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    Reese Taylor
    Reese Taylor
    Class:
    RS Junior

    Hometown:
    Rock Island, Ill.

    High School:
    Rock Island

    Height / Weight:
    5-7 / 149

    Birthdate:
    12/29/1989

    2008-09: Redshirt season ... Went 7-3 with a fourth-place finish at the Missouri Open ... Went 6-2 at the Missouri Open and 1-1 at the UNI Open.

    HIGH SCHOOL: 2008 IHSA Class AA champion at 140 pounds ... Defeated current Illini teammate Eric Terrazas in their state semifinal bout in 2008 ... Three-time IHSA Class AA state qualifier ... Selected to the All-Western Big 6 Conference football team in 2008.

    PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 29, 1989 ... Parents are Robert and Robin Taylor ... Enrolled in the general curriculum ... Plans to become a pharmacist after graduation ... Lists Matt Lackey as his Fighting Illini hero growing up ... From the same hometown as Illinois head coach Mark Johnson.

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