Football


Patrick Rouse
Patrick Rouse
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Champaign, Ill.

High School:
Centennial H.S.

Height / Weight:
6- / 227

Position:
Long Snapper

Experience:
1 to play 1

2000 Highlights
Played in one game for the Illini.

1999 Highlights
Backup long snapper took over for an injured Nathan Hodel for four games ? Snapper for both the field goal and extra point protection units as well as the punt team ? In on 31 plays, including six snaps against Indiana and Minnesota ? Field goal unit was 76 percent accurate with no blocks in 26 tries and a touchdown pass on a fake field goal attempt ? PAT team was a perfect 44-of-44 also with no blocked kicks ? Net punting (36.1) ranked sixth in the Big Ten.

1998 Highlights
Backup long snapper, member of travel squad, assisted in coordinating special teams.

1997 Highlights
Redshirt season.

High School Highlights
Earned All-Big 12 Conference and second-team all-area honors from the Champaign News-Gazette as a senior ? Played tight end, center and defensive for Coach Craig Bundy at Champaign Centennial ? Caught six passes for 53 yards as a senior ? Helped lead Centennial to 8-3 mark as a junior, including first IHSA playoff win in school history . . . Also earned letter as third baseman for league and regional champion Charger baseball squad ? Caught game-winning pass in homecoming game as a junior ? Performed in school talent show, Spectrum, for three consecutive years.

Personal
Full given name is Patrick Leo Rouse . . . Nickname is Barney ? Born July 8, 1979 in Champaign . . . Parents are George and Sarah Rouse . . . Father, George, is President of First Federal Savings & Loan and attends nearly every football practice . . . Speech Communications major, would like to pursue a career as a college football coach ? Grew up in Champaign, admiring former Illini wide receiver Johnny Wright and basketball star Doug Altenberger ? Sports a 9-handicap in golf and carded a 74 at Ironhorse Golf Club in Tuscola ? Avid hunter and bowler . . . Favorite athlete is Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre . . . Past summer jobs include Little League umpire in Robeson Little League, Champaign Asphalt and golf course maintenance at Stone Creek in Urbana.

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