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    Fred Sykes
    17 Fred Sykes
    Tampa, Fla.

    High School:






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    2011: Played in all 13 games, making five starts ... Recipient of the team's I Believe Key Contributor Award at the annual postseason banquet ... Had one catch each against Wisconsin, Indiana and Arizona State.

    2010: Played in 11 games, making seven catches for 85 yards on the season ... Had two receptions for a season-high 32 yards against Minnesota.

    2009: Played in all 12 games, starting five ... Had 10 receptions for 75 yards and two touchdowns on the season ... Tied a career-high with three catches, including two touchdowns, against No. 5 Cincinnati ... Tied career-high with three receptions for 18 yards in the season opener against Missouri.

    2008: Played in all 12 games, starting five ... Had 12 catches for 156 yards and one touchdown on the season ... Caught a 50-yard touchdown pass against Iowa, the first of his career ... Had a career-high three receptions for 25 yards at Wisconsin ... Enrolled at the University of Illinois in January 2008.

    High School: PrepStar All-Region ... Rated among the top-100 players in the state of Florida ... Earned first-team All-Conference honors ... Led the team with 25 catches for 371 yards and two touchdowns as a senior, while averaging 14.2 yards per catch ... Also returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown vs. Land O'Lakes in the season finale ... Caught 36 passes for 556 yards and three touchdowns as a junior ... High school coach was Billy Turner.

    Personal: Full name is Frederick Lerontenay Sykes ... Son of Lashon Thomas ... Born on April 1, 1988 ... Majoring in communication ... Chose Illinois over Kentucky and South Florida.

    Receptions: 3, four times (last time at Cincinnati, 11/27/09)
    Receiving Yards: 50 vs. Iowa, 11/1/08
    Long Reception: 50 vs. Iowa, 11/1/08
    Touchdowns: 2 at Cincinnati, 11/27/09

    Sykes' Statistics:


    Sykes's Game-By-Game Statistics Get Acrobat Reader

    (updated 5/23/11)

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