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Name: Dele Harding 
College: Illinois     Number: 9
Height: 6-1   Weight: 229
Position: ILB  Pos2: OLB
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2020

40 Low: 4.82
   40 Time: 4.89
  40 High: 4.95
Projected Round: 7-HPFA  Stock:   High: 7th  Low: HPFA

Combine Invite: 
Height: 6007
Weight: 229

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Dates: 03/09/20
Hand: 09 3/8  Arm: 31 1/2
Wingspan: 75

Height: 6007
Weight: 229
40 Yrd Dash: 4.89
20 Yrd Dash: 2.76
10 Yrd Dash: 1.65
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 19
Vertical Jump: 34
Broad Jump: 09'10"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.45
3-Cone Drill: 7.18

40 Time Range: 4.85-4.93


 Data Scout Notes: 2019: 3rdC...Backup w/37 TT, 5 TFL, SCK FF in 2 sts, 9 gms in '18. Backup w/32 TT in 5 sts, 8 gms in '17. Backup w/13 TT, 1.5 TFL in 9 gms, missed 3 gms due to injury in '16.

 Dele Harding, Illinois, Player News

  12/05/19 - ILB Dele HardingSr/2020, Illinois, 6-1, 229 (DS#16 ILB) + More +

  2019 ALL-BIG TEN THIRD TEAM (COACHES): LB Dele Harding, Illinois,...On Tuesday, punter Blake Hayes (Punter of the Year, first team coaches & team media) and linebacker Dele Harding (first team media, third team coaches) headlined a group of nine Illini defensive and special teams players to garner Big Ten recognition. Harding leads the Big Ten and ranks second in the nation in tackles per game (12.0) entering the Northwestern game. - Illinois Football

(DS#16 ILB) Sr/2020 ILB Dele HardingIllinois
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  11/04/19 - ILB Dele HardingSr/2020, Illinois, 6-1, 229 (DS#16 ILB) + More +

  NOV 4 BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Dele Harding, Illinois, Sr., LB, Elkton, Md./Eastern Christian,...Returned an interception 54 yards for touchdown and forced a fumble that led to another touchdown...Recorded 12 tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss, making him the second player in the nation in the last 20 years to have at least 12 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, and interception and a touchdown in a single game...Leads the Big Ten with 11.7 tackles per game, nearly two full tackles more than the next highest person on the list...Receives his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor...Last Illinois Defensive Player of the Week: Jake Hansen (Oct. 21, 2019). - Big Ten football

(DS#16 ILB) Sr/2020 ILB Dele HardingIllinois
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  11/02/19 - ILB Dele HardingSr/2020, Illinois, 6-1, 229 (DS#16 ILB) + More +

  Three defensive takeaways, including a pick-6, and timely offense carried red-hot Illinois past Rutgers 38-10 on Saturday. Dele Harding had 12 tackles and an interception return for a touchdown late in the game to lead Illinois (5-4, 3-3 Big Ten Conference). Brandon Peters was 6-of-11 passing for 120 yards and one touchdown. Dre Brown carried eight times for 31 yards and two touchdowns. Josh Imatorbhebhe had three receptions for 56 yards and a score. Johnny Langan was 5-of-10 passing for 86 yards and a touchdown for Rutgers (2-7, 0-6). He also threw one interception. Aaron Young carried the ball 12 times for 67 yards to lead the Scarlet Knights.

Mohamed Jabbie had three receptions for 64 yards and Rutgers' only touchdown, The Illinois defense was a force all afternoon, The Illini led the nation in fumble recoveries, was second in forced fumbles and second in turnovers gained coming into the game and did nothing but pad those numbers. The game was tied 10-10 at the half, but Peters unleashed a 54-yard scamper midway through the third quarter to the Rutgers' 2-yard line to set up a 2-yard touchdown run by Brown. On the next Rutgers possession, Nate Hobbs recovered a Langan fumble and ran it 32 yards for a touchdown to put Illinois up 24-10. Harding forced a fumble with 4:48 left in the third quarter and Illinois scored on the next play, a 52-yard touchdown pass to Imatorbhebhe. Early in the fourth quarter, Harding picked off a Langan pass and ran it back 54 yards for a touchdown. - Illinois/AP College Football

(DS#16 ILB) Sr/2020 ILB Dele HardingIllinois
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