Football


V'Angelo Bentley
V'Angelo Bentley
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Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Cleveland, Ohio

High School:
Glenville

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190

Position:
DB

Experience:
3-2

07/08/2014

Bentley Named to Hornung Award Watch List

Illini Junior Included Among Most Versatile Players in College Football

12/08/2013

Illini Honor 15 Seniors at Annual Banquet

Scheelhaase, Hull, Kynard and Brown Voted 2013 Captains

11/16/2013

Illini Show Fight in Loss to No. 3 Buckeyes

Nathan Scheelhaase totaled three touchdowns and V'Angelo Bentley returned a punt for a score in the loss.

11/15/2013

Bentley Shares Special Bond with Air Force Veteran Mother

Sophomore cornerback V'Angelo Bentley's mother served two tours of duty in Afghanistan. Despite her time away, their relationship only grew stronger.

10/18/2013

Brown, Bentley Named Midseason All-Americans

Senior LB and Sophomore KR on Phil Steele's All-America Third Team

12/08/2013

2013 Illinois Football Banquet

Photos from Illinois Football's 2013 postseason awards banquet, Dec. 8, 2013, at I Hotel. (Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics)

11/16/2013

Illinois vs. Ohio State - November 16, 2013

Illinois vs. Ohio State - November 16, 2013

09/28/2013

Illinois vs. Miami (Ohio) - September 28, 2013

Illinois vs. Miami (Ohio) - September 28, 2013

08/31/2013

Illinois vs Southern Illinois-August 31, 2013

Illinois vs Southern Illinois-August 31, 2013

09/01/2012

Illinois vs Western Michigan 9/1/2012

Illinois vs Western Michigan 9/1/2012

2012: Played in all 12 games as a true-freshman, totaling 11 tackles, three pass break-ups, one forced fumble and one blocked kick ... Made two tackles at Northwestern ... Recorded a tackle against Purdue, Minnesota, Ohio State, Indiana and Michigan ... Registered two tackles and his first career forced fumble at Wisconsin ... Blocked a field goal, marking the first block of the year for the Illini, and recorded one tackle against Penn State ... Made first career tackle and had three PBUs in victory over Charleston Southern.

High School: Rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Rated as the No. 19 cornerback nationally by Tom Lemming ... Played in the Semper Fi All-America Game in Arizona ... Glenville won 2011 Cleveland city championship ... Member of 2009 team that played in the Division 1 state title game ... Runs a 4.47 40-yard dash ... Also was a key member of Glenville's track and field squad ... High school teammate of fellow Illini signee Justin Hardee ... High school coach was Ted Ginn, Sr.

Personal: Full name is V'Angelo Demerius Bentley ... First name pronounced vee-AN-juh-low ... Son of Vernon Bentley and Angela Pope ... Born Nov. 4, 1993 ... Enrolled in general studies ... Chose Illinois over Iowa, Kansas, Pittsburgh, Air Force, Toledo, Ohio, Kent State and Bowling Green ... Mother, Angela, served two tours in the Afghanistan war and retired from the Air Force after 25 years of service.

CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 2, twice (last at Northwestern, 11/24/12)
Solos: 2, twice (last at Northwestern, 11/24/12)
TFLs: -
Sacks: -
QB Hurries: -
Fumbles Forced: 1 at Wisconsin, 10/6/12
Fumbles Recovered: -
PBUs: 3 vs. Charleston Southern, 9/15/12
Interceptions: -
Interception Return Yards: -
Touchdowns: -
Blocked FG: 1 vs. Penn State, 9/29/12

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Updated July 2013

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