Football


Corey Liuget
Corey Liuget
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Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

High School:
Hialeah

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 300

Position:
DT

Birthdate:
03/18/1990

Lettered:
2008-10

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AWARDS & HONORS
• Fourth-team All-American by Phil Steele (2010)
• Honorable mention All-American by Pro Football Weekly (2010)
• Second-team All-Big Ten by coaches and media (2010)
• Phil Steele's first-team All-Big Ten (2010)
• 2010 Team Captain and team's Outstanding Defensive Lineman

After Illinois: Drafted by the San Diego Chargers with the 18th pick in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

2010 (Junior): Fourth-team All-American by Phil Steele ... Honorable mention All-American by Pro Football Weekly ... Second-team All-Big Ten (coaches and media) ... Phil Steele's first-team All-Big Ten ... Team Captain ... Named team's Outstanding Defensive Lineman at annual postseason banquet ... Declared for the 2011 NFL draft after his junior season ... Played and started in all 13 games ... Recorded 63 tackles on the season and finished seventh in the Big Ten in tackles for loss (12.5) and eighth in sacks (4.5) ... Also had a team-high 10 QB hurries and added three PBUs in 2010 ... Had five tackles, one sack and tied his career-best with 2.5 TFLs in Texas Bowl win over Baylor ... Recorded four tackles and 1.5 TFLs at Fresno State to earn Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors ... Totaled four tackles, one QB hurry and one PBU in win over Northwestern ... Had six tackles, one TFL and a half-sack against Minnesota ... Recorded a career-best five QB hurries, five tackles and a sack in win over Indiana ... Led team with a career-high 11 tackles, including a career-best six solos, two QB hurries and one TFL at Michigan State ... Tallied three tackles and a sack in win at Penn State ... Had three solo tackles, along with one TFL and one QB hurry against Ohio State ... Tied his career high with 2.5 TFLs and tallied six tackles and one QB hurry in season-opener against Missouri.

2009 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games, making four starts ... Had 36 tackles, 8.0 TFLs, 2.5 sacks, two QB hurries, three PBUs, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery on the season ... Posted five tackles in the season finale against Fresno State ... Had one tackle for a loss of a yard against No. 5 Cincinnati ... Posted a season-best seven tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss against Northwestern ... Recorded three tackles in win over the Gophers ... Had four tackles, including a career-best 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 quarterback sacks, while also recovering a fumble in win over Michigan ... Posted six tackles and a TFL against Michigan State ... Missed three quarters of the Penn State game with an ankle injury ... Posted two tackles, one sack, a forced fumble, two PBUs and a QB hurry against Illinois State ... Registered five tackles, including 1.5 TFLs and a QB hurry in the season opener against Missouri.

2008 (Freshman): Played in 11 games and started two at defensive tackle as a true-freshman ... Ranked fifth in the Big Ten in fumbles recovered ... Had 26 tackles, 5.0 TFLs, 1.5 sacks, one hurry, one PBU, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries on the season ... Totaled four tackles and a career-high two TFLs against Ohio State ... Had the best game of his freshman season against Indiana, tying his season high with five tackles, recording a PBU, and recovering a fumble ... Had a QB sack and fumble recovery against Minnesota ... Forced the first fumble of his career at Penn State, also recording three tackles ... Had four tackles, including 0.5 TFLs and a QB hurry against Louisiana Lafayette ... Recorded a season-high five tackles, 1.5 TFLs and a half-sack against Eastern Illinois.

High School: Four-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Rated No. 80 on Rivals' Top-100 list ... Four-star recruit by Scout.com ... Ranked as the 25th-best recruit in the state of Florida and the seventh-best defensive end by Rivals.com ... Listed as the No. 8 defensive end nationally by Scout.com ... Listed among Florida's Top-25 by the Miami Herald ... Named to Scout's Florida Top-50 team ... Rated the No. 17 defensive end by ESPN.com ... Earned first-team 6A All-State honors ... First-team All-Area by the Miami Herald ... Registered 59 tackles and 11 sacks in 2007 ... Named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Super Southern 100 as the seventh-best defensive end ... SuperPrep All-American ... Recorded 55 tackles and six sacks as a junior and 59 tackles and 11 sacks as a sophomore ... Played in the Offense-Defense All-American game in Miami, coached by Chris Carter ... Also a member of the wrestling team ... Chose Illinois over Miami, LSU and Florida State ... High school coach was Steve Smith.

Personal: Majoring in sociology ... Born March 18, 1990 ... Full name is Corey Devon Liuget.

LIUGET'S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 11 at Michigan State, 10/16/10
Solos: 6 at Michigan State, 10/16/10
TFLs: 2.5, three times (last time vs. Baylor, 12/29/10)
QB Sacks: 1.5 vs. Michigan, 10/31/09
QB Hurry: 5 vs. Indiana, 10/23/10
Forced Fumble: 1, twice (last time vs. Illinois State, 9/12/09)
Fumble Recovery: 1, three times (last vs. Michigan 10/31/09)
PBUs: 2 vs. Illinois State, 9/12/09


Liuget's Statistics:

Season Totals Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd
Year solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick
2008 13 13 26 5.0 13 1.5 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0
2009 15 21 36 8.0 29 2.5 20 1 1 0 0 0 2 3 0
2010 29 34 63 12.5 43 4.5 27 0 0 0 0 0 10 3 0
TOTALS 57 68 125 25.5 85 8.5 52 2 3 0 0 0 13 7 0


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(updated 4/29/11)

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