Football


JJ Tubbs
JJ Tubbs
12

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rock Island, Ill.

High School:
Rock Island

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 160

Position:
Plcae Kicker

Experience:
1-1

2002: Named Academic All-Big Ten.

2001: Saw action in the first three games, hitting all nine of his extra points ... Opened the season by making his first-four field goals, including a career-long 42-yarder vs. California ... Made all three of his attempts at Cal ... Made a 29-yarder vs. both Northern Illinois and Louisville ? Won scholar-athlete award for highest GPA among all Illinois junior male athletes ? Academic All-Big Ten.

2000: Took over as placekicker for the last four games of the season ... Was a perfect 13-for-13 in extra point attempts, including 6-for-6 against Indiana ... Ranked first in the Big Ten in PAT kicking percentage ... Made a 22-yard field goal at Michigan State ... Totaled 16 points on the season ? George Huff Award winner for consecutive semesters with a 3.00 GPA or better ? Won scholar-athlete award for highest GPA among all Illinois sophomore male athletes ? Academic All-Big Ten.

1999: Redshirted the 1999 season.

High School: First-team IHSA all-state selection in 1998 as a defensive back and a kicker ? Named to the Champaign News-Gazette Top 100 team both junior and senior seasons ? All-time leading extra point kicker in IHSA history with 150 points ? Holds the Rock Island High School record for longest field goal with his 50-yarder against Bellville West ? Converted on 57 extra points in 1997 for the fourth highest single season performance in IHSA history ? All-time leading extra point and field goal kicker in RIHS history ? Co-captain of football squad during senior season ? Lettered in football, baseball and basketball.

Personal: Full given name is Jeffrey Thomas Tubbs ? The son of Jeffrey and Dorothy Tubbs ? Born Nov. 19, 1980 in Rock Island, Ill. ? Majoring in kinesiology ? Twice has won Illinois award for highest GPA in respective class ? Graduated 11th in his high school class with a 3.9 GPA ? National Merit English Award winner and All-American Scholar in 1999 ? Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Key Club, Junior Rotarian, National Honor Society and Spanish Club in high school.

CAREER HIGHS
PAT made: 6 vs. Indiana, 11/4/00
PAT attempted: 6 vs. Indiana, 11/4/00
FG made: 1 at Michigan State, 10/28/00
FG attempted: 1 at Michigan State, 10/28/00
Long FG: 22 yards at Michigan State, 10/28/00

PLACEKICKING STATISTICS YEAR G PAT FG -29 30-39 40-49 50+ 2000 4 13-13 1-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 2001 3 9-9 5-8 3-3 1-3 1-2 0-0 2002 12 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Total 19 22-22 6-9 4-4 1-3 1-2 0-0

HEADLINES