Basketball, Gymnastics Standouts Take Home Prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor
Players & Staff Enjoy Playing Games, Signing Autographs for Fans
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42 Illini Earned at Least a 3.0 GPA and Five Graduated Following Fall 2012
Photos from the Orange and Blue Spring Game at Memorial Stadium - April 12, 2013
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
Photos of Illinois' 52-22 loss at Ohio State, Nov. 3, 2012. (Photos by Mark Jones (Illiinois) and the Associated Press).
2011 - Sophomore: Team Captain ... Started all 13 games ... Named team's Outstanding Offensive Back at the annual postseason banquet ... Passed for 2,110 yards and 13 touchdowns, completing 62.2 percent of his passes on the season ... Also rushed for 624 yards and six TDs in 2011 ... Earned Offensive Player of the Game honors in Illinois' win over UCLA in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl after rushing for 110 yards and completing 18-of-30 yards for 139 yards and one touchdown ... Completed 16-of-31 passes for 170 yards and had one rushing touchdown against Michigan ... Set career highs in completions and attempts at Purdue, going 22-of-35 for 217 yards ... Completed 12-of-22 passes for 210 yards and three TDs, including a career-long 77-yard completion, and rushed for 88 yards and another TD against Indiana ... Set career high in passing yards against Northwestern, connecting on 21-of-32 passes for 391 yards and three TDs and had the game-winning rushing TD with 0:13 left ... Completed 6-of-8 passes for 102 yards and rushed for 93 yards on nine attempts, including a career-high two rushing TDs, against South Dakota State ... Finished 16-of-23 for 267 yards and two TDs in season-opener against Arkansas State ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2010 - RS Freshman: Fourth-team Freshman All-American by Phil Steele and honorable mention Freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com ... Six-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week ... Named team's Rookie of the Year ... Finished seventh in the Big Ten in total offense and 10th in rushing (66.8 ypg) ... Started all 13 games at quarterback ... Completed 155-of-264 passes on the season (58.7 percent) for 1,825 yards, an Illinois freshman record ... Tossed 17 touchdowns against eight interceptions on the season for an efficiency rating of 132.0 ... Rushed for a UI freshman record and Illinois QB record 868 yards on 185 carries (4.7 ypc) with five TD on the season ... Completed a career-best 18 passes on 23 attempts for a career-high 242 yards and rushed for 53 yards and one TD in the Texas Bowl win over Baylor ... In the Texas Bowl, he completed his first 13 passes of the game, the longest completion streak to start a game and third-longest streak in school history ... Recorded one rushing TD and career bests in carries (24) and rushing yards (131), the fifth-best rushing total by a QB in school history, at Fresno State, earning him Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors for the sixth time ... Had 21 carries for 101 yards and one TD at Michigan while throwing for 211 yards and three TDs, earning Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors ... Named Big Ten Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week after posting career highs in total offense (313), completions (16) and passing TDs (4), and also rushed for yards (118) in victory over Purdue ... Also had a career-best 80-percent completion percentage (16-for-20) and a QB rating of 227.9 against the Boilermakers ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after completing 13-of-16 passes for 123 yards and two TDs, and rushing for 45 yards in win over Indiana ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after completing 15-of-19 passes for 151 yards and one TD, and rushing for 61 yards in Illinois' first-ever win at Penn State ... Had his first career reception for 23 yards against No. 2 Ohio State ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after completing 14-of-18 passes for 229 yards and two TD in the win over Southern Illinois ... Became third redshirt-freshman in UI history to start a season opener when he took the field against Missouri on Sept. 4 ... Named the starter on June 2, 2010 ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2009 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2009 season ... Earned Faculty Award for exemplary leadership in community, classroom and on field for 2009-10 academic year.
High School: A four-star recruit by Rivals.com ... SuperPrep All-American ... Kansas City Star Metro Player of the Year ... Listed as the seventh-best quarterback nationally by Rivals.com ... Earned the 2007 Simone Award as the best player in the Kansas City metro area ... Earned first-team All-State honors from the Kansas City football writers as a senior ... Passed for 1,726 yards and 17 touchdowns, while rushing for 864 yards and 18 scores as a senior ... PrepStar All-American ... A four-star recruit by Scout.com ... A Rivals250 player ... Rated a top-20 national quarterback by Scout.com ... Ranked the No. 7 combo passer quarterback by Tom Lemming ... Two-time first-team All-Metro ... Rated the No. 3 player in the state of Missouri by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the No. 11 prospect in the Midlands by SuperPrep ... 2007 Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year ... 2007 Kansas City Star Metro Offensive Player of the Year ... Earned first-team All-State honors from the Kansas City football writers and coaches as a junior ... Won Missouri state title as a junior with a 13-0 record and followed up with a 10-2 senior season ... High school coach was Tony Severino.
Personal: Son of LouAnn Scheelhaase and Nate Creer, who was a three-year football starter at Iowa at defensive back ... Born on Nov. 8, 1990 ... Majoring in communication ... Chose Illinois over Iowa, Oklahoma and Missouri.
Completions: 22 vs. Purdue, 10/22/11
Attempts: 35, vs Purdue, 10/22/11
Yards: 391 vs. Northwestern, 10/1/11
Passing Touchdowns: 4 vs. Purdue, 10/30/10
Long Pass: 77 vs. Indiana, 10/8/11
Carries: 24 at Fresno State, 12/3/10
Rushing Yards: 131 at Fresno State, 12/3/10
Rushing Touchdowns: 2 vs. South Dakota State, 9/10/11
Long Rush: 55 vs. Baylor, 12/29/10
Receptions: 1, twice (last vs. UCLA, 12/31/11)
Receiving Yards: 23 vs. Ohio State, 10/2/10
Long Reception: 23 vs. Ohio State, 10/2/10