An important cog for the Bulldogs that season, Spencer signed with the University of Louisville along with teammate and current Cardinals sophomore Michael Bush. However, Spencer failed to meet academic requirements for freshman eligibility and was forced to sit out what would have been his freshman season.
After sitting out last season, Spencer enrolled at U of L in January and is excited about his return to the gridiron.
"It feels good," Spencer said. "I actually missed a semester so I'm just glad to be back out here playing football again."
During his year away from playing football, Spencer did everything he could just to remain close to the game he loves. Asked by Male head coach Bob Redman to help assist and work out with the Bulldogs, Spencer worked closely with his former coach last season.
"I was just trying to get as close to the game as I could," Spencer explained. "Coach Redman asked me to come help him and I couldn't turn him down."
Now that Spencer is back in school and has returned to the practice field at U of L, the 5-foot-11 back has a renewed outlook.
"Schools going good," Spencer said. "I've got a lot of help with my classes. Football's going good and everything is positive."
During the first week of spring practice, Spencer, who started out in the secondary, has already been switched to offense. During Thursday's practice, the former all-state selection lined up at running back, and was impressive running the ball.
"Right now it's a learning experience," Spencer said. "First I started at defensive back now I've been switched to running back. I've got a lot of learning to do and I'm just trying my hardest out here on the field."
For Spencer, the biggest adjustment has been the pace and complexity of the college game.
"Just the change from high school to college," Spencer explained. "It's a lot faster and there's a lot more to learn. I've just got to work hard."
Asked if he had a preference about what position he'll play, Spencer said, "I just want to play. Wherever they want to play me, that's where I want to play."
And whereever that might be, No. 28 is just thankful to finally make his return to the action.