Joe Gaiter: What does football mean to you?
Brian Spencer: Football means the world to me I have been playing since the age of 5, actually a bit younger than most boys start to play. Playing at a young age it was just fun and I fell in love with it, but as I grew so did my passion for the game. Football has not only paved the way for me to graduate in May but has taught me many lessons in life and helped me to become the person I am today. I am truly blessed and thankful that football is part of my life and I take it very seriously. I have become a student of the game and I’m very dedicated to working hard and improving my skills so I can become the best player possible.
Joe Gaiter:What will you miss most about playing at Newberry?
Brian Spencer: My teammates! We have been through the good, the bad, and the ugly together but the bond we built can never be broken. They will always be my brothers and I couldn’t ask for a better group of men to have spent my four years at Newberry College with.
Joe Gaiter:What are some things that you learned from your college football experience at Newberry?
Brian Spencer: I learned that God given talent will only take you so far. You must become a student of the game and prepare yourself like the best. Training is essential and dedication and hard work will take you along way.
Joe Gaiter:What are the keys to playing Cornerback?
Brian Spencer: You must be disciplined when playing corner, your eyes will make you or break you. Technique is also a key factor, but being physical, having great awareness, instincts, speed, and hips as well as being a student of the game are all major keys when playing cornerback.
Joe Gaiter: Are you prepared enough to be in the NFL?
Brian Spencer: I do believe I am prepared enough to play in the NFL. I train to be the best and I’m a student of the game. I have the speed, size and strength as well as the mentality to play in the NFL.
Joe Gaiter:Do you have a backup plan if you don’t get drafted?
Brian Spencer:I will be graduating in May and receiving my degree in Sports Management with a minor in Business and I will put that to use. But I firmly believe that I will be in some teams camp.
Joe Gaiter: What player in the NFL has your style of play?
Brian Spencer: I actually think I play like a combination of Richard Sherman with my ability to cover and make plays on the ball and Dunta Robinson aggressive and not scared or hesitant to come up and play the edge or make tackles.
Joe Gaiter: What are your biggest strengths on the field?
Brian Spencer: My biggest strength is my ability to cover, I have fluid hips and good eyes, which allow me to break on the ball or not bite on a double move. Man or zone I feel like my side of the field is on lock.
Joe Gaiter: How do you plan on giving back to the community after you get drafted?
Brian Spencer: I plan on opening my own recreational facility for less fortunate youth as well as a Foundation called Save a Cell for Sickle Cell to help and aid people with Sickle Cell.
Joe Gaiter: Do you feel that you are at your best?
Brian Spencer:Yes sir I do! I am faster and stronger than I have ever been and ready to show scouts what I’m capable of.
Joe Gaiter:What is your motivation for playing football?
Brian Spencer: Without a doubt my greatest motivator is my son Malakhi Spencer. I go hard for him. He is the reason I wake up and put my cleats on so I can give him the world. My father is also my motivation he works so hard to provide for my siblings and me and I want to be able to say, “Pops put in your retirement papers, I got you”. Also to prove that Division II players can play the game of football. I know I can compete with anyone and my skill set is better than a lot of players at the Division I level. I love hearing someone tell me I’m not good enough it just adds fuel to my fire.
Joe Gaiter:How has your son changed your life?
Brian Spencer:In every way possible, I honestly can say I don’t know if I would be in this position I am today if it wasn’t for my son. He means the world to me and I thank God everyday for blessing me with my son. I am more focused than I have ever been, what I do not only effects me but my son as well. That’s why I strive to be the best father, brother, son, and man I can be so I can set the ultimate example for my son.
Joe Gaiter: Do you think your hard work will pay off?
Brian Spencer:Absolutely, I am a firm believer that it does pay off along with dedication and faith. I was blessed with God given talent but without putting in the work and being dedicated I wouldn’t be where I am today.
Joe Gaiter: What do you want your football legacy to be?
Brian Spencer: I will be known for overcoming many obstacles and persevering through it all, proving everyone wrong who had the slightest bit of doubt in me. I want to leave a legacy that says anything is possible and I’m living proof because I beat the odds. My commitment, dedication, and character will speak for itself. I want to make my family proud, and for my son and all children for that matter to know that the sky is the limit, if you want it go get it!