Maurice Haney
Maurice Haney


Harvey, Ill.

High School:
Thornton Twp.

Last College:
Benedictine Univ.

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 210



Personal:Member of UI squad

At Benedictine University: Played one season at Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill., at fullback and offensive line...Was the only freshman named to the 2003 Illini-Badger All-Conference team...Was named to the Dean's List with a perfect GPA.

High School: Was a two-year starter for Thornton earning All-Conference accolades for the S.I.C.A. Blue during senior season in 2002...Helped Thornton to a conference title with an 8-1 record during junior year...Earned five varsity letters: three in football and two in wrestling...Received an award for highest GPA for a student-athlete in each of his four years...High School football coach was Bill Mosel.

Personal: : Full given name is Maurice Donnell Haney ... Goes by "Moe" ... Born July 22, 1985 ... Son of Reginald and Suzanne Haney ... Has two brothers and one sister ... Cousin is former Illini and current Houston Texan linebacker Danny Clark... Favorite athlete is Shaquille O'Neal because he dominates the game ... Says Antwaan Randle El, Napoleon Harris and Tai Streets, all current NFL players who attended Thornton, most influenced his athletic career ... Majoring in speech communicaton ... Was Class of 2003 Valedictorian with a 4.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale ... Also was an Illinois State Scholar ... Won a 2003 IHSA Individual Events State Championship in humerous duet acting and was the runner-up in dramatic duet acting ... Worked as a resident advisor for UI Housing ... Plans to attend Medical School after graduation.

(updated 4/07)