater, NorthwesternT Isaiah Prince, Ohio State David Edwards, Wisconsin Ryan Bates, Penn StateTE Noah Fant, Iowa T.J. Hockenson, Iowa Zach Gentry, Michigan

DL Chase Winovich, Michigan A.J. Epenesa, Iowa Anthony Nelson, IowaDL Rashan Gary, Michigan Carter Coughlin, Minnesota Raequan Williams, Michigan StateDL Kenny Willekes, Michigan State Joe Gaziano, Northwestern Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn StateDL Dre’Mont Jones, Ohio State Chase Young, Ohio State Shareef Miller, Penn StateLB Devin Bush, Michigan Tre Watson, Maryland Blake Cashman, MinnesotaLB Joe Bachie, Michigan State Markus Bailey, Purdue Ryan Connelly, WisconsinLB Paddy Fisher, Northwestern T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin Andrew Van Ginkel, WisconsinDB Amani Hooker, Iowa Antoine Brooks Jr., Maryland David Dowell, Michigan StateDB Lavert Hill, Michigan Darnell Savage Jr., Maryland Dicaprio Bootle, NebraskaDB David Long, Michigan Josh Metellus, Michigan Montre Hartage, NorthwesternDB Amani Oruwariye, Penn State Justin Layne, Michigan State D’Cota Dixon, Wisconsin

K Chase McLaughlin, Illinois Logan Justus, Indiana Matt Coghlin, Michigan StateP Will Hart, Michigan Drue Chrisman, Ohio State Joe Schopper, PurdueRET Rondale Moore, Purdue Ihmir Smith-Marsette, Iowa Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan

Illinois Honorable Mention: OL Nick Allegretti, P Blake HayesIllinois Sportsmanship Award Honoree: OL Nick Allegretti

MEDIA FIRST TEAM MEDIA SECOND TEAM MEDIA THIRD TEAMQB Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State Trace McSorley, Penn State David Blough, PurdueRB Karan Higdon, Michigan Anthony McFarland, Maryland Reggie Corbin, IllinoisRB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin Miles Sanders, Penn State Devine Ozigbo, NebraskaWR Tyler Johnson, Minnesota Stanley Morgan Jr., Nebraska JD Spielman, NebraskaWR Rondale Moore, Purdue Parris Campbell, Ohio State K.J. Hill, Ohio StateC Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin Michael Jordan, Ohio State Keegan Render, IowaG Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin Nick Allegretti, Illinois Ross Reynolds, IowaG Michael Deiter, Wisconsin Ben Bredeson, Michigan Demetrius Knox, Ohio State Connor McGovern, Penn StateT Isaiah Prince, Ohio State Alaric Jackson, Iowa Damian Prince, MarylandT David Edwards, Wisconsin Jon Runyan, Michigan Ryan Bates, Penn StateTE T.J. Hockenson, Iowa Noah Fant, Iowa Brycen Hopkins, Purdue

DL A.J. Epenesa, Iowa Anthony Nelson, Iowa Raequan Williams, Michigan StateDL Chase Winovich, Michigan Rashan Gary, Michigan Joe Gaziano, NorthwesternDL Kenny Willekes, Michigan State Carter Coughlin, Minnesota Chase Young, Ohio StateDL Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State Dre’Mont Jones, Ohio State Shareef Miller, Penn StateLB Tre Watson, Maryland J oe Bachie, Michigan State Mohamed Barry, NebraskaLB Devin Bush, Michigan Blake Cashman, Minnesota Blake Gallagher, NorthwesternLB T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin Paddy Fisher, Northwestern Markus Bailey, PurdueDB Amani Hooker, Iowa Darnell Savage Jr., Maryland David Long, MichiganDB Lavert Hill, Michigan Josh Metellus, Michigan Khari Willis, Michigan StateDB Montre Hartage, Northwestern Justin Layne, Michigan State Dicaprio Bootle, NebraskaDB Amani Oruwariye, Penn State Jordan Fuller, Ohio State D’Cota Dixon, Wisconsin

K Matt Coghlin, Michigan State Chase McLaughlin, Illinois Logan Justus, IndianaP Will Hart, Michigan Drue Chrisman, Ohio State Blake Hayes, IllinoisRET Ihmir Smith-Marsette, Iowa Rondale Moore, Purdue Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan

Illinois Honorable Mention: OL Alex Palczewski, LB Del’Shawn Phillips, DL Bobby Roundtree

Graham-George Off. Player of the Year: Dwayne Haskins, Ohio StateNagurski-Woodson D. Player of the Year: Devin Bush, MichiganThompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year: Rondale Moore, PurdueDave McClain Coach of the Year (Media): Pat Fitzgerald, NorthwesternHayes-Schembechler Coach of the Year (Coaches): Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern

ILLINI NCAA & B1G RANKINGS (2018)TEAM RANKINGS (129 teams ranked)CATEGORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA . . . . . . . . . B1G . . . . . . . . STAT3rd Down Conversion Pct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111th. . . . . . . . . . . 12th . . . . . . . . . .0.3453rd Down Conversion Pct Defense . . . . . . . . . . . 109th. . . . . . . . . . . 13th . . . . . . . . . .0.4464th Down Conversion Pct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47th. . . . . . . . . . . . 4th . . . . . . . . . .0.5714th Down Conversion Pct Defense. . . . . . . . . . . . . 95th. . . . . . . . . . . 11th . . . . . . . . . .0.588Blocked Kicks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45th. . . . . . . . . . . . 4th . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2Blocked Kicks Allowed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56th. . . . . . . . . . . . 7th . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2Blocked Punts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30th. . . . . . . . . . . . 6th . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1Blocked Punts Allowed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107th. . . . . . . . . . . 13th . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2Completion Percentage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109th. . . . . . . . . . . 11th . . . . . . . . . .0.538Fewest Penalties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64th. . . . . . . . . . . . 8th . . . . . . . . . . . . 77Fewest Penalties Per Game. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80th. . . . . . . . . . . 10th . . . . . . . . . . .6.42Fewest Penalty Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87th. . . . . . . . . . . . 9th . . . . . . . . . . . 773Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100th. . . . . . . . . . . 11th . . . . . . . . . .64.42First Downs Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116th. . . . . . . . . . . 13th . . . . . . . . . . . 301First Downs Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102nd. . . . . . . . . . . 12th . . . . . . . . . . . 233Fumbles Lost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81st. . . . . . . . . . . 10th . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Fumbles Recovered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113th. . . . . . . . . . . 12th . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5Kickoff Return Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102nd. . . . . . . . . . . 13th . . . . . . . . . .22.38Kickoff Returns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121st. . . . . . . . . . . 13th . . . . . . . . . . .16.8Net Punting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109th. . . . . . . . . . . 13th . . . . . . . . . .35.42Passes Had Intercepted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108th. . . . . . . . . . . 11th . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Passes Intercepted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20th. . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Passing Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114th. . . . . . . . . . . 11th . . . . . . . . . .165.7Passing Yards Allowed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113th. . . . . . . . . . . 13th . . . . . . . . . .263.1Passing Yards per Completion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107th. . . . . . . . . . . 10th . . . . . . . . . .11.23Punt Return Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104th. . . . . . . . . . . 12th . . . . . . . . . .10.68Punt Returns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124th. . . . . . . . . . . 14th . . . . . . . . . . .3.33Red Zone Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90th. . . . . . . . . . . . 9th . . . . . . . . . . .0.86Red Zone Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48th. . . . . . . . . . . . 7th . . . . . . . . . .0.861Rushing Defense. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121st. . . . . . . . . . . 14th . . . . . . . . . .245.3Rushing Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12th. . . . . . . . . . . 2nd . . . . . . . . . .243.0Sacks Allowed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67th. . . . . . . . . . . . 8th . . . . . . . . . . .2.25Scoring Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123rd. . . . . . . . . . . 14th . . . . . . . . . . .39.4Scoring Offense. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92nd. . . . . . . . . . . 11th . . . . . . . . . . .26.0Tackles for Loss Allowed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103rd. . . . . . . . . . . 13th . . . . . . . . . . .6.92Team Passing Efficiency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122nd. . . . . . . . . . . 12th . . . . . . . . .106.08Team Passing Efficiency Defense . . . . . . . . . . . 115th. . . . . . . . . . . 14th . . . . . . . . .153.28Team Sacks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97th. . . . . . . . . . . 10th . . . . . . . . . . .1.75Team Tackles for Loss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88th. . . . . . . . . . . . 9th . . . . . . . . . . . .5.4Time of Possession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96th. . . . . . . . . . . 12th . . . . . . . .    28:34Total Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127th. . . . . . . . . . . 14th . . . . . . . . . .508.3Total Offense. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62nd. . . . . . . . . . . . 8th . . . . . . . . . .408.7Turnover Margin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90th. . . . . . . . . . . 12th . . . . . . . . . . -0.33Turnovers Gained . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56th. . . . . . . . . . . . 9th . . . . . . . . . . . . 20Turnovers Lost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107th. . . . . . . . . . . 11th . . . . . . . . . . . . 24Winning Percentage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98th. . . . . . . . . . . 12th . . . . . . . . . .0.333

NCAA INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS (Top-75)CATEGORY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PLAYER . . . . . . . . STAT . . . . . . . . RANKAll Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corbin. . . . . . . . . .105.1 . . . . . . . . . . .69thField Goals Percentage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McLaughlin. . . . . . . . . . . .800 . . . . . . . . . . .33rdField Goals per game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McLaughlin. . . . . . . . . . . 1.67 . . . . . . . . . . .10thInterceptions per game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. Martin. . . . . . . . . . . 0.33 . . . . . . . . . . .17th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D. Phillips. . . . . . . . . . . 0.29 . . . . . . . . . . .50thKickoff Returns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandy. . . . . . . . . . . 17.8 . . . . . . . . . . .69thPassing Yards per Completion . . . . . . . . . . . . Bush, Jr.. . . . . . . . . . 12.08 . . . . . . . . . . .68thPunt Return TDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S. Green. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . .6thPunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B. Hayes. . . . . . . . . . . 43.6 . . . . . . . . . . .26thRushing Yards per carry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corbin. . . . . . . . . . . 8.48 . . . . . . . . . . . .3rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bush, Jr.. . . . . . . . . . . 5.31 . . . . . . . . . . 72ndRushing TDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corbin. . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 . . . . . . . . . . .73rdRushing Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corbin. . . . . . . . . . 1,085 . . . . . . . . . . .44thRushing Yards per game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corbin. . . . . . . . . . . 90.4 . . . . . . . . . . .36th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bush, Jr.. . . . . . . . . . . 73.3 . . . . . . . . . . .74thSacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roundtree.. . . . . . . . . . . 0.63 . . . . . . . . . . 42ndScoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McLaughlin.. . . . . . . . . . . . 8.0 . . . . . . . . . . .29thTotal Interceptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. Martin. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . .16th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D. Phillips. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . .55thTotal Offense. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bush, Jr... . . . . . . . . . 214.6 . . . . . . . . . . .73rdTotal Points Scored . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McLaughlin.. . . . . . . . . . . . 96 . . . . . . . . . . .45th

2018 FINAL BIG TEN STANDINGS BIG TEN OVERALLWEST DIVISION W L Pct. W L Pct.#21 Northwestern 8 1 .889 9 5 .643#25 Iowa 5 4 .556 9 4 .692Wisconsin 5 4 .556 8 5 .615Purdue 5 4 .556 6 7 .462Minnesota 3 6 .333 7 6 .538Nebraska 3 6 .333 4 8 .333ILLINOIS 2 7 .222 4 8 .333

EAST DIVISION W L Pct. W L Pct.#3 Ohio State 8 1 .889 13 1 .929#14 Michigan 8 1 .889 10 3 .769#17 Penn State 6 3 .667 9 4 .692Michigan State 5 4 .556 7 6 .538Maryland 3 6 .333 5 7 .417Indiana 2 7 .222 5 7 .417Rutgers 0 9 .000 1 11 .083

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TEAM STATISTICS

The Automated ScoreBookIllinois Overall Team Statistics (as of Jan 09, 2019)

All games

Team Statistics ILL OPPSCORING 312 473 Points Per Game 26.0 39.4 Points Off Turnovers 63 86FIRST DOWNS 233 301 R u s h i n g 125 147 P a s s i n g 91 131 P e n a l t y 17 23RUSHING YARDAGE 2916 2943 Yards gained rushing 3280 3175 Yards lost rushing 364 232 Rushing Attempts 493 494 Average Per Rush 5.9 6.0 Average Per Game 243.0 245.2 TDs Rushing 25 31PASSING YARDAGE 1988 3157 C o m p - A t t - I n t 177-329-14 236-372-15 Average Per Pass 6.0 8.5 Average Per Catch 11.2 13.4 Average Per Game 165.7 263.1 TDs Passing 10 30TOTAL OFFENSE 4904 6100 Total Plays 822 866 Average Per Play 6.0 7.0 Average Per Game 408.7 508.3KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 41-689 21-470PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 18-60 31-331INT RETURNS: #-Yards 15-162 14-138KICK RETURN AVERAGE 16.8 22.4PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 3.3 10.7INT RETURN AVERAGE 10.8 9.9FUMBLES-LOST 23-10 14-5PENALTIES-Yards 77-773 71-692 Average Per Game 64.4 57.7PUNTS-Yards 65-2733 50-1984 Average Per Punt 42.0 39.7 Net punt average 35.4 36.9KICKOFFS-Yards 66-4129 82-4699 Average Per Kick 62.6 57.3 Net kick average 39.2 39.8TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 2 8 : 3 4 3 1 : 2 63RD-DOWN Conversions 58/168 70/157 3rd-Down Pct 35% 45%4TH-DOWN Conversions 8/14 10/17 4th-Down Pct 57% 59%SACKS BY-Yards 21-126 27-200MISC YARDS 0 0TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 36 64FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 20-25 8-13ON-SIDE KICKS 0-0 0-2RED-ZONE SCORES (31-36) 86% (43-50) 86%RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (21-36) 58% (35-50) 70%PAT-ATTEMPTS (36-36) 100% (61-62) 98%ATTENDANCE 216907 272265 Games/Avg Per Game 6/36151 5/54453 Neutral Site Games 1/21725

Score by Quarters 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT TotalIllinois 71 80 79 82 0 312Opponents 119 143 87 124 0 473

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

The Automated ScoreBookIllinois Overall Individual Statistics (as of Jan 09, 2019)

All games

Rushing gp att gain loss net avg td lg avg/gCorbin,Reggie 12 128 1144 59 1085 8.5 9 80 90.4Bush,AJ 10 138 869 136 733 5.3 8 44 73.3Epstein,Mike 7 60 418 7 411 6.8 3 43 58.7Bonner,RaVon 11 72 409 14 395 5.5 3 33 35.9Brown,Dre 7 18 181 1 180 10.0 2 72 25.7Rivers,M.J. 8 49 169 104 65 1.3 0 12 8.1Norwood,Jakari 3 5 30 1 29 5.8 0 12 9.7Robinson,Matt 3 8 31 7 24 3.0 0 9 8.0Stampley, Dominic 12 3 13 2 11 3.7 0 7 0.9Dudek,Mike 1 1 7 0 7 7.0 0 7 7.0Sims,Kenyon 1 2 6 2 4 2.0 0 6 4.0Miller,Cam 3 1 3 0 3 3.0 0 3 1.0Green,Carmoni 5 1 0 4 -4 -4.0 0 0 -0.8Davis,Trenard 12 2 0 6 -6 -3.0 0 0 -0.5Team 5 5 0 21 -21 -4.2 0 0 -4.2Total 12 493 3280 364 2916 5.9 25 80 243.0Opponents 12 494 3175 232 2943 6.0 31 66 245.2

Passing gp effic comp-att-int pct yds td lg avg/gBush,AJ 10 108.52 117-217-10 53.9 1413 6 84 141.3Rivers,M.J. 8 104.80 56-101-3 55.4 547 3 32 68.4Robinson,Matt 3 32.07 3-6-1 50.0 11 0 10 3.7Team 5 0.00 0-3-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0Davis,Trenard 12 286.40 1-2-0 50.0 17 1 17 1.4Total 12 106.08 177-329-14 53.8 1988 10 84 165.7Opponents 12 153.28 236-372-15 63.4 3157 30 86 263.1

Receiving gp no. yds avg td lg avg/gSmalling,Ricky 11 33 406 12.3 5 67 36.9Davis,Trenard 12 30 278 9.3 0 29 23.2Mays,Sam 12 29 331 11.4 0 30 27.6Stampley, Dominic 12 19 311 16.4 2 84 25.9Corbin,Reggie 12 16 176 11.0 0 52 14.7Green,Carmoni 5 10 93 9.3 0 25 18.6Epstein,Mike 7 10 86 8.6 0 32 12.3Barker,Daniel 12 9 84 9.3 1 30 7.0Reams,Caleb 12 5 58 11.6 0 21 4.8Dudek,Mike 1 4 65 16.2 0 24 65.0Bonner,RaVon 11 3 11 3.7 0 7 1.0Carter,Edwin 1 2 34 17.0 2 18 34.0Holmes,Jordan 10 2 23 11.5 0 14 2.3Roberts,Austin 12 2 14 7.0 0 10 1.2Norwood,Jakari 3 1 11 11.0 0 11 3.7Williams, Justice 12 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.3Sandy,Carlos 10 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.3Total 12 177 1988 11.2 10 84 165.7Opponents 12 236 3157 13.4 30 86 263.1

Punt Returns no. yds avg td lgSandy,Carlos 7 12 1.7 0 7Hobbs,Nate 4 7 1.8 0 4Holmes,Jordan 3 2 0.7 0 13Martin, Jartavius 1 -1 -1.0 0 0Dudek,Mike 1 26 26.0 0 26Marchese,Jimmy 1 -2 -2.0 0 0DeGroot,Dawson 1 14 14.0 0 0Green,Stanley 0 2 0.0 1 2Total 18 60 3.3 1 26Opponents 31 331 10.7 1 61

Interceptions no. yds avg td lgPhillips, DelShawn 4 36 9.0 0 34Martin, Jartavius 3 0 0.0 0 0Marchese,Jimmy 1 3 3.0 0 3Bernat,Nolan 1 0 0.0 0 0Brown,Sydney 1 2 2.0 0 2Adams,Tony 1 0 0.0 0 0Hobbs,Nate 1 27 27.0 0 27Green,Stanley 1 52 52.0 0 49Marchese, Michael 1 42 42.0 0 42Ware,Delano 1 0 0.0 0 0Total 15 162 10.8 0 49Opponents 14 138 9.9 0 39

Kick Returns no. yds avg td lgBrown,Dre 15 330 22.0 0 40Sandy,Carlos 13 232 17.8 0 26Bobak,Christian 4 33 8.2 0 15Williams, Justice 3 53 17.7 0 21Hobbs,Nate 2 27 13.5 0 15Roberts,Austin 1 5 5.0 0 5Walker,Bobby 1 8 8.0 0 8Joseph,Kerby 1 1 1.0 0 0Stampley, Dominic 1 0 0.0 0 0Total 41 689 16.8 0 40Opponents 21 470 22.4 1 97

Fumble Returns no. yds avg td lgMarchese, Michael 1 11 11.0 0 11Carney,Owen 1 2 2.0 0 2Phillips, DelShawn 1 13 13.0 0 13Total 3 26 8.7 0 13Opponents 1 19 19.0 1 19

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

The Automated ScoreBookIllinois Overall Individual Statistics (as of Jan 09, 2019)

All games

PATScoring td fg kick rush rcv pass dxp saf ptsMcLaughlin, Chase - 20-25 36-36 - - - - - 96Corbin,Reggie 9 - - - - - - - 54Bush,AJ 8 - - - - - - - 48Smalling,Ricky 5 - - - - - - - 30Bonner,RaVon 3 - - - - - - - 18Epstein,Mike 3 - - - - - - - 18Stampley, Dominic 2 - - - - - - - 12Brown,Dre 2 - - - - - - - 12Carter,Edwin 2 - - - - - - - 12Green,Stanley 1 - - - - - - - 6Barker,Daniel 1 - - - - - - - 6Total 36 20-25 36-36 - - - - - 312Opponents 64 8-13 61-62 0-1 1 1-1 - 1 473

Total Offense g plays rush pass total avg/gBush,AJ 10 355 733 1413 2146 214.6Corbin,Reggie 12 128 1085 0 1085 90.4Rivers,M.J. 8 150 65 547 612 76.5Epstein,Mike 7 60 411 0 411 58.7Bonner,RaVon 11 72 395 0 395 35.9Brown,Dre 7 18 180 0 180 25.7Robinson,Matt 3 14 24 11 35 11.7Norwood,Jakari 3 5 29 0 29 9.7Davis,Trenard 12 4 -6 17 11 0.9Stampley, Dominic 12 3 11 0 11 0.9Dudek,Mike 1 1 7 0 7 7.0Sims,Kenyon 1 2 4 0 4 4.0Miller,Cam 3 1 3 0 3 1.0Green,Carmoni 5 1 -4 0 -4 -0.8Team 5 8 -21 0 -21 -4.2Total 12 822 2916 1988 4904 408.7Opponents 12 866 2943 3157 6100 508.3

Field Goals fg pct. 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 lg blkMcLaughlin, Chase 20-25 80.0 0-0 6-6 5-6 5-7 4-6 54 0

FG Sequence Illinois OpponentsKent State (50),49 (27)Western Illinois (54),(46) -South Florida (26),(46),(53),(41) 44,40,(26)Penn State 55,(42),52 44Rutgers (39),48 47,(20)Purdue 38 (37),(32)Wisconsin (52),(26) 27Maryland (32),(34),(39),(26) -Minnesota (36),(48) (28)Nebraska - (27)Iowa - -Northwestern (21),(29),(26) (25)

Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

Punting no. yds avg lg tb fc i20 50+ blkHayes,Blake 62 2701 43.6 69 5 10 21 14 2Team 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0McLaughlin, Chase 1 32 32.0 32 0 0 1 0 0Total 65 2733 42.0 69 5 10 22 14 2Opponents 50 1984 39.7 58 4 12 10 5 1

Kickoffs no. yds avg tb ob retn net ydlnMcLaughlin, Chase 64 4011 62.7 43 0Hayes,Blake 1 53 53.0 0 1McCourt,James 1 65 65.0 0 0Total 66 4129 62.6 43 1 22.4 39.2 25Opponents 82 4699 57.3 30 5 16.8 39.8 25

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The Automated ScoreBookIllinois Overall Individual Statistics (as of Jan 09, 2019)

All games

All Purpose g rush rcv pr kr ir total avg/gCorbin,Reggie 12 1085 176 0 0 0 1261 105.1Bush,AJ 10 733 0 0 0 0 733 73.3Brown,Dre 7 180 0 0 330 0 510 72.9Epstein,Mike 7 411 86 0 0 0 497 71.0Bonner,RaVon 11 395 11 0 0 0 406 36.9Smalling,Ricky 11 0 406 0 0 0 406 36.9Mays,Sam 12 0 331 0 0 0 331 27.6Stampley, Domi 12 11 311 0 0 0 322 26.8Davis,Trenard 12 -6 278 0 0 0 272 22.7Sandy,Carlos 10 0 3 12 232 0 247 24.7Dudek,Mike 1 7 65 26 0 0 98 98.0Green,Carmoni 5 -4 93 0 0 0 89 17.8Barker,Daniel 12 0 84 0 0 0 84 7.0Rivers,M.J. 8 65 0 0 0 0 65 8.1Hobbs,Nate 9 0 0 7 27 27 61 6.8Reams,Caleb 12 0 58 0 0 0 58 4.8Williams, Justice 12 0 4 0 53 0 57 4.8Green,Stanley 10 0 0 2 0 52 54 5.4Marchese, Mich 11 0 0 0 0 42 42 3.8Norwood,Jakari 3 29 11 0 0 0 40 13.3Phillips, DelSha 12 0 0 0 0 36 36 3.0Carter,Edwin 1 0 34 0 0 0 34 34.0Bobak,Christian 12 0 0 0 33 0 33 2.8Holmes,Jordan 10 0 23 2 0 0 25 2.5Robinson,Matt 3 24 0 0 0 0 24 8.0Roberts,Austin 12 0 14 0 5 0 19 1.6DeGroot,Dawso 10 0 0 14 0 0 14 1.4Walker,Bobby 12 0 0 0 8 0 8 0.7Sims,Kenyon 1 4 0 0 0 0 4 4.0Miller,Cam 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 1.0Brown,Sydney 10 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2Marchese,Jimm 3 0 0 -2 0 3 1 0.3Joseph,Kerby 10 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1Martin, Jartavius 10 0 0 -1 0 0 -1 -0.1Team 5 -21 0 0 0 0 -21 -4.2Total 12 2916 1988 60 689 162 5815 484.6Opponents 12 2943 3157 331 470 138 7039 586.6

CHARTING THE ILLINILONGEST DRIVESDRIVES ILLINOIS OPPONENTby # of plays 15 (3x, last, 80 yards, 6:39, FG at Northwestern) 17 (82 yards, 7:48, TD, Nebraska)by # of yards 93 (7 plays, 2:46, TD at Nebraska) 93 (9 plays, 4:26, TD, Maryland)Time of Possession 6:43 (15 plays, 57 yards, Fumble vs. Kent State) 7:48 (17 plays, 82 yards, Nebraska)

RED ZONE STATS (inside the 20) ILLINOIS OPPONENTTimes inside the 20 36 50Total Scores 31 43 Touchdowns 21 35 Field Goals 10 8Lost on Downs/Turnover/Punt 2 5Lost on Missed/Blocked Field Goals 1 2End of Game or Half 2 --Scoring Percentage .861 .860Scoring Percentage (TDs only) .583 .700Percent of Total Drives .225 .313

FIELD POSITION ILLINOIS OPPONENTDrives Started 160 160Cumulative Starting Yardlines 4,689 4,698Average Starting Field Position 29.3 29.4Times Started Inside the 20 25 31Drives Started in Plus Territory 16 14

POINTS AFTER TURNOVERS ILLINOIS OPPONENTTurnovers Forced 20 24Total Scores 13 14Scoring Percentage .650 .586Points off Turnovers 63 86

HIGHEST SCORING QUARTERS 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT FINAL2018 season 14, Minn. & at NEB 14, WIU & RUT 21, Kent State & Minn. 14, RUT, at MD & at NEB -- 55, MinnesotaLovie Smith Era 14, 4x last at NEB (’18) 21, Murray St. (‘16) 21, 4x last Minn. (‘18) 14, 5x last at NEB (’18) 0, Purdue 55, Minnesota ’18

Reggie Corbin led the Illini in all-purpose yards (1,261), rushing yards (1,085), rushing touchdowns (9) and yards per carry (8.5) in 2018.

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The Automated ScoreBookIllinois Overall Defensive Statistics (as of Jan 09, 2019)

All games

Tackles Sacks Pass defense Fumbles blkd## Defensive Leaders gp ua a tot tfl/yds no-yds int-yds brup qbh rcv-yds ff kick saf3 Phillips, DelShawn 12 45 50 95 6.0-21 1.5-11 4-36 3 . 1-13 1 . .35 Hansen,Jake 12 48 47 95 8.5-18 1.0-6 . 1 1 1-0 1 . .97 Roundtree,Bobby 12 36 30 66 12.5-52 7.5-43 . 7 4 . 1 . .7 Green,Stanley 10 32 26 58 0.5-1 . 1-52 1 . . 1 . .30 Brown,Sydney 10 25 30 55 2.0-4 . 1-2 5 1 . . . .6 Adams,Tony 8 29 14 43 3.5-10 1.0-1 1-0 4 . . . . .21 Martin, Jartavius 10 25 17 42 1.5-4 . 3-0 3 . . . . .31 Watkins,Cameron 10 29 9 38 1.0-2 . . 3 . . . . .9 Harding,Dele 9 21 16 37 5.0-13 1.0-7 . . . . 1 . .15 Ware,Delano 11 21 14 35 2.5-16 1.0-11 1-0 2 2 . . . .96 Oliver,Tymir 12 15 12 27 2.5-11 1.0-6 . 4 1 . . . .8 Hobbs,Nate 9 13 9 22 3.0-8 . 1-27 1 . . . . .99 Carney,Owen 12 10 11 21 4.5-17 2.5-13 . 1 6 1-2 . . .42 Marchese, Michael 11 12 9 21 . . 1-42 2 1 1-11 . . .92 Gay,Isaiah 9 14 6 20 1.0-9 1.0-9 . . . . . . .93 Avery,Calvin 12 6 12 18 1.5-4 . . . . . . 1 .95 Jackson,Kenyon 9 9 9 18 0.5-1 0.5-1 . 1 . 1-0 . . .55 Milan,Jamal 8 11 6 17 . . . . 1 . . . .24 DeGroot,Dawson 10 9 7 16 1.0-2 . . . . . . 1 .91 Woods,Jamal 4 11 2 13 4.0-12 1.0-2 . 3 1 . . . .10 Knight,James 7 10 2 12 . . . . . . 1 . .17 Smith,Kendall 10 6 4 10 . . . . . . 1 . .26 Joseph,Kerby 10 8 1 9 . . . 1 . . . . .29 Bobak,Christian 12 6 3 9 . . . . . . . . .28 Bernat,Nolan 9 3 5 8 . . 1-0 . . . . . .47 Hollins,Jacob 8 2 5 7 0.5-0 . . . . . . . .90 Oladipo,Lere 4 3 4 7 . . . . . . . . .23 Hardge,Ron 6 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . .52 Shogbonyo,Ayo 8 3 3 6 1.0-7 1.0-7 . . 1 . . . .45 Tolson,Khalan 12 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . .54 Mondesir,Marc 10 3 . 3 1.0-9 1.0-9 . . . . . . .98 Pate,Deon 8 . 3 3 . . . . . . . . .63 Palczewski,Alex 12 3 . 3 . . . . . . 1 . .22 Wyatt,Dylan 10 2 1 3 1.0-2 . . 1 . . . . .13 Reams,Caleb 12 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . .41 Marchese,Jimmy 3 1 2 3 . . 1-3 . . . . . .20 Walker,Nick 6 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . .6A Stampley, Dominic 12 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . .36 Roberts,Austin 12 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . .25 Brown,Dre 7 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . .5F Green,Kendrick 12 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . .46 McEachern,Alec 4 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . .48 Pearl,Julian 2 . 1 1 0.5-0 . . . . . . . .53 Allegretti, Nick 12 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .83 Walker,Bobby 12 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .32 Williams, Justice 12 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .4X Williams, Bennett 1 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . .56 Tabel,Ethan 12 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

Total 12 495 377 872 65-223 21-126 15-162 43 19 5-26 8 2 .Opponents 12 506 298 804 83-360 27-200 14-138 42 28 10-19 12 2 1

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TEAM GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS Rushing Passing Passing Total TimeTeam Score First Downs Att-Yd-TD C-A-Int-TD Yards Offense Punt Fumbles Penalties PossIllinois 31 22 49-279-4 13-24-0-0 190 469 5-267 3-1 3-25 27:57vs. Kent State 24 24 43-183-1 28-41-2-2 270 453 5-191 0-0 5-38 32:03------------------------------------------ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Illinois 34 20 47-238-1 14-23-2-0 138 376 8-319 0-0 14-153 33:17vs. Western Illinois 14 19 21-66-0 26-42-2-2 295 361 7-263 1-1 6-57 26:43------------------------------------------ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Illinois 19 21 48-212-1 20-31-0-0 168 380 7-322 2-1 6-65 32:40vs. South Florida 25 31 44-215-1 23-40-2-2 411 626 5-181 1-0 14-124 27:20------------------------------------------ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Illinois 24 26 45-245-1 18-31-2-2 166 411 4-179 2-0 7-81 30:05vs. Penn State 63 31 51-387-6 13-20-3-1 204 591 1-42 2-1 8-72 29:55------------------------------------------ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Illinois 38 17 43-330-4 10-18-1-0 89 419 4-176 2-0 7-80 29:03at Rutgers 17 25 30-119-1 29-46-1-3 267 386 4-179 1-0 10-105 30:57------------------------------------------ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Illinois 7 14 31-69-1 15-29-0-1 181 250 9-391 0-0 7-57 22:13vs. Purdue 46 29 44-227-2 26-37-4-1 384 611 2-94 1-0 5-45 37.47------------------------------------------ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Illinois 20 13 36-210-2 9-21-0-3 90 300 6-219 3-2 3-25 22:08at Wisconsin 49 31 54-357-4 13-22-3-2 188 545 4-135 0-0 5-50 37.52------------------------------------------ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Illinois 33 20 35-233-1 14-32-2-1 261 493 4-167 0-0 2-25 25:45at Maryland 63 30 48-431-5 13-21-3-0 281 712 3-114 2-0 7-85 34:15------------------------------------------ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Illinois 55 20 35-430-5 18-25-1-2 216 646 2-82 3-2 7-70 27:10vs. Minnesota 31 20 42-178-2 15-28-0-2 260 438 6-238 3-2 2-15 32:50------------------------------------------ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Illinois 35 25 49-383-5 11-25-2-0 126 509 3-129 7-3 7-66 30:11at Nebraska 54 22 34-316-4 24-34-1-3 290 606 4-173 3-1 7-72 29:49------------------------------------------ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Illinois 0 11 37-203-4 12-30-3-0 82 231 8-359 1-1 6-68 31:17vs. Iowa 63 20 43-149-0 14-23-1-3 197 400 5-191 1-0 2-28 28:43------------------------------------------ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Illinois 16 24 32-154-0 23-39-1-1 281 435 3-123 0-0 7-66 31:06at Northwestern 24 19 46-261-1 12-18-0-2 110 371 4-183 0-0 1-15 28:54------------------------------------------ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ILLINOIS GAME-BY-GAME STARTERS OFFENSIVE STARTERSGAME T G C G T QB RB WR WR WR TE/WRKent State Lowe K. Green Kramer Allegretti Palczewski Bush, Jr. Bonner Smalling Dudek Mays Barker (TE)Western Illinois Lowe K. Green Kramer Allegretti Palczewski Bush, Jr. Bonner T. Davis J. Williams Mays Barker (TE)South Florida Lowe K. Green Kramer Allegretti Palczewski Rivers II Epstein T. Davis Smalling Mays Roberts (TE)Penn State Lowe K. Green Kramer Allegretti Palczewski Rivers II Epstein Sandy Smalling Mays Roberts (TE)Rutgers Lowe K. Green Kramer Allegretti Palczewski Bush, Jr. Corbin C. Green Smalling Mays Roberts (TE)Purdue Lowe K. Green Kramer Allegretti Palczewski Bush, Jr. Corbin Stampley Smalling Mays Barker (TE)Wisconsin Lowe K. Green Kramer Allegretti Palczewski Bush, Jr. Corbin T. Davis Smalling Mays Roberts (TE)Maryland Lowe K. Green Kramer Allegretti Palczewski Rivers II Corbin T. Davis Smalling Mays Roberts (TE)Minnesota Lowe K. Green Kramer Allegretti Palczewski Bush, Jr. Corbin Stampley Smalling Mays Reams (WR)Nebraska Lowe K. Green Kramer Allegretti Palczewski Bush, Jr. Corbin Stampley Smalling Mays Roberts (TE)Iowa Lowe K. Green Kramer Allegretti Palczewski Bush, Jr. Corbin T. Davis Smalling Mays Roberts (TE)Northwestern Lowe K. Green Kramer Allegretti Palczewski Bush, Jr. Corbin T. Davis Smalling Mays Roberts (TE)Consecutive 13 12 15 36 23 4 8 2 10 12 3Career 19 12 20 36 23 9 10 7 21 14 9

DEFENSIVE STARTERSGAME DE DT DT DE LB LB NB/LB CB SS FS CBKent State Roundtree Oliver Woods Gay Hansen Phillips S. Brown (NB) Watkins Ware S. Green J. MartinWestern Illinois Roundtree Oliver Woods Gay Hansen Phillips S. Brown (NB) Watkins M. Marchese S. Green J. Martin South Florida Roundtree Oliver Woods Carney Hansen Phillips J. Knight (NB) T. Adams Ware S. Green J. MartinPenn State Roundtree Oliver Woods Gay Hansen Phillips S. Brown (NB) Watkins M. Marchese S. Green J. MartinRutgers Roundtree Oliver Milan Carney Hansen Phillips Ware (NB) Watkins S. Brown T. Adams J. MartinPurdue Roundtree Oliver Milan Carney Hansen Phillips Watkins (NB) Hobbs S. Brown T. Adams J. MartinWisconsin Roundtree Oliver Milan Oladipo Hansen Phillips J. Marchese(LB) Hobbs S. Brown S. Green M. MarcheseMaryland` Roundtree Oliver Milan Carney Hansen Phillips Ware (NB) Hobbs S. Brown S. Green WatkinsMinnesota Roundtree Oliver Milan Carney Hansen Phillips Ware (NB) Hobbs S. Brown T. Adams J. MartinNebraska Roundtree Oliver Milan Carney Hansen Harding Ware (NB) Hobbs S. Brown T. Adams J. MartinIowa Pate Oliver Milan Carney Hansen Phillips Harding (LB) Hobbs Ware T. Adams Watkins Northwestern Roundtree Oliver Milan Carney Hansen Phillips Ware (NB) Hobbs S. Brown S. Green T. AdamsConsecutive 1 16 8 5 12 2 5 7 1 1 4Career 20 22 19 8 13 21 8 17 10 21 9

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KEY PLAYER QUICK FACTS – OFFENSE (alphabetical by position)

QB 1 AJ Bush Jr. (Sr., 6-4, 225) Graduate transfer from Virginia Tech strated 9 games ... Joined the Illini Aug. 3 for training camp ... Played at Nebraska and Iowa Western CC

QB 8 M.J. Rivers II (Fr., 6-4, 215) Starts against USF, Penn State and Maryland ... Fifth Illini true freshman QB to start a game ... Son of former NFL tight end Marcellus Rivers

RB 21 Ra’Von Bonner (So., 5-11, 210) Starting running back for the first two weeks ... Fourth on the team with 395 yards rushing in 2018

RB 25 Dre Brown (Jr., 5-11, 215) Aveaged 10.0 ypc (180 yards on 18 carries) ... Former four-star recruit ... Missed two full seasons with ACL tears in 2015 & 2016

RB 2 Reggie Corbin (Jr., 5-10, 190) Big-play threat had 4 TDs over 70 yards this year & 3rd in nation in yards per carry (8.5) ... 1,085 yards rushing ... 2x Rugby national champ in HS

RB 26 Mike Epstein (So., 6-0, 200) 100-yard rushing games vs. WIU and USF in 2018 ... Became fifth true freshman in program history to lead the team in rushing yards (346 in 2017)

WR 15 Trenard Davis (Jr., 6-0, 195) Has played DB, QB and now WR at Illinois ... TD pass vs. Penn State this season ... Cousin, Anquan Boldin, is a former NFL wide receiver

WR 18 Mike Dudek (Sr., 5-11, 195) Out for season with knee injury in season opener ... 2+ catches in all 21 games played ... ESPN.com True-Freshman All-American in 2014

WR 4 Ricky Smalling (So., 6-1, 205) 2017 BTN.com All-Freshman Team ...Fourth true freshman in program history to lead the team in receiving yards (501) ... Former four-star recruit

WR 9 Sam Mays (Sr., 6-3, 200) 29 catches for 331 yards in 2018 ... Game-winning touchdown with 1:35 left vs. Michigan State in 2016

TE 87 Daniel Barker (Fr., 6-4, 245) Three starts at tight end ... Second true freshman to start a season opener in program history, joining Evan Wilson in 2010

TE 36 Austin Roberts (Sr., 6-2, 245) Primarily used for blocking ... Academic All-Big Ten as a biology major ... Plans to be a doctor

TE 83 Bobby Walker (Jr., 6-4, 240) Former walk-on was awarded scholarship in December 2017 ... First career reception against Nebraska in 2017

LT 79 Vederian Lowe (So., 6-6, 315) 2017 BTN.com All-Freshman Team honorable mention ... Seven starts as a true freshman in 2017

LG 55 Kendrick Green (r-Fr., 6-4, 300) Played defensive line during redshirt season in 2017 ... Switched to offensive line in spring 2018

C 65 Doug Kramer (So., 6-2, 305) 2017 BTN.com All-Freshman Team honorable mention ... Eight starts as a redshirt freshman in 2017

RG 53 Nick Allegretti (Sr., 6-4, 320) Team captain this season and last season ... 36 straight starts ... Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient in 2018 ... Drafted by Chiefs in 2018 NFL Draft

RT 63 Alex Palczewski (So., 6-6, 300) 23 straight starts ... 2017 BTN.com All-Freshman Team honorable mention ... Started the final 11 games as a true freshman in 2017

KEY PLAYER QUICK FACTS – DEFENSE (alphabetical by position)

DE 99 Owen Carney (So., 6-3, 255) First career start against South Florida ... Miami, Florida, native ... Played in 10 games last year as a true-freshman

DE 92 Isaiah Gay (So., 6-3, 225) Third-youngest player to start a game in FBS in 2017 ... Two starts as a true freshman in 2017 and three so far in 2018

DE 97 Bobby Roundtree (So., 6-5, 255) National leader in PBUs among defensive linemen (7) ... 66 tackles, 12.5 TFLs, 7.5 sacks in 2018 ... 2017 BTN.com All-Freshman Team

DE 52 Ayo Shogbonyo (So., 6-2, 240) Former linebacker switched to defensive end ... Played primarily on special teams last season

DT 93 Calvin Avery (Fr., 6-2, 300) Four-star recruit ... Highest ranked recruit of 2018 Illinois signing class at No. 156 nationally

DT 95 Kenyon Jackson (Jr., 6-0, 290) Eight starts in his first two seasons ... Father, Keith, was a six-time NFL Pro Bowl selection

DT 55 Jamal Milan (Jr., 6-3, 305) Missed part of training camp and first four games with an injury ... Blocked FG in final seconds vs. Ball State in 2017

DT 96 Tymir Oliver (Jr., 6-4, 290) Team captain last season ... Played in all 12 games with 10 starts last season ... Tied for second on the team in TFLs (4.5) in 2017

DT 91 Jamal Woods (So., 6-2, 265) 2017 BTN.com All-Freshman Team honorable mention ... Four starts as a true freshman in 2017 ... Can play both DT and DE

LB 3 Del’Shawn Phillips (Sr. ,6-2, 230) Team captain ... Led team in tackles (95) and interceptions (4) in 2018 ... Illinois’ only senior on defense

LB 35 Jake Hansen (So., 6-1, 230) Illinois record-tying 6.0 TFLs in the opener vs. Kent State ... Tied for team lead with 95 tackes on season ... Missed all of 2017 due to injury

LB 9 Dele Harding (Jr., 6-1, 230) Voted team’s special teams captain this season ... Second on the team in special teams tackles (4) in 2017

CB 8 Nate Hobbs (So., 6-0, 185) 2017 BTN.com All-Freshman Team ... Started 10 games as a true freshman ... High jumped 6’9” and long jumped 22’ 11.25” in high school

CB 21 Jartavius Martin (Fr., 6-0, 190) Three INTs in first five games ... Second Illini true freshman CB to start season’s first three games since 1980, joining Vontae Davis (2006)

CB 31 Cameron Watkins (So., 6-0, 190) First career INT at Minnesota in 2017 ... 10 career starts, including seven in 2017 ... T-3rd on the team in pass breakups (3) in 2017

NB 15 Delano Ware (Fr., 6-0, 200) Pronounced dee-LAY-no ... True-freshman started opener against Kent State and two games since ... Missed WIU game with injury

S 6 Tony Adams (So., 6-0, 190) Switched to free safety from cornerback after fourth game ... First Illini true freshman to start opener at CB since Vontae Davis in 2006

S 30 Sydney Brown (Fr., 6-0, 195) Switched to strong safety from nickel after fourth game ... Canada native moved to Florida to play high school football at St. Stephens Episcopal

S 7 Stanley Green (Jr., 5-11, 200) Seven career forced fumbles – one this season, three as a sophomore and three as a freshman ... 2017 All-Big Ten honorable mention

S 26 Kerby Joseph (Fr., 6-1, 190) Three tackles in opener vs. Kent State ... Also played volleyball and ran track in high school

S 42 Michael Marchese (So., 6-4, 210) Walk-on ... First career INT in first career start against Western Illinois ... Older brother, Jimmy, was a linebacker on the team

KEY PLAYER QUICK FACTS – SPECIAL TEAMS K 43 Chase McLaughlin (Sr., 6-1, 190) Bakken-Anderson Big Ten Kicker of the Year in 2018 ... 44-59 FG, 79-79 PAT in his career ... Illini record five career 50+ field goals

K/P 17 James McCourt (So., 6-1, 220) Backup kicker and punter ... Illini debut on a kickoff against Minnesota 11/3/18

P 14 Blake Hayes (So., 6-6, 230) College debut was first football game he ever attended ... Melbourne, Australia native ... Played Australian rules football for 3 years in HS

LS 56 Ethan Tabel (So., 6-0, 215) Starting long snapper in 2018 ... Snapped for field goals in 11 of 12 games in 2017 ... Redshirted in 2016 as a true freshman

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ILLINOIS SCORING DRIVESKENT STATE1st . . . . . . 11:38 . . . . FG . . . . . McLaughlin, Chase 50 yard Field Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 plays, 18 yards, 2:323rd . . . . . . 9:36 . . . . . TD . . . . . Bonner, RaVon 8 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 plays, 52 yards, 1:083rd . . . . . . 6:11 . . . . . TD . . . . . Corbin, Reggie 39 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 plays, 59 yards, 0:483rd . . . . . . 2:06 . . . . . TD . . . . . Epstein, Mike 5 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 plays, 55 yards, 1:144th . . . . . . 10:39 . . . . TD . . . . . Corbin, Reggie 1 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 plays, 55 yards, 2:58

WESTERN ILLINOIS2nd. . . . . . 7:24 . . . . . TD . . . . . Carter, Edwin 18 yard pass from Rivers (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . 5 plays, 45 yards, 1:552nd. . . . . . 2:16 . . . . . TD . . . . . Carter, Edwin 16 yard pass from Rivers (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . 4 plays, 52 yards, 1:083rd . . . . . . 12:16 . . . . FG . . . . . McLaughlin, Chase 54 yard Field Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 plays, 36 yards, 2:443rd . . . . . . 7:22 . . . . . TD . . . . . Green, Stanley 2 yard blocked punt return (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4th . . . . . . 12:20 . . . . FG . . . . . McLaughlin, Chase 46 yard Field Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 plays, 44 yards, 2:30 4th . . . . . . 11:22 . . . . TD . . . . . Corbin, Reggie 3 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 plays, 3 yards, 0:37

SOUTH FLORIDA1st . . . . . . 10:54 . . . . TD . . . . . Epstein, Mike 43 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 plays, 80 yards, 0:541st . . . . . . 3:35 . . . . . FG . . . . . McLaughlin, Chase 26 yard Field Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 plays, 57 yards, 4:172nd. . . . . . 11:48 . . . . FG . . . . . McLaughlin, Chase 46 yard Field Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 plays, 32 yards, 2:432nd. . . . . . 0:00 . . . . . FG . . . . . McLaughlin, Chase 53 yard Field Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 plays, 11 yards, 0:073rd . . . . . . 2:56 . . . . . FG . . . . . McLaughlin, Chase 41 yard Field Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 plays, 53 yards, 4:43

PENN STATE1st . . . . . . 2:16 . . . . . TD . . . . . Corbin, Reggie 2 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 plays, 74 yards, 1:312nd. . . . . . 6:47 . . . . . TD . . . . . Smalling, Ricky 6 yard pass from Rivers (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . 5 plays, 75 yards, 1:242nd. . . . . . 0:00 . . . . . FG . . . . . McLaughlin, Chase 42 yard Field Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 plays, 32 yards, 0:283rd . . . . . . 10:36 . . . . TD . . . . . Smalling, Ricky 17 yard pass from Davis, T. (McLaughlin kick) . . . . 9 plays, 75 yards, 4:24

RUTGERS1st . . . . . . 11:33 . . . . FG . . . . . McLaughlin, Chase 39 yard Field Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 plays, 5 yards, 1:52 1st . . . . . . 1:44 . . . . . TD . . . . . Bush, Jr., A.J. 3 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:382nd. . . . . . 9:36 . . . . . TD . . . . . Bush, Jr., A.J. 41 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 plays, 37 yards, 0:542nd. . . . . . 7:17 . . . . . TD . . . . . Corbin, Reggie 73 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 plays, 73 yards, 0:114th . . . . . . 14:10 . . . . TD . . . . . Smalling, Ricky 11 yard pass from Bush, Jr. (McLaughlin kick) . . . 12 plays, 74 yards, 5:424th . . . . . . 5:07 . . . . . TD . . . . . Epstein, Mike 41 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 plays, 41 yards, 0:07

PURDUE1st . . . . . . 8:07 . . . . . TD . . . . . Bush, Jr., A.J. 5 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 plays, 77 yards, 1:33

WISCONSIN2nd. . . . . . 6:19 . . . . . TD . . . . . Corbin, Reggie 80 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 play, 80 yards, 0:17 2nd. . . . . . 0:00 . . . . . FG . . . . . McLaughlin, Chase 52 yard Field Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 plays, 5 yards, 0:07 3rd . . . . . . 10:57 . . . . TD . . . . . Bonner, RaVon 18 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 plays, 43 yards, 0:25 4th . . . . . . 14:05 . . . . FG . . . . . McLaughlin, Chase 26 yard Field Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 plays, 67 yards, 3:09

MARYLAND1st . . . . . . 11:41 . . . . FG . . . . . McLaughlin, Chase 32 yard Field Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 plays, 27 yards, 1:41 2nd. . . . . . 12:51 . . . . FG . . . . . McLaughlin, Chase 34 yard Field Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 plays, 61 yards, 4:52 2nd. . . . . . 7:33 . . . . . FG . . . . . McLaughlin, Chase 39 yard Field Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 plays, 35 yards, 3:43 3rd . . . . . . 10:48 . . . . FG . . . . . McLaughlin, Chase 26 yard Field Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 plays, 55 yards, 4:06 3rd . . . . . . 0:32 . . . . . TD . . . . . Corbin, Reggie 69 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 play, 69 yards, 0:10 4th . . . . . . 9:55 . . . . . TD . . . . . Stampley, Dominic 61 yard pass from Bush, Jr. (McLaughlin kick) . 3 plays, 69 yards, 1:33 4th . . . . . . 6:24 . . . . . TD . . . . . Stampley, Dominic 84 yard pass from Bush, Jr. (McLaughlin kick) . 2 plays, 90 yards, 0:35

MINNESOTA1st . . . . . . 14:21 . . . . TD . . . . . Corbin, Reggie 72 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 plays, 73 yards, 0:39 1st . . . . . . 8:01 . . . . . TD . . . . . Brown, Dre 72 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:302nd. . . . . . 14:51 . . . . FG . . . . . McLaughlin, Chase 36 yard Field Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 plays, 30 yards, 2:21 2nd. . . . . . 7:48 . . . . . TD . . . . . Smalling, Ricky 67 yard pass from Bush, Jr. (McLaughlin kick) . . . . 3 plays, 67 yards, 1:26 3rd . . . . . . 10:12 . . . . TD . . . . . Bush, Jr., A.J. 3 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 plas, 69 yards, 2:57 3rd . . . . . . 9:14 . . . . . TD . . . . . Barker, Daniel 30 yard pass from Bush, Jr. (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . 1 play, 30 yards, 0:12 3rd . . . . . . 4:07 . . . . . TD . . . . . Corbin, Reggie 77 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 plays, 89 yards, 1:46 4th . . . . . . 10:35 . . . . FG . . . . . McLaughlin, Chase 48 yard Field Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 plays, 54 yards, 4:59 4th . . . . . . 2:59 . . . . . TD . . . . . Bush, Jr., A.J. 12 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 plays, 75 yards, 6:32

NEBRASKA1st . . . . . . 10:39 . . . . TD . . . . . Bush, Jr., A.J. 11 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 plays, 76 yards, 3:14 1st . . . . . . 3:40 . . . . . TD . . . . . Bush, Jr., A.J. 8 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 plays, 76 yards, 3:432nd. . . . . . 0:58 . . . . . TD . . . . . Bush, Jr., A.J. 2 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 plays, 75 yards, 5:02 4th . . . . . . 7:44 . . . . . TD . . . . . Bonner, RaVon 2 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 plays, 39 yards, 1:224th . . . . . . 3:21 . . . . . TD . . . . . Brown, Dre 15 yard run (McLaughlin kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 plas, 93 yards, 2:46

IOWA None

NORTHWESTERN1st . . . . . . 0:32 . . . . . FG . . . . . McLaughlin, Chase 21 yard Field Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 plays, 85 yards, 5:15 2nd. . . . . . 8:31 . . . . . FG . . . . . McLaughlin, Chase 29 yard Field Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 plays, 49 yards, 4:58 4th . . . . . . 13:22 . . . . FG . . . . . McLaughlin, Chase 26 yard Field Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 plays, 80 yards, 6:39 4th . . . . . . 7:57 . . . . . TD . . . . . Smalling, Ricky 10 yard pass from Bush, Jr. (McLaughlin kick) . . . . 3 plays, 81 yards, 2:43

2018 ILLINOIS BIG PLAYS (Rush/Pass/Rec/PR over 20 yds & KOR/Def over 40 yds)Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Run. . .Pass . . Rec . . Def . . . ST. . . . . . TotBush Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. . . . 18 . . . . 0 . . . . 0 . . . . 0. . . . . .25Corbin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15. . . . . 0 . . . . 3 . . . . 0 . . . . 0. . . . . .18Rivers II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. . . . . 6 . . . . 0 . . . . 0 . . . . 0. . . . . . .6Epstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. . . . . 0 . . . . 1 . . . . 0 . . . . 0. . . . . . .5Davis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. . . . . 0 . . . . 4 . . . . 0 . . . . 0. . . . . . .4Stampley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. . . . . 0 . . . . 4 . . . . 0 . . . . 0. . . . . . .4Smalling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. . . . . 0 . . . . 3 . . . . 0 . . . . 0. . . . . . .3D. Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. . . . . 0 . . . . 0 . . . . 0 . . . . 1. . . . . . .3Barker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. . . . . 0 . . . . 2 . . . . 0 . . . . 0. . . . . . .2Dudek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. . . . . 0 . . . . 2 . . . . 0 . . . . 0. . . . . . .2Mays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. . . . . 0 . . . . 2 . . . . 0 . . . . 0. . . . . . .2Barker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. . . . . 0 . . . . 1 . . . . 0 . . . . 0. . . . . . .1C. Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. . . . . 0 . . . . 1 . . . . 0 . . . . 0. . . . . . .1R. Bonner . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. . . . . 0 . . . . 0 . . . . 0 . . . . 0. . . . . . .1Reams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. . . . . 0 . . . . 1 . . . . 0 . . . . 0. . . . . . .1TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29. . . . 24 . . . 24 . . . . 0 . . . . 1. . . . . .55

KENT STATE (8)1Q 20 . . . . . Dudek reception (from Bush, Jr.)3Q 24 . . . . . Smalling reception (from Bush, Jr.)3Q 23 . . . . . Corbin rush3Q 39 . . . . . Corbin rush3Q 44 . . . . . Smalling reception (from Bush, Jr.)4Q 24 . . . . . Dudek reception (from Bush, Jr.)4Q 40 . . . . . Bush, Jr. rush4Q 20 . . . . . Bush, Jr. rush

WESTERN ILLINOIS (3)2Q 38 . . . . . Epstein rush2Q 26 . . . . . Corbin rush4Q 38 . . . . . Epstein rush

SOUTH FLORIDA (4)1Q 32 . . . . . Corbin rush1Q 43 . . . . . Epstein rush1Q 20 . . . . . Smalling reception (from Rivers II)2Q 32 . . . . . Epstein reception (from Rivers II)

PENN STATE (2)2Q 51 . . . . . Corbin rush4Q 20 . . . . . Barker reception (from Rivers II)

RUTGERS (5)1Q 52 . . . . . Corbin rush2Q 41 . . . . . Bush, Jr. rush2Q 73 . . . . . Corbin rush3Q 21 . . . . . Davis reception (from Bush, Jr.)4Q 41 . . . . . Epstein rush

PURDUE (3)1Q 52 . . . . . Corbin reception (from Bush, Jr.)2Q 30 . . . . . Mays reception (from Bush, Jr.)2Q 34 . . . . . Davis reception (from Bush, Jr.)

WISCONSIN (3)1Q 80 . . . . . Corbin rush2Q 25 . . . . . Davis reception (from Rivers II)2Q 25 . . . . . C. Green reception (from Rivers II)

MARYLAND (7)1Q 21 . . . . . Corbin rush1Q 25 . . . . . Corbin reception (from Rivers II)2Q 40 . . . . . Brown kick return3Q 29 . . . . . Davis reception (from Bush, Jr.)3Q 69 . . . . . Corbin rush4Q 61 . . . . . Stampley reception (from Bush, Jr.)4Q 84 . . . . . Stampley reception (from Bush, Jr.)

MINNESOTA (8)1Q 72 . . . . . Corbin rush1Q 72 . . . . . Brown rush2Q 20 . . . . . Stampley reception (from Bush, Jr.)2Q 67 . . . . . Smalling reception (from Bush, Jr.)3Q 44 . . . . . Bush, Jr. rush3Q 30 . . . . . Barker reception (from Bush, Jr.)3Q 77 . . . . . Corbin rush3Q 20 . . . . . Corbin rush

NEBRASKA (7)1Q 20 . . . . . Corbin rush1Q 34 . . . . . Corbin reception (from Bush, Jr.)1Q 23 . . . . . Bush, Jr. rush2Q 20 . . . . . Bush, Jr. rush4Q 33 . . . . . Brown rush4Q 33 . . . . . Bonner rush4Q 41 . . . . . Bush, Jr. rush

IOWA (0)None

NORTHWESTERN (5)1Q 26 . . . . . Mays reception (from Bush, Jr.)3Q 28 . . . . . Mays reception (from Bush, Jr.)4Q 21 . . . . . Reams reception (from Bush, Jr.)4Q 24 . . . . . Corbin rush4Q 28 . . . . . Stampley reception (from Bush, Jr.)

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Rushes 49 vs Kent State (Sep 01, 2018)49 at Nebraska (Nov 10, 2018)

Yards Rushing 430 vs Minnesota (Nov 03, 2018)Yards Per Rush 12.3 vs Minnesota (Nov 03, 2018)TD Rushes 5 vs Minnesota (Nov 03, 2018)

5 at Nebraska (Nov 10, 2018)Pass attempts 39 at Northwestern (Nov 24, 2018)Pass completions 23 at Northwestern (Nov 24, 2018)Yards Passing 281 at Northwestern (Nov 24, 2018)Yards Per Pass 8.6 vs Minnesota (Nov 03, 2018)TD Passes 2 vs Western Illinois (Sep 08, 2018)

2 vs Penn State (Sep 21, 2018)2 at Maryland (Oct 27, 2018)2 vs Minnesota (Nov 03, 2018)

Total Plays 79 vs South Florida (Sep 15, 2018)Total Offense 646 vs Minnesota (Nov 03, 2018)Yards Per Play 10.8 vs Minnesota (Nov 03, 2018)Points 55 vs Minnesota (Nov 03, 2018)Sacks By 3 vs Western Illinois (Sep 08, 2018)

3 vs Minnesota (Nov 03, 2018)3 at Nebraska (Nov 10, 2018)

First Downs 26 vs Penn State (Sep 21, 2018)Penalties 14 vs Western Illinois (Sep 08, 2018)Penalty Yards 145 vs Western Illinois (Sep 08, 2018)Turnovers 5 at Wisconsin (Oct 20, 2018)

5 at Nebraska (Nov 10, 2018)Interceptions By 3 at Rutgers (Oct 06, 2018)Punts 9 vs Purdue (Oct 13, 2018)

9 vs Iowa (Nov 17, 2018)Punting Avg 53.4 vs Kent State (Sep 01, 2018)Long Punt 69 vs Kent State (Sep 01, 2018)Punts inside 20 6 vs Western Illinois (Sep 08, 2018)Long Punt Return 26 vs Kent State (Sep 01, 2018)

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Rushes 54 at Wisconsin (Oct 20, 2018)Yards Rushing 431 at Maryland (Oct 27, 2018)Yards Per Rush 9.3 at Nebraska (Nov 10, 2018)TD Rushes 6 vs Penn State (Sep 21, 2018)Pass attempts 46 at Rutgers (Oct 06, 2018)Pass completions 29 at Rutgers (Oct 06, 2018)Yards Passing 411 vs South Florida (Sep 15, 2018)Yards Per Pass 13.4 at Maryland (Oct 27, 2018)TD Passes 4 vs Purdue (Oct 13, 2018)Total Plays 84 vs Kent State (Sep 01, 2018)

84 vs South Florida (Sep 15, 2018)Total Offense 712 at Maryland (Oct 27, 2018)Yards Per Play 10.3 at Maryland (Oct 27, 2018)Points 63 vs Penn State (Sep 21, 2018)

63 at Maryland (Oct 27, 2018)63 vs Iowa (Nov 17, 2018)

Sacks By 5 vs South Florida (Sep 15, 2018)First Downs 31 vs South Florida (Sep 15, 2018)

31 vs Penn State (Sep 21, 2018)31 at Wisconsin (Oct 20, 2018)

Penalties 14 vs South Florida (Sep 15, 2018)Penalty Yards 123 vs South Florida (Sep 15, 2018)Turnovers 3 vs Western Illinois (Sep 08, 2018)

3 at Rutgers (Oct 06, 2018)Interceptions By 3 at Wisconsin (Oct 20, 2018)

3 vs Iowa (Nov 17, 2018)Punts 7 vs Western Illinois (Sep 08, 2018)Punting Avg 47.0 vs Purdue (Oct 13, 2018)Long Punt 58 vs Kent State (Sep 01, 2018)Punts inside 20 2 vs Iowa (Nov 17, 2018)

2 at Northwestern (Nov 24, 2018)Long Punt Return 61 vs Iowa (Nov 17, 2018)

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Rushes 25 Bush,AJ at Nebraska (Nov 10, 2018)Yards Rushing 213 Corbin,Reggie vs Minnesota (Nov 03, 2018)TD Rushes 3 Bush,AJ at Nebraska (Nov 10, 2018)Long Rush 80 Corbin,Reggie at Wisconsin (Oct 20, 2018)Pass attempts 39 Bush,AJ at Northwestern (Nov 24, 2018)Pass completions 23 Bush,AJ at Northwestern (Nov 24, 2018)Yards Passing 281 Bush,AJ at Northwestern (Nov 24, 2018)TD Passes 2 Rivers,M.J. vs Western Illinois (Sep 08, 2018)

2 Bush,AJ at Maryland (Oct 27, 2018)2 Bush,AJ vs Minnesota (Nov 03, 2018)

Long Pass 84 Bush,AJ at Maryland (Oct 27, 2018)Receptions 8 Stampley, Dominic vs Minnesota (Nov 03, 2018)Yards Receiving 153 Stampley, Dominic at Maryland (Oct 27, 2018)TD Receptions 2 Carter,Edwin vs Western Illinois (Sep 08, 2018)

2 Smalling,Ricky vs Penn State (Sep 21, 2018)2 Stampley, Dominic at Maryland (Oct 27, 2018)

Long Reception 84 Stampley, Dominic at Maryland (Oct 27, 2018)Field Goals 4 McLaughlin, Chase vs South Florida (Sep 15, 2018)

4 McLaughlin, Chase at Maryland (Oct 27, 2018)Long Field Goal 54 McLaughlin, Chase vs Western Illinois (Sep 08, 2018)Punts 9 Hayes,Blake vs Purdue (Oct 13, 2018)Punting Avg 53.4 Hayes,Blake vs Kent State (Sep 01, 2018)Long Punt 69 Hayes,Blake vs Kent State (Sep 01, 2018)Punts inside 20 5 Hayes,Blake vs Western Illinois (Sep 08, 2018)Long Punt Return 26 Dudek,Mike vs Kent State (Sep 01, 2018)Long Kickoff Return 40 Brown,Dre at Maryland (Oct 27, 2018)Tackles 16 Green,Stanley at Wisconsin (Oct 20, 2018)Sacks 2.0 Roundtree,Bobby vs Penn State (Sep 21, 2018)

2.0 Roundtree,Bobby at Nebraska (Nov 10, 2018)Tackles For Loss 6.0 Hansen,Jake vs Kent State (Sep 01, 2018)Interceptions 1 Phillips, DelShawn vs Kent State (Sep 01, 2018)

1 Martin, Jartavius vs Kent State (Sep 01, 2018)1 Marchese, Michael vs Western Illinois (Sep 08, 2018)1 Bernat,Nolan vs Western Illinois (Sep 08, 2018)1 Phillips, DelShawn vs South Florida (Sep 15, 2018)1 Martin, Jartavius vs South Florida (Sep 15, 2018)1 Ware,Delano vs Penn State (Sep 21, 2018)1 Martin, Jartavius at Rutgers (Oct 06, 2018)1 Phillips, DelShawn at Rutgers (Oct 06, 2018)1 Hobbs,Nate at Rutgers (Oct 06, 2018)1 Brown,Sydney vs Purdue (Oct 13, 2018)1 Green,Stanley at Wisconsin (Oct 20, 2018)1 Marchese,Jimmy at Wisconsin (Oct 20, 2018)1 Adams,Tony at Nebraska (Nov 10, 2018)1 Phillips, DelShawn vs Iowa (Nov 17, 2018)

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Rushes 27 Taylor, J., at Wisconsin (Oct 20, 2018)Yards Rushing 200 Sanders, Miles, vs Penn State (Sep 21, 2018)TD Rushes 3 Sanders, Miles, vs Penn State (Sep 21, 2018)

3 Leake, Javon, at Maryland (Oct 27, 2018)3 Devine Ozigbo, at Nebraska (Nov 10, 2018)

Long Rush 66 Devine Ozigbo, at Nebraska (Nov 10, 2018)Pass attempts 46 Sitkowski, A., at Rutgers (Oct 06, 2018)Pass completions 29 Sitkowski, A., at Rutgers (Oct 06, 2018)Yards Passing 411 BARNETT, Blake, vs South Florida (Sep 15, 2018)TD Passes 3 McSorley, Trace, vs Penn State (Sep 21, 2018)

3 David Blough, vs Purdue (Oct 13, 2018)3 Hornibrook, A., at Wisconsin (Oct 20, 2018)3 Hill, Kasim, at Maryland (Oct 27, 2018)3 Adrian Martinez, at Nebraska (Nov 10, 2018)3 Stanley,Nate, vs Iowa (Nov 17, 2018)

Long Pass 86 Morgan, Tanner, vs Minnesota (Nov 03, 2018)Receptions 8 CARRIGAN, MIKE, vs Kent State (Sep 01, 2018)

8 WILCOX, Mitch, vs South Florida (Sep 15, 2018)8 Stanley Morgan, at Nebraska (Nov 10, 2018)

Yards Receiving 175 Bateman, Rashod, vs Minnesota (Nov 03, 2018)TD Receptions 2 SALOMON, Darnel, vs South Florida (Sep 15, 2018)

2 Isaac Zico, vs Purdue (Oct 13, 2018)2 Bateman, Rashod, vs Minnesota (Nov 03, 2018)2 Stanley Morgan, at Nebraska (Nov 10, 2018)2 Hockenson,T.J., vs Iowa (Nov 17, 2018)

Long Reception 86 Bateman, Rashod, vs Minnesota (Nov 03, 2018)Field Goals 2 Spencer Evans, vs Purdue (Oct 13, 2018)Long Field Goal 37 Spencer Evans, vs Purdue (Oct 13, 2018)Punts 6 Herbers, Jacob, vs Minnesota (Nov 03, 2018)Punting Avg 47.0 Joe Schopper, vs Purdue (Oct 13, 2018)Long Punt 58 URENOVITCH, G., vs Kent State (Sep 01, 2018)Punts inside 20 2 Collins, Jake, at Northwestern (Nov 24, 2018)Long Punt Return 61 Groeneweg,Kyle, vs Iowa (Nov 17, 2018)Long Kickoff Return 97 Leake, Javon, at Maryland (Oct 27, 2018)Tackles 15 Moon, Quentin, vs Western Illinois (Sep 08, 2018)Sacks 1.5 KEGLER, Kevin, vs South Florida (Sep 15, 2018)

1.5 Windsor, Robert, vs Penn State (Sep 21, 2018)1.5 Epenesa,A.J., vs Iowa (Nov 17, 2018)

Tackles For Loss 3.5 Epenesa,A.J., vs Iowa (Nov 17, 2018)Interceptions 1 Brooks, Ellis, vs Penn State (Sep 21, 2018)

1 Johnson, Jan, vs Penn State (Sep 21, 2018)1 Kenneth Major, vs Purdue (Oct 13, 2018)1 Edwards, T.J., at Wisconsin (Oct 20, 2018)1 Bondoc, Evan, at Wisconsin (Oct 20, 2018)1 Sagapolu, Olive, at Wisconsin (Oct 20, 2018)1 Richardson, A., at Maryland (Oct 27, 2018)1 Durr, Coney, vs Minnesota (Nov 03, 2018)1 Aaron Williams, at Nebraska (Nov 10, 2018)1 M. Stoltenberg, at Nebraska (Nov 10, 2018)1 Welch,Kristian, vs Iowa (Nov 17, 2018)1 Ojemudia,M., vs Iowa (Nov 17, 2018)1 Hooker,Amani, vs Iowa (Nov 17, 2018)1 Fisher, Paddy, at Northwestern (Nov 24, 2018)

OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

Linebacker Jake Hansen racked up a season-high 6.0 tackles-for-loss, tying the Illini single-game record, in the 2018 season opener against Kent State.

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GAME 1KENT STATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

SEP. 1, 2018MEMORIAL STADIUM // CHAMPAIGN, ILL. // 31,898

SCORING BY QUARTERTeam 1 2 3 4 FKent State 7 10 7 0 24Illinois 3 0 21 7 31

SCORING SUMMARYFirst QuarterILL: McLaughlin, C. 50 yd field goal, 11:38 (7-18, 2:32)KSU: Dixon 24 yd pass from Barrett (Trickett kick), 5:43 (7-80, 2:24)

Second QuarterKSU: Trickett, M. 27 yd field goal, 7:44 (14-60, 6:16) KSU: Carrigan 28 yd pass from Barrett (Trickett Kick), 3:06 (8-65, 2:09)

Third QuarterILL: Bonner 8 yd rush (McLaughlin kick), 9:36 (4-52, 1:08) ILL: Corbin 39 yd rush (McLaughlin kick), 6:11 (3-59, 0:48) KSU: Barrett 4 yd rush (Trickett kick), 3:20 (8-75, 2:51)ILL: Epstein 5 yd rush (McLaughlin kick), 2:06 (3-55, 1:14)

Fourth QuarterILL: Corbin 1 yd run (McLaughlin kick), 10:39 (8-55, 2:58)

TEAM STATISTICSCategory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .KSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ILLFirst Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22Rushes-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-183 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49-279Passing Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190Comp-Att-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-41-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-24-0Total Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .453 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 469Punts-Avg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-38.2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-53.4Kickoff Returns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-26Penalties-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-38 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-25Fumbles-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1Sacks By. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3Third-down Conv. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-15Time of Possession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32:03 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27:57

INDIVIDUAL LEADERSRUSHING (Carries-Yards-TD): KSU -Barrett 18-117-1, Rankin 15-52-0. ILL -Bush, Jr. 21-139-0, Corbin 10-79-2, Epstein 8-33-1.PASSING (Comp-Att-INT-TD-Yds): KSU - Barrett 28-41-2-2-270. Bush, Jr. 13-23-0-0-190. RECEIVING (Rec-Yards-TD): KSU - Carrigan 8-62-1, James 4-42-0, 4-32-0. ILL - Smalling 3-70-0, Dudek 4-65-0, Mays 4-47-0. TACKLE LEADERS (Tackles, TFL-Yds): KSU - Jones 11, 1.0-2; Parker 10, 0.0, 0; Bahr 7, 1.0-4. ILL - Hansen 15, 6.0-7; Phillips 12, 0.5-4; Watkins 8, 1.0-2.

GAME NOTES

• Sophomore LB Jake Hansen tied the Illinois program record with 6.0 TFLs (Jeff Weisse vs. Middle Tennessee 9/12/1998) and had a career-high 15 tackles (10 solo). Hansen had eight career tackles entering the game, all as a sophomore in 2016 before missing last season with an injury. Hansen’s 6.0 TFLs is tied for the seventh-most in Big Ten history. It is the second-most TFLs by a Big Ten player in the last 13 years.

• Senior QB AJ Bush Jr.’s 139 rushing yards is the fifth-most all-time by an Illinois quarterback. Bush is the first Big Ten quarterback with at least 190 pass yards and 139 rushing yards in a game since Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett in 2014.

• Illinois’ four true freshmen started (TE Daniel Barker, DB Sydney Brown, DB Jartavius Martin, DB Delano Ware) tied the program’s record in a season opener (4 in 1980).

• Illinois’ 21-point third quarter tied the highest-scoring quarter in the Lovie Smith era. Illinois scored 21 in the second quarter against Murray State 9/3/2016.

• Junior RB Reggie Corbin had his first career two-touchdown game. Corbin had 10 rushing attempts for 79 yards, after having 78 rushing yards on 18 carries during the entire 2017 season.

• Illinois started multiple true freshmen in back-to-back season openers for the first

time in program history.

GAME 2WESTERN ILLINOIS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

SEP. 8, 2018MEMORIAL STADIUM // CHAMPAIGN, ILL. // 39,252

SCORING BY QUARTERTeam 1 2 3 4 FWestern Illinois 7 0 7 0 14Illinois 0 14 10 10 34

SCORING SUMMARYFirst QuarterWIU: Wahee 20 yd pass from McGuire (Crosa kick), 12:07 (6-75, 2:53) Second QuarterILL: Carter 18 yd pass from Rivers II (McLaughlin kick), 7:14 (5-45, 1:55)ILL: Carter 16 yd pass from Rivers II (McLaughlin kick), 2:16 (6-69, 2:58)

Third QuarterILL: McLaughlin, C. 54 yd field goal, 12:16 (9-36, 2:44)ILL: Green, S. 2 yd blocked punt return (McLaughlin kick)WIU: Tate 49 yd pass from McGuire (Crosa kick), 6:23 (3-75, 0:59) Fourth QuarterILL: McLaughlin, C. 46 yd field goal, 12:20 (5-44, 2:30) ILL: Corbin 3 yd run (McLaughlin kick), 11:22 (2-3, 0:37)

TEAM STATISTICSCategory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WIU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ILLFirst Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20Rushes-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-66 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47-238Passing Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138Comp-Att-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-42-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-23-0Total Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376Punts-Avg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-37.6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-39.9Kickoff Returns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-23Penalties-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-57 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-153Fumbles-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0Sacks By. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-17Third-down Conv. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-13Time of Possession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26:43 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33:17

INDIVIDUAL LEADERSRUSHING (Carries-Yards-TD): WIU -Tate 3-41-0, McShane 7-28-0. ILL -Epstein 8-105-0, Corbin 15-63-1, Rivers II 9-36-0.PASSING (Comp-Att-INT-TD-Yds): WIU - McGuire 24-36-2-2-276. Rivers II 9-16-2-0-105. RECEIVING (Rec-Yards-TD): WIU - Wahee 6-104-1, Tate 3-68-1, Brunner 4-47-0. ILL - Mays 4-42-0, Carter 2-34-2, Davis 4-28-0. TACKLE LEADERS (Tackles, TFL-Yds): WIU - Moon 15, 0.5-8; Glisan 13, 0.0, 0; Saunders 7, 1.0-2. ILL - Watkins 7, 0.0-0; Green, S. 5, 0.0-0; Woods 5, 1.0-2.

GAME NOTES

• DB Dawson DeGroot blocked a punt in the third quarter that DB Stanley Green returned two yards for a touchdown. It was Illinois’ first blocked punt and first blocked punt for a TD since Caleb Day (block) and Clayton Fejedelem vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/26/2015.

• Illinois is 17-0 all-time against FCS opponents (formerly I-AA). The all-time score is 723-230.

• Illinois is 16-0 all-time against the other public universities in the state (4-0 vs. NIU, 4-0 vs. SIU, 3-0 vs. Illinois State, 3-0 vs. WIU, 2-0 vs. EIU)

• Illinois leads the all-time series against Western Illinois 3-0. Illinois has outscored Western Illinois 99-14 in three meetings.

• Freshman WR Edwin Carter caught two passes in the second quarter, both touchdowns, before leaving with an injury. The touchdowns were 16 and 18 yards, respectively.

• Senior K Chase McLaughlin’s 54-yard field goal in the third quarter tied the third-longest in Illinois history. It was McLaughlin’s career-long and the longest by an Illini since Taylor Zalewski vs. Purdue 11/17/2012.

• Freshman QB M.J. Rivers II replaced an injured AJ Bush Jr. and completed 9-of-16 passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns.

• Freshman CB Jartavius Martin is the second Illinois true freshman cornerback

since 1980 to start the first two games of the season, joining Vontae Davis (2006).

GAME 3SOUTH FLORIDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

SEP. 15, 2018SOLDIER FIELD // CHICAGO // 21,725

SCORING BY QUARTERTeam 1 2 3 4 FSouth Florida 7 0 7 18 25Illinois 10 6 3 0 19

SCORING SUMMARYFirst QuarterILL: Epstein 43 yd run (McLaughlin kick), 10:54 (3-80, 0:54)USF: Cronkrite 3 yd run (Weiss kick), 7:52 (11-75, 3:02)ILL: McLaughlin, C. 26 yd field goal, 3:35 (9-57, 4:17) Second QuarterILL: McLaughlin, C. 46 yd field goal, 11:48 (8-32, 2:43)ILL: McLaughlin, C. 53 yd field goal, 00:00 (2-11, 0:07)

Third QuarterILL: McLaughlin, C. 41 yd field goal, 2:56 (10-53, 4:43) Fourth QuarterUSF: Salomon 14 yd pass from Barnett (Weiss kick), 14:53 (11-75, 3:03)USF: Weiss, C. 26 yd field goal, 7:47 (6-71, 2:08) USF: Salomon 50 yd pass from Barnett (Barnett PAT pass to St Felix), 2:24 (6-85, 1:17)

TEAM STATISTICSCategory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .USF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ILLFirst Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21Rushes-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-215 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-212Passing Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168Comp-Att-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-40-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-29-0Total Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .626 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380Punts-Avg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-36.2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-46.0Kickoff Returns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-23Penalties-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-124 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-65Fumbles-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1Sacks By. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-7Third-down Conv. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-18Time of Possession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27:20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32:40

INDIVIDUAL LEADERSRUSHING (Carries-Yards-TD): USF -Cronkrite 22-136-1, McCants 4-28-0. ILL -Epstein 19-113-1, Corbin 12-98-0.PASSING (Comp-Att-INT-TD-Yds): USF - Barnett 23-40-2-2-411. Rivers II 20-29-0-0-168. RECEIVING (Rec-Yards-TD): USF - St Felix 6-120-0, Wilcox 8-109-0, Salomon 5-95-2. ILL - Epstein 5-56-0, Smalling 4-40-0, Barker 4-30-0. TACKLE LEADERS (Tackles, TFL-Yds): USF - McGee 14, 1.5-3; Sawtelle 13, 2.0, 3; Hoggins 11, 0.5-1. ILL - Phillips 8, 0.0-0; Hansen 8, 0.0-0; Adams 6, 1.0-1.

GAME NOTES

• Illinois is 0-2 all-time against South Florida. The Illini lost to South Florida 47-23 last season in Tampa in the first ever meeting between the two programs. Today was the final game of the two-game contract between Illinois and USF.

• Sophomore RB Mike Epstein had his third career 100-yard game (19 carries, 113 rushing yards, 1 touchdown) and his second in a row. Epstein also had a career-high 56 receiving yards.

• Freshman QB M.J. Rivers II made his first career start. Rivers is the fifth Illinois true freshman quarterback to start a game (Juice Williams 2005, Kurt Kittner 1998, Aaron Bailey 2013, Cam Thomas 2017).

• Illinois’ defensive line had four pass breakups (Roundtree 2, Woods 1, Oliver 1)

• Illinois has forced a turnover in 17 straight games.

• Illinois has had a 100-yard rusher in all three games this season.

• Illinois played at Soldier Field for the fourth time in program history. Illinois previously played at Soldier Field in 1994 (10-9 loss to Washington State), 2013 (34-24 loss to Washington) and 2015 (24-14 loss to Northwestern).

• Senior K Chase McLaughlin was 4-for-4 on field goals, including a long of 53 yards. He is the first player in Illini history to hit a 50+ yard field goal in three straight games. McLaughlin’s four career 50+ yard field goals is tied for the most in Illinois history with Dan Beaver and Jason Reda.

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GAME 4#10/9 PENN STATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

SEP. 15, 2018MEMORIAL STADIUM // CHAMPAIGN, ILL. // 34,704

SCORING BY QUARTERTeam 1 2 3 4 FPenn State 7 14 7 35 63Illinois 7 10 7 0 24

SCORING SUMMARYFirst QuarterPSU: Sanders 14 yd run (Pinegar kick), 9:17 (9-70, 3:32)ILL: Corbin 2 yd run (McLaughlin kick), 2:16 (6-74, 1:31) Second QuarterPSU: Sanders 2 yd run (Pinegar kick), 12:52 (11-75, 4:24)PSU: Freiermuth 5 yd pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick), 8:11 (8-66, 3:14)ILL: Smalling 6 yd pass from Rivers II (McLaughlin kick), 6:47 (5-75, 1:34)ILL: McLaughlin, C. 42 yd field goal, 00:00 (5-32, 0:28)

Third QuarterILL: Smalling 17 yd pass from Davis, T. (McLaughlin kick), 10:36 (9-75, 4:24)PSU: Sanders 48 yd run (Pinegar kick), 8:36 (5-80, 2:00) Fourth QuarterPSU: Johnson 16 yd pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick), 14:53 (11-60, 6:11)PSU: Hamler 21 yd pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick), 14:09 (1-21, 0:09)PSU: Slade 61 yd run (Pinegar kick), 9:58 (2-66, 0:36)PSU: Slade 1 yd run (Pinegar kick), 4:24 (6-54, 2:48)PSU: Brown 6 yd run (Pinegar kick), 1:56 (2-10, 0:50)

TEAM STATISTICSCategory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ILLFirst Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26Rushes-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-387 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-245Passing Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166Comp-Att-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-20-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-31-2Total Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .591 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411Punts-Avg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-42.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-44.8Kickoff Returns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-27Penalties-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-72 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-81Fumbles-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-0Sacks By. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12Third-down Conv. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-12Time of Possession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29:55 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30:05

INDIVIDUAL LEADERSRUSHING (Carries-Yards-TD): PSU -Sanders 22-200-3, Slade 10-94-2, McSorley 15-92-0. ILL - Corbin 11-87-1, Epstein 13-73-0.PASSING (Comp-Att-INT-TD-Yds): PSU - McSorley 12-19-3-1-160. ILL - Rivers II 17-28-1-1-166. RECEIVING (Rec-Yards-TD): PSU - Johnson 4-51-1, Holland 3-53-0, Hamler 2-41-1. ILL - Smalling 2-23-2, Green 4-49-0, Mays 3-26-0. TACKLE LEADERS (Tackles, TFL-Yds): PSU - Sutherland 8, 1.0-2; Taylor 7, 1.5, 9; Parsons 6, 0.0-0. ILL - Roundtree 12, 2.0-12; Phillips 8, 0.0-0; Brown 5, 0.0-0.

GAME NOTES

• Illinois has forced a turnover in 18 straight games.

• Illinois’ 24 points were its most against a ranked team since a 60-35 loss vs. No. 3 Ohio State 11/16/13, a span of 13 games.

• Illinois’ 24 points tied last year’s season-high against a Big Ten opponent (24 vs. Rutgers 10/14/17).

• Illinois is 27-6 in August/September home games dating back to the start of 2007.

• The 8:05 p.m. CT kickoff was the latest start for a home game in Illinois history.

• Sophomore DE Bobby Roundtree had a career-high 12 tackles (10 solo), 2.0 TFLs, 1.0 sack and one PBU. Roundtree has five PBUs this season, the most in the nation among defensive linemen.

• Freshman QB M.J. Rivers II started for the second straight game. He was 17-for-28 passing for 149 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Rivers rushed 10 times for 24 yards.

• Junior WR Trenard Davis threw his first career touchdown pass in the third quarter, a 17-yard completion to Ricky Smalling that gave Illinois a 24-21 lead.

• Sophomore WR Ricky Smalling caught two touchdowns, his first two this season. Smalling had two touchdowns all of last season.

GAME 5ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38RUTGERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

OCT. 6, 2018HIGHPOINT SOLUTIONS STADIUM // PISCATAWAY, N.J. //

36,702

SCORING BY QUARTERTeam 1 2 3 4 FIllinois 10 14 0 14 38Rutgers 7 7 0 3 17

SCORING SUMMARYFirst QuarterILL: McLaughlin, C. 39 yd field goal, 11:33 (4-5, 1:52)RUT: Hilliman 32 yd run (Haggerty kick), 5:18 (12-75, 6:15)ILL: Bush, Jr. 3 yd run (McLaughlin kick), 1:44 (8-75, 3:28) Second QuarterILL: Bush, Jr. 41 yd run (McLaughlin kick), 9:36 (3-47, 0:54)ILL: Corbin 73 yd run (McLaughlin kick), 7:17 (1-73, 0:11)RUT: Vokolek 7 yd pass from Sitkowski (Haggerty kick), 0:57 (11-80, 3:24) Fourth QuarterILL: Smalling 11 yd pass from Bush, Jr. (McLaughlin kick), 14:10 (12-74, 5:24)RUT: McLaughlin, C. 20 yd field goal, 5:15 (13-61, 3:42)ILL: Epstein 41 yd run (McLaughlin kick), 5:07 (1-41, 0:07)

TEAM STATISTICSCategory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .RUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ILLFirst Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25Rushes-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-119 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43-330Passing Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89Comp-Att-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-46-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-19-0Total Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419Punts-Avg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-44.8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-44.0Kickoff Returns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-68 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-46Penalties-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-105 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-80Fumbles-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-0Sacks By. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0Third-down Conv. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-16Time of Possession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30:57 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29:03

INDIVIDUAL LEADERSRUSHING (Carries-Yards-TD): ILL - Corbin 11-137-1, Bush, Jr. 18-116-2, Epstein 9-63-1. RUT -Hilliman 10-76-1, Blackshear 15-34-0.PASSING (Comp-Att-INT-TD-Yds): ILL - Bush, Jr. 10-18-1-0-89. RUT - Sitkowski 29-46-1-3-267. RECEIVING (Rec-Yards-TD): ILL -Davis 5-59-0, Smalling 2-17-1. RUT - Melton 6-70-0, Vokolek 5-47-1.TACKLE LEADERS (Tackles, TFL-Yds): ILL - Hansen 9, 0-0; Phillips 7, 0.0, 0; Martin 7, 0.0-0. RUT - Hayes 7, 1.5-8; Morris 6, 0.0-0; Wilkins 6, 2.0-7.

GAME NOTES

• Illinois won for the third time this season, already one more win than in 2017.

• Illinois snapped a streak of 13 straight Big Ten losses with its first conference win since beating Michigan State 31-27 on 11/5/2016.

• Illinois won a Big Ten game by 21+ points for the first time since beating Purdue 48-14 on 11/7/2015.

• Illinois rushed for 330 yards, its most since rushing for 382 at Purdue 11/7/2015.

• Illinois had two 100-yard rushers (137 Reggie Corbin, 116 AJ Bush Jr.), the first time an Illinois duo both had 100+ rushing yards since at Purdue 11/7/2015 (180 Ke’Shawn Vaughn, 133 Josh Ferguson).• The 8:05 p.m. CT kickoff was the latest start for a home game in Illinois history.

• Illinois has forced a turnover in 19 straight games.

• Junior RB Reggie Corbin had a career-high 137 rushing yards on only 11 carries (12.5 yards per rush), including a 73-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, the 25th-longest touchdown run in Illinois history. Corbin started for the first time this season and for the first time since 2016.

• Senior QB AJ Bush Jr., who started for the first time since Sept. 8 vs. Western Illinois, ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries (6.4 yards per rush). Bush is the first Illinois quarterback to reach multiple 100-yard rushing games in a season since Nathan Scheelhaase recorded four in 2010. Bush was 10-of-18 passing for 89 yards and one touchdown, his first career Illinois passing touchdown

GAME 6PURDUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

OCT. 13, 2018MEMORIAL STADIUM // CHAMPAIGN, ILL. // 41,966

SCORING BY QUARTERTeam 1 2 3 4 FPurdue 14 15 7 10 46Illinois 7 0 0 0 7

SCORING SUMMARYFirst QuarterILL: Bush, Jr. 5 yd run (McLaughlin kick), 8:07 (6-77, 1:33)PUR: Zico 3 yd pass from Blough (Evans kick), 6:25 (5-75, 1:42)PUR: Blough 7 yd pass from Sparks (Evans kick), 4:06 (3-65, 1:35) Second QuarterPUR: Jones 1 yd run (PAT Blocked), 14:56 (8-58, 2:50)PUR: Evans, S. 37 yd field goal, 6:15 (10-59, 3:57)PUR: Zico 42 yd pass from Blough (Failed 2 pt. Conversion), 0:09 (3-75, 0:29) Third QuarterPUR: Moore 7 yd pass from Blough (Evans kick), 10:06 (10-75, 4:54)

Fourth QuarterPUR: Evans, S. 32 yd field goal, 13:57 (9-65, 3:16)PUR: Horvath 3 yd run (Evans Kick), 4:10 (10-55, 5:33)

TEAM STATISTICSCategory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ILLFirst Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Rushes-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-227 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-69Passing Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181Comp-Att-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-37-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-29-1Total Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .611 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250Punts-Avg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-43.4Kickoff Returns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-50Penalties-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-57Fumbles-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0Sacks By. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-38 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-16Third-down Conv. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-13Time of Possession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37:47 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22:13

INDIVIDUAL LEADERSRUSHING (Carries-Yards-TD): PUR - Knox 17-150-0, M. Jones 7-56-1, Horvath 5-19-1. ILL -Bush, Jr. 20-24-1, Corbin 6-20-0.PASSING (Comp-Att-INT-TD-Yds): PUR - Blough 25-36-1-3-377. ILL - Bush, Jr. 15-29-1-0-181. RECEIVING (Rec-Yards-TD): PUR -Zico 5-127-2, R. Moore 4-101-1. ILL - Corbin 1-52-1, T. Davis 3-44-0.TACKLE LEADERS (Tackles, TFL-Yds): PUR- Thieneman 8, 1.5-16; Jones 5, 3.0, 14; Larry 4, 0.0-0. ILL - S. Brown 12, 0.0-0; Phillips 11, 0.0-0; Hansen 8, 0.0-0.

GAME NOTES

• Illinois and Purdue are tied 44-44-2 in the all-time series.

• Illinois is 23-22-2 all-time against Purdue in Champaign.

• Illinois has forced a turnover in 20 straight games, the longest active streak in

Power 5.

• Freshman CB Jartavius Martin started for the sixth straight game, tying for the

eighth-most by a true freshman defensive back in Illinois history. Martin’s six

straight starts to open the season is the third-most by an Illinois defensive back

to begin a true freshman season.

• Freshman SS Sydney Brown had his first career interception during the third

quarter. Brown led the Illini with a career-high 12 tackles.

• Junior RB Reggie Corbin caught a career-long 52-yard pass during the first quarter.

• Sophomore P Blake Hayes had a 43.4 net punting average on eight punts. Hayes

limited Purdue to six punt return yards while averaging 44.1 yards per punt.

• Freshman DL Calvin Avery blocked a PAT attempt in the second quarter.

• Senior OL Nick Allegretti started for the 30th straight game.

• Sophomore OL Alex Palczewski started for the 17th straight game.

• Illinois’ true freshmen have combined for 19 starts, the sixth most in a season

in Illinois history. Last year, Illinois set the program record with 86 cumulative

true freshmen starts.

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GAME SUMMARIES

GAME 7ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20#23/19 WISCONSIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

OCT. 20, 2018CAMP RANDALL STADIUM // MADISON, WIS. // 79,736

SCORING BY QUARTERTeam 1 2 3 4 FIllinois 0 10 7 3 20Wisconsin 14 14 14 7 49

SCORING SUMMARYFirst QuarterWIS: Ingold 1 yd run (Gaglianone kick), 9:27 (11-75, 5:33)WIS: Cruickshank 23 yd run (Gaglianone kick), 7:01 (2-25, 0:52) Second QuarterILL: Corbin 80 yd run (McLaughlin kick), 6:19 (1-80, 0:17)WIS: Ferguson 27 yd pass from Hornibrook (Gaglianone kick), 2:55 (1-27, 0:08)WIS: Penniston 11 yd pass from Hornibrook (Gaglianone kick), 1:41 (3-35, 0:34)ILL: McLaughlin 52 yard field goal, 0:00 (2-5, 0:07) Third QuarterILL: Bonner 18 yd run (McLaughlin kick), 10:57 (2-43, 0:25)WIS: Deal 39 yd run (Gaglianone kick), 8:22 (6-75, 2:35)WIS: Ingold 19 yd pass from Hornibrook (Gaglianone kick), 2:14 (8-56, 4:12)

Fourth QuarterILL: McLaughlin 26 yard field goal, 14:05 (9-67, 3:09)PUR: Deal 6 yd run (Gaglianone kick), 8:05 (11-86, 5:54)

TEAM STATISTICSCategory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISFirst Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31Rushes-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-210 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-357Passing Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188Comp-Att-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-21-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-22-2Total Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 545Punts-Avg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-43.4Kickoff Returns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-50Penalties-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-50Fumbles-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0Sacks By. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-33Third-down Conv. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-8Time of Possession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22:08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37:52

INDIVIDUAL LEADERSRUSHING (Carries-Yards-TD): ILL - Corbin 9-100-1, Bush, Jr. 5-47-0, Bonner 6-38-1. WIS -Taylor 27-159-0, Deal 12-111-2.PASSING (Comp-Att-INT-TD-Yds): ILL - Rivers 7-13-1-0-80, Bush, Jr. 2-8-2-0-10 WIS - Hornibrook 13-22-2-3-188. RECEIVING (Rec-Yards-TD): ILL -Davis 3-35-0, C. Green 2-28-0. WIS - Davis 4-48-0, Ferguson 3-62-1, Ingold 2-48-1.TACKLE LEADERS (Tackles, TFL-Yds): ILL- S. Green 16, 0-0; Phillips 9, 0, 0; Hansen 9, 0.0-0. WIS - Van Ginkel 6, 1.0-10; Connelly 6, 0.0-0; Bondoc 5, 1.5-4.

GAME NOTES

• Illinois ran for 210 yards on 36 carries (5.8 yards/carry), the Illini’s sixth time

rushing for more than 200 yards in the first seven games this season.

• Illinois had five turnovers in the first six games. Illinois had five turnovers in the

first half against Wiscosin.

• Illinois trails the all-time series against Wisconsin 36-42-7, including 16-23-4

in Madison.

• Illinois has forced a turnover in 21 straight games, the longest active streak in

Power 5.

• Junior K Chase McLaughlin made a 52-yard field goal to end the first half.

McLaughlin set the Illinois single season (4) and career (5) records for most 50+-

yard field goals made.

• Junior RB Reggie Corbin had an 80-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, tied

for the 10th-longest run in Illinois history. It equaled Illinois’ longest run since

Rashard Mendenhall’s 86-yard run at Northwestern 11/18/2006 (Daniel Dufrene

also had an 80-yard run at Ohio State on 11/10/2007). Corbin ran nine times for

100 yards (11.1 yards/carry), his second career 100-yard rushing game.

• Illinois started one true freshmen (SS Sydney Brown), its least since one at

Northwestern 11/26/2016 (FS Stanley Green).

GAME 8ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20MARYLAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

OCT. 27, 2018MARYLAND STADIUM // COLLEGE PARK, MD. // 30,387

SCORING BY QUARTERTeam 1 2 3 4 FIllinois 3 6 10 14 33Maryland 14 14 21 14 63

SCORING SUMMARYFirst QuarterILL: McLaughlin 32 yard field goal, 11:41 (5-27, 1:41)MD: Leake 97 yd KO return td (Petrino kick), 11:30MD: Davenport 46 yd pass from Hill (Petrino kick), 4:39 (9-93, 4:26) Second QuarterILL: McLaughlin 34 yard field goal, 12:51 (14-61, 4:52)MD: Leake 64 yd run (Petrino kick), 11:21 (4-75, 1:30)ILL: McLaughlin 39 yard field goal, 7:33 (10-35, 3:43)MD: Jones 14 yd pass from Hill (Petrino kick), 2:02 (10-75, 5:31) Third QuarterILL: McLaughlin 26 yard field goal, 10:48 (10-55, 4:06)MD: Jones 43 yd pass from Hill (Petrino kick), 8:49 (5-76, 1:53)MD: Leake 27 yd run (Petrino kick), 5:43 (2-79, 0:39)MD: Okonkwo 25 yd pass from Hill (Petrino kick), 0:47 (8-79, 4:03)ILL: Corbin 69 yd run (McLaughlin kick), 0:32 (1-69, 0:10)

Fourth QuarterMD: Leake 43 yd run (Petrino kick), 11:33 (7-77, 3:52)ILL: Stampley 61 yd pass from Bush, Jr. (McLaughlin kick), 9:55 (3-69, 1:33)ILL: Stampley 84 yd pass from Bush, Jr. (McLaughlin kick), 6:24 (2-90, 0:35)MD: Leake 54 yd run (Petrino kick), 0:39 (9-75, 5:40)

TEAM STATISTICSCategory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MDFirst Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63Rushes-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-232 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-431Passing Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281Comp-Att-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-32-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-21-0Total Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .493 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 712Punts-Avg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-41.8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-38.0Kickoff Returns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-221 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-178Penalties-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-85Fumbles-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-0Sacks By. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0Third-down Conv. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-15Time of Possession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25:45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34:15

INDIVIDUAL LEADERSRUSHING (Carries-Yards-TD): ILL - Corbin 18-155-1, Rivers II 5-23-0. MD -Leake 5-140-3, McFarland 16-83-0, Jones 3-68-1PASSING (Comp-Att-INT-TD-Yds): ILL - Bush, Jr. 11-19-2-1-261. MD - Hill 11-19-3-0-261. RECEIVING (Rec-Yards-TD): ILL -Stampley 4-153-2, Davis 6-53-0. MD - Demus 2-69-0, Jacobs 3-54-0, Jones 3-36-1.TACKLE LEADERS (Tackles, TFL-Yds): ILL- Hansen 11, 1.5-7; S. Brown 8, 0.5, 2; Phillips 7, 0.0-0. MD - Brooks 7, 2.0-5; Davis 6, 0.0-0; Savage 5, 0.0-0.

GAME NOTES

• Illinois and Maryland played for the first time in history.

• AJ Bush Jr.’s 84-yard touchdown pass to Dominic Stampley was the third-longest

passing play in Illinois history (90 Taliaferro to Yavorski vs. Ohio State 10/13/1962,

86 Eason to O. Williams vs. Wisconsin 10/24/1981). It was Illinois’ longest play

since Rashard Mendenhall’s 86-yard run at Northwestern 11/18/2006.

• Junior RB Reggie Corbin had a career-high 155 rushing yards on 18 carries (8.6

yards/carry). Corbin had a 69-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, his fifth run

of 50+ yards this season.

• Sophomore WR Dominic Stampley had a career-high 153 receiving yards on

four catches, including a 61-yard touchdown and 84-yard touchdown. Stampley

is Illinois’ first receiver to go over 150 yards since Malik Turner had 164 at

Northwestern 11/26/2016.

• Illinois ran for 233 yards on 35 carries (6.6 yards/carry), the Illini’s seventh time

rushing for more than 200 yards in the first eight games this season.

• Illinois ended a streak of 21 straight games forcing a turnover, which was

previously the longest active streak in Power 5.

GAME 9MINNESOTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

NOV. 3, 2018MEMORIAL STADIUM // CHAMPAIGN, ILL. // 35,774

SCORING BY QUARTERTeam 1 2 3 4 FMinnesota 7 10 0 14 31Illinois 14 10 21 10 55

SCORING SUMMARYFirst QuarterILL: Corbin 72 yd run (McLaughlin kick), 14:21 (2-73, 0:39)MINN: Ibrahim 4 yd run (Carpenter kick), 8:31 (12-75, 5:50)ILL: Brown 72 yd run (McLaughlin kick), 8:01 (2-75, 0:30) Second QuarterILL: McLaughlin 36 yard field goal, 14:51 (7-30, 2:21)MINN: Ibrahim 1 yd run (Carpenter kick), 9:14 (10-77, 5:37)ILL: Smalling 67 yd pass from Bush, Jr. (McLaughlin kick), 7:48 (3-67, 1:26)MINN: Carpenter 28 yard field goal, 0:06 (6-41, 0:33) Third QuarterILL: Bush, Jr. 3 yd run (McLaughlin kick), 10:12 (7-69, 2:57)ILL: Barker 30 yd pass from Bush, Jr. (McLaughlin kick), 9:14 (1-30, 0:12)ILL: Corbin 77 yd run (McLaughlin kick), 4:07 (4-89, 1:46)

Fourth QuarterILL: McLaughlin 48 yard field goal, 10:35 (9-54, 4:59)MINN: Bateman 61 yd pass from Morgan (Carpenter kick), 9:31 (3-75, 1:04)ILL: Bush, Jr. 12 yd run (McLaughlin kick), 2:59 (12-75, 6:32)MINN: Bateman 86 yd pass from Morgan (Carpenter kick), 1:46 (3-77, 1:13)

TEAM STATISTICSCategory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MINNFirst Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20Rushes-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-430 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-178Passing Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260Comp-Att-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-25-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-28-0Total Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .646 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438Punts-Avg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-41.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-39.7Kickoff Returns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-52 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-92Penalties-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-15Fumbles-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-2Sacks By. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3Third-down Conv. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-15Time of Possession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27:10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32:50

INDIVIDUAL LEADERSRUSHING (Carries-Yards-TD): MINN - Ibrahim 18-98-2, Graham 9-46-0. ILL -Corbin 13-213-2, Bush, Jr. 14-127-2, Brown 7-92-1PASSING (Comp-Att-INT-TD-Yds): MINN - Morgan 14-27-0-2-258. ILL - Bush, Jr. 18-25-1-2-216. RECEIVING (Rec-Yards-TD): MINN -Bateman 7-175-2, Johnson 5-68-0. ILL - Smalling 4-86-1, Stampley 8-65-0.TACKLE LEADERS (Tackles, TFL-Yds): MINN- Howden 9, 0.0-0; Martin 7, 0.0, 0; Williamson 6, 1.0-3. ILL - Adams 10, 1.0-1; Phillips 8, 1.5-8; Hansen 8, 0.0-0.

GAME NOTES

• Illinois scored a season-high 55 points, its most in a regulation Big Ten game

since beating Indiana 55-31 10/18/2008 (Illinois scored 65 at Michigan in 2010 in

a 3OT game).

• Illinois scored 30+ points in back-to-back Big Ten games for the first time since

Nov. 2013 (35-52 L at Indiana, 35-60 L vs. Ohio State).

• Junior RB Reggie Corbin ran 13 times for a season-high 213 yards, his fourth

100+-yard game of the season and fourth in the last five games. Corbin’s 213

rushing yards was the eighth most in Illinois history, passing Red Grange’s 212

rushing yards against Michigan 10/18/1924. Corbin is the first Illini with 200+

rushing yards since Mikel Leshoure ran for 330 against Northwestern 11/20/2010.

Corbin had a 72-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and a 77-yard touchdown

run in the third quarter, his third and fourth 70+-yard runs this season.

• Illinois’ 646 total yards are its most since 655, against Minnesota, on 11/3/2007.

• Illinois had three 70+ yard runs for the second time in program history (9/16/1944

vs. Illinois-Normal (now Illinois State)).

• Illinois is the first team to run for more than 400 yards against Minnesota since

11/3/2007, also the Illini.

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GAME SUMMARIES

GAME 10ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35NEBRASKA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

NOV. 10, 2018MEMORIAL STADIUM // LINCOLN, NEB. // 88,316

SCORING BY QUARTERTeam 1 2 3 4 FIllinois 14 7 0 14 35Nebraska 21 17 7 9 54

SCORING SUMMARYFirst QuarterNEB: Morgan 37 yd pass from Martinez (Pickering kick), 13:58 (3-75, 1:02)ILL: Bush, Jr. 11 yd run (McLaughlin kick), 10:39 (8-76, 3:14)NEB: Martinez 9 yd run (Pickering kick), 7:27 (7-89, 3:06)ILL: Bush, Jr. 8 yd run (McLaughlin kick), 3:40 (8-76, 3:43)NEB: Morgan 37 yd pass from Martinez (Pickering kick), 1:54 (5-75, 1:46) Second QuarterNEB: Pickering 27 yard field goal, 10:36 (7-35, 3:19)NEB: Ozigbo 66 yd run (Pickering kick), 6:00 (3-77, 1:13)ILL: Bush, Jr. 2 yd run (McLaughlin kick), 0:58 (12-75, 5:02)NEB: Stoll 12 yd pass from Martinez (Pickering kick), 0:03 (3-7, 0:17) Third QuarterNEB: Ozigbo 4 yd run (Pickering kick), 4:12 (17-82, 7:48)

Fourth QuarterNEB: Hayes punt blocked by Dismuke, recovered for safety , 12:10ILL: Bonner 2 yd run (McLaughlin kick), 7:44 (3-39, 1:22)NEB: Ozigbo 60 yd run (Pickering kick), 6:15 (3-75, 1:29)ILL: Brown 15 yd run (McLaughlin kick), 3:21 (7-93, 2:46)

TEAM STATISTICSCategory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NEBFirst Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54Rushes-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-383 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-316Passing Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290Comp-Att-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-25-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-334-1Total Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .509 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 606Punts-Avg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-43.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-43.2Kickoff Returns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-83 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-26Penalties-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-66 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-72Fumbles-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1Sacks By. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-16Third-down Conv. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-12Time of Possession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30:11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29:49

INDIVIDUAL LEADERSRUSHING (Carries-Yards-TD): ILL - Bush, Jr. 25-187-3, Bonner 10-81-1. NEB -Ozigbo 11-162-3, Washington 3-67-0, Martinez 13-55-1PASSING (Comp-Att-INT-TD-Yds): ILL - Bush, Jr. 11-25-2-0-126. NEB- Martinez 24-34-1-3-290. RECEIVING (Rec-Yards-TD): ILL-Smalling 5-43-0, Corbin 1-34-0. NEB - Morgan 8-131-2, Spielman 7-71-0.TACKLE LEADERS (Tackles, TFL-Yds): ILL- Adams 9, 0.5-1; Roundtree 8, 3.0, 13; Martin 7, 0.5-0. NEB- 11, 0.0-0; Neal 10, 0.0-0; Young 8, 0.0-0.

GAME NOTES

• Senior QB AJ Bush Jr. ran for 187 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries (7.5

yards per carry), breaking Juice Williams’ record for single-game rushing yards by

a quarterback (174 vs. Eastern Illinois 9/6/2008).

• Junior RB Reggie Corbin ran nine times for 59 yards to total 1,011 rushing yards

this season, becoming the first Illini to rush for 1,000 in a season since Mikel

Leshoure in 2010 (Illini record 1,697). He also had a 34-yard reception.

• Illinois ran for 383 yards on 49 carries (7.8 yards/carry), the Illini’s ninth time

rushing for more than 200 yards in the first 10 games this season.

• Sophomore RB Ra’Von Bonner had a career-high 81 rushing yards and one

touchdown on 10 carries (8.1 yards per carry)

• Sophomore DE Bobby Roundtree had eight tackles, 2.0 sacks, 3.0 TFLs and one

pass breakups.

• Illinois opened the game with a 76-yard scoring drive on seven rushing plays and

no pass attempts.

• Sophomore FS Tony Adams had his second career interception and led Illinois with

nine tackles.

GAME 11IOWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0

NOV. 17, 2018MEMORIAL STADIUM // CHAMPAIGN, ILL. // 33,313

SCORING BY QUARTERTeam 1 2 3 4 FIowa 7 28 14 14 63Illinois 0 0 0 0 0

SCORING SUMMARYFirst QuarterIOWA: Stoll 9 yd pass from Stanley (Recinos kick), 6:20 (4-39, 1:50) Second QuarterIOWA: Sargent 3 yd run (Recinos kick), 13:50 (7-58, 3:15)IOWA: Espenesa blocked punt return (Recinos kick), 13:42IOWA: Hockerson 11 yd pass from Stanley (Recinos kick), 11:43 (1-11, 0:07)IOWA: Hockerson 37 yd pass from Stanley (Recinos kick), 5:10 (4-83, 2:27) Third QuarterIOWA: Groenewed 61 yd punt return (Recinos kick), 13:26IOWA: Young 5 yd run (Recinos kick), 8:11 (6-20, 2:39)

Fourth QuarterIOWA: Sargent 29 yd run (Recinos kick), 11:10 (5-60, 1:59)IOWA: Young 14 yd run (Schudak kick), 5:47 (7-51, 3:54)

TEAM STATISTICSCategory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IOWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ILLFirst Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11Rushes-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-203 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43-149Passing Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82Comp-Att-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-23-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-30-3Total Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231Punts-Avg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-38.2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-44.9Kickoff Returns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-25Penalties-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-68Fumbles-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1Sacks By. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-10Third-down Conv. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-17Time of Possession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28:43 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31:17

INDIVIDUAL LEADERSRUSHING (Carries-Yards-TD): IOWA - Sargent 17-121-2, Young 14-67-2. ILL -Bonner 21-96-0, Bush, Jr. 12-18-0, Norwood 4-30-0.PASSING (Comp-Att-INT-TD-Yds): IOWA - Stanley 13-21-1-3-178. ILL- Bush, Jr. 12-28-2-0-82. RECEIVING (Rec-Yards-TD): IOWA - Fant 3-54-1, Hockerson 2-48-2. ILL - Small-ing 3-27-0, Mays 3-24-0.TACKLE LEADERS (Tackles, TFL-Yds): IOWA- Espenesa 8, 3.5-14; Gervase 8, 1.0, 2; Hesse 5, 1.0-4. ILL- Hansen 10, 0.5-1; Oliver 7, 0.0-0; Roundtree 6, 2.0-10.

GAME NOTES

• Illinois leads the all-time series 38-34-2 and holds a 20-15 edge against the

Hawkeyes in Champaign.

• Nine Fighting Illini seniors were recognzied prior to their final home games at

Memorial Stadium (OL Nick Allegretti, QB AJ Bush Jr., WR Mike Dudek, WR Zac

Holman, WR Sam Mays, K Chase McLaughlin, WR Shaedon Meadors, LB Del’Shawn

Phillips, TE Austin Roberts).

• Sophomore RB Ra’Von Bonner rushed 21 times for a career-high 96 yards.

• Sophomore DE Bobby Roundtree had two sacks for the second-straight game and

third of the season. He now has a team-high 8.5 sacks on the season.

• Senior LB Del’Shawn Phillips’ first quarter interception was his fourth this season,

the most for an Illini in a single season since 2015 (Barton - 4).

• Senior OL Nick Allegretti started for the 35th straight game.

• Sophomore OL Alex Palczewski started for the 22nd straight game.

• Illinois’ true freshmen have combined for 30 starts, tied for the fourth most

in a season in Illinois history. Last year, Illinois set the program record with 86

cumulative true freshmen starts.

• Illinois captains: OL Nick Allegretti, WR Sam Mays, LB Dele Harding, LB Del’Shawn

Phillips

GAME 12ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16#22/20/21 NORTHWESTERN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

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SCORING BY QUARTERTeam 1 2 3 4 FIllinois 3 3 0 10 16Northwestern 7 14 3 0 24

SCORING SUMMARYFirst QuarterNU: Skowronek 8 yd pass from Thorson (Collins kick), 5:53 (9-92, 3:25)ILL: McLaughlin 21 yd field goal, 0:32 (15-85, 5:15) Second QuarterILL: McLaughlin 29 yd field goal, 8:31 (13-49, 4:58)NU: Thorson 1 yd run (Collins kick), 3:43 (11-75, 4:48)NU: Lees 5 yd pass from Thorson (Collins kick), 0:17 (9-80, 1:30) Third QuarterNU: Collins 25 yd field goal, 10:03 (12-68, 4:57)

Fourth QuarterILL: McLaughlin 26 yd field goal, 13:22 (15-80, 6:39)ILL: Smalling 10 yd pass from Bush, Jr. (McLaughlin kick), 7:57 (8-81, 2:43)

TEAM STATISTICSCategory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NUFirst Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19Rushes-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-154 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-261Passing Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110Comp-Att-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-39-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-18-0Total Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .435 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371Punts-Avg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-41.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-45.8Kickoff Returns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-26Penalties-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-66 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-15Fumbles-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0Sacks By. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0Third-down Conv. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-13Time of Possession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31:06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28:54

INDIVIDUAL LEADERSRUSHING (Carries-Yards-TD): ILL - Corbin 13-78-0, Bush, Jr. 16-56-0. NU -Bowser 18-166-0, Hanaoka 8-48-0, Moten IV 8-47-0.PASSING (Comp-Att-INT-TD-Yds): ILL - Bush, Jr. 23-39-1-1-281. NU- Thorson 12-18-0-2-110. RECEIVING (Rec-Yards-TD): ILL - Smalling 7-72-1, Mays 4-69-0, Stampley 4-69-0. NU - Lees 3-25-1, Chiaokhiao 1-25-0, Skowronek 1-8-1TACKLE LEADERS (Tackles, TFL-Yds): ILL-S. Green 13, 0.5-1; M. Marchese 11, 0.0, 0; Hansen 8, 0.5-2. NU- Gallagher 13, 2.0-7; Mayo 8, 0.0-0; Pace 6, 0.0-0.

GAME NOTES

• Illinois leads the all-time series against Northwestern 55-52-5..

• Senior QB AJ Bush Jr. threw for a career-high 281 yards on 23-of-39 passing, and

added 56 yards on the ground for 337 yards to total offense.

• Bush Jr.’s season rushing total of 733 yards is the third-most by a QB in Illini

history (868 by Nathan Scheelhaase in 2010 & 755 by Juice Williams in 2007).

• Illini defense allowed 371 total yards against Northwestern, the fewest allowed

by Illinois in Big Ten play and the second-fewest this season (361 vs. Western

Illinois.)

• Illinois started the same five offensive linemen for all 12 games this season (OT

Vederian Lowe, OG Kendrick Green, C Doug Kramer, OG Nick Allegretti, OT Alex

Palczewski).

• Illinois averaged 243.0 rushing yards per game in 2018, the fifth most in a single

season in Illini history.

• Illinois ran for 154 yards on 32 carries (4.8 yards/carry), finishing the season

with 2,916 rushing yards. Illinois improved to 243 rushing yards per game after

averaging 105.6 rushing yards per game in 2017, the biggest improvement in

the nation.

• McLaughlin finishes his Illinois career with 211 points, the sixth most in Illinois

history.

• Senior OL Nick Allegretti started for the 36th straight game.

• Sophomore OL Alex Palczewski started for the 23rd straight game.

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RUSHING YARDSGame: 330, Mikel Leshoure vs. Northwestern, 11/20/2010Season: 1,697, Mikel Leshoure, 2010Career: 4,105, Robert Holcombe, 1994-971,000-Yard Seasons: 3, Robert Holcombe, 1995-97

RUSHING ATTEMPTSGame: 49, Robert Holcombe vs. East Carolina, 9/23/1995Season: 294, Robert Holcombe, 1997Career: 943, Robert Holcombe, 1994-97

YARDS PER RUSHGame: 29.5 (4-118), Kendrick Foster vs. Murray State, 9/3/2016Season (min. 80 att): 6.5 (127-826), John Karras, 1949 Career (min. 100 att): 6.5 (388-2,539), Rashard Mendenhall, 2005-07

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNSGame: 8, Howard Griffith vs. SIU, 9/22/1990* Season: 17, Rashard Mendenhall, 2007 and Mikel Leshoure, 2011Career: 31, Howard Griffith, 1987-90* - NCAA Record

100-YARD RUSHING GAMESSeason: 9, Mikel Leshoure, 2010Career: 16, Robert Holcombe, 1994-97Consecutive: 5, Mikel Leshoure, 11/6-12/29/2010

200-YARD RUSHING GAMESSeason: 2, Howard Griffith, 1990; Rashard Mendenhall, 2007Career: 2, Red Grange, 1923-25; Howard Griffith, 1987-90; Robert Holcombe, 1994-97; Rashard Mendenhall, 2005-07

PASSING YARDAGEHalf: 344, Dave Wilson (2nd) at Ohio State, 11/8/1980 340, Nathan Scheelhaase (1st) vs. SIU, 8/31/2013Game: 621, Dave Wilson at Ohio State, 11/8/1980

Season: 3,671, Tony Eason, 1982Career: 8,725, Jack Trudeau, 1981-85

PASS ATTEMPTSQuarter: 32, Jack Trudeau (4th) at Purdue, 10/12/1985Half: 44, Jack Trudeau (2nd) at Purdue, 10/12/1985Game: 69, Dave Wilson at Ohio State, 11/8/1980Season: 505, Tony Eason, 1982Career: 1,264, Kurt Kittner, 1998-2001

PASS COMPLETIONSGame: 43, Dave Wilson at Ohio State, 11/8/1980Season: 322, Jack Trudeau, 1985Career: 797, Jack Trudeau, 1981-85

COMPLETION PERCENTAGEGame (min. 20 attempts): .839 (26-31), Reilly O’Toole vs. Charleston Southern, 9/15/2012Season: .667, Nathan Scheelhaase, 2013 (287-430)Career: .640, Jack Trudeau, 1981-85 (797-1245)

TOUCHDOWN PASSESQuarter: 4, Wes Lunt vs. Kent State (1st), 9/5/2015; 3, Wes Lunt vs. Youngstown State (4th), 8/30/2014; Jon Beutjer vs. San Jose State (2nd), 9/21/2002; Jeff George vs. Indiana (2nd), 11/18/1989; Dave Wilson at Ohio State (3rd), 11/8/1980; Tom O’Connell vs. Washington (1st), 10/11/1952Half: 5, Dave Wilson at Ohio State (2nd), 11/8/1980; Tom O’Connell vs. Washington (1st), 10/11/1952Game: 6, Dave Wilson at Ohio State, 11/8/1980Season: 27, Kurt Kittner, 2001Career: 70, Kurt Kittner, 1998-2001

PASS EFFICIENCYGame: 308.9, Tom O’Connell vs. Washington, 10/11/1952Season: 141.61, Wes Lunt, 2014Career: 133.8, Tony Eason, 1981-82

PASSING YARDS PER GAMESeason: 333.7, Tony Eason, 1982Career: 300.4, Tony Eason, 1981-82

CONSECUTIVE PASS COMPLETIONS15, Nathan Scheelhaase vs. Northwestern, 11/30/201314, Jason Verduzco vs. Colorado (9)/Southern Illinois(5), 9/15-9/22/199014, Tony Eason at Iowa, 10/30/1982 13, Nathan Scheelhaase vs. Baylor, 12/29/2010*12, Nathan Scheelhaase vs. Southern Illinois, 8/31/201312, Johnny Johnson at Wisconsin, 11/19/199411, Nathan Scheelhaase vs. Ohio State, 11/16/201310, Nathan Scheelhaase at Purdue, 11/23/201310, Nathan Scheelhaase vs. Miami (Ohio), 9/28/201310, Nathan Scheelhaase vs. Cincinnati, 9/7/201310, Jason Verduzco vs. Northern Illinois, 9/5/199210, Jack Trudeau at Purdue, 10/12/198510, Jack Trudeau at Iowa, 9/29/198410, Tony Eason at Syracuse, 9/18/198210, Dave Wilson at Ohio State, 11/8/1980* - Started game with 13 consecutive completions

250-YARD PASSING GAMESSeason: 9, Tony Eason, 1982Career: 17, Tony Eason, 1981-82Consecutive: 6, Tony Eason, 10/3-11/7/1981

300-YARD PASSING GAMESSeason: 6, Tony Eason, 1981Career: 10, Tony Eason, 1981-82Consecutive: 5, Dave Wilson, 10/18-11/15/1980

400-YARD PASSING GAMESSeason: 3, Dave Wilson, 1980Career: 3, Dave Wilson, 1980; Tony Eason, 1981-82Consecutive: 2, Dave Wilson, 11/8-11/15/1980

CONSECUTIVE PASSING STREAKSGames with touchdown pass: 16, Jack Trudeau, 11/19/1983-9/21/1985Passes without an interception: 215, Jack Trudeau, 9/21-11/9/1985Passes thrown in a game without an interception: 66, Jack Trudeau at Purdue, 10/12/1985Yards gained in two consecutive games: 1,024, Dave Wilson, 1980 (621 at Ohio State, 11/8/1980; 403 at Indiana, 11/15/1980)

MOST INTERCEPTIONS THROWNGame: 6, Tom O’Connell vs. Ohio State, 11/15/1952Season: 19, Tony Eason, 1982Career: 43, Jack Trudeau, 1981-85

TOTAL OFFENSIVE YARDAGEGame: 585, Dave Wilson at Ohio State, 11/8/1980Season: 3,892, Juice Williams, 2008Career: 10,634, Nathan Scheelhaase 2010-13

MOST OFFENSIVE PLAYSGame: 76, Dave Wilson at Ohio State, 11/8/1980 Season: 530, Dave Wilson, 1980Career: 1,845, Nathan Scheelhaase, 2010-13

RECEPTIONSGame: 16, David Williams at Purdue, 10/12/1985Season: 101, David Williams, 1984Career: 262, David Williams, 1983-85

RECEIVING YARDAGEGame: 268, A.J. Jenkins vs. Northwestern, 10/1/2011Season: 1,278, David Williams, 1984Career: 3,392, David Williams, 1983-85

TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONSGame: 3, several, last by A.J. Jenkins vs. Northwestern, 10/1/2011Season: 10, David Williams, 1985Career: 24, David Williams, 1983-85

RECEPTION YARDAGE AVERAGE(min. 3 receptions)Game: 41.5 (4-166), Rich Kreitling at Minnesota, 10/18/1958Season: 29.9 (23-688), Rich Kreitling, 1958Career: 25.5 (35-891), Rich Kreitling, 1957-58

100-YARD RECEIVING GAMESSeason: 6, David Williams, 1984, 1985; Brandon Lloyd, 2001Career: 16, David Williams, 1983-85Consecutive: 4, Steve Hull, 10/9-10/30/2013

POINTSGame: 48, Howard Griffith vs. Southern Illinois, 9/22/1990Season: 122, Mikel Leshoure, 2010Career: 267, Jason Reda, 2004-07

TOUCHDOWNSQuarter: 4, Red Grange (1st) vs. Michigan, 10/18/1924; Howard Griffith (3rd) vs. Southern Illinois, 9/22/1990Half: 4, Red Grange (1st) vs. Michigan, 10/18/1924; Howard Griffith (1st & 2nd) vs. Southern Illinois, 9/22/1990Game: 8, Howard Griffith vs. Southern Illinois, 9/22/1990Season: 20, Mikel Leshoure, 2010Career: 33, Howard Griffith, 1987-90

FIELD GOALSGame: 5, Dan Beaver vs. Purdue, 10/13/1973; Mike Bass at Wisconsin, 10/23/1982; Chris White vs. Wisconsin, 10/16/1984; Doug Higgins vs. Michigan State, 10/20/1990Season: 24, Chris White, 1984; Mike Bass, 1982, Derek Dimke, 2010Career: 53, Chris White, 1983-85

CONSECUTIVE FIELD GOALS13 Mike Bass, 9/11-10/9/198212 Chris Richardson, 10/9-11/6/199310 Derek Dimke, 12/29/2010-10/1/201110 Derek Dimke, 10/2-10/23/201010 Chris White, 10/6-10/27/19849 Derek Dimke, 11/14/2009-9/18/2010

EXTRA POINTSGame: 9, Doug Higgins at Northwestern 11/25/1989; Neil Rackers vs. Virginia, 12/30/1999Season: 44, Neil Rackers, 1999Career: 114, Jason Reda, 2004-07

PUNTING AVERAGEGame: 58.0, Ryan Frain vs. Purdue, 11/7/2015Season: 45.4, Steve Weatherford, 2004Career: 43.6, Steve Weatherford, 2002-05

PUNT RETURN AVERAGEGame (min. 4): 51.0, Dike Eddleman, vs. Minnesota, 10/18/47Season (min. 8): 32.8, Dike Eddleman, 1947Career (min. 15): 28.7, Buddy Young, 1944-46

PUNT RETURNSGame: 7, George Arvanitis vs. Indiana, 11/10/1984; Marquis Mosely vs. Akron, 9/21/1996; Eugene Wilson vs. Arkansas State, 9/4/1999 Season: 37, George Arvanitis, 1984; Darryl Usher, 1987Career: 94, Darryl Usher, 1985-87

PUNT RETURN YARDAGEGame: 125, Red Grange vs. Nebraska, 10/6/1923Season: 308, Darryl Usher, 1987Career: 896, Eugene Wilson, 1999-2002

KICKOFF RETURNSGame: 7, V’Angelo Bentley (93 yards) vs. Ohio State, 11/16/2013Season: 31, George McDonald-Ashford (736 yards), 1996 31, V’Angelo Bentley (663 yards), 2013Career: 86, V’Angelo Bentley (1860 yards), 2012-15

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

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KICKOFF RETURN AVERAGEGame: 46.3, Greg Foster at Syracuse, 9/30/1978Season: 29.7, Darryl Usher, 1987Career: 30.2, Red Grange, 1923-25

KICKOFF RETURN YARDAGEGame: 170, Mike Bellamy vs. Indiana, 11/18/1989Season: 736, George McDonald-Ashford, 1996Career: 1,860, V’Angelo Bentley, 2012-15

KICKOFF RETURN TOUCHDOWNSGame: 1, last by V’Angelo Bentley (100 yards) vs. Southern Illinois, 8/31/2013Season: 1, last by V’Angelo Bentley (100 yards) vs. Southern Illinois, 2013Career: 2, Red Grange, 1923-25

TACKLESGame: 34, John Sullivan vs. Minnesota, 11/12/1977Season: 202, John Sullivan, 1977 Career: 595, Dana Howard, 1991-94

TACKLES FOR LOSSXGame: 6, Jeff Weisse vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/12/1998 6, Jake Hanson vs. Kent State, 9/1/2018Season: 23, Mike Polosky, 1991; Simeon Rice, 1995Career: 69, Simeon Rice, 1992-95

QUARTERBACK SACKSGame: 5, Simeon Rice vs. Washington State, 9/1/1994Season: 16, Whitney Mercilus, 2011; Simeon Rice, 1994Career: 44.5, Simeon Rice, 1992-95

INTERCEPTIONSGame: 4, Mike Gow at Stanford, 9/21/1974Season: 11, Al Brosky, 1950 & 1951Career: 30, Al Brosky, 1950-52 (NCAA Record-29*)Consecutive games with at least one pass interception: 16, Al Brosky, 1950-51 (NCAA record-15*), began 11/11/1950 at Iowa, ended 10/18/1952 at Minnesota* - NCAA did not include bowl game statistics in its records. Brosky had one interception in the 1952 Rose Bowl.

INTERCEPTION RETURN YARDAGEGame: 152, Ron Bess vs. Notre Dame, 10/21/1967Season: 198, Ron Bess, 1967Career: 370, Al Brosky, 1950-52

INTERCEPTION TOUCHDOWNSGame: 1, last by Darius Mosely at Rutgers, 10/15/2016Season: 2, Mike Gow, 1974; Dave Edwards, 1983; Christian Morton, 2001Career: 3, Mike Gow, 1972-74

FRESHMAN RECORDSRushing Yardage: 868, Nathan Scheelhaasse, 2010Passing Yardage: 1,825, Nathan Scheelhaase, 2010Touchdown Passes: 17, Nathan Scheelhaase, 2010Consecutive Pass Completions: 13, Nathan Scheelhaase vs. Baylor, 12/29/2010Passing Efficiency: 131.97, Nathan Scheelhaase, 2010Receptions: 76, Mike Dudek, 2014Receiving Yardage: 1,038, Mike Dudek, 2014Touchdown Catches: 6, David Williams, 1983; Mike Dudek, 2014Points: 84, Matt Eller, 2008Tackles: 147, Dana Howard, 1991Interceptions: 5, Craig Swoope, 1982Quarterback Sacks: 9, Simeon Rice, 1992Field Goals: 15, Matt Eller, 2008

NCAA RECORDS HELD BY ILLINOIS PLAYERS AND TEAMSUpdated via NCAA Record Book prior to the 2019 season

SCORINGMost Touchdowns in a Game: (T-1st) 8, Howard Griffith vs. Southern Illinois, 9/22/90Most Touchdowns in a Quarter: (T-1st) 4, Howard Griffith vs. Southern Illinois, 9/22/90, 3rd quarterMost Points in a Game: (T-1st) 48, Howard Griffith vs. Southern Illinois, 9/22/90Most Consecutive Rushes for a TD: (T-1st) 3, Howard Griffith vs. Southern Illinois, 9/22/90

PASSINGPassing Yards In One Game: (12th), 621, Dave Wilson at Ohio State, 11/8/80Career Passing Yards Per Game: (24th), 300.4, Tony Eason, 1981-82

RECEIVINGCareer Receptions Per Game: (19th), 7.42, David Williams, 1983-85

DEFENSECareer Total Tackles Per Game: (T-14th), 10.03, Jerry Schumacher, 2000-02 Career Solo Tackles Per Game: (6th), 6.74, Jerry Schumacher, 2000-02 Season Forced Fumbles: (2nd), 9, Whitney Mercilus, 2011Season Forced Fumbles Per Game: (2nd), 0.69, Whitney Mercilus, 2011Career Forced Fumbles: (T-14th), 11, Whitney Mercilus, 2009-11Career Forced Fumbles Per Game: (11th), 0.297, Whitney Mercilus, 2009-11Season Sacks: (T-14th), 16.0, Whitney Mercilus, 2011Career Interceptions: (1st), 29, Al Brosky, 1950-52 (356 yards)Career Passes Intercepted Per Game: (1st), 1.1, Al Brosky, 1950-52 (29 in 27 games)Consecutive Games Intercepting a Pass: (1st), 15, Al Brosky (began Nov. 11, 1950 at Iowa; ended Oct. 18, 1952 at Minn.)Career Passes Defended Per Game: (1st), 2.15, Eugene Wilson, 1999-2002; (T-6th) 1.39, Christian Morton, 2000-03Season Passes Defended Per Game: (3rd), 2.64, Eugene Wilson, 2001; (7th) 2.36, Christian Morton, 2001Career Passes Defended: (2nd), 71, Eugene Wilson, 1999-2002; (T-26th) 46, Christian Morton, 2000-03Season Passes Defended: (5th), 29, Eugene Wilson, 2001; (T-10th), Christian Morton, 26, 2001 Single-Game Passes Defended: (T-9th), 6, Bobby Jackson, vs. Northern Illinois, 9/8/2001 Longest Return of a Defensive Extra Point Attempt: (T-1st), 100, Quintin Parker vs. Wisconsin, 10/28/89Single-Game Tackles for Loss: (T-13th), 6.0, Jake Hansen, vs. Kent State, Sept. 1, 2018Team Single-Game Tackles for Loss: (T-4th), 20, Illinois vs. Texas State, 9/20/2014Single-Game Blocked Extra Points: (T-2nd), 2, Rob Bain, at Penn State, 10/31/2015

MISCLast tie game: Illinois 3, Wisconsin 3 (Nov. 25, 1995)

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

Howard Griffith (29) celebrates with teammates after his NCAA record eighth touchdown vs. SIU on 9/22/90.

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CAREER INDIVIDUAL STARTSALL POSITIONS1. Nathan Scheelhaase, QB (2010-13) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Ryan McDonald, C (2005-08) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Tim Simpson, OL (1988-91). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484. Mason Monheim, LB (2012-15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Jeff Allen, OL (2008-11). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Bucky Babcock, OL (2001-04) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Tony Pashos, OL (1999-2002) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 478. Chris Norwell, DT (2004-07) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 469. Matt Maddox, OL (2003-06). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Marques Sullivan, OL (1997-2000) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Kevin Hardy, LB (1992-95) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Dana Howard, LB (1991-94) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4513. Michael Heitz, OL (2011-14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Juice Williams, QB (2006-09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Danny Clark, LB (1996-99) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Simeon Rice, LB (1992-95) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

QUARTERBACKS1. Nathan Scheelhaase (2010-13). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482. Juice Williams (2006-09). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443. Kurt Kittner (1998-2001) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

RUNNING BACKS 1. Robert Holcombe (1994-97). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382. Thomas Rooks (1983-85). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353. Josh Ferguson (2011-15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324. Ty Douthard (1993-96) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN1. Ryan McDonald, C (2005-08) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Tim Simpson (1988-91). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483. Jeff Allen (2008-11). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Bucky Babcock (2001-04) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Tony Pashos (1999-2002) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

WIDE RECEIVER1. Jason Dulick (1993-96) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422. Arrelious Benn (2007-09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 David Williams (1983-85) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

TIGHT END1. Matt Cushing (1994-97) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362. Josh Whitman (1997-2000) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Evan Wilson (2010-13) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264. Jon Davis (2011-14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235. David Olson (1990-93) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

LINEBACKER1. Mason Monheim (2012-15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472. Kevin Hardy (1992-95). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Dana Howard (1991-94) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454. Danny Clark (1996-99) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Simeon Rice (1992-95) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN1. Chris Norwell (2004-07) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462. Derek Walker (2005-08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423. Akeem Spence (2010-12). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

DEFENSIVE BACK1. Tyrone Washington (1992-95) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Marlon Primous (1988-91). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403. Eaton Spence (2012-15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Bobby Jackson (1997-2001) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Muhammad Abdullah (1998-2001) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 David Edwards (1980-84) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

SINGLE-SEASON TRUE FRESHMEN WITH AT LEAST ONE START1. 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162. 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93. 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 1977 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76. 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67. 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59. 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

SINGLE-SEASON CUMULATIVE TRUE FRESHMEN STARTS1. 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .872. 1977 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343. 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335. 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276. 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267. 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188. 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1710. 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

SINGLE-GAME TRUE FRESHMEN STARTERS1. at South Florida, 9/15/2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102. vs. Rutgers, 10/14/2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93. vs. Northwestern, 11/25/2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 at Minnesota, 10/21/2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 at Iowa, 10/7/2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 vs. Nebraska, 9/29/2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87. at Purdue, 11/4/2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 vs. Wisconsin, 10/28/2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 vs. Western Kentucky, 9/9/2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 710. at Ohio State, 11/18/2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 vs. Indiana, 11/11/2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

STARTER RECORDS

QB Nathan Scheelhaase is tied for the most starts in program history with 48 from 2010-2013.

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TOTAL OFFENSEMost Plays in a Game: (T-6th) 76, Dave Wilson at OSU, 11/8/1980 Most Plays in a Career: (7th) 1,845, Nathan Scheelhaase, 2010-13

(8th) 1,773, Juice Williams, 2006-09Most Yards Gained in a Game: (1st) 585, Dave Wilson at OSU (-36 run, 621 pass), 11/8/1980Most Yards Gained in a Season: (9th) 3,892, Juice Williams, 2008Most Yards Gained in a Career: (9th) 10,634, Nathan Scheelhaase, 2010-13

(10th) 10,594, Juice Williams, 2006-09

ALL-PURPOSEMost Plays in a Career: (7th) 1,009, Robert Holcombe, 1994-97Most Yards Gained in a Game: (3rd) 402, Red Grange vs. MICH, 10/18/1924

RUSHINGMost Attempts in a Game: (T-7th) 49, Robert Holcombe vs. E. Carolina (130 yds.), 9/23/1995Most Attempts in a Career: (6th) 943, Robert Holcombe (4,105 yds.), 1994-97Most Yards Gained in a Game: (6th) 330, Mikel Leshoure at Northwestern, (33 att.), 11/20/2010

(9th) 315, Robert Holcombe at MINN (43 att.), 11/16/1996Longest Rushing Play (in Yards): (T-6th) 93, Buddy Young, at Great Lake, 9/20/1944Most Rushing Touchdowns in a Game: (1st) 8, Howard Griffith vs. Southern Illinois, 9/22/1990

(4th) 5, Red Grange vs. Michigan, 10/18/1924Most Rushing Yards Gained in a Career by a Quarterback: (5th) 2,557, Juice Williams, 2006-09

(10th) 2,066, Nathan Scheelhaase, 2010-13

PASSINGMost Attempts in a Game: (6th) 69, Dave Wilson at OSU (43 comp.), 11/6/1980

(T-8th) 66, Jack Trudeau at PUR (39 comp.), 10/12/1985Most Attempts in a Season: (8th) 505, Tony Eason (313 comp.), 1982

(9th) 501, Jack Trudeau (322 comp.), 1985Most Attempts in a Career: (9th) 1,264, Kurt Kittner (682 comp.), 1998-01

(10th) 1,245, Jack Trudeau (797 comp.), 1981-85Most Completions in a Game: (6th) 43, Dave Wilson at OSU (69 att.), 11/6/1980

(T-10th) 39, Jack Trudeau at PUR (66 att.), 10/12/1985Most Completions in a Season: (4th) 322, Jack Trudeau (501 att.), 1985; (9th) 313, Tony Eason, 1982Most Completions in a Career: (6th) 797, Jack Trudeau (1,245 att.), 1981-85

(9th) 775, Nathan Scheelhaase, 2010-13Most Yards Gained in a Game: (1st) 621, Dave Wilson at OSU (43-69), 11/8/1980Most Yards Gained in a Season: (5th) 3,671, Tony Eason (313-505), 1982Highest Completion Percentage in a Season: (T-10th) .667, Nathan Scheelhaase, 2013Highest Completion Percentage in a Career: (8th) .640, Jack Trudeau, 1981-85 Highest Passing Efficiency in a Game: (7th) 308.9, Tom O’Connell vs. Washington, 10/11/1952Most Touchdown Passes in a Game: (T-2nd) 6, Dave Wilson at OSU, 11/8/1981

(T-16th) 5, Juice Williams vs. Missouri, 8/30/2008Most Touchdown Passes in a Season: (T-12th) 27, Kurt Kittner, 2001Most Touchdown Passes in a Career: (11th) 70, Kurt Kittner, 1998-2001

RECEIVINGMost Catches in a Game: (T-4th) 16, David Williams vs. Purdue, 10/12/1985Most Catches in a Season: (2nd) 101, David Williams, 1984; (7th) 92, David Williams, 1985;

(10th) 90, A.J. Jenkins, 2011Most Catches in a Career: (4th) 262, David Williams (3,392 yds), 1983-85Most Yards Gained in a Game: (5th) 268, A.J. Jenkins (12 rec.) vs. Northwestern, 10/12011Most Yards Gained in a Career: (6th) 3,392, David Williams (262 rec.), 1983-85

SCORINGMost Points in a Game: (1st) 48, Howard Griffith vs. Southern Illinois (8 TD), 9/22/1990

(T-6th) 30, Red Grange vs. Michigan (5 TD), 10/18/1924 (T-6th) 30, Mikel Leshoure at Michigan (5 TD), 11/6/2010

Most Touchdowns in a Game: (1st) 8, Howard Griffith vs. Southern Illinois, 9/22/1990 (T-4th) 5, Red Grange vs. Michigan, 10/18/1924 (T-4th), 5, Mikel Leshoure at Michigan, 11/6/2010

Most Kicking Points in a Game: (T-6th) 17, Chris Richardson at IOWA, 10/16/1993Most Field Goals Made in a Game: (T-2nd) 5, Dan Beaver vs. PUR, 10/10/1973

(T-2nd) 5, Mike Bass at WIS, 10/23/1982 (T-2nd) 5, Chris White vs. WIS, 10/6/1984 (T-2nd) 5, Doug Higgins vs. MSU, 10/20/1990

Most Field Goals Made in a Season: (T-5th) 24, Mike Bass, 1982 (T-5th) 24, Chris White, 1984 (T-5th) 24, Derek Dimke, 2010

Most Consecutive PATs Made: (12th) 98, Derek Dimke, 2008-11Longest Field Goal (in yards): (T-12th) 57, Dan Beaver vs. PUR (SS), 10/18/1975Most Kicked Extra Points in a Game: (T-13th) 9, Doug Higgins at NU (9 att.), 11/25/1989

(T-13th) 9, Neil Rackers vs. Virginia (9 att.), 12/30/1999

PUNTINGMost Punts in a Game: (3rd) 18, Les Linberg vs. Army (692 yds), 11/3/1934

(5th) 15, Ralph Ehni at USC (635 yds.) 10/14/1939 (T-8th) 13, Charles Bareither vs. Missouri (494 yds.), 9/28/1968 (T-8th) 13, Brett Larsen vs. Arizona (551 yds.), 9/16/1995 (T-8th) 13, Steve Fitts vs. PSU (482 yds.), 10/30/1999

Most Punts in a Season: (T-3rd) 85, Terry Masar (3,255 yds.), 1971

(9th) 81, Brett Larsen (3,306 yds.), 1995Most Punts in a Career: (9th) 256, Steve Fitts (10,671 yds.), 1998-01Most Punting Yards in a Game: (3rd) 692, Les Lindberg vs. Army (18 punts), 11/3/1934

(5th) 635, Ralph Ehni at USC (15 punts), 10/14/1939 (T-6th) 551, Brett Larsen vs. Arizona (13 punts), 9/16/1995

Most Punting Yards in a Career: (10th) 10,671, Steve Fitts (256 punts), 1998-2001Highest Punting Average in a Career: (T-9th) 43.5, Steve Weatherford (193 punts), 2002-05Longest Punt: (T-8th) 88, Dike Eddleman vs. IOWA, 11/6/1948

PUNT RETURNSMost Punt Returns in a Game: (T-9th) 8, Eugene Wilson vs. San Diego State (109 yds.), 9/11/1999Most Punt Returns in a Career: (7th) 93, Eugene Wilson, 1999-2002

(T-8th) 90, Darryl Usher (256 yds.), 1985-87Longest Play: (T-8th) 92, Dike Eddleman vs. Western Michigan, 11/8/1947

KICKOFF RETURNSMost Kickoff Returns in a Game: (T-6th) 8, Christian Morton at MINN (128 yds.), 9/30/2000Most Touchdowns in a Career: (T-7th) 2, Red Grange, 1923-25

INTERCEPTIONSMost Interceptions in a Game: (T-1st) 4, Mike Gow at Stanford, 9/21/1974Most Interceptions in a Season: (T-1st) 11, Al Brosky, 1950

(T-1st) 11, Al Brosky, 1951 (T-4th) 10, Mike Gow, 1973

Most Interceptions in a Career: (1st) 30, Al Brosky, 1950-52 (T-6th) 19, Mike Gow, 1972-74

Most Interception Return Yards in a Game: (1st) 152, Ron Bess vs. Notre Dame (2 int.), 10/21/1967Most Interception Return Yards in a Season: (6th) 198, Ron Bess (7 int), 1967

(7th) 197, Al Brosky (11 int), 1951Most Interception Return Yards in a Career: (6th) 356, Al Brosky (30 int.), 1950-52

(9th) 284, Mike Gow (19 int.), 1972-74 Most Interception Touchdowns in a Season: (T-3rd) 2, Mike Gow, 1974

(T-3rd) 2, Dave Edwards, 1983 (T-3rd) 2, Christian Morton, 2001

Most Interception Touchdowns in a Career: (T-3rd) 3, Mike Gow, 1972-74 (T-10th) 2, Dave Edwards, 1980-84 (T-10th) 2, Christian Morton, 2000-02

SACKSMost Sacks in a Game: (T-2nd) 5, Simeon Rice vs. Washington St., 9/1/1994

(T-10th) 4, Will Davis at IND, 9/22/2007 (T-10th) 4, Clay Nurse at MINN, 11/7/09

Most Sacks in a Season: (T-4th) 16, Whitney Mercilus, 2011 (T-4th) 16, Simeon Rice, 1994 (T-10th) 15, Mike Poloskey, 1991Most Sacks in a Career: (1st) 44.5, Simeon Rice, 1992-95

TACKLES FOR LOSSMost Tackles for Loss in a Game: (T-7th) 6, Jeff Weisse vs. Middle Tennessee St., 9/12/1998Most Tackles for a Loss in a Career: (5th) 69, Simeon Rice, 1992-95

FORCED FUMBLESMost Forced Fumbles in a Game: (T-5th) 2, Whitney Mercilus at Indiana, 10/8/2011 (T-5th), 2, Jamal Milan at Rutgers, 10/15/2016 (T-5th), 2, Stanley Green vs. Michigan State, 11/5/2016Most Forced Fumbles in a Season: (1st) 9, Whitney Mercilus, 2011

(T-7th) 5, Jeff Arneson, 1992 (T-7th) 5, Kevin Hardy, 1995

Most Forced Fumbles in a Career: (T-3rd) 13, Simeon Rice, 1992-95 (7th) 11, Whitney Mercilus, 2009-11

Updated from 2018 Big Ten record book

2001 Illinois (7-1)1990 Illinois (6-2) Michigan (6-2) Michigan State (6-2) Iowa (6-2)1983 Illinois (9-0)1963 Illinois (5-1-1)1953 Illinois (5-1) Michigan State (5-1)1951 Illinois (5-0-1)

1946 Illinois (6-1)1928 Illinois (4-1)1927 Illinois (5-0)1923 Illinois (5-0)1919 Illinois (6-1)1918 Illinois (4-0)1915 Illinois (3-0-2) Minnesota (3-0-1)1914 Illinois (6-0)1910 Illinois (4-0)

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TOTAL POINTS, SEASON Rk Year G Pts PPG Coach1. 2010 13 423 32.5 Zook2. 2001 12 390 32.5 Turner3. 1999 12 388 32.3 Turner4. 1902 13 380 29.2 Holt 5. 2007 13 362 27.8 Zook6. 2013 12 356 29.7 Beckman7. 1983 12 347 28.9 White8. 2002 12 346 28.8 Turner9. 2008 12 344 28.7 Zook10. 1982 12 338 28.2 White

POINTS PER GAME, SEASON Rk Year G Pts Avg Coach1. 2010 13 423 32.54 Zook2. 2001 12 390 32.5 Turner3. 1999 12 388 32.3 Turner4. 2013 12 356 29.7 Beckman5. 1984 11 323 29.4 White 6. 1902 13 380 29.2 Holt7. 1983 12 347 28.9 White8. 2002 12 346 28.8 Turner9. 2008 12 344 28.7 Zook10. 1982 12 338 28.2 White

POINTS PER GAME, CONFERENCE Rk Year G Pts Avg Coach1. 2010 8 286 35.8 Zook2. 1983 9 303 33.7 White3. 2001 8 261 32.6 Turner4. 1914 6 187 31.2 Zuppke5. 1989 8 239 29.9 White6. 1902 6 178 29.7 Smith7. 2007 8 221 27.6 Zook 8. 2008 8 219 27.4 Zook9. 2002 8 212 26.5 Turner10. 1953 6 154 25.7 R. Eliot

MOST POINTS, GAMERk Pts Opponent1. 87 Illinois Wesleyan, 10/5/19122. 80 Iowa, 11/27/19023. 79 Illinois-Normal, 9/16/1944 79 Illinois College, 10/19/18955. 75 Rolla Mines, 10/9/19156. 70 Knox, 10/10/18967. 67 Butler, 10/3/19428. 66 Northwestern, 11/3/18949. 65 at Michigan, 11/6/201010. 64 Rush, 10/10/1903

TOTAL OFFENSE PER GAME, SEASONRk Year G Yds Avg Coach1. 2002 12 5,356 446.3 Turner2. 1984 11 4,860 441.8 White3. 2008 12 5,273 439.4 Zook4. 2013 12 5,120 426.7 Beckman5. 2007 13 5,525 425.0 Zook6. 2001 12 5,041 420.1 Turner7. 1981 11 4,514 410.4 White8. 1999 12 4,887 407.3 Turner9. 1989 12 4,773 397.8 Mackovic10. 2010 13 5,162 397.1 Zook

TOTAL OFFENSE, SEASON Rk Year G Yds Avg Coach1. 2007 13 5,525 425.0 Zook2. 2002 12 5,356 446.3 Turner3. 2008 12 5,273 439.4 Zook4. 2010 13 5,162 397.1 Zook5. 2013 12 5,120 426.7 Beckman6. 2001 12 5,041 420.1 Turner 7. 2018 12 4,904 408.7 Smith8. 1999 12 4,887 407.3 Turner9. 1984 11 4,860 441.8 White10. 2014 13 4,774 367.2 Beckman

MOST TOTAL OFFENSE, GAMERk Yds Opponent1. 723 Illinois-Normal, 9/16/19442. 662 at Northwestern, 11/19/19833. 659 at Ohio State, 11/8/19804. 655 at Minnesota, 11/3/2007 5. 646 Minnesota, 11/3/20186. 645 Houston, 9/21/19917. 640 at Northwestern, 11/23/19818. 612 at Indiana, 11/9/20139. 603 vs. Virginia, 12/29/199910. 602 San Jose State, 9/21/200211. 601 Miami (Ohio), 9/28/201312. 600 Arkansas State, 9/14/2002

RUSHING YARDS PER GAME, SEASONRk Year G Yds Avg Coach1. 1953 9 2,481 275.7 R. Eliot2. 2007 13 3,338 256.8 Zook3. 2010 13 3,199 246.1 Zook 4. 2018 12 2,916 243.0 Smith5. 1972 11 2,590 235.5 Blackman6. 1957 9 2,095 232.8 R. Eliot7. 1955 9 2,084 231.6 R. Eliot8. 1963 10 2,314 231.4 P. Elliott9. 1951 10 2,198 219.7 R. Eliot10. 1965 10 2,176 217.6 P. Elliott 1956 9 1,958 217.6 R. Eliot

TOTAL RUSHING YARDS, SEASONRk Total G YPG Year1 3,338 13 256.8 20072. 3,199 13 246.1 2010 3. 2,916 12 243.0 2018 4. 2,590 11 235.5 19725. 2,481 9 275.7 19536. 2,405 12 200.4 20097. 2,340 11 212.7 19718. 2,330 11 217.8 19759. 2,314 10 231.4 196310. 2,274 11 206.7 1973

MOST RUSHING YARDS, GAMERk Yds Opponent1. 562 Illinois-Normal, 9/16/19442. 519 Northwestern, 11/20/20103. 467 Iowa, 10/27/19734. 467 South Dakota, 9/26/19425. 449 Indiana, 11/5/19496. 448 Minnesota, 11/3/20077. 432 at Ohio State, 10/10/1953 8. 430 Minnesota, 11/3/20189. 429 Iowa, 11/20/197110. 420 Minnesota, 10/11/1975

YARDS PASSING PER GAME, SEASONRk Year G Yds Avg Coach1. 1981 11 3,398 308.9 White2. 1980 11 3,227 293.4 White3. 2013 12 3,452 287.7 Beckman4. 1984 11 3,130 284.5 White5. 2002 12 3,388 282.3 Turner6. 2001 12 3,327 277.3 Turner7. 1982 12 3,254 271.2 White8. 2008 12 3,232 269.3 Zook9. 1991 12 3,066 255.5 Mackovic10. 2014 13 3,247 249.8 Beckman

TOTAL PASSING, SEASONRk Year G Yds Avg Coach1. 2013 12 3,452 287.7 Beckman2. 1981 11 3,398 308.9 White3. 2002 12 3,388 282.3 Turner4. 2001 12 3,327 277.3 Turner5. 1982 12 3,254 271.2 White6. 2014 13 3,247 249.8 Beckman7. 2008 12 3,232 269.3 Zook8. 1980 11 3,227 293.4 White9. 1984 11 3,130 284.5 White10. 1991 12 3,066 255.5 Mackovic

MOST PASSING YARDS, GAMERk Yds Opponent1. 621 at Ohio State, 11/8/19802. 479 at Wisconsin, 10/23/19823. 462 vs. Minnesota, 10/11/20084. 456 vs. Western Kentucky, 9/6/20145. 451 vs. Missouri, 8/30/20086. 450 at Indiana, 11/9/2013 450 vs. Purdue, 10/4/20148. 447 at Northwestern, 11/21/19819. 431 at Missouri, 9/14/199110. 430 California, 9/20/200311. 426 San Jose State, 9/21/200212. 425 Purdue, 10/18/1980

FEWEST SACKS ALLOWED, SEASONRk Year G Sacks Avg Coach1. 2007 13 16 1.23 Zook 2. 2001 12 16 1.33 Turner 1991 12 16 1.33 Mackovic4. 1984 11 15 1.36 White5. 1989 12 17 1.42 Mackovic6. 2016 12 20 1.67 Smith 2015 12 20 1.67 Cubit8. 2003 12 21 1.75 Turner 1994 12 21 1.75 Tepper10. 2000 11 20 1.82 Turner

MOST INTERCEPTIONS, SEASONRk Year G INT Avg Coach1. 1964 9 23 2.56 P. Elliott2. 1952 9 22 2.44 R. Eliot 3. 1966 10 23 2.30 P. Elliott 1951 10 23 2.30 R. Eliot 5. 1950 9 19 2.11 R. Eliot 6. 1973 11 23 2.09 Blackman7. 1963 10 20 2.00 P. Elliott 8. 1965 10 19 1.90 P. Elliott 9. 1983 12 21 1.75 White 10. 1971 11 19 1.73 Blackman

MOST SACKS, SEASON (since 1983)Rk Year G Sacks Avg Coach1. 2011 13 41 3.2 Zook2. 2007 13 40 3.1 Zook 2001 12 40 3.3 Turner4. 1987 11 38 3.5 White 5. 1991 12 37 3.1 Mackovic 1989 12 37 3.1 Mackovic 1983 12 37 3.1 White8. 1985 12 35 2.9 White 9. 2008 12 32 2.7 Zook10. 1999 12 32 2.7 Turner

MOST TACKLES FOR LOSS, SEASON (since 1970)Rk Year G TFL Avg Coach1. 1987 11 107 9.7 White2. 2011 13 103 7.9 Zook3. 1995 11 97 8.8 Tepper4. 2016 12 95 7.9 Smith5. 1999 12 92 7.7 Turner6. 2001 12 89 7.4 Turner 2015 12 89 7.4 Cubit8. 1994 12 88 7.3 Tepper9. 2007 13 86 6.6 Zook10. 1998 11 85 7.7 Turner

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BIGGEST COMEBACK WINNon-Conference: 20, vs. Rutgers, 9/3/2005 (27-7 deficit), 33-30 otConference: 20, at Michigan, 10/25/1999 (27-7 deficit), 35-29

MOST TOUCHDOWNS, GAMENon-Conference: 12, vs. Illinois-Normal, 9/16/1944Conference: 9, at Michigan, 11/6/2010 and at Northwestern,

11/25/1989

FEWEST POINTS, SEASON Full season: 103, 1978 (7.9), 11 gamesConference: 62, 1978 (7.8), 8 games

FEWEST TOTAL YARDS, SEASON1,578 (945 rushing; 633 passing), 1961, 10 games

FEWEST YARDS RUSHING, GAMENon-Conference: -27, vs. Arizona, 9/18/1993Conference: 19, at Michigan, 10/25/1980

RUSHING PLAYS, SEASONMost: 593, 1973 (11 games) 619, 2010 (13 games)Fewest: 353, 2016 (12 games)

FIRST DOWNS, GAME (since 1924)Most: 36 at Ohio State, 11/8/1980 36 vs. Miami (Ohio), 9/28/2013Fewest: 5 at Ohio State, 11/18/2017

FIRST DOWNS RUSHING, SEASONMost: 170, 2007 (13 games)Fewest: 65, 1997 (11 games)

TOUCHDOWNS RUSHING, SEASONMost: 29, 2010 (13 games)Fewest: 5, 2003 (12 games)

PASSES ATTEMPTED, GAMEMost: 69 (43 completed), at Ohio State, 11/8/1980Fewest: 4 (2 completed), at USC, 10/28/1961

PASSES ATTEMPTED, SEASONMost: 519 (285 completed), 2015Fewest: 125 (64 completed), 1977

PASSES COMPLETED, GAMEMost: 43 (69 attempted), at Ohio State, 11/8/1980Fewest: 1 (8 attempted), vs. Minnesota, 10/21/1961

PASSES COMPLETED, SEASONMost: 302 (455 attempted), 2013Fewest: 63 (161 attempted), 1961

FIRST DOWNS PASSING, GAMEMost: 26, at Ohio State, 11/8/1980Fewest: 0, several times, last vs. Stanford, 9/23/1978

FIRST DOWNS PASSING, SEASONMost: 154, 2013Fewest: 31, 1961

PASSES HAD INTERCEPTED, SEASONMost: 22, 1997Fewest: 6, 1999

BEST PASS COMPLETION PERCENTAGE, GAMENon-Conference: .833, 20-of-24 for 310 yards vs. Arkansas State, 9/14/2002Conference: .800, 16-of-20 for 168 yards, at Indiana, 11/15/1986 .800, 16-of-20 for 155 yards, at Penn State, 10/9/2010

PASS COMPLETION PERCENTAGE, SEASONHighest: .664, 302-of-455, 2013Lowest: .382, 63-of-161, 1961

PUNTS, GAMEMost: 18, vs. Army, 11/3/1934Fewest: 0, several times, last time vs. Miami (Ohio), 9/28/2013

PUNTS, SEASONMost: 86, 1971Fewest: 45, 1983

YARDAGE PUNTING, GAMEMost: 692, vs. Army, 11/3/34 Fewest: 0, several times, last time vs. Miami (Ohio) 9/28/2013

PUNTING AVERAGE, SEASONHighest: 44.8, 2010 (64 punts)Lowest: 32.5, 1960 (36 punts)

TACKLES FOR LOSS, SEASONMost: 107, 1987Fewest: 27, 1996

QUARTERBACK SACKS, SEASONMost: 41, 2011Fewest: 10, 1988

GAMES WON/TIED IN LAST TWO MINUTES WITH A FIELD GOALDate Score, Opp., Kicker, Dist., Time11/22/2014 16-14, Penn State, David Reisner 36 yds, :0811/1/2008 27-24, Iowa, Matt Eller, 46 yds., :249/30/2006 23-20, Michigan State, Jason Reda, 39 yds., :0611/16/2002 16-16, Ohio State, John Gockman, 48 yds, :00*10/22/1991 10-7, Ohio State, Chris Richardson, 41 yds, :3610/20/1990 15-13, Michigan State, Doug Higgins, 48 yds, :5910/29/1988 27-27, Minnesota, Doug Higgins, 44 yds, :0110/17/1987 16-14, Wisconsin, Doug Higgins, 34 yds, :5410/5/1985 31-28, Ohio State, Chris White, 38 yds, :0010/23/1982 29-28, Wisconsin, Mike Bass, 46 yds, :039/13/1980 20-17, Michigan State, Mike Bass, 38 yds, :0010/27/1979 17-17, Minnesota, Kirk Bostrom, 31 yds, 1:3710/13/1973 15-13, Purdue, Dan Beaver, 32 yds, 1:3710/30/1926 3-0, Pennsylvania, Frosty Peters, 14 yds, n/a11/22/1919 9-7, Ohio State, Bob Fletcher, 20 yds, :1210/16/1915 3-3, Minnesota, Bart Macomber, 24 yds, n/a11/5/1910 3-0, Indiana, Otto Seiler, drop kick in final minutes10/15/1910 3-0, Chicago, Otto Seiler, 38 yards, drop kick in final minute, n/a * - lost game in overtime

LONGEST OFFENSIVE DRIVES (since 1971)Time: 9:52, vs. Northwestern (18 plays, 55 yards missed FG), 11/19/1988 Plays: 20 at Iowa (90 yards, 7:59) 10/1/2005Yardage: 99, vs. Cincinnati (12 plays, 5:07, TD); vs. Michigan (6 plays, 2:47, TD), 10/21/2009; vs. Syracuse (5 plays, 1:46, TD), 9/16/2006; vs. Ohio State (10 plays, 4:17, TD), 10/7/1989; vs. Wisconsin (4 plays, 1:25, TD), 10/24/1981

CONSECUTIVE GAMES STREAKSGames Unbeaten: 15, (13-0-2, 10/3/1914-10/7/1916)Games Won: 13, (10/30/1909-10/21/1911); 13, (10/6/2193-11/1/1924)Big Ten Conference Games Unbeaten: 12, (12-0-0, 11/13/1982-9/22/1984)Big Ten Conference Games Won: 12, (11/13/1982-9/22/1984)Home Games Unbeaten: 17, 16-0-1 (10/1/1927-10/11/1930)Home Games Won: 16, (9/20/2002-10/14/2003)Home Big Ten Conference Games Unbeaten: 14, 13-0-1 (10/1/1983-11/23/1985)

Home Big Ten Conference Games Won: 11, (10/1/1983-10/26/1985)Home Big Ten Conference Games Losses: 18, 10/5/1996-9/5/1998Highest Scoring Illinois Victory: 87-3 vs. Illinois Wesleyan, 10/5/1912Highest Scoring Game (Combined): 132 (L, 65-67 at Michigan, 11/6/2010 (3 OT))Largest Illinois Defeat: 63-0 at Chicago, 11/17/1906 63-0 vs. Iowa, 11/17/2018Lowest-Scoring Illinois Victories: (3-0) 10 times, last at Northwestern (1951)Lowest-Scoring Illinois Defeats: (3-0) Four times, last vs. Ohio State (1932)Lowest-Scoring Illinois Ties: (0-0) 18 times, last vs. Northwestern (1978)

TOP OFFENSIVE PERFORMANCES BY HALF (since 1971)Team Rushing, First Half 1. 303 at Northwestern, 11/20/2010 (at Wrigley Field) 2. 255 at Minnesota, 11/3/2007 3. 241 vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/12/1998 4. 228 at Rutgers, 10/6/2018 5. 227 vs. South Dakota State, 9/10/2011

Team Rushing, Second Half 1. 312 vs. Michigan, 10/31/2009 2. 256 vs. Minnesota, 11/3/2018 3. 216 at Northwestern, 11/20/2010 (at Wrigley Field) 4. 215 vs. Arkansas State, 9/14/2002 5. 213 vs. Houston, 9/21/1991

Team Passing, First Half 1. 340 vs. Southern Illinois, 8/31/2013 (Scheelhaase) 2. 290 at Michigan, 11/7/1981 (Eason) 3. 279 at Northwestern, 11/21/1981 (Eason) 4. 277 at Ohio State, 11/8/1980 (Wilson)

Team Passing, Second Half 1. 347 vs. Minnesota, 10/11/2008 (J. Williams) 2. 344 at Ohio State, 11/8/1980 (Wilson) 3. 343 vs. Purdue, 10/18/1980 (Wilson)

Total Offense, First Half 1. 408 at Northwestern, 11/19/1983 2. 395 at Michigan, 11/7/1981 3. 394 vs. Miami (Ohio), 9/28/2013 3. 389 at Minnesota, 11/3/2007

Total Offense, Second Half 1. 406 vs. Michigan, 10/31/2009 2. 393 vs. Arkansas State, 9/14/2002 3. 388 vs. Missouri, 8/30/2008

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CAREER 1,000-YARD RUSHERS 1. Robert Holcombe, 1994-97 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,1052. Antoineo Harris, 1999-2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,9853. Thomas Rooks, 1982-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,8874. Jim Grabowski, 1963-65 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,8785. Rocky Harvey, 1998-2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,7116. Josh Ferguson, 2011-15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,5867t. Mikel Leshoure, 2008-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,5577t. Juice Williams, 2006-09 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,5579. Pierre Thomas, 2003-06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,54510. Rashard Mendenhall, 2005-07 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,53911. Howard Griffith, 1987-90. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,48512. Keith Jones, 1984-88 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,19413. John Karras, 1949-51 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,13514. Chubby Phillips, 1973-76 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,10315. Red Grange, 1923-25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,07116. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2010-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,06617. Rich Johnson, 1966-68 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,05818. Jason Ford, 2008-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,96219. Ty Douthard, 1993-96 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,85120. Donovonn Young, 2011-14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,77721. Lonnie Perrin, 1972-75 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,77122. J.C. Caroline, 1953-54 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,696 23. Reggie Corbin, 2016-present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,68624. James Coleman, 1975-77 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,57325. George Uremovich, 1971-73 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,56526. Steve Feagin, 1989-92. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,55827. Steve Havard, 1995-99 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,54128. E.B. Halsey, 2003-06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,44829. Darrell Robinson, 1969-71. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,35730. Buddy Young, 1944, 46 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,29631. Abe Woodson, 1954-56 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,27632. Bill Brown, 1958-60. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,26933. Ray Wilson, 1983-86 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,25034. Daniel Dufrene, 2007-09 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,23335. Steve Greene, 1972-75 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,22836. Bobby Mitchell, 1955-57 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,10937. Dwight Beverly, 1982-83 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,10338. Mike Holmes, 1979-80. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,09739. Mike Navarro, 1970-72 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,08340. Kendrick Foster, 2015-17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,06441. Harry Jefferson, 1954-56 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,03242. Ruck Steger, 1946-49 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,02643. Ke’Shawn Vaughn, 2015-16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,02444. Carey Davis, 2000-03 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,012 *Ray Nitschke, 1955-57 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 998

SEASON RUSHING YARDAGE1. Mikel Leshoure, 2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,6972. Rashard Mendenhall, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,6813. Antoineo Harris, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,3304. Robert Holcombe, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,2815. Jim Grabowski, 1965 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,2586. J.C. Caroline, 1953. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,2567. Robert Holcombe, 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,2538. Keith Jones, 1988. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,1969. Howard Griffith, 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,11510. Reggie Corbin, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,085

SINGLE-GAME RUSHING YARDAGE1. Mikel Leshoure at Northwestern, 11/20/2010 . . . . . . . . 3302. Robert Holcombe at Minnesota, 11/16/1996 . . . . . . . . . 3153. Howard Griffith vs. Northwestern, 11/24/1990 . . . . . . . 263 4. Jim Grabowski vs. Wisconsin, 11/14/1964. . . . . . . . . . . 2395. Red Grange at Pennsylvania, 10/31/1925 . . . . . . . . . . . 237 6. Rocky Harvey vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/12/1998 . . . . . . 2157. Rashard Mendenhall vs. Indiana, 10/22/2007 . . . . . . . 2148. Reggie Corbin vs. Minnestoa, 11/3/2018. . . . . . . . . . . . 2139. Red Grange vs. Michigan, 10/18/1924 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 10. Howard Griffith vs. Southern Illinois, 9/22/1990 . . . . . . 208

CAREER RUSHING ATTEMPTS1. Robert Holcombe, 1994-97 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9432. Antoineo Harris, 1999-2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6763. Juice Williams, 2006-09 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6374. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2010-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6145. Jim Grabowski, 1963-65 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5796. Thomas Rooks, 1982-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5607. Rocky Harvey, 1998-2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5458. Rich Johnson, 1966-68 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5219. Josh Ferguson, 2011-15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50510. Keith Jones, 1985-88 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482

SEASON RUSHING ATTEMPTS1. Robert Holcombe, 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2942. Mikel Leshoure, 2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281 3. Antoineo Harris, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2784. Robert Holcombe, 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2645. Rashard Mendenhall, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2626. Robert Holcombe, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2607. Jim Grabowski, 1965 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2528. Rich Johnson, 1968 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2439. Keith Jones, 1988. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22410. Thomas Rooks, 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219

SINGLE-GAME RUSHING ATTEMPTS1. Robert Holcombe vs. East Carolina, 9/23/1995. . . . . . . . 492. Antoineo Harris at Northwestern, 11/23/2002 . . . . . . . . . 44 3. Robert Holcombe at Minnesota, 11/16/1996 . . . . . . . . . . 43 Darrell Robinson vs. Ohio State, 10/24/1970 . . . . . . . . . 43 5. Antoineo Harris at Wisconsin, 11/9/2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Rocky Harvey at Northwestern, 10/3/1998. . . . . . . . . . . . 407. Pierre Thomas vs. Northwestern, 11/20/2004 . . . . . . . . . 37 Howard Griffith vs. Northwestern, 11/24/1990 . . . . . . . . 379. Jim Grabowski vs. Purdue, 10/30/1965 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 10. Rich Johnson at Northwestern, 11/18/1967. . . . . . . . . . . 35

CAREER RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS1. Howard Griffith, 1987-90. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312. Jason Ford, 2008-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263. Robert Holcombe, 1994-97 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Thomas Rooks, 1982-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255. Chubby Phillips, 1973-76 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Jim Grabowski, 1963-65 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Johnny Karras, 1949-51. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248. Mikel Leshoure, 2008-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Ty Douthard, 1993-96 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Red Grange, 1923-25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2311. Rashard Mendenhall, 2005-07 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Antoineo Harris, 1999-2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

SEASON RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS1. Mikel Leshoure, 2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Rashard Mendenhall, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173. Howard Griffith, 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154. Johnny Karras, 1951 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135. Robert Holcombe, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Red Grange, 1924 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127. Keith Jones, 1988. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118. Steve Havard, 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Jim Grabowski, 1964 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1010. Reggie Corbin, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Ty Douthard, 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Howard Griffith, 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Chubby Phillips, 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

SINGLE-GAME RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS1. Howard Griffith vs. Southern Illinois, 9/22/1990 . . . . . . . . 82. Antoineo Harris vs. Indiana, 10/26/2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Red Grange vs. Michigan, 10/18/1924 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44. Several, last by Mikel Leshoure vs. Baylor, 12/29/2010 . . 3

CAREER 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES1. Robert Holcombe, 1994-97 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162. Jim Grabowski, 1963-65 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Mikel Leshoure, 2008-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124. Rashard Mendenhall, 2005-07 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105. Pierre Thomas, 2003-06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Rich Johnson, 1966-68 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 John Karras, 1949-51 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98. Josh Ferguson, 2011-15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Antoineo Harris, 1999-2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Rocky Harvey, 1998-2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Thomas Rooks, 1982-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

SEASON 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES1. Mikel Leshoure, 2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92. Rashard Mendenhall, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83. Jim Grabowski, 1965 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 J.C. Caroline, 1953. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65. Antoineo Harris, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Robert Holcombe, 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Robert Holcombe, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Robert Holcombe, 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Rich Johnson, 1968 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Jim Grabowski, 1964 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 511. Reggie Corbin, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Nathan Scheelhaase, 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Pierre Thomas, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Pierre Thomas, 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Rich Johnson, 1967 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 John Karras, 1949 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Buddy Young, 1944* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

CAREER RUSHING YARDS BY A QUARTERBACK1. Juice Williams, 2006-09 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,5572. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2010-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,066 3. AJ Bush Jr., 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7334. Fred Custardo, 1963-65. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5165. Tim Brasic, 2003-2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4986. John Easterbrook, 1958-60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4657. Mike Wells, 1970-72 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4548. Bob Naponic, 1966-68. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4409. Reilly O’Toole, 2011-2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42010. Eddie McGee, 2007-10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361

SEASON RUSHING YARDS BY A QUARTERBACK1. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8682. Juice Williams, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 755 3. AJ Bush Jr., 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7334. Juice Williams, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7195. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6246. Juice Williams, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5767. Juice Williams, 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5078. Tim Brasic, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4209. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30310 Rick Weiss, 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297

SINGLE-GAME RUSHING BY A QUARTERBACK1. AJ Bush Jr. at Nebraska, 11/10/18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 2. Juice Williams vs. Eastern Illinois, 9/6/2008. . . . . . . . . . 1743. Reilly O’Toole at Northwestern, 11/29/2014. . . . . . . . . . . 1474. Juice Williams vs. Purdue, 11/11/06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1455. Chayce Crouch vs. Purdue, 10/9/2016. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 6. AJ Bush Jr. vs. Kent State, 9/1/18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1397. Juice Williams vs. Northwestern, 11/17/07 . . . . . . . . . . . 1368. Juice Williams at Minnesota, 11/3/07 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1339. Nathan Scheelhaase at Fresno State, 12/3/2010 . . . . . . 131 10. AJ Bush Jr. vs. Minnesota, 11/3/18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

YEARLY RUSHING LEADERS(Includes bowl games) 1946 Buddy Young . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4561947 Ruck Steger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4471948 Ruck Steger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2651949 John Karras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8261950 Dick Raklovits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7091951 John Karras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7161952 Pete Bachouros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4841953 J. C. Caroline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,2561954 J. C. Caroline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4401955 Harry Jefferson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5141956 Abe Woodson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5991957 Ray Nitschke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5141958 Marshall Starks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3031959 Bill Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5041960 Bill Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5311961 Al Wheatland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2301962 Ken Zimmerman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2251963 Jim Grabowski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6161964 Jim Grabowski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,0041965 Jim Grabowski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,2581966 Bill Huston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4201967 Rich Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7681968 Rich Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9731969 Dave Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4651970 Darrell Robinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7491971 John Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 543

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1972 George Uremovich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6111973 George Uremovich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5191974 Chubby Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7721975 Lonnie Perrin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9071976 James Coleman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6871977 James Coleman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7151978 Wayne Strader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3891979 Mike Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7921980 Mike Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3051981 Calvin Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3901982 Dwight Beverly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3961983 Thomas Rooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8631984 Thomas Rooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,0561985 Thomas Rooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7531986 Keith Jones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5341987 Keith Jones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3221988 Keith Jones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,1961989 Howard Griffith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7471990 Howard Griffith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,1151991 Kameno Bell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6641992 Darren Boyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5931993 Ty Douthard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5991994 Ty Douthard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7651995 Robert Holcombe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,0511996 Robert Holcombe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,2811997 Robert Holcombe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,2531998 Rocky Harvey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6341999 Steve Havard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7902000 Antoineo Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7722001 Antoineo Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6292002 Antoineo Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,3302003 E.B. Halsey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5252004 Pierre Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8932005 Pierre Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6642006 Pierre Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7552007 Rashard Mendenhall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,6812008 Juice Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7192009 Mikel Leshoure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7342010 Mikel Leshoure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,6972011 Nathan Scheelhaase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6242012 Donovonn Young . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5712013 Josh Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7792014 Josh Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7352015 Ke’Shawn Vaughn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7232016 Kendrick Foster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7202017 Mike Epstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346 2018 Reggie Corbin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,085

LONGEST RUNS93 Buddy Young at Great Lakes, 9/30/194492 Buddy Young at Pittsburgh, 10/21/194489 Harry Jefferson vs. Syracuse, 10/23/195486 Rashard Mendenhall at Northwestern, 11/18/200684 Antoineo Harris vs. Purdue, 10/12/200284 Ray Nitschke vs. Northwestern, 11/23/195783 John Karras at Indiana, 10/27/195182 Buddy Young at Pittsburgh, 10/21/194482 Red Grange at Chicago, 11/8/1924 80 Reggie Corbin at Wisconsin, 10/20/201880 Daniel Dufrene at Ohio State, 11/10/200780 Cyril Pinder vs. Duke, 10/23/196580 Edgar Nichol vs. Coe, 10/13/192879 Jason Ford vs. Michigan, 10/31/200979 Rashard Mendenhall vs. USC, 1/1/200879 Rashard Mendenhall at Penn State, 10/21/200678 Howard Griffith vs. Utah, 9/17/198878 Ke’Shawn Vaughn at Purdue, 11/7/2015 77 Reggie Corbin vs. Minnesota, 11/3/201876 Dick Raklovits at UCLA, 10/13/195076 Johnny Martin vs. Illinois-Normal, 9/16/194475 Josh Ferguson vs. Texas State, 9/20/201475 Mike Holmes at Michigan State, 9/8/197975 Don Johnson vs. Illinois-Normal, 9/16/194475 Gil Berry at Chicago, 10/29/193274 Buddy Young vs. Notre Dame, 10/28/1944 73 Reggie Corbin at Rutgers, 10/6/201873 John Wilson at Wisconsin, 11/13/197173 J.C. Caroline vs. Nebraska, 9/26/1953 72 Dre Brown vs. Minnesota, 11/3/2018 72 Reggie Corbin vs. Minnesota, 11/3/201871 Paul Patterson vs. Illinois-Normal, 9/16/194471 Don Johnson vs. Illinois-Normal, 9/16/194470* Mikel Leshoure at Northwestern, 11/20/201070 Mikel Leshoure vs. Michigan, 10/31/200970 Abe Woodson vs. Michigan State, 10/27/1956

70 Dick Raklovits vs. Missouri, 10/15/194970 Jack Pierce vs. Western Michigan, 11/8/194770 Eddie Bray at Purdue, 10/2/194370 Red Grange vs. Butler, 10/10/1925 69 Reggie Corbin at Maryland, 10/27/201869 Pierre Thomas vs. Michigan State, 10/9/200469 Morris Virgil vs. Arkansas State, 9/14/200269 Bill Brown at Wisconsin, 11/14/195969* Abe Woodson vs. Iowa State, 10/1/195569* Les Lindberg at Northwestern, 11/10/193468* Jason Ford vs. Illinois State, 9/12/200968 Thomas Rooks at Northwestern, 11/19/198368 Lonnie Perrin vs. Washington State, 10/4/197567 Robert Holcombe vs. Indiana, 10/5/199667 John Karras vs. Indiana, 10/28/195066* Bill Huston at Michigan, 11/5/196666 Red Grange vs. Michigan, 10/18/192465 Ke’Shawn Vaughn vs. North Carolina, 9/10/201665* John Karras vs. Indiana, 11/5/194965 Red Grange vs. Nebraska, 10/6/192365 Ron Kraft vs. Minnesota, 11/24/191764 Kendrick Foster vs. Michigan State, 11/5/201664 Rashard Mendenhall at Minnesota, 11/3/200764 Keith Jones at Wisconsin, 10/15/198864 J.C. Caroline at Ohio State, 10/10/195364 Buddy Young vs. Iowa, 10/14/194464 Eddie McGovern vs. Pittsburgh, 10/16/194363 John Karras at Iowa, 10/8/194963 Eddie McGovern at Ohio State, 11/13/194362* Mikel Leshoure at Northwestern, 11/20/201062 Jason Ford at Michigan, 11/6/201062 Pierre Thomas vs. Purdue, 11/11/200662 Rocky Harvey vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/2/200062* Chubby Phillips vs. Iowa, 10/27/197362 Paul Patterson at Pittsburgh, 10/21/194461 Troy Pollard vs. South Dakota State, 9/10/201161 Mikel Leshoure vs. Fresno State, 12/5/200961 Kurt Kittner vs. Louisville, 9/19/199861 Dick Raklovits at Iowa, 11/11/195060 Pierre Thomas vs. Florida A&M, 9/4/2004* - Non-scoring play

SEASON TRUE FRESHMEN 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES (since 1944)1. Buddy Young, 1944* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42. Juice Williams, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Rocky Harvey, 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Damien Platt, 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

*Note: Buddy Young’s stats are incomplete in 1944 for the game vs. Great Lakes. He had at least 93 yards on one rush.

TRUE FRESHMEN 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES (since 1944)215 Rocky Harvey vs. Middle Tennesee, 9/12/1998180 Ke’Shawn Vaughn at Purdue, 11/7/2015180 Mitchell Brookins at Northwestern, 11/17/1979172 Jason Ford vs. Indiana, 10/18/2008145 Juice Williams vs. Purdue, 11/11/2006139 E.B. Halsey vs. Missouri, 8/30/2003139 Buddy Young vs. Iowa, 10/14/1944132 Rocky Harvey at Northwestern, 10/3/1998132 Buddy Young at Pittsburgh, 10/21/1944125 Buddy Young vs. Purdue, 10/7/1944118 Damien Platt vs. Northwestern, 10/30/1993113 Chubby Phillips vs. Iowa, 10/27/1973111 Mike Epstein vs. Western Kentucky, 9/9/2017105 Damien Platt at Iowa, 10/16/1993103 Juice Williams at Michigan State, 9/30/2006103 Wayne Strader vs. Indiana, 10/22/1977102 Marcus Mason at Indiana, 11/8/2003102 Buddy Young vs. Northwestern, 11/25/1944101 Robert Holcombe vs. Iowa, 10/15/1994100 Donovonn Young vs. Western Michigan, 9/24/2011

LONGEST TRUE FRESHMEN RUNS (since 1944)93 Buddy Young at Great Lakes, 9/30/194492 Buddy Young at Pittsburgh, 10/21/194482 Buddy Young at Pittsburgh, 10/21/194478 Ke’Shawn Vaughn vs. Purdue, 11/7/201574 Buddy Young vs. Notre Dame, 10/28/194464 Buddy Young vs. Iowa, 10/14/194462 Chubby Phillips vs. Iowa, 10/27/197361 Kurt Kittner vs. Louisville, 9/19/1998

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1. ROBERT HOLCOMBEYear Att Yards TDs1994 125 520 41995 264 1,051 51996 260 1,281 121997 294 1,253 4Career 943 4,105 25

2. ANTOINEO HARRIS1999 37 214 1 2000 192 772 72001 169 629 62002 278 1,330 8Career 676 2,985 22

3. THOMAS ROOKS 1982 34 215 4 1983 164 863 8 1984 219 1,056 41985 143 753 5Career 560 2,887 25

4. JIM GRABOWSKI 1963 141 616 71964 186 1,004 101965 252 1,258 7Career 579 2,878 24

5. ROCKY HARVEY 1998 134 634 61999 143 774 72000 123 683 32001 145 620 4Career 545 2,711 20

6. JOSH FERGUSON 2011 14 52 02012 75 312 02013 141 779 72014 146 735 82015 129 708 3Career 505 2,586 18

T-7. MIKEL LESHOURE2008 35 126 12009 108 734 52010 281 1,697 17Career 424 2,557 23

T-7. JUICE WILLIAMS 2006 154 576 22007 165 755 72008 175 719 52009 143 607 3Career 637 2,557 17

9. PIERRE THOMAS 2003 43 233 22004 152 893 82005 127 664 52006 131 755 5Career 453 2,545 20

10. RASHARD MENDENHALL 2005 48 218 02006 78 640 52007 262 1,681 17Career 388 2,539 22

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100-YARD GAMES (since 1945)129 Stan Stascia at Wisconsin, 10/20/1945 178 Jack Pierce vs. Iowa, 11/10/1945 123 Art Dufelmeier at Northwestern, 11/23/1946112 Ruck Steger vs. Pittsburgh, 9/27/1947 103 Ruck Steger vs. Minnesota, 11/1/1947103 Julius Rykovich vs. UCLA, 1/1/1947 103 Buddy Young vs. UCLA, 1/1/1947 104 Paul Patterson vs. Purdue, 10/23/1948 174 John Karras at Iowa, 10/8/1949 111 John Karras at Purdue, 10/22/1949 121 Burt Schmidt at Purdue, 10/22/1949 122 John Karras vs. Michigan, 10/29/1949 155 John Karras vs. Indiana, 11/5/1949 124 Ron Clark vs. Indiana, 11/5/1949 106 Ron Clark vs. Northwestern, 11/19/1949 114 Dick Raklovits at UCLA, 10/13/1950 183 John Karras vs. Washington, 10/21/1950 143 John Karras vs. Indiana, 10/28/1950 122 Dick Raklovits at Michigan, 11/4/1950 118 John Karras at Northwestern, 11/25/1950 100 Don Stevens vs. Syracuse, 10/13/1951 100 John Karras at Washington, 10/20/1951 135 John Karras at Indiana, 10/27/1951 167 Al Tate at Northwestern, 11/24/1951 150 Bill Tate vs. Stanford, 1/1/1952 137 Pete Bachouros at Iowa, 11/8/1952 151 Clarence DeMoss vs. Northwestern, 11/22/1952 142 J.C. Caroline vs. Nebraska, 9/26/1953129 J.C. Caroline vs. Stanford, 10/3/1953 152 Mickey Bates at Ohio State, 10/10/1953 192 J.C. Caroline at Ohio State, 10/10/1953 205 J.C. Caroline vs. Minnesota, 10/17/1953 115 Stan Wallace vs. Syracuse, 10/24/1953 157 J.C. Caroline vs. Purdue, 10/31/1953 184 J.C. Caroline vs. Michigan, 11/7/1953 115 J.C. Caroline vs. Penn State, 9/25/1954 127 Harry Jefferson at California, 9/24/1955123 Harry Jefferson vs. Minnesota, 10/15/1955 173 Bobby Mitchell vs. Michigan, 11/5/1955 113 Bobby Mitchell at Wisconsin, 11/12/1955 107 Bobby Mitchell at Northwestern, 11/19/1955131 Harry Jefferson at Washington, 10/6/1956181 Abe Woodson at Minnesota, 10/20/1956 135 Abe Woodson vs. Michigan State, 10/27/1956170 Ray Nitschke vs. Northwestern, 11/23/1957106 Bill Brown at Wisconsin, 11/14/1959109 John Counts vs. Northwestern, 11/21/1959164 Bill Brown vs. Northwestern, 11/21/1959104 Jim Grabowski at UCLA, 10/25/1963 101 Sam Price at UCLA, 10/25/1963 125 Jim Grabowski vs. Washington, 1/1/1964110 Jim Grabowski at California, 9/26/1964 171 Jim Grabowski vs. UCLA, 10/24/1964 239 Jim Grabowski vs. Wisconsin, 11/14/1964 185 Jim Grabowski vs. Michigan State, 11/21/1964 127 Jim Grabowski vs. SMU, 9/25/1965125 Jim Grabowski at Michigan State, 10/2/1965100 Fred Custardo at Ohio State, 10/9/1965186 Jim Grabowski vs. Indiana, 10/16/1965 113 Cyril Pinder vs. Duke, 10/23/1965 163 Jim Grabowski vs. Purdue, 10/30/1965 196 Jim Grabowski at Wisconsin, 11/13/1965 187 Jim Grabowski at Northwestern, 11/20/1965103 Bill Huston vs. Stanford, 10/22/1966105 Bill Huston at Michigan, 11/5/1966 116 Rich Johnson vs. Pittsburgh, 9/30/1967 108 Rich Johnson vs. Minnesota, 10/14/1967 157 Rich Johnson at Northwestern, 11/18/1967 134 Rich Johnson at Iowa, 11/25/1967102 Rich Johnson at Indiana, 10/5/1968 117 Rich Johnson at Minnesota, 10/12/1968 121 Rich Johnson at Michigan, 11/9/1968 119 Rich Johnson vs. Northwestern, 11/16/1968 122 Rich Johnson vs. Iowa, 11/23/1968113 Davis Jackson at Iowa State, 10/4/1969 187 Darrell Robinson vs. Ohio State, 10/24/1970 163 Darrell Robinson at Purdue, 10/31/1970110 John Wilson at Wisconsin, 11/13/1971 116 George Uremovich at Wisconsin, 11/13/1971105 Mike Wells vs. Northwestern, 11/4/1972104 George Uremovich vs. Indiana, 11/11/1972 142 Lonnie Perrin vs. Indiana, 11/11/1972149 George Uremovich at California, 9/22/1973 113 Chubby Phillips vs. Iowa, 10/27/1973121 Steve Greene vs. Indiana, 9/14/1974 125 Chubby Phillips at Stanford, 9/21/1974 127 Chubby Phillips vs. California, 10/5/1974 107 Chubby Phillips at Northwestern, 11/23/1974155 Lonnie Perrin vs. Washington St., 10/4/1975131 Lonnie Perrin vs. Purdue, 10/18/1975

174 Lonnie Perrin at Northwestern, 11/22/1975 152 James Coleman at Missouri, 9/18/1976 122 James Coleman vs. Baylor, 9/25/1976 127 Chubby Phillips vs. Michigan State, 10/23/1976 140 Chubby Phillips vs. Wisconsin, 10/30/1976118 Chubby Phillips vs. Northwestern, 11/20/1976103 Charlie Weber at Stanford, 9/24/1977103 Wayne Strader vs. Indiana, 10/22/1977 101 James Coleman at Northwestern, 11/19/1977107 Vince Carter vs. Northwestern, 9/9/1978106 Rich Weiss vs. Wisconsin, 10/14/1978 148 Mike Holmes at Air Force, 9/22/1979 102 Calvin Thomas vs. Iowa, 10/6/1979 195 Mike Holmes at Minnesota, 10/27/1979 180 Mitchell Brookins at Northwestern, 11/17/1979 121 Mike Holmes vs. Michigan State, 9/13/1980 105 Calvin Thomas vs. Air Force, 9/27/1980 117 Dwight Beverly vs. Stanford, 9/17/1983 113 Dwight Beverly at Wisconsin, 10/8/1983 179 Dwight Beverly at Purdue, 10/22/1983 134 Thomas Rooks vs. Indiana, 11/12/1983 138 Thomas Rooks at Northwestern, 11/19/1983136 Thomas Rooks vs. Michigan State, 9/22/1984139 Thomas Rooks vs. Wisconsin, 10/6/1984 168 Thomas Rooks at Ohio State, 10/13/1984 110 Thomas Rooks at Michigan, 10/27/1984 137 Thomas Rooks vs. Southern Illinois, 9/14/1985 109 Ray Wilson vs. Indiana, 11/16/1985163 Thomas Rooks vs. Indiana, 11/16/1985 100 Keith Jones at Indiana, 11/15/1986 126 Lynn McClellan vs. East Carolina, 9/9/1987 148 Howard Griffith vs. Utah, 9/17/1988186 Keith Jones vs. Utah, 9/17/1988 116 Howard Griffith vs. Purdue, 10/8/1988 128 Keith Jones vs. Purdue, 10/8/1988 149 Keith Jones vs. Indiana, 11/5/1988 105 Keith Jones at Michigan, 11/12/1988 118 Keith Jones vs. Northwestern, 11/19/1988117 Howard Griffith vs. Ohio State, 10/7/1989 208 Howard Griffith vs. Southern Illinois, 9/22/1990 128 Howard Griffith at Indiana, 11/17/1990 263 Howard Griffith vs. Northwestern, 11/24/1990 108 Kameno Bell vs. East Carolina, 8/31/1991 107 Clinton Lynch vs. Houston, 9/21/1991 118 Steve Feagin at Northwestern, 10/26/1991 110 Kameno Bell vs. Wisconsin, 11/2/1991 102 Kevin Jackson vs. Northwestern, 10/24/1992 125 Kevin Jackson at Purdue, 10/2/1993 105 Damien Platt at Iowa, 10/16/1993 123 Ty Douthard at Michigan, 10/23/1993 118 Damien Platt vs. Northwestern, 10/30/1993 101 Ty Douthard at Penn State, 11/13/1993 126 Ty Douthard vs. Missouri, 9/10/1994 109 Ty Douthard vs. Northern Illinois, 9/17/1994101 Robert Holcombe vs. Iowa, 10/15/1994 172 Ty Douthard vs. Penn State, 11/12/1994 130 Robert Holcombe vs. East Carolina, 9/23/1995 146 Robert Holcombe vs. Michigan State, 10/14/1995 100 Robert Holcombe vs. Northwestern, 10/28/1995102 Robert Holcombe at Iowa, 11/4/1995 206 Robert Holcombe vs. Minnesota, 11/18/1995 151 Robert Holcombe vs. Akron, 9/21/1996 182 Robert Holcombe vs. Indiana, 10/5/1996 166 Robert Holcombe at Northwestern, 10/26/1996 106 Robert Holcombe vs. Iowa, 11/2/1996 315 Robert Holcombe at Minnesota, 11/16/1996 165 Robert Holcombe at Louisville, 9/13/1997 163 Robert Holcombe vs. Washington St., 9/20/1997 157 Robert Holcombe at Iowa, 9/27/1997 104 Robert Holcombe vs. Penn State, 10/4/1997 143 Robert Holcombe at Ohio State, 11/15/1997 103 Steve Havard at Washington St., 9/5/1998 175 Steve Havard vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/12/1998 215 Rocky Harvey vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/12/1998 132 Rocky Harvey at Northwestern, 10/3/1998 146 Steve Havard vs. Indiana, 11/7/1998 123 Steve Havard at Louisville, 9/18/1999 106 Rocky Harvey at Michigan, 10/23/1999 145 Rocky Harvey vs. Penn State, 10/30/1999 104 Steve Havard at Ohio State, 11/13/1999 122 Rocky Harvey vs. Virginia, 12/30/1999 112 Rocky Harvey vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/2/2000 128 Antoineo Harris vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/2/2000 124 Rocky Harvey at San Diego State, 9/9/2000 117 Antoineo Harris at San Diego State, 9/9/2000 104 Rocky Harvey vs. Iowa, 10/14/2000123 Antoineo Harris at Michigan State, 10/28/2000102 Antoineo Harris vs. Louisville, 9/22/2001 106 Antoineo Harris at Indiana, 10/13/2001 162 Antoineo Harris at Southern Miss, 9/7/2002 195 Antoineo Harris vs. Purdue, 10/12/2002 176 Antoineo Harris vs. Indiana, 10/26/2002

158 Antoineo Harris at Wisconsin, 11/9/2002 178 Antoineo Harris at Northwestern, 11/23/2002 139 E.B. Halsey vs. Missouri, 8/30/2003102 Marcus Mason at Indiana, 11/8/2003143 Pierre Thomas vs. FAMU, 9/4/2004188 Pierre Thomas at Michigan State, 10/9/2004185 Pierre Thomas vs. Indiana, 11/6/2004131 Pierre Thomas at Northwestern, 11/20/2004100 Pierre Thomas at Iowa, 10/1/2005116 Tim Brasic vs. Wisconsin, 10/29/2005126 Pierre Thomas vs. Eastern Illinois, 9/2/2006110 Pierre Thomas at Michigan State, 9/30/2006103 Juice Williams at Michigan State, 9/30/2006126 Pierre Thomas vs. Indiana, 10/7/2006161 Rashard Mendenhall at Penn State, 10/21/2006145 Juice Williams vs. Purdue, 11/11/2006105 Pierre Thomas vs. Purdue, 11/11/2006113 Rashard Mendenhall at Northwestern, 11/18/2006139 Rashard Mendenhall vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/2007150 Rashard Mendenhall at Syracuse, 9/15/2007214 Rashard Mendenhall at Indiana, 9/22/2007160 Rashard Mendenhall vs. Wisconsin, 10/6/2007189 Rashard Mendenhall vs. Ball State, 10/27/2007201 Rashard Mendenhall at Minnesota, 11/3/2007133 Juice Williams at Minnesota, 11/3/2007106 Daniel Dufrene at Ohio State, 11/10/2007136 Juice Williams vs. Northwestern, 11/17/2007124 Rashard Mendenhall vs. Northwestern, 11/17/2007155 Rashard Mendenhall vs. USC, 1/1/2008174 Juice Williams vs. Eastern Illinois, 9/6/2008124 Daniel Dufrene vs. UL-Lafayette, 9/13/2008121 Juice Williams at Michigan, 10/4/2008172 Jason Ford vs. Indiana, 10/18/2008137 Jason Ford vs. Illinois State, 9/12/2009122 Mikel Leshoure at Purdue, 10/24/2009150 Mikel Leshoure vs. Michigan, 10/31/2009128 Jason Ford vs. Michigan, 10/31/2009184 Mikel Leshoure vs. Fresno State, 12/5/2009112 Mikel Leshoure vs. Missouri, 9/4/2010106 Mikel Leshoure vs. Southern Illinois, 9/11/2010180 Mikel Leshoure vs. Northern Illinois, 9/18/2010115 Nathan Scheelhaase vs. Northern Illinois, 9/18/2010119 Mikel Leshoure at Penn State, 10/9/2010118 Nathan Scheelhaase vs. Purdue, 10/30/2010120 Mikel Leshoure at Michigan, 11/6/2010101 Nathan Scheelhaase at Michigan, 11/6/2010141 Mikel Leshoure vs. Minnesota, 11/13/2010330 Mikel Leshoure at Northwestern, 11/20/2010142 Mikel Leshoure at Fresno State, 12/3/2010131 Nathan Scheelhaase at Fresno State, 12/3/2010184 Mikel Leshoure, vs. Baylor, 12/29/2010101 Troy Pollard vs. South Dakota State, 9/10/2011133 Troy Pollard vs. Western Michigan, 9/24/2011100 Donovonn Young vs. Western Michigan, 9/24/2011100 Jason Ford at Penn State, 10/29/2011110 Nathan Scheelhaase vs. UCLA, 12/31/2011101 Josh Ferguson at Arizona State, 9/8/2012124 Donovonn Young vs. Indiana, 10/27/2012114 Josh Ferguson at Nebraska, 10/5/2013115 Josh Ferguson at Purdue, 11/23/2013110 Josh Ferguson vs. Northwestern, 11/30/2013190 Josh Ferguson vs. Texas State, 9/20/2014147 Reilly O’Toole at Northwestern, 11/29/2014138 Josh Ferguson at North Carolina, 9/19/2015133 Josh Ferguson at Purdue, 11/7/2015180 Ke’Shawn Vaughn at Purdue, 11/7/2015105 Josh Ferguson at Minnesota, 11/21/2015118 Kendrick Foster vs. Murray State, 9/3/2016116 Ke’Shawn Vaughn vs. North Carolina, 9/10/2016142 Chayce Crouch vs. Purdue, 10/8/2016108 Kendrick Foster at Rutgers, 10/15/2016146 Kendrick Foster vs. Michigan State, 11/5/2016111 Mike Epstein vs. Western Kentucky, 9/9/2017 105 Mike Epstein vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/2018 113 Mike Epstein vs. South Florida, 9/15/2018 137 Reggie Corbin at Rutgers, 10/6/2018 116 AJ Bush Jr. at Rutgers, 10/6/2018 100 Reggie Corbin at Wisconsin, 10/20/2018 155 Reggie Corbin at Maryland, 10/27/2018213 Reggie Corbin vs. Minnesota, 11/3/2018 127 AJ Bush Jr. vs. Minnesota, 11/3/2018 187 AJ Bush Jr. at Nebraska, 11/10/2018

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100-YARD RUSHING DUOS103: Julius Rykovich; 103: Buddy Young, vs. UCLA, 1/1/1947121: Burt Schmidt; 111: John Karras, at Purdue, 10/22/1949155: John Karras; 124: Ron Clark, vs. Indiana, 11/5/1949192: J.C. Caroline; 152: Mickey Bates, at Ohio State, 10/10/1953164: Bill Brown; 109: John Counts, vs. Northwestern, 11/21/1959104: Jim Grabowski; 101: Sam Price, at UCLA, 11/25/1963116: George Uremovich; 110: John Wilson, at Wisconsin, 11/13/1971142: Lonnie Perrin; 104: George Uremovich, vs. Indiana,11/11/1972163: Thomas Rooks; 109: Ray Wilson, vs. Indiana, 11/16/1985186: Keith Jones; 148: Howard Griffith, vs. Utah, 9/17/1988128: Keith Jones; 116: Howard Griffith, vs. Purdue, 10/8/1988215: Rocky Harvey; 175: Steve Havard, vs. MTSU, 9/12/1998128: Antoineo Harris; 112: Rocky Harvey, vs. MTSU, 9/2/2000124: Rocky Harvey; 117: Antoineo Harris, at San Diego State, 9/9/2000110: Pierre Thomas; 103: Juice Williams, at Michigan State,9/30/2006145: Juice Williams; 105: Pierre Thomas, vs. Purdue, 11/11/2006201: Rashard Mendenhall; 133: Juice Williams, at Minnesota, 11/3/2007136: Juice Williams; 124: Rashard Mendenhall, vs. Northwestern, 11/17/2007150: Mikel Leshoure; 128: Jason Ford vs. Michigan, 10/31/2009180: Mikel Leshoure; 115: Nathan Scheelhaase vs. N. Illinois, 9/18/2010120: Mikel Leshoure; 101: Nathan Scheelhaase at Michigan, 11/6/2010142: Mikel Leshoure; 131: Nathan Scheelhaase at Fresno State, 12/3/2010133: Troy Pollard; 100: Donovonn Young vs. Western Michigan, 9/24/2011180: Ke’Shawn Vaugn; 133: Josh Ferguson at Purdue, 11/7/2015137: Reggie Corbin; 116: AJ Bush Jr at Rutgers, 10/6/2018 213: Reggie Corbin; 127: AJ Bush Jr vs. Minnesota, 11/3/2018

rCAREER TOTAL OFFENSE YARDAGE Rush Pass Total1. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2010-13 . . 2,066 . . . 8,568. . . 10,6342. Juice Williams, 2006-09 . . . . . . . 2,557 . . . 8,037. . . 10,5943. Kurt Kittner, 1998-2001. . . . . . . . . 158 . . . 8,722. . . . 8,8804. Jack Trudeau, 1981-85 . . . . . . . . . .-85 . . . 8,725. . . . 8,6405. Jason Verduzco, 1989-92. . . . . . . .-276 . . . 7,532. . . . 7,2566. Tony Eason, 1981-82 . . . . . . . . . . . .-29 . . . 7,031. . . . 7,0027. Wes Lunt, 2014-16 . . . . . . . . . . . .-298 . . . 5,900. . . . 5,6028. Johnny Johnson, 1992-94. . . . . . . . . 65 . . . 5,293. . . . 5,3589. Jon Beutjer, 2002-04 . . . . . . . . . . . .-32 . . . 5,190. . . . 5,15810. Jeff George, 1988-89 . . . . . . . . . . .-422 . . . 5,189. . . . 4,767

SEASON TOTAL OFFENSE YARDAGE Rush Pass Total1. Juice Williams, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . 719 . . . 3,173. . . . 3,8922. Tony Eason, 1982. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 . . . 3,671. . . . 3,6713. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2013 . . . . . . 271 . . . 3,272. . . . 3,5434. Tony Eason, 1981. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-29 . . . 3,360. . . . 3,3315. Jack Trudeau, 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . .-18 . . . 3,339. . . . 3,3216. Kurt Kittner, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-14 . . . 3,256. . . . 3,2427. Jason Verduzco, 1991 . . . . . . . . . . .-31 . . . 3,014. . . . 2,9838. Dave Wilson, 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . .-194 . . . 3,154. . . . 2,9609. Jack Trudeau, 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 . . . 2,724. . . . 2,79710. Kurt Kittner, 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 . . . 2,702. . . . 2,785

SINGLE-GAME TOTAL OFFENSE YARDAGE1. Dave Wilson at Ohio State, 11/8/1980. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 585 2. Juice Williams vs. Minnesota, 10/11/2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5033. Nathan Scheelhaase at Indiana, 10/9/2013 . . . . . . . . . . . 4954. Tony Eason at Wisconsin, 10/23/1982. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4805. Nathan Scheelhaase vs. Northwestern, 10/1/2011 . . . . . . 461 Juice Williams vs. Missouri, 8/30/2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461 7. Tony Eason at Northwestern, 11/21/1981 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450 8. Jason Verduzco at Missouri, 9/14/1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4459. Wes Lunt vs. Western Kentucky, 9/6/2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43910. Juice Williams at Michigan, 10/4/2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431 Jon Beutjer vs. San Jose State, 9/21/2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . 431

YEARLY TOTAL OFFENSE LEADERS(includes bowl games) Rush Pass Total1970 Mike Wells. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-5 . . . . . 906. . . . . 9011971 Mike Wells. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 . . . 1,007. . . . 1,2011972 Mike Wells. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 . . . . . 837. . . . 1,1241973 Jeff Hollenbach . . . . . . . . . . . . .-59 . . . . . 916. . . . . 8571974 Jeff Hollenbach . . . . . . . . . . . . .-64 . . . 1,037. . . . . 9731975 Kurt Steger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 . . . 1,136. . . . 1,2991976 Kurt Steger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 . . . 1,243. . . . 1,2581977 James Coleman. . . . . . . . . . . . 715 . . . . . . . 4. . . . . 7191978 Rich Weiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 . . . . . 665. . . . . 9621979 Lawrence McCullough. . . . . . .-104 . . . 1,254. . . . 1,150

1980 Dave Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-194 . . . 3,154. . . . 2,9601981 Tony Eason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-29 . . . 3,360. . . . 3,3311982 Tony Eason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 . . . 3,671. . . . 3,6711983 Jack Trudeau. . . . . . . . . . . . . .-134 . . . 2,624. . . . 2,4901984 Jack Trudeau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 . . . 2,724. . . . 2,7971985 Jack Trudeau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-18 . . . 3,339. . . . 3,3211986 Shane Lamb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 . . . 1,414. . . . 1,4461987 Scott Mohr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-138 . . . 1,436. . . . 1,2981988 Jeff George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-240 . . . 2,451. . . . 2,2111989 Jeff George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-182 . . . 2,738. . . . 2,5561990 Jason Verduzco . . . . . . . . . . . .-183 . . . 2,567. . . . 2,3841991 Jason Verduzco . . . . . . . . . . . . .-31 . . . 3,014. . . . 2,9831992 Jason Verduzco . . . . . . . . . . . . .-44 . . . 1,779. . . . 1,7351993 Johnny Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 . . . 1,688. . . . 1,8471994 Johnny Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-2 . . . 2,495. . . . 2,4931995 Robert Holcombe. . . . . . . . . . 1,051 . . . . . . . 0. . . . 1,0511996 Scott Weaver . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-189 . . . 1,701. . . . 1,5121997 Robert Holcombe. . . . . . . . . . 1,253 . . . . . . . 0. . . . 1,2531998 Kurt Kittner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 . . . . . 782. . . . . 8101999 Kurt Kittner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 . . . 2,702. . . . 2,7852000 Kurt Kittner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 . . . 1,982. . . . 2,0432001 Kurt Kittner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-14 . . . 3,256. . . . 3,2422002 Jon Beutjer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . 2,511. . . . 2,5182003 Jon Beutjer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-41 . . . 1,597. . . . 1,5562004 Jon Beutjer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-2 . . . 1,082. . . . 1,0802005 Tim Brasic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420 . . . 1,979. . . . 2,3992006 Juice Williams. . . . . . . . . . . . . 576 . . . 1,489. . . . 2,0652007 Juice Williams. . . . . . . . . . . . . 755 . . . 1,743. . . . 2,4982008 Juice Williams. . . . . . . . . . . . . 719 . . . 3,173. . . . 3,8922009 Juice Williams. . . . . . . . . . . . . 507 . . . 1,632. . . . 2,1392010 Nathan Scheelhaase. . . . . . . . 868 . . . 1,825. . . . 2,6932011 Nathan Scheelhaase. . . . . . . . 624 . . . 2,110. . . . 2,7342012 Nathan Scheelhaase. . . . . . . . 303 . . . 1,361. . . . 1,6642013 Nathan Scheelhaase. . . . . . . . 271 . . . 3,272. . . . 3,5432014 Wes Lunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-80 . . . 1,763. . . . 1,6832015 Wes Lunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-153 . . . 2,761. . . . 2,6082016 Wes Lunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-65 . . . 1,376. . . . 1,3112017 Jeff George Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-81 . . . 1,273. . . . 1,192 2018 AJ Bush Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 733 . . . 1,413. . . . 2,146

rCAREER ALL-PURPOSE YARDAGE1. Robert Holcombe, 1994-97 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,7372. Josh Ferguson, 2012-15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,4743. Pierre Thomas, 2003-06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,4514. Keith Jones, 1985-88 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,2065. Arrelious Benn, 2007-09 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,6136. Thomas Rooks, 1982-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,5017. Chubby Phillips, 1973-76 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,3808. Howard Griffith, 1987-90. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,2649. Red Grange, 1923-25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,26310. A.J. Jenkins, 2008-11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,230

SEASON ALL-PURPOSE YARDAGE1. Rashard Mendenhall, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,9992. Mikel Leshoure, 2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,8933. Keith Jones, 1988. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,8184. Arrelious Benn, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,6685. Pierre Thomas, 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,665 6. Robert Holcombe, 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,5307. Robert Holcombe, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,5228. Darryl Usher, 1982. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,4709. Antoineo Harris, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,45910. Mike Bellamy, 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,386

SINGLE-GAME ALL-PURPOSE YARDAGE1. Red Grange, Michigan, 10/18/1924. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4022. Mikel Leshoure, at Northwestern, 11/20/2010 . . . . . . . . . . 3413. A.J. Jenkins, Northwestern, 10/1/2011. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3284. Robert Holcombe, Minnesota, 11/16/1996. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3155. Red Grange, Pennsylvania, 10/31/1925. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3066. Red Grange, Chicago, 11/8/1924. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3007. Pierre Thomas, Michigan State, 10/9/2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2888. Robert Holcombe, Indiana, 10/5/1996. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2669. Howard Griffith, Northwestern, 11/24/1990. . . . . . . . . . . . 26310. J.C. Caroline, Michigan, 11/7/1953 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258

YEARLY ALL-PURPOSE YARD LEADERS(includes bowl games)1963 Jim Grabowski. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6371964 Jim Grabowski. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11051965 Jim Grabowski. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12801966 John Wright, Sr.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 831

1967 Rich Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7791968 Rich Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9691969 Dave Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9301970 Darrell Robinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7561971 John Wilson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7481972 George Uremovich. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9881973 George Uremovich. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 646 1974 Chubby Phillips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,0471975 Lonnie Perrin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,1001976 James Coleman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,1341977 James Coleman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,3521978 Greg Foster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5621979 Mike Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9191980 Mike Martin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9231981 Darryl Wilson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8591982 Mike Martin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,0381983 Thomas Rooks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,0201984 David Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,2781985 Thomas Rooks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,0651986 Keith Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,1941987 Darryl Usher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,4701988 Keith Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,8181989 Mike Bellamy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,3861990 Howard Griffith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,2771991 Kameno Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,2901992 Darren Boyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8921993 Ty Douthard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,0051994 Ty Douthard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,1291995 Robert Holcombe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,1211996 Robert Holcombe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,5221997 Robert Holcombe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,5301998 Rocky Harvey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,1171999 Rocky Harvey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,2102000 Rocky Harvey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9132001 Brandon Lloyd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,1732002 Antoineo Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,4592003 E.B. Halsey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,2852004 Pierre Thomas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,6652005 Pierre Thomas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,3502006 Pierre Thomas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,0572007 Rashard Mendenhall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,9992008 Arrelious Benn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,6682009 Mikel Leshoure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9112010 Mikel Leshoure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,8932011 A.J. Jenkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,3812012 Josh Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9072013 Josh Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,3512014 Josh Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,1622015 Josh Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9882016 Kendrick Foster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,3282017 Kendrick Foster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 587 2018 Reggie Corbin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,261

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CAREER PASSING YARDAGE1. Jack Trudeau, 1981-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,7252. Kurt Kittner, 1998-2001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,7223. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2010-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,5684. Juice Williams, 2006-09 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,0375. Jason Verduzco, 1989-92. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,5326. Tony Eason, 1981-82 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,0317. Wes Lunt, 2014-16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,9008. Johnny Johnson, 1992-95. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,2939. Jon Beutjer, 2002-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,19010. Jeff George, 1988-89 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,189

SEASON PASSING YARDAGE1. Tony Eason, 1982. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,6712. Tony Eason, 1981. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,3603. Jack Trudeau, 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,3394. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,2725. Kurt Kittner, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,2566. Juice Williams, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,1737. Dave Wilson, 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,1548. Jason Verduzco, 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,0149. Wes Lunt, 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,76110. Jeff George, 1989. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,738

SINGLE-GAME PASSING YARDAGE1. Dave Wilson, at Ohio St., 11/8/1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 621 2. Tony Eason, at Wisconsin, 10/23/1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4793. Juice Williams, vs. Minnesota, 10/11/2008 . . . . . . . . . . . 4624. Wes Lunt vs. Western Kentucky, 9/6/2014. . . . . . . . . . . . 4565. Juice Williams, vs. Missouri, 8/30/2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4516. Nathan Scheelhaase, at Indiana, 19/9/2013. . . . . . . . . . 4507. Jason Verduzco, at Missouri, 9/14/1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431 8. Jon Beutjer, vs. California, 9/20/2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4309. Jon Beutjer, vs. San Jose St., 9/21/2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426 10. Dave Wilson, vs. Purdue, 10/18/1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425 11. Tony Eason, vs. Alabama, 12/29/1982 (Liberty) . . . . . . . 42312. Nathan Scheelhaase, vs. Southern Illinois, 8/31/2013 . . 41613. Jack Trudeau, at Purdue, 10/12/1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41314. Tony Eason, at Northwestern, 11/21/1981. . . . . . . . . . . . 40915. Dave Wilson, at Indiana, 11/15/1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40316. Kurt Kittner, vs. Wisconsin, 11/20/2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401 Jack Trudeau, vs. Army, 12/31/1985 (Peach) . . . . . . . . . 401

CAREER PASS COMPLETIONS1. Jack Trudeau, 1981-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7972. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2010-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7753. Kurt Kittner, 1998-2001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6824. Jason Verduzco, 1989-92. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6785. Juice Williams, 2006-09 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6066. Tony Eason, 1981-82 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5617. Wes Lunt, 2014-16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5508. Jeff George, 1988-89 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4749. Jon Beutjer, 2002-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46210. Johnny Johnson, 1992-95. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432

SEASON PASS COMPLETIONS1. Jack Trudeau, 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3222. Tony Eason, 1982. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3133. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2874. Wes Lunt, 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2705. Jason Verduzco, 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2526. Tony Eason, 1981. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2487. Jack Trudeau, 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2478. Dave Wilson, 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2459. Jeff George, 1989. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24210. Jeff George, 1988. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232

SINGLE-GAME PASS COMPLETIONS1. Dave Wilson, at Ohio State, 11/8/1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 2. Jack Trudeau, at Purdue, 10/12/1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 3. Nathan Scheelhaase, at Indiana, 11/9/2013. . . . . . . . . . . 38 Jack Trudeau, vs. Army, 12/31/1985 (Peach) . . . . . . . . . . 38 5. Tony Eason, at Wisconsin, 10/23/1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 6. Wes Lunt vs. Western Kentucky, 9/6/2014. . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Jon Beutjer, vs. California, 9/20/2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Jeff George, vs. Michigan State, 10/22/1988. . . . . . . . . . . 35 Tony Eason, vs. Alabama, 12/29/1982 (Liberty) . . . . . . . . 35 Dave Wilson, vs. Purdue, 10/18/1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

CAREER PASS ATTEMPTS1. Kurt Kittner, 1998-01. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,2642. Jack Trudeau, 1981-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,2453. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2010-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,2314. Juice Williams, 2006-09 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,1365. Jason Verduzco, 1989-92. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,0836. Wes Lunt, 2014-16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9547. Tony Eason, 1981-82 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9118. Johnny Johnson, 1992-95. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8199. Jeff George, 1988-89 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78910. Jon Beutjer, 2002-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 773

SEASON PASS ATTEMPTS1. Tony Eason, 1982. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5052. Jack Trudeau, 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5013. Wes Lunt, 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4814. Dave Wilson, 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4635. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4306. Jason Verduzco, 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4207. Kurt Kittner, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4098. Tony Eason, 1981. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4069. Jeff George, 1988. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40310. Kurt Kittner, 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396

SINGLE-GAME PASS ATTEMPTS1. Dave Wilson at Ohio State, 11/8/1980. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 2. Jack Trudeau at Purdue, 10/12/1985. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 3. Dave Wilson vs. Minnesota, 11/1/1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 4. Jason Verduzco at Missouri, 9/14/1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Tony Eason vs. Pittsburgh, 9/25/1982. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Dave Wilson vs. Purdue, 10/18/1980. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 7. Nathan Scheelhaase, at Indiana, 11/9/2013. . . . . . . . . . . 57 Jon Beutjer vs. California, 9/20/2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 9. Jeff George vs. Michigan State, 10/22/1988 . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Jack Trudeau vs. Army, 12/31/1985 (Peach) . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Tony Eason vs. Alabama, 12/29/1982 (Liberty) . . . . . . . . 55

CAREER COMPLETION PERCENTAGE (min. 500 att.)1. Jack Trudeau, 1981-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64.02 (797-1,245)2. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2010-13 . . . . . . . . .62.96 (775-1,231)3. Jason Verduzco, 1989-92. . . . . . . . . . . . . .62.60 (678-1,083)4. Tony Eason, 1981-82 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61.58 (561-911)5. Jeff George, 1988-89 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.07 (474-789)

SEASON COMPLETION PERCENTAGE1. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66.74 (287-430)2. Jack Trudeau, 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65.34 (247-378)3. Jason Verduzco, 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65.25 (184-282)4. Jason Verduzco, 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64.55 (213-330)5. Jack Trudeau, 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63.68 (284-446)6. Wes Lunt, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63.49 (153-241)7. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63.23 (184-291)8. Jon Beutjer, 2003. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63.04 (162-257)9. Jeff George, 1989. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62.69 (242-386)10. Jack Trudeau, 1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62.65 (203-324)

CAREER TOUCHDOWN PASSES1. Kurt Kittner, 1998-2001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 702. Juice Williams, 2006-09 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 563. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2010-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Jack Trudeau, 1981-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 555. Jason Verduzco, 1989-92. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426. Jon Beutjer, 2002-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397. Tony Eason, 1981-82 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388. Wes Lunt, 2014-16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369. Johnny Johnson, 1992-95. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3510. Jeff George, 1988-89 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

SEASON TOUCHDOWN PASSES1. Kurt Kittner, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272. Kurt Kittner, 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243. Juice Williams, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Jeff George, 1989. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Jon Beutjer, 2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217. Tony Eason, 1981. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208. Johnny Johnson, 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Jack Trudeau, 1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Dave Wilson, 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

SINGLE-GAME TOUCHDOWN PASSES1. Dave Wilson at Ohio State, 11/8/1980. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2. Nathan Scheehaase vs. Miami (Ohio), 9/28/2013 . . . . . . . . 5 Reilly O’Toole vs. Charleston Southern, 9/15/2012 . . . . . . . 5 Juice Williams vs. Missouri, 8/30/2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Jeff George vs. Indiana, 11/18/1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Tom O’Connell vs. Washington, 10/11/1952 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 7. 21 times, last Wes Lunt vs. Kent State, 9/5/2015 . . . . . . . . 4

CAREER PASSING EFFICIENCY1. Tony Eason, 1981-82 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133.82. Jack Trudeau, 1981-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130.43. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2010-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130.24. Jason Verduzco, 1989-92. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130.05. Jon Beutjer, 2002-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126.86. Kurt Kittner, 1998-2001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124.87. Jeff George, 1988-89 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122.88. Reilly O’Toole, 2011-2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122.19. Juice Williams, 2006-09 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121.110. Wes Lunt, 2014-16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119.5

SEASON PASSING EFFICIENCY1. Wes Lunt, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141.62. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140.73. Tony Eason, 1981. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140.04. Jon Beutjer, 2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138.95. Juice Williams, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138.16. Johnny Johnson, 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137.67. Jack Trudeau, 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136.38. Kurt Kittner, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135.89. Jeff George, 1989. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134.910. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133.411. Jason Verduzco, 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132.512. Nathan Scheelhaase, 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132.013. Jack Trudeau, 1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131.414. Juice Williams, 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129.415. Kurt Kittner, 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129.3

SINGLE-GAME PASS EFFICIENCY1. Tom O’Connell vs. Washington, 10/11/1952 . . . . . . . . . 308.9 2. Jeff George at Northwestern, 11/25/1989 . . . . . . . . . . . 271.6 3 Jason Verduzco vs. Houston, 9/21/1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . 247.94. Jon Beutjer vs. Arkansas State, 9/14/2002 . . . . . . . . . . 247.8 5. Johnny Johnson vs. Iowa, 10/15/1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238.36. Nathan Scheelhaase vs. Purdue, 10/30/2010 . . . . . . . . 227.97. Nathan Scheelhaase vs. Southern Illinois, 9/11/2010. . 221.38. Juice Williams vs. Indiana, 10/18/2008. . . . . . . . . . . . . 221.29. Reilly O’Toole vs. Charleston Southern, 9/15/2012 . . . . 220.910. Jon Beutjer vs. Florida A&M, 9/4/2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213.6

YEARLY PASSING LEADERS(Includes bowl games)Year Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Comp . . . . . . . Yds.1946 Perry Moss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 . . . . . . . 2981947 Perry Moss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 . . . . . . . 7191948 Bernie Krueger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 . . . . . . . 7031949 Bernie Krueger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 . . . . . . . 4771950 Fred Major . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 . . . . . . . 4641951 Tom O’Connell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 . . . . . . . 6921952 Tom O’Connell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 . . . . . . 1,7611953 Elry Falkenstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 . . . . . . . 5771954 Em Lindbeck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 . . . . . . . 4761955 Em Lindbeck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 . . . . . . . 5881956 Hiles Stout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 . . . . . . . 2781957 Tom Haller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 . . . . . . . 6751958 John Easterbrook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 . . . . . . . 6561959 Mel Meyers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 . . . . . . . 495

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1960 John Easterbrook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 . . . . . . . 5381961 Dave McGann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 . . . . . . . 2691962 Mike Taliaferro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 . . . . . . 1,1391963 Mike Taliaferro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 . . . . . . . 4501964 Fred Custardo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 . . . . . . 1,0121965 Fred Custardo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 . . . . . . 1,1241966 Bob Naponic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 . . . . . . . 9981967 Dean Volkman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 . . . . . . 1,0051968 Bob Naponic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 . . . . . . . 8131969 Steve Livas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 . . . . . . . 7051970 Mike Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 . . . . . . . 9061971 Mike Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 . . . . . . 1,0071972 Mike Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 . . . . . . . 8371973 Jeff Hollenbach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 . . . . . . . 9161974 Jeff Hollenbach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 . . . . . . 1,0371975 Kurt Steger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 . . . . . . 1,1361976 Kurt Steger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 . . . . . . 1,2431977 Mike McCray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 . . . . . . . 4181978 Rich Weiss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 . . . . . . . 6651979 Lawrence McCullough . . . . . . . . . . 130 . . . . . . 1,2541980 Dave Wilson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 . . . . . . 3,1541981 Tony Eason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 . . . . . . 3,3601982 Tony Eason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313 . . . . . . 3,6711983 Jack Trudeau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 . . . . . . 2,6241984 Jack Trudeau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247 . . . . . . 2,7241985 Jack Trudeau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322 . . . . . . 3,3391986 Shane Lamb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 . . . . . . 1,4141987 Scott Mohr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 . . . . . . 1,4361988 Jeff George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232 . . . . . . 2,4511989 Jeff George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 . . . . . . 2,7381990 Jason Verduzco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 . . . . . . 2,5671991 Jason Verduzco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252 . . . . . . 3,0141992 Jason Verduzco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 . . . . . . 1,7791993 Johnny Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 . . . . . . 1,6881994 Johnny Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 . . . . . . 2,4951995 Johnny Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 . . . . . . 1,1101996 Scott Weaver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 . . . . . . 1,7011997 Mark Hoekstra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 . . . . . . 1,0291998 Kurt Kittner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 . . . . . . . 7821999 Kurt Kittner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 . . . . . . 2,7022000 Kurt Kittner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 . . . . . . 1,9822001 Kurt Kittner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221 . . . . . . 3,2562002 Jon Beutjer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 . . . . . . 2,511 2003 Jon Beutjer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 . . . . . . 1,5972004 Jon Beutjer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 . . . . . . 1,0822005 Tim Brasic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 . . . . . . 1,9792006 Juice Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 . . . . . . 1,4892007 Juice Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 . . . . . . 1,7432008 Juice Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219 . . . . . . 3,1732009 Juice Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 . . . . . . 1,6322010 Nathan Scheelhaase . . . . . . . . . . . 155 . . . . . . 1,8252011 Nathan Scheelhaase . . . . . . . . . . . 166 . . . . . . 2,1102012 Nathan Scheelhaase . . . . . . . . . . . 149 . . . . . . 1,3612013 Nathan Scheelhaase . . . . . . . . . . . 287 . . . . . . 3,2722014 Wes Lunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 . . . . . . 1,7632015 Wes Lunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270 . . . . . . 2,7612016 Wes Lunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 . . . . . . 1,3762017 Jeff George Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 . . . . . . 1,273 2018 AJ Bush Jr.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 . . . . . . 1,413

300-YARD PASSING GAMES (Att-Comp-Int-TD)306 Tom O’Connell at Iowa, 11/8/1952 (34-22-0-1) 425 Dave Wilson vs. Purdue, 10/18/1980 (58-35-2-3)318 Dave Wilson at Michigan, 10/25/1980 (53-24-1-1)310 Dave Wilson vs. Minnesota, 11/1/1980 (59-22-2-2)621 Dave Wilson at Ohio St., 11/8/1980 (69-43-3-6)403 Dave Wilson at Indiana, 11/15/1980 (41-24-2-3) 330 Tony Eason vs. Minnesota, 10/3/1981 (32-21-1-3) 360 Tony Eason at Purdue, 10/10/1981 (34-19-2-2)368 Tony Eason at Ohio State, 10/17/1981 (47-27-3-2)357 Tony Eason vs. Wisconsin, 10/24/1981 (3-26-0-3) 386 Tony Eason at Michigan, 11/7/1981 (53-31-4-1) 409 Tony Eason at Northwestern, 11/21/1981 (48-27-2-3)301 Tony Eason vs. Michigan State, 9/11/1982 (41-25-0-1)358 Tony Eason vs. Purdue, 10/9/1982 (40-28-0-4) 479 Tony Eason at Wisconsin, 10/23/1982 (51-37-2-1)423 Tony Eason vs. Alabama, 12/29/1982 (55-35-4-1) 342 Jack Trudeau at Minnesota, 11/5/1983 (38-25-1-3)315 Jack Trudeau vs. Northwestern, 9/1/1984 (39-24-1-1)301 Jack Trudeau vs. Wisconsin, 10/6/1984 (31-21-1-1)313 Jack Trudeau at Ohio State, 10/13/1984 (52-32-1-4)321 Jack Trudeau vs. Purdue, 10/20/1984 (27-17-1-2)

310 Jack Trudeau vs. USC, 9/7/1985 (37-21-4-1)413 Jack Trudeau at Purdue, 10/12/1985 (66-39-0-3)307 Jack Trudeau at Northwestern, 11/23/1985 (29-22-0-3)401 Jack Trudeau vs. Army, 12/31/1985 (55-38-2-3)306 Jeff George at Wisconsin, 10/15/1988 (32-19-0-1)316 Jeff George vs. Michigan State, 10/22/1988 (55-35-1-1)343 Jeff George at Minnesota, 10/29/1988 (42-28-2-1)302 Jeff George at Iowa, 11/4/1989 (44-28-2-1)321 Jeff George vs. Virginia, 1/1/1990 (38-26-1-3)329 Jason Verduzco vs. Purdue, 10/13/1990 (34-21-1-2)358 Jason Verduzco vs. Iowa, 11/3/1990 (51-32-0-4)352 Jason Verduzco vs. E. Carolina, 8/31/1991 (36-25-0-3)431 Jason Verduzco at Missouri, 9/14/1991 (58-31-1-1)341 Jason Verduzco vs. Houston, 9/21/1991 (22-16-0-3)323 Kurt Kittner vs. Michigan State, 9/25/1999 (54-30-1-1)352 Kurt Kittner vs. Michigan, 9/23/2000 (38-27-0-2)326 Kurt Kittner at Penn State, 10/21/2000 (49-29-2-3)301 Kurt Kittner vs. Louisville, 9/22/2001 (39-18-2-2)401 Kurt Kittner vs. Wisconsin, 10/20/2001 (45-24-1-4)387 Kurt Kittner vs. Northwestern, 11/22/2001 (43-33-1-4)426 Jon Beutjer vs. San Jose St., 9/21/2002 (38-28-2-4)368 Jon Beutjer vs. Michigan, 9/28/2002 (49-25-3-2)319 Jon Beutjer at Wisconsin, 11/9/2002 (34-22-3-4)305 Jon Beutjer vs. Ohio State,11/16/2002 (45-27-0-1)430 Jon Beutjer vs. California, 9/20/2003 (57-35-3-1)451 Juice Williams vs. Missouri, 8/30/2008 (42-26-2-5)310 Juice Williams at Michigan, 10/4/2008 (26-13-0-2)462 Juice Williams vs. Minnesota, 10/11/2008 (41-26-1-2)328 Juice Williams at Western Michigan, 11/8/2008 (45-20-2-1)391 Nathan Scheelhaase vs. Northwestern, 10/1/2011 (32-21-1-3)416 Nathan Scheelhaase vs. Southern Illinois, 8/31/2013 (36-28-1-2)312 Nathan Scheelhaase vs. Cincinnati, 9/7/2013 (37-26-0-4)321 Nathan Scheelhaase at Penn State, 11/2/2013 (52-33-2-1)450 Nathan Scheelhaase at Indiana, 11/9/2013 (57-38-1-2)307 Nathan Scheelhaase vs. Northwestern, 11/30/2013 (45-31-1-2)456 Wes Lunt vs. Western Kentucky, 9/6/2014 (50-35-1-3)332 Wes Lunt vs. Purdue, 10/4/2014 (39-27-0-2)316 Wes Lunt vs. Western Illinois, 9/12/2015 (46-33-1-1)317 Wes Lunt at Iowa, 10/10/2015 (42-25-0-1)312 Wes Lunt vs. Western Michigan, 9/17/2016 (42-29-1-1)377 Wes Lunt at Northwestern, 11/26/2016 (54-28-1-2)

LONGEST PASS PLAYS90 Taliaferro to Yavorski vs. Ohio St., 10/13/196286 Eason to O. Williams vs. Wisconsin, 10/24/1981 84 Bush Jr. to Stampley at Maryland, 10/27/201883 Trudeau to Boso vs. USC, 9/7/198583 Easterbrook to Kreitling at Michigan, 11/8/195883 Hickey to Kreitling at Minnesota, 10/18/195882 Offenbecher to Woodson vs. Michigan State, 10/27/195680 Eason to M. Martin at Minnesota, 10/2/198278 O’Connell to J. Ryan vs. Washington, 10/11/195277 George Jr. to Dorsey vs. Indiana, 11/11/201777 Scheelhaase to Jenkins at Indiana, 10/8/201177 Williams to Cumberland at Michigan, 10/4/200877 Trudeau to D. Williams at Minnesota, 11/5/198377 Wilson to M. Martin vs. Purdue, 10/18/198076* George Jr. to Smalling at South Florida, 9/15/201776 Williams to Mendenhall vs. Syracuse, 9/16/200674 K. Steger to E. Rouse at Missouri, 9/18/197672 Scheelhaase to R. Lankford vs. Washington, 9/14/201372 Scheelhaase to A.J. Jenkins vs. Arkansas State, 9/3/201172 Beutjer to Hayden vs. California, 9/20/200369 Williams to J. Willis at Michigan State, 9/30/200669 Williams to Hudson vs. Syracuse, 9/16/200668 Lunt to Turner vs. Murray State, 9/3/201668* Eason to Lopez at Northwestern, 11/21/1981 67 Bush Jr. to Smalling at Minnesota, 11/3/201867 Scheelhaase to Jenkins at Indiana, 10/8/201167* Kittner to D. Smith vs. Louisville, 9/22/200167 O’Connell to Smith at Iowa, 11/8/195266 Weaver to Holcombe vs. Indiana, 10/5/1996* - Non-scoring play

PASSING RECORDS

1. JACK TRUDEAU Year Att Cmp Int Yds TD1981 3 2 0 38 01983 363 226 16 2,624 191984 378 247 10 2,724 181985 501 322 17 3,339 18Career 1,245 797 43 8,725 55

2. KURT KITTNER

1998 162 72 7 782 11999 396 216 5 2,702 242000 297 173 8 1,982 182001 409 221 14 3,256 27Career 1,264 682 34 8,722 70

3. NATHAN SCHEELHAASE

2010 264 155 8 1,825 172011 291 184 8 2,110 132012 246 149 8 1,361 42013 430 287 13 3,272 21Career 1,231 775 37 8,568 55

4. JUICE WILLIAMS

2006 261 103 9 1,489 92007 267 153 12 1,743 132008 381 219 16 3,173 222009 227 131 7 1,632 12Career 1,136 606 44 8,037 56

5. JASON VERDUZCO

1989 26 16 1 172 11990 355 226 12 2,567 161991 420 252 14 3,014 15 1992 282 184 8 1,779 10Career 1,083 678 35 7,532 42

6. TONY EASON

1981 406 248 14 3,360 201982 505 313 19 3,671 18Career 911 561 33 7,031 38

7. WES LUNT

2014 241 153 3 1,763 142015 481 270 6 2,761 14 2016 232 127 3 1,376 8 Career 954 550 12 5,900 36

8. JOHNNY JOHNSON

1993 287 135 10 1,688 111994 333 198 6 2,495 191995 199 99 7 1,110 5 Career 819 432 23 5,293 35

9. JON BEUTJER

2002 327 193 11 2,511 212003 257 162 9 1,597 102004 188 107 4 1,082 8Career 772 462 24 5,190 39

10. JEFF GEORGE

1988 403 232 10 2,451 91989 386 242 12 2,738 22Career 789 474 22 5,189 31

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CAREER RECEPTIONS1. David Williams, 1983-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2622. Jason Dulick, 1993-96 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1693. Josh Ferguson, 2011-15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1684. A.J. Jenkins, 2008-11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1675. Brandon Lloyd, 1999-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1606. Arrelious Benn, 2007-09 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 John Wright, Sr., 1965-67 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1598. Walter Young, 1999-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1479. Malik Turner, 2014-17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143 Mike Martin, 1979-82 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143

SEASON RECEPTIONS1. David Williams, 1984. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1012. David Williams, 1985. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .923. A.J. Jenkins, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .904. Mike Martin, 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .775. Mike Dudek, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .766. David Williams, 1983. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .697. Arrelious Benn, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .678. Geronimo Allison, 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Brandon Lloyd, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Brandon Lloyd, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65

SINGLE-GAME RECEPTIONS1. David Williams at Purdue, 10/12/1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 2. Steve Hull vs. Northwestern, 11/30/2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Keith Jones vs. Michigan State, 10/22/1988 . . . . . . . . . . . .13 4. A.J. Jenkins vs. Northwestern, 10/1/2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Arrelious Benn vs. Minnesota, 10/11/2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Brandon Lloyd vs. Northwestern, 11/22/2001 . . . . . . . . . . .12 Kameno Bell vs. Ohio State, 10/12/1991. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 David Williams at Michigan, 10/27/1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Mike Martin vs. Ohio State, 10/16/1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 10. Malik Turner at Northwestern, 11/26/2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Malik Turner at Minnesota, 11/21/2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Mike Dudek vs. Penn State, 11/22/2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 A.J. Jenkins vs. Arkansas State, 9/1/2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 E.B. Halsey vs. Iowa, 10/1/2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Kelvin Hayden vs. California, 9/20/2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Ty Douthard at Penn State, 11/13/1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Denver Strader vs. Iowa, 10/6/1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

CAREER TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS1. David Williams, 1983-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242. Brandon Lloyd, 1999-2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213. A.J. Jenkins, 2008-11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194. Walter Young, 1999-2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Jason Dulick, 1993-96 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Mike Martin, 1980-82 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157. Greg Lewis, 1999-2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Shawn Wax, 1988-90. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Oliver Williams, 1981-82 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 John Wright, Sr., 1965-67 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

SEASON TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS1. Brandon Lloyd, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 David Williams, 1985. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103. Brandon Lloyd, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94. A.J. Jenkins, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Walter Young, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Mike Bellamy, 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Randy Grant, 1984. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 David Williams, 1984. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89. Steve Hull, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 A.J. Jenkins, 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

SINGLE-GAME TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS1. A.J. Jenkins vs. Northwestern, 10/1/2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Greg Lewis vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/2/2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Gus Palma vs. Houston, 8/21/1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Shawn Wax vs. Iowa, 11/3/1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Mike Bellamy vs. Indiana, 11/18/1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 David Williams at Purdue, 10/12/1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37. Multiple (last, Dominic Stampley at Maryland, 10/27/2018). .2

CAREER RECEIVING YARDAGE1. David Williams, 1983-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,3922. Brandon Lloyd, 1999-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,5833. A.J. Jenkins, 2008-11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,4324. Walter Young, 1998-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,3825. Mike Martin, 1979-82 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,3006. John Wright Sr., 1965-67. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,2847. Arrelious Benn, 2007-09 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,2218. Jason Dulick, 1993-96 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,0049. Malik Turner, 2014-17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,80410. Shawn Wax, 1987-90. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,614

SEASON RECEIVING YARDAGE1. David Williams, 1984. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,2782. A.J. Jenkins, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,2763. David Williams, 1985. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,1564. Mike Martin, 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,0685. Brandon Lloyd, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,0626. Arrelious Benn, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,0557. Mike Dudek, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,0388. Brandon Lloyd, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,0109. Steve Hull, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99310. David Williams, 1983. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .958

SINGLE-GAME RECEIVING YARDAGE1. A.J. Jenkins vs. Northwestern, 10/1/2011 . . . . . .12 . . . . 2682. Steve Hull at Indiana, 11/9/2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . 2243. David Williams vs. Northwestern, 9/1/1984. . . . .11 . . . . 2084. Mike Dudek vs. Purdue, 10/4/2014 . . . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . . 2005. Mike Sherrod at Indiana, 11/15/1980 . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . . 191 6. David Williams at Minnesota, 11/5/1983 . . . . . .11 . . . . 188 Rex Smith at Iowa, 11/8/1952 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 . . . . 1888. A.J. Jenkins at Indiana, 10/8/2011 . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . 1829. Arrelious Benn vs. Minnesota, 10/11/2008 . . . . .12 . . . . 18110. Walter Young vs. LSU, 1/1/2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . 178 Brandon Lloyd at California, 9/1/2001 . . . . . . . . .8 . . . . 178

SINGLE-GAME TRUE FRESHMEN RECEIVING YARDAGE1. Mike Dudek vs. Purdue, 10/4/2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002. A.J. Jenkins vs. Minnesota, 10/11/2008. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1173. Mike Dudek vs. Penn State, 11/22/2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1154. Kyle Hudson vs. Wisconsin, 10/29/2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1145. Ricky Smalling vs. Rutgers, 10/14/2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1116. Louis Dorsey vs. Indiana, 11/11/17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1077. Brandon Lloyd at Iowa, 11/6/1999. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1038. Desmond Cain vs. Ohio State, 11/14/2015 . . . . . . . . . . . 1019. Ricky Smalling at South Florida, 9/15/2017 . . . . . . . . . . . 99

CAREER 100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES1. David Williams, 1983-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162. Brandon Lloyd, 1999-2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 John Wright, Sr., 1965-67 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124. A.J. Jenkins, 2008-11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Mike Martin, 1980-82 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86. Walter Young, 1999-2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77. Mike Bellamy, 1988-89 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68. Geronimo Allison, 2014-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Steve Hull, 2010-13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Arrelious Benn, 2007-09 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

SEASON 100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES1. Brandon Lloyd, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 David Williams, 1985. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 David Williams, 1984. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64. Steve Hull, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 A.J. Jenkins, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Arrelious Benn, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Brandon Lloyd, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 John Wright, Sr., 1966 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59. Walter Young, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Mike Bellamy, 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 David Williams, 1983. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Mike Martin, 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 John Wright, Sr., 1965 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

TRUE FRESHMEN SEASON 100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES1. Mike Dudek, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

TIGHT END CAREER RECEIVING YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rec . . . . Yds . . . TD1. Doug Dieken, 1968-70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 . . 1,246. . . . 72. Tim Brewster, 1982-83 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 . . 1,233. . . . 23. Ken Dilger, 1991-94. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 . . 1,073. . . . 94. Anthony Williams, 1984-87 . . . . . . . . . . . 94 . . . . 893. . . . 35. Jeff Finke, 1988-90 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 . . . . 780. . . . 46. Joe Smalzer, 1974-75 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 . . . . 766. . . . 77. Cap Boso, 1983-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 . . . . 756. . . . 58. Matt Cushing, 1994-97 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 . . . . 709. . . . 49. Mike Sherrod, 1977-80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 . . . . 665. . . . 310. Jon Davis, 2011-14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 . . . . 658. . . . 7

TIGHT END SEASON RECEIVING YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rec . . . . Yds . . . TD1. Tim Brewster, 1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 . . . . 628. . . . 22. Ken Dilger, 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 . . . . 607. . . . 63. Tim Brewster, 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 . . . . 605. . . . 04. Doug Dieken, 1970. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 . . . . 537. . . . 45. Joe Smalzer, 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 . . . . 525. . . . 46. Doug Dieken, 1969. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 . . . . 486. . . . 37. Jerry Reese, 1986. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 . . . . 468. . . . 38. Louis Dorsey, 2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 . . . . 395. . . . 39. Anthony Williams, 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 . . . . 369. . . . 110. Cap Boso, 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 . . . . 369. . . . 4

TIGHT END SINGLE-GAME RECEIVING YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rec . . . . Yds . . . TD1. Mike Sherrod at Indiana, 11/15/1980 . . . . 8 . . . . 191. . . . 12. Joe Smalzer at Minnesota, 11/16/1974 . . 10 . . . . 162. . . . 13. Tim Brewster at Wisconsin, 10/23/1982 . . 8 . . . . 154. . . . 04. Marty Friel vs. Northwestern, 11/20/1976 . 6 . . . . 128. . . . 15. Jerry Reese at Indiana, 11/15/1986. . . . . . 8 . . . . 120. . . . 16. Ken Dilger at Minnesota, 11/5/1994 . . . . . 6 . . . . 114. . . . 07. Louis Dorsey vs. Indiana, 11/11/2017 . . . . 3 . . . . 107. . . . 18. Doug Dieken at Iowa State, 10/4/1969 . . . 8 . . . . 101. . . . 19. Lee Boeke at Iowa, 10/11/1980 . . . . . . . . . 6 . . . . . 97 . . . . 010. Tim Brewster vs. Indiana, 11/12/1983 . . . 6 . . . . . 86 . . . . 0

RUNNING BACK CAREER RECEIVING YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rec . . . . Yds . . . TD1. Josh Ferguson, 2011-15. . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 . . 1,507. . . . 82. Ty Douthard, 1993-96 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 . . 1,250. . . . 83. Keith Jones, 1984-88 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 . . . . 771. . . . 34. Carey Davis, 2000-03 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 . . . . 751. . . . 55. Kameno Bell, 1989-91 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 . . . . 673. . . . 16. Jason Davis, 2002-05 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 . . . . 644. . . . 5 7. E.B. Halsey, 2002-06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 . . . . 632. . . . 68. Steve Feagin, 1989-92. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 . . . . 571. . . . 09. Rashard Mendenhall, 2005-07 . . . . . . . . 59 . . . . 564. . . . 510. Darrell Smith, 1981 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 . . . . 495. . . . 5

RUNNING BACK SEASON RECEIVING YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rec . . . . Yds . . . TD1. Josh Ferguson, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 . . . . 535. . . . 42. Kameno Bell, 1991. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 . . . . 503. . . . 03. Darrell Smith, 1981 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 . . . . 495. . . . 54. Josh Ferguson, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 . . . . 427. . . . 25. Keith Jones, 1988. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 . . . . 374. . . . 06. Ty Douthard, 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 . . . . 364. . . . 27. Jason Davis, 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 . . . . 340. . . . 28. Rashard Mendenhall, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . 34 . . . . 318. . . . 29. Steve Feagin, 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 . . . . 305. . . . 010. E.B. Halsey, 2003. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 . . . . 303. . . . 4

YEARLY RECEIVING LEADERS (Includes bowl games)Year Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rec. . . . . . . . . . . . Yds1946 Bill Heiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Sam Zatkoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601947 Sam Zatkoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1471948 Walt Kersulis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . 3291949 Ronnie Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1051950 Tony Klimek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001951 Rex Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . 3431952 Rocky Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 . . . . . . . . . . . . 714 Rex Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 . . . . . . . . . . . . 6421953 Rocky Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . 308

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1954 Dean Renn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2461955 Bob DesEnfants . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2061956 Abe Woodson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2571957 Rich Kreitling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2031958 Rich Kreitling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . 6881959 John Counts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . 3141960 Ed O’Bradovich . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2331961 Dick Newell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 Gary Hembrough . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1701962 Jim Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2301963 Jim Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Sam Price . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 981964 Bob Trumpy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . 4281965 John Wright, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 . . . . . . . . . . . . 7551966 John Wright, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 . . . . . . . . . . . . 8311967 John Wright, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 . . . . . . . . . . . . 6981968 Doug Dieken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2231969 Doug Dieken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . 4861970 Doug Dieken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5371971 Garvin Roberson . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . 3721972 Garvin Roberson . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5691973 Garvin Roberson . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . 4161974 Joe Smalzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5251975 Jeff Chrystal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2611976 Frank Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . 3061977 Tom Schooley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2311978 Jeff Barnes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2701979 Mike Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1271980 Greg Dentino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5121981 Darrell Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 . . . . . . . . . . . . 4951982 Mike Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 . . . . . . . . . . . 1,0681983 David Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 . . . . . . . . . . . . 958 1984 David Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . 101. . . . . . . . . . . 1,2781985 David Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 . . . . . . . . . . . 1,1561986 Stephen Pierce . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 . . . . . . . . . . . . 6021987 Darryl Usher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 . . . . . . . . . . . . 7231988 Keith Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 . . . . . . . . . . . . 3881989 Mike Bellamy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 . . . . . . . . . . . . 9271990 Shawn Wax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 . . . . . . . . . . . . 8631991 Kameno Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5031992 John Wright, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5081993 Ty Douthard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 . . . . . . . . . . . . 4061994 Jason Dulick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5501995 Jason Dulick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 . . . . . . . . . . . . 4531996 Jason Dulick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 . . . . . . . . . . . . 6141997 Robert Holcombe . . . . . . . . . . . 35 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2771998 Lenny Willis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . 3011999 Michael Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 . . . . . . . . . . . . 6082000 Greg Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5442001 Brandon Lloyd . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 . . . . . . . . . . . 1,0622002 Brandon Lloyd . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 . . . . . . . . . . . 1,0102003 Kelvin Hayden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5922004 Kendrick Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 . . . . . . . . . . . . 6872005 Kyle Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . 4692006 Kyle Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . 4032007 Arrelious Benn . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 . . . . . . . . . . . . 6762008 Arrelious Benn . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 . . . . . . . . . . . 1,0552009 Arrelious Benn . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 . . . . . . . . . . . . 4902010 A.J. Jenkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 . . . . . . . . . . . . 7462011 A.J. Jenkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 . . . . . . . . . . . 1,2762012 Ryan Lankford . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 . . . . . . . . . . . . 4692013 Steve Hull . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 . . . . . . . . . . . . 9932014 Mike Dudek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 . . . . . . . . . . . 1,0382015 Geronimo Allison . . . . . . . . . . . 65 . . . . . . . . . . . . 8822016 Malik Turner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 . . . . . . . . . . . . 7122017 Ricky Smalling . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . 510 2018 Ricky Smalling . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 . . . . . . . . . . . . 406

10+ PASS RECEPTIONS IN A GAMERex Smith at Iowa, 11/8/1952 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 John Wright, Sr. vs.Stanford, 10/22/1966 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11Joe Smalzer at Minnesota, 11/16/1974 . . . . . 10Denver Strader vs. Iowa, 10/6/1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11Joe Curtis at Ohio State, 11/8/1980 . . . . . . . . . . 10Mike Martin vs. Ohio State, 10/16/1982 . . . . . . . . . 12Richard Ryles at Wisconsin, 10/23/1982 . . . . . 10Mike Martin at Iowa, 10/30/1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10David Williams at Minnesota, 11/5/1983 . . . . . . 11David Williams vs. UCLA, 1/2/1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10David Williams vs. Northwestern, 9/1/1984 . . . . 11David Williams at Iowa, 9/29/1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11Cap Boso at Ohio State, 10/13/1984 . . . . . . . . . 10David Williams at Michigan, 10/27/1984 . . . . . 12David Williams vs. Minnesota, 11/3/1984 . . . . . . 11David Williams vs. Indiana, 11/10/1984 . . . . . . . 10David Williams at Purdue, 10/12/1985 . . . . . . . 16David Williams at Iowa, 11/9/1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Keith Jones vs. Michigan State, 10/22/1988 . 13Mike Bellamy vs. Ohio State, 10/7/1989 . . . . . . . . . . 10Shawn Wax vs. Iowa, 11/3/1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11Kameno Bell vs. Ohio State, 10/12/1991 . . . . . . . . . 12Ty Douthard at Penn State, 11/13/1993 . . . . . . . . . 11Brandon Lloyd at Michigan, 9/28/2001 . . . . . . 10Brandon Lloyd vs. Northwestern, 11/22/2001 . . 12Brandon Lloyd vs. Purdue, 10/12/2002 . . . . . . . 10Walter Young vs. Ohio State, 11/16/2002 . . . . . . . . . 10Carey Davis vs. Missouri, 8/30/2003 . . . . . . . 10Kelvin Hayden vs. California, 9/20/2003 . . . . . . 11E.B. Halsey at Iowa, 10/1/2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11Kyle Hudson vs. Wisconsin, 10/29/2005 . . . . . 10Arrelious Benn vs. Minnesota, 10/4/2008 . . . . . . 12A.J. Jenkins vs. Arkansas State, 9/3/2011 . . . 11A.J. Jenkins vs. Northwestern, 10/1/2011 . . . 12Josh Ferguson vs. Louisiana Tech, 9/22/2012 . . 10Spencer Harris at Penn State, 11/2/2013 . . . . . . . . . . 10Steve Hull at Purdue, 11/23/2013 . . . . . . . 10Steve Hull vs. Northwestern 11/30/2013 . . . 13Mike Dudek vs. Penn State, 11/22/2014 . . . . . . . . . 11Geronimo Allison vs. Middle Tenn State, 9/26/2015 . . . . . 10Desmond Cain vs. Ohio State, 11/14/2015 . . . . . . . . . . 10Malik Turner at Minnesota, 11/21/2015 . . . . . . . . . . . 11Malik Turner at Northwestern, 11/26/2016 . . . . . . . . 11

100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES110 Joe Vernasco vs. Iowa, 11/10/1951 119 Rocky Ryan vs. Iowa State, 9/27/1952 173 Rocky Ryan vs. Washington, 10/11/1952133 Rocky Ryan vs. Purdue, 10/25/1952 190 Rex Smith at Iowa, 11/8/1952 136 Dean Renn vs. Northwestern, 11/20/1954 166 Rich Kreitling at Minnesota, 10/18/1958 157 Rich Kreitling at Michigan, 11/8/1958 106 Bob Trumpy at Northwestern, 10/3/1964 164 John Wright, Sr. vs. SMU, 9/25/1965 139 John Wright, Sr. vs. Purdue, 10/30/1965 119 John Wright, Sr. at Wisconsin, 11/13/1965 112 John Wright, Sr. at Northwestern, 11/20/1965110 John Wright, Sr. vs. Missouri, 9/24/1966114 John Wright, Sr. vs. Michigan State, 10/1/1966 116 John Wright, Sr. at Indiana, 10/15/1966116 John Wright, Sr. vs. Stanford, 10/22/1966 139 John Wright, Sr. vs. Wisconsin, 11/12/1966 107 John Wright, Sr. vs. Notre Dame, 10/21/1967112 John Wright, Sr. at Ohio State, 10/28/1967144 John Wright, Sr. at Iowa, 11/25/1967101 Doug Dieken at Iowa State, 10/4/1969 174 Garvin Roberson vs. Indiana, 11/11/1972 161 Garvin Roberson vs. Minnesota, 11/17/1973100 Jeff Chrystal vs. Washington State, 9/28/1974162 Joe Smalzer at Minnesota, 11/16/1974111 Frank Johnson vs. Missouri, 9/20/1975 128 Marty Friel vs. Northwestern, 11/20/1976 111 Mike Martin vs. Purdue, 10/18/1980 110 Lee Boeke at Ohio State, 11/8/1980 105 Greg Dentino at Ohio State, 11/8/1980 147 Mike Martin at Ohio State, 11/8/1980 191 Mike Sherrod at Indiana, 11/15/1980

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1. DAVID WILLIAMSYear Rec. Yards TD1983 69 958 61984 101 1,278 81985 92 1,156 10Career 262 3,392 24

2. BRANDON LLOYD

1999 30 511 22001 65 1,062 102002 65 1,010 9Career 160 2,583 21

3. A.J. JENKINS

2008 11 287 32009 10 123 12010 56 746 72011 90 1,276 8Career 167 2,432 19

4. WALTER YOUNG

1999 14 267 12000 27 403 02001 50 890 82002 56 822 6Career 147 2,382 15

5. MIKE MARTIN

1979 1 7 01980 31 555 51981 34 670 51982 77 1,068 5Career 143 2,300 15

6. JOHN WRIGHT SR.

1965 47 755 41966 60 831 41967 52 698 4Career 159 2,284 12

7. ARRELIOUS BENN

2007 54 676 22008 67 1,055 32009 38 490 2Career 159 2,221 7

8. JASON DULICK

1993 28 387 2 1994 52 550 61995 36 453 31996 53 614 4Career 169 2,004 15

9. MALIK TURNER

2014 25 256 12015 39 510 32016 48 712 62017 31 326 0Career 143 1,804 10

10. SHAWN WAX

1997 0 0 01988 16 286 31989 26 465 31990 60 863 6Career 102 1,614 12

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114 Oliver Williams vs. Minnesota, 10/3/1981 112 Mike Martin vs. Minnesota, 10/3/1981 156 Mike Martin at Purdue, 10/10/1981 142 Oliver Williams vs. Wisconsin, 10/24/1981 134 John Lopez at Northwestern, 11/23/1981 124 Oliver Williams vs. Michigan State, 9/11/1982129 Mike Martin at Minnesota, 10/2/1982116 Mitchell Brookins vs. Purdue, 10/9/1982 132 Mike Martin vs. Purdue, 10/9/1982 177 Mike Martin vs. Ohio State, 10/16/1982 154 Tim Brewster at Wisconsin, 10/23/1982 127 Mike Martin vs. Alabama, 12/29/1982 111 David Williams vs. Stanford, 9/17/1983 131 Mitchell Brookins vs. Iowa, 10/1/1983 127 David Williams vs. Michigan, 10/29/1983 188 David Williams at Minnesota, 11/5/1983 131 David Williams at Northwestern, 11/19/1983208 David Williams vs. Northwestern, 9/1/1984136 David Williams vs. Missouri, 9/8/1984116 Randy Grant at Stanford, 9/15/1984 131 David Williams at Iowa, 9/29/1984 167 David Williams vs. Wisconsin, 10/6/1984 118 Randy Grant vs. Purdue, 10/20/1984 132 David Williams at Michigan, 10/27/1984 142 David Williams vs. Minnesota, 11/3/1984 114 Randy Grant vs. Indiana, 11/10/1984 112 David Williams vs. Southern California, 9/7/1985119 David Williams at Nebraska, 9/21/1985 131 Stephen Pierce vs. Ohio State, 10/5/1985 164 David Williams at Purdue, 10/12/1985 129 David Williams vs. Wisconsin, 10/26/1985 122 David Williams at Northwestern, 11/23/1985109 David Williams vs. Army, 12/31/1985120 Jerry Reese at Indiana, 11/15/1986 115 Darryl Usher at Purdue, 10/10/1987 101 Steven Williams at Arizona State, 9/10/1988108 Mike Bellamy at Ohio State, 10/1/1988108 Mike Bellamy at Wisconsin, 10/15/1988 119 Keith Jones vs. Michigan State, 10/22/1988 152 Mike Bellamy vs. Ohio State, 10/7/1989 109 Mike Bellamy at Michigan State, 10/21/1989108 Mike Bellamy at Iowa, 11/4/1989166 Mike Bellamy vs. Virginia, 1/1/1990 159 Shawn Wax at Ohio State, 10/6/1990 126 Shawn Wax vs. Purdue, 10/13/1990 136 Shawn Wax vs. Iowa, 11/3/1990 114 Gus Palma vs. East Carolina, 8/31/1991 157 Elbert Turner at Missouri, 9/14/1991 108 John Wright, Jr. at Missouri, 9/14/1991 118 Gus Palma vs. Houston, 9/21/1991 127 Elbert Turner at Purdue, 11/9/1991 116 Jason Dulick vs. Minnesota, 11/6/1993 116 Jasper Strong vs. Washington State, 9/1/1994 114 Ken Dilger at Minnesota, 11/5/1994 116 Larry Davis vs. Iowa, 9/26/1998 100 Lenny Willis vs. Iowa, 9/26/1998 129 Michael Dean vs. Michigan State, 9/25/1999 100 Michael Dean at Indiana, 10/2/1999 103 Brandon Lloyd at Iowa, 11/6/1999 100 Jameel Cook at Ohio State, 11/13/1999 107 Greg Lewis vs. Michigan, 9/23/2000 125 Aaron Moorehead vs. Iowa, 10/14/2000 127 Walter Young at Penn State, 10/21/2000 103 Aaron Moorehead vs. Indiana, 11/4/2000 178 Brandon Lloyd at California, 9/1/2001 126 Brandon Lloyd vs. Northern Illinois, 9/8/2001 168 Brandon Lloyd vs. Minnesota, 10/6/2001 129 Brandon Lloyd vs. Wisconsin, 10/20/2001 111 Aaron Moorehead vs. Wisconsin, 10/20/2001 112 Brandon Lloyd at Purdue, 11/3/2001 133 Walter Young at Ohio State, 11/17/2001 140 Brandon Lloyd vs. Northwestern, 11/22/2001 123 Walter Young vs. Northwestern, 11/22/2001 178 Walter Young vs. LSU, 1/1/2002 137 Brandon Lloyd vs. Missouri, 8/31/2002 130 Brandon Lloyd vs. Arkansas State, 9/14/2002 153 Walter Young vs. San Jose State, 9/21/2002 118 Aaron Moorehead vs. San Jose St., 9/21/2002 156 Brandon Lloyd vs. Michigan, 9/28/2002 139 Brandon Lloyd at Minnesota, 10/3/2002

161 Brandon Lloyd vs. Purdue, 10/12/2002 114 Walter Young at Wisconsin, 11/9/2002 144 Walter Young vs. Ohio State, 11/16/2002 158 Kelvin Hayden vs. California, 9/20/2003119 Eric McGoey at Iowa, 10/30/2003101 Kendrick Jones vs. Florida A&M, 9/4/2004110 Kendrick Jones vs. UCLA, 9/11/2004114 Kyle Hudson vs. Wisconsin, 10/29/2005131 Jeff Cumberland vs. Northwestern, 11/17/2007177 Will Judson vs. Missouri, 8/30/2008110 Arrelious Benn at Penn State, 9/27/2008122 Arrelious Benn at Michigan, 10/4/2008181 Arrelious Benn vs. Minnesota, 10/11/2008117 A.J. Jenkins vs. Minnesota, 10/11/2008130 Arrelious Benn vs. Indiana, 10/18/2008111 Arrelious Benn at Western Michigan, 11/8/08114 A.J. Jenkins vs. Southern Illinois, 9/11/2010137 A.J. Jenkins vs. Minnesota, 11/13/2010119 Darius Millines vs. Arkansas State, 9/3/2011148 A.J. Jenkins vs. Arkansas State, 9/3/2011103 A.J. Jenkins vs. Arizona State, 9/17/2011268 A.J. Jenkins vs. Northwestern, 10/1/2011182 A.J. Jenkins at Indiana, 10/8/2011103 A.J. Jenkins vs. Michigan, 11/12/2011104 Ryan Lankford vs. Penn State, 9/29/2012115 Ryan Lankford vs. Southern Illinois, 8/30/2013103 Josh Ferguson vs. Southern Illinois, 8/30/2013100 Ryan Lankford vs. Washington, 9/14/2013105 Steve Hull vs. Wisconsin, 10/19/2013224 Steve Hull vs. Indiana, 11/9/2013105 Steve Hull vs. Ohio State, 11/16/2013169 Steve Hull vs. Purdue, 11/23/2013155 Steve Hull vs. Northwestern, 11/30/2013110 Justin Hardee vs. Western Kentucky, 9/6/2014160 Geronimo Allison at Washington, 9/13/2014118 Geronimo Allison at Nebraska, 9/27/2014200 Mike Dudek vs. Purdue, 10/4/2014115 Mike Dudek vs. Penn State, 11/22/2014124 Geronimo Allison vs. Western Illinois, 9/12/2015128 Geronimo Allison vs. Middle Tenn State, 9/26/2015148 Geronimo Allison at Iowa, 10/10/2015101 Desmond Cain vs. Ohio State, 11/14/2015126 Malik Turner at Minnesota, 11/21/2015100 Josh Ferguson vs. Northwestern, 11/28/2015107 Malik Turner vs. Western Michigan, 9/17/2016129 Malik Turner vs. Purdue, 11/8/2016164 Malik Turner at Northwestern, 11/26/2016126 Justin Hardee at Northwestern, 11/26/2016111 Ricky Smalling vs. Rutgers, 10/14/2017107 Louis Dorsey vs. Indiana, 11/11/2017 153 Dominic Stampley at Maryland, 10/27/2018

LONGEST TRUE FRESHMEN RECEPTIONS (since 1944)77 Louis Dorsey from Jeff George Jr. vs. Indiana, 11/11/1776* Ricky Smalling from Jeff George Jr. at South Florida, 9/15/17* - Non-scoring play

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CAREER POINTS SCORED TD X1 X2 FG TP1. Jason Reda, 2004-07. . . . . . . . . . . 0 114 0 51 2672. Chris White, 1983-85. . . . . . . . . . . 0 103 0 53 2623. Chris Richardson, 1991-94 . . . . . . 0 103 0 52 2594. Doug Higgins, 1987-90 . . . . . . . . . 0 116 0 39 2305. Mike Bass, 1980-82. . . . . . . . . . . . 0 89 0 41 212 6. Chase McLaughlin, 2015-18 . . . . . 0 79 0 44 2117. Derek Dimke, 2008-11 . . . . . . . . . . 0 89 0 39 2068. Taylor Zalewski, 2012-15. . . . . . . . 0 97 0 35 2029. Howard Griffith, 1987-90. . . . . . . 33 0 0 0 198 Dan Beaver, 1973-76. . . . . . . . . . . 0 84 0 38 198

SEASON POINTS SCORED TD X1 X2 FG TP1. Mikel Leshoure, 2010. . . . . . . . . . 20 0 1 0 1222. Derek Dimke, 2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 43 0 24 1153. Rashard Mendenhall, 2007 . . . . . 19 0 0 0 1144. Neil Rackers, 1999. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 44 0 20 1105. Mike Bass, 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 32 0 24 1046. Chris White, 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 31 0 24 103 7. Chase McLaughlin, 2018 . . . . . . . . 0 36 0 20 968. Jason Reda, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 44 0 16 929. Howard Griffith, 1990 . . . . . . . . . 15 0 0 0 9010. Matt Eller, 2008. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 39 0 15 84

SINGLE-GAME POINTS SCORED TD X1 X2 FG TP1. Howard Griffith vs. Southern Illinois, 9/22/1990 ..8 0 0 0 482. Mikel Leshoure at Michigan, 11/6/2010 .....5 0 0 0 30 Red Grange vs. Michigan, 10/18/1924 .......5 0 0 0 304. Antoineo Harris vs. Indiana, 10/26/2002 ....4 0 0 0 24 Lonnie Perrin vs. Northwestern, 11/22/1976 ..4 0 0 0 24 Mickey Bates at Ohio State, 10/10/1953 ....4 0 0 0 247. Neil Rackers at Iowa, 11/6/1999 ................1 4 0 4 22 Ray Sullivan vs. DePauw, 10/26/1924 ........3 1 0 1 22

CAREER TOUCHDOWNS1. Howard Griffith, 1987-90. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332. Red Grange, 1923-25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313. Ty Douthard, 1993-96 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294. Robert Holcombe, 1994-97 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Mikel Leshoure, 2008-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286. Rashard Mendenhall, 2005-07 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277. Josh Ferguson, 2011-15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Jason Ford, 2008-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269. Thomas Rooks, 1982-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2510. David Williams, 1983-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Chubby Phillips, 1973-76 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Jim Grabowski, 1963-65 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 John Karras, 1949-51 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

SEASON TOUCHDOWNS1. Mikel Leshoure, 2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202. Rashard Mendenhall, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193. Howard Griffith, 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154. Robert Holcombe, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 John Karras, 1951 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Buddy Young, 1944 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Red Grange, 1924 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138. Red Grange, 1923 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129. Josh Ferguson, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Ty Douthard, 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Howard Griffith, 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Keith Jones, 1988. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Thomas Rooks, 1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Mickey Bates, 1953 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

SINGLE-GAME TOUCHDOWNS1. Howard Griffith vs. Southern Illinois, 9/22/1990 . . . . . . . . .8 2. Mikel Leshoure at Michigan, 11/6/2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Red Grange vs. Michigan, 10/18/1924 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 4. Antoineo Harris vs. Indiana, 10/26/2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Lonnie Perrin vs. Northwestern, 11/22/1976 . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Mickey Bates at Ohio State, 10/10/1953 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 7. Multiple (last, A.J. Jenkins vs. Northwestern, 10/1/2011) . .3

CAREER FIELD GOALS (since 1945)1. Chris White, 1983-85. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .532. Chris Richardson, 1991-94 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .523. Jason Reda, 2004-07. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 4. Chase McLaughlin, 2015-18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .445. Mike Bass, 1980-82. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416. Derek Dimke, 2008-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Doug Higgins, 1987-90 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .398. Dan Beaver, 1973-76. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389. Taylor Zalewski, 2012-15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3510. Neil Rackers, 1996-99 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

SEASON FIELD GOALS1. Derek Dimke, 2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Chris White, 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Mike Bass, 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244. Chase McLaughlin, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Neil Rackers, 1999. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206. Taylor Zalewski, 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Jason Reda, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168. Matt Eller, 2008. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Jason Reda, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Chris White, 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

SINGLE-GAME FIELD GOALS1. Doug Higgins vs. Mich. St., 10/20/1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Chris White vs. Wisconsin, 10/6/1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Mike Bass at Wisconsin, 10/23/1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Dan Beaver vs. Purdue, 10/13/1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 5. Multiple (last, Chase McLaughlin, 10/27/2018) . . . . . . . . .4

CAREER FIELD GOAL ACCURACY (min. 20 att.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PCT FG1. Derek Dimke, 2008-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .848 39-462. Peter Christofilakos, 1999-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .840 21-253. Jason Reda, 2004-07. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .750 51-684. Chase McLaughlin, 2015-18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .746 44-595. Mike Bass, 1980-82. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .745 41-556. Chris White, 1983-85. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .736 53-727. Chris Richardson, 1991-94 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .712 52-738. Doug Higgins, 1987-1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .684 39-579. Neil Rackers, 1996-99 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .667 34-5110. Taylor Zalewski, 2012-15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .636 35-55

SEASON FIELD GOAL ACCURACY (min. 10 att.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PCT FG1. Peter Christofilakos, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .923 12-132. Jason Reda, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .889 16-183. Chris White, 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .857 24-28 Mike Bass, 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .857 24-285. Derek Dimke, 2011. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .833 10-126. Derek Dimke, 2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .828 24-297. Chase McLaughln, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800 20-25 Mike Wells, 1970 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800 8-109. Jason Reda, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .789 15-1910. Neil Rackers, 1999. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .769 20-26

CAREER EXTRA POINT ACCURACY (min. 65 att.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PAT PCT1. Derek Dimke, 2008-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89-89 1.000 Chase McLaughlin, 2015-18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79-79 1.000 Peter Christofilakos, 1999-2002 . . . . . . . . . . 69-69 1.0004. Neil Rackers, 1996-1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86-87 .9885. Jason Reda, 2004-07. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114-116 .9826. Chris White, 1983- 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103-105 .9817. Taylor Zalewski, 2012-15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97-99 .9808. Doug Higgins, 1987-1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113-116 .9749. Matt Eller, 2008-09 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-65 .95310. Mike Bass, 1980-1982. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89-94 .947

1. JASON REDA

Year TD PAT 2PT FG Tot2004 0 26-27 0 7-12 472005 0 20-20 0 13-20 592006 0 24-24 0 15-19 692007 0 44-45 0 16-18 92Career 0 114-116 0 51-69 267

2. CHRIS WHITE

1983 0 39-40 0 14-23 811984 0 33-33 0 15-21 781985 0 31-32 0 24-28 103Career 0 103-105 0 53-72 262

3. CHRIS RICHARDSON

1991 0 29-31 0 13-18 681992 0 22-25 0 12-18 581993 0 18-19 0 14-20 601994 0 34-36 0 13-17 73Career 0 103 0 52-73 259

4. DOUG HIGGINS

1987 0 12-14 0 8-13 361988 0 28-28 0 11-15 611989 0 38-39 0 6-9 561990 0 35-35 0 14-20 77Career 0 113-116 0 39-57 230

5. MIKE BASS

1980 0 24-25 0 7-11 451981 0 33-35 0 10-17 631982 0 32-34 0 24-28 104Career 0 89-94 0 41-56 212

6. CHASE MCLAUGHLIN

2015 0 0 0 0 02016 0 26-26 0 12-17 272017 0 17-17 0 12-17 1152018 0 36-36 0 20-25 64Career 0 79-79 0 44-59 211

6. DEREK DIMKE

2008 0 0 0 0 02009 0 12-12 0 5-5 272010 0 43-43 0 24-29 1152011 0 34-34 0 10-12 64Career 0 89-89 0 39-46 206

7. TAYLOR ZALEWSKI

2012 0 12-12 0 4-7 02013 0 38-38 0 12-17 272014 0 16-18 0 3-6 1152015 0 31-31 0 16-25 64Career 0 89-89 0 35-55 202

T-8. HOWARD GRIFFITH

1987 0 0 0 0 01988 7 0 0 0 421989 11 0 0 0 661990 15 0 0 0 90Career 33 0 0 0 198

T-8. DAN BEAVER

1973 0 14-17 0 12-23 501974 0 22-24 0 10-17 521975 0 24-27 0 7-13 451976 0 24-25 0 9-17 51Career 0 84-93 0 38-70 198

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SEASON EXTRA POINT ACCURACY (min. 20 att.) PAT PCT1. Neil Rackers, 1999. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-44 1.0002. Derek Dimke, 2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-43 1.0003. Peter Christofilakos, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-40 1.0004. Taylor Zalewski, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-38 1.0005. Chase McLaughlin, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-36 1.0006. Doug Higgins, 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-35 1.0007. Derek Dimke, 2011. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-34 1.0008. Chris White, 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-33 1.0009. Peter Christofilakos, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-29 1.00010. Doug Higgins, 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-28 1.00011. Chase McLaughlin, 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-26 1.00012. Steve Fitts, 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-25 1.00013. Jason Reda, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-24 1.00014. John Gockman, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-21 1.00015. Jason Reda, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-20 1.000

SINGLE-GAME EXTRA POINT ACCURACY1. Neil Rackers vs. Virginia, 12/30/1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-9 Doug Higgins at Northwestern, 11/25/1989 . . . . . . . . . . .9-9 3. Derek Dimke vs. South Dakota State, 9/10/2011. . . . . . . .8-8 Doug Higgins vs. Southern Illinois 9/22/1990 . . . . . . . . . .8-8 Chris White at Northwestern, 11/19/1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-86. Chase McLaughlin vs. Minnesota, 11/3/2018 . . . . . . . . . .7-7 Chase McLaughlin vs. Murray State, 9/3/2016 . . . . . . . . .7-7 Derek Dimke vs. Fresno State, 12/5/2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-7 Jason Reda vs. Florida A&M, 9/4/2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-7 Steve Fitts at San Diego State, 9/9/2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-7 Mike Bass vs. Northwestern, 9/4/1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-7 Mike Bass at Northwestern, 11/21/1981 . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-7

YEARLY SCORING LEADERS(Includes bowl games) Year Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Points1946 Perry Moss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361947 Dike Eddleman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421948 Paul Patterson/Bernie Krueger . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241949 John Karras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421950 Dick Raklovits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481951 John Karras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 781952 Rocky Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361953 Mickey Bates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 661954 Abe Woodson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421955 Bob Mitchell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301956 Abe Woodson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301957 Ray Nitschke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301958 Rich Kreitling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301959 Bill Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361960 Marshall Starks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421961 Jim Plankenhorn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111962 Dave Pike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121963 Jim Grabowski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421964 Jim Grabowski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601965 Fred Custardo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431966 Bob Naponic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361967 Rich Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361968 Rich Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341969 Dave Jackson/Steve Livas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Doug Dieken/Bob Bess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181970 Mike Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 571971 John Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421972 Mike Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 511973 Dan Beaver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 501974 Chubby Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561975 Dan Beaver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451976 James Coleman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 621977 Dave Finzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251978 Dave Finzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231979 Mike Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381980 Mike Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461981 Mike Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 631982 Mike Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1041983 Chris White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 811984 Chris White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1031985 Chris White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 781986 Chris Siambekos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 611987 Doug Higgins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361988 Keith Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 661989 Howard Griffith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

1990 Howard Griffith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901991 Chris Richardson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 681992 Chris Richardson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 581993 Chris Richardson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601994 Chris Richardson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 731995 Bret Scheuplein. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 491996 Robert Holcombe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 781997 Robert Holcombe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381998 Rocky Harvey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421999 Neil Rackers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1102000 Antoineo Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422001 Peter Christofilakos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 652002 Peter Christofilakos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 672003 John Gockman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 632004 Pierre Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 602005 Jason Reda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 592006 Jason Reda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 692007 Rashard Mendenhall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1142008 Matt Eller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 842009 Mikel Leshoure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422010 Mikel Leshoure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1222011 Derek Dimke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 642012 Ryan Lankford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302013 Taylor Zalewski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 742014 Josh Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 602015 Taylor Zalewski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 792016 Chase McLaughlin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 622017 Chase McLaughlin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 532018 Chase McLaughlin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

YEARLY KICK-SCORING LEADERSYear Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PAT FG TP Rk1946 Don Maechtle . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 1 17 na1947 Don Maechtle . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 0 24 3!1948 Don Maechtle . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 1 19 31949 Sam Rebecca . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1 9 71950 Sam Rebecca . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 0 17 31951 Sam Rebecca . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 1 28 21952 Richard Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 0 15 na1953 Ken Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 0 17 6*1954 Bob Wiman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 0 9 41955 Richard Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1 11 51956 Richard Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 0 8 41957 Don Yeazel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 0 9 81958 Don Yeazel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1 10 71959 Gerald Wood . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 1 13 31960 Gerald Wood . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 3 25 21961 Jim Plankenhorn . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2 11 11962 Jim Plankenhorn . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1 8 31963 Jim Plankenhorn . . . . . . . . . . 16 8 40 21964 Fred Custardo . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 1 18 2@1965 Fred Custardo . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 4 43 11966 Jim Stotz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 5 31 21967 Dan McKissic . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2 21 41968 Dan McKissic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2 11 41969 Dan McKissic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3 16 51970 Mike Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-16 8-10 33 1!1971 Mike Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-21 2-5 25 3#1972 Mike Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-21 1-2 21 4$1973 Dan Beaver . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-17 12-23 50 11974 Dan Beaver . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-24 10-17 52 21975 Dan Beaver . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-27 7-13 45 11976 Dan Beaver . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 9-17 51 21977 Dave Finzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-13 6-11 25 11978 Dave Finzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 5-8 23 11979 Kirk Bostrom . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-15 6-13 31 21980 Mike Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 7-11 46 11981 Mike Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-35 10-17 63 11982 Mike Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-34 24-28 104 11983 Chris White . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-40 14-23 81 11984 Chris White . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-32 24-28 103 11985 Chris White . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-33 15-22 78 11986 Chris Siambekos . . . . . . . . 19-20 14-19 61 11987 Doug Higgins . . . . . . . . . . . 12-14 8-13 36 11988 Doug Higgins . . . . . . . . . . . 28-28 11-15 61 21989 Doug Higgins . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39 6-9 56 21990 Doug Higgins . . . . . . . . . . . 35-35 14-20 77 21991 Chris Richardson . . . . . . . . 29-31 13-18 68 11992 Chris Richardson . . . . . . . . 22-25 12-18 58 11993 Chris Richardson . . . . . . . . 18-19 14-20 60 11994 Chris Richardson . . . . . . . . 34-36 13-17 73 1

1995 Bret Scheuplein . . . . . . . . . 19-21 10-17 49 11996 Neil Rackers . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-18 2-5 24 21997 Neil Rackers . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11 5-10 25 21998 Neil Rackers . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-16 7-10 35 31999 Neil Rackers . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-44 20-26 104 1&2000 Steve Fitts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-25 5-10 40 22001 Peter Christofilakos . . . . . . 29-29 12-13 65 12002 Peter Christofilakos . . . . . . 40-40 9-12 67 12003 John Gockman . . . . . . . . . . 21-21 14-22 63 12004 Jason Reda . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27 7-12 47 22005 Jason Reda . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-20 13-20 59 12006 Jason Reda . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-24 15-19 69 12007 Jason Reda . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-45 16-18 92 22008 Matt Eller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-41 15-20 84 12009 Matt Eller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-24 4-10 35 22010 Derek Dimke . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-43 24-29 115 22011 Derek Dimke . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-34 10-12 56 12012 Taylor Zalewski . . . . . . . . . . 12-12 4-7 54 22013 Taylor Zalewski . . . . . . . . . . 38-38 12-17 74 12014 David Reisner . . . . . . . . . . . 22-24 6-11 40 22015 Taylor Zalewski . . . . . . . . . . 31-31 16-25 79 12016 Chase McLaughlin . . . . . . . 26-26 12-17 62 12017 Chase McLaughlin . . . . . . . 17-17 12-17 53 1 2018 Chase McLaughlin . . . . . . . 36-36 20-25 96 1! Also scored four TDs for total of 57 points - * Also scored four TDs for total of 41 points - @ Also scored four TDs for total of 42 points - # Also scored one TD for total of 31 points - $ Also scored five TDs for total of 51 points - & Also scored one TD for a total of 110 points

50-YARD FIELD GOALS57 Dan Beaver vs. Purdue, 10/18/719555 Doug Higgins vs. Michigan State, 10/20/1990 54 Chase McLaughlin vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/201854 Taylor Zalewski vs. Purdue, 11/17/2012 53 Chase McLaughlin vs. South Florida, 9/15/201853 Chase McLaughlin vs. Minnesota, 10/29/201653 Doug Higgins vs. Minnesota, 10/31/198753 Mike Bass at Syracuse, 9/18/198253 Dave Finzer at Purdue, 10/15/197752 Derek Dimke vs. Missouri, 9/4/201052 Jason Reda at Indiana, 10/8/200552 John Gockman vs. Northwestern, 11/22/200152 Chris Richardson vs. Iowa, 10/15/199452 Chris White vs. Michigan State, 9/22/198452 Mike Bass at Iowa, 10/30/198252 Kirk Bostrom at Air Force, 9/22/197952 Dan Beaver vs. Washington State, 10/4/197552 Dan Beaver vs. Purdue, 10/13/197352 Lonnie Perrin vs. Penn State, 10/7/197251 Taylor Zalewski vs. Middle Tenn St, 9/26/201551 Taylor Zalewski vs. Northwestern, 11/30/201351 Matt Eller vs. UL-Lafayette, 9/13/200851 Jason Reda at Minnesota, 11/3/200751 John Gockman vs. Minnesota, 10/6/200151 Bret Scheuplein at Wisconsin, 11/25/199551 Chris White vs. Indiana, 11/16/198551 Dan McKissic vs. Purdue, 11/4/1967 50 Chase McLaughlin vs. Kent State, 9/1/201850 Derek Dimke at Penn State, 10/9/201050 Jason Reda vs. Wisconsin, 10/6/200750 Jason Reda at Syracuse, 9/15/200750 Neil Rackers at Iowa, 11/6/199950 Neil Rackers at Ohio State, 11/13/199950 Chris White at Missouri, 9/10/198350 Mike Bass at Minnesota, 10/2/198250 Dan Beaver at Iowa, 10/26/197450 Earl Britton at Iowa, 10/20/1923

LONGEST SCORING PLAYSKO return 100 V’Angelo Bentley vs. Southern Illinois, 8/31/2013 100 Travis Williams on a lateral from Eugene Wilson vs. Purdue, 10/12/2002 Punt return 92 Dike Eddleman vs. W. Michigan, 11/8/1947Rush 93 Buddy Young at Great Lakes, 9/20/1944Pass 90 Mike Taliaferro to Mike Yavorski vs. Ohio State, 10/13/1962FG 57 Dan Beaver vs. Purdue, 10/18/1975Defensive PAT 100 Quintin Parker vs. Wisconsin, 10/28/1989Int return 98 Julius Rykovich vs. Ohio State, 11/16/1946

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CAREER PUNTING AVERAGE1. Steve Weatherford, 2002-05 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.52. Blake Hayes, 2017-present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.73. Steve Fitts, 1998-2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.684. Justin DuVernois, 2011-2014. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.625. Ryan Tabloff, 1996-97. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.96. Anthony Santella, 2007-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.87. Bill Brown, 1958-60. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.38. Ryan Frain, 2012-16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.19. J.C. Caroline, 1953-54 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.710. Brett Larsen, 1992-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.5

SEASON PUNTING AVERAGE1. Steve Weatherford, 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.42. Anthony Santella, 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.83. Steve Weatherford, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.54. Justin DuVernois, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.05. Blake Hayes, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.66. Dike Eddleman, 1948. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.07. Steve Weatherford, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.68. Steve Fitts, 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.39. Steve Fitts, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.110. Blake Hayes, 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.0

SINGLE-GAME PUNTING AVERAGE (min. 3 punts)1. Ryan Frain at Purdue, 11/7/2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58.02. Bill Brown at Michigan, 11/8/1958 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54.33. Dike Eddleman vs. Purdue, 10/5/1946 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54.04. Blake Hayes vs. Kent State, 9/1/2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53.45. Steve Weatherford vs. Michigan State, 10/9/2004 . . . . 53.26. Dike Eddleman vs. Ohio State, 11/3/1948. . . . . . . . . . . 53.07. Blake Hayes at Minnesota, 10/21/2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . 52.48. Justin DuVernois at Washington, 9/13/2014 . . . . . . . . . 51.79. Anthony Santella vs. Southern Illinois, 9/11/2010. . . . . 50.8 Chris Sigourney vs. Michigan State, 9/11/1982 . . . . . . 50.811. Steve Weatherford vs. Penn State, 10/22/2005 . . . . . . . 50.2

CAREER PUNTS1. Steve Fitts, 1998-2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2562. Justin DuVernois, 2011-14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2543. Anthony Santella, 2007-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2444. Phil Vierniesel, 1973-76 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2295. Chris Sigourney, 1979, 81-83 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2276. Chad Little, 1984-87 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2157. Terry Masar, 1969-71 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1988. Steve Weatherford, 2002-05 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1939. Brett Larsen, 1992-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19110. Forry Wells, 1990-93 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171

SEASON PUNTS1. Terry Masar, 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .852. Brett Larsen, 1995. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .813. Ryan Tabloff, 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .784. Blake Hayes, 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Justin DuVernois, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Steve Fitts, 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .777. Justin DuVernois, 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Brian Menkhausen, 1988. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Charlie Bareither, 1968 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7310. Kirk Bostrom, 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Dave Finzer, 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71

SINGLE-GAME PUNTS1. Les Lindberg . . . . .18 692 vs. Army, 11/3/19342. Ralph Ehni. . . . . . .15 635 at USC, 10/14/19393. Steve Fitts . . . . . . .13 482 vs. Penn State, 10/30/1999 Brett Larsen. . . . . .13 551 vs. Arizona, 9/16/19955. Ryan Frain . . . . . . .12 457 at Penn State, 10/31/2015 Terry Masar . . . . . .12 440 vs. Northwestern, 10/3/1971 Dave Strong . . . . . .12 516 at Iowa, 10/17/19367. Blake Hayes . . . . . .11 469 at Ohio State, 11/18/2017 Blake Hayes . . . . . .11 455 vs. Indiana, 11/11/2017 Steve Fitts . . . . . . .11 407 vs. Louisville, 9/19/1998 Ryan Tabloff . . . . .11 429 at Iowa, 9/27/1997 Kirk Bostrom . . . . .11 437 at Michigan, 10/25/1980 Dave Finzer . . . . . .11 341 at Missouri, 10/7/1978 Terry Masar . . . . . .11 450 at Michigan, 10/9/1971 Terry Masar . . . . . .11 480 vs. Oregon, 9/19/1970

CAREER PUNTING YARDAGE1. Steve Fitts, 1998-2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,6712. Justin DuVernois, 2011-14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,5713. Anthony Santella, 2007-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,9644. Phil Vierneisel, 1973-76 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,0085. Chris Sigourney, 1979-83 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,9356. Steve Weatherford, 2002-05 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,4027. Chad Little, 1984-87 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,3548. Terry Masar, 1969-71 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,5879. Brett Larsen, 1992-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,54710. Forry Wells, 1990-93 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,74011. Dike Eddleman, 1946-48 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,232

SEASON PUNTING YARDAGE1. Justin DuVernois, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,3882. Brett Larsen, 1995. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,3063. Blake Hayes, 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,2314. Terry Masar, 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,2555. Ryan Tabloff, 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,1956. Steve Fitts, 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,1827. Justin DuVernois, 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,0608. Anthony Santella, 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,8669. Steve Weatherford, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,85610. Ryan Frain, 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,814

SINGLE-GAME PUNTING YARDAGE1. Les Lindberg vs. Army, 11/3/1934 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6922. Ralph Ehni at USC, 10/14/1939 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6353. Brett Larsen vs. Arizona, 9/16/1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .551 4. Dave Strong at Iowa, 10/17/1936 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5165. Charlie Bareither vs. Missouri, 9/28/6198. . . . . . . . . . . .4946. Steve Fitts vs. Penn State, 10/30/1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482 Steve Fitts vs. Ohio State, 10/10/1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4828. Terry Masar vs. Oregon, 9/17/1970 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4809. Blake Hayes at Ohio State, 11/18/2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . .46910. Steve Fitts at Michigan, 9/29/2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466

LONGEST PUNTS88 Dike Eddleman vs. Iowa, 11/6/194886 Dike Eddleman vs. Ohio State, 11/13/194886 Bill Butkovich vs. Michigan, 10/27/194585 Ryan Tabloff vs. Purdue, 10/25/199785 Phil Vierneisel vs. Michigan State, 10/19/197482 Phil Vierneisel at Ohio State, 11/2/197480 Brett Larsen vs. Arizona, 9/16/199579 Steve Weatherford, vs. Mich. St., 10/9/200478 Steve Fitts vs. Wisconsin, 10/17/199875 Steve Fitts vs. Minnesota, 10/16/199974 Justin DuVernois at Nebraska, 9/27/201474 Steve Fitts vs. Arkansas State, 9/4/199974 Dike Eddleman vs. Iowa, 11/6/194872 Ryan Frain vs. Ohio State, 11/14/201572 Justin DuVernois at Wisconsin, 10/11/201472 Justin DuVernois vs. Western Michigan, 9/1/201271 Justin DuVernois vs. Penn State, 11/22/201471 Chad Little vs. Northwestern, 9/1/198470 Steve Weatherford at Purdue, 11/12/200570 Steve Fitts at Indiana, 10/2/199970 Bill Tate at Wisconsin, 10/4/195269 Blake Hayes vs. Kent State, 9/1/201969 Steve Fitts vs. Penn State, 11/10/200169 Chad Little at Purdue, 10/12/198569 Chris Sigourney at Purdue, 10/22/198369 Dave Finzer at Michigan State, 10/29/197769 Phil Vierneisel at Indiana, 9/15/197369 Phil Vierneisel vs. West Virginia, 9/29/197368 Steve Fitts at Michigan, 9/29/200168 Dave Finzer vs. Northwestern, 9/9/197867 Ryan Frain at Michigan, 11/22/2016

YEARLY PUNTING LEADERS (min. 10 punts)(Includes bowl games)Year Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Avg1946 Dike Eddleman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.31947 Dike Eddleman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.21948 Dike Eddleman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.01949 John Vukelich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.61950 Don Laz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.01951 Ken Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.3

1952 Ken Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.91953 Ken Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.61954 J. C. Caroline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.41955 Abe Woodson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.61956 Abe Woodson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.71957 Jack Delveaux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.91958 Bill Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.21959 Bill Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.31960 Ed O’Bradovich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.11961 Doug Mills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.11962 Mike Taliaferro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.21963 Mike Taliaferro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.21964 George Donnelly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.21965 Terry Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.01966 Terry Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.51967 Terry Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.61968 Charlie Bareither . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.21969 Terry Masar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.21970 Terry Masar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.81971 Terry Masar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.31972 Jim Rucks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.31973 Phil Vierneisel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.31974 Phil Vierneisel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.01975 Phil Vierneisel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.81976 Phil Vierneisel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.81977 Dave Finzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.31978 Dave Finzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.31979 Chris Sigourney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.91980 Kirk Bostrom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.71981 Chris Sigourney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.51982 Chris Sigourney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.51983 Chris Sigourney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.61984 Chad Little . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.91985 Chad Little . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.41986 Chad Little . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.91987 Chad Little . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.61988 Brian Menkhausen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.41989 Brian Menkhausen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.31990 Forry Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.01991 Forry Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.71992 Forry Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.61993 Forry Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.91994 Brett Larsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.61995 Brett Larsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.81996 Jason Higgins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.11997 Ryan Tabloff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.01998 Steve Fitts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.31999 Steve Fitts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.32000 Steve Fitts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.92001 Steve Fitts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.12002 Steve Weatherford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.72003 Steve Weatherford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.52004 Steve Weatherford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.42005 Steve Weatherford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.62006 Kyle Yelton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.42007 Anthony Santella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.72008 Anthony Santella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.42009 Anthony Santella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.32010 Anthony Santella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.82011 Ryan Lankford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.12012 Justin DuVernois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.92013 Justin DuVernois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.12014 Justin DuVernois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.02015 Ryan Frain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.22016 Ryan Frain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.12017 Blake Hayes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.02018 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CAREER PUNT RETURN AVERAGE (min. 12 returns)1. Dike Eddleman, 1946-48. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21.5 (18-387)2. Gary Windy, 1970. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.8 (17-252) 3. V’Angelo Bentley, 2012-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11.0 (50-550)4. Mike Gow, 1972-74 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.5 (62-650) 5. Red Grange, 1923-25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.1 (48-486) 6. Eugene Wilson, 1999-2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.6 (93-896) Gary Voelker, 1992-93 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.6 (57-547) 8. Marquis Mosely, 1993-96 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.4 (49-458)9. Kyle Hudson, 2005-07 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.5 (17-128)10. E.B. Halsey, 2003-06. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.7 (74-494)

SEASON PUNT RETURN AVERAGE (min. 7 returns)1. Dike Eddleman, 1948 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32.8 (8-262) 2. Christian Morton, 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24.4 (8-195)3. V’Angelo Bentley, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.8 (12-189)4. Gary Windy, 1970. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.8 (17-252) 5. Red Grange, 1923 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.1 (15-212) 6. Gary Voelker, 1992. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12.2 (18-219)7. Miles Osei, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12.0 (7-84)8. Mike Gow, 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11.8 (24-282) 9. Eugene Wilson, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11.7 (23-270)10. V’Angelo Bentley, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.2 (12-123)

SINGLE-GAME PUNT RETURN AVERAGE (min. 2 ret.)1. Dike Eddleman vs. Minnesota, 10/18/1947. . . .51.0 (2-102) 2. Red Grange vs. Nebraska, 10/6/1923 . . . . . . . .31.3 (4-125)3. V’Angelo Bentley vs. Kent St, 9/5/2015 . . . . . . . .28.3 (3-85)4. V’Angelo Bentley vs. Ohio State, 11/16/2013 . . .27.3 (3-82)5. Eugene Wilson at Southern Miss, 9/7/2002. . . . .22.7 (4-91)6. Eugene Wilson at Indiana, 10/13/2001 . . . . . . . .22.3 (3-67) 7. Gary Windy vs. Syracuse, 10/3/1970 . . . . . . . . . .21.8 (4-87) 8. Gary Voelker at Minnesota, 10/3/1992 . . . . . . .20.2 (5-101) 9. Mike Dudek vs. Ball State, 9/2/2017. . . . . . . . . .18.3 (3-55) 10. Red Grange vs. Butler, 10/10/1925. . . . . . . . . . .17.2 (5-86)

CAREER PUNT RETURN YARDAGE1. Eugene Wilson, 1999-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .896 (93-9.6)2. Darryl Usher, 1985-87 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756 (90-8.4)3. Mike Gow, 1972-74 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .650 (62-10.5)4. V’Angelo Bentley, 2012-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550 (50-11.0)5. Gary Voelker, 1992-93 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547 (57-9.6)6. E.B. Halsey, 2003-06. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491 (74-6.7)7. Red Grange, 1923-25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486 (48-10.1)8. Marquis Mosely, 1993-96 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .458 (49-9.4)9. Dike Eddleman, 1946-48. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .387 (18-21.5)10. Christian Morton, 2000-03 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337 (30-11.2)

SEASON PUNT RETURN YARDAGE1. Darryl Usher, 1987. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308 (37-8.3)2. Eugene Wilson, 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304 (32-9.8)3. Mike Gow, 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282 (24-11.8)4. Eugene Wilson, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270 (23-11.7)5. Darryl Usher, 1985. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268 (27-9.9)6. Dike Eddleman, 1948 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262 (8-32.8)7. Gary Windy, 1970. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252 (17-14.8)8. Eugene Wilson, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250 (25-10.0) Marquis Mosely, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250 (25-10.0)10. V’Angelo Bentley, 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238 (26-9.2)

SINGLE-GAME PUNT RETURN YARDAGE1. Red Grange vs. Nebraska, 10/6/1923 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 2. Eugene Wilson vs. San Diego St., 9/11/1999. . . . . . . . . .109 3. Dike Eddleman vs. Minnesota, 10/18/1947. . . . . . . . . . .102 4. Marquis Mosely vs. Akron, 9/21/1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 Gary Voelker at Minnesota, 10/3/1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 6. Dike Eddleman vs. Western Michigan, 11/8/1947. . . . . . .92 7. Eugene Wilson at Southern Miss, 9/7/2002. . . . . . . . . . . .91 8. Ethan Blackaby vs. Wisconsin, 11/12/1960 . . . . . . . . . . .88 9. Gary Windy vs. Syracuse, 10/3/1970 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 10. Red Grange vs. Butler, 10/10/1925. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86

YEARLY PUNT RETURN LEADERSYear Player No Yds Avg TD LP1967 Dave Jackson 7 104 2.4 1 781968 Charlie Bareither 10 28 2.8 0 71969 Dave Jackson 6 54 9.0 0 20

1970 Gary Windy 17 252 14.8 1 691971 Willie Osley 13 72 5.5 0 231972 Mike Gow 24 282 11.7 0 441973 Mike Gow 20 194 9.7 0 321974 Mike Gow 18 174 9.6 1 561975 Bruce Beaman 8 35 4.4 0 141976 Derwin Tucker 11 29 2.6 0 111977 James Coleman 5 45 9.0 0 241978 Dale Hardy 14 67 4.8 0 141979 Bonji Bonner 9 62 6.9 0 181980 Mike Martin 15 123 8.2 0 291981 Mike Martin 20 122 6.1 0 381982 Kirby Wilson 12 114 9.5 1 461983 Don Passmore 32 143 4.5 0 151984 George Arvanitis 37 261 7.1 0 281985 Darryl Usher 31 302 9.7 0 241986 Darryl Usher 26 180 6.9 0 241987 Darryl Usher 37 308 8.3 0 411988 Steve Mueller 25 107 4.3 0 141989 Steven Williams 35 334 9.5 0 351990 Steve Mueller 17 123 7.2 0 161991 Kameno Bell 13 101 7.8 0 181992 Gary Voelker 18 219 12.2 0 611993 Gary Voelker 39 328 8.4 0 321994 Marquis Mosely 18 140 7.8 0 201995 Marquis Mosely 6 68 11.3 0 301996 Marquis Mosely 25 250 10.0 0 411997 Rob Majoy 30 158 5.3 0 141998 Rob Majoy 14 96 6.9 0 301999 Eugene Wilson 32 304 9.8 1 652000 Chrisitan Morton 8 195 24.4 1 802001 Eugene Wilson 25 250 10.0 0 462002 Eugene Wilson 23 270 11.7 1 702003 E.B. Halsey 8 79 9.9 1 41 Christian Morton 8 56 7.0 0 162004 E.B. Halsey 27 226 8.4 0 402005 E.B. Halsey 16 73 4.6 0 212006 E.B. Halsey 23 113 5.0 0 202007 Kyle Hudson 17 128 7.5 0 342008 Arrelious Benn 15 114 7.6 0 312009 Jarred Fayson 7 41 5.9 0 92010 Jack Ramsey 13 38 2.9 0 212011 Ryan Lankford 19 33 1.7 0 112012 Tommy Davis 11 26 2.4 0 112013 V’Angelo Bentley 12 189 15.8 1 672014 V’Angelo Bentley 12 123 10.2 0 402015 V’Angelo Bentley 26 238 9.2 0 482016 Darius Mosely 21 102 4.9 0 222017 Mike Dudek 6 65 10.8 0 522018 Mike Dudek 1 26 26.0 0 26

LONGEST PUNT RETURNS92 Dike Eddleman vs. Western Michigan, 11/8/194789 Dike Eddleman vs. Minnesota, 10/18/194788 Ethan Blackaby vs. Wisconsin, 11/12/196082 Buddy Young vs. Illinois-Normal, 9/16/194482 Paul Patterson vs. Indiana, 9/23/194481 Bill Daley vs. Minnesota, 10/10/194280 Christian Morton vs. Indiana, 11/4/200078 Dave Jackson vs. Pittsburgh, 9/30/196775 Chick Maggioli at Pittsburgh, 9/21/194670 Doug Mills vs. Chicago, 11/16/192967 V’Angelo Bentley vs. Ohio State, 11/16/201366 Red Grange vs. Nebraska, 10/6/192365 Eugene Wilson vs. Arkansas State, 9/4/199965* Jack Pierce vs. Army, 10/9/194865 Harold Pogue at Wisconsin, 11/20/191463 Doug Mills at Michigan, 10/25/193062 Phil Knell at Indiana, 10/15/196661 Al Brosky at Iowa, 11/11/195061 Gary Voelker at Minnesota, 10/3/199260 Mick Smith at Michigan, 11/5/196656* Eugene Wilson vs. San Diego State, 9/11/199956* Stan Stasica at Ohio State, 11/17/194556* Mike Gow at Stanford, 9/21/197456 Murney Lazier vs. Iowa, 11/6/194855 Harold Pogue at Wisconsin, 11/21/191452* Mike Dudek vs. Ball State, 9/2/201750* V’Angelo Bentley vs. Miami (Ohio), 9/28/201348 V’Angelo Bentley vs. Kent State, 9/5/201546 Kirby Wilson at Minnesota, 10/2/198246 Eugene Wilson at Indiana, 10/13/200145 Mike Gow vs. Michigan, 11/9/197444* Mike Gow vs. Wisconsin, 11/18/1972* - Non-scoring play

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Mike Dudek (18) had a game-changing 52-yard punt return late in the Illini’s 2017 win over Ball State.

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CAREER KICKOFF RETURN AVERAGE (min. 15 ret.)1. Red Grange, 1923-25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.2 (15-453) 2. Mike Bellamy, 1988-89 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.4 (18-475)3. Pierre Thomas, 2003-06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.3 (59-1,495)4. Arrelious Benn, 2007 09 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.7 (42-996)5. Dre Brown, 2016-present. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.7 (21-497)6. Bruce Beaman, 1972-74 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.0 (30-689) 7. Ray Wilson, 1983-86 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.9 (22-503) 8. Chubby Phillips, 1973-76 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.8 (46-1,048) 9. Darryl Usher, 1985-87 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.6 (42-950) 10. George McDonald-Ashford, 1995-98 . . . . . . 22.4 (57-1,276)11. V’Angelo Bentley, 2012-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.6 (86-1,860)

SEASON KICKOFF RETURN AVERAGE (min. 10 ret.)1. Darryl Usher, 1987. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.7 (15-445) 2. Mike Bellamy, 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.7 (16-459)3. Arrelious Benn, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.0 (10-280)4. Pierre Thomas, 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.1 (25-677) 5. Arrelious Benn, 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.5 (12-318) Keith Jones, 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.5 (15-398) 7. Marshall Starks, 1960 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.3 (N/A) 8. Bruce Beaman, 1972. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.2 (16-420) 9. Rocky Harvey, 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.4 (16-406) 10. James Coleman, 1977 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.9 (23- 572)

SINGLE-GAME KICKOFF RETURN AVERAGE (min. 3 ret.)1. Greg Foster at Syracuse, 9/30/1978 . . . . . . . . . 46.3 (3-139)2. Pierre Thomas vs. Western Michigan, 9/18/2004. . 44.0 (3-132) 3. Mike Bellamy vs. Indiana, 11/18/1989 . . . . . . . 42.5 (4-170) 4. Red Grange vs. Michigan, 10/24/1924 . . . . . . . 42.0 (3-126) 5. Darryl Usher at Northwestern, 11/21/1987 . . . . 41.3 (3-124) 6. Red Grange at Iowa, 10/17/1925 . . . . . . . . . . . 41.0 (3-123)7. Pierre Thomas vs. Purdue, 9/25/2004 . . . . . . . . 40.3 (3-121) 8. Bob Hayes vs. Michigan, 10/21/1972 . . . . . . . . 33.0 (4-132) 9. Chubby Phillips vs. Michigan State, 10/23/1976 . 32.8 (4-131) 10. Christian Morton vs. Ohio State, 11/11/2000 . . . 31.3 (3-94)

CAREER KICKOFF RETURN YARDAGE1. V’Angelo Bentley, 2012-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,860 (86-21.0)2. Pierre Thomas, 2003-06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,495 (59-25.3)3. Clinton Lynch, 1990-93 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,383 (64-21.6)4. George McDonald-Ashford, 1995-98 . . . . . . 1,276 (57-22.4)5. Greg Foster, 1979-80. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,233 (58-21.3)6. Chubby Phillips, 1973-76 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,048 (46-22.8)7. Troy Pollard, 2007-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,055 (53-19.9)8. Arrelious Benn, 2007-09 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 996 (42-23.7)9. Darryl Usher, 1985-87 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 950 (42-22.6)10. James Coleman, 1976-77 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 818 (38-21.5)

SEASON KICKOFF RETURN YARDAGE1. George McDonald-Ashford, 1996. . . . . . . . . . . 736 (31-23.7)2. V’Angelo Bentley, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 692 (32-21.6)3. Pierre Thomas, 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 677 (25-27.1)4. V’Angelo Bentley, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 663 (31-21.4)5. Clinton Lynch, 1990. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 585 (26-22.5)6. James Coleman, 1977 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 572 (23-24.9)7. Kendrick Foster, 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 554 (28-19.8)8. Greg Foster, 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 550 (23-23.9)9. Christian Morton, 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 539 (27-20.0)10. V’Angelo Bentley, 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505 (23-22.0)

SINGLE-GAME KICKOFF RETURN YARDAGE1. Mike Bellamy vs. Indiana, 11/18/1989 . . . . . . . 170 (4-42.5)2. E.B. Halsey vs. Wisconsin, 9/27/2003 . . . . . . . . 167 (6-29.3)3. V’Angelo Bentley at Washington, 9/13/2014 . 139 (5-27.8) Greg Foster at Syracuse, 9/30/1978 . . . . . . . . . 139 (3-46.3) 5. Pierre Thomas vs. Western Michigan, 9/18/2004. . 132 (3-44.0) Bob Hayes vs. Michigan, 10/21/1972 . . . . . . . . 132 (4-33.0) 7. Kendrick Foster vs. Western Michigan, 9/17/2016. . 131 (5-26.2) Pierre Thomas vs. Michigan State, 9/24/2005 . 131 (5-26.2) Chubby Phillips vs. Michigan State, 10/23/1976 . 131 (4-32.8) 10. Red Grange vs. Michigan, 10/24/1924 . . . . . . . 126 (3-42.0)

YEARLY KICK RETURN LEADERSYear Player No Yds Avg TD LG1971 Joe Lewis 12 224 18.7 0 281972 Bruce Beaman 16 420 23.2 0 72

1973 Chubby Phillips 8 224 28.0 1 721974 Chubby Phillips 11 228 20.7 0 451975 Chubby Phillips 15 312 20.8 0 361976 Chubby Phillips 12 283 23.6 0 731977 James Coleman 23 572 24.9 1 981978 Greg Foster 23 550 23.9 0 821979 Greg Foster 21 385 18.3 0 371980 Greg Foster 13 256 19.7 0 301981 Kirby Wilson 27 546 20.2 0 401982 Kirby Wilson 16 278 17.4 0 271983 Dwayne Pugh 9 183 20.3 0 441984 Larry Ashley 9 168 18.7 0 331985 Keith Jones 19 399 21.0 0 501986 Keith Jones 15 398 26.5 0 611987 Darryl Usher 15 445 29.7 0 511988 Keith Jones 13 234 18.0 0 271989 Mike Bellamy 16 459 28.7 0 891990 Clinton Lynch 26 449 22.5 0 371991 Clinton Lynch 26 501 19.3 0 411992 Jim Klein 16 294 18.4 0 351993 Gary Voelker 19 415 21.8 0 411994 Damien Platt 11 218 19.8 0 301995 George McDonald 16 331 20.7 0 371996 George McDonald 31 736 23.7 0 481997 Steve Havard 16 315 19.7 0 411998 Rocky Harvey 16 406 25.4 0 771999 Rocky Harvey 11 193 17.5 0 282000 Christian Morton 27 539 20.0 0 422001 Eugene Wilson 12 235 19.6 0 292002 Morris Virgil 16 332 20.8 0 362003 E.B. Halsey 16 378 23.6 0 662004 Pierre Thomas 25 677 27.1 1 992005 Pierre Thomas 20 461 23.0 0 482006 E.B. Halsey 13 227 17.5 0 252007 Jacob Willis 12 201 16.8 0 322008 A.J. Jenkins 22 490 22.3 1 962009 Arrelious Benn 12 318 26.5 0 402010 Darius Millines 22 430 19.5 0 432011 Troy Pollard 19 317 16.7 0 292012 Josh Ferguson 19 344 18.1 0 372013 V’Angelo Bentley 31 663 21.4 1 1002014 V’Angelo Bentley 32 692 21.6 0 672015 V’Angelo Bentley 23 505 22.0 0 372016 Kendrick Foster 28 554 19.8 0 412017 Kendrick Foster 15 254 16.9 0 292018 Dre Brown 15 330 22.0 0 40

LONGEST KICKOFF RETURNS100 V’Angelo Bentley vs. Southern Illinois, 8/31/2013100 Travis Williams vs. Purdue, 10/12/2002 (90 yards) on lateral from Eugene Wilson (10 yards) 99 Pierre Thomas vs. W. Michigan, 9/18/200498 James Coleman at Michigan State, 10/29/197798 George Uremovich vs. Indiana, 11/11/1972 (87 yards) on lateral from Lonnie Perrin (11 yards) 96 A.J. Jenkins vs. Indiana, 10/18/200896 Cecil Young vs. Purdue, 11/4/196195 John Karras at Ohio State, 11/12/194995 Red Grange vs. Michigan, 10/18/192494 Steve Havard vs. Indiana, 11/7/199890 Arrelious Benn vs. Penn State 9/29/200790 Eddie Bray at Northwestern, 11/20/194390 Potsy Clark vs. Chicago, 11/14/191489* Mike Bellamy vs. Indiana, 11/18/198983 Bill Krall vs. Iowa Seahawks, 9/18/194383 Red Grange at Iowa, 10/17/192582* Greg Foster at Syracuse, 9/30/197880 Don Greenwood at Pittsburgh, 10/21/194477* Rocky Harvey vs. Louisville, 9/19/199877* Ray Wilson at Northwestern, 11/23/198576 E.B. Halsey vs. Michigan State, 9/24/200575* Pierre Thomas at Northwestern, 11/18/200672* Pierre Thomas vs. Purdue, 9/25/200472* Chubby Phillips vs. West Virginia, 9/20/197372* Bruce Beaman at Iowa, 11/25/197267* V’Angelo Bentley vs. Youngstown State, 8/30/201464* Lonnie Perrin vs. Wisconsin, 11/18/197263* Arrelious Benn vs. Wisconsin, 10/25/200853* Rocky Harvey at Penn State, 10/31/199851* Darryl Usher vs. Minnesota, 10/31/1987* - Non-scoring play

V’Angelo Bentley’s 100-yard kickoff return for touchdown against Southern Illinois in 2013 was the longest by a single player in school history and equaled the longest touchdown in Illinois history.

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CAREER INTERCEPTIONS1. Al Brosky, 1950-52 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 . . . . 3562. Mike Gow, 1972-74 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 . . . . 2843. Craig Swoope, 1982-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 . . . . 272 Mike Heaven, 1981-84. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 . . . . 106 George Donnelly, 1962-64 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 . . . . 1426. Eugene Wilson, 1999-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 . . . . . 51 Henry Jones, 1987-90 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 . . . . . 77 Red Grange, 1923-25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 . . . . 2478. Trevor Starghill, 1994-97. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 . . . . . 22 Ron Bess, 1965-67 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 . . . . . na Phil Knell, 1964-68 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 . . . . 140

SEASON INTERCEPTIONS1. Al Brosky, 1951 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 . . . . 197 Al Brosky, 1950 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 . . . . . 963. Mike Gow, 1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 . . . . 1424. George Donnelly, 1964 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . . . 54 Al Brosky, 1952 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . . . 776. Willie Osley, 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 . . . . 1277. Eugene Wilson, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . 29 Ron Bess, 1967 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . 198 Terry Miller, 1967. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . 30 Red Grange, 1925 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . 83

SINGLE-GAME INTERCEPTIONS1. Mike Gow at Stanford, 9/21/1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 2. Eugene Wilson vs. Penn State, 11/10/2001. . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Duane Lyle vs. East Carolina, 9/23/1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Mike Gow vs. Minnesota, 11/17/1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Phil Knell at Purdue, 10/29/1966 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36. Several (last, Hardy Nickerson vs. Purdue, 11/8/2016) . . . .2

YEARLY INTERCEPTION LEADERSYear Player No Yds Avg TD1949 @Ruck Steger 3 30 10.0 01950 Al Brosky 11 96 8.7 11951 Al Brosky 11 197 17.9 0 1952 Al Brosky 8 77 9.6 01953-58 N/A1959 @Marshall Starks 4 74 18.5 01960-61 N/A1962 @Dick Butkus 2 10 5.0 01963 George Donnelly 5 88 17.6 01964 George Donnelly 8 54 6.8 01965 @Don Hansen 3 20 6.7 0 @Ron Acks 3 0 0.0 01966 Phil Knell 7 83 11.9 01967 Ron Bess 6 198 33.0 11968 Charlie Bareither 3 63 21.0 01969 John Ryan 2 33 16.5 0 Bob Bucklin 2 1 0.5 01970 Gary Windy 3 36 12.0 01971 Willie Osley 7 127 18.1 11972 Mike Gow 4 64 16.0 01973 Mike Gow 10 142 14.2 11974 Mike Gow 5 78 15.6 21975 Bill Cerney 2 49 24.5 0 Mac McCracken 2 30 15.0 01976 Dale Hardy 3 115 38.3 01977 David Blakely 3 40 13.3 0 John Meyer 3 34 11.3 01978 Lloyd Levitt 4 56 14.0 01979 Jack Squirek 2 32 16.0 0 Bonji Bonner 2 21 10.5 0 Dave Kelly 2 9 4.5 01980 6 players tied with one interception1981 Kelvin Atkins 2 7 3.5 0 Craig Kirbel 2 0 0.0 01982 Craig Swoope 5 112 22.4 01983 David Edwards 5 95 19.0 2 Mike Heaven 5 52 10.4 01984 Craig Swoope 3 101 33.7 1 Mike Heaven 3 7 2.3 01985 Craig Swoope 3 8 2.7 0 Todd Avery 3 2 0.7 01986 African Grant 2 4 2.0 01987 Keith Taylor 4 37 9.3 0

1988 Marlon Primous 3 11 3.7 01989 Henry Jones 5 58 11.6 01990 Romero Brice 3 17 5.7 0 Henry Jones 3 16 5.3 01991 Filmel Johnson 3 24 8.0 01992 Filmel Johnson 2 28 14.0 0 Jeff Arneson 2 14 7.0 01993 Antwoine Patton 4 13 3.3 01994 Robert Crumpton 4 (-4) (-1.0) 01995 Kevin Hardy 3 26 8.7 0 Dennis Stallings 3 58 19.3 0 Duane Lyle 3 36 12.0 0 Trevor Starghill 3 22 7.3 01996 Asim Pleas 4 41 10.3 1 Trevor Starghill 4 0 0.0 01997 Trevor Starghill 2 0 0.0 0 Ivan Benson 2 0 0.0 01998 Asim Pleas 3 100 33.3 11999 M. Abdullah 5 52 10.4 02000 Eugene Wilson 4 22 5.5 02001 Eugene Wilson 6 29 4.8 02002 Mike Hall 2 9 4.5 02003 Marc Jackson 1 0 0.0 0 Travis Williams 1 32 32.0 12004 Kelvin Hayden 4 84 21.0 12005 Alan Ball 1 0 0.0 0 James Cooper 1 41 41.0 0 Justin Harrison 1 30 30.0 0 Remond Willis 1 27 27.0 02006 Travon Bellamy 2 88 44.0 1 Brit Miller 2 19 9.5 0 Kevin Mitchell 2 0 0.0 02007 Kevin Mitchell 5 1 0.2 02008 Vontae Davis 2 12 6.0 02009 Russell Ellington 1 78 78.0 0 Doug Pilcher 1 41 41.0 0 Tavon Wilson 1 0 0.0 0 Terry Hawthorne 1 44 44.0 1 Garrett Edwards 1 12 12.0 02010 Trulon Henry 3 24 8.0 02011 Terry Hawthorne 3 39 13.0 12012 Steve Hull 2 17 8.5 02013 Jonathan Brown 1 16 16.0 0 V’Angelo Bentley 1 6 6.0 0 Taylor Barton 1 0 0.0 02014 Mason Monheim 2 52 26.0 12015 Taylor Barton 4 49 12.2 02016 Hardy Nickerson 2 33 16.5 0 Darius Mosely 2 102 51.0 12017 Bennett Williams 3 55 18.3 02018 Del’Shawn Phillips 4 36 9.0 0@ - Big Ten games only

LONGEST INTERCEPTION RETURNS98 Willie Osley vs. Washington, 10/2/197198 Bruce Sullivan at Michigan, 11/5/196698 Julius Rykovich vs. Ohio State, 11/16/194695 Eddie McGovern at Iowa, 11/6/194393 Bruce Sullivan at Purdue, 10/29/196692 Brian Williams vs. Indiana, 11/18/198990 Red Grange vs. Northwestern, 10/27/192389 Asim Pleas vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/12/199883 Bobby Jackson at Purdue, 11/3/200180 Arnold Wolgast# vs. Army, 11/9/192978 Darius Mosely at Rutgers, 10/15/201678* Russell Ellington vs. Illinois State, 9/12/200977 Taylor Barton vs. Westen Kentucky, 9/6/201477* Ron Bess vs. Notre Dame, 10/21/196775 Mondrian Long vs. Iowa, 11/14/200075 Ron Bess vs. Notre Dame, 10/21/196773 Craig Swoope vs. Indiana, 11/10/198472 Justin Harrison vs. Michigan, 10/16/200472* Phil Pezzoli at Notre Dame, 10/15/193868 Patrick Nixon-Youman vs. Indiana, 10/23/201066 Jonathan Brown vs. Indiana, 10/23/201065 Don Greenwood vs. Indiana, 9/23/194462 Christian Morton at Purdue, 11/3/200162 Phil Knell at Indiana, 10/15/196661* Dana Howard at Northwestern, 10/29/199460 Harold Pogue at Minnesota, 10/21/191459* Lance Harkey vs. Southern Illinois, 9/14/198558 Mason Monheim vs. Northwestern, 11/28/201556* Stan Wallace vs. Stanford, 1/1/195255 Nana Agyeman vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/2/200054 Jack Kane at Wisconsin, 10/9/194353* Dale Hardy vs. Northwestern, 11/20/197652 Bob Mitchell vs. Iowa State, 10/1/195552 Sam Zatkoff at Michigan, 10/26/194652* Frank Walker at Michigan, 10/25/193051* Antwoine Patton at Ohio State, 10/8/199451* Mike Dundy at UCLA, 10/25/1963* - Non-scoring play # - lateral pass

DEFENSIVE RECORDS (INTERCEPTIONS)

Al Brosky had an NCAA-record 29 interceptions during his three-year Illini career, plus one more in the 1952 Rose Bowl to bring his Illinois record to 30 (NCAA did not recognize bowl game stats in records at the time).

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CAREER TACKLES1. Dana Howard, 1991-94 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5952. John Sullivan, 1974-78 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5013. Darrick Brownlow, 1987-90 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4834. John Gillen, 1977-80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4415. John Holecek, 1991-94. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4366. J Leman, 2004-07 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4077. Mason Monheim, 2012-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3928. Danny Clark, 1996-99 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3819. Dick Butkus, 1962-64 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37410. Steve Glasson, 1986-89. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371

SEASON TACKLES1. John Sullivan, 1977 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2022. Scott Studwell, 1976 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1773. Darrick Brownlow, 1988. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1664. Darrick Brownlow, 1990. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1615. John Gillen, 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1556. J Leman, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1527. Dana Howard, 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 Dana Howard, 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1509. Dana Howard, 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14810. Dana Howard, 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147

SINGLE-GAME TACKLES1. John Sullivan vs. Minnesota, 11/12/1977 . . . . . . 34 (10-24) 2. John Sullivan vs. Syracuse, 10/1/1977 . . . . . . . . . 27 (3-24) 3. Bill Burrell vs. Purdue, 10/31/1959 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 (N/A) 4. John Sullivan vs. Ohio State, 11/5/1977 . . . . . . . 25 (10-15) 5. Dana Howard vs. Ohio State, 10/12/1991 . . . . . . . 24 (20-4) 6. Dana Howard vs. Michigan State, 11/21/1992 . . . 23 (14-9) John Gillen at Ohio State, 11/11/1978. . . . . . . . . . 23 (9-14) John Gillen vs. Minnesota, 11/18/1977 . . . . . . . . 23 (12-11) Scott Studwell at Purdue, 10/16/1976. . . . . . . . . 23 (10-13) John Sullivan vs. Ohio State, 11/8/1975 . . . . . . . 23 (11-12) Tom Hicks vs. West Virginia, 9/29/1973 . . . . . . . . 23 (14-9) Dick Butkus at Ohio State, 10/12/1963. . . . . . . . . . 23 (N/A)

SINGLE-GAME SOLO TACKLES1. Dana Howard vs. Ohio State, 10/12/1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 2. Dana Howard vs. Michigan, 11/16/1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 3. Tom Hicks vs. West Virginia, 9/29/1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 4. Dana Howard vs. Michigan State, 11/21/1992 . . . . . . . . .14 5. Brit Miller at Wisconsin, 10/25/2008. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Vontae Davis vs. USC, 1/1/2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Dennis Stallings vs. Indiana, 10/5/1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Kevin Hardy vs. Michigan State, 10/14/1995 . . . . . . . . . .13 Ed White at Ohio State, 10/11/1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Jack Squirek at Indiana, 11/15/1980. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 John Sullivan vs. Purdue, 10/21/1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

YEARLY TACKLES LEADERYear Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AT ST TT 1971 Dave Wright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 49 1021972 Larry Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 45 1021973 Ty McMillin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 47 981974 Ty McMillin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 39 1191975 John Sullivan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 72 1411976 Scott Studwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 82 1771977 John Sullivan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 124 2021978 John Gillen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 75 1551979 John Gillen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 85 1291980 John Gillen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 65 1181981 Jack Squirek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 59 931982 Mike Weingrad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 31 741983 Don Thorp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 41 901984 Sam Ellsworth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 29 711985 Mark Tagart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 23 861986 Ed White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 59 1161987 Glenn Cobb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 57 1201988 Darrick Brownlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 67 1661989 Darrick Brownlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 64 1371990 Darrick Brownlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 56 1611991 Dana Howard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 45 1471992 Dana Howard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 65 1501993 Dana Howard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 59 1481994 Dana Howard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 66 1501995 Dennis Stallings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 40 1301996 Dennis Stallings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 48 1351997 Danny Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 25 951998 Danny Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 31 1151999 Danny Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 37 1192000 Robert Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 26 1092001 Jerry Schumacher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 40 1252002 Jerry Schumacher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 44 1222003 Matt Sinclair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 68 1292004 Matt Sinclair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 40 872005 Kevin Mitchell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 29 782006 J Leman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 77 1522007 J Leman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 61 1322008 Brit Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 60 1322009 Ian Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 38 952010 Martez Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 65 1122011 Jonathan Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 46 1082012 Mason Monheim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 53 862013 Jonathan Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 57 1152014 Mason Monheim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 68 1112015 Clayton Fejedelem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 66 1402016 Hardy Nickerson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 69 1072017 Del’Shawn Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 39 852018 Jake Hansen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 47 95 Del’Shawn Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 50 95

1. DANA HOWARDYear ST AT Total1991 102 45 1471992 85 65 1501993 89 59 1481994 84 66 150Career 360 235 595

2. JOHN SULLIVAN1974 5 3 81975 69 72 1411976 3 4 71977 78 124 2021978 76 67 143Career 231 270 501

3. DARRICK BROWNLOW1987 10 9 191988 99 67 1661989 73 64 1371990 105 56 161Career 287 196 483

4. JOHN GILLEN1977 12 27 391978 80 75 1551979 44 85 1291980 53 65 118Career 189 252 441

5. JOHN HOLECEK1991 37 25 621992 85 52 1371993 79 57 1361994 58 43 101Career 259 177 436

6. J LEMAN2004 28 28 562005 37 30 672006 75 77 1522007 71 61 132Career 211 196 407

7. MASON MONHEIM2012 33 53 862013 42 55 972014 43 68 1112015 34 64 98Career 152 240 392

8. DANNY CLARK1996 32 20 521997 70 25 951998 84 31 1151999 82 37 119Career 268 113 381

9. DICK BUTKUS1962 na na 971963 na na 1451964 na na 132Career na na 374

10. STEVE GLASSON1986 38 46 841987 24 35 591988 57 52 1091989 62 57 119Career 181 190 371

CAREER TACKLES LEADERS

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CAREER TACKLES FOR LOSS1. Simeon Rice, 1992-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69-3852. Moe Gardner, 1987-90. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57-2263. Jonathan Brown, 2010-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.5-1554. Fred Wakefield, 1997-2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-1585. Don Thorp, 1980-83. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40-1916. Dawuane Smoot, 2013-present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.5-176 J Leman, 2004-07 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.5-1138. Kevin Hardy, 1992-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-2209. Danny Clark, 1996-99 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-146 Scott Davis, 1985-87. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-206

SEASON TACKLES FOR LOSS1. Simeon Rice, 1995. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23-127 Mike Poloskey, 1991. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23-1043. Whitney Mercilus, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.5-1234. Fred Wakefield, 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-785. Carroll Phillips, 2016. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-89 Simeon Rice, 1994. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-126 Moe Gardner, 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-928. Jonathan Brown, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.5-639. J Leman, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-65 Mike Piel, 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-88

SINGLE-GAME TACKLES FOR LOSS1. Jake Hansen vs. Kent State, 9/1/2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-8 Jeff Weisse vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/12/1998 . . . . . . . .6-37 2. Will Davis at Indiana, 9/22/2007. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-22 Simeon Rice vs. Arizona, 9/16/1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-24 Simeon Rice vs. Northern Illinois, 9/17/1994 . . . . . . . .5-28 Simeon Rice vs. Washington State, 9/1/1994 . . . . . . . .5-36 Simeon Rice vs. Oregon, 9/25/1993. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-17 Mike Poloskey vs. East Carolina, 8/31/1991 . . . . . . . . .5-12 Mike Piel at Northwestern, 11/21/1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-15 Jim Rucks vs. Tulane, 9/26/1970. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-27 10. T.J. Neal vs. Northwestern, 11/28/2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-6 Jonathan Brown vs. Nebraska, 10/5/2013 . . . . . . . . . . . .4-6 Jonathan Brown vs. Wisconsin, 11/19/2011 . . . . . . . . .4-14 Whitney Mercilus at Indiana, 10/8/2011 . . . . . . . . . . . .4-28 Clay Nurse at Minnesota, 11/7/2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-28 Brit Miller at Michigan, 10/4/2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-26 Fred Wakefield vs. Iowa, 10/14/2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-18 Garrett Johnson vs. Middle Tenn., 9/12/1998 . . . . . . . .4-16 Simeon Rice vs. Michigan, 9/2/1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-37 Simeon Rice at Northwestern, 10/29/1994 . . . . . . . . . .4-25 Simeon Rice vs. Iowa, 10/15/1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-12 Mikki Johnson vs. Northwestern, 10/30/1993 . . . . . . . .4-19 Simeon Rice at Houston, 9/19/1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-11 Mel Agee at Michigan, 11/10/1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-10 Scott Davis vs. East Carolina, 9/19/1987 . . . . . . . . . . .4-26 Mike Piel vs. Arizona State, 9/12/1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-26 Don Thorp at Missouri, 9/10/1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-15 Kelvin Atkins vs. Minnesota, 10/3/1981 . . . . . . . . . . . .4-24 Dean March at Northwestern, 11/23/1974. . . . . . . . . . .4-29 Larry Allen vs. Penn State, 9/23/1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-19

YEARLY TACKLES FOR LOSS LEADERS1970 Jim Rucks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-781971 Tab Bennett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-531972 Larry Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-621973 Octavus Morgan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-891974 John DiFeliciantonio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-431975 John DiFeliciantonio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-321976 John DiFeliciantonio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-721977 Bruce Thornton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-501978 John Gillen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-281979 Kelvin Atkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-301980 John Gillen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-411981 Don Thorp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-711982 Nick Epps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-40 Don Thorp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-281983 Don Thorp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-991984 Guy Teafatiller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-521985 Scott Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 -751986 Scott Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-46 Mike Piel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-411987 Mike Piel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-881988 Moe Gardner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-311989 Moe Gardner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-921990 Mel Agee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-37

Moe Gardner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-32 Darrick Brownlow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-161991 Mike Poloskey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23-1041992 Simeon Rice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-671993 Mikki Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-731994 Simeon Rice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-1261995 Simeon Rice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23-1271996 Jeff Weisse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-191997 Danny Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-551998 Garrett Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-491999 Danny Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-652000 Fred Wakefield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-782001 Jerry Schumacher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-452002 Jerry Schumacher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-50 Derrick Strong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-392003 Derrick Strong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-282004 Matt Sinclair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-472005 Chris Norwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.5-312006 J Leman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-652007 Will Davis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.5-562008 Brit Miller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.5-632009 Clay Nurse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.5-542010 Corey Liuget. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.5-432011 Whitney Mercilus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.5-1232012 Jonathan Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.5-372013 Jonathan Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-532014 Austin Teitsma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.5-23 Earnest Thomas III. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.5-392015 Dawuane Smoot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-842016 Carroll Phillips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.0-892017 James Crawford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.5-302018 Bobby Roundtree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.5-52

rCAREER QUARTERBACK SACKS (since 1983)1. Simeon Rice, 1992-95* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.52. Scott Davis, 1983-87. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233. Fred Wakefield, 1997-2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214. Mike Poloskey, 1988-91 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205. Whitney Mercilus, 2009-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Kevin Hardy, 1992-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Moe Gardner, 1987-90. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188. Dawuane Smoot, 2013-16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.59. Will Davis, 2005-08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Derek Walker, 2005-08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Terrell Washington, 1999-2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Mel Agee, 1987-90. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15* - Big Ten record

SEASON QUARTERBACK SACKS1. Whitney Mercilus, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Simeon Rice, 1994. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162. Mike Poloskey, 1991. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154. Simeon Rice, 1995. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.55. Scott Davis, 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106. Will Davis, 2007. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.57. Carroll Phillips, 2016. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Fred Wakefield, 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Simeon Rice, 1992. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Moe Gardner, 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Mel Agee, 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Scott Davis, 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

SINGLE-GAME QUARTERBACK SACKS1. Simeon Rice vs. Washington State, 9/1/1994 . . . . . . 5 (-36) 2. Clay Nurse at Minnesota, 11/7/2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 (-28) Will Davis at Indiana, 9/22/2007. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 (-18) Mike Poloskey vs. East Carolina, 8/31/1991 . . . . . . . 4 (-11) 5. Jeff Weisse vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/12/1998 . . . . 3.5 (-25) 6. Whitney Mercilus at Indiana, 10/8/2011 . . . . . . . . . . 3 (-27) Mark Butkus at Michigan State, 9/24/1983 . . . . . . . 3 (-27) Guy Teafatiller vs. Missouri, 9/8/1984. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 (-25) Scott Davis vs. East Carolina, 9/19/1987 . . . . . . . . . 3 (-12) Moe Gardner at Michigan State, 10/24/1987 . . . . . . 3 (-28) Bobby Dawson at Northwestern, 11/21/1987. . . . . . . 3 (-25) Simeon Rice at Houston, 9/19/1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 (-10) Simeon Rice vs. Oregon, 9/25/1993. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 (-10) Mikki Johnson vs. Northwestern, 10/30/1993 . . . . . . 3 (-18) Simeon Rice at Northwestern, 10/29/1994 . . . . . . . . 3 (-24)

YEARLY QUARTERBACK SACK LEADERS1983 Don Thorp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.0-481984 Guy Teafatiller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0-431985 Scott Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.0-671986 Scott Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.0-33 Ray Hairston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.0-251987 Scott Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.0-741988 Mel Agee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.0-351989 Moe Gardner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.0-73 Mel Agee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.0-471990 Mike Poloskey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0-371991 Mike Poloskey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.0-881992 Simeon Rice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.0-651993 Simeon Rice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.0-451994 Simeon Rice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-1141995 Simeon Rice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.5-801996 Paul Marshall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0-41997 Danny Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0-34 Fred Wakefield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0-291998 Garrett Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.5-401999 Mike McGee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.0-412000 Fred Wakefield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.0-582001 Jerry Schumacher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.0-232002 Jerry Schumacher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0-32 Derrick Strong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0-322003 Scott Moss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.0-30 Matt Sinclair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.0-26 Derrick Strong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.0-162004 Matt Sinclair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.0-312005 Chris Norwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.0-192006 Derek Walker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.5-252007 Will Davis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.5-452008 Derek Walker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.0-40 Brit Miller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.0-462009 Clay Nurse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.5-372010 Corey Liuget. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.5-272011 Whitney Mercilus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.0-1052012 Michael Buchanan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.5-432013 Jonathan Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-312014 Earnest Thomas III. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.5-252015 Dawuane Smoot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-642016 Caroll Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-582017 James Crawford/Bobby Roundtree . . . . . . . . . 4-28/4-312018 Bobby Roundtree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.5-43

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CAREER PASSES BROKEN UP1. Eugene Wilson, 1999-2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 602. Christian Morton, 2000-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413. Bobby Jackson, 1997-2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Marlon Primous, 1988-91 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Robert Crumpton, 1991-94 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266. Craig Swoope, 1982-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257. Charles Armstead, 1981-82. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248. Terry Hawthorne, 2009-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Tavon Wilson, 2008-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Vontae Davis, 2006-08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Alan Ball, 2003-06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Chris Green, 1987-90 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 David Edwards, 1980-84 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 John Graham, 1970-71 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

SEASON PASSES BROKEN UP1. Eugene Wilson, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302. Christian Morton, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263. Eugene Wilson, 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164. Eugene Wilson, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145. Alan Ball, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Bobby Jackson, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Charles Armstead, 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Charles Armstead, 1981 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 John Graham, 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1210. Jaylen Dunlap, 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Kevin Mitchell, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Michael Hall, 2001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Robert Crumpton, 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Chris Green, 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Henry Jones, 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Gary Windy, 1970. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

SINGLE-GAME PASSES BROKEN UP1. Bobby Jackson vs. Northern Illinois, 9/8/2001 . . . . . . . . . 6 2. Eugene Wilson vs. Penn State, 11/10/2001 . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3. Duane Lyle vs. East Carolina, 9/23/1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Larry Huisinga vs. Wisconsin, 11/18/1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 5. Jaylen Dunlap vs. Michigan State, 11/5/2016 . . . . . . . . . . 4 Alan Ball vs. Indiana, 10/14/2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Christian Morton at Purdue, 11/3/2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Christian Morton at Indiana, 10/13/2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Trevor Starghill vs. Michigan State, 11/22/1997 . . . . . . . 4 Mike Hopkins at Missouri, 9/14/1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Morris Gardner vs. Purdue, 10/13/1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Charles Armstead vs. Ohio State, 10/16/1982 . . . . . . . . . 4 Dennis Bishop vs. Iowa, 10/31/1981 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Mike Gow at Stanford, 9/21/1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 John Graham at Wisconsin, 11/13/1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

YEARLY PASSES BROKEN UP LEADERS(Includes bowl games)1970 Gary Windy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111971 John Graham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121972 Larry Huisinga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71973 Bruce Bearman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81974 Mike Gow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81975 Mike Gow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71976 Scott Studwell/Mac McCraken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Jim Kirwan/Dale Hardy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41977 John Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41978 Lloyd Levitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51979 Lloyd Levitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71980 David Edwards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81981 Charles Armstead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121982 Charles Armstead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121983 Craig Swoope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81984 John Ayres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91985 Craig Swoope/Lance Harkey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91986 Ed White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81987 Bobby Dawson/Keith Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41988 Marlon Primous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81989 Chris Green/Henry Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111990 Moe Gardner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91991 Filmel Johnson/Marlon Primous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61992 Robert Crumpton/John Holecek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71993 Robert Crumpton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111994 Simeon Rice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

1995 Antwoine Patton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61996 Trevor Starghill/Asim Pleas/James Williams . . . . . . . . 51997 Trevor Starghill/Asim Pleas/Steve Willis . . . . . . . . . . . 51998 Danny Clark/Tony Francis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71999 Eric Guenther. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72000 Eugene Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162001 Eugene Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30*2002 Eugene Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142003 Christian Morton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102004 Kelvin Hayden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62005 Alan Ball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52006 Alan Ball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122007 Kevin Mitchell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112008 Vontae Davis/Brit Miller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82009 Tavon Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72010 Tavon Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82011 Terry Hawthorne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82012 Terry Hawthorne/Justin Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62013 Earnest Thomas III. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72014 Zane Petty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82015 Clayton Fejedelem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72016 Jaylen Dunlap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112017 Jaylen Dunlap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52018 Bobby Roundtree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7* - Led the NCAA

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CAREER FORCED FUMBLES (since 1990)1. Simeon Rice, 1992-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132. Whitney Mercilus, 2009-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113. Dana Howard, 1990-94 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84. Stanley Green, 2016-present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Mason Monheim, 2012-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Earnest Thomas III, 2011-2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Kevin Hardy, 1992-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77. Justin Harrison, 2004-07 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 J Leman, 2004-07 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Derrick Strong, 2000-03 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Michael Young, 1997-2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Tyrone Washington, 1992-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

SEASON FORCED FUMBLES (since 1990)1. Whitney Mercilus, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9*2. Kevin Hardy, 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Jeff Arneson, 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54. Mason Monheim, 2014. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Simeon Rice, 1995. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Simeon Rice, 1994. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Dana Howard, 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Filmel Johnson, 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49. Stanley Green, 2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 James Crawford, 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Stanley Green, 2016. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Tre Watson, 2016. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Dawuane Smoot, 2015. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Earnest Thomas, 2012. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Martez Wilson, 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Josh Brent, 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Brit Miller, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Vontae Davis, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Justin Sanders, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Justin Harrison, 2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Derrick Strong, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Michael Young, 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Simeon Rice, 1993. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Mike Hopkins, 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3* - Big Ten Record

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TOP SINGLE-GAME RUSHINGIllinois (Opponent, date) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Att Yds TD1. Howard Griffith vs. Northwestern, 11/24/1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 263 22. Jim Grabowski vs. Wisconsin, 11/14/1964. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 239 23. Rocky Harvey vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/12/1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 215 34. Reggie Corbin vs. Minnesota, 11/3/2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 213 25. Red Grange vs. Michigan, 10/18/1924 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 212 56. Howard Griffith vs. Southern Illinois, 9/22/1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 208 8Opponent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Att Yds TD1. Ron Dayne, Wisconsin, 11/23/1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 289 4 2. Kent Kitzmann, Minnesota, 11/12/1977 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 266 33. Jason Wright, Northwestern, 11/22/2003. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 251 44. Carlos Hyde, Ohio State, 11/16/2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 246 45. Leroy Keyes, Purdue, 11/4/1967. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 231 3 TOP SINGLE-GAME PASSING Illinois (opponent, date) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Att Comp Int Yds TD1. Juice Williams vs. Minnesota, 10/11/2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 26 1 462 22. Wes Lunt vs. Western Kentucky, 9/6/2014. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 35 1 456 33. Jon Beutjer vs. California, 9/20/2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 35 1 430 34. Jon Beutjer vs. San Jose State, 9/21/2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 28 1 426 45. Dave Wilson vs. Purdue, 10/18/1980. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 35 2 425 36. Nathan Scheelhaase vs. South. Illinois, 8/31/2013. . . . . . . .36 28 1 416 27. Kurt Kittner vs. Wisconsin, 10/20/2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 24 1 401 4Opponent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Att Comp Int Yds TD1. Scott Rislov, San Jose State, 9/21/2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 27 0 408 12. Tyler Donovan, Wisconsin, 10/6/2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 27 2 392 23. Mike Souza, Illinois State, 9/6/2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 33 0 385 24. Mark Hermann, Purdue, 10/18/1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 24 0 371 45. Kyle Orton, Purdue, 9/25/2004. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 35 0 366 4

TOP SINGLE-GAME RECEIVING (RECEPTIONS)Illinois (opponent, date) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No Yds TD1. Steve Hull vs. Northwestern, 11/30/2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 155 1 Keith Jones vs. Michigan St., 10/22/1988 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 119 03. A.J. Jenkins vs. Northwestern, 10/1/2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 268 3 Arrelious Benn vs. Minnesota, 10/11/2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 181 0 Brandon Lloyd vs. Northwestern, 11/22/2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 140 2 Mike Martin vs. Ohio State, 10/16/1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 177 17. Mike Dudek vs. Penn State, 11/22/2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 115 0 Kelvin Hayden vs. California, 9/20/2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 158 1 Shawn Wax vs. Iowa, 11/3/1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 136 3 David Williams vs. Northwestern, 9/1/1984. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 208 1 David Williams vs. Minnesota, 11/3/1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 142 0 Wayne Strader vs. Iowa, 10/6/1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 46 1 John Wright vs. Stanford, 10/22/1966 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 105 0Opponent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No Yds TD1. Jordan White, Western Michigan, 9/24/2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 132 1 Dwayne Smith, Illinois State, 9/6/2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 243 23. Ed Batties, Middle Tennessee State, 9/26/2015 . . . . . . . . . . .13 175 2 Brian Bero, Utah, 9/17/1988 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 88 05. Taylor Stubblefield, Purdue, 9/25/2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 115 3 Travis Beckum, Wisconsin, 10/6/2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 160 0

FIVE LONGEST RUSHING PLAYSIllinois (opponent, date) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yds1. Harry Jefferson vs. Syracuse, 10/23/1954 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 892. Antoineo Harris vs. Purdue, 10/12/2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843. Ray Nitschke vs. Northwestern, 11/23/1957 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 844. Cyril Pinder vs. Duke, 10/23/1965 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Edgar Nichol vs. Coe, 10/13/1928 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80Opponent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yds1. Billy Taylor, Michigan, 11/8/1969 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 842. Brian Leonard, Rutgers, 9/3/2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Emil Sitko, Notre Dame, 9/28/1946 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 834. Keith Jones, Nebraska, 9/20/1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 785. Rex Kern, Ohio State, 10/24/1970 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

FIVE LONGEST PASSING PLAYSIllinois (opponent, date) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yds1. M. Taliaferro to M. Yavorski vs. Ohio State, 10/13/1962 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902. T. Eason to O. Williams vs. Wisconsin, 10/24/1981. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 863. J. Trudeau to C. Boso vs. USC, 9/7/1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 834. B. Offenbecher to A. Woodson vs. Michigan State, 10/27/1956. . . . . . . . . . . . . 825. T. O’Connell to J. Ryan vs. Washington, 10/11/1952 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78Opponent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yds1. Matt Koffler to Jay Soward, USC, 9/7/1996. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 972. Tom Blanchford to Bob Newland, Oregon, 9/19/1970 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 953. Steve Smith to Anthony Carter, Michigan, 11/6/1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 904. Danny O’Neil to Willy Tate, Oregon, 9/25/1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 875. Tanner Morgan to Rashod Bateman, Minnesota, 11/3/2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

FIVE LONGEST PUNTSIllinois (opponent, date) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yds1. Dike Eddleman vs. Iowa, 11/6/1948 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 882. Bill Butkovich vs. Michigan, 10/27/1945 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 863. Ryan Tabloff vs. Purdue, 10/25/1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Phil Vierneisel vs. Michigan State, 10/19/1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 855. Brett Larsen vs. Arizona, 9/16/1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80Opponent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yds1. Ollie Olson, Northwestern, 10/15/1932 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 882. Karl Edwards, Ohio State, 10/15/1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 873. Gordon Teter, Purdue, 10/30/1965 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 834. Jason Baker, Iowa, 9/26/1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Ed Sutter, Northwestern, 11/24/1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 FIVE LONGEST PUNT RETURNSIllinois (opponent, date) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yds1. Dike Eddleman vs. Western Michigan, 11/8/1947 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 922. Dike Eddleman vs. Minnesota, 10/18/1947 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 893. Ethan Blackaby vs. Wisconsin, 11/12/1960 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 884. Buddy Young vs. Illinois-Normal, 9/16/1944 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Paul Patterson vs. Indiana, 9/23/1944 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82Opponent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yds1. Allen Brenner, Michigan State, 10/1/1966 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952. Luke Leverson, Minnesota, 10/16/1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Bump Elliott, Michigan, 11/1/1947 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 744. Amani Toomer, Michigan, 10/22/1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 725. Bruce Branch, Penn State, 11/10/2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

FIVE LONGEST KICKOFF RETURNSIllinois (opponent, date) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yds1. V’Angelo Bentley vs. Southern Illinois, 8/31/2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Travis Williams (lateral) vs. Purdue, 10/12/2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1003. Pierre Thomas vs. Western Michigan, 9/18/2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 994. George Uremovich (lateral) vs. Indiana, 11/11/1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 985. A.J. Jenkins vs. Indiana, 10/18/2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Cecil Young vs. Purdue, 11/4/1961 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96Opponent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yds1. Bill Wentz, Ohio State, 10/8/1960 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1002. Sulecio Sanford, Middle Tennessee, 9/12/1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 993. Marcus Thigpen, Indiana, 10/7/2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Pug Rentner, Northwestern, 10/18/1930 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

FIVE LONGEST FIELD GOALSIllinois (opponent, date). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yds1. Dan Beaver vs. Purdue, 10/18/1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 572. Doug Higgins vs. Michigan State, 10/20/1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 553. Chase McLaughlin vs. Western Illinois, 9/8/2018 . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Taylor Zalewski vs. Purdue, 11/17/2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 544. Doug Higgins vs. Minnesota, 10/31/1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 535. John Gockman vs. Northwestern, 11/22/2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Chris White vs. Michigan State, 9/22/1984. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Dan Beaver vs. Washington State, 10/4/1975. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Dan Beaver vs. Purdue, 10/13/1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Lonnie Perrin vs. Penn State, 10/7/1972. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52Opponent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yds1. Ralf Mojsiejenko, Michigan State, 9/11/1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612. Tom Skladany, Ohio State, 11/8/1975. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 593. Tim Douglas, Iowa, 9/26/1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 584. Dave Jacobs, Syracuse, 10/1/1977 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 565. Gary Cairns, Ohio State, 10/8/1966. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

FIVE LONGEST INTERCEPTION RETURNSIllinois (opponent, date). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yds1. Willie Osley vs. Washington, 10/2/1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Julius Rykovich vs. Ohio State, 11/16/1946 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 983. Brian Williams vs. Indiana, 11/18/1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 924. Asim Pleas vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/12/1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 5. Arnold Wolgast (lateral) vs. Army, 11/9/1929 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80Opponent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yds1. Michael Mauti, Penn State, 9/29/2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 992. Dave Puzzuoli, Pittsburgh, 9/25/1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 953. Nolan McCready, Penn State, 10/22/2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 764. Dave Holt, Kansas, 9/21/1968. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 755. Loran Day, Northwestern, 11/22/1947. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

MEMORIAL STADIUM MISCELLANEOUS RECORDSMost Points: 79, Illinois 79, Illinois-Normal 6, 9/16/1944Most Opponent Points: 63, Iowa, 11/17/2018 63, Penn State, 9/21/2018 63, Penn State, 10/22/2005Most Combined Points: 105 Fresno State 53, Illinois 52, 12/5/2009Fewest Combined Points: 0 – four times, Illinois 0, DePaul 0, 10/2/1937; Illinois 0, Notre Dame 0, 10/9/1937; Illinois 0, Bradley 0, 9/30/1939; Illinois 0, Northwestern 0, 9/9/1978Widest Margin of Victory: 73 Illinois 79, Illinois-Normal 6, 9/16/1944Widest Margin of Defeat: 63 Iowa 63, Illinois 0, 11/17/2018Most Consecutive Games Without a Loss: 17, 10/1/1927-10/11/1930Most Consecutive Wins: 11, 9/17/1983-11/3/1984Most Consecutive Games Without a Win: 13, 11/5/1977-11/10/1979Most Consecutive Losses: 11, 11/2/1996-11/22/1997Most Rushing Yards: 562 vs. Illinois-Normal, 9/16/1944Most Opponent Rushing Yards: 517 vs. Ohio State, 10/13/1962Most Total Yards: 723 vs. Illinois-Normal, 9/16/1944Most Opponent Total Yards: 705 vs. Michigan State, 9/24/2005Halftime Stat Running: 0:59, Eric Giovanini, Purdue, 11/11/2006 (ret.)

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ALL-TIME ATTENDANCE FIGURES HOME HOME HOME TOTAL TOTALYEAR GAMES ATT. AVG. GAMES ATT.2018 6 216,907 36,151 12 510,897 2017 7 276,003 39,429 12 577,8532016 7 319,505 45,644 12 672,9842015 6 255,883 42,647 12 579,6802014 7 290,842 41,549 13 694,1582013 7 306,506 43,787 12 621,7482012 7 318,950 45,564 12 701,8222011 8 396,380 49,548 12 622,5682010 6 325,126 54,188 13 816,6002009 6 357,267 59,544 12 637,6542008 6 370,243 61,707 12 715,8912007 6 329,229 54,872 13 777,0412006 7 304,118 43,445 12 628,0762005 6 287,113 47,852 11 613,5942004 7 340,381 48,626 11 565,2172003 6 305,766 50,961 12 625,7532002 6 331,192 55,199 12 595,4702001 6 329,694 54,949 12 749,7182000 6 335,866 55,978 11 618,0661999 6 271,745 45,291 12 638,5141998 6 237,539 39,590 11 534,2951997 6 259,577 43,263 11 570,8381996 6 306,930 51,555 11 610,0811995 6 364,471 60,745 11 686,5561994 7 422,053 60,294 12 702,1361993 6 306,108 51,018 11 657,8981992 6 322,120 53,687 12 690,3761991 6 362,851 60,475 12 646,3531990 6 364,919 60,819 12 788,5351989 5 321,934 64,386 12 699,3531988 6 346,504 57,750 12 753,1991987 6 386,829 64,471 11 639,9551986 6 443,248 73,874 11 800,4511985 6 457,639 76,273 12 808,0941984 6 458,397 76,399 11 812,6311983 5 369,356 73,871 12 837,6661982 6 424,711 70,785 12 749,4451981 5 311,826 62,365 11 698,4831980 6 310,449 51,741 11 667,7241979 6 270,032 45,005 11 495,3711978 5 233,389 46,678 11 570,1161977 6 320,231 53,372 11 597,4781976 6 303,020 50,503 11 677,5891975 6 328,133 54,689 11 595,7481974 6 285,983 47,664 11 565,2931973 6 291,753 48,626 11 531,0671972 6 342,184 57,031 11 611,7011971 6 284,264 47,377 11 537,6201970 6 225,952 37,659 10 436,4961969 6 238,762 39,794 10 468,5141968 5 227,814 45,563 10 506,0911967 6 337,629 56,272 10 549,4131966 5 274,400 54,880 10 500,3441965 6 297,841 49,640 10 459,3301964 4 227,031 56,758 9 506,4081963 5 272,478 54,496 10 618,1631962 4 143,701 35,295 9 394,2341961 5 208,960 41,972 9 404,0941960 5 247,799 49,560 9 474,7741959 5 276,199 55,240 9 450,2521958 5 244,131 48,826 9 432,4401957 5 231,927 46,385 9 479,6171956 4 237,057 59,264 9 497,7301955 4 209,682 52,421 9 464,4691954 5 275,836 55,167 9 475,4581953 6 286,794 47,799 9 472,4651952 5 267,996 53,599 9 485,3011951 4 237,035 59,259 10 582,3171950 5 259,798 51,960 9 497,7601949 6 291,070 48,512 9 465,2211948 5 264,397 52,879 9 504,4011947 5 225,416 45,083 9 454,4521946 4 237,747 59,437 10 578,7681945 5 120,057 24,011 9 303,3441944 5 105,194 21,039 10 306,0211943 4 32,406 8,102 10 161,1431942 5 96,302 19,260 10 263,488

1941 4 78,133 19,533 8 240,5681940 4 140,641 35,160 8 268,6411939 4 85,577 21,394 8 231,2201938 5 121,084 24,217 8 202,0841937 5 136,192 27,238 8 237,1131936 5 121,027 24,505 8 210,0271935 5 114,183 22,837 8 243,1831934 3 99,398 33,133 8 223,6091933 4 74,138 18,535 8 163,7311932 5 110,625 22,125 9 175,1381931 5 125,496 25,099 9 233,4961930 5 145,405 29,081 8 320,4051929 5 197,842 39,568 8 374,8421928 5 149,593 29,919 8 301,5931927 5 150,053 30,011 8 288,6671926 6 162,978 27,163 8 257,9781925 5 192,165 38,433 8 357,4371924 5 146,648 29,330 8 231,8061923 5 117,970 23,594 8 a202,1101922 4 57,907 14,477 7 160,3271921 5 58,324 11,665 7 114,0391920 4 50,101 12,525 7 125,5581919 4 39,352 9,838 7 —1918* 3 5,321 2,662 7 —1917 5 — — 8 —1916 4 26,238 6,560 7 —1915 5 27,947 5,589 7 58,668* Because of an influenza pandemic, game on Oct. 26, 1918, vs. Municipal Pier was played behind closed gates. Average is based on two home dates when admission was allowed.

TOP-20 TOTAL SEASON ATTENDANCE RECORDSNO. YEAR GAMES HOME ROAD/NEU TOTAL1. 1983* 12 369,356 468,310 837,6662. 1984 11 458,397 354,234 812,6313. 1985* 12 457,639 350,446 808,0944. 1986 11 443,248 357,203 800,4515. 1990* 12 364,919 423,616 788,5356. 2010* 13 325,126 491,834 816,6007. 2007* 13 329,229 447,812 777,0418. 1988* 12 346,504 363,805 753,1999. 2001* 12 329,694 420,024 749,71810. 1982* 12 424,711 324,734 749,44511. 2008 12 370,243 345,648 715,89112. 1994* 12 422,056 220,080 702,13613. 2012 12 318,950 382,872 701,82214. 1989* 12 321,934 377,419 699,35315. 1981 11 311,826 386,657 698,48316. 2014 13 290,842 403,316 694,15817. 1992* 12 322,120 368,256 690,37618. 1995 11 364,471 322,085 686,55619. 1976 11 303,020 374,569 677,58920. 1980 11 310,449 357,275 667,724*Includes Bowl game

TOP-10 LARGEST CROWDS AT HOMENO. DATE YEAR ATT. SCORE1. Sept. 8 1984 78,297 Illinois 30, Missouri 242. Oct. 6 1984 76,428 Illinois 22, Wisconsin 63. Nov. 2 1985 76,397 Illinois 3, Michigan 34. Oct. 26 1985 76,395 Illinois 38, Wisconsin 255. Sept. 7 1985 76,369 USC 20, Illinois 106. Oct. 5 1985 76,343 Illinois 31, Ohio State 287. Sept. 14 1985 76,330 Illinois 28, Southern Illinois 258. Oct. 29 1983 76,127 Illinois 16, Michigan 69. Oct. 20 1984 76,101 Illinois 34, Purdue 2010. Nov. 3 1984 76,056 Illinois 48, Minnesota 3

CAPACITY CROWDSDATE YEAR ATT. SCORENov. 3 1923 60,632 Illinois 7, Chicago 0Oct. 18 1924 66,609 Illinois 39, Michigan 14Oct. 24 1925 67,886 Michigan 3, Illinois 0Nov. 7 1925 69,509 Illinois 13, Army 7Nov. 9 1929 68,798 Illinois 17, Chicago 6*Sept. 18 1946 75,119 Notre Dame 26, Illinois 6*Nov. 1 1947 71,119 Michigan 14, Illinois 7*Oct. 9 1948 71,119 Army 26, Illinois 21*Oct. 26 1949 71,119 Michigan 13, Illinois 0*Nov. 18 1950 71,119 Illinois 14, Ohio State 7

*Nov. 3 1951 71,119 Illinois 7, Michigan 0*Oct. 25 1952 71,119 Purdue 40, Illinois 12*Nov. 7 1953 71,119 Illinois 19, Michigan 3*Nov. 13 1954 71,119 Wisconsin 27, Illinois 14*Oct. 27 1956 71,119 Illinos 20, Michigan St. 13*Oct. 8 1960 71,119 Ohio State 34, Illinois 7*Oct. 10 1964 71,227 Ohio State 26, Illinois 0*Oct. 21 1967 71,227 Notre Dame 47, Illinois 7Nov. 8 1975 67,571 Ohio State 40, Illinois 3Oct. 2 1976 67,543 Texas A&M 14, Illinois 7Oct. 24 1981 67,413 Illinois 23, Wisconsin 21Oct. 31 1981 66,877 Illinois 24, Iowa 7*Sept. 25 1982 71,547 Pittsburgh 20, Illinois 3*Oct. 9 1982 71,232 Illinois 38, Purdue 34*Oct. 16 1982 73,488 Ohio State 26, Illinois 21*Nov. 6 1982 75,256 Michigan 16, Illinois 10Sept. 17 1983 72,852 Illinois 17, Stanford 7Oct. 1 1983 73,351 Illinois 33, Iowa 0Oct. 15 1983 73,414 Illinois 17, Ohio State 13Oct. 29 1983 76,127 Illinois 16, Michigan 6Nov. 12 1983 73,612 Illinois 49, Indiana 21Sept. 1 1984 75,753 Illinois 24, Northwestern 16Sept. 8 1984 78,297 Illinois 0, Missouri 24Sept. 22 1984 75,762 Illinois 40, Michigan St. 7Oct. 6 1984 76,428 Illinois 22, Wisconsin 6Oct. 20 1984 76,101 Illinois 34, Purdue 20Nov. 3 1984 76,056 Illinois 48, Minnesota 3Sept. 7 1985 76,369 USC 20, Illinois 10Sept. 14 1985 76,330 Illinois 28, Southern Illinois 25Oct. 5 1985 76,343 Illinois 31, Ohio State 28Oct. 26 1985 76,395 Illinois 38, Wisconsin 25Nov. 2 1985 76,397 Illinois 3, Michigan 3Nov. 16 1985 75,805 Illinois 41, Indiana 24Sept. 6 1986 72,822 Illinois 23, Louisville 0Sept. 20 1986 75,865 Nebraska 59, Illinois 14Oct. 11 1986 73,720 Illinois 34, Purdue 27Oct. 18 1986 75,083 Michigan State 29, Illinois 21Nov. 8 1986 75,190 Illinois 20, Iowa 16Nov. 22 1986 70,568 Northwestern 23, Illinois 18Sept. 12 1987 70,060 Arizona State 21, Illinois 7Oct. 3 1987 73,045 Ohio State 10, Illinois 6Nov. 11 1989 73,069 Michigan 24, Illinois 10Oct. 20 1990 70,398 Illinois 15, Michigan St. 13Nov. 3 1990 72,714 Iowa 54, Illinois 28Oct. 12 1991 70,125 Illinois 10, Ohio State 7Oct. 17 1992 70,314 Iowa 24, Illinois 14Oct. 22 1994 72,677 Michigan 19, Illinois 14Nov. 12 1994 72,364 Penn State 35, Illinois 31Sept. 2 1995 70,193 Michigan 38, Illinois 14Sept. 25 2000 72,524 Michigan 35, Illinois 31Oct. 20 2001 70,904 Illinois 42, Wisconsin 35Nov. 10 2001 70,904 Illinois 33, Penn St. 28Sept. 28 2002 69,249 Michigan 45, Illinois 28^Sept. 29 2007 57,078 Illinois 27, Penn State 20^Oct. 6 2007 57,078 Illinois 31, Wisconsin 26^Oct. 20 2007 57,078 Michigan 27, Illinois 17<Oct. 11 2008 62,870 Minnesota 27, Illinois 20<Oct. 18 2008 62,870 Illinois 55, Indiana 13<Nov. 1 2008 62,870 Illinois 27, Iowa 24<Nov. 15 2008 62,870 Ohio State 30, Illinois 20<Oct. 3 2009 62,870 Penn State 35, Illinois 17<Oct. 10 2009 62,870 Michigan State 24, Illinois 14<Oct. 2 2010 62,870 Ohio State 24, Illinois 13<Nov. 12 2011 60,670 Michigan 31, Illinois 14<Sept. 10 2016 60,670 North Carolina 48, Illinois 23 *Chair Seats added as field boxes ^ Sold out crowd during Stadium Renovation < Sold out after Stadium Renovation

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TOP-10 LARGEST ROAD CROWDSNO. YEAR ATT. PLACE SCORE1. 2010 111,441 Ann Arbor Michigan 67, Illinois 652. 2016 111,103 Ann Arbor Michigan 41, Illinois 82. 2012 110,922 Ann Arbor Michigan 45, Illinois 03. 2003 110,231 Ann Arbor Michigan 56, Illinois 144. 1999 110,188 Ann Arbor Illinois 35, Michigan 295. 2008 109,750 Ann Arbor Illinois 45, Michigan 206. 2008 109,626 State College Penn State 38, Illinois 247. 2006 108,112 State College Penn State 26, Illinois 128. 2010 107,638 State College Illinois 33, Penn St 139. 2001 107,085 Ann Arbor Michigan 45, Illinois 2010. 2014 106,961 Columbus Ohio State 55, Illinois 14

TOP-20 HOME ATTENDANCE RECORDS (TOTAL)NO. YEAR GAMES ATT. AVG.1. 1984 6 458,397 76,3992. 1985 6 457,639 76,2733. 1986 6 443,248 73,8744. 1982 6 424,711 70,7855. 1994 7 422,056 60,2946. 2011 8 396,380 49,5487. 1987 6 386,829 64,4718. 2008 6 370,243 61,7079. 1983 5 369,356 73,87110. 1990 6 364,919 60,81911. 1995 6 364,471 60,74512. 1991 6 362,851 60,47513. 2009 6 357,267 59,54414. 1988 6 346,504 57,75015. 1972 6 342,184 57,03116. 2004 7 340,381 48,62617. 1967 6 337,629 56,27218. 2000 6 335,866 55,97819. 2002 6 331,192 55,19920. 2001 6 329,694 54,949

ATTENDANCE RECORDS / HOMECOMING SCORES

Date Opponent/Score . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Attn.10/15/10 Illinois 3, Chicago 011/25/11 Minnesota 11, Illinois 011/16/12 Chicago 10, Illinois 011/15/13 Illinois 0, Purdue 011/14/14 Illinois 21, Chicago 710/30/15 Illinois 6, Minnesota 611/18/16 Chicago 20, Illinois 710/20/17 Illinois 7, Wisconsin 01918 No Homecoming due to flu pandemic11/1/19 Illinois 10, Chicago 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16,00010/30/20 Illinois 17, Minnesota 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15,26511/12/21 Chicago 14, Illinois 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18,87210/21/22 Iowa 8, Illinois 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18,784 11/3/23 Illinois 7, Chicago 0* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60,63210/18/24 Illinois 39, Michigan 14# . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66,60910/24/25 Michigan 3, Illinois 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67,88610/16/26 Illinois 13, Iowa 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42,55510/29/27 Illinois 14, Michigan 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63,10110/27/28 Illinois 6, Northwestern 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59,87110/26/29 Illinois 14, Michigan 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54,33310/18/30 Northwestern 32, Illinois 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52,68710/24/31 Michigan 35, Illinois 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35,00010/15/32 Northwestern 26, Illinois 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25,00010/14/33 Illinois 21, Wisconsin 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19,00010/13/34 Illinois 14, Ohio State 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24,80011/9/35 Illinois 3, Michigan 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35,00010/24/36 (7) Northwestern 13, Illinois 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . .27,00010/30/37 Michigan 7, Illinois 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29,00010/22/38 (17) Northwestern 13, Illinois 0 . . . . . . . . . . . .37,00011/4/39 Illinois 16, (20) Michigan 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31,00010/26/40 Notre Dame 26, Illinois 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63,18911/1/41 (5) Michigan 20, Illinois 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30,01010/10/42 Illinois 20, (19) Minnesota 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . .24,27610/30/43 Michigan 42, Illinois 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13,50010/28/44 (9) Notre Dame 13, Illinois 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65,11410/27/45 (6) Michigan 19, Illinois 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54,57210/19/46 (5) Illinois 27, Wisconsin 21. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62,59711/1/47 (2) Michigan 14, Illinois 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71,11911/13/48 Ohio State 34, Illinois 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65,73211/19/49 Northwestern 9, Illinois 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67,87210/28/50 (13) Illinois 20, Indiana 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65,02111/10/51 (4) Illinois 40, Iowa 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56,44410/25/52 (18) Purdue 40, Illinois 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71,11911/7/53 (7) Illinois 19, (20) Michigan 3 . . . . . . . . . . . .71,11911/13/54 (9) Wisconsin 27, Illinois 14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71,11910/29/55 Purdue 13, Illinois 0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61,26210/27/56 Illinois 20, (1) Michigan State 13 . . . . . . . . . .71,11910/19/57 Illinois 34, Minnesota 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69,61910/25/58 Illinois 16, Michigan State 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68,81110/17/59 (13) Illinois 14, Minnesota 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57,48510/8/60 (8) Ohio State 34, Illinois 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71,11910/21/61 (6) Minnesota 33, Illinois 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52,24710/13/62 Ohio State 51, Illinois 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56,01710/19/63 (3) Illinois 16, Minnesota 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61,22910/10/64 (9) Ohio State 26, Illinois 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71,22710/16/65 Illinois 34, Indiana 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61,25710/22/66 Stanford 6, Illinois 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56,561

10/14/67 Minnesota 10, Illinois 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56,10310/26/68 (1) Ohio State 31, Illinois 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56,17411/1/69 (18) Purdue 49, Illinois 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51,29910/17/70 Indiana 30, Illinois 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42,70810/23/71 Illinois 21, Purdue 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52,34410/21/72 (6) Michigan 31, Illinois 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64,29010/27/73 Illinois 50, Iowa 0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46,86911/9/74 (3) Michigan 14, Illinois 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60,67010/18/75 Purdue 26, Illinois 24. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61,20410/30/76 Illinois 31, Wisconsin 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54,12111/5/77 (11) Ohio State 35, Illinois 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66,97311/4/78 (12) Michigan State 59, Illinois 19 . . . . . . . . .48,07710/6/79 Iowa 13, Illinois 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51,04411/1/80 Minnesota 21, Illinois 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51,20210/24/81 Illinois 23, Wisconsin 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67,41310/16/82 (12) Ohio State 26, Illinois 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . .73,48810/15/83 (19) Illinois 17, (6) Ohio State 13 . . . . . . . . . .73,41411/3/84 Illinois 48, Minnesota 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76,05610/26/85 Illinois 38, Wisconsin 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76,39510/18/86 Michigan State 29, Illinois 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,08310/31/87 Illinois 27, Minnesota 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60,14310/22/88 Michigan State 28, Illinois 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . .65,77110/28/89 (10) Illinois 32, Wisconsin 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64,85610/20/90 (25) Illinois 15, (16) Michigan State 13. . . . . .70,39810/5/91 Illinois 24, Minnesota 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57,98110/24/92 Northwestern 27, Illinois 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52,33210/30/93 Illinois 20, Northwestern 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49,94010/1/94 Purdue 22, Illinois 16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58,33810/28/95 (8) Northwestern 17, Illinois 14 . . . . . . . . . . . .65,42511/2/96 (25) Iowa 31, Illinois 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54,381 10/25/97 (22) Purdue 48, Illinois 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45,12210/17/98 (9) Wisconsin 37, Illinois 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40,62710/16/99 Minnesota 37, Illinois 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49,15210/14/2000 Illinois 31, Iowa 0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62,63910/20/2001 Illinois 42, Wisconsin 35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70,90410/26/2002 Illinois 45, Indiana 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,29510/25/2003 Minnesota 36, Illinois 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46,40710/30/2004 (23) Iowa 23, Illinois 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47,65110/22/2005 (12) Penn State 63, Illinois 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . .52,63310/7/2006 Indiana 34, Illinois 32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43,00610/27/2007 Illinois 28, Ball State 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55,57810/11/2008 Minnesota 27, Illinois 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62,87010/10/2009 Michigan State 24, Illinois 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . .62,87010/23/2010 Illinois 43, Indiana 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53,55010/1/2011 Illinois 38, Northwestern 35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53,24310/27/2012 Indiana 31, Illinois 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47,98110/26/2013 Michigan State 42, Illinois 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45,89510/25/2014 Illinois 28, Minnesota 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44,43710/24/2015 Wisconsin 24, Illinois 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45,43810/29/2016 Minnesota 40, Illinois 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40,09010/28/2017 (5)Wisconsin 24, Illinois 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42,10110/13/2018 Purdue 46, Illinois 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41,966

* - 1st game in Memorial Stadium# - Dedication GameNOTE: Numbers in parentheses indicate team rankingALL-TIME HOMECOMING RECORD: 45-61-2

ALL-TIME HOMECOMING SCORES

• The first homecoming celebrated on Illinois’ campus was on Oct. 15, 1910, which the Illini won 3-0 over Chicago.

• Illinois boasts being one of the first universities to celebrate Homecoming, a tradition on almost every college campus. It was conceived in 1909 by students C.F. Williams and W. Elmer Ekblaw, members of the Shield and Trident senior so-ciety. They joined with another society, Phoenix, to organize the three-day event.

• For years, there has been a debate over which university had the first homecoming. Historians from various schools found research that puts Illinois among one of the first five universities to celebrate the Homecoming tradition. Baylor has documented proof of a formally named Homecoming

celebration in 1909, but took a six-year hiatus before cel-ebrating the second event at the school in 1915. Northern Illinois had alumni events beginning in 1906, but didn’t use the proper noun “Homecoming” until 1911. Indiana University renamed their 1909 Gala Day to Homecoming on Nov. 5, 1910, and Michigan began inviting alumni back to campus in 1897, but the formal name began on the Ann Arbor campus in 1916.

• Illinois has an all-time record of 45-61-2 on Homecoming entering the 2019 season.

ILLINOIS HOMECOMING FACTS