Postgame Notes - Illinois vs. Southern Illinois - August 31, 2013
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2013: Enrolled at Illinois in January and participated in 2013 spring practices.
College/Junior College: Ranked the No. 11 junior college safety in the country by 247 Sports ... Played in 11 games and racked up 90 tackles, seven interceptions - including one pick-six - and one fumble recovery as American River went 8-3 in 2012 ... Was first-team All-Valley Conference in 2012 ... Totaled 50 tackles and four interceptions in 2011 ... Originally went to Colorado State and redshirted the 2010 season before transferring to American River.
High School: Played on both sides of the ball at Corning HS, leading the team with five interceptions as a senior ... Also returned punts and kicks throughout his high school career.
Personal: Son of Manson and Pamela Petty ... Has two sisters, Kourtney and Shyanne ... Born Dec. 21, 1991 ... Majoring in recreation, sport and tourism ... Father played football at Colorado State from 1970-73 and played in the NFL with the Denver Broncos.
Updated July 2013