Hardy Nickerson, Jr. Transferring to U of I

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Champaign - The University of Illinois Fighting Illini football team received a major shot in the arm via transfer Thursday.
    
Hardy Nickerson, Jr., son of new Illini defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson, will transfer to the U of I.
    
The younger Nickerson will graduate from Cal this spring and be a part of the U of I defense this summer.
    
As a grad transfer he will not have to sit out a season.
    
In 35 games at Cal, Nickerson had 246 tackles, including last season when he lead the Golden Bears with 112, earning him honorable mention All-Conference in the Pac 12.
    
He'll help bolster a linebacker crew that saw Mason Monheim graduate and T.J. Neal transfer.

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