Blue Capitalizes on 5 Orange Turnovers to Grab Victory
The Illini Return Home to Host FCS Foe on Saturday at 11 am CT
The Illini Travel Out West to Face the Sun Devils on Saturday Night
Illinois 24, Western Michigan 7 // Sept. 1, 2012
Illinois vs. Cincinnati - September 7, 2013
2013 Sophomore: Played in the first 11 games ... Set a career high with four tackles against Miami (Ohio) ... Recorded two tackles in each of the first three games ... Recovered his first career fumble against Washington and recovered another fumble at Nebraska ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2012 Redshirt Freshman: Played in four games and made three tackles on the season ... Made one tackle at Michigan and in victory over Charleston Southern ... Saw action at Ohio State ... Recorded one tackle against Western Michigan in his Illini debut.
2011 Freshman: Redshirted the 2011 season.
High School: A two-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Earned second-team All-Metro Detroit honors as a defensive end by Detroit News for his play on an 11-1 Technicians team ... Named No. 20 Blue Chip Recruit from Michigan by Detroit News ... High school coach was Thomas Wilcher.
Personal: Son of Linda Meredith and Kenneth Nelson ... Born March 12, 1993 ... Majoring in advertising.
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