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Teitsma Ready To Provide Depth At DT

Austin Teitsma (Jack Lyman)

The Fighting Illini football team played a number of freshmen again this year. But there are some other freshmen waiting in the wings who will help down the road. One of those is defensive tackle Austin Teitsma. According to Illini coaches, the young man with the perpetual smile has a bright future.

The first thing you notice about Austin Teitsma is his smile. It seems like he is always grinning ear to ear. It is hard to remain in a bad mood when around him. "I caught him one morning walking in without a smile" Illinois head coach Ron Zook remembers. "I told him that was the first time since I've known him that he didn't have a smile on his face." Teitsma admits there are times when he...

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