Catch Illini great Dick Butkus on tonight's #BTNLive

Catch Illini great Dick Butkus on tonight's #BTNLive

Illinois great and NFL Hall of Famer Dick Butkus joins #BTNLive at 6 p.m. ET tonight. Butkus, a 1963 and 1964 unanimous All-American, will offer his thoughts on Illinois’ Week 3 test vs. Washington (6 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go), the same team Butkus and the Illini beat in the 1964 Rose Bowl.

Butkus also will discuss his playing days, why he chose Illinois, what it was like to spend his entire career in his home state, the future of football and, of course, his acting career.

The legendary Dick Butkus joined us in studio today. #Illini #Bears

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If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our special Dick Butkus poll today, too. Today our crew asks: Other than his football career, what do you remember Dick Butkus for the most? Now it’s time for you to vote via these special hashtags: #HangTime, #ButkusTVads, #MyTwoDads or #ButkusMovies.

Update: This poll is now closed. Thanks for voting.

Here are top moments from Butkus’ interview, according to Mike Hall:


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