Career Honors: 2016: KU’s Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week (TCU); Academic All-Big 12 First Team. 2015: Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (fall and spring). 2014: Academic All-Big 12 First Team, Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (spring). 2013: Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (fall and spring).
Career Summary: Played in 34 games… Made 18 tackles… Recovered a fumble.
2016 (Jr.): Played primarily on special teams in all 12 contests… Provided eight tackles on special teams coverages… Gained a season-high two tackles against Oklahoma State… Rhode Island: Saw time, but did not record any statistics in KU’s win… Ohio: Collected his first tackle of the season on special teams coverage against the Bobcats… at Memphis: Made one special teams tackle… at Texas Tech: Saw time on special teams assignments, but did not record any statistics… TCU: Saw action on special teams coverages, but did not record any statistics… at Baylor: Contributed on special teams assignments, but did not record any statistics… Oklahoma State: Contributed a season-high two tackles on special teams… at Oklahoma: Saw time on special teams assignments, but did not record any statistics… at West Virginia: Tallied one tackle on punt coverage… Iowa State: Posted a stop on kickoff coverage… Texas: Gathered one special teams tackle in the victory over the Longhorns… at K-State: Notched one tackle against the Wildcats.
2015 (So.): Played in all 12 contests… Posted eight tackles and one fumble recovery… Made a career-high three tackles at Texas… Baylor: Made his first tackle of the season… at Oklahoma State: Contributed his second tackle of the season on punt coverage… Oklahoma: Recorded one tackle and recovered a fumble… at Texas: Collected a career-high three tackles… at TCU: Made two tackles on punt coverage.
2014 (RFr.): Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team… Participated in 10 games on special teams and in the secondary… at Duke: Recorded his first-career tackle… at Baylor: Made one tackle.
2013 (Fr.): Redshirted his first year at Kansas.
High School: A three-star prospect according to Rivals, Scout and ESPN… A standout defensive back at Woodrow Wilson HS who was credited with six interceptions and five blocked kicks during his final two seasons… Also saw action on the offensive side of the ball where he rushed 54 times for 405 yards and five touchdowns as a senior… Hauled in six receptions for 119 yards and three TDs, while he also completed six passes, three of which were touchdowns, in 2012… Coached by Bobby Estes at Woodrow Wilson HS.
Personal: Selected Kansas after receiving interest from TCU, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Tulsa, Louisiana Tech and SMU… Son of Celeste and Rob Spencer… Majoring in environmental studies with a minor in geology.