2013 Sophomore: Played in one game, making Illini debut with 24 snaps against Miami (Ohio).
2012 Redshirt Freshman: Member of UI squad.
2011 Freshman: Redshirted the 2011 season.
High School: A three-star recruit by Scout.com, ESPNU and Rivals.com ... SuperPrep and PrepStar All-Midwest selection ... First-team all-conference as a junior and senior ... First-team All-Area by Southtown Star newspaper ... Academic All-State pick ... High school teammate of fellow Illini class member Tony Durkin ... High school coach was Jim Zimmer.
Personal: Son of Cindy and Kevin O'Connor ... Born Nov. 1, 1992 ... Majoring in technical systems management ... Favorite athlete is Julius Peppers ... High honors student all four years of high school ... Academic All-State.
Updated July 2014