Football


Justin Ijei
Justin Ijei
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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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