Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, August 5, 2015

Mason Monheim is a tackling machine, one of the conference's more unheralded defensive players.

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The Illinois linebacker has totaled 208 tackles over the last two seasons, including 111 in 2014. That's strong.

But he's also known for the awesome act he did last year during fall camp in Rantoul. Seriously, check out that link.

I caught up with Monheim during media days in Chicago and asked him to finish the following seven sentences.

The first thing I check on my phone when I wake up is… If my girlfriend texted me

The one meal/snack I must eat on gameday is… Banana

My favorite flavor sports drink on the sideline is… Fruit Punch Gatorade

If football had "at-bat" songs, my song would be… "Talladega" by Eric Church

The last show I binge watched was… Chase Rice – GR 24/7

My least favorite exercise in the weight room is… Tempo runs

The first poster I had on my bedroom wall was… Britney Spears