2002: Outstanding blocker that saw action in 10 games as a fullback and on special teams ... Got the first carry of his career for two yards vs. Indiana ... Had a seven-yard reception vs. Penn State ... Recorded seven special teams tackles, including two at Northwestern ... Also had a solo stop at Minnesota.
2001: Special teams standout who saw playing time at fullback with the injury to Antoineo Harris ... Also was in on 202 special teams plays working with the punt block, kickoff and kickoff return teams ? Lined up a season high 23 plays against Wisconsin ? Did not get a carry, but was a selfless blocker who helped the Illini to rush for 1,653 yards and rack up close to 5,000 yards in total offense ... Registered a tackle in the win over Northwestern ... Also had one solo stop in the Nokia Sugar Bowl vs. LSU.
2000: Played in all 11 games and totaled six tackles on special teams ? Contributed on 116 plays on the kickoff, kickoff return and punt block units.
High School: Named to the SuperPrep All-Midwest team ? Earned Prep Star All-Midwest honors ? Gained 1,361 yards and scored 16 touchdowns ? Holds school records for most career yards with 3,700; most touchdowns in a season with 27 ? Also benched a school record 370 pounds, squated 500 pounds and power cleaned 320 pounds ? North Egyptian Conference Most Valuable Player both his junior and senior seasons ? First-team Chicago Sun-Times all-state team ? Two-time first-team all-state as voted by the coaches ? Five-time first-team all-conference ? Earned 12 letters in football, basketball, baseball and track.
Personal: Full given name is Bradley William Haywood ? Born Aug. 21, 1981 in Mt. Carmel, Ill. ? Father, who was born with only one hand, was an All-America baseball player at Belmont University ? Majoring in leisure studies/ recreation ? An academic all-state selection ? Says his father has most influenced his athletic career ? Lists Mike Alstott as his favorite athlete.
RUSHING STATISTICS YEAR G ATT YDS AVG Y/PG TD LP 2002 10 1 2 2.0 0.2 0 2