- 2006 Hon. Men. All-Big 12 (Associated Press)
- 2006 Rimington Award Pre-Season Watch List
- 2005 Hon. Men. All-Big 12 (Coaches)
- 2005 1st-Team Sophomore All-American (College Football News)
- 2004 2nd-Team Freshman All-American (Rivals.com)
- 2004 1st-Team Freshman All-Big 12 (Sporting News)
The anchor of Mizzou's offensive line is one of the top veteran centers in the nation, and should contend in 2007 for all-American honors as well as receive prime consideration for the Rimington Award, given annually to the nation's top center ... Is in his 4th year of starting at the center position, and has started all 36 career games at the spot ... Needs 13 more starts to break the school record of 48 consecutive starts by QB Brad Smith ... Last name is pronounced SPEE-kerr.
Anchored the Tiger offensive line in his 3rd year of starting at the center position ... Was the glue of a line that has provided protection for a Tiger offensive attack that ranked 8th in the nation in total offense (425.62 ypg) and 10th in the country in passing offense (276.15 ypg) ... Earned honorable mention All-Big 12 status from the Associated Press for his play in 2006 ... The offensive line was one of the nation's best in protecting its QB, as it ranked 24th in the country in fewest QB sacks allowed (1.46 pg).
A very talented center who anchored the Tiger offensive line for the 2nd straight season, and had an outstanding year, grading highly each week ... Was named a 1st-Team Sophomore All-American by College Football News for his stellar play ... Earned honorable mention All-Big 12 status from the league's coaches for his play in 2005 ... Was part of a line that helped MU rank 17th nationally in rushing (205.25 ypg), and helped QB Brad Smith put up only the 3rd 2,000-yard passing and 1,000-yard rushing season in NCAA Div. I-A history.
Started all 11 games at center, and had a solid debut season as a redshirt freshman, despite facing the daunting task of replacing A.J. Ricker, who set a school record by making 47 consecutive starts over the ball from 2000-03 ... Was named a 2nd-Team Freshman All-American for his efforts by Rivals.com, and also landed a spot on the 1st-Team Freshman All-Big 12 squad picked by The Sporting News ... Had a solid spring, one that was encouraging enough to see him listed at No. 1 on the depth chart heading into the fall.
Redshirt season ... Earned scout team MVP honors in practice for his work leading up to the Oklahoma game.
Rated as the No. 3 offensive lineman in the Missouri-Kansas region by MoKan Football ... Rivals.com had him as the No. 26 offensive guard prospect in the country, and as the No. 8 prospect in the state of Missouri (all positions) ... Rated as the No. 53 overall prospect in the Midland region by SuperPrep Magazine ... Earned all-state mention as a defensive lineman each of his last two seasons at Webb City, where he was an all-area performer for two years on the offensive line ... Rated as the No. 1 offensive and defensive lineman (all classes) in 2002 by Danny Heitert of STC Grid Report ... Three-sport standout (football, basketball and track) who won the 3A state championship in 2003 and took 5th place in the state championships in the shot put in 2002 ... Holds school records in the shot put and discus ... High school coach - John Roderigue.
Son of Curt & Holly Spieker ... National Honor Society Member ... Academic interest lies in business at MU ... Chose Mizzou over Nebraska, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Illinois, among others.