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Corey Liuget Goes From Rookie To Leader

Corey Liuget (Holly Smith)

The transition from high school to college can be difficult for any football player. Even those talented enough to play right away take awhile to adjust to all the pressures and demands of college life. But Corey Liuget has to make an even bigger adjustment, going from untested rookie to a leader for the defensive tackles. All within one year.

When Corey Liuget enrolled at Illinois, defensive tackle was considered one of the Illini's deepest positions. Liuget was expected to see playing time, but he would need to share the position with several other talented performers. However injuries, suspensions and transfers have made Liuget the most experienced d-tackle entering spring ball. "Yeah, I guess that's true," Liuget admits. "I've...

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