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    Averell Spicer
    Averell Spicer

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    High School:
    Rancho Cucamonga HS

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 295

    Position:
    DT

    Birthdate:
    04/26/1987

    Experience:
    2V

    2009: Spicer was moved from nose tackle to defensive tackle in 2009 spring drills and will start there as a senior in 2009.

    2008: Spicer started the first 3 games (Virginia, Ohio State and Oregon State) of 2008 at nose tackle, then served as a backup there the rest of his junior season. Overall in 2008 while appearing in 10 games (all but Oregon, Washington and California), he made 8 tackles, including 1 for a loss of 1 yard. He had 2 tackles each against Ohio State, Oregon State, Arizona and Stanford. He sprained his ankle at Arizona and missed the next 2 games (Washington and California). He missed 2008 spring practice with a bruised knee injury.

    2007: Spicer was a backup at nose tackle and defensive tackle as a sophomore in 2007. Overall while appearing in 12 games (all but UCLA), he had 9 tackles, including 2 for losses of 10 yards (with 1 sack for minus 9 yards). He had 1 tackle (a sack) against Idaho, Washington and Stanford, then 3 stops at Notre Dame, 1 tackle at Oregon and California and 1 tackle for a loss against Illinois.

    2006: Spicer was a reserve nose tackle as a redshirt freshman in 2006. Overall while appearing briefly in 7 games (Arkansas, Nebraska, Washington State, Arizona State, Oregon State, Stanford, Oregon) in 2006, he made 3 tackles, including 2 for losses of 5 yards (with a 1-yard sack), and deflected a pass. He had 2 tackles at Stanford (with 1 for a loss of 4 yards) and he had the sack against Oregon.

    2005: Spicer redshirted as a freshman defensive tackle in 2005, his first year at USC.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Among his 2004 honors were Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Tom Lemming All-American, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, Student Sports Top 100, Rivals 100, USA Today All-USA second team, Scout.com All-American first team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team and Cal-Hi Sports All-State third team as a senior defensive lineman and running back at Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High. He had 82 tackles, 14 sacks, 5 forced fumbles and 5 deflections in 2004 despite missing 2 games with a cracked rib.

    As a junior in 2003, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team and All-Valley first team while posting 71 tackles, 29 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries. In his career as a 4-year starter, he had 280 tackles and 37 sacks.

    He also was on Rancho Cucamonga's track team, with best of 11.2 in the 100 meters, 61-8 in the shot put and 170-0 in the discus throw.

    PERSONAL: He's a sociology major at USC. He grew up in Florida before moving to California when he was in middle school.

    TACLS/YDSDFLFR
    2006 (Fr.)...32/510
    2007 (So.)...92/1000
    2008 (Jr.)...81/100
    CAREER...205/1610

    GAME-BY-GAME WITH AVERELL SPICER

    2008

    TACLS/YDS DFLFR
    Ohio State*20/000
    Oregon St.*20/000
    Arizona20/000
    Stanford20/000
    2008 (Jr.)...81/100
    *Starter

    2007

    TACLS/YDSDFL FR
    Idaho11/900
    Washington10/000
    Stanford10/000
    Notre Dame30/000
    Oregon10/000
    California10/000
    Illinois (RB)11/100
    2007 (So.)...92/1000

    2006

    TACLS/YDSDFLFR
    Stanford21/410
    Oregon11/100
    2006 (Fr.)...32/510