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Eddie Viliunas Continues His Transformation

Eddie Viliunas (Holly Smith)

What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, Eddie Viliunas had just finished his first spring as a tight end after walking on to Illinois as a quarterback. He played tight end and lettered as a blocker, but he looked like a quarterback. Now, he has a year's experience and has bulked up for the position. He has helped turn a weak position into a strong one.

Eddie Viliunas transformed his body with a winter dedicated to looking like a tight end and having the strength to block opposing defensive linemen. It paid off. "Yeah, I know. I'm just trying to work hard in the weight room, get a little bit bigger in my chest and arms. Trying to fill out my body as much as I can." A productive spring with a stronger body gave the 6'-4", 250 pounder...

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