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    Michael Heitz
    74 Michael Heitz
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Vermont, Ill.

    High School:
    VIT

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 305

    Position:
    OL

    Experience:
    1-1

    12/06/2012

    Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

    Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees

    12/06/2012

    Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

    Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees

    12/06/2012

    Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

    Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees

    08/27/2012

    Game 1 Notes: Western Michigan at Illinois

    Illini will open 123rd football season on Saturday at 11 am CT

    12/07/2011

    Illini Place 44 Student-Athletes on Fall Academic All-Big Ten List

    04/12/2013

    Orange & Blue Spring Game 2013

    Photos from the Orange and Blue Spring Game at Memorial Stadium - April 12, 2013

    09/22/2012

    Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech

    Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech 9/22/2012 @ Memorial Stadium

    09/15/2012

    Illinois vs. Charleston Southern

    9/15/2012 Illinois vs. Charleston Southern @ Memorial Stadium

    10/29/2011

    Illinois at No. 21 Penn State Photos - 10/29/11

    Illinois at No. 21 Penn State Photos - 10/29/11. Photos from AP and Mark Jones

    2012: Started all 12 games on the offensive line ... Started at left guard for the final 11 games of the season ... Started at right tackle and played every snap in the season opener against Western Michigan ... Recorded a tackle, the first of his career, following an Illini interception at Northwestern ... Helped the Illini to 479 total yards and 365 passing yards in the 44-0 win over CSU ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    2011: Made nine starts on the season, starting at strong-side tackle in the first eight games and against UCLA in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl ... Paved the way for 518 total yards, including 308 rushing yards, in win over Indiana ... Helped Illinois to 473 total yards against Northwestern ... Aided Illinois in 296 rushing yards and 463 total yards against Western Michigan ... Helped Illinois to 364 rushing yards and 519 total yards in win against South Dakota State ... Recorded first career start in helping the Illini to 202 rushing yards and 473 total yards during the season-opener against Arkansas State ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    2010: Redshirted the 2010 season.

    High School: A three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... PrepStar All-Midwest Region ... Named All-Area by the Peoria Journal Star ... All-State offensive lineman ... Two-time All-Conference selection on both offense and defense as a junior and senior ... Started 41 straight games ... Helped lead team to the state quarterfinals in 2009 ... High school coach was Dave Wilson.

    Personal: Last name pronounced like heights ... Son of Kelly and Chris Heitz ... Born on Sept. 30, 1991 ... Was the salutatorian of his senior class ... Majoring in farm management ... Earned Academic All-State honors ... Chose Illinois over Wisconsin.

    (updated 7/22/13)

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