Michael Spaulding - 2012
SOPHOMORE (2011): Missed the entire season due to injury.
FRESHMAN (2010): Started at The Citadel and against Samford... played in a total of eight games... solo tackle in first game vs. Savannah State... recovered fumble against The Citadel which led to an Eagle field goal... posted career-best eight tackles against The Citadel... posted six total tackles (2U, 4A) in Blue-White spring game, with two assisted tackles on two-straight stops on White team's goal line attempts.
PREP: Played at Sandy Creek High School.... four-year starter... only two-way starter (running back and linebacker) for Patriots' state championship team... recorded 94 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 3 fumble recoveries, 5 sacks as a junior... scored three rushing touchdowns ... tallied 108 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 3 fumble recoveries, 7 sacks as a senior... ran for seven touchdowns in his senior season ... first-team All-State and All-Region pick at linebacker... awarded Defensive Coaches Award his senior year... named team captain for senior year... Coach Chip Walker called him the "heart and soul of the team"... also earned a letter as a third baseman for the Patriot baseball team.
PERSONAL: Full name is Michael Xavier Spaulding... born in Atlanta, Ga., on July 21, 1992... Son of Jesse and Janelle Spaulding... Has two siblings, Jesse Jr., and Chris... he most admires his father, uncle Anthony Neal, brother Jesse Jr. and Ray Lewis (favorite football player)... likes to listen to "Every Chance I get" by T.I and "On Fire" by Lil' Wayne before he gets ready for a game and practice.
MAJOR: Mechanical Engineering