31 Facts About Anthony Spencer


Anthony E Spencer II was born on January 23,1984 and is a former American football outside linebacker who played nine seasons in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints.

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Anthony Spencer played college football at Purdue University and was drafted by the Cowboys 26th overall in the 2007 NFL Draft.

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Anthony Spencer was a 3-year starter playing nose guard and fullback.

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Anthony Spencer was a two-time All-state selection and three-time all-area and all-conference selection while playing in the Summit Athletic Conference.

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Anthony Spencer was named the Indianapolis Star's Defensive Lineman of the Year as a senior, when his team went undefeated and won the 2002 Class 2A state championship.

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Anthony Spencer accepted a scholarship to play college football at Purdue University.

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Anthony Spencer spent the 2002 season on the Purdue scout team as a redshirt freshman.

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Anthony Spencer appeared in ten games during the 2003 season, recording six tackles and one stop behind the line of scrimmage.

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Anthony Spencer registered 33 tackles and finished third on the team with 7.

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Anthony Spencer batted down six passes and forced three fumbles, earning All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention.

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Anthony Spencer caused three fumbles and recovered another while deflecting one pass.

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Anthony Spencer finished the season ranked second in the nation with 26.

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Anthony Spencer finished second on the team with 93 tackles and first with 10.

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Anthony Spencer caused five fumbles and recovered another while batting away six passes and blocking one kick.

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Anthony Spencer was named the Purdue football team's Most Valuable Player.

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Anthony Spencer was selected 26th overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2007 NFL Draft.

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Anthony Spencer was converted to an outside linebacker and named the starter opposite to DeMarcus Ware, while Greg Ellis was recovering from his Achilles surgery.

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Anthony Spencer started the first six games of the season, becoming only the fourth rookie linebacker in franchise history to start in a season-opener.

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Anthony Spencer played in all 16 regular season games and Cowboys' playoff game.

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Anthony Spencer recorded his first NFL sack against the Chicago Bears on NBC Sunday Night Football.

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Anthony Spencer was demoted from his starting position, after Ellis regained his playing form.

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Anthony Spencer finished the season with 28 tackles, 3 sacks, and two forced fumbles.

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Anthony Spencer played in just 12 games for the Cowboys, starting none.

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Anthony Spencer would put together a solid 2009 campaign, recording a career best 67 tackles and 6 sacks, along with 2 forced fumbles and his first career interception.

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Anthony Spencer started all 16 regular season games for the Cowboys in 2009, starting at outside linebacker opposite teammate DeMarcus Ware.

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Anthony Spencer followed up his 2009 season with a very solid 2010 season, as he again started all sixteen games.

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Anthony Spencer ended up having a break out season and being named to his first Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Green Bay's Clay Matthews.

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Anthony Spencer missed all of the preseason after a surgical procedure that at the time was said to be for a bone bruise on his left knee.

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Anthony Spencer came back to play against the Kansas City Chiefs registering 2 tackles and one quarterback hurry.

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Anthony Spencer's recovery ramped up at the end of training camp and was able to come back for the fourth game against the New Orleans Saints.

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Anthony Spencer was solid against the run and steadily improved as a pass rusher, finishing with 17 quarterback pressures.

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