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Week 4: The TE had his third straight game with two catches and single digits in yardage (seven) in Minnesota's close loss to Northwester, 37-34. He also had another drop, giving him five on the season in a fairly limited number of targets (20). He was also whistled for two penalties. Spann-Ford did have his run-blocking day of the season against the Tar Heels. — JH
Week 3: Spann-Ford again didn't play much of a role in Minnesota's passing game in the Gophers' 31-13 loss to North Carolina. Just two catches for six yards and two dropped passes. Spann-Ford didn't stand out in his run blocking either, and in the 10 times he was called on to pass protect, he allowed one QB pressure.
Week 2: In Minnesota's 25-6 win over Eastern Michigan, Spann-Ford had two catches on three targets for just five yards, so he wasn't much of a factor in the Gophers' passing game. The TE also had a drop on his other target. Spann-Ford was so-so blocking on the 41 running plays he was in on. — JH
Week 1: Spann-Ford showed up big in Minnesota's dramatic 13-10 win over Nebraska. Spann-Ford recorded five receptions for 45 total yards, three of which resulted in critical first downs for his Gophers. He also had one drop. — JH
Week 0: DNP
HISTORY — from college profile
2022 (sr): All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (2022, coaches and media) • started all 13 games • led team in receptions (42) and was second in receiving yards (497) and receiving touchdowns (2). Game-by-Game: Caught two passes for 29 yards against New Mexico State • grabbed three passes for 64 yards – including a 45-yard touchdown – against Western Illinois • had three catches for 34 yards against Colorado • made three receptions for 40 yards at Michigan State • made three receptions against Purdue for 53 yards • caught four passes for 32 yards at Illinois • made five catches for 68 yards and one touchdown at Penn State • caught four passes for 29 yards against Rutgers • lone reception at Nebraska went for nine yards • caught three passes for 16 yards against Northwestern • hauled in two passes for 12 yards against Iowa • set a career high for receptions (7) and receiving yards (95) at Wisconsin • caught two passes for 16 yards against Syracuse.
2021 (jr): Started three of 13 games • caught 23 passes for 296 yards and one touchdown. Game-by-Game: Caught three passes for 44 yards against Ohio State • lone reception against Miami went for nine yards • competed at Colorado • had two catches for 23 yards against Bowling Green • caught one pass for 13 yards at Purdue • recorded three catches for 23 yards and one touchdown against Nebraska • played against Maryland • caught one pass at Northwestern • gained 58 yards on five receptions against Illinois • gained six yards on two receptions at Iowa • totaled 67 yards on three receptions at Indiana • made three catches for 62 yards against Wisconsin • competed against West Virginia in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl.
2020 (soph): Competed in six games • lone catch of the season was a four-yard touchdown reception. Game-by-Game. Competed against Michigan, at Maryland, at Illinois and against Iowa • made one catch - a four-yard touchdown - at Nebraska • saw action at Wisconsin.
2019 (fr): Played in 12 games and made four catches for 25 yards and one touchdown. Game-by-Game: Competed against South Dakota State, at Fresno State, against Georgia Southern and at Purdue • first career catch was a 12-yard touchdown from Tanner Morgan against Illinois • saw action against Nebraska • made one catch for 13 yards at Rutgers • blocked for an offense that scored 52 points, totaled 498 yards and did not allow a sack against Maryland • made one catch against Penn State • saw action on offense and on special teams at Northwestern and competed against Wisconsin • caught one pass in an Outback Bowl win against Auburn.
2018 (redshirt fr): Competed in four games • made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against New Mexico State • started at Illinois • played against Purdue and in win at Wisconsin.
High school: Attended St. Cloud Technical Senior High School in St. Cloud, Minn. • wore No. 3 for the Tigers • played tight end, wide receiver and defensive end • holds school career receiving records in receptions (176), yards (2,657) and touchdowns (38) • as a senior, hauled in 46 receptions for 770 yards and 16 touchdowns and made 79 tackles and 10 tackles for loss • finalist for the 2017 Mr. Football Award in Minnesota • picked up all-area honors and was named a finalist for Player of the Year from the St. Cloud Times • participated in the Minnesota Showcase All-Star game • coached by Gregg Martig • consensus three-star recruit • No. 1 recruit in Minnesota and the No. 19 tight end in his class by 247Sports.
Son of LaTroy Spann and Jacky Ford • stepson of Tim Schultze • father, LaTroy, played basketball at St. Cloud State • Academic All-Big Ten (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019)
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