Photos from Jack Cornell's Career at Illinois (2007-11).
Photos from Day 2 of Illinois' trip to San Francisco for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. (photos by Mark Jones & Derek Neal)
Illinois at No. 21 Penn State Photos - 10/29/11. Photos from AP and Mark Jones
Game photos from September 10th, 2011 at Memorial Stadium.
2011 - Senior: Team Captain ... Recipient of the team's Red Grange Award for dedication at the annual postseason banquet ... Started all 13 games at strong-side guard ... Made 19 career starts at offensive guard ... Helped the Illini to 518 total yards and 308 rushing yards in win over Indiana ... Helped Illinois to 473 total yards against Northwestern ... Aided the Illini to 296 rushing yards and 463 total yards against Western Michigan ... Helped the Illini to 364 rushing yards and 519 total yards against South Dakota State ... Helped the Illini to 473 total yards against Arkansas State.
2010 - Junior: Played in all 13 games at both guard and tackle, starting six ... Helped pave the way for the top rushing offense in the Big Ten and the 11th-best in the nation (246.1 ypg) ... The Illini offense broke school records for points in a season (423) and points per game (32.54) in addition to producing the fourth-most total yards (5,162) and second-most rushing yards (3,199) in school history ... Aided the Illini offense in posting 533 yards of total offense in Texas Bowl win over Baylor ... Helped Illini tally 318 yards rushing at Fresno State ... Aided the Illini offense in recording 559 yards of total offense, including a season-high 519 rushing, in win over Northwestern ... Paved the way for 437 total yards, including 282 yards rushing, in win at Penn State ... Made his first career start at guard against Ohio State ... Aided the Illini offense in racking up 319 rushing yards in victory over Northern Illinois.
2009 - Sophomore: Played in one game, logging 11 offensive snaps against Illinois State.
2008 - RS Freshman: Played in two games, logging 14 offensive snaps against Eastern Illinois and Indiana.
2007 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2007 season.
High School: Two-time IHSA and Chicago Tribune All-State offensive tackle as a junior and senior ... 2006 Max-Enfinger All-American ... Rated a top-100 recruit in the Midwest by SuperPrep ... Ranked 12th in the state of Illinois by Rivals.com ... Earned All-State honors by the Champaign News-Gazette as a junior and senior ... Rated the 37th-best offensive tackle nationally by Rivals.com ... A four-star recruit by Scout.com, ranking 28th nationally at OT ... PrepStar All-Region ... Benched 345 pounds and squatted 550 in high school ... Invited to play in the 2007 Illinois Shrine Bowl ... High school coach was Bill Connell ... Earned three letters in football and four in wrestling.
Personal: Full name is John Leslie Cornell Jr. ... Goes by "Jack" ... Son of John and Helen Cornell ... Born June 4, 1989 ... Earned his bachelor's degree in communication in Spring 2011 ... Pursuing a second bachelor's degree in agricultural and consumer economics ... Chose Illinois over Nebraska and Michigan State.