Nathan Scheelhaase completed 22 passes for 160 yards and rushed for 76 yards for Illinois
21 Illini Seniors will be Honored Before the Game
Postgame Quotes following Illinois' 31-17 Loss to Indiana
Illini will open 123rd football season on Saturday at 11 am CT
Zook Press Conference
Photos from the Illinois football game at Northwestern - 11/24/12 (AP and Mark Cowan)
Illinois vs. Purdue @ Memorial Stadium Nov. 17, 2012.
Illinois football vs. Minnesota @ Memorial Stadium 9/10/12
Illinois vs. Indiana 10/27/2012 @ Memorial Stadium
9/15/2012 Illinois vs. Charleston Southern @ Memorial Stadium
2012 - Junior: Played and started in 10 games ... Ranked second on the team in receiving yards with 319 and third in receptions with 32 on the season ... Registered three catches for a total of 31 yards at Northwestern ... Recorded a game-high 57 receiving yards on a career-high six catches against Purdue ... Made four catches for 51 yards against Minnesota ... Recorded five receptions and registered 37 yards at Ohio State ... Head five catches for 80 yards against Indiana ... Caught five passes for 54 yards at Wisconsin ... Missed the Penn State and Louisiana Tech games due to injury.
2011 - Sophomore: Played in nine games on the season, making eight starts ... Caught two passes for 18 yards and completed a nine-yard pass to Nathan Scheelhaase in Illinois' win over UCLA in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl ... Posted four catches for 27 yards against Wisconsin ... Returned to action at Penn State on Oct. 29 after missing the previous four games with a foot injury ... Recorded 38 yards on three catches against South Dakota State ... Posted five catches for a career-high 119 yards, including a 45-yard TD, during season-opener against Arkansas State.
2010 - Freshman: Played in all 13 games, including three starts ... Had two catches for 42 yards and one touchdown on the season ... Also returned 22 kicks for 430 yards ... Secured one reception for a career-best 32 yards in Texas Bowl win over Baylor ... Handled all kick return duties at Fresno State, tallying a career-best 85 yards on five returns ... Tallied the first touchdown of his career on the first reception of his career, a 10-yard catch, and also had a career-long 43-yard kick return in victory over Purdue ... Made his first career start at WR and returned three kicks for 56 yards in win over Northern Illinois.
High School: A three-star wide receiver by Scout.com ... Rated the 56th-best receiver by Scout.com ... A three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Ranked the 62nd-best wide receiver by Rivals.com ... Ranked the 66th-best prospect in the state of Florida ... Voted the 1A Player of the Year in his district by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association ... Recorded a 4.42 40-yard dash and a 33-inch vertical jump ... High school coach was Willie Bueno.
Personal: Son of Cassandra and Eric Millines ... Born on Feb. 19, 1992 ... Enrolled in the general curriculum ... Chose Illinois over Florida, Miami (FL), Mississippi, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Tennessee and Minnesota among others.
Receptions: 5 vs. Arkansas State, 9/3/11
Receiving Yards: 119 vs. Arkansas State, 9/3/11
Long Reception: 45 vs. Arkansas State, 9/3/11
Touchdowns: 1, twice (last time vs. Arkansas State, 9/3/11)
Carries: 1, three times (last time vs. UCLA, 12/31/11)
Pass Attempts: 1 vs. UCLA, 12/31/11
Completions: 1 vs. UCLA, 12/31/11
Passing Yards: 9 vs. UCLA, 12/31/11
KO Returns: 5 at Fresno State, 12/3/10
KO Return Yards: 85 at Fresno State, 12/3/10
Long KO Return: 43 vs. Purdue, 10/30/10