2011 - Sophomore: Played in 10 games, primarily on special teams ... Had six tackles on the season ... Tallied a career-high four tackles against South Dakota State.
2010 - Freshman: Played in 10 games on the season, totaling five tackles and 2.0 TFLs ... Had a career-high two solo tackles and one TFL in Texas Bowl win over Baylor ... Tallied two tackles at Fresno State ... Recorded his first career tackle and TFL in win over Southern Illinois ... Made Illinois debut in season opener vs. Missouri.
High School: A three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Posted more than 50 tackles with seven sacks and forced five fumbles as a senior ... Earned Florida Times Union's Baker's Dozen by position honors ... All-Big Bend second team ... Recorded 85 tackles, six sacks and four forced fumbles in 2008 ... Also caught two passes for 115 yards and scored twice as a junior ... High school coach was Rudy Hubbard.
Personal: Son of Stanley and Timbre Denmark ... Enrolled in the general curriculum ... Born on May 31, 1992 ... Chose Illinois over Arkansas.