|Date of birth:||August 18, 1975|
|Place of birth:||Indianapolis, Indiana|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||295 lb (134 kg)|
|College:||Saginaw Valley State|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at NFL.com|
Paul Spicer (born August 18, 1975) is an assistant defensive line coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. As a player in the NFL, Spicer was a defensive end who spent the majority of his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 1998. He played college football at Saginaw Valley State.
- 1 Early years
- 2 College career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 Coaching career
- 5 Personal life
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Spicer attended Northwest High School in Indianapolis, Indiana
Spicer attended the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois for two years, where he played for legendary coach Bob McDougal. As a sophomore, he was a JUCO All-American linebacker and helped lead the Chaparrals to 24 straight wins.
Saginaw Valley State
Paul was a two-year starter at Saginaw Valley State University where he played for current University of Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill. He missed most of his junior year with a broken fibula. He was named MVP of the GLICA conference in 1998 posted 16.5 sacks during his senior season.
Spicer was signed by the Detroit Lions and was on the practice squad for most of the 1999 season.
Spicer was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2000 but only played in three games. In 2001, he was allocated by the Jaguars to play with the Frankfurt Galaxy in NFL Europe. His best season with the Jaguars came in 2005 when he accumulated 37 tackles (30 solo), 7.5 sacks, and two pass deflections. Spicer helped lead the Jaguars to their first playoff berth in six years.
On February 28, 2009, Spicer was cut from the Jaguars.
New Orleans Saints
On February 23, 2011 The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Paul Spicer to a one-day contract so the defensive end could retire as a member of the team that he started his career with.
On February 24, 2011 Spicer's one day contract with the Jaguars expired, officially retiring him from the NFL. Spicer was hired as the assistant defensive line coach by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
He was reunited with some of his paternal relatives through the WE TV show "The Locator" on an episode that aired September 19, 2009.
Spicer has a speaking part in The Year of Getting to Know Us, a movie that was filmed in Jacksonville. The film stars Jimmy Fallon and Tom Arnold. The producers of the movie needed a burly security guard who could toss Fallon out of an airplane for a scene at Jacksonville International Airport.
- Saints Agree to Terms With Spicer Yahoo Sports, March 17, 2009
- Paul Spicer joining Bucs coaching staff ESPN, February 26, 2015
- WJXT's In to the End Zone
- New Orleans Saints bio