10 true freshmen have seen playing time for Illinois this season.
Postgame Notes - Illinois vs. Southern Illinois - August 31, 2013
Illinois vs. Northwestern (November 30, 2013)
Illinois vs. Michigan State - Oct. 26, 2013
Photos from Illinois' 39-19 loss at Nebraska on Oct. 5, 2013. (USA Today photo and Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics)
2013 Freshman: Played in all 12 games ... Recorded first career TFL at Indiana ... Tied a career high with three solo tackles against Penn State and Indiana ... Set career highs with eight tackles and three solos against Wisconsin ... Picked up his second PBU of the season against Miami (Ohio) ... Recorded three tackles and a PBU against Washington ... Made Illini debut against SIU and recorded his first career tackle.
High School: Grabbed 10 interceptions during his varsity career ... Earned first-team all-area and first-team all-conference honors as a senior after helping to lead Crete-Monee to Class 6A state championship with 14-0 record in 2012 ... Earned three letters in football ... Academic honor roll as a senior.
Personal: Born Aug. 28, 1995...Parents are Steven and Dena Dunlap ... Majoring in recreation, sport and tourism ... Brother, Steven Jr., played football in college at Bowling Green from 2008-11 and is currently director of athletics at Catalyst Maria High School in Chicago ... Uncle, Keith Otis, played football for Northern Illinois from 2007-11 ... Grew up as a big fan of former Illini quarterback Juice Williams.
Updated July 2014