42 Illini Earned at Least a 3.0 GPA and Five Graduated Following Fall 2012
Pocic, Williams Voted 2012 Captains
Teammates Write Tributes to 2012 Senior Class
Illini Close 2012 Season with Rivalry Game in Evanston
Senior Day Recognition Will Take Place Prior to Illinois-Purdue Game
2011 - Junior: Played in all 13 games, primarily on special teams ... Recorded two tackles against South Dakota State.
2010 - Sophomore: Played in all 13 games at wide receiver, cornerback and as a kick/punt returner, making one start ... Finished eighth in the Big Ten in punt return average (2.9 ypr) ... Moved to cornerback two weeks before 2010 season opener after spending his first two seasons at receiver, only to move back to receiver heading into the NIU game during week three and then back to cornerback prior to the Texas Bowl ... Returned one punt for a career-high 21 yards at Michigan ... Tallied only reception of the year, a three-yard catch, in victory over Purdue ... Led team with a career-high three kickoff returns for 78 yards against Missouri.
2009 - Redshirt Freshman: Played in all 12 games at wide receiver, starting three ... Had 16 catches for 182 yards (11.4 ypc) on the season ... Tied career-high with three catches for 27 yards against Northwestern ... Had three catches for 39 yards in win over Minnesota ... Made his first career start against Purdue ... Had a career day with three catches for a career-high 44 yards at Purdue ... Caught a pass for a career-long 24 yards against Penn State ... Caught two passes for 20 yards in the season opener against Missouri ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
2008 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2008 season.
High School: Earned special mention All-State honors by the Chicago Tribune ... Named to 2007 Chicago Sun-Times All-Public League Team ... Rated the No. 16 athlete nationally by ESPN.com ... First-team All-State by the Champaign News-Gazette ... Passed for over 1,500 yards, threw 20 touchdown passes and rushed for another 250 yards on offense in 2007 ... Also recorded 25 tackles and five interceptions ... Named to the Midwest Hot 100 list by Scout.com ... Ranked the 11th-best recruit in the state of Illinois by Rivals.com ... PrepStar Magazine All-American ... SuperPrep All-American ...Listed as the 36th-best cornerback recruit in the nation by Scout.com ... Rated the No. 37 athlete nationally by Rivals.com ... Passed for over 2,200 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior ... High school coach was Jesse Chick ... Also a member of the track team, running the 100 meters and relay events ... High school teammate of former Illini Martez Wilson.
Personal: Son of Carol Ramsey and Jackyl Smith ... Born on Jan. 28, 1989 ... Majoring in communication ... Chose Illinois over Michigan State, Cincinnati and Kansas State.
Receptions: 3, three times (last time vs. Northwestern, 11/14/09)
Receiving Yards: 44 at Purdue, 10/24/09
Long Reception: 24 vs. Penn State, 10/3/09
KO Returns: 3 vs. Missouri, 9/4/10
KO Return Yards: 78 vs. Missouri, 9/4/10
Long KO Return: 30 vs. Missouri, 9/4/10
Punt Returns: 4 vs. Southern Illinois, 9/11/10
Punt Return Yards: 21 at Michigan, 11/6/10
Long Punt Return: 21 at Michigan, 11/6/10
Tackles: 2, twice (last vs. South Dakota State, 9/10/11)