Rocco Ammons
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Rocco Ammons

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Warrenville, Ill.

High School:
Wheaton Warrenville South

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 325

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
01/11/1992

Experience:
3L

11/13/2013

Illinois State Closes Out 2013 on the Road Against Southern Illinois

A win would secure ISU's fifth-consecutive winning season under head coach Brock Spack.

11/05/2013

Redbirds Hit The Road to Face FCS Defending Champs and No. 1 Ranked Bison

Illinois State will look to extend its winning streak to four in a row, after three straight wins at home.

10/30/2013

Undefeated Home Record on the Line when Redbirds Face the Panthers

ISU will attempt to finish the regular season undefeated at home for the first time since 1999..

10/28/2013

Ammons Named Valley Football Offensive Lineman of the Week

Ammons has been critical in Marshaun Coprich's succes the past four weeks.

09/13/2013

Ammons Honored With Brock Endowed Scholarship

Ammons is the sixth recipient of the endowment, which was established in 2008 by the Brock family.

11/02/2013

Illinois State Vs. Northern Iowa

Illinois State Vs. Northern Iowa on Nov. 2, 2013.

10/26/2013

Illinois State Vs. South Dakota

Illinois State Vs. South Dakota on Oct. 26, 2013.

11/17/2012

Illinios State Vs. North Dakota State

November 17, 2012

10/13/2012

Illinois State vs. Youngstown State

The Illinois State football team takes on the Youngstown State Penguins

10/06/2012

Homecoming Football Game ISU vs. SIU

ISU takes on SIU at the Homecoming Football game.

2013: Started all 11 games at left guard ... graded out at over 90 percent for the season ... key member of the offensive line unit that led the way for Marshaun Coprich, who rushed for 885 yards, with nine touchdowns, and recorded four 100-plus yard rushing performances ... named the MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week, after helping Coprich rush for 108 yards on a career-high 34 carries with a touchdown against South Dakota.

2012: Started all 13 games at right guard for the Redbirds ... helped ISU rush for 134 yards per game on the ground ... helped block for Darrelynn Dunn, who rushed 1,015 yards and 13 touchdowns, the most for a Redbird back since 2006 ... key member of the offense line unit that allowed just 14 sacks all season, which ranks No. 14 in the country in fewest sacks allowed.

2011: Started in Illinois State's first four games and played in seven total at right guard ... contributed to the Redbird offensive line that helped ISU rush for 183.4 yards per game, up from 131 yards per game last year ... part of the unit that has allowed just six sacks on the season, which ranked the group No. 3 in the country in fewest sacks allowed ... helped Ashton Leggett become the first Redbird running back to rush for over 1,000 yards since 2006.

2010: Redshirted.

Wheaton Warrenville South HS: Rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... three-year letterwinner ... credited with 48 pancake blocks on the offensive line as a senior ... helped lead team to IHSA Class 7A state championship with win over Glenbard West in double overtime and a 13-1 overall record in final season ... named first-team all-state selection by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago-Sun Times, Champaign News-Gazette and IHSA Coaches Association ... Daily Herald first-team all-area selection ... was a first-team all-DuPage Valley Conference selection and was tabbed the co-lineman of the year in the DVC ... helped running back Matt Rogers rush for 822 yards and 16 touchdowns ... protected quarterback Reilly O'Toole, who threw for 1,990 yards and 23 touchdowns on the season ... started every game on the offensive line as a junior and helped team to a 9-2 record ... called up to varsity for the playoffs as a sophomore.

Personal: Born January 11, 1992, in Las Vegas, Nev. ... son of Darick and Lori Ammons ... has three sisters ... also recruited by Eastern Michigan, Michigan State, Arizona, Southern Illinois and Eastern Illinois.

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