Pocic, Williams Voted 2012 Captains
Teammates Write Tributes to 2012 Senior Class
Illini Close 2012 Season with Rivalry Game in Evanston
Senior Day Recognition Will Take Place Prior to Illinois-Purdue Game
21 Illini Seniors will be Honored Before the Game
Photos from the Illinois football game at Northwestern - 11/24/12 (AP and Mark Cowan)
Individual and group photos of the 20 2012 Illinois Football Seniors.
Illinois vs Arizona State
AP Photos: Illinois vs. Western Michigan - 09/01/12
Illinois vs Western Michigan 9/1/2012
2011 - Junior: Played in 11 games, making three starts ... Had 27 tackles and one PBU on the season ... Started and recorded four tackles and one PBU in Illinois' win over UCLA in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl ... Set career highs in tackles (10) and solo tackles (5) against Minnesota ... Started and had four tackles against Wisconsin ... Made six tackles against Michigan.
2010 - Sophomore: Played in 11 games ... Had 15 tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one touchdown on the season ... Tied career high with three solo tackles in Texas Bowl win over Baylor ... Had an interception and first career PBU at Michigan ... Had a career-high five tackles and returned his first career interception 68 yards for a TD against Indiana, the 15th-longest interception return for a TD in school history ... Recorded four tackles and a forced fumble in win over Southern Illinois.
2009 - Freshman: Played in nine games on special teams, recording a tackle vs. Fresno State in the season finale.
2008: Enrolled at Illinois in January 2009.
High School: Named to ESPN.com's Top-150 ... Named to the Florida Times Union Super 11 list ... Posted 84 solo tackles, two interceptions and two defensive touchdowns in 2007 ... Ranked as the 34th-best recruit in the state of Florida by Rivals.com ... Rated among the top-40 athletes in the nation by Rivals.com ... Florida Times Union Super 24 selection ... No. 53 cornerback nationally by Scout.com ... Had 71 tackles and seven interceptions as a junior ... High school coach was Rob Justino.
Personal: Son of Joyce Murphy and grandson of Leola Youman ... Born June 16, 1988 ... Full name is Patrick James Nixon-Youman ... Majoring in community health ... Chose Illinois over Florida, South Florida, LSU and West Virginia.