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    Postseason Awards Continue Rolling In for Illini
    Cory Liuget was named to Phil Steele's All-America fourth team

    Cory Liuget was named to Phil Steele's All-America fourth team

    Dec. 15, 2010

    Illinois Bowl Central

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Postseason honors continue to roll in for Fighting Illini players, as junior running back Mikel Leshoure, junior defensive tackle Corey Liuget, redshirt-freshman quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase and redshirt-freshman defensive tackle Akeem Spence all appeared on award lists released Wednesday.

    Leshoure was named a third-team All-American by Phil Steele and Liuget earned fourth-team All-America honors by Phil Steele. Spence was a first-team Freshman All-American by Phil Steele and a second-team pick by CollegeFootballNews.com, while Scheelhaase earned fourth-team Freshman All-America honors from Phil Steele and honorable mention from CollegeFootballNews.com.

    Full Phil Steele All-America Teams
    Full Phil Steele Freshman All-America Teams
    Full CollegeFootballNews.com All-Freshman Offense
    Full College FootballNews.com All-Freshman Defense

    Below is an updated list of postseason honors earned by Illini players.

    Illinois Postseason Honors (as of 12/15/10)

    OT Jeff Allen
    • Second-team All-Big Ten (media)
    • Honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches)

    LB Nate Bussey
    • Honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches & media)

    PK Derek Dimke
    • Second-team All-Big Ten (coaches)
    • Honorable mention All-Big Ten (media)

    FS Trulon Henry
    • Honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches & media)

    RB Mikel Leshoure
    • Second-team All-American by Associated Press
    • Third-team All-American by Rivals.com
    • Third-team All-American by Phil Steele
    • Honorable mention All-American by SI.com
    • First-team All-Big Ten (coaches & media)

    DT Corey Liuget
    • Fourth-team All-American by Phil Steele
    • Second-team All-Big Ten (coaches & media)

    C Graham Pocic
    • Honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches & media)

    P Anthony Santella
    • First-team All-Big Ten (coaches)
    • Second-team All-Big Ten (media)

    QB Nathan Scheelhaase
    • Fourth-team Freshman All-American by Phil Steele
    • Honorable mention Freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com

    DT Akeem Spence
    • First-team Freshman All-American by Rivals.com
    • First-team Freshman All-American by Phil Steele
    • Second-team Freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com

    LB Martez Wilson
    • First-team All-Big Ten (media)
    • Second-team All-Big Ten (coaches)

    SS Tavon Wilson
    • Honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches & media)

    The Fighting Illini are preparing for their date with Baylor in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 29 at 5 p.m. CT. Tickets are on sale HERE or by phone at 1-866-ILLINI-1.

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