Spencer Adkins life and biography

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Spencer Adkins biography

Date of birth : 1987-05-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Naples, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-26
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Spencer Adkins is an American football linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons. Adkins played his college football career for the University of Miami and was selected by the Falcons in the 6th round of 2009 NFL Draft.

Saw action in 31 games in four seasons. Totaled 72 tackles (42 solo), 10 tackles for loss, five sacks and one interception.

2009 (FALCONS)
Saw action in five games during his rookie season competing primarily on special teams. Finished with three special teams tackles.

2008 Season
Competed in 10 games and logged 17 tackles (13 solo), six tackles for loss and four sacks.

2007 Season
Played in 11 games, making the first five starts of his career. Finished with a career-high 52 tackles (27 solo), with three tackles for loss, one QB pressure, one sack, one pass defensed and one interception. Made the first start of his collegiate career at weakside linebacker against Oklahoma and played 39 downs and totaled eight tackles (four solo). Started at strongside linebacker and played 78 downs, making nine tackles (three solo), with one tackle for loss, one QB pressure and one pass deflection against Georgia Tech.

2006 Season
A reserve linebacker and special teams performer. Played against Florida State, Florida A&M, FIU and Duke. Saw his most action at Duke, 19 plays at weakside linebacker.

2005 Season
Played in six games as a true freshman, mostly on special teams. Saw his first action at linebacker in a 52-7 victory over Duke.

Attended Naples High School and was one of the top defensive prospects in the state. As a senior in 2004, made 11 sacks (four in one game) and 19 tackles for a loss. Didn't play organized football until high school. Rated as the No. 7 outside linebacker in the nation and No. 87 in the nation regardless of position by Rivals.com. Member of the PrepStar Top 100 Dream Team and the Florida Times-Union Super 75.

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