Postgame Notes - Illinois vs. Southern Illinois - August 31, 2013
Beckman Completes First Recruiting Class at Illinois
Illinois vs. Cincinnati - September 7, 2013
2013 Redshirt Freshman: Played in 10 games, totaling 44 yards rushing and five yards receiving ... Saw first extended playing time against Miami (Ohio) and had six carries for 34 yards (5.7 ypc), including his first career touchdown ... Made Illini debut and recorded one carry for nine yards in the season opener against SIU.
2012 Freshman: Redshirted the 2012 season due to injury.
High School: A three-star recruit by Scout.com and Rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 22 overall prospect in the state of Michigan by Rivals.com ... Named to Detroit Free Press Dream Team and played in Michigan East/West All-Star Game ... Rushed for a school-record 1,919 yards in 2011, including 938 yards in five playoff games ... Rushed for 244 yards and three touchdowns on 33 carries in the MHSAA Division 2 state championship game to lead Brother Rice to a state title ... High school coach was Al Fracassa.
Personal: Son of Monica and Donald Church ... Full name is Devin Lamar Church ... Born Sept. 7, 1993 ... Enrolled in the general curriculum ... Chose Illinois over Boston College, Northern Illinois, Toledo and Bowling Green.
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