45 days to Camp Rantoul

For 50 days, we're ranking the most important Illini for the 2010 season.

No. 45: Fred Sykes, receiver

Why he's important: He has been in double figures for receptions his first two years. Caught 12 passes as a freshman and 10 in 2009. Three of his 22 receptions have been for touchdowns. With Arrelious Benn gone to the Tampa Bay Bucs, the Illini need third, fourth and fifth receivers to make more plays. Paul Petrino will be a big help to Sykes and the other receivers. Don't be surprised if the Tampa product doubles his output, or more, from last season.

Fast fact: The 22-year-old, who was born on April Fool's Day, picked the Illini over Kentucky, South Florida and others..

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