2017 NFL Draft

Spencer Ware, RB

School: LSU  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 228 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
Career Notes
Ware was one of the few players in LSU history to rush for a TD, catch a TD pass and throw a touchdown pass during his career. Ware finished with 1,249 rushing yards and 10 TDs to go along with 39 receptions for 404 yards and a pair of scores. He threw a 39-yard TD pass to Rueben Randle against Auburn in 2010.

Returns as the starter and leader of a talented stable of running backs ... The most experienced running back on the squad with appearances in 24 games and 10 career starts ... Versatile playmaker who can catch the ball out of the backfield and throw it too ... Has accounted for touchdowns three ways during his career - rushing (9), receiving (1) and passing (1) ... Threw a TD pass against Auburn in 2010 ... Received the Eric Andolsek Leadership Award for outstanding leadership in spring drills and also earned the Ralph Norwood Performance Award for the second straight year ... Enters the season with three career 100-yard rushing games ... Spent a portion of the 2011 season with the LSU baseball team where he played in 21 games (10 starts) in the outfield ... Goes into junior season with 882 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns.

2011 Season
Played in 13 games with 10 starts ... Led the team with 177 carries and finished second on the team with 707 rushing yards ... Tied with Kenny Hilliard for the team lead in touchdowns scored with nine total - eight rushing and one receiving ... Displayed solid hands as a receiver out of the backfield with 11 catches for 73 yards and a TD ... Went over the 100-yard mark in rushing two times: 107 yards at Mississippi State and 109 yards vs. Florida ... Narrowly missed 100 yards rushing twice: 99 yards vs. Oregon and 92 at West Virginia ... Posted a career-long 35-yard touchdown at Ole Miss ... Missed the Auburn game for a violation of team rules ... Made his first career touchdown reception on a 13-yard pass at Tennessee and added a rushing TD against the Vols.

Became the first LSU player to record one rushing and one receiving TD in the same game since Early Doucet did it against Tulane on Sept. 23, 2006 ... Also became the first LSU player to record one rushing and one receiving TD in an SEC game since Joseph Addai did it against Alabama on Nov. 13, 2004 ... Recorded the third 100-yard rushing game of his career with a career-best 109 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries against Florida ... Earned the first multi-touchdown game of his career versus Northwestern State with six carries for 20 yards and two touchdowns ... Made his first career start against Oregon and churned out 99 yards and one rushing touchdown on 26 carries.

2010 Season
Spelled Stevan Ridley at running back and delivered his best game of the season in the 2011 Cotton Bowl ... Played in 11 games with no starts ... Carried the ball 24 times for 175 yards and one touchdown while also throwing for a score ... Hauled in 10 receptions for 101 yards ... Showed his ability when he rushed for 102 yards on 10 carries (10.2 average per carry) in the Cotton Bowl win over Texas A&M ... Added 17 yards receiving against the Aggies ... Joined Stevan Ridley as the two both went over the 100-yard mark, the first time an LSU running back tandem both went over 100 yards since Alley Broussard and Joseph Addai did so against Ole Miss on Nov. 20, 2004 ... Made a season-long catch of 29 yards at Arkansas ... Scored his first career rushing touchdown against ULM with a 5-yard run in the third quarter ... Tallied five carries for 31 yards versus McNeese State ... Had a season-high three catches at Florida ... Caught everyone off guard when he fired a 39-yard halfback pass to Rueben Randle for a TD that tied the Auburn game at 17 in the fourth quarter ... Added three tackles on special teams during the season.
High School
An explosive dual-threat quarterback who was ranked as the No. 19 overall prospect in the country and a five-star prospect by Rivals.com ... Also rated the No. 3 athlete and the No. 3 prospect in the state of Ohio ... Emerged as the most impressive running back on the East squad at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Shined all week during practice and led the East rushers in the game with 65 yards on eight carries ... Rushed for 770 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior ... Passed for more than 1,000 yards for the fourth straight season ... Also punted 26 times, downing seven inside the 20 and netting an average of 37.2 yards with a long of 52 ... Named to the 2009 All League first-team and Offensive Player of the Year ... Also an all-city 2009 and all-southwest district 2009 ... Passed for 1,938 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior ... Rushed for more than 700 yards and 15 touchdowns that same season ... Threw for more than 2,200 yards and 17 touchdowns as a sophomore along with 982 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns ... Coached by Bill Leach.
Full name is Spencer Raleigh Ware III ... Mom is Lakeisha Ware ... Born Nov. 23, 1991 ... Majoring in sports administration.

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