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    Kenny Boyle
    89 Kenny Boyle

    Chatham, Ill.

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 245

    Tight End


    2001: Appeared in nine games on special teams and as a back-up tight end.

    2000: Played in eight games for the Illini ? Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors ? George Huff Award winner for consecutive semesters with a 3.00 or higher GPA.

    1999: Redshirted the 1999 season.

    High School: Three-time All-Central State 8 Conference selection ? All-state selection by Chicago Sun-Times, Champaign News-Gazette, IHSA Coaches Association and Chicago Tribune ? Honorable mention selection by USA Today ? Played tight end and middle linebacker at Chatham Glenwood H.S. for Coach Dan Rourke . . . Caught 71 passes for 1,236 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior ? Set school records for receptions, yards, and touchdowns in a single season as a senior, breaking his own marks previously set as a junior and as a sophomore ? Helped lead team to 14-0 record and IHSA Class 4A championship during senior season ? Helped lead Glenwood to consecutive Central State 8 conference championships in 1997 and 1998 . . . Earned four letters in football, four in basketball and two in track ? Was first freshman in school history to start as a freshman in football ? Earned all-conference accolades in basketball.

    Personal: Full given name is Kenneth Raymond Boyle Jr. ? Nickname is Kenny ? Born Feb. 19, 1981 in Springfield ? The son of Jeanne Boyle ? Has four sisters and one brother ? Father, the late Ken Sr., was a member of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees from 1989-95 and served as chairman of the board in 1994 ? Majoring in speech communications ? Member of National Honor Society and named to honor roll ? Involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . Hosted GCNN-23 sports news show in high school . . . Favorite athlete is tight end Shannon Sharpe . . . Fighting Illini athletic heroes as a youngster were Howard Griffith and Jeff George . . . Lists most memorable sports moment as winning state championship in football as a senior and winning the 8th grade state basketball championship.

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