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#33 T.J. Lally
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 230
Year: Junior
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Marmion Academy
Major: Pre-Economics
Experience: 1 Letter
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T.J. is the lone returning starter at linebacker and will attempt to build off an impressive first season in the Jackrabbit lineup

Received conference and national notoriety after earning the starting nod at middle linebacker ... second-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection and member of the MVFC All-Newcomer Team ... started all 13 games and ranked second on team with 107 tackles ... recorded double figures for tackles five times ... shared team lead with six sacks ... was a finalist for the Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in the Football Championship Subdivision and named to College Sports Journal All-Freshman Team ... earned MVFC Newcomer of the Week honors three times, starting with 10-tackle, four-sack performance in home opener against UC Davis ... also named team’s Defensive Player of the Week and Sports Network Freshman of the Week honors versus UC Davis ... opened league play by earning MVFC Defensive Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week honors after notching 10 tackles, intercepting a pass and breaking up two other passes in win at Indiana State ... honored as squad’s Defensive Player of the Week after registering 10 tackles, a forced fumble and two sacks in win at Southern Illinois ... tallied career-high 11 tackles in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at North Dakota State

Redshirted ... honored as Scout Defense Player of the Week prior to matchup with Northern Iowa and shared Scout Offense Player of the Week honors leading up to game versus North Dakota State ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics

Developed into one of the top all-around players in the Chicagoland area, earning first-team all-state honors from the Chicago Tribune, as well as player of the year honors from the Aurora Beacon and Kane County Chronicle ... defensively, he recorded 152 tackles in 2010 for Marmion Academy, including 16 tackles for loss and six sacks, along with four forced fumbles and an interception ... was named to the Illinois Coaches Association All-State Team two times ... coached by Dan Thorpe, he  also averaged 9.4 yards per carry en route to 1,389 yards and 17 touchdowns out of the backfield ... added to his all-around athletic accomplishments by competing in track and field, where he clocked a time of 11 seconds in the 100-meter dash and threw the shot put 52 feet ... honor roll student