Heban, Hughes Talk Bucket

    Go Hoosiers! Safety Greg Heban is set for his third Bucket Game.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Safety Greg Heban is set for his third Bucket Game.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Nov. 21, 2012

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Safety Greg Heban and wide receiver Kofi Hughes are no strangers to Bucket Week. Heban, a Muncie native, and Hughes, an Indianapolis native, will compete in the Old Oaken Bucket Game for the third time.

    Heban leads the team with 82 tackles, 61 solo, two interceptions and eight passes broken up. The junior's seven tackles for loss are fourth on the team and he has one sack and one fumble recovery. Heban has paced the team in tackles five times overall (four times at safety).

    The Delta High School graduate's 7.5 stops per game pace all Big Ten defensive backs and rank 13th overall. Heban is tied for seventh in interceptions and is tied for 10th in passes defended.

    Heban talked with following practice:

    In 10 games this season, Hughes has a career-high 563 yards and is second on the team with a 14.4 average per catch and a 56.3 average per game, which is fifth in the Big Ten. The junior is third on the team with a career-high 39 catches and in yards, and is tied for third with three TDs.

    The Cathedral High School graduate became the 35th Hoosier to surpass the career 1,000-yard mark this season. He owns 1,141 yards (tied for 26th all-time), 81 receptions and six scores in his career.

    Hughes also talked with following practice:


    Closing out the 2012 campaign, the Indiana football team (4-7, 2-5 Big Ten) travels to Purdue (5-6, 2-5 Big Ten) on Saturday, Nov. 24. Kickoff is set for noon EST at Ross-Ade Stadium (62,500; Prescription Athletic Turf/Bermuda Grass) and BTN will broadcast the game.



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