High School Highlights
Earned letters in football, track and wrestling at Peru High School ... Earned all-conference honors as a running back and safety in both '97 and '98 ... Also named to the all-area team ... Started in the North/South All-Star game in Indiana along with current Illini Brandon Moore ... Also won the state championship in the 400 meters and placed in the top three in the 200m.
Full given name is Kendall DeShawn McCroy ... The son of Stan McCroy and Sharon Burton ... Born on Aug. 27, 1978 in Detroit, Mich. ... Has three brothers and one sister ... Plans on majoring in education and pursue a career as a teacher, preferably at his former high school ... Lists his favorite athlete as Illini trackster and roommate Sherman Armstrong because he proves daily what it takes to be great.