The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have named Paul Spicer assistant defensive line coach. Spicer will work with Defensive Line Coach Joe Cullen.
Spicer entered the league as a player with the Detroit Lions in 1999, before spending the majority of the next eight seasons (2000-08) with the Jacksonville Jaguars, including being named the team's Ed Block Courage Award recipient in 2005. He earned a Super Bowl XLIV championship with the New Orleans Saints in his final year (2009).
During his playing career, Spicer played in 115 games with 63 starts, totaling 259 tackles, 28.5 sacks, 16 passes defensed, seven forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and one interception. Spicer also spent time with the Saskatchewan Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League (1998-99) and the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe (2001-02).
After his playing career concluded, Spicer spent one season (2010) as assistant defensive line coach for Bartram Trail High School (Saint Johns, Florida), before joining the Jaguars, where he worked as the assistant defensive line coach under Joe Cullen for two seasons (2011-12). Spicer has also worked as a coach for the East-West Shrine Bowl from 2012-14.
A native of Indianapolis, Spicer attended the College of Dupate (Glen Ellyn, Illinois), before transferring to Saginaw Valley State.