Football


Jacob Willis
Jacob Willis
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Champaign, Ill.

High School:
Centennial

Last College:
Joliet JC

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 182

Position:
WR

Experience:
1-1

2007: Caught three passes for 40 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown pass, and returned two kickoffs for 23 yards against #25 Michigan ... Caught two passes for nine yards at Iowa ... Caught one pass for two yards and returned one kickoff for 15 yards against #5 Wisconsin ... Caught one pass for nine yards against #21 Penn State ... Caught one pass for 10 yards at Syracuse ... Caught one pass for 20 yards against Western Illinois ... Caught a career-high four passes for 47 yards against Missouri ... Also returned three kickoffs for 58 yards with a long of 23 against the Tigers.

2006: Played in all 12 games, starting five ... Finished second on the team with 16 receptions and averaged a team-high 19.6 yards per catch ... Also scored three touchdowns ... Had two catches for 26 yards vs. Purdue ... Caught three passes for 30 yards at Penn State ... Caught a career-high two TD passes at Michigan State, totaling three receptions for career-high 91 yards with a career-long 69-yard reception ... Tied a career high with three catches and 78 receiving yards and his first TD as an Illini against Iowa ... Set career highs with three catches for 48 yards against Syracuse ... Caught one pass for 25 yards vs. Eastern Illinois.

2005: Redshirted the 2005 season.

Junior College: Played in the fall of 2004 at Joliet Junior College.

High School: Earned letters in both football and baseball at Centennial High School ... High school coach was Mike McDonald ... Recorded 558 yards on 22 catches as a senior in 2002 ... Was named All-Conference and played in the East-West All-Star game ... Was named the school's receiver of the year and Offensive MVP ... Earned honorable mention All-Conference honors in baseball.

Personal: Full given name is Jacob Beau Matthew Rozario Willis ... Born Nov. 8, 1984 ... Son of Lenny and Arlette Willis ... Father, Lenny, is the Director of Facilities for the Illinois athletic department and played football at Ohio State ... Father also went on to play professionally with the Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills ... Brother, Lenny, also lettered for the Illini from 1995-99 ... Brother, Justin, was drafted by the Atlanta Braves ... Majoring in sociology.


Career Highs:

Receptions: 3, three times (last time at Michigan State, 9/30/06)
Receiving Yards: 91 at Michigan State, 9/30/06
Long Reception: 69 at Michigan State, 9/30/06
Touchdowns: 2 at Michigan State, 9/30/06


Willis' Game-By-Game Statistics:

2007 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 0 0 0 4 47 0 16 0-0-0 0 0 0 3 58 0 23 0 0 0 0 105
Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 1 20 0 20 0-1-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 10 0-0-0 0 0 0 2 27 0 14 0 0 0 0 37
Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 32 0 32 0 0 0 0 32
Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 9 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 15 0 15 0 0 0 0 17
Oct 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 2 9 0 9 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 3 40 1 26 0-0-0 0 0 0 2 23 0 9 0 0 0 0 63
Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 10 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 2 65 1 47 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65
Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 1 33 1 33 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 0 46
Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 1 11 0 11 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 21
Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 0 0 0 0 4 74 0 35 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 23 0 23 0 0 0 0 97
Totals 0 0 0 0 22 330 3 47 0-1-0 0 0 0 12 201 0 32 0 0 0 0 531

Games played: 13
Avg per catch: 15.0
Pass efficiency: 0.00
Kick ret avg: 16.8
All purpose avg/game: 40.8

2007 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 6
Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 6
Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 6
Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 18


2006 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 1 25 0 25 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25
Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 0 0 0 0 3 48 0 21 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48
Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 0 0 0 0 3 78 1 39 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 78
Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0 3 91 2 69 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 91
Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 0 0 0 0 3 30 0 13 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30
Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 1 15 0 15 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 0 0 0 0 2 26 0 17 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26
Nov 18, 2006 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 16 313 3 69 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 313

Games played: 12
Avg per catch: 19.6
All purpose avg/game: 26.1

2006 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 6
Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 12
Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 18, 2006 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 18


updated 2/08

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