Noah Spence stood in front the Maryland Big 33 football team late last week dressed in Adidas from head-to-toe.
His Adidas top was sleeveless, showing off a pair of chiseled biceps that one of Maryland’s players couldn’t help but notice.
“Look at the blood vessel in his bicep,” the player said from the back of the room. “And he’s not even doing anything.”
Spence told Maryland’s players about his well-publicized mistakes in college, and how he took his dismissal from Ohio State as a sign he had to mature.
Those challenges caused him to drop to the second round of last year’s draft where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers snapped him up.
The former Bishop McDevitt star promptly proved to be one of the best defensive rookies in the league, collecting 5.5 sacks.
And, if you Googled his name on the day he stopped in to speak to the young players, you would’ve found stories discussing his Pro Bowl chances going into the upcoming season.
Spence is well aware of that chatter, and those bulging biceps were, perhaps, a testament to his maturity and dedication to get to that level.
“It’s a blessing,” he said. “Just to be looked at as someone who might be a Pro Bowler … it’s just great.”
Spence forged those biceps through hours in the gym, and he’s been working on his pass rush technique with a man called “the sack whisperer,” former Atlanta Falcons defensive end Chuck Smith.
“I talk to him every week or two, and every time I talk to him he’s either on the way to work out or has just gotten done working out,” Bishop McDevitt coach Jeff Weachter said.
Spence, who was listed at 6-foot-2, 251 pounds last season, said…
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