L.P. Spence

L.P.  Spence

Corinth, Miss.

High School:

Last College:
Northeast (Miss.) C.C.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220




2003: Played in all 13 games, making 10 starts at middle linebacker in the season ... Registered 56 stops (33 solo), including 8.5 TFLs (-23 yards) with 2.0 QB sacks (-12 yards) ... Also had three QB pressures, two pass deflections and one interception ... Earned his third letter ... at Vanderbilt (8/30): Recorded three hits (one solo), including one TFL (-2 yards), and had one QB pressure ... Intercepted his first career pass in the end zone during the second quarter to stop a Commodore scoring drive ... Named Quarterback Club Defensive Player of the Week ... vs. Texas Tech (9/27): Had two solo tackles, including one sack (-1 yard), and one QB pressure ... vs. Arkansas State (10/11): Tallied five stops (four solo), including one TFL (-1 yard) ... vs. Alabama (10/18): Had five solo stops, including 2.0 TFLs (-12 yards) ... Was credited with one QB sack (-11 yards) ... vs. LSU (11/22): Recorded a season-high nine hits (six solo), including 1.5 TFLs (-2 yards) ... vs. Cotton Bowl (1/2): Made seven hits (three solo), including one TFL (-1 yard) in Ole Miss? 31-28 victory over Oklahoma State in the 2004 SBC Cotton Bowl Classic ... Spring 2003: Ended spring No. 1 at "Mike" linebacker ... 2002: Played in 11-of-13 games ... Made only start of the season at strongside linebacker against Vanderbilt (9/21) ... Did not play at LSU (11/23) and against Nebraska in the MainStay Independence Bowl (12/27) ... Earned his second letter ... 29 hits (17 solo), including 2.0 TFLs (-5 yards), and recovered one fumble ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/21): Tied a career-high with 10 stops (four solo), including a 0.5 TFL for -1 yard, and recovered one fumble ... Earned Defensive Player of the Week honors from the Quarterback Club ... at Arkansas (10/26): Recorded three solo stops, including one TFL (-2 yards) ... vs. Auburn (11/2): Made three stops (one solo) and had a 0.5 TFL ... 2001: Appeared in 8-of-11 games, making eight starts at weakside linebacker ... Earned his first letter ... Credited with 45 tackles (34 solo) and led the team in QB sacks with 5.0 for -35 yards ... Tied for sixth in the SEC in QB sacks ... Had six TFLs for -36 yards, forced a team-high two fumbles, and recorded one pass deflection and one QB pressure ... vs. Murray State (9/1): Had four tackles and one QB sack in his Rebel debut ... at Arkansas State (10/6)-vs. Middle Tennessee (10/20): Missed games versus Arkansas State, Alabama (10/13) and Middle Tennessee due to injury ... at LSU (10/27): Returned to action following his injury, recording eight tackles (five solo) with three QB sacks and a forced fumble ... Was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week and Quarterback Club Defensive Player of the Week for his effort against the Tigers ... vs. Arkansas (11/3): Registered a season-high 10 tackles ... Originally signed with Ole Miss in 1997 ... 2000 (JUNIOR COLLEGE): Despite playing his first full football season in four years, earned PrepStar All-America honors, plus MACJC All-State and All-Region 23 teams ... Finished third in tackles in state junior college league and Region 23 as he was credited with 116 total tackles, including 88 solo hits ... Ranked No. 7 on The Clarion-Ledger's Top 25 Mississippi Junior College list ... Rated as one of the nation's top junior college players by Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football publications ... Coached in junior college by Laurin Collins ... Transferred to Northeast (Miss.) Community College from Arkansas State ... 1999: Enrolled at Arkansas State in Spring of 1999, attending for three semesters ... Did not participate ... 1998: Did not attend college due to leg injury ... 1997: Originally signed with Ole Miss in 1997, but went to Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania ... In season opener at Valley Forge, broke two bones in his lower leg, an injury that eventually led to four surgeries ... HIGH SCHOOL: All-State and All-District selection who was on The Clarion-Ledger Top 40 High School Recruits list ... Made Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal and Daily Corinthian All-Area teams as linebacker ... Was Best Offensive Back in Division I-3A in 1995 when he was Corinth High's Most Valuable Player ... Daily Corinthian Player of the Year in 1996 ... Selected to SuperPrep All-Dixie team ... Played in 1997 Bernard Blackwell Classic, the Mississippi High School All-Star game ... Had 113 tackles, including 88 solo hits, senior year ... As a running back, gained 1,740 yards on 184 carries and scored 18 TDs, despite playing only eight and one-half games due to an injury ... Averaged 9.5 yards per carry and 193.3 yards rushing per game ... Averaged 223.7 all-purpose yards per game ... Set Mississippi high school record for single game rushing when he had 434 yards on only 13 carries against Caledonia ... Also had 320 yards rushing against Amory ... Compiled 5,089 all-purpose yards during his 30-game career at Corinth, including 4,102 yards rushing and 451 yards receiving to average 8.2 yards per play from scrimmage ... Scored 270 career points, 41 TDs rushing, three receiving, and one kick return ... Coached in high school by Perry Murphy ... Earned three letters in football, five in basketball, and three in track ... Helped lead Corinth to 1993-94 Class 3A state basketball championship ... Averaged 20 points and 11 rebounds per game ... In track, placed third in Class 3A state finals in the 200, running a 22.8 ... PERSONAL: Son of L.P. and Diane Spence ... Full name is L.P. Spence ... Born: October 23, 1977 ... Majoring in Sociology with a minor in Anthropology.

Year	G-S	UT	AT	TT	TFL-YDS	Sacks-Yds
2001	8-8	34	11	45	5.5-36	5.0-35
2002	11-1	17	12	29	2.0-5	0-0
2003	13-10	33	23	56	8.5-23	2.0-12
Totals	32-19	84	46	130	16.0-64	7.0-47

Year CF FR PD PRES INT BLK 2001 2 0 1 1 0 0 2002 0 1 0 0 0 0 2003 0 0 3 3 1 0 Totals 2 1 4 4 1 0


TACKLES: 10, twice, vs. Arkansas (11/3/2001) and vs. Vanderbilt (9/21/2002)
SOLO TACKLES: 10, vs. Arkansas (11/3/2001)
TFLs: 3.0, at LSU (10/27/2001)
QB SACKS: 3.0, at LSU (10/27/2001)
QB PRESSURES: 1, 4x, MR: vs. South Carolina (11/1/2003)
PASSES DEFENSED: 1, twice, vs. Arkansas (11/3/2001) and at Vanderbilt (8/30/2003)
INTERCEPTIONS: 1, at Vanderbilt (8/30/2003)

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