Scheelhaase, Hull, Kynard and Brown Voted 2013 Captains
Illinois seniors reflect on the time they have spent in the Orange and Blue.
Postgame Notes - Illinois vs. Southern Illinois - August 31, 2013
Blue Capitalizes on 5 Orange Turnovers to Grab Victory
Teammates Write Tributes to 2012 Senior Class
Photos from Illinois Football's 2013 postseason awards banquet, Dec. 8, 2013, at I Hotel. (Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics)
Illinois vs. Northwestern (November 30, 2013)
Illinois vs. Ohio State - November 16, 2013
Photos from the Illinois football game at Northwestern - 11/24/12 (AP and Mark Cowan)
Photos of Illinois' 52-22 loss at Ohio State, Nov. 3, 2012. (Photos by Mark Jones (Illiinois) and the Associated Press).
2012: Played in 11 games, missing the Michigan game (10/13) due to injury, and made six starts at defensive end ... Totaled 18 tackles, three TFLs, one sack, two fumble recoveries and one pass break-up on the season ... Made two tackles, including one for a loss, at Northwestern ... Recorded first career PBU against Purdue ... Matched his career high with four tackles against Minnesota ... Recovered a fumble and recorded two tackles, including a half-sack, at Ohio State ... Registered two tackles, including a half-sack, against Penn State ... Recorded three tackles and his first career fumble recovery against Louisiana Tech ... Started and recorded four tackles, inlcuding one TFL in season-opening win over Western Michigan.
2011: Played in 11 games in a reserve role ... Had eight tackles, 3.0 TFLs and one sack on the season ... Posted first career sack in win over Northwestern ... Had one TFL against Western Michigan ... Had one tackle and a half-TFL in win over Arizona State ... Had three tackles and a half-TFL against Arkansas State.
2010: Played in 12 games on the season, recording three tackles ... Tallied a tackle against Purdue and Michigan State ... Made first collegiate appearance against Southern Illinois, tallying a solo tackle.
2009: Redshirted the 2009 season.
High School: Earned first-team All-Ohio honors ... Recorded 11.5 sacks and scored two defensive touchdowns as a senior ... Earned first-team All-City and All-District honors as a senior ... Was a team captain for both football and basketball ... Named second-team All-City and All-District at defensive end as a junior ... Helped lead football team to the playoffs in 2006 and 2007 ... High school coach was Doug Pearson ... Earned three varsity letters in both football and basketball.
Personal: Last name pronounced kuh-NARD ... Son of Amy and Tim Kynard Sr. ... Born on Aug. 12, 1990 ... Has two brothers and one sister ... Majoring in sociology ... Participated in the weightlifting club, ultimate frisbee and the Big Brother/Big Sister program while in high school ... Chose Illinois over Michigan State.