Spencer Havner

Spencer Rhett Havner [HAY-vner] (February 2, 1983) is a former American football tight end. He was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at UCLA.

Havner was also a member of the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions. He won Super Bowl XLV with the Packers over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Spencer Havner
No. 41, 51, 53
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born:February 2, 1983 (age 36)
Sacramento, California
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school:Nevada Union
(Grass Valley, California)
College:UCLA
Undrafted:2006
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Super Bowl champion (XLV)
  • SN Pac-10 Def. Freshman of the Year (2002)
  • Sporting News Freshman All-American (2002)
  • Honorable mention All-Pac-10 (2003)
  • 2x Second-team All-Pac-10 (2004-2005)
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:7
Receiving Yards:112
Receiving TDs:4
Tackles:29
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

Born in Sacramento, California, Havner earned two varsity letters as an inside linebacker and tight end at Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley, California. During his career, he made over 232 tackles, 18 sacks and 12 interceptions. In his senior year, he led Nevada Union High to a 12-1 record and a trip to the city title game. Havner earned second-team All-State from Cal-Hi Sports and was named to the All-CAL first team and All-Metro first team.

Havner also played basketball at Nevada Union all four years, and was a starter all the way through varsity.

College career

After a redshirt freshman year, Havner became a four-year starter for UCLA. In 2002, he started 13 games and made 96 tackles with 2 sacks with 2 interceptions. In 2003, Havner started 12 of 13 games and had 82 tackles, 1 sack and 3 interceptions. As a junior in 2004, Havner earned First-team All-America acclaim from CBS Sportsline.com and College Football News and was selected Second-team All-America by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. He was one of 12 semifinalists for both the Butkus Award and the Rotary Lombardi Award. Havner missed the Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl after having arthroscopic knee surgery, but, in 11 games, he accounted for 125 tackles, 1 sack and 2 interceptions. In 2005, Havner led the team with 99 tackles and 3 interceptions and added 2 sacks. Havner led UCLA to a 10-2 record with a win in the 2005 Sun Bowl versus Northwestern, where he made 7 tackles and had 1 interception in a 50-38 victory.

Professional career

Washington Redskins

Havner went undrafted in the 2006 NFL Draft and was signed by the Washington Redskins and was assigned jersey number 51. He was released prior to the start of the 2006 NFL season.

Green Bay Packers

During the middle of the 2006 NFL season, Havner was signed to the practice squad of the Green Bay Packers, but was released prior to the start of the 2008 season. The Packers re-signed him to their practice squad on October 15 and he was added to the active roster on December 4 after it was reported that the Chicago Bears were going to sign him to their active roster. During the 2009 offseason, Havner attempted to make the transition from linebacker to tight end, which was successful as he made the 2009 opening roster.

Against the Cleveland Browns on October 25, 2009, Havner scored his first career touchdown on a 45-yard reception from Aaron Rodgers. Havner scored his second and third career touchdowns just a week later, on November 1, on two touchdown passes from Rodgers against the Minnesota Vikings. He scored his fourth touchdown in 2009 against the Dallas Cowboys in week 10 on a four-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers. Havner scored again in a wild card playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals. In March 2010 Havner was arrested after crashing his motorcycle. Havner was released on September 4, 2010.

Detroit Lions

On September 5, 2010, Havner was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions.[1] Havner was released on October 14, 2010 due to a hamstring injury.[2]

Second stint with the Packers

On November 12, 2010, Havner was re-signed by the Packers after placing Mark Tauscher on injured reserve.[3] He was waived on August 28, 2011.

References

  1. ^ Wilson, Aaron (September 5, 2010), "Source: Lions claim Spencer Havner", NationalFootballPost.com, National Football Post, archived from the original on October 27, 2010, retrieved October 27, 2010
  2. ^ Birkett, Dave (October 14, 2010), "Lions' Calvin Johnson practices but favors injured shoulder", Freep.com, Detroit Free Press, archived from the original on October 27, 2010, retrieved October 27, 2010
  3. ^ Adam Schefter [@AdamSchefter] (November 12, 2010). "Packers placed OT Mark Tauscher on injured reserve and re-signed TE Spencer Havner" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

External links

2004 College Football All-America Team

The 2004 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following All-American Teams: Associated Press (AP), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Walter Camp Football Foundation, The Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, Pro Football Weekly, ESPN, CBS Sports, College Football News, and Rivals.com.

The College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective positions. The original usage of the term All-America seems to have been to such a list selected by football pioneer Walter Camp in the 1890s. The NCAA officially recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, SN, and the WCFF to determine Consensus All-Americans.

2004 UCLA Bruins football team

The 2004 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 2004 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and were coached by Karl Dorrell. It was Dorrell's second season as the UCLA head coach. UCLA was not ranked in the preseason polls. The Bruins finished 6–6 overall, and were tied for fifth place in the Pacific-10 Conference with a 4–4 record. The Bruins were invited to play in the Las Vegas Bowl vs. Wyoming on December 30, 2004.

2005 All-Pacific-10 Conference football team

The 2005 All-Pacific-10 Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Pacific-10 Conference teams for the 2005 college football season. The USC Trojans won the conference, posting an undefeated 8–0 conference record (though this was later vacated).. USC then lost to the Texas Longhorns in the Rose Bowl BCS National Championship Game 41 to 38. USC running back Reggie Bush was voted Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year. Oregon defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and Arizona State linebacker Dale Robinson were voted Pat Tillman Pac-10 Co-Defensive Players of the Year.

2005 UCLA Bruins football team

The 2005 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and were coached by Karl Dorrell. It was Dorrell's third season as the UCLA head coach. The Bruins finished 10–2 overall, and were third in the Pacific-10 Conference with a 6–2 record. The Bruins were invited to play in the Vitalis Sun Bowl vs. Northwestern on December 30, 2005. After giving up 22 unanswered points in the first quarter, the Bruins came back to win 50–38. The team was ranked #16 in the final AP Poll and #13 in the final Coaches Poll.

2008 Green Bay Packers season

The 2008 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 90th season overall and their 88th in the National Football League, and the 3rd under head coach Mike McCarthy. They looked to continue success after posting a 13–3 record in 2007, but they failed to do so and finished the season with a losing 6–10 record. Until the 2017 season, this was the last season in which the Packers did not qualify for the playoffs.

2009 Arizona Cardinals season

The 2009 Arizona Cardinals season is the 90th season for the team in the National Football League and the 22nd season in Arizona. The Cardinals finished the season with a 10–6 record, an improvement from their 9–7 previous season record and the first time the team has won 10 games since 1976. The franchise was able to successfully defend the National Football Conference (NFC) West division title and earned a playoff berth in the NFC Playoffs wild card round against the Green Bay Packers, which they won in overtime by the score of 51-45, the highest scoring game for two teams combined in a playoff game. Their season ended the following week on January 17, 2010, in a loss to the eventual Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints in the NFC Playoffs divisional round. This game would be the final game of quarterback Kurt Warner's career, and this was the only playoff game in thirteen total appearances in which he failed to throw a touchdown pass.

The 2009 season was the team's first to secure back-to-back postseason appearances since its move to Arizona, and the first time the team did so since 1975.

2009 Green Bay Packers season

The 2009 Green Bay Packers season was the 91st season over all and their 89th in the National Football League. The Packers finished with an 11–5 record but lost in the wild card round of the playoffs to the Arizona Cardinals. They scored a franchise record 461 points (currently the third best behind the 2011 and 2014 teams) besting the 1996 Super Bowl team's 456. Charles Woodson was named Defensive Player of the Year for the season, leading the league with 9 interceptions. The defense ranked 2nd overall in the league (1st against the run; 2nd against the pass).

2009–10 NFL playoffs

The National Football League playoffs for the 2009 season began on January 9, 2010. The postseason tournament concluded with the New Orleans Saints defeating the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV, 31–17, on February 7, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

The Wild Card round featured three games that were re-matches of Week 17 games.

2010 Detroit Lions season

The 2010 Detroit Lions season was the franchise's 81st season in the NFL. It was Jim Schwartz's second season as head coach. The Lions spent most of the season at the bottom of their division, but with more division wins than the Vikings (whose overall record was the same), the Lions ended up at 3rd place on the final day of the season with a victory over that team. They were eliminated from playoff contention after their Thanksgiving Day loss, extending their postseason drought to 11 seasons, tied with Buffalo for the longest active streak in the NFL. High points of the season included two division wins, the first being a 7–3 victory over the eventual Super Bowl XLV champion Green Bay Packers that snapped a 19-game losing streak against division opponents, and a four-game winning streak which included a victory in Tampa that ended their record 26-game road losing streak. The Lions also sent two players to the 2011 Pro Bowl: wide receiver Calvin Johnson and rookie defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

The Lions missed the playoffs for the eleventh straight season, tying a record set between 1971 and 1981.

2010 Green Bay Packers season

The 2010 Green Bay Packers season was the 92nd season overall and their 90th season in the National Football League. Although they finished with only a respectable 10–6 record, good for a second-place finish in the NFC North, the Packers never lost a game by more than four points, and never trailed by more than seven the entire season, becoming the only team since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to accomplish this. All six of their regular season losses were by a combined 20 points. They entered the playoffs as the NFC's sixth seed. After defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 21–16 in the Wild Card round, the Atlanta Falcons 48–21 in the Divisional round and long time rivals, Chicago Bears 21–14 in the NFC Championship, the team advanced to Super Bowl XLV in which they faced the AFC's 2nd seed Pittsburgh Steelers. The Packers defeated the Steelers 31–25 to win their fourth Super Bowl and 13th NFL championship. The Packers became the second overall team after the 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers, and the first NFC team, to win the Super Bowl as a sixth seed, as well as becoming the second NFC team to win three straight road playoff games (the 2007 New York Giants won three straight road games as a five seed).

The Packers offense ranked ninth in yards per game, tenth in total points, & fifth in passing yards. The defense ranked fifth in yards allowed and finished second in fewest points allowed (240, second best in team history), sacks (47), and interceptions (24), while also limiting quarterbacks to a 67.2 passer rating, first in the league.

2012 Las Vegas Locomotives season

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Chris Bryan

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Eric Kendricks

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List of people from Sacramento, California

This is a list of notable people from the U.S. city of Sacramento, California.

Mark Tauscher

Mark Tauscher (; born June 17, 1977) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He won Super Bowl XLV with them over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at Wisconsin. He now provides studio commentary for NFL coverage on Sky Sports in Britain.

Nevada Union High School

Nevada Union High School (NU) is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills northeast of California's capital, Sacramento. Situated between Nevada City and Grass Valley, the school serves those two incorporated cities and a large surrounding community. The Nevada Union High School district covers a huge geographic area, with some students bussed in from as far as 56 miles away. NU was named a California Distinguished School in 1997 and 2012, and in 1998 was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon High School. NUHS serves ninth through twelfth grade students. NUHS does not have an ethnically diverse student population, as 99% are Caucasian. It is, however, economically diverse, with 45% of families qualifying for the Free and Reduced National School Lunch Program.

Rocky Boiman

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Spencer (given name)

Spencer is a given name of British origin, meaning "steward" or "administrator". It is a shortened form of the English word dispenser, which derives from Anglo-French dispensour, from Old French dispenseor, from Latin dispensatorem, the agent noun of dispensare, meaning "to disperse, administer, and distribute (by weight)". The name originated as the surname Spencer, but later gradually came to be used as a given name as well.

From its origin as a surname, it has been given to both males and females, but it has historically been more common as a name for males. According to the Social Security Administration of the United States, its popularity as a male given name began increasing steadily in the early twentieth century and spiked dramatically in the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s. Its usage peaked in 1998 with 4,619 baby boys named Spencer in that year. In the late 2000s, the name's popularity for male infants declined and plateaued at between roughly 1,500 and 1,400 boys named Spencer each year.Its usage as a female given name began to gradually increase in the late 1970s before suddenly taking off in the mid-1980s. Female usage of the name declined in the late 2000s, but has been rising exponentially since 2009. 244 baby girls were named Spencer in 2016.

UCLA Bruins football statistical leaders

The UCLA Bruins football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the UCLA Bruins football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Bruins represent the University of California, Los Angeles in the NCAA's Pac-12 Conference.

Although UCLA began competing in intercollegiate football in 1919, these lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since 1919, seasons have increased from 8 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Bruins have played in 11 bowl games since this decision, giving many recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics.These lists are updated through the end of the 2018 season.

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