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2012 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionLeaders Division
2012 record2–10 (0–8 Big Ten)
Head coachTim Beckman (1st season)
Co-offensive coordinatorBilly Gonzales (1st season)
Co-offensive coordinatorChris Beatty (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorTim Banks (1st season)
CaptainGraham Pocic
CaptainAshante Williams
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,670)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Legends
#25 Nebraska xy   7 1         10 4  
#24 Michigan   6 2         8 5  
#17 Northwestern   5 3         10 3  
Michigan State   3 5         7 6  
Minnesota   2 6         6 7  
Iowa   2 6         4 8  
Leaders
#3 Ohio State* x   8 0         12 0  
Penn State*   6 2         8 4  
Wisconsin y   4 4         8 6  
Purdue   3 5         6 7  
Indiana   2 6         4 8  
Illinois   0 8         2 10  
Championship: Wisconsin 70, Nebraska 31
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • Ohio State and Penn State ineligible for conference championship game and post-season bowl games due to NCAA sanctions
    As of January 8, 2013 • Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by first-year head coach Tim Beckman, and played their home games at Memorial Stadium. They were a member of the Leaders Division of the Big Ten Conference. Illinois finished the 2012 season with 2–10, 0–8 in Big 10 Leaders play, where they placed last and failed to play bowl eligible for first time since 2009.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 111:00 AMWestern Michigan*ESPNUW 24–743,441
September 89:30 PMat Arizona State*ESPNL 14–4554,128
September 1511:00 AMCharleston Southern*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
BTNW 44–045,369
September 227:00 PMLouisiana Tech*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
BTNL 24–5246,539
September 2911:00 AMPenn State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
ESPNL 7–3546,734
October 62:30 PMat WisconsinABC/ESPN2L 14–3180,096
October 132:30 PMat MichiganABC/ESPNL 0–45110,922
October 2711:00 AMIndianadagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
BTNL 17–3147,981
November 32:30 PMat Ohio StateESPNL 22–52105,311
November 102:30 PMMinnesota
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
BTNL 3–1746,912
November 172:30 PMPurdue
BTNL 17–2041,974
November 2411:00 AMat NorthwesternBTNL 14–5032,415

RosterEdit

2012 Illinois Fighting Illini football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 2 Scheelhaase, NathanNathan Scheelhaase 10px Jr
TE 3 Davis, JonJon Davis So
QB 4 O'Toole, ReillyReilly O'Toole So
RB 5 Young, DonovonnDonovonn Young So
RB 6 Ferguson, JoshJosh Ferguson 10px Fr
WR 7 Daniels, HaydenHayden Daniels 10px Fr
QB 8 Osei, MilesMiles Osei Jr
QB 10 Haslett, ChaseChase Haslett 10px Fr
TE 11 LaCosse, MattMatt LaCosse So
WR 12 Langford, RyanRyan Langford Jr
QB 13 McGushin, SeanSean McGushin 10px Sr
WR 15 Millines, DariusDarius Millines Jr
QB 17 Nudera, JamesJames Nudera 10px Fr
WR 18 Whitlow, JeremeyJeremey Whitlow 10px Fr
WR 19 Knight, KennyKenny Knight 10px Fr
WR 20 Rock, FritzFritz Rock 10px So
WR 21 Church, DevinDevin Church Fr
RB 22 Ayoola, DamiDami Ayoola Fr
WR 24 Hallendorff, JamesJames Hallendorff 10px Sr
RB 28 Walls, LaKeithLaKeith Walls Fr
WR 29 Bonahoom, PeterPeter Bonahoom 10px Fr
WR 31 Poole, LeslieLeslie Poole 10px So
WR 34 Kwaaning, DavontayDavontay Kwaaning 10px Fr
FB 41 Becker, ZachZach Becker 10px Sr
TE 47 Clary, TimTim Clary So
OL 52 Hill, AlexAlex Hill 10px So
OL 55 Boles, ChrisChris Boles 10px Fr
OL 56 Afryl, ShawnShawn Afryl 10px So
OL 60 Durkin, TonyTony Durkin 10px Fr
OL 61 Sands, TylerTyler Sands 10px Sr
OL 64 Bain, RobbieRobbie Bain Fr
OL 66 McDowell, ScottScott McDowell 10px Fr
OL 67 Feldmeyer, JakeJake Feldmeyer 10px Jr
OL 68 Cvijanovic, SimonSimon Cvijanovic 10px So
OL 69 Karras, TedTed Karras 10px Fr
OL 70 Lewis, CoreyCorey Lewis 10px Sr
OL 71 Spencer, JoeJoe Spencer Fr
OL 72 Thornton, HughHugh Thornton Sr
OL 73 O'Connor, ChrisChris O'Connor 10px Fr
OL 74 Heitz, MichaelMichael Heitz 10px So
OL 75 Flavin, PatPat Flavin 10px Fr
OL 76 Pocic, GrahamGraham Pocic (C) 10px Sr
OL 78 Nowicki, RyanRyan Nowicki 10px Fr
WR 80 Harris, SpencerSpencer Harris Jr
WR 81 Doxy, CedricCedric Doxy Fr
WR 82 Arowolaju, OlusuenOlusuen Arowolaju Fr
TE 83 Viliunas, EddieEddie Viliunas 10px Sr
WR 84 Hardee, JustinJustin Hardee Fr
WR 85 Lukas, TimTim Lukas 10px Jr
TE 86 Russell, TimTim Russell 10px Jr
TE 88 Lattimore, JustinJustin Lattimore 10px Jr
TE 89 Wilson, EvanEvan Wilson Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 1 Hawthorne, TerryTerry Hawthorne Sr
DB 2 Bentley, V'AngeloV'Angelo Bentley Fr
DB 3 Barton, TaylorTaylor Barton Fr
DB 4 Nixon-Youman, PatrickPatrick Nixon-Youman Sr
DB 5 Hull, SteveSteve Hull 10px Jr
DL 6 Caldwell, DarriusDarrius Caldwell 10px Fr
DB 7 Sanni, SupoSupo Sanni 10px Sr
DB 9 Thomas, EarnestEarnest Thomas 10px So
STAR 10 Bello, B. J.B. J. Bello Fr
DB 11 Little, JevarisJevaris Little Fr
DB 17 Davis, TommyTommy Davis 10px Sr
DB 21 Ramsey, JackJack Ramsey 10px Sr
DB 22 Forzley, NickNick Forzley 10px So
DB 23 Mathis, BenBen Mathis 10px Jr
DB 24 Lugo, NelsonNelson Lugo Fr
STAR 25 Williams, AshanteAshante Williams (C) 10px Sr
DB 26 Green, JustinJustin Green Sr
DB 27 Spencer, EatonEaton Spencer 10px Fr
DB 29 Mitchell, KaemanKaeman Mitchell 10px Jr
LB 30 Bates, HoustonHouston Bates 10px So
DB 31 North, NickNick North 10px Fr
STAR 32 Quintana, DanielDaniel Quintana 10px So
LB 33 Grimes, ZepheniahZepheniah Grimes 10px Fr
LB 34 Svetina, MikeMike Svetina Fr
LB 35 White, SeanSean White Fr
DB 37 Abner, AustinAustin Abner 10px Fr
LB 38 Valentino, MichaelMichael Valentino Fr
LB 39 Robinson, NejeeNejee Robinson Jr
LB 40 Sullivan, BeauBeau Sullivan 10px Jr
LB 42 Cooper, RalphRalph Cooper So
LB 43 Monheim, MasonMason Monheim Fr
DL 44 Teitsma, AustinAustin Teitsma 10px So
LB 45 Brown, JonathanJonathan Brown Jr
LB 48 Dickinson, HenryHenry Dickinson So
LB 52 Neal, T. J.T. J. Neal Fr
DL 54 Staples, JustinJustin Staples 10px Sr
DL 58 Nelson, KennyKenny Nelson 10px Fr
DL 59 Kynard, TimTim Kynard 10px Jr
DL 90 Woods, DeJazzDeJazz Woods 10px So
DL 91 Foster, GlennGlenn Foster 10px Sr
DL 93 Powell, TekoTeko Powell Fr
DL 94 Spence, AkeemAkeem Spence 10px Jr
DL 95 Howe, JakeJake Howe 10px So
DL 97 Williams, VontrellVontrell Williams Fr
DL 98 Valentine, JohnJohn Valentine 10px Fr
DL 99 Buchanan, MichaelMichael Buchanan Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK/P 13 Frain, RyanRyan Frain Fr
PK 14 Zalewski, TaylorTaylor Zalewski 10px Fr
P 18 DuBernois, JustinJustin DuBernois So
P 36 Janitz, BradBrad Janitz 10px So
PK 37 Immekus, NickNick Immekus 10px So
LS 46 Pedersen, ZakZak Pedersen 10px Sr
LS 49 Hirth, ZachZach Hirth Fr
PK 83 VanMieghem, BrennenBrennen VanMieghem 10px Fr
LS 85 Martin, MichaelMichael Martin Fr
P 87 Stroup, GarrettGarrett Stroup 10px Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Tim Banks (Defensive Coordinator / Safeties)
  • Billy Gonzales (Co-Offensive Coordinator / Receivers)
  • Chris Beatty (Co-Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
  • Luke Butkus (Offensive Line)
  • Steve Clinkscale (Cornerbacks)
  • Keith Gilmore (Defensive Line)
  • Alex Golesh (Tight Ends / Specialist / Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Tim Salem (Running Backs / Special Teams Coordinator)
  • Mike Ward (Linebackers)
  • Jon Carvin (Graduate Assistant - Offense)
  • Justin Hood (Graduate Assistant - Defense)
  • Kolby Jackson (Graduate Assistant - Special Teams)
  • Tim Knox (Director of Football Operations)
  • Paul Nichols (Director of Player Personnel)
  • Lester Richmond (Graduate Assistant - Defense)
  • George Anasis (Director of Football Game Analysis)
  • Mike Bellamy (Associate Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Scott Brooks (Head Football Athletic Trainer)
  • Trent Chesnut (Head Football Equipment Manager)
  • Jeff Guin (Academic Counselor)
  • Corey Harbor (Academic Counselor)
  • Aaron Hillmann (Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach)
  • Carla Suber (Learning Specialist)
  • Annie White (Academic Counselor)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster
Last update: July 7, 2012

ReferencesEdit

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