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Derek Dimke

| | College: Illinois
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2011 Season

Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (coaches / media) … Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (9/26) … Lou Groza Award Preseason Watch List … Has converted all 86 PATs in his career … Ranks eighth on the all-time Illinois career scoring list (197) … Had five points on a 42-yard field goal and 2-of-2 PATs against Wisconsin … Made his only FG attempt and was 3-of-3 on PATs against Northwestern … Had 11 points on 3-of-3 field goals and 2-of-2 PATs against Western Michigan to earn Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honors … Made his only FG attempt and had one tackle against Arizona State … Converted all eight of his PAT attempts against South Dakota State, a career-high and equaling the second-most in UI history … Had nine points on a perfect 2-of-2 field goals and 3-of-3 PATs against Arkansas State.

2010 Season

Second-team All-Big Ten selection by coaches and honorable mention by media … Phil Steele's first-team All-Big Ten … Lou Groza Award semifinalist … Hit 24-of-29 field goals and 43-of-43 extra points on the season … Scored 115 points in 2010, which ranks second on the Illinois season scoring list … 24 made field goals tied the Illinois season field goals record and .828 FG percentage ranks fifth in a season in school history … 43 PATs were the second-most in a season in school history … Led Big Ten and ranked sixth in the nation in field goals (1.85 per game) … Ranked third in the Big Ten in kick scoring … Ranked fifth in the Big Ten and 17th in the nation in overall scoring (8.8 ppg) … Ranked fifth in the Big Ten in field goal percentage (82.8) … Handled kickoff duties for the Illini for the third season, averaging 62.0 yards on 79 kickoffs, including 22 touchbacks … Went 3-for-3 in field goals and PATs in Texas Bowl win over Baylor, breaking the UI record for field goals made in a bowl game … Named a Lou Groza Award Star of the week after matching his career high with 15 points on six PATs and three field goals, all over 40 yards, at Michigan … Named Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week on Oct. 11 after becoming the first Illini in four years to hit four field goals in a game, which included his second 50-plus yarder of the season, in win at Penn State … His four field goals and 15 points at PSU were both career highs … Went 2-for-2 in field goals and extra points and kicked off six times for a career-best average of 70.0, including a career-high six touchbacks, in win over Northern Illinois … Hit a career long 52-yard field goal against Missouri, which tied the sixth-longest FG in school history … Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2009 Season

Was a perfect 5-of-5 on field goals and 12-of-12 on extra points for the season after taking over place kicking duties late in the year … Handled kickoff duties all season, averaging 63.3 yards on 53 kickoffs, including 12 touchbacks … Was a perfect 7-of-7 in extra point attempts (which ranks as the third-best single game mark in school history) and made a 44-yard field goal in the season finale against Fresno State … Took over full-time field goal and extra point duties prior to the Cincinnati game, hitting a perfect 3-of-3 in field goals with kicks of 30, 39 and 48 yards against the Bearcats to earn Big Ten Player of the Week honors … Made his first career field goal, a 30-yarder, vs. Northwestern … Scored his first career point when he nailed a PAT at Purdue … Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2008 Season

Took over kickoff duties midway through the season, averaging 61.2 yards in the final six games of the season … Had a season-high average of 66.2 at Ford Field against Western Michigan … In his college debut, he booted nine kickoffs for a 61.4 average against Indiana.

High School

Rated as one of the top players in the state of Illinois and ranked nationally as the No. 13 placekicker by Scout.com … Holds the state playoff record with a 54-yard field goal … Earned second-team All-State honors by the Chicago Tribune and special mention by the Champaign News-Gazette. … Is ranked among the top-15 kickers nationally by Kohl's Kicking and was All-Conference for the NIC-10 … Was a Northern Illinois All-Area selection and has been tutored by current NFL kicker Billy Cundiff, and former NFL players such as Filip Filipovic and Matt Bahr.


Born on April 16, 1990 … Son of Tim and Debra Dimke … Majoring in finance.


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