Tom Speer
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Tom Speer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Macomb, Ill.

High School:
Macomb

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 240

Position:
DL

Experience:
3L

2008: Played in all 11 games as a reserve ... totaled 10 tackles with a career-high four stops versus North Dakota State ... also had a tackle-for-loss at Western Illinois and a quarterback hurry against Youngstown State.

2007: Played in the first four games, all as a reserve, before suffering a season-ending elbow injury ... tallied two tackles each against Murray State and Eastern Illinois.

2006: Played in all 13 games, primarily on special teams.

2005: Redshirted.

Macomb HS: Led team in tackles senior season with 120 ... earned all-area and all-conference honors while helping team advance to the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) 4A State Playoffs "Sweet-16" ... voted the team's defensive MVP, after posting eight interceptions ... scored lone career touchdown against Aledo his junior season ... coached by Kelly Sears.

Data: Born 8-12-86 in Macomb, Ill. ... son of Stan and Marybeth Speer ... has two sisters, Jill, a graduate assistant in the Illinois State Athletics Media Relations Office; and Annie, a sophomore at ISU ... major: industrial technology.

CAREER STATISTICS

Total

YEAR G-GS UT AT TFL Sacks INT FF FR QBH
2006 13-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 4-0 2 2 4 0.5-1 0 0 0 0 0
2008 11-0 4 6 10 1-1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 28-0 6 8 14 1.5-2 0 0 0 0 0

CAREER SINGLE-GAME HIGHS
Tackles: 4 vs. North Dakota State, 10-25-08
Tackles-for-Loss: 1 at Western Illinois, 11-15-08