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Jack Cornell Experienced Veteran Of UI Line

Jack Cornell (Holly Smith)

The Fighting Illini football team hasn't always been able to redshirt its offensive linemen, but the extra year almost always pays dividends. That is certainly true for Jack Cornell. Now a fifth year senior, he has transformed his body and gained the experience and maturity to be a leader for the offense in 2011.

Back in 2007-08, Jack Cornell looked like he was about ready to burst at the seams. He needed to lose weight and gain strength to play offensive line at Illinois. As a fifth year player, he has transformed his body and been able to equilibrate at an ideal playing weight. "I've stayed at about 300 this year. Last year I played at 310, but I don't have any issues keeping it off. I just seem to...

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