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Zeph Grimes Benefits From Redshirt Season

Zeph Grimes (Jack Lyman)

When football recruits travel long distance to play for the Fighting Illini, there is always a concern homesickness will prevent a proper adjustment to college. That does not appear to be the case for South Carolina SAM linebacker Zeph Grimes. He earned the Scout Team Defensive Player Of The Year Award and is eager to compete for playing time beginning next semester.

Zeph Grimes was happy to receive the Scout Team Defensive Player Award at the annual Illinois football banquet recently. "I'm pretty excited just to know my hard work has paid off this year." All freshmen prefer to play as rookies, but Grimes has acclimated well to a redshirt season. "It's good. It has given me a little time to learn from the older guys what I'm supposed to do." Two...

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