Recently, I had the chance to talk football, NFL draft and life after football with one of the most gregarious players I have had the pleasure to speak with in star defensive tackle, Akeem Spence. Footballdialogue: What is your official size and weight? Akeem: I am 6’0 and 307 FD: What other sports did you play in high school? Akeem: Track and Field and enjoyed weightlifting. FD: How did you come to pick Illinois? Akeeem: It’s actually funny as they were not on my radar at until I came for a visit. I then fell in love with the place. The coaches knew my high school coach and I really enjoyed the weather and the idea of a fresh start. FD: What has been your best memory at Illinois? Akeem: 2010 Texas Bowl vs. Baylor when we got to beat RG3. FD: Where was your favorite place to play on...

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