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  Spencer Toone
Spencer Toone

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Blackfoot, Idaho

High School:
Snake River HS

Last College:
Ricks JC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 235

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
08/25/1980

Experience:
2VL

UTAH: All-America candidate has ideal profile for rover linebacker ... plays full tilt from sideline to sideline ... great speed (clocked in a 4.47 40 in the 2004 spring tests), instincts and tackling ability ... held out of spring ball after undergoing shoulder surgery in late February ... outstanding student had a 4.0 GPA fall semester of 2004 and received his bachelor's degree in May ... member of Utah's Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) ... signed with Utah in March 2002 after returning from LDS church mission to Australia (2000-02).

2004-Honorable mention all-conference ... played and started in all 12 games ... Utah's tackle leader with 115 total stops ... 115 tackles was tied for second-most in the MWC ... 4 tackles for a loss, 3 fumble recoveries, 2 pass breakups, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble ... 4 double-digit tackle games was tied for the team lead ... 14 tackles vs. both Air Force and BYU ... 13 stops and a fumble recovery vs. Arizona and 11 tackles against Colorado State ... 9 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble and a pass breakup vs. San Diego State ... also had 9 tackles vs. North Carolina ... 8 tackles, an assisted sack and a pass breakup in Utah's win over Pittsburgh in the Fiesta Bowl ...elected to the Utah Football Leadership Committee ... 4.0 fall semester GPA ... CoSIDA Academic all-District VIII first-team selection ... also made the all-MWC academic team and the Utah Athletics Academic Honor Roll.

2003-Played in all 12 games and started nine at rover linebacker ... team's fourth-leading tackler (65) ... 3 tackles for loss, 2 pass breakups and 1 fumble recovery ... blocked potential game-winning field goal attempt by Air Force to send game into overtime, which Utah won (in 3 overtimes) ... career-high 10 tackles vs. Air Force ... 8 tackles against Southern Miss in Liberty Bowl ... elected to Utah's football leadership committee ... attended NCAA Leadership Conference in Orlando in May 2003 ... CoSIDA Academic all-District VIII second-team selection ... academic all-MWC.

2002-Redshirt.

PRIOR TO UTAH: Played one year at Ricks Junior College prior to LDS church mission ... led Ricks in tackles and kickoffs returned for touchdowns in 1999 ... had 97 yard kickoff return ... Ricks won 1999 Real Dairy Bowl ... at Snake River High School (Idaho), he was an all-state free safety in 1997 and an all-state running back in 1998 ... Snake River won 1997 and '98 state championships ... lettered in basketball, baseball and track ... honor roll.

PERSONAL: Son of William and Stacy Toone ... four brothers and one sister ... speech communication science major graduated with a bachelor's degree in May and begins work on an MBA program in the fall ... full name is Spencer William Toone ... born Aug. 25, 1980.

YEAR G/GS UT AT TOT TFL SACK 2003 12/9 17 48 65 3-4 0-0 2004 12/12 40 75 115 4-7 1-2 Totals 24/21 57 123 180 7-11 1-2

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