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Whitlow Benefits From Redshirt, Wins Award

Jeremy Whitlow (Jack Lyman)

There is no shame in redshirting as a freshman football player. College football is extremely complex and both physically and mentally demanding. Few rookies can earn playing time without time to mature and gain experience. Wide receiver Jeremy Whitlow wanted to play this year, but he redshirted and was rewarded for his effort on the scout team.

Freshman Jeremy Whitlow was named Offensive Scout Team Player Of The Year for Illinois this season. He feels the reward is a tribute to his work ethic. "I've gone through the whole year and put in a lot of work. It paid off." Whitlow wanted to play this season, but competition was intense at the three receiver positions. Looking back, he realizes redshirting was in his best interest. "At...

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