All-Southeastern Conference placekicker Carey Spear is Vanderbilt's nominee to the SEC Football Community Service Team.
A member of the 2013 Allstate/American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team and nominee for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award, Spear has actively contributed to community outreach projects in the Nashville area, including mentoring women struggling with addiction and adopt-a-block cleanup efforts. He has also mentored clients of Safe Harbor, a Nashville-based recovery program aiming to keep adult men drug and alcohol free. He has also participated in mission trips to Mexico, Haiti and Peru as a Vanderbilt student. A SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient in 2011-12, Spear is expected to graduate this May, with a degree in Human and Organizational Development.
On the field, the Lou Groza Award Spear is the Commodores' first three-year captain since quarterback Jay Cutler, and holds the school's single-season record with 20 field goals from a year ago when he was named second team All-SEC by the Associated Press.