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Injured Benn Still Has Big Impact For Illini

Arrelious Benn (Holly Smith)

A college football team is composed of 105 players, and all make contributions through practices and games. No one person should get credit or blame for a team's fortunes. But when Arrelious Benn, the Fighting Illini's best player, went down with injury in the first quarter of the first game of the season, it had both a physical and psycological impact.

Arrelious Benn was a high school All-American receiver at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. He continued his great play at Illinois. He made everyone's pre-season All-America team this summer after catching 67 passes for 1055 yards as a sophomore. In two seasons, he ranked second on the Illini's career receptions list and seventh in career receiving yards. The all-purpose star has scored...

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