Noah Spence was a good boy and the chances of him making it into the National Football League were very high until ecstasy caught up with him in college. The drug problem almost destroyed his dreams, but somehow Spence managed to get through the fights. Read on and learn more about him…
Noah Spence’s Biography
Aside from Noah’s good maintenance of speed, stamina, and reputation as an intelligent player, his age is considered one of the factors that would drive him to leave the NFL world as a fulfilled man. Since he was born on January 8 and in 1994, it is widely accepted that the defensive end player has all the time in the world to assert himself in the league the way he wants to.
Since details about his family background and upbringing are hard to come by, we can say that Noah was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he also grew up. Since he has always been a fan of football, he joined the football team of the private Catholic school he attended – Bishop McDevitt High School. It was immediately clear that he was made for this sport. When he was about to leave high school, Spence could look back on 35.5 sacks and 204 tackles. His accomplishments got him a lot of attention, and it was only natural that they also earned him a handful of coveted awards.
In addition to receiving several five-star ratings, he made it onto Parade Magazine’s All-America list and was considered a national top-five contender by and large. He was also considered the N0. 2 on defense and was even honored as Gatorade Footballer of the Year. This came after he was twice named defensive player of the year and the country’s No. 1 defender for the state of Pennsylvania.
As was to be expected, a number of colleges called to help Noah pursue his college career. In search of his interest, Spence decided to accept the offer from Ohio State University. Noah, who was a true rookie in 2012 and was the defensive finalist for the Buckeyes, played 11 games for the team and was able to lay down a sack and 12 tackles. The next season, he became a better player and led his team in sacks and tackles, earning several awards, including the All-Big-Ten Conference first team and the All-Big-Ten Academic Honors.
It was expected that he would have better days with the Buckeyes, but this did not happen as Noah tested positive for ecstasy; this was in December 2013. He was punished with a 3-match suspension and everyone believed the lad had learned his lesson. But then, about nine months later, he tested positive for ecstasy again. This earned him an indefinite suspension. Noah went into rehab, and with the support of his two parents (Helen and Greg Spence), who worked as parole officers for teenagers, he was able to get back on track. The defensive end switched to Eastern Kentucky University, where he spent the last season of his college career with the Colonels. This year (2005) he collected a total of 11.5 bags and 63 tackles. For the record, he was crowned co-defensive player of the year at the Ohio Valley Conference.
Noah campaigned for the 2016 NFL Draft and was eventually drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as 39th in the second round. While it would not be wrong to say that Noah has not achieved anything significant since the beginning of his professional career, it would be unfair to deny that he has demonstrated his potential as a good defensive player. This was partly the reason why he was named Defensive Rookie of the Month in November 2016. Although the shoulder injury he sustained in 2017 pushed him offside for a while, Noah Spence’s NFL career from 2017 onward features a total of 31 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and 4 forced fumbles.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
It is no secret that American football demands a high level of physical fitness from the players. As much as players are expected to be very tall, they are also expected to be proportionally heavy and have a body composition that facilitates flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance.
Well, Noah Spence has little to worry about in this regard, as he is 2 inches taller than 1.80 m, which is equivalent to his weight of 251 lb. His arm length is 33 inches and his hand size is 10 3/4 inches.