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Tim Kynard Pleasant Surprise On D-Line

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All football teams need squad members to rise up and perform beyond previous expectations. The Fighting Illini have several of those this year, and the team is benefitting from their efforts. One pleasant surprise is defensive end Tim Kynard. His development is providing needed depth on the defensive line.

Tim Kynard had one good week in the spring, but otherwise he was buried deep on the Illinois depth chart going into fall camp. The redshirt sophomore appears to be coming into his own at an important time to provide needed depth on the offensive line. "Tim's doing real well," defensive line coach Keith Gilmore states. "Tim's kind of been a surprise. He has shown he can come in and give us...

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