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Donovonn Young Ready For More Work

Donovonn Young (UI SID)

Seven true freshmen made their debuts with the Fighting Illini football team Saturday, and more may join the list later. One of the first to see the field was promising running back Donovonn Young. Nearly overlooked out of high school, Young has the makings of another in a long line of outstanding running backs at the UI.

Donovonn Young knew he would play for Illinois against Arkansas State last Saturday, but he was still uptight about it going in. "I was really nervous, but second half I was fine. I was hyped up and ready to go. I got a couple hits in, so I was good." After gaining 39 yards in six carries, the focus has changed to making himself and his team better. "Definitely. I had six carries, got a...

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