5 - Justin March
Justin March
Height: 6-0
Weight: 222
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Danville, Ill.
High School: Danville HS
Position: LB

as a Sophomore (2012): Played and started in 11 games ... was not in the lineup versus Miami (Ohio) (Sept. 29) ... closed out the season third on the team in tackles, with 62 (35 unassisted) ... also responsible for two tackles for loss (two yards) ... posted one interception in the season opener versus UCF (Aug. 30) ... tallied three pass breakups, one each versus Morgan State (Sept. 15), at Central Michigan (Oct. 27) and against UMass (Nov. 10) ... had a career-high 11 tackles (eight unassisted) versus UMass ... 10 stops (six unassisted) against Northern Illinois (Oct. 20) ... given the team's Harry "Doc" Smith Award as most outstanding defensive player in the sophomore class.

as a Freshman (2011):
Played in all 12 games ... made two starts at linebacker ... registered 36 tackles (25 assisted) ... made a season-high nine stops (six assisted) at Cincinnati (Sept. 17) ... had five tackles in both the Kent State (Nov. 12) and Buffalo (Nov. 19) games ... credited with 1.5 tackles-for-loss (7 yards) ... assisted on one sack (6 yards) versus FIU (Oct. 8) ... broke up a pass in the season finale at Western Michigan (Nov. 25).

at Danville HS: Four-year letterwinner ... during his senior season was named first-team all-conference, first-team all-area and all-area player of the year ... team captain ... competed in the state East-West All-Star game ... recorded 153 tackles as a senior and 203 stops as a junior ... nine career sacks (six as a junior) ... team won the conference championship in both his junior and senior season ... three-year letterwinner in basketball and a two-year letter-winner in baseball.

Personal: Born July 5, 1993 ... son of Randy and Michelle Lillard ... has four siblings.