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2009 Illinois Fighting Illini Roster

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Record: 3-9, .250 W-L% (101st of 120)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 2-6 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ron Zook (3-9)

PS/G: 24.2 (81st of 120) ▪ PA/G: 30.2 (96th of 120)
SRS: -3.67 (80th of 120) ▪ SOS: 2.24 (45th of 120)


  • 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
Juice Williams* SR QB 131 Cmp, 227 Att, 1632 Yds, 12 TD
Jacob Charest FR QB 28 Cmp, 56 Att, 382 Yds, 2 TD
Eddie McGee JR QB 25 Cmp, 47 Att, 303 Yds, 1 TD
Mikel Leshoure* SO RB 108 Att, 734 Yds, 6.8 Avg
Daniel Dufrene SR RB 63 Att, 277 Yds, 4.4 Avg
Jason Ford SO RB 97 Att, 588 Yds, 6.1 Avg
Justin Green FR RB 19 Att, 88 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Troy Pollard SO RB 11 Att, 67 Yds, 6.1 Avg
Arrelious Benn* JR WR 38 Rec, 490 Yds, 12.9 Avg
Chris Duvalt* SR WR 23 Rec, 361 Yds, 15.7 Avg
Fred Sykes* SO WR 10 Rec, 75 Yds, 7.5 Avg
Jeff Cumberland SR WR 11 Rec, 174 Yds, 15.8 Avg
Jarred Fayson JR WR 16 Rec, 218 Yds, 13.6 Avg
Terry Hawthorne FR WR
Chris James JR WR 4 Rec, 61 Yds, 15.3 Avg
A.J. Jenkins SO WR 10 Rec, 123 Yds, 12.3 Avg
Jack Ramsey FR WR 16 Rec, 182 Yds, 11.4 Avg
Cordale Scott SO WR
Michael Hoomanawanui* SR TE 10 Rec, 114 Yds, 11.4 Avg
Zach Becker SO TE
London Davis FR TE 1 Rec, 2 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Hubie Graham SO TE 2 Rec, 34 Yds, 17.0 Avg
Jeff Allen* SO OL
Jon Asamoah* OL
Eric Block* OL
Randall Hunt* OL
Hugh Thornton* OL
Ryan Palmer OL
Derek Dimke SO K
Matt Eller SO K
Josh Brent* JR DL
Antonio James* SR DL
Doug Pilcher* SR DL
Sirod Williams* SR DL
Daryle Ballew SO DL
Michael Buchanan FR DL
Corey Liuget SO DL
Whitney Mercilus FR DL
Clay Nurse JR DL
Wisdom Onyegbule SO DL
Rahkeem Smith SR DL
Nate Bussey* JR LB
Evan Frierson* FR LB
Ian Thomas* SO LB
Russell Ellington SO LB
Aaron Gress JR LB
Dustin Jefferson JR LB
Tad Keely JR LB
Nate Palmer FR LB
Martez Wilson JR LB
Garrett Edwards* JR DB
Donsay Hardeman* SR DB
Dere Hicks* SR DB
Tavon Wilson* SO DB
Walt Aikens DB
Walter Aikens FR DB
Travon Bellamy JR DB
Bo Flowers JR DB
Antonio Gully JR DB
Patrick Nixon-Youman FR DB
Supo Sanni SO DB
Joelil Thrash FR DB
Ashante Williams FR DB
Anthony Santella JR P