Illinois' Monheim Lighting Fires as Leader

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Illinois' Monheim Lighting Fires as Leader
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A year ago, Mason Monheim was in high school. He's now among the leaders of an Illinois team desperately trying to get back on track for the 2013 season after a 2-10 clunker last fall. Ideally, Monheim could play behind several veterans for a few years, develop physically and mentally and then claim a leadership position. But a wave of injuries, combined with Monheim's emergence as a starting linebacker, have fast-tracked him to the forefront...

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