Honors Roll in for Record-Breaking Rookie; DiLauro, Bellamy Also Honored
Barton, Bentley, Karras, Monheim, Ward All Honorable Mention Selections
The Fighting Illini defense forced five Northwestern turnovers.
David Reisner hit a 36-yard field goal with eight seconds left to give Illinois the win.
Postgame Notes - Illinois vs. Penn State, November 22, 2014
2014: Enrolled at Illinois in January and participated in 2014 spring practices.
High School: Three-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports ... Ranked the No. 23 player in Illinois by ESPN ... Posted 2,361 yards of total offense (196.8 ypg) and 23 touchdowns in 2013 to earn first-team All-State honors from the IHSFCA, Chicago Tribune and Champaign News-Gazette ... Upstate Eight Player of the Year ... Caught 69 passes for 1,384 yards (20.1 ypc) and 19 TDs, rushed 30 times for 260 yards (8.7 ypc) and three TDs, and returned 21 kickoffs for 692 yards (33.0 ypr) and two TDs in 2013 ... As a junior in 2012, had 1,345 total yards - including 894 receiving yards - and 16 TDs ... Had five kick return TDs in high school career (four kick return and one punt return) ... Finished at Neuqua Valley career record-holder for receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns ... Also ran track at Neuqua Valley.
Personal: Born Aug. 21, 1995 ... Son of Rick and Lynn Dudek ... Has one brother, Danny, who plays football at University of Dayton ... Enrolled in College of Business.
Updated July 2014