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Graham Pocic Adding Depth To Illini Line

Graham Pocic (Holly Smith)

Freshmen football players enter college with high hopes of glory on the field. They are eager for early playing time, hoping to develop into NFL prospects. A few, like Lemont's Graham Pocic, graduate from high school early just to get a head start. But when that doesn't work out like you hope, you have to keep on working and waiting for your time to come.

Illinois offensive lineman Graham Pocic graduated from Lemont High School in time to take part in winter conditioning and spring ball at Illinois in 2008. Recruited by offensive line coach Eric Wolford, Pocic was eager to get his college career started. However, he wasn't able to earn playing time last fall on a team that underachieved. And his line coach left for a job at South Carolina. A... Recommended Stories

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