6 Evan Spencer

Evan Spencer Ohio State
usaUnited States
Vernon Hills, IL
High School
Vernon Hills
Past Teams
Ohio State
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Post-OSU Update: Evan Spencer was a sixth round pick (187th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He did not make their active roster, but did catch on with Tampa Bay later in the 2015 season. He appeared in one game, recording a tackle. That was his only NFL regular season action. (updated: Nov. 2023)

Jersey #: 6 (2013-14), 16 (2011-12)

Major: Economics (2013-14), Undeclared (2011-12)

Weight: 208 (2014), 206 (2013), 205 (2012), 190 (2011)

2014 Media Guide: Evan Spencer is a fine athlete and a technically sound football player who is consistently lauded by Ohio State coaches for his all-around abilities as a receiver … outstanding as a downfield blocker, Spencer has the skills to catch and run as well, with 37 career receptions for 430 yards and four touchdowns with a long catch of 44 yards … a true senior, he is an experienced performer with three Varsity O letters and who ranks second among current Buckeyes in virtually all the receiving categories … he has played in 35 games and started 14 times.

2013: Spencer played in all 14 games and started 12 times … he ranked fourth on the team in receptions with 22 and in receiving yards with 216 … scored three touchdowns; on passes covering 8 and 15 yards (vs. Florida A&M) and 25 yards (in the 31 24 win over Wisconsin) … set a personal best with four receptions vs. both Florida A&M, Iowa and Penn State … also set a personal best with 50 receiving yards vs. Florida A&M.

2013 Media Guide: Evan Spencer is an experienced, two-year letter-winner for the Buckeyes … he has played in 22 games the last two years, including all 12 games last season for the undefeated Buckeyes … he had the third-most plays among all the receivers and tight ends last year with 611, a total that included 542 plays on offense … he made two starts last year, vs. Nebraska and Illinois … he enters his true junior season with 15 career receptions for 214 yards and one touchdown … Spencer ranked fourth on the team in 2012 with 12 catches, good for 136 yards and a career-long gain of 44 yards vs. Miami … he had personal bests of three receptions twice: vs. Miami in the season opener (for 54 yards) and vs. Penn State (33 yards).

2012 Media Guide: Evan played in 10 games in 2011 as a true freshman … he then came back in the spring and was in the midst of having a fine spring practice when a shoulder injury halted his efforts the last two weeks of the drills … Evan’s first catch as a Buckeye was a ridiculous, one-handed grab of a Braxton Miller pass for a 33-yard gain in the first game of the season vs. Akron … the right-handed grab inside of the 5 yard line was considered for a national play of the week … Evan also had a 33-yard touchdown reception – in traffic and over the middle – vs. Michigan State, the Buckeyes’ only score in a 10-7 loss … counting a 12-yard reception vs. Purdue, Evan had three catches for 78 yards and the one touchdown on the season … he averaged 26.0 yards per receptions which led all Ohio State receivers.

High School: All-state offensive weapon with a Buckeye pedigree… scored 19 TD as a senior and 14 as a junior … helped lead Coach Tony Monken’s Cougars to the state quarterfinals.

Personal: son of Gilda and Tim Spencer … father is a former Ohio State running back and assistant coach now on the coaching staff of the NFL’s Chicago Bears.


SeasonTeamGGSCompPass AttPass YdsPass TDPass IntRush AttRush YdsRush TDTgtRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLost
2011Ohio State10000000000NA37826.01330NANA
2012Ohio State12400000000NA1213611.30440NANA
2013Ohio State141200000000NA222169.83250NANA
2014Ohio State1515111310190NA151499.9322000