Spencer Shrader

K, KOS · Notre Dame

HISTORY — From College Profile

2022 Phil Steele Preseason All-AAC Third Team
2022 Athlon Preseason All-AAC Third Team 

2021 Lou Groza Award Semifinalist
AAC Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 9, 2020)
USF Record of four field goals of 40-plus yards in the same game (11/7/20)
9-Straight field goal makes rank third all-time at USF (2021)

Was the Bulls primary placekicker and kickoff specialist during all 12 games on the year…led the team scoring 64 points…went 9-of-13 on field goals (69.2 %),  going 2-5 over 40 yards…had a season-long 49-yard field goal at Florida (9/17), hitting two field goals in the game…also made two field goals at Tulsa (11/18), 25 and 34 yards, in freezing conditions…went 37-o-37 on point after attempts, hitting season-best 6-of-6 vs. Howard (9/10)…kicked off 63 times, averaging 63.0 yards per kickoff with 50 touchbacks, just 11 returns and an average yard line of the 25.

2021: Saw action in all twelve games as the primary placekicker and kickoff specialist...scored 68 points on the year (2nd on the team), 33 from field goals and 35 from extra points...made all 35 extra-point attempts on the year...went 11-of-13 in field goal attempts with misses from 51 and 48 yards...made nine straight field goals (four of 40+ yards), the third longest string in program history...made a career-long 52-yard field goal vs. Temple (10/23)..recorded five touchbacks on six kickoffs in a 32-31 loss vs. Tulsa (10/16)...averaged 62.1 yards on kickoffs with 35 touchbacks on 57 attempts...opponents averaged 20.3 yards on returns.

2020: Saw action in eight of the Bulls' nine games on the year...was good on 4-of-6 field goal attempts (66.7%) with a season-long of 49 yards...all of his field goal attempts on the year came from 40 yards or farther out as he split kicking duties with Jared Sackett...scored 23 points on the year, also going 11-of-12 on PAT attempts...was named the AAC Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 9) after a career-best game at Memphis (11/7) in which he went 4-for-4 on field goals, all over 40 yards, becoming the first USF player with four 40-plus yard field goals in the same game...made a career-long 49-yard field goal in the game and added makes fro 47, 46 and 41 yards...named to the Lou Groza Award national "Stars of the Week"...his 49-yard field goal marked the longest for the Bulls since 2017...handled kickoff duties, recording 16 touchbacks on the year, including five in eight kickoffs in a 56-48 loss to UCF...recorded four touchbacks on four kickoffs at Houston and posted a 65.0 yards per kick average.

2019: Arrived as USF as a walk-on after pursuing a professional soccer career...played in all 12 games…finished 4-for-9 in field goal attempts…finished 12-for-12 on PAT attempts…led the team with 30 points scored...rushed one time for 22 yards and a touchdown against UConn (10/5)…averaged a career-best 42.0 yards per punt, including a career-long 51-yard punt, against UConn (10/5)…connected on a career-long field goal of 34 yards against South Carolina State (9/14).

NEWSOME HS: Three-year letter winner in football, soccer and tennis…was a first team all-state selection as a senior…was a three-time soccer MVP and a four-time tennis MVP…named first team Florida Class 8A all-state selection as a senior kicker in 2017...he was home schooled, and after graduating in 2018 spent several months in Brazil and Canada pursuing a professional career in soccer.

PERSONAL: Born May 19, 1999 in Indianapolis, Ind….son of Steve and Amber Shrader…his sister, Sophie, is on the soccer team at the University of Tampa…majoring in pre-marketing serves as president of Liberty Villages Inc., a nonprofit organization that builds Christian-based communities devoted to education, entrepreneurship, freedom and peace....named to the  Athletics Spring Roll in fall 2020 and spring 2020 and 2021...2019, 2020 and 2021 AAC All-Academic Team.

Field Goals 4, at Memphis (11/7/20)
Long Field Goal 52, vs Temple (10/23/21)
Points 12, at Memphis (11/7/20)
PAT 6-of-6, at East Carolina (11/26/19)
TD 1, at UConn (10/5/19)
Tackles 1, at UConn (10/5/19)
Receptions 1, vs Tulsa (10/16/21)
Receiving Yards 7, vs Tulsa (10/16/21)


2021 Field Goal Statistics (Made-Attempts-Long)

Florida (2-2-32); Florida A&M (1-1-49); BYU (2-2-42); SMU (1-1-29); Tulsa (1-1-44); Temple (2-2-52), Cincinnati (1-5-28); UCF (2-3-41)

2020 Field Goal Statistics (Made-Attempts-Long)
The Citadel (0-1), Memphis (4-4-49), UCF (0-1)

2019 Field Goal Statistics (Made-Attempts-Long)
South Carolina State (1-1-34); Navy (1-2-33); East Carolina (1-1-24)

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