Chris Spencer (American football)

Chris Spencer

Spencer on the sidelines during the November 2, 2008 game against the Eagles
No. 67     Chicago Bears
Personal information
Date of birth: March 28, 1982 (1982-03-28) (age 29)
Place of birth: Madison, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 309 lb (140 kg)
Career information
College: Ole Miss
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26
Debuted in 2005 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2010
Games played     80
Games started     70
Stats at

Christopher Clark Spencer (born March 28, 1982) is an American football center for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was selected with the 26th overall pick in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft out of the University of Mississippi by the Seattle Seahawks.


Early years

Spencer was part of the nationally ranked and undefeated Madison Central High School in Madison, Mississippi football team in 2000, which contained 5 current NFL players. After his prep career, he was one of the most highly-touted offensive line recruits in the Southeast. His home ties led him to choose the University of Mississippi, where he played alongside Madison Central teammates Doug Buckles and Mike Espy (of the Washington Redskins). During the 2003 season, the Ole Miss Rebels had an impressive campaign, winning 10 games concluded with a Cotton Bowl Classic victory over Oklahoma State.

Professional career

2005 NFL Draft

Spencer was considered one of the best centers available in the 2005 NFL Draft, along with Jason Brown. He was projected a late second round pick,[1] and was eventually selected 26th overall in the first round.

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2⅝ in 309 lb 5.21 s 1.81 s 3.04 s 4.61 s 8.07 s 32 in 8 ft 9 in 26 rep
All values from NFL Combine[2]

Seattle Seahawks

In his first season with the Seattle Seahawks, he played 7 games. In the 2006 season, he played in all 16 games for Seattle, starting 13 of them, most at the guard position, next to longtime Seattle center Robbie Tobeck. Spencer is the successor of Tobeck's job was the 2007 season as Tobeck retired at the end of 2006.

Chicago Bears

On July 31st 2011, he was signed by the Chicago Bears to replace the outgoing Olin Kreutz. [3]


In 2006 he married Coastal Carolina Elite volleyball player Katherine Jensen.[4]