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NIU Kick Returner Transferring to Illinois
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Defensive back and kick returner Tommy Davis is transferring to Illinois after spending the past four years at Northern Illinois University.

During his career at Northern Illinois, Davis played in 41 games and made 19 starts.

Davis, who in May earned a bachelor's degree in general studies at NIU, redshirted the 2008 season. He was named to the All-MAC team in 2009 and 2010 as a return specialist.

According to Illinois, Davis is already enrolled at Illinois for summer classes, where he will work toward a master's degree in education policy, organization and leadership. Davis will be immediately eligible to play at Illinois this fall.

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