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1997 Illinois Fighting Illini Roster

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Record: 0-11, .000 W-L% (110th of 112)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 0-8 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ron Turner (0-11)

PS/G: 10.8 (112th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 33.5 (97th of 112)
SRS: -12.96 (101st of 112) ▪ SOS: 5.40 (22nd of 112)


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Read more about our data coverage.

Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Mark Hoekstra* QB 115 Cmp, 219 Att, 1029 Yds, 5 TD
Kirk Johnson QB 14 Cmp, 27 Att, 128 Yds, 0 TD
Tim Lavery QB 62 Cmp, 158 Att, 623 Yds, 2 TD
Eric Garrett* RB 8 Rec, 19 Yds, 2.4 Avg
Robert Holcombe* RB 294 Att, 1253 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Dharma Frye RB 2 Att, 1 Yds, 0.5 Avg
Steve Havard RB 17 Rec, 93 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Elmer Hickman RB 9 Rec, 42 Yds, 4.7 Avg
George McDonald-Ashford* WR 27 Rec, 330 Yds, 12.2 Avg
Lenny Willis* WR 33 Rec, 354 Yds, 10.7 Avg
Michael Dean WR 12 Rec, 151 Yds, 12.6 Avg
Rob Majoy WR 25 Rec, 261 Yds, 10.4 Avg
Matt Cushing* TE 14 Rec, 157 Yds, 11.2 Avg
Josh Whitman TE 9 Rec, 98 Yds, 10.9 Avg
Ray Redziniak* OL
Ryan Schau* OL
Marques Sullivan* OL
Brent Taylor* OL
J.P. Machado OL
Tom Schau OL
Neil Rackers K
Garrett Johnson* DL
Mike McGee* DL
Ryan Murphy* DL
Karleton Thomas* DL
Joe Lauzen DL
Fred Wakefield DL
Jeff Weisse DL
Danny Clark* LB
David James* LB
Mike Young* LB
Eric Guenther LB
Carlos McLaurin* DB
Asim Pleas* DB
Trevor Starghill* DB
Steve Willis* DB
Tony Francis DB
Mike Gusich DB
Bobby Jackson DB
James Williams DB