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    Illinois Football Rookies Report To 2000 Fall Camp



    Aug. 6, 2000

    University of Illinois head football coach Ron Turner welcomed a class of 33 rookies to campus Sunday afternoon, a group that will begin two-a-day practices Monday morning.

    Highlighting the 2000 recruiting class were 24 scholarship athletes and nine walk-ons. The rookies and their parents went through an orientation session which included the taking of photos, physical exams, equipment fitting and meetings with the coaches and athletic department staff. The players will undergo two days of practices at Memorial Stadium Aug. 7-8 before the veterans report Wednesday, Aug. 11. Practice times are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

    Freshmen Mike Maloney (DL) and Kenny Rogers (RB) comment on the start of rookie camp.


    *Mike Maloney
    *Kenny Rogers

    ILLINOIS FOOTBALL NEWCOMERS, August 6, 2000


    No. Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Hometown High School
    4 Ade Adeyemo 6-2 185 WR Chicago, Ill. St. Rita
    83 Nana Agyeman 6-3 190 WR Itasca, Ill. Lake Park
    16 Kevin Anderson 6-2 190 S Belleville, Ill. E. St. Louis
    70 Patrick Babcock 6-4 298 OL Stillman Valley, Ill. Stillman Valley
    33 Joe Bevis 5-11 203 LB Edwardsville, Ill. Edwardsville
    9 Jamaal Clark 6-3 185 WR St. Louis. Mo. Riverview Gardens
    76 Clark Collins 6-5 260 OL Evanston, Ill. Evanston Township
    45 Mike Gawelek 6-1 205 LB Chillicothe, Ohio Chillicothe
    91 Charles Gilstrap 6-3 270 DT Columbus, Ohio St. Francis De Sales
    49 Brad Haywood 6-1 220 FB Mt. Carmel, Ill. Mt. Carmel
    22 Matt Henderson 6-3 187 CB Edmond, Okla. Santa Fe
    63 Dave Hilderbrand 6-4 266 OL Naperville, Ill. Naperville Central
    48 Lamont Holden 6-4 210 DE Buffalo Grove, Ill. Stevenson
    20 Estus Hood 6-4 212 TE Carbondale, Ill. Carbondale Community
    38 Chris Jack 5-10 190 DB Gordon Tech, Ill. Gordon Tech
    94# Matt Knaga 6-5 290 OL Elmhurst, Ill. York
    21 Patrick King 6-0 185 K Fredericksburg, Va. DeMatha Catholic
    61 Bryan Koch 6-3 270 OL Wentzville, Mo. Francis Howell
    19 Mark Kornfeld 6-1 190 QB St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis University HS
    74 Mike Maloney 6-5 255 DE Joliet, Ill. Joliet Catholic
    32 Vince Massat 5-11 200 DB Andrew, Ill. Andrew
    81 Anthony McClellan 6-5 210 TE O'Fallon, Ill. O'Fallon Township
    38 Matt Minnes 6-1 190 P Urbana, Ill. Urbana
    5 Christian Morton 6-3 183 QB St. Louis, Mo. Riverview Gardens
    56 Mike Parro 6-1 220 LB Chicago, Ill. Marian Catholic
    94 Jemari Perry 6-4 210 DE Maywood, Ill. Proviso East
    75 Duke Preston III 6-5 275 OL San Diego, Calif. Mt. Carmel
    26 Kenny Rogers 6-0 174 RB Jacksonville, Ill. Jacksonville
    41 Lee Sicinski 6-3 210 LB Joliet, Ill. Joliet Catholic
    98 Derrick Strong 6-4 215 DE Chicago, Ill. Mt. Carmel
    22# Joe Van Tassel 5-10 160 K Joliet, Ill. Joliet Catholic
    28 Adam Vincent 6-0 170 WR Taylorville, Ill. Taylorville
    63 Beau Wilson 6-1 240 LB Tuscola, Ill. Tuscola

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