Scheelhaase, Hull, Kynard and Brown Voted 2013 Captains
Nathan Scheelhaase becomes Illinois' all-time leader in total yards in a 37-34 loss to Northwestern on Senior Day.
Illinois seniors reflect on the time they have spent in the Orange and Blue.
Blue Capitalizes on 5 Orange Turnovers to Grab Victory
Nathan Scheelhaase finishes with 270 passing yards, Ryan Lankford has seven catches for a game-high 104 yards
Photos from Illinois Football's 2013 postseason awards banquet, Dec. 8, 2013, at I Hotel. (Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics)
Illinois vs. Northwestern (November 30, 2013)
Illinois vs. Ohio State - November 16, 2013
Illinois vs. Wisconsin - October 19, 2013
Photos from Illinois' 39-19 loss at Nebraska on Oct. 5, 2013. (USA Today photo and Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics)
2013: Moved to wide receiver full time during 2013 spring practices after splitting time at quarterback and receiver in 2012, and spending 2010 and 2011 at QB.
2012: Played in all 12 games, including the first four at quarterback before moving to wide receiver for the final eight games ... Had six catches for 50 yards, rushed for 47 yards on 12 carries and passed for 79 yards on the season ... Registered a career-high 34 receiving yards on a career-best three receptions, including a career-long 15-yard catch, at Northwestern ... Made two catches for 10 yards against Purdue ... Recorded a touchdown-saving tackle on a 99-yard interception return against Penn State ... Went 4-of-6 for 32 passing yards in victory over Charleston Southern ... Split time at quarterback with Reilly O'Toole at Arizona State, throwing for a career-high 47 yards on four completions and rushing for a career-best 32 yards on five carries ... Saw time at quarterback in season-opening win over Western Michigan, rushing three times for eight yards, and also served as the holder for extra points and field goals.
2011: Played in 10 games as a back-up quarterback and on special teams ... Returned one kick for 13 yards at Penn State ... Saw action on special teams against Purdue, Ohio State, Indiana and Northwestern ... Recorded 14 rushing yards and completed a pass against South Dakota State ... Rushed for 10 yards against Arkansas State.
2010: Played in three games on the season, serving as the backup to starting QB Nathan Scheelhaase ... Rushed for six yards and attemped one pass on the season ... Had four carries for five yards, including a career-best 12-yard run, at Michigan State ... Made collegiate debut against Southern Illinois, tallying one yard rushing and attempting one pass.
High School: Chicago Tribune first-team All-State ... Rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Named to the Champaign News-Gazette's All-State team ... Earned IHSA All-State honors ... Passed for 4,498 yards and 38 touchdowns as a junior and senior, while rushing for another 2,426 yards and 39 touchdowns ... PrepStar All-Midwest Region ... A Top Combo Passer by MaxPreps.com ... Led his team to four straight playoff appearances ... High school coach was Brent Pearlman.
Personal: Last name pronounced oh-SAY ... Son of Lou Ann and Johnson Osei ... Majoring in psychology ... Born on March 12, 1992 ... Chose Illinois over C. Michigan, Air Force, N. Illinois, Navy and Ball St. among others.
Attempts: 10 at Arizona State, 9/8/12
Completions: 4 at Arizona State, 9/8/12
Passing Yards: 47 at Arizona State, 9/8/12
Touchdown Passes: -
Long Pass: 17 at Arizona State, 9/8/12
Carries: 5 at Arizona State, 9/8/12
Rushing Yards: 32 at Arizona State, 9/8/12
Rushing Touchdowns: -
Long Rush: 22 at Arizona State, 9/8/12
Total Offense: 79 at Arizona State, 9/8/12
Receptions: 3 at Northwestern, 11/24/12
Receiving Yards: 34 at Northwestern, 11/24/12
Long Reception: 15 at Northwestern, 11/24/12
Receiving Touchdowns: -
Kick Returns: 1, 3x (last vs. UCLA, 12/31/11)
Kick Return Yards: 14 vs. Michigan, 11/12/11
Kick Return Touchdowns: -
Long Kick Return: 14 vs. Michigan, 11/12/11
All-Purpose Yards: 34 at Northwestern, 11/24/12
Tackles: 1, twice (last at Northwestern, 11/24/12)