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    Marques Sullivan
    59 Marques Sullivan
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Oak Park, Ill.

    High School:
    Fenwick H.S.

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 320

    Position:
    OT

    2000
    Regarded as one of the top upcoming senior linemen in the country by professional scouts ... Rated among the top collegiate offensive tackles ... Preseason Playboy All- American ... All-America Candidate ... All-Big Ten Candidate ... Offensive line returns all five starters from highest scoring offense in school history.

    1999 Highlights
    Earned second-team All-Big Ten honors ... Named to Sports Illustrated's All-Bowl Team for his part in the Illini's 611 yards total offense against Virginia in the Micronpc.com Bowl ... Most experienced member of young offensive line started all 12 games at left tackle ... Totaled 51 knockdowns for the season ... Has made 34 consecutive starts at tackle ... Helped hold four defenses sackless (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 plays against Michigan State and over 80 plays vs. Ohio State, Iowa and Indiana ... Illinois offense ranked fifth in the Big Ten with a 407.2 per game average.

    1998 Highlights
    Started every game at right tackle ... Started 22 consecutive games at right tackle.

    1997 Highlights
    Moved into starting lineup during offseason and started all 11 games at right tackle as a redshirt freshman.

    1996 Highlights
    Redshirt season.

    High School Highlights
    Named to USA Today's All-USA honorable mention squad ... Rated as one of the Top 100 prospects in the nation by Tom Lemming ... Named all-state by the IHSFCA, the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette and the Chicago Sun-Times ... Listed by BlueChip Magazine as an All-Midwest Region Super 25 selection as the second-rated offensive line prospect ... BlueChip Magazine Dream Team selection as the third-rated offensive lineman in the nation ... Third-rated offensive lineman in the nation by SuperPrep on All-America team ... Named second-best lineman and one of the top four recruits from the Midwest by SuperPrep... Parade Magazine All-American selection ... High school coach was Paul Connor.

    Personal
    Born Feb. 2, 1978 ... Son of Marshall and LaVatta Sullivan ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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