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Marcus Spencer
Marcus  Spencer


York, Ala.

High School:
Sumter County

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 194

Strong Safety


1997 Freshman All-SEC (Knoxville News)

An outstanding spring solidified Spencer's strong safety spot. As he gains experience, Marcus should be an important force in the Tide secondary.

1998 (Sophomore): A starter in six of the Tide's 11 games, Marcus had 69 tackles and a team-leading four interceptions on the season. He also had seven stops behind the line for 15 yards and four pass break-ups. In the final three games of the season, Marcus contributed 31 tackles, including a team-high nine against Auburn. His best game of the season came against LSU when he had 13 tackles and two interceptions. Both interceptions came in the final 10 minutes of the game, with one in the endzone as LSU attempted to take a 23-7 lead, but Spencer took the ball away from Abram Booty and raced 26 yards out of the endzone. He added his final interception at the UA 17-yard line to seal the Tide's win. For his work in the spring, Marcus earned the "Coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant Best Walk-On" award.

1997 (Freshman): Marcus finished as the Tide's third-leading tackler with 67 tackles. He also had five stops behind the line for 23 yards, one quarterback sack for 14 yards, one interception for 29 yards, three pass break-ups, two quarterback pressures and caused one fumble. He had a career and season-high 15 tackles against Louisiana Tech, a total that included 12 unassisted tackles. He added a tackle behind the line for four yards and one pass break-up. Against Kentucky, he had 13 tackles, nine unassisted. He had one interception against Auburn for 29 yards and his sack, for 14 yards, came against Auburn.

1996: (Redshirted).

Prep: A standout player at Sumter County High, Marcus was an honor student and voted the Most Athletic.

Personal: The son of Lucille and Robert Spencer, Marcus likes playing video games and reading in his spare time. Born 2-15-78. He is a Criminal Justice major.

Marcus Spencer Stats

1997 11 67 5-23 1-14 1-29 0/0 3 2
1998 11 69 7-15 0-0 4-66 1/0 4 0
Totals 22 136 12-38 1-14 5-95 1/0 7 2

Marcus Spencer Career Bests

Tackles: 15 (vs. Louisiana Tech, 1997)
Sacks: 1 (vs. LSU, 1997)
Yards: 14 (vs. LSU, 1997)
Tackles for Loss: 3 (vs. LSU, 1998)
Yards: 14 (vs. LSU, 1997)
Interceptions: 2 (vs. LSU, 1998)
Yards: 40 (vs. Auburn, 1998)
Long Play: 40 (vs. Auburn, 1998)
Pass Break Ups: 1 (Several, last vs. Miss. State, 1998)
Fumbles Caused: 1 (Vs. BYU, 1998)
QB Pressures: 2 (vs. LSU, 1997)