Second-year member of the squad as a redshirt freshman linebacker • enjoyed an outstanding spring and had four tackles, including one for a loss, in the Blue-White Spring Game • will play a key role on the Delaware defensive unit and is slated as the top backup to senior David Mackall in the middle • will also contribute on special teams • outstanding athlete who plays fast.
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 junior 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.