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Darius Millines More Veteran Than Rookie

It is refreshing when a freshman football player makes a great impression on his teammates and coaches both with his athleticism and hard work. There is always a place on the field for quick learners who strive for excellence, and Floridian Darius Millines has proved worthy of playing time. He started the NIU game, and he will start many more in his Illini career.

Darius Millines looked the part from his first day of fall camp. The freshman receiver from American Heritage High School in Boynton Beach, Florida, carried himself like a veteran. It was no surprise he saw action in the Missouri game, although his degree of relaxation was. "I never was nervous, to be honest. My first play the first game was a kickoff return. I wasn't nervous at all." An...

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