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    Lonnie Hurst
    1 Lonnie Hurst
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Detroit, Mich

    High School:
    Jesuit

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 195

    Position:
    WR

    Birthdate:
    08/08/1985

    Experience:
    2-1

    updated 2/06


    2005: Played in one game, 11 plays, against San Jose State ... Did not record any statistics.

    2004: Played in five games, totaling two catches for 13 yards before being sidelined for the season after suffering a knee injury at Wisconsin.

    2003: Became the first Illinois player since 1980 to start his first collegiate game as a true-freshman when he started at wide receiver vs. Missouri ... Was third on the team in receiving yards (315) and fifth in receptions (27) ... Had five catches for 76 yards in his collegiate debut vs. Missouri ... Caught his first career touchdown, a 30-yarder, vs. Illinois State ... Had six receptions for 65 yards vs. California ... Made a career-high seven catches for 65 yards vs. Purdue ... Had two catches vs. Wisconsin and Michigan State ... Hauled in three passes for 35 yards vs. Minnesota before suffering a season-ending broken leg ... Started all nine games he appeared in.

    High School: Listed among the top two wide receiver recruits in the Midwest by PrepStar Magazine and the 20th best receiver in the country by Rivals.com ... Named to the PrepStar and SuperPrep All-America teams ... Named a three-time all-city, all-conference and all-region pick ... Was an all-state selection as a junior ... Caught 39 passes for 890 yards and 10 scores as a junior ... Added 25 grabs for 390 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore ... Also a standout in basketball and track ... Won three letters in basketball and four in track ... Led Detroit Jesuit to conference and regional titles in track ... Outstanding student who won the Spirit of Detroit Award ... High school coach was Scott Merchant.

    Personal: Full given name is Lonnie Edward Hurst ... Born Aug. 8, 1985 in Detroit, Mich. ... Son of Michael and Geneva Barnett ... Majoring in business ...Has one brother, who got him started in football by secretly signing him up ... Won his school spelling bee in 1999 ... Hopes to become an investment banker.

    Career Highs
    Receptions: 7 at Purdue, 10/4/03
    Receiving Yards: 76 vs. Missouri, 8/30/03
    Long Reception: 0 vs. Illinois State, 9/6/03
    Touchdowns: 1 vs. Illinois State, 9/6/03

    Hurst's Game-By-Game Offensive Statistics

    GAME/YEAR G NO YDS AVG YPG TD LG
    Missouri 576 026
    ILLINOIS STATE 130 130
    at UCLA 111 011
    CALIFORNIA 665 024
    WISCONSIN 217 09
    at Purdue 765 012
    MICHIGAN STATE 216 016
    at Michigan 00 00
    MINNESOTA 335 016
    2003 Totals92731511.735.0130
    FLORIDA A&M 00 00
    UCLA 12 02
    WESTERN MICHIGAN 00 00
    PURDUE 111 011
    at Wisconsin 00 00
    2004 Totals52136.52.6011
    SAN JOSE STATE 00 00
    2005 Totals1000.00.000
    CAREER TOTALS152932811.323.4130

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