The Illini Return Home to Host FCS Foe on Saturday at 11 am CT
The Illini Travel Out West to Face the Sun Devils on Saturday Night
Illinois 24, Western Michigan 7 // Sept. 1, 2012
Fighting Illini football vs. Youngstown State from Memorial Stadium - August 30, 2014
Illinois season opener
Illinois vs. Michigan State - Oct. 26, 2013
Photos from Illinois' 39-19 loss at Nebraska on Oct. 5, 2013. (USA Today photo and Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics)
Illinois vs. Purdue @ Memorial Stadium Nov. 17, 2012.
2013 Sophomore: Started all 12 games of the year at cornerback, totaling 49 total tackles and four PBUs ... Recorded two PBUs against Ohio State ... Had seven tackles against Michigan State ... Notched his first PBU of the season at Nebraska and second at Penn State ... Set career highs with 14 tackles and six solos against Washington ... Had eight stops against Cincinnati.
2012 Redshirt Freshman: Played in all 12 games and made two starts ... Totaled 16 tackles, one sack and one pass break-up on the season ... Recorded a career-high three tackles, including his first career TFL and sack against Purdue ... Registered his first-ever PBU and two tackles in his first career start at Wisconsin ... Made two tackles in the victory over Charleston Southern ... Registered a career-high two solo tackles at Arizona State ... Recorded two tackles in his Illini debut, a season-opening win over Western Michigan. 2011 Freshman: Redshirted the 2011 season.
High School: A two-star recruit by Rivals ... Played running back, receiver and defensive back during senior season, while helping Glades Day to back-to-back state championships in the Florida 1-B Division ... A three-sport athlete at Glades Day, also played basketball and ran track ... High school coach was Pete Walker.
Personal: First name pronounced like eaten ... Son of Gaynell and Eaton Spence Sr. ... Born Oct. 9, 1992 ... Majoring in communication.
Updated July 2014