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Sean Spence
ILB #55
Height:
5-11
Weight:
231
Age:
26
College:
Miami (Fla.)
Hometown:
Miami, FL
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
54
SCK
3.0
FF
1
INT
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Biography

 
PRO: The Titans signed Sean Spence as an unrestricted free agent during the 2016 offseason to bring depth and experience to the inside linebacker position.  The 5-foot-11-inch, 231-pounder spent his first four NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including his initial three campaigns working with current Titans defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.  The University of Miami product missed the entirety of his first two pro seasons, but bounced back to play in 31 regular season games in his next two campaigns (2014-15).  Spence’s speed and athleticism allow him to roam the field from sideline to sideline and be disruptive against the run and the pass.    

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2014, Spence played in all 16 games with nine starts and registered career-highs with 52 tackles, including a sack.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•     Spence was the recipient of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ed Block Courage Award in 2014.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Miami, Fla., native was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round (86th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.
•    Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on March 16, 2016.

COLLEGE:
•    Started 40 of 47 games at Miami (Fla.) and finished his career ranked 11th in school history with 318 tackles (170 solo) that included 10.5 sacks for minus-87 yards and 47.0 stops for losses totaling 164 yards.  Forced four fumbles, recovered another, deflected nine passes and had a seven-yard interception return for a touchdown.
•    Became the first Hurricane to record 100 tackles in consecutive seasons (111 in 2010 and 106 in 2011) since 2003 (Jonathan Vilma made 133 stops
in 2002 and 127 in 2003) and is just one of six Hurricanes to ever record 100 tackles at least twice in a career.
•    As a senior (2011), earned All-American fourth-team honors from Phil Steele, as the Butkus Award semifinalist.  Was the recipient of the team’s Captain’s Award and Jack Hardin Most Outstanding Player Award.  Earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team honors from the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.  Started the team’s final 11 games and led the team with 106 tackles (54 solo), three sacks for minus 23 yards and a team-high 14 stops for losses of 39 yards.  Finished fourth in the ACC with an average of 9.64 tackles per game.  Also caused a fumble, deflected one pass and registered at least 10 tackles in six games.
•    As a junior (2010), the team’s Most Valuable Player earned second-team All-ACC honors from the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.  One of seven Hurricanes to start all 13 games, the weakside linebacker finished second on the team and fifth in the conference with a career-high 111 tackles (59 solo) that included 2.5 sacks for minus 21 yards.  Paced the Hurricanes and ranked fourth in the league with a career-high 17.0 stops for losses of 61 yards for a team that ranked 22nd in the nation in total defense (323.31 ypg).  Caused two fumbles, recovered another and deflected six passes.
•    As a sophomore (2009), started seven of the 10 games he appeared in and finished with 36 tackles (19 solo).  Finished with three sacks for minus 28 yards, 6.5 stops for losses of 33 yards and a quarterback pressure.
•    As a freshman (2008), named a Freshman All-American selection by The Sporting News and College Football News.  Was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.  Started the last nine games, finishing third on the team with 65 tackles (38 solo) that included two sacks and a team-high 9.5 stops for losses of 31 yards.  Also caused a fumble and deflected a pass, scoring on a seven-yard interception return during his first career start against Florida State.
•    Majored in general studies at Miami (Fla.).

PERSONAL:  
•    Attended Northwestern High School (Miami, Fla.) and was a four-star prospect, rated 13th among the nation’s outside linebackers by Rivals.com.
•     As a senior in 2007, the team’s national championship campaign, he delivered 123 tackles with two interceptions and three sacks.  
•     Was rated the second-best outside linebacker in the country by ESPN and earned All-American honors from Prep State.  Added all-state accolades from the Florida Sportswriters Association and ranked sixth on the Miami Herald South Florida Top 25.  Was selected to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 team and competed in the inaugural Under-Armour All-Star game
•     During his junior campaign, the team compiled a 15-0 record, with the linebacker leading the state with 197 tackles that included 10 stops behind the line of scrimmage while picking off two more passes.
•     Moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore, picking off a pair of passes while recording 96 tackles.
•     Has one daughter, Summer Joy.
•    Follow Spence on Twitter at @3Spence1.
•    Born Sean Ryan Christopher Spence on June 7, 1990 in Miami, Fla.
 
PRO: The Titans signed Sean Spence as an unrestricted free agent during the 2016 offseason to bring depth and experience to the inside linebacker position.  The 5-foot-11-inch, 231-pounder spent his first four NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including his initial three campaigns working with current Titans defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.  The University of Miami product missed the entirety of his first two pro seasons, but bounced back to play in 31 regular season games in his next two campaigns (2014-15).  Spence’s speed and athleticism allow him to roam the field from sideline to sideline and be disruptive against the run and the pass.    

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2014, Spence played in all 16 games with nine starts and registered career-highs with 52 tackles, including a sack.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•     Spence was the recipient of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ed Block Courage Award in 2014.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Miami, Fla., native was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round (86th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.
•    Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on March 16, 2016.

COLLEGE:
•    Started 40 of 47 games at Miami (Fla.) and finished his career ranked 11th in school history with 318 tackles (170 solo) that included 10.5 sacks for minus-87 yards and 47.0 stops for losses totaling 164 yards.  Forced four fumbles, recovered another, deflected nine passes and had a seven-yard interception return for a touchdown.
•    Became the first Hurricane to record 100 tackles in consecutive seasons (111 in 2010 and 106 in 2011) since 2003 (Jonathan Vilma made 133 stops
in 2002 and 127 in 2003) and is just one of six Hurricanes to ever record 100 tackles at least twice in a career.
•    As a senior (2011), earned All-American fourth-team honors from Phil Steele, as the Butkus Award semifinalist.  Was the recipient of the team’s Captain’s Award and Jack Hardin Most Outstanding Player Award.  Earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team honors from the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.  Started the team’s final 11 games and led the team with 106 tackles (54 solo), three sacks for minus 23 yards and a team-high 14 stops for losses of 39 yards.  Finished fourth in the ACC with an average of 9.64 tackles per game.  Also caused a fumble, deflected one pass and registered at least 10 tackles in six games.
•    As a junior (2010), the team’s Most Valuable Player earned second-team All-ACC honors from the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.  One of seven Hurricanes to start all 13 games, the weakside linebacker finished second on the team and fifth in the conference with a career-high 111 tackles (59 solo) that included 2.5 sacks for minus 21 yards.  Paced the Hurricanes and ranked fourth in the league with a career-high 17.0 stops for losses of 61 yards for a team that ranked 22nd in the nation in total defense (323.31 ypg).  Caused two fumbles, recovered another and deflected six passes.
•    As a sophomore (2009), started seven of the 10 games he appeared in and finished with 36 tackles (19 solo).  Finished with three sacks for minus 28 yards, 6.5 stops for losses of 33 yards and a quarterback pressure.
•    As a freshman (2008), named a Freshman All-American selection by The Sporting News and College Football News.  Was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.  Started the last nine games, finishing third on the team with 65 tackles (38 solo) that included two sacks and a team-high 9.5 stops for losses of 31 yards.  Also caused a fumble and deflected a pass, scoring on a seven-yard interception return during his first career start against Florida State.
•    Majored in general studies at Miami (Fla.).

PERSONAL:  
•    Attended Northwestern High School (Miami, Fla.) and was a four-star prospect, rated 13th among the nation’s outside linebackers by Rivals.com.
•     As a senior in 2007, the team’s national championship campaign, he delivered 123 tackles with two interceptions and three sacks.  
•     Was rated the second-best outside linebacker in the country by ESPN and earned All-American honors from Prep State.  Added all-state accolades from the Florida Sportswriters Association and ranked sixth on the Miami Herald South Florida Top 25.  Was selected to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 team and competed in the inaugural Under-Armour All-Star game
•     During his junior campaign, the team compiled a 15-0 record, with the linebacker leading the state with 197 tackles that included 10 stops behind the line of scrimmage while picking off two more passes.
•     Moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore, picking off a pair of passes while recording 96 tackles.
•     Has one daughter, Summer Joy.
•    Follow Spence on Twitter at @3Spence1.
•    Born Sean Ryan Christopher Spence on June 7, 1990 in Miami, Fla.
 
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 144 100 44 5.0 0 3 0 0 -- 0 0 1 1
2016 TEN 15 6 54 37 17 3.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2015 PIT 15 4 37 29 8 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 PIT 16 9 53 34 19 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 MIN L 16-25 2 1 1 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @DET W 16-15 4 3 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 OAK L 10-17 4 2 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @HOU L 20-27 3 1 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @MIA W 30-17 7 4 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 CLE W 28-26 4 4 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 IND L 26-34 4 4 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 JAX W 36-22 4 1 3 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @SD L 35-43 6 4 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 GB W 47-25 1 1 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @IND L 17-24 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @CHI W 27-21 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 DEN W 13-10 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @KC W 19-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @JAX L 17-38 5 5 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 HOU W 24-17 5 3 2 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --

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