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Diontae Spencer
No. 11 – Denver Broncos
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1992-03-19) March 19, 1992 (age 27)
New Iberia, Louisiana
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:163 lb (74 kg)
Career information
High school:Westgate
New Iberia, Louisiana
College:McNeese State
Undrafted:2014
Career history
* St. Louis Rams ( 2014)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
* CFL All-Star (2018)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at CFL.ca

Diontae Spencer (born March 19, 1992) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). Born in New Iberia, Louisiana, he played college football with the McNeese State Cowboys, where his highest one-game total had been 365 yards, with five touchdowns.[1] He made his professional debut for the Toronto Argonauts (CFL) in 2015. Spencer has also been a member of the St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL.

Professional career Edit

After going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft, Spencer participated in spring mini-camp with the Chicago Bears.[2][3]

St. Louis Rams Edit

Spencer then signed with the St. Louis Rams on May 27, 2014.[4] Spencer was waived by the team in July.[5]

Toronto Argonauts Edit

Spencer signed with the Toronto Argonauts in December 2014.[6] Spencer had a productive two seasons in Toronto, catching 107 passes for 1,208 yards with six touchdowns. He also returned 39 punts and 27 kickoff returns.

Ottawa Redblacks Edit

On the second day of free agency Spencer signed with the Ottawa Redblacks.[7] On October 27, 2017, in a game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Spencer set a CFL single-game record with 496 all-purpose yards: 133 yards receiving, 165 kick-off return yards and 169 punt return yards.[8] Overall, Spencer had an exceptional 2017 campaign with the Redblacks, catching 71 passes for 922 yards with six touchdowns. He also returned 70 punts and 25 kickoffs, and was named a CFL-East All-Star as a returner. On January 31, 2018 Spencer had a workout with the NFL's Baltimore Ravens.[9] Nevertheless, less than one week before becoming a free agent Spencer and the Redblacks agreed on a contract extension on February 7, 2018.[10] Despite recording his first 1,000 yard season in 2018, Spencer did not make the CFL-East All-Star list as a receiver, but did make it as a returner[11] for the 11–7 Redblacks, who finished the year at the top of the division. After advancing to the CFL championship game, Spencer had a costly fumble on a return, and the Redblacks lost the 106th Grey Cup to Calgary, 27–16.

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

On January 4, 2019, Spencer signed a reserve/future contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL.[12]

Denver BroncosEdit

On September, 1, 2019, Spencer was claimed off waivers by the Denver Broncos.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Dunk, Justin (October 28, 2017). "Diontae Spencer will give jersey from record-breaking game to mom – 3DownNation". 3DownNation. http://www.3downnation.com/2017/10/28/diontae-spencer-will-give-jersey-from-record-breaking-game-to-mom/. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  2. "Chicago Bears Mini-Camp – Undrafted Rookies to Watch" (in en-US). Bear Goggles On. May 18, 2014. https://beargoggleson.com/2014/05/18/chicago-bears-players-watch-rookie-camp/2/.
  3. "RamView". http://ramview.blogspot.ca/2014/07/.
  4. "Rams sign speedy kick returner". Turf Show Times. https://www.turfshowtimes.com/2014/5/27/5755500/rams-sign-diontae-spencer.
  5. "Get to know a rookie: Diontae Spencer". ESPN.com. http://www.espn.com/blog/st-louis-rams/post/_/id/9351/get-to-know-a-rookie-diontae-spencer.
  6. "BIG's Diontae Spencer WR/KR Signs With Toronto Argonauts of CFL". http://www.bombasticview.com/archives/302641.
  7. "Diontae Spencer excited to show off moves for Redblacks" (in en-US). Ottawa Sun. February 16, 2017. http://ottawasun.com/2017/02/15/diontae-spencer-excited-to-show-off-moves-for-redblacks/wcm/89d1710a-ffa0-402e-96ec-d73707d9ae6e.
  8. "Diontae Spencer sets yardage record in Redblacks' wild win over Ticats | CBC Sports" (in en-US). CBC. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/ottawa-redblacks-hamilton-ticats-recap-wild-finish-1.4376553.
  9. "Top pending free agent receiver Diontae Spencer works out for Ravens – 3DownNation" (in en-US). 3DownNation. February 7, 2018. https://3downnation.com/2018/02/07/top-pending-free-agent-receiver-diontae-spencer-works-ravens/.
  10. "REDBLACKS sign extensions with Spencer, MacMillan – CFL.ca" (in en-US). CFL.ca. February 7, 2018. https://www.cfl.ca/2018/02/07/redblacks-sign-extensions-spencer-macmillan/.
  11. https://www.cfl.ca/2018/11/07/star-power-2018-cfl-divisional-stars-announced/
  12. "Steelers sign LB Tegray Scales and WR Diontae Spencer Reserve/Future contracts". Steelers Wire. USA Today. January 4, 2019. https://steelerswire.usatoday.com/2019/01/04/steelers-sign-lb-tegray-scales-and-wr-diontae-spencer-reserve-future-contracts/.
  13. DiLalla, Aric (September 1, 2019). "Broncos claim four players off waivers, sign seven players to practice squad". https://www.denverbroncos.com/news/broncos-claim-four-players-off-waivers-sign-seven-players-to-practice-squad.

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