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    Justin DuVernois
    18 Justin DuVernois
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Plantation, Fla.

    High School:
    St. Thomas Aquinas

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 190

    Position:
    P

    Experience:
    2-1

    09/16/2013

    DuVernois Named B1G Special Teams Player of the Week

    Illini punter had three punts over 50 yards, pinned Washington inside 20 three times

    07/10/2013

    DuVernois Listed as Ray Guy Award Candidate

    Junior Punter Expects to Take Another Leap Forward in 2013

    12/06/2012

    Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

    Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees

    12/06/2012

    Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

    Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees

    11/19/2012

    Game 12 Notes: Illinois at Northwestern

    Illini Close 2012 Season with Rivalry Game in Evanston

    11/16/2013

    Illinois vs. Ohio State - November 16, 2013

    Illinois vs. Ohio State - November 16, 2013

    09/01/2012

    Illinois vs Western Michigan 9/1/2012

    Illinois vs Western Michigan 9/1/2012

    09/10/2011

    Illinois vs South Dakota State

    Game photos from September 10th, 2011 at Memorial Stadium.

    2012: Played in all 12 games, serving as the No. 1 punter for the second-straight season ... Ranked fourth in the Big Ten with a 41.9 punting average on 73 punts, including a long of 72, 16 fair catches, 19 inside the 20 and 15 of 50+ ... Punted six times for 253 yards, averaging a career-best 47.2 ypp against Purdue, while sending two over 50 yards and landing three inside the 20 ... Punted six times for 249 yards (41.5 ypp), landing two inside the 20 and sending one 64 yards against Minnesota ... Punted seven times for 271 yards (38.7 ypp), sending two over 50 yards at Ohio State ... Punted eight times for 336 yards (42.0 ypp), landing three inside the 20 against Indiana ... Punted eight times for 367 yards to average 45.9 ypp, sending two 50+ yards and placing two inside the 20 ... Punted eight times for 323 yards (40.4 ypp), landing one inside the 20 and sending two over 50 yards at Wisconsin ... Punted four times for 175 yards (43.8 ypp), with one over 50 yards and two inside the 20 in victory over Charleston Southern ... Booted a career-long 72-yard punt and punted eight times for 350 total yards (43.8 ypp), with two over 50 yards and two landing inside the 20 in the win over Western Michigan ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    2011: One of 10 true-freshman starting punters in the nation in 2011 ... Played and started in 11 games on the season ... Averaged 38.3 yards per kick on 53 punts in 2011, including 17 inside the 20 and three over 50 ... Set career-high 374 total yards on nine punts for an average of 41.6 yards per punt with a long of 61 against Michigan ... Punted nine times for an average of 38.0 yards and three inside the 20 at Penn State ... Had four of eight punts land inside the 20 against Purdue ... Had six punts for a 38.3 average, including a career-long of 66 yards and three inside the 20, against Ohio State ... Punted six times for a 37.7 average, including three inside the 20, in win over Indiana ... Posted five punts for an average of 41.6 yards against Arizona State ... Made his Illini debut with three punts for an average of 37.7 yards and had a free kick for 49 yards against Arkansas State.

    High School: First-team All-Broward County in 2010 ... Kicked and punted in Broward/Dade Counties All-Star Game ... Averaged 39.7 yards per punt as a senior ... 11 of his 29 punts were downed inside the 20 yard line ... Helped St. Thomas Aquinas to Florida 5A state championships and national high school championships in 2008 and 2010 ... Had a 71-yard punt in the state title game in 2010 ... All-Southeast Region selection by PrepStar ... High school coach was George Smith.

    Personal: Last name pronounced doo-vern-WAH ... The son of Michelle and Dennis DuVernois ... Born on Nov. 25, 1992 ... Enrolled in general studies ... Chosen to Broward County All-Star Academic Team ... Attended Super Bowl XLII (Patriots vs. Giants) ... Favorite athlete is Donovan McNabb ... Chose Illinois over Kansas, Syracuse and Miami (Fla.).


    Career Highs
    Punts: 9, twice (last time vs. Michigan, 11/12/11)
    Yardage: 374 vs. Michigan, 11/12/11
    Average: 47.2 vs. Purdue, 11/17/12
    Long Punt: 72 vs. Western Michigan, 9/1/12
    Inside 20: 4 vs. Purdue, 10/22/11
    Touchbacks: 1, 5x (last vs. Indiana, 10/27/12)
    50+ yard punts: 2, 5x (last vs. Purdue, 11/17/12)
    Tackles: 1 at Michigan, 10/13/12

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    (updated 7/22/13)

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