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Hull Ready To Provide WR Depth For Illini

Steve Hull (Holly Smith)

Sitting out a year is difficult for any football player, especially the most competitive ones. Watching their friends play when they can't can be a painful experience, especially when they are losing. Receiver Steve Hull went through that last fall, and he is grateful to have completed his redshirt year so he can finally battle for playing time.

Steve Hull came to Illinois from Sycamore High School in Cincinnati with a hope of playing his freshman year. The Illini had an abundance of receivers last fall, so he redshirted. He didn't enjoy it, but he now sees benefits. "Redshirting was hard. I'm a competitive guy, and I don't like sitting and watching people lose. Especially my teammates. So that was hard for me to do. "But at...

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