Nov. 26, 2012
The Southeastern Conference named Carey Spear the co-Special Teams Player of the Week for his effort in Vanderbilt's 55-21 win at Wake Forest.
Spear became the first Commodore since 1996 to make two field goals of 50-plus yards, hitting from a career-best 52 yards and 50 yards in the win. His 52-yard boot was the longest field goal by a Commodore since Steve Yenner's 55-yard field goal in 1995. Spear also added four PATs en route to setting the single-season school record for points by a kicker with 81 points this season breaking Ricky Anderson's record from 1982. Spear is 19-for-22 this season with his 19 made field goals setting the school record for the most made field goals in a single season.
The recognition is the second this season for Spear, who was also named the Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance at Kentucky earlier this season. The SEC has recognized six Commodores this season with Walker May, Wesley Johnson, Joe Townsend, Richard Kent and Andre Hal all earning weekly awards.