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Tavon Wilson Responded to Sudden Change

Tavon Wilson (Jack Lyman)

Fans often judge football players negatively when they make a mistake. They are unaware of that athlete's background or experience at the position and assume he should make every play. Junior Tavon Wilson did a tremendous job at safety after moving there shortly before the season, but he was learning on the job.

Tavon Wilson expected to play boundary cornerback for Illinois this year. He was the team's most experienced corner and a team leader in his third year. But the loss of two potential safety starters just before the opener with Missouri forced Illini coaches to move Wilson to safety. He did a great job, but his head was spinning. The Illini got a few days off after the Fresno State to heal...

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