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Nick North Hoping For Action At Safety

Nick North (Jack Lyman)

The Fighting Illini football team has talent and experience among upperclassmen in the defensive backfield. But depth continues to be an issue going into the summer. Redshirt freshman Nick North has required some adjustment from high school, but he believes he's about ready to help out at safety.

Nick North arrived at Illinois from Hollywood, Florida, last summer hoping to see playing time as a freshman. But he quickly discovered adjustments that would require a redshirt year. "It was tough learning all the new plays. I was just being introduced to the college football life. It's tough learning new strategies, learning how they want you to play. It's a huge step coming from high school... Recommended Stories

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