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    Matt LaCosse
    11 Matt LaCosse
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Naperville, Ill.

    High School:
    North

    Height / Weight:
    6-6 / 245

    Position:
    TE

    Experience:
    2-1

    09/30/2013

    Bailey Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

    True-frosh QB accounted for 56 yards, TD, 4 first downs on just 6 carries Saturday

    11/05/2012

    Game 10 Notes: Illinois vs. Minnesota

    Illini Return Home Looking to End Skid

    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

    10/05/2013

    Illinois Football at Nebraska

    Photos from Illinois' 39-19 loss at Nebraska on Oct. 5, 2013. (USA Today photo and Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics)

    09/28/2013

    Illinois vs. Miami (Ohio) - September 28, 2013

    Illinois vs. Miami (Ohio) - September 28, 2013

    2012: Played in all 12 games at tight end and on special teams, making three catches for 32 yards on the season ... Made a tackle on special teams at Northwestern ... Caught a pass for a successful two-point conversion at Ohio State ... Caught a career-long 12-yard pass at Wisconsin ... Registered a career-high two catches for a career-best 20 yards and matched his career-long reception with an 11-yard catch ... Saw action in first eight games, recording a special teams tackle against both Louisiana Tech and Charleston Southern.

    2011: Played in 10 games during true-freshman season, making one start ... Caught first career pass for 11 yards at Minnesota ... Made two special teams tackles in win over Northwestern ... Made Illini debut in win over South Dakota State.

    High School: Chicago Tribune honorable mention All-State ... Rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Named to The Champaign News-Gazette's All-State special mention team as a quarterback ... Earned IHSFCA All-State honors ... SuperPrep and PrepStar All-Midwest selection ... No. 23 on Rivals.com's Illinois Postseason Top 30 list ... Won eight varsity letter in high school: three in football, three in basketball and two in baseball ... High school coach was Sean Drendal.

    Personal: Full name is Matt Robert LaCosse ... Son of Kim and Dave LaCosse ... Born on Sept. 21, 1992 ... Enrolled in general studies ... Father, Dave, played football at Ball State ... Honor roll student in high school ... Lists his dad as the most influential person in his athletic career ... Chose Illinois over Minnesota, Purdue and Michigan.


    CAREER HIGHS
    Receptions: 2 vs. Penn State, 9/29/12
    Receiving Yards: 20 vs. Penn State, 9/29/12
    Long Reception:  12 at Wisconsin, 10/6/12
    Touchdowns: -
    All-Purpose Yards: 20 vs. Penn State, 9/29/12
    Tackles: 2 vs. Northwestern, 10/1/11

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    (updated 7/22/13)

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