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Whitney Mercilus

School: Illinois
Position: DL

Consensus All-American: 2011

Draft: 1st round, 26th overall of the 2012 NFL draft by the Houston Texans

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Defense & Fumbles

Data Coverage (*=bowl stats included)
Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
2009 Illinois Big Ten FR DL 11 4 4 8 3.5 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*2010 Illinois Big Ten SO DL 13 8 8 16 3.0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
*2011 Illinois Big Ten JR DL 13 28 29 57 22.5 16.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9
Career Illinois 40 41 81 29.0 18.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 11

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Awards and Honors
2011 Consensus All-America
2011 Ted Hendricks Award
Tackles for Loss
2011 NCAA 22 (2nd)
2011 Big Ten 22 (1st)
Sacks
2011 NCAA 16 (1st)
2011 Big Ten 16 (1st)
Career Big Ten** 18 (13th)
** Since 2005
Fumbles Forced
2010 Big Ten 2 (6th)
2011 NCAA 9 (1st)
2011 Big Ten 9 (1st)
Career NCAA* 11 (10th)
Career Big Ten** 11 (3rd)
* Since 2005
** Since 2005