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Evan Frierson In the Middle Of The Storm

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Martez Wilson was described as an indispensable man on the Fighting Illini defense. Not only is he tremendously strong, fast and athletic, he has two years experience and calls defensive signals. But with his season-ending neck injury, redshirt freshman Evan Frierson must now fill the middle linebacker slot for the Illini's big game at Ohio State this Saturday.

Evan Frierson is a man on the spot Saturday. When Illinois travels to Columbus to face the Buckeyes, Frierson will be starting his first college game. The middle linebacker must replace the big shoes of Martez Wilson. He is aware of the awesome responsibility entrusted to him. "It's been a pretty big week for me. I have to step up with Martez being down. Martez is a great player, and he'll...

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