Juan Carlos Avila
Missed the entire season with an injury...Received the Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.2 for the previous two semesters.
Played in 10 games...Posted six tackles...Recorded first career sack at Western Illinois.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman)
Named to the MVFC Academic Honor Roll...Played in the Indiana State game.
Redshirted...Received the team's Most Valuable Defensive Scout Team Award.
Attended Marmion Academy, where he was a team captain and earned team MVP honors during his senior year...Garnered All-Conference and All-Area honors at linebacker, while also being named Walter Payton Player of the Week twice during his senior year...Ranked by Rivals.com as one of Illinois' Top 50 Players for Class of 2009...Named to Distinguished Honor Roll all four years and attained rank of company commander in Marmion's esteemed Junior ROTC program...Garnered Marines Student-Athlete Award upon graduation...Attended same high school that produced San Diego Chargers defensive end Larry English and Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress.
Born April 7, 1991, in Chicago, Ill...Son of Donaciano and Lila Avila...Father is a carrier for FedEx, while mother works as a business manager...Also has one sister...Health care management major.