Walk-on adds depth at running back.
2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Did not see game action.
2009 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): In his first career appearance, rushed for 7 yards on two carries against Western Michigan . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Purdue.
2008 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rushed for nearly 500 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior for Coach Tony Annese at Muskegon (Mich.) High School . . . gained a career-best 110 yards and scored twice in the first quarter vs. East Kentwood . . . also recorded 55 tackles, including three sacks, as a starting linebacker in 2007 . . . tallied a season-high 11 tackles vs. Hudsonville as a senior . . . two-year starter at Mona Shores High School before transferring to Muskegon for his senior year . . . ran for nearly 400 yards and scored three TDs as a junior . . . saw action at fullback as a sophomore and rushed 54 times for 270 yards (5.0 avg.) . . . sidelined for most of the 2006 season with a dislocated shoulder . . . also competed in track and field . . . son of Early and Gloria Spears . . . born April 2, 1990 . . . no-preference major.