Career Summary: A walk-on candidate who earned four letters with the Tigers...Played as a true freshman in 2003 as a member of the special teams unit...Missed two games with an injury...Played in four games as a sophomore...Suffered a broken leg against Tulane and missed the remainder of the season...Saw action in 11 as a junior...Registered his first career sack against Chattanooga...Started at linebacker against Tennessee and had a break-out game with 10 tackles...Also started against Southern Miss and tallied three tackles.
2006: Played all 12 games as a senior...Registered four tackles against Tennessee and UAB...Started against Houston for Senior Day...Credited with multiple tackles in five games...Also posted kick returns in three straight games versus ASU, Tulsa and Marshall...Honors: Received the Dr. Cecil C. Humphreys Presidential Scholarship in 2003.
2005: Steady defensive threat who appeared in 11 of the 12 games last season...Also a key member of the special teams unit...Logged two tackles against Chattanooga, and recorded his first career sack against the Mocs...Dropped quarterback Matt Lopez for a loss of 10 yards...Registered a kickoff return against Houston and rolled off 15 yards on the return...Had one tackle against East Carolina...Credited with a nine-yard kick-off return against UAB...Started at linebacker against Tennessee and had a break-out game with 10 tackles...Also started against Southern Miss and logged three tackles...Did not play in the season finale against Marshall...Returned for the Motor City Bowl and logged two tackles against Akron.
2004: Played in five games as a member of the special teams unit...Totaled four tackles in 2004 before being sidelined with a major injury...Collided with Cato Mott in the third quarter of the Tulane game and broke his left tibia and fibula...Had surgery on October 18 and missed the remainder of the season...Spent spring 2005 workouts rehabilitating his injury and regaining his strength.
2003: A walk-on candidate for the Tiger football team from Houston High in Germantown, who earned a varsity letter after participating in 11 games...Worked his way to a position on the Tiger special teams unit by the season opener, but suffered a torn muscle against Tennessee Tech...Missed two games while injured...Was a member of the kick-cover team...Practiced as a fullback in the fall of 2003...Was the recipient of the Dr. Cecil C. Humphreys Presidential Scholarship in 2003.
Prep: Was a football letterman for Coach Tim Haney at Houston High...Played both running back and linebacker for the Mustangs...Helped his team to a 10-2 record in 2002...Was an all-region selection at linebacker and fullback as a junior and as a senior...Credited with 92 tackles as a junior, but spent most of his senior season on the injured list...Set the HHS record for quarterback sacks in a game with four and in a season with 16...Also lettered in track.
Personal: Michael Ray Spurlock is the son of Mike and Betsy Spurlock...Born October 3, 1984, in Memphis, Tenn.
SPURLOCK'S STATISTICS Defense G/S UT AT Tot. FR Int Loss Sack 2003 11/0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 2004 4/0 2 2 4 0 0 0-0 0-0 2005 11/2 8 10 18 0 0 1-10 1-10 2006 12/1 18 2 20 0 0 1-3 0-0 Totals 38/3 28 14 42 0 0 2-13 1-10