Will return to linebacker, his position as a freshman and sophomore, for the 2005 campaign after working at safety last year.
2004: Played in nine games with five starts at strong safety, recording 39 tackles (24 solo) to rank eighth on the team. Tallied a season-best eight tackles (four solo) against UAB (10/23). Posted a seven-tackle day at Memphis (10/16) and added six stops against both Mississippi State (9/4) and Southern Miss (9/25).
2003: Played in 11 games with nine starts at strong-side linebacker. Missed the UAB game (11/8) due to injury. Ranked seventh on the team with 63 tackles (32 solo), while adding four tackles for loss and five pass break-ups. Had a season-best 11 tackles (four solo) and his lone sack of the year against Houston (10/11). Also hit double digits with 10 stops (seven solo) in the win over Mississippi State (9/13). Recorded eight tackles against Louisville (10/17).
2002: Redshirted the season.
2001: As a true freshman, played in all 12 games, including seven starts at linebacker. Selected to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team. Ranked fifth on the team with 65 tackles, including 41 solo stops. Posted a huge game with 14 tackles (seven solo) against UAB (10/20). Tallied nine tackles (six solo) and forced a fumble in his second career game against LSU (9/1). Recorded six tackles (five solo), including his first career sack, while forcing two fumbles in the Homecoming win against TCU (10/13). Had a seven-tackle day (three solo) against Navy (11/10).
HIGH SCHOOL: Member of the Times-Picayune's Top 16 Blue Chip list. First team all-district choice as a senior. SuperPrep Magazine named him the top strong safety in Louisiana. The No. 15 prospect in Louisiana, according to SuperPrep. Made 52 solo tackles as a senior. Big plays included five fumble recoveries, two caused fumbles and an interception. For his career, totaled 90 solo stops. Recovered nine fumbles and caused four. Picked off a pair of passes as a prep. Played on offense as a sophomore and accounted for seven touchdowns with one passing, four rushing and two receiving. Team advanced to the state semifinals in 2000. Coached by Anthony Biagas.
PERSONAL: Brandon Warren Spincer. Born July 27, 1982 in Greenville, Miss. The son of Barbara Spincer. Majoring in sociology.
Spincer's Career Defensive Stats
|Year ||G-GS ||UT-AT-TT ||TFL ||Sacks ||FF/FR ||PD|
|2001 ||12-7 ||41-24-65 ||3-12 ||1-12 ||3/0 ||1|
|2003 ||11-9 ||32-31-63 ||4-15 ||1-7 ||0/0 ||5|
|2004 ||9-5 ||24-15-39 ||0-0 ||0-0 ||0/0 ||0|
|Career ||32-21 ||97-70-167 ||7-27 ||2-19 ||3/0 ||6|