Third-year member of the squad as a sophomore linebacker • after injuries early in career has bounced back to play a key role for Delaware defense • projected as team's No. 2 Sam linebacker entering the season • will also contribute on special teams • outstanding athlete who plays fast • had solid spring and recorded six tackles in Blue-White Spring Game in May.
Earned second letter for the Blue Hens as a backup linebacker and special teams contributor • saw action in 11 games and recorded first career start vs. New Hampshire in four-linebacker set • did not see action in season finale vs. Villanova • registered eight tackles (five solo) • had season-high two tackles each vs. Pitt, Towson, and William & Mary and one each vs. Colgate and Rhode Island • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week vs. William & Mary • enjoyed an outstanding spring and had four tackles, including one for a loss, in the Blue-White Spring Game.
Did not see game action as a true freshman and retained freshman eligibility.
Played at Varina High School for head coach Stu Brown • high school teammate of current Delaware senior wide receiver Jerel Harrison • second team All-State as a senior in 2012 • district Player of the Year and All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year • first team All-Metro, all-district, and all-region • recorded 136 solo tackles and two interceptions on defense and rushed for two touchdowns on offense • team ranked No. 2 in the area in total defense and had the most forced fumbles.
Larry Darnell Spears, Jr. • born July 7, 1995 • business management major with a minor in coaching at Delaware • son of Larry and Sharon Spears • father and mother both played college sports and cousins Brandon Minor (Michigan), B.J. Minor (James Madison), and Jermaine Spears (Bridgewater) all have played college football • hobbies include playing basketball and video games.
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Tackles: 2 vs. Pitt, William & Mary, Towson, 2014