It started with Bryan Bulaga going in the first round to the Green Bay Packers. It ended with fellow offensive lineman Kyle Calloway going to the Buffalo Bills. When it was all said and done, it was an Iowa Football record of six players being drafted by NFL teams. The credit for this achievement...[details]
2008 (Sophomore): Second team all-Big Ten by league coaches . . . honorable mention all-Big Ten by league media . . . second team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's college Football . . . second team Sophomore all-American by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, defense . . . Ranked third on the team with 68 tackles, including 43 solo tackles and 25 assists . . . also had four pass interceptions and six pass break-ups . . . tied for fifth in the Big Ten in interceptions per game (.31) . . . started at right cornerback in 46-3 opening win over Maine as defense allowed just 83 passing yards and 220 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and one assisted tackle in first action of career vs. Maine . . . started at right cornerback in 42-0 win over Florida International as defense allowed just 56 rushing yards and 218 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and five assists vs. FIU, along with two pass break-ups . . . started at right cornerback in 17-5 win over Iowa State as defense allowed just 73 rushing yards . . . recorded eight tackles vs. ISU, including five solo stops and three assists, along with first career interception and 23-yard return on ISU's final possession . . . started at right cornerback in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh . . . recorded four solo tackles and one assist at Pittsburgh, along with first career caused fumble and second career interception, with a return of 24 yards . . . started at right cornerback in 22-17 loss to Northwestern . . . recorded seven tackles vs. Northwestern, including four solo stops and three assisted tackles . . . also had one KO return for seven yards, his first of the season . . . started at right cornerback in 16-13 loss at Michigan State as defense held second leading rusher in the nation to 91 net rushing yards . . . recorded six tackles vs. MSU, including three solo stops and three assists . . . started at right cornerback in 45-9 win at Indiana as defense allowed just 95 rushing yards and 286 yards total offense . . . matched career-best with eight tackles vs. the Hoosiers, all solo tackles . . . started at right cornerback in 38-16 win over Wisconsin . . . recorded one solo tackle and one assist vs. the Badgers, along with one tackle for loss and one pass break-up . . . started at right cornerback in 27-24 loss at Illinois as defense allowed just 60 net rushing yards . . . recorded two solo tackles and one QB pressure at Illinois, along with third interception of the year and 23-yard return that led to second period field goal . . . started at right cornerback in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State as defense allowed just 289 yards total offense . . . recorded six tackles against the Nittany Lions, including two solo stops and four assists . . . started at right cornerback in 22-17 win over Purdue as defense allowed just 86 net rushing yards . . . recorded career-high nine tackles vs. Purdue, including six solo stops and three assists, along with one pass break-up . . . started at right cornerback in 55-0 win at Minnesota as defense allowed just seven rushing yards and 134 yards total offense . . . recorded four solo tackles against Minnesota, along with fourth interception of the season and a 57-yard return for a touchdown to give Iowa a 27-0 advantage late in the second period . . . 57-yard interception return ties for 12th-longest in school history . . . started at right cornerback in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina as defense allowed just 43 net rushing yards . . . recorded two solo tackles and one assist vs. South Carolina, along with one pass break-up.
2007 (Freshman): Earned junior college all-American honors while playing 2007 season at Iowa Central Community College . . . recorded seven pass interceptions and 242 return yards . . . returned two interceptions for touchdowns and also scored two touchdowns on kickoff returns and recorded four blocked punts . . . helped junior college team post 9-2 overall record and earn No. seven national ranking . . . junior college coach was Kevin Twait.
2006 (Redshirt): Redshirted.
Personal: Born 4/15/88... undecided major... Mother is Romonda Spievey... high school coach was Sean Marinan.
High School honors: Named the Connecticut Player of the Year... two-time coaches all-state selection... New Haven Register and Hartford Courant All-State as a senior... two-time all-S.C.C. pick... Career - - played defensive back and running back... made 87 career tackles and 16 interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns... rushed for 3,606 yards and 50 touchdowns in his career, along with 53 receptions for 858 yards and eight touchdowns... all-time leading rusher in Xavier history... returned three punts and two kickoffs for touchdown... had seven interceptions and 24 tackles as a senior... rushed for 1,642 yards and 26 touchdowns as a senior... led team to 2005 State Championship.
A tall, well-built corner who showcases the ability to help in the run game and does a nice job closing on the ball and wrapping up in pursuit, Spievey isn't overly physical at the point of attack but takes good angles and consistently sticks his head into the play. He's a technically sound corner who showcases good footwork in his drop, does a nice job keeping his feet under him and wastes little motion when asked to click and close on the ball. He displays a good feel in coverage and looks natural when asked to read and react in zone coverage and close on the football. He exhibits a good initial burst of out his breaks and has the closing speed to jump routes and break on passes underneath. Spievey possesses good length and overall power off the line and knows how to play press/man. He does a nice job rerouting receivers and disrupting the timing of the pass game. He gets his head around quickly when asked to locate the ball and does a nice job adjusting his body and attacking throws at the highest point. But the biggest knock on Spievey is his lack of a second gear when asked to turn and run downfield. He demonstrates above-average fluidity when asked to transition out of his drop but struggles to get back up to speed quickly and seems to get too upright when asked to run vertically downfield. He will tense up at times and lacks the deep speed to consistently run with NFL receivers. Overall, he's a tough corner who can tackle, press and find the ball in both off-man and zone coverage but will struggle when asked to turn and run with speed downfield.