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.
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 SINGLE-GAME HIGHS