Spencer Shuey Bio:
Strong linebacker who has been one of the team’s best special teams players … emerged in the second half of the 2012 season as one of the team’s top linebackers and tacklers … has 129 tackles, six tackles for loss, one sack, three quarterback pressures, one pass breakup, and one recovered fumble in 618 snaps over 36 games (seven starts) in his career … has 30 special teams tackles in his career … two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member … Lott Impact Award Watch List member in the preseason… preseason third-team All-ACC by Athlon … preseason fourth-team All-ACC by Phil Steele.
2012: Had 93 tackles, six tackles for loss, one sack, two quarterback pressures, and one pass breakup in 502 snaps over 13 games (seven starts) … had four double-digit tackle totals … had 69 tackles and five tackles for loss in the last seven games … had seven tackles in 29 snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8 … had six tackles in 32 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 … had two tackles in five snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29 … had seven tackles and one tackle for loss in 24 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6; it was his first career tackle for loss, as he tackled Orwin Smith in the endzone for a safety (two-yard loss) to give Clemson a 40-31 lead with 10:19 left in the fourth quarter … had a game-high 15 tackles and a team-high 2.5 tackles for loss in 57 snaps against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20; it was his first career start … had a team-tying-high 10 tackles in 48 snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 … had a team-high 12 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 51 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3; named team defensive player-of-the-game … had seven tackles and his first career sack in 26 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10 … had a team-high 14 tackles and a tackle for loss in 83 snaps against N.C. State on Nov. 17 … had six tackles and a pass breakup in 92 snaps against #12 South Carolina on Nov. 24 … had five tackles in 36 snaps against #7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31.
2011: ACC Academic Honor Roll member … had 27 tackles in 48 snaps over 14 games … had a team-high 19 special teams tackles … had five tackles, including four on special teams, in five snaps against Troy on Sept. 3 … had three tackles, including two on special teams, in four snaps against Wofford on Sept. 10 … had three tackles in one snap at #10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1 … had six tackles in 10 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 8 … had two special teams tackles at Maryland on Oct. 15; named team special teams player-of-the-game … had one tackle in 10 snaps against North Carolina on Oct. 22 … had two tackles in nine snaps at #13 South Carolina on Nov. 26 … had two tackles in two snaps against #3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3.
2010: Had nine tackles and a recovered fumble in 68 snaps over nine games … had three special teams tackles … saw most of his playing time in the first half of the season … had a tackle in 11 snaps against North Texas … had three tackles in 30 snaps against Presbyterian College … had two tackles in 12 snaps against #16 Miami (FL) … had a tackle in five snaps at North Carolina … had a tackle against Maryland.
2009: Red-shirted … ACC Academic Honor Roll member.
Before Clemson: Rated as the #24 inside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com and #47 inside linebacker by ESPN.com … #11 player in North Carolina by Rivals.com and #28 player by SuperPrep … #79 defensive end in the nation by Scout.com … defensive MVP of the Shrine Bowl; he had seven tackles and two tackles for loss … had 1,260 rushing yards and 16 scores along with 94 tackles and 10 tackles for loss as a senior … team MVP in baseball and lettered in basketball … coached by James Martin at South Mecklenburg High … recruited by Billy Napier … chose Clemson over Duke, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wake Forest.