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    Benn Earns Preseason All-America by Athlon
    Senior quarterback Juice Williams graces the cover of the Athlon 2009 college football preview magazine.

    Senior quarterback Juice Williams graces the cover of the Athlon 2009 college football preview magazine.

    June 2, 2009

    Junior wide receiver Arrelious Benn is starting to receive national attention heading into the 2009 campaign.


    Athlon Sports' 2009 Big Ten College Football magazine, with Illinois quarterback Juice Williams featured on the cover, will be available at bookstores and newsstands today. Athlon has tabbed wide receiver Arrelious Benn first-team All-America and first-team All-Big Ten. Five other Fighting Illini players earned preseason All-Big Ten honors, including offensive lineman Jon Asamoah on the first team. Williams, tight end Michael Hoomanawanui and offensive lineman Jeff Allen were named to the second team, and kicker Matt Eller made the third team.

    In addition, both Illinois' quarterbacks and wide receivers/tight ends units were ranked eighth in the country, and the wide receiver/tight ends group was named best in the Big Ten.

    Athlon's entire selection of regional and national editions and team-specific covers are also available on-line. From 2006-08, Athlon Sports has led all other preseason football magazines in prediction accuracy.

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