The former LA Wildcats LB, Jerimiah Spicer, has been accepted to participate in The Spring League’s football tournament happening later this month in San Antonio, Texas.
Jerimiah has beaten some pretty surmountable odds in his life. At 2 years old his mother was taken from him, he found himself homeless for most of his time growing up, living in downtown Los Angeles, bouncing to different foster homes, in and out of four group homes, and attending 8 different high schools. At times, he slept in his car or on the floors of abandoned apartments. Jerimiah Spicer was forced to grow up fast and faced the world alone.
While at Banning High School in California, he quickly became a standout on the football team, receiving multiple division one offers. Sadly, he was not able to attend a 4-year school due to his legal situation.
Being very athletically talented and still on his pursuit of football, Jerimiah committed to Bethesda College of the NAIA where he performed well enough to be drafted in the very short-lived MLFB (Major League Football). The MFLB never got to game one before collapsing entirely.
In 2018 Spicer was able to earn himself a spot in the Arena Football League, where he was an All-Star, gaining attention from The Los Angeles Chargers. They decided to sign him for a short time but was subsequently cut before the regular season.
After his time with the Chargers, he met with The Los Angeles Rams as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers both twice, gaining praise from Jeff Fisher in the process, but not finding himself a roster spot.
When the XFL 2.0 came around Spicer was given another shot, signing with the LA Wildcats. He was praised by wildcats coach Winston Moss on his character stating
“You could not ask for a better character person”
Jerimiah would also receive praise from NFL 5x Super Bowl Champion, Pepper Johnson for his play on special teams and overall aggressiveness on the field.
Despite all of the high praise, Spicer was waived by the Wildcats before the XFL seasons start coming as a big surprise to many fans.
Throughout the pandemic, Jerimiah stayed in football shape, constantly working, releasing game film, and workout videos showing that he is still more than ready to hit the field and show what he’s got.
Jerimiah Spicer will have the chance to continue his football journey playing for The Aviators in The Spring Leagues Fall Season. This could be the shot Spicer has been looking for and we are definitely excited to see him get the chance to hit the field again. Not only will he have another opportunity to showcase his skills, but it will be aired on Fox Sports 1, with both practice and game film being sent directly to all NFL and CFL teams.
According to Jerimiah, he has already received interest from the NFL’s Bills, Dolphins, Bengals, Lions, Patriots, Chiefs, and Giants. With eyes most definitely on him, hopefully, his hard work will pay off.
The Spring Leagues Tournament will air on Fox Sports One beginning on October 27th, with the Championship being played the week of November 24th.
For more info on The Spring League Follow their social media accounts or visit their website listed below.
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