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Kevin Spencer
Special Teams
College:
Springfield College
Hometown:
Queens, NY
Experience:
24

Bio

In January, the Chargers hired Spencer, a long-time NFL special teams coach to man the same post in San Diego.                 

NFL Special Teams Coach of the Year in 2003 as chosen by the league’s special teams coaches, Spencer has spent the last 15 seasons coaching NFL special teams, including stops in Indianapolis (1998-01), Pittsburgh (2002-06) and Arizona (2007-12). He won a Super Bowl championship with the Steelers after the 2005 season (Super Bowl XL) and an NFC Championship with Cardinals in 2008. In Indianapolis, rookie Terrence Wilkins returned two punts and a kickoff for touchdowns while working under Spencer, including one of each in 1999 that led to Wilkins’ selection to a number of NFL All-Rookie teams. In Pittsburgh, Spencer worked with Antwaan Randle-El, who set a team record with four punt returns for touchdowns during their five seasons together. And in Arizona, Spencer worked with Patrick Peterson, who tied the NFL record with four punt return touchdowns during his rookie season, becoming only the fourth player in league history with four punt return scores in a season. Peterson also had four punt returns of 80-plus yards, the first player in NFL history to do so, and his 99-yard punt return for a touchdown in overtime during a game against the St. Louis Rams was the second-longest punt return in NFL history. Return specialist LaRod Stephens-Howling also had outstanding success under Spencer. In 2010, Stephens-Howling led the NFL with 1,542 kickoff return yards and scored on returns of 102 and 96 yards.                 

A native of Queens, New York, Spencer played football and lacrosse at Springfield (Mass.) College. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Springfield and a Master’s from Cortland State in 1976. He entered the coaching field as a graduate assistant at Cortland State in 1975 and spent the next 16 seasons on the college and high school levels, including five years as the head coach at Wesleyan (Conn.) University. Spencer began his NFL coaching career with the Cleveland Browns in 1991 and spent time with the Browns (1991-94) and Oakland Raiders (1995-97) before joining the Indianapolis Colts in ’98.                 

Spencer and his wife, Rosemarie, have two sons, Timothy and Jack.

In January, the Chargers hired Spencer, a long-time NFL special teams coach to man the same post in San Diego.                 

NFL Special Teams Coach of the Year in 2003 as chosen by the league’s special teams coaches, Spencer has spent the last 15 seasons coaching NFL special teams, including stops in Indianapolis (1998-01), Pittsburgh (2002-06) and Arizona (2007-12). He won a Super Bowl championship with the Steelers after the 2005 season (Super Bowl XL) and an NFC Championship with Cardinals in 2008. In Indianapolis, rookie Terrence Wilkins returned two punts and a kickoff for touchdowns while working under Spencer, including one of each in 1999 that led to Wilkins’ selection to a number of NFL All-Rookie teams. In Pittsburgh, Spencer worked with Antwaan Randle-El, who set a team record with four punt returns for touchdowns during their five seasons together. And in Arizona, Spencer worked with Patrick Peterson, who tied the NFL record with four punt return touchdowns during his rookie season, becoming only the fourth player in league history with four punt return scores in a season. Peterson also had four punt returns of 80-plus yards, the first player in NFL history to do so, and his 99-yard punt return for a touchdown in overtime during a game against the St. Louis Rams was the second-longest punt return in NFL history. Return specialist LaRod Stephens-Howling also had outstanding success under Spencer. In 2010, Stephens-Howling led the NFL with 1,542 kickoff return yards and scored on returns of 102 and 96 yards.                 

A native of Queens, New York, Spencer played football and lacrosse at Springfield (Mass.) College. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Springfield and a Master’s from Cortland State in 1976. He entered the coaching field as a graduate assistant at Cortland State in 1975 and spent the next 16 seasons on the college and high school levels, including five years as the head coach at Wesleyan (Conn.) University. Spencer began his NFL coaching career with the Cleveland Browns in 1991 and spent time with the Browns (1991-94) and Oakland Raiders (1995-97) before joining the Indianapolis Colts in ’98.                 

Spencer and his wife, Rosemarie, have two sons, Timothy and Jack.

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