Jerimiah Spicer is a name you may have heard from us at Locker Room Update before. It’s a name that may soon become more and more popular in the world of professional football. We’ve reported on his backstory — a tale of a man overcoming incredible adversity to find success on the football field. His mother passed away when he was very young. His father has not been a part of his life in a decade. He could easily default to the loss of his parents as an excuse, and his story would be one of many unfortunate ones like it. But instead, he has made his story a unique one, for he has succeeded in spite of everything. But that’s the first chapter — the intro — and it seems as though every month, we have another edition to add, another chapter as Spicer continuously makes strides in his efforts to play professional football at the highest level. He embraces adversity. He embodies perseverance. And it’s paying off.
The last time we reported on him, Jerimiah was making inroads with the Los Angeles Chargers, as well as The San Diego Fleet and teams within the IFL. Not only has he been named to the Chargers’ short list, but he is also now part of the workout squad and will be showcasing his athletic ability at the Chargers’ local Pro Day after communication with their coaching staff.
“He’s a kid I can count on to plug into any [position], and he’s good. He’s an ultimate team player,” his former coach, Ramer, said about Spicer, citing that during their time together, he asked the defender to play outside linebacker and defensive end in just the first two weeks of the season.
It seems like Spicer is finally developing a niche interest from teams that could be a good fit for him — the Chargers, for instance, boasted a top ten defense throughout the year in 2018, finishing the regular season ranked No. 9 in yards allowed.
Most recently, Spicer is preparing for the XFL League Draft after taking part in the XFL Summer Showcase. It will give him new opportunities to gather important film as the NFL Preseason gets under way. In the meantime, he knows he can receive a call any day, any time, especially as part of the Chargers’ and Browns’ LB lists.
It’s the time of year when anything can happen — and Spicer is putting himself in a prime position to take advantage of whatever lies ahead.