SPITZ'S WSU CAREER
RS-JUNIOR (2011): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in 11 games, starting seven games at right tackle...took over at right tackle after Colorado game...started six straight before missing Utah game with foot injury...returned to start at the Apple Cup. RS-SOPHOMORE (2010): Moved from defensive to offensive line at start of season...underwent shoulder surgery midway through year and did not participate in any game action...earned Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week accolades against SMU. RS-FRESHMAN (2009): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in nine games on the season, including five starts...started three games at defensive end and two games at defensive tackle...one of 14 Cougar freshman to start a game...first-career start came against SMU...missed the Hawaii game with the flu, and missed WSU's final two games due to a concussion...registered 16 tackles on the season (10 solo), including two tackles-for-loss and one sack...also forced two fumbles, one each against SMU and Arizona State, and recorded two quarterback hurries, both of which came against UCLA...recorded a season-high three tackles against SMU, Oregon and Arizona. FRESHMAN (2008): Redshirt season.
SPITZ'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Recorded 66 tackles, including 11 for loss, and three sacks as a JUNIOR for head coach Sean Carty...added seven receptions for 70 yards, earning second-team all-league honors...caught 14 passes for 194 yards and seven touchdowns as a SENIOR on a primarily run-oriented team...earned All-Greater Spokane League honors...was named Seattle Times All-State, WashingtonPreps.com All-State and Associated Press honorable mention All-State...named Seattle Times Red Chip prospect...ranked by Scout.com as one of Washington's top 50 prospects (No. 27)...member of Scout.com's Northwest Hot 100 (No. 89).
Daniel Spitz...parents Joe and Connie...general studies major.