Shined after being thrust into the starter's role at defensive end after Jonathan Mathis went down with an injury … earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors after making 45 tackles and leading the Aggie defensive line with 8 tackles for loss … posted 1.5 QB sacks, batted down a pass and forced a fumble … saw action in all 13 games, and started the final nine games of the season … had five or more tackles in five of nine games he started, including a season-high seven against Baylor and Missouri … had a team-high three tackles for loss against Iowa State.
Contributed 20 tackles, including 2.5 for loss of seven yards, while seeing action in all 13 games … made a crucial play in the Aggies' win over Texas when he tipped a pass at the line of scrimmage that was picked off by Butkus Award winner Von Miller … had a season-high six tackles against Louisiana Tech … saw extended action against Texas after starter Tony Jerod-Eddie went out with an injury and responded with five tackles … selected to second-team Academic All-Big 12 team.
Played significantly in all 13 games as a true freshman and was one of first defensive linemen off the bench ... one of seven true freshmen to appear in all 13 games ... set a season best with four stops and a sack in win over Baylor (11/21) ... lone tackle against Arkansas (10/3) was first of his career for a loss ... totaled three tackles, including a critical third-down stop, against New Mexico (9/5).
Coached by David Wetzel at Reagan High School in San Antonio ... named San Antonio Area Defensive Player of the Year by the San Antonio Express-News … as a senior recorded 70 tackles, nine sacks and 39 QB hurries … led San Antonio Reagan to an 11-3 record and the state quarterfinals.
Spencer Nealy is the son of Ed and DeAnn Nealy ... born December 8, 1990 … chose the Aggies over TCU and Kansas State ... father, Ed, played 10 seasons in the NBA ... agribusiness major.