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    Craig Wilson
    79 Craig Wilson
    Hometown:
    Harvey, Ill.

    High School:
    Thornton Twp.

    Last College:
    Hargrave Acad.

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 320

    Position:
    DL

    Birthdate:
    08/21/1987

    Lettered:
    2008-11

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    10/21/2011

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    09/10/2011

    Illinois vs South Dakota State

    Game photos from September 10th, 2011 at Memorial Stadium.

    2011: Moved from offensive tackle to defensive tackle during 2011 spring practice ... Played in all 13 games on both special teams and at DT ... Recipient of the team's I Believe Key Contributor Award at the annual postseason banquet ... Recorded a half-TFL in the Illini win over South Dakota State.

    2010: Saw time in 12 games on Illinois' field goal and extra point teams.

    2009: Played in 11 games, primarily on special teams with offensive snaps coming against Illinois State.

    2008: Played in seven games for the Illini, logging 38 snaps, primarily on special teams.

    2007: Redshirted the 2007 season.

    Prep School: Ranked the fifth-best prep school prospect by Rivals.com ... Prep school coach was Robert Prunty.

    High School: Chicago Tribune second-team All-State selection ... Champaign News-Gazette All-State ... Chicago Sun-Times Top 100 all-area ... Daily Southtown All-Area ... Illinois Times All-Area ... PrepStar All-Midwest Region ... Two time All-Conference SICA Gray ... Rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com ... Ranked the 17th-best recruit in Illinois ... Three-year varsity starter ... Won four letters in football and track ... Also lettered twice in wrestling ... High school football coach was Bill Mosel.

    Personal: Full name is Craig Andrew Wilson ... Born on Aug. 21, 1987 ... Son of Lisa and Steve Wilson ... Wants to become a teacher ... Majoring in interdisciplinary health ... Chose Illinois over Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin.

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    (updated 5/23/12)

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