42 Illini Earned at Least a 3.0 GPA and Five Graduated Following Fall 2012
Pocic, Williams Voted 2012 Captains
Teammates Write Tributes to 2012 Senior Class
Illini Close 2012 Season with Rivalry Game in Evanston
Senior Day Recognition Will Take Place Prior to Illinois-Purdue Game
Illinois vs. Purdue @ Memorial Stadium Nov. 17, 2012.
Individual and group photos of the 20 2012 Illinois Football Seniors.
Photos of Illinois' 52-22 loss at Ohio State, Nov. 3, 2012. (Photos by Mark Jones (Illiinois) and the Associated Press).
Illinois vs. Indiana 10/27/2012 @ Memorial Stadium
Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech 9/22/2012 @ Memorial Stadium
2012 - Senior: Started all 12 games at defensive tackle, totaling 31 tackles, 5.5 TFLs, 2.5 sacks and one QB hurry on the season ... Made 23 career starts ... Made five tackles, including a half-sack, against Minnesota ... Recorded or matched career highs in tackles (7), solo tackles (6), TFLs (3.0) and sacks (2.0) at Ohio State ... Registered four tackles, including a TFL, at Wisconsin ... Registered his first-career QB hurry and recorded three tackles, including a half-TFL, against Louisiana Tech ... Made a tackle and had a half TFL in victory over Charleston Southern.
2011 - Junior: Played in all 13 games, making 11 starts at defensive tackle ... Tallied 32 tackles, 4.0 TFLs, a half sack, three PBUs and had one interception on the season ... Recorded a career-high seven tackles, including 1.5 TFLs, against Minnesota ... Posted three tackles along with a career-high two PBUs against Penn State ... Recorded six tackles and posted 0.5 TFL against Purdue ... Posted a career-high three solo tackles in victory over Indiana ... Recorded four tackles, along with 0.5 TFLs, against Northwestern ... Posted three tackles, grabbed an INT and had one TFL against Arizona State ... Recorded one PBU in his first career start during season-opener against Arkansas State.
2010 - Sophomore: Played in all 13 games and registered 10 tackles, 1.5 TFLs and 1.0 sack on the season ... Recorded a career-high two tackles in win over Indiana ... Tallied first career TFL and sack in win at Penn State ... Recorded his first career tackle in win over Southern Illinois.
2009 - Redshirt Freshman: Played in three games but did not record any statistics.
2008 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2008 season.
High School: Ranked the 12th-best recruit in the state of Illinois by Rivals.com ... Named to the Champaign News-Gazette Special Mention All-State team ... Rated the No. 14 weakside defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com ... PrepStar Magazine All-American ... SuperPrep All-American ... Recorded 44 tackles, including six for a loss of 43 yards, despite an injury-shortened senior season ... Named to the Midwest Hot 100 list by Scout.com ... Listed as the No. 47 defensive end in the country by Scout.com ... High school coach was Frank Lenti.
Personal: Son of Sabrina and Glenn Foster ... Born on May 31, 1990 ... Majoring in sociology ... Chose Illinois over Nebraska, Michigan State and Colorado.
Tackles: 7, 2x (last at Ohio State, 11/3/12)
Solos: 6 at Ohio State, 11/3/12
TFLs: 3.0 at Ohio State, 11/3/12
Sacks: 2.0 at Ohio State, 11/3/12
QB Hurries: 1 vs. Louisiana Tech, 9/22/12
PBUs: 2 at Penn State, 10/29/11
Interceptions: 1 vs. Arizona State, 9/17/11
Interception Return Yards: 7 vs. Arizona State, 9/17/11