Football


Mason Monheim
Mason Monheim
43

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Orrville, Ohio

High School:
Orrville

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 235

Position:
LB

Experience:
3-2

10/26/2014

ICYMI: Illini Fight for Four Quarters to Bury Gophers

Honoring "The Galloping Ghost" for Homecoming, Illinois played a spirited four quarters of football.

10/25/2014

Postgame Notes - Illinois vs. Minnesota, October 25 2014

Postgame Notes - Illinois vs. Minnesota, October 25 2014

08/11/2014

Training Camp Day 8: Camp Rantoul Begins

Illini start annual stay at Rantoul with a two-a-day, including an evening scrimmage

07/14/2014

Monheim Named to Butkus Award Watch List

Illini Junior On List of Nation's Top Linebackers

09/20/2013

Linebacker Legacy at Illinois Begins with Butkus

Brown, Monheim hope to add their names to elite list of linebackers to play at Illinois

08/11/2014

2014 Camp Rantoul - Day 1

Illinois football training camp practices at Camp Rantoul in Rantoul, IL, - Aug. 11, 2014 (Derek Neal/Illinois Athletics)

08/10/2014

2014 Media Day and Fan Appreciation Day

Illinois Football Media Day and Fan Appreciation Day at Memorial Stadium - Aug. 10, 2014.

11/16/2013

Illinois vs. Ohio State - November 16, 2013

Illinois vs. Ohio State - November 16, 2013

10/26/2013

Illinois vs. Michigan State - Oct. 26, 2013

Illinois vs. Michigan State - Oct. 26, 2013

10/19/2013

Illinois vs. Wisconsin - October 19, 2013

Illinois vs. Wisconsin - October 19, 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Second-team Freshman All-American (Phil Steele)
  • Two-Time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (11/13, 10/1)

AT ILLINOIS

2013 Sophomore: Ranked ninth in the Big Ten and third on the team in tackles per game (8.1) ... Started all 12 games at middle linebacker, posting 97 tackles, 6.5 TFLs, 1.0 sack, one PBU, one QB hurry and one forced fumble ... Had one TFL and five tackles at Purdue ... Had eight tackles and a PBU at Penn State ... Led the team with 14 tackles against Michigan State ... Recorded his first career QB hurry against Wisconsin ... Forced his third career fumble at Nebraska ... Had eight tackles, including 1.5 TFLs, against Miami (Ohio) ... Recorded 12 tackles against Washington ... Recorded career highs with a solo sack and 2.0 TFLs among 10 tackles against Cincinnati ... Had eight tackles and a half-TFL in season-opener against SIU ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2012 Freshman: Named to Phil Steele's second-team freshman All-America team ... Led the entire Illinois squad and all Big Ten freshmen in tackles with 86 ... Played in all 12 games and made 10 starts as a true-feshman ... Had six TFLs, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, one interception, one pass break-up and one fumble recovery to go along with his team-high 86 tackles ... Earned Illinois Point Award as top Defensive Big Skill Player at annual postseason banquet ... Made seven tackles, including one TFL, against Purdue ... Registered a game- and career-high 15 tackles, including 1.5 TFLs and a half-sack against Minnesota to earn his second Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors ... Recorded seven tackles, including one for a loss, and his career first PBU at Ohio State ... Made 10 tackles against Indiana ... Registered a team-high eight tackles and recovered a fumble for the first time in his career at Michigan ... Earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week Honors (10/1) after recording a game-high 11 tackles and forcing a fumble against Penn State ... Registered seven tackles, including a half-sack, against Louisiana Tech ... Recorded the first interception of his career, 1.5 TFLs and five tackles against Charleston Southern ... Registered four tackles, including a half-TFL and half-sack at Arizona State ... Recorded one tackle and forced a fumble in his Illini debut against Western Michigan.

High School: A three-star recruit by Scout.com and Rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 33 inside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com ... Two-time Division IV Defensive Player of the Year and two-time Associated Press Division IV first-team All-State ... 2011 Ohio Cardinal Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... Had 129 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and three sacks in 2011 ... Set the area's single-season tackles record with 191 in 2010 ... Is Orrville's career leader tackles ... Played in the Ohio/Pennsylvania Big 33 All-Star Game ... High honor roll student with a 4.0 grade point average ... High school coach was Doug Davavlt. Personal: Son of Jan and John Monheim ... Born Dec. 16, 1992 ... Has two brothers and two sisters ... Majoring in kinesiology.

CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 15 vs. Minnesota, 11/10/12
Solos: 7 at Michigan, 10/13/12
TFLs: 2.0 vs. Cincinnati, 9/7/13
Sacks: 1.0 vs. Cincinnati, 9/7/13
QB Hurries: 1 vs. Wisconsin, 10/19/13
Fumbles Forced: 1, 3x (last at Nebraska, 10/5/13)
Fumbles Recovered: 1 at Michigan, 10/13/12
PBU: 1, twice (last at Penn State, 11/2/13)
Interceptions: 1 vs. Charleston Southern, 9/15/12
Interception Return Yards: 20 vs. Charleston Southern, 9/15/12
Touchdowns: -

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Updated July 2014
HEADLINES