2014 Biletnikoff Award Watch List
2014 Phil Steele's Preseason AAC Second Team
2014: 2014 captain ... Houston's starting receiver for the first five games until he was sidelined due to a season-ending ACL tear after five games ... totaled one 100-yard game in the five appearances, notching 133 yards on a career-high 10 receptions and a touchdown at BYU ... that game also saw a season-long 45-yard reception on a hail mary to end the first half ... had a touchdown on four receptions in win over UNLV.
2013: Houston's second-leading receiver ... played in all 13 games with 11 starts ... third in The American Athletic Conference with four 100-yard receiving games ... finished with 52 receptions for 768 yards and six touchdowns ... led the team with an average of 14.8 yards per reception ... opened the season with a career-best nine receptions for 102 yards and two touchdowns vs. Southern ... also added a 45-yard touchdown on his first career rushing attempt ... posted a career-best 186 receiving yards off seven receptions, including a career-long 76-yard reception, vs. BYU ... followed the game with his third 100-yard effort as he hauled in six receptions for 117 yards at Rutgers ... ended the year with another 100-yard effort as he took a 67-yard touchdown pass on the first offensive play of the game en route to seven receptions for 100 yards ... also had a 17-yard touchdown vs. Memphis and a scoring strike vs. Rice ... had a career-long 62-yard rush vs. Vanderbilt in the BBVA Compass Bowl.
2012: Valuable receiver played in 10 games with seven starts ... was third on the team with 41 receptions and second with 579 receiving yards ... had his season's best game against Louisiana Tech with seven receptions for 157 yards and a 74-yard touchdown ... had five games with at least five receptions ... tied a season high with seven receptions against SMU ... narrowly missed 100-yard games with 99 yards vs. Rice and 96 yards at SMU ... had receiving TDs against Louisiana Tech, Rice and SMU ... also had four kick returns for 69 yards ... was third on the team with 11 plays of at least 20 yards or longer.
2011: Played in 13 games as a reserve wide receiver and special teams performer ... had 12 catches and two touchdowns ... made multiple grabs in four games as a true freshman ... made his first career catch and finished with three receptions for 34 yards at North Texas ... made a season-long 41-yard TD grab against Marshall and finished with 61 yards on three catches overall ... caught his second TD, a nine-yard strike at UAB ... also added a 20-yard reception vs. Georgia State and finished with two grabs for 39 yards in that contest.
High School: Three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... three-star recruit by Scout.com ... rated the No. 64 player nationally as an athlete by Rivals.com ... PrepStar All-Region ... helped lead team to the third round of the 2010 playoffs ... posted 1,000 yards in both rushing and receiving with 1,391 yards on the ground and 1,193 through the air as a senior ... scored 24 rushing touchdowns and caught another 18 ... averaged 17 yards per catch and 12 yards per rush ... rushed for 246 yards against Melissa High and neared 200 with 194 yards in a win over Maypearl ... helped lead high school team to a 32-5 record in three years on varsity ... high school coach was Aubrey Sims ... also a member of the track and basketball teams ... member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Daniel Remon Spencer ... son of Jerry and Daphne Young ... majored in kinesiology.
Daniel Spencer's Career Bests
Receptions: 10, at BYU (2014)
Receiving Yards: 186, BYU (2013)
Receiving Touchdowns: 2, Southern (2013)
Long Reception: 76, BYU (2013)
Rushing Attempts: 3, 3x, last vs. UNLV (2014)
Rushing Yards: 69, Vanderbilt (2013)
Long Rush: 62, Vanderbilt (2013)
Rushing Touchdowns: 1, twice, last vs. UNLV (2014)