Illini to Scrimmage Under the Lights Friday Night on BTN
Illini Will Scrimmage at 8 pm Friday Live on BTN Under the Lights at Memorial Stadium
Teammates Write Tributes to 2012 Senior Class
Photos from the 2012 Orange and Blue Spring Game at Memorial Stadium - April 14, 2012 (photos by Mark Jones)
2011 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2011 season.
High School: A three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Ranked among the top 26 prospects in the state of Illinois and one of the top 12 centers in the nation by Scout ... PrepStar and SuperPrep All-Midwest selection ... First-team all-conference as a junior and senior ... First-team All-Area by the Southtown Star newspaper ... Special mention All-State by the Chicago Tribune ... No. 26 prospect on Rivals.com's Illinois postseason Top 30 list ... Also an all-conference performer in baseball ... High school football coach was Jim Zimmer ... Was high school teammates with fellow Illini newcomer Chris O'Connor.
Personal: Full name is Anthony William Durkin ... Son of Michelle and Dan Durkin ... Born on Nov. 12, 1992 ... Enrolled in the general curriculum ... Hobbies include playing video games, hanging out with friends and singing ... Names his dad as the most influential person on his athletic career ... Chose Illinois over Minnesota, Arizona, Cincinnati and Northern Illinois.