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Donnavan

Spencer

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Running Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Vance HS

Bio

2018 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in all 11 of the team’s games with four starts in the offensive backfield at running back coming in the final four games of the regular season … Finished the year with 531 rushing yards on 80 carries with four touchdowns for 24 total points … Had double-digit carries in three games … Added nine receptions for 142 yards out of the backfield and six kickoff returns for 98 yards … Posted 771 all-purpose yards, averaging 70.1 yards per game on the year … Rushed 10 times for 95 yards and a TD against VMI (Sept. 22) … Eclipsed the 100-yard mark on the ground once with 122 yards on 13 carries against The Citadel (Nov. 3) … Caught three passes in both of the final two games of the regular season, tallying 22 yards against Wofford (Nov. 10) and a career-best 106 receiving yards at North Carolina (Nov. 17) that included a 64-yard reception ... Named to the 2018-19 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

2017 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in nine of WCU's 12 games on the year with one start ... Made his collegiate debut with his first carry and first career reception in the season opener at Hawai'i (Sept. 2) ... Rushed for 300 yards on 60 carries on the season with six touchdowns on the ground ... Caught six passes for 54 yards ... Finished the season with 354 all-purpose yards ... Recorded his first career touchdown in the home-opening win over Davidson (Sept. 9) ... Rushed just once for a one-yard TD at nationally-ranked Wofford (Oct. 7) ... Rushed for a career-high 139 yards on a career-best 21 carries, matching a school-record with four rushing touchdowns including a school-benchmark three scores on the ground in the second half against ETSU (Oct. 14) ... Named to the 2018 Southern Conference All-Freshman team ... Credited with one tackle assist.

2016 (Freshman): Did not see game action, taking a redshirt ... Rushed eight times for 23 yards in WCU's annual Spring Game.

Prior to Western Carolina: In October of 2014, became the first Mecklenburg County prep football player to rush for more than 400 yards in a single game amassing 405 yards on 30 carries with four touchdowns ... As a junior was the runner-up in the 4th Annual Charlotte Football Awards for the Running Back of the Year award and was a third-team offense All-Observer selection ... High school coach was Aaron Brand.

Personal: Is the son of Latasha Spencer.

 

Career-Highs:

Rushes: 21, ETSU (10/14/17)

Rushing Yards: 139, ETSU (10/14/17)

Rushing Touchdowns: 4, ETSU (10/14/17)

Receptions: 3, three times (MR: at North Carolina, 11/17/18)

Receiving Yards: 106, at North Carolina (11/17/18)

Receiving Touchdowns: 1, ETSU (10/14/17)

 

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