Zach Becker
Zach Becker


Homer, Ill.

High School:
St. Joseph-Ogden

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 250




Paul, Weinstein Receive Top Honor at Scholar-Athlete Reception

Basketball, Gymnastics Standouts Take Home Prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor


Illini Excel in Classroom During Fall Semester

42 Illini Earned at Least a 3.0 GPA and Five Graduated Following Fall 2012


Seniors, Award Winners Honored at Annual Banquet

Pocic, Williams Voted 2012 Captains


Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees


Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees


2012 Illinois Football Seniors

Individual and group photos of the 20 2012 Illinois Football Seniors.


2012 Orange and Blue Spring Game

Photos from the 2012 Orange and Blue Spring Game at Memorial Stadium - April 14, 2012 (photos by Mark Jones)

2011 - Redshirt Junior: Broke his leg against South Dakota State, the second game of the season, and missed the rest of the season ... Played tight end against Arkansas State and recorded one special teams tackle ... Received the team's Scholar-Athlete Award at the annual postseason banquet with a 3.83 G.P.A in kinesiology ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2010 - Junior: Played in only three games in 2010 because of injuries ... Missed first five games of the season with a foot injury and missed the final five games after re-aggravating the injury in early November ... Started at tight end against Indiana, securing one reception for a career-high seven yards ... Earned the team's Scholar-Athlete Award with a 3.83 GPA in kinesiology.

2009 - Sophomore: Played in all 12 games at fullback, tight end and on special teams ... Recorded eight special teams tackles and returned four kickoffs for a total of 50 yards on the season ... Earned the Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence during the 2009-10 academic year.

2008 - Freshman: Played in 11 games on special teams and at fullback as a walk-on true-freshman ... Caught a two-yard touchdown pass at Wisconsin, his only catch of the season ... Recorded five special teams tackles, including a season-high of two against Eastern Illinois.

High School: Earned All-Conference and All-Area honors at linebacker as a junior and senior ... Academic All-State in football ... Holds multiple school records on defense ... Was All-Conference at forward in basketball in 2008 ... Also All-Area and All-Conference in baseball as both a pitcher and shortstop ... Earned 10 varsity letters in football, baseball and basketball ... High school coach was Dick Duval.

Personal: Full given name is Zachary Matthew Becker ... Born June 18, 1991 ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Son of William and Marla Becker.

Receptions: 1, twice (last time vs. Indiana, 10/23/10)
Receiving Yards: 7 vs. Indiana, 10/23/10
Receiving Touchdowns: 1 at Wisconsin, 10/25/08
Long Reception: 7 vs. Indiana, 10/23/10
Kickoff Returns: 3 vs. Illinois State, 9/12/09
Kickoff Return Yards: 31 vs. Illinois State, 9/12/09
Long Return: 19 vs. Northwestern, 11/14/09
Special Teams Tackles: 2, twice (last at Cincinnati, 11/27/09)

Becker's Statistics:


Becker's Game-By-Game Statistics

(updated 5/23/12)