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    Zepheniah Grimes
    33 Zepheniah Grimes
    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Bamberg, S.C.

    High School:
    Bamberg-Ehrhardt

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 225

    Position:
    STAR

    Experience:
    2-2

    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)

    2012: Played in eight games, mostly on special teams ... Made five tackles on the season.

    2011: 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 ... Enrolled in the general curriculum ... 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.

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    (updated 7/22/13)

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