Athletes from Five Fall Sports Recognized for Excellence in the Classroom
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2013 Freshman: Played in 10 games, recording four tackles on the season ... Notched one tackle each against Ohio State, Wisconsin, Miami (Ohio) and Cincinnati ... Enrolled at Illinois in January and participated in 2013 spring practices.
High School: Three-star recruit by Scout, Rivals and ESPN ... Ranked as No. 20 senior in Illinois by Rivals ... First-team All-Apollo Conference as a junior and senior ... Honorable-mention all-state ... First-team academic all-state ... Charleston defensive MVP ... Charleston advanced to state semifinals with 11-2 record in 2011 and reached the second round in 2012 with a 9-2 mark ... Missed four games as a senior with an injury, but still compiled 70 tackles and three interceptions ... As a junior, had 126 tackles, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and four kickoffs returned for touchdowns ... As a sophomore, had 30 tackles and one kickoff return for a TD ... Also ran track and won Apollo Conference 100 and 200 meter dashes as a junior ... 4x100m relay team advanced to state meet as a junior.
Personal: Mother is Geneva Cazley ... Born Nov. 23, 1994, in Harvey, Fla. ... Enrolled in the general curriculum ... Community service activities include coaching seventh-grade basketball, volunteering with Special Olympics, volunteering at Life Span Center and being active in his church youth group ... Biggest thrill in sports is returning kickoffs for touchdowns ... Favorite athlete is NFL star Chris Johnson ... Named to the National Honor Society during his junior year ... Named to his high school high honor roll as a junior and senior ... Brother, Keithon Hedrich, played football at Eastern Illinois and served as the biggest influence on his athletic career.
Updated July 2014