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    Fred Sykes
    17 Fred Sykes
    Hometown:
    Tampa, Fla.

    High School:
    Chamberlain

    Weight:
    195

    Position:
    WR

    Birthdate:
    04/01/1988

    Lettered:
    2008-11

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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.

    CAREER HIGHS
    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

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    (updated 5/23/11)

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