Players

Chris Spencer
C #65
Height:
6-3
Weight:
309
College:
Mississippi
Hometown:
Madison, Miss.
Experience:
6
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 129 90
2014 TEN 8 0
2013 TEN 16 1
2012 CHI 10 5
2011 CHI 15 14
2010 SEA 16 16
2009 SEA 14 14
2008 SEA 11 11
2007 SEA 16 16
2006 SEA 16 13
2005 SEA 7 0

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Biography

HOW ACQUIRED:

Drafted with the 26th over- all selection in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. Only third center taken in first round since 1993. First center drafted by Seahawks since 1997. Highest center drafted in franchise history. Only second player drafted out of Mississippi in club history (Ken Lucas, 2001).

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Missed the first two games of 2009 season because of injury (quadriceps). Started the next 11 at center, before being moved to right guard for the final three games.
  • While snapping the ball left handed after injuring his right thumb during practice, helped block for a rushing attack that posted 164 yards against the NFL’s fourth-ranked run defense at Arizona (11/15/09).
  • Helped team rush for 245 yards against St. Louis (9/21/08), most since club record 320 vs. Houston (10/16/05).
  • Part of offensive line that helped team rush for 2007 season high 167 yards at Atlanta (12/30/07).

HOW ACQUIRED:

Drafted with the 26th over- all selection in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. Only third center taken in first round since 1993. First center drafted by Seahawks since 1997. Highest center drafted in franchise history. Only second player drafted out of Mississippi in club history (Ken Lucas, 2001).

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Missed the first two games of 2009 season because of injury (quadriceps). Started the next 11 at center, before being moved to right guard for the final three games.
  • While snapping the ball left handed after injuring his right thumb during practice, helped block for a rushing attack that posted 164 yards against the NFL’s fourth-ranked run defense at Arizona (11/15/09).
  • Helped team rush for 245 yards against St. Louis (9/21/08), most since club record 320 vs. Houston (10/16/05).
  • Part of offensive line that helped team rush for 2007 season high 167 yards at Atlanta (12/30/07).
  • Helped Shaun Alexander to gain 201 yards on a franchise-record 40 carries vs. Green Bay (11/27/06) on Monday Night Football.
  • Made first career start at left guard vs. New York Giants (9/24/06).

HONORS:

2005: PWA/PFWA All-RookieTeam

COLLEGE:

Bypassed final year of eligibility to enter draft. Started only one year at Ole Miss but performance earned regard as one of the elite blockers in college football. Started at cen- ter all 11 games for Rebels as a junior. Named All-SEC by Southeastern Football Saturdays. Earned honorable mention All-SEC honors from the AP.

PERSONAL:

Considered one of the top line- men in the nation and top overall player from Mississippi as a senior at Madison Central High School. Earned Parade, SuperPrep, Prep Football Report, USA Today and Reebok’s ESPN All-America first-team honors. Rated as sec- ond-best offensive lineman in nation by SuperPrep. Added Prepstar Super 30 All- Southeast Region and Orlando Sentinel All- Southern first-team accolades. Selected Player ofYear in Mississippi by both Gatorade and Jeff Whitaker’s Deep South Football publication. Helped Madison Central to Class 5A state championship in 1999 and a perfect 15-0 record. Won Class 5A Super Heavyweight power-lifting championship of Mississippi both junior and senior year. Holds all state prep lift records. Broke own state record senior year in power- lifting competition. Majored in Criminal Justice. Married to Katherine and has a son, Jaxon.