2013 Junior: Started all 12 games ... Started at center in the first nine games and at left guard in the final three, 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.
2012 Sophomore: Played in all 12 games and made one start ... Started at left guard and played every offensive snap in season-opening win over Western Michigan.
2011 Redshirt Freshman: Played in four games on the season, starting two ... Recorded first career start against Michigan and also started at weak-side guard against Wisconsin ... Made his Illini debut against South Dakota State.
2010 Freshman: Redshirted the 2010 season.
High School: A three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Ranked the 17th-best center in the nation by Rivals.com ... Rated as the 34th-best prospect in the state of Louisiana by Rivals.com ... PrepStar All-Southeast Region ... Earned All-District honors ... Played in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl and the Nike Bayou Bowl All-Star Game.
Personal: Son of Synthia Hill ... Born on Jan. 20, 1992 ... Majoring in communication ... Chose Illinois over Duke and Arizona.
Updated July 2014