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Cornerback Depth Aided By Eaton Spence

Eaton Spence (Jack Lyman)

The Fighting Illini football team lacks depth in the defensive backfield. Fortunately, redshirt freshman Eaton Spence is coming along to back up senior starter Terry Hawthorne. The Floridian will learn from the senior and be ready for a starting role next year.

Eaton Spence arrived at Illinois from Belle Glades, Florida, last summer. He needed a redshirt year to adapt to college and the complexities of a sophisticated defense. He benefitted from the experience. "My redshirt year, I just worked on my technique. Getting better, getting used to the game because it is a lot faster than high school. I love it up here." Even with the colder weather... Recommended Stories