Laker defense allows only 124 yards in second half to beat West Texas A&M
Victory will have the Lakers in prime position to make the playoffs for the 11th time in the last 13 years
GVSU tallies 507 yards against one of the nation's top defenses
Lakers score five straight TD's in first half to lead the way
Lakers begin the year 1-0 in front of a crowd of 13,659
A video feature on the 2013 GVSU football running backs heading into the upcoming season. The Lakers open the season on Sept. 7 at home against Azusa Pacific.
GVSU head football coach Matt Mitchell and players Kirk Spencer, Charles Johnson, and Charles Hill discuss the Lakers' 35-13 victory over Wayne State on Saturday night (Nov. 3)
GVSU head football coach Matt Mitchell and players Isiah Grimes, Kirk Spencer, and Luther Ware discuss the Lakers' 42-28 Homecoming game victory over Northwood on Saturday night (Oct. 20)
NCAA National Semifinal
NCAA Playoffs 2nd Round
Battle of the Valleys
2012:Earned first varsity letter...Played in all 11 games with five starts...Led the team and ranked ninth in the GLIAC in rushing yards with 978 on 129 carries...Led the team with a 7.6 yards per carry average...Tallied 380 kickoff return yards on 10 attempts...Notched long kickoff returns of 74, 77 and 94 yards...Ranked ninth in the GLIAC in all-purpose yards per game (123.4)...Broke the 100-yard rushing mark five times...Rushed for 228 yards and a TD on just 17 carries vs. Wayne State (11/3)...228 yards was the fourth-best single-game total in Laker football history...Toted the ball 28 times for 136 yards and one TD at Michigan Tech (9/29)...Rushed for 145 yards on 13 carries at Northern Michigan (10/13)...Recorded 129 yards on 15 carries vs. Northwood (10/20), followed by a 100-yard, two-TD effort at Hillsdale...Tallied four special teams tackles before moving into the starting running back role in the fifth game.
2011: Member of the squad, but did not play.
High School: Prepped at East Grand Rapids High School under head coach Peter Stuursma...Named to the Division 3-4 All-State team by the Associated Press...Ran the ball 246 times for 2,043 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior...Had 23 carries for 98 yards and one catch for 27 yards in the 2009 Michigan state championship game to go along with four tackles and one fumble recovery on defense.
Personal: Son of Kirk and Patricia Spencer...Currently pre-med...Enjoys reading and hanging out with friends.