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Illinois vs. Ohio State - November 16, 2013
Illinois vs. Michigan State - Oct. 26, 2013
Illinois vs. Wisconsin - October 19, 2013
Illinois vs. Miami (Ohio) - September 28, 2013
Illinois vs. Cincinnati - September 7, 2013
2012: Named to Phil Steele's second-team freshman All-America 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.
High School: 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.
Personal: 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: 7 at Michigan, 10/13/12
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