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Legendary linebacker Dick Butkus induction speech as part of the inaugural class of the Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 30, 2017, at State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill.

J Leman catches up with Illinois football legend Dick Butkus after the Nebraska game on Friday night.

Illinois Football legend Dick Butkus talks about the honor of being named to the inaugural Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame Class.

2017 Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame members, Dick Butkus, Jerry Colangelo and Mannie Jackson, interviewed by Mike Tirico at Hall of Fame Gala at the Field Museum in Chicago on June 23, 2017.

Fighting Illini football legend and hall of famer Dick Butkus talks about giving back to the game, including his foundation that promotes playing the game clean and heart disease screening.

Fighting Illini football legend and hall of famer Dick Butkus looks back on Illinois' 1964 Rose Bowl victory over UCLA.

Fighting Illini football legend and hall of famer Dick Butkus describes living up to high expectations at Illinois and the special equipment he got in college.

Fighting Illini football legend and hall of famer Dick Butkus explains his recruitment to Illinois.

In a twist to the power rankings, Robert Smith lists his top 5 scariest Big Ten football players of all time.

Lisa Byington caught up with former Illinois linebacker Dick Butkus during the Illinois-Minnesota game.