Jason Spriggs

Jason Michael Spriggs (born May 17, 1994) is an American football offensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Indiana.

Jason Spriggs
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Spriggs in the 2017 NFL preseason
No. 78 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born:May 17, 1994 (age 24)
Chicago, Illinois
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:301 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school:Concord (Elkhart, Indiana)
College:Indiana
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018
Games played:36
Games started:9
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

Spriggs was born to Rick and Michelle Spriggs on May 17, 1994 in Elkhart, Indiana.[1][2] He attended Concord High School where he lettered in basketball, lacrosse, track and field, and also played offensive tackle, defensive end, and long snapper for head coach Tim Dawson.[1] During his early football career he was a three-year starter and recorded 58 tackles (19 for loss), seven sacks, three forced fumbles and recoveries, and three passes defensed.[1] He had a touchdown off of a fumble recovery. He was also a team captain, and was named the team's most valuable offensive lineman in 2011 and most valuable defensive lineman in 2010.[1] Spriggs was named to the Indiana Football Coaches Association All-State Top 50 team in 2011.[3]

Coming out of high school, Spriggs measured in at 6-foot-six-inches tall and weighed in at 249 pounds.[2] He was ranked as a three star prospect by ESPN.com.[2] He was ranked as the 22nd best prospect in the state, and the 135th best in the country.[2] He received attention from a number of schools, and received scholarship offers from Indiana, Ball State, Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Miami of Ohio, Northern Illinois, Toledo, and Western Michigan.[2] He was described by an ESPN analyst as having some raw tools, and who could possibly project to tight end at the college level.[2] He was listed on Rivals.com as a three star prospect at tight end.[4]

College career

Spriggs ultimately accepted a scholarship from Indiana University and started all 12 games in his freshman year on the offensive line.[1] He led the team with 80 knockdowns that year and allowed only two sacks in the 961 downs he played.[1] As a whole, the offensive line did not allow a sack in five games.[1] He was named an Honorable Mention to the All-Big Ten team by the coaches and media, and was named to the ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman team.[1][5]

Going into his second year, Spriggs again started all 12 games at the left tackle position. He was named the Indiana Player of the week for his efforts in a game against Purdue.[1] Following the year, he was again named an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention by the coaches and media.[1]

Spriggs' junior year proved to be one of his best statistically.[1] He played in eleven games and started ten of them at left tackle. He allowed two sacks in 689 snaps and allowed Tevin Coleman to set a school record with 2,000 rushing yards in a season.[1] He was named a conference honorable mention by the media.[1]

In his final year as a Hoosier, Spriggs was named a team captain and allowed only two sacks in 475 pass attempts, starting at left tackle. He had a team-leading 79 knockdowns. His team became the first since 1995 to lead the league in total passing and scoring offense. His efforts had him named as a first team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America.[6]

Professional career

Spriggs was predicted to be a second round pick in the NFL Draft by NFL scout Lance Zierlein.[7] He commented that he had a good frame for the position, quick movement, shows good combination as a zone blocker, and is active with his hands. However, he was also concerned about his strength,[7] but overall, he believed that he had a good chance to be a starting left tackle on the professional level.[7]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 5 58 in
(1.97 m)
301 lb
(137 kg)
34 18 in
(0.87 m)
10 18 in
(0.26 m)
4.94 s 1.76 s 2.90 s 4.44 s 7.70 s 31 12 in
(0.80 m)
9 ft 7 in
(2.92 m)
31 reps 20[8]
All values from NFL Combine[7]

Spriggs was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round (48th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.[7] On May 9, 2016, the Packers signed Spriggs to a four-year contract reported to be worth a total of $5.00 million, which includes a $1.83 million signing bonus.[9]

On September 21, 2017, Spriggs was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.[10] He was activated off injured reserve to the active roster on November 18, 2017.[11] He started five games at right tackle before being placed back on injured reserve on December 26, 2017 with a knee injury.[12]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Jason Spriggs". Web. University of Indiana. p. 1. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Jason Spriggs". Web. ESPN. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  3. ^ "Indiana Football Coaches Association 2011 Top 50 All-State Football Team" (PDF). Web. Indiana Football Coaches Association. 2011. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  4. ^ "Jason Spriggs". Rivals.com. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  5. ^ "2012 All-Big Ten Conference Football Teams". Web. Big-Ten. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  6. ^ "2015 Autonation FWAA All-America team unveiled" (Press release). Football Writers Association of America. December 14, 2015. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  7. ^ a b c d e Zierlein, Lance. "Jason Spriggs". Web. National Football League. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  8. ^ "Green Bay Packers' picks in the 2016 NFL draft". JSOnline.com. April 30, 2016. Archived from the original on April 21, 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  9. ^ "Packers sign 2nd-round pick Jason Spriggs to rookie contract". AcmePackingCompany.com. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  10. ^ "Packers sign DT Ricky Jean Francois". Packers.com. September 21, 2017.
  11. ^ "Packers activate T Jason Spriggs from I.R." Packers.com. November 18, 2017.
  12. ^ "Packers place T Jason Spriggs on IR, sign TE Emanuel Byrd". Packers.com. December 26, 2017.

External links

2012 Big Ten Conference football season

The 2012 Big Ten Conference football season was the 117th season for the Big Ten. The conference began its season on September 1, as each of the conference's teams began their respective 2012 season of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) competition. This was the league's second season with a divisional format and a championship game.

2012 Indiana Hoosiers football team

The 2012 Indiana Hoosiers football team represented Indiana University Bloomington during the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Hoosiers competed in the Leaders Division of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. The team was led by head coach Kevin Wilson, who was in his second season. They finished the season 4–8, 2–6 in Big Ten play to place fifth in the Leaders Division.

2015 All-Big Ten Conference football team

The 2015 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players chosen as All-Big Ten Conference players for the 2015 Big Ten Conference football season. The conference recognizes two official All-Big Ten selectors: (1) the Big Ten conference coaches selected separate offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Coaches" team); and (2) a panel of sports writers and broadcasters covering the Big Ten also selected offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Media" team).

2015 Big Ten Conference football season

The 2015 Big Ten Conference football season was the 120th season of college football play for the Big Ten Conference and was a part of the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The conference began its season on Thursday, September 3, with Michigan and Minnesota opening their seasons. The remainder of the teams in the conference began their seasons on September 4 and 5.

This was the Big Ten's second season with 14 teams. The league was home to the defending national champion and inaugural winner of the College Football Playoff in Ohio State.

The Big Ten also welcomed four new head coaches for the 2015 season. Jim Harbaugh replaced Brady Hoke as head coach at Michigan, Mike Riley took over for Bo Pelini at Nebraska, Paul Chryst came in as the head man at Wisconsin, replacing Gary Andersen, and Bill Cubit served as the interim head coach at Illinois after Tim Beckman was fired just one week before the beginning of the season. There were also two coaching changes made during the middle of the 2015 season. On October 13, Maryland dismissed coach Randy Edsall and named his offensive coordinator Mike Locksley as interim coach for the rest of the season. On October 28, Jerry Kill retired as Minnesota's head coach due to health concerns. His defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys was named as interim coach before being named the permanent replacement on November 11.In preseason polling, Ohio State was unanimously voted to repeat as the Big Ten champion by the media in the Big Ten Preseason poll, receiving all 40 first place votes. The Badgers were favorites to win the Big Ten West Division with 32 votes, followed by Nebraska with five and Minnesota with three.At the conclusion of the regular season, Iowa won the West Division championship with a perfect 12-0 (8-0) record. Michigan State and Ohio State finished tied atop the East Division standings, both at 11-1 (7-1), but Michigan State's head-to-head victory placed the Spartans into the Big Ten Championship Game opposite Iowa. Following the season, Illinois removed the interim tag from Bill Cubit's title and gave him a two-year contract as head coach, while Rutgers has decided to part ways with Kyle Flood.In the Big Ten Championship Game, Michigan State defeated Iowa 16-13 to win their second Big Ten championship in three years. With the win, the Spartans advance to the College Football Playoff. Iowa and Ohio State were both placed into New Year's Six Bowls, going to the Rose and Fiesta Bowls, respectively. A total of 10 Big Ten teams went to bowl games in 2015, including Nebraska and Minnesota, both with 5-7 records.

2015 Indiana Hoosiers football team

The 2015 Indiana Hoosiers football team represented Indiana University Bloomington during the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Hoosiers competed in the East Division of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. The team was led by head coach Kevin Wilson, who served in his fifth season. They finished the season 6–7, 2–6 in Big Ten play to finish in fifth place in the East Division. They were invited to the Pinstripe Bowl where they lost to Duke in overtime.

2016 Green Bay Packers season

The 2016 Green Bay Packers season was their 98th season overall, 96th season in the National Football League, and the 11th under head coach Mike McCarthy. Despite a 4-6 start to the season, the Packers went on a 6-game winning streak to finish the regular season with a 10–6 record. The team clinched the NFC North for the fifth time in six years with their week 17 win over the Detroit Lions. They routed the fifth-seeded New York Giants 38–13 in the wild card round of the playoffs and upset the top-seeded Dallas Cowboys 34–31 in the divisional round of the playoffs, but their season came to an end when they were beat by the second-seeded Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game 44–21.

2016 NFL Draft

The 2016 NFL Draft was the 81st annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible American football players. As in 2015, the draft took place in Chicago, Illinois at the Auditorium Theatre and Grant Park. The draft began on Thursday, April 28 with the first round, and ended on Saturday, April 30. The Tennessee Titans, the team with the fewest wins in the NFL for the 2015 season, traded the right to the top pick in the draft to the Los Angeles Rams, the first time the top pick was traded before the draft since 2001 when the San Diego Chargers traded their first pick to the Atlanta Falcons. Ohio State became the second school to have three players drafted in the top ten and to have five players drafted in the first round.

2016 Senior Bowl

The 2016 Senior Bowl was an all-star college football exhibition game featuring players from the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season, and prospects for the 2016 Draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). The game concluded the post-season that began on December 19, 2015. It was sponsored by Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and is officially known as the Reese's Senior Bowl.The game was played on January 30, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. CST, at Ladd–Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, between "North" and "South" teams. Coverage of the event was provided on the NFL Network.

2018 Green Bay Packers season

The 2018 season was the Green Bay Packers' 98th season in the National Football League, their 100th overall and their 13th and final season under head coach Mike McCarthy. After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and losing quarterback Aaron Rodgers to injury, the Packers were aiming to improve their 7–9 record from last season but finished with a 6–9–1 record.

For the first time since 2007, Jordy Nelson did not play for the Packers as he signed with the Oakland Raiders via free agency during the offseason.

On January 7, 2018, Brian Gutekunst was named the new general manager, after Ted Thompson took over as the senior advisor to football operations.On December 2, 2018, after a 4–7–1 start, Mike McCarthy was fired hours after the Packer's Week 13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals and Joe Philbin was named as the interim head coach. After a loss to the Chicago Bears in week 15, the Packers were eliminated from the postseason. This was the first time the Packers missed the postseason back to back years since 2005 to 2006, which were also the first two seasons of the Aaron Rodgers era and the beginning of the Rodgers/McCarthy era. This was also the first time the Packers suffered from back to back losing seasons since 1990 to 1991.

2019 Green Bay Packers season

The 2019 season will be the Green Bay Packers' upcoming 99th season in the National Football League, their 101st overall and their first under new head coach Matt LaFleur. After suffering back-to-back losing seasons in for the first time since 1990–91 and missing the playoffs back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2005–06, the Packers will look to improve on their 6–9–1 record from last year, and attempt to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2016.

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Spriggs

Spriggs may refer to:

Archibald E. Spriggs (1866–1921), lieutenant governor of Montana

David Spriggs (born 1981), Australian rules footballer

Edmund Ivens Spriggs (1871–1949), British physician and medical researcher

Elbert Eugene Spriggs (born 1937), Founder, Twelve Tribes group

Elizabeth Spriggs (1929–2008), English actress

Francis Spriggs (died 1725), British pirate

George Spriggs (baseball) (born 1937), American baseball player

George Spriggs (politician) (1926–2015), Australian politician

James Spriggs Payne (1819–1882), President of Liberia

Jason Spriggs, American football player

John T. Spriggs (1825–1888), U.S. Representative from New York

Larry Spriggs (born 1959), American basketball player

Leslie Spriggs (1910–1990), British Labour politician

Marcus Spriggs (born 1974), American football player

Matthew Spriggs, Australian archaeologist

Robin Spriggs (born 1974), American writer

Steve Spriggs (born 1956), English footballer

William Spriggs, American public servant

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