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Schedule

FOOTBALL
May 6 - 6:00 PM
Blue-White Spring Game
Delaware
Delaware
FOOTBALL
Aug 31 - 7:00 PM
Delaware State (First State Cup/Delaware Day)
Delaware
Delaware
FOOTBALL
Sep 9 - 3:30 PM
Delaware
Delaware
Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech
FOOTBALL
Sep 16 - 3:30 PM
Cornell (Band Day)
Delaware
Delaware
FOOTBALL
Sep 30 - 3:30 PM
James Madison (Hall of Fame Weekend)
Delaware
Delaware
FOOTBALL
Oct 7 - 6:00 PM
Delaware
Delaware
Stony Brook
FOOTBALL
Oct 14 - 3:30 PM
William & Mary (Parents & Family Weekend/Twirler Day)
Delaware
Delaware
FOOTBALL
Oct 21 - 3:30 PM
Richmond (Homecoming)
Delaware
Delaware
UD Football BIO
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Larry Spears
Player Profile:
Larry Spears 1695173
Position: Linebacker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 270
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Henrico, Va.
High School: Varina
Major: Criminal Justice
Experience: 3 Letters

AT DELAWARE
Fifth-year member of the squad as a senior linebacker • one of 20 seniors on the squad • will add solid backup support at inside linebacker • has overcome injuries during career to become a key part of the Delaware defense • could also contribute heavily on special teams • has played in 33 career games with one start and recorded 68 tackles (36 solo) and 6.5 tackles for loss (29 yards) • outstanding athlete who plays fast • had team-high tying six tackles in the Blue-White spring game in May.

2016 SEASON
Played a key role as backup middle linebacker for Delaware defense as a junior • also contributed on special teams • played in all 11 games and recorded 11 tackles, including seven solo stop • had one tackle for loss • posted at least one tackle in seven games with season-high three vs. Stony Brook • had tackle for loss in win over Lafayette • part of defense that ranked No. 6 in the Colonial Athletic Association in total defense (349.7 yards allowed per game) • served as a game captain vs. James Madison • had three tackles in the Blue-White Spring Game in May.

2015 SEASON
Played a key role at linebacker for Delaware defense as a sophomore • also a key special teams performer • saw action in all 11 games but did not start • made the most of his opportunities as he ranked No. 4 on the team with 49 tackles (24 solo stops) • also added 1.5 sacks for 12 yards and 5.5 tackles for losses of 24 yards (third best on team) • recorded at least two tackles in every game • registered a career-high eight stops vs. William & Mary, had seven against Towson, and contributed six each vs. Rhode Island and Albany • had sacks vs. North Carolina and Rhode Island and added two tackles for loss at Towson • part of a unit that ranked No. 5 in the CAA and 24th in the NCAA in total defense (329.2) and was No. 3 in both rushing defense (123.5/17th in NCAA) and scoring defense (20.5/22nd in NCAA) • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week vs. Towson • had solid spring and recorded six tackles in Blue-White spring game in May.

2014 SEASON
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.

2013 SEASON
Did not see game action as a true freshman and retained freshman eligibility.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played at Varina High School for head coach Stu Brown • 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.

PERSONAL
Larry Darnell Spears, Jr. • born July 7, 1995 • criminal justice major with a minor in marketing at Delaware • son of Larry and Sharon Spears • father and mother both played high school sports and cousins Brandon Minor (Michigan), B.J. Minor (James Madison), and Jermaine Spears (Bridgewater) all have played college football • hobbies include playing basketball, playing video games, and writing music • worked with UD Conference Services in Summer, 2016.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/S Tackles (Solo)
Sacks/TFL
FR/FF
Int./PD
2016 11/0 11 (7) 0-0/1.0-5 0/0 0/0
2015 11/0 49 (24) 1.5 - 12 / 5.5-24 0/0 0/0
2014 11/1 8 (5)
0-0 / 0-0
0/0 0/0
TOTALS 33/1 68 (36)
1.5-12 / 6.5-29
0/0
0/0

CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 8 vs. William & Mary, 2015; 7 vs. Towson, 2015

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