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Illinois vs. Purdue @ Memorial Stadium Nov. 17, 2012.
Illinois football vs. Minnesota @ Memorial Stadium 9/10/12
Illinois vs. Penn State @ Memorial Stadium 9/29/12
Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech 9/22/2012 @ Memorial Stadium
9/15/2012 Illinois vs. Charleston Southern @ Memorial Stadium
2012: Named to Phil Steele's second-team all-freshman team ... Led the entire Illinois squad and all Big Ten freshmen in tackles with 86 ... Played in all 12 games and made 10 starts as a true-feshman ... Had six TFLs, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, one interception, one pass break-up and one fumble recovery to go along with his team-high 86 tackles ... Earned Illinois Point Award as top Defensive Big Skill Player at annual postseason banquet ... Made seven tackles, including one TFL, against Purdue ... Registered a game- and career-high 15 tackles, including 1.5 TFLs and a half-sack against Minnesota to earn his second Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors ... Recorded seven tackles, including one for a loss, and his career first PBU at Ohio State ... Made 10 tackles against Indiana ... Registered a team-high eight tackles and recovered a fumble for the first time in his career at Michigan ... Earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week Honors (10/1) after recording a game-high 11 tackles and forcing a fumble against Penn State ... Registered seven tackles, including a half-sack, against Louisiana Tech ... Recorded the first interception of his career, 1.5 TFLs and five tackles against Charleston Southern ... Registered four tackles, including a half-TFL and half-sack at Arizona State ... Recorded one tackle and forced a fumble in his Illini debut against Western Michigan.
A three-star recruit by Scout.com and Rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 33 inside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com ... Two-time Division IV Defensive Player of the Year and two-time Associated Press Division IV first-team All-State ... 2011 Ohio Cardinal Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... Had 129 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and three sacks in 2011 ... Set the area's single-season tackles record with 191 in 2010 ... Is Orrville's career leader tackles ... Played in the Ohio/Pennsylvania Big 33 All-Star Game ... High honor roll student with a 4.0 grade point average ... High school coach was Doug Davavlt.
Son of Jan and John Monheim ... Born Dec. 16, 1992 ... Has two brothers and two sisters ... Majoring in kinesiology.
Tackles: 15 vs. Minnesota, 11/10/12
Solos: 4, twice (last vs. Minnesota, 11/10/12)
TFLs: 1.5, twice (last vs. Minnesota, 11/10/12)
Sacks: 0.5, 3x (last vs. Minnesota, 11/10/12)
QB Hurries: -
Fumbles Forced: 1, twice (last vs. Penn State, 9/29/12)
Fumbles Recovered: 1 at Michigan, 10/13/12
PBU: 1 at Ohio State, 11/3/12
Interceptions: 1 vs. Charleston Southern, 9/15/12
Interception Return Yards: 20 vs. Charleston Southern, 9/15/12