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Chris Spencer
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Spencer on the sidelines during the November 2, 2008 game against the Eagles
No. 67     Chicago Bears
Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-03-28) March 28, 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth: Madison, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 309 lb (140 kg)
Career information
College: Mississippi
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26
Debuted in 2005 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Games played     108
Games started     89
Stats at NFL.com

Christopher Clark Spencer (born March 28, 1982) is an American football center for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was selected with the 26th overall pick in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft out of the University of Mississippi by the Seattle Seahawks.

Early yearsEdit

Spencer was part of the nationally ranked and undefeated Madison Central High School in Madison, Mississippi football team in 2000, which contained 5 current NFL players. After his prep career, he was one of the most highly-touted offensive line recruits in the Southeast. His home ties led him to choose the University of Mississippi, where he played alongside Madison Central teammates Doug Buckles and Mike Espy (of the Washington Redskins). During the 2003 season, the Ole Miss Rebels had an impressive campaign, winning 10 games concluded with a Cotton Bowl Classic victory over Oklahoma State.

Professional careerEdit

2005 NFL DraftEdit

Spencer was considered one of the best centers available in the 2005 NFL Draft, along with Jason Brown. He was projected a late second round pick,[1] and was eventually selected 26th overall in the first round.

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 2⅝ in 309 lb 5.21 s 1.81 s 3.04 s 4.61 s 8.07 s 32 in 8 ft 9 in 26 rep

Seattle SeahawksEdit

In his first season with the Seattle Seahawks, he played 7 games. In the 2006 season, he played in all 16 games for Seattle, starting 13 of them, most at the guard position, next to longtime Seattle center Robbie Tobeck. Spencer succeeded Tobeck as starting center for the 2007 season, as Tobeck had retired at the end of 2006.

Chicago BearsEdit

On July 31, 2011, he was signed by the Chicago Bears to replace the outgoing Olin Kreutz.[3] During the 2011 season, Spencer alternated between center and guard with Roberto Garza.[4] In Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers, Spencer subbed for Lance Louis, but would himself go out of the game with a hand injury.[5]

On November 22, 2012, Spencer was named as the Bears starting guard after Chilo Rachal was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list.[6]

PersonalEdit

In 2006 he married Coastal Carolina Elite volleyball player Katherine Jensen.[7]

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