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Noah Spence
DE #57
Height:
6-2
Weight:
251
Age:
23
College:
Eastern Kentucky
Hometown:
Philadelphia, PA
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
9
SCK
1.0
FF
1
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 31 21 10 6.5 0 2 0 0 -- 0 0 4 0
2017 TB 6 3 9 5 4 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2016 TB 16 3 22 16 6 5.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 3 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
2 CHI W 29-7 2 2 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
3 @MIN L 17-34 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 NYG W 25-23 2 0 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 NE L 14-19 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @ARI L 33-38 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @BUF L 27-30 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Acquired BY Bucs: 

Selected in the second round (39th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

 

Awards & Accolades: 

NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month (November 2016)

Pepsi Rookie of the Week IWeek 12, 2016).

 

2016 Highlights:

Played in all 16 games, with three starts, and recorded 22 tackles, including two for loss, 5.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two passes defensed. 

Finished sixth among NFL rookies with 5.5 sacks and third with three forced fumbles.

Named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month in November.

Played 35 snaps in NFL debut in Week 1 at Atlanta (9/11).

Recorded first career sack (Carson Palmer) at Arizona (9/18).

Played in a reserve role vs. Los Angeles (9/25).

Made first career start vs. Denver (10/2) before leaving with a shoulder injury.

Made one tackle in win at Carolina (10/10).

Notched a sack and a pass defensed in win at San Francisco (10/23).

Posted first career sack-fumble, which was recovered by the Buccaneers and set up a touchdown, and added three tackles, vs. Oakland (10/30).

Registered one quarterback hit vs. Atlanta (11/3).

Recorded his second sack-fumble of the season, which was recovered by the Buccaneers, in win vs. Chicago (11/13). Also accounted for first special teams tackle of career.

Tallied career-high four tackles in win at Kansas City (11/20).

Collected five tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble in 14-5 win vs. Seattle (11/27) and was part of a pass rush that recorded six sacks and 12 quarterback hits on Russell Wilson.

Made second career start in win at San Diego (12/4), registering two quarterback hits.

Registered a pass defensed in win vs. New Orleans (12/11).

Logged two tackles at New Orleans (12/24).

Started in win vs. Carolina (1/1) and recorded three tackles.

 

College:

Played his redshirt junior campaign at Eastern Kentucky (2015), totaling 63 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. 

Named FCS All-American by the Associated Press, STATS, Walter Camp Foundation and College Sporting News.

Chosen as the FCS National Defensive Performer of the Year by the College Football Performance Awards.

Ranked fourth in the FCS in tackles for loss (2.0 per game) and fifth in sacks (1.05 per game).

His 11.5 sacks are the fourth-most in a single season in Eastern Kentucky history.

Redshirted in 2014 after transferring from Ohio State, where he spent two seasons (2012-13), playing in 24 games, with 13 starts, 64 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 9.0 sacks and one forced fumble.

Started all 13 games as a sophomore (2013), recording 52 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks and one forced fumble.

Earned first-team All-Big Ten Conference honors from the league media and second-team honors from the league’s coaches after ranking second in the league in sacks (8.0) and sixth in tackles for loss (14.5).

As a true freshman (2012), played in 11 games, tallying 12 tackles and one sack.

 

Personal:

Attended Bishop McDevitt High School (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania).

Played in the Under Armour All-American game, setting a record with 3.0 sacks.

Chosen as a Parade Magazine All-American, a five-start prospect, the No. 2 defensive end prospect in the country and a Top 5 prospect nationally by ESPNU and MaxPreps.

The No. 1 player in the state of Pennsylvania and the state’s two-time big school defensive player of the year, along with the 2011 Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year, an award recognizing high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character, in addition to athletics.

Named the Maxwell Football Club’s national high school player of the year in 2011.

Son of Helen and Greg Spence, who have four biological children and five adopted sons.

His siblings include Ray, Rod, Greg, Malcolm, Alonzo, Alex, Tariq and Marcus.

His father played football at North Carolina State and one of his uncle’s was a member of the school’s 1974 national championship basketball team.

Born Noah Spence on January 8, 1994.

 

Community:

In December 2016, visited patients battling illness at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg to raise their spirits during the holidays. 

Along with the defensive line, purchased toys and hosted a surprise shopping spree for underprivileged families in the “D-Line Delivers Christmas” event.

In December 2016, congratulated Pizzo Elementary students and teachers for winning the Florida Dairy Council Defend Your Turf Challenge, hosting Play 60 drills and sharing the importance of a healthy diet.

In September 2016, represented the Buccaneers at the opening of “Glazer Family Field” at the Jackson Heights NFL YET Center.

In September 2016, visited Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to visit with families battling cancer and run Play 60 drills for the children of patients and staff.  

In June 2016, hosted a Play 60 event for children from the Jackson Heights NFL Y.E.T. Center. 

In June 2016, toured MacDill Air Force Base to greet military servicemen and servicewomen and learn about the important role that the base plays in the Tampa community and beyond. 

In May 2016, went bowling with rookie or first-year firefighters and paramedics from the City of Tampa.

Acquired BY Bucs: 

Selected in the second round (39th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

 

Awards & Accolades: 

NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month (November 2016)

Pepsi Rookie of the Week IWeek 12, 2016).

 

2016 Highlights:

Played in all 16 games, with three starts, and recorded 22 tackles, including two for loss, 5.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two passes defensed. 

Finished sixth among NFL rookies with 5.5 sacks and third with three forced fumbles.

Named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month in November.

Played 35 snaps in NFL debut in Week 1 at Atlanta (9/11).

Recorded first career sack (Carson Palmer) at Arizona (9/18).

Played in a reserve role vs. Los Angeles (9/25).

Made first career start vs. Denver (10/2) before leaving with a shoulder injury.

Made one tackle in win at Carolina (10/10).

Notched a sack and a pass defensed in win at San Francisco (10/23).

Posted first career sack-fumble, which was recovered by the Buccaneers and set up a touchdown, and added three tackles, vs. Oakland (10/30).

Registered one quarterback hit vs. Atlanta (11/3).

Recorded his second sack-fumble of the season, which was recovered by the Buccaneers, in win vs. Chicago (11/13). Also accounted for first special teams tackle of career.

Tallied career-high four tackles in win at Kansas City (11/20).

Collected five tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble in 14-5 win vs. Seattle (11/27) and was part of a pass rush that recorded six sacks and 12 quarterback hits on Russell Wilson.

Made second career start in win at San Diego (12/4), registering two quarterback hits.

Registered a pass defensed in win vs. New Orleans (12/11).

Logged two tackles at New Orleans (12/24).

Started in win vs. Carolina (1/1) and recorded three tackles.

 

College:

Played his redshirt junior campaign at Eastern Kentucky (2015), totaling 63 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. 

Named FCS All-American by the Associated Press, STATS, Walter Camp Foundation and College Sporting News.

Chosen as the FCS National Defensive Performer of the Year by the College Football Performance Awards.

Ranked fourth in the FCS in tackles for loss (2.0 per game) and fifth in sacks (1.05 per game).

His 11.5 sacks are the fourth-most in a single season in Eastern Kentucky history.

Redshirted in 2014 after transferring from Ohio State, where he spent two seasons (2012-13), playing in 24 games, with 13 starts, 64 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 9.0 sacks and one forced fumble.

Started all 13 games as a sophomore (2013), recording 52 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks and one forced fumble.

Earned first-team All-Big Ten Conference honors from the league media and second-team honors from the league’s coaches after ranking second in the league in sacks (8.0) and sixth in tackles for loss (14.5).

As a true freshman (2012), played in 11 games, tallying 12 tackles and one sack.

 

Personal:

Attended Bishop McDevitt High School (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania).

Played in the Under Armour All-American game, setting a record with 3.0 sacks.

Chosen as a Parade Magazine All-American, a five-start prospect, the No. 2 defensive end prospect in the country and a Top 5 prospect nationally by ESPNU and MaxPreps.

The No. 1 player in the state of Pennsylvania and the state’s two-time big school defensive player of the year, along with the 2011 Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year, an award recognizing high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character, in addition to athletics.

Named the Maxwell Football Club’s national high school player of the year in 2011.

Son of Helen and Greg Spence, who have four biological children and five adopted sons.

His siblings include Ray, Rod, Greg, Malcolm, Alonzo, Alex, Tariq and Marcus.

His father played football at North Carolina State and one of his uncle’s was a member of the school’s 1974 national championship basketball team.

Born Noah Spence on January 8, 1994.

 

Community:

In December 2016, visited patients battling illness at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg to raise their spirits during the holidays. 

Along with the defensive line, purchased toys and hosted a surprise shopping spree for underprivileged families in the “D-Line Delivers Christmas” event.

In December 2016, congratulated Pizzo Elementary students and teachers for winning the Florida Dairy Council Defend Your Turf Challenge, hosting Play 60 drills and sharing the importance of a healthy diet.

In September 2016, represented the Buccaneers at the opening of “Glazer Family Field” at the Jackson Heights NFL YET Center.

In September 2016, visited Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to visit with families battling cancer and run Play 60 drills for the children of patients and staff.  

In June 2016, hosted a Play 60 event for children from the Jackson Heights NFL Y.E.T. Center. 

In June 2016, toured MacDill Air Force Base to greet military servicemen and servicewomen and learn about the important role that the base plays in the Tampa community and beyond. 

In May 2016, went bowling with rookie or first-year firefighters and paramedics from the City of Tampa.
 

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