2011 - Redshirt Freshman: Played in four games on the season, starting two ... Recorded first career start against Michigan and also started at weak-side guard against Wisconsin ... Made his Illini debut against South Dakota State.
2010 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2010 season.
High School: A three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Ranked the 17th-best center in the nation by Rivals.com ... Rated as the 34th-best prospect in the state of Louisiana by Rivals.com ... PrepStar All-Southeast Region ... Earned All-District honors ... Played in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl and the Nike Bayou Bowl All-Star Game.
Personal: Son of Synthia Hill ... Born on Jan. 20, 1992 ... Enrolled in the general curriculum ... Chose Illinois over Duke and Arizona.