Recent Ameer Speed Notes
HISTORY — from Michigan State profile
Graduate transfer from Georgia joined the Spartans in January 2022 for his sixth season of eligibility . . . four-year letterwinner at Georgia (2017, 2019-21) played in 48 games for the Bulldogs and was a member of the 2021 National Championship team . . . had 87 career tackles (25 at Georgia / 62 at MSU) in 60 career games (48 at UGA / 12 at MSU), including 14 starts (three at UGA in 2021; 11 at MSU in 2022) . . . played a total of 336 snaps on defense for the Bulldogs and 518 plays on special teams . . . graduated from Georgia in fall 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.
2022 (grad sr): Played in all 12 games, including 11 starts at cornerback . . . registered a career-high 62 tackles (36 solo, 26 assists) with 1.0 TFL (2 yards) . . . ranked second on the team with five pass break-ups . . . played 737 snaps, third most on the Spartan defense . . . also played 87 snaps on special teams . . . collected five tackles in 72 snaps while starting at Penn State . . . started Indiana game and played all 53 snaps, one of three defensive players to play every defensive snap, recording career-high two pass break-ups . . . tallied two tackles and one pass break-ups in Rutgers game, playing 26 snaps . . . registered a career-high tying 12 stops to go with one pass break-up at Illinois in playing 87 of 88 defensive plays . . . drew starting nod at cornerback at Michigan, notching one tackle in playing 42 snaps . . . started Wisconsin game at cornerback and tallied one tackle and one pass break-up in playing all 66 defensive snaps . . . was starting cornerback in Ohio State game, posting seven tackles in playing 70 snaps, tying for the defensive lead . . . started game at Maryland at cornerback, registering a career-high 12 tackles (eight solo, four assists), in playing all 78 defensive snaps, one of two defensive players to play in every snap . . . started at cornerback in Minnesota game and logged four tackles in playing 57 defensive snaps . . . was starting cornerback at Washington, posting three stops in 64 snaps . . . started Akron game at cornerback and tallied career and game-high nine tackles with 1.0 tackles for loss in playing 53 snaps, sharing the team-lead for the defense . . . made Spartan debut in starting season opener vs. Western Michigan at cornerback and posted six tackles in playing 75 of the 76 total defensive snaps, leading the Spartan defense.
—at University of Georgia—
2021 (redshirt sr): Played in 13 of 15 games, including three starts to begin the season (Clemson, UAB, South Carolina), for the National Champion Bulldogs . . . finished with a career-best 13 tackles . . . played a total of 181 snaps on defense and a career-high 201 plays on special teams . . . career-high matching three tackles in win over No. 8 Arkansas . . . had two tackles in win over No. 3 Clemson . . . also had a pair of stops vs. South Carolina and Georgia Tech.
2020 (redshirt jr): Saw action in nine of 10 games for the Peach Bowl Champion Bulldogs . . . had a total of 136 plays on special teams and 40 snaps on defense . . . credited with a second-quarter tackle in kickoff coverage vs. Auburn.
2019 (redshirt soph): Played in 13 of 14 games and had five total stops for the Sugar Bowl Champion Bulldogs . . . saw action on 37 snaps on defense and 137 plays on special teams . . . named co-winner of Special Teams Most Improved Player, given at team’s postseason awards gala . . . had two solo tackles vs. Arkansas State . . . had a tackle in kickoff coverage vs. Florida.
2018 (redshirt fr): Played in two games (Austin Peay, Middle Tennessee) to preserve his redshirt season . . . collected a tackle MTSU.
2017 (fr): Played in 11 games and had five total tackles to earn his first letter for the Bulldogs . . . had one solo tackle against Tennessee . . . made three solo tackles against Appalachian State in collegiate debut.
High school: Played at Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville, Florida, for Coach Adam Geis . . . rated a four-star prospect by ESPN.com and PrepStar Magazine . . . ranked one of the top cornerbacks in the class of 2017 by ESPN.com (No. 20), Rivals.com (No. 36) and 247Sports (No. 46) . . . listed among the top overall players in the state of Florida in the class of 2017 by ESPN.com (No. 49), 247Sports (No. 63) and Rivals.com (No. 70).
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