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Akeem Realizes His Dream

Akeem Realizes His Dream

Illinois defensive tackle Akeem Spence got the call he was waiting for on Saturday in the fourth round, but it wasn't who he expected. Instead, it turned out better than he expected.

Illinois has built a tradition as of late in producing NFL defensive linemen. Corey Liuget (Chargers) led the way, followed by defensive end Whitney Mercilus (Texans). Now Akeem Spence joins the list of former Illinois defensive linemen in the NFL, being chosen by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the third pick in the fourth round. Spence got so excited when the call came through that he nearly...

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