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Henry Dickinson
Henry Dickinson
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Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Memphis University HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 230

Position:
LB

2014 - RS Junior: After participating in 2014 spring ball, was put on medical scholarship due to injury.

2013 - RS Sophomore: Did not see action in 2013 due to injury.

2012 - Sophomore: Redshirted the 2012 season due to injury.

2011 - Freshman: Played in 11 games, primarily on special teams ... Posted one tackle against Penn State, Ohio State, Indiana, Western Michigan and Arizona State ... Saw first career action against South Dakota State, recording three tackles and a half-TFL.

High School: A three-star recruit by Rivals.com and ESPN ... Two-star recruit by Scout.com ... Won Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Lineman of the Year Award for Division 2-AA, the same award won by current Illini linebacker Jonathan Brown in 2009 ... Named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Division II All-State team ... One of five captains selected by his teammates ... Registered 116 tackles, 12 for loss, forced four fumbles, had four interceptions and blocked one kick in 2010 ... Played in the AutoZone Liberty High School All-Star game in Memphis ... One of five finalists for the Tennessee Defensive Best of the Preps award ... Helped lead Owls to perfect 13-0 record and state title in 2009, finishing among nation's Top 10 teams ... Also a starter and captain for the lacrosse team and played high school basketball ... High school football coach was Bobby Alston.

Personal: Full name is Henry Thompson Dickinson ... Son of Chelsey and David Porteous ... Born on June 6, 1992 ... Majoring in financial planning ... Secretary/treasurer of the student council in high school ... Participated in the Civic Service Organization ... Chose Illinois over Ole Miss and Southern Mississippi.

Career Highs
Tackles: 3 vs. South Dakota State, 9/10/11
Solos: 1 vs. South Dakota State, 9/10/11
TFL: 0.5 vs. South Dakota State, 9/10/11

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(updated 6/23/14)

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