Photos from Vanderbilt's football game against Kentucky on Nov. 16, 2013.
2013 Was named the SEC co-Specialist of the Week after making a career-best three field goals in a game, including the game-winner against Wake Forest... Had three kickoffs for 195 yards and made one solo tackle at Tennessee... Made two field goals against Kentucky, marking the second straight game with two field goals...Made two field goals and averaged 60.3 yards on seven kickoffs, and he also made a tackle in the Commodores win over Florida... Made his sixth field goal of the season at Texas A&M to put him at 6-for-8 on the season... Ran for three yards for a TD on a fake field goal play in the Commodores win over Georgia, and also made a 40-yard field goal, while averaging 64.2 yards in kickoffs... Punted four times for 260 yards.... Kicked a 50-yard field goal and had eight kickoffs for 518 yards against UAB... Made a 32-yard field goal in the second quarter at UMass and registered five kickoffs for 323 yards... Kicked the longest field goal of his career at South Carolina with a 54-yard effort, matching the third-longest field goal in school history... Booted his first field goal of the year with a 25-yard effort in the first quarter of win over Austin Peay... Was a perfect 5-for-5 on extra points in season opener vs. Ole Miss.
Honors 2013 Lou Groza Award Watch List 2013 CFPA Placekicker Trophy Watch List 2012 Second Team All-SEC (AP) 2012 SEC Specialist of the Week (Nov. 6 and Nov. 26) 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll 2012 Spear is in the midst of putting together the finest season ever by a Vanderbilt placekicker... Has connected on 20-of-24 field goal attempts, good for 83.3 percent, tops in the SEC among kickers with at least 12 attempts... His 20 made field goals sets a new single-season team record... He also was a perfect 27-for-27 on extra points, while handling a majority of the kickoff duties... Made 11 of his 12 field goal attempts, including five beyond 40 yards... Also was perfect inside 43 yards on the season, hitting 14-of-14 field goals... Kicked a career-long 52 yard field goal in regular season finale victory at Wake Forest to become the first Commodore to kick a 50-plus yard field goal since Bryant Hahnfeldt in 2006... Then added a 50-yard field goal later in the Wake game to give him the Vanderbilt single-season scoring record for a kicker with 81 points... Twice named as a SEC Special Teams Player of the Week... Had a total of 63 kickoffs for 3,847 yards (61.1 average per kick) and 22 touchbacks... Also known for his big hits on kickoff returns, as he has tallied three tackles on the season... One bruising tackle on coverage during win over Tennessee earned ESPN Top Ten Play status.
2011 Spear was 'Dores' placekicker duties for first eight games and served as kickoff specialist throughout the season... Regular season foes averaged only 18.5 yards per return against Vandy's kickoff team with a long return of just 35 yards... Kicked off 64 times witht ten touchbacks... The exuberant kicker made 11 special teams tackles, including nine solo stops, many of which were spectacular collisions... Hit 4-of-7 field goal attempts and 26-27 extra points to rank third on team with 38 points... Made first three field goals before missing a pair at Alabama... Season-long 37-yard field goal made against Army. 14 rushing touchdowns.
2010 One of 13 true freshmen to see action, Spear served as the team's primary kickoff specialist for the season...Nearly 40 percent of Spear's kicks were not returned by opposing teams... Spear's ability to kick high and deep limited opposing returners to a 20.7-yard average... Also credited with a pair of coverage tackles.
High School Four-year letterwinner... Three-year starter as kicker, also started at punter as senior... Ranked among nation's leading kickers by several services... As senior, helped Wildcats to 10-2 record and regional semifinals in Ohio large school Division I classification... As senior, hit 13 of 21 FGs, including state-record tying 61-yarder, as senior; 45 of 66 kickoffs resulted in touchbacks... Made seven FGs of 45 yards or longer in 2009... As junior, hit 14 of 20 FGs, with long of 51 yards... 39-yard punting average as senior... Two-time first team All-State; MaxPreps second team All-American as senior... Four-year soccer letter winner, earning second team All-State honors as senior... High academic achiever, National Honor Society member.
Personal Carey Thomas Spear... Son of Tom and Theresa Spear... Born Jan. 5, 1992... Has two brothers, Charley and Colin... Dad is business manager; mom is electrical engineer... Fan of Cleveland Browns and Cavaliers... Accomplished pianist... Active in Catholic church.