Street & Smith's Preseason Honorable Mention All-American
2003: Started every game for the third straight season ... Made the switch to right tackle from right guard ... Totaled 58 knockdowns and allowed three sacks.
2002: Started every game for the Illini at right guard ... Helped set school total offense record with 5,356 yards for an average of 446.3 per game, topping the 5,000 mark for the second straight season and the second time in school history ... Total offense ranked ninth in the country and passing average of 282.3 yards per game ranked 16th ... Aided running back Antoineo Harris to single-season rushing record of 1,330 yards.
2001: Started every game of the regular season at right guard before suffering a broken wrist that forced him to miss the 2002 Nokia Sugar Bowl ... Named Sporting News Freshman All-American ... Offensive line ranked second in the conference with only 16 sacks allowed (1.3 per game) and held four defenses without a sack ... Team posted over 5,000 yards of total offense for the first time in school history ... Passing and scoring offense ranked second in the conference ... Team averaged 32.5 points per game, the most in school history.
2000: Redshirted the 2000 season.
High School: Named Chicago Sun-Times Top-30 area prospect ... Earned All-America honors by Prep Football Report ... Was a USA Today All-USA Special Mention ... Named to the Champaign News-Gazette, Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times All-State teams ... High school coach was Mike Lalor ... Earned IHSA Coaches All-State team honors both junior and senior year ... Was a unanimous All-Big Northern Conference selection his sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Two-time team Most Valuable Player ... Team captain for the 3A state champion Stillman Valley squad ... First-team All-State by the Chicago Sun-Times as a sophomore and junior ... Three-time Stillman Valley Most Valuable Offensive Lineman ... Earned 11 varsity letters at Stillman Valley in football, wrestling and track ... Was a heavyweight state champion wrestler ... Holds the school record for most career pins ... State runner-up in the shot put in 1999 ... Was the team MVP in all three sports his junior year.
Personal: Full given name is Patrick Ryan Babcock ... Nickname is "Bucky" ... Born Jan. 17, 1982 in Freeport, Ill. ... The son of David and Laura Babcock ... Graduated with a bachelor's degree in sport management in May 2004 ... Ranked 15th in his high school class with a GPA of 3.50 ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Also a member of the student council and sportsmanship committee ... Claims his parents are the biggest influence on his athletic career ... Lists winning the state championship in football as his biggest thrill in sports after making the semifinals his sophomore and junior seasons.