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Stephen Spach biography

Date of birth : 1982-07-18
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Fresno, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-30
Credited as : Football player NFL, tight end for the Arizona Cradinals, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Stephen Spach is an American football tight end for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Fresno State.

Started five of seven games played during a season in which he fought numerous injuries … tied a career-best with two receptions for nine yards vs. Ind (9/27) … suffered a right ankle injury in the third quarter vs. Hou (10/11) … inactive (ankle) for the next four games … started as part of a two TE package vs. Sea (11/15) … inactive @ StL (11/22) and @ Ten (11/29) … inactive (knee) vs. Min (12/6) and @ SF (12/14) … inactive @ Det (12/20) … started and helped block for 110 rushing yards vs. StL (12/27) … registered a career-long 22-yard reception in the regular season finale vs. GB (1/3/10) … inactive for both postseason contests.

Appeared in two games for the Patriots as a reserve before joining the Cardinals 10/28 … appeared in nine regular season games (six starts) for Arizona and started both the postseason contests he played in before a knee injury ended his season … injury came a week after registering a career-best three receptions for 34 yards in the Wild Card victory over Atlanta, including a key third-down conversion late in the game ... after only a few days of practice saw action @ StL (11/2) and was part of offense that posted a season-high 510 yards of total offense and 177 yards rushing ... registered a regular season career-high with 15 yards on two receptions vs. StL (12/7); marked first reception as a Cardinal and first since 2005 ... against his former team recorded first two special teams tackles of career @ NE (12/21) … made first career postseason start and was second on the team with a career-high three receptions for 34 yards including clinching the game with a 23-yard reception on third-and-16 that allowed the Cardinals to kneel down three times and run out the clock in Wild Card game vs. Atl (1/3/09) ... suffered a right knee injury in the fourth quarter that ended his year in the Divisional Playoff @ Car (1/10/09) ... placed on injured reserve (right knee) on 1/13/09.

Signed by the Patriots on 12/13 and appeared in three games during the regular season … saw his first action with the Patriots as a reserve TE vs. NYJ (12/16) … appeared as a reserve TE and on special teams vs. SD (1/20/08) in the AFC Championship Game.

Out of football after being released by the Eagles on 9/2.

Appeared in 13 games with one start for the Eagles as a rookie … played primarily TE for the first eight games of the season before taking snaps at both TE and FB in the last five games … appeared in his first NFL game @ Atl (9/12) … grabbed his first career reception, a seven-yard pass from Donovan McNabb, vs. SF (9/18) … saw significant action @ Was (11/6) after L.J. Smith suffered a concussion and finished with two receptions for 14 yards.

Tallied 38 career catches at Fresno State for 376 yards and six TD receptions in 39 games ... capped off his senior season with the game-winning TD reception in the Bulldogs' win over Virgnia in the MPC Computers Bowl … entered school as a walk-on but performed well as a freshman and earned a scholarship ... posted six catches for 75 yards and two TDs as a senior in 2004 … competed in 12 games, starting seven as a junior and made 13 catches for 127 yards … as a sophomore, played in all 14 games, starting eight and had 11 receptions for 77 yards and three TDs ... as a freshman, played in 13 games, starting one and caught eight passes for 97 yards and a TD … redshirted as a true freshman in 2000.

Full name Stephen Joseph Spach … attended Clovis (CA) High School and was a standout in both football and basketball … is the eighth of 11 kids in his family (six brothers, four sisters) … was a four-time academic all-conference pick at Fresno State where he earned a degree in Commercial Recreation and Administration ... wife’s name is Katey .

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