Ray Redziniak
Ray Redziniak


Clark, N.J.

High School:
Milford Academy

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 297


Looks to start at offensive guard for his fourth consecutive season on an offensive line that returns all five starters ... All-America Candidate ... All-Big Ten Candidate.

1999 Highlights
Earned second-team All-Big Ten honors ... Named one of the team's four captains of the 1999 squad ... Started all 12 games in 1999 at right guard and has made 30 consecutive starts on the line ... Totaled 56 knockdowns this year ... Veteran helped offensive line to recording four sackless games (Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa, and Northwestern) ... Allowed the Illini to rush for 2,082 yards (5th in the Big Ten) and pass for 2805 (3rd in the conference) ... Gave up only 27 sacks all season in 896 plays, an average of once every 34 plays ... Played 94 snaps against Michigan State and over 80 plays vs. Ohio State, Iowa and Indiana.

1998 Highlights
Started all 11 games at right guard... Has made 18 consecutive starts at right guard and has played in 22 games.

1997 Highlights
Moved into starting lineup in fifth week of the season and made seven starts at right guard... Played in all 11 games.

High School Highlights
Earned All-Mountain Valley, all-area and all-state honors as a senior ... Named a preseason All-America selection by Blue Chip ... Earned honorable mention All-America honors from USA Today ... Picked to Tom Lemming's All-America squad ... Played defensive tackle, nose tackle and center at Milford Academy and Arthur Johnson High School ... Made 108 tackles with 11 sacks in 1996 ... Helped lead Milford to perfect 11-0 record, state championship and Mountain Valley Conference championship ... High school coaches were Bob Taylor and Jeff Bevino ... Earned three letters in football, three letters in wrestling and two letters in lacrosse ... Earned all-area, all-county and all-conference honors as a heavyweight wrestler, losing at the state championship meet.

Born on Dec. 17. 1978 ... Lists winning the state title at Milford Academy with an indefeated record as his greatest thrill in sports ... Borther, Daniel, played quarterback at Johns Hopkins ... Parents are Edward and Diana Redziniak ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ... Lists NFL linebacker Sam Mills as his favorite athlete.