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Melvin Spears

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Allen, Texas

High School:
Allen

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 268

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
11/06/1992

09/04/2012

Coach Ferentz Press Conference Transcript

Hawkeyes host Iowa State Saturday at 2:42 p.m.

08/30/2012

UI Coordinators Speak Thursday

Hawkeyes will use the final hours before kickoff working on their mental game

08/10/2012

Iowa DL looks for consistent improvement

Morgan vows to play the best Hawkeyes, regardless of their age

04/11/2012

Parker Pursues the `Best 11'

University of Iowa defensive coordinator sees progress from the group

04/04/2012

Ferentz, Campbell, Morgan Press Conference Transcript

Hawkeye coaches speak with media Wednesday

2013 - - Did not see any game action.

2012 - - Saw action in five games during second half of season, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 18-17 win over Northern Illinois . . . did not see action in 9-6 loss to Iowa State . . . did not see action in 27-16 win over Northern Iowa . . . did not see action in 32-31 loss to Central Michigan . . . did not see action in 31-13 win over Minnesota . . . did not see action in 19-16 win at Michigan State . . . saw first action of career in 38-14 loss to Penn State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 28-17 loss at Northwestern . . . saw action in 24-21 loss at Indiana, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 loss to Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 42-17 loss at Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 13-7 loss to Nebraska, but had no statistics.

2011 - - Redshirted.

High school honors - - Two-time unanimous first team all-conference selection . . . 2010 district defensive Most Valuable Player . . . 2010 Collin County Defensive Most Valuable Player . . . Dallas Morning News Defensive Player of the Year finalist . . . all-Dallas/Fort Worth first team linebacker . . . second team all-conference selection as a sophomore . . . Career - - finished with 250 tackles (159 solo), 16 tackles for loss, seven QB sacks, three interceptions and five forced fumbles during his three-year varsity career . . . helped team post a 35-5 record, which included an 18-1 district mark, and a 2008 state championship . . . led team to Bi-District title as both a junior and senior . . . team captain as a senior . . . totaled 105 tackles (67 solo), with four tackles for loss, two QB sacks, five forced fumbles and three interceptions as a senior . . . collected 91 tackles (57 solo) with 10 tackles for loss and two QB sacks as a junior . . . recorded 54 tackles (35 solo), with three QB sacks, as a sophomore.

Personal - - Born 11/6/92 . . . leisure studies major . . . member of the National Honor Society, graduating with a 3.50 GPA . . . parents are Christi and Melvin Spears . . . high school coach was Tom Westerberg.

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