As a junior, he is the youngest player among Carolina's four returning starters on the offensive line • Moves well and may challenge for all-conference honors.
2016 - Junior Season
Steady performer at left tackle who started all 13 games this season and 23 for his career • Finished with a team-best 86 percent grade and three knockdown blocks against NC State • Graded out at 84 percent with three knockdowns in the win over The Citadel • Had a team-best grade of 87 percent with five knockdowns at Duke • Also had five knockdowns and graded out at 85 percent in the win over Georgia Tech • Recorded six knockdowns in the win at Virginia • Notched a season-best eight knockdowns in the win at Miami • Graded out at 86 percent in the win at Florida State • Matched a team high with five knockdowns and finished with an 85 percent grade in the comeback victory over Pitt • Finished with seven knockdowns in the win at Illinois • Started the season opener and had a pair of knockdowns against Georgia.
2015 - Sophomore Season
Won the starting left tackle spot coming out of training camp • Started the first two games against South Carolina and North Carolina A&T before missing the next four with an injury • Came back from injury to start the final eight games of the season for a total of 10 starts • Offensive line paved the way for Elijah Hood to rush for more than 1,400 yards and Marquise Williams to run for more than 900 yards • Part of an offensive line that was named a Joe Moore Award semifinalist, a new award which recognizes the best offensive line play in the country • Played well in the ACC Championship vs. Clemson, grading out at 87 percent with five pancake blocks • Graded out at 86 percent in a 66-31 win over Duke as Carolina averaged 8.8 yards per play and racked up 704 total yards • Posted a 91 percent grade and had six knockdown blocks in the win at Pitt • Played 41 snaps against A&T and graded out at 88 percent • Saw action on 66 snaps, posted four knockdown blocks and did not have any missed assignments against the Gamecocks.
2014 – True Freshman Season
True freshman who saw action in all 13 games primarily on special teams and as a reserve tackle • Played a season-high 24 snaps in the season opening win over Liberty as the Tar Heels posted 56 points • Played 21 snaps at Miami • Saw significant action in the win over No. 25 Duke as the Tar Heels posted 591 total yards of offense in a 45-20 victory • Enrolled at UNC in January and participated in spring practice.
Providence High School
Received the Big 22 Player of the Year Award as the top player in the Charlotte area • Selected to play in the U.S. Army All-America game as one of the top high school football players in the country • All-state selection • Selected to play on North Carolina's Shrine Bowl team • Ranked the No. 12 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com • Pegged as the No. 4 player in North Carolina and the No. 16 offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com • Ranked the No. 6 player in North Carolina and the No. 13 offensive tackle in the country by 274sports.com • Member of the PrepStar 150 Dream Team • Helped team advance to the state playoffs before falling to eventual 4A champion Mallard Creek • Threw the shot put and discus in high school • Was the conference champion in the discus • Coached by Randy Long.
Son of Blake and Cindy Spain • Birthday is May 2 • If he could choose an NFL team to play for, it would be the Panthers • People say he looks like Buzz Lightyear • Favorite food is Mexican • Favorite off-day activity is golfing • The person who had the biggest impact on his life is his mother Cindy Spain • Would like to own a Bentley car in the future • Dream job is to be a NASCAR driver • Exercise and sport science major.