Awards and Honors
Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (S07)
Played in seven games, making one start ... career-high eight tackles at UNLV ... forced and recovered a fumble against Kent State.
Played in 10 games, making 21 tackles.
Redshirted initial collegiate season (2005) ... was a squad member in 2006.
First-team all-state defensive lineman in Class 4A ... named area Defensive Player of the Year by The Fort Myers News-Press ... nominated to play in the Kerrigan All-Star Classic ... tallied 24 sacks and more than 100 tackles from his defensive end position as a senior ... coached by Robert Butz.
Born May 24, 1987 ... son of Shelvy Spires ... older brother, Greg Spires, is a defensive end for the Oakland Raiders ... criminal justice major.