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Noah Spence
2014-2015 Football Profile
#8 - Junior - Left Defensive End
Season Profiles:  2014 | 2013 | 2012
About Noah Spence
Home Town: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
School: Bishop McDevitt
Height: 6-3
Weight: 252
Forty Yard: 4.68

Player: Noah Spence

School: Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg, PA)

Position: Defensive End

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 252
40-yard dash: 4.50
20-yard shuttle: 
Vertical jump: 
Recruiting Ranking 
Rivals: 5-Star #1 WDE
Scout: 5-Star #2 WDE
247Sports: 5-Star #1 WDE
ESPN: 5-Star #2 WDE

College Statistics

2013: 52 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, 1 forced fumble

2012: 12 tackles, 1 tackle for loss

2013 Season: Spence started 13 games for the Buckeyes at the defensive end position called the "viper" by Ohio State coaches (because the name is cool) ... he was named first-team all-Big Ten Conference (media) and second team by the coaches ... ranked second in the Big Ten in sacks with 8.0 and sixth in tackles-for-loss with 14.5 ... led the Buckeyes in sacks and sack yards (67) and also led in TFL yards (83) ... recorded 52 tackles on the season with two pass break-ups, four QB hurries, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... tied a career-best with six tackles vs. California and set personal bests in TFLs and sacks with three and two, respectively, vs. Penn State.

2012 Season: Noah played in 11 games as a true freshman, missing only the Nebraska game because of a minor injury ... despite a veteran defensive line corps in front of him, Spence was on the field for 256 plays and he gained valuable game reps with 237 plays on defense ... he totaled 12 tackles, including a quarterback sack for minus-20 yards in his initial game as a Buckeye, vs. Miami ... he also had a pass break-up.

More: Spence was a Parade Magazine All-American, a five-star prospect, the No. 2 defensive end prospect in the country and a Top 5 prospect nationally by ESPNU and MaxPreps coming out of Bishop McDevitt ... he was also the No. 1 player in the state of Pennsylvania and the state's two-time big school defensive player of the year ... he was selected the 2011 Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year, an award that recognizes high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character in addition to athletics ... also named the Maxwell Football Club's national high school player of the year in 2011 ... amassed 204 tackles, including 50 tackles-for-loss and 35.5 sacks, during his junior and senior seasons ... he helped Bishop McDevitt, under coach Jeff Weachter, advance to consecutive state Class AAA title games ... he topped 50 quarterback sacks in his career and then had an Under Armour All-American game record three sacks ... Noah is the youngest of four sons born to Helen and Greg Spence, and the couple also has five adopted sons ... the siblings include Ray, Rod, Greg, Malcolm, Alonzo, Alex, Noah, Tariq and Marqus ... Noah's father played football at North Carolina State and an uncle, Phil, was a standout basketball player for the Wolfpack and played on the school's 1974 national championship team.

Offers: Ohio State, Ball State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Miami (OH), Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Toledo, West Virginia, Wisconsin

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