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Q&A with the junior tight end
Q&A with the junior WR
Players on the receiving (and blocking) end of things met with the media after practice
The team held its third of 15 practices this spring in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center
Ohio State Overview: Evan Spencer is a fine athlete and a technically sound football player who is consistently lauded by Ohio State coaches for his all-around abilities as a receiver ... outstanding as a downfield blocker, Spencer has the skills to catch and run as well, with 37 career receptions for 430 yards and four touchdowns with a long catch of 44 yards ... a true senior, he is an experienced performer with three Varsity O letters and who ranks second among current Buckeyes in virtually all the receiving categories ... he has played in 35 games and started 14 times ... he is majoring in economics.
2013 Season: Spencer played in all 14 games and started 12 times ... he ranked fourth on the team in receptions with 22 and in receiving yards with 216 ... scored three touchdowns; on passes covering 8 and 15 yards (vs. Florida A&M) and 25 yards (in the 31-24 win over Wisconsin) ... set a personal best with four receptions vs. vs. Florida A&M, Iowa and Penn State ... also set a personal best with 50 receiving yards vs. Florida A&M.
2012 Season: Spencer ranked fourth on the team with 12 catches, good for 136 yards and a career-long gain of 44 yards vs. Miami ... he had three receptions twice: vs. Miami in the season opener (for 54 yards) and vs. Penn State (33 yards).
2011 Season: Spencer played in 10 games as a true freshman ... his first catch as a Buckeye was a ridiculous, one-handed grab of a Braxton Miller pass for a 33-yard gain in the first game of the season vs. Akron ... the reception, inside of the 5 yard line, was considered for a national play of the week ... Spencer also had a 33-yard touchdown reception - in traffic and over the middle - vs. Michigan State for the Buckeyes' only score ... counting a 12-yard reception vs. Purdue, Spencer had three catches for 78 yards and the one touchdown on the season ... he averaged 26.0 yards per reception.
More on Evan: Spencer scored 33 touchdowns as a junior (14) and senior (19) for coach Ton Monken's Vernon Hills' Cougars teams, helping them to a state quarterfinals appearance as a senior ... named all-Illinois as a senior ... he is the son of Gilda and Tim Spencer ... his father is the third-leading rusher in Ohio State history with 3,553 yards between 1979-82 ... Tim, an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, also scored 36 touchdowns, fourth-most in school history, and was a member of the Ohio State coaching staff between 1994-2003.
EVAN SPENCER'S CAREER RECEIVING STATS