Truman Spencer, N. Texas


P - Spencer, Truman N. Texas

Class: 09
Hometown: Mesquite, TX
High School: John Horn HS

Height / Weight: 6/3 - 220lbs.
Position: P

General Area Workouts for Pro Teams: Las Vegas, NV Draft Eligible Senior Evaluations coming.

Scouting (Staff):
Paul Assad, Pro College Football Player Development and Scouting comments: Evaluations after the camp and workouts to come.

Truman Spencer’s four year career as punter for the University of North Texas earned him record-setting recognition. He holds the Sunbelt Conference records for most punts (264) and most punt yardage (10,702) and earned all-conference honors in 2006 and 2008. He averaged more than 40 yards per punt form his sophomore season on, finishing 25th in the nation in 2008 with an average of 42.7. His consistency was also rewarded as UNT’s Abner Haynes Outstanding Special Teams Player of the Year in 2005, 2007, and 2008. His work ethic also placed him atop the weight room’s record holders in every category for kickers-punters in the Mean Green’s 95-year football history.

2007: Named to the 2007 Ray Guy watch list ... Averaged 41.6 yards per punt ... Attempted at least 10 punts in three games this season averaging more than 40 yards in all three of those games ... Twice recorded a Sun Belt long punt of 73 yards against both SMU and Middle Tennessee ... Forced a fair catch 15 times and pinned the opponent inside the 20-yard-line 12 times ... 10 of his 65 punts went for 50 yards or more.

2006: Named second team All-Sun Belt Conference... Finished year with an average of 40.8 yards per punt... Had season-long kicks of 57 yards against both Tulsa and Middle Tennessee ... Did not have any of his 55 attempts on the season blocked ... Dropped 15 punts inside the 20-yard line ... Finished second in the Sun Belt in punting, and was only non-senior ranked in the top five in the conference ... Helped lead Mean Green to the best net punting average in the Sun Belt ... Averaged 41.2 yards over eight punts in season opener at Texas... Had punts of over 50 yards against seven of the 12 opponents and eight total punts over 50 yards... Only had two touchbacks the entire season.

2005: Ranks third among all returning Sun Belt punters with a 2005 average of 37.7 yards per punt ... Spencer’s 492-punting yards against Kansas State has been topped only twice in the Darrell Dickey era, both times by his predecessor Brad Kadlubar ... Was honored with the Abner Haynes Award as the team’s outstanding special teams player ... Dropped 16 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line ... Recorded seven punts of over 50 yards ... Had a career-long punt of 54 yards in the home opener against Tulsa ... 21-yard scramble against Arkansas State proved the team’s 17th longest rush of the season.
2004: Was a redshirt.

High School/Personal: Was a three-sport star at John Horn High School, lettering in football, soccer and track ... Excelled as a kicker and punter, earning first-team all-district honors in his junior and senior seasons ... Had a career-long punt of 73 yards and field goal of 52 yards ... Was also a first-team all-district selection in soccer as a junior ... Son of Mark and Jennifer Spencer ... Born October 7, 1985.