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Northern Illinois running back Spann shares lead for most TDs in the nation

Originally Published: September 18, 2009
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

The Applebee's waitress didn't believe Northern Illinois junior running back Chad Spann led the nation in touchdowns when his teammates told her.

"She laughed," Spann said. "She asked, 'Really?'"

Northern Illinois running backs coach Rob Reeves responded similarly.

"To be honest, I didn't even know he led the nation in scoring," Reeves said.

Whether anyone believes or realizes it, Spann does share the lead for most touchdowns in Division I football with his five ...

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