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      Jason Eberhart
    Jason Eberhart
    Player Profile
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    St. Louis, Mo.

    High School:
    Mehlville H.S.

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 275

    Position:
    DT

    1999 Highlights
    Split time as both end and tackle ... Moved to defensive tackle for the injured Mike McGee, starting five games (Louisville, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, Penn State) ... Tallied 26 tackles, including four for loss, and one sack ... Ranked second on team with two forced fumbles both coming against Indiana ... Posted a career-high nine tackles, including eight solos and three for loss in the same game ... Recorded eight tackles vs. Minnesota one for loss.

    1998 Highlights
    Played in all 11 games and made nine starts at defensive end with 25 tackles, including 15 solos, four TFLs and four QB hurries ... Moved from defensive tackle to defensive end during spring drills ... Made season-high five tackles with one TFL in season finale at Michigan State ... Added four stops with one TFL at Penn State, a tackle for loss and forced fumble at Purdue, four tackles vs. Louisville ... Made three stops with one pass broken up vs. Indiana and had three stops vs. Middle Tennessee ... Recorded a tackle for loss in four games.

    1997 Highlights
    Played in eight games at defensive tackle, starting season finale vs. Michigan State, making 25 tackles, including 16 solos with three TFLs and one sack ... Enjoyed career-high six tackles vs. Michigan State with four solos and one TFL ... Also recorded four tackles vs. Penn State, five stops vs. Purdue, two at Indiana ... Had five tackles at Wisconsin with three solos and one TFL ... Made three stops vs. Northwestern with one TFL ... Had three stops at Ohio State with one TFL and one QB sack, also causing a fumble that led to an Illini touchdown.

    1996 Highlights
    Enrolled at the University of Illinois, but did not receive eligibility from NCAA Clearinghouse and didn't attend school.

    High School Highlights
    Made 57 solo tackles as a senior with nine sacks and 12 tackles for loss ... Also played fullback, gaining 500 yards in two seasons and scoring 10 touchdowns ... Placed on the Bluechip Magazine Big 8 All-Region team ... USA Today High School All-America honorable mention ... High school coach was Gary Heyde.

    Personal
    Born Nov. 5, 1978 ... High school teammate of fellow Illini defensive player Robert Franklin ... Participated in basketball and track in high school, averaging in double figures in scoring and rebounding ... Clocked a 11.6 in 100-meter dash and 24.0 in 200... Son of Robert and Peggy Eberhart ... Enrolled in Liberal Arts and Sciences.

    Career Highs

    Tackles: 9 at Indiana, 10/2/99
    Solos: 8 at Indiana, 10/2/99
    Tackles for Loss: 1 (multiple)
    Sacks: 1 multiple times

    Defensive Statistics

              TFL SACKS Forced
    Year G ST AT TOT YDS YDS Fumble
    1997 8 16 9 25 3-6 1-2 0
    1998 11 15 10 25 4-12 0.5-5 1
    1999 11 17 9 26 4-5 1-0 2
    Career 29 48 28 76 11-23 2.5-7 3

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