Reserve cornerback played in all 12 games ... Made two starts at Louisville and at Ohio State ... Ranked third on team with two interceptions ... Made key fourth-down pick at Michigan to preserve Illini lead ... Tallied 25 tackles, including two for loss ... Recorded four tackles, including two solos in the Illini's 63-21 win over Virginia in the Micronpc.com Bowl ... Registered career-high five stops (five solo) at Louisville.
Junior College/High School Highlights
Named to Gridwire and Bob Griese's 1998 junior college All-American squads ... A two-time All-Mission Conference selection at El Camino College ... Named to Press-Telegram Top 10 JUCO list ... Earned All-Coastal Conference and All-Westside honors as a prep at Pacific Palisades H.S., playing in the Valley Classic All-Star game ... Helped lead El Camino College to Strawberry Bowl title in one of America's top football junior college conferences under Coach Jon Featherstone ... Junior college coach was John Featherstone ... Played cornerback at El Camino free safety ... Played cornerback and wide receiver, along with returning punts and kickoffs at Pacific Palisades ... Helped lead Pacific Palisades H.S. to Coast Conference title.
Full given name is Trayvon Ray Waller ... Born May 26, 1979 in Inglewood, Calif. ... Parents are Kenneth Ray Waller and Janette Marie Utsey ... Has one brother and one sister ... Would like to major in English and pursue a career as an English professor ... Enjoys writing, poetry, film study and music ... Admires all-pro cornerback Deion Sanders ... Past summer jobs include moving furniture ... Enjoys writing poetry... Cousin, Abdul Shaheed, played defensive tackle at USC... Member of Unique Christian Center... Favorite sports moment was picking off his first career interception against Gardena High as a sophomore at Pacific Palisades.
Tackles: 5 at Louisville, 9/18/99
Solos: 5 at Louisville, 9/18/99
TFL: 1 at OSU, 11/13/99
INT: at Michigan, 10/23/99 & at OSU, 11/13/99