April 24, 2006

Tillison fully qualified

A year ago at this time, Lance Tillison was preparing for his senior season of high school in Louisiana. But, early in the fall, Hurricane Katrina turned his family's world upside down. Forced to leave the area, Tillison ended up at Armwood High School in Florida and after battling injuries all season, finally had the chance to show his potential in the playoffs. More importantly, Tillison qualified academically this spring and will be ready to go this year as a member of the University of Iowa football team.

"I ended up getting my qualifying score earlier," said Tillison. "I really had no doubt that I would, but it was certainly a weight off my shoulders when I got the score."

Now Tillison has turned his focus to getting ready for the summer and his arrival in Iowa City after the 4th of July.

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