Scheelhaase, Hull, Kynard and Brown Voted 2013 Captains
Illini Head to Columbus Looking for First Big Ten Win
Selected Quotes from Tim Beckman's Weekly Press Conference
The Illini Return Home to Host FCS Foe on Saturday at 11 am CT
The Illini Travel Out West to Face the Sun Devils on Saturday Night
Photos from Illinois Football's 2013 postseason awards banquet, Dec. 8, 2013, at I Hotel. (Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics)
Illinois vs. Northwestern (November 30, 2013)
Illinois vs. Purdue Nov. 23, 2013
Illinois vs. Michigan State - Oct. 26, 2013
Photos from Illinois' 39-19 loss at Nebraska on Oct. 5, 2013. (USA Today photo and Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics)
2013 Sophomore: Played in all 12 games at STAR, starting 11 ... Ranked fifth on the team in tackles with 57 ... Earned Illinois Point Award as top Defensive Big Skill player at annual postseason banquet ... Recorded at least six tackles in six of the last seven games of the year ... Forced the first fumble of his career at Penn State and tied a career high with seven solo tackles, finishing with a season-best nine total tackles ... Had six tackles against Michigan State ... Tied a career high with 1.5 TFLs against Wisconsin ... Picked up a half-TFL at Nebraska ... Had six tackles against Miami (Ohio) ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2012 Freshman: Played in all 12 games and made five starts as a true-freshman ... Totaled 40 tackles, 2.5 TFLs and one pass break-up on the season ... Recorded a career- and game-high 12 tackles, including career bests in solos (7) and TFLs (1.5), at Northwestern ... Had seven tackles and recorded his first career TFL against Purdue ... Started and posted seven tackles against Minnesota ... Made four tackles and registered his first career PBU at Ohio State ... Made first career start at Wisconsin ... Made five tackles against Penn State ... Recorded first career tackle at Arizona State ... Made Illini debut but did not record any stats against Western Michigan.
High School: A three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Led St. Ignatius to an OHSAA state title in 2011 ... Racked up 111 tackles, four sacks and three interceptions in 2011 ... Named the 2011 Cleveland Plain-Dealer Defensive Player of the Year ... Named the 2011 Ohio Division I Co-Defensive Player of the Year ... High school coach was Chuck Kyle.
Personal: Last name pronounced sve-TEE-nuh ... Son of Mike Svetina and Susie Reardon ... Born Jan. 13, 1994 ... Majoring in business.
Updated July 2014