Football


Michael Heitz
Michael Heitz
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vermont, Ill.

High School:
VIT

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 310

Position:
OL

Experience:
1-1

12/14/2014

Seniors, Award Winners Honored at Annual Banquet

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

12/10/2014

Illini Collect 57 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Selections

Athletes from Five Fall Sports Recognized for Excellence in the Classroom

12/06/2012

Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees

12/06/2012

Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees

12/06/2012

Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees

11/22/2014

Illinois vs. Penn State - November 22, 2014

Illinois vs. Penn State - November 22, 2014

04/12/2013

Orange & Blue Spring Game 2013

Photos from the Orange and Blue Spring Game at Memorial Stadium - April 12, 2013

09/22/2012

Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech

Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech 9/22/2012 @ Memorial Stadium

09/15/2012

Illinois vs. Charleston Southern

9/15/2012 Illinois vs. Charleston Southern @ Memorial Stadium

10/29/2011

Illinois at No. 21 Penn State Photos - 10/29/11

Illinois at No. 21 Penn State Photos - 10/29/11. Photos from AP and Mark Jones

2013 Junior: Played in all 12 games and started 10, helping pave the way for the Illinois offense that averaged 426.7 yards per game ... The offense improved significantly in every major offensive category thanks in large part to the O-line ... Helped the Illini offense roll up 601 total yards and 289 rushing yards against Miami (Ohio) and 612 yards at Indiana, only the second time in school history an Illini team posted 600 or more yards of total offense twice in a season ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2012 Sophomore: Started all 12 games on the offensive line ... Started at left guard for the final 11 games of the season ... Started at right tackle and played every snap in the season opener against Western Michigan ... Recorded a tackle, the first of his career, following an Illini interception at Northwestern ... Helped the Illini to 479 total yards and 365 passing yards in the 44-0 win over CSU ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2011 Redshirt Freshman: Made nine starts on the season, starting at strong-side tackle in the first eight games and against UCLA in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl ... Paved the way for 518 total yards, including 308 rushing yards, in win over Indiana ... Helped Illinois to 473 total yards against Northwestern ... Helped Illinois to 364 rushing yards and 519 total yards in win against South Dakota State ... Recorded first career start in helping the Illini to 202 rushing yards and 473 total yards during the season-opener against Arkansas State ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2010 Freshman: Redshirted the 2010 season.

High School: A three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... PrepStar All-Midwest Region ... Named All-Area by the Peoria Journal Star ... All-State offensive lineman ... Two-time All-Conference selection on both offense and defense as a junior and senior ... Started 41 straight games ... Helped lead team to the state quarterfinals in 2009 ... High school coach was Dave Wilson.

Personal: Last name pronounced like heights ... Son of Kelly and Chris Heitz ... Born on Sept. 30, 1991 ... Was the salutatorian of his senior class ... Majoring in farm management ... Earned Academic All-State honors ... Chose Illinois over Wisconsin.

Updated July 2014
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