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Glenn Foster Shows DT Potential In Spring

Glenn Foster (Holly Smith)

With upcoming senior Josh Brent unable to participate in spring ball, defensive tackle depth became a concern. To bolster the two positions, upcoming sophomore Glenn Foster was moved from end. Although undersized, Foster began to assert himself as spring ball continued. He gave Illini coaches and fans hope for the future.

Glenn Foster received minimal playing time at defensive end during his redshirt freshman season last fall. Listed generously as weighing 270 on his 6'-4" frame, some wondered whether a spring move to tackle was in his best interests. But it seems to be panning out well. "I was surprised when they told me I was going to play inside," Foster explained. "I thought I was too small, but I'm not. I...

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