Blue Capitalizes on 5 Orange Turnovers to Grab Victory
Pocic, Williams Voted 2012 Captains
Donovonn Young rushed for 74 yards and a touchdown
Illini Close 2012 Season with Rivalry Game in Evanston
Mason Monheim makes 15 tackles in 17-3 loss.
Photos from the Orange and Blue Spring Game at Memorial Stadium - April 12, 2013
Photos from the Illinois football game at Northwestern - 11/24/12 (AP and Mark Cowan)
Illinois vs. Purdue @ Memorial Stadium Nov. 17, 2012.
Illinois football vs. Minnesota @ Memorial Stadium 9/10/12
Illinois vs. Indiana 10/27/2012 @ Memorial Stadium
2011 - Freshman: Played in 12 games, making one start as a true-freshman ... Fourth on the team with 451 rushing yards and was tied for second on the team with six rushing touchdowns ... Shared team honors for Rookie of the Year with QB Reilly O'Toole ... Rushed 12 times for 45 yards in Illinois' win over UCLA in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl ... Missed Minnesota game with a lower-leg injury ... Recorded eight carries for 43 yards, including two TDs, tying his career-high against Wisconsin ... Had 32 yards on seven carries against Purdue ... Had 73 yards on 12 carries in victory over Indiana ... Had eight carries for 29 yards and one touchdown in victory over Northwestern ... Had 100 yards rushing and one TD on 12 carries against Western Michigan, his first-career 100-yard rushing game ... Had seven carries for 65 yards and two TDs, including a 41-yard TD run, in win over South Dakota State ... Rushed six times for 39 yards against Arkansas State in Illni debut.
High School: Three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Houston Touchdown Club Player of the Year Finalist for 2010 after rushing for 2,332 yards (nine yards per carry) and scoring 36 touchdowns ... First-team All-Greater Houston selection by Houston Chronicle ... Set Katy HS single-season rushing touchdown record with 36 in 2010 while helping his team to a 13-1 record ... Ranked 23rd in the nation in rushing and 28th in the nation in scoring in 2010 ... All-District first-team selection in 2010 and was District 19-5A's co-MVP ... Rushed for 238 yards in 38-35 regional final loss to Pearland in front of 41,000 fans at Rice Stadium ... Second-team All-District 17-5 pick as a sophomore (at Humble HS) and as a junior when he rushed for 665 yards and 10 TDs at Katy ... High school coach was Gary Joseph ... Academic All-America selection.
Personal: Full name is Donovonn Cartrell Young ... Son of Cartrell Young ... Born Nov. 30, 1992 ... Majoring in communication ... Cousin, Sammy Davis, played at Texas A&M and later in the NFL ... Chose Illinois over North Texas and McNeese State.
Carries: 12, three times (last vs. UCLA, 12/31/11)
Rushing Yards: 100 vs. Western Michigan, 9/24/11
Rushing TDs: 2, twice (last time vs. Wisconsin, 11/19/11)
Long Run: 59 vs. Western Michigan, 9/24/11
Receptions: 2, twice (last vs. UCLA, 12/31/11)
Receiving Yards: 9 vs. Ohio State, 10/15/11
Long Reception: 8 vs. Ohio State, 10/15/11