Each week during the college football season we will feature a player who is an officer for an Uplifting Athletes Chapter for our Beyond the Trophy series.
Name: Will Spiers
College: Clemson University
Height, weight, class, position: 6-5, 225-pound, redshirt junior, punter
High School: Calhoun Academy in Cameron, S.C.
About Will: The former walk-on who played quarterback and punter in high school, Will is now in his third year as the Tigers’ No. 1 punter. An All-ACC Academic selection during his career who has averaged nearly 41 yards per kick, Will is having his best season ever in 2019. He’s averaging 42.3 yards per kick and his net average is above 40 yards per kick as well. He’s dropped nine punts inside the 20, has eight boots of more than 50 yards and has only two touchbacks. Will has served the Rare Disease Community for two years in a leadership position for the Clemson Chapter. He took over as the Chapter President in 2019 after attending the Uplifting Athletes Leadership Development Conference in 2018 and 2019.
What is your most memorable experience as a college football player?
SPIERS: Playing in the 2018 College Football National Championship game.
What drove you to get involved with Uplifting Athletes?
SPIERS: The opportunity to be in a leadership role where the ultimate objective was to help others.
What have you learned from your experience with Uplifting Athletes?
SPIERS: A lot about the Rare Disease Community and how our platform as college football players can have a big impact on them.
What advice would you share with someone in high school looking to play college football?
SPIERS: Never give up and learn how to work hard in every aspect of life.
Who is your favorite NFL player and why?
SPIERS: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. He’s the GOAT.
If you could have lunch with any one person (dead or alive), who would you choose and why?
SPIERS: LeBron James to learn about him as a person and a player.
WILL ON THE HOT SEAT
What is your perfect pizza?
SPIERS: Meat Lovers
All time favorite movie?
SPIERS: The Patriot
What is your go-to fast food restaurant?
Favorite sports team (any sport)?
SPIERS: Houston Astros
What is the most used app on your phone?