8 Spencer Reeves  
Spencer Reeves

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

High School:
Skyline

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 234

Position:
Linebacker


11/19/2012

Game 12: Michigan State at Minnesota

Gophers end regular season with Spartans

Photo Gallery

2011 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Appeared in 10 games • recorded eight tackles (four solo, four assisted) • earned third varsity letter.

Game-by-Game: Appeared in season opener at USC (9/3) • did not play in home opener versus New Mexico State (9/10) • appeared in home victory over Miami (Ohio) (9/27) • appeared in loss to North Dakota State (9/24) • recorded two assists in Big Ten opener at Michigan (10/1) • tallied one solo tackle in loss at Purdue (10/8) • notched two tackles (one solo, on assist) in loss to Nebraska (10/22) • appeared in 22-21 victory over Iowa (10/29) • garnered three tackles (two solo, one assist) in 31-24 loss at Michigan State (11/5) • appeared in loss to Wisconsin (11/12) • appeared in 28-13 loss at Northwestern (11/19) • did not play in 27-7 victory over Illinois (11/26).

2010 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Appeared in 11 games including two starts, making 23 total tackles (13 solo) with two stops behind the line • earned second varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Tallied three total tackles (one solo) against USC (9/16) • recorded two solo stops against Northern Illinois (9/25) • made his first-career start against Northwestern (10/2), posting a career-best seven tackle performance (five solo) • recorded five tackles (two solo) as Minnesota's starting linebacker against Wisconsin (10/9) • did not record any statistics against Purdue (10/16) or Penn State (10/23) • made five tackles (two solo) against Ohio State (10/30) including one tackle for a one-yard loss • made one solo stop for five-yard loss against Michigan State (11/6) • did not play in the season finale against Iowa.

2009 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Played in nine games, recording one tackle.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Graduated from Skyline High School • key member of a top-ranked defense that allowed just 203.8 yards per game • helped lead Skyline to a 12-2 record and its deepest run in the playoffs since 1972 as the Raiders reached the Class 5A Division Region Final • recorded an eye-popping 160 tackles as a senior • also blocked 3 punts, returning one for a touchdown • the Dallas Morning News 2007 Defensive Player of the Year • three-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout • tapped as the No. 25 weakside linebacker in the country by Scout • Rivals ranks him as the No. 59 overall prospect in Texas and the No. 35 outside linebacker in the nation • rated as the No. 49 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com • played middle linebacker in high school • one of four Skyline products to sign with the Gophers, along with Keanon Cooper, Troy Stoudermire and Da'Jon McKnight • earned first team Class 5A All-State honors from the Dallas Morning News and the Texas Sports Writers Association • also named the Class 5A state defensive MVP by the TSWA • selected honorable mention all-state by The Associated Press • collected 99 tackles and three interceptions as a junior in 2006 • earned first team All-District 11-5A honors • coached by Reginald Samples.

PERSONAL:
Born December 19, 1989 • son of Deidre Reeves • youth studies major.