Baseball


Kyle Hudson
Kyle Hudson
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mattoon, Ill.

High School:
Mattoon

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165

Position:
Outfielder

Birthdate:
01/07/1987

Quick Hits
• Lettered for Illini football team in 2005
• Led the Illini in receiving yards and finished second in receptions

High School
Earned 15 varsity letters at Mattoon: four each in football, basketball and track, and three in baseball • Hit .715 for the Green Wave in 2004 • Named All-Big 12 and All-Area in baseball in 2004 and 2005 • Three-time All-Big 12 and All-Area in football • Named honorable mention All-State for football in 2004 • Part of state playoff football teams in 2004 and 2005 • Won the high jump title at the 2004 Illinois State Track Meet, leaping 6'10" • Earned All-State honors in high jump 2003-05 • Also earned All-Big 12 and All-Area honors for basketball in 2004-05 • Named Academic All-State in 2005 • Was inducted into the Mattoon High School Hall of Fame in January, 2006.

Personal
Born Jan. 7, 1987 • Parents are Darryl Hudson and Gayle Patrem • Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences • Has two sisters, Kelsey Hudson (22) and Kayla Patrem (14) • Father played baseball at Lakeland College • Kelsey played basketball at Lakeland College • Personal best 40-yard time is 4.4 seconds • Enjoys playing golf • His biggest thrill in sports was winning the state high jump title in 2004 • His favorite athlete is Michael Jordan because "he has an unbelievable will to win and he also has the ability to make everyone around him better" • Growing up, his Fighting Illini hero was point guard Kiwane Garris.

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