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Illini Freshman Tight End Has Bright Future

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Last season, the Illini were trying to develop a tight end corps. This year, thanks to the improvement of squadmen and the addition of two outstanding rookies, it is a position of strength. Tall, fast Matt LaCosse is beginning to see playing time as a freshman. His future is extremely bright.

Matt LaCosse was a running quarterback at Naperville North High School. There are many running quarterbacks, but rarely do you find one 6'-6" tall and recruited to play tight end in college. LaCosse is a rarity due to his speed and fluidity for his size. While working to earn playing time at tight end, LaCosse has joined the kickoff team. He had an impact against Northwestern by making two...

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