Football


Justin DuVernois
Justin DuVernois
18

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Plantation, Fla.

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
P

Experience:
2-1

09/16/2013

DuVernois Named B1G Special Teams Player of the Week

Illini punter had three punts over 50 yards, pinned Washington inside 20 three times

07/10/2013

DuVernois Listed as Ray Guy Award Candidate

Junior Punter Expects to Take Another Leap Forward in 2013

12/06/2012

Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees

12/06/2012

Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees

11/19/2012

Game 12 Notes: Illinois at Northwestern

Illini Close 2012 Season with Rivalry Game in Evanston

08/30/2014

Illinois Football vs. Youngstown State - August 30, 2014

Fighting Illini football vs. Youngstown State from Memorial Stadium - August 30, 2014

11/16/2013

Illinois vs. Ohio State - November 16, 2013

Illinois vs. Ohio State - November 16, 2013

09/01/2012

Illinois vs Western Michigan 9/1/2012

Illinois vs Western Michigan 9/1/2012

09/10/2011

Illinois vs South Dakota State

Game photos from September 10th, 2011 at Memorial Stadium.

2013 Junior: Served as Illinois' punter in all 12 games, averaging 41.1 yards on 51 punts for the season ... Boomed a season-long 66-yarder against Northwestern ... Averaged 46.2 yards on five punts, with three downed inside the 20, against Northwestern ... Earned Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after averaging 45.2 yards on five punts, with a career-best three over 50 yards and three downed inside the 20, against Washington ... Did not punt against Miami (Ohio), the first time since 2002 that Illinois has gone an entire game without punting ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2012 Sophomore: Played in all 12 games, serving as the No. 1 punter for the second-straight season ... Ranked fourth in the Big Ten with a 41.9 punting average on 73 punts, including a long of 72, 16 fair catches, 19 inside the 20 and 15 of 50+ ... Punted six times for 253 yards, averaging a career-best 47.2 ypp against Purdue, while sending two over 50 yards and landing three inside the 20 ... Punted six times for 249 yards (41.5 ypp), landing two inside the 20 and sending one 64 yards against Minnesota ... Punted seven times for 271 yards (38.7 ypp), sending two over 50 yards at Ohio State ... Punted eight times for 336 yards (42.0 ypp), landing three inside the 20 against Indiana ... Punted eight times for 367 yards to average 45.9 ypp, sending two 50+ yards and placing two inside the 20 ... Punted eight times for 323 yards (40.4 ypp), landing one inside the 20 and sending two over 50 yards at Wisconsin ... Punted four times for 175 yards (43.8 ypp), with one over 50 yards and two inside the 20 in victory over Charleston Southern ... Booted a career-long 72-yard punt and punted eight times for 350 total yards (43.8 ypp), with two over 50 yards and two landing inside the 20 in the win over Western Michigan ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2011 Freshman: One of 10 true-freshman starting punters in the nation in 2011 ... Played and started in 11 games on the season ... Averaged 38.3 yards per kick on 53 punts in 2011, including 17 inside the 20 and three over 50 ... Set career-high 374 total yards on nine punts for an average of 41.6 yards per punt with a long of 61 against Michigan ... Punted nine times for an average of 38.0 yards and three inside the 20 at Penn State ... Had four of eight punts land inside the 20 against Purdue ... Had six punts for a 38.3 average, including a career-long of 66 yards and three inside the 20, against Ohio State ... Punted six times for a 37.7 average, including three inside the 20, in win over Indiana ... Posted five punts for an average of 41.6 yards against Arizona State ... Made his Illini debut with three punts for an average of 37.7 yards and had a free kick for 49 yards against Arkansas State.

High School: First-team All-Broward County in 2010 ... Kicked and punted in Broward/Dade Counties All-Star Game ... Averaged 39.7 yards per punt as a senior ... 11 of his 29 punts were downed inside the 20 yard line ... Helped St. Thomas Aquinas to Florida 5A state championships and national high school championships in 2008 and 2010 ... Had a 71-yard punt in the state title game in 2010 ... All-Southeast Region selection by PrepStar ... High school coach was George Smith.

Personal: Last name pronounced doo-vern-WAH ... Son of Michelle and Dennis DuVernois ... Born on Nov. 25, 1992 ... Majoring in environmental economics and policy ... Favorite athlete is Donovan McNabb ... Chose Illinois over Kansas, Syracuse and Miami (Fla.).

CAREER HIGHS
Punts: 9, twice (last time vs. Michigan, 11/12/11)
Yardage: 374 vs. Michigan, 11/12/11
Average: 47.2 vs. Purdue, 11/17/12
Long Punt: 72 vs. Western Michigan, 9/1/12
Inside 20: 4 vs. Purdue, 10/22/11
Touchbacks: 1, 7x (last at Indiana, 11/9/13)
50+ yard punts: 3 vs. Washington, 9/14/13
Tackles: 1 at Michigan, 10/13/12

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Updated July 2014

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