UTEP ITEMS: Recipient of a Conference USA Academic Medal (minimum 3.75 GPA) as a freshman ... four-time member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (minimum 3.0 GPA).
2010 (JUNIOR): Credited with 25 tackles in 11 games ... missed a pair of contests with an ankle injury ... posted his first career sack at Tulsa ... recorded a season-high seven tackles against BYU in the New Mexico Bowl ... had six stops versus Rice ... pressured the quarterback once each against NM State and Rice.
2009 (SOPHOMORE): Started every game at middle linebacker, ranking fourth on the team in tackles (66) ... credited with 3.5 tackles for losses, three pass break-ups, three quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery ... opened the season with 27 tackles in the first three games ... recorded nine stops versus Buffalo, eight against Kansas and a career-high 10 at New Mexico State ... recovered a fumble versus the Jayhawks ... tied his personal best with five unassisted tackles at Texas ... posted eight stops against Houston ... single tackles for losses came versus Tulsa, Tulane and Rice ... contributed a couple of quarterback hurries against Marshall.
2008 (FRESHMAN): Played in three games as a reserve quarterback before moving to linebacker for spring ball ... did not have any statistics.
PRIOR TO UTEP: Made the most out of his only year as the first-string quarterback at Los Fresnos High School ... completed 202 of 366 passes for 3,489 yards with 42 touchdowns and eight interceptions as a senior ... also rushed 123 times for 632 yards and 15 scores while compiling 4,121 yards of total offense ... earned district player of the year honors and honorable mention All-State by the Associated Press ... other senior honors included Valley Morning Star Most Valuable Player and Valley Offensive Player of the Year by The Monitor ... member of a 12-1 squad in 2006 that was a regional semifinalist as well as bi-district and area champs ... earned Player of the Week honors in the state of Texas for his performance against La Joya High School in the area championship game, throwing for 280 yards and six TDs and rushing for 80 yards and two scores ... played primarily receiver as a junior, posting 44 catches for 700 yards and nine TDs en route to being tabbed first team All-District ... three-year starter at Los Fresnos High School (wide receiver as a sophomore and junior, quarterback as a senior) while playing for coach Scott Ford ... also competed in basketball and track and field for three years each ... All-District selection in basketball ... ranked eighth in his class of 420 academically ... listed in Who's Who Among American High School Students and a National Honor Society member.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jeremy Shane Springer ... parents are Donald and Kim Springer ... twin brother, Justin, played at Kansas ... born 2/22/89 (Harlingen, Texas) ... Business major.