Barton, Bentley, Karras, Monheim, Ward All Honorable Mention Selections
Postgame Notes - Illinois vs. Penn State, November 22, 2014
Postgame Notes - Illinois vs. Minnesota, October 25 2014
First two-a-day and first four de-stripers
Illinois vs. Penn State - November 22, 2014
Fighting Illini football vs. Youngstown State from Memorial Stadium - August 30, 2014
Junior College: Four-star recruit by Scout and 247Sports ... Three-star recruit by Rivals and ESPN.com ... Ranked the No. 6 junior college player in the nation by 247sports, No. 23 by Scout and No. 35 by ESPN.com ... Ranked the No. 2 junior college defensive tackle by 247sports, No. 7 by Scout and No. 9 by ESPN.com ... Played in seven games in 2013, racking up 26 tackles, three TFLs and two sacks ... Had 55 tackles and eight sacks in 2012.
High School: Also played wide receiver in high school ... Played in Philadelphia Eagles Public vs. Non-Public City All-Star game at Lincoln Financial Field in spring 2012 ... First-team All-City in 2011 and second-team All-City in 2010.
Personal: First name pronounced Jee-HODD ... Born March 11, 1994 ... Son of Kareema Ward ... Has two brothers and two sisters ... Majoring in recreation, sport and tourism ... Says his favorite athlete is NFL star Julius Peppers ... Lists his high school coaches as the biggest influences on his athletic career.
Updated July 2014