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.