CAREER: Has seen action in 21 games in three seasons … Career totals of 55 tackles (29 solo), four tackles for loss, one sack and one interception
2007 (JUNIOR): Played in 11 games, making the first five starts of his career … Finished with a career-high 52 tackles (27 solo), with three tackles for loss, one QB pressure, one sack, one pass defensed and one interception … Ranked eighth on the team in tackles. Played mainly weakside linebacker, but started one game at the strongside … Played as the main weakside linebacker against Marshall, saw action on 34 plays and intercepted first career pass … Made the first start of his collegiate career at weakside linebacker against Oklahoma and played 39 downs and totaled eight tackles (four solo) … Made four tackles (two solo), including an eight-yard sack, the first of his career in win over Texas A&M … Tallied eight tackles (five solo) and also recovered a fumble against North Carolina … Started at strongside linebacker and played 78 downs, making nine tackles (three solo), with one tackle for loss, one QB pressure and one pass deflection against Georgia Tech … Added five assisted tackles in win at Florida State … Started at weakside linebacker and played 32 downs, making six tackles (four solo) against Virginia … Also played on special teams in games against FIU and NC State.
2006 (SOPHOMORE): Reserve linebacker and special teams performer…Saw playing time in just four games…Played against Florida State, Florida A&M, FIU and Duke…Saw his most action at Duke, 19 plays at weakside linebacker. Missed the final six games. For the season, tallied three tackles.
2005 (FRESHMAN): Played in six games as a true freshman, mostly on special teams…Played on special teams vs. Colorado and Duke, then saw his first action at linebacker in a 52-7 victory over Duke…Played on special teams at Temple and then missed four games…Returned to action for the final two games, playing on special teams vs. Virginia and in the Peach Bowl vs. Louisiana State.
HIGH SCHOOL: One of the top defensive prospects in the state…As a senior in 2004, made 11 sacks (four in one game) and 19 tackles for a loss…As a junior, had 80 tackles and 12 sacks, including a great performance in the state title game…Didn’t play organized football until high school…Emerged as a defensive end as a sophomore and began playing linebacker as a junior…Rated as the No. 7 outside linebacker in the nation and No. 87 in the nation regardless of position by Rivals.com…Ranked as the No. 62 overall prospect and the No. 10 linebacker by Scout.com…Ranked as the No. 4 prospect in Florida by the Orlando Sentinel, the No. 1 linebacker prospect in the South by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the No. 4 overall prospect by the Tampa Tribune, and the No. 48 overall prospect by Tom Lemming Prep Football Report…Member of the PrepStar Top 100 Dream Team and the Florida Times-Union Super 75…Chose Miami over Florida, Florida State and Georgia…Coached by Bill Kramer.
SPENCER ADKINS’ CAREER STATISTICS