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John Spytek
Director of Player Personnel

John Spytek enters his second season with the Buccaneers in 2017 as the Director of Player Personnel.

In his first season with Tampa Bay, Spytek worked with General Manager Jason Licht to help bring in a notable free agent class, featuring punter Bryan Anger and cornerback Brent Grimes, both of whom were named Pro Bowl alternates. Anger set franchise records for both punts inside the 20 (37) and net punting average (42.7), while ranking in the top five in the NFL in both categories. Grimes tied for the team lead in interceptions with four, while leading the NFL in passes defensed with 24. Also part of the free agent class was defensive end Robert Ayers Jr., who led the team in quarterback hits with 19, while ranking second in sacks with 6.5.

Spytek also assisted Licht with the 2016 NFL Draft, which was highlighted by the selections of cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III in the first round and defensive end Noah Spence in the second round. Hargreaves started all 16 games for the Buccaneers, registering 76 tackles, nine passes defensed, a forced fumble and an interception. Spence played in all 16 games and ranked third on the team in sacks, with 5.5.

Prior to joining Tampa Bay, Spytek spent three seasons with the Denver Broncos, where he worked as Southwest area scout in 2013, before being elevated to national scout, a position he held for two years (2014-15). The Broncos’ 37 regular season and 42 overall wins were the most in the NFL over that three-year span, culminating in a Super Bowl 50 victory on February 7, 2016.

Before joining the Broncos, Spytek spent three seasons (2010-12) as the Cleveland Browns’ director of college scouting. While with the Browns, Spytek assisted in drafting six players who earned PFW/PFWA All-Rookie Team honors and five players who were selected to a Pro Bowl.

Spytek began his player personnel career working as an intern with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2005, earning a full-time college scouting assistant position in 2006 and spending three years as a college/pro scout from 2007-09. His first job in the NFL was as an operations intern with the Detroit Lions in 2004.

In his career, Spytek has worked with a number of top-level executives and coaches, including John Elway, Mike Holmgren and Andy Reid. Elway has helped guide the Broncos to two Super Bowl appearances and a victory in Super Bowl 50 in his six seasons since joining the team as Executive Vice President of Football Ops/General Manager. Holmgren, who spent 17 years as a head coach with the Green Bay Packers (1992-98) and Seattle Seahawks (1999-2008), helped  guide his teams to 12 playoff berths, eight division titles and three Super Bowl appearances, including a victory in Super Bowl XXXI. Reid, a former AP Coach of the Year award winner, has totaled 173 career wins as a head coach, tied for the 11th-most in NFL history.

John and his wife, Kristen, serve as vice president and president, respectively, of the National CMV Foundation (nationalcmv.org). They founded the organization in 2014 to educate families about congenital CMV, a virus that ultimately claimed the life of their 21-month old daughter, Evelyn, in 2014. The couple is also parents to Jack and Thomas.

A native of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Spytek played linebacker at Michigan from 1999-2002, earning a bachelor’s degree in general studies and a master’s in sports management.

John Spytek enters his second season with the Buccaneers in 2017 as the Director of Player Personnel.

In his first season with Tampa Bay, Spytek worked with General Manager Jason Licht to help bring in a notable free agent class, featuring punter Bryan Anger and cornerback Brent Grimes, both of whom were named Pro Bowl alternates. Anger set franchise records for both punts inside the 20 (37) and net punting average (42.7), while ranking in the top five in the NFL in both categories. Grimes tied for the team lead in interceptions with four, while leading the NFL in passes defensed with 24. Also part of the free agent class was defensive end Robert Ayers Jr., who led the team in quarterback hits with 19, while ranking second in sacks with 6.5.

Spytek also assisted Licht with the 2016 NFL Draft, which was highlighted by the selections of cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III in the first round and defensive end Noah Spence in the second round. Hargreaves started all 16 games for the Buccaneers, registering 76 tackles, nine passes defensed, a forced fumble and an interception. Spence played in all 16 games and ranked third on the team in sacks, with 5.5.

Prior to joining Tampa Bay, Spytek spent three seasons with the Denver Broncos, where he worked as Southwest area scout in 2013, before being elevated to national scout, a position he held for two years (2014-15). The Broncos’ 37 regular season and 42 overall wins were the most in the NFL over that three-year span, culminating in a Super Bowl 50 victory on February 7, 2016.

Before joining the Broncos, Spytek spent three seasons (2010-12) as the Cleveland Browns’ director of college scouting. While with the Browns, Spytek assisted in drafting six players who earned PFW/PFWA All-Rookie Team honors and five players who were selected to a Pro Bowl.

Spytek began his player personnel career working as an intern with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2005, earning a full-time college scouting assistant position in 2006 and spending three years as a college/pro scout from 2007-09. His first job in the NFL was as an operations intern with the Detroit Lions in 2004.

In his career, Spytek has worked with a number of top-level executives and coaches, including John Elway, Mike Holmgren and Andy Reid. Elway has helped guide the Broncos to two Super Bowl appearances and a victory in Super Bowl 50 in his six seasons since joining the team as Executive Vice President of Football Ops/General Manager. Holmgren, who spent 17 years as a head coach with the Green Bay Packers (1992-98) and Seattle Seahawks (1999-2008), helped  guide his teams to 12 playoff berths, eight division titles and three Super Bowl appearances, including a victory in Super Bowl XXXI. Reid, a former AP Coach of the Year award winner, has totaled 173 career wins as a head coach, tied for the 11th-most in NFL history.

John and his wife, Kristen, serve as vice president and president, respectively, of the National CMV Foundation (nationalcmv.org). They founded the organization in 2014 to educate families about congenital CMV, a virus that ultimately claimed the life of their 21-month old daughter, Evelyn, in 2014. The couple is also parents to Jack and Thomas.

A native of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Spytek played linebacker at Michigan from 1999-2002, earning a bachelor’s degree in general studies and a master’s in sports management.