Football


Zepheniah Grimes
Zepheniah Grimes
33

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Bamberg, S.C.

High School:
Bamberg-Ehrhardt

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 225

Position:
STAR

Experience:
2-2

12/14/2014

Seniors, Award Winners Honored at Annual Banquet

O'Toole Named Offensive MVP, Thomas III Defensive MVP; 17 Seniors Honored

04/13/2013

Blue Holds On for 35-28 Win Over Orange

Blue Capitalizes on 5 Orange Turnovers to Grab Victory

09/15/2012

Illinois-Charleston Southern Postgame Notes

Illinois 44, CSU 0 // Sept. 15, 2012

12/10/2011

Illini Honor 15 Seniors at Annual Banquet

Mercilus Earns MVP Honors

10/19/2013

Illinois vs. Wisconsin - October 19, 2013

Illinois vs. Wisconsin - October 19, 2013

10/05/2013

Illinois Football at Nebraska

Photos from Illinois' 39-19 loss at Nebraska on Oct. 5, 2013. (USA Today photo and Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics)

2013 Sophomore: Played in all 12 games, primarily on special teams, and totaled 11 tackles ... Had two tackles each against Wisconsin and Washington ... Tied a career high with three tackles against Cincinnati.

2012 Redshirt Freshman: Played in eight games, mostly on special teams ... Made five tackles on the season, including a career-high three against Penn State.

2011 Freshman: Redshirted the 2011 season.

High School: Named to the Class A All-State team by the High School Sports Report ... A three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... All-Atlantic Region selection by PrepStar ... Rated one of the top 30 players in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... As a junior, piled up 80 tackles, including 38 tackles for loss, 18 sacks, along with two interceptions ... Chosen for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas game against all-stars from North Carolina and the NUC All-World Gridiron Classic All-Star game ... All-Mid-Atlantic choice by SuperPrep ... Selected No. 27 on Rivals.com's South Carolina Top 30 list ... High school coach was Butch Crosby.

Personal: First name pronounced zeff-uh-NY-uh ... Son of Terrie Johnson and James Grimes ... Born on Dec. 28, 1992 ... Majoring in communication ... Favorite athlete is Ricky Sapp ... Was a logger in a past summer job ... Chose Illinois over Michigan State, Colorado, Northwestern, Ole Miss, Arkansas and Tulsa.

CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 3, twice (last vs. Cincinnati, 9/7/13)
Solos: 2, twice (last vs. Wisconsin, 10/19/13)
TFLs: -
Sacks: -
QB Hurries: -
Fumbles Forced: -
Fumbles Recovered: -
PBUs: -
Interception: -
Interception Return Yards: -
Touchdowns: -

Career Statistics:

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Updated July 2014

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