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After a big senior season at Lincoln-Way East, Matt Judd bypassed scholarship opportunities at Division II schools to walk on at Illinois. JULIE MCMANN/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter
6:00 am CDT August 7, 2019

After switching from quarterback to wide receiver at Lincoln-Way East, Matt Judd made a name for himself with eye-popping vertical leaps and by grinding for every extra yard. Now, he hopes to do the same as he competes for a spot on the field this fall at Illinois, where he decided to be a walk-on. 

Judd turned down scholarship offers from Division II schools to take his shot in Champaign.