Illini Return Home Looking to End Skid
Photos from the 2012 Orange and Blue Spring Game at Memorial Stadium - April 14, 2012 (photos by Mark Jones)
2011 - Freshman: 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 ... Majoring in advertising ... 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.
Receptions: 1 vs. Minnesota, 11/26/11
Receiving Yards: 11 vs. Minnesota, 11/26/11
Long Reception: 11 vs. Minnesota, 11/26/11