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Scheelhaase to start at QB for Illini

Updated: June 2, 2010, 1:04 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg and Scott Powers | ESPN.com

Illinois coach Ron Zook named redshirt freshman Nathan Scheelhaase the Illini's 2010 starting quarterback on Wednesday.

"Following spring ball, our coaching staff had some time to review the quarterback situation and felt Nathan proved himself as a leader both on and off the field," Zook said in a statement. "He showed the ability to run coach [Paul] Petrino's offense at a high level, and we thought it was important to establish Nathan as a team leader entering summer workouts."

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