? The Sporting News Preseason First- Team All-Big Ten.
? Athlon Preseason First-Team All-Big Ten.
? Lindy?s Preseason First-Team All-Big Ten.
? Rated the No. 7 placekicker nationally by The Sporting News.
2001: Earned second-team All-Big Ten honors ? Led the conference in field goal accuracy with 92.3 percent and ranked second in field goals per game (1.33) ? Named a Lou Groza Award semifinalist ... Connected on 12 of 13 field goal attempts ... Team leader in scoring with 65 points and ranked fifth in the Big Ten ... Made all 29 of his extra-point attempts ... Made a season-long 38-yard kick at Michigan ... Also tacked on a 27-yarder enroute to being named the ABC Player of the game ... Played in 10 games after taking over the placekicking duties against Louisville ? Was named the Big Ten?s Special Teams Player of the Week after making each of his three field goal attempts against Wisconsin ? Teamed with John Gockman for a five-field goal performance against the Badgers, which tied a school record ... Made three field goals in a game twice and had four multiple field goal games.
2000: Member of UI squad.
1999: Redshirted the 1999 season.
High School: Played soccer and football at Sacred Heart Griffin High School ? Holds the Central State 8 Conference?s record for longest field goals with a 46-yarder ? An all-state selection as a senior in football and three-year all-stater in soccer ? Played in the football all-star game for central Illinois as the captain of the North team ? Two-time Adidas soccer All-American ? Named to the football all-conference team for two consecutive years ? Member of the Olympic Development Program and was chosen for the soccer national team ? Most Valuable Player at the 1999 soccer state tournament ? Led Sacred Heart Griffin to soccer state title in the spring of 1999.
Personal: Full given name is Peter Harold Christofilakos ? Born May 28, 1981 in Springfield, Ill. ? The son of Harold and Lillian Christofilakos ? Majoring in leisure studies/sports management ? Nickname is ?the Greek? ? Was given the opportunity to play professional soccer in Greece at age 15, but turned it down to get a college education ? Lists Michael Jordan as his favorite athlete and Dick Butkus as his Fighting Illini hero.
CAREER HIGHS Field Goals: 3 vs. Minn., 10/6/01 & vs. Wis., 10/20/01 FG attempts: 3 vs. Minn., 10/6/01 & vs. Wis., 10/20/01 Long FG: 38 at Michigan, 9/29/01 PATS: 5 at Indiana, 10/13/01