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    Justin Ijei
    42 Justin Ijei
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chesterfield, Mo.

    High School:
    Lafayette

    Height / Weight:
    5-8 / 215

    Position:
    FB

    Experience:
    1-1

    The Ijei File

    Pregame ritual
    Listening to music and praying

    Favorite sports movie
    Friday Night Lights

    Favorite class at Illinois
    Finance 311, Investments

    Person you would like to spend a day with
    Grandparents on dad's side

    Favorite food
    Pizza

    Why Illinois?
    It was just the perfect fit for me

    Plans after graduation
    Law school

    Something people don't know about you
    I love to play golf

    2006: Member of UI squad ... Earned team's Offensive Scout Team of the Year award.

    2005: Member of UI squad

    2004: Joined the team in the 2004 spring semester ... Played in the season opener against Florida A&M, carrying the ball four times for 16 yards.

    High School: Two-time All-Conference selection as a linebacker ... Voted most outstanding linebacker by his team as a junior and a senior ... Totaled 156 tackles his junior and senior seasons ... Earned four varsity letters in both baseball and football ... Played in the Suburban West conference for coach Mick Picataggio.

    Personal: Full name is Justin Ukadike Ijei ... Son of Ukadike and Charlotte Ijei ... Born on Oct. 22, 1984 ... Nickname is EJ ... Graduated in May 2007 with a degree in finance ... Hobbies include playing basketball and baseball and weightlifting ... Lists Michael Jordan as his favorite athlete because he always worked to be the best ... Has two sisters ... Earned Dean's List honors as a college freshman ... Scholar-athlete each year in high school ... Parents have most influenced his athletic career by supporting him.














    Ijei's Game-By-Game Statistics:

    2007 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 3 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
    Totals 3 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

    Games played: 1
    Avg per rush: 2.0
    All purpose avg/game: 6.0
    Total offense avg/gm: 6.0

    2007 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


    2004 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    Sep 04, 2004 FAMU 4 16 0 5 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
    Totals 4 16 0 5 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16

    Games played: 1
    Avg per rush: 4.0
    All purpose avg/game: 16.0
    Total offense avg/gm: 16.0

    2004 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    Sep 04, 2004 FAMU 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


    (updated 2/08)

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