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    Mark Kornfeld
    19 Mark Kornfeld
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    St. Louis, Mo.

    High School:
    St. Louis University HS

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 200

    Position:
    WR

    Experience:
    1-1

    2003: Second on the team in receptions (44) and receiving yards (527) ... 31 of his 44 receptions (70%) resulted in first downs ... Caught four passes for 73 yards and one touchdown, the first of his career, vs. Illinois State ... Made six receptions for 79 yards at UCLA ... Hauled in five passes for 66 yards and one TD against Michigan State ... Caught five balls for 50 yards and one TD at Iowa ... Had at least one catch in every game ... Returned five punts for 28 yards ... Played in every game, earning eight starts ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2002: One of the team's more versatile athletes ... Saw action in nine contests on special teams and as a back-up wide receiver ... Was also the third-team quarterback ... Made the move from quarterback to receiver during preseason workouts.

    2001: Member of the UI squad.

    2000: Redshirted the 2000 season.

    High School: Prep Star All-Region team ... Named the Metro Catholic Conference Player of the Year in both 1998 and '99 ... First-team All-State 5A quarterback ... Threw 19 touchdown passes and only five interceptions his senior year while totaling 2,417 passing yards ... Set the St. Louis area passing yardage record with 5,839 yards, while also becoming the first local quarterback to amass 5,000 yards ... Compiled 755 yards rushing as a senior for an average of 5.4 yards per carry ... Three-time St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro team ... Named to the All-District first-team for three consecutive years ... Holds the school record for most passing yards in a career ... Had 7,286 yards total offense and 84 touchdowns in three seasons at St. Louis University High School under his father Coach Gary Kornfeld ... Won the Morris Henderson Award for outstanding high school athlete at the 48th-annual MS Sports Celebrity Dinner ... Helped lead SLUH to the final four at state his senior year and an 11-2 record ... Earned 11 varsity letters for football, baseball and basketball.

    Personal: Full given name is Mark Charles Kornfeld ... Born Oct. 17, 1981 in St. Louis, Mo. ... The son of Gary and Karen Kornfeld ... Father, Gary, played football at Southeast Missouri State ... Sister, Kara, plays soccer at St. Louis University and his brother, John, plays soccer at DePaul ... Uncles Keith and Kevin Kornfeld played baseball at Southeast Missouri and Southwest Missouri, respectively ... Graduated in May 2004 with an undergraduate degree in speech communication ... Lists Brett Favre as his favorite athlete ... Says his biggest thrill in sports was playing for his father/coach ... Enjoys lifting weights and playing basketball.

    Career HIghs
    Receptions: 7 vs. California, 9/20/03
    Receiving Yards: 79 at UCLA, 9/13/03
    Long Reception: 32 vs. Illinois State, 9/6/03
    Touchdowns: 1, three times (last time at Iowa, 11/1/03)
    

    Receiving Statistics YEAR G NO YDS AVG Y/PG TD LP 2003 12 44 527 12.0 43.9 3 32

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