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    Antonio Steele
    40 Antonio Steele
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Cleveland, Ohio

    High School:
    St. Peter Chanel

    Last College:
    Long Beach (CA) College

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 218

    Position:
    LB

    Experience:
    2-1

    The Steele File

    Person you would like to spend a day with
    Michael Vick

    Plans after graduation
    Would like to go into broadcasting.

    Why Illinois?
    Coach Zook and the strong football tradition.

    Favorite sports movie
    Remember The Titans

    Favorite food
    Steak

    What's on your ipod
    Lil Wayne

    Favorite class at Illinois
    Astronomy

    2007: Tied for 10th in the Big Ten in tackles ... Tied a career high with 12 tackles and 1.5 TFLs against #25 Michigan, and his five solo tackles were a career high ... Recorded a season-high nine tackles and had a TFL for one yard at Iowa ... Had seven tackles, including two solos, against #5 Wisconsin ... Notched six tackles, including two solos, against #21 Penn State ... Also recorded 1.5 TFLs and a PBU against the Nittany Lions ... Recorded six tackles, including three solos, at Indiana ... Tied for the team high with eight tackles and had 0.5 TFLs at Syracuse ... Notched five tackles, including two solos, against Western Illinois ... Started at linebacker against Missouri, collecting five tackles and two solos ... Also recorded 0.5 TFLs, a quarterback hurry and a fumble recovery against the Tigers.

    2006: Played and started in all 12 games at outside linebacker ... Ranked 10th in the Big Ten in total tackles and tackles per game (7.1) ... Posted 11 tackles at Northwestern, including one for loss ... Recorded seven tackles and three passes broken up vs. Purdue ... Had nine tackles, including a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery vs. Ohio State ... Recorded six tackles, including a career high-tying three solos, and a TFL at Wisconsin ... Recorded five tackles - including a career-high three solos - and a TFL at Penn State ... Recorded six tackles - including a solo - and a career-high two QB hurries against Ohio ... Recorded seven tackles, including two solos, against Indiana ... Also had a PBU against the Hoosiers ... Recorded five tackles, including two solos, at Michigan State ... Recorded five tackles, including a solo, against Iowa ... Recorded a sack, a TFL and six tackles, including two solos, against Syracuse ... Recorded a team-high 12 tackles a Rutgers with one solo ... Started and assisted on six tackles against Eastern Illinois ... Joined the team in January 2006.

    Junior College/High School: JC Gridwire honorable mention All-American ... Rated by Rivals.com among the top-100 junior college prospects ... Two-time first-team All-Mission Conference American Division selection ... Led Long Beach City College to an 8-3 record and a trip to the All-American Bowl in 2005 ... Led the team in tackles, making 85 stops, six tackles for loss and two sacks ... Also recorded three interceptions, three passes broken up and a blocked kick in 2005 ... In his first season, he was second on the team in total tackles with 73 ... He stopped five for loss, including one sack ... Also had two interceptions and a fumble recovery ... Played for Long Beach head coach Jerry Jaso ... Chose Illinois over Texas A&M and Ole Miss ... Attended St. Peter Chanel High School ... Honorable-mention All-Ohio by the Associated Press in 2003.

    Personal: Full given name is Antonio Maurice Steele ... Born April 20, 1986 ... Son of Linda Steele ... Majoring in speech communications ... Brother, Markus Steele, also went to LBCC then went on to play for USC and three years in the NFL with the Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys.


    Career Highs:

    Tackles: 12, twice (last time vs. Michigan, 10/20/07)
    Solos: 4, twice (last time at Northwestern, 11/18/06)
    TFL: 1.5, twice (last time vs. Penn State, 9/29/07)
    QB Sacks: 1 vs. Syracuse, 9/16/06
    PBU: 3 vs. Purdue, 11/11/06
    QBH: 2 vs. Ohio, 10/14/06


    Steele's Game-By-Game Statistics:

    2007 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Games played: 13

    2007 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 2 3 5 0.5 1 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 2 3 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 2 6 8 0.5 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 3 3 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 2 4 6 1.5 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 2 5 7 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 13, 2007 at Iowa 4 5 9 1.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 5 7 12 1.5 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 3 5 8 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 5 1 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 2 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 4 5 9 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 4 2 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 40 49 89 5.0 10 0.0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


    2006 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 18, 2006 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Games played: 12

    2006 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 6 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 1 11 12 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 2 4 6 1.0 6 1.0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 1 4 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 2 3 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 2 5 7 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 1 5 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 3 2 5 1.0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 3 3 6 1.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 1 8 9 1.5 2 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 4 3 7 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 18, 2006 at Northwestern 4 7 11 0.5 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 24 61 85 5.0 14 1.0 6 0 1 0 0 0 3 5 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


    updated 2/08

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