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    Kendrick Jones
    84 Kendrick Jones
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    East St. Louis, Ill.

    High School:
    East St. Louis

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 190

    Position:
    WR

    Birthdate:
    11/30/1982

    Experience:
    1-1


    • Preseason Honorable Mention All-America by Street & Smith

    2004: Ranked seventh in the Big Ten in receptions with 4.27 per game and sixth in receiving yards with 62.5 ... Illinois' leading receiver with 47 receptions for 687 yards and five touchdowns ... Had the first 100-yard receiving game of his career vs. Florida A&M, hauling in three passes for 101 yards ... He followed that with a 110 yards on six catches vs. UCLA ... Caught three balls for 54 yards and his first receiving touchdown vs. Western Michigan ... Had at least two receptions in every game ... Had 75 yards on four catches vs. Purdue ... Made a career-high seven receptions for 84 yards and two touchdowns vs. Iowa ... Caught two touchdown passes, including the game-winner, vs. Indiana ... He also had six catches and for 91 yards and a career-long 56-yard reception vs. the Hoosiers.

    2003: Played in 10 games as a backup wide receiver ... Had one catch for nine yards vs. Northwestern.

    2002: Played in eight games as a backup to Brandon Lloyd ... Made first career grab for 12 yards against Indiana ... Scored first career touchdown vs. Arkansas State after recovering a blocked punt in the end zone.

    2001: Redshirted the 2001 season.

    High School: St. Louis Post Dispatch first-team All-Metro selection ... Two-year letterwinner for Coach Darren Sunkett at East St. Louis High School ... Caught 38 passes for 1,068 yards, an average of 28.1 yards per catch ... Returned a 90-yard kickoff for a touchdown and caught a 99-yard TD pass against Sumner ... Registered eight catches for 199 yards vs. O'Fallon ... Earned honorable mention All-State honors ... Tallied seven games with over 100 yards receiving ... Also named to the All-Area team ... Earned three letters in baseball.

    Personal: Full name is Kendrick Herbert Jones ... Born Nov. 30, 1982 in Belleville, Ill. ... Majoring in sport management ... The son of Carl Jones and Brenda Reid ... Cousin, LaPhonso Ellis, played in the NBA ... Plans on starting a real estate business following graduation ... Lists Deion Sanders as his favorite athlete ... Volunteered as a mentor for eighth-grade students.

    Career Highs
    Receptions: 7 vs. Iowa, 10/30/04
    Rec. Yards: 110 vs. UCLA, 9/11/04
    Long Reception: 56 vs. Indiana, 11/6/04
    Rec. TDs: 2, twice (last time vs. Indiana, 11/6/04)
    

    Receiving Statistics YEAR G NO YDS AVG YPG TD LG 2002 8 1 12 12.0 1.5 0 12 2003 10 1 9 9.0 0.9 0 9 2004 11 47 687 14.6 61.1 5 56 TOTAL 29 49 708 14.4 24.4 5 56

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