Football

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Noah Spence

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Harrisburg, Pa.

High School:
Bishop McDevitt

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 252

Position:
DL

Noah Spence

04/13/2013

Scarlet Defeats Gray in Spring Game, 31-14

Miller accounts for three TDs in the win

04/13/2013

Spring Game Postgame Quotes

Scarlet 31, Gray 14

03/28/2013

30 Buckeyes Named OSU Scholar-Athletes

The scholars were all part of Ohio State's unbeaten, 12-0 2012 season

03/28/2013

Ohio State Scholar-Athletes to Be Recognized Monday

Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner

03/22/2013

News and Notes From The Trenches

The offensive and defensive line positions have flip-flopped from 2012 in terms of experience

12/07/2013

Ohio State vs. Michigan State

Ohio State vs. Michigan State

09/01/2012

Ohio State vs. Miami

Ohio State hosts Miami Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio

Ohio State Overview: Noah Spence is a fine football player ... this true junior has played in 24 games through his first two seasons and he has started 13 times ... he is coming off a first-team all-Big Ten Conference season and he ranks second among current Buckeyes with 15.5 career tackles-for-loss and with 9.0 quarterback sacks ... Spence also ranks fourth among current Ohio State players with 64 career tackles ... he is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree who is majoring in communications.

2013 Season: Spence started 13 games for the Buckeyes at the defensive end position called the "viper" by Ohio State coaches (because the name is cool) ... he was named first-team all-Big Ten Conference (media) and second team by the coaches ... ranked second in the Big Ten in sacks with 8.0 and sixth in tackles-for-loss with 14.5 ... led the Buckeyes in sacks and sack yards (67) and also led in TFL yards (83) ... recorded 52 tackles on the season with two pass break-ups, four QB hurries, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... tied a career-best with six tackles vs. California and set personal bests in TFLs and sacks with three and two, respectively, vs. Penn State.

2012 Season: Noah played in 11 games as a true freshman, missing only the Nebraska game because of a minor injury ... despite a veteran defensive line corps in front of him, Spence was on the field for 256 plays and he gained valuable game reps with 237 plays on defense ... he totaled 12 tackles, including a quarterback sack for minus-20 yards in his initial game as a Buckeye, vs. Miami ... he also had a pass break-up.

More on Noah: Spence was a Parade Magazine All-American, a five-star prospect, the No. 2 defensive end prospect in the country and a Top 5 prospect nationally by ESPNU and MaxPreps coming out of Bishop McDevitt ... he was also the No. 1 player in the state of Pennsylvania and the state's two-time big school defensive player of the year ... he was selected the 2011 Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year, an award that recognizes high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character in addition to athletics ... also named the Maxwell Football Club's national high school player of the year in 2011 ... amassed 204 tackles, including 50 tackles-for-loss and 35.5 sacks, during his junior and senior seasons ... he helped Bishop McDevitt, under coach Jeff Weachter, advance to consecutive state Class AAA title games ... he topped 50 quarterback sacks in his career and then had an Under Armour All-American game record three sacks ... Noah is the youngest of four sons born to Helen and Greg Spence, and the couple also has five adopted sons ... the siblings include Ray, Rod, Greg, Malcolm, Alonzo, Alex, Noah, Tariq and Marqus ... Noah's father played football at North Carolina State and an uncle, Phil, was a standout basketball player for the Wolfpack and played on the school's 1974 national championship team.

NOAH SPENCE'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

YEARG-GSUAATOTTFLYDSSACKSFF
201211-075121.0201.00
201313-1324285214.5838.01
TOT24-1331336415.51039.01

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