Martrell Spaight
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Spaight playing for the Redskins in 2017
No. 50, 47, 53     
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1993-08-05) August 5, 1993 (age 27)
Place of birth: North Little Rock, Arkansas
Career information
College: Arkansas
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 5 / Pick: 141
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Washington Redskins ( 2015 2017)
Career highlights and awards
* First-team All-SEC (2014)
Total tackles     107
Sacks     0.0
Pass deflections     3
Interceptions     1
Forced fumbles     0

Martrell Spaight (born August 5, 1993) is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Arkansas.[1] He also played for the Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs.

College statistics

Martrell Spaight Defense
Year Team GP Tackles For Loss Sacks Int FF
2013 Arkansas 7 22 1.0 1.0 0 0
2014 Arkansas 13 128 10.5 1.0 1 2
College Totals 20 150 11.5 2.0 1 2

Professional career

Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins selected Spaight with the 141st overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.[2] Despite playing outside linebacker in college, he switched to the inside linebacker position in the Redskins' defensive scheme.[3] He signed a four-year contract on May 11, 2015.[4] On September 22, the team placed him on injured reserve due to lingering symptoms after sustaining a concussion in the Week 1 game against the Miami Dolphins.[5]

Spaight recorded his first career interception against quarterback Brett Hundley in the Week 11 victory over the Green Bay Packers in 2016.[6]

On September 1, 2018, Spaight was released by the Redskins.[7]

Miami Dolphins

Spaight signed with the Miami Dolphins on September 25, 2018.[8] He was released on November 9, 2018.[9]

Jacksonville Jaguars

On November 13, 2018, Spaight was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars.[10] He was released on December 28, 2018.[11]

Kansas City Chiefs

On January 4, 2019, Spaight signed a reserve/future contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.[12]

Retirement

Spaight announced his retirement on May 20, 2019.[13]

References

  1. "Linebacker Martrell Spaight having dream senior season | AthlonSports.com". athlonsports.com. http://athlonsports.com/linebacker-martrell-spaight-having-dream-senior-season. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  2. Czarda, Stephen (May 2, 2015). "Redskins Use Fifth Rounder On Martrell Spaight". Redskins.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20160304142839/http://www.redskins.com/news-and-events/article-1/Redskins-Use-Fifth-Rounder-On-Martrell-Spaight-/05b75aa0-05e0-4d94-91aa-122783c43722. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  3. Jones, Mike (May 2, 2015). "NFL Draft: Redskins select Arkansas inside linebacker Martrell Spaight with first fifth-round pick". WashingtonPost.com. https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/football-insider/wp/2015/05/02/nfl-draft-redskins-select-arkansas-inside-linebacker-martrell-spaight-with-first-fifth-round-pick/. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  4. "Nine Redskins Draft Picks Agree To Terms". Redskins.com. May 11, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20170910040806/http://www.redskins.com/news-and-events/article-1/Nine-Redskins-Draft-Picks-Agree-To-Terms/107e54e5-dde6-488a-885a-8824cc641bcc. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  5. Walker, Andrew (September 22, 2015). "Linebacker Martrell Spaight Out For Season". Redskins.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20160825050938/http://www.redskins.com/news-and-events/article-1/Linebacker-Martrell-Spaight-Out-For-Season/9f48bd0e-8231-43b1-8695-7afa3dea8531. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  6. Czarda, Stephen (November 20, 2016). "Redskins Blow By Packers In Prime-Time Victory". Redskins.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20171211053918/http://www.redskins.com/news/article-1/Redskins-Blow-By-Packers-In-Prime-Time-Victory/ad3cf778-8f9d-414f-8691-dafdb1bb58e5. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
  7. "9/1: Redskins Make Roster Moves". Redskins.com. September 1, 2018. https://www.redskins.com/news/9-1-redskins-make-roster-moves. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  8. Williams, Charean (September 25, 2018). "Dolphins sign Martrell Spaight, cut Tanner McEvoy". NBCSports.com. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/09/25/dolphins-sign-martrell-spaight-cut-tanner-mcevoy/. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  9. "Dolphins Promote Isaac Asiata To Active Roster". November 9, 2018. https://www.miamidolphins.com/news/dolphins-promote-isaac-asiata-to-active-roster.
  10. "Jaguars sign linebacker Martrell Spaight and offensive lineman Patrick Omameh". November 13, 2018. https://www.jaguars.com/news/jaguars-sign-linebacker-martrell-spaight-and-offensive-lineman-patrick-omameh.
  11. "Payne, Lee, Flowers to active roster". December 28, 2018. https://www.jaguars.com/news/jaguars-make-roster-moves-x5851.
  12. "Chiefs Sign LB Martrell Spaight To Futures Deal". NFL Trade Rumors. January 4, 2019. http://nfltraderumors.co/chiefs-sign-lb-martrell-spaight-to-futures-deal/.
  13. "Chiefs LB Martrell Spaight retires". Chiefs Wire. USA Today. May 20, 2019. https://chiefswire.usatoday.com/2019/05/20/kansas-city-chiefs-lb-martrell-spaight-retires-from-nfl/.

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