55 Irv Spencer
Notre Dame vs. Navy - October 28, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)
At Navy: Enters the fall as a starter at inside linebacker ... talented player who is coming off a solid season ... was switched from outside linebacker to inside linebacker in 2005 and has flourished at his new position ... has good speed and size ... was highly recruited by Mid-American Conference schools coming out of high school ... has earned two varsity letters.
2006: Saw action in 13 games, making three starts ... was in on 27 tackles, forced two fumbles and recovered one on the year ... made one tackle and forced a fumble on special teams in the win over Stanford ... saw extensive action against UConn, registering two tackles and recovering a fumble ... made two stops in the victory over Air Force ... earned first start of the season against Rutgers, registering seven tackles and forcing a fumble ... registered five tackles in the loss to Notre Dame ... picked up four tackles against Duke ... was in on two stops against Eastern Michigan ... broke up a pass against Army ... recorded four tackles against Boston College.
2005: Played in all 12 games, earning the start against Tulane ... registered 12 tackles on the season, picking up a career-high four against Duke ... registered three stops against Stanford ... was in on two stops against Notre Dame and Army and made one tackle versus Kent State.
2004: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: Four-year letterwinner in football and won three letters in track at Bedford High School ... named All-State in football and played in the Ohio All-Star Game as a senior ... was named the MVP of the defense and was team captain as a senior on the gridiron, as well ... Irvin Jewell Spencer ... Born-3/1/85.