FIU’s Spearman Stays Humble Despite Success

Panthers_Silas_Spearman_III_2013Silas Spearman III came to FIU as the Palm Beach County Offensive Player of the Year. Five games into his collegiate career, Spearman owns the FIU single-game record for yards rushing by a freshman.

So, you would understand a little ego, a little swagger. Spearman doesn’t indulge.

Ask him about his 2012 season at Loxahatchee Seminole Ridge High, when he gained 1,258 rushing yards and scored 12 touchdowns, and Spearman replies:

“We started off kind of slow. We had a whole new line from the previous year. We had to get the team chemistry. Defense is easy. For defense to come out and work together as a unit, you just have to be aggressive. Offense is more like team chemistry. We had to really care for each other, not let each other down. That’s how we blossomed into the team we ended up having.”

Source: David J. Neal, Miami Herald