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    Aaron Gress
    42 Aaron Gress
    Hometown:
    Exeter, Calif.

    High School:
    Exeter

    Last College:
    College of the Sequoias

    Weight:
    220

    Position:
    LB

    Birthdate:
    05/04/1988

    2010 (Senior): Played in all 13 games, primarily on special teams ... Had 18 tackles on the season ... Awarded the I-BELIEVE Key Contributor award at the annual postseason banquet ... Had three tackles in Texas Bowl win over Baylor ... Tallied two tackles at Fresno State ... Recorded one tackle in helping Illini defense hold Purdue to 205 yards of total offense ... Recorded three tackles in win over Indiana ... Had one solo tackle in helping the Illini defense hold Michigan State to under 100 yards rushing ... Posted a season-best four tackles, including two solos, in win at Penn State ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Named team's Most Improved Defensive Player during 2010 spring drills.

    2009 (Junior): Played in all 12 games, starting one ... Totaled 22 tackles on the season ... Had a career-best five tackles in the season finale vs. Fresno State ... Registered two tackles against No. 5 Cincinnati ... Recorded two tackles against Northwestern ... Had two tackles in win over Minnesota ... Posted two tackles in win over Michigan ... Had a career-best four solo tackles vs. Michigan State ... Recorded two tackles against Penn State ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    Junior College: Two-year starter at College of the Seqouias ... SuperPrep JUCO Top-100 ... Recorded 150 tackles in two years ... Posted three interceptions and five sacks in 2008 ... Earned first-team All-Conference honors in his second year ... Was a 2008 team captain ... First-team All-Academic team in 2008 ... Attended same junior college as former Illini teammate Daniel Dufrene.

    High School: Earned first-team All-Conference and first-team All-Academic honors ... Lettered in both football and track ... Helped lead track team to league championship ...High school coach was Ben White.

    Personal: Full name is Christopher Aaron Gress ... Goes by "Aaron" ... Born May 4, 1988 ... Son of Richard and Kathy Gress ... Father is a chemist ... Has two sisters ... Majored in natural resources and environmental sciences ... Has taken Christian mission trips to Mexico, Thailand and Samoa.


    Illinois Career Highs:

    Tackles: 5 vs. Fresno State, 12/5/09
    Solos: 3 vs. Fresno State, 12/5/09


    Gress' Statistics:

    Season Totals Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Year solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    2009 13 9 22 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    2010 8 10 18 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    TOTALS 21 19 40 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0



    Gress' Game-By-Game Statistics Get Acrobat Reader

    (updated 5/20/11)

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