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    Chris O'Connor
    73 Chris O'Connor
    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Tinley Park, Ill.

    High School:
    Andrew

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 295

    Position:
    OL

    Experience:
    2-2

    2012: Member of UI squad.

    2011: 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: Full name is Christopher Michael O'Connor ... Son of Cindy and Kevin O'Connor ... Born Nov. 1, 1992 ... Enrolled in general studies ... Favorite athlete is Julius Peppers ... High honors student all four years of high school ... Academic All-State ... Chose Illinois over Air Force and Colorado State.

    (updated 7/22/13)

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