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Amari Spievey

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Middletown, CT

High School:
Xavier HS

Last College:
Iowa Central CC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
04/15/1988

Hawk-Item - - Played one season at Iowa Central Community College (2007) after redshirting at Iowa as a true freshman in 2006.

2009 Honors - - Third team all-College Football Insiders . . . honorable mention all-America by Pro Football Weekly . . . first team all-Big Ten by league coaches . . . first team all-Big Ten by Sporting News and Phil Steele's College Football . . . second team all-Big Ten by league media.

2009 Pre-season Honors - - Named to Jim Thorpe Award pre-season Watch List . . . named pre-season first team all-Big Ten by Sporting News, Phil Steele's College Football and Lindy's Football.

2009 - - Started at cornerback in all 13 games and all 26 games over two seasons . . . collected 42 solo stops and 14 assists, including one tackle for loss . . . had two pass interceptions and eight pass break-ups . . . started at cornerback in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa . . . recorded eight tackles, including six solo stops, and two pass break-ups vs. UNI . . . also recorded one punt return and one kickoff return vs. UNI . . . started at cornerback in 35-3 win at Iowa State as defense collected six turnovers . . . recorded four solo tackles and one pass break-up at ISU and also had one KO return for 20 yards . . . started at cornerback in 27-17 win over Arizona as defense allowed just 105 passing yards and 253 yards total offense . . . recorded four tackles (two solo, two assists) and one pass break-up vs. Arizona, along with two KO returns for 33 yards . . . started at cornerback in 21-10 win at Penn State . . . recorded six tackles, including five solo stops, and one pass break-up at PSU . . . started at cornerback in 24-21 win over Arkansas State as defense allowed just 80 net rushing yards . . . recorded three solo tackles and one assist vs. ASU . . . started at cornerback in 30-28 win over Michigan, but had no statistics . . . started at cornerback in 20-10 win at Wisconsin at defense allowed just 87 rushing yards and 243 yards total offense . . . recorded two pass interceptions vs. Badgers, including third period theft that led to touchdown and fourth quarter theft in final minutes to end final threat . . . also recorded four solo tackles and two assists vs. Badgers . . . started at cornerback in 15-13 win at Michigan State as defense allowed just 85 net rushing yards . . . recorded two solo tackles, two assists and one pass break-up vs. MSU . . . started at cornerback in 42-24 win over Indiana as defense allowed just 79 net rushing yards overall and just three points in the second half . . . recorded four solo tackles and one pass break-up vs. Hoosiers . . . also had three punt returns for eight yards . . . started at cornerback in 17-10 loss to Northwestern as defense allowed just 10 points and 239 yards total offense . . . recorded seven tackles vs. Wildcats, including six solo stops . . . started at cornerback in 27-24 overtime loss at Ohio State . . . recorded two solo tackles and one assist at OSU, including one tackle for loss . . . started at cornerback in 12-0 win over Minnesota as defense allowed just 48 rushing yards and 201 yards total offense . . . recorded four solo tackles, two assists and a pass break-up vs. Gophers . . . started at cornerback in 24-14 Orange Bowl win over Georgia Tech, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 12 passing yards and 155 yards total offense.

2008 Honors - - Second team all-Big Ten by league coaches . . . honorable mention all-Big Ten by league media . . . second team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's college Football . . . second team Sophomore all-American by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, defense . . . 2008 - - Ranked third onthe team with 68 tackles, including 43 solo tackles and 25 assists . . . also had four pass interceptions and six pass break-ups . . . tied for fifth in the Big Ten in interceptions per game (.31) . . . started at right cornerback in 46-3 opening win over Maine as defense allowed just 83 passing yards and 220 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and one assisted tackle in first action of career vs. Maine . . . started at right cornerback in 42-0 win over Florida International as defense allowed just 56 rushing yards and 218 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and five assists vs. FIU, along with two pass break-ups . . . started at right cornerback in 17-5 win over Iowa State as defense allowed just 73 rushing yards . . . recorded eight tackles vs. ISU, including five solo stops and three assists, along with first career interception and 23-yard return on ISU's final possession . . . started at right cornerback in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh . . . recorded four solo tackles and one assist at Pittsburgh, along with first career caused fumble and second career interception, with a return of 24 yards . . . started at right cornerback in 22-17 loss to Northwestern . . . recorded seven tackles vs. Northwestern, including four solo stops and three assisted tackles . . . also had one KO return for seven yards, his first of the season . . . started at right cornerback in 16-13 loss at Michigan State as defense held second leading rusher in the nation to 91 net rushing yards . . . recorded six tackles vs. MSU, including three solo stops and three assists . . . started at right cornerback in 45-9 win at Indiana as defense allowed just 95 rushing yards and 286 yards total offense . . . matched career-best with eight tackles vs. the Hoosiers, all solo tackles . . . started at right cornerback in 38-16 win over Wisconsin . . . recorded one solo tackle and one assist vs. the Badgers, along with one tackle for loss and one pass break-up . . . started at right cornerback in 27-24 loss at Illinois as defense allowed just 60 net rushing yards . . . recorded two solo tackles and one QB pressure at Illinois, along with third interception of the year and 23-yard return that led to second period field goal . . . started at right cornerback in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State as defense allowed just 289 yards total offense . . . recorded six tackles against the Nittany Lions, including two solo stops and four assists . . . started at right cornerback in 22-17 win over Purdue as defense allowed just 86 net rushing yards . . . recorded career-high nine tackles vs. Purdue, including six solo stops and three assists, along with one pass break-up . . . started at right cornerback in 55-0 win at Minnesota as defense allowed just seven rushing yards and 134 yards total offense . . . recorded four solo tackles against Minnesota, along with fourth interception of the season and a 57-yard return for a touchdown to give Iowa a 27-0 advantage late in the second period . . . 57-yard interception return ties for 12th-longest in school history . . . started at right cornerback in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina as defense allowed just 43 net rushing yards . . . recorded two solo tackles and one assist vs. South Carolina, along with one pass break-up.

2007 - - Earned junior college all-American honors while playing 2007 season at Iowa Central Community College . . . recorded seven pass interceptions and 242 return yards . . . returned two interceptions for touchdowns and also scored two touchdowns on kickoff returns and recorded four blocked punts . . . helped junior college team post 9-2 overall record and earn No. seven national ranking . . . junior college coach was Kevin Twait.

2006--Redshirted.

High School honors - - Named the Connecticut Player of the Year... two-time coaches all-state selection... New Haven Register and Hartford Courant All-State as a senior... two-time all-S.C.C. pick... Career - - played defensive back and running back... made 87 career tackles and 16 interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns... rushed for 3,606 yards and 50 touchdowns in his career, along with 53 receptions for 858 yards and eight touchdowns... all-time leading rusher in Xavier history... returned three punts and two kickoffs for touchdown... had seven interceptions and 24 tackles as a senior... rushed for 1,642 yards and 26 touchdowns as a senior... led team to 2005 State Championship.

Personal - - Born 4/15/88 . . . Art/Art History major . . . Mother is Romonda Spievey . . . high school coach was Sean Marinan.

Career Bests
Tackles:	9 vs. Purdue, 11/15/08
Solos:	8 at Indiana, 10/11/08
Assists:	5 vs. FL International, 9/06/08
Interceptions:	2 at Wisconsin, 10/17/09
Touchdowns:	1 at Minnesota, 11/22/08
PBU:	2, twice, last vs. Northern Iowa, 9/05/09
FF:	1 at Pittsburgh, 9/20/08

Career KO Return Bests
Returns:	2 vs. Arizona, 9/19/09
Yards:	33 vs. Arizona, 9/19/09
Long:	20, three times, last vs. Arizona, 9/19/09

Career Defensive Statistics
Defense	Solo	Ast.	Total	T/Loss	Sacks	QBH	In-Yd.	PBU	FF
Sophomore	43	25	68	1/1	0/0	1	4-127	6	1
Junior	42	14	56	1/3	0/0	0	2-0	8	0
Career	85	39	124	2/4	1/1	1	6-127	14	1

Career Return Statistics Kick-Off No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng Sophomore 1 7 7.0 0 7 Junior 4 73 18.2 0 20 Career 5 80 16.0 0 20
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