About Shawn

Shawn Patrick Afryl
January 26, 1992 - July 21, 2014

Graduated Niles West H.S. - Skokie, IL January 2010
2 years All Conference.  Nnational rank 16th best overall, 13th best for his position.
U of I Grad - Played football for the Illini Scout Team & The Fighting Illini
Graduated August 2013 with a degree Political Science / Minor Native American History
2014 Enrolled at Winona State University in Winona Minnesota to play football with his remaining eligibility and to further his education majoring in teaching

Shawn Always gave 156%. 
Shawn believed in helping others and giving back.

Shawn's Bio from the Fighting Illini website:

2012 - Sophomore: Played in one game, logging 17 snaps in victory against Charleston Southern.

2011 - Redshirt Freshman: Member of the UI squad.

2010 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2010 season ... Enrolled at Illinois in January 2010 and participated in 2010 spring drills.

High School: A three-star recruit by Scout.com and Rivals.com ... Rated the 16th-best offensive guard nationally by Scout.com ... Ranked the 37th-best offensive guard nationally by Rivals.com ... Rated the 18th-best prospect in the state of Illinois ... Named a Top Offensive Lineman by MaxPreps.com ... Allowed only one sack in 131 pass attempts as a senior ... PrepStar All-Midwest Region ... Recorded 35 tackles and one sack as a senior on the defensive line ... High school coach was Curtis Tate.

Personal: Son of Sue and Al Afryl ... Majoring in political science ... Born on Jan. 26, 1992 ... Chose Illinois over Indiana, Purdue and Iowa.